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Bests discussions with theacquiring management group, which will focus primarily on the strategicdirection and capital management plans for AIG Life of Canada under the newownership structure. AIG Life of Canada offers life insurance, critical illness and immediate annuityproducts. Prior to the placing of the ratings under review, the outlook for AIGLife of Canadas ratings was negative, reflecting A.M. Bests concerns with itscurrent ultimate parent, American International Group, Inc (New York, NY).
For Bests Ratings, an overview of the rating process and rating methodologies,please visit Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is a global full-service credit ratingorganization dedicated to serving the financial and health care serviceindustries, including insurance companies, banks, hospitals and health caresystem providers. orRachelle Morrow, 908-439-2200, ext. Copyright Business Wire 2009. (Adds background) RIYADH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has called for an emergency summit meeting of Gulf Arab countries in Riyadh on Thursday to discuss Israel's attack on Gaza, Saudi television said on Wednesday. The call appeared to pre-empt an attempt by Qatar to hold an Arab summit in Doha on Friday that Saudi Arabia and Egypt have refused to attend, preferring to hold consultations on Gaza on the sidelines of Arab economic summit in Kuwait next week. Saudi news channel al-Ikhbariya, which reported the summit call in Riyadh, gave no more immediate information.
Hesham Youssef, an aide to the Arab League chief Amr Moussa, told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television only 14 countries had agreed to the summit, contradicting a Qatari claim earlier that 15 states had agreed, making up the required 15-state quorum. With the death toll in Gaza edging towards 1,000, the tug-of-war over summit plans have underscored deep divisions in the Arab world over Palestinian armed resistance to Israel and challenging the United States, which back most Arab governments. Conservative Arab governments are wary of summits at times of crisis because they are reluctant to pass confrontational resolutions which would meet the expectations of people who have protested across the region for the past two weeks. Egypt, the only Arab state bordering Gaza, has also faced Arab criticism for cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza.