Egypt, Qatar agree to resume diplomatic relations

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The move follows an agreement between Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt earlier this month to end their boycott of Qatar – a move taken in 2017 over allegations it supported terrorism, a charge that Doha denies.… Read More Egypt, Qatar agree to resume diplomatic relations

Saudi Arabia says it will reopen its Qatar embassy in coming days

Saudi Arabia expects to re-open its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, Saudi’s foreign minister said on Saturday, following a U.S.-backed detente last week in a three-year-old dispute between Arab states. It is just a matter of logistics, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan told journalists in Riyadh when asked about embassy reopenings.… Read More Saudi Arabia says it will reopen its Qatar embassy in coming days

Morocco confers highest award on U.S. President Donald Trump for role in resolution of Middle East dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters. In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who is Morocco’s ambassador to the United States, gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given… Read More Morocco confers highest award on U.S. President Donald Trump for role in resolution of Middle East dispute

Egypt reopens its airspace to Qatar following Arab Gulf dispute resolution

Egypt reopened its airspace to Qatari flights on Tuesday and will allow the resumption of air traffic between the two countries as part of a thaw in relations with the Gulf state, officials said. The decision follows moves by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to end a boycott in which they… Read More Egypt reopens its airspace to Qatar following Arab Gulf dispute resolution

Qatar Airways to resume flights to Saudi Arabia from January 11

Qatar Airways and Saudi Airlines will resume flights between Doha and Riyadh from Monday in a reopening of airspace as part of a political rapprochement in a three-year-old dispute. Qatar Airways said via Twitter on Saturday it will resume flights to Riyadh on Monday, Jeddah from January 14, and Dammam from January 16. It said… Read More Qatar Airways to resume flights to Saudi Arabia from January 11

Qatari vehicles cross into Saudi Arabia for first time since 2017 following resolution of Arab Gulf dispute

Qatari vehicles crossed into Saudi Arabia through a land border on Saturday for the first time since Arab states severed diplomatic and transport ties with Doha in mid-2017, Saudi state TV said, following a deal this week to restore relations. “It’s good the crisis has been resolved, and the warm welcome we had, and the… Read More Qatari vehicles cross into Saudi Arabia for first time since 2017 following resolution of Arab Gulf dispute