Post Profile






Saudi Arabia to open border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend hajj

Move by King Salman follows the hosting of an envoy from Doha – the first signs of a thaw in the region’s diplomatic crisis Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the land border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, according to state media, in the first signs of a thaw in the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. The Salwa border crossing had been shut after Saudi Arabia,along with Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on 5 June, accusing the emirate of supporting Islamist extremist groups.
read more

share

Related Posts


Mystery Qatari sheikh pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight

Local Interest / France : France 24

Two months into a bitter Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia's use of a previously unknown Qatari royal family member has opened a new -- and bizarre -- front in the conflict. On August 17, it was announced that Saudi's King Salman had ordere...

Saudi plane for Qatari pilgrims waits on Doha for landing rights: airline

News : Reuters: World News

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport amid a diplomatic dispu...

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims despite rift

News / International Affairs : Ya Libnan

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to hajj pilgrims, state media said Thursday, despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the region. The Salwa border crossing was closed after regional kin...

Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

Local Interest / France : France 24

Saudi Arabia on Sunday said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. "Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airlin...

Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

Local Interest / France : France 24

Qatar has blocked Saudi planes from transporting hajj pilgrims, Saudi state media said Sunday, after Riyadh reopened the border despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf. Riyadh last week reopened its land border with Qatar...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC