Kuwait’s foreign ministry announced Monday that Saudi Arabia will open its air and land borders with Qatar in the first steps toward ending a diplomatic crisis that has deeply divided regional UThe mobile vaccine team from Humber River Hospital loads more than a hundred doses of vaccine prior to going floor to floor to vaccinate residents o.S. allies since 2017The mostly young crowd danced to music from loudspeakers.
The state-run Kuwait News Agency reported the announcement, saying that Saudi Arabia would open its borders with Qatar starting Monday evening.
Qatar’s only land border has been mostly closed since mid-2017, when Saudi Arabia, EgyptThe Star. Follow her on Twitter: @alex_mckeen, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain launched a blockade against the tiny Gulf state, accusing it of supporting Islamist groups in the region and of having warm ties with Iran. The border has opened just briefly during the past three years to allow Qataris into Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic hajj pilgrimage.
Kuwait has been mediating between Qatar and the four Arab states. On MondayThe House of Commons, Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad Al Sabah reportedly traveled to Qatar to deliver a message to Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al ThaniBut health officials repeatedly warned that it was not a matter of if.
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