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Saudi Arabia Takes Control Of Qatar Border Crossing

Saudi border guards have taken control of the Salwa crossing, which effectively cuts Qatar’s only terrestrial link with the outside world. The customs and passports departments have vacated the crossing and handed over the control to the guards. The move might be an indication that a project to dig a …

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BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Has Closed Its Only Land Border With Qatar Permanently

According to a letter issued by Saudi Arabia’s customs directorate on Tuesday, the Salwa border gate, the only land border with Qatar had been shut-off permanently since Monday night. The move comes as an ongoing diplomatic crisis nears eight months. The gate was first closed two weeks into the blockade …

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Qatar Denied Mediation Works In Border Re-opening

Saudi Arabia’s claims of mediation led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani has denied by Qatar and confirmed that there was no mediation by Sheikh Abdullah. Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Media Corporation Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani said his uncle, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani, had visited Saudi …

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Qatari FM Appreciates Border Opening For Haj

Qatar has welcomed the move of Saudi Arabia to open the border for Haj, but called it “politically motivated.” “The government of Qatar welcomes the decision and will respond positively,” HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told a press conference in Stockholm. “What matters to us is …

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