Gulf leaders seal pact aimed at ending years-long diplomatic row

Gulf leaders on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at ending a years-long rift between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar at their annual summit in Saudi Arabia. In 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and non-Gulf country Egypt severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist militant groups, an accusation that Doha denies. Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad on Tuesday attended the one-day summit after he had skipped the grouping’s two previous summits held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Tamim was warmly welcomed by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Moh…

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