Gulf leaders sign agreement to end long-running diplomatic crisis

Gulf leaders on Tuesday signed an agreement to end a years-long rift between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar at their annual summit in Saudi Arabia’s north-western desert city of Al-Ula. 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. The details of the signed document or what concessions Qatar made to settle the dispute were not immediately clear. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who chaired the opening s…

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