Thursday 17 August 2017 | 8:53 PM Damascus Local Time
  • Saudi Arabia Opens Borders For Qatari Pilgrims


    Agencies (Qasioun) - Qatar has confirmed that Saudi Arabia will open its border to allow Qatar's Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca beginning this month.


    The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the neighbours since Saudi Arabia and three other states cut all links in June.


    They accuse Qatar of aiding terrorists - a charge the emirate denies.


    The closure of the Saudi border has forced Qatar to import food by sea and air for its population of 2.7 million.


    Source: BBC

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