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Diplomatic ties have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years.
- According to Kuwait, a mediator for both sides, Saudi Arabia is now reopening its airspace, sea, and land borders with Qatar.
- Prince Faisal bin Farhad said that “All the outstanding [issues], whether returning of diplomatic relations, flights, will go back to normal".
- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
- Doha always denied the accusation and rejected the conditions for ending the partial blockade.
- The dispute was deadlocked until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, together with Kuwaiti and US mediators, stepped up efforts to end the crisis.
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