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Oman’s sultan pardons 285 prisoners

Oman’s sultan pardons 285 prisoners

Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq pardoned hundreds of prisoners, including foreigners, on the first anniversary of his ascendancy to the throne, the official Omani News Agency said Sunday. A total of 285 prisoners will be released under the pardon, including 118 foreign nationals, the...

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UAE to reopen borders with Qatar as of Saturday

UAE to reopen borders with Qatar as of Saturday

The UAE will open its land, air and sea borders with Qatar as of Saturday, an official said on Friday. In a statement cited by the UAE state-run WAM news agency, Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry, said his country will end all measures taken against Qatar...

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar ‘agree to open airspace, land and sea border’

Saudi Arabia, Qatar ‘agree to open airspace, land and sea border’

Saudi Arabia will reopen its airspace and land and sea border to Qatar as of Monday, Kuwait’s foreign minister said, citing a deal towards resolving a political dispute that led Riyadh and its allies to impose a boycott on Qatar. “Based on [Kuwait’s ruler Emir] Sheikh Nawaf’s...

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Aden airport re-opens days after deadly Yemen attack

Aden airport re-opens days after deadly Yemen attack

The airport of Yemen's second city Aden re-opened Sunday, days after 26 people were killed there in deadly blasts apparently targeting the country's new government. A plane of the national carrier Yemenia from Khartoum was the first to land Sunday as services resumed after Wednesday's...

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