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Saudi Arabia to reopen its borders with Qatar, ending blockade, Kuwait says

Saudi Arabia will reopen its land and air borders with Qatar beginning tonight, the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry announces.

Riyadh and Doha have repeatedly clashed over the past few years, leading to a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar beginning in 2017.

Kuwait and the US have been mediating between the rival Gulf states in an effort to solve the strife between the Sunni Arab kingdoms.

The new high-rise buildings of downtown Doha, photographed in the background, as Qatari women and a man walk by the sea in Doha, Qatar, on April 7, 2012. (AP/Kamran Jebreili/File)

Representatives of the Gulf states are set to meet tomorrow in a special summit to bridge the remaining gaps between Qatar and its neighbors.

There is no immediate comment from Saudi authorities.

— Aaron Boxerman

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