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Qatar Welcomes Saudi Decision to Open Border for Hajj Pilgrims

Emir of Qatar arrives to Jeddah
Qatar has responded positively to Saudi Arabia's decision to open its border with with the Gulf Arab nation for Hajj pilgrims, but also criticized a “politicization” of the key pilgrimage, according to reports.

RED SEA

Transfer of Tiran and Sanafir Islands Approved by Egypt’s Parliament

Sanafir Island
Egypt's parliament has approved the transfer of two key islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, all but finalizing a deal to restore ownership of the islands to Saudi Arabia after more than half a century.

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