The removal of Anwar Gargash, who has long been the face of Emirati foreign policy, is part of a larger push to consolidate power within a tighter circle.
The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged economies globally, but Pakistan has been on the receiving end of a boom that could continue until the end of this year.
The end of the Gulf crisis has brought with it a window for Saudi Arabia to reassert itself in the Syrian war.
Weeks after a deal to end the three-year row with Qatar, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said full diplomatic relations will resume with Doha.
Drivers arrive at Salwa border crossing in Saudi Arabia from the Qatari land crossing at Abu Samrah for the second day following its reopening after over a three-year Gulf detente.
Saudi-led Arab bloc and Qatar have signed a formal agreement at a summit aimed at ending a rift that saw a three-year blockade of Doha shatter Gulf unity at a time of heightened regional tensions with Iran.
Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries will reopen their airspace, land, and sea borders to Qatar under a deal towards resolving a political dispute that had led Riyadh and its allies to impose a boycott on Doha, US and Kuwaiti officials say.
Pentagon says USS Nimitz ordered to remain in the Gulf “due to the recent threats issued by Iranian leaders against President Trump and other US government officials.”
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have appeared to get closer to signing a deal to end the Gulf dispute, but the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt still have reservations.
The ICJ ruling allows Qatar to challenge airspace restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt over three years ago, before UN body The International Civil Aviation Organization.
Qatar is already blocked from accessing Saudi and Emirati airspace since they implemented a 2017 blockade.
A retired four star marine general who served in the Middle East and criticised the Iraq war, Zinni gave up on brokering peace between the estranged gulf allies.
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