Saudi Arabia and Egypt have made a genuine attempt at reconciliation while the UAE and Bahrain are still dragging their feet.
The Qatari media network’s launch of Rightly, a digital platform that will cater to US conservatives, could be part of a strategy to future-proof Doha from political blowback.
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.
First commercial flight between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in three and a half years comes after a landmark agreement that has ended a bitter rift between GCC neighbours, allowing families to reunite.
The decision to restore relations with Qatar is a smart one. But can the Saudi crown prince follow through?
Despite the edifice of reconciliation, the root causes for the Gulf rift remain unresolved.
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.
Manama's Supreme Defence Council calls for a need "to end regional conflicts and disputes by peaceful means" as GCC nations prepare for crucial January 5 summit in Saudi Arabia.
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.
UAE's envoy to US Yousef Al Otaiba says there is a commitment to "tone things down" in resolving Gulf Arab row and ending blockade of Doha by four regional countries.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says a resolution to end the 2017 Gulf diplomatic crisis is in sight, with all nations involved "on board".
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