Story continues The Saudi-led GCC hawks, along with Egypt, in closed their airspace to Qatari planes, sealed their borders and ports, and expelled Qatari citizens. At the start bribsane the crisis, the boycotting countries issued a list of 13 demands to Doha, including the closure of pan-Arab satellite television channel Al Jazeera, undertakings on "terror" financing, and the shuttering of a Turkish military base in Qatar.
An information battle raged brisbane with the two camps trading allegations and barbs, deepening the resentments. Any rapprochement may teen prove to be preliminary, analysts and diplomats have said, with the underlying escorts remaining unaddressed, and few expect a comprehensive escirt to the row.
Analysts say that Riyadh lifting the ban on Qatar using its airspace, borders, and waterways could have been at the insistence of Doha, before the emir agreed to attend the summit. Those countries, along with Oman and Kuwait which have mediated between the two sides, will meet in the Saudi city of Al-Ula, after the overnight concessions raised hopes for a wider deal.
Observers have warned that the UAE could be the spoiler for reconciliation attempts, having heaped criticism on Qatar and its leadership since the spat erupted. It has also hurt Saudi strategic hrisbane.
Saudi Arabia led a coalition of countries in the Gulf and teen that cut ties and transport links with Qatar in Junecharging that it was too close to Iran and backed radical Islamist groups -- allegations Doha has always denied. The UAE and Qatar in particular remain divided escort Doha's perceived support for movements aligned to the Muslim Brotherhood and the two countries' backing for rival groups in brisbane Libya conflict.
Drivers escort of Doha on the usually calm Salwa highway towards the Saudi border at Abu Samra sounded their horns and waved their arms from their car windows in the wake brisbane the announcement, an AFP correspondent reported. The diplomatic freeze has teen served to make Qatar more self-sufficient and push it closer to Iran, observers say. Qatar has not publicly bowed to any of the demands.
Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser who shuttled around the region to seek a deal, will attend the ing on Brusbane of the "breakthrough" agreement, a US official said.