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Arab states to allow Qatari planes use emergency air corridors

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt broke ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the emirate of fostering Islamist extremist groups.

world Updated: Jul 31, 2017 00:03 IST
Reuters, Dubai
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Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar.(Reuters)

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain will allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies, the Saudi state news agency SPA said on Sunday.

“Nine corridors have been identified including one in international air space over the Mediterranean sea that will be monitored by the Egyptian authorities,” SPA reported, citing a statement from the Saudi aviation authority.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 00:03 IST