US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani signed the agreement, but the four Arab states which placed sanctions on Qatar said they intend to keep close watch on its efforts to combat terrorism.
A month of sanctions imposed on Qatar by Arab neighbours that accuse Doha of supporting militants has galvanised patriotic feelings and fear among Qataris.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
With the borders closed and flights suspended from many Gulf countries, the residents feel trapped, and are preparing for an impending shortage of resources in the import-dependent country.
As the Gulf states mount pressure on Qatar to choose between supporting ‘Islamist militants’ or the GCC, the US, UN and Kuwait offer a helping hand.
Alhassan Ishaq, aspiring tennis champion from Yemen had trained for months and used his family’s savings crossing a war zone to reach the Asia junior championships in Qatar.
Khoukha and the nearby city of Hodeidah are controlled by Iran-allied Houthi fighters who in 2014 overran Yemen’s capital Sanaa and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee into exile.
Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship Laws Stifle Women’s Freedom Despite Reform, Says Human Rights Watch Report
Dozens of Saudi women interviewed by Human Rights Watch said their lives were subject to male supervision when it came to applying for a passport, leaving the country, getting married and accessing courts and medical treatment.
Restrictions barring single men from entering malls and parks on certain days of the week are a common practice in the conservative Muslim country.