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Egypt reopening airspace to Qatar after 3½-year row

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have already announced the end of their bans on flights from Qatar.

Egypt reopened its airspace to flights from Qatar, state media reported Tuesday, in a further easing of its row with the Gulf state. 

The head of Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority, Ashraf Noweir, told Ahram Online that Egypt had signed off on a request for Qatari aircraft to fly over Egyptian airspace. Noweir added that aviation authorities were waiting on flight schedules from EgyptAir and Qatar Airways.

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