Kuwait steps up efforts to end Qatar blockade

Kuwaiti emir flies to Qatar as Donald Trump also intervenes for second time in Gulf diplomatic crisis

Kuwait has stepped up its efforts to mediate an end to the economic and diplomatic blockade of Qatar as other Gulf States set out more detailed demands for how Qatar should end its alleged funding and harbouring of terrorism.

Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah flew to Qatar on Wednesday night and was met at the airport by Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement that the two held talks on how to “restore the normal relations” of the Gulf.

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