The story: After hosting Syria’s chief diplomat, Saudi Arabia has sent its foreign minister to Damascus for the first time in over a decade. This comes as the two sides have “welcomed the start of procedures” to resume consular services and flights. However, following a meeting of regional foreign ministers in Jeddah, Gulf Arab states remain divided over the normalization of ties with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
The coverage: Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud arrived in Damascus on Apr. 18, where he met with President Assad.
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