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Saudi Arabia opens airspace to all flights, including Israeli carriers. Riyadh …

Saudi Arabia opens airspace to all flights, including Israeli carriers.
Riyadh says airspace is open to “all air carriers,” ending ban on Israeli flights overflying the Arab country — a decision that comes after Israeli officials said Tel Aviv has no objections to Egypt handing over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Mungkin imej 1 orang dan teks yang berkata '歡发 A man stands under American and Saudi Arabian flags prior to a visit by US President Joe Biden, at a square in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, July 14, 2022. (AP/Amr Nabil) US President Joe Biden set to fly to Jeddah from Israel, Saudi Arabia's civil aviation authority said in a tweeted statement that it was announcing "the decision to open the Kingdom' S airspace for all air carriers that meet the requirements of the authority for overflying."'Mungkin imej 1 orang dan teks yang berkata 'President Joe Biden walk down the steps of Air Force One upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (AP/Ariel Schalit) At a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid earlier Thursday, Biden said he was "optimistic" about the prospects of being able to announce Saudi overflights when he arrives in Jeddah Friday.'Mungkin imej lautan, langit dan teks yang berkata 'This photo taken on January 14, 2014, through the window of an airplane, shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Strait of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (Stringer/AFP) Israel handed over control of the two islands to Egypt as part of their 1979 peace agreement but late Thursday, high-ranking officials who wished to remain anonymous said Israel had "no objection" to Egypt handing over the islands to Saudi Arabia.'