Abu Samra border crossing to Saudi Arabia from Qatar ©REUTERS/stock.adobe.com
Abu Samra border crossing to Saudi Arabia from Qatar ©REUTERS/stock.adobe.com

Saudis hint at canal project that isolates Qatar

4 September 2018

Saudi Arabia has hinted that it may move forward with plans to dig a canal that would turn the neighbouring peninsula Qatar into an island, according to one of the senior advisers to its crown prince.

The advisor appeared to confirm the plan, called the ‘Salwa island’ project, last week on Twitter as relations continue to deteriorate during a 14-month dispute between the two countries.

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