Iraq Oil Report's Daily Brief compiles the most important news and analysis about Iraq from around the web.

Iraq, Saudi Arabia Reopen Land Border and Prepare to Resume Air Links

Edward Yeranian writes for Voice of America:

Saudi Arabia and Iraq say they are in the process of improving relations after the first busloads of Iraqi pilgrims entered the Saudi kingdom through a border crossing at Arar, which had been closed for 27 years. The nations also say that they are resuming air transportation, but have not set a date for the first flights.

Saudi and Iraqi officials embraced each other to celebrate the reopening of their Arar border crossing. A convoy of tour buses carrying more than 1,000 Iraqi pilgrims bound for Mecca entered Saudi territory, amid festivities to welcome them.

Click here for the entire story