By John Lee.
Commercial operations at the new Saudi-Iraq Arar Crossing will begin on a trial basis on 15th October.
Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Iraq, Abdul Aziz Al-Shammari, and Iraqi Ambassador to Riyadh, Qahtan Al-Janabi, made the announcement during a visit to the crossing point.
The Saudi town of Arar is 70 kilometers from the Iraqi border.
(Sources: Xinhua, Arab News)