Bahrain premier calls Qatar ruler, rare contact amid dispute

Bahrain's prime minister has called Qatar's emir to mark the start of Ramadan in a rare contact between Doha and the countries boycotting it

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Bahrain's long-serving prime minister has called Qatar's emir to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan in a rare contact between Doha and the countries boycotting it.

Bahrain's state-run news agency acknowledged the call between Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a report early Tuesday.

It described the call as "restricted" to Ramadan greetings.