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Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar
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Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar

by firstsource newsJune 5, 2017

Qatari diplomats ejected and land, air and sea traffic routes cut off in row over terror and regional stability

The Gulf has been hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis in years after Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region with its support for Islamist groups.

The countries said they would halt all land, air and sea traffic with Qatar, eject its diplomats and order Qatari citizens to leave the Gulf states within 14 days. Shoppers in the Qatari capital, Doha, meanwhile packed supermarkets amid fears the country, which relies on imports from its neighbours, would face food shortages after Saudi Arabia closed its sole land border.

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