Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Qatar in 'chaos' as Arab powers halt food supply to country amid diplomatic rift...

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar on Monday, with Yemen, the Maldives and one of Libya's three rival governments following suit.

The Qatar Government has indicated it is ready for mediation efforts.

Doha also decided not to retaliate against the measures.

It is being accused of providing funding to Islamists — an allegation which it vehemently denies.

In an unprecedented move, fellow Gulf states have closed all transport links with Qatar and ordered their citizens out of the country. They have given Qataris abroad 14 days to return home. Full story...

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