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Qatar Boycott: Arab League Rues Split, MEA Claims India Unaffected

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have given Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to exit.

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  • The UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Maldives sever diplomatic ties with Qatar over its support for “terrorism”
  • Qatar foreign ministry says it regrets the Arab nations’ ‘unjustified’ decision
  • Saudi Arabia pulls Qatari troops out of the ongoing Yemen war
  • Arab League Chief says he regrets split
  • India will not be affected, says MEA
  • Qatar asks citizens to leave UAE within 14 days
8:49 PM , 05 Jun

Al Jazeera Shuts Local Office in Saudi

Following the suspension of ties between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Saudi has shut down the local Al Jazeera office.

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8:49 PM , 05 Jun

Arab League Chief Regrets Split

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Monday expressed “regret” that many Arab countries had to snap ties with Qatar, for allegedly supporting terrorism.

Aboul Gheit is sorry things reached this point between several Arab states and is concerned about the ramifications these differences will have on joint Arab work.
Statement by Gheit’s office 

Reuters also reported that he wished that the tension between countries had not reached a point that required suspension of diplomatic relations.

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6:24 PM , 05 Jun

Qatari Ambassador Asked To Leave Egypt, Bans Flights

Egypt has has asked Qatari Ambassador to leave Cairo in 48 hours, and has recalled their senior representative from Doha, reported Reuters.

The country also banned flights originating from Qatar to enter its airspace from Tuesday.

6:05 PM , 05 Jun

Maldives Snaps Ties With Qatar

Following several Arab nations’ withdrawal of ties with Qatar, Maldives also announced the snapping of diplomatic ties with the country.

Diplomatic relations between Qatar and Maldives began in 1984, according to AP.

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Published: 05 Jun 2017, 10:00 AM IST
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