Eight nations cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar
By Liu Hui

2017-06-06 12:39 GMT+8

One more nation, Mauritius, has severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, following seven other nations, Khaleej Times reported on Monday.

As of now, a total of eight countries have cut ties with Qatar, namely Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Yemen, Mauritius, Libya and Maldives.

UAE’s Emirates News Agency said that the UAE has severed all relations with Qatar, giving Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the UAE.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain said they will suspend air, sea and land transport with Qatar amid the diplomatic row, Doha-based Al Jazeera media reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, major airlines have reportedly suspended travel to and from Qatar. Qatar Airways said it has stopped flights to Saudi Arabia, starting at noon on Monday. Dubai's Emirates and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways will suspend all flights to and from Doha, starting Tuesday morning. 

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