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In a sud­den and shock­ing turn of events, sev­eral Arab and Mus­lim coun­tries sev­ered diplo­matic ties with Qatar, al­legedly in re­sponse to its sup­port of ter­ror­ist groups. This in­cludes GCC neigh­bours Bahrain, the UAE and Saudi Ara­bia, Egypt, Mal­dives, Mau­ri­tius, Khal­ifa Haf­tar's fac­tion in Libya and Ab­drab­buh Mansur Hadi's govern­ment in Ye­men. Am­bas­sadors were re­called and diplo­mats from these coun­tries were told to leave Qatar in two days, with Qatari diplo­mats were also ejected from these coun­tries. All Qatari cit­i­zens were given two weeks to leave these coun­tries. Saudi Ara­bia closed Qatar's only land bor­der while all flights be­tween Doha and these coun­tries have been sus­pended. Sea ports and air space also re­main in­ac­ces­si­ble to Qatari craft. The sit­u­a­tion re­mains fluid and we ex­plore this story in de­tail in the fol­low­ing pages.

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