Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Maldives join in
Several major powers in the Middle East cut diplomatic ties with Qatar today, including fellow OPEC members Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Libya, citing the country’s support of terrorism.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain each ceased relations with Qatar in an arranged diplomatic move, which was later echoed by Yemen, Libya and the Maldives. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE have each given Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave the countries.

The Arabian Gulf countries will also r...

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