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Qatar : Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties

Qatar : Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties

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A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which it's denies. The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with the tiny peninsula of oil-rich. Qatar call the decision "unjustified" and with "no basis in fact". The Gulf countries are unrepresented move is seen. As a major split between countries, who are also close US allies. It comes amid heighten tensions between Gulf countries and Their near-neighbor, Iran. The Saudi statement accuse Qatar of collaborating with "Iranian-backed terrorist groups". Its restive eastern region of Qatif and in...