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    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)
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    Egypt's EgyptAir flag-carrier has joined three Emirati airlines in suspending flights to the capital of Qatar after their countries cut off diplomatic ties with Doha.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. Libya made a similar decision. Yemen cut diplomatic relations citing Doha's links with Houthis.

    "EgyptAir announced a delay in the flight to Doha before a final decision on air communication between Cairo and the capital of Qatar," the company said as quoted by the El Fagr newspaper.

    The airline said the decision was made "after the break on Monday by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain's diplomatic relations with Doha."

    The UAE's Etihad, Emirates and FlyDubai airlines have announced their decision to suspend flights to and from Qatar earlier in the day.

    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)


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