Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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Persistent gains in United States production also dragged on benchmark crude prices, traders said.

Though Qatar is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it relies heavily on imported food.

He said that severing ties with Qatar came after Doha determined to continue pursuing the same policies that support terrorism and are based on interference in the internal affairs of other countries. Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties Monday with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich na. Qatari diplomats have been given notice to leave their foreign posts. But a suspension of diplomatic ties as well as air and sea travel to and from Qatar is unprecedented.

And he cited in particular "the malign Iranian influence and Iranian-related threats which exist on Saudi Arabia's borders on all sides". There is an offshore gas field that Qatar harvests in conjunction with Iran. It has often been accused of being a funding source for Islamists, as has Saudi Arabia. Reports suggest that Qataris are stocking up on food in anticipation of food shortages.

The Qatari diplomatic crisis could considerably undermine the operations of the USA -led coalition to fight extremist groups in the region, while calls to eradicate militants from the Middle East became one of the highlights of Trump's speech during visit to Saudi Arabia last month.

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Today, Gulf Air is a major worldwide carrier serving 42 cities in 25 countries spanning three continents. It also offered to pay for their tickets if they don't have the means to purchase them.

The majority of Arab governments have long viewed Iran as an adversary and in 2016, Doha recalled its ambassador to the Persian nation amid a major rift between Riyadh and Tehran.

What about the United States.

Qatar - which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia - has rejected the accusations, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless".

Analysts say President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia emboldened hawkish Saudi royals by positioning America squarely with Sunni Arab countries against Iran. The US president announced a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis, and sent a message that nations there must take greater responsibility to rein in bad actors. Qatar also once had open ties to Israel.

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During Trump's trip to Riyadh, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the arms deal would help support the long-term security of Washington's partners in the Gulf region. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said the USA military had "no plans to change our posture in Qatar".

How will it affect the rest of the world? They'll have to do a significant diversion, which will add an hour, maybe more, to flight times.

CAPA said it was "difficult to see the ban persist for long" as there would be few winners from it. It has pipelines in the Gulf and could retaliate but cutting off supplies to its neighbors.

Qatar is home to hundreds of thousands of expatriates and migrant workers, who far outnumber its own citizens, and is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

A Qatari sports network has been blocked in the United Arab Emirates over a major diplomatic dispute. Qatar has also hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

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Doha said hackers were behind the release of false remarks attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani published on the website of its national news agency.

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