Monday, 5 June 2017

Four countries cut links with Qatar

'Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.

They say Qatar backs terrorist groups including Islamic State (IS).

The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with Qatar and largely isolating it.It cited officials as saying it was to "protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism".'

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Remember Qatar is where the 2022 football World Cup is due to take place. How did such a country win the rights to hold such a sporting event?

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