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Saudi Arabia refuses to open airspace for Qatar

Aviation authorities in the kingdom, Bahrain and the UAE say the flight ban is to protect its citizens from any threats.

Qatar Airways

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Putin warns Gulf crisis imperils Syria peace efforts

In a phone conversation with the Saudi king, the Russian leader cautioned against anti-Qatar measures.

Putin met the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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Turkey: Isolation of Qatar is not Islamic

Turkish President Erdogan calls moves against Qatar "a grave mistake" which is "inhumane and against Islamic values".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Israel agrees to PA request to reduce Gaza electricity

Gaza residents will live on four hours of electricity, as the Palestinian Authority and Hamas continue power struggle.

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Al Jazeera off the table in any Gulf crisis talks: FM

Qatari news broadcaster will not be discussed in any negotiations to end blockade against Doha, says foreign minister.

Al Jazeera Media Network

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Iran's Khamenei blames US for regional instability

United States is a 'terrorist country' so no chance of normalising ties, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Twitter mocks Saudi editor over #Qataristomach remarks

Social media users mock journalist after he says Qataris will struggle to adjust to Turkish and Iranian cuisine.

Qataristomach

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Cavusoglu meets Gulf envoys to discuss diplomatic rift

Foreign minister meets with diplomats from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to raise Turkey's worries over Qatar blockade.

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Kuwait: Gulf rift may lead to undesirable consequences

Emir of Kuwait vows to spare no efforts to bridge up difference among GCC member states and resolve the crisis.

Sheikh Sabah

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Qatar trade chief: Blockade has had a limited impact

Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim says Qatar planned for such an eventuality and was able to address the blockade 'within hours.'

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