5 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building

The New York Times‘ Anne Barnard and David D. Kirkpatrick report that Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, and Yemen all severed ties with Qatar on Monday. They write, “In an abrupt and surprising move, the five Arab states not only suspended diplomatic relations, as they have in the past, but also cut off land, air and sea travel to and from Qatar. All but Egypt, which has hundreds of thousands of people working there, ordered their citizens to leave the country.”

Read at The New York Times

© 2011 Religion & Politics