UAE announces it is cutting all diplomatic ties with Qatar

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Following news from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates has also announced it is severing all ties with the state of Qatar.

The UAE has given Qatar's diplomatic mission in Abu Dhabi 48 hours to leave the country after what it said where “Doha’s several policies which destabilizes the security and stability of the region and manipulates commitments”.

It also warned Qatari citizens they had 14 days to leave the UAE. Citizens from Qatar have also been banned from "even passing through the UAE".

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A statement on UAE's official news agency WAM's twitter account said "Emiratis are now banned from visiting or even passing by Qatar at all means".

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