Yemeni government cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar

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Yemen's government cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of working with its enemies of the Iran-aligned Houthi militia, state news agency Saba reported.

"Qatar's practices of dealing with the (Houthi) coup militias and supporting extremist groups became clear," the government said in a statement.

It added that Yemen supported a decision by a Saudi-led coalition fighting for more than two years to oust the Houthis from the capital Sanaa to remove Qatar from its ranks announced earlier on Monday.

This follows Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt also severing ties with Qatar following a diplomatic rift in the Gulf region in recent weeks.

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