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Report: Qatar crisis reaches an impasse

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According to a report from Bloomberg, efforts to resolve the standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have reached an impasse.

It quoted a Gulf official with direct knowledge of the matter, amid signs the bloc wants to extract more concessions from Doha.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have yet to respond to proposals by the U.S. and the U.K. that aimed to start direct negotiations, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

While mediation efforts are continuing, there are no fresh ideas at the moment on how to end the spat, he said.

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