Arab coalition suspends Qatar’s participation in Yemen

A soldier who is part of the Arab-led coalition stands guard at the international airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden July 24, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

The Arab coalition has said it has suspended Qatar’s participation in all efforts to restore legitimacy in Yemen, a source confirmed to Al Arabiya News Channel.

The coalition said it severed all ties with Qatar given the latter’s dealings with militias and its support of al-Qaeda and ISIS as reasons behind the decision, a statement read.

The decision comes as news that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced they have severed all ties with Qatar over its policies.

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