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    U.S. President Donald Trump has waded into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades.

  • *Food import supplies to Qatar disrupted. Just a day after Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies severed transport links with Qatar over a diplomatic row, bans on Doha's fleet using regional ports and anchorages threatened to halt some of its exports and disrupt those of liquefied natural gas. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed...

  • *At delicate moment, Trump blasts Qatar. *Some banks dial down business dealing with Qatar. In fact, U.S. officials were blindsided by Saudi Arabia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar in a coordinated move with Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, current and former officials in Washington told Reuters.

  • *At delicate moment, Trump blasts Qatar. *Some banks dial down business dealing with Qatar. In fact, U.S. officials were blindsided by Saudi Arabia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar in a coordinated move with Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, current and former officials in Washington told Reuters.

  • Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain said on Monday they would cut all ties including transport links with Qatar, the world's top seller of liquefied natural gas, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Industry sources and traders were closely watching for any disruptions to natural gas supplies from Qatar to the UAE and Oman. The pipeline, which links Qatar's...

  • RIYADH/ DUBAI, June 6- Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Tuesday revoked the licences of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, as the two Gulf Arab states severed transport links with Doha in a diplomatic row. Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement any licences granted to Qatar Airways employees would also be...

  • RIYADH/ DUBAI, June 6- Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Tuesday revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, as the two Gulf Arab states severed transport links with Doha in a diplomatic row. Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement any licenses granted to Qatar Airways employees would also be...

  • *Some Saudi, UAE, Bahraini banks await central bank guidance. *Qatar central bank says it will provide liquidity if needed. Banking sources said some banks from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain delayed letters of credit and other deals with Qatari banks after their governments cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Doha on Monday,...

  • Countries cut ties with Qatar

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports the latest on Qatar’s foreign minister announcing Doha is ready for mediation efforts.

  • *Qatar rebounds early on but soon falls back. DUBAI, June 6- Most Gulf stock markets fell on Tuesday as the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar worried investors, while Egypt's equities index climbed for an 11th straight day to a fresh record high. It had plunged 7.3 percent on Monday after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic and...

  • *Kuwait says Qatar supports OPEC deal to restrict output. LONDON, June 6- Oil prices slipped further below $50 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns that a diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Arab states including Saudi Arabia could undermine efforts by OPEC to tighten the market. Kuwait Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq said Qatar was committed to an OPEC...

  • RIYADH/ DUBAI, June 6- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all Qatari planes from landing at its airports. The Saudi government's move follows coordinated action on Monday by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut links with Qatar, accusing...

  • RIYADH/ DUBAI, June 6- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revoked the licences of Qatar Airways and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all Qatari planes from landing at its airports. The Saudi government's move follows coordinated action on Monday by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut links with Qatar, accusing...

  • *Some banks dial down business dealing with Qatar. The comments on Twitter-- Trump's first about the rift between Qatar and major Arab nations over alleged support of Iran and Islamist groups-- came as the leader of Kuwait was to meet in Saudi Arabia to try to mediate the dispute. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar...

  • DUBAI, June 6- Bond prices across Gulf Arab nations weakened on Tuesday as foreign investors hesitated to buy, concerned that the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar would increase risks around the region. But bond prices fell moderately across the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, said a Dubai- based portfolio manager, after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United...

  • *Rift may complicate OPEC efforts to curb production. LONDON, June 6- Oil prices slipped further below $50 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns that a diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Arab states including Saudi Arabia could undermine efforts by OPEC to tighten the market. Benchmark Brent crude oil was 10 cents a barrel lower at $49.37 by 1110 GMT, down around 8...

  • *Some banks dial down business dealing with Qatar. DOHA/ DUBAI June 6- Kuwait's ruler will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, hoping to heal a damaging rift between Qatar and powerful Arab states over the former' s alleged support of Islamist militants and of political and religious rival Iran. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed...

  • *Some Saudi, UAE, Bahraini banks await central bank guidance. *Qatar central bank says it will provide liquidity if needed. Banking sources said some banks from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain delayed letters of credit and other deals with Qatari banks after their governments cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Doha on Monday,...

  • A number of Arab states have severed ties with Qatar accusing it of supporting terrorism but this puts the United States in a tough spot.

  • *Malaysia may put ties with Qatar on backburner. KUALA LUMPUR/ KARACHI, June 6 (Reuters)- Non-Arab nations in Asia, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, are getting caught in the middle after Saudi Arabia led a clampdown on Qatar, accusing the tiny emirate of supporting pro-Iranian Islamist militants. Malaysia had rolled out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia's...