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The Latest: Air Arabia suspends flights to Qatar

AP , Monday 5 Jun 2017
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The Latest on the Gulf Arab states dispute with Qatar (all times local):

2:15 p.m.
A low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates says it is suspending flights to Qatar along with other Emirati airlines over a growing diplomatic crisis.
Air Arabia says it flights will be suspended from Tuesday "until further notice."
It is joining Emirates, Etihad and FlyDubai in halting flights to the Qatari capital of Doha. Saudi Arabian Airlines also stopped its flights to Qatar.
The airlines' decision comes as Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all cut diplomatic ties Monday to Qatar over its support of Islamist groups and its relations with Iran.
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1:10 p.m.
Saudi Arabian Airlines says it is suspending flights to Qatar, joining other airlines stopping service amid a growing diplomatic rift.
The airline, also known as Saudia, posted on Twitter on Monday afternoon that it would be halting flights, without elaborating.
It is joining Emirates, Etihad and FlyDubai in halting flights to the Qatari capital of Doha.
The airlines' decision comes as Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all cut diplomatic ties Monday to Qatar over its support of Islamist groups and its relations with Iran.
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12:05 p.m.
Dubai's budget carrier FlyDubai says it has canceled its flights to Qatar amid a diplomatic dispute between it and other Arab countries.
The carrier said Monday that all flights starting Tuesday would be suspended. It offered no other details.
FlyDubai's decision follows that of Emirates and Etihad in canceling flights to Doha.
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE all cut diplomatic ties earlier Monday to Qatar over its support of Islamist groups and its relations with Iran.

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