News 13 september — 18:30

Qatar-Gulf crisis boils over at Cairo meeting


Diplomats from Qatar and the four states blockading the Gulf nation have exchanged heated words at an Arab League meeting in Cairo, AL jazeera reports.

Tuesday's row, which erupted on live television, is the latest chapter in the three-month-old Gulf crisis in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain are blockading Qatar.

The coalition cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar on June 5, suspending air and shipping routes to their Gulf neighbour.

The four Arab states have accused Doha of financing "terrorism". Qatar has rejected the allegation as "baseless".

The blockading states also have accused Doha of supporting regional foe Iran.

Kuwait has been trying to mediate in the dispute.

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