Turkey's Erdogan holds talks with leaders on lowering Qatar tension

That includes the port and docking area of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, used by Qatari oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to take on new shipping fuel.

Authorities and telecommunications companies did not provide further details.

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"The measures by the anti-Qatar alliance signal commitment to forcing a complete change in Qatari policy or creating an environment for leadership change in Doha", said Ayham Kamel, head of Middle East and North Africa research for Eurasia Group.

Oil prices fell for a third day on Tuesday (June 6), hit by concerns that a political rift between Qatar and several Arab states would undermine an Opec-led push to tighten the market.

The group issuing sanctions on Doha "is clearly the imposition of guardianship over Qatar, which is in itself a violation of its sovereignty, and is rejected outright", the statement said.

Doha is home to some 220,000 Filipino workers, according to the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The passengers - said to be around 500 - were stuck at the airport for around two days.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain severed their ties with the nation yesterday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, a Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar.

Qatar relies heavily on food imports, especially those coming over its border with Saudi Arabia, and those Arab nations opposing it have cut off their land, sea and air routes into the country.

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 file photo, the skyline of Doha, Qatar is seen at night from the St. Regis Hotel.

The split among the Sunni states erupted last month after Trump attended a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia where he denounced Shi'ite Iran's "destabilizing interventions" in Arab lands, where Tehran is locked in a tussle with Riyadh for influence.

FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, walks with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, at the State Department in Washington.

Kuwait on Tuesday began mediating between Qatar and the Arab nations that cut ties to the energy-rich aviation hub, though U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to backing those isolating Qatar over allegations it supports terror groups and its relations with Iran.

  • Leroy Wright