Qatar flights take Iran route amid Arab crisis

During the call, Sheikh Al-Sabah told his Qatari counterpart that he hoped he would give a chance to efforts aimed at "containing tension in brotherly relations among brothers", according to state news agency KUNA.

Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined later and transport links were shut down.

In an interview with Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Kuwait's ruler had asked Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to hold off on giving a speech about the crisis late Monday night.

The dispute comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against extremism.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has stated that while Gulf cooperation should be sought, he understands why Saudi Arabia and other countries took this action. It did not elaborate.

Riyadh has accused Qatar of "harboring a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the region".

Qatar has always denied the accusations that it funds terrorist groups and its foreign ministry said in a statement responding to the blockade: "The state of Qatar has been subjected to a campaign of lies that have reached the point of complete fabrication".

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The Gulf countries ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home to their peninsular nation, whose only land border is with Saudi Arabia. Grindel promised to look for a "political solution" but said: "The football community worldwide should agree that ... major tournaments should not be played in countries that actively support terror".

Aside from being Central Command's Middle East headquarters, the sprawling air base is the nerve center for air campaigns in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and at least 17 other nations, the Air Force said.

During Ramadan, Pakistani pilgrims who were travelling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah via Qatar were stranded in Doha after several countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

But, the hostile situation landed a number of Pakistani passengers including pilgrims into trouble when they came to know that Saudi Arabia has closed air routes for Qatar Airways, and they could not leave.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced the suspension of all flights to and from Qatar as of this morning. FlightRadar24, a popular airplane tracking website, said Qatar Airway flights already had started to be affected.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS fell 0.2 percent in early trade, pulling back from a two-year high hit on Monday. More than 30 flights were shown cancelled on airport television screens and the departures hall was eerily quiet.

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