Saudi and the UAE were among the few countries which recognised the Taliban government in Afghanistan in the 1990s, Qatar had facilitated talks with Taliban by allowing them to open an office in Doha.
In 2013, Saudi Arabia provided substantial support to Egypt's post-coup military regime after Mohamed Morsi - Egypt's first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader - was ousted by the Egyptian army.
At the time of publishing, it was not clear whether airlines of the Maldives, which also joined the measures against Qatar, planned to suspend flights.
Egypt said its diplomatic break with Qatar and the closure of its airspace to air traffic from Qatar was due to the fact that Doha gave "support to terrorist training to the Muslim Brotherhood" and "supported terrorist operations in the Sinai" conducted by ISIS.
Federation Internationale de Football Association says it remains in "regular contact with Qatar" after six Arab countries, including the UAE, cut diplomatic ties with the World Cup 2022 hosts, accusing it of destabilising the region.
The Arab world's biggest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, reopening a festering wound two weeks after US President Donald Trump's demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism.
Some Gulf news coverage seemed to support regime change in Qatar, and accused its emir of holding a secret meeting with Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Meanwhile in a statement carried by its official news agency, Bahrain accused Qatar of backing terrorism and interfering in Bahrain's internal affairs.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today sought the Centre's intervention to ensure safety of 6.5 lakh Indians, including Keralites, residing in Qatar following recent developments in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia was also cutting land, air and sea contact with Qatar, according to media reports.
Political risk consultancy Eurasia Group says the "risk of a coup is significant".
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the move was rooted in long-standing differences and urged the parties to resolve them.
Besides cutting off diplomatic ties, the Saudi coalition has also chose to cancel Qatar Airways flights to their countries.
An immediate issue which India will face will be the movement of workers in the region, as Qatar Airways will find itself isolated after the Saudi-led alliance's decision to impose a travel ban.
Airlines from numerous affected countries, including Bahrain's Gulf Air, Etihad Airways and Emirates, say they plan to cancel flights to and from the Qatari capital Doha starting from Tuesday morning.
The tiny Gulf state is accused of supporting terror organisations that "aim to destabilise the region" - but Doha has long denied supporting militant groups. Qatari media published a cartoon mocking Saudi King Salman for spreading "fake news".
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.
He picked up his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs in that Game 4, which triggered an automatic suspension . Kevin Love had 27 points and Kyrie Irving 19. "Maybe finish better in the paint when we had opportunities".
The question will become: Is he more likely to leave if the Warriors win or if they lose? Chalk that up to all the blowouts. He finished at the basket easily , drilled pull-up jumpers and stretched his range out beyond the 3-point line.
I'll absolutely take a fast auto any day over one that's trotting around in the back that's going to finish the race. Foyt Enterprises, and this year, to Andretti Autosport, the best equipment he has steered in the series thus far.
Of the 132 ODIs that India and Pakistan have played, India has only won 51 of them, pegging the ratio of victory at 41.7%. As yet, it is hard to say if he will be fit for England's next match against New Zealand at Cardiff on June 6.
In his four-year sojourn in Miami, James got there four times and won two National Basketball Association titles. The Cavaliers will start the series on the road at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1.
That refrain echoed the Saudi King Salman's description of the Iranian government as "the tip of the spear of global terrorism". Trump has criticised the nuclear deal, which was opposed by every Republican in Congress and several Democrats.
He is still learning about Indy, watching as numerous past Indy 500s as he can, although he has yet to see a replay of his own. But weather delays on Saturday pushed qualifying late into the day, giving Hildebrand only one shot at making the cutoff.
Go forensic on the stats, the lineups, the rotations, the play calls if you like, it's going to come down to the same endpoint. It was one of the most complete Finals games he's ever played, and that catalog is reasonably extensive by now.
The Russian president said he thought the U.S. did not need not to abandon the Paris Agreement because it was a "framework". In the UK, BBC News reported that Theresa May , the prime minister, told Trump of her "disappointment" with his decision.
Smart, who started in place of Thomas, said , "Everybody had to step up their game, especially with one of our brothers down". I just have to keep going and figure out what I've gotta do to come back at the highest level possible".
NBA's Golden State in rare territory
But while James tied Magic Johnson for the all-time postseason record with his eighth triple double, Kyrie Irving shot 8-for-23. What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2 but the result didn't really change.
Stephen Curry puts LeBron James in a blender
Draymond Green loved watching Durant do his thing easily down the middle in his first Finals game for Golden State. He added 10 assists and two blocks in keeping his Cavs within three points at halftime, 67-64.
Steve Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say
The Warriors march into this final undefeated and averaging 117 points in the month of May while shooting 51 per cent. As for how their on-court relationship has grown, Durant described them as "just two guys who know how to play".
Pound slips after poll suggests hung parliament
Theresa May's first major task as prime minister was to negotiate Brexit , but her party only had a small majority in Parliament . Shakespeare said the figures could change dramatically before June 8.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Planning To Launch Siri Speaker Soon
All the reports of Apple's rumored Siri Speaker have it targeting Alexa and Google Home , and at one level that makes sense. Apple may first release a software development kit for developers to develop apps that can be used in this home speaker.
May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away
In the 2015 general election , 18 to 24 year olds "were nearly half as likely to vote as those aged over 65", Politico says. Corbyn said May's "no deal is better than a bad deal" would be a disaster for British industry and cause a jobs meltdown.
Koreans named in draft UN resolution
I took it upon myself to put together a list of some comforting facts that offer a more realistic picture of the situation. While the draft does not call for new sanctions it adds significantly to the list of individuals and companies sanctioned.
Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals
He's been mentioned on a level with Michael Jordan - I've chimed in on that subject - and for the most part it's deserved. When those shots are falling, it opens things up for James , giving him the option to drive to the basket or post up.
Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals
The 2015 champion Warriors will face the 2016 champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the third straight year. Nearly immediately in the first round, both teams made it clear they have no equal in their respective conferences.
LeBron James becomes NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader
It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. Want to show up your friend? Will the Warriors be haunted by letting last season's 3-1 lead slip away? The answer is 2010.
Pens Beat Predators in Game 1, 5-3
The disallowed goal started a nightmare first period for the Predators that proved costly in the close affair. Nashville coach Peter Laviolette's system counts on his defensemen to jump up in the play and contribute.