Qatar’s Dispute with Neighbors Reverberates in Yemen

On the surface, Yemen’s reaction to the Gulf crisis, in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, along with Egypt, have broken diplomatic ties with Qatar, was rather straightforward: On June 5, Yemen’s internationally recognized government cut ties with Qatar, accusing the country of backing the Houthis and Yemen-based extremist groups.

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Qatar’s Dispute with Neighbors Reverberates in Yemen
Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi participates during a summit of Arab and South American leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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