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| 05 June, 2017

UAE cuts ties with Qatar, accuses it of destabilising region

The Emirates cut ties and gave diplomats 48 hours to leave the country

The United Arab Emirates flag flies in front of the Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai. ADIC to join Mubadala group as Abu Dhabi consolidates funds.

The United Arab Emirates flag flies in front of the Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai. ADIC to join Mubadala group as Abu Dhabi consolidates funds.

REUTERS/Steve Crisp
DUBAI, June 5 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar on Monday, state news agency WAM reported, accusing its Gulf Arab neighbour of supporting extremism and undermining regional stability.

The Emirates cut ties and gave diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, citing their "support, funding and embrace of terrorist, extremist and sectarian organisations", WAM said.

(Reporting by William Maclean; Editing by Paul Tait) ((william.maclean@thomsonreuters.com ; +97143664253; Reuters Messaging: william.maclean.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net:))