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|08 June, 2017

UAE postal group suspends services to Qatar - agency

Emirates Post Group has suspended all postal services to Qatar

An old cylinder used to cover an electricity box that has been converted into a mailbox can be seen along a road on the outskirts of the township of Gunnedah, north-west of Sydney, Australia March 15, 2017.

An old cylinder used to cover an electricity box that has been converted into a mailbox can be seen along a road on the outskirts of the township of Gunnedah, north-west of Sydney, Australia March 15, 2017.

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DUBAI, June 8 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates' national postal service, Emirates Post Group, has suspended all postal services to Qatar, state news agency WAM said on Thursday, after the Gulf state cut diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar earlier this week.

"Emirates Post Group has suspended postal services to Qatar from all of its postal offices in the UAE from 6th June, until further notice," the agency said, adding items in transit would be returned.

(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh, Writing by Sylvia Westall) ((sylvia.westall@thomsonreuters.com; Dubai Newsroom +971 56 216 6204; Reuters Messaging: sylvia.westall.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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