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AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis


September 15, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's ruling emir is on his first trip abroad since a diplomatic crisis erupted in June between his nation and four Arab countries.

Here's a look at the ongoing crisis, the worst to grip the region since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.



Qatar is a nation about the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut which juts out like a thumb on the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. It has the highest per-capita income in the world due to its natural gas reserves, the third-largest on the planet after Russia and Iran. Just over 10 percen...

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