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Special Gulf treatment for mixed Qatari families

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain said on Sunday they will provide humanitarian treatment for mixed Qatari families married to nationals of either the three Gulf nations.

The announcement is significant as Qatari nationals living in the three Gulf countries face extradition following a diplomatic row, reports Efe news.

The three states announced special hotline numbers which affected families may call for assistance.

Last week, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusing it of funding terror groups, besides imposing a land, sea and air blockade.

The Gulf states also asked Qataris on their soil to exit within 14 days.

IANS