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Gulf Allies Recall Envoys From Qatar After Security Row

Saudi Arabia and two Arab allies recalled their envoys from Qatar, accusing the state that hosts Al-Jazeera television of undermining regional security in a dispute that drove Gulf stocks down.

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia in pulling out the envoys “to protect security and stability,” they said in a joint statement. The decision follows a foreign ministers meeting in Riyadh yesterday, which failed to persuade Qatar to halt support for those “who threaten the security and stability” of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council.