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UAE tightens screw on Qatar, threatens sympathisers with jail

On top of a possible jail term, offenders could also be hit with a fine of at least 500,000 dirhams (S$188,000)

Mr Gargash says more steps against Qatar, including further curbs on business, remain on the table, but hopes they would not reach that stage.


THE United Arab Emirates tightened the squeeze on fellow Gulf state Qatar on Wednesday, threatening anyone publishing expressions of sympathy towards it with up to 15 years in prison, and barring entry to Qataris.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also

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