Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim, left, faces the displeasure of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Saudi King Salman, Emirati Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa.
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, emboldened by U.S. President Donald Trump's new approach to the region, have seized the chance to isolate Qatar, analysts said Monday.Qatar blamed hackers for a string of explosive remarks attributed to its Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani after Trump visited Saudi Arabia, its giant neighbor.Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE all declared it a "terrorist group" after a Brotherhood government, led by Mohammad Morsi, won democratic elections in Egypt before being overthrown by the military in 2013 .Qatar is also home to the former leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, who has lived in exile for several years in Doha.In his Riyadh speech against extremism, Trump singled out Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, Daesh (ISIS), Al-Qaeda, and Lebanon's Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran.
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