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Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways licence

Saudi Arabia today revoked the operating licence of Qatar Airways and ordered the airline's offices to close within 48 hours.

Published: 06th June 2017 03:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2017 03:55 PM   |  A+A-

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (File |AP)

By PTI

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia today revoked the operating licence of Qatar Airways and ordered the airline's offices to close within 48 hours, state media reported, as a regional diplomatic crisis escalated.     

"The General Authority of Civil Aviation has decided to cancel all licenses granted to Qatar Airways and to close all of its offices in the kingdom within 48 hours," read a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. 

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