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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar. Tillerson arrived in Qatar as he tries to mediate a dispute between the energy-rich country and its Gulf neighbors. The visit is Tillerson's second stop on a shuttle-diplomacy tour that is also expected to take him to Saudi Arabia, which shares Qatar's only land border and is the most powerful of the four countries lined up against it.

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In this photograph released by the state-run Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, left, and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah, right, walk together on an airport tarmac, on Al Thaniā€š as arrival in Kuwait. Qatar's foreign minister, carrying a handwritten letter from the country's ruling emir arrived in Kuwait amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing his nation.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, accompanied by Prime minister Binali Yildirim, left, and other members of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) waits to address them, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's president has criticized the effort by several Arab countries to isolate Qatar over allegations of sponsoring militant groups, comparing the move to a "death penalty" for the small Gulf country.

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The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, right, is received by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to hold talks about Qatar, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting violent Islamist groups across the region.

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Despite a temporary suspension of the deployment of Filipino workers to Qatar by the Labor Department, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) queue up at Qatar Airways check-in counter for the scheduled flight to Doha at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine government temporarily suspended the deployment of Filipino workers to Qatar, fearing food riots and other potential problems amid the diplomatic crisis gripping the tiny Gulf nation, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said.

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Passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties Monday with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and backing Iran.

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A parked Qatari plane in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Qatar's foreign minister says Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties and moved to isolate his energy-rich, travel-hub nation from the outside world.

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Parked Qatari planes in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Qatar's foreign minister says Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties and moved to isolate his energy-rich, travel-hub nation from the outside world.

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, right, receives Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Sabah aims resolving a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab nations.

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