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People are seen buying essential food staples at a supermarket in Doha, Qatar, Monday, June 5, 2017. Four Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, further deepening a rift between Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all said they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (@shalome05 via AP)

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FILE- In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attends a Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Doha, Qatar. Bahrain says it is cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar amid a deepening rift between Gulf Arab nations. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

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People are seen buying essential food staples at a supermarket in Doha, Qatar, Monday, June 5, 2017. Four Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, further deepening a rift between Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all said they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (@shalome05 via AP)

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Illustration on The Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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FILE- In this Friday Jan. 21, 2011 file photo, two Qatari men walk at the corniche seaside, in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari has made a $2 million payment to a Greek shoe salesman’s firm in America to help it get “proof of life” and ultimately free ruling family members kidnapped in Iraq. The payment is the latest development in the abduction saga that began in December 2015. The payment, on file with the U.S. government, suggests Qatar's government is trying to be as transparent as it can in the hostage negotiation after earlier facing allegations it funded extremists.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

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FILE- In this Saturday, April 7, 2012 file photo, with the new high-rise buildings of downtown Doha in the background, Qatari women and a man enjoy walking by the sea, in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari has made a $2 million payment to a Greek shoe salesman’s firm in America to help it get “proof of life” and ultimately free ruling family members kidnapped in Iraq. The payment is the latest development in the abduction saga that began in December 2015. The payment, on file with the U.S. government, suggests Qatar's government is trying to be as transparent as it can in the hostage negotiation after earlier facing allegations it funded extremists. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks with Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani at the start of their meeting at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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FILE- In this Saturday, April 7, 2012 file photo, the new high-rise buildings of downtown Doha, photographed in the background as Qatari women and a man walk by the sea in Doha, Qatar. A worker on a Qatar World Cup stadium site has died in the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament which has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions. Qatar has previously reported three deaths at stadium construction sites but said they were not “work-related.” (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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FILE- In this May 14, 2010 file photo, a Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A Dutch woman held in Qatar for nearly three months after telling police she had been raped was released Monday after receiving a 1-year suspended prison sentence, a Dutch diplomat said Monday. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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The Doha, Qatar, skyline almost doesn't seem real, looking a bit like a stage set for a film taking place many years in the future. While the architecture looks a bit strange, it is quite beautiful at night, with changing colored lights dotting each building, writes Lea Hutchins, who blogs on travel for The Washington Times.

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Traveling in Qatar: This small country can be traversed in a matter of hours, heading out into the desert for the requisite camel ride or even to beach resorts overlooking the Saudi Arabian mountains, writes Lea Hutchins, who blogs on travel for The Washington Times.

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** FILE ** In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, as the then Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, looks on after signing an agreement in Doha, Qatar. The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf state wields its influence over a militant group with few friends left. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

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FILE - In this Thursday, March 27, 2014, file photo, Matthew, left, and Grace Huang, an American couple charged with starving to death their 8-year-old adopted daughter, speak to the press outside a courthouse before their trial in Doha, Qatar. A lawyer for an American couple sentenced to jail in Qatar over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death said Tuesday, April 29, 2014, their defense team will keep pursuing efforts to allow the family to leave the Gulf nation while their case is appealed. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)