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Arab Countries Cut Links With Qatar

June 5th, 2017

Episode 1056 of 1091 episodes

Several Arab states are ending air and sea links with Qatar prompting fears of food shortages. Simeon Kerr - the Gulf Correspondent for the Financial Times - speaks to us from Dubai and expert Peter Salisbury from Chatham House's Middle East and North African programme explains the background. Also with less than 72 hours to go before the UK General Election, party leaders have returned to the campaign trail after electioneering was briefly suspended because of the London terror attack. We speak to Stuart Hosie, Treasury spokesman for the Scottish National Party in the latest of our election interviews. Plus how India's growing economy has led to a spending boom for the country's restaurants.

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