Why did Egypt and Qatar become estranged?

  • Egypt’s 2013 popularly-backed military coup saw Sisi oust democratically-elected president Morsi (who was from the Muslim Brotherhood which is supported by Qatar).
  • Egypt continues to be annoyed by the Qatar-based Al Jezeera news network which it accuses of being hostile to Sisi and biased towards the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Egypt is also unhappy with Qatar hosting Muslim Brotherhood leaders and other Islamists hostile to the Egyptian regime.

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