Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya strikes: Report

Qatar recalled its ambassador to Egypt on Thursday "for consultation" following a row at an Arab League meeting over Cairo`s air strikes on jihadist targets in Libya, Qatari state media said.

AFP| Updated: Feb 19, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Doha: Qatar recalled its ambassador to Egypt on Thursday "for consultation" following a row at an Arab League meeting over Cairo`s air strikes on jihadist targets in Libya, Qatari state media said.

A foreign ministry official said Doha was recalling its envoy over a statement by Egypt`s delegate to the Arab League, according to the QNA state news agency. QNA gave no details about the statement but the Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said the Egyptians accused Qatar of backing terrorism.