The Philippines on Tuesday halted the deployment of workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state grappled with a diplomatic crisis after its neighbours cut ties with Doha. Photo: EPA

Philippines blocks workers heading to Qatar amid fears Gulf diplomatic crisis could lead to food shortages and riots

Manila takes precautions amid fears that problems like food shortages could affect the more than 250,000 Filipinos in Qatar should the crisis worsen

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The Philippines on Tuesday halted the deployment of workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state grappled with a diplomatic crisis after its neighbours cut ties with Doha. Photo: EPA
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