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With a blockade deadline looming, families in Qatar face a tough choice: Stay or go?

With a blockade deadline looming, families in Qatar face a tough choice: Stay or go?

Wafa Yazeedi, a doctor and single mother who runs a hospital in this tiny Persian Gulf nation, has found herself in the middle of a sudden political crisis that has engulfed parts of the Arab world — and threatened to break up her family.

A blockade of Qatar that took full effect this weekend technically requires all three of Yazeedi’s children to leave the country immediately for nearby Bahrain, the country whose citizenship they hold — though Yazeedi has been divorced from her Bahraini husband since 1999, and her children grew up with her in Qatar.

“How will they get an education? And will I be able to visit them?” Yazeedi said between meetings at her office Monday. “My...

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