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Qatar Airways expected to access new flight routes - Aljazeera.com

Qatar Airways is expected to have access to three contingency routes over international waters in early August, after delegates at a UN-led meeting on Monday discussed air corridors for Doha following a rift with its neighbours. The closed-door meeting ...and more »

Qatar Launches WTO Complaint Against Gulf Trade Boycott - The Wire

Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. Qatar Launches WTO Complaint Against Gulf Trade Boycott. Cars drive past the building ...and more »

Gulf Crisis Exposes the Weakness of Trump's 'Unpredictability' - Chatham House

The US president's lack of interest in telegraphing his positions in advance may work in business, but it has a debilitating effect on policymaking. Jacob Parakilas. Dr Jacob Parakilas. Deputy Head, US and the Americas Programme. Peter Salisbury.and more »

Gulf states say talks with Qatar are possible if demands are met - Deutsche Welle

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they were willing to hold discussions with Qatar to mend ties but only if it showed willingness to change course and comply with their demands. Foreign ministers of the four Arab ...and more »

Qatar takes complaint of 'illegal siege' to WTO - Financial Times

Qatar has lodged a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the “illegal siege” imposed by four Arab neighbours that have accused the Gulf state of sponsoring terrorism. The complaint, lodged with the WTO's dispute-settlement body, ...and more »

Qatar brings diplomatic standoff to the WTO, accusing neighbouring states of an “illegal siege” - World Finance

On July 31, Qatar moved to address its ongoing diplomatic impasse with neighbouring states by lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Just under two months ago, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain joined forces in ...and more »

Quartet stands firm on Qatar demands - The National

Sheikh Khalid said during a joint press conference that their discussion was a 'continuation of their meeting in Cairo' on July 5. The National staff. July 30, 2017. Updated: July 30, 2017 08:52 AM. 0. shares. 0. shares. x. Bahraini foreign minister ...and more »

Economic War Against Qatar Backfires On Saudi Arabia And United Arab Emirates - HuffPost

The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar's antagonists demanded its ...and more »

The Gulf Crisis: A Lesson In Reputation Management - HuffPost

Lurking below the surface of the Gulf crisis, are rival, yet troubled, attempts by Qatar and its detractors to use sports to boost soft power and/or launder tarnished images of their autocracies. Ironically, the crisis threatens to have levelled the ...and more »

Exxon Mobil Isn't Particularly Worried About Trump's Qatar Crisis - HuffPost

Exxon Mobil Corp. isn't sweating the diplomatic crisis simmering in Qatar. The oil and gas giant's profits doubled to $3.35 billion compared to this quarter last year, the company said Friday. That's despite the weeks-long spat between the tiny Gulf ...and more »