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Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott - The Guardian

The disputed trade restrictions include bans on trade through Qatar's ports and travel by Qatari citizens. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters. Qatar. Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott. Doha makes formal complaint against ...and more »

Gulf crisis derails hajj plans for Qataris - Aljazeera.com

Some Qatari nationals have had their hajj plans derailed amid a Saudi-led blockade, which has prevented local companies from making the necessary arrangements for the annual pilgrimage. Qataris were not banned from performing the hajj, but companies ...and more »

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising Hajj - Aljazeera.com

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of politicising the Hajj, claiming Riyadh has imposed restrictions on Qatari nationals planning to travel to Mecca for the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Saturday that ...and more »

Yes to Qatar talks, but with conditions - Arab rivals - Times of Malta

The four Arab countries which have cut ties with Qatar said today they were ready for talks to tackle the dispute if Doha showed willingness to deal with their demands. The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates ...and more »

Boycotting countries told to honor airspace agreements with Qatar - Doha News

Nations that have closed their airspace to Qatar should honor the international agreement that prevents them from doing so, a United Nations body has said. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) met at the request of Qatar yesterday to ...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. Donald Trump attends the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on 21 May. Photo: Getty Images. Since ...and more »

No resolution after boycotting countries meet to discuss Qatar - Doha News

A two-month-long blockade against Qatar looks set to continue after four boycotting countries doubled down on their political demands yesterday. To end the de facto siege, Qatar must “stop funding terrorism, interfering in (other countries') internal ...and more »

Qatar's imports fall 40% as blockade hits home - Financial Times

Qatar's imports slumped 40 per cent in June as the embargo imposed by its neighbours hurt the economy of the gas-rich Gulf state, official data show. The trade data are the first to be released since Saudi Arabia on June 5 led a quartet of nations ...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 »

Food Insecurity in Qatar as Rift in the Gulf Grows - Food Tank (blog)

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain recently announced they were cutting diplomatic relations with the nation of Qatar due to supposed ties to terrorist groups. This announcement has far-reaching ramifications for the ...and more »