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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 »

Qatar Airways expected to access new flight routes -

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 »

Saudi Arabia: Actress Offers Four Private Boeing 777s to Fly Qatari Pilgrims Amid Gulf 'War' Over Islam's Holy Sites - Newsweek

A Saudi actress has offered to rent four Boeing 777s to carry Qatari pilgrims to the Muslim holy lands amid accusations against Doha from Riyadh of a “declaration of war” over Islam's revered sites. Doha accused Saudi Arabia of politicizing the Hajj by ...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 »

North Field gas keeps Qatar crisis stalemated: Fuel for Thought - Platts (blog)

The world's largest gas field is at the nexus of a political stalemate between Qatar and three of its immediate Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf region—Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, along with Saudi ally Egypt. Qatar's huge offshore gas and ...and more »

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of politicising Hajj -

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 »

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 »

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 »