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Gulf crisis derails hajj plans for Qataris -

Trips have been cancelled amid restrictions on flights and a reluctance of Saudi companies to work with Qatari firms. by Zineb Abdessadok. 1 Aug 2017. Without Saudi Arabia's cooperation, Qatari hajj companies cannot complete the necessary preparations ...and more »

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 has filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation to challenge a trade boycott ...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 »

Al-Jubeir says calls for internationalization of Hajj pilgrimage 'a declaration of war' - Arab News

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir with his counterparts from the Anti-Terror Quartet — Bahrain's Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Egypt's Sameh Shoukry and the UAE's Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan — in Manama on Sunday ...and more »

As Stalemate in the Gulf Crisis Continues, the Costs for the Region Grow - World Politics Review

After two months, the crisis between Qatar and its larger Gulf neighbors shows no signs of resolution. The stalemate may endure for some time, with significant costs to all parties. But it's worth considering other possible outcomes and how to avoid or ...and more »

Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Mecca pilgrms - The Hindu

In this September 9, 2016 file photo, General view of the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. | Photo Credit: Ahmed Jadallah. AFP. Doha:, July 31, 2017 12:29 IST. Updated: July 31, 2017 12:31 IST. more-in. Qatar ministry accused Riyadh of ...and more »

Qatar rebuts Saudi 'Hajj politicisation' claim -

Foreign minister says there has been no suggestion by any Qatari official about internationalising the pilgrimage issue. 31 Jul 2017. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0 ...and more »

Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott - Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, the director of Qatar's WTO office Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told ...and more »

Arab states 'expected to impose more sanctions on Qatar' - The Independent

The four Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are reportedly set to consider fresh economic sanctions on Qatar at a meeting in Manama, Bahrain's capital. The foreign ministers of the four countries are ...and more »

Race to the sea: Qatar and the balance of power in the Middle East - Open Democracy

If the Qatari crisis is not managed rationally, then it is likely to compound the present risks in the regional balance of power, with consequences for all states in the region. State Department/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved. U.S. Secretary ...and more »