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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 condemns Saudi 'politicisation' of hajj pilgrimage - The New Arab

Qatar's religious authorities have condemned reports in Saudi media that Doha has suspended registration for the hajj pilgrimage. Tags: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, hajj, fake news, Gulf crisis. Qatar's religious authorities have condemned reports in Saudi ...and more »

How the Muslim Brotherhood manipulated the Qatari regime - gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi: The ideology of Muslim Brotherhood, designated as a terrorist group in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, flows in the blood of the Qatari regime, analysts say. “For six decades, the Muslim Brotherhood has been working to control the decision ...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 »

Syria Slams Saudi Arabia for 'Politicizing' Hajj Pilgrimage - Voice of America

Syria's government says Saudi authorities continue to place restrictions on Syrian citizens looking to take part in this year's hajj, accusing the kingdom of “politicizing” the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Tuesday's statement from the Ministry of ...and more »

Saudi Arabia Says Calls for Internationalization of Holy Sites 'A Declaration of War' - Voice of America

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called Qatar's demands for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, although it was unclear whether Qatar had ...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 »

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 »