A retired four star marine general who served in the Middle East and criticised the Iraq war, Zinni gave up on brokering peace between the estranged gulf allies.
After Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf states cut ties with Doha in June 2017, Qatar turned to Turkey. This Arab-Turkish alliance is by no means novel. Here’s a quick look at ties between the small oil-rich state and Ankara.
The list includes International Islamic Council, International Union of Muslim Scholars, led by prominent Egyptian scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi, and 11 individuals.
Despite the political crisis gripping the tiny Gulf state, Doha appears all set to host the biggest football event on the planet.
Qatar's emir meets US delegation sent to the region by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The delegation earlier visited Kuwait.
Qatar becomes one of the most open countries in the region after allowing the citizens of 80 countries to enter the Gulf state without the need to apply or pay for a visa.
All seven warships will be built in Italian shipyards, with construction starting in 2018.
Turkey and Qatar launched military exercises on the peninsula involving some 250 Turkish troops and 30 armoured vehicles on Tuesday.
The legal complaint challenges "coercive attempts at economic isolation" by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, Qatar's WTO representative Ali Alwaleed al Thani said.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.
UAE says it is headed for a "long estrangement" with Qatar after a round of US-brokered talks to resolve the Gulf crisis ended with little sign of progress.
Doha has said thousands of its citizens have been affected by the isolation measures in what has emerged as the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in recent years.
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