The birth of Al Jazeera sparked a massive disruption to the status quo in the Gulf and Arab world. The evolution of the network, and the ensuing media wars, gives valuable historical insight into the friction between Qatar and its Gulf rivals.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several Arab states have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar since Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and for its ties with Iran. Follow are the latest developments in the rift.
The diplomatic rift between Arab Gulf countries who cut diplomatic ties with Qatar has already impacted the country's economy and air travel.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia claim to be opposed to Daesh, yet by supporting a regional order that has contempt for basic liberties, democracy and human life, it is providing Daesh with the chaos and blood that is its most vital fuel.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, followed by other countries announced on Monday they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. This is how the world reacted to the diplomatic crisis.
The families of five youths killed in a raid last week say they were buried without permission. Authorities deny the charge. Tensions soared in Bahrain after soldiers raided Diraz village, arresting nearly 300 people in a crackdown on dissent.
The ban affects nine international airlines with direct flights to the US. The UK's restrictions apply to eight foreign carriers and six British airlines.
The revolving door of democracy and dictatorship took Pakistan from a rising nation, to a reviled one. General Zia ul Haq's imprint on society and institutions runs so deep that decades after his death, Pakistanis are still failing to overpower it.
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