Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa severed ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran.
This is how the tension between the US and Iran could affect Qatar
Qatar Airlines has limited airspace in the Gulf as it is, and if the tension between the US and Iran escalates even further, Doha could be left with no airspace at all. #Qatar #Iran #US
'The Capital of Islamic Youth 2019' activities launched in Doha
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has chosen its capital for youth of 2019. This year it's Doha. The goal is to promote culture and unity through activities that include sport. Talha Duman has more.
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Saudi canal to turn Qatar into an island
"This great historic project which will change the region’s geography." The senior adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hints at the kingdom's plan of digging a canal to isolate Qatar from the Arabian Peninsula.
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Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Erdogan arrives in Doha to resolve Qatar dispute
Turkey's president is in Qatar to mitigate some kind of solution to solve the Gulf crisis. TRT World's Soraya Lennie reports from Doha.
Exclusive: Qatar's Defence Minister speaks to TRT World
Qatar’s Defence Minister, Khalid bin Mohammad al Attiyah in an exclusive interview with TRT World’s Soraya Lennie on the dispute with Gulf states.
One on One Express: Fikret Ozer, Turkey's Ambassador to Qatar
TRT World's Soraya Lennie's One on One interview with Turkey's Ambassador to Qatar Fikret Ozer on Qatar diplomatic crisis and Turkey's stance on it.
Qatar rejects coalition demands
Still under blockade, Qatar has rejected a list of demands by the Saudi-led coalition stating that they would compromise the Gulf state's sovereignty. Hopes of ending the diplomatic standoff are diminishing as the coalition has reiterated that the points are non-negotiable. Qatar has appealed to the international community to help diffuse the spat by lifting the embargo placed on them. Will their pleas be heard? And is there a looming threat of invasion by Qatar's GCC neighbours?
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Crisis in the Gulf
Now to the continuing crisis in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates say their political and economic boycott of Qatar will remain in place. The foreign ministers of the four countries blamed Doha's 'negative response' for the continued blockade, during a joint press conference in Cairo. The dispute erupted last month when they cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Soraya Lennie has the story from the Qatari capital.
GCC vs Media: Interview with David Hearst, Editor in Chief of GCC banned Middle East Eye
Saudi Arabia and its allies that cut ties with Qatar are meeting in Cairo Wednesday to discuss the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The meeting coincides with a deadline imposed on Qatar to accept demands set by the four Arab nations or face further sanctions. When we hear about demands to close down Qatar funded media outlets, minds immediately default exclusively to Al Jazeera, but actually news portal, Middle East Eye and other are among those Saudi Arabia wants shut down. David Hearst is the Editor in Chief of Middle East Eye tells why.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Ivan Eland discusses the latest in the GCC crisis
Countries boycotting Qatar agree to 48-hours extension on demands deadline. Qatar's foreign minister will formally give Kuwait's ruler the country's response to demands.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Doha says Saudi demands infringe on our sovereignty
The closure of the Al Jazeera media network is one of the main demands of the countries enforcing the blockade. Since the crisis in the Gulf began, the network has been accused of bias, its journalism attacked, and its English language website hacked.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Doha rejects Saudi coalition's list of demands
Qatar's foreign minister rejected the demands by four Arab states and said conflicts should be worked out through negotiation, not by imposing ultimatums. TRT World's Zeina Awad has more details.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Dozens with links to Doha put on 'terror list'
They include Yousef al Qaradawi, chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. Qatar has dismissed the so-called terror list as baseless. And says it's position on countering terrorism is stronger than many of the other Gulf arab states. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have already cut ties with Doha. Iolo Ap Dafydd reports from the Qatari capital.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Al Jazeera says it's under cyber attack
It is not the first attack, but it is one of the most sustained. The Qatar state broadcaster has also come under fire. TRT World spoke to AJ's Jamal Elshayyal in Doha.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Government strongly denies accusations
Qatar's foreign minister says no country has the right to intervene in Doha's foreign policy. Jassim al Thani also says the deployment of Turkish soldiers to Qatar is for the security of the whole region.
Qatar airways ban: Interview with aviation expert Desmond Ross
After Qatar's diplomatic rift with Gulf countries, the borders between countries were closed and Qatar airways have no permission to enter the countries, which means the airways have to find alternative ways for the passengers to reach destinations. Desmond Ross from DRA international explains the implications of the crisis.
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Interview with journalist Hossam Abougabal
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar. Hossam Abougabal , the correspondent at Middle East Business Intelligence tells that there were sanctions imposed on Qatar by Gulf countries.
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Interview with lecturer on Middle East Simon Mabon
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cuts diplomatic relations with Qatar. Simon Mabon is lecturer on Middle East at Lancaster University. He explains what have brought countries to this point.
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Interview with political commentator Salman al Ansari
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed its borders with the country. Salman al Ansari is a political commentator based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia explains the reasons why Gulf countries have made this step.
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Turkey approves troop deployment in Qatar
Turkey's parliament has approved a bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar. It comes as Qatar faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the biggest Middle Eastern powers. Several countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it with financing extremist groups. Doha strongly denies the accusations. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has spoken to Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, by phone. And offered a possible White House meeting to help resolve the crisis.
Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Qataris puzzled by unexpected diplomatic rift
Turkey's parliament has approved a bill to allow more troops to be stationed in Qatar - despite the continuing diplomatic rift between Doha and its Gulf neighbours. The Emir of Kuwait is attempting to mediate, after five Middle Eastern countries - led by Saudi Arabia - cut ties with Qatar on Monday. Iolo Ap Daffyd reports.
The Newsmakers: GCC diplomatic crisis
The Gulf has been thrown into crisis after several countries officially cut ties with Qatar. Three members of the GCC have expelled Qatar's diplomats and have given its nationals 2 weeks to leave. All have accused their Gulf neighbour of supporting terorrism in the region. Qatar, now isolated in a hostile environment, remains defiant calling the allegations unjustified and baseless. So, is the GCC heading towards further fragmentation? In who's favour might this split be?
Interview with James Dorsey from RSIS about Qatar diplomatic dispute
GULF / DIPLOMATIC CRISIS: Interview with James Dorsey, Senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Qatar Diplomatic Dispute: Kuwaiti ruler holds talks with Saudi king
Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has met the Saudi King Salman in a bid to mediate an end to the diplomatic standoff over Qatar.
The two leaders met in Jeddah - the outcome of the talks remains unknown. The meeting follows Jordan DOWNGRADE and Mauritania's announcement to cut ties with Doha. The latest inclusion bring the total number of countries to eight - who've joined the economic and diplomatic boycot of Qatar. Four Gulf states - along with Yemen and Maldives - have already moved to isolate Doha which it accuses of supporting terrorism, an accusation Qatar denies. Christine Pirovolakis has more.