DOHA: On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced they had cut all ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting Islamist extremists. The four countries pulled their diplomats from Qatar, suspended all flights to and from Doha and ordered all Qataris to repatriate within 14 days. Qatar 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.
On Sunday Qatar announced that they establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims worth almost billions of dollars over the country’s “blockade” by Gulf states. Continue reading