GCC Crisis Week 19 – UAE official: crisis fabricated to strip Qatar of World Cup

In this week’s updates, Dubai’s Head of General Security admits that goal of blockade is to strip Qatar of the World Cup, US forces withdraw exercises with Gulf allies over the crisis, and Kuwait says crisis may be resolved by December. Read the article for more.

GCC Crisis Week 18 — UN Secretary General calls for dialogue amid crisis

In this week’s updates, Qatar signed an agreement to facilitate trade transport with Oman, the US Defense Secretary made an unexpected visit to Qatar, and the UN Secretary General calls for talks for a swift resolution. Read the article for more.


Qatar crisis: Blockading countries issue list of 13 demands

Earlier today, the Arab nations that blockaded Qatar for three weeks without an official explanation have finally issued their list of demands. Read on to find out what they are. 

[UPDATED] Severed ties: What you need to know about Qatar's diplomatic fallout


Update: The article has been updated with new information. Read about the latest developments!
ILQ reports on the current situation unfolding with Qatar in the region. Find out how Qatar's diplomatic fallout affects you. Read on to learn more. This is a developing story, with more updates to come.

Google explains why Palestine isn't labeled in Maps

Services like Google Maps have not just functional but symbolic importance, as a bug on a map of Israel has proved. A Gaza City journalism group spotted a change in the way Google represented Palestine on a map of Israel, causing outrage on both mainstream and social media in the Middle East.

GCC Crisis Updates: Week 1

In an ebb and flow of political moves, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis has become more widespread. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have labeled a number of Qatari names and organizations as ‘terrorist’, Turkish President expresses steadfast support for Qatar, and more developments from the region and around the world.

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