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.

100 days into GCC crisis: Five things Qatar has achieved

It’s been 100 days since the GCC crisis began. Here’s how Qatar paved its way to becoming more self-sufficient and united. Read on to find out more!

Where did Qatar’s 4,000 new cows go?

In the wake of the blockade against Qatar, 4,000 cows are set to fly into the country to help boost local dairy production. But what happens when they arrive? How will they travel and where will they live? ILQ’s got the answers…

Middle Eastern artists reconnect with Reconnecting Arts despite blockade

Heard of Reconnecting Arts? It’s an incredible platform to support and promote emerging Middle Eastern artists and creatives. Although some GCC countries and Egypt have imposed a blockade on Qatar, the theme of unity for the 2017 exhibition Transition has not changed. Find out more about the unique vision of Reconnecting Arts...

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. 

Qatar lodges official complaint with WTO

Doha makes formal complaint against ‘coercive attempts at economic isolation’ by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE.

Blockade an eye-opening experience, say citizens

The blockade has opened more avenues for the country to realise its potential and helped diversify plans for both local production and imports.

No shortage of medicines; No change in prices, too

Private hospitals and polyclinics have not experienced shortage of medicines so far due to the ongoing blockade imposed on Qatar by some of its neighbouring countries.

Blockade has made Qatar stronger, says al-Kaabi

The ongoing blockade has made Qatar stronger, Qatar Petroleum (QP) president and CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi has stressed.

Blockade fails to affect supply of fruits and vegetables

In a clear sign that the blockade has failed to have any adverse effect on normal life in the country, both the wholesale and retail sections at the central fruit and vegetable market in Abu Hamour are packed with fresh produce of different varieties.