GCC Crisis Updates: Week 13

Over 3 months later, the crisis continues. As Hajj begins, new developments have arisen in the GCC crisis. Click here for updates from the past week. 

Taming the wild: The dangerous allure of big cats in the GCC

In an exclusive op-ed feature, contributor and conservation advocate Laura Wrede explores the prevalence of big cats as pets in Qatar and throughout the GCC – where they come from, how they get here, and the risks associated. Click here to read on!    

Qatar welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan!

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits Qatar today as part of his diplomatic tour of the Gulf, which aims to ease tensions and settle the Arab rift. Read on to find out more!

A book that’s touring Qatar, for Qatar! #TamimAlmajd

A bus will be touring Qatar starting from the 14th of July till 23rd carrying a book that you can sign to show your solidarity with Qatar during the ongoing crisis. Read on to find out more!

Vodafone allows users to change network name to 'Tamim Almajd' from last night

Vodafone had announced in Arabic on social media last night that they were allowing their users to switch their network name to 'Tamim Almajd'. Read on to find out more. 

Tired of fake news? You can report it on Facebook!

There's a lot of fake news being circulated by news organizations on social media. The great thing is that you can now take action against the spreading of fake news, particularly on Facebook! Read on to find out more! 

What does Qatar own around the world? | CNBC International

Did you know that Qatar owns assets all over the world?


Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world. But did you know that it owns a significant number of assets in different parts of the world too? Check out this recent video by CNBC! 

Ramadan recap: Looking back at Ramadan 2017 in Qatar

ILQ brings you a highlight reel of Ramadan in Qatar! From delicious Iftars and Suhoors and whirling dervishes, to Garangao festivities and more! Read on to learn more and watch the video!

A song for Qatar: How ‘One Nation’ is a call to action, unity

What began as a collaborative musical project with more than half a dozen of Qatar’s most renowned musicians and artists, unexpectedly took on new meaning in light of the June 5 diplomatic fallout between Qatar and it’s GCC neighbours. Spearheaded by composer and songwriter Dana Alfardan and recorded at Katara Studios, ‘One Nation’ featuring Essa Al Kubaisi and Fahad Al-Kubaisi, is an uplifting reminder of art’s powerful message. ILQ learns 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.