updated 6:32 PM MDT, Jun 21, 2017

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways


The Qatar diplomatic ban is a nightmare for Qatar airways. Its routings and market share will undoubtedly suffer in the near and medium term.

In a seismic move a block of Gulf states and other Arab have cut all ties with the nation of Qatar.

As of Monday morning, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, and Maldives severed their relationships. They accuse the oil rich gulf state of supporting terrorism and, through these diplomatic moves, have opened up one of the biggest political and trade rifts imaginable in the Arab world.

The geopolitical context is simple: Following Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the gulf states are circling the wagons on Iran, and this move seeks to isolate Qatar to force serious policy and leadership changes.
 

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Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, UAE, Egypt and Yemen Cut Ties with Qatar over Iran Spat



Gulf states on Monday cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Qatar and kicked it out of a military coalition, less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited the region to cement ties with powerhouse Saudi Arabia.

In the region’s most serious diplomatic crisis in years, Qatar’s Gulf neighbours Riyadh, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as well as Egypt all announced they were severing ties with gas-rich Qatar.

Riyadh cut diplomatic relations and closed borders with its neighbour to “protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism,” the official Saudi Press Agency said.

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Saudi Arabia shuts Al-Jazeera office in Qatar row: ministry


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday shut the local office of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera global news channel after the kingdom and other Arab states severed ties with the emirate.

“The Ministry of Information closed the office of the Al-Jazeera channel and withdrew the licence it was granted,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

It accused the channel of promoting “terrorist groups” and supporting rebels in Yemen, after Riyadh and some of its allies including Egypt cut diplomatic relations earlier Monday over Qatar’s alleged support for groups including the Muslim brotherhood.

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Qatar:Talks between Emir and Somalia President fruitful

Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani described the talks held here yesterday between Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the President of the Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo as 'successful' and 'fruitful.'
During a joint press conference with the Somali Foreign Minister, Yussef Jarad Omar Ahmed following their meeting yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed said the discussions between the two leaders dealt with a number of issues of mutual interest, especially the development of bilateral relations and the support for the new Somali government in its efforts to enhance security and stability.

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