THE CRISIS THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
In a sudden and shocking turn of events, several Arab and Muslim countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, allegedly in response to its support of terrorist groups. This includes GCC neighbours Bahrain, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Maldives, Mauritius, Khalifa Haftar's faction in Libya and Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi's government in Yemen. Ambassadors were recalled and diplomats from these countries were told to leave Qatar in two days, with Qatari diplomats were also ejected from these countries. All Qatari citizens were given two weeks to leave these countries. Saudi Arabia closed Qatar's only land border while all flights between Doha and these countries have been suspended. Sea ports and air space also remain inaccessible to Qatari craft. The situation remains fluid and we explore this story in detail in the following pages.