Qatar sports network blocked in UAE

  • Qatar sports network blocked in UAE

Qatar sports network blocked in UAE

According to Syed Waheed Lateef, General Manager of Azmeel International Travel and Tours, Qatar Airways issued a circular to all travel agents stating that "the airline will make full refund without any penalties for all tickets booked on Qatar Airways up to June 12".

Saudi Arabia meanwhile said it will revoke Qatar Airways' operating licences and close the airline's offices in the kingdom within 48 hours.

The official also said that Qatar's passenger planes will have to fly over Iran and Turkey to reach Europe as part of a revised flight route that previously passed through Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, and Turkey for destinations in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic region. Only 10 per cent of its gas exports go to Middle East states, including the UAE and Egypt.

He later tweeted: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Qatari officials declined to comment.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics. Zarif separately explained the advisability of seeking a settlement to the accusations by the three GCC nations to his partner who promotes and supports terrorism, as well as give shelter to leaders of Islamist organizations that they consider as terrorists.

He appeared to take a more measured tone during a call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman.

The diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbours is unlikely to have much effect on Singapore businesses. "And the situation was notified thorough proper diplomatic channels", Spicer said during today's press briefing.

Meanwhile, the Philippines said it will temporarily suspend the deployment of Filipino workers to Qatar. "Trump is taking the side of an ally (Saudi Arabia) that needs to be managed and controlled, not empowered".

Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined in later - opening up one of the worst rifts in years.

Qatar is also a major regional diplomatic player and global investor and is set to host the World Cup, football's biggest tournament, in 2022. Qatar just finished one of the stadiums for the tournament, though others have yet to be built.

Egypt has accused Al-Jazeera of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which it blames for violence after Egypt's military ousted the movement from power in 2013. He also sought to cast the anti-Qatar action led by the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates as the result of his trip last month to Riyadh, where he pressed leaders from dozens of Arab and Muslim governments, including Qatar's emir, to combat extremism.

Trump's tweet appeared at odds with comments from USA officials who had said on Monday that the United States would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar because Qatar is too important to US military and diplomatic interests to be isolated.

The nations said they planned to cut air and sea traffic to Qatar. The Arab countries have blocked Qatari vessels from entering their airspace, as well as using their seaports, and Saudi Arabia has closed off its land border.

Qatari nationals have been banned from flying on Qantas airliners to and from Dubai after the UAE cut ties with Qatar.