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16 May 2023: Bahrain and Qatar announced that direct flights will operate between the two countries from 25 May

12 April 2023: Qatar and Bahrain agree to restore their diplomatic relations, reopen embassies

24 August 2021: Egypt receives credentials of first Qatari envoy since 2017

21 March 2021Qatar and Mauritania meet for the first time since 2017 to discuss re-establishing ties

March 2021: Qatar makes a first shipment of oil to the UAE since the boycott of the small Gulf state was imposed in 2017

10 February 2021: Qatar hosts first diplomatic meeting with Saudis since 2017

05 January 2021: Qatar’s ruling Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will attend a Gulf Arab summit in Saudi Arabia today, the royal court says, his first appearance at the meeting since 2017 when the blockade against his country began

The end of the Gulf dispute - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

The end of the Gulf dispute – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

04 January 2021: Saudi Arabia will reopen its airspace and land and sea border to Qatar, Kuwait’s foreign minister announces

24 November 2020: The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) begins legal proceedings in New York to force the First Abu Dhabi Bank to pay a $55 million in financial penalties ordered by a Qatari court

16 November 2020: Qatar says there are no winners from the ongoing Gulf crisis which has seen regional countries boycott the small state since 2017, adding that Doha wishes to find a solution to bring about a stable GCC

14 September 2020: The US Justice Department has ordered Al Jazeera’s affiliate youth channel AJ+ to register as a foreign agent just one day before the UAE signed a ‘peace deal’ with Israel on the White House lawn, a move that has brought into question whether this was one of the Emirates’ ‘preconditions’ for signing the deal

31 August 2020: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) once again began hearing preliminary objections raised by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the case concerning the violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) filed by Qatar

13 November 2019: Al Jazeera reports that Egypt will allow its detained journalist Mahmoud Hussein to attend his father’s funeral, Egypt says it is part of its ‘commitment to the principles of human rights for all prisoners’

12 November 2019: Qatar’s foreign minister meets with US officials to discuss the ongoing Gulf boycott against Doha

10 November 2019: Qatar Petroleum (QP) yesterday announced the launch of the Egyptian Refining Company (ERC)’s in Egypt, marking QP’s largest investment in the Middle East and Africa

29 August 2019: Qatar’s asset reserve up 18.8% year-on-year as of July 2019 in spite of the blockade against it

09 June 2019: The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFC) imposes additional restrictions on the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) for failing to provide documents related to the investigation of the 2017 currency manipulation

31 May 2019: Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) orders the closure of Al Jazeera amid a standoff with protestors who have been demanding that power should be handed to a civilian government ever since the overthrow of former President Omar Al-Bashir in April

27 May 2019: The plane of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani lands in Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia for the first time since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis two years ago

06 May 2019: Bahrain’s prime minister phones Qatar’s Emir to mark the first day of Ramadan, the first such call in the two years since Manama declared it was boycotting Doha

06 May 2019: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced it had released a Qatari military vessel that was seized late last month after entering Emirati territorial waters.

30 April 2019: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani receives delegations from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain who are taking part in the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Doha, the first such visit by officials from these countries

14 January 2019: Qatar to talk to Saudi-led bloc ‘without preconditions’. Qatar’s foreign minister on Monday voiced his country’s readiness to discuss possible means of resolving an ongoing crisis in inter-Arab relations

09 January 2019: Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) announces that it has renewed the contract of an Egyptian satellite service which includes the Qatari channel beIN Sport

03 December 2018: Qatar announces that is withdrawing from OPEC in January, ending a near-six decade long membership of the oil price cartel

30 October 2018: Turkey says it is ‘unrealistic’ for Saudi Arabia to ask it to close its military base in Qatar

21 October 2018: Qatar denies reports that a plane from Iran laden with arms landed in Doha on its way to Lebanon

21 August 2018: The Premier League threatens Saudi with legal action to protect its intellectual property after it collects evidence that prove one of the Kingdom’s channels has been illegally airing football games whose rights have been sold to Qatar

29 July 2018:  American diplomats held secret talks regarding the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan with the Taliban in Qatar, the group claims

24 July 2018: Qatar is running a major expansion programme at its Al-Udeid military airbase in an effort to ‘underscore Qatar’s ongoing commitment to deepening its strategic military relations with the US’

24 July 2018: ‘Extras’ are offered $25 to attend anti-Qatar protests in London as Emir Tamim Al Thani arrives for a meetings with the British prime minister

23 July 2018: The International Court of Justice rules that the UAE is violating the basic rights of Qatari nationals and remedy its treatment of them

06 July 2018Qatar and the UAE will join US military operations in Afghanistan

27 June 2018: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) begins looking into the conflict between Qatar and its neighbouring Gulf States after receiving a complaint from Doha

16 May 2018: US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked the Qatari government for at least $1 million in December 2016 in exchange for access or insight into the Trump administration, the Washington Post reports

13 May 2018: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani accuses the countries imposing the blockade on Doha of obstructing Kuwaiti mediation efforts, stressing that Qatar is always open to dialogue

30 April 2018: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi issues a presidential decree permitting the King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, to own two villas located in the South Sinai province of Sharm El-Sheikh

24 April 2018: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Abdel Al-Jubeir calls out Qatar to pay for American forces in Syria hinting that if it didn’t do so it would lose its US protection and the regime would fall

10 April 2018: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the alternative is the new Saudi-UAE committee set up at the end of 2017, an Emirati political academic close to Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince says

04 December 2017: The UAE and Saudi Arabia form a new military and trade partnership separate to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Emirates announces

05 April 2018: Qatar has received an official invitation to the Arab League summit in Riyadh despite the on going blockade

04 April 2018: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa has claimed that Bahrain will not look to mitigate the blockade of Qatar

26 March 2018: Qatar and Jordan agree to increase the number of passenger and cargo flights Qatar Airways can make to Amman each week

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (L) is welcomed by Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) at the 28th Arab League Summit in Amman, Jordan on March 28, 2017 (Salah Malkawi/Anadolu Agency )

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (L) is welcomed by Jordan’s King Abdullah II (R) for the 28th Arab League Summit in Amman, Jordan on March 28, 2017 [Salah Malkawi/Anadolu Agency]

26 March 2018: Two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates while they were in Bahraini airspace, the UAE’s state news agency WAM reports

26 March 2018: A top Republican fundraiser files a lawsuit against Qatar, accusing the Gulf state of pilfering and leaking emails in retribution for his attempts to influence the Trump administration in favour of its regional rivals

26 March 2018: The Press Association reports that a senior Republican fundraiser received $2.5 million ‘to persuade Washington to take a position against Qatar’

22 March 2018: The National Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Qatari Ministry of the Interior adds 19 individuals and eight entities to its terrorist list

21 March 2018: Qatar and Kuwait agree to greater cooperation in the tourism sector

19 March 2018: Qatar agrees to supply Ukraine with liquefied natural gas

18 March 2018: Qatar asks US regulators to investigate the US subsidiary of the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates, accusing it of ‘bogus’ foreign exchange deals designed to harm its economy as part of a blockade by Gulf neighbours

15 March 2018: Somalia votes against UAE port in Somaliland, but Emirates continues its plans to setup the controversial $422 million project

14 March 2017: Qatar plans to become more self-reliant over the next five years and reduce its dependence on foreign expertise and produce as a result of the ongoing rift with its neighbours

14 March 2018: Qatar and Iraq agree to greater security coordination

14 March 2018: Qatar agrees to allow Turkey to setup a naval base on its soil, this will include a training centre that will primarily take on maritime patrols and monitoring

13 March 2018: The UAE and Qatar sign their first agreement since the start of the blockade against Doha was launched in June 2017

11 March 2018: Sudan and Qatar setup a joint committee in an effort to bring an end to the decades-long conflict in Darfur

09 March 2018Al Jazeera has dismissed calls from members of the US Congress to be registered as a foreign agent under American law

08 March 2018: In response to remarks made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman days earlier, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says it is apparent ‘Saudi officials are preoccupied with the Qatar issue. The evidence is that they bring the issue up in all their meetings and statements’

06 March 2018: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman says the blockade on Qatar is ‘very trivial’

30 January 2018: An Egyptian court orders the expropriation of land from a Qatari company allegedly because it manipulated Egypt’s share of well water

29 January 2018: Qatar’s non-oil exports declined 13% in December compared to the same period of 2016, a report by the Qatar Chamber reveals

January 18, 2018Qatar’s Defence Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah told audiences at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) that Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt are “harming their own interests” with this blockade

January 18, 2018: Former US Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Martin Indyk announced that US President Donald Trump is no longer following the Saudi/UAE script on Qatar

15 January 2018: Qatar denies the UAE’s claims that its fighter jets intercepted a passenger aircraft on its way to Bahrain

15 January 2018: The UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Bahrain

14 January 2018: A video circulates online showing Qatari Emir Abdullah Bin Ali Al Thani claiming he is being held against his will in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as ‘a  prisoner’

12 January 2018: The UAE denies that it has violated Qatar’s airspace one day after Doha submitted a complaint at the UN Security Council

12 January 2018: Qatar submits a complaint to the UN Security Council after the United Arab Emirates violated its airspace

24 December 2017: Qatar withdraws its players from the Blitz Chess Championships hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh from 26-30 December after they were told not to show their country’s flag

19 December 2017Palestinians living in the Qatar funded Hamad City in the besieged Gaza Strip will not have to make any repayments in 2018, the Head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi, announces

19 December 2017: Doha will supply Sudan with 505 buses as part of a trade agreement, the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications says

17 December 2017: Qatar is planning to open an embassy in Baghdad next year, Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani announces

17 December 2017: Some 26,000 cases of human rights violations have been documented since the start of the Gulf siege on Qatar, the country’s foreign minister revealed yesterday.

20 December 2017: Qatar Emir begins tour of West Africa in Senegal. He is due to also visit Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea and Mali

14 December 2017: Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGI) has decided to ‘exit the insurance market in the emirate of Dubai in the UAE’

21 November 2017: The Qatar Emir’s brother arrives in Kuwait to deliver a verbal message to the Emir

08 November 2017: Leaked emails show that an influential billionaire pro-Israeli couple offered to fund a former Al Jazeera journalist’s lawsuit against the network for over $100 million

08 November 2017: Qatar inaugurates its Military Attache headquarters in Kuwait

07 November 2017: The UAE releases a song called ‘Tell Qatar’, a collaboration between a number of high profile Emirati artists and those who live in the country

01 November 2017: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that the continuing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region could weaken the GCC’s economic growth

01 November 2017: Bahrain accuses imprisoned Shia leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, of communicating with Qatar regarding potential hostile acts in the Kingdom

01 November 2017: Leaked emails by UAE’s Ambassador to the US Yousef Al-Otaiba show that the Gulf state was concerned about the BDS campaign and Qatar’s support for it in the months prior to the start of the Gulf crisis

30 October 2017: Turkish exports to Qatar witnessed a rise by 90 per cent over the last four months from June to September following the embargo imposed by some countries on Doha, according to the Aegean Exporters’ Association (EIB)

30 October 2017: Bahrain calls for Qatar’s membership to the GCC to be frozen until it responds to the demands of the boycotting countries. Manama says it will not attend any summit which Doha is taking part in

30 October 2017: Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani stressed that the country’s sovereignty is a red line, adding that Doha will not accept anyone interfering in it adding that the blockading countries fear free speech as they see it ‘as a threat to them’

25 October 2017: Qatar approves a new bill that will implement measures supporting and protecting the two million foreign workers residing in the country, including introducing a minimum wage

25 October 2017: Speaking at a parliamentary session, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah warned that the Gulf crisis between Qatar and the five rival countries may escalate and could lead the GCC to collapse

24 October 2017: Speaking at a business conference in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Al-Zayani says ‘the issue we have with Qatar is not something of a long-term nature’

19 October 2017: Former Sudanese president, Abdel Rahman Swar Al-Dahab says he does ‘not think that there was a convincing reason for this crisis at all…. It must be contained as soon as possible’

16 October 2017: Qatar’s National Committee for Human Rights has received 2,084 complaints from residents and 3,600 complaints from citizens regarding violations caused by the blockade imposed on Qatar, ‘most notably the right to family reunification’

03 October 2017: Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani receives his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Jawad Zarif in Doha, in the first meeting of senior officials from the two countries since the start of the Gulf rift

03 October 2017: Somalia receives $50 million in new aid from Saudi Arabia but says this will not alter its neutral stance in the Gulf rift with Qatar

01 October 2017: Qatar Airways announces that it has purchased a 49 per cent stake in AQA Holding, the new parent company of the second largest airline in Italy, Meridiana

28 September 2017: Qatar stresses that it will not extradite preacher Yusuf Al-Qaradawi who is wanted in Egypt and that it has no plans to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Image of Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on 20 October 2015 [Omar Chatriwala/Flickr]

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on 20 October 2015 [Omar Chatriwala/Flickr]

28 September 2017: Al Jazeera launches new Instagram channel after it’s Snapchat accounts are blocked in boycotting countries

18 September 2017: Qatar’s Prime Minister, Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani, meets with the Iranian and Pakistani ambassadors to boost cooperation between the three countries

18 September 2017: Somalia joins Saudi Arabia and the UAE in their blockage of Qatar. President Sharif Hasan says this is because of the ‘historical relationship as well as the strategic partnership we have with Saudi Arabia and the UAE’

18 September 2017: Al Jazeera Media Network’s denounced Snapchat’s decision to pull the plug on its channel at the request of the Saudi government. The social media giant’s ‘alarming’ move sent a message that countries could silence dissenting views by pressuring social media and content distribution companies, Al-Jazeera says

17 September 2017: The Jerusalem Post reports that Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa says he is tired of the Arab world’s boycott of Israel

17 September 2017: Qatar and the UK announce that they have signed a defence contract which will see Britain supply Doha with 24 Typhoon fighter jets

12 September 2017: Businessmen in Qatar call for products from consumers to purchase local produce and boycott countries which have cut relations with Doha

10 September 2017: Qatar Ports Management Company will announce 13 new shipping lines, including five lines in the coming days and eight on 15 October, the country’s minister of transport announces

7 September 2017: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah partakes in his first official visit with US President Donald Trump since the latter took office earlier this year. During the meeting they are set to discuss the Arab crisis and boycott of Qatar

5 September 2017: Members of the UAE’s football team remove Qatar beIn Sport’s microphone during a press conference

4 September 2017: Qatar announces that it has opened a land and sea cargo line with Iran and Turkey. This will reduce cargo shipping costs by 80%

4 September 2017: Saudi Arabia’s Rotana record company releases a song called ‘Teach Qatar’ which is a collaboration between a number of high profile Saudi artists and those who live in the country

Al-Jazeera journalist, Elias Karram [Image: Al Jazeera]

30 August 2017: Israel’s Government Press Office backtracks on its decision and will not revoke the press card of Al Jazeera reporter Elias Karram

24 August 2017: Qatari media releases report revealing that 1,100 anti-Qatar propoganda pieces have been published by the blockade countries

23 August 2017: Qatar announces that its ambassador is to return to Iran more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s missions in Tehran by demonstrators angry at Riyadh’s execution of Shia Muslim cleric Nimr Al-Nimr

22 August 2017: Qatar slams Saudi as despite granting Qatari pilgrims the rite of Hajj, they are only permitted to use Saudi airlines

17 August 2017: GCC cancel Gulf volleyball championship as they were to be hosted by Qatar

17 August 2017: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman offers to host Qatari pilgrims at his expense

17 August 2017: Qatar welcomes Saudi decision to open borders to pilgrims

16 August 2017: Qatar slams GCC decision to cancel Gulf volleyball championship which was due to be hosted in Doha

16 August 2017: Saudi Arabia to open Salwa border point to Qatari pilgrims for Hajj

16 August 2017: Saudi state TV sparks outrage after producing a video saying it can ‘shoot down Qatari passenger flights’

09 August 2017: UAE, Bahrain open flight corridors for Qatar Airways

08 August 2017: Former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Salah Omar Al-Ali says ‘the fundamental reason for [the] siege [on Qatar] is Al Jazeera and not terrorism’

06 August 2017: Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announces plans to join forces with Gulf states and revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers

02 August 2017: Qatar announces that it plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency, state news agency QNA reported

01 August 2017: Turkey and Qatar sign a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation in the agriculture and livestock sectors

31 July 2017: The International Civil Aviation Organisation, a UN agency, holds an extraordinary, ministerial level session following a request by Qatar as a result of the air blockade imposed by the boycotting countries

31 July 2017: Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, Qatar’s WTO representative Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani told Reuters

31 July 2017: Qatar slams ‘false’ reports from Saudi that it is preventing its citizens from completing pilgrimage this year

31 July 2017: Qatar is trying to politicise the Hajj pilgrimage according to Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir

29 July 2017: The UAE wants secular governments in the Middle East so Qatar has to stop supporting Islamists if it wants an end to the blockade, the Emirate’s US Ambassador to the US Yousef Al-Otaiba said in the TV interview

26 July 2017: The UAE will import the country’s first oil cargo from the United States, in an effort to find substitutes for the Qatar condensate supplies as a result of the current Gulf crisis

24 July 2017: Italy welcomes the new Qatari amendments to the laws on combating terrorism

23 July 2017: UK says it welcomes Qatar’s pledges to combat terrorism and terror financing

22 July 2017: Saudi Arabia pays $138,000 for anti-Qatar adverts to be aired in the US in an attempt to alter public opinion

20 July 2017: A report by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) says the rights of Qatari investors are being violated by the UAE

21 July 2017: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praises Qatar’s fight against terrorism and calls on the boycotting countries to lift the siege on Doha

21 July 2017: UAE welcomes Qatar’s decision to amend its anti-terrorism laws

20 July 2017: Qatar amends its anti-terrorism laws a week after Doha signed an accord with the United States to bolster measures aimed at curbing terrorism financing

19 July 2017: Gulf boycott countries abandon their 13 demands in favour of six principles in order to end the crisis with Qatar

17 July 2017: Qatar vows to sue the UAE after US intelligence reveals the Emirates was behind the hacking of the Qatar News Agency

17 July 2017: UAE denies reports it orchestrated the hacking of the Qatar News Agency

16 July 2017: US intelligence agencies have confirmed that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatar News Agency in May, which led to the isolation of Qatar

17 July 2017: Qatar felt ‘obliged’ to join the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, but its troops only patrolled the Saudi-Yemen borders and did not partake in any strikes in Yemen

17 July 2017: Egypt ends visa-free travel for Qatari nationals, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announces

Egyptian visa [Georgia Popplewell/Flickr]

Egyptian visa [Georgia Popplewell/Flickr]

14 July 2017: Demands set in order for relations with Qatar to be reinstated are ‘unacceptable’, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says. ‘The Gulf demands violate sovereignty’

11 July 2017: The United States and Qatar signed an agreement aimed at combating the financing of terrorism during a visit by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the region

10 July 2017: Saudi Arabia allows the Qatari officials who used to serve in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s Secretariat General to return to the Kingdom

10 July 2017: Qatar announces that it will seek compensation from boycotting countries, setting up a Compensation Committee to look into the matter

9 July 2017: News reports reveal that Saudi Arabia tried to pressure Iraq to join the boycott of Qatar

7 July 2017: UAE Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ignores the boycott and dines in the Qatar-owned Harrods in London, UK

7 July 2017: Egyptian channel Tahrir TV calls for Qatar to pay $100 billion in compensation for damages caused to the north African state over the past six years as a result of its ‘funding for terror’

6 July 2017: The US says it is ‘increasingly concerned’ that the dispute between the Gulf states ‘could possibly even intensify’

6 July 2017: German intelligence will work with Qatar to resolve accusations by Gulf states

6 July 2017: Four boycotting states saying initial demands they set for Qatar are now void and that they would take political, economic and legal steps against Doha

6 July 2017: US lifts laptop ban on Qatar Airways flights

5 July 2017: After receiving Qatar’s reply to their demands, boycotting states from no solution to the crisis

5 July 2017: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sets a condition for his troops to leave Qatar. ‘If it [Qatar] requests us to leave, we will not stay where we are not wanted,’ he said

4 July 2017: Kuwaiti sources reveal Qatar’s response to the list of demands saying Doha has agreed to reduce its relations with Iran ‘if all the Gulf countries commit to doing so’

4 July 2017: Qatar announces that it is increasing gas output by 30%

3 July 2017: Qatar responds to the Gulf states’ demands in a letter delivered to the Kuwaiti emir who has been mediating between the two sides

3 July 2017: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel begins tour of Gulf states in an effort to calm tensions

2 July 2017: Vice President of the World Union of Muslim Scholars, Ahmad Al-Raysouni, tells Al Jazeera that attempts to force Muslim scholars to join the boycott of Qatar amounts to ‘intellectual terrorism’

2 July 2017: Saudi Arabia and its allies give Qatar a further 48 hours to respond to their demands

27 June 2017: Qatar Chamber of Commerce announces that any goods originating in the countries currently boycotting the Gulf State will be rejected

27 June 2017: Kuwait bans religious leaders which were included on a list of terrorists – as designated by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt – from entering its territory

26 June 2017: Leaked documents show that the UAE had asked the US to bomb Al Jazeera’s headquarters during the war on Afghanistan

26 June 2017: Iran urges Europe to promote dialogues to resolve the Gulf dispute

26 June 2017: Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other members of the GCC pending progress in resolving a simmering dispute with Qatar

25 June 2017: Turkey says demands by Saudi Arabia and three other nations are ‘an attack to Qatar’s sovereignty right’

24 June 2017: Qatar says demands made by Saudi and the UAE to end the Gulf rift are not realistic and are ‘unacceptable’

22 June 2017: A list of 13 demands are handed to Qatar in order for the boycott to end and negotiations to begin. They include shutting down Al Jazeera and a number of other news sites, and handing over members of the Muslim Brotherhood

20 June 2017: US says it is ‘mystified’ by the actions of Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar as no demands have yet been made

19 June 2017: Qatar expels Yemeni diplomats giving them 48 hours to leave the country

19 June 2017: UAE says the isolation of Qatar ‘may last many years’

19 June 2017: Qatar says it will not negotiate until the siege on it is lifted

19 June 2017: The state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) assigned the London-based law firm Carter-Ruck to file an official complaint with Ofcom, UK’s broadcasting and communications regulator, against the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news channel and Sky News Arabia for ‘violating impartiality code and accuracy in news’ sourcing’

19 June 2017Al Jazeera reports that Turkish troops arrived in Qatar

19 June 2017: Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, director of Qatar’s Government Communications Office, calls the boycott of the Gulf state a ‘publicity stunt’ aimed solely at attacking Doha’s image and reputation

18 June 2017: Bahrain gives Qatari troops 48 hours to leave its territory. The soldiers formed part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (Navcent) which is headquartered in Bahrain.

17 June 2017: Qatar denies allegations that it tried to ‘overthrow’ the Bahraini government

16 June 2017: The Bahrain News Agency broadcasts a phone call allegedly between a senior Qatari official and an opposition figure in Manama which it says proves Doha is meddling with Bahrain’s internal affairs with the aim of ‘overthrowing’ the regime

16 June 2017: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain affirm that their recent moves to diplomatically isolate Qatar are within their rights to protect their ‘national security’.

14 June 2017: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdore Lieberman calls for Al Jazeera‘s offices to be closed

14 June 2017: Qatar and the US sign a $12 billion deal which will see the Gulf state buying US F-15 fighter jets

13 June 2017: Iran announces that Qatar Airways will run 300 additional flights through its airspace everyday

13 June 2017: Egypt seeks help from Interpol to arrest 30 ‘terrorists’ living in Qatar

12 June 2017: Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, refuses $80 million offered to him by Saudi Arabia to partake in the boycott of Qatar

12 June 2017: The International Football Association (FIFA) chief says the Gulf crisis will not affect the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

11 June 2017: Bahrain’s central bank ordered banks operating in the kingdom to freeze assets and bank accounts of the Qatar-linked 59 individuals and 12 entities that a group of Saudi-led Arab countries have accused of links to terrorism

11 June 2017: Iran reveals that it has sent four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetable every day

Customers are seen shopping at Al Meera market in Doha, Qatar on 9 June 2017 [Mohamed Farag/Anadolu Agency]

Customers are seen shopping at Al Meera market in Doha, Qatar on 9 June 2017 [Mohamed Farag/Anadolu Agency]

11 June 2017: Qatar hires John Ashcroft, the US attorney general during the September 11 attacks, in an effort to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including US Treasury rules

10 June 2017: Niger recalls its ambassador to Qatar

10 June 2017: Qatari groups threaten to take legal action against a number of Gulf states that have issued a blockade against the country.

9 June 2017: Saudi Arabia threatens hotels and tourism centres with $27,000 fines if they air Al Jazeera

9 June 2017: The Saudi-backed Muslim World League announces the suspension of Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi’s membership in its Islamic Fiqh Academy.

9 June 2017: Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt release a list of people and organisations with alleged links to Qatar which they designate as ‘terrorists’, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef Al-Qaradawi

8 June 2017: Qatari forces deployed in Yemen return home

7 June 2017: Senegal expresses its ‘active solidarity’ with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and cuts ties with Qatar

7 June 2017: Abu Dhabi petroleum port authorities ease restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar

7 June 2017: US President Donald Trump offers to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab powers

7 June 2017: UAE suggests placing an embargo on Qatar if it fails to meet the demands of its fellow Gulf states

7 June 2017: Turkey passes bill approving deployment of troops to Qatar

7 June 2017: The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas both reject claims by Saudi Arabia that they are ‘terrorist organisations’

7 June 2017: Qatar begins using Somali airspace after Saudi Arabia and other neighbouring countries ban its national carrier, Qatar Airways

7 June 2017: The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC received nearly $270,000 as part of the Saudi government’s payments to lobby groups which work to further Riyadh’s interests in the United States

7 June 2017: FBI announces that Russian hackers may have planted the fake story which started the diplomatic row within the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC)

7 June 2017: Qatar begins talks with Iran and Turkey to supply food following the blockade imposed on it by its neighbours

6 June 2017: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, says Qatar must end its support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood to restore ties with other Arab states

6 June 2017: International Union of Muslim Scholars declares the siege on Qatar is ‘haram’

6 June 2017: UAE threatens those who express support to Qatar with up to 15 year in jail and $13,500 fines

6 June 2017: Mauritania and Gabon severe ties with Qatar

6 June 2017: Jordan downgrades its diplomatic relations with Qatar

6 June 2017: US President Donald Trump tweets support for the isolation of Qatar by its neighbours

6 June 2017: Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after Arab rift. Kuwait’s emir had an important role in a previous Gulf spat in 2014

5 June 2017: For the first time in history, a Saudi journalist is interviewed on Israeli TV and says: ‘There is no place for Hamas in the Middle East’

5 June 2017: Saudi Arabia shuts Qatar-based Al Jazeera channel’s office in the kingdom

5 June 2017: The eastern Libyan government of Khalifa Haftar, which is heavily backed by the UAE, cuts ties with Qatar. The Maldives and Mauritius also joined the action

5 June 2017:  The Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi severs ties with Qatar. The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting to restore his power over the country since 2015

5 June 2017: Qatar says it is the victim of ‘incitement… based on lies’

5 June 2017: Saudi expels Qatar from its coalition leading the war on Yemen

5 June 2017: Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt announce they will sever ties with Qatar. Qatari diplomats are given 48 hours to return to their country while Qatari nationals and visitors are told to pack up and leave within two weeks

3 June 2017: UAE ambassador to the US Yousef Al-Otaiba’s email account is hacked revealing links between Al-Otaiba and a pro-Israel think-tank in Washington. The official is found to be urging the US to move its military base out of Qatar which he says sponsors ‘terrorism’

24 May 2017: Saudi, Egypt and UAE block sites belonging to Qatar including Al Jazeera

24 May 2017: Qatar News Agency hacked and remarks attributed to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani published which criticise US foreign policy

April 2017: Qatar and Iran begin development of the world’s biggest natural gas field

5 December 2016: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in Doha in an attempt to strengthen ties between the two countries

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (L) is welcomed by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (R) in Doha, Qatar on 5 December 2016 [Bandar Algaloud/ Saudi Kingdom/ Handout/Anadolu Agency]

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (L) is welcomed by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (R) in Doha, Qatar on 5 December 2016 [Bandar Algaloud/ Saudi Kingdom/ Handout/Anadolu Agency]

May 2015: Egypt requests Qatar extradite Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi who is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood

March 2015: Qatar joins military intervention launched by Saudi Arabia in Yemen to reinstate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and push back military advancements from the Iranian-backed Houthi group.

September 2015: Qatar deploys 1,000 ground troops to fight in Yemen, including 200 armoured vehicles, and 30 Apache helicopters to Maarib province

November 2014: UAE publishes list of outlawed ‘terrorist groups’ which includes the Muslim Brotherhood

November 2014: UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia return their ambassadors to Qatar

September 2014: Leaks emerge that Qatar is asking leaders of Hamas to leave the country. Hamas denies the claims

May 2014: The UAE backs a single by Emirati singer Hussain Al-Jasmi calling on Egyptians to go out and vote for former Defence Minister and coup leader, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

March 2014: Qatari citizen Mahmoud Al-Jaidah sentenced to seven years in prison in the UAE on the accusation that he supports Al-Islah, who Emirati prosecutors see as a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood

March 2014: Saudi, UAE and Bahrain withdraw Qatar envoys claiming Doha interferes in the internal affairs of other states

December 2013: 3 journalists working for the Qatari-based Al Jazeera news channel are taken into custody by Egyptian security forces accused of reporting false news which was ‘damaging to national security’

3 July 2013: Morsi is ousted in a military coup

October 2012: Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes first Arab leader in years to visit the Gaza Strip

June 2012: Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as president of Egypt

Egyptians gather to protest their support for Mohammed Morsi on 15 February 2016 [file photo]

Egyptians gather to protest their support for Mohammed Morsi on 15 February 2016 [file photo]

May 2012: Egypt holds its first free elections

February 2012: Hamas leadership relocates to Qatar and Egypt due to the unrest in Syria

April 2011: Qatar hosts meeting of international contact group on Libya, which calls on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down

March 2011: Qatar joins a NATO-led coalition in Libya

March 2011: Syrians take to the streets to call for the ouster of President Bashar Al-Assad

February 2011: Bahrain’s Sunni government violently cracks down on Shia protests which it says are backed by Iran

February 2011: Egypt’s Mubarak steps down, handing over power to the military. Qatar and its fellow Gulf states are seen to be backing different parties in the unrest

January 2011: A revolution begins in Egypt to oust long-standing dictator Hosni Mubarak

December 2010: Tunisian revolution to end the rule of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, sparking the Arab Spring

Image of the Tunisian Revolution that took place in January 2011 [Chris Belsten/Flickr]

Image of the Tunisian Revolution that took place in January 2011 [Chris Belsten/Flickr]

March 2009: 17 countries join an Arab Summit in Doha, Qatar, following the Israeli war on Gaza. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority boycotted the conference