Qatar crisis: The boycott decision and its aftermath

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Qatar crisis: The boycott decision and its aftermath

Dubai - A detailed timeline of the events.

By Compiled by Fakhrul Islam

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Published: Tue 5 Jun 2018, 6:55 AM

Last updated: Tue 5 Jun 2018, 11:51 AM

The year that passed by has seen many international efforts to make Qatari rulers see wisdom. But all have come to a nought. Here is a detailed timeline of the events.
2017-18 Qatar diplomatic crisis
June 5, 2017
Seven Arab states snap relations with Qatar, recalling diplomats and citizens, and halting flights over claims it supports extremism.
> UAE suspends Qatar flights.
The UAE gives Qatari residents and visitors 14 days - starting from June 5 - to leave the country for precautionary security reasons.
> Yemen's internationally recognised government cut ties with Qatar.
> Saudi Arabia bans all Qatari planes from its airports, airspace.
> Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain.
> Qatar's beIN Sports blocked in the UAE.
June 6 June, 2017
> US President Donald Trump throws his weight behind efforts to isolate Qatar, backing Saudi Arabia and its allies.
> UAE demands guarantees before mending Qatar ties.
> Bahrain revokes Qatar Airways licences.
> Saudi Arabia revokes license of Qatar Airways, offices to close.
> DP World bans Qatar flag vessels from UAE ports.
June 7, 2017
Gulf states await Qatar response - Kuwait Amir holds talks in UAE over Gulf crisis.?> A Saudi minister says ball is now in Qatar court.
> Qatar hatched several plots to defame UAE.
>Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar.
> Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar.
> Comoros cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar.
> Djibouti downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar.
> Qatar in talks with Turkey and Iran to provide food, water.
June 8, 2017
> Turkey's Grand National Assembly approves draft bill allowing the deployment of troop to a Turkish military base in Qatar.
> Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf row.
> No visa on arrival in UAE for Qatari expats.
> Emirates Post stops postal services to Qatar.
> UAE airspace closed for flights going to or from Qatar.
June 9, 2017
> Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue a list of Qatar-linked terrorist groups.
> UAE to freeze accounts, financial holdings of terrorists, terror organisations.
June 10, 2017
Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar.
June 11, 2017
>UAE sets up hotline for local families with Qatari members.
> Expats face trouble after Qatar exchange houses run out of dollars.
June 12, 2017
Chinese shipping firm suspended services to Qatar.
June 13, 2017
> Non-Qatari flights can fly over UAE to Doha.  Saudi minister says there is no blockade of Qatar, they are free to go.
June 14, 2017
UAE bans selling, subscription of beIN Sports receivers, cards.
June 16, 2017
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says a list of grievances involving Qatar is being drawn up and will be presented soon.
17 June, 2017
> Qatari official conspires against Bahrain in leaked call. ?
> Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera says the Twitter account for its main Arabic-language channel has been suspended.
June 18, 2017
Bahrain orders Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Daesh group to leave its territory.
June 23, 2017
Arab nations issue a list with 13 demands to Qatar to end crisis - insisting it should shut Al Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and close down a Turkish military base in Qatar.
June 28, 2017
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir says there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.
June 30, 2017
Several UK banks stop selling Qatar riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts.
July 2, 2017
Qatar rejects demands from Arab countries.
July 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt accept an Amir of Kuwait's request to extend deadline for Qatar.
> Qatar bans its citizens, residents from leaving country.
July 4, 2017
Qatar hands its response to a list of demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies to the Amir of Kuwait.
July 5, 2017
> UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt issue a joint statement after Qatar's reply.
> Moody's downgrades Qatar's rating outlook to negative.
July 12, 2017
The four Arab nations boycotting Qatar said that a Memorandum of Understanding Doha has signed with Washington to curb funding of terrorism is not enough.
July 14, 2017
An ex-Muslim Brotherhood member says that Qatar plotted to destabilise UAE.
July 18, 2017
UAE rejects allegations of hacking Qatari news agency. ?> Egypt insists Qatar meets list of demands, sanctions to remain.
July 19, 2017
Egypt announces end to visa-free entry for Qatari nationals.
July 20, 2017
Qatari pilgrims welcomed in Saudi Arabia for Haj.
July 22, 2017
The UAE terms the changes to Qatar anti-terror law 'positive'.
> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he's satisfied with Qatar's efforts to resolve the crisis.
> Sky News exposes Qatar links to 9/11 attackers.
26 July, 2017
Saudi Arabia and allies release a complete list of terror-linked individual, entities.
1.Al Balagh Charitable Foundation - Yemen.
2. Ihsan Charitable Society - Yemen.
3. Rahma Charitable Organization - Yemen.
4. Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council - Libya.
5. Al Saraya Media Center - Libya.
6. Boshra News Agency - Libya.
7. Rafallah Sahati Brigade - Libya.
8. Nabaa TV - Libya.
9. Tanasuh Foundation for Dawa, Culture and Media - Libya.

1. Khalid Saeed Al Bounein (Qatari Citizen).
2. Shaqer Jummah Al Shahwani (Qatari Citizen).
3. Saleh bin Ahmed Al Ghanim (Qatari Citizen).
4. Hamid Hamad Hamid Al Ali (Kuwaiti Citizen).
5. Abdullah Mohammed Al Yazidi (Yemeni Citizen).
6. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Baraoud (Yemeni Citizen).
7. Mohammed Bakr Al Dabaa (Yemeni Citizen).
8. Al Saadi Abdullah Ibrahim Bukhazem (Libyan Citizen).
9. Ahmed Abd Al Jaleel Al Hasnawi (Libyan Citizen).

July 29, 2017
New documentary reveals Doha's secret files to sabotage Gulf region.
July 31, 2017
Arab nations grant 9 emergency routes for Qatari planes.
August 9, 2017
Moody's downgrades Qatari banks and questions Doha's ability to support country's banks.
August 11, 2017
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) issues a series of resolutions regarding a complaint filed by Qatar against the four boycotting nations.
August 17, 2017
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, opens Saudi border for Qatar's Haj pilgrims. Qatar's Sheikh Abdullah thanks the Saudi king for opening the border for Haj pilgrims.
August 27, 2017
Standard and Poor's affirms Qatar's negative outlook and predicts slower growth for Doha due to GCC boycott.
September 9, 2017
The Amir of Qatar calls the Saudi Crown Prince and shows a desire for talks.
September 13, 2017
Qatari action to revoke the citizenship of chief of Al Murrah tribe, Talib bin Lahoom bin Shuraim, along with 50 people of his family and clan, sparks widespread anger across GCC states.
September 16, 2017
A top court upholds a life sentence against Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Mursi on charges stemming from a trial over spying for Qatar.
September 19, 2017
Qatar Insurance Company says its Abu Dhabi branch will shut because it could not renew its licence.
September 30, 2017
20 members of Qatar's ruling family jailed for dissent.
October 15, 2017
Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani family say Qatari authorities have frozen his bank accounts over his role in Doha's crisis with its neighbours.
October 19, 2017
Qatari security forces raid the palace of Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani in Doha and confiscate documents and memorabilia belonging to his father.
November 29, 2017
UAE accuses Qatar of being behind a call for the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of war crimes by the UAE in Yemen.
January 12, 2018
UAE denies Qatar's accusation that its fighter aircraft violate Qatari airspace in December. Doha had complained to the United Nations about the incident.
January 15, 2018
UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority says Qatar's military aircraft intercept two civilian UAE planes on their way to Bahrain.
> UAE denies Qatar's accusation that its fighter aircraft violate Qatari airspace in December. Doha had complained to the UN about the incident.
January 18, 2018
UAE files a complaint with the UN over Qatar's interception of two passenger planes en route to Bahrain.
January 31, 2018
UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt condemn a report by the UN Commission on Human Rights whose members visited Qatar in November 2017 as misleading.
March 27, 2018
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) condemns Qatar's fighter jets that approach two UAE registered civil planes in a 'dangerous manner'.
April 22, 2018
Civil Aviation Authority of UAE announces it is filing a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) after Qatari fighter jets intercept a UAE civilian plane.

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