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Concerns surround what affect the UAE’s flight ban could have on other major sporting events, mainly the 2022 World Cup. A report has uncovered a worrying issue involving the blockade against Qatar and major sporting events affected by its no-fly zone. According to the Associated Press, Qatar’s soccer players were recently involved in a circuitous flight route to the UAE via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours to attend the Asian Cup. Such a flight…

Pompeo made official visits to both Doha and Riyadh this week, and called for a resolution to the ongoing GCC dispute. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for an end to the 19-month blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE. According to Al Jazeera, the US politician made official visits to both Doha and Riyadh this week, and called for a resolution to the GCC dispute.  We are all…

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to blame for both Qatar’s isolation and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. When the Saudi-led siege against Qatar took hold in June last year, Middle East experts were under the impression it would quickly resolve itself. However, nearly 18-months later Saudi Arabia, along with the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, continue their blockade. The recent events surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have done little to project an…

Following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has been shunned by most of the world. Following the international outcry surrounding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has fallen out of favour with most of the world’s super powers. A safer bet According to Reuters, Qatar is fast-becoming the most prominent nation in the Middle East and most certainly a safer bet following the dramatic events surrounding Khashoggi. With a colossal natural-resource…