The Heat: Latest on the Qatar-Gulf crisis

The Heat

A view of a boat sailing past buildings at the corniche in the Qatari capital, Doha, on June 7, 2017. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain announced on June 5 they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar, giving Qataris within their borders two weeks to leave. (AFP PHOTO / STR)

It started with Bahrain. The Gulf state severed ties with its neighbor, Qatar, a little more than a week ago, and multiple Arab states followed suit, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE.

The Arab nations cite “terrorism and extremism” as the reason behind cutting off Qatar, all allegations Qatar denies.

For the latest on the crisis in the Gulf, CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.

Follow Sean Callebs on Twitter @sfcallebs

To discuss solutions to the diplomatic crisis:

  • Dave Marash, a former journalist for Al Jazeera.
  • Faisal Al Shammeri, a political analyst and columnist for Al-Arabiya and other Saudi newspapers.
  • Kaveh Afrasiabi, a political scientist and author of the upcoming book, Iran Nuclear Accord and the Re-Making of the Middle East.
  • Tawfik Hamid, an Islamic thinker and reformer and one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt.


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