Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in June broke off relations with Qatar, --- a country of nearly 2.3 million people, mostly foreign workers, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Here's the latest.
June 9: 2017: Qatar has said "it's not ready to surrender" as the diplomatic stranglehold placed on the tiny oil-rich country by its neighbors intensified. The defiant statement came as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain released a document listing organizations and people they allegedly had links to Qatar and supported terrorism.
Qatar said the list of terror-related groups and individuals released by the four Arab countries was "baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact," asserting that "Qatar strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms. We do not, have not and will not support terrorist groups."
June 9, 2017: The UAE bans all flights from the Qatari capital Doha from entering its airspace.
Qatari citizens have been told they have 14 days from June 13 to leave Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, and those countries banned their own citizens from entering Qatar.
Etihad, Emirates, Fly Dubai and Gulf Air have halted all flights in and out of Doha, the Qatari capital.
Qatar is rich in oil and gas but it doesn't really produce its own food -- almost all of it comes from Saudi Arabia. Qatar said that Iran has expressed willingness to supply the country with food and would allocate three of its ports for this purpose.
US government officials, including President Donald Trump, have expressed the need to pressure Qatar if it is indeed sympathizing with alleged terrorists. This despite the US having a large airbase in Qatar that provides much of the air support for its fight against ISIS in the region.
The Qatar crisis has put the ability of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup in doubt.