Since the July 2013 ouster of Egypt’s former President Mohammad Mursi, seething tensions have been etching away at Egypt and Qatar’s bilateral relations, after the Gulf state had shown staunch support for the toppled leader.
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi (L) speaks with former Qatari leader Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani during the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, 30 August 2012. (File Photo: Reuters)
Egyptians burn a Qatari flag during a protest against what they say is Qatar's backing of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi's government, outside the Qatari Embassy in Cairo November 30, 2013
Anger at Al Jazeera
Qatar needs to understand the will of the Egyptian people and encourage stabilityAbdel Latif al-Menawy