Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Qatar camels caught up in Gulf crisis



Saudi Arabia has said all camels and sheep owned by Qataris must leave its pastureland, in a growing row between Qatar and other Gulf states.

 
Qatari officials say that about 15,000 camels and 10,000 sheep have already crossed the border.


An emergency makeshift shelter with water tanks and fodder has been set up in Qatar.


Many Qataris keep their cattle in Saudi Arabia, because the tiny Gulf kingdom does not have enough pastures.


Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia and a number of other Arab states cut diplomatic ties and all transport links with Qatar over the kingdom's alleged support for Islamic extremism.





BBC     News.