UN court rules in favor of Qatar in dispute with UAE

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Qatar in a dispute with the United Arab Emirates that started when the UAE and other neighbors sought to isolate Qatar for its alleged links to terrorism and meddling in the region.

Over the past year, the UAE and Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have instituted a series of measures that have isolated Qatar.

But the UN's highest court said in the discrimination lawsuit Monday that families with Qatari members that had been separated by last year's UAE measures must be allowed to be reunited.

It added that Qatari students hit by the measures should be allowed to complete their education in the UAE or get records so they continue to study elsewhere.

People also read these

Trudeau defends multimillion payout to ex-Gitmo...

Jul 8, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government's apology and...

Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal's...

Aug 2, 2017

So many asylum seekers are crossing into Canada from the United States that Montreal's Olympic...

Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as...

Sep 22, 2017

Canadian retailers fear their survival is at stake if a change to the North American Free Trade...

'Lone wolf' suspected in Canada terror attack,...

Oct 1, 2017

Canadian officials say a car and knife attack on an Edmonton police officer and a high-speed chase...

Family freed returns to Canada, says 1 child...

Oct 14, 2017

Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant...

Sign up now!