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Countries Boycotting Qatar Want Flying-Rights Case Moved to ICJ

  • Action comes after ICAO Council agrees to hear Qatar’s case
  • Saudi-led bloc barred Qatari planes from their airspace
Hamad International Airport in Doha

Hamad International Airport in Doha

Photographer: Valery Sharifulin/Getty Images

A Saudi-led bloc is seeking to move a case on reopening its airspace to Qatari planes to the International Court of Justice from a United Nations aviation agency.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt say the International Civil Aviation Organization "was not competent to consider that dispute,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.