Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies have prompted large groups of Muslims across the world to boycott this year's Hajj ceremony, a new report suggests, citing concerns that Riyadh may use the revenues from the pilgrimage to pursue the young prince's destructive foreign policies, including his deadly war on the people of Yemen.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said his country is boycotting the forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain in support of President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed the “deal of the century,” because Palestinians are not taking part in the event.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have jointly announced that the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against Qatar, which they imposed on the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom in June 2017, would remain in effect until further notice.
Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, has announced a boycott of the kingdom's upcoming parliamentary elections.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like the iPhone in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington, as the Turkish lira finally clawed back some ground after going into a tailspin over the tensions.
US President Donald Trump has backed boycotting American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson over its plans to move production overseas, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Trump over tariffs.
Head coach of Iran's national football team Carlos Queiroz has called on FIFA to intervene after US sportswear giant Nike said it would not provide shoes to Iranian players in the World Cup in line with US sanctions.