A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on January 5, 2021, shows from L to R: Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Omani Deputy Prime Minister Fahd Bin Mahmud, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Dubai’s Ruler and UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Nayef al-Hajraf, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) posing for pictures before the opening session of the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the northwestern Saudi city of al-Ula. the blockading states. To address the allegation that it is “funding international terrorism,” Qatar brought all aid organizations privately established by Qatari families under the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities and gave this body greater institutional powers. Qatar also withdrew permission to raise funds from any charitable organization that failed to conform to accountability standards. Meanwhile, Qatar did not give in to the blockading nations’ demand for Al Jazeera Media Network’s closure. Rather than shuttering a media organization that has become globally recognized and respected for its high-quality reporting, it focused on promoting the Qatari media sector’s diversification.