QATAR has taken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN's highest court in a desperate bid to end the year-long boycott of Doha.
The UAE suddenly cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last June after accusing the Gulf nation of supporting terrorism.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt also joined the boycott, ramping up tensions in the politically fraught Middle East.
The UN's International Court of Justice, in The Hague, began hearing Qatar's lawsuit today.
Doha accused the UAE of "discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens" by imposing the blockade.