Saudi Arabia shuts Al-Jazeera office hours after severing ties with Qatar

"The Ministry of Information closed the office of the Al-Jazeera channel and withdrew the licence it was granted," the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2017 10:59 pm
Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, egypt, Al-Jazeera, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, world news Earlier on Monday, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suspended ties with Qatar after accusing the nation of supporting ‘terrorism’ and Islamic groups. (Source: File photo)

Hours after several Gulf states severed ties with Qatar on Monday, Saudi Arabia shut the local office of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera global news channel. “The Ministry of Information closed the office of the Al-Jazeera channel and withdrew the licence it was granted,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Earlier on Monday, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suspended ties with Qatar after accusing the nation of supporting ‘terrorism’ and Islamic groups. The dispute between Qatar and its neighbouring countries began after the former had alleged in May that hackers took over its state-run news agency and published fake comments from its ruling Emir regarding Iran and Israel. The other four countries had, at the time, responded by blocking all Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera.

-with AFP inputs

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    IAM KHALID
    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    This is really a good step taken by gulf nations for their countries security and to stop the terror activities. Where as India always says it wants to fight against all kinds of terrorism but the ground reality is still there are relations and trade between India and pak no serious steps have been taken to stop cross border terrorism
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      Die
      Jun 6, 2017 at 3:15 am
      June 5, 2016: The Prime Minister has been focusing on improving ties with the Gulf region which is crucial for India’s energy security. He has already visited United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia........PIG MODI VISITED QATAR FIRST. THEN GOES TO SAUDI AND EMIRATES AND WHISPERS IN THE EARS OF THOSE HEADS OF STATE THAT TERRORISM IS FROM THE OTHER TWO. CHANAKYANS ARE WORKING 24X7 TO CREATE TROUBLE IN THE GULF EXACTLY THE WAY THEY HAVE BEEN DOING FOR 3000 YEARS.
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        IslamForFoools
        Jun 6, 2017 at 1:13 am
        Al jazzers al queda, it should also be boycotted by India. They run jihadi propa a
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          ams
          Jun 6, 2017 at 5:21 am
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            tango
            Jun 5, 2017 at 10:58 pm
            Saudi Arabia shuts Al-Jazeera office in Qatar hours after severing ties. Kudos to IE reporting. so fast that the foot has got stuck in the mouth.
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