Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row: State Media

Reuters , Monday 5 Jun 2017

One of Al-Jazeera channel Studios (Photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia on Monday shut the local office of Al Jazeera, Qatar's influential satellite channel, hours after the kingdom and other Arab powers cut ties over Doha's alleged support for Islamists and Iran.

Riyadh views Al Jazeera as critical of its government, but the outlet says it is an independent news service giving a voice to everyone in the region. The move was announced by state television.

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