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Call to close Al-Jazeera 'unacceptable attack' on free speech: UN

The four countries have given Qatar a 10-day deadline for implementation ending on July 4.

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours` demands `seriously`

The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis.

Saudi Arabia curbs access to Qatar-linked sports broadcaster

Saudi Arabia last week ordered shut the local office of Al-Jazeera, which has been banned from the airwaves in the kingdom as well as in the United Arab Emirates.

Al-Jazeera America network shuts down today

Al-Jazeera America network shuts down today

Al-Jazeera America, which couldn't attract an audience to another cable news network in the United States, signs off tonight following a three-hour live farewell designed to highlight its work since a 2013 launch.


Islamic State suicide bombers penetrate Iraq Army headquarter, kill general

Four Islamic State group suicide bombers infiltrated an army headquarters west of Baghdad, killing an Iraqi general and five other soldiers, army and police officers said on Tuesday.

Saudi billionaire prince to launch Arab news channel

Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is to launch an Arab satellite news channel on February 1, vowing to "break the mould" in a crowded field.