Bahrain says it suspended Saudi prince's TV channel for lacking license, anti-terror standards

February 9, 2015 2:00 PM

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MANAMA, Bahrain – Bahrain says it suspended a new pan-Arab news channel within hours of its first broadcast because it has no license and failed to meet anti-terrorist standards.

The island kingdom's Information Affairs Authority said Monday that the government has blocked transmissions of the Alarab network since Feb. 2 partly because it failed "to take account of efforts aimed at stemming the tide of extremism and terrorism."

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