Bahrain: Shut Channel Lacked License, Anti-Terror Standards

February 9, 2015 2:59 PM

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Bahrain said Monday it suspended a new pan-Arab news channel backed by a billionaire Saudi prince within hours of its first broadcast because it failed to obtain a proper license and did not meet anti-terrorist standards.

The Alarab network disappeared from TV screens early on Feb. 2, a day after its launch. Bahrain initially declined to explain why.

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