Al Jazeera Suspends Egypt Feed To Repair Strained Ties With Cairo


In a bid to sort out differences and repair relations with Egypt, Qatar-based Al Jazeera has suspended its Egyptian broadcast which was known to voice views of President Mohamed Mursi supporters and Muslim Brotherhood – a political force in Egypt. Al-Jazeera said it would instead incorporate Mubasher Misr into a new regional station.

The suspension of the channel by Qatar comes in the wake of seeking closer ties with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s government that had earlier asked the Gulf country to stop its support towards the Egypt Muslim Brotherhood.

Ties between Doha and Cairo strained last year after the army toppled President Mursi. It deteriorated after the then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 after protests against his rule.

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had shown their support to Egypt by putting pressure on Qatar to end its supports for the Brotherhood through Al Jazeera channel.

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