Egypt bans 21 sites ‘supporting terrorism’ including Al-Jazeera

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A high-level security sources said on Wednesday that 21 news websites “supporting terrorism” and “extremism” in Egypt have been banned, including the site belonging to the Qatar-based al-Jazeera news channel.

The sources added that these websites were “spreading lies.”

The move comes after a UAE Foreign Ministry source confirmed on Wednesday that all Qatari media websites have been banned.

The step taken by the UAE was preceded by the step of Saudi authorities that had banned the websites of al-Jazeera, Qatar News Agency, al-Watan, al-Raya, al-Arab, ash-sharq and al-Jazeera Media Group, al-Jazeera documentary and al-Jazeera in English.

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