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Qatar's Al Jazeera television broadcasts live from Egypt after 8-year hiatus

No statement from channel on reopening office

Gulsen Topcu   | 01.08.2021
Qatar's Al Jazeera television broadcasts live from Egypt after 8-year hiatus

DOHA, Qatar

Qatar-based Al Jazeera television broadcast live from Egypt on Saturday for the first time in eight years.

Al Jazeera, which closed its offices after Egyptian security forces broke up demonstrations in Rabia and al-Nahda squares on Aug. 14, 2013, began broadcasting again.

The live broadcast was welcomed by Al Jazeera's staff but there was no statement from the channel if the office will be reopened.

After the Gulf crisis in 2017, relations between Egypt and Qatar started to improve with the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council Summit held in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia on Jan. 5.

Positive steps were taken between the two countries such as mutually appointing ambassadors.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar​​​​​​​

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