FILE- In this Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, a man adjusts his headscarf during a press conference for the launching of a new Arabic news channel in Manama, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali-File)
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Bahrain said on Monday it had suspended the operation of a new satellite news channel owned by a Saudi prince shortly after its launch because it had not done enough to combat "extremism and terrorism".Bahrain's statement, carried by state media, was the first official comment since the new Alarab channel was shut down on its first day of broadcasting after it interviewed a Bahraini opposition politician. Bahrain's Information Affairs Authority (IAA) said Alarab, owned by billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of King Salman, had not obtained a licence needed to start broadcasting from the country.
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