Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is seen leaving the High Court in London in this July 2, 2013.(REUTERS/Neil Hall)
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An outspoken, billionaire Saudi prince will launch Sunday a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region.Al-Arabiya was meanwhile accused of supporting the interests of Saudi Arabia, which like Egypt considers the Brotherhood to be a "terrorist" group.Khashoggi is a veteran Saudi journalist who was forced to step down from the helm of Saudi Arabia's Al-Watan daily in 2010 after it ran an opinion column that angered religious conservatives.He declined to reveal Al-Arab's budget but said the channel will have about 280 staff, including correspondents in 30 countries. Saudi Arabia ranks 164th out of 180 countries on the Reporters Without Borders 2014 World Press Freedom Index.That and similar channels such as Sky News Arabia have failed to develop the viewer loyalty of Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera, Oifi said.
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