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Al Jazeera fends off hackers

June 9, 2017

Al-Jazeera is said to be fighting a large-scale cyber-attack but remains operational, according to reports. Qatar’s state-run television announced that it had shut down its website temporarily “for security reasons” after hacking attempts.

Qatar is in a political standoff with fellow Arab states over alleged ties to terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain launched a campaign to isolate Qatar diplomatically and economically over links to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Iran.

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