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Bahrain Suspends ‘Al Wasat’ Newspaper | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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In this May 18, 2011, file photo, Mansoor al-Jamri, former chief editor of the Bahraini newspaper Al Wasat, arrives at the courthouse in Manama, Bahrain. Photo: Hasan Jamali, AP

Manama – The Bahraini Information Affairs Ministry suspended Al Wasat newspaper until further notice.

According to the ministry, the suspension decision followed the newspaper’s recurrent violation of the law, the spread of materials stirring divisions within the community, and undermining the Kingdom of Bahrain’s relations with other countries.

This decision was taken after “Al Wasat” published a biased article that highlights the new developments in Morocco.

Although the ministry didn’t define the suspension duration, the Bahraini law bans offenses against any sisterly or friendly state, whether through media outlets, social media platforms (Facebook or Twitter), or other communication and publication platforms.