Al Arabiya Says Iraqi Government Canceling Company's License

Nadeem Hamid

(Bloomberg) -- Iraq is suspending Al Arabiya TV and its sister network Al Hadath, banning them from operating in the country, the Saudi-owned news channel reported, citing an Iraqi government statement.

The networks were suspended for “not having a license,” Al Arabiya said, citing the statement.

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