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2020-09-17T10:00:01+00:00

DOJ orders an Al Jazeera platform to register in the US as foreign agent

DOJ orders an Al Jazeera platform to register in the US as foreign agent
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The Justice Department ordered AJ+, an Al Jazeera online news platform based in the US, to register as a foreign agent Monday. The DOJ declared the outlet is "an agent of the Government of Qatar" and "engages in “political activities.”

Al Jazeera suggested the move was related to the agreement signed by the United Arab Emirates with Israel, a deal brokered by the Trump administration. The Emirates ambassador to the United States said that was not true.

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