Kuwait re­jects ‘un­true’ Asharq Al-Awsat ban

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Kuwait’s In­for­ma­tion Min­istry yes­ter­day re­jected so­cial me­dia ru­mors that it pre­vented the dis­tri­bu­tion of in­flu­en­tial UK-based news­pa­per Asharq Al-Awsat as “un­true and con­trary to truth”. In a state­ment, the min­istry un­der­lined that it did not ban any of the Saudi pri­vate-owned daily’s edi­tions in Kuwait. Min­istry of­fi­cials “usu­ally carry out rou­tine pro­ce­dures for news­pa­pers that ar­rive in Kuwait from abroad”, the state­ment ex­plained. The min­istry’s as­sis­tant un­der­sec­re­tary for press and pub­li­ca­tions Khaled Al-Rashidi em­pha­sizes that the news­pa­per is “be­ing sold across shops and has not been banned”.

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