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Al-Jazeera's Egypt channel shuts down amid talks of reconciliation

  • FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, A Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel passes by the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt’s channel which has been at the center of tense relations between the governments of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, A Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel passes by the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt’s channel which has been at the center of tense relations between the governments of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt. The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt’s channel which has been at the center of tense relations between the governments of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUT

    FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt. The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt’s channel which has been at the center of tense relations between the governments of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • This combination of three 2014 file photos shows from left, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Al-Jazeera's Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed at a court room during their trial in Cairo, Egypt. The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt’s channel which has been at the center of tense relations between the governments of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, Hamada Elrasam) EGYPT OUT

    This combination of three 2014 file photos shows from left, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Al-Jazeera's Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed at a court room during their trial in Cairo, Egypt. The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt’s channel which has been at the center of tense relations between the governments of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Qatar. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, Hamada Elrasam) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt channel, which has been at the center of tensions between Egypt and Qatar.

The closure of Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr comes amid a Saudi-led effort to reconcile between Egypt and Qatar over the latter's support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt accuses Al-Jazeera of supporting the Brotherhood and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013.

Three journalists from Al-Jazeera's English channel were sentenced this summer to at least seven years in prison on charges of aiding the Brotherhood, which the government declared a terrorist organization.

The station denies any bias. The defendants in the case said they were pawns in the Egypt-Qatar fight.

Al-Jazeera said Monday it will incorporate Mubasher Misr into a new region-wide station.