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Dubai news site, magazine shut over 'false news' allegation

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have banned a popular Mideast business publication for publishing what they say was "false news."

A statement released by the Dubai government on Wednesday said that the Arabian Business website has been blocked and its print edition halted for a month.

It says the Dubai-based publication breached regulations of the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority by publishing information based on "inaccurate information." It did not elaborate.

The DCCA was set up by Dubai's ruler in 2014 to regulate operations in business parks focused on the media, internet and other industries.

An editor who answered the phone at Arabian Business declined to comment, and other officials at the magazine did not reply.