Snapchat, an image messaging and the multimedia app has removed Al Jazeera content from its app in Saudi Arabia. The company took the decision after it was asked by the Saudi authorities to do so.

The company revealed it was asked remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws, reports the BBC.

“We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate,” a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement.

Qatar has the key role in an ongoing Gulf crises as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has accused it of supporting terrorism.

Following their own allegations, the four countries cut ties with Qatar earlier this year.

After the start of the dispute, Saudi Arabia had also demanded the Qatari government to shut Al Jazeera altogether as one of 13 conditions to remove sanctions against the country. However, those conditions were later withdrawn.

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