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Kuwait orders 2 newspapers shut over coup articles
Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government.

 

KUNA carried a statement Sunday by the Information Ministry saying Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm newspapers had violated a prosecutor-ordered media blackout of the investigation.

 

The ministry says a judge ordered the newspapers to stop printing for two weeks after they published information about the investigation he said could harm the public's interest. (AP)