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Qatari Emir Sheikh Al-Thani amends anti-terror law

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Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued a decree to amend some provisions of a law on combating terrorism, the Qatari News Agency said.

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The decree included definitions for the words terrorist, crime, terrorist acts, terrorist entities, the freezing of funds and the financing of terrorism.

It also identifies procedures related to some terrorist activities.

On June 5, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of financing terrorism, an accusation that Doha denies.

Several European diplomats visited the Gulf over the past two weeks in a bid to ease the dispute, yet no breakthrough has been achieved.

Meanwhile, Qatar's Interior Minister said during a press conference on Thursday that experts now have evidence showing that the cyberattack on the country's official media originated from the United Arab Emirates.

The official said that the planning for the hacking of QNA started as early as April.

Investigators also reportedly traced the IP, or internet protocol, address linked to the hacking to the UAE.

On Monday, Qatar accused the UAE of violating international law after reports suggested the UAE orchestrated hacking of the Qatari official news agency and social media sites.

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