QNA returns to Twitter a year after hacking
May 28 2018 10:42 PM


Qatar's state-run news agency was back on Twitter on Monday for the first time since its hacked website carried controversial comments attributed to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, that sparked a Gulf crisis.
In its first tweet since May 24 last year, the Qatar News Agency announced the His Highness the Amir had sent a message to Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev.
Doha insists the planted remarks on the hacked website were fake and that the website was "hacked by an unknown entity".
However, less than a fortnight later, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt abruptly broke off diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar, accusing it of having links with radical groups and seeking closer ties with Iran.
Qatar denies the charges and the boycott remains in place almost a year later.

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