Newsroom walk out

Al Jazeera female staff quit over dress code...

Five female news presenters on the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television channel have resigned over issues including their dress code, it has been reported.

Jumana Namur, Lina Zahreddin, Lona al-Shibel, Julnar Mussa and Nofar Afli have collectively quit, AFP news agency reports.

The women handed in their notice after repeated criticism from a top company official for allegedly not being conservative enough in their dress, Al-Hayat daily reported on Sunday.

However, a journalist at the satellite station, who wished to remain anonymous, told the news agency the "conflicts run much deeper".

The Doha-based channel told AFP it would issue a statement later.

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