An exclusive Al Jazeera documentary has uncovered evidence of the involvement of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain in supporting a foiled coup attempt to overthrow the Qatari government in 1996. Airing for the first time on Sunday, the first episode of the investigative documentary incorporates interviews[…]
As its journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks one year of being detained by Egypt, Al Jazeera Media Network has upped a call for the 51-year-old’s release. In a statement released on Wednesday, exactly one year after Hussein was held, the Qatar-based network condemned repeated renewals of his detention – the tenth[…]
By Yaseen Kippie While South Africans feel the country is in bleak state given the current political upheaval and weak economy, world renowned speaker Yvonne Ridley calls our country a place of optimism, and an example for the Middle East. Ridley is a British journalist, who was captured by the Taliban[…]
Israel’s decision to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in Jerusalem sends a “chilling message that Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage”, Amnesty International has said. “This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty’s deputy Middle East and North Africa[…]
Silencing Al Jazeera was a high priority when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen moved to isolate Qatar earlier this month, the Editorial Board of The New York Times (NYT) wrote in an opinion piece published on Thursday. “Qatar’s critics accuse the station of supporting Sunni Islamist[…]
Saudi Arabia has banned hotels and tourist facilities from airing Al Jazeera news channels and threatened to punish violators with the closure of their facility and a fine of up to $26,000. In a statement released on Friday, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage ordered that “all channels[…]
Egypt has banned 21 news websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for “supporting terrorism”, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all[…]
Former director of news of Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel Ibrahim Mohamed Helal, who is among three journalists sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt, has slammed the verdict against him as politically motivated. Helal, who was among six in total given the death sentence on Saturday for allegedly leaking state[…]
If your olfactory senses have been intrigued by the origins of Oud, then Scent from Heaven is a must-watch upcoming Al Jazeera documentary about one of the world’s rarest and most expensive commodities. Also known as Agarwood and Gaharu, kilo for kilo Oud costs more than gold and in recent[…]
EXCLUSIVE: “A living nightmare for a crime we did not commit” is how Egyptian-Canadian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy described an almost two-year long ordeal under Egyptian detention. The award winning reporter was arrested in Cairo on the 29th December 2013 alongside fellow Al Jazeera staff members Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, after[…]
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