Al Jazeera

  • New York Times prints a blank back page in support of jailed Al-Jazeera journalists June 24, 2014

    An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The...
  • France denounces Egypt's decision to sentence journalists June 24, 2014

    Paris: France denounced Egypt's decision to sentence three journalists up to seven years in jail and called for freedom of expression, media reported Tuesday. "It is important that the Egyptian authorities ensure journalists' protection and guarantee a fair trial to defendants based on an independent investigation," Xinhua quoted Foreign Affairs Ministry's...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 23, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: DU, UGC in open war over 4-year course, admissions deferred June 23, 2014

    There has been an open war between the University Grants Commission and the Delhi University over the 4-year Undergraduate Program offered by the university. The conflict has now hit the admissions process which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The Delhi University Principals Association has said that the admissions process...
  • Egypt court sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years in jail June 23, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges. The three of them - Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were sentenced on Monday. Mohammed was sentenced to...
  • Egypt to clamp down on Al Jazeera's Egyptian channel August 30, 2013

    Egypt's military-backed government is to clamp down on Al Jazeera's Egyptian television channel, accusing it of threatening national security, the state news agency MENA said on Thursday. The channel this week aired statements from two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood including a call for protests against Egypt's new rulers. The army...
  • Washington Post website hacked by Assad supporters August 16, 2013

    New York: The Washington Post said on Thursday that its website was hacked. A group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime claimed responsibility. Washington Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz said in a statement that for about 30 minutes on Thursday, readers of some stories were redirected to the website...
  • Egypt: Army shuts down 3 TV channels, restricts Al Jazeera July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's military-led authorities shut down three Islamist-run TV stations on Wednesday including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army, drawing a statement of concern from a press freedom watchdog. The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news channel...
  • Iraq suspends Al-Jazeera and 9 Iraqi TV channels April 29, 2013

    Baghdad: Iraqi authorities suspended the operating licenses of pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera and nine Iraqi TV channels on Sunday after accusing them of escalating sectarian tension. The move signaled the Shiite-led government's mounting worries over deteriorating security amid Sunni unrest and clashes that have left more than 180 people dead in...
  • Al Jazeera website hacked by Syria's Assad loyalists September 5, 2012

    Dubai: The website of Qatar-based satellite news network Al Jazeera was apparently hacked on Tuesday by Syrian government loyalists for what they said was the television channel's support for the "armed terrorist groups and spreading lies and fabricated news". A Syrian flag and statement denouncing Al Jazeera's "positions against the Syrian...
  • France opens murder inquiry into Arafat's death August 29, 2012

    Paris: French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, his widow's lawyer said, after she and a TV investigation raised new questions about whether the Palestinian leader was poisoned. There have long been rumors in the Arab world that Arafat was poisoned, and a Swiss...
  • Al-Jazeera show's Twitter account hacked July 6, 2012

    London: The Twitter account of Al-Jazeera's English-language social media show has been hacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Hackers hijacked the Twitter account of The Stream, a program aimed at tapping into online audiences. The account featured links to pro-Assad material Thursday. One message claimed the stunt in the name...
  • China expels al-Jazeera English reporter May 8, 2012

    Beijing: Al-Jazeera's sole English-language reporter in China has been expelled, the pan-Arab news network said on Tuesday. It's the first time since 1998 that Beijing has kicked out an accredited foreign journalist. Melissa Chan's expulsion is seen as a hardening of China's attitude toward international media it views as a threat...
  • Al Jazeera English to be available in India November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Qatar-based Al Jazeera Network on Thursday announced the launch of its news channel Al Jazeera English across India on Dish TV and plans to tie-up with other direct-to-home (DTH) platforms to spread its reach. The network is also considering launching a Hindi news channel...
  • Zero hour for Gaddafi as besieged Tripoli rises up August 21, 2011

    Tripoli: Explosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli through the night as opponents of Muammar Gaddafi rose up in the capital, declaring a final push to topple the Libyan leader after a six-month war reached the city's outskirts. A defiant Gaddafi said an assault by "rats" had been repelled. "Those rats... were attacked by...
  • Journalist detained in Syria released by Iran May 18, 2011

    Dubai: Missing journalist Dorothy Parvaz, who was held by Iranian authorities after being detained in Syria, arrived in her company's home base of Qatar on Wednesday after winning her freedom. Parvaz's fiance, Todd Barker, said she called him early on Wednesday from Qatar as she was clearing customs. Her employer, Al...
  • Libya: Gulf Air to bring 67 more Indians February 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Besides the over 500 Indians flown to Delhi from Libya, a Gulf Air flight carrying 67 Indian who entered Egypt by land will touch down in Mumbai on Monday morning. The 67, including 11 children and two infants who crossed over from Tabrouk in Libya to Salloum in Egypt...
  • Libya: Indians to be airlifted on Saturday February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Two Special Air India flights to Tripoli will operate on Saturday over the next 10 days and two Naval warships including amphibious vessel INS Jalashwa will also set sail to bring back thousands of Indian nationals stranded in strife-torn Libya. Evacuation through sea will begin from Sunday with one...
  • Libyan minister quits, genocide starts February 23, 2011

    Tripoli: Libya's powerful interior minister resigned in support of protesters who are demanding an end to Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule while a senior Libyan diplomat said he has information that "genocide" has started and the UN expressed concern over Gaddafi's call to his supporters to take to the streets. Interior Minister...
  • Tripoli airport functioning normally: Report February 22, 2011

    Tripoli/Cairo: The Tripoli International Airport was functionally normally on Tuesday, Libya's state news agency JANA reported, after speculation that it had been shut to air traffic. "Flights going in and out of the country are on time," said head of airport security, Mohamed Abdel-Saeed. This came as a response to "the false...
  • Gaddafi calls foreign news channels 'dogs' February 22, 2011

    Cairo: A defiant Moammar Gaddafi on Tuesday made a fleeting appearance on state TV to show that he was still at the helm in Libya, calling foreign news channels "dogs" for claiming that he had fled to Venezuela, amid global outrage over use of force to crush an unprecedented revolt...
  • Al Jazeera's website blocked in Libya February 19, 2011

    Dubai: The Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera said on Friday its signal was being jammed on several frequencies and its website had been blocked in Libya. Al Jazeera, whose coverage of the political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa is widely watched in the Arab world, reported the jamming...
  • Egypt bans 'Al-Jazeera' as protests escalate January 30, 2011

    Moscow: The Egyptian authorities have imposed a ban on the work of the Arabic TV channel Al-Jazeera in Egypt amid escalating anti-government protests in the north African country, Egypt's state television announced on Sunday. According to the announcement, the accreditations of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt have been annulled and the TV...
  • World press reacts positively to Verdict 2009 May 21, 2009

    New Delhi: It's been a busy weekend for Financial Times correspondent James Fontanella. He has been updating his website every few hours since the results of the Indian Elections started poring in on Saturday. And on Monday morning the party was still not over. "The confirmation of Congress but with...
  • Israel-Hamas Gaza war: Rocket hits Israel's Ashkelon February 4, 2009

    Jerusalem: A long-range Grad rocket from Gaza landed in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday, police said. It's the first such rocket to be fired at the city since a cease-fire was reached between Israel and Hamas militants two weeks ago that ended Israel's bruising three-week-long offensive in Gaza. The attack...
  • Al-Jazeera cameraman freed from Guantanamo May 3, 2008

    New Delhi: After 6 years at Guantanamo Bay, an al-Jazeera TV cameraman has been released and reunited with his family in Sudan. ...
  • Osama urges Europeans to quit Afghanistan on tape November 30, 2007

    New Delhi: A new audiotape with the voice of Osama bin Laden was released on al-Jazeera television on Thursday. In an excerpt aired on Thursday on Al-Jazeera television, the speaker also claimed to be the "only one responsible" for the September 11, twin tower attacks. Laden called on Europeans to stop...
  • Israel, Palestine to carry on dialogue June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem for the second time in a month. The talks were overshadowed by Abbas's power-sharing deal with Hamas, which refuses to recognise Israel. A Palestinian government of National Unity is expected to be...
  • 'Al Jazeera English' goes on air November 17, 2006

    Dubai: 'Al Jazeera English', the new international news channel from Qatar-based television network Al Jazeera, has begun the broadcast from its main studios in Doha, purportedly aiming to provide an alternative to the world news from Western channels like CNN and BBC. The channel, however, did not get an unqualified welcome...
  • Al-Jazeera launches English channel November 16, 2006

    Dubai: Ten years after it started broadcasts that shook up Arab and American leaders, al-Jazeera on Wednesday launched an English-language news channel aimed at bringing the Arab take on the news to the rest of the world. Al-Jazeera English is available in more than 80 million homes, but so far has...