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Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera (Arabic: الجزيره‎ al-ğazīra IPA: [aldʒazi:ra]), meaning "the island" in Arabic, is a Middle Eastern news network. The name refers to the network's status as the only independent news network in the Middle East. Al Jazeera is a television network headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel with the same name, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions.

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Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste of Australia stands in a metal cage during his trial in a court in Cairo
Al Jazeera Journalists on Trial in Egypt Spend 100 Days in Prison

By IBTimes AU

Al Jazeera journalists who have been facing terrorism-related charges in Egypt now complete 100 days in jail. (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: EGYPT, JOURNALISM

Al Jazeera journalist Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian national, stands in a metal cage during his trial in a court in Cairo
Al-Jazeera Journalist on Trial in Egypt Makes Supposedly Offensive Remark against Muslims, Denied Bail

By IBTimes AU

One of the three journalists who were captured as suspected terrorists in Egypt gave a rather bizarre reason in his defence to prove that he was not a terrorist. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, EGYPT

New York City firefighters examine the rubble at an apparent building explosion fire and collapse in the Harlem section of New York
4 Dead, 63 Injured in New York Building Explosion Due to Gas Leak [Video]

By IBTimes AU

Two buildings have collapsed in New York leaving 4 killed and about 63 people injured. Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood buildings crumbled after an explosion on March 12. (Mar 13)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, NEW YORK

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Malaysian Flight 370: Chinese Satellites Observed Suspected Crash Area Between Malaysian, Vietnamese Waters (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

After 5 days of its mysterious disappearance, there appears to be some hope on the whereabouts of the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 jet bound for Beijing on Saturday. A report by The Sydney Morning Herald said that Chinese satellites in searc... (Mar 13)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, ADVERTISING, THAILAND

Anwar Ibrahim
Sodomy Charges Land Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim 5 Years Prison Term (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and current Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sentenced on Friday to five years prison term on charges of sodomy. (Mar 08)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT

Journalists CAGED in Egypt for 23 Hours a Day, Haunting Images for Loved Ones

By IBTimes AU

Al Jazeera English journalists were lock in a cage for 23 hours a day; even during court trials (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, THE NEW YORK TIMES, EGYPT, NEW YORK, SOUTH AFRICA

A general view of Doha city
Three Gulf Arab States Recall Envoys in Rift with Qatar

By Reuters

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar on Wednesday in an unprecedented public split between Gulf Arab allies who have fallen out over the role of Islamists in a region in turmoil. (Mar 06)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, EGYPT, INVESTMENT

WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, right, lands a punch on challenger Dereck Chisora during their title bout in Munich February 18, 2012. Klitschko won the fight after 12 rounds by a 3-0 judge decision.
Boxing News 2014: Boxer Vitali Klitschko Looms as Ukraine’s Next President; Should Manny Pacquiao Follow His Foosteps, Win or Lose in April 12 Rematch vs Bradley? (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

The Sochi Winter Games have ended a week ago, but global eyes are still on Russia and the region amid threat from Moscow to conduct military operations in Ukraine. At the centre of this political and military storm is former world heavyweight boxing ... (Mar 03)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, STORM, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UKRAINE

Dubai Open 2014
Dubai Open 2014 Where to Watch Live: Roger Federer Vs Novak Djokovic Live Streaming Information

By IBTimes IN

Roger Federer Vs Novak Djokovic Live Streaming Information - Five-time Dubai Open Champion Roger Federer is all set to face the defending champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinal match on Friday. (Feb 28)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, COURT, AUSTRALIA, INDIA

Watching too much internet pornography is making men in their prime lack in the bedroom, a report claims.
Canadian Parliament Eyes Tougher Sentence for Child Sex Offenders, Child Porn & Sex Tourism

By IBTimes AU

Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay tabled a bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday, giving prosecutors more power to force spouse to testify in child pornography cases, provide border officials better ability to trace travelling sex predators ... (Feb 28)

MORE TOPICS: COURT