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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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Iron Ore Mining
93% of Mining Leaders See Extremely Low or Zero Growth Prospect for Industry in Next 1-2 Years; No Immediate Plans by BHP for Olympic Dam Expansion

By IBTimes AU

Australian miners are pessimistic about the future of the mining industry, which was responsible for the current economic boom of the country, in the next few years. (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, COPPER

Flares fired by the Israeli military are seen above the northern Gaza Strip, after a five-hour humanitarian truce
Israel Invades Gaza after Killing 231 Palestinians & Injuring 1,700 in Last 10 Days

By IBTimes AU

Israel launched it ground invasion on Gaza after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had placed orders to the military to go ahead. Israeli tanks arrived at Gaza on Thursday, July 17. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, TWITTER, EGYPT

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed listen to a ruling at a court in Cairo
UK, Canada & United States Condemn 7-Year Imprisonment of Al Jazeera Journalist

By IBTimes AU

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy who works for Al Jazeera English was sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in Egypt, and the ruling has enraged the international community. (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, WHITE HOUSE, EGYPT, TONY ABBOTT

Codiac RCMP officers take cover behind their vehicle in Moncton
Canada Police Still Hunting for Armed Man Who Killed 3 Officers & Injured 2

By IBTimes AU

The Canadian police officers were shot dead in New Brunswick. Two others were injured while conducting a manhunt for a man who had been seen wearing military camouflage clothes and carrying a rifle. (Jun 06)

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