Al Jazeera officials are keeping quiet following reports that the Qatari-owned news organization is funding high-class hotel suites for the exiled senior leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
The Al Jazeera news network announced on Thursday that it would take legal action against “Egypt’s military-backed government” after it ordered the station’s local affiliate to end its broadcasts.
The United Nations’ refugee arm’s top spokeswoman warmly welcomed Al Jazeera America to the U.S. media scene.
The Al Jazeera news channel has been caught airing what appears to be the fake death of a Muslim Brotherhood-backed protestor in Egypt, according to reports.
Al Jazeera commentator Gamal Nassar claimed Saturday that Egyptian military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is “implementing a Zionist plan to divide Egypt,” in a segment translated by Memri.
Al Jazeera America’s headquarters in New York City were flooded earlier Friday, causing a temporary evacuation of the building, Mediabistro.com reports.
An Al Jazeera caller from Libya threatened to murder Egyptian Christians, destroy churches, and assassinate the pope of Alexandria over the weekend, according to a translation of the man’s remarks.
A reporter claiming to work for Al Jazeera was involved in a violent confrontation with Washington, D.C., police on Tuesday evening after he was ejected from a pro-Israel conference for surreptitiously videotaping attendees and events, according to eyewitnesses.
A tenured Columbia University professor is facing criticism for claiming in a column published Tuesday by Al Jazeera that Zionism is anti-Semitic and that the Jewish people who opposed Zionism and Israel died in the Holocaust, a notion that critics deemed anti-Semitic.