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  • Palestinian leader Arafat was murdered with polonium, widow says

    November 6, 2013 | 9:51 am

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.

    "We are revealing a real crime, a political assassination," she told Reuters in...

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad says election, not war, solution for Syria

    October 2, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a national dialogue leading to elections was the way towards a solution to Syria's crisis, in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

    He told Al Jazeera television that war was not the way forward, adding: "There is another way to find a solution,...

  • New tests find Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned

    July 3, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    Traces of the poisonous element polonium have been found in the belongings of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, a Swiss institute said on Wednesday, and a television report said his widow had demanded his body be exhumed for further tests.

    Arafat died at a hospital in France...

  • Al Jazeera says won’t air French gunman video

    March 27, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Al Jazeera television said on Tuesday it would not broadcast video footage of three deadly shootings in southern France filmed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman using a camera strapped to his body.

    The Qatar-based news network also said it was declining all requests from other media...

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  • Sarkozy to networks: Don’t broadcast Merah footage

    March 27, 2012 | 11:26 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on television networks not to broadcast video footage shot by Mohammed Merah during his attacks on soldiers and on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

    The edited footage was sent on a USB flash drive to Al Jazeera in Paris. Al Jazeera sent the drive...

  • Footage filmed by French gunman sent to Al Jazeera says police source

    March 26, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    Video footage filmed by the French gunman Mohamed Merah during his bloody shooting spree has been sent to the Al Jazeera television network in Paris, a police source said on Monday.

    Al Jazeera received a computer memory drive containing a montage of footage accompanied by Islamist...

  • Israel convicts Al Jazeera reporter over Hamas contacts

    September 26, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    The Kabul bureau chief of the Arabic-language Al Jazeera network was convicted of conspiring with Hamas to commit a crime against Israel.

    Samir Allawi was arrested by Israel Aug. 9 while crossing from the West Bank to Jordan on his way back to Afghanistan. He had spent three weeks...

  • Israel arrests Al Jazeera bureau chief

    August 16, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Israel is holding in custody the Kabul bureau chief for the Arabic language Al Jazeera network on accusations that he is affiliated with the terrorist Hamas group.

    Samir Allawi reportedly was arrested last week while crossing from the West Bank to Jordan on his way back to...

  • Report: Rebels reject Gadhafi’s offer for deal to step down

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    March 7, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    Al Jazeera television said Libyan rebels rejected an offer by Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to hold a parliament meeting to work out a deal under which he would step down.

    Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an “honorable” exit for Gadhafi and would offend his victims.

    According to the report, Gadhafi wanted guarantees of personal safety for him and his family as well as a pledge that they not be put on trial.

  • Report: Rebels reject Gadhafi’s offer for deal to step down

    March 7, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Al Jazeera television said Libyan rebels rejected an offer by Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to hold a parliament meeting to work out a deal under which he would step down.

    Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an “honorable” exit for Gadhafi and would offend his victims.

    According to the report, Gadhafi wanted guarantees of personal safety for him and his family as well as a pledge that they not be put on trial.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • The Al Jazeera document dump and you

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    January 26, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Map making seems to be an increasingly popular pastime in the Middle East these days.

    The Palestinians claim they prepared their mapped vision of the two-state solution but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to look at it. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is reportedly...

  • Complaint filed over Al Jazeera producer’s security check

    January 13, 2011 | 10:50 am

    After a pregnant Al Jazeera producer was asked to remove her bra during a security check, the Foreign Press Association in Israel is threatening to boycott news briefings.

    Najwan Simri Diab underwent a security check Tuesday in order to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Al Jazeera Gaza coverage earns Emmy nomination

    August 12, 2010 | 11:42 am

    The Al Jazeera English news channel was nominated for an International Emmy for its coverage of the Gaza War.

    The Emmy nominations were announced Wednesday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    Al Jazeera received a nod in the news category for its coverage of...

  • Middle Ages and 21st Century Clashing

    By Dr. Wafa Sultan

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The following are excerpts from an interview with Wafa Sultan, an Arab American psychologist from Los Angeles. It aired on Al Jazeera TV on Feb. 21, 2006.

    Wafa Sultan: The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash...

  • In ‘Control’

    By Rob Eshman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Gullibility cuts both ways.

    I try to remember this as I reflect on "Control Room," a fascinating documentary on the Arab news channel Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera broadcasts out of the Persian Gulf state of Qatar to more than 40 million Arabic-speaking viewers around the world.

    Its many...

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