Israel says there’s a ‘high possibility’ that veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot by its forces

Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the neck on May 11 while covering a raid in the West Bank. Guy Smallman/Getty Images Israel's military said there's a "high possibility" its forces killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. It said it couldn't tell for sure where the gunfire came from and won't pursue a criminal […]


MOSCOW, DECEMBER 7— In November 2017, RT Arabic’s website became the most visited online portal among all Arabic-language TV news broadcasters, including CNN Arabic, Sky News Arabia, and major regional channels Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. “In the Arab-speaking world, competition among the news media is very high. RT Arabic’s leadership speaks to the fact […]

'Channel of ISIS and Al-Qaeda’: Top UAE security official calls for Al Jazeera to be bombed

Dubai’s security chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan, known for his controversial social media posts, has called for Al Jazeera to be obliterated. The General accuses the Qatar channel of siding with the perpetrators of this week’s deadly Sinai attack. “The alliance must bomb the machine of terrorism… the channel of ISIL, al-Qaeda and the al-Nusra […]

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia at government’s request

Published time: 18 Sep, 2017 12:23 Social media app Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera articles and videos on the platform in Saudi Arabia, following a request from Saudi authorities. Snapchat said it blocked access to AJ’s Discover Publisher Channel at the request of authorities because it allegedly violated Saudi laws. Read more Al […]

Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists’ credentials

Published time: 6 Aug, 2017 18:23 Israel has announced plans to effectively expel the Al Jazeera network from the country, revoking journalists’ credentials, shutting the company’s bureau in Jerusalem and pulling its broadcasts from national cable and satellite television networks. Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced the measures Sunday at a news conference. Journalists and […]

Fake Al Jazeera webpage claims Saudi Arabia paid Russian media for loyalty

Published time: 31 Jul, 2017 20:36 A webpage masking itself as Al Jazeera has published a report claiming that Saudi Arabia bribed several Russian media outlets, including RT, not to publish any stories that could damage the Arab kingdom. A fake page appeared online spreading the “news” that 600 million rubles ($ 10 million) had […]

Saudi Demands to End Qatari Diplomatic Dispute Include the Closure of Al Jazeera

The intricacies of the ongoing diplomatic shitfight between Qatar and its Middle Eastern neighbors are rather beyond the remit of Flavorwire — we’re not a hard news site, after all — but at least one aspect of the dispute may have a direct effect on the areas of culture that we do cover. According to the Guardian, […]

Egypt blocks Al Jazeera and other sites for ‘supporting terrorism’

People living in Egypt will have to put their VPNs to work accessing 21 websites the the country has banned. According to state news agency MENA, Egypt has blocked Al Jazeera’s main website and 20 other publications and online destinations, accusing them of supporting “terrorism and extremism as well (as) publishing lies.” The government will […]