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Al Jazeera media platforms under cyberattack

The websites and digital platforms of Al Jazeera Media Network are undergoing systematic and continual hacking attempts. These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms. However, the platforms have not been compromised. Last month, Qatar‘s official news agency was hacked and false … Continue reading

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Israel's occupation: 50 years of Palestinian oppression

“Everyone has a right to live in his home and no one may uproot him.” These were the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Knesset event this week marking 50 years of Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian … Continue reading

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Comey: White House spread 'lies, plain and simple'

Ousted FBI Director James Comey has accused the Trump administration of spreading “lies, plain and simple” about him and the bureau in the aftermath of his abrupt firing, in dramatic testimony that threatened to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency. Testifying under … Continue reading

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China's Big Goal

China is the world’s rising superpower, but there is another area where it wants to excel: world football. It plans to have 50 million players and 50,000 coaching schools within the next 10 years. Its goal? To be a world … Continue reading

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Qatar 'not ready to change foreign policy'

Qatar is not ready to change its foreign policy to resolve a dispute with fellow Arab Gulf states and will never compromise, Qatar’s foreign minister has told Al Jazeera. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made the remarks in Doha … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Bullets And Burqas

Last month’s massive bombings in the capital, Kabul, have underscored the difficulties the Afghanistan government has been having recently in containing a resurgent Taliban, backed by a growing Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) presence. … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day: “Our oceans, our future”

Covering more than 70 percent of our earth’s surface and home to 700,000 to two million species, the ocean is the lifeblood of our planet. Besides bringing a sense of serenity through the gentle – albeit sometimes roaring – rhythm … Continue reading

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Moves against Qatar 'violate human rights'

A series of trade and movement measures against Qatar imposed by neighbouring countries are “against human rights before anything else”, a senior Turkish official has told Al Jazeera. Ravza Kavakci Kan, deputy chairperson of Turkey’s ruling party AK Party, said that … Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood Explained

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been in the news lately as one of the reasons behind the current diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries. On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters during a visit to Paris … Continue reading

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Rights group concerned for Gulf citizens amid fallout

Doha Qatar – Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has expressed concern for the wellbeing of thousands nationals of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) living in Doha, and for Qataris living in the Gulf region, in the wake … Continue reading

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