Anti-Qatar alliance renews attack on al-Jazeera Arabic

The Guardian / AU

UAE says TV station gives platforms to terrorists and should be controlled, as US tries to mediate in Saudi Arabia on regional crisis

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Jul 12

Anti-Qatar alliance renews attack on al-Jazeera Arabic

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UAE says TV station gives platforms to terrorists and should be controlled, as US tries to mediate in Saudi Arabia on regional crisis

Jul 3

Qatar responds to Gulf neighbours' demands

Foreign minister delivers Doha’s reply to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain after deadline was extended by 48 hours

Jul 2

Al-Jazeera, insurgent TV station that divides the Arab world, faces closure

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The network has raised political awareness across the Middle East. No wonder Qatar’s conservative enemies want it shut down

Jun 24

Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

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Arab world’s leading TV channel is used to controversy – but now it fears for its future as Saudi Arabia wants it shut down

Jun 23

Qatar given 10 days to meet 13 sweeping demands by Saudi Arabia

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Gulf dispute deepens as allies issue ultimatum for ending blockade that includes closing al-Jazeera and cutting back ties with Iran

Jun 5

2022 World Cup in Qatar under threat as Saudi Arabia joins blockade

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May 25

Egypt blocks access to news websites including Al-Jazeera and Mada Masr

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Clampdown on press freedom as government says it will take legal action against 21 sites it accuses of spreading lies

Jun 18

Al-Jazeera employees among six sentenced to death in Egypt

The Guardian / AU

Journalists allegedly passed sensitive documents to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during Mohamed Morsi’s rule

Sep 23

Egypt pardons and releases jailed al-Jazeera journalists

The Guardian / AU

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed granted clemency by president on day before he leaves for UN general assembly in New York

Aug 31

Amal Clooney calls on Egypt to pardon Peter Greste and al-Jazeera colleagues

The Guardian / AU

The human rights lawyer, who acts for convicted Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, says president al-Sisi must act to stem damage to Egypt’s reputation

Aug 30

Egypt summons UK ambassador in row over al-Jazeera convictions

The Guardian / World

Foreign ministry in Cairo says comments by John Casson are ‘incompatible with the norms of diplomatic practices’

Aug 2

Egypt court further postpones verdict in al-Jazeera journalists' retrial

The Guardian / US

Decision on Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed rescheduled for 29 August

Jul 30

Egypt court delays al-Jazeera verdict

The Guardian / World

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed turn up outside Cairo prison where retrial is being held, only to learn their 18-month ordeal will continue

Mar 13

Iran's advances create alarm in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf


Arabs believe Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana’a are in effect under Iranian control – and power may shift further if US sanctions are eased

Mar 8

Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt trial held in 'unprecedented legal limbo'


Judge expresses anger as key witnesses for prosecution fail to turn up for hearing in Cairo for second occasion in a row

Feb 23

Egypt postpones retrial of two al-Jazeera journalists


Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – who face terror–related charges – have to wait until 8 March for fresh hearing

Feb 13

Freed al-Jazeera journalists reunited with families in Egypt


Baher Mohamed says he will keep fighting for freedom of expression after he and Mohamed Fahmy are released on bail pending retrial

Feb 8

Two al-Jazeera journalists to face new trial in Egypt


Decision is a blow to Canadian Mohamed Fahmy but a boost to Egyptian Baher Mohamed, after release of Peter Greste

Feb 1

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste deported from Egypt


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