The Emir of Qatar, Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani (R) is welcomed by Qatar’s influential Egyptian-born cleric Sheikh Youssef Al Qaradawi on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Al Jazeera Arabic channel in Doha, November 1, 2006 (REUTERS)
(Asharq Al Awsat and Agencies) – The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani attended a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Al Jazeera’s Arabic satellite news channel in Doha, Wednesday. The event was also attended by Qatar’s influential Egyptian-born cleric, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi.
The 10th anniversary of the Arabic news channel coincides with the launch of the Al Jazeera’s English language offshoot that will start broadcasting on November 15, the channel announced Tuesday.
Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, the station will have broadcast centers in Kuala Lumpur, Washington and London.
Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language network has attracted intense criticism from the U.S., British and Middle Eastern governments, and the new channel will work closely with it.
A Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel passes by the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar, November 1 2006, (AP)
Qatar’s influential Egyptian-born cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi arrives for an event marking the 10th anniversary of Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel in Doha, November 1, 2006 (REUTERS)
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