(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.