U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the attacks on journalists in Egypt Friday amid mounting criticism that the assaults were being orchestrated by President Hosni Mubarak to suppress international coverage of bloodshed by pro-government operatives against peaceful protesters.
Egyptians have overcome their fear of the police state. It is a seminal moment in the history of the Arab world's largest and most influential nation.
CNN's Howard Kurtz looks at the media coverage and obstacles of the unprecedented protests in Egypt.
Egyptian authorities have said they are shutting down Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau, the network said in a statement Sunday.
The Egyptian government shuts down Al-Jazeera's Cairo bureau amid protests.
CNN's Hala Gorani asks Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat if leaked papers have put his life in jeopardy.
CNN's Kevin Flower looks at the fallout from leaked documents that claim to reveal secrets in Middle East negotiations.
Palestinian leaders privately agreed to accept a very limited return of the 6 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants to previous homes in what is now Israel, leaked documents showed Tuesday.
Leaked documents reportedly show Palestinians willing to make unprecedented concessions in negotiations with Israel.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas lashed out Monday at Al-Jazeera, calling the Arabic TV network's release of alleged secret documents from Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations "shameful."
Palestinian negotiators agreed to give up large swaths of East Jerusalem to Israel during negotiations dating back to 2008, the Al-Jazeera network said Sunday, suggesting Palestinians have been willing to offer much larger concessions in private than what was previously acknowledged in public.
Kuwait has shut down an Al Jazeera news office after accusing the network of "meddling in the internal affairs of Kuwait," a Ministry of Information official told the country's news agency.
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite TV network, claims its live broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup were jammed from a location inside Jordan.
Two newsmen who were detained by security forces earlier this week in Afghanistan have been freed, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Friday.
A man claiming to be the chief of an al Qaeda-linked organization in the north African country of Mauritania claimed in a video Sunday that the terrorist group has executed a 78-year-old French hostage.
A new audio tape allegedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claims responsibility for an attempt to blow up a plane en route to Michigan on Christmas Day and warns the United States of more attacks.
Qatar-based news network Al-Jazeera expressed concern Monday about two of its producers, saying Afghan intelligence officials are holding them in the capital, Kabul.
Huge boulders peeled away from a cliff and buried dozens of homes in an Egyptian shanty town Saturday
Al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Hajj arrived home in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum early Friday after nearly six years in the U.S. Navy prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Israel said Wednesday it would impose sanctions on the influential Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, accusing it of slanted coverage favoring the violent Hamas movement
The BBC has launched an Arabic-language television news channel in a bid to challenge Al-Jazeera and other popular Middle East TV news outlets.
The Al-Jazeera television network Tuesday aired footage purportedly showing one of the suicide bombings last month in Algeria that killed at least two dozen people.
Six people were killed and 13 wounded Tuesday in seven separate attacks in northern Algeria, a statement from the country's interior minister said.
For the first time, a video has been released showing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden meeting with suspected terrorist Ramzi Binalshibh, purportedly as they prepare for the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to Al-Jazeera, which aired the tape Thursday.
An Egyptian militant group vigorously denied weekend assertions by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second-in-command, that the group's members had joined the ranks of the terrorist network.
The Arabic-language satellite network Al-Jazeera has broadcast video showing a United Arab Emirates diplomat who was kidnapped earlier this week.
Al-Jazeera's Egypt bureau chief was released Thursday on $1,745 bail after being arrested, interrogated and charged with filing a false report that could have threatened national security, the Arab-language news network reported.
Al-Jazeera television has broadcast a 25-second, silent videotape showing three of four hostage Christian Peacemaker activists, and said that the men asked their governments and countries in the Persian Gulf to work for their release.
Iraqi insurgents have released a second videotape showing two kidnapped German engineers.
A day after a video of a U.S. journalist held hostage in Iraq aired on Al-Jazeera, a journalists' organization said it plans to work with the Arabic-language media to help gain Jill Carroll's release.
Kidnappers in Iraq have renewed their threat to kill four Western hostages unless U.S.-led forces release Iraqi prisoners, Arabic TV network Al-Jazeera reported Saturday.
Arabic TV network Al-Jazeera broadcast a video Friday showing two Germans kidnapped in Baiji, Iraq, this week.
An American journalist's kidnappers threatened to kill her unless the United States releases all female Iraqi prisoners within 72 hours, the Arabic-language TV network Al-Jazeera said after it aired a video showing her Tuesday.
Two men will stand trial later this month in London facing charges of leaking a secret memo which, according to a British newspaper, indicates U.S. President George W. Bush considered bombing Al-Jazeera's headquarters in Qatar.
A video allegedly made by the Islamic Army in Iraq shows what the group says is an American hostage, an Arabic-language TV station reported Tuesday.
A Western anti-war group made another plea for kidnappers in Iraq to release four peace activists they have threatened to kill on Thursday.
Two days after a roadside bomb killed 10 U.S. Marines on patrol in Falluja, insurgents in Iraq on Saturday staged another deadly strike, killing 11 Iraqi soldiers in an ambush north of Baghdad.
Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera has aired video that appears to show the four peace activists abducted in Iraq last weekend.
Gunmen opened fire on a minibus northeast of Baquba on Wednesday, killing eight Shiite construction workers, Iraqi police said.
Two men appeared in court Tuesday for the first time after being charged with leaking a top secret memo which, according to a British newspaper, showed U.S. President George W. Bush considered bombing Al-Jazeera's headquarters in Qatar.
Arabic news service Al-Jazeera has aired video from a previously unknown group showing four kidnapped Western aid workers affiliated with a Christian organization in Iraq, along with a statement from the group calling them spies.
Employees of the Arabic news network Al-Jazeera have been protesting over a recent report by a British tabloid that the U.S. allegedly planned to bomb the network's headquarters in Qatar -- a report vehemently denied by the White House.
The British government has warned news organizations against publishing details of a secret memo which one London tabloid newspaper said recounted discussions between Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush about bombing the headquarters of the Arabic news network Al-Jazeera.
The White House characterized as "outlandish" Tuesday a British newspaper report that President Bush once discussed bombing the headquarters of Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera with Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The latest al Qaeda videotape, aired on the Arabic channel Al-Jazeera on Thursday, appears genuine in that the two speakers are who they claim to be, CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said Friday.
British and U.S. officials are investigating a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera that the Arabic-language TV channel said was one of the four London suicide bombers claiming responsibility for the July 7 attack.
Al-Jazeera TV has broadcast what it says was a videotape of Mohammed Siddiq Khan claiming responsibility for the July 7 London bombings, which killed 52 people and the four bombers.
So Ayman al-Zawahiri has decided to weigh in on the London attacks.
U.S. military investigators Friday surveyed the Iraqi crash site of a helicopter suspected to have been shot down by insurgents. Two insurgent videos appear to confirm that scenario.
A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 24 others Friday near a Shiite Muslim mosque in Baghdad, police sources said.
A Pakistani embassy official who disappeared more than five days ago in Baghdad has appeared in a hostage video on the Arabic-language network Al Jazeera.
Insurgents killed 18 people Thursday in attacks on police in three Iraqi cities, authorities said.
A car bomb exploded at a theater near a British school in the Qatari capital of Doha on Saturday night, killing a British national and wounding 12 others, said the Qatari Interior Ministry.
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The wife of jailed Al-Jazeera TV correspondent Tayseer Allouni has told the network that she has officially requested he be released Monday for heart surgery.
Spanish police have re-arrested an Al-Jazeera TV correspondent after a court this week upheld his indictment on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization linked to al Qaeda, officials say.
The Arabic-language news channel Al-Jazeera Wednesday aired video of what it described as three kidnapped Iraqi National Guard members and reported that they were beheaded, though it declined to show the grisly footage of the killings.
The Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera released a full transcript Monday of the most recent videotape from Osama bin Laden in which the head of al Qaeda said his group's goal is to force America into bankruptcy.
A video of a Polish woman captured last week by an Iraqi militant group showed her pleading for her life Saturday and urging Poland to withdraw its troops from Iraq.
Two Macedonian construction workers kidnapped south of Baghdad have been beheaded, and the group claiming responsibility accused the men of working as spies for U.S. forces in Iraq, the Arab television network Al-Jazeera has reported.
Arabic-language news channel Al-Jazeera has reported hostage-takers in Iraq are demanding Indonesia's government release Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir in exchange for two female hostages.
The Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera Friday aired what it claims is a new audiotape from al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, issuing a call to action in the Muslim world.
A group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq says it has captured 10 hostages, including two Indonesian women, Al-Jazeera has reported.
An American hostage was beheaded in Iraq, a video showed Monday, shortly after two influential clerics were killed in the war-torn country.
The Turkish Embassy in Baghdad said Sunday that 10 employees of a U.S.-Turkish company were kidnapped in Iraq, a day after the wife of an American held captive in Iraq pleaded for his life.
The wife of Jack Hensley, one of three Westerners kidnapped from their residence in Baghdad on Thursday, made a personal plea to the kidnappers to free the trio, saying they were trying to help the Iraqi people.
The wife of Jack Hensley, one of three Westerners kidnapped from their residence in Baghdad on Thursday, made a personal plea to the kidnappers to free her husband, saying he wanted to help the Iraqi people.
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appeared in a videotaped message Thursday on the Arabic-language TV news network Al-Jazeera saying southern and eastern Afghanistan are controlled by the mujahedeen, or holy warriors.
With French officials mounting a diplomatic offensive, the Arab League says it has won another 24-hour extension for two French journalists being held by a radical Islamic group in Iraq.
Two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq have pleaded for Paris to meet their captors' demands and reverse a ban on Muslim headscarves for girls in public schools.
The Arabic-language TV network Al-Jazeera broadcast videotape Saturday showing two French journalists who apparently have been taken hostage in Iraq by a group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq.
An Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq has been killed, the Italian government confirmed on Thursday.
Al-Jazeera continues to beam its programs into Iraq, but its Baghdad office is to remain closed for the next month, by order of Iraq's interim government.
Iraq's interim government has closed the Baghdad office of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network for one month, citing national security concerns.
Captors in Iraq released an Egyptian diplomat Monday after declining a large ransom and citing his polite and spiritual personality as the reason for his liberation.
A U.S. Marine translator once reported captured in Iraq denied Monday that he had deserted and urged fellow Marines there to "keep their heads up and their spirits high."
Hopes for two Bulgarian hostages in Iraq are fading as the government awaits evidence that a headless body found in the Tigris River is one of its nationals.
The Saudi employer of an Egyptian hostage in Iraq says it has met the demands of kidnappers by pulling out of the country, according to an Arabic-language TV channel.
A beheaded body pulled from the Tigris River may be one of two Bulgarian truck drivers held hostage by militants in Iraq, police in Mosul said.
The abductors of an Egyptian hostage in Iraq have given his Saudi employer 48 hours to prove the company has left Iraq, the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera reported Thursday.
Militants holding a Filipino hostage say they will free him when "the last Filipino leaves Iraq on a date that doesn't go beyond the end of this month," according to a statement read by the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera.
A Bulgarian government spokesman confirmed reports Wednesday that one of two Bulgarians held hostage in Iraq had been killed.
In a grim milestone, the number of deaths in the American-led coalition in Iraq surpassed 1,000 this week.
An Iraqi insurgent group has threatened to behead two Bulgarian hostages within 24 hours if the United States does not release all prisoners in Iraq, according to a video aired by Al-Jazeera.
A mortar attack killed five U.S. troops and an Iraqi National Guard member Thursday in the central Iraqi city of Samarra, according to a U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit.
An Iraqi Islamic military group said it has taken a kidnapped U.S. Marine to a safe place after he promised not to return to his military unit, according to a statement read Monday by the Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera.
Three Turkish citizens held hostage in Iraq have been freed by militants who had earlier threatened to behead them, the Turkish foreign minister has said.
Three Marines were killed and two were wounded in Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded as their humvee passed by the device, the Coalition Press Information Center said.
The Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera reports it has received a statement and a videotape from militants who claimed to have killed 20-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Matt Maupin, missing since April.
The Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera broadcast a videotape Sunday of a man who it said an Iraqi resistance group identified as a captured U.S. Marine.
Insurgents are pressing their campaign as the handover of sovereignty to Iraq's interim government draws nearer, spilling fresh blood and snatching new hostages Saturday.
The Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera showed video Wednesday of three Italian hostages taken captive in Iraq nearly two months ago. In the video, one of the men said the captors were treating them "excellently."
An Arab journalist was among five Iraqis killed in fighting between coalition forces and insurgents in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, a hospital official said.
The Arabic language news network Al Jazeera aired pictures Sunday of what it said were two Russian electrical workers taken hostage last week by an Islamic group in Dura, south of Baghdad.
The Italian foreign minister has confirmed that one of a group of four Italian hostages in Iraq has been executed.
Citing reports by Arabic-language television networks they considered erroneous, U.S. military representatives urged Tuesday that reporting from some news organizations not be taken at face value.
A U.S. Army Apache helicopter was brought down by unidentified ground fire west of Baghdad on Sunday, military sources said, despite a cease-fire that was in effect in the region.