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Al Jazeera sees sporting chance of global media brand

By Leila Abboud, Gwénaëlle Barzic and Keith Weir / Reuters PARIS: Al Jazeera, best known for its Middle Eastern news coverage, is taking aim at Europe’s pay-TV market, using sport to build a global media brand, just as owner Qatar is raising its profile by hosting the 2022 World Cup. The broadcaster is racing to launch …


Kuwait closes Al-Jazeera TV office

DUBAI: Kuwaiti authorities have closed the office of the Qatar-based pan-Arab Al-Jazeera news channel over coverage of a police crackdown on a public gathering, the television said on Monday. The channel had aired extensive coverage of the police crackdown on a gathering held by the Kuwaiti opposition on Wednesday. It showed footage of police beating …


Prosecutor extends detention of correspondent

CAIRO: The Sixth of October City prosecutor extended on Monday the detention of correspondent Badr Mohamed Badr for 15 more days pending investigation, Badr’s wife Azza Al-Garf told Daily News Egypt Wednesday. “A police truck carried my husband Badr … to the prosecution office Monday, and the prosecutor ordered that he [remain] in custody …


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