Al Jazeera America has named the first four anchors set to present the news when network launches in August.
Updated: Iran Election Officials Extend Voting By 10 Hours, High Turnout Estimated, No Clear Favorite Yet
Iranians headed to the polls on Friday to vote, with turnout estimated to be large but with no front-runner indicated.
Despite opposition protests that a series of election reforms be allowed to pass first, Zimbabwe's president has set the country's election date.
Chinese Painter Zhang Daqian's Works Earned More Than $500 Million In 2011, More Than Works By Pablo Picasso
Move over Picasso. Works by a 20th century Chinese artist have sold for more than your works ever raked in. Lo siento, Pablo.
Media outlets around the world scrambled to gather information following the bomb explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday.
Monday Media Roundup: Amazon Continues Quest For World Domination, Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Not Fired (Yet), New York Times Company Publishes False Story About New York Times Employee
Paul Krugman is not bankrupt, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not leaving 'The View,' and the New York Times pay wall workaround is not an accident.
A Fox News contributor has accused Qatar-based news organization Al Jazeera of attempting to “infiltrate” the United States and collaborating with supposed Muslim sleeper cells.
Algerian sources are now stating that hundreds of hostages remain trapped inside the facility –- their fates unknown.
When former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his partners sold their cable-television network Current TV to Al Jazeera in a deal announced Jan. 2, it made headlines around the world. But it appears the Arabic news organization wasn’t the only media conglomerate to make an offer. According to former Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck, his own company made an offer to buy Current TV, but Gore refused to sell to the conservative pundit.
Glenn Beck reveals he had bid to buy Current TV last year before Al Jazeera, but was rejected.
The deal brings Al Jazeera into stiff competition with American news channels like CNN, MSNBC and Fox.
Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved the Islamist-drafted constitution, authorities announced Tuesday in a blow to President Mohamed Morsi's secular and liberal foes.
One person has been killed as demonstrators finish their sixth day occupying Tahrir Square to protest President Mohammed Morsi's sweeping new powers.
The high abortion rate of female fetuses has led to a dramatic gender imbalance in India ? over the fifty-year period from 1961 to 2011, the number of girls born per 1,000 boys plunged from 976 to 914, according to the census.
Mining strikes against Lonmin Platinum continued in South Africa as the government vowed to crack down on the violence.
Many Argentines are protesting against the policies of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over her tight controls on the economy amid rising inflation. Fernandez has said that her policies are aimed at supporting the most vulnerable in society and will benefit the majority of people as a whole, though she has been criticized for pursuing a populist agenda at the expese of the upper and middle classes.
U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other embassy staff were killed in an attack Tuesday on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Reuters reported citing a Libyan official.
Turkey's Prime Minister said on Tuesday that exiled Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi will not be extradited to Iraqi to face the death penalty.
Eleven years later, the men at the forefront of both sides of the 9/11 attacks are variously retired, in jail, or dead.
Former Iraqi Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi has been sentenced to death in absentia for the murders of two people, and is due to be sentenced for 150 other charges of violence between 2005 and 2011. Meanwhile, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shitte Muslims in Iraq may be growing.
Liberian Timber Wars Pit Poverty-Stricken Communities Against Secretive Big Loggers Given An Opening By The Government
Forests are extremely important to Liberians, who rely upon vast wooded areas for everything from building supplies and medicine to water protection and game habitats. Recently, a government program turned over these critical regions to big logging firms in a misguided attempt to provide income and revenue for hard-hit communities. Can Ellen Sirleaf Johnson's administration curtail what it began?
Syrian government warplanes bombed targets Aleppo and its vicinity Monday, as a car-bomb exploded in Jaramana near Damascus.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon communicated to Iranian leaders his strong disapproval of Iran's rights record and of its stand on key issues causing regional and global tensions, within hours of his arrival in Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit Wednesday.
The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have died of polonium poisoning, according to his family members. Now, French prosecutors have agreed to look into the case.
The Egyptian government Wednesday sought a $4.8-billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help boost the country's economy struggling to recover from a political turmoil since last year's uprising that led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.
Meles Zenawi, the influential prime minister of Ethiopia died Monday at the age of 57 from an undisclosed illness ending weeks of speculation about his health, the Ethiopian state television announced Tuesday.
Surface to air missiles could give a big boost to the Free Syrian Army, but introducing the weapons runs the risk of delivering them into the hands of terrorists as well.
The kidnapping of more than 20 people, all Sunni Muslims, in Lebanon has stirred rumblings of a Syrian-conflict spillover. But the clan responsible for the killings insists it just wants its kinsman back, who was kidnapped by the Syrian Free Army on Monday.
At least 60 miners have been killed by a landslide in a remote gold mine in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Japan and North Korea are to hold their first governmental-level talk for the first time in four years on Aug. 29, the Japanese government announced.