Al Jazeera America’s two big challenges

The Qatari-owned network opened its new U.S. channel today.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Aug 20, 2013

Teacher jailed on charges of insulting Islam is freed by Qatar

The Nepali teacher had been jailed last week after a dispute with some young students.

Qatar jails a Nepali teacher on charges of insulting Islam

The chemistry teacher could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

Today’s reads: Japan’s growing militarism, how Saudi Arabia staves off revolution

The first of a new, daily feature on the articles I'm reading and why they matter.

Map: Which of the world’s monarchies allow female royal succession

The remaining royal families are about split on the issue of whether to allow women to the throne, with some debating it heatedly.

Qatar’s foray into Gaza politics: Bad for Iran, good for Israel?

The oil-rich kingdom may seek to pry Hamas away from Tehran's influence.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 26, 2012