Al Arabiya’s award-winning use of augmented reality receives praise

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Al Arabiya News Channel has been praised over its use award-winning use of augmented reality technology in recent years as it marks 15 years since it first began broadcasting across the region and the world. The implementation of augmented reality on Al Arabiya’s daily news broadcasts as well as special coverage of events like the 2016 US elections marked its first time use by a channel in the Middle East. In March, Al Arabiya marked 15 years since its inception and made use of its ...

Aljazeera spreads fake news over Al Arabiya UK operations

Friday, 16 February 2018

Dubai-based Al Arabiya has responded to fake news circulating over its UK operations and has said that it is part of a new distribution strategy. The channel described as false the claims that Al Arabiya news was forced off air in the United Kingdom because of a complaint filed by Qatar News Agency, calling it “ridiculous and unfounded”. “It was an unsuccessful attempt to justify a decision to stop its participation in the British BSkyB package under a new distribution plan ...

Al Arabiya’s Nadia Bilbassy among 11 journalists on Air Force 2

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Eleven journalists including Al Arabiya’s Nadia Bilbassy were allowed into Air Force 2 with American Vice President Mike Pence during his Middle East tour of three countries - Egypt, Jordan and Israel. The Boeing 757 includes three sections. The last section includes 12 seats for journalists and two seats for employees that handle the stamping of passports. The middle section is for the secret service. The front section is divided into two sections - one that includes tables and seats ...

WATCH: How an Al Arabiya crew reached Iraqi Kurdistan after flight ban

Monday, 22 January 2018

Due to a ban imposed by Iraq banning all international flights to and from Kurdistan since September, reaching the country has become difficult according to a team from Al Arabiya who experienced the journey. An Al Arabiya crew was able to reach Kurdistan through one of the Turkish land crossings with the territory. The reporter and crew got visas from the Kurdish government, however it only allowed them to enter from the Baghdad airport. The crew reached the Sabiha airport in Istanbul, and ...

Saudi Aramco, Al Arabiya News Channel sign cultural agreement

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Saudi oil giant Aramco signed a cultural agreement with Al Arabiya News Channel to enhance cooperation towards enriching local cultural content. The deal, which was signed on Saturday in Aramco’s headquarters in Dhahran, will allow Al Arabiya to benefit from the material of the Qafilah magazine which Aramco issues in the Arabic language every two months. The news channel will benefit from the magazine’s old and new editions. The agreement also entails cooperating on new works that ...

Watch: Houthi masterplan to recruit Yemeni children and prisoners

Monday, 16 October 2017

In an exclusive documentary produced by Al Arabiya, Yemeni captives in Saudi Arabia have revealed that Iran and the Hezbollah militia have been training and recruiting prisoners to join the Houthi ranks. ‘Victims of a Partnership’ sheds light on the status of hundreds of prisoners captured by Saudi forces on the Yemeni borders and reflects the partnership between former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthi militias and Iran. “They threatened me with my mother and father, ...

Al Arabiya sponsors the first ENEX conference in the Middle East

Monday, 9 October 2017

Al Arabiya channel will sponsor the first annual European News Exchange (ENEX) conference in the Middle East. The ENEX conference, which gathers members of leading global news television broadcasters, content providers and news gatherers, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday October 11 and 12 in Dubai. ENEX, an association of the world’s leading commercial TV broadcasters, allows news content and news production resources be shared by members  to provide competitive advantages in ...

Dutch teenager lured by his sister working for ISIS, only to be killed in Raqqa

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Elias Snoussi is a 14-year-old Dutch teenager of Moroccan origin whose elder sister, 24-year-old Mariam, travelled to Syria to join ISIS, after fooling their father and convincing him that she is travelling to Egypt to study jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University. But as soon as she settled down in Raqqa, Mariam sent for her younger brother and mother persuading them to join her there. The young Elias carried the weapon as an ISIS fighter and was killed in one of the international coalition raids. ...

Confusion as Al Jazeera cuts Qatari emir’s speech, then airs Al Arabiya footage

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Confusion reigned on Monday when Al Jazeera news bulletin cut to a live speech by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.The news presenter cut to the live broadcast, but it abruptly ended and instead the channel aired footage from an Al Arabiya report.The video above, from an Al Arabiya news bulletin last night, shows this moment.This comes as Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information announced it has shut down Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureau in Riyadh and has revoked its ...

Al Arabiya included in Snapchat’s Discover feature for Middle East users

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Al Arabiya will be part of Snap Inc.'s new Discover platform for Snapchatters in the Middle East and North Africa, which will feature local content in Arabic produced exclusively for Snapchat from leading local media companies that cover news, entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle. The media companies that will begin publishing daily stories for Discover will include Al Arabiya and MBC, among other news outlets. Each publisher’s story will be live for Snapchatters beginning at 7:00 am ...

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