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Al Jazeera Satellite Channel was launched on 1 November 1996 following the closure of the BBC's Arabic language television station, a joint venture with Orbit Communications Company, owned by Sa`udi King Fahd's cousin, Khalid bin Faisal Al Sa`ud. The BBC channel had closed after a year and a half when the Sa`udi government attempted to suppress a documentary on executions under sharia law.[7]
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, provided a loan of QAR 500 million ($137 million) to sustain Al Jazeera through its first five years, as Hugh Miles detailed in his book Al Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That Is Challenging the West. Shares were held by private investors as well as the Qatar government.

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Section: Focus

by Al Jazeera . | On 16 Oct 2016

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Section: Reports

by Al Jazeera . | On 29 Jul 2013