A BBC television team was arrested in Qatar and held for two nights in prison while reporting on living conditions for migrant labourers working on the 2022 World Cup, the broadcaster said on Monday.
Qatar had organised a press to
The BBC said on Thursday it had learned that the "Jihadi John" suspect who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi from London.
Earlier, the Washington Post newspaper had also identified
Leading Indian restaurant Ananta, at The Oberoi in Dubai, UAE, was awarded the ‘Best Indian Restaurant- Fine Dining’ at the BBC Good Food Awards 2014 held last month in the emirate.
The coveted awards are chosen by the reade
The tickets for the Arabian Gulf debut of BBC Worldwide’s ‘Blue Planet in Concert,’ which will open in Abu Dhabi’s stopover of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race on December 12 and 13 are now on sale.
British journalist David Frost, best known for interviewing former US President Richard Nixon, died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 74, the BBC said on Sunday.
Frost is most famous for a 1977 interv
BBC World News is set to launch its international high definition (HD) channel on Arabsat on August 5, after which it will be offered as an HD feed across the Middle East.
Arabsat will be the BBC’s first distribution partner
BBC director general George Entwistle has resigned, just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a programme denounced by its chairman as shoddy journalism.
The BBC, reeling from revelations that a form
The BBC said on Thursday that broadcasts had been disrupted in the Middle East and Europe, just weeks after its satellite transmission provider accused Iran of trying to jam US and European programmes.
Britain's public broadca
BBC initially underplayed the sectarian aspect of the conflict and did not adequately convey the viewpoint of supporters of the monarchy in its coverage of Bahrain's unrest, said a BBC Trust report.
It also failed to mention attempts by Cr