Investigation Into Apple’s Payment System in Netherlands Nears Decision

  According to a report Dutch competition authorities are nearing a draft decision in a years-long investigation into Apple over rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system, according to a letter sent this month to developers involved in the case. The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, or ACM, said in 2019 […]

US revives investigation into George Floyd death: Report

Department of Justice takes new action in the probe, which languished under the Trump administration. A federal US investigation into the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, has shown signs of reinvigoration with the empanelling of a new grand jury and the calling of new witnesses, according to a report by The […]

Bangladesh court rejects sedition case over Al Jazeera report

A Bangladeshi lawyer sought to bring in sedition charges against four people, including Al Jazeera’s director general, over an investigation into high-level corruption. A court in Bangladesh has rejected an attempt to bring charges of sedition against the director general of Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) and three others who contributed to an investigation into […]

Generation Identity: France begins shutting down far-right group

France is beginning the process of shutting down the far-right Generation Identity (GI) group, a move that comes after Al Jazeera’s undercover investigation exposed the group’s racism, violence, and connections with Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party. On Saturday, dozens in Paris rallied against the move – scheduled to begin Monday – some of whom […]

Lebanese court removes judge leading Beirut blast investigation

Judge Sawan was asked to step down following legal challenges by senior officials who he had accused of negligence that led to the blast. A Lebanese court has removed the judge leading the investigation into last year’s Beirut port blast, a move likely to further delay a probe that has faced fierce political pushback. More […]

Georgia Prosecutors Open Criminal Investigation of Trump Phone Call

ATLANTA — Prosecutors in Fulton County have initiated a criminal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results, including a phone call he made to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to help him reverse his loss. On Wednesday, Fani Willis, […]

Honduran president target of US investigation, court filings show

Reuters news agency says court filing does not say what the Honduran president, a key US ally, is being investigated for. United States prosecutors are investigating Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, according to a new court filing seen by the Reuters news agency, piling pressure on a leader who prosecutors have already accused in court […]

Rights groups call for review of Bangladeshi UN troop deployments

Seven prominent human rights groups have called on the United Nations to review its use of Bangladeshi peacekeeping troops after the world body denied claims by the country’s military that secretly bought mass surveillance equipment, exposed by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, was used for peacekeeping missions. The Al Jazeera investigation, All the Prime Minister’s Men, […]

UN calls for Bangladesh army probe after Al Jazeera investigation

The United Nations is calling for a full investigation into evidence of corruption and illegality involving the Bangladesh army, which was exposed during an investigation released by Al Jazeera on Monday. The corruption involves Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, General Aziz Ahmed, who is due to meet senior UN officials in New York next week. […]

Bangladesh’s army chief and a tale of revenge

Hasan Mahedee Munna now lives and works in a five-star hotel in Germany, but he spends much of his time thinking about his family back in Bangladesh who he says have become victims of a bitter feud with the country’s army chief, General Aziz Ahmed, and his brothers. On Monday, Al Jazeera released All the […]

Bannon, Pardoned by Trump, Now Faces Manhattan D.A. Investigation

Stephen K. Bannon, who received a last-minute pardon from former President Donald J. Trump after being indicted on federal charges of defrauding donors to a border wall, may yet face state charges in connection with the same scheme. The Manhattan district attorney’s office has begun investigating Mr. Bannon’s role in the fund-raising project for the […]

Bangladesh bought spyware from Israeli surveillance company

Bangladesh has bought Israeli-made surveillance equipment that can be used to monitor the mobile phones of hundreds of people simultaneously, an Al Jazeera investigation has found. Documents and statements obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit show that the Bangladesh army purchased the Israeli equipment in 2018 using a Bangkok-based middleman and Bangladeshi military intelligence officers […]

Gang close to Bangladesh PM extracts bribes for state contracts

A criminal gang is colluding with Bangladesh’s security forces to extract bribes for state contracts and job positions, all the while maintaining powerful links with the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, an Al Jazeera investigation has found. All the Prime Minister’s Men reveals how Haris and Anis Ahmed, both convicted of murder, are being protected […]

WHO team meets Chinese scientists as COVID investigation begins

Experts are in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, to piece together what happened in the initial outbreak. A team of experts from the World Health Organization began its long-awaited investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, meeting a group of Chinese scientists in Wuhan ahead of a series of field visits […]

Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation over trip to Alps

Juventus striker allegedly broke coronavirus-related restrictions by travelling outside of Turin for his girlfriend’s birthday. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated by police for a potential breach of Italy’s coronavirus regulations after he allegedly travelled between Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta regions. Valle d’Aosta police confirmed to the Reuters news agency on Thursday that a […]

WHO team to start Wuhan COVID investigation in market, lab

Experts begin their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus in the city where the first cases were reported. A team of World Health Organization experts is due to begin field research into the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, where COVID-19 was first recorded in late 2019, after completing two weeks of compulsory hotel […]

Proud Boys Under Growing Scrutiny in Capitol Riot Investigation

Investigators involved in the Capitol attack have also focused their attention on the chairman of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio. Mr. Tarrio, who lives in Miami, was scheduled to attend the march in Washington but was thrown out of the city by a judge the day before it happened. When he was arrested on Jan. […]

France threatens to shut down far-right Generation Identity group

The French government has threatened to shut down Generation Identity (GI), a far-right group exposed in an Al Jazeera undercover investigation that seeks to expel Muslims and migrants from Europe. Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday he was “outraged by the efforts of Generation Identity activists to undermine the Republic” and had asked his […]

New videos show Wuhan during earliest days of COVID pandemic

Video footage from Wuhan during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic shows how the Chinese government could have done more to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, and its attempts to stop journalists from reporting on the outbreak. In 3 Days that Stopped the World, two Chinese journalists, through undercover filming and diaries, reveal the […]

China COVID cases jump ahead of WHO investigation team arrival

Authorities in Hebei, Heilongjiang provinces impose lockdowns, mass testing in effort to curb spread. China has recorded the biggest daily jump in COVID cases in more than five months, despite strict measures to curb an outbreak that began in Hebei, the province surrounding Beijing, as a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Former CAR President Bozize under investigation for ‘rebellion’

Gov’t accused Bozize of mounting ‘attempted coup’ with the help of armed groups eight days before elections. The Central African Republic has launched an investigation into former President Francois Bozize, whom the government accuses of plotting a coup before last month’s elections. On December 19, the government accused Bozize of mounting “an attempted coup” with […]

White woman’s confrontation with Black teen under investigation

Woman accuses teen of theft in NY hotel, drawing comparisons to other false accusations against Black people in the US. A confrontation in which a man said a woman tackled his 14-year-old Black son in a New York City hotel lobby as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone is under investigation, city […]

Police name person under investigation in Nashville bombing

Christmas day explosion wounded three people and damaged dozens of businesses, including an AT&T switching centre. Nashville Police have said Anthony Quinn Warner is under investigation in connection with the Christmas Day bombing that rocked the US city of Nashville. Metro Nashville Police Department Spokesman Don Aaron confirmed Warner’s identity on Sunday. Federal and state […]

What we know about the Hunter Biden investigation

When President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, confirmed this week that a federal investigation into his “tax affairs” was under way, it was not immediately clear what exactly he was referring to. But his statement reignited scrutiny of his business and financial dealings, which were brought up repeatedly by President Donald Trump and other Republicans during […]