"The launch of an English-language channel in 2006 was part of a dramatic global expansion that has led to the establishment of more than 70 bureaux around the world.
"Al-Jazeera launched a US cable news channel in October 2013, but this proved to be the peak of its growth, for now at least.
"Al-Jazeera America was closed last year amid dwindling viewing figures and a collection of lawsuits."