Doha-based Arabic news channel Al Jazeera is celebrating its 15th anniversary, marking a decade and a half of proactive news gathering from the region. Above: The new director-of the channel, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem al-Thani, speaks during the ceremony. (AFP/Getty Images)
Just about everything Badr Jafar touches turns to golD, formed just seven years ago, his crescent enterprises is raking in over a billion dollars in revenues and is highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan.