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Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to Canada in 2017.

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing plans to build NEOM megacity.

Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

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Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

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Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

Riyadh has been accused of exploiting weaknesses in the global telecoms network to track the locations of its citizens abroad.

FBI probing use of Israeli spyware in US hacks

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FBI probing use of Israeli spyware in US hacks

Israel-based NSO Group has been accused of involvement in hacks against Saudi and Emirati dissidents, as well as against popular messaging app ...

Courtney Freer

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi relations, writes Courtney Freer.

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Reporter who wrote book on MbS 'targeted' by hackers

American reporter and author Ben Hubbard is believed to have been targeted by hackers working for Saudi Arabia.

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Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

Bryan Fogel's 'The Dissident' is a searing documentary about Jamal Khashoggi's murder, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi regime ...

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Riyadh 'planned to spy on Khashoggi's fiancee in UK'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of attempting to surveil Khashoggi's Turkish fiance Hatice Cengiz while in London.

Saudi urges US to remove Sudan from terror list

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Saudi urges US to remove Sudan from terror list

In a meeting with a visiting envoy, Saudi Arabia urged the United States to remove Sudan from its terror list.

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

Sudan celebrates Christmas for first time in a decade

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Sudan celebrates Christmas for first time in a decade

Ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir barred public Christmas celebrations.

Morocco human rights activists targeted by 'malicious' Israeli spyware

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Morocco human rights activists targeted by 'malicious' Israeli spyware

Academic and activist Maati Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui had received SMS messages containing malicious links ...

Egypt hacked activists and opposition figures' phones, report says

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Egypt hacked activists and opposition figures' phones, report says

Egypt joins its allies the UAE and Saudi Arabia in being implicated in major hacking attempts against opposition activists.

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Suzan Quitaz

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a ...

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Sudan PM to meet with rebel forces in Juba

The visit to the South Sudanese capital Juba marks Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's first foreign visit.

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Israeli spyware firm 'can mine social media data'

The Israeli NSO Group has been accused of 'recklessly' selling its hacking technology to authoritarian regimes across the world, including Saudi ...

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Riyadh hacks London-based dissident Ghanem al-Dosari with Israeli spyware

UK-based Saudi satirist Ghanem al-Masarir al-Dosari alleges Saudi Arabia attempted to hack his phone last year using Israeli spyware linked to ...

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Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

Israeli technology firm NSO Group has come under criticism again for providing the code used to hack phones through one simple WhatsApp call.

Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

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Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

Code developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company whose software was linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder, has been implicated in a ...

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Amnesty to take Israel to court over 'illegal spying'

Amnesty has joined a petition to take Israel to court over selling spyware equipment that has been used to target journalists and activists.

CIA warned three Khashoggi associates of imminent Saudi threats

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CIA warned three Khashoggi associates of imminent Saudi threats

At least three pro-democracy activists in Norway, Canada and the US have been warned by the CIA they face security threats from Saudi Arabia.

Haftar's attempted coup and Trump’s collusion over Libya

Imad K. Harb

Haftar's attempted coup and Trump’s collusion over Libya

Comment: Renegade General Haftar's attempted coup in Tripoli is being backed by international and regional authoritarians, writes Imad K. Harb.

Sudanese forces raid protest university following new anti-government demonstrations

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Sudanese forces raid protest university following new anti-government demonstrations

Protesters gathered in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and its neighbour Omdurman on Monday to protest a newly-imposed state of emergency and a ...

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