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Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

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World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

World leaders have sent messages of congratulations to President Biden, with many hoping that a change in attitudes and approach will follow his ...

Wall Street closes at record high after Biden inauguration

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Wall Street closes at record high after Biden inauguration

Wall Street closed at a record high following the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

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China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

China has clapped back at growing backlash over its maltreatment of Uighur Muslims.

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Biden's Treasury pick takes stand against China trade abuses

President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the US Treasury said the US will work to combat China's "abusive" trade practices.

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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delayed a data-sharing change as users fled the messaging service over privacy concerns.

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for ...

UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

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UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

A number of Western companies have been pressured not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar.

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

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Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Snapchat joined a number of social media giants that have permanently banned US President Donald Trump.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Muslim app sold data to US government-linked firm

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Muslim app sold data to US government-linked firm

Salaat First had been downloaded by more than 10 million times on Android.

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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps and forced sterilisation programmes, according to a media report.

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US targets Iran's steel industry with fresh sanctions

The United States have slapped Iran with fresh sanctions as the country ramps up its nuclear program.

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Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

An array of prominent US business executives called for Congress to certify Joe Biden as the new US president, writing that it is time "to move ...

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Apple supplier 'using forced Uighur labour': report

Apple has denied any role or connection to forced labour practices in China following the release of a report by the Tech Transparency Project.

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

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Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

Kamal Afzali

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including ...

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

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