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Carole Samaha took to the social media platform on Thursday to reveal she's an anti-vaxxer and also claiming the coronavirus outbreak is a 'cospiracy'.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the official line.

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama.

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

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Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

Analysts have accused the Algerian government of exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to suppress the protest movement in the country.

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Amnesty reports chilling details of Egypt press crackdown

Marking World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International found Egypt's government has continued to escalate its crackdown on journalism.

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Algeria blocks three news websites amid coronavirus crackdown

The CPJ has criticised Algeria after it blocked three news websites, and called on the country to end its attack on free press.

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Reporters Without Borders: Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran ...

Twitter suspends Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei's official accounts

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Twitter suspends Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei's official accounts

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni's official Arabic-language account has been suspended by Twitter without explanation.

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

Coronavirus disrupts Wikipedia in Iran after senior official's death

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Coronavirus disrupts Wikipedia in Iran after senior official's death

Wikipedia has been disrupted in Iran after Expediency Council member Mohammed Mirmohammadi died of coronavirus.

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

In under a year Algeria's Hirak did the unthinkable

Malia Bouattia

In under a year Algeria's Hirak did the unthinkable

Comment: Malia Bouattia takes stock of what the unprecedented Hirak movement has achieved, and the path that lies ahead.

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

Narjas Zatat

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

The last decade has seen a rise in cyber warfare tactics, especially with countries like Iran, which is no lightweight when it comes to malware ...

Sadek Hamid

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Book Club: Gary Bunt's Hashtag Islam provides readers with cutting edge analysis of how technology influences the dissemination of Islamic thought, mobilisation and networking.

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Saudi media giant MBC to move HQ to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's Media City will build new headquarters for MBC Group.

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Israeli F-16 fighter jets will take 'months' to repair

Israeli fighter jets damaged following vicious storm will take months to return to service despite insistence from military that it will only ...

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Turkey lifts nearly three-year ban on Wikipedia

Ankara blocked the community-generated encyclopedia in 2017 after entries alleged the government supported IS.

Israel storms causes millions in F-16 jet damages

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Israel storms causes millions in F-16 jet damages

Israeli fighter jets have been submerged with water.

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US 'notified' Israel of Soleimani assassination plot: Israeli analysts

Israeli military analysts say the US likely gave Israel several days' notice of the strike on Iran's General Qasem Soleimani due to security ...

Pompeo accuses Iran of suppressing protest memorials

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Pompeo accuses Iran of suppressing protest memorials

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Iran for shutting down the internet ahead of planned memorials for those killed during a brutal crack ...

Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

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Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's decision to ban Wikipedia violated freedom of expression.

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to jail for 'insulting' king

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Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to jail for 'insulting' king

The YouTuber Mohamed Sekkaki, known as "Moul Kaskita", was sentenced by a court in the western city of Settat to four years in prison.

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