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Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid extradition to the United States.

The two people claimed that five people from one family died from the disease.

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies and their right to earn an independent living.

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

Aamir Ali Bhat

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.

The New Arab

UAE denies spying on users via popular messaging app

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in a statement denied reports it was spying on users through a popular messaging app.

Alessandra Bajec

Iraqi women victim to online sexual blackmail

Iraqi women face a staggering rise in online 'sextortion', a practice known as revenge porn, with Iraqi males exploiting private images on ...

The New Arab & agencies

US launched 'cyber attack' against Iranian military computers

The United States launched a retaliatory cyber attack against Iran last week that crippled computers used to control rocket and missile ...

UAE to deport Bangladeshi man over forged parking ticket

The New Arab

UAE to deport Bangladeshi man over forged parking ticket

Next time you think of just changing the date on your parking ticket to make it valid, don't - if you're an expat in the UAE, you could be ...

Charles W. Dunne

How the private sector supports Arab authoritarians (II)

Comment: The international private sector has aided authoritarian regimes and dictators for decades, with a combination of arms, advice, ...

Saudi pro-government media threaten citizens 'over spreading Khashoggi tweets'

The New Arab

Saudi pro-government media threaten citizens 'over spreading Khashoggi tweets'

Those found producing, sharing or storing material that breaches public order, religious values, public morals and privacy, could face ...

Lebanon questions activists over social media posts

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon questions activists over social media posts

Lebanon's security forces are increasingly bringing activists in for questioning over their social media posts, sparking widespread anger in ...

<em>Cyber</em> war <em>laws</em>: Only hope for saving civilian minds

Wilson Dizard

Cyber war laws: Only hope for saving civilian minds

Comment: Russian election meddling is evidence that the civilian mind is no longer sovereign, writes Wilson Dizard.

Saudi Arabia arrests woman for sympathising with feminist activists

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia arrests woman for sympathising with feminist activists

Mayya al-Zahrani was arrested hours after posting comments on the arrest of a fellow female activist, a worrying show of Saudi online ...

The New Arab

Bahrain says if will 'hunt down' online dissidents

Bahrain has warned it will hunt down activists using social media, and there will be 'severe measures' taken against dissidents.

The New Arab

Internet celebrities now need a licence in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting 'commercial activities' through social media to register for a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Internet celebrities now need a license in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates says it will now require anyone conducting 'commercial activities' through social media to register for a ...

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

UK family 'face prison' if they visit Dubai-jailed son

Robert Cusack

UK family 'face prison' if they visit Dubai-jailed son

The family of a British man facing trial for touching a man's hip in a bar have been warned their criticism of the UAE government could land ...

Joe Odell

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Comment: The UK government needs to apply more pressure on the UAE if it is to ever change its atrocious record on human rights, writes Joe ...

Conforming with government's line, Saudi presenter resigns from Al-Jazeera

The New Arab

Conforming with government's line, Saudi presenter resigns from Al-Jazeera

A veteran Saudi journalist has resigned from broadcaster Al-Jazeera to stand in line with the kingdom's anti-Qatar "policies and laws".

GCC businesses are facing a major cybersecurity deficit

Amar Diwakar

GCC businesses are facing a major cybersecurity deficit

Comment: A lack of investment and awareness around cybersecurity is leaving GCC companies more at risk than others, writes Amar Diwakar.

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