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Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is endangering their safety.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

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.

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Explosion in western Iran injures more than 200

A truck carrying a chlorine gas canister exploded, injuring hundreds but killing none.

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Cyber attacks increasing on hospitals in war-torn countries

Cyber attacks on hospitals have increased, prompting worries that that it could impact on the coronavirus crisis.

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Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

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UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

Twitter accounts linked to the UAE government have threatened social media critics of a recent peace deal with Israel with punishment and ...

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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 ...

Israel says foiled <em>cyber</em> attack on its defence firms

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Israel says foiled cyber attack on its defence firms

Israel says it has foiled an attempted cyber attack by a foreign group targeting the country's defence manufacturers.

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful <em>cyber</em> armies

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Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

UK names Libya-born Turkish-speaker as overseas spy chief

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UK names Libya-born Turkish-speaker as overseas spy chief

The UK has appointed its former ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, as head of its MI6 Secret Intelligence Service.

US military chief visits Israel amid tensions with Iran

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US military chief visits Israel amid tensions with Iran

The visit comes days after a suspected Israeli air raid on Damascus killed five foreign fighters, including a member of the Iran-backed ...

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New explosion hits Iran power plant

The incident is the latest in a string of fires and explosions at military and civilian sites across Iran in recent weeks.

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

Narjas Zatat

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

There has been no confirmation that explosions in Iranian facilities are the result of cyber-attacks, but it has got experts talking.

Israel behind blast at Iran nuclear site, official claims

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Israel behind blast at Iran nuclear site, official claims

Israel's defence minister has said the country is not 'necessarily behind every mysterious incident targeting nuclear and military sites in Iran.

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Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

A released photo and video broadcast by Iranian state television of the site showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof ...

Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

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Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco has demanded Amnesty International prove that it has deployed spyware on a journalist.

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 ...

Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

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Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

Omar Radi dismissed the allegations against him as "ridiculous" and told AFP the government was tarnishing Morocco's reputation by attacking ...

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