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A recent report sheds light on a rift between Saudi Arabia’s royal father-son duo, who are deeply divided over whether the Kingdom should forge a normalisation agreement with Israel.

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

Israel eyeing UAE military cooperation in the Red Sea

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Israel eyeing UAE military cooperation in the Red Sea

Israel is reportedly hoping for military cooperation with the UAE in the Red Sea following a controversial normalisation deal between both countries.

Israel-UAE deal 'a boon for Israel defence industries': report

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Israel-UAE deal 'a boon for Israel defence industries': report

Israel stands to gain economically from last week's deal with the UAE, which has a growing defence budget.

To Muslim-Americans, Trump calling protesters 'terrorists' is nothing new

Imrul Islam

To Muslim-Americans, Trump calling protesters 'terrorists' is nothing new

Comment: The abuses Trump's agents have perpetrated on protesters in Portland were already painfully routine among immigrants and Muslim ...

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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.

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Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

A fresh fire broke out at an Iranian power station, the latest of a series of similar blazes, while Israel said it is not “necessarily” behind ...

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Iran-linked hackers targeted American coronavirus drugmaker Gilead: report

Recent attempts by Iranian hackers trying to access emails of Gilead employees highlights a new cyberattack trend focusing on coronavirus ...

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US officials accuse Iran of hacking Israel's water supplies

US has accused Iran of launching a cyber attack on water supplies in Israel.

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

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Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

Arab states have alarmed human rights organisations with the use of artificial intelligence tools to combat coronavirus.

Israel authorises Shin Bet to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

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Israel authorises Shin Bet to snoop on coronavirus sufferers

Israel's government has been accused of putting the civil liberties and privacy of its citizens at risk by allowing access to the mobile phone ...

WhatsApp closer to lawsuit win after spyware group's no-show

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WhatsApp closer to lawsuit win after spyware group's no-show

NSO Group's failure to show up in court represents a positive development for WhatsApp, which sued the Israeli spyware company for targeting its ...

Hackers post bloodied Trump image on US government website

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Hackers post bloodied Trump image on US government website

An unidentified hacker group has attacked a website belonging to an American government agency, showing a bloodied image of US President Donald ...

Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

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Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

Experts have warned that Iran is likely to respond to the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani with cyber attacks.

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Twitter suspends over 6,000 Saudi-linked accounts

In a blog post on Friday, Twitter announced it suspended over 6,000 accounts at the centre of a state-backed 'information operation' network linked to Saudi Arabia.

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Egypt's genius new get-rich-quick scheme? Tax the internet

Egypt's ministry of finance announced plans to impose tax on social media networking sites, a statement confirmed on Saturday.

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Over 100 killed in Iran protest crackdown, says Amnesty

The rights group has verified at least 106 protester deaths in just three days of nationwide protests in Iran, as authorities launch a ...

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn of 'decisive' crackdown against protesters

Iran's powerful armed force hinted at a looming crackdown against nationwide demonstrations opposing dramatic petrol price hikes, which ...

Govt violence and intimidation sows fear among Iraq protesters

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Govt violence and intimidation sows fear among Iraq protesters

Alongside a violent crackdown, Iraq's protesters are facing a broader campaign of intimidation in the streets, hospitals, online and in their ...

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UAE urges Iran talks with GCC, world powers

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Sunday warned against increasing tensions and urged for dialogue between conflicting ...

Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

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Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Kuwait's deputy foreign minister confirmed his country had passed on messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on Tuesday.

UAE launches one of Middle East's largest defence companies

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UAE launches one of Middle East's largest defence companies

EDGE, inaugurated by Abu Dhabi's crown prince, is the result of a merger of 25 state-owned and private entities into a single giant defence ...

Iran confirms President Rouhani sent letter to Saudi king

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Iran confirms President Rouhani sent letter to Saudi king

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani sent letters to Saudi King Salman, the first communication of its kind since the two nations cut off relations ...

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