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Smith is also accused of possessing and making explosive substances, as well as holding material which advanced "anti-Muslim, Neo-Nazi and other racist causes".

President Hassan Rouhani's comments marked the first time he has directly accused Israel of carrying out the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh late last month.

'Israel killed Iranian scientist' with 'remote-controlled machine gun': reports

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'Israel killed Iranian scientist' with 'remote-controlled machine gun': reports

An Iranian report claimed the scientist who founded the country's nuclear programme was killed by a 'remote-controlled machine gun'.

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

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Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

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British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

Paul Golding was charged at Heathrow in October, after refusing to give police access to his iPhone and Apple computer following a trip to Russia.

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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Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

Apple is engaged in a conflict with the US government over its refusal to unlock the Pensacola gunman's phones, citing security concerns of its ...

Suzan Quitaz

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a major role ...

Algeria deports HRW official, veteran journalist for observing protests

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Algeria deports HRW official, veteran journalist for observing protests

Human Rights Watch official Ahmed Benchemsi has previously faced trial in Morocco for his work as a journalist.

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Gibraltar police arrest captain, officer of detained Iran tanker

Gibraltar police have arrested the Indian captain and chief officer of the Iranian oil tanker that was seized off its coast last week.

CIA warned three Khashoggi associates of imminent Saudi threats

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CIA warned three Khashoggi associates of imminent Saudi threats

At least three pro-democracy activists in Norway, Canada and the US have been warned by the CIA they face security threats from Saudi Arabia.

Morocco arrests six IS-linked jihadist suspects

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Morocco arrests six IS-linked jihadist suspects

An initial group of six suspects, aged between 22 and 28, were "supporters" of IS and suspected of planning "terrorist acts", the central bureau ...

Aggressive UAE cyber ops expose ex-NSA hackers

Wilson Dizard

Aggressive UAE cyber ops expose ex-NSA hackers

Comment: The rise of cyberweapons and cyberwar calls out for rules for their use, writes Wilson Dizard.

Four charged over plot to bomb NY Muslim community

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Four charged over plot to bomb NY Muslim community

Police have charged three men and a school student over allegedly plotting to bomb a Muslim community in rural upstate New York.

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Tunisia arrests 12 suspected IS members, dismantles cells: ministry

Authorities detained the 12 and confiscated bomb making materials, after a sucide attack last month wounded 26 people in the capital Tunis.

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UAE sentences British PhD student to life for 'spying'

Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student, was detained in May and has been held in solitary confinement in the UAE for six months.

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Moroccan students protest government decision against clock change

Thousands of students protested Friday in Morocco for the third consecutive day against a government decision to keep its clocks at summer time ...

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UK 'concerned' as UAE charges British student with spying

Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student, was detained in May and has been held in solitary confinement in the UAE for five months.

UAE to try British PhD student on spying charges

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UAE to try British PhD student on spying charges

Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student, was detained in May and has been held in solitary confinement in the UAE for five months.

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Turks destroy iPhones to protest US sanctions

In one video , a man collects iPhones from youths squatting in front of a Turkish flag, lays the devices on the ground and pounds them ...

Pentagon restricts fitness trackers, after apps revealed secret bases

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Pentagon restricts fitness trackers, after apps revealed secret bases

Location data revealed the whereabouts of secret US bases in the Middle East after firm Strava published The Global Heat Map.

Iraq completes national election recount: State TV

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Iraq completes national election recount: State TV

Iraq’s election commission has completed a manual recount of votes from a parliamentary election held in May, state television said on Monday.

Iraq election body 'ignored warnings' over vote-counting machines: report

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Iraq election body 'ignored warnings' over vote-counting machines: report

Iraq's election commission was warned about the credibility of vote-counting machines ahead of the 12 May polls, which have left Baghdad mired ...

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