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Syria is one of only four countries without access to Netflix and one of five countries that cannot use Zoom, making residents in the war-torn country feel isolated.

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to partake in discussions that may not always be accessible.

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a suspected UAE-Saudi phone hack using Israeli software.

Florida IS sympathiser plotted attack on Tampa Bay

The New Arab & agencies

Florida IS sympathiser plotted attack on Tampa Bay

An FBI affidavit says Al-Azhari was recorded as expressing admiration for Omar Mateen, the deceased shooter at the Orlando Pulse nightclub ...

British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Yemeni activist subjected to Saudi trolling after Facebook appointment

Outspoken Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, has been subjected to a smear campaign by Saudi media after she was appointed to Facebook’s Oversight Board.

The New Arab

Hezbollah supporters dressed as Orthodox Jews urge US boycott

Supporters of Hezbollah dressed up as Orthodox Jews during a Beirut demonstration calling for a boycott of US products, leading to ridicule and ...

The New Arab

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos' phone.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

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 ...

Hannah Wallace

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws ...

How the private sector supports Arab world authoritarians (I)

Charles W. Dunne

How the private sector supports Arab world authoritarians (I)

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

Khashoggi 'recorded his Saudi consulate murder on Apple Watch'

The New Arab

Khashoggi 'recorded his Saudi consulate murder on Apple Watch'

Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi vanished on 2 October after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain ...

Trump spoke to Saudis at 'highest level' over Khashoggi

The New Arab & agencies

Trump spoke to Saudis at 'highest level' over Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump said he has spoken to Saudi leaders about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

iWatch and phone at heart of Turkey's Khashoggi investigation

The New Arab & agencies

iWatch and phone at heart of Turkey's Khashoggi investigation

The Saudi dissident was wearing a black Apple smart watch when he entered the Saudi consulate last Tuesday and has not been seen since.

David Sheen

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

Comment: Netanyahu's silence - and even acceptance - of staff members accused, investigated or charged with sex crimes sets a frightening precedent, writes David Sheen.

Bashdar Ismaeel

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Comment: Fraught relations between Washington and Ankara speak of a wider story in the Middle East, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey files WTO complaint against US tariffs

Washington doubled steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey earlier this month in response to the continued detention of American pastor Andrew ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

The Turkish president told supporters they could turn to Samsungs, rather than iPhones, and other goods made by non-US firms.

Apple removes Iranian mobile apps from its App Store

The New Arab

Apple removes Iranian mobile apps from its App Store

Apple Inc. has removed all Iranian mobile apps from its App Store on Thursday, citing US sanctions.

The New Arab

Vault 7: WikiLeaks releases 'largest' CIA leak in history

WikiLeaks released the largest and most comprehensive leak on a US spying agency on Tuesday, the first batch in a series dubbed 'Vault 7'.

Louvre suspect may have tweeted about IS before attack Louvre suspect may have tweeted about IS before attack

The New Arab & agencies

Louvre suspect may have tweeted about IS before attack

The Egyptian man believed to be behind the machete attack at the Louvre museum in Paris on Friday reportedly tweeted about the extremist Islamic ...

Apple to produce iPhones in India, defying Trump's protectionism

The New Arab

Apple to produce iPhones in India, defying Trump's protectionism

California-based tech firm looks set to snub Trump's protectionism with a new plant in India, while arch-rivals Samsung consider opening a US ...

Tech firms unite to challenge Trump immigration order

The New Arab & agencies

Tech firms unite to challenge Trump immigration order

More than 20 firms from the sector are expected to attend a meeting to discuss legal options on the ban.

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