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The apps now revealed to have links with X-Mode have been downloaded by millions of users around the world.

Salaat First had been downloaded by more than 10 million times on Android.

ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The New Arab Staff

ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The advocacy group submitted a Freedom of Information act (Foia) request on Thursday alongside CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic.

Rights group warns US Muslims against using targeted apps

The New Arab Staff

Rights group warns US Muslims against using targeted apps

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for a public inquiry into the allegations made by online magazine Motherboard ...

US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

The New Arab Staff

US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

The US military is buying data of people around the world, harvested apps, which seem to target Muslims in particular, reports ...

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'Davos in the Desert' website down after alleged hack

The apparent hack is the latest blow to Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference, after business and media heavyweights withdrew from the event over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Austin Bodetti

Empowering al-Hirak could backfire for the UAE

Analysis: While al-Hirak and the UAE may be making common cause against a mutual enemy, their shared interests stop there, writes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti

Peace in Afghanistan

The Taliban and the United States seem to be laying the groundwork for peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, writes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti

Islamic Jihad vs Hamas in Gaza

Hamas has so far been able to keep its smaller rival in check, but its influence is undeniable, writes Austin Bodetti.

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

Austin Bodetti

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

Analysis: Gulf tensions bode ill for the American-led effort to fight terror financing in the Middle East, writes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid ...

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Austin Bodetti

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Analysis: The unrest in Thailand's south offers the Islamic State group all that it could need to build a southeast Asian franchise, writes ...

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes ...

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national ...

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

In-depth: Baghdad's corrupt political system, heavily influenced by Tehran, can do little to stop Iranian narcotrafficking in Iraqi cities, reports Austin Bodetti.

Matt Broomfield

The abusive NGO with a stranglehold on refugees' lives

Investigation: Refugees on Lesvos say volunteers use promises of food, clothes and WiFi to coerce the vulnerable into converting to ...

Austin Bodetti

Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

Society: Oman has turned an academic connection with the Western world into an opportunity to promote cultural diplomacy, sponsoring ...

Austin Bodetti

The Iraqi translators betrayed by the United States

Feature: Iraqis who risked their lives for the US military now find themselves stranded in a country that has very little patience for former ...

Israeli MoD contacted American hackers to make 'zero-day' viruses

Karim Traboulsi

Israeli MoD contacted American hackers to make 'zero-day' viruses

Israel's ministry of defence made overtures to several US-based hackers, expressing interest in so-called 'zero-day' attacks for possible use in ...

Matt Broomfield

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Exclusive: A scheme to repatriate refugees whose asylum bids have been rejected amounts to bullying and bribing desperate people to return to ...

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by ...

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin ...

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

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