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Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit

Friends of Ahmed Alharby are worried the former regime critic was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

Germany begins trial of alleged Egyptian spy

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Germany begins trial of alleged Egyptian spy

The Egyptian-born German's alleged activities are said to be part of wider efforts by Cairo to spy on dissidents abroad.

UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

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UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

Yemen journalist Adel Al-Hasani was arrested in September and has reportedly been tortured and mistreated by forces loyal to the UAE.

Canadian MPs say China's treatment of Uighurs is 'genocide'

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Canadian MPs say China's treatment of Uighurs is 'genocide'

MPs voted unanimously to label China's treatment of Uighurs as 'genocide' and ministers called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to officially ...

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US in communication with Iran over detained Americans

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that the US is in communication with Iran over detained dual nationals.

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Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

The men are accused of having various roles in a German IS cell founded in January 2019.

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Turkey detains Iran consulate employee in murder probe

An Iranian consulate employee in Istanbul was detained in connection with a probe into the assassination of an Iranian dissident in Turkey.

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Uighur protesters in Turkey demand information about family members

Dozens of Uighurs have protested at the Chinese consulate in Istanbul to demand information about relatives held in detention camps by the ...

Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

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Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

Iran have used phone apps, games, and wallpaper to spy on users.

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Iranian-American arrested on spying charges trying to leave Iran

An Iranian-American man is one of several who have been arrested on spying charges as he tried to leave Tehran.

Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

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Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

The US has arrested an Iranian academic on charges of acting as an agent of the Islamic Republic.

Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

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Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

'Pingme' claims to boast all the features of WhatsApp, describing itself as '100% Saudi'.

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and hawkish Trump donor, dies

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire mogul and die-hard Israel supporter, died on Tuesday.

Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

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Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

Competitors in Dakar Rally will pass within a few hundred metres of the prison where women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is being held.

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Outrage in Lebanon over Israeli blogger's 'undetected Beirut trip'

Lebanese activists slammed Beirut airport officials who failed to detect the arrival of American-Israeli blogger Alyne Tamir.

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Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard lands in Israel

Jonathan Pollard is an American that was jailed in the US in 1985 for giving away classified documents to Israel.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

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Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

Omar Radi professed his innocence and said his foreign dealings under investigation were "purely professional and connected to his work as a ...

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

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UK MPs urge terrorist designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The UK should join the US in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, the House of Commons' foreign affairs committee has said.

ICC rejects Uighur genocide complaint against China

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ICC rejects Uighur genocide complaint against China

International Criminal Court prosecutors have rejected calls by exiled Uighurs to investigate China for alleged genocide and crimes against ...

Turkey detains 11 suspected of <em>spying</em> for Iran

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Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

State intelligence agents arrested the Turkish nationals following the disappearance in Istanbul of Iranian political dissident Habib Chaab.

Two Greek men face charges of <em>spying</em> for Turkey

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Two Greek men face charges of spying for Turkey

Greek authorities will press charges against wo Greek citizens accused of spying for Turkey.

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