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Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross contradiction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are likely to resist pressures and inducements to follow suit, writes Abdelkader Cheref

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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

Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

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Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

An employee of Israeli company Cellebrite flew to Riyadh last year in order to hack into a Samsung phone at the request of the Saudi prosecutor, ...

UAE sports correspondent detained after airing 'fake coronavirus story'

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UAE sports correspondent detained after airing 'fake coronavirus story'

The two people claimed that five people from one family died from the disease.

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Israel, UAE discuss 'deeper cooperation' against Covid-19

Israeli and Emirati officials discussed plans to cooperate in the fight against the novel coronavirus on Monday, state media reported, days after a controversial announcement to normalise ties.

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Emirati dissidents form anti-normalisation movement after UAE-Israel deal

A new Emirati-led movement against UAE-Israel normalisation group.

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Pompeo arrives in Israel to press further Gulf normalisation

Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and discussed the recently announced historic agreement between ...

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Israel 'encouraged' sale of Pegasus spyware to UAE: report

Israeli officials helped market and mediate between notorious spyware company NSO and Gulf regimes including UAE and Saudi Arabia, ...

Israel, UAE sign memorandum on internal security cooperation

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Israel, UAE sign memorandum on internal security cooperation

Israel and the UAE have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in internal security, just one week after they reached a ...

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Netanyahu deletes tweet calling UAE 'advanced democracy' amid backlash

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deleted a tweet in which he posted a video claiming Israel and the UAE are advanced democracies after ...

Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

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Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

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UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

Twitter accounts linked to the UAE government have threatened social media critics of a recent peace deal with Israel with punishment and ...

'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

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'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Comment: UAE had already sold out the Palestinians, now it's taking the credit for 'stopping annexation' - a process that is happening anyway, ...

Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

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Moroccan journalist named among 'most urgent' press freedom cases

A jailed Moroccan journalist was included in a list of most urgent global cases of threats against the press.

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Lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm can proceed, judge rules

Whatsapp sued the spyware firm in October over its alleged involvement in an international mobile phone hacking scandal.

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Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

In 2018, Amnesty claimed one of its employees was targeted by NSO’s malware, saying a hacker tried to break into the staffer’s smartphone.

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UK 'improperly' selling spyware to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The UK has sold nearly $100 million worth of spyware to authoritarian governments despite rules preventing security exports to ...

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Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

Omar Radi, who Amnesty had previously warned was targeted by Israeli spyware but accused by authorities of being a 'foreign spy', was ...

Morocco asks for proof it used <em>spyware</em> on journalist

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Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco has demanded Amnesty International prove that it has deployed spyware on a journalist.

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Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

Omar Radi dismissed the allegations against him as "ridiculous" and told AFP the government was tarnishing Morocco's reputation by attacking ...

<em>Spyware</em> by Israel's NSO used against journalist: Amnesty

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Spyware by Israel's NSO used against journalist: Amnesty

Amnesty has petitioned an Israeli court to revoke NSO's defence ministry export licence due to multiple hacking allegations.

Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

WhatsApp alleges NSO Group responsible for human rights violations

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WhatsApp alleges NSO Group responsible for human rights violations

In new court filings, WhatsApp alleged notorious Israeli spyware company NSO Group was responsible for human rights violations through ...

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