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The ban was brought in "to ensure the safety of citizens after a number of accidents" involving kites.

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass <em>surveillance</em>

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data collected will be used in service of authoritarianism

Israel launches new spy satellite as Iran tensions continue

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Israel launches new spy satellite as Iran tensions continue

Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence.

Morocco asks for proof it used spyware 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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Israel redeploys spy agency to track virus cases

Israel's parliament passes controversial law allowing the government to use the Shin Bet''s surveillance technologies to track Covid-19 cases.

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

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Egypt parliament ridiculed for security debate on 'kites'

The Egyptian parliament is being criticised for using a session to discuss the dangers of kites for children.

Israel to redeploy spy agency to track virus cases

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Israel to redeploy spy agency to track virus cases

The controversial bill enables the Israeli government to use its domestic security agency to track cases of coronavirus.

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Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

'The only terrorists are the cowards who shot to kill a beautiful young man and blamed him for it': Palestinians have voiced their outrage over ...

Turkish soldier killed in cross-border fire from Iran

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Turkish soldier killed in cross-border fire from Iran

Turkish soldiers were attacked by unknown assailants while carrying out a surveillance and reconnaissance mission close to the Iranian ...

Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

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Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Adviser almost a year ago.

Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

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Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

Trump's announcement came as an explosive new book by John Bolton claimed the president told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he approved ...

Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

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Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

Highly invasive and unjustified surveillance tools are being used by Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities to tackle Covid-19, Amnesty ...

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Separation wall mural draws attention to 'Palestinian George Floyd'

Taqi Spateen painted murals on the controversial separation wall, built by Israel to separate Bethlehem and Jerusalem, to commemorate both ...

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Netanyahu's residential guards test positive for coronavirus

Three guards at Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in West Jerusalem tested positive for Covid-19, authorities confirmed.

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Atlanta police chief resigns after officer kills black man

Chief Erika Shields resigned after an officer fatally shot 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks during an arrest, injecting fresh anger into protests ...

UN says migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

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UN says migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Libyan authorities are conducting searches for the bodies of 12 migrants who went missing off the coast of Zawiya.

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Facebook recruits an Israeli censorship expert

Comment: Emi Palmor, who set up a cyber unit in charge of monitoring and censoring Palestinian social media posts, has been appointed to ...

Spain vetoed handcuff, security gear sales to Israel

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Spain vetoed handcuff, security gear sales to Israel

A Spanish government report on 2019 exports has revealed that human rights concerns led to the blocking of at least three sales to Israel.

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

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Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

The government had controversially approved Shin Bet's use of surveillance as an emergency measure in mid-March as mounting numbers of ...

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