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Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes Arif Rafiq.

Arrested in 2017, human rights defender Ahmad Mansour has undergone unfair and inhumane treatments from the UAE's authorities

Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked

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Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked

Many Iranians migrated to the app after Whatsapp updated its privacy policy in January.

UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

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UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

Islamic religious leaders in the UK are coming together to tackle false information about the coronavirus vaccine.

Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

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Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip when a shell hit his home in a refugee camp.

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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'.

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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delayed a data-sharing change as users fled the messaging service over privacy concerns.

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Turkey probes WhatsApp following controversial privacy update

A controversial policy update by messaging service WhatsApp has prompted anger in Turkey where authorities are investigating a ...

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Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

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 ...

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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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 ...

Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

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Microsoft seeks Biden's backing in fight against Israeli spyware

Microsoft's President Brad Smith has warned that private companies engineering cybersecurity attacks, such as NSO Group, help proliferate ...

Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

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Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, which has been criticised for selling surveillance technology to authoritarian states, says it can now hack into ...

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Israelis fatally shoot alleged Palestinian attacker

A driver from Jerusalem was shot after allegedly attempting to run over a border guard.

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichaelaccused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of issuing threats to buy time.

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel said it struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza on Sunday.

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Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these ...

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

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Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his ...

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, ...

MbS summoned to court on <em>WhatsApp</em> over 'assassination' attempt

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MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

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France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

Authorities in France said the country won't give up cartoons, as seven people face terror charges for their involvement in the killing of a ...

French teacher's killer 'contacted pupil's father before attack'

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French teacher's killer 'contacted pupil's father before attack'

Decapitated teacher Samuel Paty was in touch with a parent who was leading an online campaign against him.

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