ISRAEL POLICE CHIEF ORDERS PROBE INTO NSO SPYWARE CLAIMS

Fri 21 January 2022: Israel’s police chief says he has ordered an extensive investigation into a newspaper’s claims that the police force had used controversial Israeli spyware to hack the phones of protesters, mayors and other citizens under investigation without proper authorisation. Earlier this week, a Hebrew-language business paper published an investigative report claiming that […]

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AL-AZHAR SHEIKH AND KING ABDULLAH CONDEMN HOUSE DEMOLITION IN JERUSALEM

Thu 20 January 2022: The Grand Imam of Al Azhar in Cairo, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb, has joined with Jordan’s King Abdullah to call for an end to Israeli violations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, especially in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, Anadolu has reported. The two men discussed the issue during a telephone call following the demolition of […]

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4,500-YEAR-OLD HIGHWAY NETWORK LINED WITH ANCIENT TOMBS FOUND IN SAUDI ARABIA

Thu 20 January 2022: Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have unearthed a 4,500-year-old highway network dotted with well-preserved ancient tombs. Researchers from the University of Western Australia uncovered the discovery after conducting a wide-ranging inquiry last year. In December, the findings were published in the Holocene journal. Excavation, ground survey, aerial surveys using a helicopter, and […]

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GERMANY BEGINS TRIAL OF SYRIAN DOCTOR FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Wed 19 January 2022: The Fankfurt’s higher regional court began on Wednesday the trial of Syrian doctor, Alaa Mousa, 36, for crimes against humanity including torture and murder, while working at Syrian regime military hospitals in 2011 and 2012. According to federal prosecutors, Mousa faces 18 counts of torturing detainees in Homs and Damascus, including […]

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OMAN TO ALLOW FEMALE TAXI DRIVERS AND START WOMEN-ONLY TAXI SERVICE

Wed 19 January 2022: Women in Oman will soon be allowed to drive taxis in the capital, Muscat, and a women-only service will also be launched from 20 January. It is hoped the service will benefit female passengers, students and children, reported the Times of Oman last week. The move, seen as a significant step towards gender […]

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BRITISH GAS PENSION MONEY USED FOR BUYING ISRAELI SPYWARE NSO GROUP

Wed 19 January 2022: Pension money for staff at the energy company, British Gas, was used for buying shares in the Israeli spyware developer, NSO Group, which was responsible for the hacking of tens of thousands of people’s devices over the years, a report has revealed. According to the Financial Times newspaper, the retirement investment fund and […]

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