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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RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK PROPOSES BANNING CRYPTOCURRENCIES, CRYPTO MINING

Thu 20 January 2022: On Russian soil, the Russian central bank has suggested a ban on cryptocurrency use and mining. Cryptocurrency poses a danger to financial stability, individuals’ well-being, and the bank’s monetary policy sovereignty, according to the bank. For years, Russia has opposed cryptocurrencies, arguing that they can be used to fund terrorism or […]

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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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UK: NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ SAY LAWYERS

Thu 20 January 2022: Britain’s highly controversial Nationality and Borders Bill has been slammed as “unconstitutional” by expert immigration lawyers. The bill has been approved by the House of Commons and is currently in the committee stage in the House of Lords. If it is passed into law, it will give the home secretary — […]

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FACEBOOK STALLING REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT IN INDIA -WHISTLEBLOWERS

Thu 20 January 2022: Facebook opponents are urging the company to share the results of a human rights impact assessment it commissioned in 2020 to look into hate speech on its platforms in India. The social network firm, now known as Meta, is under increased criticism for its management of abuses on its services, particularly […]

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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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