Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Moroccan authorities deny using spyware to monitor critics

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said they “categorically reject” an Amnesty International report claiming the government used surveillance software to spy on the...

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Riyadh (AFP) - Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness -- and fears of economic ruin -- haunt the usually...

Satellite image: Iran blast was near suspected missile site

DUBAI (AP) — An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel...

Raid in Syria kills 6 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Beirut (AFP) - Air strikes targeting positions belonging to regime forces and Iran-backed militias in east Syria on Saturday killed six fighters, a war...

Algeria’s Tebboune and Macron discuss Sahel: presidency

Algiers (AFP) - Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the Sahel and Libya's conflict over the phone on Saturday,...

Lebanon judge issues non-binding media ban against US ambassador

Beirut (AFP) - A Lebanese judge on Saturday banned media from reporting remarks by the US ambassador after she spoke about the powerful Hezbollah...

Saudi ‘forced’ 3 Iranian boats to leave waters: state media

Riyadh  (AFP) - Saudi Arabia said Saturday three Iranian boats were "forced to retreat" from its waters after warning shots were fired, according to...

Hundreds of Israelis protest in Jerusalem against Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis protested Saturday evening against Benjamin Netanyahu outside his Jerusalem residence as the Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges. The...

Bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghan capital

Kabul (AFP) - Two employees of Afghanistan's human rights body were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on Saturday, the agency said. The Afghanistan...

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal in weeks

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in two to three weeks,...

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