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...

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...

Sudan extends closure of Khartoum international airport by two weeks

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's civil aviation authority extended the closure of Khartoum's international airport for two more weeks until July 12, the state news...

Egypt court jails belly dancer for debauchery in social media crackdown

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A high-profile Egyptian belly-dancer, Sama el-Masry, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($18,500)...

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...

Two Mali soldiers killed in attack blamed on jihadists: army

Bamako (AFP) - Two Mali soldiers were killed and four others injured in an overnight attack attributed to jihadist fighters, the army said Saturday. The...

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...

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