Technology

Egyptian singer banned after claiming lack of free speech

Mar 23, 2019

An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech

Cyprus seeks EU intelligence access for migrant screening

Mar 21, 2019

Cyprus' interior minister says he has asked the European Union for access to its security intelligence network so arriving migrants can be screened more thoroughly for signs of radicalization

Israel, US intercept long-range missiles during joint drill

Mar 19, 2019

Israel and the U.S. have successfully intercepted a series of medium to long-range ballistic missiles in a joint drill

Ex-general challenging Israeli PM reels from hacking scandal

Mar 15, 2019

The main challenger to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his heated race for re-election is trying to play down an embarrassing phone-hacking scandal that erupted just as the ex-general is sliding in opinion polls

Report: Iran holds drill near key strait, tests armed drones

Mar 14, 2019

Report: Iran's Revolutionary Guard holding drill near strategic strait to test its fleet of armed drones

Turkey dismisses US warning over S-400 Russian missiles

Mar 7, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed U.S. threats to cancel the sale of high-tech F-35 jets to Turkey, saying his country will move ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense missiles

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

Mar 6, 2019

Rights group says dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders, journalists targeted by digital phishing scams

UAE says its first astronaut going into space in September

Feb 25, 2019

United Arab Emirates announces first astronaut from Gulf Arab nation will go into space in September

Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plans

Feb 20, 2019

Iran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, tweeting that it exposed U.S. "hypocrisy."

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Feb 17, 2019

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen

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