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Yemeni model put in solitary by Houthis

Iran-backed Houthis have thrown abducted Yemeni model and actress Entesar Al-Hammadi into solitary confinement as punishment for her protest against the initial incarceration and prison conditions, the model’s lawyer said on Thursday. Khaled Mohammed Al-Kamal told Arab News that a prosecutor from the rebel-controlled West Sanaa court on Wednesday questioned …

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Ex-CIA director Pompeo to work for Fox News

Donald Trump’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a “contributor,” the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. “I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American …

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Iranian hackers charged for cyberattack on US, Israeli medical experts

The US-based security company Proofpoint said a group of Iranian hackers targeted American and Israeli senior medical professionals, the company’s report said. The TA453 group, also called Charming Kitten and Phosphorus, launched a credential phishing campaign targeting senior medical professionals specializing in genetic, neurology, and oncology research. Phishing is considered …

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BBC in trouble for racist employment practices

Staff members have criticized the BBC for ignoring its own diversity regulations just a month after the sacking of board member Kamal Ahmed, The Independent reported on Saturday. The BBC culled its news board while following through with an £80 million ($111 million) savings proposal. Several key positions, including editorial …

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BBC Arabic latest victim of global censorship wave

BBC Arabic has remained tight-lipped over the details of a recent report accusing it of having an overtly anti-Israeli bias. An investigation by the Jewish Chronicle titled, “Shame of BBC Arabic as systematic bias revealed,” highlighted the Arabic-language news channel’s consistent use of anti-Semitic and “Hamas-inspired language.” A BBC spokesperson …

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Australia joins effort to censor, tax social media

Australia will introduce landmark legislation to force Alphabet’s Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content next week, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday. Australia is on course to become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content, legislation that is being closely …

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