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Kuwaiti poet arrested for fake news, insulting emir

Kuwaiti authorities arrested a political activist and prominent poet over tweets criticising the government, his family said on Wednesday, as a political crisis between the government and opposition weighs on the wealthy Gulf state. Jamal Al-Sayer, also a businessman, has been charged with “insulting the emir, spreading fake news that …

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Italian journalists under surveillance were covering migrants

There has been condemnation in Italy of reporters being wiretapped during an investigation into migrant trafficking and humanitarian rescue groups. At least 15 reporters who were covering stories of people trying to reach Italy from Libya had their conversations intercepted. According to daily newspaper Domani, hundreds of pages of phone …

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Power struggle in Jordan leads to security clamp down

Jordan’s military has told King Abdullah’s half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions targeting “security and stability” in what people familiar with the matter said could be related to a plot to destabilise the country.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.449.0_en.html#goog_2144912022  In a statement published by the state news agency, the military said the warning …

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