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AP/ABC News, Internet disruption reported in southeast Iran amid unrest

"Iran’s impoverished southeast has experienced wide disruptions and outages of internet service over the past week, as unrest gripped the remote ...

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Saudi Arabia & MBS

CNN, The Khashoggi report, annotated

Frank Gardner, BBC, Jamal Khashoggi: How intelligence report could dent US-Saudi ties for years

"The release of the declassified US intelligence ...

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BBC World Service, The Documentary Podcast, Facebook's global power and influence

Ten minutes well-spent: "After a series of damaging scandals, many critics believe the social media giant has become too powerful and should be broken up. This week, Ros Atkins will consider Facebook's ...

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'Islamic State'

John Beck, Rest of World, Funding the needy, or funding terror?

"Last year, online fundraisers began to appear on behalf of al-Hol residents. Many were seeking to finance escapes, others to pay for food and supplies. (While some donations have likely gone toward ...

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Saudi Arabia

Mehr Nadeem, Rest of World, On Clubhouse, Saudis are speaking freely. For now.

"Clubhouse, which has erupted in popularity in Saudi Arabia recently (it’s currently the most downloaded social media app in the country’s app stores), is in a precarious ...

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BBC News, Princess Latifa urges UK police to reopen sister's kidnap case "A High Court judge ruled in 2019, that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum had abducted both daughters and held them against their will. "

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The Register, China, Thailand, UAE team up to test cross-border crypto-payments

"China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates have signed up to participate in a a “Multiple Central Bank Digital Currency Bridge” (m-CBDC Bridge) to ...

Jamal Khashoggi, photo
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Sky News, Jamal Khashoggi: US report expected to blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for journalist's murder

Three officials familiar with the matter told NBC News that in the ...

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The National, Arab British Centre launches new artwork from Middle East digital residency

This looks interesting: "Over the past month, multimedia artist Dina Khatib (UAE) and illustrator Ollie Cameron ...

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