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Egyptian version of Facebook is condemned as being a government tool

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 hours ago
Critics said that the launch of 'Egypt Face' reflects the desire of the government to monitor social media use and enforce censorship - but the names of the founders of the site remain unknown.

Nine Iranians are charged over massive state sponsored cyber attack on US

dailymail.co.uk  -  9 hours ago
The nine men all worked for the Mabna Institute which, according to prosecutors, launched a 'coordinated campaign of cyber intrusions' which began in 2013 and stole 31 terabytes of data.

Dozens of musicians have fled or been killed. Yet, in war-torn Syria, the orchestra plays on

latimes.com  -  10 hours ago
Syria's national orchestra was once one of the region's top ensembles. But the war silenced many of its musicians.

Syrian government warplanes rain fire on Eastern Ghouta

dailymail.co.uk  -  17 hours ago
Bombs containing what appeared to be white phosphorous, a banned weapon, exploded over the town of Douma overnight, one of the last rebel strongholds in Eastern Ghouta.

Israel's disclosure that it struck a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 ignites a debate over censorship and security

latimes.com  -  a day ago
Israel acknowledged this week what the world has long known: It attacked and destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. The news had long been reported around the world — but not in Israel, where military censorship kept it off limits for publication or public debate. That has ignited a debate.

Couple from Lebanon indicted in Syrian bomb-making scheme

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Anni Beurklian, 49, and her husband, Antoine Ajaka, 50, operated their company Top Tech US Inc. out of their Waltham home, the US attorney's office in Boston said.

Saudi crown prince's brother secretly bought $12M Virginia palace

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Khalid bin Salman al-Saud, the Saudi ambassador to the US, bought the estate with cash last year using a front company, property documents seen by DailyMail.com show.

Syrian refugee awarded a scholarship to Oxford University

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Sulaiman Waihba endured a tortuous five-hour sea crossing to Europe in a dangerously overcrowded boat. Three years later he has settled in Hove and has gained a scholarship to Oxford University.

Syria air strike: Dead children are piled in back of a truck

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. The children, who were among 20 people killed in the attack on Kfar Batkeeh, were aged between seven and ten. They had been leaving school.

Saudi prince boasts he got Jared Kushner to get Rex Tillerson fired

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and de-facto United Arab Emirates ruler Mohammed bin Zayed have claimed credit for the firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Banker who plunged to death had been held hostage in Iraq

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
Elizabeth Cunningham was found by a passerby near a multi-storey car park in Worthing last December. An inquest heard she never fully recovered from being held hostage during the Gulf War in Iraq

British surgeon’s computer was hacked ‘to find Syrian hospital'

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
London-based trauma surgeon David Nott fears his computer was hacked to find the location of an underground M10 hospital in Aleppo, Syria.

Iranian boy sent to Australia after suicide fears on Nauru

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
The Iranian boy, 10, will be sent to the country with his mother after a Federal Court judge ordered him to receive psychiatric treatment.

Assad films himself driving to Ghouta to flaunt advances in Syria

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
President Bashar al-Assad flaunted government advances in Syria's seven-year war by filming himself driving to meet frontline soldiers near Damascus, making a video of the journey around the city.

Trump will allow more allies to buy U.S. military drones

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
President Donald Trump sees the move as a boost for his 'buy American' ethos and a way to encourage allies to assume more of the costs of their own defense.

Jared Kushner and Crown Prince Salman have forged a close friendship

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
After meeting in March last year, the Kushner and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman have been 'consulting with one another frequently in private calls', according to the Washington Post.

Candlelight vigil held for Egyptian student who died after attack

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Mariam Moustafa, 18, of St Ann's, London, died last week after spending three weeks in a coma following the brutal attack outside a shopping centre in Nottingham on February 20.

Father of British woman killed fighting ISIS pays tribute

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Anna Campbell, from Lewes in East Sussex, died in Afrin on March 15 after joining an all-female Kurdish brigade in their battle against ISIS.

War of words heats up between Trump administration, Palestinian leadership

latimes.com  -  4 days ago
After the funeral of a Jewish man stabbed to death in Jerusalem’s Old City, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an anti-Semite and Abbas let loose with a burn-all-bridges speech against the United States.

Four men arrested in Turkey with £50million of radioactive material

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Four men were arrested after police searched their vehicle in a suburb of Ankara and found 1.441kg of Californium following a tip-off that the men were planning on selling it on the black market.

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