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The Egyptian Parliament passed a bill on monitoring social media users allowing authorities to block any user who has more than 5,000 followers for spreading fake news. (Shutterstock)
July 19, 2018 - 14:42 GMT
In its latest form of oppression, the Egyptian Parliament approved on Monday a bill giving authorities the power to block social media accounts, blogs or websites with more than 5,000 followers on any of the social media platforms who are held publishing “fake news”.
An image shared by social media users for confrontations in Basra city between protesters and police. (Twitter)
July 19, 2018 - 13:22 GMT
People in many Iraqi cities have been facing difficulties accessing the internet during last week. It was attributed to a deliberate recurring power cuts by the government to suppress protests staged by hundreds of Iraqis in major cities.
A map designed by Will Geary shows the flows of weapons transfers from the US to other countries between 1950-2017. (Screenshot)
July 18, 2018 - 14:51 GMT
It is almost a well-known fact that the US is the largest weapons exporter in the world, but did you ever wonder who are the biggest importers of weapons from the US?
33-year-old Iranian activist Maryam Faraji who went missing 10 days before she found dead in Iran. (Twitter)
July 18, 2018 - 14:24 GMT
Maryam Faraji, a 33-year-old Iranian activist who went missing last week, has been found dead on July 15, and all fingers all pointed on the Iranian regime.
Larry Pratt the lobbyist and executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America with Sacha Baron Cohen in the
July 18, 2018 - 12:01 GMT
“The first grader can become first grenader” and “Happy shooting, kids!”, this is how some US Republican congressmen showed their support to a fake project called “Kinder Guardians” on arming toddlers in the United States.
The Egyptian Parliament approved a bill to grant the Egyptian nationality to foreign residents in return for depositing 7 million Egyptian pounds in a local bank. (Twitter)
July 17, 2018 - 14:53 GMT
The Egyptian Parliament approved on Sunday a bill amending the law that grants the Egyptian nationality to foreign residents in return for depositing 7 million Egyptian pounds ($390,000) in a local bank for a period of five years.
London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, has been under fire for his approach toward freedom of speech in London. (AFP/File Photo)
July 17, 2018 - 12:43 GMT
Media reports on the increasing number of people being indicted with “online crimes of speech” in London seemed to raise concerns among Londoners over the zero-tolerance policy imposed to tackle all forms of online hate speech in 2016 by the government.
The Croatian and French presidents while getting drenched in the heavy rain during the World Cup final ceremony while Russia's Putin is the only one to get an umbrella. (Twitter)
July 16, 2018 - 14:56 GMT
The long-awaiting final match of Russia’s World Cup 2018 came with many dramatic scenes that will keep millions of football fans around the world talking about for days.
Group of youth who walked off the Birthright tour with Amal Sumarin talking about her family's resistance to being evicted in Eastern Jerusalem. (Twitter: @IfNotNowOrg)
July 16, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
Many groups have been seen lately walking off the “Birthright Israel” tours in Israel in protest at the Israeli policies toward Palestinians. A counter-campaign was launched by the “If Not Now” group of American Progressive Jews, called “Birthright: Not Just A Free Trip” with the aim of appealing to the public over Jewish support for Israel.
An image for the 31-year-old Emirati Prince, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi who reported fleeing UAE to Qatar and revealed few secrets about his Emirati counterparts. (Twitter)
July 15, 2018 - 15:04 GMT
The New York Times (NYT) released an interview with the 31-year-old Emirati Prince, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi who fled the UAE to Qatar in May 2018. The prince revealed secret disputes among Emirati rulers, Abu Dhabi’s involvement in money laundering cases and the UAE’s sponsorship to Qatar royals in exile.
A heavy smoke cloud rises following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on July 14. (AFP)
July 15, 2018 - 11:40 GMT
A total of four people killed, including three children, during the last two days in Gaza as Israel has launched its biggest attack on Hamas locations since the Israeli war on Gaza of 2014, according to the Health Ministry in Gaza.
An Algerian man appears in a video while abusing an African migrant child in Annaba, Algeria. (Screenshot/Youtube)
July 12, 2018 - 14:56 GMT
Algerian social media exploded in anger on Wednesday after a video shows a man slapping an African migrant child in one of bus stops at the northeastern city of Annaba went viral.
Horst Seehofer joked about the coincidence of deporting 69 migrants to Afghanistan on his 69 birthday.
(Twitter)
July 12, 2018 - 11:23 GMT
Germany’s Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer is facing a fierce backlash over joking about 69 deported Afghan migrants on his birthday which coincides with his 69th birthday.
According to a Twitter survery, King Salman's tweets had been retweeted more than Trump's ones, ranking King Salman the most effective world leader on social media. (File Photo/AFP)
July 11, 2018 - 15:13 GMT
Turns out Trump might not be the biggest thing on Twitter. Who Knew?
The former Grand Mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa, had made remarks suggesting an
July 11, 2018 - 11:58 GMT
As Egyptians have been struggling to earn enough to survive, fake nutritional information from a government supported imam is here to save the day.
A picture dates to September 15, 1948 shows Palestinian refugees returning to their village after its surrender during the Arab war. (AFP)
July 10, 2018 - 15:04 GMT
Saudi-owned Al Arabiya channel has been facing a backlash by Arab social media activists after airing a documentary film entitled “Al Nakba” earlier this week.