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India seeks answers from WhatsApp after cyberespionage

India seeks answers from WhatsApp after cyberespionage

India demanded answers from WhatsApp over a snooping scandal Thursday after coming under fire from critics who accused authorities of using malware installed on the Facebook ...

NGO boat to resume Libya rescue operation after rescuing 40 migrants

NGO boat to resume Libya rescue operation after rescuing 40 migrants

Operators of the Alan Kurdi rescue ship say they will return to Libya immediately to search for stranded migrants after 40 people they had rescued were allowed to disembark in Malta ...

Spain stops migrant rescue boat Open Arms from setting sail

Spain stops migrant rescue boat Open Arms from setting sail

Spanish migrant rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms said Monday that Spanish authorities were preventing its ship from setting sail in the Mediterranean to try to save migrants.

Israel approves new settlement homes in West Bank

Israel approves new settlement homes in West Bank

A total of 1,122 housing units were advanced, including seven already existing homes given retroactive approval.

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists: NGOs

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists: NGOs

Two prominent Saudi human rights defenders were arrested last weekend, campaigners said, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenters in the kingdom.

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Court acquits US-Egyptian in charity abuse case

Court acquits US-Egyptian in charity abuse case

An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted a US-Egyptian charity worker accused of human trafficking and sexually abusing children, in a case that drew alarm from Washington and international rights groups.

Egypt freezes assets of human rights defenders

Egypt freezes assets of human rights defenders

An Egyptian court froze assets of five prominent human rights defenders and three non-governmental organisations on Saturday, provoking fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society.