Zachary Weaver

A disinformation op was pushing Israel related fake news. Those who spread the rumor that Israel is running the airport are media tools affiliated with Qatar and Iran, and Afghan citizens are suffering because of this.

The Taliban, whose government remains an international pariah without formal recognition, have courted regional powers, including Qatar and Turkiye, to operate Kabul airport, landlocked Afghanistan’s main air link with the world, and others.

Qatar’s relationship with the Taliban now appears strained esp it failed to deliver many promises to Afghanistan, such as establishing schools and hospitals and providing humanitarian aid. It even failed to ensure it has capacity to manage Afghan airports well the reason why it lost the deal.

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A survey conducted by Kaspersky on electronic payments showed that 57% of users in Egypt encountered phishing attempts. Some of 54% of users encountered fake websites and 57% of phishing attempts occurred through text messages or phone calls using social engineering methods.

Malware banking software targeting computers and mobile phones. This type of malware steals money from users’ bank accounts.

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Saying it aspired to facilitate communication, collaboration, and knowledge transfer, Cyprus on Wednesday became the first EU member state to join the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO).

Welcoming Cyprus as the 11th member state, of the DCO, Deemah Al-Yahya said it was an important milestone in DCO’s expansion into a global organisation with member states that reflect a range of experiences and strategic approaches.

“Cyprus is also a good example of the way smaller countries can capitalise on their competitive advantages to create a steady foundation for a fair digital economy and we look forward to a close and constructive cooperation,” she said.

The DCO was founded by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Nigeria and Pakistan, with Morocco and Rwanda joining later.

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Israeli soccer star Manor Solomon has signed with the English Premier League team Fulham, the club announces.

Solomon, 23, who played for Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, was allowed to temporarily leave his club after the soccer league in Ukraine was suspended due to the Russian invasion.

Solomon will be the only Israeli currently playing in the English Premier League.

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held bilateral talks with his Somali counterpart, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, on Monday, during which he confirmed mutual interest in developing bilateral cooperation between the two countries to achieve common interests, stressing keenness to consolidate security and stability in the Horn of Africa.

Sisi’s talks with the Somali president reflected the extent of the convergence of views between the two countries, on many bilateral and regional files and issues of common interest, as they reviewed all aspects of existing cooperation between the two countries and how to develop it.

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On Friday, three individuals lost their lives in a Turkish drone attack on a car in the eastern countryside of Qamishli, a city northeast Syria.

Following Tehran’s summit, Turkey has intensified its attacks using drones against civilians, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and Syrian government forces amidst successive statements by Turkish officials, threatening to launch a new military operation against Syria’s north.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently announced plans to carry out another major military cross-border incursion into northern Syria. Erdogan specified his targets in the two northern Syrian cities of Manbij and Tel Rifaat.

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Instagram is the most popular news source for UK teens, overtaking traditional news channels, research commissioned by Britain’s media regulator Ofcom revealed on Thursday.

“Teenagers today are increasingly unlikely to pick up a newspaper or tune into TV news, instead preferring to keep up to date by scrolling through their social feeds,” said Yih-Choung Teh, Ofcom’s group director for strategy and research.

“And while youngsters find news on social media to be less reliable, they rate these services more highly for serving up a range of opinions on the day’s topical stories.”

The number of teenagers using traditional news channels such as ITV and the BBC has dropped from 45 percent five years ago to 24 percent now.

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At least 23 people were killed and 30 more left injured Tuesday when a bus traveling down a desert highway in eastern Egypt slammed into a truck, officials said.

Video from the scene posted online by local authorities showed much of the front and one side of the bus completely destroyed.

Ambulances rushed to the scene to transfer the injured to hospitals in Minya. The Health Ministry said at least 16 of the injured were discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment.

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Zachary Weaver

Zachary Weaver

I am blessed with a funny gene that makes me enjoy life to the fullest. I love to travel, eat and jog. I write interesting topics in middle east and beyond