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Israel laid down the law Monday on the use by foreign governments of its cyber exports, after the private Israeli developer of Pegasus spyware became engulfed in scandal abroad. Smartphones infected with Pegasus spyware developed by the private Israeli firm NSO Group are essentially turned into pocket spying devices.
The runner-up in The Gambia's weekend presidential election said on Monday he would challenge the results in court if necessary, while calling on his supporters to remain calm and reject violence. Darboe addressed dozens of his supporters gathered outside his home in the capital Banjul on Monday.
Twenty people including two Frenchmen went on trial in Madagascar on Monday accused of a plot to stage a coup and assassinate President Andry Rajoelina. The two Frenchmen are Paul Rafanoharana, 58, a dual French-Malagasy national who is a former advisor to the president, and Philippe Francois, 54, an ex-colonel in the French army, who ran an investment company in Madagascar called Tsarafirst.
Austria's conservatives are hoping their new Chancellor Karl Nehammer, sworn in on Monday, will live up to his reputation as a clean-cut former soldier who can smooth over the country's turbulent political waters. - Migration hardliner - Austrian commentators are hopeful that Nehammer -- the country's third chancellor in as many months -- can end the political turbulence that began with a sweeping corruption investigation that led...
Iran expressed hopes Monday to turn the page in its ties with the United Arab Emirates during a rare visit by a senior official from the Gulf Arab country. Shamkhani "expressed hopes that the visit... would be the start of a new period of relations between the two countries", an official statement said.
Solomon Islands leader Manasseh Sogavare survived a vote of no confidence Monday, the latest battle in a decades-long career marked by deadly riots, inter-island tensions, and increasingly close ties to Beijing. And Sogavare seems in no mood to listen to his detractors, who see a leader who has become increasingly autocratic since his latest stint in power began in 2019.
Pope Francis on Monday wraps up a landmark three-day visit to Greece which has been marked by his calls for better treatment of migrants in Europe and a visit to asylum seekers on the island of Lesbos. In 2016, Francis visited the sprawling Moria camp on Lesbos, when the island was the main gateway for migrants heading to Europe.
From butterfly kicks to power jabs, a group of children in rebel-held northern Syria are honing martial arts techniques under the instruction of an unlikely trainer: amputee kung fu master Fadel Othman. The 24-year-old runs a small martial arts school in the rebel-held town of Abzimu in the western countryside of Aleppo province.