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A South Korean lawmaker has come under fire for her outfit. Her offense? She wore a dress

A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture. The look in question? A red and white shirt dress. Not long after lawmaker Ryu Ho-jeong

Prince Harry hits out at social media for creating 'crisis of hate'

Prince Harry has hit out at social media companies for creating a “crisis of hate” and called for “meaningful digital reform” after an unprecedented advertiser boycott of Facebook. In an opinion piece for the US business magazine Fast Company, the Duke of Sussex revealed tha

Malaysian police chief insists Al Jazeera probe ‘professional’

 Malaysia’s police chief insisted Wednesday investigations into an Al Jazeera documentary are being conducted “professionally” and rejected concerns about worsening media freedom, a day after the broadcaster’s office was searched.Authorities are investigating the news ne

Snapchat evolving the use of the camera from entertainment to utility

At the core of every modern mobile phone is a camera and one self-declared “camera company” has placed its focus on the Snapchat community in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As far as Snap is concerned, the camera is king. “Our audience in the GCC market specifically unde

China accuses US of ‘outright bullying’ over TikTok

China accused the United States on Tuesday of “outright bullying” over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company.“This goes against the principles of the market economy and the (World Trade Orga

TikTok sale ‘uncertain’ as Trump ban looms

Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.Trump has pledged to get tough on the massively popular video-sharing a

Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens

Egypt has invited billionaire Elon Musk to visit the country and see for himself that its famous pyramids were not built by aliens. The SpaceX boss had tweeted what appeared to be support for conspiracy theorists who say aliens were involved in the colossal construction effort. But Egypt's inter

Trump says he’ll act to ban TikTok in US

President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.Trump’s comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order China’s Byte

Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp. board

Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp’s board citing clashes over editorial content.The 47-year-old once seen as his father’s successor has been openly critical of some media coverage from publishing emp

Twitter: Hackers used phone to fool staff, gain access

Twitter says the hackers responsible for a recent high-profile breach used the phone to fool the social media company’s employees into giving them access.The company revealed a few more details late Thursday about the hack earlier this month, which it said targeted “a small number of emp

Muslim politician Lord Sheikh wins UK press lawsuit

A senior British Muslim politician has won his case against a major UK media company over an online article published in August 2018, accusing him of appearing at a “hate conference” in Tunisia. Baron Mohamed Iltaf Sheikh, a Conservative member of the House of Lords, successfully sued A

Veteran TV journalist and CNN’s founding president Reese Schonfeld dies

Television journalist and founding president of Cable News Network (CNN), Reese Schonfeld, who started the cable television network with media entrepreneur Ted Turner, died on Tuesday, US media reported.Schonfeld, who was 88, died after complications from Alzheimer’s disease, the New York Ti

Saudi Vision 2030 revolutionized the whole entertainment industry: UTURN founder

The entrepreneur behind an award-winning Saudi online entertainment network has credited the Kingdom’s ambitious reform plan for helping to boost the business sector.From facing objections to his company’s content to receiving funding toward generating new material, Kaswara Al-Khatib,

India bans 47 more Chinese mobile apps

 India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday.Tensions between the world’s two most-populous nation

First guest on Michelle Obama’s new podcast? Barack, of course

Michelle Obama is launching her new podcast, and who better to be her first guest than her husband, the former US president.She revealed Friday that Barack would star in the premiere of her podcast on July 29.“The Michelle Obama Podcast,” to be exclusively broadcast on Spotify, will be a

Twitter sees surge in users, revenue slides amid turmoil

Twitter said Thursday user growth soared in the past quarter even as ad revenues took a hit amid civil unrest in the United States.The short-messaging service reported a net loss of $1.2 billion in the quarter, most of that coming from setting aside funds for income taxes.Revenue slumped 19 percent

Missing Saudi Arabian man found dead in desert, died while praying

A Saudi Arabian man who was missing for three days has been found in the middle of a desert in Riyadh province while he was in the “sujood” or prostration praying position, prompting hundreds of social media users to pray for him online. Videos of a rescue team finding the man and his

Erdogan Defies the West to Make Turkey a Regional Power

When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reopens Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia for prayers next week, it will be the crowning symbol of his mission to reassert Turkey’s role as a Muslim power on the global stage. Yet Turkey’s rarely seemed more alone. From conflicts in Syria and Libya to str

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