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Iranian authorities arrest 'corpse bride' Instagram star

Oct 7, 2019

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that a woman known for posting images of herself online trying to look like a lead character from Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride" has been arrested

Activist: Egyptian authorities arrest brother to silence me

Sep 20, 2019

The US-based Egyptian activist whose Facebook page helped ignite the 2011 uprising that brought down longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak has said that authorities arrested his brother in Cairo to silence him.

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows

May 28, 2019

Technology reshapes Muslim holy month of Ramadan: Facebook and YouTube more watched than any other time of the year

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May 21, 2019

Nuclear officials say Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program

Sri Lanka again blocks social media amid communal unrest

May 13, 2019

Sri Lanka's government says it is temporarily blocking social media and messaging apps to prevent the spread of "misinformation," the third time it has taken such a step since Easter attacks killed more than 250 people

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

May 6, 2019

Two people arrested, curfew lifted in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church and weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

Apr 30, 2019

Sri Lanka has lifted a social media ban that was imposed after the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings

The Latest: Sri Lankan ministers warn of more attacks

Apr 30, 2019

A Sri Lankan Cabinet minister says he and others have received intelligence that the group behind the Easter Sunday bombings could strike the island nation again

The Latest: Military clashes with suspects in Sri Lanka

Apr 26, 2019

Catholic leaders have canceled Sunday Masses across Sri Lanka for the time being, and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers

Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok

Apr 24, 2019

An Indian court has lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used to host obscene videos

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