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Some of America's biggest advertisers are joining their British counterparts in boycotting Google.

AT&T, car rental giant Enterprise, and pharmaceutical company GSK have each decided to suspend all YouTube ads after The Times of London reported that the brands had appeared alongside videos with hate speech and extremism.

The companies are among the first in the United States to join what's become a full-scale revolt among advertisers in the UK this week.

The...

Israel has closed some major Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem. In a March 14 press release, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat detailed the level of Israeli repression in East Jerusalem. “More than 20 Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem, notably including the Orient House and the Chamber of Commerce, remain forcibly closed by Israeli occupying orders and raids since 2001, in violation of international law.”

Erekat went on, “Israel, the occupying power, continues...

The Association for Israel Studies harshly criticized Israel’s new ban on entry to supporters of boycotts, calling the law anti-democratic and warning that it would prevent academic exchange with the Jewish state.

The association, a professional grouping of academics who focus on Israel, said in a statement Friday that the law could turn Israel into an “isolated entity open only to those who ascribe to official policy.” That in turn could create a “chilling effect” on students and...

After months of on and off negotiations, the federal government has reached a settlement with three Canadian men as compensation for the role Canadian officials played in their torture in Syria and Egypt.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement Friday saying that with the settlement and an apology from government, the civil case involving Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin was now closed.

"On...

An aerial attack on a mosque during prayer time in the Syrian city of Aleppo killed 58 people late on Thursday, a civil defense source told Anadolu Agency.

Local sources said the strike happened during evening prayers - while the mosque was at its most full.

"The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians," said the head of the Britain-based Observatory Rami Abdel Rahman.

"More...

the brutal attacks on Dutch-Turks and journalists and the banning of a Turkish minister by the Netherlands, the European Union and NATO have refrained from criticizing their member state and called for dialogue to overcome the tension.

In a joint statement by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the EU said "it is essential to avoid further escalation and find ways to calm down the situation." NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg also urged...

After three years have passed, 40 per cent of the Palestinian homes destroyed during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza Strip have been repaired, the Director of Gaza’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Nagy Al-Sarhan, revealed on Sunday.

Speaking on the side-lines of a press conference on Sunday, Al-Sarhan said that this percentage represent some 5,000 residential units.

He explained that some of the neighbouring countries have recently allocated some financial donations for the...

Lauri Love, a British citizen accused of hacking FBI networks facing US extradition, has been suspended from Twitter, prompting a frenzy of online criticism claiming his free speech has been impinged upon and calls for his account to be reinstated. The 32 year old is currently awaiting extradition to the US for allegedly hacking a number of government agencies, including the Federal Reserve, NASA, the US Army, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, the FBI, and the Environmental Protection...

The International Court of Justice in The Hague rejected Bosnia's appeal to review a 2007 genocide case that cleared Serbia.

According to Bosnia Herzegovina's presidency, the request for the revision of the genocide case was rejected on the grounds that "the decision to reopen the case is not a joint decision of the council members".

"On the grounds that Bosnia and Herzegovina's decision to reopen the genocide case against Serbia was not a decision taken by the competent...

When Angus Crawford, a journalist at the British Broadcasting Corporation, started reporting on sexualized images of children on Facebook, he knew he had to proceed with caution.

His original work in 2016 prompted the police to investigate, leading to a man being jailed over the issue. Months later, when Mr. Crawford found that other inappropriate images of children were still being posted on Facebook, he raised the issue with the company directly.

But to his surprise, the...

Israel has made it nearly impossible for Palestinians to claim compensation for injuries caused by Israeli authorities, a new report says, reflecting "how little value it places on the lives, bodies and property of Palestinians living under its control".

The report, by B'Tselem, traces the exemptions Israel has introduced over the years to make it increasingly hard for Palestinians to file claims.

Such claims, it documents, have gone down 95 percent between 2002 and 2016, from...

Israel’s Parliament has struck back at the international boycott movement against the country and its settlements in the West Bank by passing a law barring entry to foreigners who have publicly supported the movement.

The measure, passed on Monday night, received little notice in Israel, but by Tuesday it set off alarms in the United States, where Israel’s critics and some of its most loyal Jewish supporters alike warned that it would further isolate the country.

Rabbi Rick...

The trove of information on alleged CIA hacking tools released by Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks organisation, which reveals that the agency maintains the capability to hack consumer devices, will raise many questions for users and technology companies alike.

Everyday consumer devices including smartphones running iOS and Android operating systems, Windows and Mac computers, and even smart TVs made by manufacturers such as Samsung have all being targeted by the CIA.

The release,...

A Danish consumer watchdog has reported Alphabet Inc's Google to the Danish Data Protection Agency for potentially breaking privacy laws by not capping the amount of time personal data is stored on Google's servers, the watchdog said in a statement on Tuesday.

Web companies such as Google and Facebook face increased scrutiny over how and where they store location and search history data from users of smartphones and mail accounts.

"The consumer council Taenk would like the Data...

Syrian children show symptoms of "toxic stress" and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war, according to a report released Tuesday.

Children do not feel safe at school and are developing speech disorders and incontinence, and some are even losing the capacity to speak, it said.

The report from Save the Children comes as the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war approaches and it calls on all sides to prioritize mental health issues before...