25 Aug 2021

NSO Group facing renewed backlash after helping repressive Bahraini Government hack iPhones of politicians, activists

Citizen Lab recently released a report detailing how the controversial Israeli company NSO Group supplied surveillance tools to the repressive government of Bahrain from June 2020 to February 2021. The company has face international backlash since it was revealed that it aided dozens of organizations in spying on world leaders,

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16 Sep 2020

U.S., Israel, U.A.E., Bahrain Sign Peace Accord

On Tuesday, US President Trump presided over the signing of a peace agreement between US ally Israel and two Gulf Nations, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Trump has called this advancement in Middle Eastern peace efforts the foundation for a broader alignment against Iran. If more countries within the

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08 Aug 2019

Bahrain targeted by Iranian hackers as tensions rise in the Persian Gulf

Iranian state-backed hackers breached various government networks in Bahrain earlier this week, the The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The campaign targeted the country’s National Security Agency, the Ministry of Interior and the office of the first deputy prime minister. Last month, Iranian threat actors also targeted Bahrain’s Electricity and

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09 Nov 2018

Activists: Bahrain Continues to Revoke Citizenship of Dissidents

Bahrain is a Shia majority country with a Sunni ruling family. Since 2012, the government has revoked citizenship from at least 741 people. While the government cites terrorism, and this May revoked the citizenship of 115 in a mass terrorism trial, activists highlight the practice as a way to silence

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