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Telegram cancels its much-hyped initial coin offering

Secure messaging service Telegram is canceling its initial coin offering (ICO), an anonymous source told The Wall Street Journal today, and it won’t be opening up its digital coins for public sale.

Iran releases messaging app Soroush to replace Telegram

The Iranian government has officially released a mobile messaging app in a bid to encourage users to abandon the currently banned Telegram messenger.

France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk

The French government is building its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities can spy on private conversations between top officials, the digital ministry said on Monday.

Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms.

Key world reactions to US-led strikes on Syria

The US, France and Britain unleashed air strikes on Syria early Saturday targeting the Damascus regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on civilians.

Telegram messenger to be blocked in Russia following court ruling

A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service should be blocked in Russia, Russian news agencies reported, heralding communication disruption for scores of users – including government officials.

Russia orders Telegram to hand over users’ encryption keys

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has lost an appeal before Russia’s Supreme Court where it sought to block the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) from gaining access to user data, as reported by Bloomberg.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin congratulates new South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as the President of South Africa, the Kremlin’s press service said Friday.

Why Apple pulled Telegram from App Store

According to a report from 9to5Mac, App Store chief Phil Schiller said that Apple had been alerted that Telegram’s apps were sharing child pornography, which Apple verified, removing the apps and notifying authorities.

Apple removes Telegram from App Store due to ‘inappropriate content’

Apple has removed Telegram’s official app from its iOS App Store. The app disappeared yesterday, shortly after Telegram launched a rewritten Telegram X app for Android.

Iran bans English in primary schools to prevent ‘western cultural invasion’

Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”.

Iranians hit the streets in show of govt support

Thousands of Iranians hit the streets in support of the government for a fourth-straight day chanting "death" to foreign nations accused of instigating deadly unrest that began last month.

Donald Trump pledges ‘great support’ for anti-regime protesters in Iran

Donald Trump says anti-regime protesters in Iran will see "great" support from the US, following days of unrest in cities across the Middle East country.

Almost a week of deadly protests in Iran

Violent demonstrations have rocked Iran since Thursday last week leaving at least 21 people dead, with protests that started over the economy turning against the Islamic regime as a whole.

Turkey accuses Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump of supporting Iran protests

Turkey on Wednesday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump of supporting the anti-government protests in Iran.

Iran holds pro-govt rallies after 6 days of protests

Pro-government rallies in several Iranian cities drew thousands of marchers on Wednesday, following six days of rare unrest that took the country’s leaders off guard.

Nine more killed in Iran anti-govt protests

Nine more people, including an 11-year-old boy, have been killed as anti-government protests continued across Iran on Tuesday.

Protesters march again in Tehran as 200 arrested

Some 200 protesters marched through central Tehran Sunday as authorities braced for a possible fourth night of unrest and cut access to social media after days of unrest that saw two people killed.

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Easter: Police to continue enforcement of restriction order

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said the social restriction order would continue during the Easter celebration in states where the order had been in ordered.
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Nigeria summons Chinese envoy over allegations of maltreatment of nationals in China

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Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

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Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.