AI-enhanced identification: A danger in the Middle East?
27 August 2023 | 10:58 am
The use of digital biometric identification — recognizing people by their unique features — is growing in the Middle East. There's concern it provides an opportunity for repression.
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In Israel, protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned judicial reform have been going on for weeks. Cultural activists say Israel's democracy is in danger. Writer Etgar Keret explains why.
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European countries are shutting down their visa- or residency-for-investment schemes, worried about corruption and security. Meanwhile, the Middle East is just getting started in the so-called "citizenship industry."
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China has been promoting itself as a peacemaker in the Middle East. Beijing brokered a peace deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia — and is now eyeing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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LGBTQ activists are trying to counter the conservative narrative that suggests homosexuality has no place in Muslim culture. There's plenty of evidence in regional history that says otherwise.
DW spoke to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been detained since 2021, about Ukraine, Russia and the state of his health.
China has warned that Australia, Britain and the United States were treading a "path of error and danger" after they unveiled a nuclear-powered submarine deal under a partnership known as AUKUS. The aim is to check China's ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region.
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