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Watchdog investigates chemical attack in Syria

6 months, 8 days ago
THE HAGUE: The global watchdog working to eradicate chemical weapons is investigating reports of a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, its head said Monday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical…

Facebook fined 150,000 euros by French data watchdog

1 year, 5 months ago
Facebook has been fined 150,000 euros ($166,000) by France's data protection watchdog for failing to prevent its users' data being accessed by advertisers. Watchdog CNIL said its fine - which was imposed on both Facebook Inc and Facebook…

Press freedom watchdog denied UN status

2 years, 4 months ago
UNITED NATIONS: A request by the Committee to Protect Journalists to be recognized as a non-governmental organization at the United Nations was rejected Thursday after 10 countries opposed it, including Russia and China.

Russian watchdog says Google violating competition law

3 years, 1 month ago
MOSCOW: Russia's anti-monopoly agency said on Monday Google Inc (GOOGL.O) was abusing its market position in the country and would face penalties, in a case launched by local competitor Yandex (YNDX.O) (YNDX.MM).

Int'l journalist deaths soar in 2014: press watchdog

3 years, 9 months ago
NEW YORK: The gruesome murders of foreign journalists by the Islamic State group contributed to 2014 being a particularly deadly year for international correspondents, an annual review by the Committee to Protect Journalists reported…