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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

>> A member of the Kyrgyz Parliament has urged the country’s grand mufti to ban SMS divorces. Turusnbai Bakir-Uulu of the Dignity (Ar-Namys) said he had officially asked the grand mufti to pronounce such divorces illegal. The move comes amid growing complaints that many Kyrgyz labour migrants in Russia and Kazakhstan divorce their wives by sending text messages via mobile phones or the Net.

>> The Israeli government said it has been hit with more than 44 million cyberattacks since it began aerial strikes in the second week of November. Anonymous, the hacker collective, claimed responsibility for taking down some sites and leaking passwords because of what it calls Israel’s barbaric and brutal treatment to Palestinians.

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