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UNITED STATES

Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015

IRAQ

Iraq finally gets 3G telecommunications

BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Iraq's cabinet announced that it has authorised mobile phone firms to use third-generation frequencies, after years of promises amid the frustrated pleas of cellular operators.

6 May 2014

IRAQ

Iraq mobile firm urges government to switch to 3G

BAGHDAD: As Iraq readies consultations over how to move its mobile telecoms industry to 3G technology, its biggest operator has called for the government to move quicker to the latest wireless standards.

16 May 2011

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Middle East mobile subscriptions surpass 200 million mark

DUBAI, UAE: The number of mobile subscriptions in the Middle East crossed the 200 million mark in 3Q10 to reach 202 million at end-September, according to research by Informa Telecoms & Media. Driven by growth in the less-developed markets like Iran and Iraq, the region's mobile market is still growing strongly, with the number of mobile subscriptions in the region increasing by almost 20% over the year to end-September.

2 Dec 2010

UNITED STATES

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010