Activists in Russia, who are concerned at government plans for one of the world’s largest facial recognition systems, are taking legal action. They fear the surveillance system is being used to target critics of President Vladimir Putin. Police say law-abiding Russians have nothing to fear. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen has been given exclusive access to…

Athletes will not be allowed to compete under the Russian flag at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics or Beijing 2022 Winter GamesRussia’s appeal against its four-year ban from all major sporting events has been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).In December 2019, Russia’s Anti Doping Agency (Rusada) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory…

Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov has only been allowed to compete as a neutral after fulfilling strict anti-doping criteriaRussian athletes may miss this year’s World Championships in Doha after the International Association of Athletics Federations voted to continue its doping ban.The IAAF took the decision at a council meeting in Monaco – the 11th time it…