25 Jan 2013

Somalia’s al-Shabab Twitter account suspended

“The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab has been suspended, after it was used to threaten to kill Kenyan hostages. Al-Shabab launched its Twitter account in December 2011, after Kenyan troops went into Somalia to combat it.” Source:BBC News – Somalia’s al-Shabab Twitter account suspended

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25 Jan 2013

Egypt opposition to rally on revolution anniversary

“Egyptian opposition supporters are gathering in central Cairo to mark two years since the start of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power. Police clashed with opponents of President Mohammed Morsi ahead of a planned rally in Tahrir Square.” Source:BBC News – Egypt opposition to rally on revolution anniversary

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25 Jan 2013

North Korea threatens war with South over U.N. sanctions

“North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang’s rocket launch last month.” Source:North Korea threatens war with South over U.N. sanctions | Reuters

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25 Jan 2013

U.K. risks new recession as Q4 GDP shrinks

“The British economy slipped back into reverse in the final quarter of 2012, raising the prospect of a third recession since the financial crisis and increasing pressure on the government to ease up on its austerity drive. Gross domestic product for the U.K. fell by 0.3% in the fourth quarter,

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25 Jan 2013

More signs al Qaeda in Mali orchestrated Algeria attack

“The Obama Administration now believes the attack and hostage-taking at a natural gas plant in Algeria last week is the work of al Qaeda operatives based out of northern Mali. U.S. officials say al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was behind the attack and may also have operated a

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25 Jan 2013

Time to break wall of silence on escalating cyber attacks

“It was at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos six years ago that I first became seriously worried about the credit bubble. It was clear back then, in January 2007, that problems were developing in complex credit. But it was also clear that the public and private sector were

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24 Jan 2013

Syria conflict: UN says refugee crisis in Jordan ‘critical’

“The UN says there has been a huge leap in the numbers of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan, putting a considerable strain on resources. A UN official told the BBC that up to 3,000 were arriving every day and at least 50,000 were waiting to cross.” Source: BBC News –

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24 Jan 2013

Backdoors Found in Barracuda Networks Gear

“A broad variety of the latest firewall, spam filter and VPN appliances sold by Campbell, Calif. based Barracuda Networks Inc. contain undocumented backdoor accounts, the company disclosed today. Worse still, while the backdoor accounts are apparently set up so that they would only be accessible from Internet addresses assigned to

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24 Jan 2013

Pakistan admits holding 700 militant suspects without trial

“Pakistan has for the first time admitted that it is holding about 700 suspected militants without trial. “ Source: BBC News – Pakistan admits holding 700 militant suspects without trial

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24 Jan 2013

Two years since uprising, Egypt braces for more protests

” Egypt marks the second anniversary of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power with little to celebrate. Deeply divided and facing an economic crisis, the nation is bracing for more protests, but this time against a freely elected leader.” Source: Two years since uprising, Egypt braces for more

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