05 Jul 2013

FBI: Anwar al-Awlaki visited prostitutes

“In the months after the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, FBI agents conducted surveillance of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and uncovered detailed information about his alleged use of prostitutes, according to newly released FBI documents. The information is contained in documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed

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05 Jul 2013

EU adopts stricter penalties for cyber criminals

“Cyber criminals will face tougher penalties in the EU, under new rules adopted by Parliament on Thursday. The draft directive, already informally agreed with member states, also aims to facilitate prevention and to boost police and judicial cooperation in this field. In the event of a cyber attack, EU countries

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05 Jul 2013

Turkish Police Name RedHack a Cyber Terrorist Organization

“RedHack has been highly involved in the protests that started in Turkey after authorities announced their intentions to destroy the Gezi Park in Istanbul. Over the past days, the hackers have breached the systems of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs and the ones of the Istanbul Special Provincial Administration. In

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05 Jul 2013

UAE has zero tolerance against human trafficking, conference told

The UAE’s efforts to combat human trafficking is a national duty and is not being done to garner attention or for publicity purposes, said a senior government official via UAE has zero tolerance against human trafficking, conference told | GulfNews.com.

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05 Jul 2013

Bolivia ‘could close’ US embassy after plane incident

President Evo Morales has threatened to close the US embassy in Bolivia after his official plane was banned from European airspace. The warning came as four other South American leaders offered him support at a special summit on Thursday. via BBC News – Bolivia ‘could close’ US embassy after plane

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05 Jul 2013

Pakistan brings back death penalty, to anger of rights groups

Pakistan’s new government, trying to appear determined to rein in escalating crime and militancy, has ended a ban on the death penalty, in a move condemned by international organizations as inhuman and retrograde. via Pakistan brings back death penalty, to anger of rights groups | Reuters.

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05 Jul 2013

WHO sets up emergency committee on MERS virus

The World Health Organization is forming an emergency committee of international experts to prepare for a possible worsening of the Middle East coronavirus, which has killed 40 people, WHO flu expert Keiji Fukuda said on Friday. via WHO sets up emergency committee on MERS virus | Reuters.

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05 Jul 2013

Mexico drops generals’ drug charges

Prosecutors in Mexico have dropped charges against a group of senior army officers who were accused of having links to a drugs gang via BBC News – Mexico drops generals’ drug charges.

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05 Jul 2013

Hungary’s Orban accuses Europe of ‘Soviet-style’ meddling

Hungary accused the European Parliament on Friday of resorting to Soviet-style methods that challenged the country’s sovereignty by passing a resolution deploring recent changes to the constitution. via Hungary’s Orban accuses Europe of ‘Soviet-style’ meddling | Reuters.

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05 Jul 2013

Egypt army permits ‘peaceful protest’ amid Morsi anger

Egypt’s army has said it will guarantee the right to peaceful protest, ahead of the traditional day for major rallies. via BBC News – Egypt army permits ‘peaceful protest’ amid Morsi anger.

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