04 Mar 2014

Congo close to defeating Ugandan Islamist rebels: army

“An U.N.-backed offensive by Democratic Republic of Congo troops has destroyed the bases of an Ugandan Islamist group in the country’s east and should crush the rebels in the next few days, an army spokesman said on Monday. The Congolese army has been fighting the ADF-NALU militia since December following

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03 Mar 2014

Meetup Knocked Offline by DDoS Attackers

“Meetup, a popular social networking site for organizing group activities, said today that it spent the weekend fending off what it called a ‘massive attack’ on its servers that caused the site to be unavailable to many users. The attackers attempted to extort the company by email to stop the

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03 Mar 2014

Has Russia Begun Offensive Cyberspace Operations in Crimea?

“Russia has demonstrated a sophisticated capacity to conduct both overt acts of cyberwar and clandestine operations.[11] As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, and potentially escalates, the likelihood that Russia will again turn to offensive cyberspace operations to achieve its objectives will only increase.” Source: Georgetown Security Studies Review – Has

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03 Mar 2014

World Leaders to Boycott G-8 Summit in Sochi

“In light of the recent events in Ukraine’s Crimea region, and the deployment of Russian troops, a major boycott of the upcoming G-8 Summit in Russia’s Sochi is expected.” Source: World Leaders to Boycott G-8 Summit in Sochi – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

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03 Mar 2014

No fighting but plenty of troops in Ukraine: Where things stand, March 3

“Thousands of Russian troops entered Crimea over the weekend and have surrounded military and civilian installations. There were still no reports of any fighting. The loyalties — and command and control — of the Ukrainian military in Crimea are unknown. Reuters reports that, according to Obama administration officials, Russia has

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03 Mar 2014

Libya relocates parliament after attack

“Libya’s interim parliament is moving to a different location after it came under attack by protesters and armed rioters that killed one guard and injured six lawmakers. Hussain Al Ansari told The Associated Press on Monday that the parliament will now hold its sessions in a five-star hotel in downtown

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03 Mar 2014

At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

“At least 74 people were killed in attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants this weekend, taking the overall death toll this year beyond 300, with no apparent end in sight to the carnage.” Source: At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria | GulfNews.com

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03 Mar 2014

Yemen army plane makes emergency landing, crew abducted

“Anti-government tribesmen kidnapped the six crew members of a Yemeni military plane Sunday after it made an emergency landing in an eastern desert for technical reasons, military and local sources said.” Source: Yemen army plane makes emergency landing, crew abducted | GulfNews.com

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03 Mar 2014

Pakistan’s new security policy aims to reform madrassas

“Pakistan plans to bring all of its madrassas, or religious schools, under its national education system within one year under a landmark security policy aimed at combating extremism.” Source: Pakistan’s new security policy aims to reform madrassas | GulfNews.com

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03 Mar 2014

Suicide attack on Islamabad court kills 11, Pakistan Taliban deny role

“Just a couple of days after Pakistani Taliban declared unilateral ceasefire, two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a court complex in Islamabad on Monday leaving 11 people dead and dozens injured. An additional session Judge Rafaqat Awan was also among those dead, Pakistani media reported. However, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

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