30 Apr 2016

Cyberattack knocks Lansing utility offline

“The Lansing, Mich., Board of Water & Light (BWL) expects to be fully back online today after suffering a cyberattack earlier this week that knocked the utility’s internal computer systems offline. The attack took place late on April 25 when an employee opened an email and clicked on a malicious

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Somali, AU Forces Face Resurgent Al-Shabab

“The Islamic State militant group claimed its first ever attack in Somalia earlier this week, though the claim has not been verified. Meanwhile, al-Shabab militants have stepped up their attacks as Somalia gears up for elections later this year.” Source: Somali, AU Forces Face Resurgent Al-Shabab

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Equatorial Guinea president extends 36-year rule

“Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won re-election, securing 93.7 percent of votes cast in an April 24 poll to extend his 37-year rule over the Central African oil producer, a government statement said on Thursday.” Source: Equatorial Guinea president extends 36-year rule – France 24

Read More
29 Apr 2016

UN Lifts 12-Year Arms Embargo on Ivory Coast

“The United Nations Security Council removed a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country for another year.” Source: UN Lifts 12-Year Arms Embargo on Ivory Coast

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Libya’s Unresolved Issues Make Western Nations Wary of Committing Troops

“The arrival in Libya of a new, UN-backed government has given the lawless country a semblance of stability, but a series of unresolved legal and military issues are making Western nations wary of dispatching soldiers and ships to help out the administration.” Source: Libya’s Unresolved Issues Make Western Nations Wary

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Russia, China in Agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

“Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.” Source: Russia, China in Agreement on North Korea, South

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Russia: Terrorism is the fault of the West

“A conference often has an official theme or issue that features in all the panel discussions and debates.” Source: Russia: Terrorism is the fault of the West – BBC News

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Three More People Charged With Terrorism Offenses in Britain

“British police on Thursday said three people have been charged with terrorism offenses, nearly two weeks after they were detained in an investigation with French and Belgian authorities into possible U.K. links to the recent Paris and Brussels terror attacks.” Source: Three More People Charged With Terrorism Offenses in Britain

Read More
29 Apr 2016

Aleppo airstrike: Dozens killed in hospital attack

“An airstrike on a pediatric hospital in Syria has killed 50 people, rights and humanitarian groups say, as the United Nations warns that the situation in Aleppo has become ‘catastrophic’ amid intensified fighting in recent days.” Source: Aleppo airstrike: Dozens killed in hospital attack – CNN.com

Read More
29 Apr 2016

ISIS Affiliate ‘Hatched Plot’ to Kidnap Manny Pacquiao

“An Islamist militant group based in the Philippines that is suspected of beheading a Canadian hostage earlier this week plotted to kidnap boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, the country’s president said.” Source: ISIS Affiliate ‘Hatched Plot’ to Kidnap Manny Pacquiao

Read More