11 May 2018

Cyberwar, How Nations Attack Without Bullets Or Bombs

“When the U.S., U.K. and France attacked Syria in April to punish the government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, there was concern about possible retaliation on a very different battleground. Syria’s patrons, Russia and Iran, are among the world’s leading practitioners of cyberwarfare, or state-sponsored attacks on computer

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10 May 2018

Inmates Kill Five Police Officers at Terrorist Detention Center in Indonesia

“Inmates at a detention center for terrorists, including Islamic State supporters, killed five police officers and took one hostage, police said Wednesday, in a bloody security breakdown that marked the single deadliest attack against Indonesian police.” Source: Inmates Kill Five Police Officers at Terrorist Detention Center in Indonesia – WSJ

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10 May 2018

Australia to spend A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened terror fears

“Australia announced plans in its annual budget on Tuesday to spend nearly A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened fears of lone wolf terror attacks.” Source: Australia to spend A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened terror fears | Reuters

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04 May 2018

A cyberattack knocked a Tennessee county’s election website offline during voting

“After a distributed denial-of-service attack knocked some servers offline during a local election in Tennessee this week, Knox County is working with an outside security contractor to investigate the cause. The attack took the Knox County Election Commission site displaying results of the county mayoral primary offline during Tuesday night

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09 Aug 2017

Four policemen killed in attack in Egypt’s North Sinai

“Four Egyptian policeman were killed on Wednesday when gunmen fired at a patrol car in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.” Source: Four policemen killed in attack in Egypt’s North Sinai – Al Arabiya English

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04 Aug 2017

Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas

“A pair of ‘chatbots’ in China have been taken offline after appearing to stray off-script. In response to users’ questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn’t a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party.” Source: Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated

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17 Jul 2017

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel opposes Syria cease-fire brokered by U.S. and Russia

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel opposes the cease-fire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia because it empowers Iran.” Source: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel opposes Syria cease-fire brokered by U.S. and Russia

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08 Jun 2017

Venezuela Crisis: 2 More Protestors Killed as Chavista Supreme Court Rejects Constituent Assembly Challenge

“In heavy-handed repression, two young men were killed protesting against the increasingly embattled administration of Nicolas Maduro in a period of 24 hours, as the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the Attorney General against the President’s call to draft a new Constitution without subjecting it to a popular vote

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08 Jun 2017

Philippines says fighters on back foot in besieged city of Marawi

“The militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a ‘small resistance’ after troops crippled their logistics and some fighters have fled from the battle, military officials said on Thursday.” Source: Philippines says fighters on back foot in besieged city of Marawi

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08 Jun 2017

Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO

“The number of suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.” Source: Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO | Reuters

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