Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role

Zelenskiy says plotters tried to rope in Ukraine’s richest man Tycoon Akhmetov: Zelenskiy’s statements are “absolute lie” Ukraine fully prepared for Russia escalation: Zelenskiy Ukraine sovereign bonds tumble on security concerns President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said Ukraine had uncovered a plot to overthrow his government next week, involving individuals from Russia caught on tapeContinue reading “Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role”

Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps

A YouTube video of Xinjiang detention facilities has rekindled concern over China’s crackdown on ethnic minorities. Researchers say the videos offer new evidence, but many fear for the vlogger’s safety. A 20-minute video featuring more than a dozen detention facilities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has offered fresh evidence and renewed the discussion around China’s large-scaleContinue reading “Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps”

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. It’s part of a trend of former U.S. intelligence officersContinue reading “World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA”

Israel Surveils Palestinians in West Bank in Massive Facial Recognition Program

Israeli soldiers have begun using a facial recognition technology called Blue Wolf that alerts them whether Palestinians should be detained based on prior information about them, The Washington Post reports Israeli soldiers have been involved in an organized effort to take photos of Palestinian residents of the West Bank town of Hebron and have evenContinue reading “Israel Surveils Palestinians in West Bank in Massive Facial Recognition Program”

Russia accuses U.S. military of ‘aggressive’ action in Black Sea region -Ifax

Russian defence ministry said on Friday that U.S. military activity in the Black Sea region was aggressive and posed a threat to regional and strategic stability, the Interfax news agency reported. The ministry added that it had detected six NATO reconnaissance flights over the Black Sea in the past 24 hours. https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-accuses-us-military-aggressive-action-black-sea-region-ifax-2021-11-12/

Ukraine charges 5 hackers allegedly working for Russia

Ukraine has filed charges of espionage and attempted state overthrow against five people who allegedly were part of a hackers group controlled by Russia. The Security Service of Ukraine said Friday that the hackers group known as “Armagedon” was responsible for some 5,000 cyberattacks on Ukrainian state agencies since 2014. The service said it hadContinue reading “Ukraine charges 5 hackers allegedly working for Russia”

Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist

Decision against company at heart of Pegasus project reflects deep concern about impact of spyware on US national security interests NSO Group has been placed on a US blacklist by the Biden administration after it determined the Israeli spyware maker has acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US”. The finding byContinue reading “Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist”

Top Russian Spy’s Son Dead After ‘Fall’ From Embassy in Berlin

A 35-year-old was reportedly found dead on the sidewalk below the Russian embassy in Berlin, and his body was spirited back to Moscow before anyone could investigate. Either Russians are incredibly clumsy or they should stay away from open upper-floor windows. Another Russian—this time a diplomat in Berlin—was found in a heap on the sidewalk below the Russian embassyContinue reading “Top Russian Spy’s Son Dead After ‘Fall’ From Embassy in Berlin”

Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Bristle at SCOTUS Refusal to Take Up Case on Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court: ‘If These Matters Are Not Worthy of Our Time, What Is?’

Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch were unlikely allies Monday as they issued a dissenting statement from the high court’s denial of certiorari in a case demanding transparency over the proceedings conducted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) — the judicial body that oversees covert operations conducted by the U.S. intelligence agencies. A 2016 lawsuit filed by the American CivilContinue reading “Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Bristle at SCOTUS Refusal to Take Up Case on Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court: ‘If These Matters Are Not Worthy of Our Time, What Is?’”

MBS talked about using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the Saudi king in 2014 so his father could take the throne, exiled spy says

Mohammed bin Salman said in 2014 he could kill the then-king with a poison ring from Russia, a former spy said. Saad al-Jabri, a former Saudi spy chief who fled the country in 2017, made the claim about MBS. Al-Jabri told “60 Minutes” that MBS bragged he could do it so his father could takeContinue reading “MBS talked about using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the Saudi king in 2014 so his father could take the throne, exiled spy says”

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