Israel outlaws Palestinian rights groups, alleging terrorism

Israel has effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations Israel on Friday effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations, a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories. The declaration appeared to pave the way for Israel toContinue reading “Israel outlaws Palestinian rights groups, alleging terrorism”

A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’

Nicolas Chaillan served as the US Air Force’s software chief and worked on Pentagon security. He quit in September and told the Financial Times last week that the US was far behind China on AI. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. A senior cybersecurity official at the PentagonContinue reading “A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’”

Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai

Seven armed United States civilians attempting to make their way to Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates were arrested on August 31, a State Department cable reviewed by Newsweek said. The group of U.S. nationals was detained last Tuesday and later released on bail by local police at Dubai International Airport after having “arrived on a privateContinue reading “Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai”

Let’s talk about the future of Afghanistan and this morning’s events – Beau of the Fifth Column

Belarusian NGO chief found hanged in Ukraine

The chief of an NGO that provided aid to people fleeing Belarus was found hanged in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. His friends said he had been followed by “strangers.” The body of a Belarusian activist was discovered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv a day after he was reported missing, police there said on Tuesday. “Belarusian citizen VitalyContinue reading “Belarusian NGO chief found hanged in Ukraine”

Peru: Pedro Castillo declared president

After over a month of uncertainty over election results, Peru’s election body confirmed socialist Pedro Castillo as the next president. Former school teacher Pedro Castillo has won the disputed election in Peru and will become the country’s next president, election officials said on Monday. The presidential vote, which had taken place on June 6, had been held up by claimsContinue reading “Peru: Pedro Castillo declared president”

US, allies accuse China of global cyber hacking campaign

The United States and a coalition of allies accused China on Monday of a global cyber hacking campaign that employed contract hackers, specifically attributing a large Microsoft attack disclosed earlier this year to actors working on Beijing’s behalf. Opening a new area of tensions with China, the United States is joined by NATO, the EuropeanContinue reading “US, allies accuse China of global cyber hacking campaign”

U.S. restricts visas of 100 Nicaraguans associated with Ortega government

The U.S. State Department imposed visa restrictions Monday on 100 members of Nicaragua’s National Assembly and judicial system, accusing them of being involved in human rights abuses, crackdowns on peaceful protest and in passing laws aimed at suppressing free speech. Why it matters: The restrictions come amid escalating political tension in the Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega’s government has detainedContinue reading “U.S. restricts visas of 100 Nicaraguans associated with Ortega government”

Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise

The suspect, who is accused of working with the men who carried out the assassination, is a Haitian national living in Florida and claims to be a doctor. He was critical of the corruption among Haitian leaders. Police in Haiti arrested a man on Sunday who is accused of being a key figure in theContinue reading “Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise”

Rockets fired at US embassy in Iraq after series of attacks

Rocket and drone raids come after a series of attacks targeting the US military in Iraq and Syria this week. American diplomats and troops in Iraq and Syria were targeted in three rocket and drone attacks in the past 24 hours, US and Iraq officials said on Wednesday, including at least 14 rockets hitting anContinue reading “Rockets fired at US embassy in Iraq after series of attacks”

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