US identifies suspect in leak of CIA hacking tools

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:50

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US government has identified a suspect in the 2017 leak of a large portion of the Central Intelligence Agencys computer hacking arsenal, the cyber-tools the agency had used to conduct spying operations overseas, the media reported.


Italy expels suspected Egyptian extremist

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:32

Rome, May 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported an alleged Egyptian extremist on national security grounds, the Interior Ministry said.


India's deputy NSA to attend SCO's security meet

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:26

Beijing, May 16 (IANS) India's Deputy National Security Adviser Rajinder Khanna will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Summit's (SCO) security meet in Beijing next week.


US releases new cyber security strategy

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:56

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a new cyber security strategy, citing evolving threats from cyberspace that the country is facing.


Bangladesh SC upholds bail for Khaleda Zia

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:50

Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld bail for opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case in which she is currently serving a five-year sentence.


8 killed in suicide bombing at funeral in Iraq

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:48

Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) Up to eight people were killed and 31 wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral tent near the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, officials said.


Mumbai terror attack trial resumes in Pakistan

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:50

Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court here resumed hearing of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case on Wednesday, summoning the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses and asking the government about the availability of 27 Indian witnesses in the next hearing "so as to conclude the trial expeditiously".


2 dead, thousands without power as storm lashes US

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:12

Washington, May 16 (IANS) At least two persons have been killed and hundreds of thousands left without power as a powerful storm pummelled the Northeast US with drenching rain, golf-ball-sized hail and damaging winds.


Putin opens bridge linking Russia to Crimea

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:36

Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has inaugurated a highly-controversial bridge linking the Russian mainland to Crimea, tightening Russias hold over the contested peninsula which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.


5 killed in Indonesia Police HQ attack

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:16

Jakarta, May 16 (IANS) Five people, including four militants and a policeman, were killed when eight terrorists attacked the police headquarters in Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday.


N.Korea suspends talks with South, threatens to nix US summit (Third Lead)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:54

Seoul, May 16 (IANS) North Korea abruptly announced a suspension of high-level inter-Korean talks scheduled for Wednesday, citing ongoing US-South Korean military drills and also threatened to pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if Washington pushes it to give up nuclear weapons.


US issues red alert for Hawaii volcanic eruption

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:20

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday issued a red alert for the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which led to the evacuation of hundreds of people from the area last week.