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UAE Role In Hack That Sparked Crisis Revealed In Media Report, Qatar Says

In an alleged hack of Qatar's state news agency in late May that helped spark a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, the United Arab Emirates was involved, Qatar said citing a U.S. media report.   The UAE said that four Arab powers were discussing imposing new sanctions on Qatar and said that the...

Iran Remains A Dangerous Threat, Says U.S. Even As It Declares Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal

While he was on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump had vowed to end the Iran Nuclear Deal. But even though he has refrained from condemning Russia, although both countries support Syria's Bashar al-Assad, he has continued to criticize Iran as president.   President Donald...

The distant dream of a cashless society

In the past decade, cash has been attracting a rising number of attacks, from various governments as well as from private businesses, or even journalists. All are throwing many arguments against hard currency, slowly tainting its image for what could be the preparation phase to the outright banning of notes and coins. While some inch patiently and try to ease it out of economies, some have promoted far more radical and rash moves. Are cashless economies truly a potential development or are they just wishful thinking?

U.S. Think Tank Claims New Military Facilities On South China Sea Islands Built By China

In a move that is believed could result in raising of tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway, a U.S. think tank has very recently reported that China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea.   Missile shelters and...

Demands made by four Arab states not 'realistic', says Qatar

Qatar says that the list, presented by four Arab states imposing a boycott on it, was not reasonable or actionable, even though the small but wealthy Gulf country said that it is reviewing the list of demands.   "We are reviewing these demands out of respect for ... regional...

UN Secretary General Highlights Concerns Over Security And Stresses Importance Of Paris Agreement

The UN secretary general says that the "world is in a mess" and the effects of climate change are dangerous and accelerating.   It was "absolutely essential" that the world implemented the Paris Agreement, said António Guterres, in a speech on Tuesday at the New York University Stern School...

Doubts About Trump Paying Syria Bill, Dismissal Of Russia’s Superpower Status Done By EU Foreign Policy Chief

According to the EU's foreign policy chief, to stump up what will be a hefty reconstruction bill in Syria, neither Russia nor the U.S. can be relied upon.   European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini said that Russia was weak economically even while acknowledging that Russia is a...

Sophisticated Ransomware And Fingerprint Reader Vulnerabilities Are New Hacking Threats

Experts warn there is more to come — including the ability to hack fingerprint readers, after a massive cyberattack that struck 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this month has begun to slow.   "It is going to get worse before it gets better because we've becoming more reliant...

Researchers Say Macron Leaks Were Amplified With The Help Of U.S. Far-Right Activists, Wikileaks And Bots

With automated bots and the Twitter account of WikiLeaks also propelling a leak that came two days before France's presidential vote, U.S. far-right activists helped amplify a leak of hacked emails belonging to leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign, some researchers said...

Ahead Of British Election, Warning Of Fake News Danger Sounded By Facebook

In what is the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election, Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news.   During the U.S. presidential election last year, there were many...

Large infrastructural projects: the African Strategy

How does Africa plan to conduct its industrialization over the next decade? With large disparities throughout the continent, in terms of needs and resources, and still areas of instabilities freezing development in some parts of Africa, the continent seems to be moving towards a two-pronged...

Kremlin, Hackers Working Hand-In-Hand, Shows Yahoo Cyber Indictment

The clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and private Russian hackers was provided by Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc.   Allegedly working...
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