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US, other ‘big five’ cyberwar nations opts out of inter’l cybersecurity agreement

•United States — along with Russia, China, Iran and Israel--the big five of cyberwar countries refuse to answer "Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace" Louise Matsakis During speech at the annual UNESCO Internet Governance Forum in Paris Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” a

‘There will be hell to pay if you harm us’ – US to Iran

The US National Security Adviser John Bolton has launched a scathing attack on Iran saying there will "be hell to pay" if Tehran tried to harm the US and its allies. The warning from Bolton came after US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani clashed at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. "So I

EU, Iran agree on new payment system to skirt US sanctions

Five world powers and Iran agree to set up legal entity to circumvent US sanctions after Trump pullout from 2015 deal. In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions. The EU will create new payment

Cyber security, space and future conflict

Editor's note: The insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict shows that the battle has gradually shifted to the cyberworld. A group called Intrusion Truth is ‘doxing’ members of the suspected Chinese government hacking unit known as APT10, which has targeted foreign manufacturing and aerospace firms to

Iran supplies short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite

Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said. According to three Iranian officials, two

Bloodshed: FG should ban activities of IMN nationwide –  Human rights group 

•Threatens to drag AGF before ICC, UN Jude Johnson A human interest organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), has expressed concern over the failure of the Federal Government to designate the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) (popularly known as Shiites) as a terrorist organization. The group was particularly worried that the government failed to

2 Iranian spies arrested for allegedly spying in US

Two Iranian men were indicted on Monday for allegedly spying for Tehran in the United States, including conducting surveillance at a Jewish facility and gathering information on backers of the militant Iranian opposition Mujahideen-e Khalq, the Justice Department said. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 59, an

Trump warns world against doing business with Iran as sanctions return

President Donald Trump has warned that countries doing business with Iran will "NOT be doing business with the United States" as his administration reimposed sanctions on Iran on Tuesday. In an early morning tweet, Trump described the measures as "the most biting sanctions ever" and warned they would "ratchet up to

Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by America

  By Syed Zafar Mehdi “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It

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