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  • Aug 22, 2014
  • Updated: 8:10pm


US spies on citizens and foreigners by tapping into web and phone traffic

US spies are secretly tapping into servers of nine internet giants including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google in a vast anti- terror sweep targeting foreigners.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 5:03am 2 comments

Al-Qaeda poison gas workshops busted, Iraq officials say

Iraq's defence ministry said it had broken up an al-Qaeda cell that was working to produce poison gas at two locations in the capital for future attacks at home and abroad.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Talks needed on use of drones

US President Barack Obama's new counter-terrorism doctrine has run into heavy crossfire. To some Republican opponents, his plan to redefine the global "war on terror" as a more targeted effort to eliminate threats to America is a retreat that underestimates the risk posed by Islamic extremists.

29 May 2013 - 6:16am

Two men appear in British court over diverted Pakistan plane

Two British men accused of threatening to blow up a Pakistan International Airways (PIA) plane and kill its passengers and crew were remanded in custody following a court hearing on Monday.

27 May 2013 - 9:50pm

British police arrest two men on diverted Pakistan flight

Britain scrambled fighter jets on Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two passengers on suspicion of endangering the aircraft.

25 May 2013 - 2:04am

Fight terror calmly and with justice

The British security authorities have contained the threat of jihadist-inspired terrorism since the London bombings of July 2005 that killed more than 50 people.

25 May 2013 - 5:27am

China to send more than 500 troops to Mali to contain Islamist militants

China has offered to send more than 500 soldiers to the UN force seeking to contain Islamist militants in Mali in what would be its biggest contribution to UN peacekeeping, diplomats said in New York.

24 May 2013 - 8:58am

US airports to track immigrant departures

Electronic systems for tracking departures of immigrants and other foreigners from the United States could be installed at major US airports under a plan approved by a congressional panel this week.

22 May 2013 - 4:35am

Close Guantanamo, a mockery of justice

If there is a single affront to human rights in American - one that defines the term un-American - it has to be the Guantanamo Bay military prison. For a decade, admirers and critics of the US alike have condemned it as a mockery of justice that is self-defeating in the fight against terrorism.

8 May 2013 - 3:20am

CIA had Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev put on terror watch list

Both the CIA and the FBI flagged the deceased Boston bombing suspect over possible terror ties, but he slipped through the fingers of investigators, officials have said. The revelations have raised fresh questions over why US authorities did not further investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a shootout with police last week, and in doing so possibly prevent the attacks.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:37am