Insurgencies

Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

Published 20/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: An unidentified voter casts his ballot at a local polling station in Miami November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Hans DerykSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bipartisan [more…]

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Myanmar army`s self-exoneration draws Amnesty`s scorn

Published 14/11/2017

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More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

Published 14/11/2017

A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday. [more…]

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

Published 14/11/2017

The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident. [more…]

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Published 13/11/2017

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. [more…]

U.S.`s Tillerson concerned over Saudi purge, monitoring Hariri situation

U.S.`s Tillerson concerned over Saudi purge, monitoring Hariri situation

Published 10/11/2017

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recent political purge raises concerns and remains unclear but does not appear to amount to mass arrests, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Friday. [more…]

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

Published 10/11/2017

Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle. [more…]

Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF

Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF

Published 10/11/2017

Yemen's stocks of fuel will last until the end of November and stocks of vaccines run out in one month if a Saudi-led military coalition does not allow aid into Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport, UNICEF's representative in the country said on Friday. [more…]

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Published 06/11/2017

A Saudi-led military coalition said it will temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to Yemen to stem the flow of arms to Houthi rebels from Iran, said a statement on Monday on state news agency SPA. [more…]

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Published 30/10/2017

Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to Masoud Barzani, the outgoing Kurdistan region leader, reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight hours after Barzani announced his resignation. [more…]