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Japan PM heads to Washington with China topping agenda

Apo - Japan's prime minister heads to Washington on Thursday to become the first foreign leader to hold face-to-face talks with US President Joe Biden, with concerns about China topping the agenda.

Sri Lanka Christians honour Easter victims, issue fresh warning

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Christians on Sunday honoured the 279 people killed in the 2019 Easter bombings as the island's top Catholic leader warned of street protests unless those responsible were prosecuted.Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith lit candles at the St.

Heavy security at Indonesia churches for Easter

Jakarta - Christians in Indonesia celebrated Good Friday under heavy security with forces on high alert following a suicide bomb attack at a cathedral last week.

Data back-ups and why all security tools will eventually fail Special

The end of the month sees World Backup Day and it is important that businesses develop best practices for backing up their backups, ensuring that important and sensitive files are captured.

Blinken meets NATO allies, but no decision on Afghan withdrawal

Apo - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged Tuesday to share Washington's "initial thinking" on a looming Afghanistan withdrawal deadline, as NATO allies push him for clarity on his first official European trip.

Australia rumbles 'nest of spies' targeting defence tech

Sydney - Australia's top spymaster has revealed that his agency disrupted a "nest of spies" sent by an unnamed foreign intelligence service to steal sensitive trade and defence secrets.

UK to increase nuclear stockpile: reports

London - Britain is to announce an increase to its nuclear weapons stockpile as part of a wide-ranging review of security, defence and foreign policy, two newspapers said on Monday.

Huawei listed anew as threat to US national security

San Francisco - US regulators on Friday listed Huawei among Chinese telecom gear firms deemed a threat to national security, signalling that a hoped for softening of relations is not in the cards.

Thousands of call recordings exposed due to security flaw Special

A security researcher has disclosed a serious security flaw in Automatic Call Recorder, which is a popular iPhone app where users can send recorded conversations to each other.

Microsoft flaws exploited by suspected Chinese hackers Special

In the U.S., federal civilian agencies have been instructed to address flaws in a popular Microsoft email software program. This flaw is connected to a suspected Chinese spying campaign.

Vaccine passports could be prone to fraud and security issues

The biggest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelic medications yet run indicates that the reported psychological benefits of microdosing are in fact explainable by the placebo effect.

Australia to place first far-right group on terror list

Sydney - A Britain-based neo-Nazi outfit will become the first far-right organisation to be listed as a terror group in Australia, authorities said Tuesday, after growing warnings from security services.

Covid, unrest: Iraqis tackle obstacles to host pope

Baghdad - Security threats, the Covid pandemic, war-ravaged infrastructure: Iraqis are facing major challenges as they plan to host Pope Francis later this week.

China using Covid-19 to obstruct foreign journalists: media group

Bejing - China has used extra surveillance and restrictions ostensibly imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic to block the work of foreign reporters already struggling with threats of detention and punitive visa restrictions, a press group said Monday.

Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the Gulf

Dubai - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is enjoying an extended honeymoon with oil-rich Gulf nations, despite being criticised in the United States and Europe as a potential security threat.

Australian defence minister hospitalised

Sydney - Australia's defence minister was admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular condition and placed on medical leave Wednesday, the government said.

Five killed in multiple Kabul morning bomb attacks

Kabul - Three explosions rocked Kabul Saturday morning, killing at least five people and injuring two others, authorities said, the latest in a series of similar recent attacks in the Afghan capital.

After Trump, Biden and G7 refocus on Covid recovery

London - Wealthy G7 powers on Friday ramped up health funding for poorer nations after accusations they are hoarding coronavirus vaccines, as US President Joe Biden and the rest of the leaders declared a "turning point" from the psychodramas of the Trump era.

Biden breaks with Trump as G7 tackles climate, Covid recovery

London - Joe Biden will make his presidential debut on the world stage on Friday as America's G7 partners re-focus their collective heft on pandemic recovery and climate change after the psychodramas of the Trump era.

Austria attack highlights Europe's jihadist dilemma

Vienna - The fallout from last November's shootings on the streets of Vienna has shone a light on Europe's dilemma in dealing with jihadists, particularly the continent's struggles to deradicalise such individuals.

Businessman accused of working for China wins defamation payout in Australia

Sydney - Two Australian media companies were ordered Tuesday to pay a prominent businessman hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages over a report alleging he was covertly working for China's Communist Party.

Outrage after troops protecting US Capitol forced to sleep in garage

Washington - A decision to turn a chilly underground parking garage into an overnight billet for National Guard troops in Washington to protect President Joe Biden's inauguration has stirred an uproar.

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Washington - Joe Biden's top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration.

US rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers at Capitol: prosecutors

Washington - US prosecutors now believe supporters of President Donald Trump planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials" in their siege of the Capitol building last week, according to a new court filing.

US capital locks down as security threats mount

Washington - The center of Washington was in lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were mobilized following the deadly assault on the Capitol and the threat of more violence at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Washington on lockdown as security threats mount

Washington - The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Biden inauguration: worries as Homeland Security chief quits

Washington - US Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced his resignation unexpectedly Monday as worries rose over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

After mob siege, Capitol police take heat for security response

Washington - How a ragtag mob egged on by Donald Trump managed to overpower security and invade the US Congress triggered anger and disbelief in Washington on Thursday.

Main cybersecurity challenges for 2021 identified Special

As New Year approaches there is far more uncertainty compared with years past, both in terms of health and the economy. But will 2021 be the end to such woes, pandemic and otherwise? Looking at security issues for 2021 is Kowsik Guruswamy.

French law on filming police triggers third weekend of protests

Paris - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in France Saturday for a third consecutive weekend of demonstrations over a controversial security bill that would limit filming of the police.
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