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Singapore hands down first conviction for terror financing

Fpo - A Singaporean man became the first of the country's citizens to be jailed for financing terrorism after he was convicted of sending money to a radical Islamist preacher.

Malaysia looks to strengthen navy as sea tensions grow

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia must strengthen its navy to better defend the country’s waters, a minister said Thursday, as tensions mount over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the contested South China Sea.

Majority of IT security pros say their infrastructure has gaps

New research from Ponemon Institute and AttackIQ has discovered that 56 percent of IT security professionals understand their organization’s security infrastructure has gaps in coverage. This could allow attackers to penetrate system defences.

Repression risks fuelling Egypt instability, analysts warn

Apo - Egypt is reeling after a tense weekend of sparse anti-government protests for the second week in a row, which analysts say could bring more repression under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Kabul blocks all truck traffic ahead of elections

Kabul - Afghan authorities imposed a partial lockdown on the capital Thursday, banning trucks from the city's streets in a bid to prevent suicide bombings ahead of presidential elections on Saturday.

Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

Dubai - Flights at Dubai's international airport, one of the world's busiest, were briefly disrupted Sunday due to "suspected drone activity," officials said.

Anti-Sisi protesters clash with security forces in Suez

Apo - Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the seaport city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

Two members of Cuba's UN mission ordered to leave US

Washington - Two members of Cuba's UN mission have been ordered to leave the United States after allegedly engaging in activities harmful to US national security, triggering a sharp denial from Havana.

New EU chief faces MEP showdown over 'way of life' tag

Strasbourg - Incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen faced a showdown in the European Parliament on Thursday over her decision to give her top migration official the job title of "Protecting our European Way of Life".

Taliban car bomb flattens hospital as Afghan violence surges ahead of vote

Kabul - War-weary Afghanistan was hit with its third straight day of bloody carnage Thursday, as a Taliban car bomb flattened a hospital and killed 20 people in the south, while nine others died in a drone strike in the east.

Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point.

Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point.

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan government building

Jalalabad - At least four people were killed and a dozen injured when gunmen stormed a crowded government building in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday following a suicide bombing, with desperate survivors leaping from windows to escape the fighting, witnesses and off...

Trudeau reassures allies over spy security breach

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to reassure Canada's allies over security after a senior police intelligence officer was accused of stealing highly classified materials that, if released, could be "potentially devastating.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior police intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Monday.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the RCMP said Monday.

First international standard for data privacy published

The first international standard aimed at tackling privacy information management head on has been published by the International Standards Organization (ISO). The standard addresses the privacy issues relating to a connected world.

Three Australians detained in Iran

Sydney - The Australian government on Wednesday said three citizens had been detained in Iran, the latest in a series of Westerners to be seized by authorities in Tehran.

Sri Lanka looks for Easter attack survivors to help probe

Colombo - Sri Lanka's police Thursday issued an appeal to trace seven people thought to have survived the Easter bombings but who then went missing without speaking to investigators.

Trump says US 'not involved' in Iranian rocket failure

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday released a photograph of an apparently failed Iranian rocket launch and said that the United States had nothing to do with it.

Trump launches new Pentagon command for space warfare

Washington - President Donald Trump launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to warfare in space Thursday, as American armed forces chiefs see China and Russia pressing hard to erode the US advantage in the newest military frontier.

New Instagram security flaw identified

A security researcher recently discovered a flaw in the way Instagram handled the validation of password reset codes. This defect means an attacker could request one million password reset codes within a ten-minute window and with 100 percent success.

Beijing confirms arrest of Australian for spying

Bejing - An Australian academic has been arrested in China for spying, Beijing said Tuesday, prompting Canberra to demand the country upholds "basic standards" of justice.

Australian arrested in China for 'espionage'

Sydney - An Australian pro-democracy academic held for seven months in China has been formally arrested for spying, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Tuesday as she demanded Beijing uphold "basic standards" of justice.

Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after Easter attacks

Colombo - Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday.

Glitzy French resort braces for G7 lockdown

Biarritz - Surfers must stay out of the Atlantic waves, tourists will have to keep away from gleaming beaches at the height of the summer season and locals risk being unable to access the city centre.

US gives Huawei 90 day reprieve on ban

Washington - The Trump administration gave Huawei Technologies a 90-day reprieve Monday from a ban on doing business with US companies, as high-stakes trade talks between Washington and Beijing struggle to show gains.

US gives Huawei 90 day reprieve on ban: Ross

Washington - The United States gave Huawei a 90-day reprieve Monday on a ban against buying US technology, but added nearly four dozen subsidiaries of the Chinese telecoms giant to the prohibition.

US struggles to build willing coalition amid Hormuz tensions

Sydney - The United States is struggling to piece together an international coalition to protect cargo ships travelling through the Strait of Hormuz, with allies concerned about being dragged into conflict with Iran.

Bahrain hosts military conference amid Iran tensions

Dubai - Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US.
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Google will now show red warnings for sites infected with malware and other  unwanted software .
Google will now show red warnings for sites infected with malware and other "unwanted software".
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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