Stories tagged: terrorism
Tue., March 8, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
French lawmakers vote bill to make tech firms unlock data
France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Boston Marathon survivor killed in car crash in Dubai
A Boston university says a woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing and another student have been killed in a car accident in Dubai.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
Gunmen kill 16 people in attack on nursing home in Yemen
At least 16 people were killed Friday in an attack by suspected al-Qaida insurgents on a nursing home in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, a security official said.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Gulf nations declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terrorist group
A Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations formally branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization on Wednesday, ramping up the pressure on the Lebanese militant group fighting on the side of …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
FBI, Apple clash before Congress as encryption fight simmers
The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Judge scolds U.S. in its fight with Apple over iPhone data
A New York judge is scolding the government for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from customers’ iPhones.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
$1M Turing Award winners advocate for encryption
This year’s $1 million A.M. Turing Award goes to a pair of cryptographers whose ideas helped make Internet commerce possible, and who now argue that giving governments a “back door” …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Osama bin Laden worried wife had tracking device in filling
In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth – the bulk of which he wanted to be used “on jihad, …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Idaho Air Guard prepares for deployment to Middle East
Members of the Idaho Air National Guard are preparing to deploy to the Middle East this summer.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
Iraq and U.S. warn of possible Mosul Dam collapse
The Iraqi government and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad are warning residents along the Tigris river of a possible collapse of the Mosul Dam. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 14
Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing at a funeral north of Baghdad has killed at least 14 people and wounded 45.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen kill over 30, mostly civilians
Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, when they hit a market area outside the capital on Saturday, Yemeni security officials said.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Sophisticated attackers hacked Ukrainian electric grid, U.S. says
A U.S. investigation found that a December hack on the Ukrainian power grid was coordinated and highly sophisticated.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
US, Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect across Syria
A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
President Obama said to conceal Guantanamo alternatives to avert showdown
The Obama administration withheld from Congress the names of 10 potential mainland U.S. sites to house detainees now at the Guantanamo Bay prison out of concern that the disclosure would …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Police: 14 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia
A Somali police official says gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Nusra Front leader rejects Syria truce
The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has rejected a U.S.-Russian sponsored truce, saying the real negotiations are on the battle field.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
Analysis: Putin can cash in on Syria gains with cease-fire
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a chance to cash in on his gains in Syria by scaling down his bombing blitz when a cease-fire takes effect Friday night so he …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Apple asks judge to vacate order on locked iPhone
Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking “dangerous …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Apple encryption ‘hardest question I’ve seen’ in government, FBI boss says
The policy issues raised in the Justice Department’s dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the “hardest question I’ve seen in government and it’s going to require negotiation …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Islamic State video targets Facebook, Twitter CEOs
Islamic State has released a new video that targets the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Bill Gates supports government efforts in Apple case
Bill Gates is supportive of investigators’ efforts to force Apple to help them crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
Congress will take legal steps to stop Guantanamo closure, Paul Ryan says
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after the president …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide
Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Apple: Feds want to circumvent security on other phones, too
Apple says it’s challenging government efforts to overcome encryption on at least 14 devices nationwide in addition to the phone of a San Bernardino, California, shooter.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Escalating Syrian war fueled by major powers, U.N. says
In a swipe at the U.S., Russia and their allies, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the international powers and regional countries ostensibly pushing for a peaceful …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Anti-refugee protesters descend on Montana Capitol
A group opposed to granting safe haven to Muslim refugees staged a rally that drew nearly 100 demonstrators to the Montana Capitol.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Islamic State gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians
The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago, Christian officials and an opposition group …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Syria cease-fire set for Saturday under new US-Russia plan
The United States and Russia agreed Monday on a new cease-fire for Syria that will take effect Saturday, U.S. officials said, even as major questions over enforcing and responding to …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Apple tells employees why it won’t help hack shooter’s phone
WASHINGTON – Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that “it does not feel right” to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a …