Prominent Bahrain journalist Nazeeha Saeed fined for reporting without license

A Bahrain court fined a prominent journalist 1,000 dinars (an equivalent of $2,650) on Thursday for reporting in the kingdom without official permission, her lawyer said, after a trial seen by rights groups as an example of diminishing press freedom. Nazeeha Saeed, an award-winning Bahrain correspondent for France 24 and the Arabic-language Monte Carlo Doualiya… Read More Prominent Bahrain journalist Nazeeha Saeed fined for reporting without license

Former Greece PM injured as booby-trapped package explodes in his car

Greece’s former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said, in the most dramatic act of political violence in the crisis-hit country for several years. Police said Papademos’s injuries were not life-threatening, and an Athens hospital source said he was being treated… Read More Former Greece PM injured as booby-trapped package explodes in his car

Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite in $100million deal

Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported on Wednesday. Hexadite, headquartered in Boston with its research and development center in Israel, provides technology to automate responses to cyber attacks that it says increases productivity and reduces costs for businesses. Microsoft officials declined to comment.… Read More Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite in $100million deal

Bitcoin rises to all-time high exchange rate above $2,400

Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology. Blockchain, the underlying technology behind bitcoin, is a financial ledger maintained by a network of computers that can track the movement of any… Read More Bitcoin rises to all-time high exchange rate above $2,400

Egypt ban Al Jazeera, 20 other websites for allegedly supporting terrorism

Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for allegedly supporting terrorism, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, have been found inaccessible. MENA cited a senior security source as saying the… Read More Egypt ban Al Jazeera, 20 other websites for allegedly supporting terrorism

Five dead, six injured as al-Shabaab bomb attack hits Somali capital

A bombing claimed by Islamist insurgents killed five civilians and injured six more in the Somali capital on Wednesday, a spokesman for the city’s mayor said, underscoring the militants’ ability to carry out attacks despite territorial losses. Bombings are a near-daily occurrence in Mogadishu. Most are claimed by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militia, which… Read More Five dead, six injured as al-Shabaab bomb attack hits Somali capital

U.S. government files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for excess emissions

The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, is a procedural step that may ramp up pressure on Fiat Chrysler and comes… Read More U.S. government files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for excess emissions