Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attack near Tel Aviv

Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to the United States. Netanyahu had threatened strong retaliation for the long-range rocket salvo amid accusations from opponents in a closely contested election, two weeks… Read More Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attack near Tel Aviv

French Muslim group files lawsuit against Facebook, YouTube over footage of Christchurch massacre

One of the main groups representing Muslims in France said on Monday it was suing Facebook and YouTube, accusing them of inciting violence by allowing the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on their platforms. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said the companies had disseminated material that encouraged terrorism, and harmed… Read More French Muslim group files lawsuit against Facebook, YouTube over footage of Christchurch massacre

Over a million users affected in security breach of Asus computers

Hackers were able to deliver malware to the more one million-plus Asus computer owners last year by hijacking the company’s software update system, security researchers said on Monday. Moscow-based cyber security provider Kaspersky Lab said the attack took place between June and November last year and was used to deliver a software update with a… Read More Over a million users affected in security breach of Asus computers

Eighteen dead, scores injured following flash floods in southern Iran

At least 18 people were killed and around 100 others were wounded in flash floods in Iran’s southern province of Fars, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, following devastating floods in the north. State TV said several provinces were also on high alert for more imminent flooding because of heavy rain. The meteorology… Read More Eighteen dead, scores injured following flash floods in southern Iran

Apple ventures into video streaming, updates its news, games and payment apps

Apple lifted the curtain on Monday on a television and movie streaming service that will allow users of its 1.4 billion gadgets worldwide to stream television shows and movies, both Apple originals and those from other creators, in a first step to challenge streaming video leaders Netflix and Amazon. The launch was the centerpiece of… Read More Apple ventures into video streaming, updates its news, games and payment apps