Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members

Turkish authorities have detained 43 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State and of plotting attacks targeting celebrations of Turkey’s national day on Tuesday, police and state media said. The detentions came two days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a raid by U.S.… Read More Turkish police foil attack plot, detain 43 suspected Islamic State members

WhatsApp files lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group for allegedly aiding global hack of mobile phones

WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, messaging service WhatsApp, which… Read More WhatsApp files lawsuit against Israeli firm NSO Group for allegedly aiding global hack of mobile phones

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigns as crisis resolution fails

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would submit his resignation on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a dead end in trying to resolve a crisis unleashed by huge protests against Lebanon’s ruling elite. The Sunni politician addressed the nation in a televised address after a mob loyal to Shi’ite Muslim groups Hezbollah and Amal… Read More Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigns as crisis resolution fails

Leader of Islamic State terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies during U.S. raid in Syria

Iraqi state television aired on Sunday footage of what it said was a U.S. raid in Syria that reportedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Day-time footage showed a crater in the ground and what appeared to be the aftermath of a raid, with torn blood-stained clothes on the ground. It also showed night-time… Read More Leader of Islamic State terror group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies during U.S. raid in Syria