Indonesia to query U.S. after military chief denied entry

​ Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the U.S. secretary of state and summon Washington’s deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, Indonesian officials said on Sunday. Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was about to board a flight on Saturday… Read More Indonesia to query U.S. after military chief denied entry

Former pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina reinstated into public office amid corruption charges

​ Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has​ confirmed the​ reinstatement of sacked chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. Maina​ was secretly recalled to the service and promoted to head a directorate in the Interior ministry. In 2013, Maina was declared wanted by​ the​ Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFC​C).… Read More Former pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina reinstated into public office amid corruption charges

U.S. issues public warning about possible cyber attack targeting energy, industrial firms

​ The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on… Read More U.S. issues public warning about possible cyber attack targeting energy, industrial firms

Spain to sack Catalan government, hold new elections

​ The Spanish government will sack Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it said were needed to prevent the region breaking away. The plan, which requires parliamentary approval, is Madrid’s bid to resolve the country’s worst political crisis in four decades, but it risks… Read More Spain to sack Catalan government, hold new elections

Twitter to impose strict guidelines on online sexual harassment, sensitive media

​ Twitter Inc. plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies. The new rules, which will likely be introduced in the next few weeks,… Read More Twitter to impose strict guidelines on online sexual harassment, sensitive media

General Motors shuts down Australia car manufacturing plant

​ Australia’s near 100-year automotive industry ended on Friday as GM Holden Ltd, a unit of U.S. carmaker General Motors Co., closed its plant in South Australia to move manufacturing to cheaper locations. The closure comes a year after Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. similarly moved out, eliminating thousands of manufacturing jobs. It… Read More General Motors shuts down Australia car manufacturing plant

Software company Emonster files trademark lawsuit against Apple over iPhone X animoji feature

​ A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc. in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term ‘animoji’, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the U.S.… Read More Software company Emonster files trademark lawsuit against Apple over iPhone X animoji feature

Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks mosque in Afghanistan

​ No fewer than 30 persons have been feared killed after a suicide bomber hit Shi‘ite mosque in Kabul on Friday. The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, Afghanistan, as Shi‘ite worshippers gathered for prayers. A senior security official said that the exact number of casualties was unknown… Read More Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks mosque in Afghanistan