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German parliament suffers internet outage but no signs of attack

BERLIN: The German parliament, which was attacked by hackers in 2015, suffered an internet outage for several hours on Wednesday but there were no indications it was triggered by a cyber attack, a spokesman for the Bundestag said. “At the moment there are no indications of a hack attack,” said spokesman Ernst Hebeker. He said… Read More »

Three soldiers, civilian killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

SHOPIAN, India: Three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed when militants ambushed a patrol in South Kashmir early on Thursday, part of an upsurge of violence that has hit the restive northern region as it emerges from winter. An army and police party was returning from a village in the Shopian district of South… Read More »

UAE says ambassador to Afghanistan dies of bomb attack wounds

DUBAI: The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan died on Wednesday of wounds sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar last month that also killed five Emirati aid workers, the UAE’s foreign ministry announced. “With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn the martyr of the nation and his duty, the righteous son Juma… Read More »

Germany rules out attack in Hamburg airport closure

HAMBURG: German authorities said on Sunday the leak of a corrosive substance through the air conditioning system at Hamburg airport was not an attack, adding that police were investigating the incident that forced the brief closure of the facility. Firefighters and ambulances were rushed to the scene after some 50 people at one terminal complained… Read More »

Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on Sinai police checkpoint – Amaq

CAIRO: Islamic State is responsible for an attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s North Sinai province that killed at least eight people on Monday, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Tuesday. “A surprise attack launched by Islamic State fighters on a checkpoint west of Arish city in North Sinai followed the detonation of… Read More »

Obama offers Turkey's Erdogan condolences on nightclub attack – White House

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Tuesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to offer his condolences for those killed and wounded in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, the White House said in a statement. Obama also welcomed Turkey’s efforts to facilitate… Read More »

Twelve soldiers killed in attack on Burkina Faso army post

OUAGADOUGOU: A dozen soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when unidentified gunmen attacked a military post near the border with Mali, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said on Friday, calling the assailants “forces of evil”. Attacks in Burkina Faso were relatively rare before a major attack by al Qaeda-linked fighters on a hotel in… Read More »

'Those responsible must be brought to justice': Singapore condemns Cairo church attack

SINGAPORE: Singapore “strongly condemns” the deadly bombing at Cairo’s St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral on Dec 11, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (Dec 12).  “Those responsible must be brought to justice. We stand in solidarity with the Egyptian government and its people during this difficult period. We also convey our deepest condolences… Read More »