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Top News

  • 29 people injured in explosion at pro-Abiy rally in Ethiopia

    February 24, 2020

    29 people were injured in an explosion at a rally held in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Ambo town in Ethiopia’s Oromia region on Sunday. The Prime Minister was not present at the rally, which was convened by local officials. Arasa Merdasa, the top police official in the region, said that six people were arrested ...

  • Data Breach Occurs at Agency in Charge of Secure White House Communications

    February 24, 2020

    Hackers have compromised the Department of Defense (DoD) agency in charge of securing and managing communications for the White House, leaking personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and leading to concerns over the safety of the communications of top-level U.S. officials in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. Reuters first reported the data breach at the Defense Information ...

  • New developments suggest coronavirus incubation could be longer than 14 days, as global infections rise

    February 23, 2020

    There are some indications that the incubation period for the coronavirus could be longer than 14 days, with patients testing positive after much longer quarantine periods, researchers said. The rush to understand the virus came as infections rose in South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy. The head of the World Health Organization warned that the window ...

  • Islamic State supporter admits plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral

    February 21, 2020

    A female supporter of the Islamic State terror group has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral and a hotel. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, Middlesex, admitted preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing at the Old Bailey. Shaikh, a Muslim convert, had contacted someone who could prepare explosives ...

  • ObliqueRAT linked to threat group launching attacks against government targets

    February 21, 2020

    Researchers have uncovered a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that appears to be the handiwork of a threat group specializing in attacks against government and diplomatic targets. On Thursday, Cisco Talos researchers said the malware, dubbed ObliqueRAT, is being deployed in a new campaign focused on targets in Southeast Asia. The latest campaign started in January 2020 and ...

  • Croatia’s largest petrol station chain impacted by cyber-attack

    February 20, 2020

    A security incident described as “a cyber-attack” has crippled some business operations at INA Group, Croatia’s biggest oil company, and its largest petrol station chain. The attack took place last Friday, on February 14, at 22:00, local time, the company said. Multiple sources have told ZDNet the cyber-attack is a ransomware infection that infected and then encrypted ...

  • BlueKeep Flaw Plagues Outdated Connected Medical Devices

    February 19, 2020

    While Microsoft issued patches for the infamous BlueKeep vulnerability almost a year ago, researchers warn that almost half of connected medical devices in hospitals run on outdated Windows versions that are still vulnerable to the remote desktop protocol (RDP) flaw. Researchers said they found that 22 percent of a typical hospital’s Windows devices were vulnerable to BlueKeep. Even ...

  • Libya: LNA says Tripoli port attack targeted Turkish weapons

    February 19, 2020

    Rebel group the Libyan National Army (LNA) says it bombed a vessel carrying weapons from Turkey in Tripoli’s port, an attack that led the UN-recognised government to call off peace negotiations in Switzerland. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) pulled out of the talks after a barrage of rocket fire on Tuesday hit the key ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 30

    February 19, 2020

    No new countries reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. WHO is working with an international network of statisticians and mathematical modelers to estimate key epidemiologic parameters of COVID19, such as the incubation period (the time between infection and symptom onset), case fatality ratio (CFR, the proportion of cases that die), and the serial ...

  • Gunmen attack bus in Mandera County, Kenya

    February 19, 2020

    A Moyale Raha bus headed to Nairobi from Mandera was Wednesday attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. At least three passengers were killed in the attack which occurred at Sarman area in Mandera North County. The management of Moyale Raha bus company said the vehicle left Mandera town in the morning and was sprayed with bullets while on ...

  • 737 Max: Debris found in new planes’ fuel tanks

    February 19, 2020

    Boeing’s crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new potential safety issue as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which were in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines. The head of Boeing’s 737 programme has told employees that the discovery was “absolutely unacceptable”. A Boeing spokesman said the company did not see the ...

  • Egypt building new wall along Gaza border

    February 18, 2020

    Egyptian security and military forces are working around the clock to build a new concrete wall on the Egyptian side of the border with the besieged Gaza Strip which they aim to have completed by mid-2020, Palestinian sources told Middle East Eye. Egypt embarked on the first stage of construction on 27 January in the area ...


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