Mali crisis: Attack on UN convoy kills two


18 April 2015 From the section Africa The UN's Minusma force has some 9,000 personnel in Mali A United Nations supply convoy has been attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed. The attack took place about 15km (9 miles) west of the city late on Friday, the UN Mission in Mali said. The UN took over security after French-led forces intervened to retake northern cities from Islamist militants in 2013. But at least 35 UN troops have been killed and 140 wounded since Read more [...]

Reconnaissance code on industrial software site points to watering hole attack


Attackers have rigged the website of an industrial software firm with a sophisticated reconnaissance tool, possibly in preparation for attacks against companies from several industries. The incident was detected last week by researchers from security firm AlienVault who found rogue code injected into the website of a big industrial company that wasn’t named. “The website is related to software ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Priest killed, another hurt in attack at Phoenix church


The rectory at the Mater Misericordiae Mission, a Roman Catholic Church serving those who celebrate the Mass in Latin, was closed for the night Wednesday. The pastor and his young assistant believed that their home was safe and did not have special security at the church site in a less-…
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Pakistan forces repel another attack near Karachi airport


Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport on Tuesday, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces just days after a brazen Taliban assault on the country’s busiest airfield. Law enforcement personnel managed to quickly repulse the attack by as many as three gunmen, an assault claimed by a resurgent Taliban who warned its violence “wasn’t over yet.” Television stations aired Read more [...]

Ukraine’s new leader vows to crush rebels after deadly attack


Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished," he was quoted as saying by the Unian news agency. The helicopter was shot down near the eastern city of Sloviansk. An army general was among those killed. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army. Russia has reiterated Read more [...]

China launches terrorism crackdown after Xinjiang region attack


May 23, 2014 -- Updated 1603 GMT (0003 HKT) Hong Kong (CNN) -- China has launched a terrorism crackdown one day after a series of explosions in an open-air market killed dozens in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, the country's state news agency, Xinhua said Friday. Without any details, the report said authorities had undertaken a "one-year crackdown on violent terrorist activities" in the volatile region after blasts in the heavily policed city of Urumqi killed at least 31 people and wounded Read more [...]

Beyonce Posts Prayer on Instagram Post-Solange Attack


Days after her sister attacked her husband on an elevator, Beyoncé Knowles took to Instagram to post a prayer asking for strength. The tome, taken from a book, was titled "My Prayer to God" and asks for help in choosing friends who will not lead her astray and strength in relationships. Queen Bey's sister Solange Knowles unleashed an attack on Jay Z as the group was riding in an elevator to a post Met Gala party last week. The cause of the attack, which was caught on surveillance cameras, is Read more [...]