Thursday, 18 July 2019

Asia

Pakistan, Bangladesh at high risk of cyber-attacks

WASHINGTON: Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report (SIR) shows Bangladesh and Pakistan to be most at risk of malicious software attacks. The bi-annual global report from the first quarter of 2017 reveals the most vulnerable nations prone to cyber-attacks. The in-depth study gives insights into the global threat landscape, with ...

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CIA conducting ‘hunt-and-kill’ operations in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The CIA has launched a new “hunt and kill” mission in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban militants across the country, the US media reported on Monday. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said last week that the United States wants to beat the Taliban in the battlefield first to force them to ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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Afghan Opium Production Reaches Record High

KABUL: Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of opium, has harvested a record crop this year that more than doubled last year’s production, a bad omen for fighting terrorism and organized crime, officials say. Salamt Azimi, the country’s minister for counter-narcotics, told US media that insecurity kept the government from implementing ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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Diwali Shows Hindu Culture At It’s Very Best, Says Theresa May

LONDON:  Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali, saying the festival is the celebration of the way of life, showing Hindu culture at its very best. In a message read out at Diwali celebrations organised by leading NRI businessmen Hinduja brothers at their residence ...

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside military school

KABUL: A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan’s top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a particularly deadly week for ...

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