A laptop reportedly recovered from an Islamic State jihadist contained a hidden trove of secret plans, including weaponizing the bubonic plague, and lessons on disguise, bomb-making and stealing cars. A man identified by ForeignPolicy.com as Abu Ali, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in northern Syria, told the publication the black laptop was seized earlier this year in a raid on an ISIS hideout in the Syrian province of Idlib, close to the border with Turkey, and belonged to a Tunisian jihadist. “We found the laptop and the...
Editor’s Note: While we and our allies have been at war with terrorists for many years, as you have heard in the news we have a new group of cowards called ISIS to deal with. While the extremism is not a new problem, the only way we will be able to combat it is to be vigilant. The resolve of the good people cannot be broken. The UK’s terror threat level has been raised from “substantial” to “severe” in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria Home Secretary Theresa May says the new alert level means an attack...
The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Nigeria became the third African nation, after Sierra Leone and Liberia, to declare a national emergency on Friday as the region’s healthcare systems struggle to cope with the advance of one of the deadliest diseases known to man. “The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it,” WHO Director-General...
A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Asky said it took the decision to keep “its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time”. The number of people killed by the virus in West Africa has now reached 672, according to new UN figures. In Sierra Leone, the doctor who led the fight against Ebola, Sheik Umar Khan, has died of the disease. Government officials hailed Dr Khan, 39, as a “national hero”. The government...
GAZA CITY – The Israeli military said late Thursday it had launched a ground operation within the Gaza Strip. “The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continues indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’ terror infrastructure,” a statement from the Israel Defense Forces read. Earlier in the day, Gaza was rocked by a series of Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire, hours after a temporary...
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has reportedly crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia. All the latest details here
WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances. The hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before the federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, according to the officials. It is...