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Chicago man guilty of aiding Pakistan militant group

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A U.S. jury Thursday found a Pakistani-born Chicago businessman guilty of providing support to an Islamic militant group responsible for the 2008 assault on Mumbai but not guilty of taking part in the attack. In a mixed verdict, the jury also found Tahawwur Rana, 50, a former…

Lockheed says it fended off ‘tenacious’ cyber attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp., the U.S. government’s top information technology provider, said on Saturday it had thwarted “a significant and tenacious attack” on its information systems network a week ago but was still working to restore employee access. No customer, program or employee personal data was compromised thanks…

Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan: embassy

KARACHI (AFP) – A Saudi diplomat was killed in a hail of bullets on his way to the country’s consulate in Karachi on Monday, the second attack on Saudi interests in Pakistan’s biggest city in less than a week. The Pakistani Taliban denied carrying out the assassination and authorities said…

At least 45 killed in Iraq attack

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The death toll from an attack on the Iraqi provincial council headquarters in Tikrit rose to 45 on Tuesday and Iraqi security forces ended a siege by gunmen in the building, a health official said. Jasim al-Dulaimi, head of the health operations center in Salahuddin province, said…

Kerry denies Libyan no-fly zone would be ‘military intervention’

Not everyone thinks that bombing Libyan targets in the process of creating a no-fly zone would amount to an attack on the country. Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) Sunday disagreed with the Obama administration’s view that bombing military targets to set up a no-fly zone would mean…

Hacker claims credit for WikiLeaks takedown

A computer hacker known as the “Jester” who calls himself a “hacktivist for good” is taking credit for temporarily taking down the WikiLeaks website. WikiLeaks.org came under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Sunday shortly before it began releasing the first batch of some 250,000 US diplomatic cables. The “Jester,” a…

North Korea warns region is on brink of war

North Korea warns peninsula is on brink of war; new artillery rounds fired near devastated island North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered…

Attack on CIA base in Afghanistan may have had inside help

An historic blow against CIA — Intel official promises revenge on Taliban — Two of the dead were Blackwater employees The suicide bombing Wednesday that took the lives of seven CIA officers and contractors in Afghanistan may have had help from an informant close to the spy agency, and may…

Hoekstra: ‘Fair’ to hold Obama responsible for terror attack

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday that it is “fair” to hold the Obama administration responsible for the a failure to detect an attempted terror attack. Friday, Hoekstra told the Detroit Free Press that the Obama administration needed to “connect the dots.” “You were quoted in…

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