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Egyptian court lists Hamas as terrorist organisation

Feb 28, 2015

Egyptian court lists Hamas as terrorist organisation

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial and security sources said on Saturday, one month after a judge listed the group's armed wing as a terrorist group. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

Feb 28, 2015

Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shi'ite militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the radical militants. Security sources and residents said the attack on Samarra was launched at 5.30 am (0230 GMT) when two Islamic State suicide bombers blew up their cars in the northern area of Sur Shnas #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #rch #typeof-registered
China military official booted from parliament in anti-graft drive

Feb 28, 2015

China military official booted from parliament in anti-graft drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has booted a senior military official who is embroiled in a corruption scandal from its parliament, state media reported on Saturday. The development, which comes as China's leadership pursues a campaign to weed out corruption and excess in its armed forces, is significant because it means Liu Zheng has been stripped of immunity from prosecution as a member of parliament, state media reported, citing a statement from the standing committee of the National People's Congress, the largely rubber-stamp legislature. Liu, a former deputy director of the powerful General Logistics Department of the People's Liberation Army, is under investigation, the Ministry of Defence said in January, accused of "seriously violating party discipline" - a common euphemism for graft #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week - U.S. official

Feb 28, 2015

Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week - U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks on curbing Irans nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The official told reporters many hurdles remained to reaching an agreement to restrain the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions and said he did not expect one to be reached next week #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government

Feb 28, 2015

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed by four shots in central Moscow, the Russian government said in a statement, according to the Interfax news agency. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt

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Facebook vs govt Why we should let judges take on free speech

Feb 16, 2012

Facebook vs govt Why we should let judges take on free speech

We should be nervous about potential censorship in advance, however unfeasible technologically, of all content going on these sites. But we should also let the process play out in full. #social media #India #China #YouTube Inc #Facebook Inc #ToWhatEffect #Google Inc. #Censorship #YAHOO! INC.