EXCLUSIVE United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

Members of the Taliban stand on the runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY./File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UAE set to beat rival joint Qatar-Turkey bid … Read more

A huge data leak of 1 billion records exposes China’s vast surveillance state – TechCrunch

A massive store of data containing information on about one billion Chinese residents could be one of the biggest breaches of personal information in history. Portions of the leaked data appeared last week on a known cybercrime forum from someone selling the cache for 10 bitcoins, or about $200,000, and was allegedly siphoned from a … Read more

University Vaccine Mandates Must End Now ⋆ Brownstone Institute

Last academic year saw most colleges and universities impose some sort of requirement for students, faculty and staff to take the COVID-19 vaccine. While some universities allowed exemptions for religious and/or medical reasons, some did not. Now a new academic year is around the corner, and things have changed slightly. Some universities have dropped their … Read more

UK denies Iran reports of senior UK diplomat, others arrested by Tehran for spying

The UK Foreign Ministry denied a claim by Iranian state media on Wednesday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards detained a British diplomat and other foreign representatives over accusations of spying. It was not immediately clear if the diplomat and other foreigners were currently or previously detained. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported that the foreigners had … Read more

US, Israel push Arab allies for joint defense pact amid Iran tensions

Alliance would aim to counter Iran threat Network of radars, detectors, interceptors envisaged Israel, Arabs discussed ideas at talks in March – source Some Arab states are resistant to the proposal RIYADH, July 7 (Reuters) – The United States and Israel are seeking to lay the groundwork for a security alliance with Arab states that … Read more

Putin says Ukraine is heading for ‘tragedy,’ Kramatorsk city prepares its defense

Ukraine hoists flag on recaptured Black Sea island UK PM and staunch Ukraine supporter Johnson resigns Kramatorsk residents in Donetsk ready for Russian attack KYIV/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, July 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of decades of aggression towards Moscow and warned that if it wanted to attempt to beat … Read more

US on Johnson’s departure: ‘OK, bye.’

Johnson’s resignation as the UK prime minister on Thursday is a shock to the Washington-London alliance, not to mention the Western partnership backing Ukraine in its war with Russia. The calculating, floppy-haired British leader, a man of enormous ambition, announced that he was quitting after a string of scandals led most of his Conservative Party … Read more

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation after dozens of colleagues quit over a string of scandals

London – After defiantly rejecting calls for his resignation, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that he would step down as leader of his party, which will eventually see him removed from the country’s top job. Addressing the nation from in front of his 10 Downing Street office, Johnson thanked Britons for the “immense … Read more

Exclusive: Zelensky says Ukraine will not give up territory for peace with Russia

“Ukrainians are not ready to give away their land, to accept that these territories belong to Russia. This is our land,” Zelensky said in an exclusive interview aired Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “We always talk about that, and we intend to prove it,” he added. Zelensky spoke to CNN at the same time … Read more