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May 26, 2017 4:50 PM Duterte: Int’l terrorists, drug money behind Maute

In his report to Congress on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, President Duterte told lawmakers the Maute group which rampaged through Marawi City was bent on turning all of Mindanao into a province of the Islamic State (IS). The group, which had 263 men as of late 2016, was funded by foreign terror groups and illegal drug money, according 4

May 22, 2017 10:50 PM Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Not Very Realistic about Islam

The principal fiction in the president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was the claim that we share ‘common values’ with the sharia society. That was the question I could not shake from my mind while listening to President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to dozens of Sunni Islamic leaders and a global television audience. There were certainly some positives 3

May 21, 2017 11:54 PM Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a “battle between good and evil”. In a highly anticipated speech to dozens of leaders of Muslim countries in Saudi Arabia, Trump lashed out at Iran and softened 7

May 20, 2017 2:13 PM Duterte to ban over-the-counter sale of bullets, ammunition

Davao City – President Duterte will seek a revision of the firearms law in the Philippines to regulate strictly the sale of bullets, ammunition and firearms to ensure these do not end up in the hands of the enemies. “I will no longer allow ‘yung mga tindahan (those stores) to sell bullets over the counter that cannot be done. Hindi tayo matatapos nito (We will not finish 11

May 19, 2017 4:50 PM Moscow frees 14 Filipino prisoners

Russia has released 14 Filipinos who were detained after being victimized by illegal recruiters, according to the Philippine Embassy in Moscow. A total of 17 Filipinos were detained on May 16 but 14 of them have already been set free ahead of President Duterte’s official visit to Russia next week. Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta said the embassy 17

May 16, 2017 11:09 PM Rash of media murders highlights deadly threats in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A journalist is shot dead as she pulls out of her garage in the morning with her young son. Gunmen ambush another journalist while he lazes in a car wash hammock. An award-winning reporter is hauled out of his vehicle and gunned down a block from his office. On Monday, Javier Valdez became the sixth journalist slain in Mexico since 6

May 15, 2017 10:02 PM How To Protect Yourself From The Global Ransomware Attack

The billionaire philanthropist is dispensing some free advice on social media. Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday's worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault and Britain's National Health Service. But if you're just hearing 10

May 13, 2017 2:02 PM Anonymous British blogger becomes accidental hero by putting brakes on global cyber attack for just £8 as 'atom bomb of malware' cripples NHS, halts car production andhits more than 100 countries

A UK blogger appears to have discovered a 'kill switch' that has slowed the spread of the cyber attack wreaking havoc across the globe - for now. The 22-year-old UK-based cyber security worker, tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog, said the discovery was accidental after he spotted a loophole in the code that meant he could block the virus. By registering the domain 19

May 13, 2017 12:33 AM Cyber-criminals have just mounted a massive worldwide attack. Here’s how NSA secrets helped them

Computers around the world are suffering an attack frommalicious software. The compromised computers have been hit by ‘ransomware’ – software that encrypts the computer’s hard drive so that all the information on it is unavailable, and refuses to release it until a ransom is paid in Bitcoin, an online currency that is difficult to trace. Among the victims 8

May 11, 2017 4:24 AM Philippines uses 'alternative facts' to defend drug war, says watchdog

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippine government shifted in strategy to blunt criticism of its brutal campaign against illegal drugs, from reliance on high-profile "apologists" to the use of "alternative facts," according to a human rights watchdog, as it predicted that global calls for accountability would continue to snowball. "The Philippine government 14