Former CIA Employee Suspected In “Vault 7” WikiLeaks Disclosure

U.S. authorities have identified a suspect in last year’s “Vault 7” leaks of CIA hacking and electronic surveillance tools used in foreign espionage operations, reports the Washington Post.  The Vault 7 release – a series of 24 documents which began to publish on March 7, 2017 – reveal…

Turkey’s Elections: But Who Counts The Votes?

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute, Under the new electoral laws, authorities would be able to appoint government officials to run ballot stations, relocate election stations on security grounds, let law-enforcement officials monitor voting, and permit the counting of unstamped ballot papers. “The…

Israel Launches Air Strike On Syrian Army Position Near Damascus

Just minutes after Israel instructed local authorities in the occupied Golan Heights to “unlock and ready bomb shelters”, after identifying apparent “irregular activity of Iranian forces in #Syria”, and putting Israeli troops on high alert, an Israeli air strike on Syrian army positions was reported…

Israel Orders Human Rights Watch Official Deported

(Jerusalem) – Israeli authorities on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, and ordered him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government said it was because of Shakir’s alleged support for boycotts of…

2 Pilots Dead After Russian Ka-52 Helicopter Crashes In Eastern Syria

A Russian Ka-52 fighter helicopter crashed during what authorities described as a “routine flight” in eastern Syria, killing both of its pilots, RT reported on Monday. The crash is the second Russian aircraft involved in a fatal crash during operations in Syria over the past…

DR Congo: Fears for Health of Detained Activist

(Kinshasa) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release the pro-democracy activist Carbone Beni, who has been arbitrarily detained by the national intelligence agency since December 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Beni was badly beaten during his arrest in Kinshasa, the…

UAE: Reveal Status of Dubai Ruler’s Daughter

(Beirut) – United Arab Emirates authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Sheikha Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, the 32-year-old daughter of the ruler of the Dubai, and clarify her legal status, Human Rights Watch said today. Failure to disclose the whereabouts and status of the…

Gunfire, Explosions Heard Near Saudi Royal Palace, King Salman Reportedly Evacuated

Update 2: The local authorities are sticking with the ‘drone’ story: SAUDI SECURITY FORCES SHOOT AT CIVILIAN DRONE IN RIYADH: SPA SAUDI POLICE SAY DRONE WAS FLYING WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION: SPA   * * * Update: Some reports that there was no coup attempt and The…

Putin Warns Russian Students Living In Britain: “Come Home Immediately”

Facing the “noticeable negative impact of Russophobic attitudes,” Russian authorities have launched a campaign aimed at bringing home young people studying in the UK and other Western countries. As The Express reports, Olga Evko – a representative of Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth…