Daily Archives: December 29, 2016

Turkey’s Role in Syria Cease-fire Raises Questions

Turkey’s Role in Syria Cease-fire Raises Questions

ISTANBUL —  Turkey and Russia negotiated intensely throughout December to reach a deal on a cease-fire in Syria, which took effect Thursday. But the two countries still back opposite sides…

Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian 'Cyberwar'

Ukraine Says Hit by 6,500 Hack Attacks, Sees Russian 'Cyberwar'

Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President…

Amazon Flying Warehouse Patent Revealed

Amazon Flying Warehouse Patent Revealed

Online retailer Amazon’s aspirations for the use of drones appear to go far beyond individual deliveries by flying robots. According to a patent filing, the company may be looking…

India’s Finance Minister Calls Currency Ban a Success; Critics Disagree

India’s Finance Minister Calls Currency Ban a Success; Critics Disagree

NEW DELHI —  India’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, has called the government’s controversial currency ban a success, citing a jump in revenue collection. “Already a large part of the…

Haiti Postpones Release of Official Election Results

Haiti Postpones Release of Official Election Results

Haiti has delayed publication of the final, certified results of its disputed presidential election.   Electoral authorities said late Wednesday that they will release the results on January 3. A preliminary…

Egypt’s Government Approves Deal to Hand Over 2 Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s Government Approves Deal to Hand Over 2 Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO —  Egypt’s government has approved a deal to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia and has sent it to parliament for ratification on Thursday, according…

At Least 3 Killed in Clash of Armenian, Azerbaijani Troops

At Least 3 Killed in Clash of Armenian, Azerbaijani Troops

YEREVAN, ARMENIA —  Officials say that at least three soldiers have been killed in a border skirmish between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops. Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Ovanissian three Armenian servicemen…

France Raises 'Terror Tax' to Support Victims of Attacks

France Raises 'Terror Tax' to Support Victims of Attacks

French citizens will contribute an extra 1.60 euros ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently…

German Police Release Tunisian Man Over Berlin Truck Attack

German Police Release Tunisian Man Over Berlin Truck Attack

German authorities have released a Tunisian man who had been detained for alleged links to Anis Amri, the suspect who carried out the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market…

Senior IS Leader Killed in Syria

Senior IS Leader Killed in Syria

U.S. officials say a key leader of Islamic State in its de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria was killed by a coalition airstrike this week, confirming earlier reports. A…