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Hackers target Israeli government websites

A weekend cyberattack campaign has targeted Israeli government websites but failed to cause serious disruption, officials say.<p>Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, of the government's National Cyber Bureau, said on Sunday that hackers had mostly failed to shut down key sites.<p>"So far it is as was expected, there is …

'Sanctions on Iran failure, initiators lose out' - Tehran's nuclear negotiator

Now it gets scary: North Korea halts South Korean access to crucial factory near DMZ

<b>Updated at 05:48 GMT</b><p>Throughout the rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula, observers have been heartened by the fact that North Korea’s Kaesong factory complex, staffed by South Korean managers and the source of $2 billion a year in annual trade, has remained open.<p>Until today.<p>North Korea on …

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North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

North Korea has entered a “state of war” against its Southern neighbor, stating that from now on any issues between the two countries will be …

North Korea in 'state of war' with South

North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a …

Syrian rebels 'seize' key town near Jordan

Syrian rebels have seized an important town on a main highway between Damascus and the south in Daraa province on the border with Jordan, a UK-based watchdog says.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Friday that 10 civilians, including a child, were killed in fighting for Dael, …

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …

US deploys bombers amid Korea tensions

The United States has deployed two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over South Korea as part of a "deterrence" mission over the Korean peninsula.<p>The deployment of B-2 bombers on Thursday followed North Korea's decision to cut a military hotline with the South, breaking the last direct communication …

Pupils killed in Damascus University attack

At least 15 students have been killed and 20 others injured when mortar bombs landed on the canteen of Damascus University's College of Architecture, state-run media and opposition activists said.<p>Al-Ikhbariya television on Thursday showed images of doctors pumping the chests of at least two young …

Putin orders surprise military exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered ordered surprise military exercises in the Black Sea region involving 7,000 troops and dozens of ships to test the army's battle readiness, the Kremlin said.<p>The order was presented to the Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in a sealed envelope in the middle …

Huge cyber-attack causes worldwide disruption

A record-breaking cyber-attack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the internet, experts have said.<p>Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted …

Myanmar leader threatens rioters with force

Myanmar President Thein Sein has said that his government will use force if necessary to quell deadly religious rioting that started last week, as attacks on Muslims by Buddhist mobs continued in several towns.<p>In his first public comments on the violence, Thein Sein warned in a televised speech on …

Russia criticises Arab League over Syria seat

Russia has harshly criticised the Arab League's recognition of the Syrian opposition as the only representative of the country, saying it effectively kills efforts to negotiate a peaceful end to the civil war in Syria.<p>Assad regime ally, Russia, also said on Thursday it would strongly oppose any bid …

US says N Korea's threats 'taken seriously'

Chuck Hagel, the US defense secretary, has said North Korea's provocative actions and belligerent tone has "ratcheted up the danger" on the Korean peninsula.<p>"We have to take seriously every provocative, bellicose word and action that this new young leader has taken so far," Hagel told a Pentagon …

UN approves DR Congo 'intervention brigade'

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved the first-ever "offensive" UN peacekeeping brigade to battle rebels groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>The force of more than 2,500 troops will operate under orders to "neutralise" and "disarm" armed groups in the resource-rich east of the …

Border fire tests Afghanistan-Pakistan ties

Pakistan has described as "over reaction" Afghanistan's decision to cancel a visit by its military team for joint training over what Kabul claims was cross-border fire.<p>Afghanistan said on Wednesday that it would not send an 11-member team of army officers to take part in military drills because of …

France backtracks on arming Syria's rebels

France will uphold the EU embargo on weapon deliveries for Syrian rebels after all, changing course from just two weeks ago, according to comments by President Francois Hollande.<p>France would have to be convinced that the weapons would not fall into the hands of terrorists, Hollande said in an …

Iran, N Korea and Syria block UN arms treaty

Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked adoption of a UN treaty that would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade which required agreement by all 193 UN member states.<p>"There is no consensus for the adoption of this text," Peter Woolcott, Australian Ambassador and the meeting …