Russian MPs are asking prosecutors to block Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) films on Russian websites and social networks to prevent the spread of radical Islamist ideas, along with citizens’ involvement in terrorist activities.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) will be able to track homegrown terror suspects abroad and have the identity of informants concealed according to draft amendments to the country’s 30-year-old law on surveillance.
The US is working on military ‘scenarios’ near Russia’s border, Russia's defense minister warned after his American counterpart said the US must be ready to deal with “a revisionist Russia” and its “modern and capable army on NATO’s doorstep.”
Whisper, the anonymity-centric smartphone app that’s marketed as being “the safest place on the internet,” is in hot water after being alleged by The Guardian of tracking users and sharing their info with governments.
Late last month, the US Army completed the largest simulated ground-combat exercise since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in preparation for a confrontation with the likes Islamic State, which blends insurgent tactics with large ground-force maneuvers.
US tanks have arrived in Latvia as NATO flexes its muscles in an apparent show of strength towards Moscow. The machines are being deployed across the Baltic States and Poland over the next two weeks and will be used for training exercises.
US Secretary of State John Kerry had to take a commercial flight from Vienna, where he participated in the talks on the Iran nuclear program. The US top diplomat’s jet broke down for the fourth time this year.
Despite massive support from the US-led coalition, the Syrian border town of Kobani is still besieged by ISIS jihadists while the Turkish Army remains steadfastly standing still just across the Syrian border.
The current turmoil in Ukraine and the military conflicts in Georgia and the Caucasus are a direct result of the anti-Russian policy of the US administration, claims the former head of Russia’s Federal Security Service.
Two African students were taken to hospital in the Russian town of Oryol, some 350 km southwest of Moscow. They arrived in the capital’s airport and traveled to the town by bus. The Russian health watchdog later said it was part of drills.