Earlier Friday, Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base belonging to Israel’s paramilitary Border Police force in the occupied WestBank, the latest in a series of deadly confrontations in recent weeks that has coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ... Read More ... .
Taliban checkpoints have proliferated across key parts of Afghanistan as US forces have withdrawn over the past year, leaving towns and cities increasingly isolated and impeding the government’s ability to function... Taliban checkpoints are both a symbolic show of force and a real blow to Afghanistan’s already fragile elected government.
Col. John Paul Baldomar ... There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths ... Troops were pursuing the gunmen, he said ... We allowed them,” Paglas said ... They took over buildings, including banks, school campuses and a hospital, before troops quelled the insurrection after five months with the help of surveillance aircraft deployed by the U.S.
Colonial Pipeline, the largest US refined products pipeline operator, has halted all operations after it fell victim to a cyber security attack on Friday, the company said ... Read More ... Twitter says hackers targeted just 130 people in cyber-attack ... .
The United Nations human rights office has strongly criticised a police raid against suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, amid allegations of abuse and extrajudicial executions. The deadliest police operation in the city's history has left 28 dead, including a police officer ...A ';policy of massacre' in Rio's favelas? ... Map ... .
The eldest son of South Africa's late ZuluKingGoodwill Zwelithini has been chosen as successor to the throne, amid a bitter family feud. Prince Misizulu, 46, was named in the will of Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini-Zulu - his mother - who died unexpectedly last week ... Prince Misizulu had to be led away from the meeting by armed security ... .