Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured

Turkish police have arrested the main suspect in the New Year’s Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul after a huge manhunt. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have mounted the assault on the Reina club which left 39 people dead. The Uzbek national is said to have been caught in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district. Citizens…

Ukraine Power Outage Confirmed as Cyber Attack

Ukrainian investigators have confirmed that last month’s power outage in the country was the result of a cyberattack by the same group that struck in December 2015, claiming they may be practising for major attacks elsewhere. The attack last month was smaller scale than the 2015 blitz which left around 230,000 people without power. It…

SUPER-GENERAL RAHEEL SHARIF

THE RETIRED MILITARY COMMANDER’S NEW JOB MAY PROVE DISASTROUS FOR PAK-IRAN BILATERAL TIES. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has appointed Pakistan’s former Army chief, General Raheel Sharif, as commander of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), a force of 39 Muslim states “combating international terrorism.” Given Sharif’s record of initiating the…