Police fire tear gas as Bangladesh protests against job quotas rage

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vows to punish those responsible deaths of six people at protests. Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse students protesting against the Bangladesh government’s job quota system in the capital, Dhaka, as authorities ordered the closure of all public and private universities for an indefinite period. On Wednesday, authorities deployed units of the paramilitary Border...

In attack that shocks quiet Oman, gunmen kill 6 and wound dozens more at a Shiite Mosque

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several gunmen burst into a Shiite mosque in the Gulf Arab state of Oman and opened fire, killing six people and wounding nearly 30 more, authorities said Tuesday, stunning the peaceful sultanate and making it the country’s deadliest such attack in recent memory. The Islamic State extremist group, through an affiliated news agency, claimed...

FBI cracked Trump shooter’s phone with tech from Israel’s Cellebrite – Report

The FBI used Israeli technology to break into the phone of former United States president Donald Trump’s would-be assassin, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the investigation. Investigators enlisted Cellebrite to hack into the phone of Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel, Pennsylvania, who opened fire at a Trump rally in nearby Butler on Saturday. Crooks,...

China Launches ‘Punishment’ War Games Around Taiwan

(Reuters) - A furious China launched "punishment" drills around Taiwan on Thursday in what it said was a response to "separatist acts", sending up heavily armed warplanes and staging mock attacks as state media denounced newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te. The exercises, in the Taiwan Strait and around groups of Taiwan-controlled islands that sit next to the Chinese coast, come...