LONDON (Reuters) – Swedish police investigating two blasts that rocked central Stockholm, killing the suspected bomber and wounding two people, said on Sunday they had good leads into what they said were “terror crimes.”
Here are questions and answers about possible perpetrators and tactics favored by militant groups.
LONDON (Reuters) – Cyber activists attacking organizations seen as foes of WikiLeaks briefly blocked a Dutch prosecution website on Friday after a 16-year-old suspected of involvement in the campaign was arrested in the Netherlands.
The activists also tried to block the website of online payment firm Moneybookers, but denied their attacks were intended to create business turmoil or badly disrupt online Christmas shopping.
LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Cyber activists striking at
companies seen as enemies of WikiLeaks tried to block the
website of online payment firm Moneybookers on Friday but denied
their campaign was intended to damage economic activity.
Some campaigners communicating on Internet channels also
called for attacks on official Dutch websites following the
arrest in The Hague on Thursday of a 16-year-old boy suspected
of involvement in the online campaign.
LONDON (Reuters) – Cyber activists striking at companies seen as enemies of WikiLeaks sought to block the website of online payment firm Moneybookers on Friday but denied their campaign was intended to damage economic activity.
Some activists communicating on Internet channels also called for attacks on official Dutch websites following the arrest in The Hague on Thursday of a 16-year-old boy suspected of involvement in the online campaign.
LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Internet activists defied efforts
to end their online assaults against institutions seen as
enemies of WikiLeaks on Thursday, promising more cyber attacks
on targets starting with PayPal.
The campaign to avenge WikiLeaks against those who have
obstructed its operations, calling itself Operation Payback, has
already temporarily brought down the websites of credit-card
giants Visa and MasterCard, and of the Swedish government.
MANAMA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – In the run-up to its talks with
world powers on Monday, Iran extended an olive branch to Gulf
Arab states who share Western concerns about its nuclear
The initiative fizzled: Iran’s neighbours — global energy
suppliers whose shipments would be disrupted in the event of any
conflict — reacted with a mixture of suspicion and resignation.
MANAMA (Reuters) – Japan feels in crisis over North Korea’s attack on a South Korean island and plans to step up its cooperation with the United States and South Korea in response, a Japanese defense official said Saturday.
Last month North Korea dramatically raised tensions in east Asia when it shelled the island of Yeonpyeong, hitting a South Korean military base and killing four people. South Korea said it was conducting military exercises at the time but insists test firings were not directed toward North Korea.
MANAMA (Reuters) – Iran told Gulf Arab states on Saturday it was not a threat and wanted cooperation, in an apparent attempt to lower tensions after revelations that Gulf Arab leaders are deeply anxious about its nuclear program.
In his first trip to the region since WikiLeaks published U.S. diplomatic reports of Gulf Arab worries about Tehran, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told a Gulf security conference in Bahrain a more powerful Iran was nothing to fear.
MANAMA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah is well and underwent a second operation in the United States on Friday, a leading member of the royal family said.
The royal court said earlier the king, believed to be aged about 86 or 87, would have surgery to stabilize vertebrae in his spinal column.
LONDON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda scares airlines with parcel bombs worth $4,000. War with the Taliban costs the West billions of dollars a week. North Korea shells disputed land, winning instant fresh attention in a standoff with major powers.
Weaker combatants have always used unconventional or inexpensive means to defy stronger foes, including guerrilla warfare and suicide attacks that depend on a greater willingness to sacrifice life.