US probes possible IS group chemical attack near Iraq base

US probes possible IS group chemical attack near Iraq base

The U.S. military is testing to see if a chemical agent may have been used in a rocket attack in Iraq by Islamic State that came within hundreds of yards (meters) of U.S. forces but injured no one, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. The rocket fell on Tuesday in an unpopulated area near […]

FBI investigates possible Russian hack targeting New York Times reporters

FBI investigates possible Russian hack targeting New York Times reporters

The FBI is investigating cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The cyberattacks are believed to have targeted individual reporters, but investigators don’t believe the newspaper’s whole network was affected, according to the official, who […]

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

Frenchman suspected of stabbing woman to death in Australia in ‘possible extremist attack’

  A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an “extremist” attack. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who […]