Syria’s Foreign Ministry Saturday said that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)’s report holding the Syrian government responsible for the 2018 Douma attacks was unfounded. The report, released Friday, investigated a chlorine gas attack on April 7, 2018, in Douma, Syria which killed 43 people. The OPCW’s report contends that its nearly [...]

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A gazette notification issued Friday by the Sri Lankan President’s secretary announced that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has suspended parliament until February 8, when he is to announce new long-term policies to address various issues. One of these issues is the economic crisis and clear bankruptcy Sri Lanka faces. These policies will continue to be in [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that it has been conducting a disruption campaign against a ransomware group known as Hive spanning several months. Ransomware is a kind of malicious software that makes it impossible to access a computer’s files unless a ransom is paid. Hive’s ransomware attacks focused on victims in critical [...]

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US federal law enforcement Monday arrested Charles McGonigal, a former FBI Special Agent in charge of the New York Field Office. McGonigal, along with former Soviet diplomat-turned-US citizen Sergey Shestakov, face five counts of US sanction violations, money laundering, and false statements from taking money from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Federal prosecutors claimed that Deripaska, [...]

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Nine prominent news outlets Thursday asked a US federal judge to publicise the names of two suretors of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s $250 million bond. The Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones, the Financial Times, Insider and the Washington Post filed a joint motion. The New York Times and CoinDesk asked [...]

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The European Union, France, Germany and the UK Monday independently summoned Iran’s envoys to their respective countries over Tehran’s severe crackdowns on and executions of anti-government protesters. The EU reiterated to Iran ambassador Hossein Dehghani its “strong appalment” over the January 7 executions of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini. The two men were [...]

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Myanmar state broadcaster MRTV reported Wednesday that 7,012 prisoners, including political detainees, will be released by the military-controlled government of Myanmar in commemoration of the nation’s independence day. But a JURIST correspondent in Myanmar doubts that the announcement signals a positive trend for the junta. “We can’t expect much improvement because they do that for [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Thursday sued ex-CEO and cofounder of crypto trading platform Celsius Alex Mashinsky for defrauding customers. James claims that Mashinsky gambled “hundreds of thousands of investors” out of “billions of dollars of investment” by making risky investments in decentralised finance and hiding the reality of his company’s dwindling assets and [...]

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Ex-CEO of crypto company FTX Sam Bankman-Fried Tuesday pleaded not guilty to criminal charges including wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and election finance violations. In light of his bond release, Bankman-Fried also requested on Tuesday that his bail be modified to ensure that his bail suretors’ identities are redacted. The motion was challenged by news [...]

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov Saturday warned Russian citizens of Russia launching  another wave of military mobilization. In a YouTube video released by Ukrainian military TV, Reznikov stated that within a week Russia will close the borders for its male citizens and declare martial law. Reznikov stated this will begin Russia’s wave of mobilization. During [...]

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