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Arab states urged to lift blockade after Qatar tweaks terror laws



News July 21, 2017


The ruler of the gas-rich Gulf state announced new counter-extremist measures on Thursday, as Qatar deals with charges it is funding terror groups.Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani amended 2004 legislation to set rules for defi...

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Briton admits Deutsche Telekom cyberattack



News July 21, 2017


The 29-year-old, who hasn't been named, had knocked up to 900,000 consumer routers offline in an attempt to hijack control of them.He was arrested at Luton airport earlier this year over the attack, which took place in November.Sp...

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Tribunal blocks £14bn Mastercard class action lawsuit



News July 21, 2017


A former financial ombudsman was seeking more than £14bn in a class action lawsuit against Mastercard claiming that its interchange fees - charges imposed on debit and credit card transactions - were anti-competitive.Walter Merri...

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Man plays guitar during brain surgery to help surgeons cure muscle spasms



News July 21, 2017


Abhishek Prasad, who was fully awake during the operation, said surgeons asked him to strum his instrument to help them identify problem areas in his brain."The doctor had told me, 'You need to get your guitar in the operation the...

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The different battles for Raqqa and Mosul



News July 21, 2017


Mosul's liberation from Islamic State came at great cost both to civilians and to members of the Iraqi Security Forces who fought an urban war on a scale which hasn't been seen since World War Two.The ten months of continuous batt...

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