‘Force, intimidation & tear gas’: IDF raids Palestinian news agency to ‘grab CCTV footage’

There was no need for the IDF to raid the Palestinian news agency office in Ramallah and use force and tear gas to seize CCTV footage, as they could have asked for it and got it, WAFA editor Maher Abukhater has said. Israeli soldiers raided the office of the Palestinian news agency WAFA in the […]

Jim Mattis rebukes China’s ‘intimidation and coercion’ in South China Sea, leaves room for a ‘results oriented relationship’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the US is willing to work with China on a “results oriented” relationship, but that Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would “compete vigorously” if needed. China’s air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of […]

Taiwan is accusing China of using ‘cheap verbal intimidation and saber rattling’ as live-fire drills begin

Reuters Taiwan’s defense ministry accused China of using “cheap verbal intimidation and saber rattling” to threaten them as China began a massive live-fire military drill in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday. Chinese state media called the military exercise a direct response to “provocations” by the Taiwanese government, and is concerned the island will push for formal […]

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists and used classic KGB intimidation tactics

Thomson Reuters Russian hackers got access to more than 200 journalists private information.  The list of journalists hacked provides new evidence that Russia tried to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. Some of the incidents of hacking are very creepy or personal. PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio […]