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SOURCE: TIMES NOW

The body of London Bridge attacker who killed two persons on Black Friday attack will be buried in Pakistan. The body of Usman Khan, 28, was flown out from the UK on a passenger plane on Thursday afternoon and arrived in Pakistan today morning. Officials at Islamabad International Airport confirmed this news to SkyNews. Khan, a terror convict and on probation, had been invited to share his experiences as a former prisoner at Learning Together event. However, he started stabbing students and other people with two large kitchen knives.

According to a report by The Telegraph, Khan left school with no qualifications after spending part of his late teens in Pakistan. After returning to the UK he started preaching extremism on the Internet and attracted a significant following. Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

The London Bridge attacker who killed two persons in Black Friday attack was a British citizen born in the UK. He was a terror convict who had been out on parole and targeted a gathering where students and other former convicts had assembled. According to The Telegraph, Khan left school with no qualifications after spending part of his late teens in Pakistan, where he lived with his mother when she became ill.

On his return to the UK, he started preaching extremism on the Internet and attracted a significant following, Dawn News quoted The Telegraph report. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUNDAY GUARDIAN LIVE

As a result of Trump’s widely criticised removal of the last vestiges of an American physical presence in Syria, foreign policy analysts continue to anticipate the physical resurgence of the Islamic State (IS). But many of them have lost sight of the IS’s enduring legacy – virtual jihad – which has become its foremost method of recruitment and operation. Cyberspace is the ideal platform for terrorists because, unlike conventional warfare, barriers to entry into cyberspace are much lower, since the price of entry is an Internet connection.

The surreptitious use of the Internet to advance terrorist group objectives has enabled the IS to gain thousands of new adherents each day in broad daylight, and by virtue of the Dark Web. Like the IS, other terrorist groups that have ceased to be a major physical threat remain omnipresent in cyberspace, promoting a virtual caliphate from their safe haven behind computer keyboards around the world. Islamic extremists are natural candidates to transition to a virtual world that offers them automatic citizenship beyond the nation-state. Continue reading

SOURCE: THE WEEK

The Rafale fighter stormed back into the Indian public discourse on Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected calls to examine allegations of corruption in the Narendra Modi government’s purchase of 36 of the French jets.

But thousands of kilometres away, in Berlin, the Rafale was the subject of attention for an altogether different reason. Speaking at the ‘International Fighter Conference’, a French official on Wednesday claimed the French Air Force and Navy plan to upgrade their Rafale jets to serve till 2070. This would mean the fighter would have served 69 years since first entering service with the French military in 2001 and a whopping 84 years after its first flight in 1986! Continue reading

SOURCE: AIN ONLINE

The scandal in Washington surrounding the issue of military aid from the U.S. for Ukraine had no dampening effect on the participation at this year’s national defense expo, Arms and Security 2019. The event was the largest on record and filled almost the entire expo center in Kiev’s left bank district, and remained well-attended for all four of its scheduled days.

This year’s expo was notable in that it offered far more than just the products that Ukraine’s defense sector has become well-known for. In some surprise developments, Ukrainian capacity for innovation has resulted in new products that put the country into the category of being fluent with several defense technologies that few nations have mastered. Continue reading

SOURCE: ENS

Strava, the fitness-tracking app which relies on the smartphone GPS to track a user’s exercise sessions, which includes cycling, running finds itself the subject of a controversy. According to reports, a heat map shared by Strava, which shows the exercise activity of its users across the world, has ended up revealing secret military bases for the US and other countries as well. The app lets users post their activities on the social network and also follow others, who are into the same fitness activities on the app.

The map, which was first shared by the company in November 2017, includes? a total of one billion activities from all Strava data through September 2017. The heat map also shows 3 trillion latitude and longitude points and includes around 10TB of raw input data, according to the company’s original post. Continue reading