Israeli fighter jet shot down by Syrian Forces

Syrian forces shot down an Israeli F-16 on a ground attack mission against targets inside Syrian territory. Israel claims the attack was defensive in nature due to Iranian violation of Israeli airspace with a drone based out of Syria, while Iran claims that the drone was being used to monitor Isis forces in the region. This comes at a time of increasing tensions in the region with the U.S. being accused of violating Syrian sovereignty with its use of U.S. troops embedded in local militia forces. This increase in tensions has now caused Russia to call for restraint among the parties involved. Syria and Iran[…]

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Cyberwarfare – Stuxnet – hacking Iran’s nuclear capabilities

Key date: 2010 Stuxnet was a malicious worm, discovered by Kaspersky Labs in 2010. A worm is self-replicating malware that duplicates itself and spreads to uninfected computers. Stuxnet was solely designed to target the make and model of a specific embargoed Siemen’s SCADA system used only by the Iranian nuclear program. Stuxnet allowed the Iranian centrifuges to overspin but not alert staff, damaging themselves permanently. As such, it is widely believed to have been designed by America and Israel and called, “Operation Olympic Games.“ http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zc6fbk7 https://www.wired.com/2014/11/countdown-to-zero-day-stuxnet/ https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/the-real-story-of-stuxnet    

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Boycott of Women’s World Chess Championship

Key Details: 7/10/2016 from Hong Kong Wearing the hijab has been an integral policy of the Islamic republic since the 1979 revolution. One of Iran’s most respected chess players has hit back at calls to boycott next year’s women’s world championship in Tehran over rules about the wearing of the hijab. #Iran #hijab #HumanRights https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/30/boycott-of-womens-world-chess-championship-iran-tehran https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/28/iranian-women-hate-hijab-tehranbureau http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_12440/Woman-in-hijab-claimed-to-have-bomb-during-Bank-robbery-in-Taylor.html 23th June,2016 Woman in hijab claimed to have bomb during Bank robbery in Taylor Assessment: Due to increasingly number of attacks and bombs, people are more aware to hijab clothing in Eastern countries’ tradition and culture. It is because there were bombs carried by woman who wears hijab[…]

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