Saudi Arabia

Saudis 'had access' to Amazon CEO Bezos's phone: Investigator

Investigator hired to look into release of messages by US tabloid says Saudi government had access to Bezos's phone.

Social media

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Security website's report forces social media giant to admit its servers stored millions of passwords in plain text.

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Opinion

On how Mehdi Hasan caught Erik Prince in a lie

But left some important questions about the private security industry unasked and unanswered.

Deborah Avant

by Deborah Avant

Deborah Avant

Head to Head

Transcript: Erik Prince on Iraq, privatising wars, and Trump

Read the full transcript of our discussion with the founder and former CEO of the private security firm, Blackwater.

Exclusive

Erik Prince acknowledges 2016 Trump Tower meeting for first time

When pressed by Mehdi Hasan on Head to Head, Blackwater founder Erik Prince said the meeting was about 'Iran policy'.

Head to Head

Erik Prince on ending the war in Afghanistan

Web-Extra on why Prince believes his plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan will help end the 17-year-old conflict.

Erik Prince on ending the war in Afghanistan

Head to Head

Blackwater's Erik Prince: Iraq, privatising wars and Trump

Mehdi Hasan challenges the Blackwater founder on his firm's role in Iraq and his new plan to privatise the Afghan war.

United States

Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance: NY Times

Clearance was held up in part over questions about Jared Kushner's foreign and business contacts, news report says.

Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance: NY Times

France

France criticised for its handling of 'yellow vest' crisis

Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urges Macron government to respect the right to freedom of assembly.

France criticised for its handling of 'yellow vest' crisis

United States

Turkey caught between Russian S-400 and US Patriot missiles

NATO nations view Turkey's purchase of the Russian defence system with suspicion but Ankara is pressing ahead.

Turkey caught between Russian S-400 and US Patriot missiles

Russia

Putin warns US with new weapons aimed at Western cities

Moscow will retaliate in kind if US deploys new missiles in Europe, Russian president says as he addresses the nation.

Putin warns US with new missiles aimed at Western capitals

Africa

Nigeria rebels threaten attacks if Buhari is reelected

The Niger Delta Avengers hope to change Nigeria's president through polls, but threaten violence if vote fails.

Nigeria rebels threaten more attacks if Buhari is reelected

Qatar

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Doha has significantly boosted defence spending after being diplomatically isolated by its Gulf neighbours in 2017.

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Venezuela

Venezuela says rogue officers arrested, bases under control

Authorities detain military officers who stole weapons hours after video showed an officer calling for Maduro's removal.

United States

US rejects Russia's offer to save key missile treaty

Washington is set to withdraw from the 1987 accord that keeps nuclear missiles out of Europe in February as talks fail.

US rejects Russia's offer to save key missile treaty