AJ Impact

US may bar Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy programme

The US telecom regulator wants to classify the Chinese firms as national security risks, affecting rural US carriers.

US may bar Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy programme

Europe

Massive cyberattack affects thousands of websites in Georgia

Affected pages display photo of self-exiled former President Mikheil Saakashvili with inscription 'I'll be back!'

Massive cyberattack affects thousands of websites in Georgia

Science & Technology

FBI will seek 'way forward' on body cams for task forces

Federal agents are not allowed to wear them and local officers cannot wear them during joint operations.

FBI will seek 'way forward' on body cams for task forces

AJ Impact

Armoured cars scarce as Colombia elections near

Political violence means Bogota cannot source enough fortified vehicles for politicians.

Armoured cars scarce as Colombia elections near

Middle East

Excessive force to blame for Iraq protest toll: Gov't report

Committee tasked with probing this month's unrest recommends Baghdad operations commander and other officials be sacked.

Excessive force to blame for Iraq protest toll: Gov't report

Afghanistan

Taliban attack kills at least 15 policemen in north Afghanistan

Multi-pronged attack on checkpoint in Ali Abad district of northern Kunduz province set off hours-long deadly shootout.

Taliban attack kills at least 15 policemen in north Afghanistan

Taiwan

Taiwan's Tsai vows to defend island, lambasts China

President champions democracy in National Day speech, saying China poses 'serious challenge' to regional stability.

Taiwan's Tsai vows to defend island, lambasts China

Nuclear weapons

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear, long-range missile tests

Pyongyang's warning follows the weekend breakdown of North Korea-US nuclear talks in Sweden.

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear, long-range missile tests

North Korea

North Korea warns US, Europe against raising missile tests at UN

Countries concerned about North's test of submarine-launched missile in violation of Security Council resolutions.

North Korea warns US, Europe against raising missile tests at UN

In the Field

Mali in crisis: The fight between the Dogon and Fulani

We meet with Dogon and Fulani leaders to unpack the complex intercommunal crisis facing Mali.

Afghanistan

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 7: Official

Taliban spokesperson says the attacker, who fled the scene of the shooting, is a member of the armed group.

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 7: Official

United Kingdom

UK seeks European naval force to counter 'piracy' in Gulf

FM Jeremy Hunt says UK in talks with a number of countries to ensure safe shipping after Iran seized its oil tanker.

UK seeks European naval force to counter 'piracy' in Gulf

United Kingdom

UK tells Iran to release seized oil tanker and crew immediately

British prime minister chairs emergency meeting to decide on how to respond after Iran seized its oil tanker.

UK tells Iran to release seized oil tanker and crew immediately

AJ Impact

Trump aides pick sanctions to punish Turkey for Russian missiles

US sanctions to punish Turkey over S-400 missile system are expected to be announced next week, sources tell Bloomberg.

Trump aides pick sanctions to punish Turkey for Russian missiles

United Kingdom

UK accuses Iranian boats of impeding British tanker in the Gulf

Denial by Tehran after UK says Iranian ships tried blocking vessel in Hormuz Strait but withdrew after 'verbal warning'.

UK accuses Iranian boats of impeding British tanker in the Gulf