June 2017 Security News
- Trump Administration Travel Restrictions Take Effect Amid New Court Challenge RFE/RL 30 Jun 2017 -- New restrictions for travelers from people from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees have taken effect in the United States.
- Australia to Set Up Cyber Warfare Unit to Protect Country From Hacking Attacks Sputnik 30 Jun 2017 -- The Australian Defense Forces will create a cyber warfare unit, which will improve the country's defense against cyberattacks and enable it to launch own attacks, local media reported Friday.
- Background Briefing on the Implementation of Executive Order 13780 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States US Dept. of State 29 Jun 2017
- US heightens airport security for foreign flights to avoid laptop ban Press TV 29 Jun 2017 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump is implementing strict aviation security measures for all international flights coming into the country in order to avoid a laptop ban.
- NSA chief frustrated Trump won't accept Russia interfered in US election: Report Press TV 29 Jun 2017 -- The director of the National Security Agency (NSA) is frustrated that he has failed to convince US President Donald Trump yet that Russia remains a threat and that the country meddled in the 2016 American presidential election, a report says.
- U.S. To Only Allow 'Close Relatives' From Six Nations Under Travel Ban To Visit RFE/RL 29 Jun 2017 -- The U.S administration has set new rules for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees, requiring them to have a "close" relative in the United States or a "formal" relationship to a U.S. organization.
- Money Not Likely Main Motive Of Cyberattackers, UN Cybercrime Chief Says RFE/RL 29 Jun 2017 -- Investigators still don't know who launched the latest global cyberattack, but the attackers' strategy suggests money was not the main motive, the United Nations' top cybercrime official said on June 29.
- Firms Worldwide Still Recovering From Massive Cyberattack VOA 29 Jun 2017 -- Several companies around the world continue to report outages and damage from Tuesday's massive Petya cyberattack that hit firms in more than 60 countries.
- Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorist Activity, Newly Unsealed Records Show VOA 29 Jun 2017 -- A 25-year-old Ohio man pleaded guilty to allegations he was involved in a terrorist plot in 2015, according to newly unsealed legal documents.
- Europol: Tuesday's Worldwide Cyberattack 'More Sophisticated' Than Previous Hacks VOA 28 Jun 2017 -- A cyber-attack Tuesday that hit companies across the world is similar to a ransomware attack last month that targeted hospitals in Britain, although the most recent hack was potentially "more sophisticated," according to the European police agency.
- UN: Terrorists Using 'Dark Web' in Pursuit of WMDs VOA 28 Jun 2017 -- The U.N.'s disarmament chief warned Wednesday that terrorists and non-state actors are using the so-called dark web to seek the tools to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction.
- Press Gaggle by Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan, U.S. Attorney for the State of Utah John Huber, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders The White House 28 Jun 2017
- Ukraine Is 'Ground Zero' For Hackers In Global Cyberattacks RFE/RL 28 Jun 2017 -- Ukraine's heavy reliance on Russian technology impairs its ability to adequately defend against cyberattacks such as the Petya virus ravaging computers around the world and has helped make the country ground zero on the front lines of the global cyberwar.
- Ukraine, Russia, Poland Still Grappling With Major New Ransomware Attack RFE/RL 28 Jun 2017 -- Companies across the world are still grappling with the effects of a major new ransomware cyberattack that struck their computer systems, with Ukrainian firms and government sites among the worst hit.
- International cooperation key to keeping WMDs away from terrorists, Security Council told UN News 28 Jun 2017 -- The United Nations disarmament chief today called for stronger international cooperation to prevent terrorists from accessing and using weapons of mass destruction, warning that technological advances – such as unmanned aerial vehicles, 3-D printers and the Dark Web – make it easier for terrorist groups to effectively use such weapons.
- UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online UN News 27 Jun 2017 -- A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.
- Ukraine targeted by worst cyber attack in its history Press TV 27 Jun 2017 -- Ukraine has been targeted by the worst cyber attack in its history after a ransomware caused outages on computer networks of the country's government and other key organizations.
- 'Unprecedented' Cyberattack Hits Ukraine, Affects Other Countries RFE/RL 27 Jun 2017 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman says his country is suffering an "unprecedented" cyberattack but that "vital systems" are not being affected.
- Iran Blasts US Top Court Ruling on Trump Travel Ban VOA 27 Jun 2017 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced the U.S. Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of a travel ban affecting six predominately Muslim countries and said the decision could energize terrorist groups.
- Cyberattacks Spread From Ukraine to Europe, US VOA 27 Jun 2017 -- What Ukraine's prime minister calls an "unprecedented" cyberattack in his country has begun to spread beyond Ukraine's borders.
- Pakistan Criticizes US Move to List Kashmiri Rebel Leader as Terrorist VOA 27 Jun 2017 -- Pakistan has criticized the United States for declaring an anti-India Kashmiri rebel leader as a global terrorist and defended militants fighting New Delhi's rule in Kashmir as a "legitimate" struggle for freedom.
- Trump Says Russia Collusion Probe Has Turned Up Nothing VOA 26 Jun 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump Monday said a four-month probe into allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia has turned up nothing, and he deserves an apology.
- State Department Terrorist Designations of Mohammad Yusuf Shah AKA Syed Salahuddin US Dept. of State 26 Jun 201 7-- Department of State has designated Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as (AKA) Syed Salahuddin, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
- U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the President's Executive Order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States" US Dept. of State 26 Jun 2017 -- Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson
- On International Day Against Drug Abuse, UN urges collective action to realize global commitments UN News 26 Jun 2017 -- To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development.
- US Supreme Court keeps parts of Trump's travel ban in place Press TV 26 Jun 2017 -- The US Supreme Court has granted the government's request to reinstate parts of Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, handing a surprising victory to the president attempting to ban Muslims from several countries entering the United States.
- U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban, Will Hear Arguments In October RFE/RL 26 Jun 2017 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned lower court orders that blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing its 90-day ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.
- Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban VOA 26 Jun 2017 -- The U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider the case of President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel - and in the meantime much of the order may take effect.
- Saudis Say Suicide Terror Attack Foiled Near Grand Mosque RFE/RL 24 Jun 2017 -- The authorities in Saudi Arabia say police have foiled a "terrorist action" against Islam's holiest site, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up near the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.
- Mecca Terror Plot Foiled, Saudi Authorities Say VOA 24 Jun 2017 -- Saudi forces disrupted a terrorist plot to attack worshippers Friday in the vicinity of Mecca's Grand Mosque, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
- New York Man Arrested for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 22 Jun 2017 -- Saddam Mohamed Raishani, a/k/a "Adam Raishani," 30, of the Bronx was arrested last night at John F. Kennedy International Airport ("JFK Airport") in Queens, New York.
- Global narcotics market 'thriving;' range of available drugs diversifying at alarming pace - UN UN News 22 Jun 2017 -- Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in "problematic use" and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence, according to report out today from the United Nations drugs and crime agency.
- State Department Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of Hizballah and al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula US Dept. of State 21 Jun 2017 -- The Department of State has amended the designation of Hizballah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to add aliases including Lebanese Hizballah, which is frequently used to refer to the group, as well as the Foreign Relations Department (FRD) and the External Security Organization (ESO), key components of the terror organization. The Department of State has also amended the designation of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as an SDGT under section 1(b) of E.O. 13224 and as an FTO under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to add the aliases Sons of Abyan, Sons of Hadramawt, Sons of Hadramawt Committee, Civil Council of Hadramawt, and National Hadramawt Council.
- US Takes MS-13 Gang Fight to Its Root Countries VOA 21 Jun 2017 -- The U.S. Justice Department is taking the fight against the Central American street gang known as MS-13 to its home turf – the so-called "northern triangle" countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
- Ex-US Homeland Security Chief Says Russian Meddling Did Not Affect Election Results VOA 21 Jun 2017 -- U.S. officials told lawmakers Wednesday there is no question that Russia engaged in widespread interference in last year's presidential election aimed at helping real estate mogul Donald Trump win the White House, but they said there is no evidence that Moscow was able to change the vote count.
- As Africa Faces More Terrorism, Experts Point to Saudi-spread of Fundamentalist Islam VOA 20 Jun 2017 -- On June 5, Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding extremist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic State.
- Australia Moves to Protect Classified Docs from Cyber Espionage VOA 20 Jun 2017 -- Australia says it will move classified government information from a private data center in Sydney after a Chinese consortium bought a major stake in the company. The move comes despite assurances from the company, Global Switch, that its files are secure.
- Following IS Attacks, Iran Cracks Down on Armed Dissident Groups VOA 17 Jun 2017 -- Iranian forces have staged operations against dissidents they say were planning terror attacks during Ramadan in the wake of twin suicide assaults on symbolic sites in Tehran. Officials linked one group to Saudi Arabia, which it claims is trying to destabilize the country.
- Tennessee National Guard joins in statewide cyber security exercise Army News 16 Jun 2017 -- This week, Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard are taking part in a statewide exercise focused on cyber threats. This is part of the annual joint Tennessee Maneuvers (TNMAN) exercise, working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee State Guard, and various other state agencies taking place June and July.
- What We Know About Daesh Terrorist Group Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Sputnik 16 Jun 2017 -- The leader of the Daesh terrorist organization (outlawed in numerous countries) Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in an airstrike conducted by Russian Aerospace Forces on May 28, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday, adding that it was verifying the information.
- DoD Seeks to Stay Ahead of Cybersecurity Threats, Acting CIO Says AFPS 15 Jun 2017 -- Staying ahead of the cybersecurity threat requires the Defense Department to hire the best people, partner with industry and practice good cyber hygiene, the DoD acting chief information officer said today.
- State Department Terrorist Designations of Mohammad Shafi Armar, Oussama Ahmad Atar, and Mohammed Isa Yousif Saqar Al Binali US Dept. of State 15 Jun 2017 -- The Department of State has designated Mohammad Shafi Armar, Oussama Ahmad Atar, and Mohammed Isa Yousif Saqar Al Binali as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals, or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
- Japanese Parliament Passes Controversial Anti-Conspiracy Bill Amid Protests Sputnik 15 Jun 2017 -- The upper house of the Japanese parliament passed a controversial bill that authorizes measures aimed at preventing terror plots.
- CTF 150 Makes Record Number of Drug Busts in Four Months NNS 14 Jun 2017 -- In a four-month span, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces has proven itself a formidable force against narcotics trafficking, with 10 drug seizures totaling over 3,300 kilograms of heroin, cocaine, cannabis resin and hashish since March.
- Why Islamic State Chose Raqqa as Its Syrian Capital VOA 14 Jun 2017 -- U.S.-backed forces are continuing their assault on the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa. Here's a look at Raqqa and how IS turned the city into its de facto capital in Syria.
- Trump Attacks Latest Court Ruling Against Travel Ban VOA 13 Jun 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump is assailing the latest federal appellate court decision blocking his executive order restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries where terrorist attacks have occurred.
- State Department Terrorist Designations of Marwan Ibrahim Hussayn Tah al-Azawi and Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia US Dept. of State 12 Jun 2017 -- The Department of State has designated Marwan Ibrahim Hussayn Tah al-Azawi and Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
- Second US Appeals Court Upholds Injunction on Trump Travel Ban Sputnik 12 Jun 2017 -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction on US President Donald Trump's second executive order on immigration.
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Travel Ban VOA 12 Jun 2017 -- A second U.S. federal court has voted to uphold a block on President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel from six mostly Muslim countries.
- Experts Skeptical About Reports of Death of al-Baghdadi VOA 11 Jun 2017 -- U.S. military officials say they have no information to confirm or deny a report Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi has been killed in an airstrike.
- Mastermind behind Tehran twin attacks killed: Intelligence Ministry Press TV 10 Jun 2017 -- The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has announced that the mastermind behind the Tehran terrorist attacks has been killed.
- Iran says arrested 48 Daesh Wahhabi terrorists Press TV 09 Jun 2017 -- Iran says that it has arrested nearly 50 members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group accross the country following recent twin terrorist attacks in Tehran.
- Despite pressure and losses, ISIL remains potent threat, UN political chief warns Security Council UN News 08 Jun 2017 -- After losing control on population centres and declining financial strength, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group is more focused than ever before on "enabling and inspiring" attacks outside of conflict zones, the top United Nations political official said today.
- British Police Arrest 3 Men Suspected of Planning Terror Attack VOA 08 Jun 2017 -- Three men arrested in a series of raids Wednesday in east London are suspected of having been in the final stages of plotting a terror attack in the British capital similar to the murderous rampage carried out last Saturday at London Bridge, say officials.
- Commander vows revenge on terrorists IRNA 08 Jun 2017 -- Deputy Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that Iran will take revenge on terrorists and their supporters for the bloods of those martyred during terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday.
- Tehran Security Increased After Attacks By 'IS Recruits From Iran' RFE/RL 08 Jun 2017 -- Reports from Iran say police have increased patrols in the streets and subway stations of the capital, Tehran, as the death toll rose a day after attacks on parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine.
- Islamic State Threatens More Terror Against Iran VOA 08 Jun 2017 -- Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Thursday that five of the men involved in attacks on the country's parliament and the tomb of former leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini were Iranians who had joined the Islamic State group.
- Terrorist operation in Majlis ends, 4 terrorists killed IRNA 07 Jun 2017 -- Terrorist operation in Iran's Majlis(parliament) ended and four assailants were killed by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) special forces.
- Interior Ministry confirms end of terrorist attacks in Tehran IRNA 07 Jun 2017 -- Interior Ministry on Wednesday issued a statement to declare that the two terrorist attacks in Tehran have been ended and security forces have full control over current developments.
- Iranian parliament terrorist attack ends with 4 gunmen killed ISNA 07 Jun 2017 -- Gunmen and suicide bombers have carried out terrorist attacks on Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday.
- Daesh sponsors accomplices in Tehran's twin terror attacks: IRGC Press TV 07 Jun 2017 -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says those who have aided and abetted the Daesh terror group are accomplices in twin attacks claimed by the Takfiri group in the Iranian capital.
- Ayatollah Khamenei: Terror attacks will fail to undermine Iran's will Press TV 07 Jun 2017 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Wednesday's terror attacks in Tehran will fail to undermine the Iranian nation's resolve in the face of threats.
- Rouhani: Iran to crush any enemy plots through unity, integrity Press TV 07 Jun 2017 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned Tehran's twin terror attacks as "cowardly," stressing the country will crush enemies' plots through unity and integrity.
- Iran's parliament, Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum come under attack Press TV 07 Jun 2017 -- Iran's Parliament (Majlis) and the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in the capital Tehran have come under terrorist attack.
- Attacks On Iranian Parliament, Khomeini Shrine Leave 12 Dead RFE/RL 07 Jun 2017 -- At least 12 people have been killed and dozens injured in twin attacks in Tehran on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine.
- Saudi Arabia Behind Deadly Attacks in Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards Sputnik 07 Jun 2017 -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran, according to Reuters.
- Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Tehran Attacks VOA 07 Jun 2017 -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards are blaming Saudi Arabia for a pair of terror attacks Wednesday at symbolic locations in Tehran.
- Police Shoot, Injure Attacker Outside Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris RFE/RL 06 Jun 2017 -- French authorities say a man was shot and injured by the police after he attacked an officer with a hammer outside Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral on June 6.
- Paris Police Shoot Attacker Outside Notre Dame Cathedral VOA 06 Jun 2017 -- French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday the man who attacked a Paris police officer with a hammer Tuesday at the Notre Dame Cathedral shouted "It's for Syria."
- IS Propaganda Increasingly Targeting Iran And Its Sunnis RFE/RL 06 Jun 2017 -- The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has recently expanded its campaign to recruit Iranians and disseminate its message to Persian speakers.
- Leaked Report Says Russia Tried To Break Into U.S. Voter System RFE/RL 06 Jun 2017 -- A top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to news media shows that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into U.S. voting systems before last year's presidential election.
- Trump Urges Quick Supreme Court Ruling to Reinstate Travel Ban VOA 06 Jun 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump used Twitter late Monday to again call for a travel ban from what he called "dangerous countries" while criticizing what he sees as "politically correct" efforts to soften his original executive order to block entry to people from a group of majority-Muslim countries.
- Third London Attacker Named as British PM Faces Mounting Criticism VOA 06 Jun 2017 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May is being forced to defend her past record as the country's interior minister, and the political architect of Britain's counter-terror system, as more details emerge of the three attackers and what security agencies knew about them before their van-and-knife rampage Saturday in the heart of London.
- Iran, Pakistan Crucial to al-Qaida's Long-term Success VOA 05 Jun 2017 -- For many, the whereabouts and machinations of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks until his death remain shrouded in mystery.
- British Police Name 2 London Attackers VOA 05 Jun 2017 -- London Metropolitan police have named two of the three attackers who killed seven people and wounded more than 50 others Saturday.
- One of London Bridge Attackers Was Known to Police VOA 05 Jun 2017 -- British police have named two of the three men who carried out Saturday's terror attack in London.
- Trump Renews Calls for Travel Ban VOA 05 Jun 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he wants a quick Supreme Court ruling to reinstate his ban on travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries where terrorist attacks have occurred.
- British Security Services Questioned About Surveillance Priorities VOA 05 Jun 2017 -- For the second time in a month Britain's security services are facing awkward questions about their surveillance policies, after it emerged the ringleader of Saturday's terror attack in the heart of London was known to them and had been interrogated in the past.
- Police say incidents in London "terrorist" attacks People's Daily 04 Jun 2017 -- Unidentified attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night and stabbed people in the nearby Borough Market area. British authorities have classified the incidents as terrorist attacks.
- U.K. Police Arrest 12 People After Deadly London Attack RFE/RL 04 Jun 2017 -- British police have arrested 12 people after seven people were killed and dozens injured in a terror attack in London.
- UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attacks in London UN News 04 Jun 2017 -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned last night's terrorist attacks in London and expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the United Kingdom in the combat against terrorism and violent extremism.
- Islamic State Claims London Terror Rampage VOA 04 Jun 2017 -- Islamic State (IS) is claiming responsibility for Saturday night's deadly terror rampage in London, which killed seven people and wounded 48.
- Trump: World Needs to Stop Being 'Politically Correct' in Fighting Terrorism VOA 04 Jun 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump says the world needs to stop being "politically correct" in fighting terrorism and used the deadly London attack to renew his call for courts to authorize his ban on travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries.
- 'Terror' Act Declared After Car Slams Into Pedestrians On London Bridge RFE/RL 03 Jun 2017 -- British police say they have responded to at least one "terrorist" incident in London, with witnesses saying several pedestrians had been struck down by a car on London Bridge and several other people had been stabbed near the site.
- Terror Alert in London: Van Mows Down Pedestrians, Others Stabbed VOA 03 Jun 2017 -- A large delivery van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge in the British capital late Saturday evening, striking a number of people who were left bleeding on the pavement. Near the scene of the road terror, attackers also stabbed at least two people. At least one of the victims died, and the casualty toll was expected to rise.
- Putin Says Hackers Of U.S. Election Could Have Been Anywhere, Including U.S. RFE/RL 03 Jun 2017 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview released on June 2 dismissed the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies and said hackers trying to influence last year's U.S. election could have been located anywhere.
- Philippines' Duterte Says Daesh Not Behind Strange, Deadly Casino Attack Sputnik 03 Jun 2017 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed that the bloody casino attack in the capital on Friday that killed 37 is not the work of Daesh.
- Trump administration asks US Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban Press TV 02 Jun 2017 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump has asked the country's Supreme Court to reinstate his order to temporarily ban travelers from six Muslim-majority countries after it was blocked by lower courts that said it was discriminatory.
- Putin Compares Hackers To 'Artists,' Says They Could Target Russia's Critics For 'Patriotic' Reasons RFE/RL 01 Jun 2017 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russian hackers might target those who criticize their country out of "patriotic" feelings, but insisted that the government has no involvement in such cyberattacks.
- Gunfire, Explosions Reported at Manila Resort VOA 01 Jun 2017 -- Gunshots and explosions have been reported at Resorts World Manila, a hotel located in Pasay, just south of the Philippines capital.
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