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© Reuters

Originally appeared at RT

The FBI “secretly arrested” a National Security Agency contractor on suspicion of stealing and revealing malware used to hack foreign governments, the New York Times reported citing federal intelligence and law enforcement officials.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed the existence of the malware, leaked in August. Portions of the classified computer codes used by the NSA were posted online in August, with hacking group “ShadowBrokers” offering the full program up for sale. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed the software was authentic. US officials blamed the hack on Russia. Ian Duncan ✔@iduncan Contractor is called Hal Martin, a Navy veteran, his attorney confirms. First appeared in court in late August. Charges to be unsealed soon.


n Riyadh and Abu Dhabi’s struggle for domination in the region. So far the Houthis are winning

Written by Evgeny Satanovsky; Originally appeared at VPK, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront

The events in Syria overshadowed the civil war in Yemen to the outside world, where monarchies of the Persian Gulf, contingents of allied countries of the Arab world (under pressure from the financial situation compelled to support this operation of the “Gulfers”) and, indirectly, Iran take part in. In addition, military actions are not only carried out in Yemen but in border areas of Saudi Arabia, and recently spread to the African continent, to Eritrea and Somalia, who became support bases of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on the Red Sea.

In Yemen the Gulf monarchies, who wage war in Syria against the Assad government, using their controlled jihadists, are forced to use their armed forces and have suffered significant losses. However, the goals that Sa…

U.S. Studying Military and other Options on Syria -State Dept

By Reuters

The United States is looking at multilateral and unilateral options for dealing with the war in Syria going forward, including diplomatic, military, intelligence and economic options, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that following the collapse of U.S.-Russian effort to achieve a cease-fire in Syria, the United States was "looking at a range of options," either working with other countries or alone.

"We always ... consider unilateral options when looking at a situation like Syria," he said. "But ... we're also looking ... at how we can leverage and work with the other members of the ISSG," the International Syria Support Group of countries.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Doina Chiacu)