SOUTH AFRICA

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech...

24 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015

LEBANON

'Honey trap' hackers stole Syria rebel plans

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online "honey traps," posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a US security firm said Monday...

3 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

SYRIA

Facebook tracks mortar pounding of Damascus

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Residents of Syria's capital have set up a Facebook page to track near-daily mortar rounds fired by rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

6 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 2013

SYRIA

'Nigerian' scams increase in Syria

Due to the complex political situation and ongoing conflict in Syria, new 'Nigerian' scams have become apparent.

31 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

New York Times website hacked then restored

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday, 28 August, after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.

29 Aug 2013

SYRIA

Internet, phones cut in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Internet and telecommunications in Syria were down across the country according to the state news agency SANA, which blamed the cut on a fault with a fibre-optic cable.

16 May 2013

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