Briefly World: ‘Terror’ attack in Suez Canal foiled

Egyptian security forces foiled a “terrorist” attack against a container ship in the Suez Canal.

Published: September 2, 2013 2:46:28 am

‘Terror’ attack in Suez Canal foiled

Cairo: Egyptian security forces foiled a “terrorist” attack against a container ship in the Suez Canal as it was targeted in an attempt to disrupt traffic through the busy strategic waterway,officials said Sunday. Canal authority head Mohab Mamish said a “terrorist element” targeted a Panama-flagged vessel Saturday,but it was undamaged. PTI

Microsoft joins Google in US snooping suit

Washington: Technology giants Google and Microsoft have teamed up for a legal battle seeking clarity on secret US government requests for Internet user data after failed negotiations with the Obama administration. “Today our two companies stand together…We believe we have a clear right under the US Constitution to share more information with the public,” Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith said. PTI

Roadside bomb kills 9 soldiers in Pakistan

peshawar: At least nine soldiers were killed and nine others injured when a roadside bomb struck a military convey in Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan tribal region Sunday. The convoy of military vehicles was travelling from Datakhel to Miramshah when it was struck by a remotely-detonated bomb in Boya area of North Waziristan tribal region. PTI

Spike in Fukushima radiation levels

TOKYO: Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold,the plant’s operator said on Sunday. Radiation of 1,800 millisieverts per hour, enough to kill an exposed person in four hours,was detected near the bottom of one storage tank on Saturday,Tokyo Electric Power Company said. reuters

Over 800 killed in

Iraq last month : UN

BAGHDAD: The UN mission in Iraq said it recorded 807 deaths in the violence in the country in August,including members of security forces but not insurgents. Baghdad recorded 317 deaths in the violence it said. The UN figure was lower than

its July death toll of 1,057. AP

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