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US charges five Chinese army officers in cyber espionage case
May 20, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ot....... [more]

Iran agrees to limit nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions
November 24, 2013
The P5+1 world powers, which include the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany, reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday committing Iran to limiting its developing nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. The agreement outlines a six-month program, although the US h....... [more]

UK national indicted on charges of hacking US government systems
October 28, 2013
The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey filled charges Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of numerous US....... [more]

UN atomic energy agency: Iran, Korea must cooperate
September 9, 2013
The head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday stressed the need for both Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to cooperate in resolving outstanding issues regarding their nuclear activities. In his statement, the Director-General of the agency expressed....... [more]

EU court annulls sanctions on Iran
September 6, 2013
The EU General Court on Friday annulled sanctions imposed upon eight Iranian banks and companies, finding them unjustified. The 28-nation group has frozen assets and banned travel since 2010 for Iranian citizens thought to be linked to the nation's nuclear development. Citing insufficient evidence....... [more]

Second Circuit strikes down Vermont nuclear power laws
August 16, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday struck down three Vermont statutes regulating the safety of nuclear power plants. The court held that state regulations were preempted by the Federal Power Act and the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, both of which assign regulation and responsib....... [more]

HRW: Syria use of ballistic missiles in civilian areas violates humanitarian law
August 6, 2013
Nine apparent ballistic missile attacks on populated areas have killed at least 215 civilians, including 100 children, between February and July Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Ballistic missiles with large payloads of high-explosives have a wide-area destructive effect, making it impossi....... [more]

Is Egypt's Stance on the Blue Nile Dam Legally Justified?
June 17, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Zeray Yihdego of the University of Aberdeen Law School examines several legal issues arising from the dispute over the Blue Nile Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia...Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends, and has already....... [more]

Japan continues to suffer export restrictions, citizen protests two years after Fukushima
March 9, 2013
Almost two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Japanese officials report that 44 countries still ban or limit food imports from Japan, as thousands of the nation's citizens gathered on Saturday in ongoing anti-nuclear demonstrations around the country. China and South Korea, both majo....... [more]

Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program and Lawful Israeli Self-Defense
January 15, 2013
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that, if Iran proceeds with building nuclear arms, Israel may be legally justified in launching a military attack as a means of self-defense...Under international law, would Israel have a right to engage in measures....... [more]

Romania court approves extradition of ex-defense official to US
January 15, 2013
The Bucharest Appeals Court on Tuesday ruled that a former Romanian defense ministry official can be extradited to the US on charges of trying to illegally export military equipment to Iran. Intelligence officials from Romania and the US coordinated their investigations in the case. According to Ir....... [more]




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