Daily Archives: November 13, 2016

Ukraine | One million subscribers deprived of mobile communication due to Ukrainian intelligence service

In the morning on November 11 the Ukrainian intelligence agencies known as SBU carried out searches at offices of the Intertelecom company. The company is the unique service provider of mobile communication in the country in the CDMA standard.

Charge in high treason which was brought by the SBU became the basis for a search. After Crimea joint to Russia Ukraine forbade activities of its companies in the territory of the Crimea. The Intertelecom operator created in Crimea a separate firm which received the status of the legal entity in Russia and began to perform the activities irrespective of the head company. However in the SBU consider that the new Russian firm continued to use technical platforms of Intertelecom in Odessa for data processing. According to intelligence agency it gave “the chance for unauthorized intervention in work of telecommunication networks of the Ukrainian telecom operators”.

Iraq forces make gains in Mosul amid heavy fighting, suicide car bombs

Iraqi special forces backed by US and Iraqi air power took control of two districts of eastern Mosul on Saturday after heavy fighting in which they destroyed at least 10 cars deployed by Islamic State (IS) as suicide bombs, the military said.

Infantry and armoured division troops also advanced in a nearby neighbourhood, destroying three rocket launchers and killing 30 militants, it said in a statement.

Colombia government and FARC rebels reach new peace deal

Negotiators of Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC guerrillas on Saturday announced they have reached a new peace deal after the initial pact announced in September was rejected in a referendum.

Ahead of the announcement, President Juan Manuel Santos personally visited the primary opponent to the talks, his successor Alvaro Uribe and called other prominent conservative leaders who had opposed the deal to personally discuss the implications of the new deal.