Three months after President Obama ordered a review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military coup there, the White House appears to have settled on a middle ground: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism efforts while suspending delivery of tanks, helicopters and other military hardware.
Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Tuesday agreed to co-operate on issues of pressing mutual importance, including counter-terrorism work, and combating illegal migration and organised crime, interior ministers of the two countries said.
The government's flagship £650 million National Cyber Security Programme has been accused by some of its private sector partners with lacking co-ordination and failing SMEs in the battle against the cyber threat.
Pakistan's Interior Ministry delivered a draft counterterrorism policy to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday that seeks to dismantle all terrorist outfits and networks in Pakistan through counterinsurgency and intelligence efforts, as well as reforms to the police and judiciary.
The FBI is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hostage Rescue Team. Always ready to respond to a crisis situation, this specialized entity is America's premier SWAT team and a world renowned counter-terrorism force.
The UK's Ministry of Defence has partnered with companies including Hewlett Packard and Rolls-Royce to create a cyber security protection group aimed at boosting defences in the event of cyber attacks.
Britain will start talks to put its 159 billion pound military equipment buying programme in the hands of a private company as soon as Friday, as it battles to clamp down on cost overruns and delays, industry sources said.