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Asia-Pacific Hatches Cyber Attack Plan
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (516 reads)

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28, 2006 (AFP) - Asia's top security forum on Friday announced sweeping plans to prevent cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and the abuse of online resources by terrorists. The Associations of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, which includes the United States, Russia and China and is known as ARF, moved to boost counter-terrorism measures at its annual meeting in Malaysia. The group adopted a statement saying that the misuse of computer resources by terrorists was a "destructive and devastating form and manifestation of global terrorism." It said the problem was made worse by increased connectivity betwen countries in the region, and that the 26 member nations would establish an ARF-wide alert network on cyber-related crimes.


Asia, US Hold Talks Without Defiant North Korea
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 (437 reads)

by Jun Kwanwoo

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28, 2006 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged North Korea to rejoin negotiations on its nuclear programme Friday as 10 world powers held Asian security talks without the communist regime. Rice told the meeting in Kuala Lumpur that the United States was ready "at any time, at any place and without any conditions" to meet North Korea under a six-nation framework that began three years ago. But North Korea, which left the six-way talks in November and caused further outrage this month when it test fired seven missiles, said it would not return until US financial sanctions against it were dropped. Friday's 10-way dialogue involved North Korea's previous nuclear negotiating partners -- South Korea, China, Japan, the United States and Russia -- along with Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand.Read More...

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