Saturday Evening News Brief, May 13

Saturday evening brief May 13 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
​ The unprecedented global wave of cyberattacks hit India too as older Windows XP operating software is still in use widely. During the attack, computers in 18 police units in Chittoor, Krishna, Guntur, Visakhatpatnam and Srikakulam districts were affected. However, officials said the day-to-day functioning was not hampered.
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China and Pakistan signed a number of agreements to boost cooperation on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The two countries should not only continue high-level exchanges, but increase interactions between governments, legislative bodies and political parties, Chinese President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying.
Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is poised to lead a stronger, larger al-Qaida to avenge his father’s death, a former FBI agent said. Ali Soufan, who was the bureau’s lead investigator of al-Qaida after the 9/11 attacks, told the letters, seized in a dramatic US raid in which Laden was killed, reveal Hamza to be a young man who adores his father and wants to carry on his murderous ideology.
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Hizbul commander Zakir Musa quit after the outfit condemned his ‘beheading’ threat to separatists “The outfit has neither got anything to do with the statement of Moosa nor the statement is acceptable to it,” Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman Saleem Hashmi said in a statement early in the day. “Following my last audio message, a lot of confusion is being spread in Kashmir. I stand by my speech and by my message,” Musa said in the latest audio clip released on social media.
Pakistan is likely to tell the International Court of Justice that it has no jurisdiction over the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ has scheduled hearings in the case as early as starting May 15. Pakistan is “clearly at a disadvantage because of the paucity of time, logistical support and finding legal expertise,” a senior government official told The Express Tribune.
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