Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
- Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire with Indian troops along the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in the latest flare-up of tensions.
- The Leiden Law Blog has published an analysis on the Guatemalan genocide case against former president José Efraín Ríos Montt.
- The recent closures of US and UK embassies around the Middle East and Africa were allegedly prompted by intercepted messages from al-Qaeda leaders. Some national security and counterterrorism analysts are left shaking their heads in response as to why such a broad geographic range of embassies were closed.
- Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who published documents leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, plans to make new revelations “within the next 10 days or so” on secret U.S. surveillance of the Internet.