Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

World Jul 9, 2019

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

Egypt has asked Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimeter (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000) to an unknown buyer in early July ...

Editorials Oct 11, 2018

Chinese Interpol chief goes missing

China's detention of Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei shows nothing takes precedence over the Chinese Communist Party's self-perceived need to protect itself. Governments around the world, including Tokyo, must take note.

Global cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

World / Crime & Legal Oct 10, 2018

Global cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

The latest innovations in cybercrime have shifted from financially motivated actors to state-backed hackers focused on sabotage and intelligence gathering, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Tuesday. "The focus of innovations and research on the creation of complex malware, as well as organization of multi-layered targeted ...

Interpol saga hurts China's bid to lead global bodies: analysts

Asia Pacific Oct 9, 2018

Interpol saga hurts China's bid to lead global bodies: analysts

Beijing's international image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol, highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it seeks global goodwill in a trade spat with the United States, analysts said. The election of Meng Hongwei as head ...

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

World Oct 6, 2018

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland, and then vanished — putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case. Meng Hongwei, Interpol's president, boarded a plane and arrived ...