Thursday’s Mini-Report, 3.24.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* News from the FBI: “Seven Iranian computer experts linked to the government in Tehran were charged Thursday with cyber attacks against American banks and a dam in New York.”
 
* Brussels bombing: “Belgium’s justice and interior ministers acknowledged Thursday that the authorities had erred by not acting on Turkey’s request last year that they take custody of a Belgian citizen arrested for suspected terrorist activity. The man was one of the Islamic State suicide bombers in the devastating Brussels attacks.”
 
* Related news: “The two brothers named as the suicide bombers at the center of the Brussels airport and metro attacks this week were listed as a potential terror threat in U.S. databases, NBC News has learned. According to two U.S. officials, Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui were known to U.S. counter terrorism authorities prior to Tuesday morning.”
 
* ISIS losing ground: “As European governments scramble to contain the expanding terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the group is a rapidly diminishing force.”
 
* This may not be a sustainable posture: “Striking a defiant tone as scandals engulf her government, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil insisted in an interview on Thursday that she would not resign, even as momentum builds in Congress for her ouster.”
 
* Radovan Karadzic: “A former Bosnian Serb leader was found guilty of genocide and other charges on Thursday for his role in deadly campaigns during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, including the massacres of thousands in Srebrenica, as an international tribunal announced a long-awaited reckoning in Europe’s bloodiest chapter since World War II.”
 
* Mississippi: “A second person pleaded guilty Thursday to hanging a rope and a confederate flag around an important Civil Rights monument at the University of Mississippi in 2014.”
 
* The end of the DOJ’s fight with Apple? “U.S. officials on Thursday said they are hopeful that they will be able to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without help from Apple Inc by using a third party’s technique.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Thursday's Mini-Report, 3.24.16