Spy reforms could pass US Senate Tuesday, with changes

With key post-9/11 surveillance authorities lapsed, the US Senate votes Tuesday on reforms that would end the government`s most controversial spy program, but altering the legislation would put its fate in jeopardy.

Sri Lanka asks Canada not to ignore terrorist list

Sri Lanka today appealed to Canada not to ignore its designated terrorist list that includes the LTTE, saying it would be in violation of a UN resolution on counterterrorism.

`Need for greater Indo-US counterterrorism cooperation`

There is need for greater counterterrorism cooperation between India and US, an eminent US lawmaker has said.

UK govt orders urgent review of counterterrorism powers

Britain`s govt has ordered an urgent review of this country`s key counterterrorism powers, including electronically tagging terror suspects and detaining them without charge.

Counterterrorism should not supersede privacy: UN report

Counterterrorism practices such as racial profiling, creation of privacy-intrusive databases and using employed in the fight against terrorism violate human rights, a UN report said on Wednesday.

US-China extend dialogue to cover counterterrorism

The United States and China are to expand their dialogue to cover counterterrorism, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced but Beijing cautioned against any interference in internal affairs.