A Salvadoran man told The Associated Press that a former CIA operative gave him powerful explosives and cash to carry out a 1997 hotel bombing in Cuba.
The good guys wear white hats and are too-often misunderstood.
In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next 5 months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interro
The new vice-president of Egypt, Omar Suleiman, is a long-standing favourite of Israel's who spoke daily to the Tel Aviv government via a secret "hotline" to Cairo, leaked documents disclose.
The case of Raymond A. Davis, a former United States Special Forces soldier who is being held in connection with the deaths of two Pakistanis, has stirred a diplomatic furor, sending the precarious relationship between the United States and Pakistan
With unrest and chaos apparently having taken Egypt's rulers and Western states by surprise, governments and spies are increasingly looking to social media like Twitter to detect political threats in advance. Protesters who overthrew Tunisian Pres
On January 29, Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s top spy chief, was anointed vice president by tottering dictator, Hosni Mubarak. By appointing Suleiman, part of a shake-up of the cabinet in an attempt to appease the masses of protesters and retain his own gri
A US plan to see Egyptian President Mubarak leave office immediately and a transitional government formed by Mubarak's vice-president, a former head of Egypt's spy agency a "CIA point man" who facilitated the "extraordinary rendition" of terror suspe
A recent Russian intelligence assessment warned that the "Stuxnet" computer worm that's embedded itself into Iran's Russian-built Bushehr nuclear plant could cause a "Chernobyl-like disaster" should the site be switched on.
The man named by President Hosni Mubarak as his first ever deputy, Egyptian spy chief Omar Suleiman, reportedly orchestrated the brutal interrogation of terror suspects abducted by the CIA in a secret program condemned by rights groups.
Duane R. Clarridge parted company with the Central Intelligence Agency more than 2 decades ago, but from poolside at his home near San Diego, he still runs a network of spies. Over the past 2 years, he has fielded operatives in the mountains of Pakis
The US secret services used Turkey as a base to transport terrorism " suspects as part of its extraordinary rendition programme, German daily Die Welt reported today citing a WikiLeaks cable. Some 24 CIA flights landed at Incirlik airport in south
Behind Dimona’s barbed wire Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iran’s at Natanz, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium. Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program th
Bern has found signs that the US embassy in Geneva has been conducting illegal surveillance on Swiss territory, the justice ministry confirming local press reports. The Swiss government had in 2007 rejected requests made by the US missions in Bern an
Did you know Florida is home to one of the most dangerous international terrorists in the world; Luis Posada-Carriles. Posada, a former CIA agent was convicted of being involved in several terrorist attacks and plots in the Americas. These plots i
While the indictment does not identify the journalist or the intelligence operation, its details make clear that prosecutors believe Mr. Sterling was talking to James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Risen wrote about a C.I.A. attempt to
An American teenager detained in Kuwait two weeks ago and placed on an American no-fly list claims that he was severely beaten by his Kuwaiti captors during a weeklong interrogation about possible contacts with terrorism suspects in Yemen. The tee
A memoir by a top former Turkish intelligence official claims that a worldwide moderate Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing cover for the CIA since the mid-1990s.
The US government is guilty of allowing nuclear materials and intelligence to proliferate among some of the most dangerous regimes in the world for more than 30 years, a new book alleges. In Fallout, authors Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins ch
The family of Gul Rahman is still trying to recover his remains for burial, months after learning that he was stripped naked, doused in cold water and then left to die in a CIA-run Afghan prison known as the Salt Pit.
The CIA has recently released the “family jewels” that detail a number of operations in which the Company offended societal norms or actually violated laws. Even then, it appears to be a highly censored gloss on known ancient surreptitious actions. C
Middle Eastern leaders who've become friendly with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could face severe retribution from their local populations if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is killed or jailed for a lengthy amount of time.
A secret terrorism "black site" prison in Poland, confirmed to exist, was the subject of an international dispute between US and Polish authorities. Poland's request for US cooperation in a probe of the secret CIA prison was declined, according to
The Obama administration is expressing alarm over reports that thousands of political separatists and captured Taliban insurgents have disappeared into the hands of Pakistan’s police and security forces, and that some may have been tortured or killed
A 7-year effort by the CIA to hide its relationship with a Swiss family who acted as moles inside the world’s most successful atomic black market hit a turning point when a Swiss magistrate recommended charging the men with trafficking in technology
But even as such measures have begun to counter the worst of the pollution, a trickle of recent statements from politicians and officials have raised suspicions that the smog may have been of Iran’s own making, as officials ordered at least five of t
Thousands of Iranian truck drivers began a second day of strikes Tuesday after a sharp increase in the price of diesel fuel, transportation company officials said, as the Obama administration announced a further tightening of economic sanctions inten
Shortly after the radiation poisoning in London of a former K.G.B. officer, Alexander V. Litvinenko, a senior Russian official asserted that Moscow had been tailing his killers before he died but had been waved off by Britain’s security services, acc
Following the revelation on Friday of the abrupt departure of CIA station chief Jonathan Banks from Pakistan, "some American officials [are] convinced that the officer’s cover was deliberately blown by Pakistan’s military intelligence agency."
The CIA agreed to cover at least $5 million in legal fees for two contractors who were the architects of the agency’s interrogation program and personally conducted dozens of waterboarding sessions on terror detainees, former US officials said.