Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

2014-04-15 11:25

Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken over by pro-Russian forces, with most of the seizures following the same pattern.

Reid asks for computer examination in CIA dispute

2014-03-20 19:16

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has asked the Senate's chief law enforcement officer to examine the Intelligence Committee's computers.

Knox could face return to Italy after conviction

2014-01-31 08:14

What now for Amanda Knox? Legal experts say Italy return a strong possibility after conviction. Here's how that might play out:

Lawsuit seeks CIA papers on Mandela arrest

2014-01-09 07:25

An American student has lodged a lawsuit against the CIA in an attempt to secure documents that purportedly show the intelligence agency was complicit in Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962.

'Father of Taliban' backs polio vaccines

2013-12-10 20:50

A radical Pakistani religious scholar known as the "Father of the Taliban" has issued a fatwa urging parents to immunise their children against polio and other fatal diseases.

US offers to destroy Syrian nukes at sea

2013-11-28 14:47

The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a US government-owned ship.

US drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan

2013-11-21 09:30

A suspected US drone has carried out a missile strike in Pakistan outside the country's remote tribal region, killing six people, including at least two Afghan militants.

Gitmo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

2013-11-08 09:35

Al Jazeera America has published part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Washington: No clemency for Snowden

2013-11-04 20:03

A White House aide and top US lawmakers has rejected intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's request for clemency following his disclosures of widespread government surveillance.

Iran seeks new approach with atomic agency

2013-10-28 21:54

Iran's top nuclear negotiator has called for a "new approach" in ties with the UN atomic watchdog, kicking off a series of meetings preparing for tough talks with world powers next week.

Obama, Pakistani PM Sharif vow co-operation

2013-10-24 07:35

President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have pledged co-operation on the security issues, but sources of tension briefly bubbled to the surface during their meeting.

NSA and CIA collaborate on drone strikes - Report

2013-10-17 09:04

The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the US targeted killing programme, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad.

Snowden's father arrives in Moscow

2013-10-10 09:10

The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow, hoping to meet his son for the first time since the latter became a fugitive.

Ailing US father asks Iran leader to free son

2013-09-26 12:07

The ailing father of a former US Marine imprisoned in Iran is pleading for the release of his son in a letter delivered to Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, who is in New York.

Former Pentagon chiefs criticise Obama over Syria

2013-09-19 11:02

Two former Pentagon chiefs who served under Barack Obama have criticised the president over the Syria crisis and his request to Congress to authorise possible US military action.

US weapons now reaching Syrian rebels - Report

2013-09-12 09:01

The United States has begun funneling weapons and technical equipment to rebel fighters in Syria, the Washington Post reports.

Snowden revelation: US 'black budget' disclosed

2013-08-30 10:03

A detailed breakdown of the so-called 'black budget' - the amount of money the US Congress grants to US spy agencies every year - has been revealed by the Washington Post.

Syria govt carried out chemical attack: US

2013-08-29 12:01

President Barack Obama has declared unequivocally that the United States has "concluded" that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians.

CIA acknowledges Area 51

2013-08-17 10:00

The truth is out there: CIA acknowledges existence of Area 51.

CIA scales back Afghan bases - report

2013-07-24 22:41

The Central Intelligence Agency has started scaling back its presence in Afghanistan, closing secret bases as US troops withdraw from the country.

The CIA and a top secret vacuum cleaner

2013-07-11 15:38

Confined to a CIA secret prison, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Designing a vacuum cleaner.

Bolivia leader threatens to shut US embassy

2013-07-05 08:03

Bolivia's president has threatened to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the US after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions.

What's a little spying among friends?

2013-07-02 12:14

US President Barack Obama had a simple answer to European outrage over new allegations that his country spies on its allies: The Europeans do it too.

Hayden: Be transparent about programmes

2013-06-30 21:56

The US government should release more information about surveillance programmes to reassure Americans that their privacy rights are being protected.

CIA rolls out 'new and improved website'

2013-06-24 23:36

The CIA prides itself on secrecy but the spy agency has unveiled a revamped wesbite that promises a user-friendly layout and a "sleeker, more modern web experience".


No proof torture helped find bin Laden - report

2014-03-31 09:29

A hotly disputed US Senate torture report concludes that water boarding and other harsh interrogation methods has provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

CIA: We did not infiltrate Senate computers

2014-03-11 22:27

The CIA did not infiltrate computers of the Senate committee investigating the agency's interrogation and detention programme for terrorism suspects, it has said.

Why did US consider Mandela a terrorist?

2014-01-13 16:09

A US student has explained why he is suing the CIA and FBI in order to obtain documents relating to why former president Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist, and what role US security agencies had in his arrest.

CIA director spilled Bin Laden secrets

2013-12-11 14:50

New documents show that former CIA director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to Zero Dark Thirty scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters.

Hagel to meet with Pakistani PM

2013-12-09 13:27

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Pakistan for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation's new army chief, hoping to repair a strained relationship.

Penny Lane: Guantanamo's other CIA facility

2013-11-26 21:20

In the early years after the 9/11 attacks, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the US kill terrorists.

CIA spying on Americans' financial data

2013-11-15 17:30

The Central Intelligence Agency is amassing a huge database of international money transfers that includes the financial and personal data of millions of Americans.

Gitmo conditions reviewed by US judge

2013-11-07 07:32

A US military judge has ordered the US to turn over confidential reports compiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross on conditions at Guantanamo Bay prison.

Pakistan report: civilian death toll by drones

2013-10-31 13:32

The Pakistani government have stated that 3% of 2 227 people killed in US drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure says some groups.

Snowden's leaks 'most serious' in US history

2013-10-26 08:32

Leaks from Edward Snowden have helped America's adversaries and represent the most serious breach of classified information in US history, the CIA's former number-two ranking official has said.

Gitmo detainees assert rights against torture

2013-10-23 12:00

Lawyers for Guantanamo detainees accused of the 9/11 attacks say their defendants' rights were violated because they are prevented from open discussion of mistreatment in secret prisons.

US missed red flag on Snowden: Report

2013-10-11 08:39

While working for the CIA, Edward Snowden was suspected of trying to break into files he did not have access to, but a report from his supervisor on this went unheeded, a newspaper says.

US vows 'relentless' terror fight after raids

2013-10-07 11:03

The United States pledged Sunday to keep "relentless pressure" on terror groups following the daring capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya and the storming of a Shebab stronghold in Somalia.

Tunisia says CIA warned of politician murder

2013-09-20 07:42

Tunisia says it was warned by the CIA of a planned attack against a lawmaker whose assassination in July plunged the country into a political crisis.

Kerry talks tough in Syria encounter with Russia

2013-09-13 10:05

Striking a tough tone, US Secretary of State John Kerry has opened with Russia on Syria's chemical weapons by bluntly rejecting a Syrian pledge to begin a "standard process".

Report says DNA test identified bin Laden

2013-08-30 12:04

Secret budget documents show that a US military laboratory in Afghanistan analysed DNA from Osama bin Laden's corpse and confirmed his identity after he was killed by a commando team.

US making case for action against Syria

2013-08-30 08:05

Barack Obama has faced push back on a military strike against Syria, with lawmakers in both the US and Britain demanding more proof of the Assad regime's chemical attack in Syria.

9/11 suspect cites Gitmo food 'torture'

2013-08-21 08:05

A Yemeni accused of the September 11 attacks has walked out of a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, claiming that the lack of food he received amounts to "psychological torture".

Kenya to pay $460k to rendition victims

2013-08-02 07:39

A Kenyan court has awarded compensation to 11 victims of the largest illegal deportation of terrorism suspects in Africa.

Proof of Huawei spying for China - report

2013-07-19 10:11

The former head of the US Central Intelligence Agency says he is aware of hard evidence that Huawei Technologies spied for the Chinese government, a report says.

Pakistan 'confused' over terrorism problem

2013-07-05 11:06

Suspected Islamic militants have killed at least 160 people during the new Pakistani government's first month in office, fuelling concern that leaders lack a strategy against extremism.

US drone kills 16 in Pakistan attack

2013-07-03 08:04

Unmanned US aircraft have fired four missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn, killing 16 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials say.

7 dead in attack on Kabul Nato supply firm

2013-07-02 10:01

A suicide truck bomb and gun attack have killed seven people, destroying the entrance to a compound used by a foreign Nato supply company in Kabul.

Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace

2013-06-25 08:26

Suicide attackers have blown up a car bomb and battled security forces outside Afghanistan's presidential palace after infiltrating one of the most secure areas of the capital.

Snowden: Chinese phone messages hacked

2013-06-22 19:48

Former CIA agent Edward Snowden has said that the US government hacks Chinese mobile phone companies to gather millions of text messages.

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