Embarrassment as CIA director John Brennan's emails get leaked

2015-10-22 07:19

Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks has published an initial tranche of documents it says were from the personal email account of CIA director John Brennan.

US report proves Lithuania hosted CIA 'black site' - lawyer

2015-09-18 17:00

A US Senate report proves that Lithuania hosted a secret CIA jail for terror suspects a decade ago, a lawyer for a Saudi-born Guantanamo detainee has claimed.

Former CIA leaders release book defending brutal tactics

2015-09-09 22:30

Former senior CIA officials instrumental in extracting information from al-Qaeda prisoners through what most Americans consider to have been torture have published a book defending their conduct.

CIA chief: Ending NSA spying would boost terror threat

2015-05-31 19:50

CIA chief John Brennan has warned that allowing vital surveillance programmes to expire could increase terror threats, as the US Senate convened for a crunch debate on whether to renew the controversial provisions.

Most Americans support drone strikes on terrorists

2015-05-01 16:14

Most Americans support drone strikes against terrorists overseas, a new poll has revealed.

CIA defends nuclear deal with Iran

2015-04-08 09:11

CIA director John Brennan has given a staunch defence of the framework nuclear deal with Iran, calling some criticism of the accord 'disingenuous' while expressing surprise at Tehran's concessions.

Lawyer for doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden gets killed

2015-03-18 10:45

A lawyer who was defending a Pakistani doctor who helped CIA agents hunt Osama bin Laden has been killed, local media report, quoting the police.

Afghanistan could become haven for ISIS

2015-02-11 09:44

Afghanistan is in danger of turning into a sanctuary once again for Islamist extremists as the West withdraws troops and shifts its attention elsewhere, a former senior CIA official warns.

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets

2015-01-27 08:40

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear programme in a case that was as much about the journalist who published the leaks.

CIA maybe went too far - memo

2014-12-15 05:10

As former vice president Dick Cheney argued that the CIA's aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the programme said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far.


Iran enters Syria war, Russia bombs CIA group

2015-10-01 18:39

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar Assad's government.

US government blocks release of new CIA torture details

2015-09-11 14:35

US government officials have blocked the release of defence lawyers' notes detailing the torture of Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah while in CIA custody, defence lawyers have said.

Sex, lies and debt potentially exposed by US data hack

2015-06-15 12:06

When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a US security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government.

Bin Laden was grooming son as heir to jihadist empire

2015-05-20 16:10

Hamza bin Laden, the favourite son of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, was being groomed to take over as al-Qaeda's leader, according to the CIA.

Ex-CIA chief fined, given probation for divulging secrets

2015-04-24 09:17

Former CIA chief David Petraeus has been given two years' probation and fined $100 000 for providing classified secrets to his mistress, capping a dramatic fall from grace for the man feted for changing the course of the Iraq war.

US can prevent Iran developing nuclear bomb: CIA director

2015-03-22 16:39

The United States is confident it can prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons even if the Islamic republic pulls out of talks, CIA Director John Brennan says.

CIA to make sweeping changes, focus on cyber ops

2015-03-10 09:25

The Central Intelligence Agency is launching one of the biggest reorganisations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations.

Interpreter's alleged CIA prison links stall 9/11 case

2015-02-10 08:12

A military judge has halted a hearing at Guantanamo after defendants accused of the 9/11 attacks complained that the court interpreter had worked in the CIA's secret prisons.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus

2015-01-10 11:35

The FBI and US prosecutors have reportedly recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA.

Britain wants more info on CIA torture report

2014-12-14 18:04

A UK parliamentary panel wants access to information not made public in a US Senate report that may pertain to Britain's role in the interrogation and rendition of terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks.

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