ARTICLES RELATING TO CIA

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.

CIA may have paid SA ‘lump sum’ for torture centres

2014-12-12 11:52

America’s war on terror in the wake of the 9/11 attacks would not have been possible without the help of allies, but what does the CIA’s torture report reveal of South Africa’s involvement?

CIA chief defends agency's record

2014-12-11 22:27

CIA Director John Brennan has defended his agency from accusations in a report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorists with no security benefits to the US.

UK open to inquiry over role in CIA torture

2014-12-11 18:12

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said he would support an inquiry into whether British spies were complicit in CIA torture of terrorism suspects.

 

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.

British govt under pressure over CIA link

2014-12-12 14:32

The British government is under pressure to appoint a judge to investigate whether its spy agencies were complicit in the torture of terrorist suspects by the CIA after 9/11.

Torture offered useful, valuable info - CIA chief

2014-12-12 06:52

CIA Director John Brennan has struck back at a US Senate report that accused the agency of torturing terror detainees, acknowledging that "abhorrent" tactics were used but defending the overall interrogation programme for saving lives after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Architects of brutal CIA methods had little experience

2014-12-11 19:55

When the CIA set out to design a programme to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists with no practical interrogation experience.

US allies condemn CIA torture, praise report

2014-12-11 17:50

Turkey's foreign minister has said that the report on the CIA's harsh treatment of terrorist suspects reveals "unacceptable torture and treatment”.

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