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.

Dear America - from a Muslim

2014-12-13 13:10

Were you so embedded in your Islamophobia that crimes such as torture were acceptable since Muslims are seen as inhuman? asks Saber Jazbhay.

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”.

No secret CIA prison, says Thailand

2014-12-11 13:59

Thailand has never allowed the US to detain or torture terrorism suspects on its soil, a senior Thai official has said.

CIA report full of crap - Cheney

2014-12-11 06:39

A damning report on the brutal treatment of War on Terror detainees by the US has triggered worldwide condemnation, as former vice president Dick Cheney, slammed the report and defended the interrogation programme as effective.

US embassies warn of post-CIA report violence

2014-12-10 21:58

At least six US embassies are warning of possible anti-US demonstrations and attacks after the release of a report outlining torture techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects.

Torture confronts US with War on Terror demons

2014-12-10 18:56

More than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, a bruised and divided US is still grappling with their dark legacy, as the squalid details of CIA torture dominate front pages.

Ex-CIA officials say torture report is one-sided, flawed

2014-12-10 15:53

A group of former top-ranking CIA officials has disputed a US Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation techniques produced no valuable intelligence.

Senate report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work

2014-12-09 20:12

The CIA used sexual threats, waterboarding and other harsh methods to interrogate terrorism suspects, but to no avail, a report says.

Ex-Libyan leader allowed to sue UK over torture

2014-10-30 18:46

A former Libyan commander has won the right to sue the UK for damages over the years of torture he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being handed to Libya by UK and US spies.

Madonsela 'empowered to probe the state'

2014-09-11 13:20

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has given a reminder that she was empowered to investigate the State, amid recent attacks on her character and actions.

MKMVA: Madonsela thinks she is God

2014-09-08 14:13

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela thinks she is God and must tell the country who her "handlers" are, the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe says.

Deputy minister: Madonsela a CIA spy

2014-09-08 08:29

Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Kebby Maphatsoe has accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being a CIA plant, it has been reported.

US mulls options to evacuate Yazidis from Iraqi mountain

2014-08-11 14:33

The US is exploring options to evacuate thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped on a barren mountain in northern Iraq by Islamic militants, after four nights of humanitarian relief airdrops.

US man arrested with ammunition in Pakistan

2014-07-18 13:49

A Us citizen has been arrested at Islamabad airport for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, Pakistan officials say, in the second such case since May.

Britain accused of covering up CIA flights

2014-07-10 20:23

A lawyer representing people allegedly flown on CIA flights to Libya and tortured has accused Britain of covering up details of its involvement.

US Congress passes intelligence whistleblower protections

2014-06-26 12:05

The US Congress has passed a law offering whistle-blower protections for government intelligence employees, a move cheered by supporters of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

US drone strike accused of killing 10 in Pakistan

2014-06-12 09:26

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least 10 people in a northwestern tribal district near the Afghan border.

CIA drone programme in Pakistan winding down

2014-05-29 09:43

The CIA's drone programme in Pakistan, once the mainstay of US President Barack Obama's counterterrorism effort, is winding down: There hasn't been a drone strike since last Christmas.

CIA will not use vaccination programs for spying

2014-05-20 15:35

After polio outbreaks, CIA promised never again to use vaccination programs as cover to for spy spying operations.

NSA's future 'safe' in Admiral's hands

2014-05-19 11:11

As NSA director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its programmes, the abuses of the US government revealed in the Watergate scandal are on his mind.


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.

USA torture report meaningless

2014-12-13 07:31

The US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA's interrogation programme will be meaningless without prosecuting the perpetrators of war crimes, says Mohamed Saeed.

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.

CIA torture report little comfort to Pakistani detainee

2014-12-11 14:41

A Pakistani detained at Bagram jail, where he was beaten and threatened, has told AFP a damning US report on the brutal treatment of detainees will do nothing to return the time he lost to the ordeal.

Psychologist defends harsh CIA interrogations

2014-12-11 10:24

One of the two psychologists who earned millions for designing the CIA's post September 11 2001 programme of brutal interrogations defends the treatment of al-Qaeda detainees.

White House: CIA torture undermines moral authority

2014-12-10 22:17

The torture of terrorism suspects by the CIA undermined the United States' moral authority, the White House has said.

CIA torture sparks outrage, demands for justice

2014-12-10 20:45

A damning report into the United States' brutal treatment of War on Terror detainees has triggered world-wide condemnation and calls for CIA agents and officials to face justice.

Germany: CIA torture violated democratic values

2014-12-10 18:23

Germany has said the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report was "a gross violation of our liberal, democratic values" that must never happen again.

CIA torture is brutal and ineffective - US senate

2014-12-10 15:47

CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and failed to produce useful intelligence, the US Senate says.

Libyan in Benghazi case faces new charges

2014-10-15 09:36

The Libyan militia leader charged in a deadly attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi has been hit with a slew of new criminal counts, some punishable by death.

Govt distances itself from Madonsela CIA claim

2014-09-09 10:00

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says a claim that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela works for the CIA does not reflect the views and thinking of government.

US ambassador: Madonsela CIA claims baseless

2014-09-08 12:40

The US ambassador to South Africa says claims that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a CIA agent are “baseless” and “offensive”.

IS 'waterboarded' Syria captives

2014-08-29 07:43

At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered American journalist James Foley, had been waterboarded in the early part of their captivity.

'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

2014-07-31 12:07

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks.

US drone strikes set 'dangerous precedent'

2014-06-26 14:32

America's reliance on secretive drone missile strikes against terror suspects has set a "dangerous precedent" that could be imitated by other countries and trigger wider wars around the world, former senior US officials say.

Iraqi militants seize former chemical weapons factory

2014-06-20 09:12

Sunni radicals in Iraq, who have overrun a swathe of territory north of Baghdad in a lightning offensive, have taken control of one of Saddam Hussein's former chemical weapons factories.

CIA uncovers sense of humour in debut tweet

2014-06-07 22:09

For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humour.

Snowden worked as a spy 'at all levels' - NBC

2014-05-28 07:14

US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "trained as a spy" and worked "undercover overseas" for intelligence agencies, he told NBC News in excerpts of an interview.

CIA will not stage fake vaccine programmes

2014-05-20 11:35

The White House has promised the US will not use vaccination programmes as cover for spy operations after the move was attempted during the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier

2014-04-24 12:53

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signalled a willingness to release him but are unclear which US officials have the authority to make a deal.

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