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.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

2014-04-23 09:42

The US Senate's report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed military tribunals of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay .

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.


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.

Putin foe faces threat of jail in new trial

2014-04-24 09:45

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny goes on trial in a major case that his supporters fear will end in a lengthy jail sentence for President Vladimir Putin's top critic.

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.

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