ARTICLES RELATING TO CIA

CIA spy claims proof of West trying to effect regime change - ANC

2016-05-15 15:41

A report that a tip from a CIA spy to authorities during apartheid led to former president Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 is proof that western powers were trying to destabilise former liberation movements in Southern Africa, the ANC says.

Ex-CIA agent loses appeal against extradition

2016-04-26 19:59

Portugal's Constitutional Court has rejected a former CIA operative's appeal against her extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in the US extraordinary renditions programme, a court official says.

Ex-CIA agent in last ditch appeal against return

2016-04-11 19:52

A court official says a former CIA operative has lodged an appeal at Portugal's Constitutional Court against her extradition to Italy.

CIA leaves explosives on school bus after training exercise

2016-04-02 07:22

A Virginia school bus ferrying students to and from classes had explosives under the hood after the CIA accidentally left them following a training exercise, the intelligence agency says.

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.

 

CIA director lifts veil over secret 9/11 pages

2016-05-02 13:42

CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links.

Head of the CIA unexpectedly arrives in Bosnia

2016-04-22 12:34

The Director of the CIA, John Brennan arrives in Bosnia to meet with anti-terrorism structures

US wants CIA sex case files kept secret

2016-04-09 11:01

The US Justice Department has urged a US judge to keep secret many of the court records in the now-abandoned lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus.

CIA director says ISIS group has used, can make chem weapons

2016-02-12 10:30

CIA director John Brennan says that ISIS fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to make small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reports.

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.

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