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.

Petraeus apologises for 'mistake'

2013-03-27 10:00

Former CIA chief General David Petraeus has apologised for the "mistake" which triggered his resignation last year, in his first public speech since quitting due to an extra-marital affair.

US general defers plea over sex charges

2013-01-23 14:06

A US Army general brought back from Afghanistan to face court-martial on a series of sexual misconduct charges has deferred entering a plea.

Top international scandals of 2012

2012-12-27 11:46

From the spear that divided a nation to Lance Armstrong losing his Tour de France titles, here are some of 2012's most sensational stories.

Allen resumes command in Afghanistan

2012-11-21 22:17

General John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of the war in Afghanistan, after the Pentagon announced it is investigating potentially "inappropriate" correspondence with a woman.

Petraeus lover filled with 'guilt, shame'

2012-11-20 14:03

Speaking through her brother, the ex-lover of fallen CIA chief David Petraeus has broken her silence on the affair that led to his downfall, saying she is "filled with guilt and shame".

Petraeus's lover regrets affair damage

2012-11-19 10:01

Paula Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation, is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout.

Petraeus, Allen letters 'inappropriate'

2012-11-16 11:03

The letters written by then-CIA director David Petraeus and General John Allen in a court appeal for custody of a child of a woman they are now embroiled in a scandal with were inappropriate, say analysts.

Hollywood to cash in on Petraeus scandal

2012-11-16 08:27

Studio executives have reportedly been huddled in meetings, sifting through potential scripts that can be tweaked about former four-star general David Petraeus' sex scandal.

Petraeus sex scandal amuses Taliban

2012-11-15 21:45

The sex scandal that has brought down CIA chief David Petraeus may be causing heartache in the Washington security establishment but the affair has prompted laughter among the Taliban.

Classified data: Petraeus lover had access

2012-11-15 09:01

A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information, say officials.

Don't jump to conclusions on Allen: Panetta

2012-11-14 12:00

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned against jumping to conclusions over the actions of General John Allen, who is embroiled in a scandal that has already cost CIA Director David Petraeus his job.

Key figures in the Petraeus sex scandal

2012-11-14 09:11

The sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has generated bizarre plot twists. Here are the key players in the story.

US general demoted for splurging

2012-11-13 22:39

The former head of the US Africa command, accused of splurging on lavish travel and other unauthorised expenses, has been demoted.

Petraeus 'shocked' by lover's e-mails

2012-11-13 10:01

CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening e-mails warning another woman to stay away from him, say former staff members and friends.

Petraeus case: 'Obsessed' agent probed

2012-11-13 07:41

The FBI agent who launched a probe that eventually led to CIA chief David Petraeus's resignation is now himself the subject of an internal investigation of his conduct, says a report.

CIA chief quits over affair

2012-11-09 22:46

David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

US officials: Al-Qaeda far from done

2011-09-13 22:41

Al-Qaeda is weaker, and US intelligence agencies are smarter, since the September 11 2001 attacks - but the terrorists are nowhere near giving up, intelligence officials say.

Petraeus steps down in Afghanistan

2011-07-18 12:00

General David Petraeus is to step down from his post as the top US commander in Afghanistan, after two of the Afghan president's closest allies were assassinated.

Nato airstrike kills 14 civilians

2011-05-29 08:34

An Afghan spokesperson says a Nato airstrike in the southern Afghan province of Helmand has killed 14 civilians.

Petraeus: Sorry for killing Afghans

2011-03-02 18:04

International forces have admitted that they accidentally killed nine Afghan civilians in an airstrike while their commander, General David Petraeus, says he is "deeply sorry for this tragedy".

Petraeus: Karzai talk hurts war plan

2010-11-15 14:00

The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has warned Afghan officials that President Hamid Karzai’s latest criticism of US strategy undermines the war effort, reports say.

Afghan Taliban say US ineffective

2010-10-04 23:07

The Taliban in Afghanistan say a major military operation against them in their stronghold in the south has had little impact.

Petraeus: Cut Afghanistan fraud

2010-09-14 15:50

The commander of international forces in Afghanistan, US General David Petraeus, has ordered troops to limit corruption.

Burning Qu'ran bad for US troops

2010-09-07 14:22

The top US and Nato commander in Afghanistan warns that an American church's threat to burn copies of the Quran could endanger US troops in the country.


Criticised Petraeus to take $1 salary

2013-07-16 11:04

Former CIA director David Petraeus is taking a big salary cut for his visiting professorship at the City University of New York's honours college after being criticised for how much he was getting paid.

US commander cleared in Petraeus case

2013-01-23 19:46

A Pentagon investigation has cleared General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchanging e-mails with a civilian woman linked to a sex scandal.

Kelley: I knew I was being stalked

2013-01-22 22:46

The woman caught up in the scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus has decided not to press charges against his mistress over allegedly threatening e-mails.

Socialite fights back in Petraeus scandal

2012-11-28 11:08

A Tampa socialite embroiled in the scandal that cost CIA Director David Petraeus his job is fighting back, releasing material she says shows she never tried to exploit her friendship with Petraeus.

Sister defends socialite in Petraeus saga

2012-11-21 12:00

The sister of the Florida socialite who inadvertently triggered the FBI probe that brought down CIA chief David Petraeus has defended both her twin and the former general.

Benghazi row: Focus on edited memo

2012-11-19 11:06

The row over the assault on the US mission in Libya has narrowed to focus on how and why the CIA's determination that it was a terror attack was left out of a public "talking points" memo.

Petraeus knew quickly who was behind attack

2012-11-16 13:00

Former CIA director David Petraeus is to tell lawmakers he knew "almost immediately" after the attack on a US mission in Libya that al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia was to blame, says a report.

Shirtless photo a 'joke': FBI agent

2012-11-16 09:01

The FBI agent who began the investigation that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA director says a shirtless photo he sent to a woman at the centre of the probe was a "joke" sent to many friends.

CIA opens probe into Petraeus scandal

2012-11-16 08:16

The CIA has launched an internal inquiry following the resignation of its director David Petraeus, who confessed to an extramarital affair, says a spokesperson for the US intelligence agency.

Ethics review for US top brass

2012-11-15 20:40

Defence Secretary Leon Panetta ordered US military commanders to carry out a review of ethics training among senior officers amid a widening sex scandal that cost CIA chief David Petraeus his job.

No security breach in Petraeus affair

2012-11-14 22:02

US President Barack Obama, in his first public reaction to the fall of ex-CIA chief David Petraeus, has said he is aware of no breach of national security during the affair.

Petraeus, Allen intervened in custody spat

2012-11-14 10:00

Ex-CIA head David Petraeus and General John Allen, intervened in a child custody battle on behalf of the sister of the woman at the centre of a scandal that has engulfed both men, court documents show.

CIA scandal: General's e-mails 'flirtatious'

2012-11-14 08:34

Investigators have uncovered 20 000-plus pages of documents and e-mails between Afghan war chief General John Allen and a Tampa socialite. Some of the material has been characterised as "flirtatious".

US general probed in Petraeus scandal

2012-11-13 16:01

The career of General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, is now in jeopardy due to the investigation of the David Petraeus sex scandal.

FBI searches home of Petraeus lover

2012-11-13 09:00

FBI agents have searched the home of the woman at the centre of a sex scandal behind David Petraeus's decision to step down as head of the CIA, say reports.

'Mystery woman' in Petraeus affair named

2012-11-12 07:49

The woman identified as the source of an FBI probe that has led to the downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus, has asked for privacy and has expressed "her family's continuing fondness" for him.

Bin Laden ordered Obama attack - report

2012-03-16 22:06

Before his death, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had ordered his followers in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of US President Barack Obama, a report says

Petraeus leaving US Army for CIA top job

2011-08-31 08:36

General David Petraeus is bidding farewell to the US Army that has been his life and the troops that have been his family for 37 years.

Gates warns on Afghanistan pullback

2011-06-06 22:37

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has wrapped up an emotional farewell visit to military posts in Afghanistan warning against pulling troops out too quickly.

Progress in Taliban fight - general

2011-03-15 22:39

Coalition forces have halted the march of Taliban militants in parts of Afghanistan, top US commander General David Petraeus says.

US predicts intensified fighting in 2011

2011-02-09 14:05

The top US and Nato commander in Afghanistan warns that combat will likely escalate during the spring thaw as Taliban insurgents try to return to areas cleared by forces during the past several months.

Pakistan keeps key border shut

2010-10-07 16:34

Pakistan says it has not decided when to reopen a key border crossing Nato uses to ship supplies to Afghanistan.

Thousands of Afghans displaced

2010-09-29 21:22

Hundreds of families have been displaced by fierce clashes in southern Afghanistan as Nato-led forces fight to eradicate the Taliban from the militants' heartland.

Nato: 1 year till Afghan withdrawal

2010-09-08 13:12

US-led Nato troops in Afghanistan should be able to start handing off responsibility for security to the Kabul government sometime next year.

2 000 more Nato troops for Afghans

2010-09-06 14:06

Nato might send 2 000 extra troops to Afghanistan, mainly to train Afghan security forces, following a request from war commander David Petraeus.

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