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.

Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down

2013-05-17 08:05

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have insisted Bashar Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks.

Obama welcomes Brennan's CIA confirmation

2013-03-08 09:01

The US Senate has confirmed John Brennan as CIA director after the White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones.

CIA pick: Senator speaks for hours

2013-03-07 10:01

A Republican senator is seeking to block President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the CIA, saying he would speak as long as it takes to do so, citing concern about drone strikes on US soil.

US memo justifies drone killings

2013-02-05 22:26

The US has authorised the killing of US citizens as part of its controversial drone campaign against al-Qaeda.

Hagel draws fire in Obama security revamp

2013-01-07 22:19

US President Barack Obama has nominated controversial former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon and hard-nosed counter-terrorism czar John Brennan to head the CIA.

US 'vigilant' for holiday terror attack

2010-12-22 22:31

US President Barack Obama has sent out his top White House anti-terror advisor to assure Americans that everything possible is being done to keep them safe from attack over Christmas.

US faces cyber threats

2010-02-07 21:49

President Barack Obama's top counter terrorism advisor says the US faces "serious and significant" cyber threats that could compromise national security.


CIA rolls out 'new and improved website'

2013-06-24 23:36

The CIA prides itself on secrecy but the spy agency has unveiled a revamped wesbite that promises a user-friendly layout and a "sleeker, more modern web experience".

Brennan sworn in as CIA chief

2013-03-08 19:58

John Brennan has been sworn in as the director of the CIA, becoming the third key member of President Barack Obama's new national security team.

Brennan clears Senate hurdle

2013-03-07 23:15

The US Senate has voted to proceed with the nomination of John Brennan to be President Barack Obama's next director of the CIA.

Brennan defends US drones at hearing

2013-02-08 08:32

CIA Director-designate John Brennan has strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing.

US may use pre-emptive cyberstrikes

2013-02-04 22:04

A secret legal review has concluded the US president has the power to order pre-emptive cyberstrikes if credible evidence suggests a major digital attack is imminent from abroad, a report says.

President Saleh meets Obama envoy

2011-07-10 19:20

President Ali Abdullah Salh has met with Obama's counter terrorism adviser according to Yemen TV .

Hezbollah slams Gates' remarks

2010-04-28 19:02

Hezbollah has slammed the comments made by US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, accusing the militant group of having more weapons than most governments in the world.

Super Bowl security prepared

2010-02-07 21:46

President Barack Obama's counter terrorism advisor says he's not aware of any credible terrorist threats against the Super Bowl.

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