Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying for Israel

2014-12-21 15:39

An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway.

Romanian pres accuses PM of being ex-spy

2014-10-14 13:06

Romanian President Traian Basescu has accused the prime minister, who is the favourite to win the presidential race, of being an ex-spy.

US woman seeks to erase spying conviction

2014-08-26 11:37

A 98-year-old woman convicted on a conspiracy charge in the run-up to the atomic spying trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg is in court to try and erase her conviction.

Confusion over when Assange will leave embassy

2014-08-18 13:24

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will "soon" leave Ecuador's embassy in London but Wikileaks has downplayed the comment, saying he won't depart until there's an agreement with Britain's government.

WikiLeaks founder may hand himself over to police - report

2014-08-18 09:10

Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange is set to hold a news conference, with reports suggesting that he may hand himself over to police.

Ex-spy Litvinenko death inquiry to open in UK

2014-07-31 14:00

The UK will formally open an inquiry into the radioactive poisoning of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko in a case that threatens to increase tensions with Moscow.

Swedish court to decide on Assange's fate

2014-07-16 10:38

A Swedish court will hold a public hearing to determine if an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for alleged sexual assault should be dropped.

Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public

2014-07-07 08:52

Original documents from one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history - a who's who of Soviet spying - have been released after being held in secret for two decades.

US tries to debunk Snowden claims with e-mail

2014-05-30 08:53

The US government has released an email written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programmes before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

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.

US files charges on hacking, infuriates China

2014-05-20 08:18

The United States has charged five members of a shadowy Chinese military unit with hacking US companies for trade secrets, infuriating China which summoned the US ambassador.

Chinese indicted in US for cyber spying

2014-05-19 16:14

A US grand jury has indicted five members of the Chinese military for allegedly cyber spying on American companies in the nuclear power, metals and solar products industries.

Pentagon mulls options for Manning detention

2014-05-14 14:56

The US military is considering options for the detention of a transgender soldier who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over secret files to WikiLeaks and has requested hormone therapy.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

Manning's new lawyer decries 35yr sentence

2014-04-02 09:47

Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking reams of classified information is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted, her lawyer says.

Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

2014-03-20 11:44

The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking US secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

US - stop spying on our spies

2014-01-28 07:08

The US government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans' phone records.

Moz cops question Rwandan about spy chief

2014-01-08 17:47

Mozambican police have questioned a Rwandan military officer in connection with the spymaster's killing.

North Korea: Abductions must stop

2013-11-08 19:45

North Korea has warned of "merciless" action to stop the alleged abduction of its citizens by South Korean spy agents and activists.

Right to privacy must be UN priority

2013-11-03 09:00

Brazil has called internet privacy a world priority a day after it and Germany submitted a joint UN text on the issue in reaction to massive US cyberspying.

Snowden to start new website job

2013-10-31 16:24

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has found a job working for a website in Russia, a Russian lawyer who is aiding the whistleblower says.

Russia 'spied' on G20 countries

2013-10-29 17:26

Russia tried to spy on other Group of 20 (G20) countries during a summit it hosted in Saint Petersburg last month, Italian newspapers report.

NSA spying scale surprises, scandalises

2013-10-23 19:46

According to analysts American allies knew about the NSA spying, but not the sheer amount of spying that was conducted.

NSA snooped on French citizens - report

2013-10-21 10:13

The US National Security Agency secretly recorded millions of phone calls made in France, a report says, citing documents from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Snowden leaks harmed UK security: Cameron

2013-10-16 14:48

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the publication by the Guardian newspaper of secrets leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden has damaged national security.


Woman to nix spy case conviction

2014-12-04 18:34

A US woman is trying to clear her name after a 1950 nuclear espionage jail term.

Assange will not leave if US extradition holds - lawyer

2014-08-19 05:48

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer says.

China probes Canadians for alleged spying

2014-08-05 11:41

Chinese authorities are investigating two Canadians for alleged espionage, state media reports, a week after Canada accused Beijing of "state-sponsored" hacking.

Assange fumes as Australia tells him to 'man up'

2014-07-17 10:39

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reacted angrily after Australia's attorney-general said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Snowden says he wants to return to US

2014-05-29 09:43

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden says he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

US must stop 'unscrupulous' spying - China

2014-05-27 08:31

China is urging the US to halt its "unscrupulous" surveillance of other countries, saying that an investigation into reports of US espionage has concluded that China is a major target of the spying.

China: US cyber spy accusations lies

2014-05-19 22:00

China's Foreign Ministry has issued a strongly-worded statement, saying a US grand jury indictment of five Chinese military officials was made up.

US military may allow gender treatment for Manning

2014-05-15 10:36

The Pentagon is looking at transferring convicted leaker Private Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get hormonal treatment for her gender identity disorder, officials say.

UK needs new spy watchdog

2014-05-12 20:54

Britain should create a new body to oversee its intelligence agencies to reassure the public after revelations from ex-US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

2014-04-03 16:58

A judge has sentenced a former US State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

Israeli spy Pollard waives hearing

2014-04-01 18:12

A US parole official says convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard has waived his parole hearing amid diplomatic talks.

Egypt charges 2 Israelis with spying

2014-02-18 22:59

Egypt’s prosecutor general has referred two Israelis and two Egyptians to trial over charges of forming an espionage ring for Israel.

Tech leaders warn of snooping fallout

2014-01-22 21:06

Hi-tech bosses have demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments.

Iran arrests man on charges of spying for Britain

2013-12-14 17:32

Iran's media says authorities have arrested a man on charges of spying for Britain.

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.

US, Germany to ink no-spy deal - report

2013-11-02 22:42

Germany and the US are to strike a two-way deal not to spy on each other in the wake of the diplomatic furore sparked by the Edward Snowden revelations, a report says.

US chiefs deny spying on millions of Europeans

2013-10-30 09:28

US espionage chiefs say reports that Americans spied on millions of Europeans are "completely false", in a dramatic twist to a transatlantic surveillance row.

Germany angered by US spying on Merkel's phone

2013-10-24 11:45

Legislators are furious that the US may have spied on Angela Merkel's mobile phone, but the opposition criticise her government for having played down the broader spying scandal.

France, Mexico seek answers on spy claims

2013-10-21 11:16

France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from Washington following fresh, "shocking" spying allegations leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden.

Hezbollah 'arrests' Israeli bird

2013-10-17 19:01

An Israeli bird expert is outraged after Hezbollah captured an endangered eagle and claims espionage.

Manning rejects 'pacifist' label

2013-10-10 11:12

Army Private Chelsea Manning says that she does not consider herself a pacifist for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. Rather, she sees herself as an advocate for transparency.

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