Obama thanks CIA for tracking Osama
May 21, 2011
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 22, 2014
The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defense secretary Leon Panetta.
World | David D. Kirkpatrick, The New York Times | Sunday September 21, 2014
The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the street...
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 9, 2014
The public release of a long-awaited U.S. Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could be held up for weeks as the Senate Intelligence Committee and Obama administration negotiate what material can be included in the ...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 8, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency tortured Al Qaeda suspects "until the point of death" by drowning them in water-filled baths, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on Monday, ahead of the publication of a US Senate report on interrogation techniques.
World | Associated Press | Sunday August 24, 2014
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, without offering further details. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 11, 2014
Senior US officials say the Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in Iraq.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 6, 2014
The US State Department is increasing security at some American embassies in anticipation of the public release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques, US officials said on Tuesday.
World | Associated Press | Friday August 1, 2014
CIA Director John Brennan is apologising to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his top investigator found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
World | Associated Press | Friday August 1, 2014
The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its US Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 29, 2014
After reports that listening devices were found in union minister Nitin Gadkari's home, sources have told NDTV that the homes of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh may also have been bugged.
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 27, 2014
About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after sig...
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday July 16, 2014
President Barack Obama on Tuesday spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) station chief in Berlin.
World | Associated Press | Friday July 11, 2014
Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of US espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.
World | Associated Press | Thursday July 10, 2014
Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to "be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership," a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they're ready to shed the humility and s...
World | Reuters | Thursday July 10, 2014
German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected U.S. spy in the defence ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The United States pledged Monday to cool a new spy row with Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned reports of involving an alleged German double agent and the CIA could mark a fresh breach of trust between allies.
World | Reuters | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency was involved in a spying operation against Germany that led to the alleged recruitment of a German intelligence official and has prompted renewed outrage in Berlin, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on M...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 21, 2014
The CIA once considered producing a toy action figure of Osama bin Laden that would transform into a devil-eyed demon, hoping to persuade children abroad that he was no hero, but a scary villain.
Saturday June 7, 2014
The spy agency cast the move as an effort to better get out its message and engage directly with the public, but its first Twitter message, sent out shortly before 2 p.m.(1800 GMT), did not indicate there would be major revelations.
World | Associated Press | Saturday June 7, 2014
For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humor.