Espionage and Intelligence
Mar 21, 2013 14:30 EDT
A panel of advisors has warned the White House that US spy agencies are too focused on targeting Al-Qaeda militants and need to devote more attention to other threats, a US official said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 09:31 EDT
White House advisors have warned that US spy agencies are too focused on anti-terror operations and pay inadequate attention to China, the Middle East and other flashpoints, a news report said Thursday.
Mar 19, 2013 15:57 EDT
The Saudi authorities have arrested 18 suspected spies, including an Iranian and a Lebanese, on charges of espionage for a foreign country, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:41 EDT
The head of Turkish intelligence, Hakan Fidan, is the driving force behind the state's clandestine peace talks with a jailed Kurdish rebel chief that aim to end a bloody three-decade insurgency.
Mar 18, 2013 16:30 EDT
The United States is struggling to track a fragmented Syrian opposition and has found it increasingly difficult to get a clear picture of rebel factions, the US military's top officer said Monday.
Mar 17, 2013 13:44 EDT
A military trial has begun in Sudan for hardcore Islamist officers who allegedly plotted to destabilise the regime late last year, a lawyer said on Sunday.
Mar 17, 2013 12:55 EDT
Nuclear-armed North Korea has a ballistic missile that could hit the United States, the leading lawmaker on the US House of Representatives intelligence committee warned Sunday.
Mar 16, 2013 00:10 EDT
The US Central Intelligence Agency is collecting information on Islamic radicals in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes against them at a later stage, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Mar 15, 2013 14:30 EDT
A federal court ruled Friday the CIA can no longer refuse to confirm or deny whether it has records related to drone strikes, in a blow to the government's secrecy over the bombing campaign.
Mar 15, 2013 07:23 EDT
US spy agencies still live under the shadow of disastrous intelligence failures that paved the way for the Iraq war, and now face a crucial test as they track Iran's nuclear program.
Mar 15, 2013 04:39 EDT
Afghanistan's intelligence agency said Friday that it had foiled a massive truck bomb plot in which 7,800 kilogrammes of explosives could have wiped out an area of Kabul.
Mar 14, 2013 11:48 EDT
Israel's military intelligence chief on Thursday said the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has contingency plans to use chemical weapons as it battles insurgents.
Mar 13, 2013 19:52 EDT
President Barack Obama entered the fray Wednesday on cyber attacks from China, saying some intrusions affecting US firms and infrastructure were "state sponsored."
Mar 13, 2013 11:20 EDT
An Ecuadorian minister said on Wednesday that Julian Assange was in "good spirits" after visiting the WikiLeaks founder inside Ecuador's embassy in London.
Mar 13, 2013 07:45 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is "cooperating fully" with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province as part of its distribution operations, it said Wednesday.
Mar 12, 2013 21:50 EDT
Spy chief James Clapper warned Tuesday that the United States faces an array of new security threats around the world, from crippling cyber attacks to a "belligerent" nuclear-armed North Korea.
Mar 12, 2013 17:09 EDT
A group pressing for more open government Tuesday flouted a military ban and released a secret recording of testimony by US Army private Bradley Manning, accused of leaking a mass of classified files.
Mar 12, 2013 14:25 EDT
After 12 long years of war in Afghanistan the best US intelligence can say is that a reslient Taliban is "diminished in some areas," spy agencies said Tuesday in a notably pessimistic report.
Mar 12, 2013 13:13 EDT
North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un threatened to "wipe out" a South Korean island as Pyongyang came under new economic and diplomatic fire Tuesday from US sanctions and UN charges of gross rights abuses.
Mar 12, 2013 11:44 EDT
North Korea would likely only use nuclear weapons if it perceived a threat to its survival, but the United States remains uncertain how Pyongyang would define such a threat, the US intelligence chief said Tuesday.