Cia

  • Pakistani tribunal upholds conviction of doctor who tracked Osama 15-03-2014 02:42 PM

    A Pakistani tribunal on Saturday upheld the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, but reduced his 33 years sentence by 10 years. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Tribunal had sentenced Afridi to 33 years in jail and also...
  • US shifting to clean, surgical action for rooting out terror: American author 18-01-2014 05:16 PM

    The US has under President Barack Obama shifted from its policy of invading countries to root out terrorism to a "clean, surgical" action to take out terrorists, thus transforming the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from an espionage organisation to a paramilitary force for lethal targeting of terror masterminds, says American...
  • End surveillance of foreign leaders of friendly nations: Obama 18-01-2014 12:57 AM

    In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of the US snooping programme, President Barack Obama on Friday put an end to the surveillance of "foreign leaders of friendly nations" but ruled out scrapping the controversial programme altogether. Obama, in a major policy speech, announced a series of...
  • India received 26 alerts before terror strike on 26/11: 'The Siege' 17-11-2013 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: India had received 26 alerts from the CIA before terrorists struck the city of Mumbai on November 26, 2008, reveals a new book on 26/11, 'The Siege'. Its author Adrian Levy spoke to Karan Thapar in this week's Devil's Advocate. Adrian said, "What we attempted to do was...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face....
  • Taliban vows 'unprecedented' revenge for Hakimullah's killing 02-11-2013 01:06 PM

    Enraged at the killing of its top leader in a CIA drone strike, the Pakistan Taliban has vowed to take "unprecedented" revenge for the attack in which the militant group alleges the Pakistani government was also involved. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud and three others were killed in the US...
  • US spy agencies face big layoffs in government shutdown 02-10-2013 10:30 AM

    More than 70 percent of the civilians working for US spy agencies have been deemed "non-essential" employees and face temporary layoffs due to the government shutdown that began on Tuesday, three officials familiar with the matter said. The agencies affected are the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Director of...
  • Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find bin Laden 30-08-2013 12:10 AM

    Pakistan on Thursday overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new trial. Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US special forces killed bin...
  • Shakeel Afridi to face fresh trial for aiding CIA, Lashkar-e-Islam 29-08-2013 06:38 PM

    The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was overturned by a official who ordered a fresh trial on Thursday. Frontier Crimes Regulation Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anees ruled that a judge in the tribal belt had exceeded his authority...
  • CIA acknowledges its mysterious Area 51 test site for first time 17-08-2013 10:40 AM

    National security scholars at George Washington University have some good news and bad news for UFO buffs - the US government has finally confirmed the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, but it makes no mention of little green men or alien spaceships. The government acknowledged the existence of the...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru permitted CIA spy planes to use Indian air base 16-08-2013 01:15 PM

    India allowed the US to use one of its air bases for refuelling the CIA's U-2 spy planes to target Chinese territories after its defeat in the 1962 war, a declassified official document said on Friday. The then Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru approved overflight by U-2 missions covering...
  • CIA acknowledges Area 51 in declassified documents 16-08-2013 11:54 AM

    Las Vegas: The CIA has acknowledged the existence of Area 51 in newly declassified documents. George Washington University's National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request which they released on Thursday. National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson reviewed the...
  • US: Obama 'disappointed' over Russia's decision on Snowden 07-08-2013 01:05 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said he was "disappointed" that Russia had granted temporary asylum to CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, but confirmed that he would attend the G-20 Summit in 2013 in Russia. "I was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally...
  • 9/11 mastermind wanted to design a vacuum cleaner in the CIA prison 11-07-2013 10:58 PM

    Washington: Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor's in...
  • AAP condemns denial of asylum to Snowden by India 03-07-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday condemned the central government for denying asylum to fugitive former CIA agent Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on US data mining. "The Aam Aadmi Party condemns these cowardly acts of our government and demands that as a country governed by...
  • Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition 25-06-2013 05:26 PM

    Moscow: Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday bluntly rejected US demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade US justice, saying that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border. Sergey Lavrov insisted that Russia has nothing to do with him or...
  • Snowden expected to fly to Cuba, US urges his detention 24-06-2013 11:45 AM

    Moscow: Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is expected to try to fly to Cuba on Monday while he waits to hear if Ecuador will grant him asylum, so far eluding Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges. In a major embarrassment for US President Barack Obama,...
  • US warns countries against giving shelter to Snowden 24-06-2013 08:22 AM

    Washington: The United States has warned countries against giving shelter to fugitive Edward Snowden, or letting him travel internationally, as the former CIA contractor landed in Moscow and said to be on his way to the South American country of Ecuador through Havana and Venezuela. "The United States has been...
  • US made intensive hacking attacks on China: Edward Snowden 23-06-2013 04:11 PM

    Beijing: Edward Snowden, a former CIA contractor who leaked the controversial US spy programme, has made fresh claims about the country's hacking attacks against China, which today termed the US as the "biggest villain" in cyber espionage. In his latest claims to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, Snowden...
  • Hong Kong lets Snowden leave with Cuba among possible destinations 23-06-2013 02:20 PM

    Hong Kong: A former contractor for the US National Security Agency, charged by the United States with espionage, was allowed to leave Hong Kong on Sunday because the US extradition request did not fully comply with the law, the Hong Kong government said. Edward Snowden left for Moscow on Sunday...
  • US surveillance foiled 'dozens' of attacks: NSA 13-06-2013 05:58 AM

    Washington: The director of the National Security Agency vigorously defended once-secret surveillance programmes as an effective tool in keeping America safe, telling Congress on Wednesday that the information collected disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks without offering details. In his first congressional testimony since revelations about the top-secret operations, Army Gen...
  • US: NSA leaker may face prosecution in Hong Kong 10-06-2013 05:04 PM

    Washington: Edward Snowden's decision to flee to Hong Kong as he prepared to expose the US government's secret surveillance programs may not save him from prosecution due to an extradition treaty in force since 1998. A 29-year-old former CIA employee, Snowden has identified himself as the person who gave the...
  • Edward Snowden, the man who disclosed US government's surveillance programmes 10-06-2013 06:14 AM

    Washington: A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed on Sunday as the source of disclosures about the US government's secret surveillance programmes, risking prosecution by the US government. The leaks have reopened the post-September 11 debate...
  • Pakistan summons American envoy after drone strike 08-06-2013 06:47 PM

    Islamabad: On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, US Charge d' Affaires was summoned on Saturday by Pakistan's Foreign Office to lodge protest against a drone strike carried out in the restive tribal belt killing nine people. The move comes two days after Sharif, who also holds foreign affairs...
  • Pakistan: Six people killed in US drone attack, 2 injured 29-05-2013 05:22 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone attack killed at least six suspected terrorists in Pakistan's lawless North Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, the first such strike since the country's General Elections and the announcement of a new policy for the use of the CIA-operated spy planes by President Barack Obama. The spy...
  • Russia expels US diplomat, says he's a CIA agent 15-05-2013 09:46 AM

    Moscow: Russia expelled a US diplomat on Tuesday after saying he had been caught red-handed with disguises, special equipment and wads of cash as he tried to recruit a Russian intelligence agent to work for the CIA. Apparently detained in an incongruous-looking blond wig, with props reminiscent of a schoolboy's...
  • Russia says CIA agent caught trying to recruit spy 15-05-2013 02:46 AM

    Moscow: Russia expelled a US diplomat on Tuesday after saying he had been caught red-handed with disguises, special equipment and wads of cash as he tried to recruit a Russian intelligence agent to work for the CIA. Apparently detained in an incongruous-looking blond wig, with props reminiscent of a schoolboy's...
  • Pakistan court declares US drone strikes as illegal 10-05-2013 12:26 AM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Thursday declared that US drone strikes on al-Qaeda and Taliban elements in the country's lawless tribal belt were tantamount to a "war crime" and the armed forces would have the right to shoot down the CIA-operated spy planes. The Peshawar High Court issued the verdict...
  • Can't ignore Pakistan's cooperation over a few things: Kerry 19-04-2013 04:54 AM

    Washington: Expressing concern over the imprisonment of the Pakistani doctor who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, US Secretary of State John Kerry said it is wrong and angers all, but US-Pak relationship can't be determined by few things. "Dr Afridi's in jail, he shouldn't be, et cetera. We have...
  • Boston blasts: Investigators monitor videos, photos for clues 16-04-2013 11:05 AM

    Boston: US investigators led by the FBI are poring over video and photographs from the widely watched Boston Marathon for clues to determine who is responsible for two bombs that exploded near the finish line on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 100, officials said. Because the Boston...