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Saudi Arabia, UAE funded jihadi networks in Pakistan: Wikileaks cable

(Reuters) – Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates financed a network in U.S. ally Pakistan that recruited children as young as eight to wage holy war, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, citing Wikileaks. A U.S. diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks said financial support estimated at…

Honduras journalist escapes attack after reporting on WikiLeaks cable

The director of an educational radio station in Honduras narrowly escaped an attack by armed gunmen after he spoke on air about a leaked U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders. Ten masked gunmen were waiting for Arnulfo Aguilar, the director…

Leaked cables: US helped Israel contain UN Gaza war probe

WASHINGTON — The United States worked behind the scenes to help Israel contain UN probes into possible war crimes committed during the 2008-2009 Gaza war, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. The online foreign affairs magazine cited exclusive WikiLeaks cables detailing moves by the US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice to…

China beating US in cyberspying

ATLANTA (Reuters) – As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically, with computers rather than listening devices in chandeliers or human moles in tuxedos. And at the moment, many experts…

Obama: ‘the promise that we made to the American people has been kept’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought to energize Democratic loyalists on Wednesday in a speech laying out themes of his coming 2012 re-election bid, saying he has met many of his promises “but we aren’t finished.” He gave an early version of his 2012 stump speech to a crowd…

Peak oil now? Leaked cables show concerns that Saudis running low

Potential oil reserves are often treated as a state secret. This is especially true in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer. But soon, the cheap energy bonanza could be on the downturn, according to US State Department documents released by British newspaper The Guardian. The documents, dated between 2007…

Leaked cables: Police brutality a ‘daily occurrence’ in Egyptian prisons

Leaked diplomatic cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks show that Egyptian police regularly torture suspects due to “unrelenting pressure” from their superiors to solve criminal investigations. The revealing documents were published amid mass protests in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year regime. During the fierce protests, Egyptians targeted police stations,…

Israel preparing for ‘large scale war’: cable

OSLO — Israel’s army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday. “I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is…

Israel preparing for ‘large scale war’: cable

OSLO — Israel’s army chief told a US Congress delegation in late 2009 he was preparing for a large war in the Middle East, probably against Hamas or Hezbollah, leaked US diplomatic cables showed on Sunday. “I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is…

Leak: US fears theft of bioweapons from India labs

WikiLeaks cable shows US fears that bioweapons can be stolen from Indian labs U.S. officials fear lax security at Indian laboratories could make the facilities targets for terrorists seeking biological weapons to launch attacks across the globe, according to comments in a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable made public Friday. The…

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