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U.S. seeks U.N. Security Council support for Iran action

UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday sought UN Security Council support for action to hold Iran “accountable” for an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, diplomats said. France and Britain have already given strong backing to the US government. But the US administration will also…

Ex-CIA chief acknowledges open secret — drones

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday acknowledged what has long been an open secret — that the CIA deploys armed Predator drones to hunt down Islamist militants. The US government officially declines to admit to the spy agency’s drone strikes, but Panetta — who served as Central Intelligence Agency…

CIA worker linked to Pakistan deaths held in U.S. after fight

The CIA contractor released from prison in Pakistan in January after shooting dead two people and paying blood money to their families has been arrested in Colorado, ABC television reported. Raymond Davis was arrested early Saturday outside a bagel shop in the town of Highlands Ranch “after he allegedly fought…

U.S. citizen killed by Afghan at Kabul ‘CIA compound’

A United States citizen has been shot dead by an Afghan employee at an annex to the US embassy in Kabul used by the Central Intelligence Agency, officials said Monday. The attack at the Ariana Hotel compound late Sunday also wounded another US citizen, and the gunman was killed in…

Kabul police report hearing gunfire in CIA compound

KABUL — Gunfire was heard from a compound used by the US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Kabul, Afghan officials said Sunday, although details of any deaths or injuries were unclear. Afghan interior ministry spokesman Siddiq Siddiqui said police had heard “a couple of minutes” of gunfire from inside the…

CIA opens probe into work with New York police

WASHINGTON — The CIA has opened an internal investigation into whether the agency broke a ban against domestic spying in its work with New York City police, top officials said Tuesday. Newly appointed CIA director David Petraeus, who took over the spy agency this month, said the probe by the…

London police arrest ‘Anonymous’ hacker involved in HBGary cyber attack

Two men have been arrested in the UK for participating in cyber attacks performed by the hacktivist groups LulzSec and ‘Anonymous’ under the cover of the online identity “Kayla.” The two men, aged 24 and 20, were arrested separately by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central e-Crime Unit on Friday for…

Report: CIA worked closely with Gadhafi

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has worked closely with Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi in imprisoning terrorists suspects, according to documents found in Tripoli by Human Rights Watch. The documents reveal that the CIA worked with Gadhafi’s intelligence agencies in capturing Abdel-Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group that has…

House GOP seeks detailed report on bin Laden raid

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are hoping to require the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense to submit a detailed report on how terrorist ringleader Osama bin Laden was found and eventually killed, mandating agencies turn over the classified information in exchange for their 2012 funding.…

Billing dispute reveals CIA torture flights

A billing dispute in New York has revealed details of secret CIA rendition flights that transported terror suspects around the world following the September 11 attacks, newspapers reported. The Washington Post, one of a handful of media outlets alerted to the public court documents by a London-based rights group, said…

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