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Pakistan poses strategic, tactical challenges to policy makers: CIA

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WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) identified Pakistan as one of the countries that poses strategic and tactical challenges to policy makers. “Developments in a host of countries across the globe are raising strategic and tactical challenges for policymakers and our

How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide


In March 2011, two weeks before the Western intervention in Libya, a secret message was delivered to the National Security Agency. An intelligence unit within the U.S. military’s Africa Command needed help to hack into Libya’s cellphone networks and monitor

German journo: European media writing pro-US stories under CIA pressure


German journalist and editor Udo Ulfkotte says he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired. Ulfkotte made the revelations during interviews with RT and Russia

The CIA Activities and the Huge U.S. Military Offensive in Africa


The CIA’s activities in Africa go and in hand with the huge U.S. military offensive on the continent. The agency “has maintained a continuing presence on the African continent into the 21st Century, engaging in various nefarious activities, including supporting foes

The CIA Must Tell the Truth About My Rendition At 12 Years Old


This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee is fighting the White House and the CIA over pre-publication redactions made to a Congressional report on the agency’s use of torture and rendition. This debate is very personal for Khadija al-Saadi, who at

Senate panel delays CIA nominee Brennan’s confirmation vote


(Reuters) – The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday postponed until next week a vote on the confirmation of White House aide John Brennan to be CIA director, dashing hopes of Democratic leaders who had hoped to hold a vote on

Libyan claims abuse in CIA hands

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WASHINGTON – A Libyan man says he was waterboarded while in CIA custody in Afghanistan, a new allegation that challenges the long-standing claim by U.S. officials that just three people since the 9/11 terrorist attacks had been subjected to the

British MI6 chief briefs visiting US presidential contestant Romney


In an extreme rare briefing for foreign politicians not in power, Sir John Sawers, head of the British spy agency, was closeted with visiting Mitt Romney Thursday for a discussion on Syria, Iran, Tunisia, Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was

Libyan Authorities Retake Control of Airport From Disgruntled Militia


The Libyan government says it has retaken control of Tripoli's international airport after disgruntled militiamen from a central region stormed the runway to protest the disappearance of their leader. Libyan officials say pro-government militias initially responded to the airport seizure,

Militia hands 2 British journalists to Libyan intelligence, accuses them of espionage


TRIPOLI, Libya — A commander of a Libyan militia holding two British journalists said Thursday they have been handed over to state intelligence, accusing them of espionage. Tripoli militia commander Faraj al-Swehli said the two journalists were found with classified

Libya’s Anti-Gadhafi Forces Enter Sirte, Face Strong Resistance


Libya's interim government says its forces have broken through Gadhafi loyalist defenses and entered the coastal city of Sirte, one of the former leader's remaining bases of support. Officials for the National Transitional Council said late Thursday several thousand of

German parliament to dwell on secret service coop with Libya


Berlin, Sep 6, IRNA — A top-secret German parliamentary committee is to focus on the degree of cooperation between Germany's foreign intelligence agency BND and the Libyan secret service when it meets on Wednesday, according to news reports. The Munich-based

CIA Helped Gaddafi Torture Libyan Dissidents, Documents Show

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The Central Intelligence Agency and Libyan intelligence services developed such a tight relationship during the George W. Bush administration that the U.S. shipped terror suspects to Libya for interrogation and suggested the questions they should be asked, according to documents

Rebels believe Gaddafi intelligence chief is dead

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(Reuters) – Libyan rebels have "almost certain" information that Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi was killed on Saturday along with Muammar Gaddafi's son Khamis, rebel military spokesman Ahmed Bani told Al Arabiya television on Monday. A senior rebel commander had

Rebels launch push in western Libya, aim for coast

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  Rebel commander Col. Jumma Ibrahim said opposition forces captured Bir Ghanam and had moved a few miles beyond it, as well as making advances on a separate highway to Sabratha. On that highway, rebels at one point came to

Libya: Royal Navy warship HMS Liverpool comes under heavy fire


HMS Liverpool, a Royal Navy warship, came under heavy rocket fire from a shore battery as it patrolled off the Libyan coast, the Ministry of Defence said. A missile launcher is said to have sent a number of rockets towards

Intelligence failure in Libya


The killing of the Libyan rebel military commander, Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis, suspected of working for Moammar Gadhafi despite abandoning the Libyan leader in February, is an ominous and embarrassing development that raises further questions about the ill-prepared NATO intervention.

LIBYA – Diplomats Gather in Istanbul to Discuss Political Solution to Libyan Conflict