Tag: Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Former Intel Minister: Mossad, MI6, And CIA Created Islamic State

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A former Iranian minister of intelligence, Heydar Moslehi, has added his voice to the growing number of hard-line critics of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group (IS) in Syria and Iraq. In an interview with Fars News,

Who profits from our new war? Inside NSA and private contractors’ secret plans

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A massive, $7.2 billion Army intelligence contract signed just 10 days ago underscores the central role to be played by the National Security Agency and its army of private contractors in the unfolding air war being carried out by the

David Cameron gives spy agencies power to vet airline flight lists

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David Cameron will make it easier for intelligence agencies to access information about airline passengers and announce measures to intensify cooperation with Turkey and Germany as the government moves to stem the flow of British-born jihadis travelling to and from

European Court Says Torture Used on CIA ‘Black Sites’

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(Reuters) – The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining

ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

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For days now, since their dramatic June 10 taking of Mosul, Western mainstream media have been filled with horror stories of the military conquests in Iraq of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with the curious acronym ISIS. ISIS,

What the NSA can (and can’t) mine from intercepted photos

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The National Security Agency has collected a vast number of digital photos from Internet traffic and the internal networks of foreign governments in order to identify and track persons of interest, according to a report by The New York Times. The images,

Iran-based hackers reportedly target US officials for sanctions, anti-nuclear intelligence

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Hackers apparently based in Iran have mounted a three-year campaign of cyber-espionage against high-ranking U.S. and international officials, including a four-star admiral, to gather intelligence on economic sanctions, antinuclear proliferation efforts and other issues, according to cybersecurity investigators. Using an

CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say

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The U.S. is providing more arms and training to the moderate rebels in Syria, under a growing secret program run by the CIA in Jordan. Sources tell NPR that secret program could be supplemented by a more public effort in

Saudi Arabia arrests ten Iran spy suspects

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Saudi authorities have arrested ten more suspects in an alleged Iranian spy ring unveiled two months ago, according to an interior ministry spokesperson. The eight Saudis, a Lebanese and a Turk bring the number of people arrested to 28, the

Spy network linked to Iran intelligence agency

The 18-member network of spies, arrested by Saudi security agents on Sunday, have been linked with the Iranian intelligence agency, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry. He said the suspected spies including 16 Saudis, an Iranian

Paris: NATO-Arab Syria intervention imminent

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Sources close to the French Defense Ministry reported Friday, Dec. 7, that a Western-Arab military intervention against the Assad regime is due to begin shortly with the participation of the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and other anti-Assad Arab nations. debkafile: The

Saudi Cyber Attack Seen as Work of Amateur Hackers Backed by Iran

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Digital security experts say a major August cyber-attack at Saudi Arabia's top oil company appears to be the work of amateur hackers working on behalf of a nation state, and several signs point to Iran as their sponsor. The experts

Hackers Hit 30,000 Oil Company Computers

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More than 30,000 computer hard drives belonging to the world's biggest oil company have been damaged in a cyber attack, an investigation has revealed. According to sources, Saudi Arabia's national oil company was hit after at least one insider with

Hackers Lay Claim to Saudi Aramco Cyberattack

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Unknown computer hackers claim they forced the world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, to quarantine its oil production systems from infected PCs inside the company last week. They threatened to attack the company again this Saturday. The hackers said that