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Rights court mulls claims CIA secretly held suspects in E. Europe

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday opened hearings into the cases of two former Guantanamo Bay inmates, who claim to have been held by the CIA in secret prisons in Romania and Lithuania before being transferred to the notorious US prison ...

Jordanian officials 'sold CIA-supplied weapons to arms dealers'

Washington - Jordanian intelligence officials stole millions of dollars of weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia had supplied for Syrian rebels, then sold them on the black market, The New York Times and Al Jazeera reported.

Documents shed light on CIA torture program

Washington - CIA lawyers sought guarantees the US spy agency would never be prosecuted for torturing suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks, while other staff warned the program was an impending "train wreck," documents showed.

With five-year delay, CIA 'live-tweets' bin Laden raid

Washington - The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting -- with a five-year delay -- the raid by US special forces on the Al-Qaeda founder's compound in Pakistan.

No waterboarding, even under new president's orders: CIA chief

Washington - CIA Director John Brennan promised that the US spy agency won't use so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques, including waterboarding, against terror suspects -- not even under a new president's orders to do so.

CIA invests in skincare line that collects your DNA

The Central Intelligence Agency's venture-capital arm, In-Q-Tel, provided funding for an unlikely company: Skincential Sciences, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

CIA leaves explosive materials on school bus following exercise

Sending your kids off to get on the school bus? Ever stop to consider that there might be explosive materials strapped underneath the hood? Probably not, but if the CIA has been using your school district's buses for training purposes, beware.

Italy grants ex-CIA spies partial pardon over rendition of imam

Rome - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday reduced the sentences of two former CIA agents, including a station chief, over the kidnapping and extraordinary rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails

Washington - The CIA accused WikiLeaks of "malicious intent" after the anti-secrecy campaign group published an initial tranche of documents Wednesday it said were from the personal email account of director John Brennan.

Teen easily hacks CIA director's personal email account

On Sunday, The New York Post reported that a teen hacker claimed to have gained access to CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account.

CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: Report

Washington - The United States withdrew several CIA officers from its embassy in Beijing to protect them from being uncovered through a hack of US federal employee records, The Washington Post has reported.

Inside Cold War Oval Office: CIA releases intel briefs

Washington - On October 30, 1962 President John F. Kennedy received a secret CIA briefing on the first results of his diplomatic dance with Nikita Khrushchev to end the Cuban missile crisis.

CIA photos of 'black sites' demanded for 9/11 trials

The existence of thousands of CIA photographs of secret locations, "black sites," will likely cause another delay of trial of five defendants on trial for planning the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Pakistan allows relatives to visit 'Bin Laden doctor'

Peshawar - A Pakistani high court Wednesday ordered authorities to allow family visits for a doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden.

Poland pays damages to CIA detainees

Varsovia - Poland has paid part of the damages to two men detained in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil before they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, the foreign ministry told AFP on Monday.

Op-Ed: Obama's drone war has strong Congressional support

Washington - In spite of the fact that recently President Obama announced that a drone strike in Pakistan killed two innocent hostages being held by Al Qaeda, there is no sign of the drone program ending any time soon or that it will even be altered.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

CIA chief says criticism of Iran deal 'disingenuous'

Washington - CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" while expressing surprise at Tehran's concessions.

CIA elevates hackers to a powerful new role inside the government

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the CIA's hackers have just been moved up to a new position, and one of more power. John Brennan, CIA director, called for a "massive reorganization" of the CIA hierarchy and priorities, focusing on its hackers and hacking.

Snowden documents reveal extent of CIA hacking of Apple security

Documents released by Edward Snowden have shown that the CIA has spent almost a decade trying to break through the security around Apple devices so that they could secretly plant malware onto the devices and monitor users.

Afghanistan could become haven for IS: ex-CIA officer

Washington - Afghanistan is in danger of turning into a sanctuary once again for Islamist extremists as the West withdraws troops and shifts its attention elsewhere, a former senior CIA official warned.

Editor of major newspaper says he planted stories for CIA

Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a "propagandist," an editor of a major German daily has claimed that he personally planted stories for the CIA.

Op-Ed: The analysis of questioning torture

In the framework of the rule of law, the only argument in support of a possible use of torture is a "time bomb." Where is the line drawn?

CIA report indicates value of brutal torture was inflated

Washington D.c. - In the years before the December release of a declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report that detailed the C.I.A.'s use of torture and deceit in its detention program, the agency conducted an internal review.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus: NY Times

Washington - The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, The New York Times rep...

Wikileaks: CIA's Brennan on 'witch hunt' when Hastings was killed

A 2010 email released by Wikileaks from a top-level CIA contractor asserts that CIA Director John Brennan, the subject of a story by now deceased journalist Michael Hastings, was on a "witch hunt" against "investigative journalists" perceived as hostile.

Op-Ed: The enduring 'ticking time bomb' torture myth

In the wake of the public release of the Senate's CIA torture report summary, conservatives and agency operatives have been in full apologist mode.

Op-Ed: Pyschologist contractors and CIA torture

Washington - Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell were pyschologists who were hired as private contractors by the CIA to plan and develop methods to get terror suspects to talk.

CIA chief insists torture did thwart attacks

Washington - The director of the CIA insisted Tuesday that US agents' use of brutal interrogation techniques against Al-Qaeda suspects helped prevent attacks, in the wake of a critical Senate report.

Nobel Peace Prize laureates push Obama to release torture report

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners are pushing for President Barack Obama to release a 500-page document detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks
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The Central Intelligence Agency's own review found that harsh interrogations "did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans, capture terrorists and save lives"
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Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. Poland declined to tell the European Court of Human Rights on December 3, 2013 whether it had hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil
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Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. Poland declined to tell the European Court of Human Rights on December 3, 2013 whether it had hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil
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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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Background photo: Central Jail in Peshawar. — Inset Photo: Dr Shakil Afridi, a government surgeon who helped the CIA uncover Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. Pakistani authorities have sentenced Pakistani doctor to 33 years in jail on charges of treason
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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers called "Silenced".
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Low-res image of the CIA's Kryptos sculpture, provided by the sculptor, w:Jim Sanborn
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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers called "Silenced".
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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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