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Harvard revokes Chelsea Manning fellowship invitation after criticism

Washington - Harvard University revoked convicted US intelligence leaker and transgender activist Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship position on Friday after sharp criticism from the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA head cancels Harvard speech over Chelsea Manning appointment

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo pulled out of a Harvard forum and former acting director Mike Morrell quit the university Thursday to protest its appointment of convicted intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow.

CIA 'torture psychologists' avoid trial with secret settlement

Washington - Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured.

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test.

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test.

CIA 'torture' psychologists to stand trial

Washington - Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

Syrian rebel aid program was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because it was "massive, dangerous, and wasteful.

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

Washington - The Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down its program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

WikiLeaks reveals CIA malware for hacking Linux computers

The CIA has developed strains of malware specifically designed to target Linux computers. The existence of the malware, known as OutlawCountry, was revealed by WikiLeaks. It demonstrates the CIA is intent on accessing all kinds of computer system.

'Critical' flaw in 300 Cisco switches lets the CIA take control

Networking equipment vendor Cisco has announced a "critical" vulnerability in over 300 of its most popular products. The vulnerability was found in documents stolen from the CIA and published by WikiLeaks two weeks ago. It allows remote code execution.

WikiLeaks revelations put CIA on back foot

Washington - Another major leak of top secret materials has again put America's top spies in hot water -- while delivering a coup for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that he did not bring his smartphone to talks on "sensitive issues" to avoid being hacked, days after WikiLeaks exposed a CIA hacking programme.

WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking program

Washington - The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove of alleged documents from the US spy agency released Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

CIA director gives medal to top Saudi royal

Riyadh - The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honoured his counter-terrorism work.

Trump, Erdogan agree Syria cooperation, CIA chief visit: Ankara

Istanbul - President Donald Trump and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to cooperate in the fight against jihadists in Syria, in their first phone call since the new US leader took office, Ankara said Wednesday.

Worries rise anew that US could revive torture

Washington - President Donald Trump's advocacy of waterboarding and the promotion of a CIA official who once led brutal interrogations have raised concerns that the United States could yet resume torturing suspects in its fight against Islamist extremists.

Op-Ed: New Deputy Director of CIA ran black site tortured detainees

Washington - In May 2013 the Washington Post's Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA clandestine service was being shifted from that position in a management shake-up by then-director John Brennan.

Bin Laden documents: worry over IS tactics, 'aging' Al-Qaeda

Washington - Months before his death, Osama bin Laden fretted about the Islamic State group's impatient, violent tactics and the fading of Al-Qaeda, documents released by the CIA Thursday showed.

CIA cites new rules on protecting privacy

Washington - The CIA said Wednesday it would implement new rules to better respect the private information of Americans swept up incidentally during its investigations.

Interview: LA-based trio The Gitas Special

Los Angeles - Sasha and Sal of this edgy, up-and-coming rock band tell Digital Journal all about their exciting new album, 'Beverly Kills'.

Assange hits back after US intelligence hack report

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted Monday that the leaked Democratic Party material they published before the US presidential election did not come from the Russian government.

Killing Castro: Poisoned cigars, explosive seashells

Havana - Mobsters, poisoned cigars, exploding seashells, a contaminated diving suit: The CIA's imagination ran wild in its plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal

London - CIA director John Brennan warned Wednesday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be "disastrous".

Mike Pompeo: Republican hawk to head CIA

Washington - Mike Pompeo, the Republican legislator chosen by US President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, is a well-known hawk and strident critic of the Iran nuclear deal.

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.
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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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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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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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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 Szczyt...
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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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers called "Silenced".
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From left to right: Political journalist, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency employee
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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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Activists from the German Pirate party wearing masks featuring US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden attend a rally on May 22, 2014 in front of the Bundestag, in Berlin
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