Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: CIA

Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

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WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has asked a US judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits filed against it in relation to its alleged support of the September 11, 2001 attacks, court documents filed late on Monday afternoon show. In a filing in US District Court in Manhattan, lawyers representing Saudi Arabia claim the ...

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Top Republican challenges Trump to prove wiretapping claim

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WASHINGTON: A senior Republican lawmaker on Sunday challenged President Donald Trump to prove his claim that his phone was tapped by predecessor Barack Obama during last year´s campaign – or else retract the unsubstantiated allegation. Senator John McCain, a frequent Trump critic, issued his demand in an interview. “The president ...

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WikiLeaks posts more CIA docs

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LONDON: WikiLeaks has released another trove of secret CIA documents a day after the US justice department said it was considering criminal charges against the organisation and its founder Julian Assange. The 31-page user guide for a CIA device called “Weeping Angel” was posted online on Saturday, the CBS News ...

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WikiLeaks reveals how CIA hacks iPhones, MacBooks

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WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears ...

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Gilani empowered Haqqani to issue visas to Americans

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LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had authorized Hussain Haqqani, the then Pakistan ambassador to the United States, to issue visas to Americans. The  Asian Post has obtained copy of PM House letter, signed by former principal secretary Nargis Sethi. In the letter, issued on July 14, 2010, Yousuf ...

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British spy agency GCHQ denies ‘ridiculous’ Trump wiretap claims

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LONDON: The United Kingdom’s intelligence agency has strongly denied White House allegations it spied on US President Donald Trump on behalf of former President Barack Obama during the 2016 election. GCHQ, in a highly unusual public statement, said the claims repeated by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, were “utterly ...

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Haqqani says facilitated presence of CIA men in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON: Former Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani admits that he had helped the United States station a large number of CIA operatives on the ground in Pakistan with the authorisation of the then civilian government. Haqqani, who had served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US from April 2008 to ...

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Trump’s attorney general recuses himself from Russia probe

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Washington: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any probe into the presidential election campaign as Donald Trump’s administration moved to cut short a snowballing controversy over its ties to Russia. Facing calls to resign over newly revealed meetings he held with Russia’s ambassador before the ...

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