Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tag Archives: CIA

CIA releases vast Bin Laden archive seized in compound

Osama Bin Laden

WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released 470,000 files that were captured during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May 2011. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that he authorised the release of the massive trove of documents in the interests of “transparency” and “to enhance ...

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JFK assassination documents released, but sensitive documents blocked

JFK

  WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has delayed the release of hundreds of “sensitive” files about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The US President approved the release of 2,800 other files related to the 1963 killing but has placed the other records under a six-month review after appeals from the ...

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CIA conducting ‘hunt-and-kill’ operations in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The CIA has launched a new “hunt and kill” mission in Afghanistan, targeting Taliban militants across the country, the US media reported on Monday. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said last week that the United States wants to beat the Taliban in the battlefield first to force them to ...

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CIA seeking authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking authority from the White House to carry out covert drone attacks in Afghanistan and other war zones, along with the Pentagon, which has so far the lead role for conducting such airstrikes in the country. Citing current and former intelligence and ...

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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

John McCain

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

Julian Assange.

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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