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  • Russians defend banned British Council caught up in spy row

    MOSCOW: From plans for a Shakespeare statue to film festivals and English teaching, the British Council has suspended all its projects in Russia for the first time in almost 60 years after Moscow banned the arts and education organisation...

    Moscow announced the restriction on the British Council on Saturday along with diplomatic expulsions in response to London’s moves over the poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and...
  • CIA spy claimed his tip-off led to Mandela’s arrest: paper

    LONDON: A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela’s 1962 arrest, beginning the leader’s 27 years behind bars, an article in the Sunday Times reported...

    The newspaper cited comments reportedly made by Donald Rickard, a former US vice-consul in Durban and CIA operative, to British film director John Irvin...

  • Spy files: CIA discussed possibility of Bhutto's downfall in 1975

    The following is an excerpt from a declassified document released online by America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of a searchable database on its website Reading Room...

    In a memorandum titled 'Prospects for Pakistan' and published on May 30, 1975, the CIA discussed the likely scenario which could lead to a resurgence of political instability in Pakistan...

  • Iran says CIA spy network dismantled as tensions ratchet up

    Iran said on Tuesday it had dismantled a US spy network, after Washington announced it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the Middle East and as key powers expressed concerns about regional tensions...

    It said some members of the alleged CIA network had been arrested and handed over to the judiciary, while others still required “additional investigations”...

  • Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy ring busted

    Iranian authorities said on Monday that security agencies had arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy ring in a case announced last month...

    The agencies “successfully dismantled a [CIA] spy network on July 18,” the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry, whose identity was not revealed, told reporters in Tehran...

  • Insight: Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE

    It hired former staffers of the US National Security Agency (NSA) as elite hackers to spy in a programme that included Americans as surveillance targets, a Reuters investigation found this year...

    And yet, in a highly unusual practice, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) does not spy on the UAE's government, three former CIA officials familiar with the matter told Reuters, creating what some critics call a dangerous blind spot...

  • Spy versus spy

    In the talk, Philby advised his German colleagues to “deny everything” if suspected or caught...

    How else to explain the money and weapons so easily available to outfits like the Baloch Liberation Army? While this is not to detract from the sense of grievance that is fuelling the uprising, the fact is that India is using it as payback for Pakistan’s past meddling in Kashmir via groups of jihadis armed and supported by us...

  • The madness of spy vs spy

    The absurd theatre of the Cold War was played out in ‘Spy vs Spy’, a wordless but maniacally funny comic strip that featured two agents who were constantly warring with each other, using a variety of stratagems and booby traps to destroy the other...

    South Asia today is ‘Spy vs Spy’ in menacing form as India and Pakistan do their best to outdo each other in political and military brinksmanship...

  • Abuse and hush money — Pakistan's domestic workers caught in a dangerous cycle of violence

    According to Shabnam Naji, a lawyer and Chairperson Peace Council Pakistan, mutual settlements such as these that are made outside the ambit of law-enforcing institution, are advantageous for the accused party...

    “Very few victims are able to have their pleas heard since the family cannot bear the [monetary] brunt of the High Court,” explains Javed William, the president of Faces Pakistan...

  • Obama gave CIA 'secret waiver' for Pakistan drone strikes: report

    President Barack Obama secretly exempted the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from carrying out adequate intelligence-gathering missions in Pakistan before conducting drone strikes in the country...

    The Wall Street Journal quotes current and former United States (US) officials as saying President Obama made rules for the US drone programme stricter in 2013, but secretly approved a waiver allowing the CIA more flexibility when it...

  • Hostage family held in Pakistan for five years: CIA

    WASHINGTON: The CIA head said on Thursday that the US-Canadian couple kidnapped by the militants in Afghanistan were held inside Pakistan for five years before being freed last week...

    “We had a great outcome last week when we were able to get back four US citizens who had been held for five years inside of Pakistan,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defence of Democracies think tank in Washington...

  • US will act if Pakistan does not destroy safe havens: CIA

    WASHINGTON: CIA Director Mike Pompeo has warned Pakistan that if it does not eliminate the alleged safe havens inside its territory, the United States will do “everything we can” to destroy them...

    As Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Islamabad on Monday to persuade Pakistan to support the new US strategy for Afghanistan, the Trump administration is sending mixed signals to its estranged ally...

  • Pakistan denies involvement in deadly 2009 attack on CIA base in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday dismissed as preposterous reports that its intelligence agency helped fund a 2009 suicide bombing on a CIA outpost in Afghanistan that was one of the deadliest attacks in the US spy agency's history...

    A heavily redacted US government document, released under the Freedom of Information Act, said that an unidentified officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate allegedly paid $200,000 to...

  • Zia, Bhutto and Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities earn mention in CIA documents

    KARACHI: The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) digital release earlier this month of nearly 13 million pages of declassified documents from the 1940s to 1990s has sparked international interest...

    While headlines in American publications reporting the release are domina­ted by mention of UFOs and the Stargate Project, the Indian media has discovered in the declassified files how the CIA considered spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba...

  • Students caught cheating in exams with the help of smartphones

    Meanwhile, some candidates were found to be overage and others were caught impersonating someone else, as discovered by the vigilance committees...

    How is it we take one round of an examination hall and spot so many cheaters while they can’t even catch one?” asked a very disappointed vigilance committee member who caught 16 candidates googling their answers on their smartphones on Monday...

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