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Western intelligence shaken by Canada spy leaks


July 26th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A vast amount of classified information allegedly leaked to Russia by a Canadian naval intelligence officer has seriously compromised the spy agencies of major English-speaking ... Read more...

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Iran can produce four atom bombs: Israel


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has four tonnes of 20 percent enriched uranium, sufficient to prepare four crude nuclear bombs in a year, said Israeli Military's intelligence head ... Read more...

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US caught by surprise by India’s 1974 nuke test


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) India's "peaceful nuclear explosion" on May 18, 1974, caught the US by surprise in part because the intelligence community had not been looking for signs that ... Read more...

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Chidambaram admits failure post Delhi, Mumbai blasts


September 15th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The recent bomb attacks in Mumbai and Delhi are "a blot" on security and intelligence agencies, Home Minister P. Chidambaram admitted Thursday. He also said ... Read more...

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US reports ‘credible but unconfirmed’ anniversary threat


September 9th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) US counter-terrorism officials are assessing "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a threat of an attack in New York City or Washington using a car or ... Read more...

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Indian spy agencies to come under parliament oversight?


August 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A serious move is under way to bring the functions and finances of India's domestic and external spy agencies under parliament's oversight.In a clear indication ... Read more...

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Did Bali bomber Patek’s arrest help US reach Osama?


May 5th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 5 (ANI): The arrest of Bali bomber Umar Patek, who was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden, has raised questions about whether Patek provided vital information to the mission ... Read more...

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Who will replace Osama on FBI’s most-wanted terrorists list?


May 4th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): After the death of the most wanted terrorist in the world in the FBI's list, Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, many are pondering over who will replace him on ... Read more...

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US officials examining bin Laden’s hard drive obtained during raid


May 4th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The United States is reportedly examining the electronic data, including computers and thumb drives that their assault team had seized during a 40-minute operation to kill Osama bin ... Read more...

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US intelligence examining bin Laden’s PC, electronic equipment


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): The assault team involved in the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has reportedly managed to grab personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment during their ... Read more...

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Highlights of Obama’s speech


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Following are highlights of the speech from US President Barack Obama announcing the death of Osama bin Laden:The US has conducted an operation that killed ... Read more...

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Tracking of couriers provided tip to Osama’s Pak location


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): An exhaustive streak of intelligence gathering and high-level meetings notwithstanding, it was a tip received in August last year convinced the American establishment that they had what ... Read more...

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Al- Qaeda returns to Afghanistan: US, Afghan officials


April 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 6 (ANI): Militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda is re-establishing itself as a force in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, claim both the US and Afghan officials.Over the past six to eight months, ... Read more...

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Jason Ritter: ‘The Event’ has changed


March 9th, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After three months hiatus, the NBC sci-fi political show ‘The Event’ did hit the screens again on Monday. The show’s midseason promises to take it to ... Read more...

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Looted Libyan arms may land in hands of terrorists, warn experts


March 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Washington, Mar. 4 (ANI): Security analysts say the armed uprising in Libya could see looted weapons in wide circulation, and landing in the hands of terrorists.Photographs and video from the ongoing ... Read more...

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Davis case fallout: ISI asks CIA to unmask its contractors operating in Pakistan


February 26th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 26(ANI): Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence has demanded an accounting by the US' Central Intelligence Agency of all its contractors working in the country as a fallout from the ... Read more...

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Iranian leaders split over developing nuclear weapons: US intelligence report


February 17th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Fear of international sanctions may be behind growing discord among Iranian leaders as they are engaged in heated debate over whether to move further toward developing nuclear weapons, ... Read more...

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Mubarak stand: Intelligence failure or a deal gone awry?


February 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's "shocking" refusal to resign as widely anticipated has set off another round of speculation: Was it a major intelligence failure ... Read more...

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Obama critical of US intelligence agencies’ failure to forecast Middle-East crisis


February 5th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5(ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly criticized his country's intelligence agencies over their performance in predicting and analyzing the recent unrest in the Middle-East.According to current and ... Read more...

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CIA station chief’s identity breach to hit intelligence ties between US-ISI


December 19th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 19 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency station chief's identity breach is likely to cause friction between US and Pakistani intelligence agents, who have worked closely, if not always with ... Read more...

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Taliban impostor was “groomed by ISI to delay, counter check us”: NATO official


November 26th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): The 'Taliban impostor', who took part in the Afghan reconciliation talks as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement, was ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘commander’ negotiating peace with Afghan NATO chiefs was Pak ’shopkeeper’


November 24th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 24 (ANI): NATO chiefs in Afghanistan have been severely embarrassed after being let down by a Pakistani shopkeeper who disguised himself as a Taliban commander during secret peace negotiations, ... Read more...

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Information on Headley not `sufficiently established’: US


November 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Washington did not pass on information about Pakistani American David Headley to India before the 2008 Mumbai attacks because it was not "sufficiently established" that he ... Read more...

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Homegrown radicals changing terrorism threat in U.S.


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.22 (ANI): The rising threat from homegrown radicals makes terrorist plots against the U.S. harder to detect and more likely to succeed, top administration officials are scheduled to tell Congress on ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects Afghan leader’s remarks on terror links


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (DPA) Pakistan Tuesday rejected claims by a senior Afghan security official that Islamabad was providing safe havens to terrorists. The allegations by Afghan National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta were ... Read more...

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US Vice-President says problems within ISI being dealt with


July 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30(ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)'s links with the Taliban, highlighted in the leaked US classified military documents, was a problem that ... Read more...

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US now says Pakistani support for Taliban ‘in the past’


July 30th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 30 (IANS) With the storm over WikiLeaks revelations refusing to die down, US officials are at pains to suggest that while some people in Pakistan's intelligence community ... Read more...

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US states investigate Google for Wi-Fi snooping scandal


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A group of 38 attorneys general of different states of the United States led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have asked Google for detailed information about its ... Read more...

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Obama Govt.on guard over articles revealing intelligence contractors spending


July 19th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A series of Washington Post articles said to focus in unprecedented detail on the government's spending on intelligence contractors is likely to corner the Obam administration.The intelligence community ... Read more...

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Russian spies in U.S. plead guilty and will be deported


July 9th, 2010 - 4:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The ten defendants accused of spying on the United States for Russia pleaded guilty on Thursday in a New York federal court and will be expelled from ... Read more...

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Former intelligence chief warns of threat to Britain from Russian spies


July 4th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4(ANI): Former head of MI5, Stella Rimington believes that Russia still possesses "a very large and well-resourced intelligence community" which remains a threat to British economic and security interests."The successor ... Read more...

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Vacant Intel jobs evoke concerns over US ability to diffuse new terror plots


June 26th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Capitol Hill (Washington) June 26 (ANI): The vacancies in the United States' intelligence leadership, including the director of national intelligence and his chief deputies, are raising alarms over a potential "train wreck" ... Read more...

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Intelligence memos warn of Awlaki’s call to kill Americans


June 16th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric residing in Yemen, appears to be determined to kill American civilians, according to two intelligence memos accessed by Fox News.The two documents, which ... Read more...

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Obama nominates new intelligence chief


June 5th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (DPA) US President Barack Obama nominated a retired Air Force general Saturday to serve as the nation's top intelligence official. Obama selected James Clapper, 69, a retired general and ... Read more...

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President Obama nominates Lt. General James Clapper as US intelligence chief


June 5th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Saturday announced his decision to nominate Lt. General James Clapper to be the new Director of National Intelligence.Obama made the announcement during a ... Read more...

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