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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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CIA, ISI chiefs to meet in August


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) The chiefs of the the spy agencies of Pakistan and the US will meet in August at Langley, Geo News reported Sunday.ISI Director General Lt. Gen. ... Read more...

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US agencies hid Mumbai-style terror plot from Britain


April 5th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) American spy agencies refused to give British intelligence services full details of a "Mumbai-style" terrorist plot in the country, fearing their top-secret sources may get exposed, ... Read more...

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US agencies see no move by Iran for nuclear bomb


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) While the UN nuclear watchdog has reported that Iran has accelerated its uranium enrichment programme, the US intelligence analysts believe there is no hard evidence of ... Read more...

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US ‘confident’ Pakistani nukes safe


November 10th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Rebutting a US media report that Pakistan's atomic arsenal was vulnerable to theft, the United States has expressed confidence in Islamabad's ability to keep its nuclear ... 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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Pak spy agencies detain 11 people over Osama’s Abbottabad stay


May 5th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Abbottabad, May 5(ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have detained at least eleven people for questioning in connection with Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's stay at a luxury compound in Abbottabad.The Saudi-born terrorist, ... Read more...

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Contrary to public perception, ISI, CIA “best of partners”: Husain Haqqani


April 28th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28(ANI): Dismissing reports of tattered ties between the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, has said that the two ... Read more...

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Pak military indirectly rejects damning US ‘war on terror’ report, ISI double-game


April 27th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee has indirectly rejected Washington's damning comments against the Pakistan military's counter-terrorism efforts, and said that it fully trusted the army strategy for ... Read more...

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Pak spy agencies pulling strings of “test-tube” politicians: Chaudhry Nisar


April 26th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 26(ANI): The role of Pakistani intelligence agencies has once again marked the proceedings of the Lower House of Parliament, with Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan raising questions on their ... Read more...

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Pakistan tells US to halt drone campaign, sharply reduce CIA operatives in country


April 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 12(ANI): Pakistan has demanded that the United States sharply cut the number of Central Intelligence Agency operatives and Special Operations forces working in the Asian nation, and that it suspend ... Read more...

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Pak spy agencies involved in over one thousand murder cases in Balochistan: Report


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its sister organisations have been involved in over one thousand murder cases in Balochistan, according to a report.The Baloch National ... Read more...

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ISI-CIA deal clinched Davis release, US denies paying blood money (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, March 17 (IANS) The release of Raymond Davis, an American who killed two men in Lahore, was based on a clandestine deal struck between Pakistan's spy agency ISI ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s stance on Raymond Davis case being perceived as diplomatic win


March 9th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9(ANI): Islamabad's principled position on the Raymond Davis issue, which has pushed Washington on the back foot without any rupture in their bilateral ties, is being perceived as a diplomatic ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court says ISI answerable to Balochistan Govt


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and other spy agencies of the country are answerable to the government as well as to the courts.During a ... Read more...

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Suspected US operatives lying low or leaving Pakistan following Davis’ arrest


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 1(ANI): At least thirty suspected covert US operatives have suspended their activities in Pakistan and twelve have already left the country following the arrest of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, ... Read more...

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CIA director calls ISI chief in backdrop of tie-threatening Davis issue standoff


February 26th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 26(ANI): US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta telephoned Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha in the backdrop of an apparent standoff between the ... Read more...

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ISI halts talks with CIA at all levels over being treated as “their lackeys”


February 24th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence has stopped talking with the US' Central Intelligence Agency at any level, including the most senior, an ISI official has revealed.Speaking on the ... Read more...

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Home ministry’s plan for umbrella intelligence body finds no favour


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian home ministry's plan to have an over-arching body for intelligence sifting has found no favour with two security think-tanks that worked separately to promote ... Read more...

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ISI, Defence and Interior ministries hauled to court in missing persons’ cases


February 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 16(ANI): The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has reissued notices to Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Defence Ministry and the Interior Ministry in connection with a number of ... Read more...

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Mubarak resignation creates political vacuum for US in Middle East


February 12th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down after three decades in power presents the Obama administration with a political vacuum in the Middle East.According to the Washington Post, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s top spy agencies incompetent, out of control: Report


February 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 11(ANI): Pakistan's top intelligence agencies seem to be out of control and "often cross the lines", a former top intelligence official has said.While there are numerous small intelligence and investigating ... 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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Pak SC warns police, spy agencies over increasing ‘illegal disappearances’


January 28th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 28(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has observed that the country's law-enforcement agencies have been flagrantly violating the court orders despite repeated warnings."The complaints of missing citizens instead of decreasing have increased, ... Read more...

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Oz spy agencies intensify secret operations with US, Japan to counter China: WikiLeaks


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): To get sensitive information out of China, North Korea and Iran, Australian spy agencies have intensified secret operations with the US and Japan, according to WikiLeaks cables.The cables ... Read more...

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Magsi urges Pak army chief to help trace ‘missing’ Baloch people


January 4th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sui (Dera Bugti), Jan 4 (ANI): Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Magsi has requested Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani to take steps for resolving the issue of missing Baloch people."It is a very ... Read more...

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Pak spy agencies admit having Adiala Jail’s “missing prisoners” in their custody


December 10th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 10 (ANI): The mystery of eleven missing prisoners of Adiala Jail has finally been solved, as Pakistan's top intelligence agencies have confessed before the Supreme Court that the terror ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence agencies “cloaked in veil of impunity”: Pak editorial


November 26th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): Referring to the case of eleven missing prisoners of Adiala Jail, allegedly abducted by Pakistani intelligence agencies, a newspaper editorial has stated that these spy agencies of ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court can issue notices to spymasters as no one above law: Chief Justice


November 26th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ruled that it has the authority under the constitution to serve notices to intelligence agencies, as no one is above the ... Read more...

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Reluctant Pak, resilient Taliban scuppering US-led NATO military campaign in Afghanistan


October 27th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 27 (ANI): Given Pakistan's long-standing connections to the Haqqani network and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the United States-led NATO forces in that country have been unable topple the insurgents, ... Read more...

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‘Several people involved in Mumbai-type European attacks plot identified’: Haqqani


October 5th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A number of people involved in plotting terrorist attacks in Europe have been identified and targeted, Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has stated."I think that several ... Read more...

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Pak Army brands ‘Pak-based terrorists planning Europe attack’ reports ‘very speculative’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): Not attaching much significance to the claims that Pakistan-based terrorists, thought to be linked to Al Qaeda, were planning simultaneous strikes on London and other European cities, the ... Read more...

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Mumbai-style terror attack on European cities foiled (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A terror plot by Pakistan-based militants to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Britain and other European countries has been foiled by intelligence agencies, a media report said.Intelligence sources revealed ... Read more...

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Pak-based jihadis’ ‘Mumbai style’ terror attacks planned on Europe foiled


September 29th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): The latest terrorplot to launch Mumbai-style attacks in the UK, France and Germany has been unearthed and disrupted after intelligence sharing among the spy agencies from these three ... Read more...

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Plot to attack European cities by Pakistani militants foiled


September 29th, 2010 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A major terror plot by Pakistan-based militants to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Britain and other European countries has been thwarted by intelligence agencies, a media report said.Pakistan-based ... Read more...

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