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US torture report outlines catalogue of abuse

US officials have lost the right to criticise others now that their own grisly detention and interrogation methods have been exposed, according to Bahraini activists. Shocking revelations about the extent of the Central Intelligen

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CIA 'spied on 7.8bn Saudi calls'

US spy agency CIA has spied on 7.8 billion calls in Saudi Arabia, the Arab News said citing a report from Cryptome, the digital library host that was created by the US as a repository for secret documents and material.   The C

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Using Facebook? You're helping CIA: Venezuela minister

A Venezuelan government minister has urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the US Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about US surveillance programs.  

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Ex-CIA man's snooping claims raise alarm bells

Fresh revelations by former CIA employee Edward Snowden have raised concerns that the US National Security Agency (NSA) may have hacked into Hong Kong's key internet exchange, which handles nearly all the Chinese territory's domestic web

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Star on battlefield, felled by affair

David Petraeus was a star on the battlefield, commanding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but was undone by "poor judgment" in engaging in an extramarital affair that led to his downfall as CIA director. Just two days afte

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CIA chief quits over illegal affair

CIA director David Petraeus resigned as head of the leading US spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging he "showed extremely poor judgment." In a letter to the CIA workforce

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Bomber 'a double agent for Saudi, CIA'

A bomber from the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen sent to blow up a US-bound airliner last month was actually a double agent who infiltrated the group and volunteered for the suicide mission, US media reported on Tuesday. Working closely with

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Documents show CIA, Libya spy unit links

Documents found in Tripoli detail close ties between the CIA and Libya's intelligence service and suggest the US sent terrorism suspects for questioning in Libya despite that country's reputation for torture, the New York Times reported on Saturda

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Pakistan may let US question bin Laden's wives

Pakistan now seems ready to allow the US to interview the wives of Osama bin Laden who were with the Al Qaeda leader when he was killed last week, a US official familiar with the matter said on Monday. The three wives and several children

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CIA watched Bin Laden from safe house

Extensive surveillance of Osama bin Laden's hideout from a nearby CIA safe house in Abbottabad led to his killing in a Navy SEALs operation, US officials said, a revelation likely to further embarrass Pakistan's spy agency and strain ties.

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