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MISLEADING: CIA 'reveals' Cory Aquino requested US airstrikes in 1989

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The information in the declassified documents that Munda found 'alarming' is actually not new or recently disclosed. They were headlines of local and foreign newspapers on December 2 and 3, 1989.

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy ring busted

Jul 22, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The agencies 'successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network,' the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry, whose identity was not revealed, tells reporters in Tehran

Iran executes 'defense ministry contractor' over spying for CIA

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Iran news agency ISNA reports that Jalal Haji Zavar was convicted by the military court and was executed at an unspecified time

EXECUTED. Iran executes Jalal Haji Zavar. File photo by Loey Felipe/UN

North Korean leader's brother was CIA informant – Wall Street Journal

Jun 11, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Citing 'a person knowledgeable about the matter,' the Wall Street Journal says Kim Jong-nam had met with CIA operatives several times

KIM JONG-NAM. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

CIA says Huawei received state funding – report

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The Times' report says it's the 'most serious claim' linking Huawei to the Chinese government


U.S. senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it,' says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker

ON KHASHOGGI. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017. File photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Crown prince a 'red line' in Khashoggi probe – Saudi FM

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir insists that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is not involved in the killing

'RED LINE.' In this file photo, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. File photo by Ahmed Farwan/AFP

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – report

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:56 AM

According to the CIA, 15 Saudi agents flew on government aircraft and assassinated the journalist in the Saudi consulate

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on October 23, 2018 shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh. The Saudi rulers met with Khashoggi's son Salah and brother Sahel at the royal palace, state-run news agency SPA reported. The report said King Salman and Prince Mohammed offered their condolences to the family of the Saudi journalist

Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This comes after President Donald Trump decides to strip off former Intelligence director John Brennan of his security clearance over an ongoing federal probe on Trump's alleged Russian campaign links

MCLEAN, VA - FEBRUARY 19: A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the lobby of the Original Headquarters Building at the CIA headquarters February 19, 2009 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-CIA officer charged over damaging leak to WikiLeaks

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Joshua Schulte is charged with leaking unspecified information on the Central Intelligence Agency's intelligence-gathering capabilities to a group identified only as 'Organization-1,' which then released the information on the internet

THE CIA'S LEAKS. This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director

May 18, 2018 - 12:59 PM

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency passes on a vote of 54-45, with half a dozen opposition Democrats bucking their party and supporting the controversial Haspel's nomination

Trump defends CIA nominee Haspel amid questions about torture role

May 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The little-known Gina Haspel, who spent 3 decades in the agency's covert services and is currently CIA deputy director and acting director, will face questioning at a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, May 9

TRUMP'S PICK. CIA nominee Gina Haspel (R) is seen waiting for the Senate subway while she is on Capitol Hill for meetings with senators May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Pompeo sworn in as U.S. secretary of state

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo has overcome stiff opposition in the Senate from Democrats who warned he would add fuel to President Donald Trump's aggressive foreign policy

SWORN IN. In this file photo taken on April 12, 2018 US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

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Feb 21, 2018 - 8:01 PM

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Malacañang hits U.S. intel for calling Duterte a 'threat'

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Malacañang claims that President Rodrigo Duterte 'is no autocrat' and has no 'autocratic tendencies'

'REGIONAL THREAT.' President Rodrigo Duterte visits government troops in war-torn Marawi City on July 20, 2017. Duterte's decision to extend martial law in Mindanao due to the Marawi siege is one of the reasons why he is considered a 'regional threat' by US intelligence agencies. Malacañang file photo

U.S. intel agencies say Duterte a 'regional threat' in Southeast Asia

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:21 AM

The CIA and 16 other US intelligence agencies cite President Rodrigo Duterte's suggestion to declare a 'revolutionary government' and impose nationwide martial law as a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia

'REGIONAL THREAT.' President Rodrigo Duterte visits government troops in war-torn Marawi City on July 20, 2017. Duterte's decision to extend martial law in Mindanao due to the Marawi siege is one of the reasons why he is considered a 'regional threat' by US intelligence agencies. Malacañang file photo

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Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:59 AM

US authorities arrest a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies

INTEL CENTRAL. A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. Saul Loeb/AFP

Pro-regime rallies in Tehran increase as U.S. imposes sanctions

Jan 06, 2018 - 12:15 AM

For a third straight day, there were large pro-government rallies, this time in 40 locations around Tehran province and several cities after Friday prayers though authorities declared the unrest over

PRO-REGIME. Pro-government demonstrators hold a poster of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and shout slogans during a march following the weekly Muslim Friday prayers in Tehran on January 5, 2018. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Kremlin praises U.S.-Russia 'exemplary cooperation' on terror fight

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Donald Trump on Sunday to express his gratitude for intelligence which allowed Russia's FSB security service to prevent attacks in Saint Petersburg

THANKS. This file photo taken on November 11, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vitenam. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Tillerson's future as top American diplomat in doubt

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Amid reports of a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump passes up an opportunity to publicly back his embattled top diplomat

IN & OUT. This combination of pictures created on November 30, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Washington, DC. The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported. Photo combo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Critiques Get You Fired

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

U.S. releases new trove of secret Kennedy assassination files

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Among the CIA files released are detailed records of efforts to recruit Soviet diplomats serving in foreign missions, complete with transcripts of wiretaps

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

Final Fantasy VII, anime among files uncovered from 2011 Bin Laden raid

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The files – or at least the file names themselves – offer a look into what Bin Laden's fighters may have been downloading or doing in their idle hours

CIA DOCUMENTS. This videograb provided by the Site Intelligence Group shows slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shown in previously unreleased video footage, part of a video posted by al-Qaeda's media branch as-Sahab on jihadist forums on September 12, 2011 to commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks. File photo by SITE Intelligence Group/AFP. Background image of Final Fantasy VII from Wikipedia

U.S. denies CIA backing destabilization vs Duterte

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

'President Duterte won a very impressive election. We respect his election, and are in fact working very well together with this administration,' says US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim

DESTABILIZATION PLOTS? US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim denies that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is backing destabilization plots against the Duterte administration. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. crucial to beating IS in Philippines, says ambassador

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Ambassador Sung Kim highlights American intelligence, urban warfare training, and drones as among the factors that helped end the conflict in Marawi City

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in U.S.-North Korea standoff

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:00 AM

There s nothing imminent today But make no mistake about it the increased chance that there will be a nuclear missile in Denver is a very serious threat says CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Coverage of an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

Opium of the people in Marawi

Jul 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

In this day and age extremism religious or otherwise has become the new opium of the people an addiction to the promise of paradise and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom

China killed or jailed up to 20 U.S. spies – report

May 21, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The losses are comparable to the number of US assets lost in the Soviet Union and Russia because of the betrayals of two infamous spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

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Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Trump has repeatedly denounced as fake news the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials

US ELECTIONS. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his way off stage after a rally at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on October 21, 2016. File photo by AFP

North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

May 05, 2017 - 6:38 PM

North Korea alleges the CIA and Seoul s Intelligence Services hatched a vicious plot involving unspecified biochemical substances to kill North Korea s Kim Jong Un during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang

CIA chief in South Korea for 'internal meeting' – U.S. embassy

May 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

CIA director Mike Pompeo is in Seoul for an internal meeting following reports of an unannounced visit as tensions mount over growing nuclear threats from the North

CIA'S TOP MAN. In this file photo, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at The Center for Strategic and International Studies April 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Due to flaw, the CIA can take over 318 Cisco switch models

Mar 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Cisco reveals a vulnerability in their network switches that allows attackers to take full control of computers and other networked devices

WikiLeaks revelations leave CIA heavily bruised

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:15 PM

This is a historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and then stored it all in one place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says

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Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:54 PM

It is impossible to keep effective control of cyber weapons If you build them eventually you will lose them Julian Assange says

JULIAN ASSANGE. Julian Assange, founder of the online leaking platform WikiLeaks, is seen on a screen as he addresses journalists via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016 in Berlin. File photo by Steffi Loos/AFP

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

I myself try not to bring any phones to talks regarding sensitive issues Lavrov says at a press conference in Moscow At least I seem to have managed not to get into any unpleasant situations for now

SERGEI LAVROV. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Moscow on October 3, 2016. File photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

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CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:40 AM

CIA: Such disclosures not only jeopardize US personnel and operations but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm

This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Saul Loeb/File/AFP

Tech sector scrambles after CIA hacking allegations

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Major tech firms say they are looking at the allegations raised in the documents released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday

THE CIA AND TECHNOLOGY. This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP FILES/ AFP

WikiLeaks: CIA can hack your TV, car, and chat apps

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The group posts nearly 9 000 documents it says are leaked from the Central Intelligence Agency in what it describes as the largest ever publication of secret intelligence materials

A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the CIA headquarters February 19, 2009 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, Erdogan agree on Syria cooperation, CIA chief visit – Ankara

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Erdogan has high hopes of Trump after expressing disappointment in the past with the former US administration of Barack Obama

TURKEY'S ERDOGAN. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech in Ankara on February 7, 2017. Photo by Adem Altan / AFP

Trump protes media yang beritakan acara pelantikannya sepi penonton

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Donald Trump bersikeras ada sekitar 1 5 juta orang yang memadati National Mall ketika dia dilantik sebagai Presiden pada Jumat 20 Januari

PROTES. Presiden Donald Trump protes media yang memberitakan upacara pelantikannya pada tanggal 20 Januari sepi penonton. Foto oleh Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inaugural crowd coverage

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED Washington city authorities do not provide official crowd counts but TV footage clearly showed the gathering did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument as Trump asserted

WITH THE SPIES. US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to CIA: 'I am with you 1,000%'

Jan 22, 2017 - 1:12 AM

UPDATED In his first full day in office Trump moves swiftly to confront simmering tensions left by US intelligence findings that Russia interfered in the US election to try to tip the outcome in Trump s favor

SUPPORT FOR CIA. US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Bin Laden documents: Worry over ISIS tactics, 'aging' Al-Qaeda

Jan 20, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Documents released by the CIA show Osama bin Laden trying to keep his jihadist followers around the world aligned in his war against the United States

CIA DOCUMENTS. This videograb provided by the Site Intelligence Group shows slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shown in previously unreleased video footage, part of a video posted by al-Qaeda's media branch as-Sahab on jihadist forums on September 12, 2011 to commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks. File photo by SITE Intelligence Group/AFP

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Jan 05, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Trump doubtful as U.S. spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The American public could get a better idea of the strength of the evidence on the alleged hacking as the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing

US President-elect Donald Trump answers questions from the media after a day of meetings on December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Don Emmert/AFP

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Dec 15, 2016 - 1:14 PM

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