United States spy chief James Clapper’s personal online accounts have been hacked, his office confirmed on Jan. 12, a few months after CIA director John Brennan suffered a similar attack
Turkish intelligence reportedly tipped off Germany about the terror attack plot which caused a security alert in two metro stations in the Bavarian capital Munich on New Year’s Eve
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If the Taliban were not so busy fighting the rival ISIL jihadis who began operating in Afghanistan early this year, they might now be within reach of overthrowing the Afghan government that the Western powers left behind when they pulled out most of their troops last year
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Famous “Islamism expert” Oliver Roy’s latest book, “En quête de L’Orient perdu” (In Search of the Lost Orient), did not provoke enough of the debate and criticism that it deserved, especially these days when we all talk and write about Islam and Islamism with reference to ISIL
Turkey has received notice of serious terrorism threats as both the Turkish and U.S. intelligence agencies warned of a possible terrorist attack on U.S. interests in the country by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), daily Hürriyet has reported
A joint operation by the United States and Britain targeted the British leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), “Jihadi John,” was based on intelligence shared by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT)
The CIA accused WikiLeaks of "malicious intent" after the anti-secrecy campaign group published an initial tranche of documents Oct. 21 it said were from the personal email account of director John Brennan
Iran has sent hundreds of troops into northern and central Syria in the first such open deployment in the country's civil war, joining fighters from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah in an offensive against rebels and taking advantage of cover from Russia's air campaign, a regional official and Syrian activists said Oct. 14.
Iraq has started bombing ISIL targets with help from a new intelligence center that has staff from Russia, Iran and Syria, the head of parliament’s defense and security committee said Oct. 13 as Russia intensifies attacks on the jihadist group in neighboring Syria.
The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor who was jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden accused the government on Sept.10 of deliberately delaying his appeal after the case was adjourned for the sixteenth time.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on August 13 declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government.
Clashes between members of al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country’s north have stopped after the rebels abandoned their HQ
A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of plotting attacks against the United States and its allies, the Pentagon said
George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, fell at his summer home on July 15 and broke a bone in his neck but was doing OK, a spokesman said.
Al-Qaeda has confirmed that its second-in-command, the chief of its powerful Yemeni branch, was killed in a US drone strike, in the heaviest blow to the jihadist network since the death of Osama bin Laden
Britain has been forced to remove some of its spies after Russia and China accessed the top-secret raft of documents taken by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, British media reported.
Pakistan's interior minister June 12 said the government was ready to throw out more foreign aid groups, a day after Save the Children were expelled for "working against the country".
Key provisions of the US Patriot Act expired early June 1 after the Senate failed to prevent their lapse, plunging US national security efforts into potential disarray as the country faces persistent extremist threats.
The United States is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said May 31.
US President Barack Obama is poised to quicken the pace of weapons supplies and training to Iraqi tribes, while eyeing a rapid offensive to recapture Ramadi from ISIL
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