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  • How the CIA identified and killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Aug 02, 2022 08:03 AM IST

    How the CIA identified and killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Ayman al-Zawahiri had been in hiding for years and the operation to locate and kill him was the result of "careful patient and persistent" work by the counter-terrorism and intelligence community, a senior administration official told reporters.

  • News Highlights: China condemns Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, says her trip violates the “one China” principle Aug 02, 2022 07:53 AM IST

    News Highlights: China condemns Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, says her trip violates the “one China” principle

    News Highlights: Nancy Pelosi is the first US House leader to visit Taiwan since 1997. China says visit ‘Dangerous act of playing with fire’: Xinhua

  • CIA's first-ever chief technology officer Nand Mulchandani studied at this Delhi school May 01, 2022 03:34 PM IST

    CIA's first-ever chief technology officer Nand Mulchandani studied at this Delhi school

    USA’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has appointed Nand Mulchandani as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer.

  • CIA picks Nand Mulchandani as its first chief technology officer May 01, 2022 07:04 AM IST

    CIA picks Nand Mulchandani as its first chief technology officer

    With more than 25 years of experience working in Silicon Valley as well as the Department of Defense (DoD), Mulchandani brings substantial private sector, startup, and government expertise to CIA

  • CIA-NSC meet: Americans, facing Chinese heat, reach out to Russia Nov 03, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    CIA-NSC meet: Americans, facing Chinese heat, reach out to Russia

    Patrushev, the National Security Council head from Moscow and Putin's right-hand man, is dealing directly with the world’s strategic big wigs

  • CIA officer reports Havana syndrome symptoms on India trip: Reports Sep 21, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    CIA officer reports Havana syndrome symptoms on India trip: Reports

    The victim, who was not identified, had to receive medical attention, CNN reported, citing unnamed sources.

  • CIA director met Taliban leader in Afghanistan on Monday: Report Aug 24, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    CIA director met Taliban leader in Afghanistan on Monday: Report

    The Post, citing unnamed US officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said CIA Director William Burns met Taliban Leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday as the Biden administration continues efforts to evacuate U.S. citizens and other allies amid chaos at the airport in Kabul.

  • Out competing China will be key to national security in decades ahead: Joe Biden's CIA nominee Feb 25, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Out competing China will be key to national security in decades ahead: Joe Biden's CIA nominee

    Willian Burns, 64, a former diplomat who served in Russia and the Middle East, shared the assessment with members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the post of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director.

  • Kremlin says Alexei Navalny works with CIA, after he accuses Vladimir Putin of poisoning Oct 01, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    Kremlin says Alexei Navalny works with CIA, after he accuses Vladimir Putin of poisoning

    The accusation from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov appears to be the first time the Russian authorities have directly accused Putin's highest-profile critic of working with a foreign intelligence agency.

  • How US funds reach the terror groups it fights Jul 30, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    How US funds reach the terror groups it fights

    It’s going to take dedicated effort and sustained investigation by various US government agencies to understand, isolate and prosecute Islamists who claim to represent all American Muslims and dominate the discourse

  • Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE Aug 26, 2019 08:25 PM IST

    Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE

    The CIA's failure to adapt to the UAE's growing military and political ambitions amounts to a dereliction of duty, said a fourth former CIA official.

  • With eyes set on Kabul seat, Taliban don new T-shirts and guns, bodes ill for Kashmir Aug 23, 2019 07:46 PM IST

    With eyes set on Kabul seat, Taliban don new T-shirts and guns, bodes ill for Kashmir

    Since January 2019, the Taliban control has been widely reported to have increased

  • Donald Trump junks Barack Obama's policy on public report on drone-strike deaths in countries like Pakistan Mar 07, 2019 06:12 PM IST

    Donald Trump junks Barack Obama's policy on public report on drone-strike deaths in countries like Pakistan

    The 2016 executive order was brought in by then-President Barack Obama, who was under pressure to be more transparent on drone strikes carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible Nov 18, 2018 03:06 PM IST

    Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

    The CIA's finding is the most definitive US assessment to date tying Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler directly to the killing and contradicts Saudi government assertions that Prince Mohammed was not involved

  • CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of Khashoggi: Report Nov 17, 2018 03:06 PM IST

    CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of Khashoggi: Report

    The death of Khashoggi, a onetime insider turned critic of the crown prince and a resident of the US, has spurred a wave of international anger against Saudi Arabia and its ruler

  • CIA pondered on using 'truth serum' after 9/11 to get terror suspects to speak Nov 14, 2018 11:03 AM IST

    CIA pondered on using 'truth serum' after 9/11 to get terror suspects to speak

    After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was "possibly worth a try."

  • Opinion | How to spot the liar in the boardroom Oct 16, 2018 08:32 AM IST

    Opinion | How to spot the liar in the boardroom

    Alongside our forensic accounting model, we also use questioning techniques popularised by the CIA to figure out whether the CEOs we are meeting are making things up

  • Donald Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director May 21, 2018 01:21 PM IST

    Donald Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's 1st female director

    A veteran spy, Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the agency's use of harsh interrogation techniques after 9/11.

  • All you need to know about Gina Haspel, the first-ever woman CIA director May 18, 2018 11:44 AM IST

    All you need to know about Gina Haspel, the first-ever woman CIA director

    As a clandestine officer at the CIA, Haspel was in charge of a secret operation labelled 'Cat’s eye'.

  • CIA chief Mike Pompeo sworn in as new US Secretary of State Apr 27, 2018 04:02 PM IST

    CIA chief Mike Pompeo sworn in as new US Secretary of State

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito administered the oath to Pompeo in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

  • China poses strategic challenge to US: CIA director tells senators Apr 13, 2018 03:55 PM IST

    China poses strategic challenge to US: CIA director tells senators

    Pompeo, 54, made the remarks during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. If confirmed, he would replace Rex Tillerson, who was fired by US President Donald Trump last month, to lead the State Department.

  • US will make no concessions for North Korea talks: CIA chief Mar 12, 2018 08:40 AM IST

    US will make no concessions for North Korea talks: CIA chief

    “Never before have we had the North Koreans in a position where their economy was at such risk, and where their leadership was under such pressure that they would begin conversations on the terms that Kim Jong Un has conceded to,” Pompeo told Fox News.

  • Former CIA chief John Brennan slams Donald Trump on world view Mar 08, 2018 08:57 AM IST

    Former CIA chief John Brennan slams Donald Trump on world view

    "You show an amazing albeit unsurprising ignorance of how technology, automation, and the attendant evolution of economics and societies have transformed the world," Brennan said in a tweet.

  • Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for CIA's help in thwarting attack plot Dec 18, 2017 07:25 AM IST

    Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for CIA's help in thwarting attack plot

    "Based on the information the US provided, Russian authorities were able to capture the terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people," the White House said in a readout of yesterday's call.

  • Donald Trump considers plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA chief: US officials Dec 01, 2017 07:52 AM IST

    Donald Trump considers plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA chief: US officials

    Tillerson would be replaced within weeks by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist and foreign policy hardliner, under a White House plan to carry out the most significant staff shake-up so far of the Trump administration.

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