Central Intelligence Agency: News

04 Jun 2023


Spy chiefs of rival countries secretly huddle in Singapore: Report

Top officials from over two dozen of the world's main intelligence agencies met this weekend on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Reuters reported.

03 Aug 2022

Osama Bin Laden

Facts about Hellfire R9X, the missile that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed the Al-Qaeda supremo and mastermind of the US September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday.

02 Aug 2022

al Qaeda

US kills al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri—one of the most wanted terrorists in the world and the architect of the US September 11, 2001, terror attacks—has been killed in an American drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.

21 Sep 2021


CIA officer reported 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms on India trip

A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer suffered symptoms consistent with the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" during their recent trip to India with agency chief William J Burns, reports said.

08 Sep 2021


CIA chief meets Ajit Doval in Delhi to discuss Afghanistan

National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval met with William Burns, the chief of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in New Delhi on Tuesday, reports said.

#ComicBytes: Marvel characters who have served in the military

Every Marvel character has an origin story that makes them either good or evil.

27 Nov 2020

Captain America

#ComicBytes: The comic book origin of Nick Fury

Nick Fury is the thread that holds the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) together. After all, he is the one who started the Avengers initiative in MCU.

03 Nov 2020


#ComicBytes: Marvel's underrated super teams who deserve their own movies

Different individuals coming together to fight for a common cause is always a good story, especially when it comes to Marvel.

01 Nov 2020


#ComicBytes: Meet MCU's newest addition, badass vigilante, Moon Knight

Often compared to DC legend Batman, Marvel's Moon Knight (Marc Spector) is a badass vigilante who is set to make his MCU debut.

07 Aug 2020


MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already facing scrutiny for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, has been now accused of another serious crime by a former intelligence officer, Saad Aljabri.

06 May 2020


'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

On Monday, Elon Musk welcomed his first child with singer Grimes.

21 Apr 2020

North Korea

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?

Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea who is a revered figure in the country, is critically ill after he underwent surgery earlier this month, a CNN report said.

26 Dec 2019


#ComicBytes: Five deadliest assassins in the Marvel Universe

With great power comes great responsibility, is a mantra most Marvel heroes follow, even the vigilante, Punisher.

23 Dec 2019

Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

Over a year after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection with the incident.

24 Nov 2019


#ComicBytes: Five greatest fights between Batman and Superman

Batman and Superman are two of DC's most iconic characters.

20 Nov 2019


#CareerBytes: Additional courses to pursue after completing Chartered Accountancy

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

07 Nov 2019


Best new shows, movies coming on Amazon Prime this November

Wondering what Amazon Prime is going to be streaming this month now that you are done watching The Office (again)?

27 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

The United States launched a covert operation late on Saturday night in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of terror outfit ISIS, is believed to have died.

19 Sep 2019


Five deadliest assassins in the Marvel Universe

With great power comes great responsibility, is a mantra most Marvel heroes follow, even the vigilante, Punisher.

08 Sep 2019


Five greatest fights between Batman and Superman

Batman and Superman are two of DC's most iconic characters.

#CareerBytes: Additional courses to pursue after completing Chartered Accountancy

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses.

02 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of citizenship

Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it has revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.

01 Mar 2019


5 best shows/movies on Amazon Prime Video in March 2019

Amazon Prime Video is continuously upping its content game with new shows and movies to keep their viewers hooked.

23 Feb 2019


Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal: UN atomic watchdog

Iran has been adhering to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear programme, the United Nations atomic watchdog said yesterday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

11 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is: Foreign Affairs official

Riyadh doesn't know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi's body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview with CBS that was broadcasted yesterday.

05 Feb 2019


#ComicBytes: Five greatest fights between Batman and Superman

Batman and Superman are two of DC's most iconic characters.

30 Jan 2019

Mental Health

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

Since it was synthesized in the 1930s, LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has received much cultural and scientific attention.

10 Dec 2018


'I can't breathe' were Jamal Khashoggi's final words, says report

Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN has said, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.

22 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

Khashoggi-probe: Crown Prince a red line, says Saudi Foreign Minister

Calls for Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be held accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are a "red line", Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, has said.

21 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

Khashoggi murder row: Trump supports 'steadfast partner' Saudi Arabia

President of United States Donald Trump maintained that Saudi Arabia was a great ally and that there was no 'definitive proof' that Mohammad bin Salman was involved in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

18 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

There'll be full report on Khashoggi's murder by Tuesday: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he had spoken with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief on the agency's assessment of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that there will be a "very full report" by Tuesday.

17 Nov 2018

Saudi Arabia

CIA: Saudi Crown Prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination

In the latest development to the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the assassination.

27 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

US: Man, suspected of sending bombs to Trump's critics, arrested

A 56-year-old, identified as Cesar Sayoc Jr., was arrested in Florida on Friday morning in connection to bombs sent to President of United States Donald Trump's critics earlier this week.

04 Sep 2018


Afghan Taliban announces the death of Haqqani network leader

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates, the Afghan Taliban announced on Tuesday.

26 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

US Senator and war-hero John McCain dies at 81

US Senator John McCain breathed his last on Saturday surrounded by his family, an announcement from his office revealed. He was 81.

18 Aug 2018

Indian Government

Indian Govt must slap penalty for Aadhaar misuse: Edward Snowden

The government must slap a penalty on anyone using Aadhaar data for purposes other than public services, whistle-blower Edward Snowden said.

16 Aug 2018


#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is battling illness and age, his niece Kanti Mishra said she wanted to hear him speak one more time. This is precisely the emotion of the nation which rallied behind Vajpayee and adored him for decades.

16 Aug 2018

White House

Trump quashes security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan

US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, accusing him of "lying" and blaming his "erratic conduct and behavior".

22 Jul 2018

Russia News

China is waging 'quiet kind of cold-war' against US: CIA

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA's East Asia mission center, said at Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday.

15 Jun 2018

Taj Mahal

CIA terms VHP, Bajrang Dal as 'religious militant outfits'

The United States' Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has termed Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) as 'religious militant outfits' in its World Factbook.

08 Jun 2018

New York University

This spy-turned-lawyer is fighting CIA, one case at a time

After spending almost two decades in CIA as she got admitted in 1968, Janine Brookner, now in her mid-70s, is fighting sexism and gender discrimination against her former employer, one case at a time.

18 May 2018

Mike Pompeo

Gina Haspel to become the first female CIA Director

Gina Haspel is all set to become the new Director of the CIA. She will be the first woman to lead the agency in its 70-year history.

08 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan summons US envoy over biker's death involving American diplomat

Pakistan on Sunday summoned US Ambassador David Hale to register "a strong protest" against the killing of a Pakistani citizen by a US official in a road accident in Islamabad.

23 Mar 2018


India to have military attaché in US Navy's Bahrain command

In what is being described as a "path-breaking" development by military officials, India is set to have a military attaché in the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain.

02 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

CIA declassifies files seized during Osama bin Laden assassination

Almost seven years after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces, the mystery surrounding him and the organization continues to fascinate many.

30 Oct 2017

South Korea

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has now warned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is accelerating.

29 Oct 2017

Aadhaar Card

Swamy raises questions about Aadhaar's security, talks about GST

In an interview with Mirror Now, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy voiced his concern regarding the Aadhaar infrastructure which, according to Swamy, might be susceptible to abuse by American intelligence agencies.

26 Oct 2017

John F Kennedy

John F. Kennedy assassination: The questions that still remain unanswered

The assassination of US President John F. Kennedy (JFK) on November 22, 1963, is one of the most tragic moments in American history.

21 Oct 2017

North Korea

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of gaining full nuclear capability to target the US.

16 Sep 2017

Mike Pompeo

Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning's visiting fellowship over CIA chief's protest

Harvard University has rescinded its offer to make Chelsea Manning a distinguished visiting fellow, following CIA chief Mike Pompeo's decision to cancel an appearance at the university.

06 Jul 2017


Libya: Field Marshal Haftar announces the 'liberation' of Benghazi

Following violent clashes between Islamist militants and the Libyan National Army (LNA) last week, LNA commander Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar claims to have liberated Mediterranean port of Benghazi.

Report reveals China's crackdown on CIA operations

Reports have indicated that Chinese officials identified and killed over a dozen CIA operatives in China between 2010 and 2012.

13 May 2017


An alien army? UFO hunters spot a 'tank' on moon

A mysterious tank-like object has been spotted on The Moon, which researchers say could be an odd-shaped rock.

05 May 2017

South Korea

Pyongyang accuses CIA of assassination plot against Kim Jong-Un

Amid soaring tensions between North Korea and the US, Pyongyang has accused the CIA of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-Un.

10 Mar 2017

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks assures support to tech companies after massive CIA leak

After publishing documents on CIA's hacking tools, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said they would work with tech companies to help secure them.

09 Mar 2017

Julian Assange

FBI, CIA launch investigation into WikiLeaks' release Vault 7

The FBI and CIA have initiated a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of files detailing the CIA's hacking tools, including its alleged capacity to spy through microphones on smartphones and smart TVs.

08 Mar 2017

Julian Assange

Biggest CIA secrets leaked in WikiLeaks Vault 7

Once again the US intelligence agencies are under the WikiLeaks scanner.

28 Jan 2017

South Korea

Recently released CIA documents reveal UFO sightings over India

UFO conspiracy theorists in India and the world over will be delighted to know that a 1968 CIA report detailed six UFO sightings over India, Bhutan and Nepal.

28 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

Pakistan TV anchor banned for hate speech

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a popular TV anchor Amir Liaquat (Hussain) after he allegedly indulged in hate speech.

23 Jan 2017


CIA declassifies report on key events and personalities in India

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified 930,000 documents last week.

11 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

Pakistan obligated to locate missing human rights activists

Pakistan has been commanded by the Human Rights Watch to investigate the abductions of four bloggers who campaigned for human rights and religious freedom.

20 Dec 2016


US got it wrong on Saddam Hussein, says CIA interrogator

John Nixon, the CIA analyst who interrogated former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein said that the US "got it wrong" about Saddam.