Syria`s sacked political spy chief dead: Family

Syria`s former political intelligence chief Rustom Ghazaleh has died after being fired for a quarrel with another regime official in which he was beaten up, a source close to his family said Friday.

Snapchat shows data requests in transparency report

Snapchat, the social network for users who like the security of disappearing messages, released its first transparency report Thursday showing hundreds of requests from US and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Lack of coordination led to intel failure in 26/11: US panel

 A US panel tasked with reviewing the FBI has said that one of the main lessons learnt from the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case was that "relevant intelligence may fall by the wayside" in the absence of an intelligence effort to understand the connections among cases.

FBI still needs to improve intelligence efforts: Report

 More than a decade after the September 11, 2001 attacks the FBI has still not fully improved its domestic intelligence gathering and must accelerate reforms, an official US report said Wednesday.

Breastfed babies ‘grow up smarter, earn more’

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Breast-feeding has many advantages for children and it has yet again been proven as a new study suggests that babies who are breastfed for longer stretches have higher IQ levels in adulthood.

Indian diplomatic staff in Pakistan `tailed` by intelligence agencies: Govt
Indian diplomatic staff in Pakistan `tailed` by intelligence agencies: Govt

Indian High Commission staff in Pakistan are being subjected to "intrusive surveillance" and "tailing" by intelligence personnel of that country, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

Has smartphone made you a lazy thinker?
Has smartphone made you a lazy thinker?

Frequent smartphone use has turned us into lazy thinkers, researchers report, adding that the convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves.

New Zealand spying on South Pacific allies: Reports

New Zealand is conducting mass spying on its South Pacific neighbours then passing the information to a US-led intelligence alliance, media reports citing leaked documents said on Thursday.

Low IQ tied to greater drinking among young men

A lower IQ is associated with greater and riskier drinking among young adult men, a new study has found.

Compassion predates intelligence in early humans

Early humans developed kindness, compassion and a sense of beauty long before the emergence of intelligence, a new study has claimed.

US Army to provide equipment, intelligence to fight Boko Haram

The United States military will provide communications equipment and intelligence to help African nations in the fight against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the commander of US Special Forces operations in Africa said.

'Intelligence' can be taught: Study

Intelligence is not simply a naturally acquired trait as commonly thought and it is possible to teach problem-solving skills which are widely known as "intelligence", says a study.

UK tribunal says intelligence-sharing with US was unlawful

A British tribunal ruled on Friday that some aspects of intelligence-sharing between security agencies in Britain and the United States were unlawful until December 2014, in a ground-breaking case brought by civil liberties groups.

Airports in Pakistan put on high alert

 Security at all major airports in Pakistan has been beefed up after an intelligence report indicated a threat to airport security, media reported Monday.

Pakistan should stop treating terror as a state policy: Singh

India on Friday said Pakistan should "stop treating terror as a state policy" and ensure that all terror groups are considered as "pariah" in its own land if it was serious in its war against terrorism.

Ex-spy chief says outdated UK anti-terrorism laws are not fit for purpose

Britain`s ability to prevent terrorist attacks is hampered by outdated laws that are "no longer fit for purpose", a former MI5 chief said in an interview published on Sunday, as the government considers new powers to monitor the Internet.

All necessary measures taken ahead of New Year's eve: Police

The Hyderabad Police on Friday said here they have taken all precautionary measures in the wake of country-wide general terror alert issued ahead of the new year bash.

Assam Police had just 2 hours to respond on possible attack by NDFB

Authorities in Sonitpur, the district which was worst-hit by the violence perpetrated by NDFB(S), had a little over two hours to respond after an intelligence intercept suggested an imminent attack on Adivasi tribals by the Bodo militant group.

Personality outsmarts intelligence at school
Personality outsmarts intelligence at school

Personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to academic success, new research says.

Romania 'to clear up' allegations over CIA prisons

Romania is "ready to clear up" allegations that the country hosted secret CIA detention centres, the foreign ministry said Tuesday -- though it stressed that Bucharest had "no proof" such prisons existed.