'No direct evidence of terrorism in Egypt crash'
'No direct evidence of terrorism in Egypt crash'

Both Cairo and Moscow have played down a claim from the Islamic State that it brought down the aircraft. 

No 'direct evidence' of terrorism in Egypt plane crash: Top US official
No 'direct evidence' of terrorism in Egypt plane crash: Top US official

The airline has said the Airbus 321 came down due to "external" factors.

Top US spy says sceptical about US-China cyber agreement

The top U.S. intelligence official on Tuesday said he was sceptical that a new cyber U.S.-China cyber agreement would slow a growing torrent of cyber attacks on U.S. computer networks, and said his approach will be to "trust but verify."

Despite skepticism, US confident it can monitor Iran deal

Iran's intelligence agencies have penetrated CIA front companies, executed Western agents and captured a sophisticated US drone.

US spy chief says China `leading suspect` in hack

The head of US intelligence said Thursday that China is "the leading suspect" in a massive data breach of Washington`s government personnel files, but that an investigation is ongoing.

Top US general advises military aid to Ukraine

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has said that the US should consider providing arms to help Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian separatists.

No fundamental change in Pak approach: Clapper

A top American intelligence official has said that though Pakistan has improved its co-operation with the US on counter-terrorism, it is unlikely to "fundamentally" change its approach on "certain things", in an apparent reference to Pakistan's India-centric policies.

US spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea

 US spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed.

Donations dry up for IS group: US spy chief

Donations to Islamic State jihadists have dramatically declined in the wake of brutal executions by the group that have shocked public opinion in the Middle East, the chief of US intelligence said Monday.

U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned

About 180 Americans have travelled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, James Clapper, said on Monday.

US National Intelligence head worried by Chinese maritime advances

The director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbours, especially with artificial islands being created as aerial platforms.

Fighting Islamic State not a priority for Turkey: US spy chief

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Friday.

US intelligence chief warns of ''home-grown extremists''

A top US intelligence official warned Thursday that home-grown "violent extremists" continue to pose the most likely threat to homeland security, Xinhua news agency reported.

US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks

A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.

Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: Top US official

Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday.

US intelligence chief dined with North Korea general responsible for Sony hack

The US intelligence chief revealed on Wednesday that he dined with the North Korean general believed responsible for hacking Hollywood studio Sony, during a secret mission to Pyongyang two months ago.

US spymaster dined with N Korea general responsible for Sony hack

The US intelligence chief revealed Wednesday that he dined with the North Korean general believed responsible for hacking Hollywood studio Sony, during a secret mission to Pyongyang two months ago.

US spy chief James Clapper's rare insight into N Korean diplomacy

The US intelligence chief who flew to North Korea on a secret mission to free two Americans said there is "the potential for change" in the secretive state, in a rare window into the murky world of Pyongyang diplomacy.

US sees no sign of Qaeda-IS pact: Clapper

US intelligence chief James Clapper said Friday analysts had not seen any evidence indicating Islamic State jihadists and Al-Qaeda had forged an alliance in Syria.

Top secret mission to N. Korea hit by plane hitch

A secret mission by America`s spy chief to free two US citizens held by North Korea hit an embarrassing snag when his plane broke down while refueling, a US official said Monday.