CIA chief in 'secret' Israel talks on Iran: report

CIA chief John Brennan made a "secret" visit to Israel last week to discuss an emerging nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported today.

Headline CIA director claims battle against IS will be ''a long fight''

CIA Director John Brennan has claimed that the battle against the Islamic State (IS) will require both political and military solution, and added that it will be "a long fight".

US in talks with Qatar over five Taliban: CIA chief

 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 Sunday.

Pressure on US Senate to act before NSA spy programs expire

CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to lapse could increase terror threats, as the US Senate scrambled to renew the controversial provisions hours before their expiration.

US in discussion with Qatar over Taliban five: CIA chief

The United States is in discussions 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 Sunday.

Crunch time in US Senate as NSA spy programs set to lapse

CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to expire could increase terror threats, as the US Senate convened for a showdown over whether to renew the controversial provisions.

CIA chief holds Egypt talks

US Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during an unannounced visit to Cairo, the president`s office said.

CIA chief says criticism of Iran deal `disingenuous`

CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" while expressing surprise at Tehran`s concessions.

Pakistan among global hotspots that poses tactical challenges: CIA

Identifying Pakistan along with Iraq, Syria and North Korea as global hotspots, America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has said these countries pose strategic and tactical challenges to policy makers.

US CIA chief says social media ''greatly amplifies'' terror threat

Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the US Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday.

CIA to undertake sweeping reforms to meet new age challenges

In order to meet 21st-century challenges like those posed by non-state actors, US' top intelligence agency CIA is set to undertake major reforms and structural changes, including setting up an exclusive university for training spies.

CIA begins reorganisation, increases cyber focus: John Brennan

The Central Intelligence Agency is starting one of the most sweeping reorganisations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations and incorporating digital innovations into intelligence gathering, CIA director John Brennan said.

American spy girl stationed in India during WWII turns 100

 

Washington: Elizabeth "Betty" McIntosh, an American spy girl who was stationed in India for a few years from 1943 and helped spread disinformation that would undermine Japanese troops, has turned 100.

Barack Obama's policy on torture difficult to roll back: White House

In the wake of growing public debate over CIA's detention and interrogation programme, it would be difficult for future American leadership to roll back the policy on torture enforced by US President Barack Obama, the White House has said.

CIA chief John Brennan defends agency, but admits `abhorrent` abuses
CIA chief John Brennan defends agency, but admits `abhorrent` abuses

US spymaster John Brennan staunchly defended CIA officers on Thursday as "patriots" but admitted some interrogators had used "abhorrent" tactics in the past decade.

CIA chief weighs ambitious overhaul of spy agency

CIA Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping internal review that could dramatically change how the country`s leading spy agency is organized, officials said Thursday.

CIA apologises for spying on US Senate

Lawmakers slammed the CIA after the US intelligence agency admitted its officers had "improperly" spied upon Senate investigators probing allegations of torture.

CIA chief denies agency hacked US Senate staff computers

Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Tuesday denied allegations the CIA had illegally hacked computers used by US Senate staff members.

CIA chief made clandestine visit to Pakistan: Report

CIA chief John Brennan flew to Pakistan last week for a clandestine meeting with army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss a possible military operation against militants in the country`s northwest, a media report said today.

CIA chief made clandestine visit to Pakistan: Report

CIA chief John Brennan flew to Pakistan last week for a clandestine meeting with army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss a possible military operation against militants in the country`s northwest, a media report said today.