Obama tries to allay Japanese concerns over spying

 President Barack Obama has tried to allay concerns that the United States spied on Japanese politicians, calling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a conversation that also touched on tumult in the global stock market.

Indian-origin brides in UK are snooping on their grooms-to-be

A growing number of Indian-origin families are using the services of private detectives to check on prospective grooms for their daughters before finalising an arranged marriage.

Your smartphone batteries may be spying on you!
Your smartphone batteries may be spying on you!

Beware, your smartphone baterries can be used to sneakily track you even if you try to hide.

Chinese professor accused of spying by US released on bail

A Chinese professor charged in the United States with economic espionage has been released on bail, US court records show, and his family said he was confident of clearing his name.

Islamic State video shows execution of activists for spying in Raqqa
Islamic State video shows execution of activists for spying in Raqqa

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has released yet another shocking video showing execution of two Syrian activists in Raqqa after they were accused of spying by the Islamic militant group.

NSA also spied on several German ministers, media reports say

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has spied not only on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but also on numerous high-ranking government members such as the economy and finance ministers, German media reported on Wednesday.

Obama, Rousseff visit Martin Luther King memorial
Obama, Rousseff visit Martin Luther King memorial

President Barack Obama and Brazil`s Dilma Rousseff paid a surprise joint visit Monday to Washington`s Martin Luther King Memorial, part of efforts to mend fences after a spying row.

Hollande, Obama to discuss spy claims `in coming hours`: Parliament sources
Hollande, Obama to discuss spy claims `in coming hours`: Parliament sources

 French President Francois Hollande will speak with his US counterpart Barack Obama "in the coming hours" to discuss reports that the US spied on him and two predecessors, parliamentarians said Wednesday.

More data hacks could emerge from probe: US officials

Following disclosures of devastating breaches of US government computer networks, officials told lawmakers Tuesday even more intrusions may be discovered with investigations and deployment of new security tools.

Egypt court hands Morsi death sentence in blow to Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt court hands Morsi death sentence in blow to Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday on charges of killing, kidnapping and other offences during a 2011 mass jail break.

Journalist rebuts claim that Snowden files breached
Journalist rebuts claim that Snowden files breached

A journalist who published the first reports from Edward Snowden`s leaked documents offered a detailed rebuttal Monday to allegations that Russian and Chinese spies accessed the former intelligence contractor`s files.

Spying fears prompt smartphone ban for Iran officials
Spying fears prompt smartphone ban for Iran officials

Iranian officials with access to classified information will be forbidden from using smartphones in connection with their work because of fears of espionage, a security official said Saturday.

Iran asks Austria to secure nuclear talks against spying

 Iran has asked Austria's government to take immediate measures to protect the cyber security of nuclear talks, media reported today after reports emerged of suspected espionage at negotiation venues.

Germany drops probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany`s top public prosecutor closed a year-long investigation into the suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s cell phone by U.S. spies, saying there was a lack of evidence that would stand up in court.

Rwandan journalist arrested for `spying` in Burundi

A Rwandan journalist has been arrested and charged with "spying" in neighbouring Burundi, law officials said Friday, as the country clamps down on media whom they blame for organising anti-government protests.

Swiss and Austrians probe spying at Iran talks hotels

Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, the authorities in both countries said on Thursday.

Israel denies spying on Iran talks hotels

 Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, with Israel denying today its secret services were involved.

Post-Snowden, UK watchdog issues online spying report

The man responsible for reviewing Britain's anti-terrorism laws called Thursday for more judicial oversight over data interception as ministers prepare legislation firming up the powers of security services following leaks by Edward Snowden.

Iran resumes scribe's trial over spying charge

An Iranian court on Monday resumed the trial of a Washington Post reporter over spying and propaganda charges, media reported.

US anti-terror spying legality expires

 The legal authority for US spy agencies to bulk collect Americans` phone data has expired after the Senate failed to reach a deal, media reported on Monday.