'Islamic State has fewer fighters and is weaker'

'Islamic State has fewer fighters and is weaker'

ISIS has as many as 25,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, down from a previous estimate of up to 31,000, according to a U.S. intelligence report revealed by the White House on Thursday.

Cyber threat cannot be eliminated: US intel chief

Chinese cyber espionage continues to target a broad spectrum of US interests, including national security information, sensitive economic data and intellectual property, America's spy chief Thursday.

China denounces US hacking accusation as `absurd`

Beijing on Friday denounced as "absurd logic" accusations by the head of US intelligence that China was the main suspect in a massive hack of government data files in Washington.

Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database: Report

Chinese hack compromised security-clearance database: Report

Hackers allegedly linked to China gained access to sensitive background information submitted by US intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, American officials have said describing the breach to be worse than first acknowledged.

Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to stop the deadliest terrorist strikes in American history, documents released on Friday show.

Osama bin Laden was grooming his son to take over al Qaeda: US documents

Osama bin Laden was grooming his son to take over al Qaeda: US documents

US intelligence officials on Wednesday released documents it said were recovered during the 2011 raid on the compound in Pakistan where US forces killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

US House approves bill to end bulk telephone data collection

The bill`s fate is much less certain in the Senate.

Ex-CIA official: Republicans distorted analysis of Benghazi

A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

Nicolas Cage to play intelligence official in 'Snowden'

Actor Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Oliver Stone`s " Snowden", which is based on the whistleblower Edward Snowden`s story.Cage will play the role of a former US Intelligence Official in the thriller, reports variety.com.

China calls Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations "groundless"

China dismissed accusations it stole F-35 stealth fighter plans as groundless on Monday, after documents leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on a cyber attack were published by a German magazine.

France possible prelude to wave of attacks in Europe

The bloodshed in France could signal the start of a wave of attacks in Europe, according to communications by Islamic State leaders intercepted by US intelligence, German newspaper Bild reported on Sunday.

US intelligence agencies likely to question ISIS return youth

Sleuths of US intelligence agencies are likely to question Arif Majeed, who returned home after being associated with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as he is believed to have loads of information about the group running a reign of terror in the region.

North Korea`s Kim out of sight as official worked to free Americans

US intelligence chief James Clapper made a secret mission to North Korea to secure the release of two Americans at Pyongyang`s initiative, but did not meet leader Kim Jong-Un, an official said.

Bae, the longest-held US prisoner in North Korea

A South Korean-born missionary detained by North Korea just over two years ago, Kenneth Bae was the US citizen who languished the longest in the totalitarian state`s jails.

Documentary on Snowden debuts in US theatres

 "Citizenfour," a documentary about former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden, garnered praise and criticism over the weekend in its debut at US theatres, while the US remains divided between those who consider him a hero and others who call him a traitor.

Australian ex-PM Howard `embarrassed` by 2003 Iraq war dossier

 Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.

US intelligence officials looking into suspected new spy leak

The intelligence officials were preparing a criminal referral over the publication on "The Intercept" website.

Vodafone reveals global scale of telephone surveillance

The world`s second biggest mobile phone company Vodafone revealed government agencies in six unidentified countries use its network to listen to and record customers' calls, showing the scale of telecom eavesdropping around the world.

Oliver Stone to make Snowden film

Oliver Stone is to make a film about fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, based on a book by a British journalist, it was announced.

US eavesdropping on hundreds of key German figures: Report

US intelligence stepped up eavesdropping on hundreds of key figures in Germany, including a government minister, after Chancellor Angela Merkel was dropped as a direct target, a German report said.