US Senate confirms John Brennan as CIA director

The US Senate has confirmed John Brennan as the next director of Central Intelligence Agency.

US senator`s 13-hour speech doesn`t stop CIA vote

Senator Rand Paul`s attempt to block confirmation of President Barack Obama`s nominee to lead the CIA ended early Thursday.

`Covert operations tag needs to be removed from drones`

A top US Senator heading a Congressional intelligence committee argued that unmanned armed aircraft are no longer a secret with the entire world knowing about them.

Al Qaeda spreading influence in other parts of world: John Brennan

White House official John Brennan warned that any American joining al Qaeda would be treated as an enemy.

Drones used only as last resort: CIA nominee

Top White House official and CIA director nominee John Brennan said he has been a strong proponent of trying to be as open as possible with the drone programmes.