United States

CIA chief to brief House leadership on Khashoggi case

Gina Haspel gave classified briefing to House leaders as pressure mounts to take action over the writer's murder.

CIA chief Haspel briefs House leadership on Khashoggi case

Reporter's Notebook

Trump, the CIA and the future of torture

Investigating claims of impeding justice, seventeen years after the worst attack on the US and ongoing rampant claims of prisoner abuse and torture.

Jamal Khashoggi

MBS communicated with adviser during Khashoggi killing: WSJ

Wall Street Journal reviews a classified CIA assessment that cites messages between MBS and aide, Saud al-Qahtani.

Reporter's Notebook

The morality of torture: A toxic legacy

An investigation into the covert CIA programme of torture outlawed by former President Obama and favoured by the Trump administration.

People & Power

Rendition Revisited

Will the Trump administration sanction a return to some of the darkest days of the so-called war on terror?

CIA

Gina Haspel's CIA looks to recruit more foreign spies

Director of US intelligence agency says focus will be on recruiting human assets to help target Iran and China.

Gina Haspel's CIA looks to recruit more foreign spies

Niger

CIA to expand its armed drone programme in Africa: NYT

New York Times says secret facility, 250km south of Libya, will reportedly carry out assassinations in the Sahel region.

CIA to expand its armed drone programme in Africa: NYT

United States

US Senate confirms Haspel as CIA's first female chief

US Senate confirms Gina Haspel despite criticism over ties to torture programme used by CIA on 'terror' suspects.

US Senate confirms Trump nominee Haspel as CIA chief

United States

US Senate committee confirms Gina Haspel as CIA pick

Key panel confirms Gina Haspel despite criticism over ties to torture programme used by CIA on 'terror' suspects.

US Senate committee confirms Trump's pick for CIA chief

US & Canada

Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel heads for confirmation amid resistance

Activists say Haspel's expected appointment sends message that in US, 'you can make a career while you torture people'.

Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel heads for confirmation amid resistance

United States

Trump nominee vows CIA will not engage in torture

CIA learned 'tough lessons' after 9/11, Gina Haspel says, vowing not to resume harsh interrogations under her watch.

Gina Haspel vows CIA will not engage in torture

United States

New CIA boss Gina Haspel to face Senate grilling

The long-time CIA official has been criticised for her alleged role in the torture of suspected 'terrorists' in secretive overseas prisons.

Pakistan

No prisoner swap for bin Laden hunt doctor, says Pakistan

Foreign ministry rules out possibility of deal with US after speculation following Shakil Afridi's prison transfer.

No prisoner swap for bin Laden hunt doctor, says Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan: 'Bin Laden doctor' moved to safe location

Former surgeon was given 33 years in jail in what US lawmakers say was punishment for helping CIA find Osama bin Laden.

Pakistan: 'Bin Laden doctor' moved to safe location

North Korea

CIA chief met North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Pompeo met the North Korean leader earlier this month to discuss possible direct talks between Trump and Kim.