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.

Europe

Macedonia apologises to man handed to CIA and tortured

German man was subjected to torture, unlawful detention and other abuses in connection with CIA rendition programme.

Macedonia apologises to Khaled el-Masri over CIA rendition

Opinion

On torture, war crimes and Trump's pick for CIA director

Gina Haspel, Trump’s CIA director pick, oversaw the torture of dozens of people.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

CIA

Trump pick for CIA chief's post 'oversaw renditions'

Gina Haspel ran CIA's first 'black site' in Thailand and was involved in the destruction of videotapes of interrogations

UpFront

Trump and Russia: Collusion or coincidence?

Former CIA spy John Sipher discusses Russia's hand in the US election, Trump's response and CIA foreign interference.

Trump and Russia: Collusion or coincidence?

UpFront

Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy?

Former top CIA agent John Sipher talks election meddling, and we debate Russia's upcoming presidential election.

Russia and the US: Who is undermining democracy?