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Pakistan frees CIA contractor after 'blood money' deal

One of the biggest crises between Pakistan and the United States has been defused after a Lahore court released Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor facing charges of double murder, after a blood-money settlement was paid to families of the victims.

CIA man escapes Pakistan death charges

Pakistan released a CIA worker accused of murdering two civilians after the US paid more than two million dollars to the men's families.

Rupert Cornwell: US has been a powerless spectator in this uprising

If the convulsions in Egypt have exposed anything, it is the myth that Washington can make events in the Middle East dance to its tune.

DVD: Red (12)

RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) follows Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a retired CIA agent who buries the demons of his past with the help of young pensions officer Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) and his old CIA team (John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman).

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Some secret codes at the Central Intelligence Agency are tougher to crack than others. At the behest of its director, the American spy agency has just created a panel to assess what damage may have been done by the cascade of diplomatic cables disseminated by the WikiLeaks organisation. It will operate under the acronym WTF.

CIA pulls top spy out of Pakistan as cover is blown

The CIA has pulled its most senior spy out of Pakistan when his cover was blown after being named in a lawsuit that accused him of killing civilians in missile strikes.

CIA report undermines Obama's upbeat assessment of Afghan war

US intelligence agencies have given a pessimistic account of military progress in Afghanistan, undercutting the more upbeat assessments from the US military expected to be reflected today in President Obama's report on the war.

Revealed: How the CIA protected Nazi murderers

US shielded war-time collaborators to try to destabilise Soviet Union

CIA drew up 'spy list'

A wish list of information that the US State Department was asked to find out about on Ban Ki-moon, the general secretary of the United Nations, and was described as a "spy's shopping list" was drawn up by the CIA, it was claimed. Information demanded by the list included data such as credit card numbers.

Bin Laden deputy's 'narrow escapes' in Pakistan

The CIA has come closer to capturing or killing Osama bin Laden's top deputy during a nine-year hunt than was previously known.

Yossi Melman: Mossad, MI6, the CIA and the case of the assassinated scientist

Three events – not seemingly related – took place yesterday. The leaking of State Department documents, many of which deal with the world's concerns about Iran's nuclear programme; the mysterious assassination in Tehran of a top Iranian nuclear scientist and the wounding of another, and the appointment of Tamir Pardo as the new head of Mossad, Israel's foreign espionage agency.

The Nearest Exit, By Olen Steinhauer

CIA killer reanimates spy yarns

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Old assassins never die, they just shoot from a new hip

'Systemic' CIA failures blamed for deadly attack on Afghan base

The deadly suicide bombing at a remote CIA base in Afghanistan last December was the result of "systemic failures", including basic security lapses and ignoring a prior warning from Jordanian intelligence that the bomber might be an al-Q'aida double agent.

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