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  1. I spy with my blinkered eye

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Politicised dissections of western intelligence agency activities after the September 11 terror attacks may be exacting a covert cost: effectiveness. Peter Kammerer reports The world of spying used to be shadowy. Spies' work was glamorised by movies and books, but the men and women who gathered intelligence were never seen or heard publicly. Those who went to the other side ...

  2. Pakistan rejects agency link to bombing of Indian embassy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Pakistan yesterday angrily denied a newspaper report that its intelligence service helped plan last month's bombing of India's embassy in Kabul that killed at least 41 people, amid mounting allegations that the agency is aiding Islamic militants. Accusations that elements in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency were also passing ...

  3. PM says report vindicates Australia's role in Iraq

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Howard said that in light of the Hutton report's findings, he was owed an apology from those who claimed he exaggerated the case for war. 'We didn't manipulate intelligence in Australia any more than Tony Blair manipulated this particular piece of intelligence,' Mr Howard said. 'Those who have accused us of taking Australia to war on a lie owe me as much ...

  4. US makes China one of its four top targets for spying

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that offers a rare insight into the motives of America's spies. The National Intelligence Strategy produced by new intelligence director Dennis Blair groups China with Iran, North Korea and a resurgent Russia as nations with the ability to 'challenge US interests in traditional and emerging ways'. The previous National Intelligence Strategy, produced under George W. Bush ...

  5. Howard's decision to go to war questioned

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... was reconstituting its nuclear weapons programme. He also cited British intelligence that Iraq was trying to buy supplies of uranium from the West African state of Niger - a claim which has since been ... of mass destruction programme was the key justification for war used by the US, Britain and Australia. Mr Theilmann, who analysed US intelligence on Iraq's nuclear ambitions from 2000 ...

  6. Mailbag

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and, to our dismay, we found that both submissions contained misleading information aimed at undermining science. They also contained propaganda concerning creationism and/or intelligent design, ideas which have been debunked (a fact not acknowledged in the paper), and repeated attempts to dilute science to allow supernatural ideas such as intelligent design to be taught ...

  7. US eyes anti-terror ties with China

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Washington could expand anti-terror and intelligence co-operation with Beijing in the wake of al-Qaeda's threat to the extensive Chinese workforce ... al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), had vowed to avenge the deaths of Muslims in Xinjiang. The call for vengeance was contained in a private intelligence assessment prepared for corporate ...

  8. Ex-liaison office man gets 15 years for spying

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... intelligence service, sources say. The verdict was handed down last week after a secret trial in Guangzhou. Wei Pingyuan, another high-ranking official with the office, was given a heavier sentence, ... Sources said Cai, the former secretary-general of the office, received a more lenient term because he did not join the British intelligence service and had shown remorse. Previous reports had ...

  9. It's just a smear campaign, say mainland experts

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... always linked to PRC intelligence and security services,' it said. Xu Guangyu, a senior researcher of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association in Beijing, said China was not alone in doing this and that the Pentagon was making a mountain out of a molehill. 'Embassies around the world have spared no effort to collect intelligence for their countries. This is part ...

  10. Police, customs probe record pile of dirty money

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Clifford Lo

    ... haul. 'It was the highest amount of crime proceeds recovered from our record,' a police spokesman said. The US Central Intelligence Agency has said the city's banking system ... And police had been exchanging more intelligence with overseas counterparts. Global security expert Stephen Vickers said Hong Kong had been under tremendous international pressure to clean up. ...




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