Iran hangs two over spying for Israel, US

Mohammad Heydari was convicted of "receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated meetings with the Mossad", Israel's intelligence agency, a statement said.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 6:44am

'Prisoner X' sabotaged Israeli spy mission to retrieve bodies

"Prisoner X" Ben Zygier

Australian-Israeli Mossad agent Ben Zygier unwittingly sabotaged a top secret spy operation aimed at bringing home the bodies of Israeli soldiers missing in Lebanon, a report said yesterday.

8 May 2013 - 3:27am

'Prisoner X' died by hanging in shower, says Israeli court

Ayalon prison in Ramle near Tel Aviv. Photo: Reuters

An anonymous detainee found dead in prison in December 2010, identified by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, died by hanging in his cell’s bathroom, an Israeli court revealed on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2013 - 11:57pm

Netanyahu warns Knesset against deep probe into 'Prisoner X' case

The Zygier case has captivated Australian readers. Photo: AFP

"The intelligence subcommittee of the (Knesset) foreign affairs and defence committee decided to hold an intensive inquiry into all aspects of the affair of the prisoner found dead in his cell," the committee spokesman Asaf Doron said.

19 Feb 2013 - 5:43am

Prisoner X arrested after leaking Mossad work: ABC

The man, identified by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, known as "Prisoner X", died in a secret prison near Tel Aviv in 2010 in a case the Israeli government went to extreme lengths to cover up. Photo: AFP

A suspected Mossad agent known as Prisoner X was arrested by his own spymasters after leaking detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence services, according to sources cited by broadcaster ABC on Monday.

18 Feb 2013 - 8:47pm

Ex-Mossad spy in mystery London death fall

A wealthy Egyptian businessman identified as the Mossad agent who tipped Israel off on the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur war about the coming attack was found dead outside his home in London in mysterious circumstances.

British police said Ashraf Marwan, 63, had fallen off the balcony of his home on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Man in the Shadows - Inside the Middle East Crisis With a Man Who Led the Mossad

Man in the Shadows - Inside the Middle East Crisis With a Man Who Led the Mossad

by Efraim Halevy

Phoenix, HK$144

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

slice of life

From the South China Morning Post this week in 1961

The Soviet Union sent the first man into space and brought him safely back to earth at the predetermined point in the USSR.

The world's first spaceman, a 27-year-old pilot, Major Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, was described as a pleasant young man with piercing eyes, a boxer's nose and a dimpled chin.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


The Assignment

Pearl, 9.35pm

29 Nov 2001 - 12:00am