CIA admits it spied on Senate computers to access upcoming torture report

Jonathan S. Landay and Ali Watkins CIA admits chairwoman Dianne Feinstein was right - they improperly accessed her staff's computers to see a report on the agency's use of interrogation methods during the Bush administration.

Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press Washington for arms

Missy Ryan The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their...

MH17: Ukrainian fighter jet 'near' plane before crash; Russian TV blames CIA

Lieutenant-General Andrei Kartopolov.

Russia claims its flight records show a Ukrainian fighter jet was flying close to the Malaysian passenger airliner just before it crashed and that Kiev was operating radar stations used for missile...

CIA created Osama bin Laden 'devil eyes' doll

Evil beneath: The Osama bin Laden 'devil eyes' doll. The original paint was designed to dissolve and revealed an evil face.

Adam Goldman For more than a decade, the CIA has deployed drones, satellites, spies, informants and tracking devices to thwart al-Qaeda in Pakistan.

CIA withholding information on flight MH370, says former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, pictured in 2003.

Lindsay Murdoch One of the most influential figures in Malaysia's ruling party claims information about missing flight MH370 is being hidden and the Australian-led search for the plane off Western Australia is a...

White House mistake blows CIA official's cover

The Obama administration has accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists.

CIA sends out its first tweet

Stepping out of the shadows: CIA sent its first tweet.

James Queally The CIA joined Twitter on Friday with a tongue-in-cheek salvo: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet."

CIA interrogation tactics: controversial report to be declassified

Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Nick O'Malley Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.

Doctor Zhivago: How the CIA turned the novel into a Cold War weapon

Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago.

Peter Finn, Petra Couvee A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence – pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled Doctor Zhivago.

Putin calls internet a 'CIA project'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the internet a "CIA project" and has warned Russians against making Google searches.

US senator accuses CIA of spying on intelligence panel

US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Mark Mazzetti Dianne Feinstein says the agency violated federal law by improperly removing documents from a report on its detention program, saying the move was part of an effort to intimidate the committee.

CIA, Senate clash over interrogation inquiry

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan

Greg Miller A behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and Congress over CIA secret prisons and interrogations has erupted in public.

Accusations fly between CIA and US Senate Intelligence Committee over interrogation files

Protesters from Code Pink at the office of Dianne Feinstein hold a demonstration to 'expose her two-faced stance on spying'.

Greg Miller and Adam Goldman How a backroom tussle over torture documents turned into accusations of stealing and spying.

US Senate leader Harry Reid orders probe of alleged CIA computer hacking

Forensic examination ordered: US Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

David Joachim United States Senate majority leader Harry Reid said he had ordered a forensic examination of the Senate Intelligence Committee's computer equipment to answer what he called the CIA's "absurd" claims...

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Terrorist theories grow as MI6 and CIA involvement confirmed

Malaysia's Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has confirmed MI6 and the CIA are helping the Malaysian authorities.

Jonathan Pearlman in Kuala Lumpur and Robert Mendick British secret services are investigating the disappearance of flight MH370, Malaysia's transport minister said on Saturday.

CIA misled on interrogation program, US Senate report finds

The damning report concludes that the CIA misled the government.

Greg Miller A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years - concealing details about the...

CIA used Guantanamo base named 'Penny Lane' to turn al-Qaeda terrorists into double agents

This Sept. 2, 2010 satellite image provided by and DigitalGlobe shows a portion of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the secret facility known as Penny Lane, upper middle in white.

Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the US kill terrorists, current and former US officials said.

Area 51 exists but CIA mum on alien spacecraft

The prototype U-2 spy plane is tested at what became known at Area 51 in Nevada.

UFO buffs and believers in space aliens are celebrating the CIA's clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate...

CIA warns of crisis as al-Qaeda prepares to pounce

Explosion at a weapons depot in Homs

Syria The war in Syria poses the greatest threat to US security because of the risk of the government falling and the country becoming a weapons-rich haven for al-Qaeda, a CIA official said in Washington.

Ex-CIA 'chief of disguise' offers shopping tips

WASHINGTON - What does it take to get your children the perfect holiday gift? A professional sleuth, apparently.