Ex-Mossad boss's spray

Conal Urquhart JERUSALEM: The former head of Israel's spy service Mossad has made an unprecedented attack on the country's serving government, saying it is ''irresponsible and reckless'', and has praised Arab...

Former Mossad head advocates Saudi peace plan


Jason Koutsoukis JERUSALEM: A former chief of Israeli intelligence, Meir Dagan, has urged political leaders to embrace the so-called Saudi peace initiative under which Israel would withdraw to its 1967 borders and...

Barak derides former Mossad chief for calling air strike on Iran foolish

Ehud Barak

Jason Koutsoukis ISRAEL'S Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has slapped down the country's former intelligence supremo, Meir Dagan, for describing the idea of attacking Iran's nuclear facilities as foolish.

Mossad spies linked to professor's murder arrested, says Iran

TEHRAN: Iran's Intelligence Ministry said it had arrested a ''network of spies and terrorists'' connected to Israel and responsible for killing a prominent scientist in 2009.

Iran hangs 'Mossad spy'

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran has hanged a man found guilty of feeding Israeli spy agency Mossad with Iranian military secrets and information on its missile program over a period of six years, news agency IRNA reported.

Mossad gauges US reaction to Iran strike

An Israeli waves a national flag.

Tel Aviv Head of Israel's foreign intelligence in talks about possibility of attack on nuclear facilities.

Mossad linked to Iran killings

It is alleged that Israel's spy agency sent assassins into Iran to sabotage the country's nuclear programs.

Kimberly Dozier A new book claims Israel sent assassins into Iran to sabotage the country's nuclear program.

Poles extradite Mossad suspect

WARSAW: A suspected Mossad agent accused of helping to obtain a fake passport used by an Israeli hit squad in the killing of a Hamas leader has been extradited to Germany, Polish police said.

Egyptian militants release video of four executions


An Egyptian jihadist group has released a video showing the execution of four men, including three being beheaded, accused of spying for the army and for Israel's Mossad intelligence service.

Journalists can be caught in webs of suspicion over 'dark' forces at play in Middle East

Egyptian demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square on January 31, 2011, the seventh day of protests against president Hosni Mubarak.

Jason Koutsoukis In the Middle East, nothing flourishes like a conspiracy theory.

Jewish Museum killer: lone wolf or hitman?

Robert-Jan Bartunek The shooting of three people at Brussels' Jewish Museum was probably a "terrorist attack", Belgian officials said on Monday, though some security experts suggested it may have been the work of a...

9/11, Moon landings, JFK assassination: conspiracy theories follow a deep pattern

The September 11, 2001, attacks set off a wave of conspiracy theories.

Richard Evans We live in an age of conspiracy theories. They seem to be everywhere. No sooner does a major event occur than the conspiracy theorists get to work on it.

After love unravels in public, Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Indian politician Shashi Tharoor, is found dead


Betwa Sharma He was a smooth-talking politician from South India with an international reputation from his time at the United Nations.

Killing of Jabari could backfire on Israel

Paul McGeough dinkus

Paul McGeough The possibility of a long-term ceasefire may have died with the Hamas military chief.

'Australian's suicide in solitary': Netanyahu under pressure


Ruth Pollard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to answer questions over allegations that an Australian citizen committed suicide while being held in solitary confinement in the country's...

Israel admits Aussie held under false name

Ben Zygier.

Israel says Australian with dual citizenship held for security reasons.

Strange fate of Benji, the suspected spy

Ruth Pollard in Jabal Akrad, northern Syria

Ruth Pollard WHEN Ben Zygier died in a maximum-security prison in Israel he was under investigation by the spy agency ASIO, which suspected him of using his Australian passport to spy for Israel, Fairfax Media...

Israeli censorship proves futile in digital age

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JANUARY 23: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to deliver a statement at his office January 23, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Netanyahu narrowly won an election in which disgruntled voters catapulted a new centrist challenger into second place and he now faces the daunting task of building a coalition. (Photo by Darren Whiteside-Pool/Getty Images)

The blanket ban on reporting details of the detention and apparent suicide of an Australian prisoner jailed in Israel has raised pressing questions about the relevance of censorship in a digital age.

Zygier 'planned to expose deadly use of passports'

Ben Zygier

Philip Dorling Security officials suspect that Ben Zygier, the alleged spy who died in a secret Israeli prison in 2010, may have been about to disclose information about Israeli intelligence operations, including...

Israeli parliament to probe Zygier death


Israel's parliament will conduct what it calls an "intensive" inquiry into the arrest and death of Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli man with Mossad links.