Grim report exposes ‘brutal’ US interrogations
American embassies are bracing themselves for attack after revelations that US intelligence services tortured suspected terrorists in the wake of 9/11. Has the Land of the Free shown its true...
Debate rages on internet ‘snooping’ revelations
To the media, the IT worker who exposed mass US surveillance of overseas emails and phone calls is a hero. To CIA bosses he is a traitor. Is whistleblowing always an act of bravery?
US rift with Russia deepened by ‘spy in wig’
The far-from-glamorous sight of an American diplomat in Moscow, in crude disguise and arrested as a spy, has set the world laughing. But is there serious intent behind this farce?
Intrigue and infidelity topples top US generals
Washington reels as revelations of a love affair now threaten not one but two senior military careers. Is America right to disapprove so strongly of flawed leaders?
Nuclear scientist assassinated: Iran blames West
A professor who may have been working on Iran’s nuclear programme has been killed by a car bomb. Analysts say the blast is part of a black-ops, spy campaign against the Iranian regime.
Al Qaeda 'to be destroyed' within two years
A top US official says that al Qaeda is on the verge of collapse, after a campaign of targeted bombings from unmanned drones. The tactic has proved effective, but still highly controversial.
New torture case embarrasses the West
Fresh allegations have emerged that western intelligence handed terrorist suspects over to torturers. Has the fearful legacy of 9/11 resulted in ten years of human rights abuses?
No regrets: ‘Agent Curveball’ lied to topple dictator
An Iraqi defector claimed Saddam Hussein was making chemical weapons. He now admits he lied to help the case for war, but remains proud of what he did.