Iran says it arrested 8 people linked to CIA during unrest – state media

At least eight individuals with ties to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were arrested in Iran during protests over a fuel price hike, the country’s official state news agency IRNA reported. Those detained “had received CIA-funded training in various countries under the cover of becoming citizen-journalists,” Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said, as[…]

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Saudi crown prince denies ordering Khashoggi killing – interview

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia‘s de facto ruler, denied in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives nearly a year ago but said he ultimately bears “full responsibility” for what happened because he is the country’s leader. Speaking to the US network CBS on[…]

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US lawsuit against Snowden is a warning to other whistleblowers to keep their mouths shut, says fellow whistleblower

The US government is suing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for his memoir profits not just to punish him, but also to intimidate others into staying silent, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT. ​“The CIA takes every opportunity to threaten whistleblowers and to warn whistleblowers to just keep their mouths shut,” Kiriakou[…]

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US advocacy group sues CIA to release Khashoggi files

The Open Society Justice Initiative, a New York-based law centre, has filed a lawsuit against the CIA to obtain records related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In mid-November, the CIA concluded that Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, a critic[…]

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