South Korea’s spy agency chief Suh Hoon told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that there were no signs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has had heart surgery, refuting claims he had been seriously ill. Rumours that Kim was sick gathered momentum after he failed to attend the annual ceremonies[…]
A chat app which intelligence experts have accused of being an Emirati spy tool has gone back on the market, days after it was abruptly pulled following a New York Times investigation. ToTok, a messaging service like WhatsApp or Skype that allows users to text or send video messages, was[…]
One of two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Turkey has committed suicide in prison, state media has said. Turkey’s Haberturk news website first carried the report on Monday, with senior journalist Cetiner Cetin, who broke the story, saying the suspect hanged himself in Silivri[…]
By Leanne George and Pieter-Louis Myburgh A top government spy with a dubious past and close ties to President Jacob Zuma has allegedly been nominated to become South Africa’s new ambassador to Japan. News24 and Rapport have reliably learnt that Thulani Dhlomo (45), the State Security Agency’s (SSA) former head[…]
More details have emerged on the ongoing trial of 32 people accused of spying for Iran in Saudi Arabia, with latest developments being a nuclear physicist allegedly among the accused. A Saudi defendant on trial at the Criminal Court in Riyadh on Tuesday turned out to be a nuclear physicist,[…]
Spies, allegedly working for a well-known private investigator, were purportedly paid to infiltrate a Palestine support group running a campaign to have Israeli goods removed from a major retailer’s shelves. Members of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) South Africa this week claimed one of the alleged spies confessed[…]
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released on parole from a US prison on Friday after having served 30 years in jail of a life sentence. Pollard, 60, is a former US navy intelligence officer convicted of turning over classified information to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to[…]
The French president, François Hollande, has called an emergency meeting of his country’s defence council for Wednesday morning after claims that American agents spied on three successive French presidents between 2006 and 2012. According to WikiLeaks documents published late on Tuesday, even the French leaders’ mobile phone conversations were listened[…]
Israel has spied on US negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme and fed the obtained intelligence to Republican Congress members in order to undermine support for the talks, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Israeli effort was part of a campaign to help build a case against the emerging terms of[…]
The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday that purports to show the killing of a Palestinian man accused of being a spy for Israeli intelligence. In the 13-minute video posted online, a rebel and a boy dressed in camouflage stand behind a man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling on[…]
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