Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s most senior general and a former head of the … Read more

Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN  —  Two Russian soldiers walked down a street in Kherson on a spring evening in early March, just days after Moscow captured the city. The temperature that night was still below freezing and the power was out, leaving the city in complete darkness as the soldiers made their way back … Read more

CIA director visits Kyiv amid Russian missile strikes across Ukraine

CIA director visits Kyiv amid Russian missile strikes across Ukraine

CNN  —  CIA Director Bill Burns traveled to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his intelligence counterparts on Tuesday, according to a US official. Burns, the official said, was safely in the US Embassy during Russian missile strikes across the country, including blasts that rocked the nation’s capital. The CIA director’s trip … Read more

CIA Director Bill Burns meeting with Russian counterpart Monday

CIA Director Bill Burns meeting with Russian counterpart Monday

CNN  —  CIA Director Bill Burns is meeting with his Russian intelligence counterpart, Sergey Naryshkin, in Ankara Monday as part of an ongoing effort by the US to “communicate with Russia on managing risk” and to discuss the cases of “unjustly detained US citizens,” a National Security Council spokesperson tells CNN. “We have been very … Read more

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

Sister of executed Iranian wrestler arrested and identified by state news as ‘agent’

CNN  —  Iranian officials said they have identified the “Iran International agent” arrested Thursday as Elham Afkari, the sister of famous Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed two years ago, according to state news agency IRNA. London-based news channel Iran International has become one of the go-to sources for many Iranians looking for news … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

CNN  —  Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg from the shooting which injured him last week. Khan survived the shooting at a political rally in Gujranwala on Thursday, an incident that his party has called an assassination attempt. In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson in … Read more

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Washington CNN  —  Russia has pummeled Ukrainian cities with missile and drone strikes for much of the past month, targeting civilians and large swaths of the country’s critical infrastructure. By Monday, 40% of Kyiv residents were left without water, and widespread power outages were reported across the country. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused … Read more

Imran Khan blames Pakistan establishment for plot to assassinate him

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says three bullets were taken from his right leg

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Tensions escalated in Pakistan on Friday as former Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed establishment figures for a plot to kill him – a claim strenuously denied by governing and security officials. A day after after he survived a shooting at a political rally outside the town of Gujranwala, Punjab province, Khan … Read more

Russia spy: Norwegian police arrest ‘Brazilian’ on suspicion of spying

Russia spy: Norwegian police arrest ‘Brazilian’ on suspicion of spying

CNN  —  Police in Norway arrested an academic working at the University of Tromsø in the Arctic Circle on Monday, on suspicion of secretly spying for Russia, according to Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. Norway’s police told NRK that the man, a researcher at the university, claims to be a Brazilian citizen but they suspect he … Read more

Alleged Chinese spies charged with trying to recruit assets, obstruct US Huawei investigation

Alleged Chinese spies charged with trying to recruit assets, obstruct US Huawei investigation

CNN  —  The Justice Department announced charges Monday against six Chinese citizens, including five alleged spies, accused of working on behalf of the Chinese government to recruit US citizens as sources and undermine the federal prosecution against a major Chinese company. According to charging documents, the Chinese telecommunications company was facing federal prosecution in Brooklyn, … Read more