Three years after the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats from the West over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Moscow’s representatives in Europe are coming under scrutiny again following a raft of new spy scandals. From Austria to Bulgaria, the Czech
India’s Supreme Court, arguably the most powerful institution of its kind in the world, disclosed recently that the administration did not co-operate with the probe it had ordered into alleged use of highly intrusive Israeli spyware Pegasus to snoop on media persons, politicians and activists. It had earlier refused to give Parliament
Interior minister Bassam Mawlawi told cabinet that security forces had "clamped down on 17 spy networks working for Israel," acting information minister Abbas Halabi said after the meeting.
The craft spent several days flying over North America before it was targeted off the coast of the southeastern state of South Carolina with a missile fired from an F-22 plane, Pentagon officials said, falling into relatively shallow water just 47 feet (14 meters) deep.
More than a week after the Pegasus surveillance scandal broke, the shockwaves it set in motion are still lashing India’s political establishment. A 17-member global media collective, led by the Paris-based non-profit journalism group Forbidden Stories, had been studying
“His like will never be seen again, and his loss will be felt by every book lover, everyone interested in the human condition,” said Jonny Geller, CEO of The Curtis Brown Group.
British spy novelist John le Carre, who died on Dec.14 at the age of 87, and master spy George Blake who died at 98 two weeks later, are forever linked by Cold War intrigue. Blake, a real life British spy who defected to the Soviet Union, was the opposite
I’m relieved for Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the US, because the Donald Trump administration would have found a way to kill him legally (“UK judge rejects US extradition request for Julian Assange,” Jan. 4, Gulf Today).
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the moves after NATO expelled several members of Moscow's delegation to the alliance for alleged spying. Moscow has dismissed the accusations as baseless.