America’s departure from another arms-control treaty deals a heavy blow to its allies, and turns back the clock on multiple cold war achievements.
Jonathan Pollard served a thirty year sentence and was released on parole in 2015. After the Trump administration ended the restrictions, the Israeli agent is free to travel to leave the US.
Turned into a spy for the UAE in 2013, the since captured al-Astal was paid $400,000 to report back to Emirati intelligence services on whether Turkey was vulnerable to another coup.
During an 11-year-long espionage career, Jordanian national Mahmoud Ayesh Al Astal posed as a journalist to obtain information about Turkish domestic and foreign politics and passed it on to handlers in the UAE.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was convicted of sedition and jailed for five years in September 2016, was due for release in March 2021.
Ankara reacts after Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said charges will be filed against a person who has allegedly confessed to spying for Turkey’s secret service.
Prosecutors believe a Saudi citizen linked to the royal family recruited two former Twitter employees to access internal data about users.
The US has accused China of espionage and attempted theft of scientific research. Beijing warned it would retaliate for the ‘unprecedented escalation’.
Islamabad says Indian spy Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Mubarak Patel has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction in Pakistan and will try instead for a military pardon.
Chinese antivirus firm Qihoo says it discovered the spying campaign by comparing samples of malicious software it had discovered against a trove of CIA digital spy tools released by WikiLeaks in 2017.
Crypto AG used its base in neutral Switzerland to help it sell code-making equipment to Iran, India, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Chile, Argentina and dozens of other countries who in effect paid millions of dollars to be spied on.
WhatsApp has filed a complaint against NSO Group’s Pegasus software which was used in April and May 2019 to exploit a vulnerability in the communications company’s popular software to spy on dissidents, journalists, lawyers and more.
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