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Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, accused the CIA last month of breaking the law by searching computers used by committee staff working on the report on CIA interrogations. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Central Intelligence Agency misled Congress and the US public about the scope and effectiveness of its controversia(...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attends  an Arab foreign ministers emergency meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis  at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has threatened to blockade neighbouring Qatar by air, land and sea unless Doha cuts ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, closes g(...)

A courtroom artist’s sketch shows convicted mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in federal court during the first of two days of his sentencing hearing in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday. Bulger was handed two consecutive life sentences plus five years in prison for his crimes today. image: Jane Collins/Reuters

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger (84) faces spending the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus (...)

US vice-president Joe Biden listens to secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington in February 2010. According to Double Down by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, President Barack Obama’s top aides secretly considered replacing Biden with Clinton on the 2012 ticket in late 2011, when Mr. Obama’s re-election outlook appeared uncertain. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times

There is a hilarious episode in a new tell-all book about the 2012 presidential election, a tome that has buzzed Washington this past week, that shows(...)

Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011 during a Navy SEAL raid on his compound in Abbottabad. Photograph: reuters

A US businessman says he told federal investigators the location of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan years before his killing and is seeking a $(...)

Halloween is a time for mischief and transgression.  Young vampires pose for a photograph before the Shocktober Fest in Crawley, West Sussex. Photograph: Getty Images

Well, that’s my plan for the Halloween outfit wrecked. Amazon has announced that its Jimmy Savile zombie costume – a lurid blue shell-suit, pink glass(...)

Kerry praises Pakistan as key partner
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  • October 21, 2013, 06:44

The US relationship with Pakistan “could not be more important” as the Islamic republic grapples with economic and security woes and regional stabilit(...)

NYPD officers patrol a street blocked off near the UN headquarters

“Does the fear justify the security or the security justify the fear?” was how a defence lawyer for one of the men accused of the 9/11 attacks on New (...)

Abdullah al Ragye (L), son of Nazih al-Ragye, better known as Abu Anas al-Liby, speaks to reporters at the family home in Tripoli yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Two US raids in Africa show the United States is pressuring al Qaeda, officials said, though a failure in Somalia and an angry response in Libya also (...)

File photo: Rescue workers in Nairobi, Kenya sift through rubble to find survivors trapped in the remains of Ufundi house which collapsed when a huge bomb went off August 7th, 1998. Senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby, indicted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in East Africa, was captured  overnight in Libya by a US team. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters.

US special forces have struck out against Islamic extremists who carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, snatching a Libyan al-Qaeda leader alle(...)

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