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We should rejoice that David Cornwell, a mid-level intelligence officer, decided in 1961 to become a writer and transformed into John Le Carré(Getty Images)

Le Carré captured the human condition, in the Cold War and beyond

By Prakash Karat
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Through the grey world of espionage, Le Carré wrote about the human condition. In his own words: “Out of the secret world I once knew, I tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit.”
The Italian minister, Luciana Lamorgese, and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin held talks in Rome on Friday.(Pixabay)
The Italian minister, Luciana Lamorgese, and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin held talks in Rome on Friday.(Pixabay)

Italy, France consider giving Tunisia migrant boat alerts

Rome | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Italy and France are considering deploying sea or air craft to alert Tunisia to the departure of clandestine boats ferrying migrants north to Italian shores.
In this file photo specialist team members in military protective suits during Novichok nerve agent clean-up operations in Salisbury, England. British police confirmed Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that a second police officer who responded to the March 2018 nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury was exposed to the agent Novichock, after tests confirmed the exposure.(AP File Photo)
In this file photo specialist team members in military protective suits during Novichok nerve agent clean-up operations in Salisbury, England. British police confirmed Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that a second police officer who responded to the March 2018 nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury was exposed to the agent Novichock, after tests confirmed the exposure.(AP File Photo)

2018 Salisbury nerve agent attack: Second UK officer exposed to Novichok, says police

London | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2019 09:06 PM IST
The UK government is seeking the extradition of two suspected members of Russia’s military intelligence service that London believes carried out the attack on Kremlin orders.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed(REUTERS FILE)
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed(REUTERS FILE)

US calls previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed ‘window dressing’, says it made no difference

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:19 AM IST
Hafiz Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist was arrested on Wednesday -- the seventh times since December 2001, when he was nabbed in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament.
The warning comes as China’s tech sector attracts unprecedented scrutiny amid the bruising China-US trade war.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
The warning comes as China’s tech sector attracts unprecedented scrutiny amid the bruising China-US trade war.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

US warns Chinese drones could give spy agencies access to stolen data: Report

Beijing (China) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 05:26 PM IST
The Department of Homeland Security sent out an alert on Monday flagging drones built in China as potential risk to an organization’s information.
A former official of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was Friday sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment on charges of spying for China.(AP)
A former official of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was Friday sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment on charges of spying for China.(AP)

Former CIA official gets 20 years of imprisonment on charges of spying for China

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 11:01 AM IST
The former official, Kevin Mallory, was convicted under the Espionage Act for selling classified US “defense information” to a Chinese intelligence agent for USD 25,000.
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)

Sri Lanka intelligence warns of attack on Buddhist temples: Report

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Intelligence officers have found white pairs of skirts and blouses from the safehouse which was raided on Friday night in Sainthamaradu area, 364 km from Colombo, reports the Daily Mirror.
After the blasts, Islamic State claimed credit and posted a video of Zahran, clutching an assault rifle, standing before the group’s black flag and pledging allegiance to its leader.(AFP FILE)
After the blasts, Islamic State claimed credit and posted a video of Zahran, clutching an assault rifle, standing before the group’s black flag and pledging allegiance to its leader.(AFP FILE)

‘Black sheep’: The mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings

Kattankudy, Sri Lanka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Sri Lankan officials have identified Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran as the suspected ringleader of a group that carried out a series of Easter Sunday suicide bombings in the country on April 21.
Recriminations have flown since suicide bombers blew themselves up in luxury hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers on Sunday.(Reuters FILE)
Recriminations have flown since suicide bombers blew themselves up in luxury hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers on Sunday.(Reuters FILE)

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops to look for bombing suspects

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 12:39 PM IST
The government has acknowledged “major” lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific attacks despite receiving specific intelligence warnings.
Prince William also observed counter-terrorism teams analysing intelligence and carrying out investigations.(Kensington Palace)
Prince William also observed counter-terrorism teams analysing intelligence and carrying out investigations.(Kensington Palace)

The royal spook: Prince William interns at MI5, MI6

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 09:45 PM IST
A Kensington Palace release on Sunday said that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, found the experience “humbling” while interning in the three intelligence services: MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
Huawei has repeatedly denied allegations from US lawmakers that its technology could be used by the Chinese government to gather intelligence.(AP)
Huawei has repeatedly denied allegations from US lawmakers that its technology could be used by the Chinese government to gather intelligence.(AP)

Huawei presents security threat, has deep connections to Chinese intelligence service: Pompeo

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Western countries have begun reviewing their relationship with Huawei, specifically with regards to its technology being used in new “fifth generation 5G” mobile internet networks.
Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched “administrative proceedings” Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter.(REUTERS)
Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched “administrative proceedings” Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter.(REUTERS)

Russian watchdog launches ‘administrative proceedings’ against Facebook, Twitter

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 04:55 PM IST
The state regulator has repeatedly warned the companies they could be banned if they do not comply with a 2014 law requiring social networking sites to store the personal data of Russian users inside the country.
These are some of the books published this year that you need to pick up and read
These are some of the books published this year that you need to pick up and read

Story time

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Here’s a list of my best books of 2018 – happy reading!
Saudi Arabia said Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was “premeditated” based on information supplied by Turkey, state media reported.(AP)
Saudi Arabia said Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was “premeditated” based on information supplied by Turkey, state media reported.(AP)

Murder of Jamal Khashoggi ‘premeditated’, says Saudi prosecutor

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Saudi Arabia said Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul was “premeditated” based on information supplied by Turkey, state media reported.
The incident raises concerns it’s part of heavy handed crackdown by the military and the secret service on rights defenders and journalists.(AFP/Photo for representation)
The incident raises concerns it’s part of heavy handed crackdown by the military and the secret service on rights defenders and journalists.(AFP/Photo for representation)

Pakistani rights activist’s home ransacked, laptops and travel documents taken

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 09:26 PM IST
Activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed is known for her criticism of Pakistan’s military and has been promoting friendly ties with India.
Sergei Skripal, a former colonel of Russia's GRU military intelligence service, looks on inside the defendants' cage as he attends a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia August 9, 2006.(REUTERS FILE)
Sergei Skripal, a former colonel of Russia's GRU military intelligence service, looks on inside the defendants' cage as he attends a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia August 9, 2006.(REUTERS FILE)

Britain’s top ministers to meet on mysterious illness of Russian double agent

Reuters, Salisbury | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Counter-terrorism police are now leading the investigation and Britain’s military research laboratory at Porton Down is trying to identify the substance which caused Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter to fall ill.
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