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  • cia chief admits use of brutal interrogation techniques

    CIA chief admits use of brutal interrogation techniques

    World | Dec 12, 2014, 03:51 PM IST

    Washington:  Some officers of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used brutal techniques on terrorist suspects and there was no proof of useful information yielded from the interrogation, the chief of the US spy agency has

  • cia chief challenges senate torture report

    CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

    World | Dec 12, 2014, 11:32 AM IST

    Washington: CIA Director John Brennan is acknowledging that agency officers did “abhorrent” things to captive terror suspects, and he says he can't prove the harsh treatment made the prisoners cooperate. But he defends the overall

  • detainee zubaydah a key figure in senate report on cia

    Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report on CIA

    World | Dec 10, 2014, 08:21 AM IST

    Washington: Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig. He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the first to vanish into the spy agency's secret prisons,

  • cia s interrogations were brutal post 9/11 says us senate

    CIA's interrogations were brutal post 9/11, says US Senate report

    World | Dec 10, 2014, 09:53 AM IST

    Washington: The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era were far more brutal than previously acknowledged and delivered no “ticking time bomb” information that prevented an attack, a long-delayed US Senate report

  • australia considers temporary visas for refugees

    Australia considers temporary visas for refugees

    World | Dec 04, 2014, 10:58 AM IST

    Canberra: Australia's Parliament on Thursday appeared close to passing a bill creating a new class of temporary visas for refugees that will allow them to stay and work in the country for three to five

  • pakistan senate observes holiday on diwali for the first

    Pakistan Senate observes holiday on Diwali for the first time

    World | Oct 27, 2014, 08:14 AM IST

    Lahore: Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated enthusiastically this time in Pakistan as the federal government officially patronised the Hindu festival especially in Punjab province.For the first time, the Senate observed a holiday on

  • pak says it foiled terror plot to attack parliament

    Pak Says, It Foiled Terror Plot To Attack Parliament

    World | Mar 31, 2012, 04:44 PM IST

    Islamabad, Mar 31: Pakistani authorities foiled a terrorist plot to attack Parliament during an address by President Asif Ali Zardari to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said