February 24, 2002 |
Shivering in the dark outside his uncle's mud house, Nazak punched a number into a $1,500 telephone, angled the phone's antenna south toward a communications satellite over the Indian Ocean, and pressed "OK." "Salaam aleikum," rumbled a voice on the other end. "Peace be with you." "Salaam aleikum," the skinny, fine-featured 22-year-old replied in the Afghan style. "I have some coordinates." "Go ahead," the voice said.
January 20, 2002 |
As government officials declined to comment Saturday on reports that U.S. intelligence had bugged a new Chinese presidential aircraft, some American experts predicted that the alleged incident will have no lasting impact on Sino-American relations. Officials at the CIA, White House and State Department all cited a policy against responding to reports of espionage activities. "On these types of allegations, our policy is just not to comment," said Mike Tadie, a CIA spokesman.
January 19, 2002 |
About a month before President Bush is to make his first state visit to China, reports have surfaced that the U.S.-made presidential plane for Chinese President Jiang Zemin has been found to be bugged with at least 20 listening devices. The Financial Times and the Washington Post reported today that the newly outfitted Boeing 767 was planted with tiny bugging devices, including one bug embedded in the headboard of the presidential bed on board the aircraft, according to unidentified sources.
December 1, 2001 |
The Justice Department, as part of an overall review of its counter-terrorism measures, is considering relaxing long-standing guidelines that had prohibited the FBI from spying on religious and political groups in the United States, federal officials said Friday night. While officials stressed that no final decision has been made, they said U.S. Atty. Gen.
November 6, 2001 |
A man who died over the weekend and was labeled an American spy by the Taliban lived for more than five months in this southwestern Pakistani city during the past year, according to the manager of a small hotel here. The man, who went by the Pakistani name Mazhar Ayub Khan, was arrested last week in Spin Buldak, an Afghan border town about 60 miles northwest of here, according to the Taliban.
September 6, 2001 |
Iraq has accused five U.N. officials of spying for the United States and ordered them expelled from the country. The United Nations said Wednesday that Iraq had failed to substantiate its claim that the officials of the humanitarian "oil-for-food" program were "jeopardizing the security and the integrity of Iraq." But U.N. security officials decided Tuesday to withdraw the staff members to ensure their safety. The five U.N. officials--four Nigerians and a Bosnian--were overseeing a U.N.