Espionage

Interpol elects UAE official as president despite rights groups’ concerns
Middle East

Interpol elects UAE official as president despite rights groups’ concerns

ISTANBUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Global police agency Interpol elected Emirati Inspector General Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi as its president on…
Israel denies espionage charge against couple arrested in Turkey
Middle East

Israel denies espionage charge against couple arrested in Turkey

JERUSALEM/ANKARA, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Israel is working for the release of an Israeli couple being held in Turkey, denying…
British academic sues UAE officials over assault claims
Middle East

British academic sues UAE officials over assault claims

A British academic, who was detained in the United Arab Emirates two years ago on spying charges, has launched legal…
Cairo Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle ‘espionage devices’
Egypt

Cairo Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle ‘espionage devices’

On Thursday, customs officers at Cairo International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle three “eavesdropping and espionage” devices into Egypt.…
Pollard defends spying on US for Israel in rare interview
Middle East

Pollard defends spying on US for Israel in rare interview

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, an American who served a 30-year sentence for spying for Israel, defends his actions in…
Jailed French tourist in Iran faces spying charges, lawyer says
Middle East

Jailed French tourist in Iran faces spying charges, lawyer says

DUBAI (Reuters) – A French tourist arrested in Iran 10 months ago, Benjamin Briere, faces charges of “spying and propaganda…
Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence
Middle East

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic…
Freed British-Australian academic was detained in Iran due to Israeli partner: media
Middle East

Freed British-Australian academic was detained in Iran due to Israeli partner: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A British-Australian academic who was freed from Iranian jail on Thursday was detained in 2018 on espionage…
Israeli leader tells convicted spy: ‘We’re waiting for you’
Middle East

Israeli leader tells convicted spy: ‘We’re waiting for you’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday phoned Jonathan Pollard, the former US Navy analyst convicted of…
US court: Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead
Middle East

US court: Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A US judge has ordered Iran to pay $1.45 billion to the family of…
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