A CIA contractor accused of murdering two Pakistani men walked out of a Lahore prison Wednesday after the families of the dead men "pardoned" him after receiving more than $2 million in blood money, officials said.
A CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men was freed from prison on Wednesday after the United States paid $2.34 million in "blood money" to the victims' families, Pakistani officials said.
Dayna Williamson was bored silly both at work and home. A strikingly pretty Berkeley graduate born into an upper-crust family in Corona del Mar, Calif., she joined the CIA seeking adventure. Instead, she found herself relegated to an office in Los Angeles, tasked with boring personnel-security background interviews.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been in office just 2½ months, but his administration already is reeling under allegations that cash payoffs were made during his campaign and that he doled out high-paying city jobs to political friends who were either underqualified or had undisclosed criminal pasts.
An annual intelligence report to Congress has dropped language stating that Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions are a future option.
Pakistan and the United States cannot afford any downturn in their relationship, President Asif Ali Zardari told the new U.S. envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday amid a dispute over a detained American CIA contractor.
A Pakistani court said Thursday it would proceed with the trial of an American CIA contractor arrested for fatally shooting two Pakistanis, but it held off on charging him, lawyers for both sides said. They said the court also said there was no evidence that Raymond Allen Davis had diplomatic immunity as his lawyers and Washington insist.
The U.S. Central Command is stepping up psychological warfare operations using software that allows it to target social media websites used by terrorists.
In the late 1970s, then Egyptian Foreign Minister Boutros Boutros-Ghali couldn't figure out why African summit meetings unanimously voted against Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. He decided to sprinkle his delegation with intelligence gumshoes for the next summit in Sierra Leone in 1980. Their mission: Find out what kind of chicanery was going on behind the scenes.