Gulf Times - espionage
British spy thriller author John le Carre dies aged 89

British spy thriller author John le Carre dies aged 89

John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ and ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’, has died aged 89, his agent and family said Sunday.

Australian writer detained in Beijing told supporter he was a former Chinese spy

Australian writer detained in Beijing told supporter he was a former Chinese spy

Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer detained in Beijing and facing trial for espionage on behalf of a country China hasn't publicly named was a former Chinese spy

Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row: RIA

Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row: RIA

Russia said on Monday it expelled a Japanese journalist last month for trying to obtain secret information related to military capabilities in the Russian Far East, the RIA news agency reported.

Chinese spy seeks asylum in Australia after Beijing espionage claims

Chinese spy seeks asylum in Australia after Beijing espionage claims

A Chinese spy who defected to Australia says he is seeking asylum after reportedly revealing details of political interference operations by Beijing to Australian intelligence.

Assange faces February US extradition hearing

Assange faces February US extradition hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's full extradition hearing to face espionage charges in the United States will begin in February, an English judge ruled on Friday.

US, China harden their stands on Huawei as tech war intensifies

US, China harden their stands on Huawei as tech war intensifies

The United States and China hardened their stances over Huawei Thursday as Washington brushed aside claims of ‘bullying’ and accused the Chinese tech giant of misrepresenting its ties to the Beijing government.

China's Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

China's Huawei fires employee detained in Poland

Huawei said Saturday it has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland on espionage allegations, as China's telecom giant distanced itself from the case amid Western concerns that it could act as a proxy for Chinese security services.

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-US Marine

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-US Marine

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen, a day after Moscow arrested the former US Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying.

Belgium reviews smartphone use by troops to counter spying

Belgium reviews smartphone use by troops to counter spying

Belgium's defense ministry is reviewing restrictions on the use of smartphones by active-duty soldiers on operations to counter potential espionage and data tracking especially by Russia, local media reported on Saturday.

French Senate official arrested on charges of spying for North Korea

French Senate official arrested on charges of spying for North Korea

Intelligence agencies have arrested a senior French civil servant who worked at the French Senate on suspicion of passing confidential information to the dictatorial regime of North Korea ...

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Canada said Thursday it too was targeted by Russian cyber attacks, citing breaches at its center for ethics in sports and at the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency ...

Australian filmmaker jailed in Cambodia for espionage

Australian filmmaker jailed in Cambodia for espionage

A Cambodian court jailed an Australian filmmaker for six years on Friday after finding him guilty of espionage for flying a drone over an opposition party rally.