Espionage

Iran Says 17 CIA ‘Spies’ Who Hid ‘Messages in Stones’ Arrested

Iran claimed Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites, caught after they were exposed concealing messages in stones left in parks and on mountains to be retrieved by foreign intelligence operatives.

urrounded by policemen, a Muslim cleric addresses a crowd during a demonstration to denounce the execution of Saudi Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, seen in poster, in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Saudi Arabia announced the execution of al-Nimr on Saturday along with 46 …

Putin Claims Russia ‘Foiled’ 600 Foreign Spies Last Year

In his annual speech to officers of Russia’s FSB security agency, President Vladimir Putin commended the service for thwarting almost 600 foreign attempts to spy on Russia, painting a picture of a world obsessed with stealing Russia’s amazing military technology.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to raise the standard of living in Russia will cost almost $400 billion, the government said in a report. File Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI

China Accuses Detained Canadians of Stealing ‘Sensitive Information’

China formally accused – but did not yet formally charge – Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig of espionage on Monday. The two were arrested soon after Canada detained Huawei executive and Communist royalty Meng Wanzhou for possible extradition to the United States. The accusation of espionage was made three days after Canada announced Meng’s extradition hearing would proceed.

Combo photo of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, Canadians whom China accused of espionage on Monday.

Sweden Arrests Alleged Russian Spy

The Swedish domestic security agency says a person has been arrested on suspicion of having been recruited by Russia to carry out “illegal intelligence activities against Sweden.”

Police have cordoned off an area after an object exploded next to a police station in Rosengard in Malmo, Sweden on January 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Johan NILSSON / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read JOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Poland Charges Chinese Huawei Manager for Espionage

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China, Polish state television reported on Friday.

Canada, US call for 'immediate release' of two Canadians held by China

Albanian Media Claims Netanyahu Cancelled Visit Due to Security Threats

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cancellation last month of a visit to Albania could have been related to a possible plot against him, Albanian media reported Thursday, in the aftermath of the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador and another diplomat from the country, reportedly over a plot to target the Israeli national soccer team.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama attends the second day summit meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Zagreb on December 4. 2018. - Leaders of Central Europe arrived in Zagreb to attend a two day summit meeting of the CEI which is taking place in Zagreb and which marks …

Iran Officials Accuse Israel of New Cyberattack

Iranian officials say the country is being targeted by a cyberattack. Telecommunication Minister Mohammad Javad Azeri Jahromi and his deputy, Hamid Fatahi, both tweeted about the attack on Monday — the same day U.S. sanctions on the country once lifted by the nuclear deal resumed.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries speaks to journalists about the techniques of Iranian hacking, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)