Tensions between the EU and Russia have heightened amid a spate of tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions. Russia said several of its embassy staff had been expelled from Poland and that it had taken what it described as an “adequate” response. A Russian Foreign Ministry statement said Poland’s actions were “unfriendly and unfounded,” adding that four Polish […]
THE FIFTEEN BRANCHES of Syria’s intelligence apparatus, the mukhabarat, counts some 50,000 to 70,000 full-time officers, along with hundreds of thousands of part-time personnel and informers.
The German government said it was expelling four Syrian diplomats, escalating a standoff after this week’s arrest of two men suspected of spying for Syrian intelligence on opposition groups active in Germany.
Iran’s intelligence minister says the country’s secret services have arrested several people on charges of spying for the United States and seeking to undermine the March 2 parliamentary elections. Heidar Moslehi was quoted by state TV as saying that the suspects were in touch with
The leader of Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant Movement, has told several party officials that the uncovering of a pair of spies within his movement had not damaged the organisation, a Lebanese newspaper reported Thursday.
Following talks with Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly said on Wednesday that Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent statements against the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon are aimed at “deflecting attention away from internal tensions in the party.”
During a visit to to the Hezbollah museum in the southern town of Mlita on Saturday, Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun said “We will twist the arm of U.S. Intelligence in Lebanon , just like we twisted the arm of Israel.” Aoun did not elaborate but he is possibly referring to the mass […]
Lebanon has compiled a list of 150 cases of espionage, intended to be filed as a complaint against Israel to the UN Security Council, Arab media sources have reported.