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  • Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets
    Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Numerous politicised spy requests sent to Pretoria, seeking information on 'rogue NGOs', politicians and exile groups. More »

  • Kendall Jenner steals spotlight at London shows
    Kendall Jenner steals spotlight at London shows Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Fashionistas struggled to stay dry and composed Sunday as driving wind and rain hit London Fashion Week, but the miserable weather wasn't the only thing that caused some to lose their cool. Reality TV ... More »

  • Al Jazeera Investigations Reporters Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    An introduction to the members of our team. More »

  • The collapse of Guantanamo's military commissions
    The collapse of Guantanamo's military commissions Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Dismissal of David Hicks' terror conviction casts doubt on future of Guantanamo's trial system. More »

  • Arab flock seeks reform, challenging Greek Orthodox leader
    Arab flock seeks reform, challenging Greek Orthodox leader Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — At a recent Sunday mass, Arab Christians enthusiastically joined in the ancient chants and prayers of their faith — until the name of their spiritual leader was invoked. More »

  • Kate Brown, Oregon's new governor, boosts the 'B' in LGBT commu … Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Gov. Kitzhaber’s replacement – Secretary of State Kate Brown – will be the first openly bisexual governor in US history. Ms. Brown, 54, who lives in Portland with her husband of 15 years Dan Little and two stepchildren, has been open about her sexuality throughout her long political career, including years in the state legislature where she served as Senate Majority Leader – the first woman in the state to hold that position. While gay rights have been expanding at the national and state level, bisexual people – the “B” in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community – have had particular challenges. More »

  • What do Chelsea Manning treatments mean for transgender troops? Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Chelsea Manning, a United States Army soldier serving a 35-year sentence for her role in providing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will now be able to receive hormone therapy at Fort Leavenworth. It represents a considerable shift for the US military to provide this treatment for Ms. Manning, who identifies as transgender and sued the government to be able to have access to the hormone therapy in order to transition from a man, formerly known as Bradley, to a woman. Though transgender troops are currently banned by the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that he believes the policy should be reviewed. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told USA Today that she believes the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted. More »

  • China's 'Code War' attacks on US internet titans
    China's 'Code War' attacks on US internet titans Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Online security researchers say Beijing has launched major cyber strikes against American IT giants eyeing its market. More »

  • Chelsea Manning decision points to shift in views on transgender health car … Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Army officials have approved hormone treatments for the male-to-female transition of Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of espionage in 2013 after sending classified government documents to WikiLeaks, the Defense Department confirmed on Thursday. Official approval to begin hormone treatments for Ms. Manning, formerly Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is currently in the Forth Leavenworth Army prison, marks a first for the Defense Department, which does not permit open transgender individuals to serve in the military, and had not previously provided transition-related health care in the past. More »

  • Chelsea Manning's hormone treatment OK'd, but not long hair
    Chelsea Manning's hormone treatment OK'd, but not long hair Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has approved gender-reassignment hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, but says she can't grow out her hair. More »

  • Chelsea Manning To Undergo Hormone Therapy
    Chelsea Manning To Undergo Hormone Therapy Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted in the WikiLeaks scandal, will undergo hormone treatment for gender reassignment. The therapy would enable the Army private formerly known as Bradley Manning to make the transition to a woman. The hormone therapy was approved this month by Colonel Erica Nelson, commandant of the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Manning is serving a 35-year sentence. The decision, first reported by USA Today, came after a lawsuit claimed that Manning was at a high risk of self-castration and suicide unless she received more focused treatment for gender dysphoria, the sense of being a woman in a man's body. More »

  • Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning
    Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. More »

  • 'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide
    'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday. More »

  • Gitmo prison closure hampered by freed detainee's turn to IS
    Gitmo prison closure hampered by freed detainee's turn to IS Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan. Until this week, he was working as the top recruiter in Afghanistan for Islamic State militants. More »

  • Britain to review high cost of Assange policing operation
    Britain to review high cost of Assange policing operation Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The cost of keeping watch on Julian Assange, who is holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, is proving a drain on police resources and the operation is under review, London's police chief said on Tuesday. The WikiLeaks founder sought refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault, which he denies. He faces arrest for breaching British bail conditions if he leaves the embassy, which is in the upmarket central London neighbourhood of Knightsbridge. London's Metropolitan Police have been standing guard outside the embassy around the clock to prevent him from fleeing, at an estimated cost of about 10 million pounds ($15 million) since the operation began. More »

  • Assange Security 'Sucking' Police Resources
    Assange Security 'Sucking' Police Resources Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The UK's most senior police chief says he is reviewing the operation to guard WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because it is "sucking" their resources. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg last week revealed the cost of the surveillance operation outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London had reached around £10m. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told LBC radio: "We are reviewing the way forward there. Police officers guarding the building in Knightsbridge are under orders to arrest him if he leaves. More »

  • UK police reviewing policy on watching WikiLeaks' Assange Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — British police say they are reviewing the policy of keeping a watch on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has taken refuge at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. More »

  • Assange 'sucking police resources'
    Assange 'sucking police resources' Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Police are reviewing the operation to guard WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the UK's most senior officer has said. More »

  • Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men’s legal team
    Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men’s legal team Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    The men are taking a case against the United Kingdom. More »

  • Senior Afghan militant with suspected IS links 'killed in drone attack& … Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    By Mohammad Stanekzai LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A missile-firing drone killed at least six in Afghanistan on Monday including a veteran militant believed to have defected to Islamic State (IS) from the Taliban, Afghan officials said. The senior militant, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mullah Abdul Rauf, was killed in violence-plagued Helmand, officials in the southern province said. Provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhel said Rauf was travelling in a car when the drone attacked. The United States operates drones over Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan. More »

  • Amal Clooney wants to meet Egypt's Sisi over jailed journalist
    Amal Clooney wants to meet Egypt's Sisi over jailed journalist Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Prominent lawyer Amal Clooney has requested a meeting with Egypt's president to push for the release of Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy, a letter obtained by AFP on Saturday shows. More »

  • Assange team studies Clegg comments
    Assange team studies Clegg comments Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked his legal team to study comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to see if they were defamatory. More »

  • WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange
    WikiLeaks site slams costs of policing Assange Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    WikiLeaks launched a website on Friday to condemn the costs to Britain of policing the group's founder Julian Assange, who has sought refuge from extradition to Sweden in Ecuador's embassy in London. More »

  • Benedict Cumberbatch wins praise for troubled genius
    Benedict Cumberbatch wins praise for troubled genius Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    He made his name playing a physicist, won a global following as a brilliant private detective and has Bafta and Oscar nominations for his role as a World War II maths genius. More »

  • Assange police costs 'embarrassing'
    Assange police costs 'embarrassing' Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has accused Sweden of using a "shameful" legal practice of indefinite detention without charge as he continues to stay inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. More »

  • The Power of the Sundance Brand
    The Power of the Sundance Brand Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    In 1991, as highlighted by The Hollywood Reporter, the young filmmaker took his second feature film, the lo-fi Slacker, to the Park City festival and emerged as the voice of a generation. Linklater was one of the first filmmakers to build his own kind of brand around indie filmmaking, and Sundance has been a big part of that success. The list of filmmakers who've followed this path is lengthy, dating back to the Coen Brothers winning the Grand Jury Prize back in 1985 for Blood Simple. This includes filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino (who took Reservoir Dogs to Park City in 1992), David O. Russell (who won the Audience Award in 1994 for Spanking the Monkey), Darren Aronofksy (a Directing Award-winner in 1998 for Pi), and Christopher Nolan (who won the Screenwriting Award in 2001 for Memento). More »

  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
    Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen. More »

  • Google Kept WikiLeaks Data Handover Secret
    Google Kept WikiLeaks Data Handover Secret Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Google handed over information on three WikiLeaks staff members to the US government - then kept it secret for three years. WikiLeaks has written to Google boss Eric Schmidt complaining that despite receiving the warrants in March 2012, the search firm only revealed the order's existence to WikiLeaks last month. Google waited until Christmas Eve - a quiet news period - to tell WikiLeaks that it had responded to a Justice Department demand for digital data including emails and IP addresses linked with three staff members. More »

  • WikiLeaks blasts Google for quietly handing emails to government
    WikiLeaks blasts Google for quietly handing emails to government Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - WikiLeaks criticised Google Inc on Monday, alleging that the company waited 2-1/2 years to notify members of the anti-secrecy group that it had turned over their private emails and other information to the U.S. government. In a letter to Google, lawyers representing WikiLeaks said they were "astonished and disturbed" by Google's actions relating to search warrants it received from federal law enforcement officials and asked for a full accounting of the information Google gave the government. The revelation follows leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden detailing controversial U.S. government surveillance practices and assurances from technology firms like Google that they would do their utmost to safeguard users' personal information. More »

  • WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants
    WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about U.S. search warrants issued seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff. More »

  • WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US
    WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years. More »

  • WikiLeaks anger over Google warrant
    WikiLeaks anger over Google warrant Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Technology giant Google has revealed it handed over information on three WikiLeaks staff members to the US government, but kept it secret for nearly three years. More »

  • New Saudi king seeks to reassure on succession and policy
    New Saudi king seeks to reassure on succession and policy Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudia Arabia's new King Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and moved quickly to appoint younger men as his heirs, settling the succession for years to come by naming a deputy crown prince from his dynasty's next generation. King Abdullah, who died early on Friday after a short illness, was buried in an unmarked grave in keeping with local religious traditions. By appointing his youngest half-brother Muqrin, 69, as Crown Prince and nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, as Deputy Crown Prince, Salman has swiftly quelled speculation about internal palace rifts at a moment of regional turmoil. Salman, thought to be 79, takes over as the ultimate authority in a country that faces long-term domestic challenges compounded by the plunging price of oil in recent months and the rise of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, which vows to toppled the Al Saud ruling family. More »

  • New Saudi Deputy Crown Prince marks generational shift Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty. King Salman moved swiftly to appoint Mohammed Deputy Crown Prince on Friday, hours after he took the throne following the death of King Abdullah. By sending an assassin to try to kill Prince Mohammed when he was Saudi security chief in 2009, al Qaeda paid him the compliment of treating him as one of its most dangerous enemies. More »

  • New heir to Saudi throne is relatively liberal outsider Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    By Angus McDowall and William Maclean RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince Muqrin represents the biggest break from the kingdom's tradition of any of his predecessors in the role - both because of his lowly maternal birth and his foreign education. Seen as a relative progressive in the ruling family, with a grasp on the need for long-term reform, Muqrin has also voiced traditional hawkish views on Iran, but it is far from clear how much influence he will have during Salman's reign. More »