Dan De Luce

US Afghanistan general linked to Petraeus sex scandal

A US commander in Afghanistan apparently sent "inappropriate" emails to a woman linked to the sex scandal involving ex-CIA director David Petraeus.

Mystery second woman tied to CIA chief’s downfall

The plot surrounding the shock resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus thickened on Sunday.

Bomber in thwarted al-Qaeda attack was US spy

The man ordered by al-Qaeda's Yemen branch to blow up an airplane was apparently a US agent who infiltrated the group and volunteered for the attacks.

Death of Bin Laden was the end of al-Qaeda – officials

Nearly a year after a US raid killed Osama bin Laden, his core al-Qaeda network in Pakistan is "essentially gone" say US intelligence officials.

Israel ‘ready to act with great force’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel is ready to act with "great force" in response to a spate of rocket fire by Gaza militants.

US, China play down military rivalry

The defence chiefs of the United States and China on Monday sought to play down a growing military rivalry between the two countries.

Taliban violence spreads in Afghanistan, says report

The Pentagon, in a report to Congress, said insurgent violence was on the rise across Afghanistan.

US spies create own wiki intelligence

United States officials say they have created their own version of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia for intelligence agents, in a bid to encourage US spy agencies to share information and transcend bureaucratic rivalries. Intellipedia allows analysts and officials from a range of agencies to add and edit content on intelligence topics in a collaborative manner through a classified internal web.

Ayatollahs don’t dance

Playing heavy metal in Iran has its complications. The bassist for Kahtmayan says he has to plead with the audience not to dance when his band performs. The ayatollahs do allow heavy metal bands in Iran, but they don't allow anyone to dance, as Dan de Luce reports.

Canadian plans boycott of Guantánamo trial

A Canadian teenager accused of killing a United States soldier in Afghanistan said on Wednesday he would boycott his ''war on terror'' trial before a US military tribunal after he was placed in solitary confinement at the Guantánamo detention camp.

US judge breaks ranks on first day on the job

Newly appointed United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke ranks with fellow conservative jurists on his first day on the job, backing a ruling by the court to stay the execution of an inmate in the midwestern state of Missouri. Alito joined the majority in a 6-3 vote that rejected a request by Missouri authorities to execute convicted murderer Michael Taylor.

Iran’s youth face growing disillusionment

They slice through traffic on their motorbikes, racing each other at breakneck speed with one hand holding a cellphone. They listen to heavy metal, read Günter Grass and admire Tom Cruise. They don't go to the mosque the way their parents did and they have given up on politics. A third of Iran's 65-million people are aged between 15 and 30,

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