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Israeli-American To Be Freed in Prisoner Swap

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli-American man detained in Egypt on charges of spying is set to be freed on Thursday under a prisoner swap deal with Israel. Egyptian authorities plan to release Ilan Grapel to Israel in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners. Three of the prisoners are minors. Grapel apparently entered Egypt in January. In June, Egyptian authorities […]

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Israel Approves Prisoner Swap Deal With Egypt

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s security cabinet has approved a deal that will free 25 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for a U.S.-Israeli citizen jailed in Egypt on charges of spying. Government officials say the cabinet unanimously endorsed the prisoner swap on Tuesday. The exchange is expected to take place on Thursday. Ilan Grapel, who apparently entered Egypt in January, […]

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Egypt, Israel Agree to Prisoner Swap Deal

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s security cabinet meets Tuesday to endorse a prisoner exchange that will free 25 Egyptians from Israeli jails in exchange for a 27-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen who was accused of spying. Ilan Grapel, who apparently entered Egypt in January, has been jailed since mid-June. It is alleged that he engaged in espionage activities in connection […]

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Egypt, Israel Agree to Prisoner Swap Deal

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt and Israel have agreed to swap 25 Egyptian prisoners in Israeli custody for an Israeli-American whom Egypt has held since June on suspicion of spying. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office and Egyptian officials confirmed the deal Monday. Israel has said U.S.-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel is not a spy and has no ties with […]

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Russia Detains Suspected Chinese Spy

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian security officials say they have detained a Chinese interpreter who was allegedly trying to gain access to sensitive Russian missile technology. The Federal Security Service said Wednesday the arrest was made in October of last year, but it did not explain why it took so long to report the incident. The announcement comes a […]

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U.S. Spy Satellite on One-Day Display

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government agency in charge of intelligence satellites is displaying one of the largest spy satellites the United States has ever put into space Saturday. The National Reconnaissance Office put the newly declassified Hexagon, or KH-9 satellite on display for one day only at a branch of the National Air and Space Museum located […]

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Taiwan Man Jailed for Spying for China

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s High Court has sentenced a Taiwanese businessman to 18 months in prison on charges of spying for China. Lai Kun-chieh was arrested earlier this year after attempting to buy information about Taiwan’s missile technology from an army officer who was also a former classmate. The military officer reported the incident and officials said no […]

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China Cites US Spy Flights as Obstacle to Closer Ties

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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China says U.S. surveillance flights near its coast have “severely harmed” strategic trust between the countries and are a “major obstacle” to closer military ties. The Global Times newspaper on Wednesday quoted defense ministry officials as demanding that the United States respect China’s sovereignty and security interests. The remarks follow a speech this week in […]

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Taiwan General Gets Life Term in ‘Honey Trap’ Spy Case

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Taiwan general who sold classified information to a female Chinese agent has been sentenced to life in prison for spying. Officials said Major General Lo Hsien-che can appeal the sentence, which was handed down Monday. Lo was reportedly drawn into a “honey trap” operation by a female agent while stationed in Thailand between 2002 […]

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Russian Officer Convicted of Treason

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian military court on Monday handed down a 25-year sentence to a former senior intelligence officer for exposing 10 agents who were spying on the United States. Colonel Alexander Poteyev was found guilty in absentia of high treason and desertion for betraying the so-called “sleeper cell” network whose agents posed as American professionals in […]

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