American and Iranian envoys met last month in Ankara and are to pursue their talks in Dubai and Bern. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
The assassination of Hezbollah's external security chief Imad Mughniyeh, nicknamed the "ghost", in Damascus on Feb 12 drove a wedge into the hitherto solid alliance between Damascus, Tehran and the Shi'ite movement. Each camp is conducting its own inquiry into [...]