MI6

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British-Iranian man appears in heavily edited confession aired on Iranian TV
Alireza Akbari, who was sentenced to death for allegedly spying for MI6, gave reports on Iran’s nuclear programme, he says in TV interview

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Jan, 2023 @8:53 PM

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‘I did not let Kim Philby go. He gave me the slip’: what an MI6 spy told me over lunch
A new TV series highlights the part played by the UK intelligence service’s Nicholas Elliott in unmasking the 1960s Cambridge spy ring – events he recalled years later over lunch at his club

William Keegan

31, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Recruitment of UK spies no longer restricted to those with British parents
UK intelligence agencies to broaden pool of talent by accepting anyone with British citizenship

Kevin Rawlinson

02, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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MI5 missed early chance to expose Soviet agent Kim Philby, files reveal
British intelligence viewed Flora Solomon as ‘inconsequential’ in 1951 but her evidence later ‘clinched’ case against Philby

Caroline Davies

11, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Boris Johnson accused of intelligence tipoff that led to British Sikh’s alleged torture in India
Labour raises questions in the Commons over Johnson’s alleged actions as foreign secretary in the case of activist Jagtar Singh Johal

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

07, Sep, 2022 @4:15 PM

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British Sikh activist ‘tortured in India after tip-off from UK intelligence’
Lawyers for Jagtar Singh Johal say he was given electric shocks after unlawful arrest in Punjab in 2017

Matthew Weaver

23, Aug, 2022 @1:55 PM

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Half of Russian spies in Europe expelled since Ukraine invasion, says MI6 chief
Richard Moore says 400 intelligence officers operating under diplomatic cover have been expelled

Dan Sabbagh

21, Jul, 2022 @6:05 PM

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UK officials in line for immunity in assisting crimes overseas, say critics
Exclusive: Draft security bill would let spies and ministers enable killings and torture, warn charity and ex-minister

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Hard Brexit plans by ex-MI6 chief hacked and leaked by Russians
Emails describe strategy in 2018 by Sir Richard Dearlove and others to ensure Britain left EU on WTO terms

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

26, May, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Moral arguments alone not enough to justify spying, says MI6 ethics chief
Book review says in reality, intelligence agencies are tasked ‘to defend the national interest for its own sake’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

12, May, 2022 @1:31 PM

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UK spies who allegedly passed questions to CIA torturers subject to English law, court rules
Abu Zubaydah, tortured at CIA ‘black sites’ in six different countries, has right to sue UK government

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

16, Mar, 2022 @3:01 PM

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False Prophets by Nigel Ashton review – Britain and the Middle East
A deft and fascinating account of British prime ministers’ flawed interventions in the region, from Suez to Iraq

Jane Kinninmont

05, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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