In some of the darkest days of the Cold War, the U.S. intelligence community was alarmed by a startling discovery: the Soviet Union was bombarding the U.S. Embassy in Moscow with microwaves in what some officials feared was an attempt to harm American diplomats and possibly even mess with their minds.
The former Obama White House official who negotiated the reopening of relations with Cuba is sharply criticizing President Biden's policies toward that country, saying his administration is "gaslighting" Havana by maintaining and even expanding harsh sanctions imposed by former President Trump.
A top State Department official, countering claims that have circulated widely among members of Congress and the news media, says in a new interview there is no evidence that any external actors caused the “Havana syndrome” health incidents reported in recent years by over 1,100 U.S. diplomats and spies.
Conspiracyland's "The Strange Story of Havana Syndrome," hosted by Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, is an investigation into the baffling medical ailments— headaches, dizziness, extreme fatigue and even brain injuries— that have been reported by over 1,100 American diplomats and spies in recent years, confounding the U.S. intelligence and diplomatic communities.
A year before his death, Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi insider with intimate knowledge of his country’s interactions with al-Qaida — met with a former FBI agent working for the families of 9/11 victims who were suing his government and asked how he could help.
The story of how the Trump White House responded to dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder — and ultimately helped conceal the crime — is the subject of “Anatomy of a Cover-up,” the final episode in the Yahoo News “Conspiracyland” podcast series.
Jamal Khashoggi was Saudi Arabia's most prominent journalist, writing for one of the United States' premier newspapers. What happened to him inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2, 2018, was shocking. And the more one digs into his murder, the more it becomes clear: This was the result of a real-life conspiracy. The latest season of Yahoo News' conspiracy theory podcast "Conspiracyland" is out now.
Khashoggi had a penchant to be secretive about much of his life. “If somebody sits across from you when you’re interviewing people about Jamal and tells you that Jamal told them everything, they are 100 percent lying to you,” said one friend.
An extraordinary corporate espionage operation to plant two Saudi spies inside Twitter is the subject of Episode 6 in the new season of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” podcast: “The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi.”
The strange story of how Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman managed successfully to court the United States' foreign policy and corporate elite, starting in 2015, presenting himself as a cultured reformer.
Jamal Khashoggi helped democracy advocate Ayman Nour escape from Cairo's most notorious prison, but the Arab Spring they later poured themselves into eventually turned on them.
Jamal Khashoggi never condoned the slaughter of innocents that marked Osama bin Laden’s later terrorist career. But he never renounced his friendship with bin Laden either. As one colleague says, he remained “conflicted” about the al-Qaida leader until the end of his life.
What is the cause of the nationwide rise in violent crime? Veteran New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton joins hosts Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti to discuss the rise in crime and to comment on the national conversation about the role of police. Bratton shares his thoughts on what reforms are needed, which ones he’s against and the impact of the “defund the police” movement on officer morale. He also has some things to say about his former boss Rudy Giuliani.
The flamboyant life and checkered legacy of Adnan Khashoggi are the subject of Episode 2 in the new season of the Yahoo News podcast "Conspiracyland: The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi."
The new season of Yahoo News’ "Conspiracyland" podcast reveals compelling new evidence that a Saudi hit team intended to kill Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi long before he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
What would President Trump have to do to get banned from Twitter? This episode of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” examines that question in the context of Trump pushing painful conspiracies about a former aide to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
President Trump and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough have had a tumultuous relationship that ultimately became one of the bitterest feuds of the Trump presidency — a clash that is examined in detail in this episode of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”
The widower of a former aide to Joe Scarborough said the conspiracy theories about the death of his wife have caused the family pain and anguish.
How Fox News came to report an inflammatory and unsubstantiated conspiracy story about the murder of Seth Rich — and then, after hawking it for a week, retract it and strike it from its website — is the subject of the next two episodes of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”
Jack Burkman’s controversial involvement in the case — including attention-getting gimmicks and press conferences filled with wild and completely unsubstantiated claims — would ultimately lead to a real-life shooting: of Burkman himself.
In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.
“In the current housing crisis, families are faced with frequent moves, evictions, and homelessness.”
“Rent control restricts supply and is economic madness.”
“Should we simply allow the cycles of displacement and segregation to occur without any policy intervention?”
“Rent control is a mistake … Even if it provides short-term relief. It eventually hurts the very people it’s trying to help.”
“The law already protects homeowners from unchecked market forces. It’s time for the law to better protect renters too.”