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Eight militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10:35

At least eight militants were killed Saturday in a US drone attack in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region.

Clashes near Tikrit as Iraqi troops strike back

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 21:26

Iraqi forces pressed a campaign Saturday to retake militant-held Tikrit, clashing with Sunni fighters nearby and pounding positions inside the city with air strikes in their biggest counter-offensive so far.

US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 09:30

The United States confirmed today it was flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend Americans, as Iraqi forces fought for a strategic university and launched air strikes in militant-held Tikrit.

US justified drone killings by citing al Qaeda law

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 14:18

The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al Qaeda and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum.

Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by US judge

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:36

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three American citizens killed by US drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war.

`As Pakistan pursues Taliban peace talks, US scales back drone strikes`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 09:27

The recent lull in drone strikes by the US since last December came after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in November.

US cracks open skies to testing, use of aerial drones

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:43

The Federal Aviation Administration already had approved limited use of drones in the United States for law enforcement, surveillance, atmospheric research and other applications.

US names drone testing sites

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 02:51

US aviation regulators on Monday released the names of sites picked to test civilian drones whose slated 2015 debut over American skies has sparked privacy concerns. 

Nine dead, including three soldiers, in Yemen clashes

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 10:10

Nine people, including three soldiers, were killed on Monday when clashes broke out in southeastern Yemen`s rugged Hadramawt region, officials said.

US targeted Baitullah Mehsud on Pakistan’s request: Husain Haqqani

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 09:43

Pakistan`s former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, in his book, has revealed that Islamabad has often asked the United States to use drones to eliminate Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan leaders.

The $120,000 farmhouse where Pakistan Taliban chief died

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 11:22

With marble floors, lush green lawns and a towering minaret, the $120,000 farm where feared Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died in a US drone strike was no grubby mountain cave.

Drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 14:53

The US drone campaign is an emotional issue in Pakistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the drone strikes with US President Barack Obama during their meeting on October 23.