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US drone strikes set `dangerous precedent`: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:59

America`s reliance on secretive drone missile strikes against terror suspects has set a "dangerous precedent" that could be imitated by other countries and trigger wider wars around the world, former senior US officials said.

US to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 06:27

The U.S. government will disclose its legal justification for the use of drones against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

`Tough decisions` needed to cope with situation: PM Sharif

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:34

Amidst growing speculation about a military operation against the Taliban, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said "tough decisions" were needed to cope with the extraordinary situation faced by Pakistan.

Yemen jails Qaeda suspect for three years

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 00:06

A Yemeni court on Sunday sentenced a suspected member of jihadist network al Qaeda to three years in prison for taking part in attacks in the capital Sanaa, state media reported.

UN resolution calls for regulation of drone strikes

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 14:03

The resolution came amidst a heated public debate over drone strikes, especially in Pakistan.

Yemen vote on ban unlikely to end US drone strikes: Experts

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 09:52

Yemen`s Parliament has voted for a ban on drone strikes, but experts said Monday lawmakers have limited powers and their vote is unlikely to impact Washington`s bid to crush al Qaeda militants.

US drone strikes not answer to terrorism: PM Sharif

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:15

Pakistan is determined to root out terrorism and extremism but US drone strikes are not the answer as they are counterproductive, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday.

Yemen attack: Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for killing 52

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 13:41

Al Qaeda-backed group on Friday claimed the responsibility for yesterday’s attack on Yemen’s Defence Ministry in Sana’a wherein at least 52 doctors and nurses were killed and dozens injured.

No long term impact on shipment through Pakistan: US

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 09:38

A day after temporarily halting cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan in view of protest over drone strikes there, the US has said that it does not anticipate long term impact of its shipment through the country.

Pakistan: MQM chief Hussain alleges Jamaat linked to Taliban, Qaeda

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 00:14

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday linked Pakistan`s hardline Jamaat-e-Islami to Taliban and al Qaeda militants, claiming several activists of the party have been killed in US drone strikes.

Imran Khan`s supporters search for NATO supply trucks

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 19:55

Supporters of Imran Khan`s party in Pakistan roughed up drivers of trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan as they continued their protest for a second day against US drone strikes.

PM Sharif opposes US drone strikes

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 18:06

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed deep concern over a drone strike that killed six persons, including commanders of the Haqqani network, and said Pakistan had conveyed its opposition to the attacks to the US.