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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.

2,160 militants, 67 civilians killed in US drone strikes: Pak

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 15:01

Amid debates over legality of the controversial US drone strikes, Pakistan on Wednesday said over 2,100 militants and 67 civilians have been killed in the attacks by unmanned CIA spy planes in the country`s restive tribal areas.

US lawmaker says drone strikes in Pak could end, if govt wants

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:16

A United States lawmaker has said that drone strikes in Pakistan could end the next day, if the country wanted, claiming that no such attacks take place without the approval of its government.

Yemenis fear US missile attacks as much as al Qaeda: Human Rights Watch

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:30

The missile attacks carried out by the US in a bid to target terrorists in Yemen, also killed many civilians and hence the civilians fear America as much as the al Qaeda, a report released by Human Rights Watch said.

NASA sends drones to track hurricanes` secrets

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 15:08

A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency`s newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, with the aim of improving forecasters` ability to predict them.