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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.

Drone strikes on terrorists to continue: Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 23:11

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday made it clear that he will continue to authorise CIA-operated drone strikes and covert operations abroad to capture terrorists based on "actionable intelligence", moves that are controversial in countries like Pakistan.

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.

`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.

`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.

US, Pak vow to cooperate on bilateral issues

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 13:35

The US and Pakistan have vowed to cooperate on a full range of bilateral issues, including counter-terrorism, economy and regional issues, amidst differences over several matters including CIA drone strikes.

UN experts `seriously` concerned about Yemen drone strikes

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 01:25

UN human rights experts on Thursday expressed "serious concern" about lethal drone attacks allegedly conducted by US forces in Yemen, that resulted in civilian casualties this month.

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.

Yemen Parliament bans drone attacks: Report

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:12

Yemen`s parliament passed today a law banning drone strikes, a media report said, days after one such attack reportedly hit a wedding motorcade and killed civilians.

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.