US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

Washington is still weighing Iraq`s request to launch air strikes against Islamic militants, but is working to boost the Iraqi army as it battles the extremists, a top US diplomat said Wednesday.

US drone strikes set `dangerous precedent`: Study

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

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.

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

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

UN resolution calls for regulation of drone strikes

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

Yemen Parliament bans drone attacks: Report

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.

No long term impact on shipment through Pakistan: US

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.

US halts cargo shipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan

The United States has temporarily halted shipment of its "retrograde cargo" from Afghanistan in view of the anti-America demonstrations in Pakistan.

Imran Khan`s supporters search for NATO supply trucks

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.

Pakistan wants end to US drone strikes: Minister

Pakistan wants the end of US drone strikes as well as the elimination of foreign terrorists operating from the country`s soil, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Saturday.

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

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.

Hafiz Saeed claims US pressuring Pakistan to act against him

Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has claimed the US is demanding that the Pakistan government should take action against him because he had been opposing American drone strikes.

No explicit, implicit consent for drone strikes: Pakistan

Pakistan has strongly denied a UN report that members of its government had given consent to controversial drone strikes in the country and demanded an end to such attacks which incite hatred.

`Drone strikes to end after Sharif’s visit to US`

Pakistan today said it hoped that the controversial drone strikes in its tribal areas will end after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s "successful" visit to the US.

Pakistan `approved` US drone strikes: UN report

A report prepared by the United Nations has laid part of the blame on Pakistan for US drone strikes in its lawless tribal regions.

US insists drone strikes comply with international law

The US on Tuesday denied its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan and elsewhere infringed international law and said it did all it could to avoid civilian casualities.

Pakistan`s Nawaz Sharif takes up post-war ties with Barack Obama

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heads to the White House on Wednesday seeking to build a new type of post-Afghanistan war relationship as he presses for an end to drone strikes.

Nawaz Sharif to raise drone issue with Obama

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he would raise the issue of drone attacks with US leaders during his three-day official visit to Washington.

US drone kills three more in Pakistan

At least three people were killed and four injured in a US drone strike launched early Monday in Pakistan`s northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, Xinhua reported.

Al Qaeda engineers in Pakistan developing counter-drone system

Pakistan-based al Qaeda engineers are making several efforts including developing a laser warning system and shoulder-fired missiles to counter American drones, according to a report.