US to disclose legal justification for drone strikes on Americans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

PM Sharif opposes US drone strikes

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.

Differences among top Pakistani leaders over US drone strikes

Differences among top leaders of the Pakistan government over US drone attacks emerged on Friday, with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan questioning how the premier`s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz had believed American assurances that there would be no strikes during talks with militants.

Plan for many US drone strikes are hatched in Germany: Report

Many of American drone strikes for targeted killing in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan are planned and carried out from US military bases in Germany as it has become as a crucial strategic hub for anti-terrorism operations, media reports said.

Silent, fearful support for US drones in tribal Pakistan

While Pakistani govt routinely denounces US drone strikes, locals say that a sizeable number of people in the country`s tribal areas support them.

Pakistan Army shows its anti-drone technology

Amid continued tensions with the US over drone strikes, Pakistan army has successfully shot down a "drone" during a military exercise that was watched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

Imran threatens NATO blockade in KP province

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Monday threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan`s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end.

2,227 killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan: Minister

The Pakistani Senate was informed Wednesday that a total of 2,227 people have so far been killed in 317 US drone attacks in the country since 2008.

Two Pak soldiers killed in blast

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others injured on Wednesday in a blast in the country`s restive South Waziristan tribal region.

Pakistan makes UN call for end to US drone strikes

Pakistan has renewed demands for an end to US drone strikes on its territory as two UN experts called for greater transparency in the use of the weapons.

UN experts call for more US transparency on drones

Two UN human rights investigators called for more transparency from the United States and other countries about their drone strikes programme, saying their secrecy is the biggest obstacle to determining the impact pact on civilian casualties.

Pakistan secretly in cahoots with US on drone strikes: CIA docs

Just hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was said to have registered his dissent against the drone strikes, a report suggested that the government officials in Islamabad were in cahoots with the CIA.