Drone strikes

Donald Trump gives CIA authority to carry out drone strikes: Report

US President Donald Trump has reportedly given CIA necessary authorisation to carry out drone strikes against terror groups, a move that could have implications for Pakistan.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

Pakistan raises drone strikes issue at United Nations Human Rights Council

 Pakistan has asked UN Human Rights Council that its mechanisms should respond to human rights violations and the loss of precious lives due to drone strikes on its territory, it was officially announced on Thursday.

Jun 16, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

Drone strikes target Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan

 Two drone strikes targeted militants loyal to Islamic State in Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing between 25 and 49 insurgents, according to differing estimates by Afghan and foreign officials. 

Jul 07, 2015, 20:55 PM IST

Barack Obama sued by Yemeni whose kins were slain in US drone strike

A Yemeni man whose two relatives were slain in a US drone strike in 2012, has filed a lawsuit against the President Barack Obama, former defense secretary Leon Panetta and former CIA chief David Petraeus.

Jun 09, 2015, 11:49 AM IST

Majority of Americans support drone strikes in Pak: survey

Nearly 60 per cent of Americans support the country's policy of carrying out drone strikes against militants in Pakistan, according to a national survey.

May 29, 2015, 06:59 AM IST

Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit

Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance.

Jan 23, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

'Drone' strikes kill 20 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Overnight drone strikes killed at least 20 suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen, where Washington has conducted a sustained drone war against jihadist leaders, tribal sources and witnesses said on Tuesday.

Nov 04, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

`Drone` strikes kill 20 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Overnight drone strikes killed at least 20 suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen, where Washington has conducted a sustained drone war against jihadist leaders, tribal sources and witnesses said on Tuesday.

Nov 04, 2014, 15:11 PM IST

US drone kills four militants in Pakistan: officials

Peshawar, Oct 6 (AFP) A US drone strike today killed at least four militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.

Oct 07, 2014, 03:14 AM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2014, 04:50 AM IST

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.

Jun 26, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

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.

May 28, 2014, 23:11 PM IST

`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.

Feb 05, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

UN resolution calls for regulation of drone strikes

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

Dec 19, 2013, 14:03 PM IST

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.

Dec 16, 2013, 02:12 AM IST

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.

Dec 05, 2013, 09:38 AM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2013, 12:09 PM IST

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.

Nov 24, 2013, 19:55 PM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2013, 19:27 PM IST

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.

Oct 30, 2013, 13:16 PM IST