Drone Attack

  • Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect 11-02-2014 12:40 PM

    The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on US targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones. The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he's a US citizen. The...
  • UN experts call for more US transparency on drones 26-10-2013 07:02 AM

    United Nations: 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. Ben Emmerson and Christof Heyns, who presented two reports on the subject...
  • Pakistan govt serious about talks with Taliban, says Nawaz Sharif 10-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The Pakistan government is serious about holding talks with the Taliban in keeping with a mandate given by all political parties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday. The government wants to take forward the talks process with the Taliban to achieve peace in the region, Sharif told reporters during...
  • Pakistan to raise US drone attacks issue at UN 12-09-2013 05:14 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to raise the issue of US drone attacks in its tribal regions at the United Nations, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Foreign office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry rejected any agreement with the US on the use of drone attacks and said these violate territorial sovereignty and integrity,...
  • Air strike kills 16 in Afghanistan 08-09-2013 04:11 PM

    Kabul: Drone strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar Province have left 16 people, including 10 civilians, dead, an official said Sunday. The raids were carried out in the Watapur district Saturday. "A drone attack against Taliban militants in Watapur District Saturday left 16 people dead, which includes ten civilians and six...
  • Use drones only to collect data, says UN chief 14-08-2013 04:55 AM

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that drones should only be used to collect information. Speaking at the National University of Sciences and Technology, the UN chief, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, also called for international laws to be followed regarding drone attacks, Geo News...
  • US, Pakistan agree to revive high-level talks over security 02-08-2013 11:48 AM

    The United States and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to restart high-level talks on security and other issues, yet the two sides still deeply mistrust each other in a relationship frayed by disputes over issues like US drone attacks, which US Secretary of State John Kerry said could end soon. Kerry's...
  • US drone attack kills two in Pakistan, first hit in Ramzan 14-07-2013 08:40 PM

    Peshawar: At least two were terrorists were killed when a US drone struck a suspected militant hideout in a tribal region close to Afghan border in northwest Pakistan, the first such attack in the month of Ramzan. The CIA-operated drone fired two missiles late last night, targeting a motorcycle and...
  • Pakistan: 18 killed in US drone attack, say officials 03-07-2013 12:29 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone targeted a residential compound and a vehicle in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing at least 18 suspected terrorists, officials said on Wednesday. The CIA-operated unmanned plane fired four missiles targeting the compound and the vehicle in Danday Darpakhel area in...
  • Nawaz Sharif expresses concern over US drone strikes 01-06-2013 05:50 AM

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan, on Friday expressed strong reservations over US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory. The drone strikes were not only violation of Pakistan's sovereignty but also against international laws and UN charter, reported Xinhua citing Sharif, the chief of Pakistan...
  • Pakistan: Six people killed in US drone attack, 2 injured 29-05-2013 05:22 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone attack killed at least six suspected terrorists in Pakistan's lawless North Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, the first such strike since the country's General Elections and the announcement of a new policy for the use of the CIA-operated spy planes by President Barack Obama. The spy...
  • Musharraf admits to deal with US on drone strikes 12-04-2013 03:55 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has acknowledged his regime secretly cleared US drone strikes, becoming the first serving or retired Pakistani official to publicly admit that the country had a deal on attacks by the CIA-operated spy planes. Musharraf said there was no blanket agreement with the US on...
  • Obama victory infuriates Pakistani drone victims 08-11-2012 12:46 PM

    Islamabad: The roars celebrating the re-election of US President Barack Obama on television give Mohammad Rehman Khan a searing headache, as years of grief and anger come rushing back. The 28-year-old Pakistani accuses the president of robbing him of his father, three brothers and a nephew, all killed in a...
  • Pak leader Imran Khan offloaded from a US-bound flight 27-10-2012 07:19 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan was offloaded from a US-bound flight at Toronto International airport in Canada on Friday just hours after he criticised the US for drone attacks in Pakistan's restive Waziristan region. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief was reportedly questioned for his fundraising activities and his...
  • Pak, China ink currency swap deal to boost trade 24-12-2011 05:09 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan and China have concluded a crucial USD 1.58 billion currency swap deal and multi-million dollar pacts to upgrade the strategic Karakoram Highway and a power plant, amid severe strains in US-Pak ties. The two "all-weather" strategic partners signed six bilateral agreements, including the 10-billion-yuan currency swap deal between...
  • Iran complains to UN council about US drone 10-12-2011 02:41 AM

    United Nations: The Iranian UN mission said on Friday it complained to the UN Security Council about a US reconnaissance drone that it says was flying over eastern Iran before the military took "forceful action" against it. "I have the honor to draw your kind attention to the provocative and...
  • US asked to vacate Shamsi airbase by Dec 11 30-11-2011 11:16 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's top leadership on Wednesday said the US had been asked to vacate Shamsi airbase, believed to be used by CIA-operated drones, by December 11 in the aftermath of a cross-border NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. Prime Minister Gilani told the media in Karachi that the Joint...
  • 13 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan 16-11-2011 11:45 AM

    Islamabad: US drones on Wednesday fired a salvo of missiles at a compound in the restive South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, killing at 13 suspected Taliban militants, officials said. The drones targeted a compound in Sararogha sub-division of South Waziristan Agency, officials of the local political administration told the...
  • Death of Awlaki major blow to al-Qaeda: Obama 30-09-2011 09:47 PM

    Washington: The death Anwar al-Awlaki, leader of al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is not only a major blow to the terrorist outfit, but also marks another significant milestone in the effort to defeat the organisation and its affiliates, US President Barack Obama said on Friday. "The death of Awlaki is...
  • US drone strike kills 4 Taliban militants in Pak 11-09-2011 09:25 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone aircraft targeted a house and a vehicle in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, killing four Taliban militants. The unmanned spy plane fired two missiles at the house and the vehicle near Mirali, a key town 30 km from Miranshah, the centre of North...
  • Qaeda No 2's death not yet confirmed: Pakistan 29-08-2011 10:17 PM

    Dera Ismail Khan: Pakistan still had no confirmation on Monday that al Qaeda's deputy chief had been killed in a recent US drone strike near the Afghan border, two days after American officials said his death was a major victory in the war against the group. Atiyah abd al-Rahman, a...
  • First Drone strike during Ramzan kills 25 in Pak 10-08-2011 05:29 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone targeted a compound and a vehicle in the restive North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 25 militants of al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network, in the first such attack during the Islamic holy month of Ramzan. Eight militants were injured in the attack....
  • Ilyas Kashmiri is alive and active: sources 16-07-2011 11:22 AM

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda-linked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reported to have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal belt in June, is still alive, according to a media report on Saturday. Kashmiri, the chief of the Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami is still alive and active in the border...
  • 'Singh's Kashmir remarks could harm peace talks' 02-07-2011 07:13 PM

    Lahore: Former premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remarks that Pakistan should 'leave Kashmir alone' could harm peace talks between the two countries. "This is not a political statement. Such statements complicate matters. The Indian Prime Minister should not have made such a statement and...
  • Rare US missiles hit northwest Pakistan 20-06-2011 02:12 PM

    Parachinar, Pakistan: Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at a vehicle and a house in northwest Pakistan, killing at least seven people on Monday in a rare attack in an area where some of NATO's fiercest enemies have reportedly travelled, Pakistani officials said. The first attack in the Kurram tribal area...
  • 10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pak 15-06-2011 07:37 PM

    Islamabad: US drones targeted two compounds in the restive South Waziristan tribal region in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 10 suspected militants. The drones fired four missiles at the compounds in Karikot and Doogh areas near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan Agency, TV news channels quoted officials...
  • US declines to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri's killing 07-06-2011 10:38 AM

    Washington: Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's reported assertion that Washington has confirmed the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the United States has declined to do so. "I don't have any confirmation of that," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on Monday when asked about Gilani's statement about the...
  • US, Pak authorities dispute Kashmiri's death 07-06-2011 07:13 AM

    London: US and Pakistani authorities disagree sharply over claims that senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a recent missile strike, officials from both countries said on Monday, suggesting sharp strains persist between authorities in Washington and Islamabad. Two days ago, intelligence officials in Pakistan claimed that Kashmiri,...
  • Pak on alert following Ilyas Kashmiri's killing 06-06-2011 02:48 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani law enforcement agencies have been put on alert in the federal capital and northern parts of the country to prevent possible suicide attacks to avenge the killing of al Qaeda-linked terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri in a US drone attack. The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the Interior Ministry...