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  1. Drone strikes test legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... al-Qaeda, was killed by a drone strike in the Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan. While the strike was welcomed by Americans, it was condemned by Pakistan as a violation of sovereignty, and fresh ... in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, where drones have also been used by the US. But Obama is also under growing pressure at home to explain how and why he orders drone strikes. There is particular concern ...

  2. Modern face of warfare

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... strikes by unmanned drone aircraft operated by the CIA and/or the US Air Force. The use of drones- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as they are officially known- is arguably the most potent ... bin Laden and al-Qaeda. It shows that Obama has given the green light to four times the number of drone strikes than Bush, killing as many as 1,800 terrorists, acting both in war zones ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... contentious drone strikes against militants in such countries as Afghanistan, Yemen and Pakistan. Beijing court rules on Ai Weiwei's tax challenge A court in Beijing gives its verdict ... sentences al-Qaeda 'drone' plotter A federal court in Boston sentences a 26-year-old al-Qaeda sympathiser who has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb the Pentagon and the Capitol using ...

  4. Two missiles miss, drone crashes in 'successful' drill

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... However, in addition to two missiles missing their targets, a drone crashed into a small town in the east of the island, creating a large crater and scaring residents. Adding to the confusion, ... surface-to-air missiles. However, one Tien Kung 2 missile was unable to be launched because a drone failed to release its target in mid-air. And another drone, supposed to have been intercepted ...

  5. HK Pakistanis rally against US killings

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is expected to do well in next year's elections, has campaigned strongly against US drone strikes on Pakistani soil. Last week, Khan condemned a deal that allows Nato to resume supply convoys ...

  6. More troops the only option in Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... extra US troops to keeping the number at the 68,000 already authorised and making use of surgical strikes with drones and special forces. The president's choice will affect the approach ... that is torn between the need to fight radicalism and keep on side a population increasingly angered by civilian deaths from cross-border US drone and missile strikes. A failure to win co-operation ...

  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    One in twenty Europeans has positive view of Mitt Romney, poll shows

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... it would make them less favourable. This is possibly a reflection of the anger towards the Obama administration over drone attacks, which have killed civilians and are viewed as an infringement ... the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, than warmth for Romney. But the most striking finding was the level of antipathy towards the Republican in Europe. Although he is still largely an unknown quantity outside ...

  8. Taiwanese military pulls out all stops in war games

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and air force,' said army Major-General Hsu Yen-pu, commander of the exercises, at the end of the hour-long drill. A US-made Kidd-class destroyer tested for the first time the strike power of the NT$30 million (HK$7 million) Standard II anti-air missile made by the US. It successfully hit a drone. But not all missiles succeeded in hitting their targets. Five missiles missed, with one ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif will inherit a country torn by terror and turmoil

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... How will Sharif, who has been in favour of holding talks with the Taliban and against US drone attacks in the tribal areas, tackle the growing extremism? A dialogue with Taliban militants or a full war against extremists would raise the political stakes. How can he convince the US to stop drone attacks without harming relations with Washington? The second challenge is to get ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when government warplanes bombed a gas station crowded with people, said ...




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