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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. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea says crashed drones were programmed to fly from North Korea and back

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... footage last year of practice drones which had been modified to crash into predetermined targets, but it is not believed to operate drones capable of air strikes or long-range surveillance ... Reuters in Seoul Three drones that crashed in South Korea had onboard flight programming that showed they were launched from North Korea and were meant to return after flying over military ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli strike wounds two militants in Gaza

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:42pm

    ... was an Israeli drone strike, but the army denied any involvement. In recent weeks, tensions have risen in and around Gaza after a year of relative calm, with five people killed since December 20. Four ... In the latest incident in Palestine's Gaza Strip two militants were injured by an Israeli air strike, sources said. An Israeli air strike wounded two Palestinian militants ...

  4. News - World - DEFENCE

    US border drones grounded after one crashes off California coast

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:26pm by Staff Reporter

    ... these operations are legal. “That’s why I’ve imposed prudent limits on the use of drones – for we will not be safer if people abroad believe we strike within their countries without regard ... Staff Reporter Move comes hours before Obama reiterates in State of the Union that he is limiting use of drones The US Customs and Borders Protection has grounded drones used to monitor ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Talks needed on use of drones

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to keep America safe comes down to one word- drones. The unmanned, remote-controlled strike aircraft have come to symbolise the principle that the US has a legal right to go where it pleases ... the worst forms of inhuman treatment of detainees- since stopped- and rampant wiretapping, now put on a legal footing. This newspaper has argued for a judicial system to regulate drone strikes ...

  6. News - World - YEMEN

    US drone missiles kill 17 in Yemen attack on wedding party convoy

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:44pm by AP

    ... of the global terrorist network. The drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaeda convoy YEMENI MILITARY SPOKESMAN Thursday's drone strike was the second since a massive car bombing and co-ordinated assault on Yemen's military headquarters killed 56 people, including foreigners. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for US drone strikes ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Feels like defeat: US air force bombs US-made army kit to foil Islamic State

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... of a United States war plane, seconds before it explodes in a flash of light. That August 16 strike in northern Iraq, shown in video released by the US military, killed an unknown number of Islamic State fighters- and destroyed one US-made armoured vehicle that had cost up to US$300,000. Since the Obama administration began strikes there on August 8, US fighter jets and drones have ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Imran Khan's party 'outs' top CIA operative in Pakistan

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:58pm by NYT

    ... in Pakistan, in an escalation of a campaign to end US drone strikes in the country. In a letter to the Pakistani police, Khan's information secretary, Shireen Mazari, accused CIA director John ... between the CIA and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency, this time it appears to be driven more by Khan's increasingly confrontational stance against drone strikes ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Unidentified drone crashes on South Korean border island, military says

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... that had been modified to crash into pre-determined targets but it is not believed to operate drones capable of air strikes or long-range surveillance flights. Small, commercially available ... Reuters in Seoul Origin and nationality of crashed drone undisclosed but South Korean military reportedly investigating links to North's espionage operations An unmanned drone crashed ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Obama silent on call by Pakistan to stop drones

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:21pm by AFP

    ... but was silent on a call by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to end drone strikes. Obama welcomed Sharif to the White House after releasing US$1.6 billion in aid, mostly for the military, that had been ... But on a discordant note, Sharif urged an end to the US campaign of drone strikes against extremists. The attacks have infuriated many Pakistanis, who see them as violations of the country's sovereignty. ...




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