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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US may use drones on extremists to stop Syria becoming terror haven

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... on Syrian extremists The CIA is secretly targeting Islamic extremists in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes as part of a contingency plan to protect the US and its allies in the event the turmoil there worsens, current and former US officials say. President Barack Obama has not authorised drone missile strikes in Syria, and none are under consideration. But the CIA effort, which ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Amnesty criticises US drone programme in Pakistan

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 07:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Amnesty International called on the US to investigate reports of civilians killed and wounded by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan in a report released on Tuesday ... the Afghan border. Three of Bibi’s grandchildren were wounded in the strike, as were several others who were nearby, the victims said. The US considers its drone programme to be a key weapon against ...

  3. News - World - YEMEN

    Al-Qaeda says deadly Yemen attack targeted US drone war

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 07:47pm by AFP

    ... defence complex that killed 52 people, saying it targeted the site as it hosted US personnel behind drone strikes against its militants. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), regarded by Washington as the jihadist network’s most dangerous affiliate, has been hit by intensified US drone strikes targeting its militants in Yemen this year. But there was no immediate evidence to support ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Anti US drone protesters in Pakistan block Nato supply routes

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:38am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Peshawar Drone protesters block Nato routes Thousands of people protesting US drone strikes blocked a road in northwest Pakistan yesterday used to truck Nato troop ... Khyber Pakhtunkhwa indefinitely beginning tonight. That could lead to clashes with the federal government. Drone strikes have been an increasing source of friction between Islamabad ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to buy US-made drones to patrol borders, detect asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Drones to patrol Australia's borders Australia yesterday announced plans to buy a fleet of unmanned drones to help patrol the nation's borders ... The aircraft can remain airborne for 33 hours. A report in February said seven of the US-made drones would be purchased for A$3 billion (HK$21 billion). Abbott said the number of drones to be bought ...

  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    US drone kills senior Haqqani commander

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... into Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said. Mullah Sangeen Zadran, blacklisted as a terrorist by the United Nations and United States, was among six fighters killed in a drone strike in the tribal district ... Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Pakistani government formally protests against US drone strikes as a violation of sovereignty, but Washington views them as a vital tool in the fight against al-Qaeda ...

  7. News - China Insider - SECURITY

    Police arrest four in Beijing after mysterious drone forces diversion of civilian planes

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 02:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... security” after they were linked to the self-modified drone that cruised near Beijing International Airport and “seriously interrupted flight orders” on Sunday, local media reported on Tuesday. Advances in unmanned-aircraft technologies around the world have spawned a drone craze in China in recent years, with videographers, technology geeks and even aspiring businesses investing ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World

    Officials: US drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 11:38am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Peshawar, Pakistan A US drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government ... over the drone attacks, and Pakistan is also trying to strike a peace deal with the Taliban. The group’s deputy leader was killed in a drone strike in May, and one of Mehsud’s top deputies ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Three per cent of drone deaths civilian: Pakistan

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 03:57pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... Pakistan’s government said on Wednesday 3 per cent of 2,227 people killed in US drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure that sparked criticism from groups that have ... organisations that have gone as high as 300. The ministry said 317 drone strikes have killed 2,160 Islamic militants and 67 civilians since 2008. The attacks, which mainly target suspected Islamic ...




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