Drone attacks

US missile attacks killed civilians in Yemen: rights group

A Predator B drone taxis along the runway at the US Naval Air Station in Texas. Photo: AP

US missile strikes, including armed drone attacks, have killed dozens of civilians in Yemen as the United States tries to crack down on al-Qaeda in the country, a prominent human rights organisation said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 5:54pm

Obama's imperialist presidency

President Barack Obama. Photo: AP

Many people around the world really liked Barack Obama when he was first elected US President in 2008. Smart, handsome and genuinely appealing, what was there not to like? But now people are having second thoughts.

The president, while a candidate, promised to shut down Guantanamo. Now it looks likely, as Time magazine has claimed on its front cover, that it will never close.

11 Jun 2013 - 1:43am 5 comments

Latest drone strike kills 8 in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a recent protest in Multan against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. Photo: AFP

A US drone strike killed eight people in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, three intelligence sources said, the latest in a series of drone attacks that come as a retired US general warns their overuse may threaten American foreign policy goals.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:34pm

Pakistani warlord Mullah Nazir killed in US drone strike

Mullah Nazir sent men to fight Nato troops in Afghanistan.

US drone strikes killed a Pakistani warlord who sent men to fight Nato troops in Afghanistan, in raids in northwest Pakistan that also killed nine other fighters, Pakistani security officials said yesterday.

4 Jan 2013 - 4:09am

US drone strike kills three militants in Pakistan

Protesters rally against US drone attacks in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo: EPA

A US drone strike targeting a vehicle killed at least three militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

1 Oct 2012 - 11:07am

US drones 'terrorising' Pakistani civilians

A protest against US drone attacks, in Multan, Pakistan, February 9. Photo: EPA

The US campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt is terrorising civilians 24 hours a day and breeding bitter anti-American sentiment, researchers said on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2012 - 9:42pm

Drone attack love song a big hit in Pakistan

In a sign of how the routine hunting down and killing of militants by unmanned CIA planes has leached into the popular imagination in Pakistan, drones have been given a starring role in a new romantic song.

In most respects the track, which is proving popular in the largely Pashtun city of Peshawar, is faithful to standard themes of the genre. The lyrics mention rosebuds and wine.

21 Sep 2012 - 3:32am