World News | Reuters | Thursday March 19, 2015
It said in a statement that the strike last Thursday hit a vehicle carrying Garaar, a top official of the al Shabaab militant group, which the Pentagon says targets U.S. and other Western interests to further al Qaeda's goals.
World News | Reuters | Monday March 2, 2015
A drone attack killed two suspected Al Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa today, local residents told Reuters, the latest in a series of strikes in the country gripped by political turmoil.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 28, 2015
A US drone attack in Yemen killed four suspected Al Qaeda militants today in the southern province of Shabwa, local Yemeni security officials told Reuters.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
Overnight drone strikes killed at least 20 suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, where Washington has conducted a sustained drone war against jihadist leaders, tribal sources and witnesses said on Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 23, 2014
In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda's ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 2, 2014
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said it had executed four men accused of planting electronic chips in vehicles to help U.S. drones track insurgents in Yemen, in a video posted on a Yemeni news website and seen by Reuters on Monday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 28, 2014
The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last month has sparked global outrage, launched an international manhunt and instantly turned an obscure West African militant group into a household name in the United States. And it has raised a central question: Does the rapidly growing number of al Qaeda splinter groups pose as much of a thre...
World News | Reuters | Monday April 21, 2014
Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday April 20, 2014
A US drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al Qaeda militants and three civilians on Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.
World News | Reuters | Saturday November 9, 2013
The US has been under pressure from foreign governments to be more transparent in accounting for the civilian deaths caused by drone strikes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 30, 2013
Pakistan's defence ministry said Wednesday US drone strikes in the country's tribal areas have killed 67 civilians since 2008, a surprisingly low figure given previous casualty estimates.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 24, 2013
Pakistani officials and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday denied a report that they had approved US drone strikes on the country's soil.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 24, 2013
Pakistan for years secretly approved of US drone attacks on its territory despite public denunciations, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing secret documents.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday October 23, 2013
Human rights groups has accused the United States of breaking international law and perhaps committing war crimes by killing civilians in missile and drone strikes that were intended to hit militants in Pakistan and Yemen.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 17, 2013
The National Security Agency is deeply involved in US drone strikes against al Qaeda militants, using electronic surveillance tools to track down terror suspects, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 31, 2013
At least four persons, including an alleged Al Qaeda militant, were killed today when a US drone struck in the lawless North Waziristan region after a lull in the CIA's spy plane campaign in Pakistan.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 10, 2013
Five suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in an air strike in eastern Yemen, the Interior Ministry said on Friday, in an escalating campaign against the militant group's Yemeni branch after recent warnings of possible attacks.
World News | Associated Press | Friday August 9, 2013
The US has sharply escalated its drone war in Yemen, with military officials in the Arab country reporting 34 suspected al Qaeda militants killed in less than two weeks, including three strikes on Thursday alone in which a dozen died.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 6, 2013
The families of Pakistani victims of US drone strikes today wrote to new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urging him to stop the campaign - by shooting the unmanned aircraft down if necessary.
World News | Reuters | Saturday June 1, 2013
A Yemeni military official says suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed seven suspected al-Qaeda militants in the group's southern stronghold of Abyan.
World News | Charlie Savage and Peter Baker, The New York Times | Thursday May 23, 2013
President Barack Obama plans to open a new phase in the nation's long struggle with terrorism on Thursday by restricting the use of unmanned drone strikes that have been at the heart of his national security strategy and shifting control of them away from the CIA to the military.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 13, 2013
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif looks set to be a pragmatic ally of Washington, unlikely to end the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban as he seeks to focus on fixing the economy.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 9, 2013
US drone strikes on Al Qaeda and Taliban elements in Pakistan's lawless tribal belt are illegal, a top court declared on Thursday and directed the Foreign Ministry to move a resolution in the UN against such attacks.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday April 18, 2013
Two US drone strikes on Wednesday killed at least four suspected al Qaeda militants and destroyed the house of another in a mountainous area south of the capital, Sanaa, a Yemeni security official and witnesses said.