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  • America first or America alone?

    The Paris Agreement, for all practical purposes, marked the dawn of the new climate economy, characterised by a race for clean and renewable energy...

    As the world has started moving towards carbon neutral growth, the prices for renewable energy have plummeted to an all-time low, becoming more and more competitive, creating new jobs and thriving service sectors...

  • Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

    As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service...

    Yet a year into Trump’s presidency, his administration has demonstrated that “America First” may, indeed, mean “America alone”, though it remains unclear if that...

  • America’s drone accident

    “The death of Mr Weinstein and Mr Lo Porto in a drone strike demonstrates the risk and unintended consequences of the use of this technology that Pakistan has been highlighting for a long time,” said the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Friday...

    Read: Obama apologises for hostage deaths in Pak-Afghan border strikeThis led to an admission by President Barack Obama on Thursday that discretion had not been exercised by those who oversaw...

  • New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes

    WASHINGTON: The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan, and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world, have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas...

    The vast majority of drone strikes since Obama's May 2013 speech have been carried out in Yemen and Pakistan by the CIA...

  • Obama gave CIA 'secret waiver' for Pakistan drone strikes: report

    President Barack Obama secretly exempted the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from carrying out adequate intelligence-gathering missions in Pakistan before conducting drone strikes in the country...

    The Wall Street Journal quotes current and former United States (US) officials as saying President Obama made rules for the US drone programme stricter in 2013, but secretly approved a waiver allowing the CIA more flexibility when it...

  • Pakistan seeks UN rights body’s help on drone strikes

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to respond to loss of lives, human rights violations and breach of its territorial sovereignty because of drone attacks...

    Speaking at a meeting of the council in Geneva, Pakistan’s permanent representative Tehmina Janjua pointed out that the drone strikes were also a violation of the UN charter and international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, said a press...

  • At UN, Pakistan demands immediate cessation of illegal drone strikes

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Saturday demanded an immediate cessation of drone strikes in its territory at United Nation terming it a violation of "territorial integrity and sovereignty of states"...

    Pakistan's Permanent Representative to United Nations (UN) Dr Maleeha Lodhi told the UN General Assembly that the extraterritorial use of armed drones or remotely-piloted aircraft is a violation of international and humanitarian laws... ...

  • OIC, China supporting Pakistan's stance on drone strikes: Lodhi?

    NEW YORK: Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and China are supporting Pakistan's stance on drone strikes in the UN...

    Talking to Geo News, the ambassador who had demanded immediate cessation of such strikes in the UN General Assembly on Saturday, said Pakistan has successfully gathered support over the issue, and OIC, China and a number of other countries agree over...

  • US drone strikes target militants on Afghan-Pakistan border

    KABUL: US forces have carried out two drone strikes targeting militants in part of Afghanistan where the Taliban have clashed with purported supporters of the self-styled Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday...

    The strikes on Monday took place in restive Achin district of Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan, where local media have reported battles between Taliban insurgents and IS supporters in recent weeks...

  • Emails in Clinton probe dealt with planned drone strikes in Pakistan: WSJ

    WASHINGTON: Emails between US diplomats in Islamabad and State Department officials in Washington about whether to challenge specific US drone strikes in Pakistan are at the centre of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday...

    The 2011 and 2012 emails were sent via the "low side", government slang for a computer system for unclassified matters as...

  • Al Qaeda confirms death of two key leaders in drone strikes

    PESHAWAR: Al Qaeda has confirmed killing of its two important leaders in US drone strikes in North Waziristan in January this year...

    In an audio message released to the media, Usama Mahmood, the organisation’s spokesman for Asia, said Ustad Ahmad Farooq, Al Qaeda Asia’s deputy leader and Qari Imran, a member of the group’s central Shura and in-charge of North Waziristan, had been killed in the drone attacks...

  • SC rejects petition seeking cessation of drone strikes

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court rejected on Monday a petition seeking cessation of US drone strikes in tribal areas...

    The petitioner contended that the Pakistan Air Force was duty-bound to shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicles flying over Pakistan’s territory to protect its citizens...

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