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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Desperate Pakistanis Flee Tribal Region

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis fled the tribal region of North Waziristan last week after the army launched airstrikes against militants in the r...

Pakistan Needs Regional and Global Alliances to Fight the Extremists

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Muqtedar Khan

As Americans have discovered in Iraq and elsewhere popular insurgencies are hard to suppress. It is difficult to separate the civilian from the enemy; the innocent from the malignant and every misstep increases the intensity of the insurgency and undermines public support for use of force.

Pakistan's Fighter Jets Strike Insurgents In Full-Scale Offensive

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, June 16 (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the ar...

Pakistan Launches Offensive Against Militants Near Afghan Border

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan ...

As Many As 100 Militants Killed In Airstrikes

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan early Sunday morning, off...

Airstrikes Near Afghan Border Kill Dozens Of Militants

AP | By ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and helicopters pounded militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 60 fighters, while a sho...

240,000 Pakistani Children Miss Out On Polio Vaccine

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Some 240,000 children have missed U.N.-backed vaccinations against polio because of security concerns in Pakistan's tribal regions border...

Why Drones Are Fool's Gold

The Guardian | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

The greatest threat to world peace is not from nuclear weapons and their possible proliferation. It is from drones and their certain proliferation. Nu...

When a Drone Flies Over Waziristan, Does It Make a Sound?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

"The U.S. missile-attacks destroy militant training compounds and cars but they also hit mosques, homes, religious schools and civilian vehicles. I witnessed the fear, stress and depression this causes for the tribal communities on a visit to the region in May."

Citizen Diplomacy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas: "You Are Welcome!"

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

For the last week in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and then in the nation's tribal areas, our delegation that came to Pakistan to protest U.S. drones has been showered with tremendous hospitality, warmth and friendship.

Americans Press U.S. Ambassador for End to Drone Strikes in Pakistan, and the Ambassador Responds

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

On Wednesday, as a member of a U.S. peace delegation to Pakistan organized by Code Pink, I delivered a petition from more than 3,000 Americans to Acting U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Hoagland calling for an end to the CIA drone strike policy in Pakistan.

Joshua Hersh

Study: U.S. Drones Have Killed Hundreds Of Civilians

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

A new study conducted by law professors at Stanford and New York University contends that the U.S. use of drones to target suspected militants in Paki...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 In Pakistan

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed four people near the Afghan border. The officials say th...

Taliban Take Hostage And Battle Police

AP | IJAZ MOHAMMED | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

BANNU, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban disguised in burqas attacked an office of the security force's intelligence agency in the country's northwes...

U.S. Drone Kills 9 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A pair of missiles fired by a U.S. drone killed at least nine suspected militants near the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani intelligen...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed four suspected militants after firing two missiles at a...

Officials: Dozens Of Frenchmen Training With Taliban

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks fo...

DRONE ATTACK: 15 Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. drone aircraft struck twice in Pakistan's unruly tribal regions ...

The Ghost and the Machine

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan's Wardak province. She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five. His father was killed by an American bomber plane, remote-controlled by computer.

Suspected Drone Strike Kills 6 Mlitants

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

(Updates death toll) By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A second drone strike in two days killed s...

U.S. Reportedly Launches First Drone In Pakistan In 6 Weeks

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

BANNU, Pakistan -- An American drone strike killed four Islamist militants in Pakistan, the first such attack since errant U.S airstrikes in November ...

Suspected U.S. Drone Kills Powerful Pakistani Commander

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Two American drone strikes hours apart destroyed a hideout in Taliban strongholds in Pakistan's rugged tribal regio...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Why We Shouldn't Push for a Pakistani Offensive in North Waziristan

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Michael Kugelman

A Pakistani operation in North Waziristan may well make the job of U.S. forces in Afghanistan easier. However, it also would imperil critical U.S. interests in Pakistan that far outweigh those in Afghanistan.

Pakistan General Rules Out Waziristan Offensive

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

MAMAD GAT, Pakistan — A top Pakistani commander said Wednesday the army intends to start operations against militants in a strategic tribal regi...