At least a dozen people in a wedding convoy were killed in the al-Bayda province of Yemen on December 12 when the United States launched a drone attack. It provoked great outrage, and, in the aftermath, the Yemeni government compensated a local tribe and Yemen’s parliament passed a resolution to ban US drone strikes.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 20, 2013 3:25 pm|
|By: Attaturk Monday December 16, 2013 1:30 am|
If there’s one thing American politicians love more than condemning other countries, it’s hypocrisy.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 13, 2013 2:20 pm|
A drone strike by the United States, which targeted a wedding convoy, reportedly killed anywhere from ten to seventeen people and injured as many as thirty individuals.
Most of the people killed were civilians, which makes the attack one of the worst in Yemen since the US began to launch drone strikes there.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday December 12, 2013 12:32 pm|
Yemeni news media report ten people were killed and more than twelve people in a wedding party were wounded in a drone attack by the United States.
The attack occurred near Radaa in the al-Bayda province of Yemen. It struck a car in a wedding convoy. Some of the killed were alleged to be members of al Qaeda.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 9, 2013 2:23 pm|
A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue protests against US drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if they are not brought to a halt. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a NATO supply route to [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 2, 2013 10:52 am|
We probably won’t have a lot of flying drone deliveries for the same reason we still don’t have many jet-packs and flying cars. From a physics perspective traveling short distance on the ground is almost always smarter.
|By: David Swanson Sunday December 1, 2013 7:00 am|
This is the season of death, when we celebrate the dying of the sun with an orgiastic burst of consumption and environmental destruction. This is the season of rebirth when we spend time with loved ones and reach out to help others we don’t know.
Now would be an appropriate time to come to grips with public murder and make a public investment in peace.
|By: DSWright Friday November 29, 2013 10:10 am|
At a speech before some of his richest donors at DreamWorks, President Barack Obama quoted late film critic Roger Ebert to say “kindness covers all of my political beliefs.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 27, 2013 2:30 pm|
A political party in Pakistan has named the CIA station chief in the country and accused the chief and CIA director John Brennan of murder for their role in a recent drone strike in Hangu, where an Islamic school was targeted.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 23, 2013 12:30 pm|
A formal complaint known as a First Information Report has been filed by provincial government officials and local police in the aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan that hit an Islamic school in the Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The strike killed at least five people.