Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 12 : The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Monday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place. A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed the militant leader, Khalid Mehsud, also known by […]

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill Pakistani Taliban commander, officials say

By Jibran Ahmed Saud Mahsud PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Feb 9 : A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taliban deputy and other militants in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday. Four Pakistani intelligence officials and three Taliban commanders told Reuters on Friday that two separate […]

U.S. dismisses Pakistani assertion that American missiles hit Afghan refugees

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 : The United States on Thursday dismissed a Pakistani allegation that an American drone had fired missiles at an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram district, in the lawless regions bordering Afghanistan. At the same time, Pakistani security officials who sought anonymity because they were not authorised to disclose the […]

title=”Suspected U.S. drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border” data-text=”Suspected U.S. drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Suspected US drone kills militants on Pakistan

By Dilawar Hussain PARACHINAR, Pakistan, Dec 26 : A suspected U.S. drone attack along the Pakistani-Afghan border killed an Islamist militant commander and one of his associates on Tuesday, a Pakistani official in the remote area said. It was not immediately clear whether the missile struck on the Afghan or Pakistani side or the border. […]

Commercial drones face unprecedented test in Harvey’s destructive wake

By Tim McLaughlin and Karl Plume BOSTON/CHICAGO, Aug 31 : Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in an unprecedented test of unmanned aircraft’s ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for the insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders. “Harvey is an opportunity to […]

China drone maker hopes security upgrade will reverse US Army ban

By Alwyn Scott Undated, Aug 15 : Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security in the hopes that the US Army will lift its ban on DJI drones because of “cyber vulnerabilities,” a company official told Reuters. The privately held Shanghai-based company is speeding deployment of a system that allows […]