News headlines for “War on Terror”, page 2

  1. The Political Drones Get Louder

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Growing numbers of activists are beginning to counter U.S. Drone attacks into Pakistani territory. The activists are confronting the U.S., but increasingly now the Pakistani government for allowing such attacks to continue.

  2. OP-ED: Arab Autocrats Aiding Resurgence of Terrorism

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    The rising spectre of terrorism in Syria shows that by clinging to power and refusing to implement meaningful reforms, Arab autocrats in Syria, Bahrain, and elsewhere are indirectly contributing to the resurgence of terrorism in their societies.

  3. War Widows Turn to Sex Work in Sri Lanka

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    On May 18, some 800 women in Sri Lanka’s northern region will hold Hindu religious ceremonies for the welfare of thier husbands who disappeared or surrendered to the military as it moved in to mop up nearly three decades of armed Tamil separatism.

  4. U.S. Treasury Claim of Iran-Al-Qaeda 'Secret Deal' Is Discredited

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    The U.S. Treasury Department's claim of a 'secret deal' between Iran and Al-Qaeda, which had become a key argument by right-wing activists who support war against Iran, has been discredited by former intelligence officials in the wake of publication of documents from Osama bin Laden's files revealing a high level of antagonism between Al-Qaeda and Iran.

  5. U.S.-Afghan Pact Won't End War — Or SOF Night Raids

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    The optics surrounding the Barack Obama administration's 'Enduring Strategic Partnership' agreement with Afghanistan and the Memorandums of Understanding accompanying it emphasise transition to Afghan responsibility and an end to U.S. war.

  6. U.S Government Admits to Drone Attacks

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    In a major address here Monday, John Brennan, the U.S. official in charge of counterterrorism, formally admitted that the United States engages in attacks using armed unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as 'drones'.

  7. U.S. Escalating Drone War in Yemen

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Even as President Barack Obama touts his progress in extracting the U.S. from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, his administration appears to be deepening its covert and military involvement in strife-torn Yemen.

  8. ‘Anti-Terror’ Laws Haunt Pakistan’s Unionists

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    As International Labour Day approaches, rights groups in Pakistan are redoubling their efforts to win freedom for six incarcerated union leaders in Faisalabad, the country’s textile hub, who are currently serving a combined jail term of 590 years for supposedly violating the country’s ‘anti-terror’ laws.

  9. U.S. Patriot Act Kept Somalia Starving

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    When war-torn Somalia was also ravaged by a drought-induced famine last year, which killed tens of thousands and displaced over a million people, international media was quick to blame the Islamist Al-Shabaab for blocking humanitarian assistance from reaching its zone of control in southern Somalia.

  10. Taliban Attacks Weaken U.S., NATO Position

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Sunday's well-orchestrated - if unsuccessful - attacks by Taliban forces on Kabul and three provincial capitals in eastern Afghanistan could further shake ebbing public confidence in the U.S. and its allies that their strategy for securing Afghanistan is working.

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