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CIA taken to court over drone attacks

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will take the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to court over US President Barack Obama’s assassination drone strikes. The ACLU will go to a federal appeals court on Thursday after the US government refused to release documents related to the drone attacks, also known as …

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Zionists have reached end of line: Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the “uncultured” Zionists have reached the end of the line and are thus grasping at straws to trigger a sectarian war among the followers of different religions. “I am confident that Zionists are goners and the world will be freed from their existence and justice …

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U.S. drone strike kills another 13 civilians

Local officials in Yemen say that a United States-led drone strike over the weekend there killed 13 civilians. Members of the Yemeni government tells reporters that an unmanned aerial vehicle operated remotely by the United States military executed more than a dozen civilians, including three women, near the town of …

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Relatives of US citizens killed by drones in Yemen sue Pentagon and CIA

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Relatives of three US citizens killed in non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Yemen have sued senior officials at the US Defense Department and the CIA. According to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the killings of US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and naturalized US …

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Let’s admit it: the US is at war in Yemen, too

Yemeni army soldiers celebrate Tuesday after taking the city of Zinjibar from al-Qaida militants. After years of sending drones and commandos into Pakistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week finally admitted the obvious: The US is “fighting a war” there. But American robots and special forces aren’t just targeting militants …

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US terror drone strikes kill 31 in 72 hours

US terror drones and attack helicopters have killed 31 people in Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan over the course of 72 hours. A non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strike in the southern Yemeni province of Bayda left seven people dead on Monday. The drone fired missiles on a convoy of three …

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