Category: Roundup

Weekly Roundup 8/19

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Weekend Roundup 8/12

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News In light of new reported security threats from al-Queda groups, the U.S. has escalated the frequency of drone strikes in Yemen; in the most recent…

Weekend Roundup 8/5

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Weekend Roundup 7/29

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The Bureau of Investigative Journalism published a leaked document detailing Pakistan’s own estimates of civilian casualties caused by CIA drone strikes in the…

Weekend Roundup 7/21

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now In Pakistan, a U.S. drone strike killed 2 suspected Taliban militants, while a Pakistani Air Force strike killed an additional 17. The Pakistani…

Weekend Roundup 7/15

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The U.N peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous announced that peacekeeping troops in the Congo will deploy unarmed drones, a first for the international organization.…

Weekend Roundup 7/8

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group, released documents showing an eight-fold increase in the use of drones leased out by…

Weekend Roundup 7/1

If you want to receive our roundup directly to your inbox each week, you can subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now China’s push to become a major player in the international drone market has had a…

Weekend Roundup 6/24

If you would like to receive our roundup directly to your inbox, please let us know at barddrones [at] gmail News Trending Now Robert Mueller, the outgoing director of the FBI, said in a Senate hearing on Wednesday that the…

Weekend Roundup 6/17

News Trending Now The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, has accused his own military of colluding with the United States to secretly allow drone strikes to be carried out in the country: “The policy of protesting against drone strikes…

Weekend Roundup 6/9

If you would like to receive our weekly roundup directly to your inbox, let us know at barddrones [at] gmail. News Trending Now The new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, called for a halt to American drone strikes. “It…

Weekend Roundup 6/2

If you would like to receive our weekly roundup directly to your inbox, let us know at barddrones [at] gmail. News Trending Now The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, made headlines this week by…