Tag: Yemen

Making Sense of the Drone Reports

By Arthur Holland Michel In just over a week, no fewer than four lengthy reports about drone strikes have been released to the public. Christof Heyns, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings and Ben Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur…

Weekly Roundup 9/2

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A drone strike is reported to have killed five people in Yemen, including al-Qaeda leader Qaeed al-Dhahab, commander of the Radaa district. (Al-Jazeera) Four militants…

Weekly Roundup 8/26

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Six financial giants in Britain are reconsidering their investment in British Telecom after the telecommunications company was accused of providing technical support for American drone…

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

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Three suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants were killed in a particularly active week of drone strikes in Yemen. (Reuters) During an official visit…

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…

Weekend Roundup 4/28

News Trending Now The United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week titled ‘Drone Wars: the Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.’ Watch video here. (Senate.gov) In testifying before the Judiciary Committee, Farea al-Muslimi, a 23-year old…