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Dutch officials target Internet broadcaster for 'jihadist propaganda'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Dutch counter-terrorism officials confirmed this week they are seeking to take an Internet radio station accused of broadcasting jihadist propaganda off the air.

U.S. considering targeting of American overseas terrorism suspect

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is considering whether to target an American citizen suspected of plotting attacks against the United States, a senior official said.
Rights group targets U.S. drone missile program in Pakistan

Rights group targets U.S. drone missile program in Pakistan

LONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Amnesty International said Tuesday some of the U.S. drone strikes on suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan could amount to war crimes.

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Yemen highlights drone policy with U.S.

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The president of Yemen said the use of drones over his airspace was part of a bilateral strategic agreement with the United States.
Yemen says it foiled al-Qaida plot to attack energy facilities, port

Yemen says it foiled al-Qaida plot to attack energy facilities, port

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An al-Qaida plot to attack and seize strategic locations in Yemen has been foiled, a spokesman for the country's prime minister said Wednesday.
Perhaps it's not her man Huma stands by

Perhaps it's not her man Huma stands by

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Huma Abedin -- wife of candidate for New York City mayor and disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. -- is confounding political analysts.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- An American overseas is linked to acts of terror in the United States. He repeatedly calls for more American killings. On the run in a foreign desert, he is beyond the reach of the U.S. justice system. So the president, acting to protect the country, orders him killed. A CIA drone strike takes him out in Yemen. Simple, right?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Writer

Records show terror-linked imam al-Awlaki liked pizza, call girls

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- An American-born Muslim cleric linked to terrorism liked pizza and call girls, investigative documents released under the Freedom of Information Act indicate.
The Issue: A decade after 9/11, time for change

The Issue: A decade after 9/11, time for change

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown appears to apply to U.S. President Barack Obama, a constitutional lawyer coming to grips with government policies that keep prisoners of war incarcerated without hope of release and executes U.S. nationals overseas without benefit of trial.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Obama: Time to modify anti-terror strategy, close Guantanamo

Obama: Time to modify anti-terror strategy, close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday said there is no "justification beyond politics" for keeping the prison at Guantanamo Bay open.
Obama administration confirms 4 Americans killed by U.S. drones

Obama administration confirms 4 Americans killed by U.S. drones

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday U.S. drones killed four Americans in airstrikes in Yemen and Pakistan.
Obama to address Guantanamo prison, drone program

Obama to address Guantanamo prison, drone program

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Obama will address the U.S. secret drone program's legality and his pledge to shut the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, a White House official said.
CIA drone program may return to Pentagon

CIA drone program may return to Pentagon

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The White House is working to move the CIA's lethal drone program to the Pentagon and return the CIA to spying on enemies for the military, U.S. officials said.
Sentiment on U.S. drone program guaged

Sentiment on U.S. drone program guaged

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Most respondents to a February survey expressed concern about the legality of missiles fired on U.S. citizens from drones, the Pew Research Center said.
Drones over America

Drones over America

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Suddenly drones are everywhere -- not in the skies over the United States, as they will be in their thousands in a few years, and not just hovering over foreign battlefields to strike terror in the heart of al-Qaida -- but as the focus of debate in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Yemen says Iran sending weapons to rebels

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Weapons allegedly sent by Iran to anti-government forces in Yemen are "clearly" meant as a threat to Yemen and the region, the U.S. State Department said.
Gates, lawmakers push for drone oversight

Gates, lawmakers push for drone oversight

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A former defense secretary and several lawmakers said a U.S. president should not be empowered to order drone strikes on U.S. citizens without an outside check.

Secret courts could rule on drone strikes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Congress is considering creation of secret courts to rule on whether drones can be used to kill terrorist suspects on foreign soil, lawmakers and experts say.
Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's pick to head the CIA, told a Senate panel Thursday using lethal force against foreign terrorists is only a "last resort."

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CIA runs combat drone base in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Deadly CIA drone strikes against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, including U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, originated in Saudi Arabia, The Washington Post reported.

Judge: Drone attack memo can stay secret

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Justice Department does not have to release a document justifying the 2011 targeted killing of a U.S. citizen in Yemen, a New York federal judge has ruled.

Amnesty blasts Pakistani army and Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Pakistan's tribal area people continue to suffer human rights abuses including torture and detention by government forces and Taliban groups, a human rights group claimed.
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