Category: Pakistan

Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes

Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and an additional 200 victims were deemed “probable non-combatants,” a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday. Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, also urged the United States to release […]

Malala tells Obama: ‘End the drone strikes’

Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yusufzai has told the US President that drone strikes in her country are “fuelling terrorism”. The 16-year-old schoolgirl, who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen who attacked her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, met Barack Obama and the First Lady in the White House. “I thanked […]

Pakistani’s distrust of the Malala story goes mainstream

The Pakistani people have a lot of reason to distrust the “LOVE Malala!” story many of which I have covered here on American Everyman since the whole thing began. For awhile I was getting a lot of traffic from Pakistan. People were coming here thanking me for covering it the way I did and telling […]

US reluctant to admit how many civilians died in drone strikes

The US is reluctant to admit how many civilians have died in the CIA-led drone war in Pakistan, but one UK non-profit group is digging for the truth. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is seeking to name all the victims of US strikes in the region, in a hope it could put a human face […]

India and Pakistan talk, but tensions are still high

The leaders of Pakistan and India held their first official meeting in New York on Sunday, leaving with renewed promises of mutual restraint in Kashmir but little real hope for a fresh start in relations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan shook hands for the cameras at the […]

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