Experts Criticize Amnesty International Report on Drone Strikes

Elements of case studies in the report unverifiable, contradicted
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Experts and media figures are questioning the accuracy of Amnesty International’s new report on the human rights impact of the U.S. drone program in Pakistan, saying the study is marred by discrepancies, unverified claims, and dubious witness statements.

Report: NSA Spied on 124 Billion Phone Calls in One Month

Tallies of top-secret documents show widespread data collection
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The National Security Administration recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets.

The National Security Agency recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets.

China’s Nuke Sales a Go

China moves ahead with reactor sales to Pakistan in violation of global nuclear control regime
A model nuclear reactor on display in China / AP

China is moving ahead with plans to sell two nuclear reactors to Pakistan in a deal U.S. officials say will violate Beijing’s promises under an international nuclear control group.

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert after Prison Breaks

Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq / AP

Interpol issued a global security alert on Saturday advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan that the agency is investigating to determine if they were linked.
The Lyon, France-based Interpol said given that al Qaeda was suspected to be involved in some of the incidents, it was asking its 190 member countries to watch out for information connected to the prison breaks, with an aim to determine whether they were coordinated and also locate the escaped prisoners.

On Friday, the United States issued a worldwide travel alert warning Americans that al Qaeda may be planning attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Haqqani Network Hit in Drone Strike

CIA drone strike kills 17 terrorists in Pakistan
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The CIA on Wednesday carried out a major unmanned aircraft attack on a house in northern Pakistan and killed 17 suspected terrorists linked to the Haqqani Network, according to a Pakistani think tank.