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President Obama and his Pakistani counterpart emerged from their meeting Wednesday at the White House vowing to work together to combat terrorism, but controversial U.S. drone strikes continue to cloud the relationship between the two nations and threaten future cooperation.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International suggest in new reports that the United States is making a concerted and purposeful effort to cover up the number of civilians who have been killed in Yemen and Pakistan by drone strikes in recent months.
Amid claims that U.S. drone strikes may have broken international law and could constitute war crimes, the White House on Tuesday defended its use of unmanned vehicles to strike terrorist targets around the world.
The United States has had limited success cutting off funding to the al Qaeda-linked fighters and foreign jihadists flowing into Syria — in part because of a lack of cooperation on the part of Middle Eastern allies, Intelligence and national security community sources say.
Syrian rebel fighters are guilty of war crimes, and have killed and abducted scores of unarmed civilians during a dozen sieges against villages in Latakia, a human rights group accused on Friday.
Prospects for restarting peace talks in Syria's civil war depend on the outcome of negotiations for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday as meetings on the arsenal lurched into a second day.
China on Tuesday said it was backing a Russian call for Syria to turn over chemical weapons, the latest in international debate on military action in the war-torn country.