04-25-2018  3:25 pm      •     
The Skanner Report
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

NEWS BRIEFS

Ballots Out For Delivery Today

USPS delivers ballots Wednesday, April 25 for the May 15 Primary Election ...

GFO Announces Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Special Interest Groups

Upcoming events include regional special interest groups, Cuban genealogy talk and a DNA workshop ...

Event: Going Beyond the Flint Water & Housing Crises

Recode invites speakers to discuss the Flint water crisis and its relationship to gentrification, displacement, and housing crises ...

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

Event takes place Wednesday, May 16, at Alberta Rose Theater ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

The Skanner News Endorsements for May 2018 Elections

Read The Skanner News' endorsements for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City Council and more ...

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

CNN

(CNN) -- A Pakistani politician critical of U.S. drone strikes says American authorities detained and questioned him at a Canadian airport Friday night.


Imran Khan, a former cricket star, this month led a march to the border of Pakistan's tribal region to protest U.S. drone strikes.



On Friday, he had boarded a plane in Toronto bound for New York, but was removed from the plane and interrogated on his views on drones, Khan wrote on his Twitter account.



"My stance is known. Drone strikes must stop," Khan wrote.



The politician was questioned for two hours, said Arif Alvi, secretary general of Khan's party, Tehreek-e-Insaf, in a Twitter post.



Khan said he missed his flight.



The U.S. Department of Homeland Security did not immediately comment on the alleged incident.



Khan has been a fierce critic of U.S. policy in Pakistan and the use of drone strikes, calling them a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and a strategy that stokes militant anger towards Washington.



In recent years, the U.S. government has sharply stepped up the use of drone attacks in Pakistan's mostly ungoverned tribal region, widely believed to be a safe haven for militant groups fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan. U.S. officials say the drone strikes are an effective strategy against militant groups and insist civilian casualties are rare.

Oregon Lottery
Calendar

Photo Gallery

Photos and slide shows of local events

The Skanner Report