Most of the dead appeared to be suspected militants linked to Al Qaeda, tribal leaders said, but there were also reports that several civilians had been killed.
A presidential advisory committee’s recommendation of broad new restraints designed to increase privacy protections is a first sign that spying revelations may lead to changes.
American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, fearing that militants could use them to communicate, move money or plot attacks, documents show.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, among others, in hopes of shoring up one of Washington’s most complicated relationships.
The defense secretary, visiting the Fifth Fleet base, said the United States would not reduce deployments designed to deter Iran’s regional ambitions.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the new law would strengthen national security, but opponents warned it would stifle democracy.
The Pentagon has approved the sale of more than 15,000 Raytheon Co anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia under two separate deals valued at nearly $1.1 billion.
American intelligence and counterterrorism officials are concerned that militants aligned with Al Qaeda could establish a base in Syria capable of threatening Israel and Europe.
Analysts will for the first time post messages on English-language websites that jihadists use to recruit, raise money and promote their cause.