Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

Dec 15, 2014

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

The Islamic militant group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone. Founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada, or uprising, Hamas was ...

Nov 4, 2014

OSCE says its drone was fired on in Ukraine; U.S. blames rebels

European security watchdog OSCE said numerous anti-aircraft rounds were fired at one of its drones monitoring a shaky truce in eastern Ukraine, and the United States blamed pro-Russian rebels for Sunday’s incident. The unmanned aerial vehicle — deployed to help monitor the cease-fire between ...

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Sep 1, 2014

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the U.N.-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau. Air defenses “successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that breached Israel airspace above the border ...

Aug 24, 2014

Iran claims to have downed Israeli drone near Natanz nuclear site

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards say its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site. The Guards issued a statement on its website saying its forces fired a missile at the drone as it neared its uranium enrichment facility in ...

Jul 31, 2014

Drone carrying contraband crashes at U.S. prison

A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a U.S. maximum-security prison never made it inside the razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused of trying to sneak it in. The search has been ...

Apr 17, 2014

Drone deployed to monitor erupting volcanic island

Japan dispatched a drone last month to survey Nishinoshima Island, the erupting volcano in the Ogasawara chain about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan said. The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide safer and cheaper data than conventional methods requiring ...

Iran claims to make drone with range of 2,000 km

Nov 18, 2013

Iran claims to make drone with range of 2,000 km

Iran unveiled a new aircraft Monday that it says is the biggest drone yet to be developed in the Islamic Republic, capable of staying aloft for up to 30 hours. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros has a range ...

Sep 10, 2013

China urged to stop drone flights near Senkaku Islands

Japan on Tuesday communicated to China its “interest” in a drone flight near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea the previous day, a senior Foreign Ministry official said, effectively calling on China to curb similar flights. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera meanwhile told ...

Jan 17, 2013

Building a better U.S. drone policy

by Keith Ellison

An unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle — or drone — reportedly killed eight people in rural Pakistan last week, bringing the estimated death toll from drone strikes in Pakistan this year to 35. As the frequency of drone strikes spikes again, there are some questions: ...