Drone surveillance and warfare

Planes are grounded at Gatwick airport, near London, as the airport remains closed with incoming flights delayed or diverted to other airports, after drones were spotted over the airfield last night and this morning, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. London's Gatwick Airport remained shut during the busy holiday period Thursday while police and airport officials investigate reports that drones were flying in the area of the airfield. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 20, 2018 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain's Gatwick Airport remained closed into a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield. The airport south of London — Britain's second-busiest by passenger numbers...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Ahmed Rashid Mokbel, a severely malnourished 7-month-old Yemeni boy, is given formula by his mother at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, Yemen. Oxfam, an international aid group, said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, that more than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in. Oxfam said that some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
December 19, 2018 - 10:07 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition bombed an air base in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Wednesday as a local cease-fire held around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. In comments aired by Saudi state-run TV, the coalition said it struck the air base next to Sanaa's international airport, destroying...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Iranian drone Shahed-129 is displayed at a rally in Tehran, Iran. According to a report by the Royal United Services Institute, or RUSI released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, the use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by growing sales from China, has grown significantly in the past two years with an increasing number of state and non-state actors using them in regional conflicts. The report found that over the past few years, more and more countries across the Mideast have acquired armed drones, either by importing them or by building them domestically. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
December 17, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of countries and other parties using them in regional conflicts to lethal effects, a new report said Monday. The report by the Royal...
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December 04, 2018 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has shown off its first fleet of drones. The department said Tuesday that potential uses for its 14 drones include search and rescue, hard-to-reach crime scenes, hostage situations, and hazardous material incidents. It says drones can reduce risk to...
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FILE - In this undated file image taken from FBI video and provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang holds an Islamic State group flag after allegedly pledging allegiance to the group at a house in Honolulu. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kang is scheduled to be sentenced for trying to help the Islamic State group. (FBI/U.S Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii via AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 1:15 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided classified...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, Nigerian President elect, Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria. Shocked by a deadly new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, Nigeria's president on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018, backed off past declarations that Boko Haram has been defeated and urged the military to "rise to the challenge." (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:04 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military finally revealed a death toll of 39 from a new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, while President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that Boko Haram and Islamic State-linked fighters should be wiped "from the surface of the earth." Another 43...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. A senior leader from Yemen’s Houthi rebels says that for the sake of peace efforts the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia, its larger northern neighbor who is leading a U.S.-backed Arab coalition to restore Yemen’s internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 19, 2018 - 7:23 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels said Monday that the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the first public sign of hope for the latest push to stop the bloodshed and civilian suffering in the Arab...
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October 02, 2018 - 5:44 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike on Monday was carried out about 40 kilometers (24 miles) northeast of the port...
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September 24, 2018 - 1:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts. Greece's Independent Authority for...
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In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose after signing documents in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(Korea Broadcasting System via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 12:00 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A joint statement says the two Koreas agreed to establish buffer zones along their land and sea borders to reduce military tensions and...
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