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Reports: Iran downs 'unknown' drone over Persian Gulf port

Nov. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's air defense force has shot down an "unknown" drone in the country's southwest, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The agency said that Iranian air defense forces hit the drone in the early morning at the port city of Mahshahr, which is in the oil-rich Khuzestan...

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged in a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that...

Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

Nov. 6, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels staged missile and drone attacks Wednesday on forces allied with the country's internationally recognized government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman...

Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria

Nov. 5, 2019 4:53 AM EST

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — For the first time drones are being tested to help fight malaria on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. The drones will spray a silicone-based liquid on rice paddies, where there are large expanses of stagnant water where malaria-carrying mosquitoes lay their eggs....

Crash leads police to missing teen, escapee in Alabama

Nov. 4, 2019 2:17 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A registered sex offender who scaled a jail wall to escape was arrested Monday along with a teenage girl who went missing the day after he fled. Police said John Kaleb Gillespie, 30, and the teen were captured following a car crash and a chase in suburban Birmingham, authorities...

UPS CEO talks about holiday shipping, drones, Amazon threat

Nov. 3, 2019 1:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Online shoppers are becoming more demanding — impatient might be a better description — and that is good for UPS. Profit at United Parcel Service Inc. is rising partly because next-day and second-day deliveries in the U.S. are booming. Big Brown has invested heavily in new,...

AP Analysis: Iran, US still captive to 1979 hostage crisis

Nov. 3, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

The 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran may have ended after 444 days, but both America and Iran still remain captive to a crisis that began 40 years ago. While those held hostage at the embassy ultimately would be released, Iran to this day holds dual nationals and those with Western ties as bargaining chips...

Yemeni rebels claim they shot down a US-made drone

Nov. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a U.S.-made drone Friday along the border with Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by the group's spokesman. The Shiite rebels, who overran Yemen's northern parts and the capital Sanaa in 2014, have been fighting a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed...

The Latest: Joint Turkey-Russia patrols start in Syrian area

Nov. 1, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Turkey and Russia have launched their first joint patrol in northeastern Syria as part of a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following...

Israeli drone comes under fire over Lebanon

Oct. 31, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that one of its drones came under fire in Lebanese airspace. In a statement, the army said an anti-aircraft missile was "launched over Lebanese territory" toward the drone, but the aircraft was not hit. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said a...