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Saudi Arabia says Houthi drone lands in school; no injuries

Jun. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Sunday a bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels crash-landed in the premises of a school in the province of Asir near the kingdom’s southern border. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the...

Missiles target U.S. troops, contractors in Iraqi army bases

Jun. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Multiple rockets targeted two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S.-led coalition troops and foreign contractors Wednesday, Iraqi security officials and the military said. Three rockets hit Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, without causing any casualties or...

Gov't use of Chinese drones in limbo as Congress weighs ban

Jun. 01, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

More than a year after the U.S. Interior Department grounded hundreds of Chinese-made drones it was using to track wildfires and monitor dams, volcanoes and wildlife, it's starting to look like they won't be flying again any time soon — if ever. A measure moving through...

Taliban warns departing US against new bases in region

May. 26, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday warned the departing U.S. military against setting up bases in the region, and Pakistan vowed no American bases will be allowed on its territory. Pakistan also said drone strikes from Pakistani territory were also a...

Poland to acquire 24 Turkish-made combat drones

May. 24, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Poland have signed a deal for the sale of Turkish-made combat drones, making Poland the first NATO and European Union member country to purchase Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. ...

US commander says more work needed to counter small drones

May. 22, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A month after an explosives-laden drone targeted U.S. forces at an Iraq base, the top American commander for the Middle East says finding better ways to counter such attacks is a top priority, and the United States is still behind the curve on solutions. ...

The Latest: Biden says his party 'still supports Israel'

May. 21, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden said Friday there has been no shift in his commitment to Israel’s security, but insisted a two-state solution that includes a state for Palestinians remains “the only answer” to that conflict. Biden spoke at a White House news...

FBI still looking for whoever flew drone near CBP helicopter

May. 21, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The FBI is seeking to identify whoever is responsible for illegally flying a drone near a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter about three months ago. On the night of Feb. 9, Border Protection employees told Tucson police that a drone was...

EXPLAINER: How did Hamas grow its arsenal to strike Israel?

May. 20, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In this fourth war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, the Islamic militant group has fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel, some hitting deeper in Israeli territory and with greater accuracy than ever before. The unprecedented...

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

May. 14, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City has killed at least seven Palestinians. The airstrike...