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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a member of the U.S. Air Force stands near a Patriot missile battery at the Prince Sultan Air Base in al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. The U.S. military is exploring the possibility using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and an additional two airfields there amid heightened tensions with Iran, the military  said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)

US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

Jan. 26, 2021 7:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military is exploring the possibility of using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and an additional two airfields in the kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran, the military said Tuesday. While describing the work as "contingency" planning, the U.S. military said...

Saudi TV says missile or drone intercepted over Riyadh

Jan. 23, 2021 9:37 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom's yearslong war against neighboring Yemen's Houthi rebels. Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh....

FILE - In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran.  Twitter says on Friday, Jan. 22, it has permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran’s supreme leader.   Other accounts thought to be tied to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office remained active.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump

Jan. 22, 2021 3:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump. In the image posted by the suspect account late...

Syrian state media: Israeli warplanes strike Syria, kill 4

Jan. 22, 2021 1:42 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media said Israeli warplanes fired several missiles toward central Syria early on Friday, killing a family of four — including two children — and wounding four other people. There was no immediate comment from Israel on the claim. Separately, the Israeli...

FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights

Jan. 15, 2021 7:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts company has been granted approval to operate commercial drone flights without a person directing the machine and keeping it in sight. It’s the first time that the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed fully automated commercial drone flights. American Robotics...

In this photo released Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, by the Imamedia a suicide drone approaches the target during a drill. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw

Iranian Guard drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacks

Jan. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in a 2019 attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut the kingdom's oil...

Daily low flying Israeli jets over Lebanon spreading jitters

Jan. 10, 2021 9:16 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli military jets carried out several low flying flights over Beirut as reconnaissance drones also buzzed overhead Sunday in what has become a daily occurrence. Israel regularly violates Lebanon airspace, often to carry out strikes in neighboring Syria. On Christmas Eve, Israeli jets...

FILE - Pilots fly their small racing drones through an obstacle course for the National Drone Racing Championship on Governors Island, a former military installation in New York Harbor, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races. DraftKings said Friday it is taking bets for the championship this weekend of the Drone Racing League, in which pilots fly aerial drones in races against each other. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Plenty of overhead in this market: Betting on drone races

Jan. 8, 2021 11:40 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In the “gamblers will bet on absolutely anything” category, here's a new one: A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races. DraftKings said Friday it is taking bets for this weekend's championship of the Drone Racing League, in which pilots fly aerial...

FILE - This Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, released by the Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office shows a burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following a deadly airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq. On Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, Iraq’s judiciary issued an arrest warrant for outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year. The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad’s investigative court tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the court’s media office said. (Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office via AP, File)

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

Jan. 7, 2021 6:05 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year, Iraq's judiciary said. The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad's investigative court tasked with probing the...

A worker cleans a statue of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, installed to commemorate the anniversary of  his killing, in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad, in Ghobeiry, a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

In Beirut, a bronze bust of Iran general sparks controversy

Jan. 6, 2021 10:32 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The unveiling of a large statue in Beirut of an Iranian commander killed by the U.S. last year has sparked indignation among many in Lebanon — the latest manifestation of a growing schism between supporters and opponents of the Iran-backed group Hezbollah. The bronze bust of Gen....