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Australia to provide surveillance drones to Philippines amid South China Sea tensions

May. 18, 2023 07:26 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Australia will provide surveillance drones and other high-tech gear to the Philippine coast guard and is considering whether to take part in joint patrols in the disputed South China Sea, Australia Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Thursday. Wong, who held...

US to Mali: End restrictions on UN peacekeepers, seek peace

Apr. 12, 2023 21:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned Mali’s military government Wednesday that it would be “irresponsible” for the United Nations to continue deploying its more than 15,000 peacekeepers unless the western African nation ends restrictions including on operating reconnaissance...

Iraq, Syria's Kurdish leader condemn attack on airport

Apr. 08, 2023 14:38 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The commander of the main U.S.-backed force in Syria and Iraq’s presidency Saturday condemned what they say was a Turkish attack on an airport in northern Iraq. The condemnation came as the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed Saturday...

Group: Oil tanker tied to US-traded firm receiving Iran oil

Mar. 29, 2023 11:04 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker owned by a major U.S.-traded transportation company appears to be taking on Iranian crude oil in a key Asian maritime strait in violation of American sanctions, an advocacy group alleges. The firm allegedly involved, Euronav, said Wednesday it will...

Russia to award pilots involved in US drone incident

Mar. 17, 2023 15:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian fighter pilots involved in an incident with a U.S. drone that resulted in its crash will be given state awards, the Defense Ministry announced Friday. The move appears to signal Moscow's intention to adopt a more aggressive stance toward future U.S. surveillance flights. ...

Pentagon video shows Russian jet dumping fuel on US drone

Mar. 16, 2023 22:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Biden administration released video Thursday of a Russian fighter jet dumping fuel on a U.S. Air Force surveillance drone as the U.S. sought to hold Russia responsible for the collision that led to the drone's crash into the Black Sea without escalating already fraught...

US, Russian military chiefs resume contact to discuss drone

Mar. 15, 2023 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to his Russian counterpart on Wednesday about the destruction of a U.S. drone over the Black Sea after an encounter with Russian fighter jets, which brought the two countries closest to direct conflict since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine a...

US military: Russian fighter jets strike US surveillance drone over Black Sea; American forces bring it down

Mar. 14, 2023 13:16 PM EDT
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — US military: Russian fighter jets strike US surveillance drone over Black Sea; American forces bring it down.