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Drones hit Saudi Aramco plants, disrupting oil flow

Yemeni rebels claimed responsibility

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September 15, 2019


Facebook wanted to use bird-sized drones to give people better internet

The plan to give internet to people in remote areas was scrapped in mid-2018

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March 31, 2019


Two arrested over London airport drone disruption

Flights at Gatwick airport were severely disrupted due to the drones

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December 22, 2018


Pakistan to import 48 Chinese drones: report

The drone made its maiden flight in Feb last year

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October 9, 2018


Two arrested for trying to supply Islamic State with drones

The police didn’t reveal the names of suspects

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September 26, 2018


US, India to discuss sale of drones, exchange of satellite data

Already canceled twice this year, it is the highest level of dialogue between the two countries and was agreed upon by US President Trump and Indian PM Modi last year

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September 4, 2018


Medical drones that deliver blood for emergencies

Doctors at health clinics in rural Rwanda can call or text a distribution centre if they need blood for emergency transfusions. Half an hour later, a drone will show up with plasma and platelets. The system has been in place for the last 18 months. This year, the startup behind it, Zipline, will likely begin…

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May 13, 2018


Dubai testing drone detectors after several airport incursions

DUBAI: Dubai is testing out ways to detect and track drones after a series of high-profile incursions upset flights at one of the world’s busiest airports, the airport operator’s top official said on Thursday. The increasing use of drones for commercial and leisure purposes globally has led to a rise in the number of near-misses…

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November 3, 2016


India tries to hasten US defence deal to buy drones for military surveillance

WASHINGTON: India is trying to hasten a deal with the United States to buy Predator drone aircraft for military surveillance, one of several defence and nuclear projects the two sides are pursuing in the final months of the Obama administration. India’s request for 22 Predator Guardian drones made in June is in an advanced stage…

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October 5, 2016


Drones keep watch as pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for haj climax

ARAFAT: Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the haj pilgrimage on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s crush. In one of the deadliest disasters to befall the annual Muslim rite in decades, the crush…

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September 11, 2016


Shahbaz Taseer reacts to drone strike

ISLAMABAD: Former slain governor Salman Taseer’s son Shahbaz Taseer, who was released in March this year after more than four years of captivity, backed the accuracy and effectiveness of controversial air strikes. His comments came in the backdrops of killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US air strike in Balochistan yesterday. Pakistan denounced…

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May 23, 2016


Drones to circle Australia beaches to monitor sharks

SYDNEY: Drones will circle popular swimming spots in eastern Australia and “listening stations” track tagged sharks as part of a new strategy announced Sunday to keep beachgoers safe after a spate of bloody attacks. The country has one of the world’s highest incidences of shark attacks with 13 in New South Wales this year leaving…

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October 25, 2015


Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones

MENLO PARK: Facebook said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world. The Aquila drone has a wingspan on par with that of a Boeing 737 jet; weighs less than a small car; can remain aloft for three months or so,…

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July 30, 2015


Drones will tear us apart: Pakistani pop's war fixation

PESHAWAR: A lover's eyes compared to a drone strike, a smile to a suicide bomb and lips to fire. The violence of Pakistan's bloody insurgency has been injected into catchy pop lyrics after more than a decade of war against Islamists opposed to all forms of song and dance. Some of the hit songs are…

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July 5, 2015


Highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS: Here are 10 key highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas: 1. Drones: flying devices in dozens of shapes and sizes made an impact, from the wrist-worn Nixie drone to the AirDog for extreme sports. The proliferation puts pressure on US regulators to create a framework…

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January 10, 2015


Drones, flashy TVs among stars in Las Vegas tech show

LAS VEGAS: Drones, wearable computing and enormous, immersive TVs were in the spotlight at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas. Another big draw was the auto industry's newest connected cars that can be virtually autonomous, and quirky alternative transportation solutions such as scooters and Segway-like vehicles. Smaller items ranging…

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January 10, 2015


GoPro to roll out consumer drones

NEW YORK: Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc  is developing its own line of consumer drones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year, the Journal said. GoPro was not immediately available for comment. The company already provides…

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November 27, 2014


Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday. The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, marks the company's latest expansion beyond its Web-based origins and could help Google break into lucrative markets such as commerce and…

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August 29, 2014


Amazon seeks permission to test drones

SAN FRANCISCO: Inc is seeking permission from US regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate over the safety and privacy implications of drone technology. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos wants to use drones – small unmanned aircraft – to deliver…

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July 11, 2014


Parrot launches phone-controlled drones

San Francisco: Wireless products maker Parrot has unveiled a drone aimed squarely at smartphone or tablet owners keen on getting bird's eye views of the world. Parrot billed its Bebop Drone as a flying high-quality camera that will land in the market in the final three months this year. The Paris-based maker of wireless accessories…

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May 12, 2014


Australia to buy US drones to secure Indian Ocean resources

Sydney: Australia announced plans Thursday for a fleet of giant high-tech unmanned drones to help patrol the nation's borders, monitoring energy infrastructure and attempts to enter the country illegally. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, which can remain airborne for 33 hours, would be based in the southern city of Adelaide….

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March 13, 2014