Pentagon video shows Russian jet dumping fuel on US droneMarch 17, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Biden administration released video Thursday of a Russian fighter jet dumping fuel on a U.S.
What’s known and not about US drone-Russian jet encounterMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Russian fighter jet collided with a large U.S. surveillance drone over the Black Sea, it was a rare but serious incident that triggered a U.S.
US says Russian warplane hits American drone over Black SeaMarch 15, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian fighter jet struck the propeller of a U.S. surveillance drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday in a “brazen violation of international law,” causing American forces to bring down the unmanned aerial vehicle, the U.S.
Drones fly deep inside Russia; Putin orders border tightenedMarch 1, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Drones that the Kremlin said were launched by Ukraine flew deep inside Russian territory, including one that got within 100 kilometers (60 miles) of Moscow, signaling breaches in Russian defenses as President Vladimir Putin ordered stepped-up protection at the border.
Drone attacks on Russia underline its vulnerabilityFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
A spate of drone strikes that Russian authorities blamed on Ukraine targeted areas in southern and western Russia, reflecting the Ukrainian military's growing reach.
Drone strike in Syria kills 2 al-Qaida-linked operativesFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition in northwestern Syria on Friday killed two operatives with an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian opposition activists said.
US Navy Mideast chief says Iran has ‘attention of everyone’February 21, 2023 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian attacks in the waterways of the Middle East and elsewhere in the region “have the attention of everyone” as tensions rise over Tehran's advancing nuclear program, the head of the U.S.
US military downs Iranian-made drone in SyriaFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. forces shot down an Iranian-made drone flying over a base housing American troops in northeastern Syria, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
The incident comes more than a week after a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria, followed by a significant deescalation of violence across the war-torn contry.
US officials point to Russia using Iranian drones in UkraineFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — American defense officials on Tuesday sought to dispel any doubt that Iran is supplying drones for Russia’s war in Ukraine, releasing photos and analysis of unmanned aircraft deployed in the conflict to demonstrate Tehran’s involvement.
Russia hits targets across Ukraine with missiles, dronesFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia used strategic bombers, cruise missiles and killer drones in a wave of attacks across Ukraine early Friday, while Moscow's military push that Kyiv says has been brewing for days appeared to pick up pace in eastern areas ahead of the one-year anniversary of its invasion.
Mystery Yemen drone strike renews questions over US campaignFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Onlookers gathered around a small, four-door car coated in dried mud, peering through its shattered windows and torn-away roof at three dead men inside.
Tribal leaders identified the three — killed in late January near Yemen's central city of Marib — as suspected members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, long considered one of the extremist group’s most dangerous branches.
Blaze at US drone plant in Latvia; arson not suspectedFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — Firefighters worked for a second day Wednesday to fully extinguish a blaze at a U.S. company’s drone plant in Latvia, as police said no indications of sabotage have been found so far.
Satellite photos: Damage at Iran military site hit by droneFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press on Friday showed damage done to what Iran describes as a military workshop targeted by Israeli drones, the latest such assault amid a shadow war between the two countries.
Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliationFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday blamed Israel for a drone attack that targeted a military workshop in its central city of Isfahan over the weekend, warning that it “reserves its legitimate and inherent right” to retaliate.
Difficulty measuring methane slows plan to slash emissionsJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The doors of a metal box slide open, and a drone rises over a gas well in Pennsylvania. Its mission: To find leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so that energy companies can plug the leaks and reduce the emissions that pollute the air.
Report: drones attack convoy in east Syria coming from IraqJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Drones attacked a convoy of trucks in eastern Syria Sunday night shortly after it crossed into the country from Iraq, Syrian opposition activists and a pro-government radio station said.
Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in IsfahanJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic.
Witnesses: Drone strike kills 21 civilians in north NigeriaJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A weapon fired from the air in Nigeria killed at least 21 members of a civilian defense group as they responded to an attack by gunmen in the country's volatile north, witnesses said Wednesday.
Trio of suicide drones strike US base in Syria, wounding 2January 20, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Three suicide drones attacked a U.S. base in eastern Syria on Friday, wounding two Syrian opposition fighters, the U.S. military said. No Americans were hurt in the attack.
It was not clear who was behind the drone attack, but Iran-backed fighters in the region have carried out such operations in the past.
Iranian drone maker sanctioned for supplying MoscowJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday hit six executives and board members of an Iranian drone manufacturer with sanctions after the firm allegedly supplied Moscow with drones that Russian forces have been using to attack Ukraine.
Drone advances in Ukraine could bring dawn of killer robotsJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Drone advances in Ukraine have accelerated a long-anticipated technology trend that could soon bring the world's first fully autonomous fighting robots to the battlefield, inaugurating a new age of warfare.
Iran president vows vengeance 3 years after general’s deathJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president on Tuesday vowed to avenge the killing of the country's top general on the third anniversary of his death, as the government rallied its supporters in mourning amid months of anti-government protests.
N. Korea fires 3 missiles amid tensions over drone flightsDecember 31, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters in its latest weapons display on Saturday, a day after rival South Korea conducted a rocket launch related to its push to build a space-based surveillance to better monitor the North.
South Korea stages drills simulating downing of North dronesDecember 29, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea staged large-scale military drills Thursday to simulate shooting down drones as a step to bolster its readiness against North Korean provocations, three days after the North flew drones into its territory for the first time in five years.
Minister: Ukraine aims to develop air-to-air combat dronesDecember 28, 2022 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has bought some 1,400 drones, mostly for reconnaissance, and plans to develop combat models that can attack the exploding drones Russia has used during its invasion of the country, according to the Ukrainian government minister in charge of technology.
North Korea’s Kim lays out key goals to boost military powerDecember 28, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented new plans to further bolster his military power next year at a meeting of top political officials, state media reported Wednesday, in an indication he’ll continue his provocative run of weapons displays.
S. Korea military sorry for failing to down North’s dronesDecember 27, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Tuesday called for stronger air defenses and high-tech stealth drones while the military apologized for failing to shoot down North Korean drones that crossed the border for the first time in five years.
US and Iran clash over Russia using Iran drones in UkraineDecember 20, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies clashed with Iran and its ally Russia over Western claims that Tehran is supplying Moscow with drones that have been attacking Ukraine — and the U.S.
British PM wants to degrade Russian ‘capacity to regroup’December 19, 2022 GMT
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday that the West should work to degrade "Russia’s capability to regroup" as it continues its war of aggression in Ukraine, citing the drones that Iran has been providing to Moscow.
Ukraine: Russian strikes thwarted, wreckage hits buildingsDecember 14, 2022 GMT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said they thwarted a Russian attack on Kyiv and the surrounding region Wednesday as their air defense system destroyed 13 explosive-laden drones, although wreckage damaged five buildings, without causing casualties.
EU targets Iran over protest crackdown, Russia drone salesDecember 12, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers imposed new sanctions Monday on Iranian clerics, senior officials and top state media employees over the brutal crackdown on protesters, and also on experts they believe are linked to supplying Russia with explosive drones to use in its war against Ukraine.
US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’December 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is accusing Russia of moving to provide advanced military assistance to Iran, including air defense systems, helicopters and fighter jets, part of deepening cooperation between the two nations as Tehran provides drones to support Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Norway acquits Putin ally’s son who flew droneDecember 8, 2022 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The son of a Russian businessman close to President Vladimir Putin has been acquitted in Norway of violating a law that bars Russians from flying drones.
Andrey Yakunin, who holds both a Russian and a British passport and who lives in Italy, was arrested in Hammerfest, in Arctic Norway, on Oct.
US: Russia looking to Iran to supply more drones, missilesDecember 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to maintain a steady supply of arms for its war in Ukraine, Moscow is looking to Iran once again to resupply the Russian military with drones and surface-to-surface missiles, according to two officials familiar with the matter.