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5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its conflicts
One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. RT explains the underlying reasons behind the nation's conflicts.

26.03.2015 14:17

Lifesaver drones could help rescue wayward swimmers in 30 seconds
Though drones typically conjure up thoughts of missile strikes and surveillance, a pilot project underway at beaches in Chile is considering using the unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver lifesavers to swimmers in distress – all in a rapid 30 seconds.

27.03.2015 02:43

​ATF wasted $600k on failed drone program – report
A federal audit of the Justice Department’s use of unmanned aerial systems shows that more than half a million dollars has been spent on a drone program that was quickly canned after barely getting off the ground.

26.03.2015 13:46

​Police drones filming protesters is a privacy concern – campaigner
A decision by the British Home Office to trial the use of drones in monitoring protests and surveying road accidents has been criticized by privacy campaigners who cite lack of oversight as a major concern.

26.03.2015 12:57

‘Yemen crisis: clearly a failure of US foreign policy’
The US, which not long ago called Yemen an example of successful counter-terror strategy, underestimated the power of the Houthis in the country as they have already gained control over several cities, said Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, Pan-African News Wire.

26.03.2015 09:53

Commercial drone regulations to be proposed by US senator
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is still crafting final rules for the use of commercial drones in the United States, but Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is expected to unveil a bill that would temporarily permit flights of unmanned aerial vehicles.

24.03.2015 23:25

Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report
Chinese-made advanced weapons systems flooding the international market over the next 10 years will cause instability, and make it a lot harder for the US to intervene in other countries, Foreign Policy magazine warned.

23.03.2015 14:33

Jail bird: Drone crashes into prison wall attempting to deliver drugs, phone & weapons
An attempt to smuggle drugs, mobile phones and weapons into a British prison using a drone failed after the remote-controlled device crashed into a wall, police said.

23.03.2015 13:16

US evacuates ‘special forces’ in Yemen as rebels seize third largest city
​Shiite rebels have seized Yemen’s third largest city, Taiz, officials said after the US announced the evacuation of remaining special forces that were involved in a drone campaign against Al-Qaeda. The Yemeni president is appealing to the UN for help.

22.03.2015 07:53

US shoots down ISIS-operated drone for the first time
As the United States continues to bombard Islamic State militants from the air, US Central Command announced that the military bombed an unmanned drone being operated by the extremist group in Iraq.

20.03.2015 02:17

​US warns Damascus against interfering with its ‘aerial assets’ in Syrian airspace
The Pentagon is yet to officially acknowledge the downing of a surveillance drone over ISIS-free territory controlled by the Syrian govt, but scarce details of the incident hint at US involvement going beyond its self-mandated anti-ISIS plan in Syria.

19.03.2015 01:15

US drone strike kills top Al-Shabaab leader
The Pentagon said an American drone strike killed a key Al-Shabaab operative responsible for coordinating the Somali militant group’s intelligence and security operations, while also having been the mastermind behind the Westgate Mall massacre.

18.03.2015 23:46