US Lawmakers Seek Probe of Chinese Drone Maker Autel Robotics

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of 11 U.S. House lawmakers on Thursday asked the Biden administration to investigate and potentially sanction Chinese drone maker Autel Robotics, citing national security concerns. The letter, signed by House China select committee chair Mike Gallagher, a Republican, and the panel’s top Democrat, Raja Krishnamoorthi, asked the Commerce, Defense … Read more

Drones Show How Israeli Bombs Turned Gaza Into Moonscape

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Drone footage shot by Reuters over Gaza before and after the start of Israel’s assault on the Palestinian enclave show a busy urban area, with children playing and people going about their chores – then an eerie moonscape of crumpled buildings and mounds of rubble stretching for block after block. The pictures … Read more

Russia Says It Downed Dozens of Ukrainian Drones Headed for Moscow, Following a Mass Strike on Kyiv

[ad_1] Russian authorities on Sunday claimed that Ukraine tried to attack Moscow with dozens of drones overnight, just a day after Russia launched its most intense drone attack on Kyiv since the beginning of its full-scale war in 2022, according to Ukrainian officials. Russian air defenses brought down at least 24 drones over the Moscow … Read more

Russia Launches Largest Drone Attack on Ukraine Since Start of Invasion, Says Ukrainian Military

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched Saturday morning its most intense drone attack on Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion in 2022, targeting the Ukrainian capital, military officials said. “Kyiv was the main target,” wrote Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk, on his Telegram channel. In total, Russia launched around 75 Iranian-made … Read more

An Israeli-Owned Ship Was Targeted in Suspected Iranian Attack in Indian Ocean, US Official Tells AP

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A container ship owned by an Israeli billionaire came under attack by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean as Israel wages war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an American defense official said Saturday. The defense official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of … Read more

Ukraine Says 3 Civilians Killed by Russian Shelling and Russia Says a Drone Killed a TV Journalist

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling killed three civilians in southeastern regions of Ukraine, Kyiv authorities said Thursday, while a Russian television journalist was reported to have died from injuries he sustained in a Ukrainian drone attack. Southern Ukraine’s Kherson region received eight nighttime artillery barrages, killing a 42-year-old man in his apartment building … Read more

Russian Drones Target Kyiv as UK Defense Ministry Says Little Chance of Front-Line Change

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian drones targeted Kyiv on Sunday as the British Defense Ministry said there were “few immediate prospects” for major change along the Ukrainian front line as the war enters its second winter. Russia launched 20 Iranian-made Shahed drones overnight, targeting the Ukrainian capital and the Cherkasy and Poltava regions, according … Read more

US Sanctions Iran-Backed Militia Members in Iraq Conducting Strikes Against American Forces

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on six people affiliated with the Iranian-backed Iraqi militia Kataeb Hezbollah, which is accused of being behind a spate of recent attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria following the October 7 attacks by Hamas against Israel. Included in the sanctions are the militia’s … Read more