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London's Gatwick airport reopens after mystery drone saboteur sows chaos

London's Gatwick airport reopens after mystery drone saboteur sows chaos

London's Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a mystery saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for more than 100,000 Christmas travellers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army.

London drone attack lays bare airport vulnerabilities

London drone attack lays bare airport vulnerabilities

A mystery drone operator's success in shutting down Britain's second busiest airport for more than 36 hours has exposed the vulnerability of others across the world to saboteurs armed with such cheap and easily available devices.

Drone intrusion brings London Gatwick Airport to standstill

Drone intrusion brings London Gatwick Airport to standstill

London Gatwick Airport was forced to suspend all flights Thursday due to drones flying over the airfield, causing misery for tens of thousands of stuck passengers just days before Christmas.

Australian filmmaker jailed in Cambodia for espionage

Australian filmmaker jailed in Cambodia for espionage

A Cambodian court jailed an Australian filmmaker for six years on Friday after finding him guilty of espionage for flying a drone over an opposition party rally.

Israel Patriot missile intercepts drone from Syria

Israel Patriot missile intercepts drone from Syria

Israel intercepted a drone launched from Syria with a Patriot missile on Wednesday, setting off sirens in the occupied Golan Heights, the army said.

Israel fires at drone from Syria, forces retreat

Israel fires at drone from Syria, forces retreat

The Israeli air force on Sunday fired a missile at a drone approaching its northern border from Syria, causing it to turn back, the army said.

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped an safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

The regulations, which were announced in October but take effect this week, cover nearly all forms of drone use from commercial and recreational to scientific.

10 Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen drone strikes

10 Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen drone strikes

Ten suspected Al-Qaeda members in southern Yemen were killed in drone strikes over the weekend, government officials said Monday, as raids targeting the radical group intensify.

Yemen rebels claim drone shot down near Sanaa

Yemen rebels claim drone shot down near Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are locked in a deadly war with the Saudi-supported government, on Sunday said they had downed a drone on the northern outskirts of the country's capital.

Iranian drone comes close to US fighter jet: US official

Iranian drone comes close to US fighter jet: US official

An unarmed Iranian drone came within 100 feet (31 meters) of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a US official said on Tuesday.

Singapore offers cargo plane, drones to help Philippines fight militancy

Singapore offers cargo plane, drones to help Philippines fight militancy

Singapore has offered a military transport airplane, drone surveillance aircraft and use of combat training facilities to support the Philippines' fight against the rising threat of Islamist militancy, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.