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Airports begin to fight back against rogue drones with anti-incursion systems

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It’s the first rule of drone ownership: no flying near an airport. But some people either don’t care or use drones to intentionally disrupt airport operations. Last December, drone sightings at London’s Gatwick Airport forced a three-day shutdown, and canceled flights left thousands of stranded passengers scrambling. No one has been arrested in the case, Read More

Soon-to-be sanctioned Iran FM says Trump is ‘100% RIGHT’ on less US presence in Persian Gulf

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said Donald Trump is “100% right” in that the US military has no business in the Perisan Gulf, after Trump questioned whether they needed to maintain such a strong presence in the region. Tweeting in rare agreement after Trump announced a new round of sanctions against Tehran, Zarif said Read More

Trump announces sanctions targeting Iranian supreme leader in response to shooting down of drone

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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing new “strong sanctions” against Iran in response to Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week. Trump said the latest sanctions would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that Khamenei would be denied access to financial Read More

Trump tells countries to PAY UP if they want US protection in Strait of Hormuz

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Ever the businessman, US President Donald Trump saw something in the ongoing crisis in the Strait of Hormuz most others didn’t: a chance to rake in some cash by demanding foreign nations pay for “protection.” Trump took to Twitter Monday to, once again, call out world governments for supposedly freeloading off the US, this time Read More

Russia says it will counter ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Iran

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By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Russia says it will counter “illegal” sanctions Donald Trump plans to impose on Iran after the downing of a US drone. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov has not revealed what steps Russia would take in response to the measures taken by Donald Trump aimed at stopping the country from obtaining Read More

Trump warns of more Iran sanctions with fewer targets remaining

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By Saleha Mohsin and Ladane Nasseri on 6/24/2019 WASHINGTON and DUBAI (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with additional sanctions on Monday, but there’s not much left for the U.S. to target because most of the Islamic Republic’s economy has been crippled by earlier penalties. The U.S. is already sanctioning significant sectors including Read More

‘We can do it again’: Iran ready to shoot down more US drones, Navy chief says

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Iran is prepared to take down more US spy drones, should they violate its airspace, the Iranian Navy chief said. A similar claim earlier came from a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guard. “The enemy sent its smartest and most sophisticated patrol aircraft into the forbidden zone and everybody saw that the drone was stopped,” Read More

1 killed, several injured in Houthi’s drone attack on Saudi airport

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The Houthi rebels have targeted the Abha International Airport in the southern part of Saudi Arabia, killing one person and injuring 7 others. The attack took place as US Secretary of State is on his way to the country. The Saudi-led military coalition, which announced the casualties, didn’t specify how the attack was carried out, Read More

Trump says ‘major additional sanctions’ on Iran to come Monday

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US President Donald Trump has said that “additional sanctions” against Iran are aimed at stopping the country from developing a nuclear bomb, but warned that military actions against Tehran remains on the table. “We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” Trump wrote on his Twitter on Saturday afternoon. He immediately added that Read More