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UN Seeks Surveillance Drones for Eastern Congo

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations peacekeepers are asking the Security Council to support the use of surveillance drones in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous appealed to the council in a closed-door session Tuesday, seeking the drones to help the more than 17,000 peacekeepers in the country. Rebels briefly took control of the […]

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US Moves to Sell Advanced Spy Drones to South Korea

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has formally proposed the sale of advanced spy drones to South Korea, in a push to boost the Seoul government’s ability to protect itself from attacks by the heavily-militarized North. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement that it has officially notified Congress of the proposed $1.2 billion deal for […]

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Report: US Expands Anti-Terrorism Operations in Djibouti

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Washington newspaper reports the United States has sharply escalated its counter-terrorism operations at a military base in the East African nation of Djibouti. The Washington Post says unmanned drones on missions over Somalia and Yemen take off or land at the base an average of 16 times per day. It says about 300 personnel […]

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Reports: N. Korea Developing Attack Drones using US Technology

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean media report that North Korea is developing unmanned attack aircraft using American technology imported from the Middle East. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says the drones are based on MQM-107D Streaker target drones and are believed to have come to Pyongyang through Syria. The Streakers can fly at 920 kilometers per hour and […]

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Reports: N. Korea Developing Attack Drones using US Technology

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean media report that North Korea is developing unmanned attack aircraft using American technology imported from the Middle East. The reports say the drones are based on MQM-107D Streaker target drones and are believed to have come to Pyongyang through Syria. The Streakers can fly at 920 kilometers per hour and are commonly used […]

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Obama’s Drone Strikes Remark Stirs Controversy

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s public acknowledgement that the United States uses drone strikes against militants inside Pakistan has brought condemnation from Pakistan and calls from a human rights group to clarify legal justifications for such a use. In an interview with VOA Tuesday, a Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman called the U.S. missile strikes illegal, counterproductive […]

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Pakistan Repeats Condemnation of Drone Strikes Following Obama’s Remarks

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has repeated its condemnation of U.S. drone strikes a day after President Barack Obama for the first time publicly acknowledged the use of such attacks against militants in Pakistan. Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit told VOA on Tuesday that the U.S. missiles strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. He called the attacks […]

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Obama Confirms Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged for the first time that the United States uses drone strikes against militants in Pakistan. Mr. Obama confirmed during an online town hall discussion Monday that drone attacks have been used to target al-Qaida and its affiliates. He said many of the strikes have been in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous […]

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Obama Confirms Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has defended the use of drone strikes in Pakistan, which U.S. officials have never before publicly acknowledged. Speaking during an online town hall discussion Monday, Mr. Obama said the drone attacks have been used to target al-Qaida and its affiliates, and that many of the strikes have been in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous […]

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Obama Confirms Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has defended the use of drone strikes in Pakistan, which U.S. officials have never before publicly acknowledged. Speaking during an online town hall discussion Monday, Mr. Obama said the drone attacks have been used to target al-Qaida and its affiliates, and that many of the strikes have been in Pakistan’s Federally […]

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