Airlines back creation of global drone registry -IATA

By Allison Lampert and Jamie Freed MONTREAL/SINGAPORE, Apr 18 : The world’s airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association backs […]

Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 12 : The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Monday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place. A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed the militant leader, Khalid Mehsud, also known by […]

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill Pakistani Taliban commander, officials say

By Jibran Ahmed Saud Mahsud PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Feb 9 : A pair of suspected U.S. missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taliban deputy and other militants in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday. Four Pakistani intelligence officials and three Taliban commanders told Reuters on Friday that two separate […]

U.S. dismisses Pakistani assertion that American missiles hit Afghan refugees

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 : The United States on Thursday dismissed a Pakistani allegation that an American drone had fired missiles at an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram district, in the lawless regions bordering Afghanistan. At the same time, Pakistani security officials who sought anonymity because they were not authorised to disclose the […]

title=”Suspected U.S. drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border” data-text=”Suspected U.S. drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>Suspected US drone kills militants on Pakistan

By Dilawar Hussain PARACHINAR, Pakistan, Dec 26 : A suspected U.S. drone attack along the Pakistani-Afghan border killed an Islamist militant commander and one of his associates on Tuesday, a Pakistani official in the remote area said. It was not immediately clear whether the missile struck on the Afghan or Pakistani side or the border. […]

Commercial drones face unprecedented test in Harvey’s destructive wake

By Tim McLaughlin and Karl Plume BOSTON/CHICAGO, Aug 31 : Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in an unprecedented test of unmanned aircraft’s ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for the insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders. “Harvey is an opportunity to […]