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Denmark finds three guilty for buying drones for ISIS

Three men were convicted on Thursday in Denmark on charges of buying drones and other equipment for the extremist Islamic State group to use in Iraq and Syria.

Herdsmen menace/banditry: Lagos, Benue, Ebonyi, five others to acquire drones

There are strong indications that no fewer than nine states will soon acquire remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and other devices as part of measures to tackle kidnapping and killing in their states.

Saudi Arabia intercepts drones from Yemen rebels

Saudi Air Defence on Friday intercepted and shot down five drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-linked rebels targeting the kingdom amid heightened tensions in the region, a military official said.
The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

US sends Patriot missiles, war ship to Middle East to deter Iran

The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.
The Nigerian Air Force(NAF) on Saturday Inaugurated a 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, as part of efforts to tackle security challenges in the country.

NAF inaugurates 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday Inaugurated a 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, as part of efforts to tackle security challenges in the country. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday Inaugurated a 271 detachment in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, as part of efforts to tackle security challenges in the country.

Ghana eyes world record in medical drone service

Ghana launched a fleet of drones Wednesday to carry medical supplies to remote areas, with President Nana Akufo-Addo declaring it would become the "world's largest drone delivery service."
Alphabet Inc's Wing Aviation unit on Tuesday got the OK to start delivering goods by drone in Virginia later this year, making the sister unit of search engine Google the first company to get U.S. air carrier certification, the FAA said.

Google-linked firm wins US approval for drone deliveries

Wing Aviation, a firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, on Tuesday, became the first drone operator to be certified as an airline by US authorities, allowing it to begin commercial deliveries in the country.
Members of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrate skills during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi [Christopher Pike-Reuters]

UAE signs $1.3 billion in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

The United Arab Emirates' years long war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia has bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3bn in weapons deals.
The tsunami hit almost without warning smashing into houses, hotels and other buildings [Teguh Harahap-Al Jazeera]

Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami.
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Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll hits 400

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are expected to be uncovered as the search expands.

Nigerian military introduces drones in fight against Boko Haram

The days of Boko Haram insurgents will soon be over as the Nigerian Army has introduced new technologies and application of drones in the fight against terrorists in the northeast.
London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over 100,000 Christmas travelers.

Two arrested over Gatwick Airport’s drone chaos

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday.
London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over 100,000 Christmas travelers.

London’s Gatwick airport reopens after drone chaos

London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over 100,000 Christmas travelers.
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UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new framework to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

Muhammadu Buhari: Boko Haram, ISWAP are now using drones

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State.
Members of the Sri Lankan web journalist association hold placards with the image of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration outside the Saudi Embassy in Colombo on October 25, 2018, following Khashoggi's dissapearance on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. - Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the "repulsive" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP)

Turkish police search two villas in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder probe

Turkish police on Monday searched two villas in the North-west province of Yalova in connection with Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, state media reported.

Federal government bans unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones, others

President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government has banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called Petro, on October 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Federico PARRA

Venezuela says suspected Nicolas Maduro attack plotter kills himself

Venezuela's government said Monday an opposition member accused of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro killed himself while in custody, but the opposition claimed he had been murdered.

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Cross River rerun: INEC confirms kidnap, release of presiding officer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the abduction of the Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) in riverine Afafanyi/Igonigoni Ward of Cross River and hijack of election materials by unknown gone.
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El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 people during the country's civil war.
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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed that the party will push President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to insert in the electoral law that any Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official who deliberately declared a loser as the winner of an election should be charge to Court when the Court established that a fraud had been commuted.
The Ogun government says it will no longer permit farming and erection of permanent structure in its forest reserves.

Ogun government warns against farming in forest reserves

The Ogun government says it will no longer permit farming and erection of permanent structure in its forest reserves.
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2021: Governor Akeredolu dares APC to drop him and lose Ondo

Ahead of next year’s election governorship election in Ondo State, in which his position is being eyed by some interested party members, the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday dared the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to replace him with any other person if it wishes to win the state.