Soleimani killing: Iraqi troops could refuse to protect British soldiers from Iran-backed militias

British troops in Iraq have become more vulnerable after the assassination of Qaseem Soleimani because Iraqi forces may refuse to protect them from attacks by Iranian-backed militias, i has been told. Dr Jack Watling, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute Read More …

Houthi-laid landmine injures 3 Yemeni farmers in Hodeidah

An explosion caused by a landmine laid previously by the Houthi rebels in the country’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah injured three farmers on Saturday, a government official told Xinhua. “The Houthi-laid landmine exploded in an agricultural area in Read More …

Drones are levelling the playing field in the asymmetrical arms race – and superpowers are worried

The potential use of drones to cripple as much as half of Saudi national oil production this week highlights a growing threat in modern-day conflict. The attack has shown that Saudi Arabia — the world’s third largest defence spender — Read More …

Pennsylvania man accused of using drone to drop explosives on ex-girlfriend’s property

The attorney for a Pennsylvania man is exploring a plea agreement after federal prosecutors accused him of targeting his ex-girlfriend in a series of explosions. According to prosecutors, 43-year-old Jason Muzzicato dropped explosive devices from a drone onto his ex-girlfriend’s Read More …

Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by Houthi drone strikes

Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a drone attack on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia which is vital to global energy supplies. The attacks on the processor and a major oilfield, operated by Saudi Aramco, on early Saturday Read More …

Derry bomb and Strabane mortar signs of ‘changing types of engineering capability’

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has confirmed the ‘New IRA’ bomb discovered in Creggan this week was not the sole target of the operation that saw the deployment of 80 police officers to the estate on Monday. Chief Constable Byrne Read More …

Strabane mortar bomb ‘callous attempt to kill police’

A mortar bomb left near a police station in County Tyrone was a “callous attempt to kill or maim” officers, the PSNI chief constable has said. The device was found by a resident on a wall near houses in Church Read More …