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Drones disinfect Indian pandemic hotspot city after clashes

Drones disinfect Indian pandemic hotspot city after clashes

Drones hovered over the pandemic-stricken Indian city of Ahmedabad on Saturday spraying disinfectant on the streets, hours after security forces clashed with residents who flouted a toughened lockdown.

India buys drones, specialist equipment to avert new locust attack

India buys drones, specialist equipment to avert new locust attack

India is buying drones and specialist equipment to monitor the movement of locusts and spray insecticides to ward off a new outbreak that could ravage crops, government officials said.

Smart drones to be tested in battle against E. Africa locust swarms

Smart drones to be tested in battle against E. Africa locust swarms

The United Nations is to test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomizers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert locusts that are ravaging crops and exacerbating a hunger crisis.

Woqod opens expansion of Al Hilal Petrol Station

Woqod opens expansion of Al Hilal Petrol Station

Qatar Fuel (Woqod) opened the expansion of Al Hilal Petrol Station Monday as part of its ongoing plans to serve every area in Qatar, raising its network of various petrol stations to 98.

Drones join HMC ambulance team, sharpen incident assessment prowess

Drones join HMC ambulance team, sharpen incident assessment prowess

Imparting a quantum boost to its capabilities, Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Ambulance Service has begun using drones to enhance assessment of incident scenes.

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood and drugs across Ghana

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday.

From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.

Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

Amateur online videos of heavy gunfire in the capital's Khozama district on Saturday sparked fears of possible political unrest in the world's top oil exporter.

Russia says militants used drones to attack its bases in Syria

Russia says militants used drones to attack its bases in Syria

Russia said on Monday militants had used drones to attack its naval and air bases in Syria on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

The EU unveiled on Monday a raft of new joint defence projects including submarine drones and cyber attack rapid response teams as it launched a landmark pact on boosting military cooperation.

Portugal planning free zones for drones, self-driving cars

Portugal planning free zones for drones, self-driving cars

Aiming to spur development of drones and self-driving vehicles, Portugal is planning to launch ‘free zones’ with special regulations to allow testing of such technologies and attract investment in them ...

Germany delays decision on Israeli drones, approves warships

Germany delays decision on Israeli drones, approves warships

The German parliament's budget committee on Wednesday postponed a decision on a 1-billion-euro ($1.11 billion) funding package for the military, including a deal to lease Israeli-made armed drones, sources told Reuters.