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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.

Ooredoo to power rescue drone project by Qatari startup

Ooredoo to power rescue drone project by Qatari startup

A life-saving drone project developed by a Qatari startup aims to revolutionise emergency and rescue operations, specifically near coastal areas around Qatar, using state-of-the-art connectivity solutions from Ooredoo.

Swedish court grounds camera equipped drones

Swedish court grounds camera equipped drones

A Swedish court ruling stating that drones equipped with cameras should fall under legislation regulating surveillance cameras triggered protests Monday from media organizations ...

UAE to introduce new laws soon to regulate drones

UAE to introduce new laws soon to regulate drones

The United Arab Emirates will finalise laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimise risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, an official at the aviation regulator said.

Drones set to deliver packages later this year

Drones set to deliver packages later this year

The Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post) is embarking upon an ambitious project