• Saudi drone attacks came as Aramco was preparing for IPO

    Saudi drone attacks came as Aramco was preparing for IPO

    World | Sep 20, 2019, 09:55 AM IST

    The explosions set off fires that took several hours to douse. The strikes, said to have involved at least 20 drones and several cruise missiles, forced Saudi Arabia to shut down half of its oil production capacity, or 5.7 million barrels per day of crude - 5 per cent of the world's global daily oil production.

  • Major crisis brewing in Gulf over drone attacks in Saudi

    Major crisis brewing in Gulf over drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

    World | Sep 20, 2019, 09:36 AM IST

    A worried UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of "devastating" consequences for the region and the world if the crisis escalates. A UN team of experts has been dispatched to Saudi Arabia to investigate the weekend attack on two oil facilities of Aramco amid assertions by the US and Saudi Arabia that Iran was behind the hit.

  • India looks to stabilise oil supplies after Saudi drone

    India looks to stabilise oil supplies after Saudi drone attacks

    Business | Sep 20, 2019, 09:46 AM IST

    Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who said earlier that India is keeping a close eye on the oil crisis in Saudi Arabia, called up Saudi Oil Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman on Thursday and was assured that Riyadh would be meeting all of India's oil supply commitments. The Kingdom has announced it is looking to restore production very soon.

  • Saudi Aramco drone attack: US calls oil field bombing

    US calls Saudi Aramco bombing Iranian 'act of war'

    World | Sep 19, 2019, 08:17 AM IST

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.”

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    Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE amid tensions

    World | Sep 18, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

    Pompeo will travel to the Saudi city of Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, on September 17-19, the US State Department said on Tuesday.

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    It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet: Trump

    World | Sep 17, 2019, 08:38 AM IST

    The Saudi government called the attack an “unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage” but stopped short of directly pinning blame on Iran.

  • Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks

    Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks

    World | Sep 15, 2019, 03:52 PM IST

    That led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels in crude supplies, authorities said while pledging the kingdom’s stockpiles would make up the difference. The amount Saudi Arabia is cutting back is equivalent to over 5% of the world’s daily production.

  • Aramco Drone Attack: World's largest oil facility bombed in

    Aramco Drone Attack: World's largest oil facility bombed in Saudi Arabia

    World | Sep 14, 2019, 01:05 PM IST

    No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, though Yemen’s Houthi rebels previously launched drone assaults deep inside of the kingdom.

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    Development of swarms of drones underway to take out airstrikes like Balakot

    India | Jul 12, 2019, 12:51 PM IST

    The functioning of these drones is stipulated to be inspired by the Balakot airstrike. ALFA-S or Air-Launched Flexible Asset (Swarm) is the name given to the drones.

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro targeted with drone

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro targeted with drone attack, escapes unharmed

    World | Aug 05, 2018, 07:24 AM IST

    Venezuela’s government says several explosions heard at a military event were an attempted attack on President Maduro. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in a live broadcast that several drone-like devices with explosives detonated near the president. 

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    America may use Indian bases to launch drone attacks in Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed

    World | Jun 10, 2016, 11:48 PM IST

    Islamabad: Frustrated with the growing military power of India and its close ties with the United States of America, Pakistan based terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed today expressed fear that the America may

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    Pakistan army chief opposes drone attacks by US

    World | Jun 01, 2016, 05:45 PM IST

    Islamabad: US drone strikes in Pakistan “must stop”, Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif said today, days after American special forces killed Taliban chief Mullah Mansour in a drone attack in the country’s restive

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    Drone attack 'detrimental' to bilateral ties: Pak army chief tells US

    World | May 25, 2016, 07:50 PM IST

    Islamabad: The US drone attack on Pakistan's soil to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour is detrimental to bilateral ties, Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif said today. Sharif told this to US ambassador David

  • Taliban militants

    Scholar, not a soldier: Meet Maulavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, Afghan Taliban’s new leader

    World | May 25, 2016, 02:51 PM IST

    Maulavi Haibatullah Akhundzada, who headed the judiciary during Taliban rule in the 1990s, will take over as leader of the Afghan Taliban

  • pakistan summons indian envoy over spy drone issue

    Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'spy' drone issue

    World | Jul 16, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan today summoned Indian envoy to Foreign Office here claiming violation of its territory by an alleged Indian "spy" drone which was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control (LoC).Indian High

  • let jaish e mohammed planning attacks using drones in delhi

    LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed planning attacks using drones in Delhi: IB

    India | Apr 28, 2015, 04:45 PM IST

    New Delhi: Intelligence agencies have warned Delhi Police of possible terror attacks by militant outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed using drones.Agencies have asked police to be on alert about attacks using unmanned aerial vehicles.Police have been

  • us drone kills four terrorists in pakistan

    US drone kills four terrorists in Pakistan

    World | Oct 09, 2014, 01:41 PM IST

    North Waziristan (Pakistan): A US drone fired two missiles at a vehicle in Datta Khel area on North Waziristan on Wednesday killing four people and injuring another.Pakistan's Express News TV reported that the drone fired

  • us drone kills three militants in yemen

    US drone kills three militants in Yemen

    World | Aug 17, 2014, 08:24 AM IST

    Aden: About three suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed on Saturday when a US drone strike bombed their moving car in Yemen's Hadramout province, a military official said."An unmanned US aircraft bombed a truck carrying

  • us not to target taliban holding talks sartaj aziz

    US not to target Taliban holding talks: Sartaj Aziz

    World | Nov 20, 2013, 04:06 PM IST

    Islamabad: The US has agreed to avoid drone attacks on Taliban militants engaged in talks with the Pakistan government, Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said today.Aziz told the Senate's Standing Committee on

  • drone attack that killed mehsud severe blow to peace sharif

    Drone attack that killed Mehsud 'severe blow' to peace: Sharif

    World | Nov 04, 2013, 11:48 PM IST

    Islamabad: The US drone attack that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has done “serious damage” to the Pakistan government's efforts for a dialogue with militants, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said today.  Referring to recent

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