Drone incidents rise less than expected in Germany in 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft rose last year in Germany though less than expected given the popularity of the devices, air traffic authorities said on Wednesday. An increase in near collisions by unmanned aircraft … Full story

Saudi drafts drone regulation after security alarm

“The regulation for the use of remote controlled drones is in its final stages,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the interior ministry. Until the new guidelines are adopted drone enthusiast must obtain police permission to fly their devices in … Full story

Complaints of drone activity soar by 30% in one year, say police in Northern Ireland

Detective Inspector Stephen Brown said: “There are strict safety rules for drone users, which are underpinned by UK law. “Current regulations by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) require drones to be kept in line of sight and flown no higher than 12m. Full story

US Builds Drone Base in Niger, Crossroads of Extremism Fight

AGADEZ, Niger (AP) — On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in … About 500 personnel are working on the new air and drone base and the base camp is marked with an American … Full story

Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly … An Interior Ministry spokesman said a law for the use of drones was in its final stage and called on users to obtain the necessary police clearance … Full story

Saudi forces shoot down unidentified drone hovering over royal palaces; govt rules out security breach

Riyadh: Saudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, state media said, prompting a security alarm in the capital. “At 1950 (1650 GMT) a security checkpoint in Khuzama … Full story

Saudi security shoots down toy drone near royal palace -official media

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital Riyadh on Saturday … would be put in place to regulate the use of recreational drones. Full story

Drone DVD Review – Heavy-Handed

Extremely heavy-handed, Drone may as well have a large flashing message at the bottom at all times that reads “Drone strikes are evil.” Nevertheless, the structure and actors manage to keep it from being completely tedious, although not by much. Full story

'Toy drone' shot down over Riyadh: officials

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Saudi forces yesterday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, state media said, prompting a security alarm in the capital. “At 1950 a security checkpoint in Khuzama … Full story

Saudi finalises drone regulation after security alarm

“The regulation for the use of remote controlled drones is in its final stages,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the interior ministry. Until the new guidelines are adopted drone enthusiast must obtain police permission to fly their devices in … Full story