Drones

Amid dramatic growth of U.S. drone fleet, federal safety oversight lags

As the nation’s fleet of small recreational and commercial drones keeps soaring — the government projects nearly 3 million will be in the skies by 2022 — safety concerns are rising even as federal enforcement stalls.

Yemen’s latest, greatest threat: Twitter?

Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to alleged US drone strikes.

News drones over El Salvador

Illegal in the US, newsgathering drones are taking off in Latin American media.

Pakistan says US drone strikes won’t stop Taliban talks

The US drone strike that killed Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud infuriated Pakistanis and the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif insisted peace talks with the group will go forward.