In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In September 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, the innocent casualties caused by drone strikes in Afghanistan, and how drones have the changed the face of warfare....

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In August 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the drones that crashed in Lebanon, in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the innocent lives drone attacks continue to take in Libya, as well as continued proliferation of...

During the UNGA in 2018, 16 States expressed concerns over armed drones in their statements, comparing with 7 States in 2017. This demonstrates a growing interest from States in addressing the challenges around armed drones use. Beyond the condemnation of current unacceptable practices, an international policy response is needed that addresses the role of drones in the use of force....

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In July 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were once again the drones in the middle of the tensions between the US, Iran, as well as the use of drones by Turkey and other countries in the...

A new research report by IRIAD and EFAD Member Rete Disarmo shows widespread opposition of the general public against the use of armed drones. The research surveyed Italian citizens about their approval of the use of military drones by the government. The report, titled: "The Drone: Supporting Actor or Protagonist? The perception of unmanned aircraft in the mass media and in Italian public opinion"...

Yemeni human rights organization Mwatana for Human Rights has published a new report documenting how civilian lives are being harmed by the war in Yemen, including through US drone strikes. The report, titled 'Withering Life: The Human Rights Situation in Yemen 2018' is based on over 2000 interviews with "victims, relatives, eyewitnesses, and medical and humanitarian workers" as well as...