The truth about US drone strikes

Mehdi Hasan on why drone strikes are ineffective, inaccurate and unsuccessful.

War & Conflict

Confessions of a former US Air Force drone technician

Ex-serviceman who built communications infrastructure for US drone programme in Afghanistan speaks out against it.


Can drone strikes defeat al-Shabab?

Abukar Arman, Somalia's former special envoy to the US, debates Ahmed Abdisalam Adan, the country's former deputy PM.

War & Conflict

Portrait of an Afghan drone victim

Who are the often nameless victims of drone strikes in Afghanistan?


US prepares skies to track recreational drones

New online registration system to track the use of recreational drones criticised by some.

Rebel Geeks

The Critical Engineers

A team of artist hackers set out to expose the devices spying on us by sending a balloon to the edge of space.

Science & Technology

China opens drone schools as demand for pilots soars

With remote-controlled aircraft increasingly being used by businesses, country needs 10,000 pilots for this year alone.


Do drone strikes create more terrorists than they kill?

Journalist Glenn Greenwald debates Professor Christine Fair on the effectiveness of the US drone programme.


Will a 'third intifada' help the Palestinian cause?

We speak to PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat, and Glenn Greenwald and Christine Fair debate the US drone programme.

Special series

Afghanistan: Living Beneath the Drones

The devastating impact that war and living under the constant threat of drones has had on the people of Afghanistan.

War & Conflict

Top ISIL leader in Afghanistan 'killed in drone strike'

Shahidullah Shahid killed along with five fighters in eastern Afghanistan, intelligence official says.

Science & Technology

Switzerland trials postal deliveries by drone

Swiss Post says widespread use of drones could take at least five years and focus would be delivering special items.

War & Conflict

Blog: Is the US doing enough for families of hostages?

Aid worker's family expresses "disappointment" in government after Obama says he was killed by US drone strike.

War & Conflict

Pakistan deploys new missile-firing drone

Government says drones necessary to fight Pakistani Taliban, but some residents are fearful of more drones in the sky.


Conservation Drones & Urban Mining

Tackling deforestation and protecting orangutans with drones in Indonesia; and urban mining to recycle precious metals.