French tourist jailed for 8 years over drone photos

Benjamin Brière drone tourist jail iran

An Iranian court on Tuesday sentenced a French man to eight years in prison on charges of spying. Benjamin Brière, 36, was arrested in May 2020 for flying a recreational drone in the desert near the Turkmenistan-Iran border while on vacation in Iran.

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Update: Iran will prosecute a French drone pilot for espionage

After detaining Benjamin Briere in prison for months, Iran will finally prosecute the French drone pilot for espionage. His crime? Taking pictures of the Iranian desert.

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Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi Arabia airports with drones again

Yemen’s Houthi forces have once again announced that they have hit neighboring Saudi Arabian airports with attack drones as the group continues to face off against the Saudi-led military. The news comes directly from the group’s spokesperson Yahya Sarea.

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Parked Saudi airliner badly damaged after Houthi drone attack

As the conflict continues over Yemen, a Houthi attack drone punched a hole in the side of a parked Saudi airliner at the beginning of the month. Luckily the plane was still parked with no one inside, resulting in zero injuries in what seems to be an intimidation attack.

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Saudi-led military coalition destroyed four Iran-backed Houthi drones

The Saudi-led military coalition has shared that it recently tracked and destroyed four armed drones owned by the Iran-backed Houthi movement. The announcement was made on Sunday, saying the drones were intercepted over southern Saudi Arabia.

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Iran tests kamikaze drones as a show of power toward the US

During a recent drill, Iran tested out its latest addition to the battlefield. A set of kamikaze or suicide drones as a show of power toward Trump and the US. The tension between the two countries has risen recently due to the anniversary of the death of one of Iran’s top generals caused by a US drone strike.

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