Spain plans Predator drone purchase

Richard TomkinsSAN DIEGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) — Spain’s Defense Ministry has decided to acquire Predator B drones, designated MQ-9 Reaper in the United States, from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

Attacks halt Kurdish oil exports

Daniel J. GraeberERBIL, Iraq, Feb. 18 (UPI) — The Kurdish government in northern Iraq said crude oil exports from the region were interrupted because of attacks on a pipeline across the border in Turkey.