News – November 2017


  • White Supremacists Share Bomb-Making Materials in Online Chats

    November 2, 2017

    Right-wing extremists communicating in confidential online chats in recent months have shared scores of documents detailing the manufacture and use of bombs, grenades, mines and other incendiary devices. The documents, which range from instructions on detonating dynamite to U.S. military manuals for constructing improvised explosives and booby traps, were passed around during online conversations among members ...

  • Eliminate land mines — and feed the world

    November 2, 2017

    What do landmines and hunger have in common? “Not much,” I hear you say. Wrong. Around the world, 795 million people still don’t have enough to eat. The causes are many, but one — too often overlooked — is the fact that people cannot access land to grow crops or graze animals because that land is ...

  • Four Feared Dead, Six Injured in Boko Haram, Military Battle

    November 2, 2017

    About four soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgency in North-east were feared dead as military troops under Operation Lafiya Dole engaged Boko Haram terrorists in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Though the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident, he did not link the dead that occurred to the battle ...

  • Malmö nightclub damaged in explosion

    November 2, 2017

    The entrance to a nightclub in Malmö was damaged in a blast after some kind of explosive device was detonated, according to police. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning at the restaurant and nightclub Babel in the southern Swedish city. “We have ascertained that there was an explosion and there is damage to ...

  • ‘Would-be bomber bought wrong nail varnish remover’ from Derby Asda, court hears

    November 2, 2017

    A would-be bomber bought the wrong type of nail varnish remover to make an explosive, a court has heard. Munir Mohammed enlisted chemist Rowaida El-Hassan, who he met on a dating website, to help him make a bomb or a deadly ricin poison in December last year, it is alleged. But he picked up an acetone-free bottle ...

  • How Science Helped Detect The Powerful Explosive TATP In Unidentified Objects

    November 1, 2017

    Triacetone triperoxide (TATP) is a powerful explosive without military use because it is very sensitive to mechanical shock and so very difficult to safely handling, a reason for which terrorists dubbed TATP “the Mother of Satan”. TATP is easily prepared from acetone and hydrogen peroxide under acidic catalysis, being a home-made explosive almost undetectable by dogs ...

  • Somalia: Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Own Explosion

    November 1, 2017

    At least 8 AlShabaab militants on Monday night died in an IED explosion in north of the Somali capital Mogadishu, Radio Dalsan reports. The eight were part of a Mogadishu based AlShabaab cell that were planning to execute an attack in the capital, a NISA official told Radio Dalsan. Read more… Source: AllAfrica  

  • Fourth Committee Approves Draft Resolution Urging States to Identify Areas in Their Territories Containing Landmines, Unexploded Remnants of War

    November 1, 2017

    Mine Action Standards Must Adapt to Evolving Conflict Stresses Assistant Secretary-General, as Delegates Recount Explosive Horrors The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution today, by which the General Assembly would urge all States affected by landmines to identify all areas under their jurisdiction or control containing anti-personnel mines and explosive remnants of ...