News – October 2017


  • Secretary Tillerson Wants Artsakh Demining Completed as Quickly and Thoroughly as Possible

    October 5, 2017

    The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) today welcomed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s public declaration of U.S. support for completing demining in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) “as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.” Secretary Tillerson went on to reaffirm the State Department’s support for Artsakh peace proposals, advanced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) ...

  • Cambodian Virtual Reality Helps Train Bomb-disposal Techs

    October 4, 2017

    A lab in Cambodia is using cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, machine learning, swarm robotics and 3-D printing to try and revolutionize bomb disposal. The suite of products developed by Golden West Humanitarian Foundation’s Phnom Penh lab, in collaboration with universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Villanova, are designed to mesh ...

  • Redruth man arrested following explosion and discovery of suspect package in town is released pending further investigation

    October 3, 2017

    A Redruth man who was arrested following an explosion and discovery of a suspicious device in the town has been released under investigation. Armed police evacuated the streets around Redruth train station on Monday afternoon (October 1) after reports of a suspicious device being found in the grounds of the Methodist church in Higher Fore Street. The discovery followed ...

  • Five arrested after ‘failed bomb attempt’ in upmarket Paris district

    October 3, 2017

    Five people are in custody after an apparent failed bomb attempt in an upmarket district of Paris. Police were alerted by a member of the public about suspicious activity in a building in the Porte d’Auteuil neighbourhood on Saturday. Authorities later found and deactivated an explosive device. Two gas cylinders had been discovered in the hallway of the ...

  • US-led coalition service member killed by IED in Iraq

    October 2, 2017

    The US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State (IS) says one service member has been killed and a second injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq. An improvised explosive device (IED) struck their vehicle on Sunday, according to a statement. The names and nationalities of the casualties are being held until their families have been notified. Seven US personnel have ...