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  • REDWING Delivers Life-Saving Capability to Afghanistan

    December 7, 2018

    The Australian Defence Force, in collaboration with Australian industry, has today sent the final delivery of life-saving SILVERSHIELD units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces. SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems being developed under the REDWING program, which provides protection against radio controlled improvised explosive devices. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne ...

  • Sri Lanka to be declared as a mine-free country by 2020

    December 7, 2018

    Sri Lanka acceded to the Mine Ban Convention, very well known as the Ottawa Convention, in 2017 which came into force from 1 June. The objective of the Mine Ban Convention is to end the suffering and casualties caused by the Anti-Personal Mines (APM) and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) by banning the production, use, ...

  • Land mines pose lingering threat in Yemen

    December 7, 2018

    Months after heavy clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government fighters forced them to flee their coastal village in Yemen’s western province of Taiz, the Ghaleb family had finally returned home. But their relief was cut short just days later when a land mine left in their home exploded, wounding their 7-year-old son. The blast ripped off ...

  • Inside ISIS’ weapons factory where terror fanatics built suicide belts and car bombs on an industrial scale

    December 7, 2018

    Soldiers have captured an immense ISIS weapons factory where terrorist fanatics built suicide belts and car bombs on an industrial scale. The Sun Online has gained exclusive access to the recently liberated factory on the edge of the front lines in eastern Syria. Abdullah Hassan, an Arab solider involved in the fight that wrestled the death factory ...

  • Homemade bombs, shootings at southern Iraq oil fields

    December 7, 2018

    Local disputes following field protests raise tension in Iraq’s key oil provinces. Improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in the vicinity of two oil fields in southern Iraq this week, a discovery that occurred in conjunction with a shooting at another oil field as well as renewed protests over a lack of jobs and services. On Thursday, ...

  • Letter bomb sent to Norway police station

    December 6, 2018

    Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb ...

  • Suicide Bomber Kills at Least Three in Southeast Iran – Deputy Governor

    December 6, 2018

    At least three people died and 24 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack on the police headquarters in Iran’s southeast on Thursday, state media reported, adding that the perpetrator was killed. Television also reported shooting in the area, located in the region of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a Sunni Muslim minority in ...

  • Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, the UN DSRSG/RC/HC, representatives of the National Mine Action Authority, and UNMAS Programme Manager visit Kasire Village in Rajaf

    December 6, 2018

    A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the UN, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Town. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Seiji Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to South ...

  • Founder of Somalian Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) injured in targeted bomb attack

    December 5, 2018

    The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) denounces an attempt by hooligans on the life of Somali journalist and Chairman of rights-based NGO, Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) in Somalia. According to a local media report, Ismail Sheikh Khalifa is seriously injured after an explosive device which was planted in his car went off in the early evening ...

  • CMAC cleared over 30,000 land mines in first 10 months

    December 4, 2018

    The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) cleared more than 30,000 land mines from 75sq km in the first 10 months of this year, the organisation’s director-general said on Monday. Heng Ratana, speaking at a CMAC meeting, said the organisation aims to clear a further 116sq km of mines in the next two months. Progress usually slows ...

  • Duke University researchers work toward an artificial nose to replace K9 dogs

    December 3, 2018

    Walk into airport security lines in the United States, and you’ll see K9 dogs sniffing for anything from narcotics to explosives. But what if a robot could do the same thing? Duke researchers recently published a paper in which they used mouse genes to grow odor receptors that could respond to specific odors. If this could ...

  • 10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

    December 3, 2018

    The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems. The Homeland Security Department released a list of 10 bleeding-edge research areas it plans to pursue in fiscal 2019 in partnership with innovative small businesses. The department’s Science and Technology Directorate and Countering Weapons of Mass ...

  • Five Middle East States to share sensitive aviation security information

    December 3, 2018

    Following their presentation of working paper entitled “Sharing of Aviation Security Information Between States” at the Second High-level Conference on Aviation Security (HLCAS/2-WP/2), Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and United Arab Emirates have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) in this regard. It is a precursor to the subsequent signing of a Memorandum of ...

  • Explosives attack at US consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

    December 2, 2018

    The US consulate in Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said Saturday. The explosion late Friday night damaged a wall but caused no injuries, they said. “The investigation has been handed over to federal authorities, who will ...

  • Security agencies demonstrate Ghana’s readiness to combat terrorism

    December 2, 2018

    The Security Agencies and the Emergency Services in the country have conducted a Counter Terrorism simulation exercises codenamed ‘Exercise Home Shield’ within the Accra and Tema Metropolis. The Exercise under the Ministry of National Security code named “Home Shield” was aimed at practising and harnessing the various roles and expertise of all the stakeholders in the ...

  • Explosives-laden Humvee goes off prematurely among Taliban leaving 37 dead

    December 2, 2018

    A Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives went off prematurely among a group of Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan leaving at least 37 militants dead. The local officials are saying that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Maruf district of Kandahar. Provincial governor’s spokesman Aziz Ahmad Azizi confirmed the incident ...

  • Burkina Faso: Four police among five dead in IED blast

    December 1, 2018

    Five people including four police officers have been killed by an explosive device left on a road in eastern Burkina Faso, reports say. Friday’s blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) took place in Boungou, an area that has seen a series of attacks attributed to jihadist militants. The police officers were providing an escort to goldmine ...

  • It’s been a blast: Police buying new explosive disposal robot, bomb suit after years of service

    December 1, 2018

    Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says it’s time to retire its bomb robot – which, according to a police board report, is “literally held together by wires and tape” – from the ranks of its Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU). City police will use its capital reserve fund in 2019 to purchase a replacement robot and a bomb suit ...