Syria: U.S.-led coalition blocks drone attacks targeting Conoco oil field

Air defense systems operated by U.S.-led coalition troops based in eastern Syria halted six drone attacks targeting their base at the Conoco oil field on Saturday, a security source said. The source did not tell Reuters if there were any Read More …

UK: Edinburgh bomb squad detonated historic device at Cramond beach

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers were spotted on Cramond beach as they detonated a historic object that was found in a residential area. Edinburgh police were called to the Craigmillar Park area at around 3.25pm on Friday 15 December. They Read More …

Laos to carry out project to assist people affected by Agent Orange

The National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Laos agreed to partner with the War Legacies Project, which will see Phase II of a survey on the use of Agent Orange and support for people with birth Read More …

Explained: ‘Sponge Bomb,’ Israel’s new weapon to secure Hamas’ underground tunnels

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensifies, Israeli forces, as per reports, are set to use a ‘novel’ arsenal of tactics. This includes the use of innovative bomb known as “sponge bombs” which can seal off the intricate network Read More …

Vietnam: A So airport cleared from dioxin contamination

The Chemical Command under the Ministry of Defence on October 24 announced the completion of dioxin cleanup at A So airport in A Luoi district, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue. Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Read More …

Sharing information critical to tackling chemical threats

BANGKOK, Thailand – In just six hours, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system was able to create tens of thousands of chemical compounds that could be used as chemical weapons, demonstrating the potential for nefarious actors to exploit new technologies for Read More …

UK: Man admits possessing a pressure cooker bomb

A clinical support worker who is accused of planning terrorist attacks on a hospital and an RAF base has admitted possessing a pressure cooker bomb. Mohammed Farooq, 27, was arrested in the early hours of January 20 in the grounds Read More …

UK: PhD student guilty of making drone to deliver chemical weapon for terrorists

A PhD student has been found guilty of designing and building a “kamikaze” drone capable of delivering a bomb or chemical weapon for so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorists. Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court deliberated for around six hours over two days Read More …

Yemen: Dozens of civilian casualties due to coalition remnants

During August, dozens of civilians have been documented as killed and injured due to the explosion of the coalition’s remnants and its factions in Yemen. According to the Executive Center for Mine Action, “37 civilians were killed, including 12 children, Read More …

‘Iron harvest:’ A Belgian team unearths unexploded ammunition from WWI

In a muddy field in Flanders, in northern Belgium, there are signs of a recent harvest along its edge — raw potatoes here and there. But toward the back of the field, members of DOVO, the Belgian military’s bomb disposal Read More …