Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …

Azerbaijan, France consider signing mine clearance accord

The head of Azerbaijan’s Mine Action Agency, Vugar Suleymanov, and French ambassador Zacharie Gross have discussed France’s contribution to demining operations on territories liberated from Armenia’s occupation in the last year’s war, local news sources have reported. The meeting focused Read More …

U.S. Army EOD Soldiers to participate in multinational Ardent Defender exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers will be training with military and law enforcement personnel from 11 partner nations during Exercise Ardent Defender Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. Army EOD technicians from the Read More …

France: KKK obsessed student built pipe bombs with uranium from eBay

A 26-year-old French student has been arrested after his school project was discovered to be four pipe bombs packed with uranium dust he bought on eBay, Le Canard Enchaîné reported on Tuesday. The report was confirmed by VICE News, who Read More …

Algeria calls on France to compensate 7,300 victims of colonial-era mines

France must compensate the victims of landmines planted by its forces during the colonial era, head of the Algerian National Human Rights Council (CNHD), Bouzid Lazhari, has said, adding that French authorities laid more than nine million mines along Algeria’s Read More …

France provides additional USD 617,000 for UNMAS activities in Iraq

Baghdad, 04 March 2021 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 505,000 (approximately USD 617,000) from the Government of France renewing its commitment in supporting the Government of Iraq to protect Read More …