Lebanon: Ministry of Defense inks two mine action agreements with UNDP, Dutch embassy

Lebanon’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday inked two mine action agreements with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Dutch Embassy in Lebanon. The agreement with the UNDP addresses the humanitarian and development impacts of mines, cluster munitions, Read More …

Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

Syria’s oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by a drone coming from the direction of Lebanese waters. The identity of the vessel was unclear, Read More …

Lebanon: ‘Second Beirut bomb’ removed from port by German firm

A German firm has removed numerous containers holding hazardous chemicals from the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut, which are set to be shipped out of the country half a year after the catastrophic blast that destroyed the city. Germany’s Ambassador Read More …

Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Read More …

New IRA links confirm Hezbollah’s growing terror threat in Europe

The latest allegations that senior representatives of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia met with members of a breakaway Irish terrorist group have highlighted the growing extent of the Iranian-backed organisation’s operations in Europe. For decades, Hezbollah’s primary focus has been the Middle Read More …