Explosive weapons http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43206/all en 822 UXOs, 15 antitank and 3 anti-personal mines disarmed in Azerbaijan last month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/822-uxos-15-antitank-and-3-anti-personal-mines-disarmed-azerbaijan-last <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Rashad Suleymanov; 2 171 083 sq m area was inspected and cleared from mines and unexploded ordinances (UXO) in Azerbaijan in March, 2013, Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told APA.</p><P>822 UXOs, 15 antitank and 3 anti-personal mines were found and disarmed during the operations. One Mine/UXO incident was recorded last year. 484 specialists and 118 assistants, 6 mine clearing vehicles and 36 mine dogs were involved in the operations in March.</p><P>220 458 894 sq m area has been cleared of mines and UXOs by ANAMA up to now. 679 435 mines and UXOs have been disarmed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/822-uxos-15-antitank-and-3-anti-personal-mines-disarmed-azerbaijan-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ammunition Explosive weapons Naval warfare War Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:33:49 +0000 Asianet 5800797 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan de-mining threatened by international pullout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/afghan-de-mining-threatened-international-pullout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Since Haji Abdul Samad lost his leg in a minefield more than 20 years ago, he has unearthed at least 1,000 explosives and become one of Afghanistan's most experienced de-miners.</p> <p>"After my accident, I told myself that I had to do work to save lives. I had to clean the rivers, hills, villages," Samad, who was fighting against the Soviets when he stepped on a mine in 1989, told AFP.</p> <p>"But I'm not afraid of mines," he added, at a site being cleared outside the capital Kabul, ahead of the UN International Day for Mine Awareness on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/afghan-de-mining-threatened-international-pullout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Explosive weapons Labor Law Naval warfare Technology AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:52:28 +0000 5801330 at http://www.globalpost.com Explosion hits northern Nigeria state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/explosion-hits-northern-nigeria-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A huge explosion hit northwest Nigeria's Kano State on Thursday night, police said, adding no death or injury was caused, APA reports quoting local media.</p><P>A bomb exploded along Dangi roundabout by zoo road, causing pandemonium among the people of the area. Bomb detectives have arrived the scene of the blast.</p><P>A Xinhua reporter in the restive state said the bomb detectives of the Nigeria police combed the area to ensure there was no left- over of the improvised explosion devices (IEDs).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/explosion-hits-northern-nigeria-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Explosive weapons Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:47:24 +0000 Asianet 5802886 at http://www.globalpost.com Explosion hits Nigeria's Kano State http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/explosion-hits-nigerias-kano-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A huge explosion hit northwest Nigeria's Kano State on Thursday night, police said, adding no death or injury was caused.</p><P>A bomb exploded along Dangi roundabout by zoo road, causing pandemonium among the people of the area. Bomb detectives have arrived at the scene of the blast.</p><P>A Xinhua reporter in the restive state said bomb detectives of the Nigeria police combed the area to ensure there was no leftover of the improvised explosion devices (IEDs).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/explosion-hits-nigerias-kano-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Explosive weapons Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:48:53 +0000 Asianet 5803020 at http://www.globalpost.com Guns and mortar shells found in Azerbaijan's capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/guns-and-mortar-shells-found-azerbaijans-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Ammunition was found in Binagadi district, Baku. APA reports quoting the website of the Ministry of Emergency Situations that the Ministry’s “112” hotline has received call on the detection of ammunition in Binagadi district, Baku.</p><P>Experts and rescuers of the relevant bodies of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were immediately deployed at the site to take necessary measures, relevant agencies were informed.</p><P>The rescuers have taken necessary measures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/guns-and-mortar-shells-found-azerbaijans-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ammunition Artillery Explosive weapons Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:05:12 +0000 Asianet 5812328 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing investigators on Wednesday entered the third day of their hunt with an emerging picture of the target: a suspect or suspects carrying heavy bags or backpacks made of dark nylon.</p> <p>While still unable to conclude whether a group or individuals were responsible for the attacks that killed three people and wounded 176, and whether they were foreign or American, investigators gathered enough evidence at the crime scene on Tuesday to slightly narrow their search.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar al-Awlaki Athletics Bomb Boston Marathon Business Cookware and bakeware Environment Explosive weapons Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Improvised explosive devices Islamic terrorism Lelisa Desisa Marathon Massachusetts Politics Pressure Pressure cooking Road running Running Sports Technology Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:16:08 +0000 5816398 at http://www.globalpost.com Only two bombs in Boston, no other devices found http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/only-two-bombs-boston-no-other-devices-found <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Only two bombs were used in the deadly attack at the Boston marathon, the governor of Massachusetts said Tuesday, ruling out earlier reports that two other unexploded devices had been found.</p> <p>Governor Deval Patrick said it was "important to clarify that only two explosive devices were found yesterday" and that no unexploded bombs or devices were found after the twin blasts Monday.</p> <p>vlk/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Explosive weapons AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:16:05 +0000 5817395 at http://www.globalpost.com 'No known additional threats' in Boston http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/no-known-additional-threats-boston-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There are no known additional threats following the bombing at the Boston marathon that killed three people and wounded more than 150, an FBI official said Tuesday.</p> <p>FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers told reporters in the aftermath of Monday's attack that there were ongoing investigations in various locations throughout the area.</p> <p>But "there's no known imminent physical threat at any location where we might be conducting investigative activity right now," he said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/no-known-additional-threats-boston-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Explosive weapons War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:31:09 +0000 5817402 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bomb scene pictures show remains of explosive device http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/boston-bomb-scene-pictures-show-remains-explosive-device <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomb scene pictures taken by investigators and released on Tuesday show the remains of an explosive device including twisted pieces of a metal container, wires, a battery and what appears to be a small circuit board.</p> <p>A U.S. government official, who declined to be identified, made the pictures available to Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/boston-bomb-scene-pictures-show-remains-explosive-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bomb Bombs Explosive weapons Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:30:25 +0000 5818001 at http://www.globalpost.com Iranian pair deny Thai bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/iranian-pair-deny-thai-bomb-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Iranian man whose legs were blown off during an alleged botched bomb plot last year against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok said Friday he found the explosives and was trying to dispose of them safely when they detonated.</p> <p>Saeid Moradi, 29, told a Bangkok court that he was about to leave Thailand when he found four bombs hidden inside radios in a cupboard at a rented house in the city.</p> <p>Two of the devices exploded as he ran into the street to throw them into a nearby canal, the second tearing off his legs, he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/iranian-pair-deny-thai-bomb-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bomb Explosive weapons AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:16:41 +0000 5825919 at http://www.globalpost.com Police probe possible bomb at Canada military headquarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/police-probe-possible-bomb-at-canada-military-headquarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Investigators have found components consistent with a bomb in a suspicious package that forced an evacuation of Canada's defense ministry headquarters, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>The package was found Tuesday on the Mackenzie King Bridge near the defense ministry, prompting authorities to close the bridge and adjacent downtown streets just before the start of the evening rush hour traffic.</p> <p>"The suspicious package was removed by a robot and detonated," Defense Minister Peter MacKay said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/police-probe-possible-bomb-at-canada-military-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Explosive weapons Explosives Technology AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 15:00:24 +0000 5834900 at http://www.globalpost.com Cluster bomb victims call on Canada to ratify convention to ban 'dirty' weapon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/cluster-bomb-victims-call-canada-ratify-convention-ban-dirty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA - The last day of Ahmad Mokaled's short life dawned on a sunny spring February morning in the southern Lebanon town of Nabatieh.</p> <p>Feb. 12, 1999, was Ahmad's fifth birthday. So his father, Raed, pulled him out of school for an impromptu celebration with Ahmad's older brother, Adam, at a bustling public park where the boys sprinted into a growing throng of children.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/cluster-bomb-victims-call-canada-ratify-convention-ban-dirty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cluster bombs Explosive weapons Mine warfare Politics Social Issues War The Canadian Press Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:30:44 +0000 5860561 at http://www.globalpost.com Laos asks Canada to restart funding to help clear deadly cluster bombs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130624/laos-asks-canada-restart-funding-help-clear-deadly-cluster-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENTIANE, Laos - The scale of contamination by cluster bombs here is staggering. So Laos has a simple plea for Canada: please send us more money.</p> <p>The lush landscape of this thickly forested country, an often forgotten battleground of the Vietnam War, is littered with unexploded ordinance, known as UXO. It is the lethal legacy of a relentless U.S. bombing campaign — on average, the rolling thunder of B-52s pounded this country every eight minutes, 24 hours a day for nine years between 1964 and 1973.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130624/laos-asks-canada-restart-funding-help-clear-deadly-cluster-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cluster bombs Disaster Explosive weapons Politics Socialism Technology War The Canadian Press Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:33:46 +0000 5865937 at http://www.globalpost.com Four decades after Vietnam war ended, Laotian children still paying the price http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/four-decades-after-vietnam-war-ended-laotian-children-still- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SARAVAN, Laos - The 30 students in Ondomxai Dom's Grade 1 class sit transfixed by the story she is reading of a boy and his father who happen upon a big piece of black iron while wading through a rice paddy.</p> <p>The children — 16 boys and 14 girls in the cement-walled, open-windowed elementary school — are transfixed as Dom continues.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130625/four-decades-after-vietnam-war-ended-laotian-children-still-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Explosive weapons Politics Socialism Submunitions Technology War The Canadian Press Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:04:10 +0000 5867105 at http://www.globalpost.com Young Laotians look ahead as they help clear deadly remains of Vietnam War http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/young-laotians-look-ahead-they-help-clear-deadly-remains-vie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MARKNOWNAY, Laos - Shadowed by a dense green and brown jungle canopy, Phakhai Keo methodically guides her metal detector across a thick carpet of grass, leaf and vine until a loud squeal cuts the still of the forest like a machete.</p> <p>She has found a deadly remnant of a war that ended long before she was born — and she couldn't be happier.</p> <p>"The day we find nothing is not so fulfilling," says the 25-year-old, who has spent the last three months combing the jungles and fields of southern Laos for unexploded cluster munitions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/young-laotians-look-ahead-they-help-clear-deadly-remains-vie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bombs Disaster Explosive weapons Socialism Technology War The Canadian Press Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:38:19 +0000 5868319 at http://www.globalpost.com