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Dictator Museveni now friends with GAAMAC in campaign to whitewash crimes. [Commentary]. A Conference to denounce "Mass Atrocity Crimes" must not be held in Uganda because the country has been the epicenter of genocide during these 32 years that Gen. Yoweri Museveni has held power.
Aid groups have decried the situation of Palestinian refugees and Syrians in the area, as activists accuse forces loyal to Assad of using surface-to-surface missiles, barrel and cluster bombs, as well as mortar fire. UK-based Action Group for Palestinians of Syria estimates that 60 percent of Yarmouk has ...

Albukhaiti claimed that there are cluster bombs everywhere in Sa'dah and presented an example on the air of a US-made cluster bomb given to him by the children who found it in a village in east Sa'dah. In 2016, Saudi Arabia admitted that it used UK-manufactured cluster bombs against Houthi rebels in ...
Even before talks have started, the rhetoric resembles sound-bites from the Cold War era. As the clock ticks down on the Beijing summit, fears are growing that the United States and China could end up in a full-blown trade war. The aftershocks would be horrendous. Caught in the crossfire, economic ...
Mohammad al-Ghanem, one of the organized event's participants and a farmer who lost his leg after a mine exploded his tractor, believes that all the events that seek to raise the people's awareness about mine, explosive devises and cluster bombs' remnants threats are crucial, especially those targeting ...
Cluster weapons—those mini-bombs that have cost many a civilian their foot or their life—are back. Russia has just unveiled what it describes as a stealth cluster bomb. This comes after the Trump administration scrapped a plan to eliminate cluster weapons by 2019, despite 103 nations signing on to an ...

The US Air Force recently announced that the last squadrons of the legendary B-52 Stratofortress have returned home after concluding operations against ISIS in the Middle East and the Taliban in Afghanistan. "Following two years of B-52 squadrons employing nearly 12,000 weapons on Islamic State and Taliban targets ...
Nor could they see much distinction between their chlorine and sarin and Nato's horrific cluster bombs and white phosphorous. Photographs of choking children make graphic television, but at least they might survive. We never see the body parts of those blasted to pieces by high-explosive missiles.
The Joint Direct Attack Munition gets a lot of attention for its ability to strike within 30 feet of a target, no matter what the weather is like. But with all that attention, other bombs get short shrift it seems. Take, for instance, the cluster bomb.
Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim. Trump unleashes debilitating trade wars;. Global economy precariously poised at the edge of a 1930s style crash;. Ordinary people's heads are spinning with such hyperbolic headlines. But can President Trump convert his “trade war” into a “surgical strike” instead of a scatter ...
Britain's support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen divides the government from the public, which disapproves of the conflict, according to opinion polls. It is more than just moral support. Saudi Arabia's role in the war is being led by British and American fighter-bombers in the Saudi Royal Air Force, including ...
Sri Lanka officially renounced cluster bombs yesterday when it joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Congratulations! The instrument of accession to the Convention was deposited at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and the Convention will enter into force for Sri Lanka on 1 September ...
This new video confirms our worst fears, that the Egyptian Armed Forces are using cluster bombs in North Sinai. ... at the start of this latest operation in North Sinai, showed US-made CBU-87 Combined Effects Weapons, a type of cluster bomb, being loaded onto fighter jets set to be deployed to North Sinai.
This requirement has been specified in spite of the fact that the military is slowly moving away from cluster bombs, The War Zone reported. The bombs that the USAF wants, however, are not traditional cluster munitions that have smaller 'bomblets' which cause widespread damage. They will be in the form ...
A Legg Mason affiliate is divesting investments linked to tobacco and cluster munitions in its fixed income strategies. Western Asset is removing these investments in the Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond Fund and Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund. Legg Mason Australia managing ...
The goal was to eliminate any cluster bomb or artillery shell bomblets that failed on average more than one percent of the time by Jan. 1, 2019. This policy shift came in response to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), an international treaty to which the United States is not party, that bans certain ...
"The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes) equipped with self-guided damage agents kicked off in 2016. The state-run tests are being carried out in accordance with the customer's program and after their completion in 2018, the bomb is ...

"Cluster bombs are inherently indiscriminate weapons that inflict unimaginable suffering for years after their use, and they are internationally banned for this reason," Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International's deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in the statement. "Their depiction in ...
The Egyptian military's use of cluster bombs must cease immediately, Amnesty international said today, following the military's release of an official video showing cluster bombs as part of their recent operations in North Sinai. Amnesty International experts have analysed a video which was posted on the ...
Thousands of innocent children continue to fall victim to Saudi Arabia's use of cluster bombs in aerial attacks on residential areas across the Yemen, ... coastal province of Hudaydah, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital Sana'a, less than a week ago when he found an unexploded cluster bomb.
The Pentagon is putting off indefinitely a ban that was due to take effect in 2019 on older models of cluster bombs which are less safe. The weapons scatter bomblets across a wide area, some of which fail to explode, posing a threat to civilians. The US military had been hoping to update them with ...
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has put off indefinitely a planned ban on using certain cluster bombs, which release explosive sub-munitions, or bomblets. The U.S. military considers them a legitimate and important weapon, although critics say they kill indiscriminately and pose hazards to civilians.
Casualties from cluster munitions, internationally outlawed weapons that kill indiscriminately, more than doubled in 2016 compared with the previous year, a disarmament group that monitors their use reported on Thursday. The group, the Cluster Munition Coalition, said nearly 1,000 people had been killed ...
Searcy, a former Army intelligence officer now living in Hanoi, is an International advisor for Project RENEW, a non-government organization that works along with the U.S. and Vietnamese governments to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO) — cluster bombs, landmines, other munitions along the DMZ in ...
After the first trap went off, he carpet-bombed the monster with Cluster Bomb and then smoothly led it to his second trap. ... he had planned- the Pink Rathian, charmed by the hunter's Challenger Mantle, walked into the first, then second trap, then was hit by all the Cluster Bombs as it walked into the 4th trap.
A Legg Mason affiliate is divesting investments linked to tobacco and cluster munitions in its fixed income strategies. Western Asset is removing these investments in the Legg Mason Western Asset Global Bond Fund and Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Fund following Legg Mason chief ...
The goal was to eliminate any cluster bomb or artillery shell bomblets that failed on average more than one percent of the time by Jan. 1, 2019. This policy shift came in response to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), an international treaty to which the United States is not party, that bans certain ...
This requirement has been specified in spite of the fact that the military is slowly moving away from cluster bombs, The War Zone reported. The bombs that the USAF wants, however, are not traditional cluster munitions that have smaller 'bomblets' which cause widespread damage. They will be in the form ...
... a Lao government agency, more than two million tons of bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War, making the country the most heavily bombed per capita in history. Approximately 270 million cluster bombs were dropped and an estimated 80 million did not detonate according to the agency, ...
"The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0.55 tonnes) equipped with self-guided damage agents kicked off in 2016. The state-run tests are being carried out in accordance with the customer's program and after their completion in 2018, the bomb is ...
Although it has been exactly twenty years since conflict erupted in Kosovo, the problem of unexploded cluster bombs and mines in the Kosovar countryside - which is populated by ethnic Albanians - remains widespread. The bitter story of Kosovo's relationship with cluster bombs and their sub-munitions ...
Amnesty International has said Egypt must cease use of cluster bombs "immediately" after the weapons had featured in an official video by the country's military on their recent operations in North Sinai. The human rights group said in a statement on Wednesday that its experts analysed the video and ...
The Egyptian military's use of cluster bombs must cease immediately, Amnesty international said today, following the military's release of an official video showing cluster bombs as part of their recent operations in North Sinai. Amnesty International experts have analysed a video which was posted on the ...
Thousands of innocent children continue to fall victim to Saudi Arabia's use of cluster bombs in aerial attacks on residential areas across the Yemen, ... coastal province of Hudaydah, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital Sana'a, less than a week ago when he found an unexploded cluster bomb.
7 (Saba) – Seven Yemeni civilians were killed and other six injured in 32 Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes and three cluster bombs hit several province of ... In Marib province, about 173 km north-east of the capital Sanaa, The aggression warplanes dropped three cluster bombs on Serwah district.
St. Francis de Sales School's 'Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs' Chapter presented an art exhibit at the Monongalia Arts Center on Friday evening. The students offer humanitarian assistance to landmine survivors through service projects and raise awareness about survivor's issues.
That is why Humanity & Inclusion U.S. and other organizations, in addition to advocating for the elimination of land mines and cluster bombs, are also pushing countries and combatants to refrain from using all explosive weapons near the homes, schools, hospitals and basic infrastructure upon which ...
Members of the European Parliament are considering whether EU taxpayer money can be used to fund the development of weapons of mass destruction, drones, and robot weapons. Two parliament committees will vote on Tuesday (23 January) on the draft bill, proposed by the European Commission in ...
SAADA, Jan 15 (Saba) - A girl was seriously injured overnight by a cluster bomb in Sehar district of Saada provinc, a security official told saba. ... Many of the areas of Saada province were bombarded with cluster bombs, many of which did not explode unless touched what constitutes a threat to the lives of ...
The White Helmets said Sunday that the offensive had involved hundreds of airstrikes, missiles and cluster bombs. The group said that 177 people had been killed in the latest offensive, and more than 800 civilians, including at least 200 children, had been injured. Read More. UNICEF, the UN's agency for ...
According to statistics from Lao authorities, from 1965 to 1973, the United States dropped some two million tons of ordinance on Laos during the Vietnam War, including 2.7 million cluster bombs which are designed to break apart and release a payload of smaller bombs. As many as 30 percent of these ...
SAADA, Jan 15 (Saba) - A girl was seriously injured overnight by a cluster bomb in Sehar district of Saada provinc, a security official told saba. ... Many of the areas of Saada province were bombarded with cluster bombs, many of which did not explode unless touched what constitutes a threat to the lives of ...
Drel (drill) is a codename for research and development (R&D) programme for the PBK-500U gliding cluster bomb (Planiruyushchaya Bombovaya Kasseta, 500 kg/1,102 lb, unified), a Russian counterpart to the US Joint Standoff Munition (JSOW). The bomb has a large wing and control surfaces enabling it ...
A single cluster bomb can contain dozens, even hundreds, of baseball-size bomblets that spray in all directions, ripping apart anything in their path. ... have been killed and another 60,000 wounded by American land mines, artillery shells, cluster bombs and other ordnance that failed to detonate back then.
“We must not lose our qualitative and quantitative competitive advantage against potential adversaries that seek operational and tactical advantages against the United States and its allies and partners,” explained Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan in a recent memo changing the policy.
... cluster bombs, bought by Saudi Arabia, caused significant civilian casualties in Yemen. In April of this year, Feinstein and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduced the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act to bind the Defense Department to the 1 percent maximum failure rate for cluster bomb detonation.
Experts from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre found 19 cluster munitions on Thursday in the province of Kratie. These are the unexploded innards of cluster bombs dropped by the USAF during the Vietnam War. Heng Ratana, director-general of the CMAC said that – for many years – the UXOs were ...
The Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui financial groups had set guidelines that allowed loans to manufacturers of cluster bombs if the funds were not used for the production of the weapons. After the policy changes, both groups will not provide any loans to cluster bomb makers. The two other companies, ...
Cluster munitions are dangerous to civilians and present problems under international humanitarian law — specifically concerning the principle of distinction and the prohibition of indiscriminate attacks. Dropped from aircraft or fired from the ground, each cluster bomb opens up mid-air, releasing hundreds ...
... collateral damage to civilians cannot exceed the cluster munitions' expected concrete and direct military utility. GettyImages-687607 Said Ul Rahman, aged 8, is carried by his brother after he was injured by a cluster bomb 10 days ago December 14, 2001 at the Mirwais hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


 

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