updated Fri. December 8, 2023
Black Star News
April 30, 2018
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.
April 30, 2018
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 hasÃâÃÂ ...
April 29, 2018
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 inÃâÃÂ ...
April 28, 2018
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, economicÃâÃÂ ...
April 27, 2018
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 targetingÃâÃÂ ...
The National Interest Online (blog)
April 21, 2018
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 anÃâÃÂ ...
April 20, 2018
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 targetsÃâÃÂ ...
April 9, 2018
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.
We Are The Mighty (blog)
April 2, 2018
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.
March 28, 2018
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 scatterÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
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, includingÃâÃÂ ...
Cluster Munition Coalition
March 2, 2018
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 SeptemberÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
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.
International Business Times UK
February 27, 2018
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 formÃâÃÂ ...
February 27, 2018
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 managingÃâÃÂ ...
February 26, 2018
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 certainÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
"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 isÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
"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 inÃâÃÂ ...
February 14, 2018
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 theÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2018
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.
December 1, 2017
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 withÃâÃÂ ...
November 30, 2017
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.
New York Times
August 31, 2017
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 killedÃâÃÂ ...
Ukiah Daily Journal
December 31, 1999
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 inÃâÃÂ ...