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Tag: war

  • Friday, November 13th 2020 - 08:37 UTC

    Land mines and other explosives caused 5,554 victims in 2019

    The number of victims remains high, even if it has decreased in recent years – from 6,897 in 2018, 7,253 in 2017 and 9,439 in 2016

    Land mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) killed or injured at least 5,554 people around the world last year, according to the Landmine Monitor 2020, published in Geneva on Thursday.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 07:53 UTC

    Trump lifts restrictions on deployment of landmines, the “non persistent” models

    Trump gave the green light to so-called “non-persistent” landmines that can be switched off remotely rather than staying in the ground forever.

    President Donald Trump on Friday lifted US restrictions on the deployment of landmines, saying a new generation of high-tech explosives would improve security for US forces. In the latest reversal of a policy of his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump gave the green light to so-called “non-persistent” landmines that can be switched off remotely rather than staying in the ground forever.

  • Thursday, November 14th 2019 - 18:30 UTC

    As populism advances, beware of the Polish secret

    In the recent Polish election, the populist Law and Justice Party won 43.6% of the vote in an election that saw the biggest turnout since fall of Communism in 1989

    By Gwynne Dyer – There is a tension at the heart of populist political parties that may ultimately lead most of them to electoral defeat. They depend heavily on the votes of the old, the poor and the poorly educated — “I love the poorly educated,” as Donald Trump once put it — but they are also right-wing parties that do not like what they call “socialism.” (Other people call it the welfare state.)

  • Wednesday, September 11th 2019 - 09:49 UTC

    Venezuela starts war games along the Colombian border mobilizing 150.000 troops

    Tanks, missile carriers and dozens of troops deployed around La Fria airport in western Tachira state on Tuesday.

    Venezuela's armed forces chiefs said on Tuesday they had begun mobilizing 150,000 troops for military exercises on the Colombian border amid renewed tensions between Bogota and Caracas.

  • Thursday, February 28th 2019 - 09:28 UTC

    Pakistan shows downed Indian pilot; New Delhi demands his release

    The incident, in which Pakistan said it had shot down two military jets, has escalated tensions between the two nations, both of whom claim all of Kashmir

    India has demanded the release of a fighter pilot shot down by Pakistan warplanes in a major escalation between the two nuclear powers over Kashmir. Video showing the pilot, blindfolded and with blood on his face, was shared by Pakistan's information ministry. India described the images as a “vulgar display of an injured personnel”.

  • Wednesday, December 26th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Abdicating Emperor Akihito underlines his reign has seen “Japan free of war”

    Emperor Akihito’s 30-year reign of the Heisei is the only era without war in Japan’s modern history

    Japan’s Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation’s wartime history.

  • Wednesday, September 12th 2018 - 18:41 UTC

    Announcing 2018 HWPL Peace Summit: Spreading world peace and cessation of war

    The peace summit by HWPL will be held in South Korea from 17th to 19th on September

    UN-affiliated NGO based in South Korea Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) will held her fourth Peace Summit in order to promote world peace and the cessation of war. Since 2014, the NGO has hosted the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summits with the slogan of “everyone to become messengers of peace” to put in the debate the realizable methods for world peace in association with the leaders from each sector of the global society.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

    US coalition: Strikes in Syria increases tension; reactions worldwide

    Three targets were hit in the one-night operation. The damaged installations were Syrian research, storage and military buildings.

    Bombs have fallen. Damascus has been beaten again. The United States, United Kingdom and France coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian targets as Donald Trump sought to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack last weekend near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:58 UTC

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default And Nuclear Weapons

    Verisk Maplecroft surveyed a long list of countries, and produced its Government Stability Index (GSI), which uses some predictive data and analysts forecasts to take stock of geopolitical risk in var

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the oil market, according to a new report.

  • Wednesday, December 15th 2010 - 01:51 UTC

    Falklands’ war film to be done in Isle of Man on time for 30th anniversary

    An independent feature film about the Falklands War will be made on the Isle of Man next spring. The project is called ‘Betrayed’ and charts a soldier's battle with post traumatic stress disorder.