World Jan 9, 2018

Civilian deaths from explosives surged in 2017, campaign group says

More than 40 civilians were killed every day by explosive weapons last year, according to a preliminary survey of media reports, a sharp rise on 2016 largely due to an increase in deadly airstrikes, a campaign group said Monday. From monitoring English-language news reports up ...

World Jul 21, 2017

Divers retrieve World War II 'bouncing bombs' from Scottish loch

Divers have recovered two World War Two-era "bouncing bombs" from the bottom of a Scottish loch after a seven-year hunt aided by the British navy. The spherical Highball devices, developed by British war-time "Dambuster" engineer Barnes Wallis, are similar to the bombs used to destroy ...

Bangkok bombing method doesn't match past insurgent tactics

Asia Pacific Aug 18, 2015

Bangkok bombing method doesn't match past insurgent tactics

Thai authorities have not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 22 people, but officials said the bombing did not match tactics used by insurgents in the south. Eight foreigners were among those ...

Bomb near top Cairo courthouse kills two; other blasts hit capital

World Mar 3, 2015

Bomb near top Cairo courthouse kills two; other blasts hit capital

Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday. The repeated security incidents in Cairo have raised concern over the effectiveness ...