Category Weapons

North Korea Arms Carrier Pays Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs that representatives of the ship ‘Chong Chon Gang’ have paid the total amount of the fine for US$693,333.10 set due to the violation of the Regulations for Navigation in Canal Waters and consequently the ACP has authorized the release of the ship. ACP add that in the case of […]

Panama orders release of crew of N. Korean ship – The Washington Post

Panama’s judicial authorities have ordered the release of 32 of 35 crew members of a North Korean ship detained in July for carrying hidden arms from Cuba and they were working Thursday on the paperwork needed to leave. Prosecutor Nahaniel Murgas said the captain and two other crew members would remain to face arms trafficking […]

Local Opposition in Italy Risks Delaying Syrian Arsenal Destruction – WSJ.com

Plans to use an Italian port as part of a process to destroy Syrian chemical weapons have stumbled over local opposition, raising the risk of delaying the U.S.- Russia sponsored project to eradicate a trove that includes mustard gas and components of sarin gas. The opposition in Italy marks the latest chapter in a process […]

Yemen seizes Egyptian ship on Arabian Sea coast | Yemen Times

SANA’A, Jan.8—Interrogations of the crew of an Egyptian ship seized by Yemeni naval forces on Sunday in the Nashton Port of Mahra governorate are still underway. Yemeni authorities have yet to provide any information about the ship’s cargo but a committee that includes representatives from the general prosecutor’s office, the public security office, the Ministry […]

Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad leaves Cyprus for Syria

THE Norwegian frigate “Helge Ingstad” are preparing to head to the Syrian port of Latakia, to escort the transport of chemical weapons from Syria. Rune Thomas Ege, a reporter with the daily VG newspaper who is onboard, confirmed to the Famagusta Gazette via Twitter, that the frigate left Limassol port at 10am local time and […]

Hezbollah Moving Long-Range Missiles From Syria to Lebanon, an Analyst Says – NYTimes.com

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Amid the chaos of Syria’s civil war, Hezbollah has been moving long-range missiles to Lebanon from bases where it had stored them inside Syria, including long-range Scud D missiles that can strike deep into Israel, according to an Israeli national security analyst. Related The analyst, Ronen Bergman, who has close contacts with […]

Laser Weapons Are Finally Here, but Future Remains in Doubt – Blog

A laser beam the size of a quarter fired from the back of a truck successfully shot down football-size mortar rounds and took small drones out of the sky. In the world of directed-energy weapons, this was a milestone achievement, government and industry officials said. It happened between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10 during tests […]