Mozambique denies knowledge of ship tied to Beirut blast

07/08/2020 – Mozambican port authorities on Thursday denied any knowledge of the ship carrying the cargo of ammonium nitrate said to have caused the devastating explosion in Beirut.

They were reacting to widespread reports that the ammonium nitrate had arrived in Lebanon in 2013 on board a Moldovan-flagged ship sailing from Georgia and bound for the central port city of Beira. Continuer à lire … « Mozambique denies knowledge of ship tied to Beirut blast »

Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh)

2018/04/11- Defence sectors in several Arab countries have undergone significant transformation leading to the hybridization of security governance, leaving them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested. Continuer à lire … « Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh) »

Nigeria – US Army procures Hydra rockets from General Dynamics for foreign military sales

2018/09/16 – General Dynamics has been awarded a $44 million contract to procure Hydra rockets for foreign military sales to Afghanistan, Nigeria, Australia, Lebanon and the Philippines, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a Friday, September 14 release. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – US Army procures Hydra rockets from General Dynamics for foreign military sales »

The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister

As part of this GRI series, Nicolò Donà dalle Rose dissects major conflicts around the world and provides reflections on potential future developments. This issue focuses on the appointment of Italy’s new Minister of Defense and its impact on Italian involvement in Libya and Lebanon, as well as Italy’s broader foreign policy stance. Continuer à lire … « The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister »

Army Commander, interlocutors tackle general situation #Lebanon #Algeria #Italy

2018/08/06 – Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, on Monday welcomed at his Yarzeh office Lebanon’s Ambassador to Algeria, Mohammad al-Hassan, with whom he discussed an array of matters. Continuer à lire … « Army Commander, interlocutors tackle general situation #Lebanon #Algeria #Italy »

Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali

2018/07/21 – The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.
The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali »