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Weapons cache found at Las Vegas shooter’s house

Weapons cache found at Las Vegas shooter’s house

Authorities said Monday they had recovered a weapons cache including firearms, explosives and ammunition from a house owned by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, as they upped the death toll from the attack to 59. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said officers searching the house in Mesquite, Nevada recovered “in excess of 18 additional firearms, some explosives […]

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N. Korea vows to boost weapons programme after sanctions

N. Korea vows to boost weapons programme after sanctions

North Korea on Wednesday vowed to accelerate its weapons programme in response to the “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council after its latest and most powerful test. “The adoption of another illegal and evil ‘resolution on sanctions’ piloted by the U.S. served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify that the road […]

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North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

Pyongyang – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests. The North’s KCNA news agency did not report the exact nature of the […]

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Pentagon suspects chemical weapons still in Syria

Pentagon suspects chemical weapons still in Syria

Washington – The Pentagon believes the Syrian regime likely has additional chemical weapons stocks at the airfield struck by US missiles last week, but these were deliberately left untouched, an official said yesterday. US intelligence experts assess Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military is probably hoarding the weapons in munitions depots at Shayrat airfield near Homs in […]

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Man killed after trying to seize soldier’s weapon at Paris airport

Paris – A man was shot dead after trying to seize the weapon from a soldier at Orly Airport Saturday morning and no victim is reported, confirmed the French Interior Ministry, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. According to local media, the Paris airport is being evacuated. Explosive experts are on site to make sure that […]

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Police find ETA weapons trove, arrest 5

Police find ETA weapons trove, arrest 5

Madrid – Spanish and French police have made five arrests after discovering a suspected weapons trove for the Basque militant group ETA in southern France, the French interior minister said Saturday. Human rights group criticized the arrests, saying they involved well-known peace activists. French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said the arrests were made late […]

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China says weapons in South China Sea not militarisation

China says weapons in South China Sea not militarisation

Beijing – China said Thursday that the deployment of weapons in the South China Sea had “nothing to do with militarisation”, calling the construction of defensive facilities “normal”. The comments came after images released by the US-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) showed a series of hexagonal structures on each of seven islets China constructed […]

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Chris Brown arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Chris Brown arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

Los Angeles – Singer Chris Brown was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, following an hours-long standoff after a woman alleged he pointed a gun at her. Police said the troubled singer, who has had numerous brushes with the law, was being transported to a police […]

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IS working to develop chemical weapons – Australia

IS working to develop chemical weapons – Australia

Sydney – The Islamic State group has shown it is prepared to use chemical weapons and is likely to have among its recruits the technical expertise to develop them, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. In a speech late yesterday, Bishop said Australia had no doubt that the Syrian regime had used toxic chemicals including […]