В Алматы скончался академик НАН РК доктор Саим Балмуханов
Академик Саим Балмуханов является основателем рентгено-радиологической науки и радиобиологии в Казахстане. Он внес неоценимый вклад в становлении и развитии онкологической службы страны. Под его руководством была создана первая в Казахстане клиническая база для …
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مندوب مصر بجنيف: إنشاء شرق أوسط خال من الأسلحة النووية
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وليد عبد الناصر مندوب مصر الدائم لدى الأمم المتحدة في جنيف بيان مصر أمام مؤتمر نزع السلاح والذي أشار فيه إلى أولويات مصر فيما يتعلق بعمل المؤتمر، مؤكدا على أولوية نزع السلاح النووي وأن التفاوض على اتفاقية لحظر إنتاج المواد الانشطارية للأسلحة النووية والأجهزة النووية المتفجرة الأخرى يتعين أن يخدم أهداف نزع السلاح وعدم الانتشار النووي كما أشار كذلك إلى ضرورة الإبقاء على الفضاء الخارجي بعيدا عن النزاعات المسلحة ووقف سباق التسلح فى الفضاء الخارجي وشدد على أهمية التوصل إلى تدابير فعالة ملزمة قانونا …
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ويضيف مسلم أن السلاح هو أحد عناصر التعاون الاستراتيجى بين أى بلدين، خصوصا بين القاهرة وموسكو، بعد أن كان مصدر السلاح المصرى أحاديا، وكان جزء من هذا السلاح معونة. ويشير إلى أن #مصر كانت تتعاون مع الولايات المتحدة التى تضع مصلحة إسرائيل فى المقام الأول، وهو أمر مضطرب ويمثل خللا استراتيجيا كبيرا، وآن الأوان لتداركه وعلاجه. ويشدد على أنه بالتعاون مع روسيا من الممكن أن نحصل على أسلحة ليس الحصول عليها متاحا من الولايات المتحدة، بالإضافة إلى المناورات العسكرية المصرية الروسية وإنشاء منطقة خالية …
The US and its allies are said to be considering military action against sites in Syria. But what do countries in the region and beyond think about any possible action?
The Turkish government has been one of the most strident critics of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since early on in the uprising. On Monday Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Turkey’s Milliyet newspaper that the country was ready to join an international coalition for action against Syria even in the absence of agreement at the UN Security Council.
Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
The monarchies of the Gulf are said to have been key in funding and supplying the rebel forces fighting against forces loyal to President Assad. Saudi Arabia has been a rival of the Syrian government for years and has been particularly active in pushing for action against Mr Assad, with former Saudi ambassador to Washington Prince Bandar bin Sultan reportedly trying in recent weeks to garner international support for further support for the rebels.
Despite initially avoiding becoming involved in the conflict, Israel has carried outthree strikes on targets in Syria this year, reportedly to prevent weapons shipments reaching the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. Shelling and gunfire from Syria has also hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, drawing return Israeli fire.
In recent days, Israeli officials have condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces and hinted at support for military action. “Our finger must always be on the pulse. Ours is a responsible finger and if necessary, it will also be on the trigger,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
However, Israeli officials will be aware that any Western action against Syria risks a repeat of events in the first Gulf War in 1991, when Iraq attacked Tel Aviv with Scud missiles in attempt to draw Israel into the conflict and prompt the withdrawal of Arab countries from the war. Reports say sales of gas masks in Israel have gone up in response to speculation over military action.
The Lebanese Foreign Minister Adana Mansour told Lebanese radio on Monday that he did not support the idea of strikes on Syria, saying: “I don’t think this action would serve peace, stability and security in the region.”
Two bomb attacks which killed almost 60 people in Lebanon this month were linked to tensions over the Syrian conflict. The Lebanese Shia militant movement Hezbollah has openly taken part in combat in Syria on the side of the government, and there have been reports of some in the Sunni community fighting on the side of the rebels. In addition, the country is already playing host to the largest number of Syrian refugees of any country.
Iran has been Syria’s main backer in the region since well before the current conflict and has been highly critical of any prospect of intervention.
On Tuesday, Iran warned a top UN official visiting Tehran of “serious consequences” of any military action.
Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi also repeated claims that it was in fact rebels who used chemical weapons, AFP reports.
Following a cautious reaction to the initial reports of a chemical weapons attack, American rhetoric has hardened in recent days. Secretary of State John Kerry said the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government was “undeniable” and a “moral obscenity”.
Washington has recently bolstered its naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean, prompting speculation that preparation for an attack is underway. Analysts believe the most likely US action would be sea-launched cruise missiles targeting Syrian military installations.
The UK is drawing up contingency plans for military action, Prime Minster David Cameron’s office has said. Any action would be “proportionate”, lawful and follow agreement with international allies, a spokesman for Mr Cameron said.
On Monday Foreign Secretary William Hague told the BBC that diplomatic pressure on Syria had failed and that the UK, “the United States, [and] many other countries including France, are clear that we can’t allow the idea in the 21st Century that chemical weapons can be used with impunity”.
The day after the reports of the attack near Damascus, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for “a reaction of force” if the use of chemical weapons was proven. He has also suggested that the UN Security Council could be bypassed “in certain circumstances”.
France has been amongst the most hawkish Western countries with regard to Syria, being the first Western power to recognise the main opposition coalition as the Syrian people’s legitimate representative. In May France, along with the UK, successfully lobbied for the EU’s arms embargo to be lifted so as to allow further supplies to the rebels.
Russia is one of Mr Assad’s most important international backers and has stressed the need for a political solution to be found to the crisis.
It has sharply criticised any possibility of Western strikes on Syria, saying action taken outside the security council threatened “catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and Northern Africa”.
China has joined Russia in blocking resolutions critical of Syria at the UN Security Council. It has also criticised the prospect of strikes against Syria.
The official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, said Western powers were rushing to conclusions about who might have used chemical weapons in Syria before UN inspectors had completed their investigation.
- Syria crisis: Russia warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of military intervention – The Independent (independent.co.uk)
- Iran warns west against military intervention in Syria (theguardian.com)
Bodies still being found after alleged Syria chemical attack – opposition (dailystar.com.lb)
‘Takfiris behind Syria chemical attack’ (rinf.com)
Opponents of the U.S. program to target suspected Islamic militants with unmanned drones have announced a month-long series of protests planned for April.Meanwhile, a new National Center for Policy Analysis study calls for exploring the civilian, commercial and scientific applications of drones, while taking into account privacy concerns.
These two stories illustrate how big a deal drones have become over the past decade or so. But unmanned aerial vehicles have been around a lot longer than that. Click on for a look at drones going back to World War II.
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Opponents of the U.S. program to target suspected Islamic militants…
- View of an experimental, radar pilotless aircraft, or drone, nestled under the wing of a PN4Y2 naval aircraft in 1945. Photo: PhotoQuest, Getty Images
View of an experimental, radar pilotless aircraft, or drone,…
- While today’s drones launch missiles at suspected militants, early versions were more often targets in missile tests. Here, a redeye missile closes in on a radio-controlled drone in 1966.
Photo: US Navy, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
While today’s drones launch missiles at suspected militants, early…
- Israel Aircraft Industries workers assemble a drone in 1989.
Photo: David Rubinger, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
Israel Aircraft Industries workers assemble a drone in 1989.
- Lockheed Martin built the DarkStar High Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to provide battlefield commanders and intelligence agencies with reconnaissance data.
Photo: Carla Thomas, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
Lockheed Martin built the DarkStar High Altitude Unmanned Aerial…
- Russian army soldiers prepare a pilotless drone aircraft at a secret base near the Chechen capital Grozny in 1999. The Russians used drones to search for Chechen rebel positions.
Photo: Mark H. Milstein, Getty Images
Russian army soldiers prepare a pilotless drone aircraft at a…
- Northrop Gumman’s 44-foot-long Global Hawk first flew in 1998. In 2008, Global Hawk set the endurance record for a full-scale, operational unmanned aircraft, flying for 33.1 hours at altitudes up to 60,000 feet over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
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Northrop Gumman’s 44-foot-long Global Hawk first flew in 1998. In…
- Onlookers move in for a closer look at Boeing’s new Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle on September 27, 2000 during an unveiling ceremony at the Boeing Company plant in St. Louis, Mo. Photo: Bill Greenblatt, Getty Images
Onlookers move in for a closer look at Boeing’s new Unmanned Combat…
- An Israeli flag flutters next to an Harpy IAI-MBT Attack Drone as part of the Israeli display during the 44th Paris Air Show on June 21, 2001. Photo: FRANCOIS MORI, AFP/Getty Images
An Israeli flag flutters next to an Harpy IAI-MBT Attack Drone as…
- U.S. Marines watch a demonstration of the Dragon Eye drone on February 16, 2003, in Kuwait. The drone can fly over enemy lines for one hour, sending back infrared real time images. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg, Getty Images
U.S. Marines watch a demonstration of the Dragon Eye drone on…
- Iraqi officials show off their 7.45-meter-wingspan Remotely Piloted Vehicle 30A, or the “Jerusalem 10,” to members of the news media on March 12, 2003 in Baghdad. Iraq declared the drone in a January 15, 2003 report, but with a 4.4-meter wingspan, an error that Iraqis say was a “typing mistake.” Though the drone looked like a science project, with tin foil and duct tape holding it together, U.S. officials building a case for war called it a “smoking gun.” Photo: Scott Peterson, Getty Images
Iraqi officials show off their 7.45-meter-wingspan Remotely Piloted…
- In September 2003, a U.S. Army Hunter drone killed two suspected roadside bombers in northern Iraq by dropping a bomb on them, “a first in army aviation history,” according to the Army.
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In September 2003, a U.S. Army Hunter drone killed two suspected…
- The Eagle, a drone made by European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) is shown at the Paris Air Show on June 17. 2003. Photo: FREDERICK FLORIN, AFP/Getty Images
The Eagle, a drone made by European Aeronautic Defense and Space…
- In this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, airmen with the 64th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron move an RQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Tallil Air Base in Iraq. Photo: U.S. Air Force, Getty Images
In this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force,…
- German soldiers stand next to a drone prior to its launch north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 14, 2003.
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German soldiers stand next to a drone prior to its launch north of…
- This prototype remote control helicopter being developed for use by the Israeli military was stolen on November 9, 2003, an act described as “industrial espionage.” Photo: Getty Images
This prototype remote control helicopter being developed for use by…
- This undated handout from Elbit Systems Ltd. shows a Hermes 450 unmanned airborn vehicle in flight.
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This undated handout from Elbit Systems Ltd. shows a Hermes 450…
- French soldiers set up a drone on a vehicle on July 14, 2004, prior the Bastille Day parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris. Photo: MEHDI FEDOUACH, AFP/Getty Images
French soldiers set up a drone on a vehicle on July 14, 2004, prior…
- A militiaman loyal to Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr displays a U.S. military drone on Aug. 22, 2004. The militia claimed to have shot down the drone the previous day. The Arabic writing on the wing of the drone reads: “Equipment of the American army.” Photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE, AFP/Getty Images
A militiaman loyal to Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr displays a…
- Northrup Grumman’s mock-up of the company’s X-47B drone is shown with its bomb doors open and aircraft carrier tailhook deployed.
Photo: John B. Carnett, Popular Science Via Getty Images
Northrup Grumman’s mock-up of the company’s X-47B drone is shown…
- Pilots control U.S. Predator drones flying over Afghanistan from a base in Las Vegas on May 2, 2006. Photo: Veronique De Viguerie, Getty Images
Pilots control U.S. Predator drones flying over Afghanistan from a…
- In 2006, U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed new MQ-9 Predator B drones to patrol the southern border of the United Sates. Photo: Gary Williams, Getty Images
In 2006, U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed new MQ-9…
- A model of a drone fighter plane is displayed at the 6th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on October 31, 2006, in Zhuhai, China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images
A model of a drone fighter plane is displayed at the 6th China…
- In this handout photo released by the Hamas media office January 11, 2007, a member of the Al-Qassam brigade, the military wing of Hamas Movement, poses with an Israeli spy drone which Hamas says was captured in the Gaza strip. Photo: Handout, Getty Images
In this handout photo released by the Hamas media office January…
- In this photo provided by the Israeli Defense Forces, the IDF’s first long-range drone, named the Heron, comes in for landing March 7, 2007 at Palmachim air base in central Israel.
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In this photo provided by the Israeli Defense Forces, the IDF’s…
- A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone takes off August 8, 2007 at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev. The Reaper was the Air Force’s first “hunter-killer” unmanned aerial vehicle, designed to engage time-sensitive targets on the battlefield as well as provide intelligence and surveillance. The jet-fighter sized Reapers are 36 feet long with 66-foot wingspans and can fly up to 14 hours fully loaded with laser-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. They can fly twice as fast and high as the smaller MQ-1 Predators, reaching speeds of 300 mph at an altitude of up to 50,000 feet.
Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images
A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone takes off August 8, 2007 at Creech Air…
- Michael Martinez, airframe and power plant mechanic with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., inspects an MQ-9 Reaper next to the aircraft’s targeting pod during a pre-flight check August 8, 2007 at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev. Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Michael Martinez, airframe and power plant mechanic with General…
- Photo taken on October 15, 2008 shows Elsa, the French National Police drone, during its presentation to European counterparts at a conference in Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or.
Photo: FRED DUFOUR, AFP/Getty Images
Photo taken on October 15, 2008 shows Elsa, the French National…
- A French Sperwer SDTI drone lands after an observation mission on December 2008 in a French forward military base in the East of Afghanistan. Photo: JOEL SAGET, AFP/Getty Images
A French Sperwer SDTI drone lands after an observation mission on…
- An attendee photographs an A.R. Drone helicopter by Parrot as it flies overhead during a press event for the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show January 6, 2010 in Las Vegas. The device is controlled wirelessly from an iPhone. Photo: ROBYN BECK, AFP/Getty Images
An attendee photographs an A.R. Drone helicopter by Parrot as it…
- Chinese police unveiled its “first unmanned opium reconnaissance plane” in Beijing on June 4, 2010. Photo: STR, AFP/Getty Images
Chinese police unveiled its “first unmanned opium reconnaissance…
- A man demonstrates an IT 180 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with vertical take off and landing capability on June 13, 2010 in Paris. Photo: ALEXANDER KLEIN, AFP/Getty Images
A man demonstrates an IT 180 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with vertical…
- A U.S. Army soldier tries to launch a drone on September 4, 2010 in Afghanistan.
Photo: PATRICK BAZ, AFP/Getty Images
A U.S. Army soldier tries to launch a drone on September 4, 2010 in…
- Japan Advanced Defense Technology Centre Engineer Fumiyuki Sato displays his spherical observation drone in Tokyo on July 22, 2011. The drone can fly down narrow alleys, hover on the spot, take off vertically and bounce along the ground. Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA, AFP/Getty Images
Japan Advanced Defense Technology Centre Engineer Fumiyuki Sato…
- Pakistani security personnel examine a crashed American surveillance drone in Chaman, Pakistan on August 25, 2011. The American surveillance drone crashed near a paramilitary base close to the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said. Photo: ASGHAR ACHAKZAI, AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani security personnel examine a crashed American…
- Supporters of the Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, burn a replica drone as they shout slogans during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal regions.
Photo: AAMIR QURESHI, AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of the Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of…
- An Iranian boy holds a portrait of supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali khamenei as he walks past a replica of the captured U.S. RQ-170 drone on display next to the Azadi (Freedom) tower during the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran on February 11, 2012.
Photo: ATTA KENARE, AFP/Getty Images
An Iranian boy holds a portrait of supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali…
- An Iranian couple hold a model of the captured US RQ-170 drone during the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran on February 11, 2012.
Photo: ATTA KENARE, AFP/Getty Images
An Iranian couple hold a model of the captured US RQ-170 drone…
- A French firefighter holds a French Fly-n-Sense drone before its take off on July 12, 2012 on a test flight. The drone is designed to enable a real-time monitoring of forest fires.
Photo: PIERRE ANDRIEU, AFP/Getty Images
A French firefighter holds a French Fly-n-Sense drone before its…
- Two engineers of the Aircraft Repair Plant assemble a “Filin” (Eagle-owl) drone on August 9, 2012 in Minsk, Belarus. Photo: ALEXEY GROMOV, AFP/Getty Images
Two engineers of the Aircraft Repair Plant assemble a “Filin”…
- Germany’s Rheinmetall displays a Tactical Reconnaissance drone at the ILA Berlin Air Show on September 11, 2012 in Schoenefeld near Berlin, Germany. Photo: Ulrich Baumgarten, U. Baumgarten Via Getty Images
Germany’s Rheinmetall displays a Tactical Reconnaissance drone at…
- An employee of ENAC company handles Blender drones on September 26, 2012 in Merignac near Bordeaux, France, during the “UAV Show Europe.” Photo: PIERRE ANDRIEU, AFP/Getty Images
An employee of ENAC company handles Blender drones on September 26,…
- The nEUROn, an experimental Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle developed under a European consortium led by French defence group Dassault is put on show at the Dassault factory in Istres on December 19, 2012. The drone is expected to remain in testing for several years before a combat version is released sometime in 2015.
Photo: BORIS HORVAT, AFP/Getty Images
The nEUROn, an experimental Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle developed…