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Der 3. Tag – Tag der Kampagne

(01.12.2011)

In der Vertragsstaatenkonferenz über das Verbot von Landminen in Kambodscha lieferten mehrere Delegationen detaillierte Berichte über die Entminungsarbeiten in ihren Ländern.  weiterlesen >>>


Der Tag der Opferhilfe

(30.11.2011)

Der zweite Tag der Konferenz über das Verbot von Antipersonenminen stand unter dem Zeichen der Opferhilfe. weiterlesen >>>


Aktuelle Berichte über die 11. Vertragsstaatenkonferenz zum Verbot von Anti-Personen-Minen

(29.11.2011)

Finnland kündigt an, dem Verbot von Antipersonenminen beizutregen. Burundi erklärt sich frei von Minen. Uganda kündigt an, 2012 frei von Minen zu sein. Erstmals nehmen Vertreter von Myanmar/Burma an der Konferenz als Beobachter teil. weiterlesen >>>


Geschichten kambodschanischer Landminenüberlebender

(29.11.2011)

Geschichten von kambodschanischen Menschen, die dem Einsatz von Landminen zum Opfer gefallen sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Landminenkonferenz beklagt Mangel an Geld

(28.11.2011)

In vielen Staaten fehlen Mittel zum Räumen der gefährlichen Kriegshinterlassenschaft. weiterlesen >>>


Appell zur Eröffnung der Landminenkonferenz

(28.11.2011)


In Kambodscha fehlen die Mittel, doch die Opfer bleiben weiterlesen >>>


Comeback der Streubombe vom Tisch

(25.11.2011)

USA scheitern mit Versuch der völkerrechtlichen Legalisierung von Streumunition weiterlesen >>>


Die Türkei lagert eine große Anzahl an Landminen

(24.11.2011)

Die Türkei hat seine Lager von Antipersonenminen nicht zerstört und verstößt damit gegen seine internationalen Verpflichtungen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Iran will Mittelstreckenraketen an befreundete Staaten verkaufen

(06.11.2006)

Vor wenigen Tagen zündeten Irans Mullahs eine Salve von Raketen in der Wüste bei Kom. Nun bietet Teheran die Systeme, die Israel und US-Stützpunkte erreichen können, offensiv zum Kauf an. Ein hoher General behauptet zudem, Iran habe Waffen, von denen die Welt noch nichts wisse. weiterlesen >>>


Angst und Bedrohung in 24 Ländern / Erster weltweiter Bericht über die Opfer von Streumunition veröffentlicht

(02.11.2006)

Berlin (ots) - 98 Prozent aller dokumentierten Unfälle mit Streumunition betreffen Zivilbevölkerungen. Die meisten Opfer werden mitten aus dem Alltag gerissen, während sie auf dem Feld arbeiten, Obst ernten, Hof und Garten säubern, spielen... Ein wegweisender Bericht von Handicap International "Fatal Footprint - Tödliche Spur" vereint erstmals alle verfügbaren Daten über die Auswirkungen von Streumunition auf das Leben der Menschen in den 24 Ländern oder Gebieten, die erwiesenermaßen betroffen sind. weiterlesen >>>


Iran feuert Mittelstreckenraketen ab

(02.11.2006)

Zum Auftakt eines zehntägigen Manövers haben die iranischen Revolutionsgarden mehrere Raketen abgeschossen. Darunter seien Flugkörper vom Typ Schahab-2, die mit Streubomben bestückt werden könnten, berichtete das staatliche Fernsehen IRIB.  weiterlesen >>>


Erster weltweiter Opferbericht Streumunition

(30.10.2006)

Im Vorfeld der VN-Abrüstungskonferenz in Genf (CCW 6.-17.11.) präsentiert Handicap International den Bericht "Fatal Footprint - Tödliche Spur. Die weltweiten humanitären Auswirkungen von Streumunition" (Sperrfrist 2.11., 11 Uhr) weiterlesen >>>


Testete Israel im Libanon-Krieg neuartige Waffen?

(28.10.2006)

Nach Untersuchungen wurde in Bombenkratern radioaktive Strahlung entdeckt, die von Waffen mit angereichertem Uran herrühren könnte  weiterlesen >>>


Friedensgespräche für Sri Lanka begonnen - Neue Gewalt

(28.10.2006)

Erstmals seit acht Monaten sind am Samstag Vertreter der Regierung Sri Lankas und der Tamilen-Rebellen zu Friedensgesprächen zusammengekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka : Unsichere Lage in Sri Lanka bleibt"

(27.10.2006)

Jaffna: laut TN hat in der Kilaly-Lagune südöstlich von Jaffna ein Seegefecht von 3.30 h bis 8.30 h stattgefunden. Von Armeeseite ist noch keine bestätigung gekommen. Hingegen sind mehrere Landminen auf der Jaffna-Halbinsel heute explodiert, die insgesamt 3 Soldaten verletzten. Ein 42jähriger tamilischer Mini-Kinobetreiber ist um 10.25 h in Anjisadi, in der Stadt Jaffna, erschossen worden. (SLA/TN). weiterlesen >>>


Geheimnisvolles Land der Khmer

(27.10.2006)

Die Jahre des Krieges und des Leidens in Kambodscha sind vorüber. Der Frieden ist endlich eingekehrt und gibt den Einwohnern Mut zum Neuanfang. Auch für Besucher ist das kleine Land im Herzen Südostasiens damit zurück auf der Landkarte und sogar über den Landweg leicht zugänglich.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Wohngebiete abgeriegelt

(26.10.2006)

Der Munitionsbergungsdienst hat am Mittwoch im Poldergebiet hinter dem Schwedter Schöpfwerk eine Panzerfaust aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gesprengt.  weiterlesen >>>


Experten diskutieren an ETH Zürich über Sicherheitspolitik

(26.10.2006)

Zürich. SDA/baz.: Über die Herausforderungen der internationalen Sicherheitspolitik diskutieren 500 Experten aus aller Welt am «7th International Security Forum» an der ETH Zürich, das am Donnerstag eröffnet wurde. weiterlesen >>>


"Es kann jeden Tag knallen"

(25.10.2006)

Bombenexperte nennt Risiken - Sachsen-Anhalt auf Spitzenplatz bei Fundmunition weiterlesen >>>


"Sri Lanka : Anschläge auf der Jaffna-Halbinsel"

(25.10.2006)

Jaffna: Am Morgen um 8.35 h explodierte in Naundil in der Region Point Pedro eine Landmine und verletzte einen Soldaten (SLA/TN). Eine Stunde später, 9.30 h, tötete eine weitere Landmine beim Athiyady Kovil bei Valvettithurai westlich von Point Pedro einen Soldaten.  weiterlesen >>>


Der Krieg ist noch nicht vorbei

(24.10.2006)

Libanon: Täglich drei bis vier Tote durch eine Million israelische Streubomben weiterlesen >>>


Libanesischer Junge durch Streubombe getötet

(23.10.2006)

BEIRUT (inn) - Ein zehn Jahre alter Junge ist im Südlibanon ums Leben gekommen, als die Munition einer israelischen Streubombe explodierte. Sein Bruder wurde schwer verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


A call to abolish cluster bombs

(23.10.2006)

Like land mines, they can plague affected areas for years, and should be banned (LEBANON) weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explosion kills Ukrainian citizen in Iraq (UKRAINE)

(22.10.2006)

KIEV: One Ukrainian citizen died and another one was injured in a landmine explosion in the city of Al-Kut in the Iraqi Wasit province, Kiev-based Channel 5 said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Knabe bei Explosion einer Streubombe in Libanon getötet

(22.10.2006)

Beirut. AP/baz. Bei der Explosion einer Streubombe ist am Sonntag in Südlibanon ein zwölfjähriger Junge getötet worden. Sein jüngerer Bruder erlitt Verletzungen, wie libanesische Sicherheitskräfte mitteilten. Die beiden ernteten Oliven in dem Hain ihrer Familie in der Ortschaft Halta, als der Sprengsatz hochging. weiterlesen >>>


Israel acknowledges using phosphorous bombs during summer fighting in

(22.10.2006)

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army dropped phosphorous bombs against Hezbollah guerrilla targets in Lebanon during the war there this summer, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Sunday, confirming Lebanese allegations for the first time.  weiterlesen >>>


DJ Cluster Bomb Explosion Kills 12-year-old Boy In S Lebanon

(22.10.2006)

BEIRUT: A cluster bomb exploded Sunday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding his younger brother in a southern Lebanese village, Lebanese security officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines recovered from mosque in Kunduz (AFGHANISTAN)

(21.10.2006)

Security officials Saturday claimed recovering and defusing seven remote-controlled landmines from basement of a mosque in the northern Kunduz province.  weiterlesen >>>


SP denies police role in death of Maoists in Bhupalpalli explosion

(21.10.2006)

People still remember the Chinthagudem bus blast incident" weiterlesen >>>


Prachanda apologises to kins of blast victims (NEPAL)

(21.10.2006)

KATHMANDU: More than a year after a Maoist-triggered blast killed 38 people in Nepal's Chitwan district, rebel chief Prachanda has apologised to the family members of the victims and pledged to support them with a special package weiterlesen >>>


Four Maoists killed in explosion in AMUDALAPALLI VILLAGE (INDIA)

(20.10.2006)

Landmine goes off accidentally at a Warangal village. Four Maoists were killed when some explosive material went off in the wee hours of Thursday at Amudalapalli village abutting the forest here.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka : Srilankische Kampfflugzeuge bombardieren militärische Einrichtungen der LTTE in Illuppadichena"

(20.10.2006)

Gestern um 12.00 h explodierte eine Landmine in Chavakachcheri ohne Schaden anzurichten. weiterlesen >>>


UK refuses to back cluster bomb ban as extent of use in Lebanon revealed: Global ban also opposed by China, US and Russia Unexploded devices still killing three people a day (UNITED KINGDOM)

(19.10.2006)

LONDON, UK: Britain has joined the US, China and Russia to block a proposed ban on cluster bombs in the wake of extensive use of the weapons during the war in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


UEFA übernimmt Verantwortung

(19.10.2006)

Mit der Hilfe führender Schiedsrichter aus ganz Europa hat der Verband während der Endrunde der UEFA EURO 2004 in Portugal dem IKRK geholfen, das Bewusstsein für die Nöte von Kindern in Kriegsgebieten zu schärfen, zudem wurde die Kampagne des IKRK gegen Landminen unterstützt. weiterlesen >>>


Hisbollah feuerte Streubomben auf Wohngebiet

(19.10.2006)

Die libanesische Hisbollah-Miliz hat nach Angaben der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch während des Kriegs im Sommer Streumunition auf Israel abgeschossen. Die israelische Polizei habe mehr als 100 Fälle des Beschusses mit dieser besonders gefährlichen Munition belegt, teilte die Organisation mit. Die Hisbollah gab bislang keine Stellungnahme zu dem Bericht ab. Bislang war nur Israel vorgeworfen worden, im Libanon Streumunition verwendet zu haben. weiterlesen >>>


Rights group says Hezbollah fired cluster bombs into northern Israel

(19.10.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon, (Associated Press Newswires)A rights group on Thursday reported for the first time that Hezbollah fired cluster bombs at civilian areas in northern Israel during this summer's war, though the number of strikes was a fraction of what Israel dropped on Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast leaves policeman dead (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.10.2006)

LASHKARGAH One reserved policeman was killed and three others injured when their car hit a remote-controlled landmine on Herat-Kandahar Highway in Greshk district of the southern Helmand province. weiterlesen >>>


Pressure mine shells seized (NEPAL)

(18.10.2006)

NELLCORE: The city police on Tuesday seized 50 pressure mine shells from the `lost property' wing of Kranthi Road Transport Private Limited, located on the outskirts of the city.  weiterlesen >>>


EU to fund de-mining campaign in Kosovo (KOSOVO)

(18.10.2006)

Kosova [Kosovo] Protection Corps coordinator Chris Shtrim and the head of the EU liaison office, Giorgio Mamberto, today signed an agreement on contributions for a donation from the Council of Europe for the removal and de-mining of unexploded ordinance in Kosova [Kosovo]. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon/Israel: Hezbollah hit Israel with cluster munitions during conflict

(18.10.2006)

First Confirmed Use of Weapon Type: Hezbollah fired cluster munitions into civilian areas in northern Israelduring the recent conflict, Human Rights Watch reported today. This is the first time that Hezbollah's use of these controversial weapons has been confirmed.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine removal praised (UNITED STATES)

(18.10.2006)

WASHTINGTON, USA, The last landmines and unexploded ordnance blocking Mozambique's vital Sena Railway line have been removed, thanks largely to some $13 million US in U.S. aid, officials said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


HEALTH: Israel/Lebanon Conflict Leaves Deadly Legacy

(18.10.2006)

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (IPS) - The Israeli war against Lebanon was over soon after the United Nations brokered a ceasefire agreement last August. But while that may be true for outsiders, is not for the Lebanese. weiterlesen >>>


Report: Cluster bombs still killing Lebanese

(18.10.2006)

Land mine activists say bombs dropped by Israel on southern Lebanon in its month-long war with Hizbullah are still killing or injuring three to four civilians a day, a third of them children. Report says it will take another year or two to get situation under control. weiterlesen >>>


Elvo the Clown brings healing laughter

(18.10.2006)

Over 1,000 children throughout Lebanon were able to enjoy the healing tonic of laughter, and learn more about the dangers of landmines when Elvo the clown embarked on a two week tour of the war-ravaged country recently.  weiterlesen >>>


50 landmine devices seized

(18.10.2006)

VIJAYAWADA: Barely two months after the Maoists' rocket launcher haul, the police on Tuesday uncovered 50 pressure devices used to explode landmines from the scrap in the Lost Property Depot (LPD) of the Kranthi Transport Company in the Autonagar area. weiterlesen >>>


If wishes were horses

(18.10.2006)

There is a time in the life of many a business establishment - and a marriage - when the realisation dawns that things are not working. The only options are to close shop or get a divorce. Government behemoths are a tad different, but even then, we think the time has come for terminating the already estranged relationship between the country's armed forces and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). weiterlesen >>>


Continuing Presence of Colombian Child Soliders Sparks Appeal by UN

(18.10.2006)

BOGOTA, Colombia, (States News Service): Alarmed by the lack of progress in demobilizing Colombia's child soldiers and the rising number of accidents there involving landmines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) appealed today for more than $2.5 million to carry out its work in the South American country.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's young begin return to normalcy

(18.10.2006)

After delays for rebuilding, south Lebanese students returned this week to schools that are still devastated by war. weiterlesen >>>


Rain, wind lend urgency to ordnance cleanup

(18.10.2006)

Bombs can sink in mud or fall from trees, UN warns BEIRUT/TYRE: With winter fast approaching, the United Nations and the Lebanese Army are racing to clear unexploded munitions left over from this summer's war with Israel before they sink even deeper into rain-soaked soil or are dislodged from their precarious nests in trees by storm winds. weiterlesen >>>


Israel's War of Aggression on Lebanon Set the Country Back for Many Years

(18.10.2006)

Israel's thirty-three day war of aggression on Lebanon has set the country back many years, at a time when Lebanon was on the verge of a marvelous recovery from the destruction of the so-called civil war that ended in 1989. Foreign investment, especially in the real estate sector, had reached unprecedented levels, and the tourism industry was looking forward to a very favorable season. Economic indicators reflected rising confidence in the country's future, as did the performance of the Lebanese government which attracted the interest and support of many nations.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka : zunehmende ethnische Spannungen"

(18.10.2006)

Jaffna: zu den gestrigen 4 Toten gibt es Einzelheiten von der Armee: Ein 15Jähriger starb in Sittankerni. Der Grama Sevaka von Chiviyatheru, ein 48jähriger Sozialarbeiter, wurde um 10.00 h erschossen. Eine Landmine explodierte um 12.45 a.m. in Udupiddy und tötete einen Soldaten und einen Polizisten. In Muhamalai wurden um 11.45 h 2 Soldaten durch tamilische Artillerie verletzt. Zwei weitere Landminen wurden in Kopay entdeckt. TN schreibt von einem am Montag 13.30 h erschossenen 43jährigen Muslim in Point Pedro.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish land mine clearance team in Beirut

(18.10.2006)

ANKARA - Turkish Daily News - A Turkish land mine clearance team arrived in Beirut on Tuesday to search the area where Turkish peacekeepers will be deployed as part of the international peace force in Lebanon in the coming days, the Anatolia news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Troops from N.C. killed in Iraq

(18.10.2006)

At least a dozen North Carolina-based troops and one native of Robeson County have been killed in Iraq this month, which is on pace to be one of the bloodiest for U.S. troops since the war began in 2003. weiterlesen >>>


Britain 'is blocking' cluster bomb ban

(18.10.2006)

Campaigners will launch a campaign today to persuade the British Government to back a global ban on cluster bombs. The move coincides with the release of research suggesting that up to one million potentially lethal unexploded bomblets remain in Lebanon in the aftermath of the Israeli attacks on Hizbollah.  weiterlesen >>>


Inpex to drill for Indonesian gas

(18.10.2006)

Field expected to yield 3 million tons a year starting in '14 weiterlesen >>>


Jihad Video Released by "1920 Revolution Brigades" in Iraq

(18.10.2006)

This video from the Iraqi Sunni military organization Kata'ib Thawrat Al-'Ishrin ("The 1920 Revolution Brigades") was posted on the Al-Hesbah website on October 18, 2006. To view this video, please see http://switch3.castup.net/cunet/gm.asp?ai=214&ar=M4-004WMV&ak=null . weiterlesen >>>


UK Refuses to Back Cluster Bomb Ban As Extent of Use in Lebanon Revealed

(18.10.2006)

Britain has joined the US, China and Russia to block a proposed ban on cluster bombs in the wake of extensive use of the weapons during the war in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Tamil Tiger Suicide Bombers Attack Sri Lankan Port (Update2)

(18.10.2006)

Bloomberg: Five Tamil Tiger suicide craft posing as fishing vessels attacked the southern Sri Lankan port of Galle, killing at least one sailor and injuring 26, the Ministry of Defense said. The harbor is under control, it said. weiterlesen >>>


USMC Pays $14.35M for 150 Mine Roller Vehicle Attachments

(18.10.2006)

General Dynamics Land Systems in Warren, MI received a $14.35 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering quantity of 150 Mine Roller Systems and associated manuals, spares and Interface Kits (about $95,000 per MRS). Work will be performed in Lima, OH and is expected to be complete in February 2007. DefenseLINK adds that "This contract is a sole source award to General Dynamics Land Systems as they are the sole manufacturer of the Mine Roller System." The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA issued the contract (M67854-06-D-5172).  weiterlesen >>>


Seven die in road crash (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.10.2006)

One man was killed and four more wounded when they stepped on two landmines in Dara-i-Suf district of the northern Samangan province last evening. weiterlesen >>>


Putumayo World Music releases Radio Latino, an upbeat collection of Latin pop and alternative music including tracks by Bebe, Orishas, Javier García, and Sacha Nairobi among others

(17.10.2006)

Portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to Colombian non-profit organization against land mines  weiterlesen >>>


Media Briefing: Bullets from Greece, China, Russia and United States found in rebel hands in Democratic Republic of Congo

(17.10.2006)

Arms in the possession of RCD-Goma, the largest armed group operating in the Kivu Provinces of DRC, in 2005 included rocket launchers, armoured cars, machine guns, light artillery, mortars and landmines, manufactured in a wide range of countries, including China, North Korea, Russia, USA, Belgium, France, the former Yugoslavia, Germany, Switzerland, and Bulgaria.  weiterlesen >>>


More Chargers For EOD

(17.10.2006)

October 13, 2006: The U.S. Army is buying 94 more Charger armored vehicles for their EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) teams, and for patrols in areas likely to have roadside bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine detected near Indo-Pak border

(17.10.2006)

JAMMU: A landmine has been recovered from a field near international border in Samba sector, officials said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Army seizes landmines, arrests top rebel leaders

(17.10.2006)

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- The Fourth Infantry Division (4th ID) recently scored some victories in its campaign against the local communist New People's Army (NPA) in Misamis Oriental and in other parts of Northern Mindanao.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia: Cambodia warns of budget shortage for demining (CAMBODIA)

(17.10.2006)

PHNOM PENH Section: Regional News - Cambodian officials have warned that the country's programme of mine clearance would likely become stagnant due to a sharp drop in international funding.  weiterlesen >>>


Ultra wins £9m landmine system deal (UNITED KINGDOM)

(17.10.2006)

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Defence specialist Ultra has clinched a contract worth more than £9 million to provide the British Army with a Dismounted Counter Mine Capability.  weiterlesen >>>


Could there be a new Korean War?

(17.10.2006)

Imperialist confrontation and North Korean self-defense weiterlesen >>>


United Kingdom: Canada Donates Equipment to OAS for Demining Operations in Nicaragua (UNITED STATES)

(17.10.2006)

WASHINGTON, USA, The Organization of American States issued the following press release: The Organization of American States (OAS) today received a contribution from the Canadian government of 70 antipersonnel landmine detectors, which will support OAS mine-clearing operations in Nicaragua.  weiterlesen >>>


US firm wins $700mn project in Sudan

(16.10.2006)

Khartoum - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it had awarded a $700mn contract to American firm, Louis Berger Group, to improve infrastructure, including roads, in semi-autonomous southern Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


"Schweizer Schulen" im Libanon bereit

(16.10.2006)

Erschwert wird der Schulbeginn durch die enorme Anzahl der nach wie vor nicht geräumten Streubomben, die vor allem im Süden des Landes eine Gefahr für die Kinder darstellen. Die Schweiz hat dem UNO-Minenräumungszentrum UNMAC Anfang Oktober 1300 Sets für die Entschärfung von Blindgängern zur Verfügung gestellt. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills Two In Bosnia

(16.10.2006)

Two brothers were killed Sunday after stepping on a landmine near the central Bosnian town of Kotor Varos, while two friends were badly injured, local police confirmed Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Surgery in Afghanistan

(16.10.2006)

A British Red Cross surgeon has spent seven months working in Afghanistan, where family violence and maternal mortality rates are among the worst in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


Domain Name Portfolio Auction, Launched for UWB and Ultrawideband

(16.10.2006)

Ultrawideband technology can also be used for ground and wall penetrating radar to find disaster victims, landmines and even buried treasure. weiterlesen >>>


Grüne wollen Abzug amerikanischer Atomwaffen

(16.10.2006)

Grünen-Chefin Claudia Roth fordert neben einem "internationalen Abkommen im Bereich der Kleinwaffen" auch die Ächtung von Streumunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining in Cambodia at risk as funding dries up

(15.10.2006)

AFP , PHNOM PENH - Demining worldwide has been undermined by a sharp drop in funding, and Cambodia is among more than a dozen countries which will likely fail to meet their mine clearance targets as donor money dries up. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq war helps rev up sales of Force Protection vehicles

(15.10.2006)

For more than six years, Force Protection Inc. tried to sell the U.S. military armored vehicles designed to survive land mine blasts. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban guerrilla raids leave 12 dead

(15.10.2006)

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: An Afghan governor escaped an assassination attempt that killed a colleague yesterday while officials reported 11 more deaths in Taliban-linked violence around the troubled nation. weiterlesen >>>


Higher Relief Commission Daily Situation Report No. 74, 14 Oct 2006

(15.10.2006)

LEBANON: According to the National De-mining Office (NDO) and UNDP Mine action, the total number of military and civilians casualty figures due to landmines/UXOs/cluster bombs is 141 divided as follows: 111 injured civilians, 14 killed civilians and 16 military casualties as of October 9, 2006. Two new death cases among youth aged 13-18 years were reported this week. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Blast Kills 2 Soldiers In Turkey

(15.10.2006)

Ankara, Turkey (AHN) - A Landmine blast killed two Turkish soldiers during an operation in the South Eastern province of Turkey on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Seized ammo was up for sale: CID

(14.10.2006)

KOLKATA: A day after three brothers were arrested from their Kolkata residence for stockpiling a huge cache of landmines and bullets, CID officials on Friday said they were planning to sell them off to a resourceful buyer. The mines, however, were half-finished, without detonators. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills 1, injures 3 in S. Afghanistan

(14.10.2006)

One person was killed and three others injured when a roadside landmine exploded in the southern Zabul province, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Poverty driving trade in Cambodia's deadly munitions (CAMBODIA)

(13.10.2006)

The number of Cambodians killed or maimed by landmines or unexploded munitions could be halved this year from nearly 900 reported casualties in 2005, partially due to a sweeping crackdown on the practice of salvaging scrap metal from live explosives. weiterlesen >>>


CLUSTER BOMB WOUNDS LEBANESE CHILD IN QANA

(13.10.2006)

BEIRUT, OCT. 13, (BNA) -- A LEBANESE CHILD WAS INJURED ON FRIDAY WHEN A CLUSTER BOMB DETONATED IN QANA IN SOUTHERN LEBANON. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan skips conclave, India wonders why (INDIA)

(13.10.2006)

At a time when the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) has urged India and Pakistan to impose a joint moratorium on the use of landmines, India was looking at the possibility of making some headway in this direction. Especially after Pakistan agreed to send a delegation, including military officers, to take part in an international conclave on Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War. weiterlesen >>>


General Dynamics Awarded $14 Million for Mine Roller Systems for U.S. Marine Corps Vehicles

(13.10.2006)

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD - News), a contract for $14 million for 150 Mine Roller Systems (MRS). weiterlesen >>>


Shoe Pyramid to Commemorate Cluster Bomb Victims (UNITED KINGDOM)

(13.10.2006)

A giant pyramid of shoes is to be built in a central London park to symbolise people around the world who have been killed or maimed by cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Metalldetektoren auf dem Prüfstand

(13.10.2006)

Materialprüfungsanstalt testet Geräte unter realen Bedingungen weiterlesen >>>


Bid to put ban on peace talk table (INDIA)

(13.10.2006)

A Proposal to ban the use of landmines along the India- Pakistan border is doing the rounds in strategic circles with suggestions of a joint moratorium as part of an agenda in future peace talks between the two nations. weiterlesen >>>


Massive arms cache found in India (India)

(13.10.2006)

The Indian army says it has recovered a massive cache of arms and ammunition in the eastern city of Calcutta.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining Fund Wants to Expand Activities Outside SE Europe (SLOVENIA)

(12.10.2006)

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 10 October 2006, - The Slovenian-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) wants to expand its activities outside of SE Europe as part of its 2006-2009 strategy, the fund's director Goran Gacnik told the press on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


ULFA uses truce to regroup itself

(12.10.2006)

"French ex-servicemen have trained the terror elements as well as the ULFA elements in handling, using, making IEDs, using of mines and like in Bangladesh," says former intelligence officer Colonel Grewal.  weiterlesen >>>


Fierce Gun Battle Erupts Anew Between Govt Forces, Rebels (PHILIPPINES)

(12.10.2006)

A flash report stated that government combat troops already captured in the initial encounter site several antitank mines, boxes of blasting caps, detonating cords, wires, bomb-making chemicals and other war materials. weiterlesen >>>


Army defuses two landmines in Samba sector (India)

(12.10.2006)

Jammu, Oct. 12 (PTI): Army troops today defused two landmines found in a field in the Bobiya area of Samba sector, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Colombian police officers killed by landmine; chief says rebels uninterested in peace (Columbia)

(12.10.2006)

FACATATIVA, Colombia Two police officers on an anti-drug mission were killed by a land mine on Thursday, prompting the director of Colombia's national police to say that rebels are not interested in peace despite recent overtures.  weiterlesen >>>


North Caucasus Security Watch (RUSSIA)

(11.10.2006)

No one was hurt but three cars were damaged and windows were smashed outside the republic's Culture Ministry in the capital Grozny when a landmine exploded, the republic's capital. weiterlesen >>>


University of Missouri-Columbia Researcher Aides Effort to Clear Land Mines (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

(11.10.2006)

Dominic Ho, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MU College of Engineering, is working with Army officials, private defense contractors and researchers from the University of Florida and Duke University to enhance the performance of landmine detection systems. weiterlesen >>>


Fayette Co. Marine Killed By Roadside Bombs (Iraq)

(11.10.2006)

(KDKA) CONNELLSVILLE A Marine from Connellsville died after his Humvee hit several land mines in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Church push to ban all landmines (AUSTRALIA)

(11.10.2006)

IVANHOE, Australia, 11 October 2006 (Heidelberg Leader) - LOCAL churches are lobbying to fight anti-vehicle landmines across the world.  weiterlesen >>>


Fort Bragg soldier killed in Iraq (Iraq)

(11.10.2006)

The Associated Press - OWENSBORO, Ky. - A western Kentucky soldier died Sunday in Iraq when a landmine detonated near his vehicle, the Department of Defense said. weiterlesen >>>


Hamburger Witwe liefert 80 Kilo Waffen ab

(11.10.2006)

Waffenfund in Schuppen u.a. Panzerminen, Panzerabwehrgranaten und eine Panzerfaust. weiterlesen >>>


Indonesia praised for inching closer to ratifying mine ban treaty (INDONESIA)

(11.10.2006)

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 11 October 2006 (Agence France Presse) - Indonesia was praised by activists Thursday for inching closer to ratifying a 1997 international treaty to ban land mines which 151 other countries have already fully endorsed.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Receives Maps of Minefields in South Lebanon (Lebanon)

(10.10.2006)

The Lebanese army command will receive from UNIFIL on Tuesday the official maps of minefields that Israel had laid in southern Lebanon, As Safir daily reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian troops seize rebel explosives cache (COLUMBIA)

(10.10.2006)

Confiscated was more than 1 1/2 tons of "anfo," a potent explosive made mainly from ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel, along with 25 anti-personnel mines, an electric generator, five all-terrain vehicles and an excavating machine. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Has No Werewolves in Iraq - Simunja (NAMIBIA)

(10.10.2006)

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 10 October 2006 - DEPUTY Defence Minister Victor Simunja appears to have been wrong when he insisted in the National Assembly recently that August 26 Holdings had only sold Werewolf armoured vehicles to the United Nations in Angola and Iraq over the last two years.  weiterlesen >>>


Ukrainian paper criticizes landmine recycling programme (UKRAINE)

(10.10.2006)

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct 10 2006 - Ukraine is failing to implement its antipersonnel-mine recycling programme under the Ottawa convention banning this type of weapons, a Ukrainian newspaper has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's ambient clusters of death

(09.10.2006)

The US State Department is investigating whether Israel's use of American-made cluster munitions in Southern Lebanon in July and August violated secret agreements between Israel and the United States. weiterlesen >>>


'Fluke' kills 40th Canadian (Afghanistan)

(09.10.2006)

Canada's latest casualty in Afghanistan is being blamed on a "lucky" enemy that planted a roadside bomb that struck an armoured vehicle over the weekend and, in an apparent "fluke," killed one occupant.  weiterlesen >>>


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