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Bosnien-Herzegowina – 20 Jahre nach Kriegsbeginn

(19.09.2012)

Ein Mann, der im Krieg von einer Mine verletzt wurde, ist heute der erfolgreichste paralympische Wintersportler des Landes. weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Zivilisten durch Landminen verletzt und getötet

(15.09.2012)

Die kolumbianische Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen registriert im Zeitraum 20. August bis 6. September 2012 fünf Vorfälle, in denen Zivilisten beim Verrichten täglicher Aufgaben Opfer von Landminen werden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


US-Streubomben in Deutschland?

(14.09.2012)

120 Staaten haben sich in Oslo über die Umsetzung des Vertrags über ein Verbot von Streubomben ausgetauscht. Die deutsche Regierung wurde mit Vorwürfen konfrontiert, dass sie die Lagerung oder den Transport amerikanischer Streubomben in Deutschland zulasse. weiterlesen >>>


Serbien: Minenräumer durch Streubombe getötet

(14.09.2012)

In den Kopaonik-Bergen nahe der Grenze zum Kosovo ist laut Polizeiangaben ein Minenräumer durch eine Streubombe aus dem bewaffneten Konflikt 1999 getötet worden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sport: Teilnehmer der Paralympics sind auch Landminenüberlebende

(12.09.2012)

Aus Afghanistan, Bosnien-Herzegowina, Demokratische Republik Kongo und Türkei stammen vier Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Paralympics 2012, die einen Landminenunfall überlebten. Einer gewann Gold. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Treffen der Vertragsstaaten zum Verbot von Streubomben in Oslo

(11.09.2012)

Mehr als 100 Regierungen treffen sich vom 11. bis 14. September 2012 in Oslo, Norwegen, um über die Umsetzung des Streubombenverbots zu beraten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Drei Kinder sterben durch Blindgänger

(10.09.2012)

In der Oddar Meanchey Provinz in Kambodscha sterben drei Kinder im Alter von acht und neun Jahren durch einen Blindgänger, den sie vermutlich manipulierten, um Altmetall zu gewinnen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ächtung von Streubomben zeigt Wirkung

(06.09.2012)

Streubomben sind heimtückisch. Sie zerplatzen beim Aufprall in viele kleine Einzelsprengsätze. In vielen Ländern lauern immer noch Blindgänger. Doch eine Konvention zeigt jetzt Wirkung. weiterlesen >>>


AG Sicherheitsfragen. Modernisierung der Bundeswehr wird fortgesetzt

(13.12.2006)

Zu den Beratungen des Beschaffungsvorhaben von gepanzerten Transportkraftfahrzeugen BOXER und der Kampfwertanpassung des Waffensystems PATRIOT erklaeren der verteidigungspolitische Sprecher der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion, Rainer Arnold, sein Stellvertreter Hans-Peter Bartels, und der Berichterstatter fuer Heeresausruestung, Gerd Hoefer: weiterlesen >>>


Mehr Dingos für Afghanistan-Korps

(12.12.2006)

Berlin. Die Bundeswehr kauft zusätzliche gepanzerte Patrouillenfahrzeuge vom Typ Dingo 2 für den Afghanistan-Einsatz.  weiterlesen >>>


Hilfe für Kinder in Not

(12.12.2006)

60 Jahre Unicef: Prominente halfen, Weihnachtskarten zu verkaufen weiterlesen >>>


Minenopfer

(12.12.2006)

Türkei muss zahlen weiterlesen >>>


Anschläge militanter Kurden auf Armee nehmen wieder zu

(09.12.2006)

Zwei Soldaten getötet und mehrere verletzt weiterlesen >>>


Anschläge militanter Kurden auf Armee nehmen wieder zu

(09.12.2006)

Zwei Soldaten getötet und mehrere verletzt weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben und Landminen

(08.12.2006)

Israel: Armee eliminiert ihre schwarzen Schafe weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz hilft Südlibanon zurück in den Alltag

(08.12.2006)

Auf dem Feld ist der Krieg Israels gegen die libanesische Hisbollah beendet, doch die Menschen leiden noch heute unter den Zerstörungen. Die Schweiz hilft ihnen bei der Rückkehr in den Alltag. weiterlesen >>>


Two boys killed in landmine explosion in southeastern Turkey (TURKEY)

(07.12.2006)

Two boys were killed in a landmine explosion in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak on Saturday, local media reported weiterlesen >>>


Explosions in North Korea heard in South (SOUTH KOREA)

(07.12.2006)

Explosions were heard in North Korea by people in the South on Monday, but South Korean military officials said they were likely caused by construction or regular military drills.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepali Army starts process of clearing landmines (NEPAL)

(07.12.2006)

Nepali Army (NA) has initiated the process of clearing landmines it had planted to deter the combatants of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) (formerly known as guerrilla) during the 11-years conflict, The Kathmandu Post daily reported.  weiterlesen >>>


A deadly harvest: Ten years ago, Canada championed an anti-landmine treaty. Today, as the campaign struggles and mines continue to kill and maim, Canada 'is missing in action' (MOZAMBIQUE)

(07.12.2006)

The rats are the size of small dogs and can sniff out a landmine in a tenth of the time it takes a human armed with a metal detector.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan finds 13 incidents of illicit arms in Lebanon (LEBANON)

(07.12.2006)

The United Nations has documented 13 incidents of illegal weapons in southern Lebanon since early September, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday, calling Beirut's border monitoring deficient.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills 14 cops (INDIA)

(07.12.2006)

A total of 14 police personnel belonging to the Special Task Force (STF) of the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) were killed today after suspected Maoist extremists triggered a landmine and blasted off the vehicle carrying the police personnel.  weiterlesen >>>


Hizbullah rejects human-shield accusations- Resistance says israel trying to cover up failures, atrocities

(07.12.2006)

Hizbullah on Tuesday dimissed a report by an Israeli think tank with strong ties to the military accusing the resistance of using civilians as human shields during the July-August war. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast wounds SA man

(07.12.2006)

Asmara - Two UN-contracted deminers were seriously injured in a landmine blast in the demilitarised buffer zone along the tense Ethiopian-Eritrean border, said the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan suicide bomb wounds two Canadians

(07.12.2006)

A roadside suicide bomber targeted a Canadian convoy in Kandahar city on Tuesday, leaving behind a smoking crater, scattered wreckage and two Canadian soldiers with minor wounds.  weiterlesen >>>


SÜDKOREA/UNTERNEHMEN

(07.12.2006)

Oslo entzieht Kapital aufgrund ethischer Bedenken weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Toter durch Streubombe

(07.12.2006)

BEIRUT (inn) - Bei der Explosion einer israelischen Streubombe ist am Dienstag ein libanesischer Bauarbeiter ums Leben gekommen. Ein Kollege wurde verwundet. weiterlesen >>>


UN relief chief sees "beginning of the end" for cluster bombs (UNITED

(05.12.2006)

United Nations emergency relief coordinator Jan Egeland said on Wednesday that the use of cluster munitions was facing "the beginning of the end," adding he was pleased by the debate sparked in Israel over their use in this summer's war against Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Thailand: Gen Sonthi to meet with southern teachers over security issue

(05.12.2006)

Army chief Gen Sonthi Boonyaratkalin, teachers' representatives and the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre will meet on November 29 to seek solutions to the problems faced by teachers in the deep South who have cancelled classes out of fear for their safety. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka President's brother escapes bomb blast (SRI LANKA)

(05.12.2006)

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's brother Gothabaya, who is also the island's defence secretary, narrowly escaped a suspected suicide bomb attack in the island's capital on Friday, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Islamists blow up Ethiopian truck in Somalia-residents (SOMALIA)

(05.12.2006)

Somali Islamists blew up an Ethiopian army truck with a landmine, killing several soldiers travelling from the town of Baidoa to a military camp nearby, residents said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


The deadly minefield of Deir Mimas; British deminers tell harrowing tale of encounter with newly laid Israeli weapons (ISRAEL/LEBANON)

(05.12.2006)

The village of Deir Mimas, with its 600-year-old graveyard, sits along a breathtaking ridge strewn with ancient olive groves located a few kilometers from the Israeli border.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway donates 800,000 euros for demining (CROATIA)

(05.12.2006)

Norwegian Ambassador Elisabeth Walaas said at the Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) in Sisak on Thursday her government had decided to donate 800,000 euros for the expansion of the Cromac Scan Centar III digital database.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Imperil Colombians; Country Has Led the World in Casualties in

(05.12.2006)

Javier Pallares paints blooming flowers, gleaming apples and horses that gallop across the kind of fields where he once worked as a ranch hand.  weiterlesen >>>


Armed Forces Destroy Explosive Devices (ANGOLA)

(05.12.2006)

Another tonne of explosive devices were destroyed on Wednesday in the outskirts of Luena city, eastern Moxico province, by the engineering brigade of the Third Military Region Command, ANGOP learnt at the region.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine recovered in Kabul (AFGHANISTAN)

(05.12.2006)

Coalition forces recovered a roadside land-mine, just ten kilometers east of the Kabul city, later this afternoon, officials said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel-Lebanon: Accident reveals newly laid Israeli mines, UN says

(05.12.2006)

The Israeli army sowed landmines in south Lebanon during its summer conflict with Hezbollah in Lebanon, the United Nations said on 25 November.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban cluster bombs in civilian areas

(05.12.2006)

In 2005, three young Cambodian boys were playing near their village when they found four small steel objects that they picked up and used to play an impromptu game of marbles. weiterlesen >>>


The Middle Scenario

(05.12.2006)

Strategic people like to do scenarios, projections of their expectations. To avoid criticism, they do best, middle, and worst scenarios. I'm going to do only the middle. On analysis, you may wonder what a best or worst scenario may be. (Best: W. descends to join Nixon on the left hand of the devil. Worst: W. ascends to join Ronnie Raygun on the right hand of gawd.)  weiterlesen >>>


UN secretary general's update to the Security Council on Resolution 1701 Both sides are cooperating -with exceptions

(05.12.2006)

Report I have the honor to submit a factual update on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006) (S/2006/270), in particular on UNIFIL's operations and other relevant UN activities. In doing so, I have noted and welcome the continuing commitment of the Government of Lebanon and the Government of Israel to all aspects of the implementation of [1701]. weiterlesen >>>


Yearender: Major terrorist attacks in Year 2006

(05.12.2006)

Year 2006 has witnessed a large wave of terrorist attacks around the world. The following is a list of some most fatal attacks:  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 16 policemen in eastern India

(05.12.2006)

Suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine, killing 16 police in eastern India on Saturday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: The Tigers' Escalated Targeting

(05.12.2006)

Gotabhaya Rajapakse, the Sri Lankan defense secretary and the brother of President Mahinda Rajapakse, escaped unharmed Dec. 1 after a suicide bomber rammed the secretary's convoy with an auto-rickshaw and detonated a large claymore mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Communist landmine kills 4 troops in Philippines

(05.12.2006)

At least four Philippine soldiers were killed and three were wounded when communist rebels detonated a landmine on the troubled southern island of Mindanao, said an army general on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Anschlag fordert 16 Todesopfer

(02.12.2006)

Opfer bislang alle Polizisten - Drahtzieher sollen maoistische Rebellen sein weiterlesen >>>


Casualties from landmines evidence Israel''s mines'' laying

(30.11.2006)

MIL-MINES-LEBANON Casualties from landmines evidence Israel's mines' laying weiterlesen >>>


UN cites Israeli use of antipersonnel mines in south Lebanon: First evidence of mine-laying; four injured in three incidents

(30.11.2006)

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) expresses grave concern over reports from the United Nations that Israeli armed forces used antipersonnel mines during the recent conflict in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran War Games Aimed to Warn U.S. Allies Against Backing Attack

(30.11.2006)

Iran's 10-day war games this month were aimed at intimidating U.S. allies in the region and dissuading them from cooperating in a potential strike against the Tehran government, American military officials and analysts have concluded.  weiterlesen >>>


Digger D:2 gets the all:clear for Sudan mission

(30.11.2006)

A humanitarian organisation based in northwestern Switzerland has received the go:ahead for its new demining vehicle to start working in Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


One Step Beyond" / "Hardcore & Censored" / "Spots"

(30.11.2006)

Lukas Einsele: "One Step Beyond" weiterlesen >>>


David Bowie & Co. versteigern Schuhe für guten Zweck

(30.11.2006)

LONDON - Stars wie David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Chris Martin und Phil Collins beteiligen sich an einer Benefiz-Auktion. weiterlesen >>>


Präventives Bemühen um Versöhnung

(30.11.2006)

Attac zeigt im Erdgeschoss der Stadtbücherei die Ausstellung "Mut zum Frieden"  weiterlesen >>>


Der Tod lauert auf dem Boden

(29.11.2006)

Im Krieg zwischen der Hisbollah und Israel setzten die israelischen Streitkräfte in Südlibanon auch Streubomben ein. Blindgänger sind für die ansässige Bevölkerung eine tödliche Bedrohung. Jetzt sind Hunderte Minenräumer im Einsatz, doch ihre gefährliche Arbeit braucht Zeit. weiterlesen >>>


Auch Hisbollah setzte Streubomben ein

(29.11.2006)

Der Krieg in Südlibanon hat die Problematik der Streubomben erneut in die öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit gerückt. In diesem Krieg hat laut einem Bericht der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch nicht nur Israel, sondern auch die Hisbollah Streubomben eingesetzt.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining operations begin in Tierra del Fuego

(28.11.2006)

Chile begun last Friday de-mining operations in a strategic area of Tierra del Fuego, the first chapter of a project to free the area from the 130.000 antipersonnel and anti tank mines dating back thirty years in the peak of tension with Argentina.  weiterlesen >>>


Three injured in Dera Bugti blast

(28.11.2006)

A powerful landmine exploded in Dera Bugti late on Monday, seriously injuring three people, belonging to the Bugti tribe. The landmine, according to official sources, was planted near the main gate of the house of Wadera Saeed Khan Masoori Bugti. It went off when a vehicle of his elder brother hit it. weiterlesen >>>


UN unveils evidence of new crop of Israeli land mines in South

(28.11.2006)

Ordnance has wounded de-miners in past few days weiterlesen >>>


Convention on Conventional Weapons

(28.11.2006)

The third review conference of the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons or "convention on inhumane weapons" was held in Geneva from November 6 to 17, 2006 under French presidency.  weiterlesen >>>


Two more Canadian troops killed by suicide bomber in Kandahar

(28.11.2006)

The Canadian death toll in Afghanistan climbed by two Monday after a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of troops on the outskirts of Kandahar city, said Canadian Brig. Gen. Timothy Grant. weiterlesen >>>


IDF officials: Mines in Lebanon could have been laid by Syria, Hezbollah

(28.11.2006)

Israel Defense Forces officials expressed skepticism that mines discovered in Lebanon were laid by Israel. A United Nations agency reported Saturday that the IDF laid mines in Lebanon during this summer's war with Hezbollah. weiterlesen >>>


Islamic Jihad military wing develops new "explosive devices" to attack Israel (PALESTINE)

(28.11.2006)

Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, announced that it developed its military capabilities and that its engineering unit was able to make new explosive devices with high effect for confronting the Israeli occupation.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Group: Israel Laid Mines in Lebanon (LEBANON)

(28.11.2006)

A U.N. agency said Saturday that Israel laid mines in Lebanon during this summer's war between the Jewish state and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group -- the first time Israel has been accused of planting mines during the latest fighting. weiterlesen >>>


ANA vehicle damaged in landmine explosion (AFGHANISTAN)

(28.11.2006)

A blast occurred in Kabul when a vehicle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) hit a landmine in Bagh-i-Bala area of this central capital, but caused no casualties, official said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN says Israel planted landmines in Lebanon as four wounded (LEBANON)

(28.11.2006)

Four members of an international demining team have been wounded in an Israeli-laid minefield in south Lebanon, a UN spokeswoman said Saturday, adding it was the first evidence of use by the Jewish state of anti-personnel mines in the summer conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


Human rights abuses in Iran 'ignored' (IRAN)

(28.11.2006)

Nobel prizewinner Shirin Ebadi says the international community's focus on Iran's nuclear programme means it has forgotten charges of torture  weiterlesen >>>


Home-made explosives get special taskforce focus - DEFENCE: Special Report (AUSTRALIA)

(28.11.2006)

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are among the greatest threats to troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Over the past two years in Iraq an average of 33 US soldiers have been killed each month by IEDs. Despite many attacks, Australian soldiers have avoided fatalities.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. group: Israel laid mines in Lebanon

(28.11.2006)

A U.N. agency said Saturday that Israel laid mines in Lebanon during this summer's war between the Jewish state and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group - the first time Israel has been accused of planting mines during the latest fighting. weiterlesen >>>


Holy See Decries Outcome of Weapons Conference

(28.11.2006)

No Commitments on "Anti-vehicle Mines" weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb explosion wounds two land mine clearing experts in southern Lebanon

(28.11.2006)

A cluster bomb from the Hezbollah-Israel war in southern Lebanon exploded Friday wounding two members of an international team of land mine clearing experts, Lebanese security officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


North and South Battalions as a counterweight to extremist forces in Chechnya

(28.11.2006)

Chechen units of the federal Interior Ministry: an update.  weiterlesen >>>


More than 50 people killed by landmines in Evros in past 7 years (GREECE)

(28.11.2006)

More than 50 people killed by landmines in Evros in past 7 years. Illegal immigrants are the main victims from explosions in landmines in Greece.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explosion (INDIA)

(28.11.2006)

An Eastern Frontier Rifles jawan was injured in a landmine blast at Hatidoba forest near Tarafeni barrage in Belpahari this morning. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-mine body urges Senegal to make Casamance safe (SENEGAL)

(28.11.2006)

Anti-landmine campaigners urged Senegal's government on Wednesday to start de-mining its troubled southern province of Casamance, where rebels have fought a low-intensity guerrilla war since 1982.  weiterlesen >>>


Relief agency steps up emergency operations in Somalia (SOMALIA)

(28.11.2006)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday launched emergency operations to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by severe floods in Somalia. In a statement issued in Nairobi, the relief agency said it was stepping up its emergency operation to assist more than 300,00 people affected by floods in southern Somalia.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Vereinten Nationen werfen Israel vor, im Libanon-Krieg neben Streubomben auch Landminen eingesetzt zu haben ' die sind international geächtet.

(28.11.2006)

Vier Experten seien am Wochenende bei Entschärfungsarbeiten nahe dem Ort Deir Mimas verletzt worden, als sie auf die Minen getreten seien, teilten die UN am Dienstag mit. weiterlesen >>>


Kinder ohne Kindheit

(27.11.2006)

Nach Informationen von UNICEF wurden zwischen den Jahren 1994 und 2004 in Tschetschenien mindestens 114 Kinder durch Landminen getötet und 603 verletzt. 500.000 Landminen, die überall in der Region noch verstreut sind, fordern ständig neue Opfer. weiterlesen >>>


Uno wirft Israel Minenfelder im Libanon vor

(27.11.2006)

Das UN-Koordinationszentrum für Maßnahmen gegen Minen hat nach eigenen Angaben erstmals Beweise dafür, dass israelische Truppen während des Kriegs gegen die Hisbollah Minen im Südlibanon gelegt haben.  weiterlesen >>>


"Die Unachtsamkeit ist unser größter Feind"

(27.11.2006)

Vor zehn Jahren gründete der Rettungsassistent Martin Auracher die Hilfsorganisation Deutsche Minenräumer e. V. weiterlesen >>>


Mehr als das Schielen auf die Pointe

(27.11.2006)

Mit Kabarett der alten Schule begeisterte Georg Schramm sein Publikum. weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumer in Libanon schwer verletzt - Israel angeklagt

(25.11.2006)

Beirut. DPA/AP/baz. In Südlibanon sind bei Aufräumarbeiten vier internationale Minenräumer verletzt worden, zwei von ihnen schwer. Ein Brite und ein Bosnier seien am Freitag in Deir Mimas unweit der israelischen Grenze auf eine Landmine getreten, die detonierte, sagte eine Sprecherin der Vereinten Nationen am Samstag in Beirut. weiterlesen >>>


Exzessive Kritik vs. exzessive Gewalt

(24.11.2006)

Wenn die UNO und ihre Menschenrechts-Kommission Israel nicht konkrete Verstöße gegen Menschen- oder Völkerrecht, etwa im Libanonkrieg, vorwerfen kann, dann besinnt sie sich auf das Verbot maßloser oder exzessiver Gewalt...  weiterlesen >>>


NPO to clear land mines in Afghanistan

(23.11.2006)

Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS), a nonprofit organization mainly comprising former Self-Defense Forces personnel, will send a team to Afghanistan soon to help clear land mines laid by Soviet forces in the 1980s.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel army trains U.N. in bomb disposal for Lebanon

(23.11.2006)

The Israeli army said on Wednesday it is helping to train U.N. peacekeepers how to safely clear cluster bombs and mines left behind from Israel's war with Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas this summer. weiterlesen >>>


IDF teaches UNIFIL to dismantle bombs

(23.11.2006)

Following military inquiry into use of cluster bombs during war, IDF decides to help train foreign forces in Lebanon on dismantling bombs, mines. Italian forces already trained in Israel, Spaniards on their way weiterlesen >>>


Old hand in mine explosion- Maoist gang identified

(23.11.2006)

A Maoist squad led by Madan Mahato, a lean five-and- a-half-footer in his mid-30s, is suspected to have triggered yesterday's blast to scare away jawans posted in a camp set up nearby. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-mine body urges Senegal to make Casamance safe

(23.11.2006)

Anti-landmine campaigners urged Senegal's government on Wednesday to start de-mining its troubled southern province of Casamance, where rebels have fought a low-intensity guerrilla war since 1982. weiterlesen >>>


Israel Steps Up Its Offensive in Gaza

(23.11.2006)

Israel stepped up its offensive against Palestinian rocket squads on Wednesday, sending troops and tanks into two Gaza towns in a sign that intensified diplomatic efforts are facing tough obstacles.  weiterlesen >>>


AMERICA'S ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

(23.11.2006)

Iraqi insurgents are conducting a form of asymmetric warfare. They use improvised explosive devices, car bombs, booby traps and landmines against the most modern army the world has ever seen. The US's huge advantage in weaponry is negated by the fact that its soldiers cannot see their adversary. They are fighting against a "phantom" enemy - an invisible army. weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers killed, rebels blamed

(23.11.2006)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka' Three government soldiers were killed Thursday in a mine blast and a mortar attack blamed on the Tamil Tiger rebels in northern Sri Lanka, a day after a rebel suicide ambush at a naval base killed a sailor and left two missing. Two troops who were part of a foot patrol near the northern town of Vavuniya were killed by mines planted by the Tamil Tigers, military spokesman Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe said. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE agrees to peace talks

(23.11.2006)

Three soldiers were killed in a mine blast and mortar attack blamed on the Tigers today. Two troops who were part of a foot patrol near the town of Vavuniya were killed by mines planed by the Tamil Tigers, a military spokesman was quoted as saying.  weiterlesen >>>


The cosy, the frightening, the cute and the sinister

(23.11.2006)

At a tourist resort at Mt Kumgang, North Korea, two worlds collide: The journey to Mt Kumgang in North Korea, perhaps the world's most bizarre mini-break, begins at dawn in an atmosphere of menace and confrontation. Electric fences and tank traps line the road on the South Korean side of the border, and the forest on either side is strewn with mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine removal praised (UNITED STATES)

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


United Kingdom: Canada Donates Equipment to OAS for Demining Operations in Nicaragua

(23.11.2006)

The Organization of American States issued the following press release:  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs still killing Lebanese -report (UNITED NATIONS)

(23.11.2006)

Cluster bombs dropped by Israel on southern Lebanon in its monthlong war with Hezbollah are still killing or injuring three to four civilians a day, a third of them children, land mine activists said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


UK refuses to back cluster bomb ban as extent of use in Lebanon revealed:

(23.11.2006)

Global ban also opposed by China, US and Russia Unexploded devices still killing three people a day (UNITED KINGDOM)  weiterlesen >>>


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

(23.11.2006)

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


50 pressure mine shells seized (NEPAL)

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


Rights group says Hezbollah fired cluster bombs into northern Israel

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


Rain, wind lend urgency to ordnance cleanup; Bombs can sink in mud or

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


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

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


Four Maoists killed in explosion in A.P. (INDIA)

(23.11.2006)

Landmine goes off accidentally at a Warangal village  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine detected near intl border in JK (INDIA)

(23.11.2006)

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


Continuing Presence of Colombian Child Soldiers Sparks Appeal by UN

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


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

(23.11.2006)

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


Landmine blast leaves policeman dead (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


Landmine explosion kills Ukrainian citizen in Iraq (UKRAINE)

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


Prachanda apologises to kins of blast victims (NEPAL)

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


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

(23.11.2006)

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 >>>


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