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AUDIO: UN schätzen, Kongo wird in fünf Jahren frei von Minen sein

(27.01.2014)

Der UN-Programmkoordinator, Pascal Simon, berichtet über die Rolle der UN, alle Minen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongos zu beseitigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Weniger Menschen kommen durch Landminen um - nicht genug, meint die Regierung

(23.01.2014)

Trotz Rückgang der Opferzahlen um 28%, betont die kolumbianische Regierung, dass der Kampf gegen Minen weiter gehen muss. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Fünf UNO-Soldaten in Mali verletzt

(21.01.2014)

In Mali sind fünf UNO-Soldaten verletzt worden, als ihr Fahrzeug über eine Landmine gefahren ist. weiterlesen >>>


Volksvermögen für Streubomben

(18.01.2014)

NATIONALBANK ⋅ Die SNB hält Aktien von Unternehmen, die Streumunition herstellen. Die Finanzierung solcher Firmen verstösst gegen Schweizer Recht. Nun will die SNB die heiklen Aktien abstossen. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Landminenräumung kurz vor Abschluss

(16.01.2014)

Laut dem sri-lankischen Verteidigungsministerium sind 94 Prozent der Landminen im Norden und Osten des Landes geräumt. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Zwei Minenräumer durch Landmine verwundet

(15.01.2014)

Zwei Mitarbeiter der UN Sicherheitskräfte sind im Süden Libanons durch die Explosion einer Landmine während einer Minenräumoperation verwundet worden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


USA: Kunst gegen den Einsatz von Landminen

(10.01.2014)

Die Monongalia Kunstgalerie in West Virginia zeigt Kunst für das Verbot von Landminen und Streubomben bis zum 01. Februar. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaidschan: 2,7 Millionen Quadratmeter von explosiven Kriegsresten geräumt

(09.01.2014)

Im Dezember 2013 wurden laut Angaben des Nationalen Minenaktionzentrums (MACA) insgesmat 2,7 Millionen Quadratmeter Land von Landminen und Blindgängern geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


New Zealand Experts to Help Clear Unexploded Munitions

(09.02.2007)

A team of New Zealand Defense Force bomb disposal experts left for Lebanon Friday to help clear unexploded bombs, cluster bombs and missiles, a senior official said.  weiterlesen >>>


The Green Party says the New Zealand Super Fund is investing $64 million in companies that manufacture nuclear weapons and cluster bombs.

(08.02.2007)

In a report comparing New Zealand and Norway's superannuation funds, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has found that Norway boycotts 12 companies on ethical grounds, that this country invests in. weiterlesen >>>


The benefits of landmines

(08.02.2007)

It is rare when hypocrisy -- either personal or national -- recoils and bites you on the rear. The classic personal case is that of the public figure presenting him/herself as a paragon of virtue and subsequently is revealed with feet of clay up to the hip. Their peccadilloes are grist for media titillation: the "family values" politician demonstrating the morals of an alley cat.  weiterlesen >>>


Liberals Call on Conservative Government to Support Effort to Prohibit Cluster Munitions

(08.02.2007)

Ottawa- The Conservative government must back the Norwegian-led effort to develop an international treaty to prohibit the use of cluster munitions, the Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Liberal Foreign Affairs critic, the Honourable Bryon Wilfert, Chair of the Liberal caucus committee on Canada and the World and the Honourable Keith Martin, Vice-Chair of the caucus committee on Canada and the World said today.  weiterlesen >>>


NZ bomb squad flies out to Lebanon

(08.02.2007)

A team of New Zealand Defence Force bomb disposal experts left for Lebanon today to help clear unexploded bombs and missiles from the strife-torn country.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel: Use of cluster bombs violated U.S. pact

(07.02.2007)

Israel's use of U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in its 2006 assault on Lebanon may have violated a pact stipulating the terms of their use, according to a State Department finding. The finding was reported Jan. 30 by the BBC. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon leader puts onus on U.S.

(06.02.2007)

Prime Minister Siniora says his nation's woes would lessen if America pressed Israel to leave a contested bit of land. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon leader puts onus on U.S.

(06.02.2007)

Prime Minister Siniora says his nation's woes would lessen if America pressed Israel to leave a contested bit of land. weiterlesen >>>


Vor neuer Nato-Offensive in Afghanistan

(05.02.2007)

Nato will eine Bezirkshauptstadt zurückerobern, die von den Taliban eingenommen wurde. Der scheidende Nato-Oberkommandierende Richards sieht Taliban gescheitert; sie hätten keins ihrer Ziele erreicht: "Der Sieg ist zum Greifen nahe" weiterlesen >>>


Colombians died in Minefields in 2006

(05.02.2007)

Bogota, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 230 Colombians died, 13 of them were children, and 861 were injured in 2006 due to the antipersonnel mines, an official entity reported on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Gold für Will, Silber für Plasberg

(05.02.2007)

Die ARD-Intendanten haben "einmütig" entschieden: Die "Tagesthemen"-Moderatorin wird neue Sonntagstalkerin. Mitfavorit Frank Plasberg bekommt eine neue Sendung im Ersten. Lob von Sabine Christiansen weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Altlast. Räumtechnologien im Minenfeld

(03.02.2007)

Jedes Jahr verletzen vergessene Minen rund 20.000 Menschen, viele davon sind Kinder. Minenräumer suchen deshalb Zentimeter für Zentimeter die Minenfelder ab, häufig mit Hilfe von Metalldetektoren. Doch effektiv ist diese Methode nicht. Wie praxistauglich sind neue Räumtechnologien?  weiterlesen >>>


Ban the deadly cluster bomb

(01.02.2007)

The American Task Force for Lebanon has begun a campaign to ban the deadly cluster bomb. The campaign has been endorsed by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The Arab American News wholly supports this campaign.  weiterlesen >>>


The 'Toys' That Kill in Lebanon

(01.02.2007)

To 17-year-old Rasha Zayoun, the small metal canister with a ribbon attached to the top looked like a toy. weiterlesen >>>


Ahern calls for cluster bomb ban

(01.02.2007)

Cluster bombs should be banned in international conflicts, the Government warned today. Foreign Affairs Minster Dermot Ahern made the call as he visited Lebanon where up to one million such munitions lie unexploded in local hills.  weiterlesen >>>


Clear Path International Supports Congressional Bill Limiting the Use and Export of Cluster Bombs

(01.02.2007)

Clear Path International has announced it supports a bill to be introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Diane Feinstein (D-California) that would restrict the use of cluster bombs by the United States and its allies.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: UNIFIL troop strength and humanitarian activities

(01.02.2007)

Naqoura, Lebanon ' The number of UNIFIL peacekeepers rose above 12,000 following today's arrival of the main contingent soldiers from Qatar. The 184 newcomers further bolsters the 28-nation strong force in assisting the Lebanese Army in securing stability in southern Lebanon as part of Security Council resolution 1701.  weiterlesen >>>


US studies Israel's cluster bomb use in Lebanon

(01.02.2007)

Israel may have violated agreements with Washington on the use of US-made cluster bombs in its war with Hizbullah in Lebanon last summer, the state department said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Country Completes Destruction of Stockpiled Landmines

(01.02.2007)

Angola moved a step forward in its programme to rid the country of landmines when it successfully beat a 1 January 2007 deadline to destroy known stockpiles of mines.  weiterlesen >>>


CRPF paramilitary troops in Orissa attacked women, children and other civilians after a landmine killed a colleague in Malkangiri district, reports said.

(01.02.2007)

At least 20 people from Gamphakunda village were treated in hospital after the incident on January 26 observed as Republic Day.  weiterlesen >>>


Veterans for America Applauds Byrd Resolution (UNITED STATES)

(01.02.2007)

Veterans for America strongly supports Senator Byrd's resolution introduced today, which states that Congress must approve any offensive military action by the United States against another nation.  weiterlesen >>>


6 suspected NPAs, one soldier killed in Luzon (PHILIPPINES)

(01.02.2007)

LUCENA CITY : Six suspected communist insurgents and one Army soldier were killed over the past three days in a series of encounters in the Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions that also uncovered caches of explosives and extortion letters intended to be used against politicians seeking to campaign in the congressional and local elections in May, military spokespersons reported yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Philippine troops capture huge rebel bomb depot (PHILIPPINES)

(01.02.2007)

MANILA - Philippine troops have captured a cave used by communist insurgents as huge a bomb making depot after a brief firefight, the military said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Vinces, where unexploded ordnance still limits the physical safety, livelihoods and food security for the local people (LAOS)

(01.02.2007)

The Japanese Government has recently granted Laos 875,239 USD to help facilitate the operations of its National Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Combined operation nets insurgents, weapons in Baghdad (IRAK)

(01.02.2007)

The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Information Service issued the following press release: Several insurgents were captured and a weapons cache was found during a combined security operation that was kicked off today in the Haifa Street area of Baghdad, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Violence-hit Chhattisgarh on high alert for R-Day (INDIA)

(01.02.2007)

Thousands of police and paramilitary personnel are on high alert in Chhattisgarh where Maoist guerrillas called for a strike on India's Republic Day Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Case against rampaging CRPF jawans (INDIA)

(01.02.2007)

The Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case against some unidentified personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for allegedly torching and assaulting Panzgam villagers near Awantipora in Pulwama district on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Belgium donates EUR 150,000 for demining (CROATIA)

(01.02.2007)

Belgian Ambassador to Croatia Marie-Johane Roccas on Tuesday presented the head of the Croatian Mine Action Centre Oto Jungwirth with a donation of 150,000 euros for the removal of land mines from an area of 110,000 square metres in Vukovar County designed to be a business zone.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian police seize 45 anti-personnel landmines (COLOMBIA)

(01.02.2007)

Police in Colombia's Antioquia department seized 45 anti-personnel landmines, apparently made by members of the rebel National Liberation Army, local media reported on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Offensive rips Myanmar ethnic community apart (BURMA)

(01.02.2007)

Even while fighting raged all around them, Pi Lu never thought she would have to uproot her eight children and flee their small village in eastern Myanmar.  weiterlesen >>>


Police arrest man carrying landmines (AFGHANISTAN)

(01.02.2007)

The press office of the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan in Kabul told Afghan Islamic Press today, 24 January 2007, that police had arrested a person in Sayad District of Kapisa Province carrying a gun, two landmines and some bullets yesterday, 23 January 2007.  weiterlesen >>>


Scientists at University of Mississippi release new data on life sciences (UNITED STATES)

(01.02.2007)

Scientists discuss in "Studying the mechanical behavior of a plastic, shock-resisting, antitank landmine" new findings in life sciences. weiterlesen >>>


Swiss president talks war, terrorism at business-dominated summi (SWITZERLAND)

(01.02.2007)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey asked delegates at the World Economic Forum to find practical solutions to problems posed by new types of armed conflict, terrorism and "mass starvation" -- striking an unusual tone for this year's business-dominated summit.  weiterlesen >>>


South Ossetia says Georgia behind antitank mine blast (RUSSIA)

(01.02.2007)

Tskhinvali, 26 January : Officers of the Russian battalion [of the Joint Peacekeeping Force] were seriously wounded on 15 January 2007, not far from the Pauk observation post. The Georgian side has denied any involvement in the incident. Commenting on the current situation the first deputy prime minister of the republic of South Ossetia, Boris Chochiyev has said:  weiterlesen >>>


Russia needs landmines for border protection - engineering troops chief (RUSSIA)

(01.02.2007)

The chief of Russia's engineering troops, Col-Gen Nikolay Serdtsev, has said that Russia "cannot afford" to do away with antipersonnel mines, which it relies upon to help protect the state border.  weiterlesen >>>


'Vengeful rebel leads troops to 'land mine factory' (PHILIPPINES)

(01.02.2007)

A New People's Army (NPA) member, angered by an attack on his home by his own comrades, led soldiers to what the military has described as the rebels' largest land mine factory, an Army commander said.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian violence spreads as death toll hits 25 (PALESTINE)

(01.02.2007)

Fighting between rival Palestinian forces erupted again Sunday after 25 people were killed in Gaza in the fiercest bout of internecine bloodletting since Hamas won elections a year ago.  weiterlesen >>>


Slovenia earmarks 100,000 euros for Lebanon reconstruction (LEBANON)

(01.02.2007)

Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel said at Thursday's [25 January] conference on Lebanon reconstruction in Paris that Slovenia would contribute around 100,000 euros for the rebuilding of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. assistance to Lebanon (LEBANON)

(01.02.2007)

The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following fact sheet:  weiterlesen >>>


Israel's cluster bombing may have broken U.S. pact (ISRAEL)

(01.02.2007)

The Bush administration will inform Congress as soon as this week that Israel may have violated agreements with the United States when it fired U.S.-supplied cluster munitions into southern Lebanon during its fight with Hezbollah last summer, administration officials say.  weiterlesen >>>


Tordinci gets donation of USD 140,000 for removal of mines (CROATIA)

(01.02.2007)

Nearly 140,000 dollars have been donated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Croatia for the demining of the eastern Croatian village of Tordinci.  weiterlesen >>>


Country Completes Destruction of Stockpiled Landmines (ANGOLA)

(01.02.2007)

Angola moved a step forward in its programme to rid the country of landmines when it successfully beat a 1 January 2007 deadline to destroy known stockpiles of mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine injures two in eastern Afghan province (AFGHANISTAN)

(01.02.2007)

Khost City, 29 January : Two civilians were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside landmine in Yaqubi District of the southeastern Khost Province.  weiterlesen >>>


India celebrates 58th Republic Day amidst tight security

(01.02.2007)

* Landmine blast kills one security force personnel in Orissa weiterlesen >>>


Panzerfaust im Schrottcontainer entsorgt

(31.01.2007)

Eine Frau aus Templin hat Teile einer Panzerfaust in einem gewöhnlichen Schrottcontainer entsorgt. Wie eine Polizeisprecherin am Donnerstag sagte, soll die Waffe von einem ehemaligen Schießplatz stammen. Die 23-Jährige soll die Teile sowie diverse Munition von einem 21 Jahren alten Bekannten geschenkt bekommen haben. weiterlesen >>>


Explosionsgefahr lauert im Waldboden Ausstellung in Bautzen klärt über Fundmunition auf

(31.01.2007)

Paul spielt gern mit seinen Freunden im Wald Verstecken. "Einmal rief uns ein anderer Junge, um uns etwas zu zeigen", erzählt der Zehnjährige aus Bautzen. Auf dem Waldboden lag, von Zweigen und Blättern halb verdeckt, ein verrosteter Metallgegenstand.  weiterlesen >>>


US investigations into Israeli cluster munition use

(30.01.2007)

Peres: Cluster bombs a mistake. Shimon Peres, Israel's deputy prime minister, has told Al Jazeera that his country's use of cluster bombs in Lebanon during last year's war with Hezbollah was a "mistake". weiterlesen >>>


Regierung zum nationalen Verbot von Streubomben aufgefordert

(30.01.2007)

sterreich-Sektion der Cluster Munition Coalition verweist auf Lagerbestände des Bundesheeres weiterlesen >>>


Auf dem Weg zum Minendetektor. Materialprüfer testen Metalldetektoren zur Minenräumung

(30.01.2007)

Technik. - Weltweit liegen über 100 Millionen Landminen in ehemaligen Krisengebieten vergraben. Zur Räumung der explosiven Altlast werden heute überwiegend Metalldetektoren eingesetzt. Experten von der Bundesanstalt für Materialprüfung und -forschung haben unterschiedliche Modelle in Kroatien getestet. Die Ergebnisse der Untersuchung stellten die Forscher jetzt auf einer Konferenz in Berlin vor.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions report reinforces need for ban

(30.01.2007)

Commenting on the US State Department report saying that Israel may have violated the terms of its arms deals with the US by using cluster munitions in Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster-Bomb Report Weighs on Israel

(29.01.2007)

JERUSALEM (AP) - Washington's conclusion that Israel likely misused U.S.-made cluster munitions by firing them at civilian areas in Lebanon has brought new pressure on Israel to review its wartime practices. weiterlesen >>>


Israel hat gegen Streubomben-Konvention verstossen. US-Bericht über Einsatz in Wohngebieten

(28.01.2007)

Israel hat im Libanon-Krieg nach Angaben der amerikanischen Regierung vermutlich gegen Regelungen für den Einsatz von Streubomben verstossen. Der Kongress muss jetzt über weitere Ermittlungen entscheiden.  weiterlesen >>>


US-Bericht über Einsatz von Streubomben durch Israel

(28.01.2007)

Washington. AP/baz. Das US-Aussenministerium hat einen Bericht über den Einsatz von amerikanischen Streubomben durch Israel abgeschlossen. Die Ergebnisse würden am Montag dem Kongress vorgelegt, teilte Ministeriumssprecher Kurtis Cooper am Samstag in Washington mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Bericht: Israel setzte im Libanon-Krieg Streubomben ein

(28.01.2007)

Israel hat während des Libanon-Kriegs im vergangenen Jahr widerrechtlich Streubomben eingesetzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Verstoß gegen US-Bedingung

(28.01.2007)

Streubomben-Einsatz im Libanon weiterlesen >>>


USA kritisieren Streubomben-Einsatz Israels im Libanon

(28.01.2007)

Außenministerium sieht Waffen-Abkommen verletzt  weiterlesen >>>


Israel nahm Libanon mit Streubomben unter Beschuss

(28.01.2007)

Washington - Israel hat mit dem Einsatz von Streubomben im Libanon-Krieg laut einem vorläufigen US-Regierungsbericht gegen Waffenexportabkommen mit Washington verstoßen. weiterlesen >>>


United States: Cut Off Cluster Munition Sales to Israel

(28.01.2007)

Compel Israel to Provide Strike Data. (Washington, DC, January 29, 2007) ' Preliminary US government findings that Israel violated agreements with the United States by its use of cluster munitions in Lebanon last summer should lead to an immediate cutoff of all US cluster munitions sales to Israel, Human Rights Watch said today.  weiterlesen >>>


USA werfen Israel Einsatz von Streubomben vor

(28.01.2007)

Washington (RPO). Die US-Regierung verdächtigt Israel, im Libanon-Krieg rechtswidrig Streubomben gegen zivile Ziele eingesetzt zu haben. Eine vorläufige Untersuchung des Außenministeriums in Washington sei zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass Israel mit der Nutzung solcher Waffen aus US-Produktion "wahrscheinlich" geltende Exportrichtlinien der USA verletzt habe, sagte Ministeriumssprecher Sean McCormack am Montag.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. says Israel may have violated cluster bomb use

(28.01.2007)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday Israel may have violated an agreement with Washington in its use of U.S.-made cluster bombs during last July's war with Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Darfur-Kommission nach zweimonatigem Tauziehen ernannt

(25.01.2007)

Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Jody Williams leitet sechsköpfige Ermittlungsdelegation weiterlesen >>>


Plassnik: "Austria calls for international treaty on cluster munitions"

(25.01.2007)

Full support for international conference in Oslo. Vienna, 26 January 2007 - "Austria calls for a binding international treaty to effectively counter the disastrous effects of cluster munitions on people to be elaborated as soon as possible" said Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik in connection with the international conference on cluster munitions to be held in Oslo on 22 and 23 February. weiterlesen >>>


Clear Path International Supports Congressional Bill Limiting the Use and Export of Cluster Bombs

(25.01.2007)

Clear Path International has announced it supports a bill to be introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Diane Feinstein (D-California) that would restrict the use of cluster bombs by the United States and its allies. weiterlesen >>>


Plassnik will internationales Verbot von Streumunition

(25.01.2007)

sterreich tritt dafür ein, möglichst rasch einen völkerrechtlich verbindlichen Vertrag zu erarbeiten, der die katastrophalen Auswirkungen von Streumunition auf Menschen wirksam bekämpft", sagte Außenministerin Ursula Plassnik (ÖVP) heute zur internationalen Konferenz zum Thema Streumunition, die am 22. und 23. Februar in Oslo tagen wird.  weiterlesen >>>


Bombing, gunbattle raise Afghan toll- Attacker strikes near US base

(25.01.2007)

Afghans neared the site of a suicide attack, outside a US military base in eastern Khost Province yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Beirut Recovering After Violent Protests

(25.01.2007)

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Lebanon remained tense Wednesday, a day after Hezbollah-led protesters who want to topple the U.S.-backed prime minister clashed with government supporters across the country. weiterlesen >>>


5 Americans killed after helicopter crashes in central Baghdad

(25.01.2007)

Photograph released by Ansar al-Sunnah Army, an Iraqi insurgent group, shows ID badges and a driver's licence of Arthur Laguna, a 52-year-old pilot for Blackwater, a U.S. security company. Laguna's helicopter crashed as it flew over a dangerous Sunni neighborhood in the central Baghdad. weiterlesen >>>


Ministers of International Development and Defence visit Lebanon on 23 and 24 January

(25.01.2007)

Minister of International Development Erik Solheim and Minister of Defence Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen will visit Lebanon this week to take a closer look at Norway's military and civilian assistance to the country. weiterlesen >>>


Italians teaching Lebanese kids how to avoid bombs, but…

(25.01.2007)

Using role play, songs and cartoons, Italian peacekeepers are teaching Lebanese children to recognise and avoid the one million or so unexploded bombs in the streets and fields of Lebanon. But Italy is also one of Lebanon's, and Syria's, major arms suppliers. weiterlesen >>>


Army raid on rebel camp yields hardware

(25.01.2007)

BUTUAN CITY: The Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division scored big against the New People's Army (NPA) in its area of operations when it raided a rebel outpost in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, last week.  weiterlesen >>>


More Equipment to Clear Landmines, Unexploded Ordnance in Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(25.01.2007)

The U.S. Department of State issued the following press release:  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines and disability: a challenge faced together (UGANDA)

(25.01.2007)

Landmines are among the most dangerous weapons in armed conflict - easy and cheap to plant, but extremely difficult and costly to remove. weiterlesen >>>


Human rights deteriorating in South Asia (SRI LANKA)

(25.01.2007)

Wartorn Sri Lanka and politically unstable Bangladesh suffered worsening human rights violations in 2006 while other parts of the subcontinent saw scant progress, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan agrees to reconsider mining Afghan border (PAKISTAN)

(25.01.2007)

Pakistan's foreign minister said Tuesday the country would look at other options before going ahead with a plan to mine its border with Afghanistan, after talks with his Canadian counterpart. weiterlesen >>>


De-mining official expects South to be clear of cluster bombs by year's end (LEBANON)

(25.01.2007)

The last Israeli cluster bombs will be cleared from the South by the end of 2007, Dahlia Farran, the media officer for the Center for the Coordination of De-mining Works in Southern Lebanon (CCDSL), said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian rebel group claim killing 120 government soldiers in east (ETHIOPIA)

(25.01.2007)

The [rebel] Ogaden National Liberation Front in an attack it launched last week against weyane [Ethiopian] soldiers stationed near Degeh Bur [eastern Ethiopia] killed over 200 soldiers and wounded several others.  weiterlesen >>>


CIDA: Canada's New Government Invests in Afghanistan's Minefield Clearance and Community-Led Development (CANADA)

(25.01.2007)

The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, today announced that Canada will provide $8.8 million dollars for demining activities in Kandahar Province and across Aghanistan as well as $1.9 million dollars to promote community-led development in Kandahar Province. The Minister made the announcement during a visit to CFB Valcartier. weiterlesen >>>


Zambia: Angolan refugees return from Copperbelt Province (ANGOLA)

(25.01.2007)

An Angolan Airlines aircraft left Zambia's Copperbelt provincial capital of Ndola early this morning with 116 Angolan refugees. The plane was bound for Luena in Angola's eastern central province of Moxico. Two more flights are scheduled to leave later today.  weiterlesen >>>


Peshawar-based lawyers warn to move SC against fencing (AFGHANISTAN)

(25.01.2007)

The lawyer community in this provincial metropolis of Pakistan's NWFP condemned the mining of the Pak - Afghanistan border and described the decision as unconstitutional, inhuman and against international treaties.  weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldier injured by landmine in Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(25.01.2007)

A Canadian soldier stepped on a landmine during a routine patrol in southern Afghanistan early Thursday and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines still claim lives in Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(25.01.2007)

[Presenter] Landmines claim the lives of 60 people, mainly children, every month in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Bukenya to Grace Local Govts' Meet (UGANDA)

(25.01.2007)

Vice President Gilbert Bukenya and Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga are expected to grace the annual general meeting of the Uganda Local Governments' Association in Gulu on January 19.  weiterlesen >>>


Torture chambers used by Tamil Tigers found in eastern Sri Lanka, defense ministry says (SRI LANKA)

(25.01.2007)

Torture chambers allegedly used by Tamil Tigers to punish escaping rebels and informers, including women fighters, have been found at guerrilla camps in eastern Sri Lanka, the Defense Ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mogadishu Residents Refuse to Give Up Guns to Ethiopians (SOMALIA)

(25.01.2007)

A 13 year-old student was killed in Mogadishu when hundreds of demonstrators turned many parts of the city more chaotic than usual.  weiterlesen >>>


Fencing, Mining Pak-Afghan Border Opposed Speakers Urge Pakistan to Work out Alternate Strategy (PAKISTAN)

(25.01.2007)

GLOBAL NEWS BITES SOURCED FROM CURRENT GLOBAL NEWSPAPERS AND JOURNALS  weiterlesen >>>


Nepal Ceasefire Means No Letup in Threat from Landmines, Bombs (NEPAL)

(25.01.2007)

A ceasefire and peace process do not mean that there is safety, says UNICEF mine and bomb risk expert Hugues Laurenge. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill 7 police, paramilitaries in C.India (INDIA)

(25.01.2007)

At least seven members of the Indian security forces have been killed by landmine explosions in the central insurgency-hit state of Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


700 kilos of explosives found in Egypt's Sinai (EGYPT)

(25.01.2007)

Egyptian security services found more than 720 kilograms (1,587 pounds) of TNT near the town of Al-Arish in the north of the Sinai peninsula, security sources said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus says landmine disposal deadline likely to be extended (BELARUS)

(25.01.2007)

The deadline for the disposal of the Belarusian army's antipersonnel landmine stockpile, one of the largest stocks in the world, is likely to be extended, Syarhey Luchyna, chief of the armed forces' engineering troops, told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday [16 January].  weiterlesen >>>


Flucht vor Kämpfen in Sri Lanka

(24.01.2007)

Colombo (ND/Agenturen). Das Foto zeigt Hunderte Antipersonenminen, die die sri-lankische Armee bei der Eroberung der Rebellenbastion Vakarai im Distrikt Batticaloa im Osten des Landes vor einer Woche beschlagnahmte.  weiterlesen >>>


Staatengemeinschaft stellt Kredite für Libanon bereit

(24.01.2007)

Nach dem Krieg mit Israel steckt der Libanon in einer tiefen politischen und wirtschaftlichen Krise. Deshalb unterstützt die Staatengemeinschaft mit neuen Krediten und Hilfsprogrammen den Wiederaufbau des Landes. weiterlesen >>>


EU: Preis für Petritsch

(24.01.2007)

Der aus Kärnten stammende derzeitige österreichische UNO-Botschafter in Genf, Wolfgang Petritsch, erhält am 23. Februar in Strassburg den "Europäischen Menschenrechtspreis" der Stiftung "Pro Europa" weiterlesen >>>


(Diesmal) war es keine Mine

(23.01.2007)

Aufregung auf dem Priwall und in Pötenitz um mysteriösen Fund  weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe weitet Hilfe aus

(23.01.2007)

Unterstützung für Minenopfer und für Rückkehrer im Norden des Landes weiterlesen >>>


Tödlicher Anschlag mit Sprengstoffweste

(23.01.2007)

Ein Selbstmordattentäter mit einer Sprengstoffweste hat vor einer US-Militärbasis in Ostafghanistan zehn Menschen mit in den Tod gerissen. weiterlesen >>>


Die "Bremer Antwort"

(23.01.2007)

Der Verein "EigenArt" zeigt am 3. Februar ab 20 Uhr den Film "Deadly Nam"  weiterlesen >>>


Krieg gegen Umwelt

(23.01.2007)

Streubomben und verseuchte Meeresböden: Der Libanon steht nach dem Krieg vor großen ökologischen Problemen weiterlesen >>>


UNEP Report Highlights Environmental Legacy of the Lebanon Conflict (abridged by CMC)

(22.01.2007)

Demolition Waste, Damaged Water Infrastructure and Mined Agricultural Land Legacies of the Lebanon Conflict  weiterlesen >>>


"Die Mitglieder kommen ihrer Verantwortung nicht nach"

(21.01.2007)

Am Montag (22.1.07) hat die erste Sitzungsperiode der Genfer UN-Abrüstungskonferenz begonnen. DW-WORLD sprach mit Götz Neuneck über die Gefahr eines neuen Wettrüstens im All und der Bedeutung der Konferenz. weiterlesen >>>


Klar gegen das Völkerrecht

(21.01.2007)

Bei den Schweizer Konzernen liegt Ruag ganz vorne im Rennen. Sie vertreibt ihre Güter nicht nur auf dem Binnenmarkt, sondern bedient unter anderem auch einen israelischen Rüstungskonzern mit Streumunition. Und genau deshalb steht die Ruag auf der Liste der nominierten Unternehmen.  weiterlesen >>>