News-Archiv



Rotes Kreuz und Norwegen kritisieren kanadischen Gesetzentwurf zum Verbot von Streubomben

(17.06.2013)

Das Internationale Komittee vom Roten Kreuz und Norwegen kritisieren den Gesetzentwurf Kanadas über das Verbot von Streumuntion. Der Gesetzentwurf sieht vor, dass sich kanadisches Militär an Militäraktionen beteiligen darf, in den von alliierten Truppen Streumunition eingesetzt wird. (in Englisch + weitere Informationen im TV-Beitrag) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landmine tötet 10-Jährigen und verletzt vier Spielkameraden

(16.06.2013)

Kinder haben beim Spielen in einem Vorort der bosnischen Hauptstadt versehentlich eine Landmine zur Explosion gebracht. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand: Landmine tötet Minenräumer

(14.06.2013)

Während einer Entminungsaktion nahe der thailändischen-kambodschanischen Grenze wurde ein Minenräumer mutmaßlich durch eine Antifahrzeugmine getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Angola kündigt die Übergabe von minengeräumter Fläche an

(12.06.2013)

Laut dem Angolanischen Institut für Minenräumung (INAD) wurde in den letzten zwölf Monaten insgesamt 556 Explosivkörper, 30 Antipersonenminen und 2 Antifahrzeugminen geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aktionen gegen kanadischen Gesetzentwurf zum Streumunitionsverbot

(12.06.2013)

Weltweit rufen Aktivitisten die kanadische Regierung auf, den nationalen Gesetzentwurf über das Verbot von Streumunition zu verbessern. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kampfmittelräumung: Was auf dem Schlachtfeld liegen blieb

(07.06.2013)

Porträt eines in Köln ansässigen Unternehmens, das Detektorsysteme für die Minen- und Kampfmittelräumung entwickelt. weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Dreizehn Zivilisten fallen im Monat Mai Landminen zum Opfer

(06.06.2013)

Die kolumbianische Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen berichtet von dreizehn Zivilisten, die im Monat Mai Landminen zum Opfer fielen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Tunesien: Zwei Soldaten sterben durch eine Landmine

(06.06.2013)

Zwei Soldaten sterben und zwei weitere Soldaten werden durch eine Landminenexplosion verletzt. Die Soldaten befanden sich auf einer Patrouillenfahrt in den Chambi Bergen nahe der algerischen Grenze. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


UN refugee agency chief in Sudan on first stop of 10-day mission

(24.08.2005)

The Head of the United Nations refugee agency began a 10-day mission to Sudan, Chad, and Kenya today with a visit to Khartoum to meet with Sudanese government ministers and to consult with UN officials on the state of refugee work in the war-torn region.  weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan: Half a million dollars needed for demining dogs

(24.08.2005)

The Tajik national demining body needs at least half a million US dollars in funding in order to establish a dog demining centre. The centre would form an important part of Tajikistan's efforts to clear millions of mines in the former Soviet republic by 2010.  weiterlesen >>>


The States Of Denial

(24.08.2005)

The wheel has turned full circle for the Naxalites and the Andhra Pradesh state government. But the Andhra 'experiment' affects other states as well. A false peace yields a bitter harvest, and when you add politics of votes to it, well… weiterlesen >>>


MPs, cabinet nominees continue wrangling - Iran

(24.08.2005)

The confirmation hearings continued for a third day on Tuesday as lawmakers assessed the competence and plans of the proposed ministers. The parliament is expected to vote on the cabinet nominees today. Mohammad-Najar announced the clearing of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


"Security obstacles" reason behind deteriorating Sudan, Eritrea ties

(24.08.2005)

The minister of foreign affairs, Dr Mustafa Uthman Isma'il, has described the ties between Sudan and Eritrea as unique because, according to Sudanese policies, these ties are supposed to be special neighbourly ties. However, there remained security obstacles obstructing these ties. Borders should not be used for planting land mines. weiterlesen >>>


3 mines found on Georgian school premises

(24.08.2005)

Six-form pupils in southern Georgia found three anti-tank mines on the premises of a local school. The incident occurred in the village of Klde, Akhaltsikhe district.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola to Destroy Anti-Personnel Landmine Stocks

(24.08.2005)

Angola has plans under way to destroy all its stock of anti-personnel land mines by 2007, fulfilling its commitment under the Ottawa Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Koreans discuss POWs, abductees

(24.08.2005)

Red Cross societies from the divided Koreas on Tuesday began three days of talks expected to focus on hundreds of South Korean prisoners of war and abductees believed held in North Korea. weiterlesen >>>


Cyprus mine clearing continues in Ayios Dometios/Kermia area

(24.08.2005)

30 minefields in Nicosia. The European Union-funded Mine Action Centre started the second phase of its landmines and ordnances clearance with de-mining operations in the areas of Nicosia's Ayios Dometios and Kermia checkpoints on Monday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Als Soldat in Afghanistan - Österreich

(24.08.2005)

Wenn am 18. September die Afghanen zu ihren ersten freien Parlamentswahlen seit Jahrzehnten schreiten, dann sorgt das österreichische Bundesheer dafür, dass diese Wahlen auch ordnungsgemäß stattfinden können. Minen zählen zu den größten Gefahren, denen die österreichischen Truppen in Afghanistan ausgesetzt sind. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Army opens artificial limb centre in Kashmirs border district

(23.08.2005)

The Indian Army has recently inaugurated in Kashmir's border Poonch district, a one of its kind artificial limb repair centre to help hundreds of people who have lost their limbs in the crossfire and militancy related incidents.  weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Tote bei Landminen-Explosion in Nepal

(23.08.2005)

Vier Polizisten und ein Zivilist sind am Montag bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Südwesten Nepals ums Leben gekommen. Das berichtete die Online-Ausgabe der englischsprachigen Tageszeitung "Himalayan Times" unter Berufung auf die Polizei. weiterlesen >>>


Uruzgan mine blast leaves 8 policemen injured (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.08.2005)

Eight policemen were wounded as their vehicle hit a landmine in the Chori district of the southern Uruzgan province, officials said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian radio on three injured in landmine blast, Israeli closures, arrests (WEST BANK)

(23.08.2005)

A citizen and his two children were wounded in an explosion of a landmine left by the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Yatta in Hebron Governorate [in the West Bank].  weiterlesen >>>


SCG and NATO on a joint assignment: Mine Destruction

(23.08.2005)

The goal of the Anti-personnel Mines Destruction Project is related to the security climate and global peace in the region and stands as the acknowledgment of good relations between SCG and NATO. weiterlesen >>>


UN Refugee Agency Chief Will Make 10-Day Visit to Sudan, Chad And Kenya

(23.08.2005)

The United Nations refugee agency chief will make a 10-day visit to Sudan, Chad and Kenya, starting next Monday, visiting some of the camps which now house hundreds of thousands of the more than 6 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) who fled Sudan's civil strife, and meeting with senior Government officials. He will also have a look at the land removal activities in Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


General News: UNICEF to Fund $8.2Mln for Landmine Clearance in Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(23.08.2005)

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) will assist $8.2 million for a project on preventing children from injuries and deaths caused by wartime landmines in Vietnam in the 2006-2010 period, the National Committee for Population, Family and Children said on August 18.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey: Train hits land mine in southeast

(23.08.2005)

While on its Mersin-Islahiye service, a passenger train hit a land mine in Antep's [Gaziantep] Islahiye District. Nobody was hurt.  weiterlesen >>>


Bamyan mine blast leaves teenager dead

(23.08.2005)

A teenager was killed while his younger brother wounded when a land mine went off in the central Bamyan province on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four troops injured as APC hits landmine in Chechnya

(23.08.2005)

A total of four servicemen were injured in Chechnya as a result of a landmine explosion on the motorway leading from Groznyy to the Chervlennaya village.  weiterlesen >>>


"Huge quantity" of explosives found near highway in southern Afghan province

(23.08.2005)

Two policemen were killed and two other injured as a result of a mine explosion in the Shenkay District of Zabol Province [south] yesterday [21 August].  weiterlesen >>>


One killed in blast outside Nazran hospital

(23.08.2005)

One man is reported to have been killed and another three sustained injuries when a radio-controlled explosive device went off outside a hospital in Ingushetia's capital of Nazran on Monday, the press service of the southern regional center of the Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax.  weiterlesen >>>


Benguela: Red Cross Upgrades Activists On Landmine Risks

(23.08.2005)

About four activists have been upgraded at the weekend on the risks of landmines by the Angolan Red Cross (CVA) at Chongoroi municipality, 150 km of Benguela city. weiterlesen >>>


Three jawans hurt in mine blast

(23.08.2005)

At least three jawans sustained injuries when a patrol party of 19 Rajput Rifles (North India) was trapped in a mine bomb reportedly planted by suspected undergrounds at a spot on the side of the footpath in a jungle at Henglep early this morning, a reliable report said. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish Cypriots, UN peacekeepers start mineclearing operation

(23.08.2005)

The mine-clearing around Metehan border crossing in [self-declared] Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has been started. The mines are cleared by TRNC Security Forces in cooperation with the UN Peace Force, the operation centre executives said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two California soldiers die in Iraq

(23.08.2005)

A pair of California soldiers were killed last week in Iraq when an explosive detonated near their vehicle. weiterlesen >>>


Arlington soldier killed in Iraq

(23.08.2005)

A north Florida soldier died in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during a mission assessing mines, the Department of Defense said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Army Gears Up to Use Northrop Robot

(23.08.2005)

The autonomous, unmanned vehicle will be deployed in Iraq in the fourth quarter. weiterlesen >>>


Rebel blast kills 4 cops in Nepal

(23.08.2005)

Riot police throw brickbats at protesting students during a demonstration against King Gyanendra in Katmandu, Nepal yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Kevlar Saves Pakistani Officer from Tank Mine

(23.08.2005)

Pakistan is emphasizing opportunities for growth and delivering new and varied applications to the personal protection market. Recently, flooring made of DuPont™ Kevlar® saved the life of a senior Pakistani army officer when his Jeep was suddenly struck by a tank mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining efforts need speeding up

(22.08.2005)

Although landmines are outlawed by the Ottawa Convention because of their barbarity, Burma, Nepal, Russia and Georgia have continued to use them. But their nationals are not the only ones getting killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Nkurunziza: from near death to Burundi presidency

(22.08.2005)

Former rebel leader Pierre Nkurunziza's path to Burundi's presidency began a decade ago when he narrowly escaped death at the hands of Tutsi soldiers who came to his university to kill Hutus. In former times, he was laying landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Chad signs peace deal with northern rebels

(22.08.2005)

Chad's government has signed its third peace deal in three years with northern rebels in an effort to end a seven-year-old conflict in the region. Both sides agreed to de-mine the region. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir-Disabled-Army

(22.08.2005)

In a novel gesture, Army has opened a a limb repair centre in Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir for civilians and security personnel under its 'Operation Sadbhavana' programme. The centres serves mine blast victims. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance in Ayios Dhometios

(22.08.2005)

The United Nations yesterday announced the start of de-mining operations in the Ayios Dhometios area in the framework of the second phase of the landmine clearance programme undertaken by the Mine Action Centre. weiterlesen >>>


War fears palpable in Sri Lanka's ravaged north

(22.08.2005)

Buildings lie in ruins, signs warn of landmines, people watch heavily-armed army patrols with suspicion: the scars of war have yet to heal in Sri Lanka's ravaged north and fears it will re-ignite are palpable. weiterlesen >>>


ZANGANA: Chewing On Meaningless Words

(22.08.2005)

A prominent group of Iraqi women who backed the US-British invasion recently met the American ambassador in an effort to pressure the politicians drawing up Iraq's constitution not to limit women's rights. The suffering of their sisters in cities showered with cluster bombs shall empower women for leadership and democracy.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven invaders and collaborators killed, wounded in Dagestan

(22.08.2005)

Two invader "policemen" from the gang of Stavropol Department of Internal Affairs, who were "attached" to Dagestan for carrying out of terrorist activity, have been destroyed on the spot as a result of car explosion which has happened on Saturday in center of Shamilkala (former Makhachkala).  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists' Barbaric Acts Are Threat to Nepali People

(22.08.2005)

Nepal's Maoists have been attacking innocent civilians. Recently, at least 38 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a crowded bus detonated a land mine planted by Maoists.  weiterlesen >>>


Mothers in mourning: Anti-war

(22.08.2005)

Lynn Bradach vows to go to Iraq someday, to place her boots on the soil where her son's blood flowed as his life ebbed away after he was hit by a mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran seeks missing soldiers in Iraq

(22.08.2005)

Iranian Commander of the committee in charge of searching for those missing in action (MiAs) Brigadier General Mir Feisal Baqerzadeh today called for coordination with occupation troops of allied countries in Iraq to proceed with serach operations in Iraqi territory for remains of Iranian soldiers left behind from eight-year Iraqi-imposed war. Mine-sweeping choppers are used for search operations. weiterlesen >>>


Two U.S. soldiers die while in Afghanistan

(22.08.2005)

Two soldiers from Fort Lewis died in Afghanistan when their Humvee struck a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb makers share recipes on the Web

(22.08.2005)

Chris makes his own bombs with instructions he gets off the Internet. He says he does it for the rush. The ingredients are just lying around the house. Gasoline. Aluminum foil. Ammonia. Bleach. PVC pipe. Match heads. Chris has even gotten water to explode. Instructions for landmines are also available. weiterlesen >>>


Jihadists turn cyberspace into base of operations

(22.08.2005)

In the snow-draped mountains near Jalalabad in November 2001, as the Taliban collapsed and al-Qaida lost its Afghan sanctuary, Osama bin Laden biographer Hamid Mir watched "every second al-Qaida member carrying a laptop computer along with a Kalashnikov'' as they prepared to scatter into hiding and exile. Instructions for using landmines are available online. weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers injured in mine blast in Kuwait -- Kuwait army

(22.08.2005)

Three soldiers were injured in a mine explosion in Kuwait on Monday, the Kuwaiti army said. weiterlesen >>>


4 Security Men Killed in Landmine Explosion in Rupandehi

(22.08.2005)

Four security personnel were killed on the spot and four others injured in a Maoist triggered landmine explosion on Monday morning, according to DSP Maya Kumar Shah at District police office Rupandehi. weiterlesen >>>


Surveylab tipped for No 8 funding

(22.08.2005)

Wellington hi-tech firm Surveylab is tipped to receive venture capital funding from investment firm No 8 Ventures later this month. The technology is being used by the US military to record the position of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Under US noses, brutal insurgents rule Sunni citadel

(22.08.2005)

Guardian gains rare access to Iraqi town and finds it fully in control of 'mujahideen'. Soldiers again die because of landmine explosions. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine detected near Jammu, defused

(22.08.2005)

A landmine was detected by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the border village of Nikowal in R S Pura sub-sector near here today. weiterlesen >>>


"We go on because we know people need us and rely on us"

(22.08.2005)

Martin Amacher the Head of International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen. The ICRC also assists in the field of orthopedic treatment to land mine victims and other patients. weiterlesen >>>


President needs to tell truth about war

(22.08.2005)

Some people believe that President Bush is being truthful and that only liberals and Democrats challenge this. The United States were bombing Iraq with cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


They call him Lion Heart - boy who picked up a bomb and lived

(22.08.2005)

Saleh Khalaf's face tells you everything you need to know about collateral damage. The boy's left eyeball is missing, his teeth smashed, his skull slightly swollen.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei irakische Soldaten bei Anschlag getötet

(19.08.2005)

Nördlich von Bagdad ist eine weitere Person bei der Entschärfung einer Mine ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Lebensretter mit feinen Nasen

(19.08.2005)

Eine belgische Organisation bildet Ratten für die Minensuche aus. Die ersten haben kürzlich die UNO-Zulassungstests bestanden und sind jetzt in Mosambik im Einsatz. Etwa 20.000 Menschen werden jedes Jahr Opfer von Minen. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: Tonnes Of Hidden Weapons Discovered

(19.08.2005)

More than three tonnes of missiles, bombs and unexploded mines have been found in Iraq, according to the country's planning ministry's national body for mines. weiterlesen >>>


What the Silent Kurds Say?

(19.08.2005)

Prime Minister [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan's meeting with Turkish intellectuals and his recent visit to Diyarbakir reminded me of a conversation I had with a European lady years ago. Pressure through landmine-terror. weiterlesen >>>


Hope at last as Jewish settlers move out

(19.08.2005)

There will be celebrations in Gaza today as Palestinians wave goodbye to all but a few of the diehard settlers who have illegally occupied land in Gaza since the 1967 war. And let's face it, Palestinians have had very little to party about over the past half century. Landmines are hidden in toys to attract children's attention.  weiterlesen >>>


Manchu Sappers join in training on use of grenade launchers, C-4 explosives

(19.08.2005)

When infantry needs to breach an obstacle, blow up a bridge or storm a building they call in sappers. And these days the sappers are always close at hand for reorganized U.S. Army units such as 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Removing mines is helpful knowledge in Iraq and Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Handicap-Internacional Sensitises On landmine Risks

(19.08.2005)

The head of the landmine risks education and prevention programme of the Non-Governmental Organisation "Handicap International" , Gabrielle Savi, rated as positive the sensitising work her institution has been running in the Angolan provinces of Huambo, Benguela and Bié. weiterlesen >>>


Iranian policeman killed by a landmine planted

(19.08.2005)

An Iranian policeman was killed and five others were injured by a landmine planted close to the Iraqi border by suspected Kurdish rebels, the IRNA news agency said. weiterlesen >>>


De-mining awareness week in Jaffna district

(19.08.2005)

De-mining Co-ordinating Unit of the Jaffna district secretariat with the funding of the UNICEF has been implementing an Awareness Week on De-mining Programme in the Jaffna district. weiterlesen >>>


Zodhia checkpoint to open on August 31

(19.08.2005)

A new crossing point in the Green Line at Zodhia will open on August 31 whether the Greek Cypriot side is ready or not, Turkish Cypriot 'prime minister' Ferdi Sabit Soyer told the Cyprus Mail yesterday. The area is still full of mines. weiterlesen >>>


Grüne begrüßen Abrüstungsinitiative zu Landminen und Streubomben

(18.08.2005)

Meldung der Bundestagsfraktion: Zur Abrüstungspolitik der Bundesregierung erklärt Winfried Nachtwei, stellvertretender Fraktionsvorsitzender und sicherheitspolitischer Sprecher: Wir begrüßen die Abrüstungsinitiativen der Bundesregierung im Bereich Landminen und Streumunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Die anderen Entführer

(18.08.2005)

Immer neue Kriegsverbrechen im Irak. US-Soldaten wurden durch Mine getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Absturz war wahrscheinlich Unfall

(18.08.2005)

Keine Anzeichen für Beschuss eines Hubschraubers in Afghanistan. Außerdem wurden Im Zentrum des Landes acht afghanische Polizisten verletzt, als sie mit einem Fahrzeug auf eine Mine fuhren.  weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan: a road, if not a referendum, for Nagorno-Karabakh

(18.08.2005)

President Ilham Aliyev and President Robert Kocharian of Armenia are scheduled to hold a summit on August 26 in the Russian city of Kazan, on the sidelines of a Commonwealth of Independent States gathering. Demilitarizing the conflict zone, clearing mines are among other measures that should be implemented. weiterlesen >>>


Unit to help Azerbaijan clear mines

(18.08.2005)

About 70 members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Eight and other supporting units will help train de-mining teams in Azerbaijan over the next 15 months, according to a Sixth Fleet press release. weiterlesen >>>


Children Killed by Army Ambush in J & K

(18.08.2005)

In the light of the recent spurt in infiltration attempts in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J & K), the Army troops have been put on high alert. As a result, civilians were killed by a mine. weiterlesen >>>


CNN founder Turner wants nature park for Koreas' DMZ

(18.08.2005)

Media mogul and conservationist Ted Turner wants to turn the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean peninsula into a peace park if the two Koreas become unified. There are periodic explosions when animals stumble into mine fields. weiterlesen >>>


Peace in Afghanistan Is a Boon for Drug Lords

(18.08.2005)

The men who represent Germany's interests in Afghanistan are at a loss. Not long ago, four American soldiers were killed here, the lieutenant commander says, when a landslide flushed a tank mine onto the road.  weiterlesen >>>


Serbia-Montenegro launches project to destroy 1.3mln mines

(18.08.2005)

Serbia-Montenegro launched on Wednesday a project to destroy 1.3 million anti-personnel mines, an obligation to the international landmine ban treaty.  weiterlesen >>>


Hamas, Jihad ready to storm settlements

(18.08.2005)

Fighting for credit: Thousands of black-clad Hamas members marched to the wall of Neve Dekalim Wednesday chanting "we shall be back" and "with blood and spirit, we will redeeom you, oh Palestine." Civilians expect terrorists to use landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Nearly One Million Face Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia

(18.08.2005)

Some 919,000 Somalis need urgent assistance through the end of 2005, according to a recently-concluded Food and Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) assessment in that country. In the South, both sides of conflicting parties are using landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


32 Maoists surrender with arms

(18.08.2005)

Thirty-two Naxalites of banned CPI (Maoist) outfit surrendered with arms here today. Arms surrendered by the Naxalites included landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Battle Boxes for the Bundeswehr

(18.08.2005)

EADS, in cooperation with the company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) of Munich, has developed a multifunctional container for protected personal transport that can accommodate up to 18 people including equipment. Its ability to resist attacks with mines is testet. weiterlesen >>>


The war in It's not over

(18.08.2005)

Fighting in Afghanistan intensifies as guerrillas try to sabotage elections. The Taliban operate in small bands, staging hit-and-run attacks, assassinations and ambushes, laying mines and firing missiles and rocket-propelled grenades before melting back into local populations.  weiterlesen >>>


Security man hurt in Miranshah mine blast

(18.08.2005)

A security man was injured in a mine blast in Miranshah area of North Waziristan Agency.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Explosion Kills Soldier, Injures Another

(18.08.2005)

A 19-year-old Azerbaijani soldier was killed and another one seriously injured in a mine explosion on the Azeri-Armenian frontline.  weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-LANDMINE

(18.08.2005)

Border Security Force troops have detected a landmine near the Indo-Pak border in Ramgarh sector of Jammu division, BSF sources said here today. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. SOLDIERS FOIL SEVEN BOMB ATTACKS, NAB EIGHT SUSPECTS

(17.08.2005)

The Multi-National Forces - Iraq issued the following press release: When the patrol investigated the site, they found two land mines and two mortar rounds wrapped in detonation cord. The Soldiers secured the site to keep people away, and called in an explosive ordnance disposal team to safely detonate the munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Unusual athletics are all for charity

(17.08.2005)

Accshana Ragulan, Kailaas Ragulan, Thaminy Rajkumar, and Suwbay Needhan skipped to help raise money for victims of landmines in Sri Lanka.  weiterlesen >>>


Australian Defence Examines New Weapon Option

(17.08.2005)

The successful firing of a new kind of remotely controlled weapon concept demonstrator offers new capability options for the Australian Defence Force. The ADWS concept was design to replace anti-personal land mines, Hill said. weiterlesen >>>


Palestinians in Lebanon celebrate Gaza pullout

(17.08.2005)

As Palestinians in Lebanon celebrated Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh cautioned there are many unresolved issues to be dealt with concerning Israel in both Palestine and Lebanon. But Israel has still not handed over maps outlining the location of landmines planted in the South. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 10 in Indian state

(17.08.2005)

Maoist rebels killed at least 10 people, including a lawmaker and a government official, when they ambushed their vehicle in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, police said. The Maoists triggered a landmine as the vehicle passed, then shot the survivors and lobbed grenades into the jeep, District Superintendent Vikram Singh Mann said.  weiterlesen >>>


PRC says it will stop attacks

(17.08.2005)

The Popular Resistance Committees, which were responsible for attacks on Sderot and on soldiers and settlers in the Gaza Strip, will not continue attacks after the withdrawal, Abu Abeer, a spokesman for the alliance of various armed militias, told The Jerusalem Post at a PRC rally here Tuesday. But the mines will be prepared to respond, if necessary. weiterlesen >>>


Attempt at destroying Kajaki dam foiled

(17.08.2005)

Security officials recovered two caches of seized arms. Among the weapons there were also 2 anti-tank mines. weiterlesen >>>


We're developing military robots - Australia

(17.08.2005)

Australia said on Wednesday it was developing battlefield robots capable of military operations that could free soldiers from some dangerous tasks. weiterlesen >>>


Business as usual; traders seek market in south

(17.08.2005)

Ugandan businessmen are rushing to cash in on the vast market in Sudan despite the death of John Garang, which officials say will not reverse the emerging stability in the country. Mine clearance is going on. weiterlesen >>>


Executives take to charity

(17.08.2005)

Land mines and world hunger are far removed from Japan's corporate culture, but increasingly such issues are being tackled by the nations' top executives. weiterlesen >>>


PKK: The Name of the Metal Storm in Turkish-US Relations

(17.08.2005)

Not a single day goes by that Turkey does not face a new PKK attack or a mine explosion. And not a single day goes by that Turkey does not enter into a polemic on ''terrorism'' with countries it thinks are friendly.  weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon sees schedule delays in big arms programs

(17.08.2005)

The U.S. Defense Department on Monday said several big weapons programs, including the LPD-17 amphibious transport dock ship being built by Northrop Grumman Corp., were running behind schedule. The airborne mine countermine mission capability would not be operational until March 2007, six months later than planned, due to problems with the helicopter's carriage stream system.  weiterlesen >>>


RISING REVENUE AND PROFIT AT FORCE PROTECTION, INC.

(17.08.2005)

Force Protection Industries, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT), the leading manufacturer of blast-protected vehicles, recorded quarterly profit for the first time with the three month period ending June 30, 2005. Force Protection, Inc. manufactures ballistic and mine protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary. weiterlesen >>>


Sigonella sailors get training in mine detection and disposal

(17.08.2005)

About 70 sailors from the Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 8 started last week a 15-month bilateral training program with the Humanitarian Mine Action forces from Azerbaijan, officials said in a news release. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan faces more Taliban violence - UN's Annan

(17.08.2005)

A resurgent Taliban, a rampant drug trade and persistent corruption are hampering Afghanistan's reconstruction and threatening next month's elections, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday. Mine explosions increased in May. weiterlesen >>>


Peace Initiative, library host presentation on rebuilding war-devastated countries

(17.08.2005)

The Menomonie Public Library and the Red Cedar Peace Initiative invite the public to a special presentation on rehabilitation and reconstruction programs for war-devastated countries. In 2004 Batson organized a special workshop to review assistance programs for war wounded and other persons with disabilities living in landmine-affected countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan: Mehr Gewalt durch Taliban vor Wahl

(17.08.2005)

Ein Wiedererstarken der radikal-moslemischen Taliban gefährdet nach den Worten von UNO-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan die afghanische Parlamentswahl im kommenden Monat. Die Zahl der Minenexplosionen stieg stark an. weiterlesen >>>


Flowers Not Landmines

(17.08.2005)

Organic bouquet uses flowers to help fundraise for Adopt-A-Minefield(R) efforts to clear minefields, provide assistance to landmine survivors, and raise awareness of the global landmine crisis.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Kurdendorf hofft auf ein Wunder

(17.08.2005)

Es herrscht Aufregung in Dara Miana. Die Einwohner des kleinen Dorfes haben sich außerhalb der Gebetszeiten in der Moschee versammelt, weil Fremde aus Amerika gekommen sind. Die Fremden sind Experten der Anti-Minen-Organisation Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF). weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Forces Kill Suspected Insurgents

(17.08.2005)

Afghan security forces killed at least 28 suspected insurgents in a nationwide offensive against Taliban rebels and other militants intent on subverting crucial legislative elections next month, office. A militant also was killed Sunday in Zabul as a mine he was laying - targeting a convoy of U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces - blew up prematurely. weiterlesen >>>


36 including 22 Taliban militants, 8 Afghan forces killed in various clashes

(17.08.2005)

About 36 people including 22 suspected Taliban militants and 8 Afghan forces were killed and 16 Taliban fugitives including Taliban commander Mulla Janan have been arrested in a joint operation by Coalition forces and Afghan forces against Taliban militants and bomb blasts in Western Afghanistan. In another incident Taliban commander Mulla Moosa Kalim was killed when a land mine exploded in district Soori of Zabil province.  weiterlesen >>>