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Leben als Flüchtling im Rollstuhl

(05.06.2013)

Manche Asylsuchende wurden durch Minen schwer verletzt. Die Behinderung kommt zur Ungewissheit der Zukunft in der Schweiz als Belastung hinzu. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Das Kinderexperiment - Kinder, Bomben und Spielplätze

(04.06.2013)

Ein US-amerikanisches Künstlerteam simuliert die Gefahren, die Kinder in mit Streubomben verseuchten Ländern ausgesetzt sind, auf Spielplätzen in Virginia/USA. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Europa vereint im Kampf gegen Antipersonenminen

(03.06.2013)

Mit dem Inkrafttreten des Verbots von Antipersonenminen am 1. Juni 2013 in Polen sind in allen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten der Einsatz und die Produktion von bzw. der Handel mit Antipersonenminen verboten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Explosives Erbe des Zweiten Weltkriegs

(02.06.2013)

Fast stündlich explodieren in Gefahrengebieten wie Afghanistan und Kambodscha heimtückische Sprengsätze - Minen und Bomben. Auch in Deutschland liegen noch fast 300.000 Tonnen Blindgänger in den Böden - ein explosives Erbe des zweiten Weltkrieges.  weiterlesen >>>


Vor fünf Jahren wurde das internationale Verbot von Streumunition beschlossen

(30.05.2013)

107 Staaten beschlossen am 30. Mai 2008 das Verbot von Streumunition in Dublin. Heute sind es 112 Beitrittstaaten. Davon haben 83 Staaten das Abkommen ratifiziert. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Landminenunfall tötet ein Kind und verletzt vier Kinder

(30.05.2013)

Laut offiziellen Angaben ereignete sich der Landminenunfall im Distrikt Dera Bugti. Die Kinder waren in einem Auto unterwegs. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Russland: Scharfes Minenfeld aus Zweitem Weltkrieg bei Moskau entdeckt

(29.05.2013)

Ein Minenfeld aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ist im Raum Wolokolamsk westlich von Moskau entdeckt worden. Mehr als 100 Minen wurden bereits entschärft. weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Minen auf einem Marktplatz geräumt

(28.05.2013)

Die dänische Minenräumorganisation Danish Demining Group räumt zwei Minen auf einem Marktplatz in der Nähe eines Flüchtlingslager mit mehr als 45.000 Flüchtlingen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mines injure 2 more

(17.08.2005)

Two villagers were seriously wounded when they stepped on a landmine near the Cambodian border.  weiterlesen >>>


Japanese execs discovering joys of charity work

(17.08.2005)

Japanese corporate executivesmay have been slow to catch on, but increasingly, top businessmen are taking time out to personally involve themselves in charity work and the activities of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) such as the Japan Alliance for Humanitarian Demining Support.  weiterlesen >>>


Finding Land Mines by Following a Bee

(16.08.2005)

Conditioned to associate explosive chemicals with food, bees can show the way to buried mines without risk to dogs or humans.  weiterlesen >>>


In Afghanistan, paving the path to progress

(16.08.2005)

If the fight to defeat the Taliban can be measured in distances, one of the ongoing battles is 76 miles long. Taliban fighters have placed mines and other roadside bombs along the route, and clearance crews precede construction teams out to the work site each day. weiterlesen >>>


Serbia-Montenegro to destroy 1.3 mln anti-personnel mines

(16.08.2005)

Serbia-Montenegro said on Monday that it would destroy more than 1.3 million anti-personnel mines, an obligation to the international landmine ban treaty.  weiterlesen >>>


Drive for Robot Autonomy Key Trend in Global Emerging Robotics Technology

(16.08.2005)

Researchers all over the world are directing their efforts toward incorporating greater autonomy to enable robots to make more coherent decisions independently. In the future, robots are going to be highly beneficial for reducing human/manual intervention in high-risk activities such as detecting explosives and landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Kwanza-Sul: German NGO Deactivates Over 1000 Explosive Devices

(16.08.2005)

German non-governmental organisation specialised in de-mining (MGM) has deactivated from last February to July in the municipalities of Kibala and Wako-Kungo, coastal Kwanza-Sul province, about 1 445 explosive devices of various calibre.  weiterlesen >>>


Body of terrorist recovered

(16.08.2005)

The security forces have recovered a body of the terrorist killed during the clash that took place at Shreebhawar Bachpani area of Baitadi District on August 10 while an armed terrorist was killed during the retaliatory action carried out by the villagers of Ganeshpur area of Kapilvastu District. Meanwhile, the security forces confiscated various items, including a pressure cooker bomb, plastic drums, equipment used in setting up landmines and logistical goods from Puranakot area of Kalikot District during the search operation conducted yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Group of Governmental Experts Of States Parties to Conventional Weapons Convention Concludes Eleventh Session

(16.08.2005)

The eleventh session of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW) concluded today at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Ambassador Markku Reimaa of Finland chaired the Working Group on Mines Other than Anti-Personnel Mines (MOTAPM) weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance expert injured in Georgia's Abkhazia

(16.08.2005)

A mine clearance officer with the British-based charity Halo Trust lost part of his foot while clearing mines in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia, an official with the charity and local media said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Demining worker killed on mission

(16.08.2005)

A demining worker in the Mine Action Center was killed in an accidental explosion of a landmine as he was on mission in Jabal Hurwah at the outskirts of Sana'a. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey: Security forces destroy landmine in southeast

(16.08.2005)

Security forces destroyed a mine which was planted by the terrorist organization PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] in a village road in southeastern Batman city on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Better vehicle armor cited for reduction in casualties

(16.08.2005)

More and better armor on trucks and other U.S. military supply vehicles in Iraq has reduced casualties in supply convoys, even as roadside bomb attacks on the convoys have doubled, the general in charge of the logistics network says. The use of landmines is part of the attacks. weiterlesen >>>


Search for missing Hungarian plane to resume on Sunday morning

(16.08.2005)

The search for a Hungarian small plane, which went missing on Friday evening in the area of the Croatian Plitvice Lakes. Thick forests with very high trees as well as suspicions that land mines are planted on the ground have rendered the search more difficult.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG : Geächtete Waffensysteme sollen humaner werden

(16.08.2005)

Verteidigungsministerium plant umfassende Modernisierung von Landminen und Streumunition, um Schutz der Zivilbevölkerung zu gewährleisten - Nichtregierungsorganisationen bezweifeln Wirksamkeit der Maßnahmen weiterlesen >>>


Turkey Purges Army of Islamists

(15.08.2005)

It was always meant to be the bulwark of the modern-day Turkish Republic's secular state and, since the time of founding father Ataturk, the military has lived up to this creed, exercising inordinate power in Turkish politics and society. Against increased attacks the military is using remote controlled mines and C-4 plastic explosives by the terrorist organization Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK)/Kongra-Gel against Turkish military troops in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia within the last year. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey Purges Army of Islamists

(15.08.2005)

It was always meant to be the bulwark of the modern-day Turkish Republic's secular state and, since the time of founding father Ataturk, the military has lived up to this creed, exercising inordinate power in Turkish politics and society. Against increased attacks the military is using remote controlled mines and C-4 plastic explosives by the terrorist organization Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK)/Kongra-Gel against Turkish military troops in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia within the last year. weiterlesen >>>


Settlers place landmines around Moragh settlement

(15.08.2005)

Several Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip reported seeing settlers from Moragh settlement placing dozens of landmines around Moragh settlement, in the southern part of the Strip, in an attempt to stop the army from implementing the Gaza pullout and to harm the Palestinian residents. weiterlesen >>>


Settlers place landmines around Moragh settlement

(15.08.2005)

Several Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip reported seeing settlers from Moragh settlement placing dozens of landmines around Moragh settlement, in the southern part of the Strip, in an attempt to stop the army from implementing the Gaza pullout and to harm the Palestinian residents. weiterlesen >>>


STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES CONSULAR INFORMATION SHEET ON ERITREA

(15.08.2005)

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs issued the following Consular Information Sheet: Landmines and unexploded ordnance remain a serious problem throughout the country. weiterlesen >>>


US demining company urged to suspend sending Mozambican sappers abroad

(15.08.2005)

The Mozambican authorities have urged the US-based demining company, RONCO, to suspend the contracting of Mozambican sappers to work abroad, in countries such as Afghanistan and Sudan, local media reported Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier, policeman killed, 12 soldiers wounded in Chechnya fighting

(15.08.2005)

A Russian soldier and a local policeman died and 12 other soldiers were wounded in the latest clashes with rebel guerrillas in Chechnya, an official in the pro-Moscow government said Monday. The soldier was killed when his military jeep hit a land-mine. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion beschädigt Wagen von Sinai-Beobachtertruppe

(15.08.2005)

Kairo (Reuters) - Ein Wagen der multinationalen Beobachtertruppe auf der ägyptischen Sinai-Halbinsel ist auf einer Patrouillenfahrt durch eine Explosion beschädigt worden. weiterlesen >>>


VERWIRRUNG NACH EXPLOSION AUF DEM SINAI

(15.08.2005)

Auf einem Flugplatz der multi-nationalen Beobachtertruppe MFO auf der ägyptischen Halbinsel Sinai hat sich ein Zwischenfall ereignet. Zur Ursache der Explosion wurden bislang keine offiziellen Angaben gemacht. Möglicherweise sei das Fahrzeug über eine Mine gefahren, hieß es. weiterlesen >>>


Fighting with Landmines

(15.08.2005)

One evening in mid-1984, before the schoolchildren were leaving for home, there was a loud explosion on the hill near the village. As a teacher, I shouted "What was that?," and one of my students replied, "That is just a landmine explosion, teacher." weiterlesen >>>


Fresh fighting in Kashmir ahead of India's Independence Day

(15.08.2005)

Nine people have died in fresh fighting in Indian Kashmir, police said Sunday, as troops intensified search operations on the eve of India's Independence Day which separatists observe as a "black day". They said troops detected and defused two landmines in Baramulla district on Sunday and recovered two rocket launchers on the outskirts of Srinagar.  weiterlesen >>>


Mujahideen Strike As Indian Atrocities Martyr 8 Kashmiris Including Children

(15.08.2005)

The extent of the atrocities carried out against Kashmiris by the Indian Army inside the occupied country persists unabated while exceeding the most basic of human rights as Mujahideen and Occupation forces clash in a conflict with no end in sight. In Anantnaag, two Indian soldiers were killed and two were injured following the detonation of a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Two Canadian peacekeepers wounded

(15.08.2005)

An explosion wounded two Canadian members of the Multinational Force and Observers at an airport in northeast Sinai close to the Gaza Strip on Monday, said Egyptian security officials. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Egyptian security officials at the scene said it was caused either by a landmine or a bomb. weiterlesen >>>


ELAZIG GOVERNOR ESCAPES FROM ATTACK WITH NO HARM

(15.08.2005)

An anti-personnel land mine went off as car of Kadir Kocdemir, governor of eastern Turkish city of Elazig, was passing near Alacakaya town of the city. Governor Kocdemir survived the attack without any wounds.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia: 5 soldiers killed in Chechnya

(15.08.2005)

A land mine exploded in Chechnya when Russia troops went to help an official whose home was under rebel attack, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


PKK Terrorist Killed In Hakkari

(15.08.2005)

Turkish security forces killed a terrorist as he was trying to plant an anti-personnel land-mine in eastern city of Hakkari on the border of Turkey-Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills senior Russian officer

(15.08.2005)

A land mine exploded Sunday in Chechnya when Russia troops came to the aid of a local official whose home was under attack by rebels, killing a senior Russian military officer and four other soldiers, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen protesters demand compensation for destroyed homes

(15.08.2005)

Protesters demanding compensation for the destruction of their homes in the Chechen war rallied outside a bank in the republic's bombed-out capital Thursday as new official figures showed the conflict taking a continued toll. Three of the soldiers were killed when their convoy came under attack close to the town of Shali, one army sapper died while demining close to the village of Asinovskaya. weiterlesen >>>


Minengefahr in Tadschikistan nicht gebannt

(12.08.2005)

Experten der Schweizer Stiftung für Minenräumung haben damit begonnen, tadschikische Pioniere im Rahmen eines Projekts zur Minenräumung in Tadschikistan auszubilden. weiterlesen >>>


Clear Path International ' USA

(12.08.2005)

A man was killed and two other men remain hospitalized after encountering US-Vietnam War era ordnance this week in central Vietnam.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Clearing In Cyprus To Start On Friday

(12.08.2005)

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Security Forces and the United Nations will start to clear mines in the buffer zone in Cyprus.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Chooses GroupSat for Its Telecommunication Needs in Afghanistan said Nasir Ameeriar

(12.08.2005)

UNDP, the largest global network of aid organization company in the world. with over 30,000 employees, has selected GroupSat to improve company-wide communication and provide all employees with an easy-to-access to the internet and telephony. In its broad sense, it includes surveys, mapping and minefield marking, as well as the actual clearance of mines from the ground.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian leaders meet UN development officials

(12.08.2005)

National Assembly President Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh meets Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs, high representative of UNDP [United Nations Development Programme] and adviser to the general secretary of the United Nations in Phnom Penh on 8 August. The discussion was concentrated on development projects in each field, mainly long-term mine clearance.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain donates 1m pounds to Slovene-run mine clearing organization

(12.08.2005)

The British government has made a 1m-pound (1.43m euros) donation to the International Trust Fund for Demining (ITF) in what is its third and one of the largest contributions ever made to the Slovene-run fund.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine explosion in Pakistan kills four, injures pro-government tribal elder

(12.08.2005)

Four tribesmen were killed and a tribal elder who helped the army fight al-Qaida-linked militants in recent years was injured when their vehicle hit a land mine in a remote area in northwestern Pakistan, a security official said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine detection programme launched in southeastern Burundi

(12.08.2005)

The Swiss foundation for mine clearance (FSD), in partnership with the Independent Centre of Research and Initiative for Dialogue (CIRID) - a local NGO involved with mine clearance, raising public awareness of the danger of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan officials suspect Pakistan of supporting terrorists; Troops killed in rugged areas

(12.08.2005)

Telephone and power lines haven't reached the villages clinging to the craggy mountainsides of Kunar province. Digital phones and computer chips are even further beyond the shepherds imaginations. Unlike conventional land mines that have plagued Afghanistan for decades, these new devices are not triggered by the pressure of wheels rolling over them, Faqir said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines, poverty and politics make Sudan 'biggest' challenge for UN

(12.08.2005)

The effort to restore peace and stability in war-shattered, landmine-contaminated and underdeveloped southern Sudan is the biggest-ever logistical challenge faced by a UN peacekeeping mission, United Nations officials say.  weiterlesen >>>


Build On Past Achievements, ZDF Urged

(12.08.2005)

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces should build on its successes of the past 25 years and regard shortcomings as outstanding challenges, ZDF Commander-in-Chief President Mugabe said yesterday. Cde Mugabe said since independence, ZDF engineers have also been engaged in the removal of anti-personnel landmines that were planted by the Ian Smith regime in its futile attempts to slow down the progress of the liberation war.  weiterlesen >>>


Serviceman wounded in Chechnya

(12.08.2005)

The soldier wounded in the attack was hospitalized. Police have launched a manhunt for the assailants. Other reports indicate that a powerful landmine and ammunition were confiscated in the Oktyabrsky district of Chechnya's capital, Grozny.  weiterlesen >>>


Kurdish TV reports Iran planting mines near Iraqi border

(12.08.2005)

Iranian state forces who have caused the death of dozens of people by attacking serhildan's [Kurdish uprising] staged in the wake of oppression in east Kurdistan [Iran], are now planting mines in the border areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Bolivia, Chile to seek cooperation agreements

(12.08.2005)

Talks between representatives of Bolivia and Chile commencing on Monday focused on strengthening the common agenda and reaching cooperation agreements of which one concerns the removal of antipersonnel mines from the border.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran won't hesitate

(11.08.2005)

A country that finds it perfectly acceptable to overrun another country's embassy and hold that country's diplomats hostage is not likely to be squeamish about the use of nuclear weapons and selling high quality munitions including sophisticated landmines to Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Guard Members Cherish Photographer's Images

(11.08.2005)

A National Guard unit received a special gift Sunday during a welcome-home ceremony. The unit cleared landmines in Afghanistan and Schwarz said he was impressed by the unit's dedication.  weiterlesen >>>


Memo to USA: Here's one reason they hate you

(11.08.2005)

Polls are only as good as the pollsters, the questions posed, and the mood of the respondents. Since the proposal in 1997 of the so-called Ottawa Treaty (Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction ), 153 nations have agreed to ban the use of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Bobby Charlton hopes England will win World Cup

(11.08.2005)

English football legend Bobby Charlton has said that England has a good chance of winning the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Charlton arrived in Sarajevo with the Laureus World Sport Academy to promote football and landmine awareness among Bosnian youth through the "spirit of soccer project". weiterlesen >>>


Archaeologists seek buried NYC settlement

(11.08.2005)

Archaeologists are digging with electronic fingers into the soil of Central Park to learn more about Seneca Village, a vanished 19th-century settlement of poor folks - blacks, Irish immigrants and others - that existed before the park landscapers arrived in the 1850s. The U.S. military uses it in MIA crash site searches in Indochina, and ground-penetrating radar also has been used to locate buried land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Aussies kept gung-ho US in check

(11.08.2005)

Colonel Mike Kelly, writing in the Australian Army Journal, says the junior partners in the coalition forces succeeded in reducing civilian casualties and reinforcing the legitimacy of the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein. Among other legal differences, Colonel Kelly said that because Britain and Australia were signatories to the Ottawa treaty on anti-personnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel Mines & Ammunition Stockpile Destruction Project

(11.08.2005)

As of today, a total of 387 caches have been surveyed, including almost 500,000 (488,716) packaged items of ammunitions and over 1.5 million (1, 689, 0111) pieces of loose ordnance. The total weight is 20,613 Tons.  weiterlesen >>>


Cyprus to proceed with demining

(11.08.2005)

Cyprus Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides announced here today that the government would proceed to lift all mines at the length of the UN-controlled buffer zone, with European Union funding and in cooperation with the UN.  weiterlesen >>>


VOGOSCA: CEREMONY MARKING THE START OF DEMINING AT SEVEN LOCATIONS IN BiH

(11.08.2005)

A ceremony marking the start of demining operations during this year at seven locations in BiH as part of the UNDP's Integrated Mine Action Program (IMAP) was held in Ugorsko, Vogosca Municipality, today.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique's landmine victims get ray of hope

(11.08.2005)

The Rotary Club of Pretoria East has given hundreds of Mozambique's landmine victims a ray of hope. weiterlesen >>>


Strike cripples held Kashmir

(11.08.2005)

A daylong strike, seeking lifting of a death sentence on activist of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Muhammad Afzal, paralysed much of held Kashmir on Monday. Meanwhile, a civilian was killed and an Indian soldier injured after a mine in Pulwama district exploded on Monday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-LANDMINE

(11.08.2005)

A mishap was averted by detection of a landmine in Ramgarh area of Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir by the security forces, BSF sources said here today. weiterlesen >>>


Cleanup Of WWII Training Range Slated For Fall

(11.08.2005)

The Army Corps of Engineers will start cleaning up a World War II training range this fall.  weiterlesen >>>


US donates money for clearing cluster bombs in Serbia

(11.08.2005)

The US government has donated 1.3 million US dollars to clear cluster bombs in Serbia, leftovers from the US-led NATO bombing, the US embassy here said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills 4 in South Waziristan

(11.08.2005)

Four people were killed on Wednesday in a mine blast targeting the vehicle of a pro-government tribal elder in South Waziristan Agency, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


DAI show features clothing

(11.08.2005)

Rapidly shifting gears from ancient Egyptian pharoahs to modern English royalty, the Dayton Art Institute announced Wednesday that it will present a large exhibition on the life and legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales, early next year. Including the good works she did for worthy causes such as helping land-mine victims and the homeless. weiterlesen >>>


Wie viele leben

(11.08.2005)

Mehr als 44 Millionen Menschen sind weltweit auf der Flucht vor Krieg und Vertreibung, schätzt der Hohe Flüchtlingskommissar der Vereinten Nationen (UNHCR) die Hälfte davon sind Kinder. Das nachgebaute Flüchtlingslager enthält Einrichtungen die über Landminen aufklären. Neben Schautafeln informieren Ärzte und andere Mitarbeiter über ihre Arbeit. Es gibt auch Führungen.  weiterlesen >>>


US-Soldaten sterben bei Anschlag im Irak

(11.08.2005)

Bei einem schweren Anschlag sind im Irak vier US-Soldaten getötet worden.Der Anschlag wurde nahe der Ölförderstadt Baidschi rund 180 Kilometer nördlich von Bagdad durchgeführt. Mehrere US-Fahrzeuge waren durch die Explosion einer Bombe oder Mine zerrissen worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Sommeridylle in einem Minenfeld

(11.08.2005)

Die Dünen südlich von Blåvand an Jütlands Westküste zählen zu Dänemarks besten Badestränden. Dass sich auf der Halbinsel Skallingen noch Minenfelder aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg befinden, wussten die wenigsten - bis Anfang dieses Sommers weite Strandstreifen plötzlich mit Stacheldraht abgesperrt und mit Warnschildern "Gefahr! Minen!" versehen wurden.  weiterlesen >>>


40 security men killed in mid-western Nepal

(10.08.2005)

At least 40 security men were killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government guerrillas in Kalikot district in mid-western Nepal Sunday night, Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) said Tuesday. The troops were able to reach the site only this morning as the guerrillas had planted landmines on the way to Pakha.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven New Locations to Be De-mined Across BiH

(10.08.2005)

Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Safet Halilovic, together with the Ambassador of the Netherlands in BiH, H.E. Mr. Karel Vosskuhler, cut the ribbon in Ugorsko, a village in the Sarajevo Municipality of Vogosca, marking the commencement of this year's mine clearance activities within UNDP Integrated Mine Action Programme. weiterlesen >>>


Lingering suspicions complicate aid in Eritrea

(10.08.2005)

As skinny donkeys wander about the thatch huts of Ghedged, a short drive from Eritrea's Red Sea coast, Mohamed Mahamud watches the warm sand blowing through his village. Persistent drought, economic stagnation, and regional tensions have made life hard for Eritrea's 3.6 million population. The humanitarian needs - including food aid, water supplies and landmine clearance - are great. weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomb Attack in Afghanistan Kills U.S. Service Member, the Fifth American Casualty in a Week

(10.08.2005)

A roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan killed a U.S. service member and suspected Taliban rebels gunned down an Afghan woman accused of spying for the coalition, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey Purges Army of Islamists

(10.08.2005)

It was always meant to be the bulwark of the modern-day Turkish Republic's secular state and, since the time of founding father Ataturk, the military has lived up to this creed, exercising inordinate power in Turkish politics and society. Against increased attacks the military is using remote controlled mines and C-4 plastic explosives by the terrorist organization Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK)/Kongra-Gel against Turkish military troops in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia within the last year. weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomb Attack in Afghanistan Kills U.S. Service Member, the Fifth American Casualty in a Week

(10.08.2005)

A roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan killed a U.S. service member and suspected Taliban rebels gunned down an Afghan woman accused of spying for the coalition, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Jihadist Forum Member Provides Instructions for Several Explosives

(10.08.2005)

An explosives manual was recently posted to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board, providing detailed instructions to build Molotov cocktails, burning bottles, pipe bombs, fruit bombs, mines, and "explosive sand."  weiterlesen >>>


Army To Clear Old Ordnance From Former Base In Butner

(10.08.2005)

The military will clean up a World War II flame-thrower training range where a grenade and a mine were found, the Army Corps of Engineers said.  weiterlesen >>>


Commission to propose budget enforcement for demining in Cyprus

(10.08.2005)

The European Commission will soon be proposing to the EU budgetary authorities the reinforcement of the Union's budget regarding the de-mining of the buffer zone in Cyprus. weiterlesen >>>


Efforts to build Afghan road illuminate challenges, possibilities

(10.08.2005)

Set on a high desert plain where dust devils dance across the parched soil, this American outpost of plywood shacks and shipping containers embodies the promise and problems of the U.S.-led effort to pacify Afghanistan nearly four years after the fall of the Taliban. Taliban sympathizers have tried to infiltrate the camp. A rocket attack just missed the outpost, anti-tank mines have been unearthed along the road, and Afghan drivers of private supply trucks have been killed and their vehicles set afire by motorcycle-borne insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades.  weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen landmines draw concern

(10.08.2005)

To ensure worker safety at a dam construction project in Kinmen, water resources authorities yesterday promised to travel to the offshore islands today to inspect landmines that have been removed and stored unattended at a nearby facility. weiterlesen >>>


5 U.S. Soldiers, 22 Iraqis Killed on Day of Violence

(10.08.2005)

Four U.S. soldiers were killed Tuesday when a mine exploded near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, the U.S. military announced today, and a suicide bombing in Baghdad earlier in the day killed a fifth soldier and at least six Iraqis. weiterlesen >>>


Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq attack

(10.08.2005)

The attack occurred about 11:45 p.m. (3:45 p.m. ET) in an area assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division, a U.S. military spokesman in Mosul said. The Task Force Liberty soldiers were investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident in Baiji when an armored Humvee was hit by an anti-tank mine, the spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-CAVE-EXPLOSIVES

(10.08.2005)

Army troops today busted a natural cave hideout and recovered huge cache ammunition and explosive material, including 125 explosives devices and 7 kgs of improvised explosive device (IED) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan Landmine Incident Report in South Waziristan

(10.08.2005)

A tractor blew up when it struck a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


US demining company urged to suspend sending Mozambican sappers abroad

(10.08.2005)

The Mozambican authorities have urged the US-based demining company, RONCO, to suspend the contracting of Mozambican sappers to work abroad, in countries such as Afghanistan and Sudan, local media reported Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier, policeman killed, 12 soldiers wounded in Chechnya fighting

(10.08.2005)

A Russian soldier and a local policeman died and 12 other soldiers were wounded in the latest clashes with rebel guerrillas in Chechnya, an official in the pro-Moscow government said Monday. The soldier was killed when his military jeep hit a land-mine. weiterlesen >>>


Conference helps wounded war on terror veterans rebuild lives

(10.08.2005)

Sgt. Joe Washam was protecting scientists hunting for weapons of mass destruction in Baghdad when a series of explosions rocked his Humvee and nearly burned him to death.  weiterlesen >>>


Two militants detained in Chechnya

(10.08.2005)

A militant has been detained in Grozny, a source in the Russian Interior Ministry press center in the North Caucasus told Interfax on Monday. A landmine went off on the Caucasus federal road in the Achkhoi- Martan district, as an engineering unit of the Russian Interior Ministry Forces was searching the terrain. weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross Sensitises Over 6.000 People On Landmine Danger

(10.08.2005)

A total of 6.275 people in central Benguela and Bie provinces were sensitised on landmine dangers by Angola Red Cross (CVA) from January to May 2005, under its fight and awareness programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Four Russian soldiers, two police killed in Chechnya

(10.08.2005)

Three Russian troops were killed in a land-mine explosion in Chechnya Friday, while a fourth soldier and two police officers died in other incidents, the pro-Russian Chechen administration said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine targets Turkish governor's convoy, no casualties

(10.08.2005)

A landmine thought to have been planted by Kurdish rebels exploded on a rural road in eastern Turkey on Friday shortly after a convoy carrying senior local officials and lawmakers passed, but there were no casualties, local security sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Brigade MPs practice with Claymore mines

(10.08.2005)

Companies from the 519th Military Police Battalion, Warrior Brigade, conducted training with the M-18A1 Claymore antipersonnel mine recently in preparation for deployment to Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blast wounds four soldiers

(09.08.2005)

A vehicle carrying troops hit a landmine on a dirt road in a remote tribal area in North Waziristan on Tuesday, wounding four soldiers, an army official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Royal Navy detonate bomb found by divers

(09.08.2005)

A Second World War mine discovered by two divers off the coast of Milford Haven in west Wales has been exploded by the Royal Navy. weiterlesen >>>


John Bolton and the Revival of US Internationalism

(08.08.2005)

John Bolton's nomination and subsequent back-door appointment as US ambassador to the United Nations clearly connects with numerous developments in US politics in recent years. During his four years as Bush's undersecretary of state for arms control, Bolton earned a reputation as an international treaty-breaker par excellence. He opposed treaties to restrict landmines, the use of child soldiers, biological weapons, nuclear weapons testing, and the small arms trade. weiterlesen >>>


Lasers, landmines and honeybees

(08.08.2005)

Landmines kill and maim tens of thousands civilians a year, 30% - 40% of whom are children. weiterlesen >>>


Lenin -- McCartney

(08.08.2005)

Several times over the last ten years, the Moscow public has been fed with promises that Sir Paul would take part in some combined concert of rock stars. And then it finally happened. He stood on stage with his guitar a hundred odd meters from the tomb of the person whose party pseudonym, by one of the ironies of history, was so similar to the surname of his deceased co-author. Sir Paul was wearing a T-shirt with an inscription calling for a ban on antipersonnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


5 soldiers killed near Miranshah

(08.08.2005)

Five soldiers including a junior officer of the Pakistan Army were killed in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in North Waziristan on Thursday afternoon, a military official said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Neun Soldaten bei Angriffen in Tschetschenien getötet

(08.08.2005)

Bei mehreren Rebellen-Angriffen in der abtrünnigen Kaukasusrepublik Tschetschenien sind innerhalb von 24 Stunden neun russische Soldaten getötet worden. Ein weiterer Soldat starb demnach, als ein Fahrzeug in der tschetschenischen Hauptstadt Grosny auf eine Mine fuhr.  weiterlesen >>>


US and Afghan forces kill eight Taliban fighters

(08.08.2005)

US and Afghan troops killed eight Taliban insurgents in an operation in the volatile southern province of Zabul, an official said on Sunday. Furthermore an assailant had a second grenade and two land mines hidden on his body when he approached Camp Salerno, an American base in eastern Khost province. weiterlesen >>>


Rebuilding Kaddaiparichchan

(08.08.2005)

Kaddaiparichchan village has been renamed Ganeshapuram after late Major Ganesh, LTTE leader of the area who died in the freedom struggle. Notice boards warning dangers of mines are planted along all the roads of the village alerting people not to stray from the cleared unpaved roads. weiterlesen >>>


Mines reap grim harvest

(08.08.2005)

The rate of casualties from landmines has eased, but shows little sign of falling further, leaving new generations maimed by past wars.  weiterlesen >>>


Bombs, not bullets, GIs' biggest killers

(08.08.2005)

Bombs like the titanic roadside blast that killed 14 Marines last week are becoming the biggest killers of U.S. troops in Iraq, surpassing bullets, rockets and mortars, as insurgents wage an unconventional war that has boosted the American death toll beyond 1,820. weiterlesen >>>