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Irak ächtet Streumunition

(15.05.2013)

Irak hat seine Ratifizierungsurkunde über das Verbot von Streumunion bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt und ist nun 83. Vertragsstaat des Verbotsabkommens. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libyen: Minengefahrenaufklärung an Schulen wird gestärkt

(12.05.2013)

Kinder in Libyen werden immer noch von gefährlichen Blindgängern und Minen bedroht. Vierzehn Libyer wurden nun von UNICEF und MAG als Trainer für die Gefahrenaufklärung in Schulen ausgebildet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Elf Minenräumer entführt

(11.05.2013)

Minenräumer, die für das von den Vereinten Nationen geführten Minenräumprogramm arbeiten, wurden laut afghanischen Quellen in der Provinz Nangarhar entführt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Minen gefährden Schifffahrt in Kieler Bucht

(08.05.2013)

Der Fund explosiver Altlasten aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg hat für eine Routenänderung in der Kieler Bucht gesorgt. weiterlesen >>>


Bolivien ratifiziert das Verbot von Streubomben

(03.05.2013)

Als 82. Staat hinterlegt Bolvien seine Ratifizierungsurkunde bei den Vereinten Nationen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: Schweden unterstützt Minenräumung

(30.04.2013)

Im Kosovo beginnt die Räumung von Minen im Germia Park in Pristina mit der Unterstützung von Schweden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Abschlußveranstaltung der US-Kampagne "Stimmen aus Laos" gegen Streubomben

(30.04.2013)

Am Jahrestag des Kriegsendes in Vietnam veranstalten die Träger der Kampagne "Stimmen aus Laos" den Abschluß in Washinton/DC. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam sucht Unterstützung bei der Minenräumung

(30.04.2013)

Vietnam wirbt um weitere internationale Unterstützungen bei der Minenräumung. weiterlesen >>>


Indigenous Women Brave War Zone to Express Solidarity

(29.07.2005)

The demonstrators also urged FARC not to recruit minors or plant land mines in the indigenous reserves, and called on both sides in the conflict not to destroy Nasa property.  weiterlesen >>>


Children caught in the conflict

(29.07.2005)

Nepal has been gripped by a brutal internal armed conflict between the security forces and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) (Maoist) rebels for the last nine years, during which more than 12,000 people have died. As well as being directly targeted by both sides to the conflict, it is estimated that hundreds more children have died from mines. weiterlesen >>>


Charity wedding list service introduces regional gift lists

(29.07.2005)

More and more marrying couples have been signing up to The Alternative Wedding List, the UK's first on-line charitable wedding list service, and couples now have even more choice of charities with the introduction of a number of "themed" gift lists, including two more launched this week. Also included were some recent additions to the service such as Mercy Ships, who operate a fleet of hospital ships, and Mines Advisory Group (MAG), one of the world's leading humanitarian mine clearance organisations.  weiterlesen >>>


Blasts kill five in east Ethiopia

(29.07.2005)

More than 30 people have been wounded in the blasts in regional capital Jigjiga and the nearby towns of Dhagahbuur and Fiiq. A land-mine has also exploded under an army lorry but no-one was injured. weiterlesen >>>


Wounded Veteran From Easley Promotes New Book

(29.07.2005)

An Easley soldier who was injured in Iraq is promoting his new book about his war experience. An anti-tank mine explosion blew off Rozelle's right foot while he was on duty in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Child soldier demobilisation effort moves westward

(29.07.2005)

Each of the demobilised children receives a package of support. This starts with registration in the programme's database, the issuing of a photo identity card, medical and psychosocial assessments and briefing sessions on mine awareness and reintegration options.  weiterlesen >>>


"Wohnblock-Knacker" entschärft

(28.07.2005)

Der Kampfmittelräumdienst aus Arnsberg hat am Samstag in Herne eine britische Luftmine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg entschärft. weiterlesen >>>


Mission der Angst am Hindukusch

(28.07.2005)

Es ist nur eine Routinefahrt, zu der der Konvoi an diesem Morgen das Bundeswehr-Camp in Kundus verlässt. Mit Spiegeln an langen Rohren umrunden sie pedantisch jedes Bundeswehrfahrzeug, das vom Feldeinsatz zurückkehrt: Es könnte ja eine Mine darunter kleben.  weiterlesen >>>


Gefechte in der Türkei

(28.07.2005)

Am Samstag kam ein Schafhirte ums Leben, der nahe der irakischen Grenze auf ein Mine trat.  weiterlesen >>>


Protests in Bandipora

(28.07.2005)

People in Ajar here staged protests against the Rashtriya Rifles troops accusing them of planting six landmines in the area which went off, injuring five children on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Border town strangled by Ethiopia-Eritrea tensions

(28.07.2005)

Before the war with Ethiopia, buses and trucks rumbled through Eritrea's border town of Senafe, shuttling daily between Asmara and Addis Ababa on a thriving trade route. Just as the conflict has decimated Senafe trade, so it has cut swathes into Eritrea's needy economy, destroying infrastructure, leaving landmines in some of the most fertile areas and forcing 1.1 million people out of their homes.  weiterlesen >>>


7 securitymen, 12 guerrillas killed in mid-western Nepal

(28.07.2005)

At least seven security personnel killed on Friday in a landmine explosion planted by the guerrillas at Kelain Khola area of Goltakuri village in Dang district, some 400 km west of Kathmandu.  weiterlesen >>>


10 tribals killed in Wana

(28.07.2005)

Ten tribesmen including chieftain Mir Zalam Khan of Yargulkhel tribe were gunned down in South Waziristan in three different incidents on Friday, announced officials and tribal elders. A landmine explosion left four security personnel critically injured in North Waziristan. weiterlesen >>>


Two policemen were killed in a landmine blast in Gaya

(28.07.2005)

In a landmine blast triggered by the extremist MCC, two policemen were killed and two seriously injured near the Sarabdaha village in Khijarsaray police station area today.  weiterlesen >>>


Barbaric But Not Unexpected

(28.07.2005)

There is hardly any other term that is capable of depicting the murder of over 50 people and the wounding of hundreds more during London's rush hour on July 7. Richard Lloyd, Director of Landmine Action, asserted that he had seen maps - provided to the UN by the US military - showing cities that were almost completely masked by a heap of symbols indicating where cluster bombs had been used. weiterlesen >>>


2 LeT commanders among five killed in separate incidents

(28.07.2005)

At the frontier district of Kupwara, police said a boy, Mohammad Ilyas of Lotha in Kupwara, was injured in a landmine blast at Kuthar forests. Ilyas was grazing cattle in the forest area when the landmine exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Three RNA men hurt in blast

(28.07.2005)

At least three soldiers were injured in a Maoist planted landmine explosion in Dhanbang VDC-1 Kapurkot in Salyan district Sunday afternoon.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban Attacks Leave 11 Afghan, Four American Soldiers Dead

(28.07.2005)

According to reports from Urdu language Jassarat, the Taliban have killed at least eleven Afghan soldiers, four American soldiers and a US spy in operations carried out by the group. Hours later, three soldiers were wounded when a military vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb in neighboring North Waziristan, part of the tribal belt which borders Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Nepal parties reject Maoist rebels offer of talks

(28.07.2005)

Nepal's main political parties rejected on Monday an appeal by the country's Maoist rebels for talks to plan joint opposition to King Gyanendra's seizure of power, saying the guerrillas should stop killing civilians first. In April, a landmine planted by the Maoists killed 38 civilians on a bus, but the rebels apologised saying the device was aimed at an army convoy. weiterlesen >>>


Orissa twists Naxal issue to its advantage

(28.07.2005)

BJD-BJP combo in Orissa is trying to twist the Naxalite problem in order to get political mileage. The state director general of police, told ET, that they intend to take measures like identifying and clearing the land mines in these areas. weiterlesen >>>


'Private military' see role alongside UN

(28.07.2005)

Private military firms seeking to shake off the "Dogs of War" label see a future in quelling conflicts from Africa to the Middle East where United Nations members shrink from involvement. Brooks said contractors were giving logistic support to UN forces in Sudan's troubled Darfur province, as well as training African and UN forces in handling mines and other dngers.  weiterlesen >>>


Bangladeshi troops raid rebel camps

(28.07.2005)

Bangladeshi forces fought gun battles with Myanmar rebel groups and destroyed several camps in a series of raids this month along the heavily forested border between the two countries, security officials said yesterday. In rebel camp four anti-personnel mines and 16,000 rounds of ammunition were found.  weiterlesen >>>


Vicenza-based troops hunt for Taliban fighters planting bombs, mines

(28.07.2005)

It was a poker match, pure and simple. Two players, a couple of cards showing, the rest held close to the vest but ready for play. The Americans were in the area as part of Operation Surri Sweep, trying to break up enemy teams who were placing bombs and mines on area roads. weiterlesen >>>


Belgium Announces $1.2B in Defense Acquisition Programs

(28.07.2005)

Belgium's Council of Ministers recently approved a series of defense investments worth approximately $1.2 billion. Variants of the LMV are in service with the Italian and British armies. The vehicle has had additional effort put into its protection suite, including a frame designed to accept armor inserts and a number of features and modifications designed to substantially improve the occupants' survivability in mines and IED attacks.  weiterlesen >>>


Militants Kill a Second Afghan Official

(28.07.2005)

Suspected Taliban rebels fatally shot a district judge in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after militants killed a local administrator in the same area. The attack came after a remote-controlled land mine exploded early Friday in nearby Shah Wali Kot district. weiterlesen >>>


Cobras to Take Action Against the PKK Mines

(28.07.2005)

Turkey has taken new precautionary measures against increased attacks 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 >>>


Clashes between rival Somali clans kill 20

(28.07.2005)

Renewed clashes between rival clans fighting for control of a trading town in southern Somalia have killed 20 people and injured at least 30, residents said on Saturday. Among the dead were militiamen whose battlewagon -- a truck mounted with heavy machinery -- hit a land mine, residents said. weiterlesen >>>


4 militants, civilian killed

(28.07.2005)

Five persons including four militants were killed and two people including a woman were wounded in various incidents across the state since Saturday evening, police and reports said on Sunday. Reports said a boy Muhammad Ilyas son of Muhammad Ismail of Lotha was critically wounded in a mine blast in Kuthar Jungle when he was grazing the cattle. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: UN VEHICLE TARGETED IN ATTACK

(28.07.2005)

A bomb has exploded in front of a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul. It comes after six US troops were injured when a mine exploded on Sunday as their convoy drove past, in the northeastern province of Kunar. weiterlesen >>>


Police officer, conscript soldier die in Chechnya

(28.07.2005)

The conscript soldier from an army unit had been killed by a blast during a mine clearance operation. weiterlesen >>>


Three Russian, three Chechen forces killed in rebel attacks in Chechnya

(28.07.2005)

Two deaths of Russian soliders occurred when their truck hit a landmine near Serjen-Iurt in the southeast of the republic.  weiterlesen >>>


Balearics Collecting Money for ITF

(28.07.2005)

Rotary Clubs of the Spanish Balearic Islands have become a new partner of the Slovenian-run International Trust Fund For Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) in helping the victims of mines in SE Europe. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blast injures three Turkish soldiers

(28.07.2005)

Three Turkish soldiers were injured on Friday as a military vehicle hit a land mine in eastern Turkey, semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Schildkröten können fliegen

(24.07.2005)

Das Freiluftkino Friedrichshain in Berlin zeigt am 25. Juli 2005, um 21.30 Uhr den iranischen Film "Schildkröten können fliegen". Das Filmprojekt wird von der Frankfurter Hilfsorganisation medico international unterstützt. Der Film spielt an der türkischen Grenze des Nord-Iraks in einem kurdischen Flüchtlingslager kurz vor Beginn des Irakkriegs. Die Waisenkinder des Lagers leben in extremer Armut. Sie müssen ihr Geld mit dem Bergen von Landminen verdienen, die sie für wenige Dinare an Händler abgeben, die die Minen an die UNO weiterverkaufen. Viele der Kinder sind bereits Opfer von Minen geworden, müssen aber trotzdem jeden Tag auf die Minenfelder gehen, um nicht zu verhungern. weiterlesen >>>


Report UN secretary general Kofi Annan

(22.07.2005)

Since January, two Lebanese civilians were killed and three injured as a result of mine explosions. UNIFIL continued its operational mine clearance activities, demolishing some 300 mines and pieces of unexploded ordnance. weiterlesen >>>


New 'up-armored' Humvee 'makes a world of difference

(22.07.2005)

The vehicles should provide protection against AK-47 armor-piercing rounds, 155 mm artillery air bursts and 12-pound anti-tank mine blasts.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine injury

(22.07.2005)

A 27-year-old Dutch tourist was seriously injured and had to have part of his leg amputated after he stepped on a land mine on a southern Croatian island, officials said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Falluja Iraq's former hotbed simmers again

(22.07.2005)

Some insurgents whose bases were flattened by U.S. air strikes are laying mines again. Residents want Iraqi forces out. Jobs are scarce.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. Forces catch terror suspects, carjacker

(22.07.2005)

Two landmines placed near a major highway in Baghdad have been found by Task Force Baghdad Soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine threat debated

(22.07.2005)

A project to dig up WWII landmines buried beneath the sands on Denmark's west coast is a waste of money, according to an ammunitions expert. Another expert disputes this. weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon's Outdated Cluster Submunitions Pose Great Risk to Civilians

(22.07.2005)

Despite some positive developments in its cluster munition policy, the United States retains-and still is willing to use-at least 728 million old, unreliable and inaccurate cluster submunitions, Human Rights Watch said today in a briefing paper. weiterlesen >>>


MIL-PAKISTAN-FORCES-EXPLOSION

(22.07.2005)

At least four security personnel were wounded Friday as their vehicle hit a landmine, laid by suspected Islamic militants, in the North Waziristan tribal agency, said an official. weiterlesen >>>


Get mines removed from Jammu border areas: Speaker

(22.07.2005)

JAMMU and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Tara Chand today said he has urged Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee to direct the Army to remove the landmines from the border areas in Jammu division to enable free movement of the peasant community. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine group receives U.S. grant

(22.07.2005)

Freedom Fields USA, a Carmel-based nonprofit organization working to remove land mines in former war zones, has received a $60,000 matching grant from the U.S. State Department's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement for its next project. weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing Begins on Chile-Bolivia Border

(22.07.2005)

The Chilean Army Thursday began deactivating mines in the northern Chilean department of Chungara, which borders Bolivia, 1st Region, about 217 miles from La Paz and 186 miles from Santiago. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast leaves four Taliban dead

(22.07.2005)

Four suspected Taliban were blown up while planting a mine by the roadside in the southern Uruzgan province here the other day.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundesheer: Zwölf Kärntner sichern Afghanistan-Wahlen - Gefahr durch Minen

(22.07.2005)

Österreich schickt dazu zwei Panzer Pandur, vier Allschutzfahrzeuge vom Typ Dingo 2 sowie sechs Container für Gerät und Ausrüstung auf die Reise. "Die Fahrzeuge schützen die Soldaten vor eventuellen Minen und Granatensplittern", so Just weiter. weiterlesen >>>


Alternativer Weltgesundheitsbericht / medico international stellt auf Jahrespressekonferenz den ersten Global Health Watch vor

(22.07.2005)

Die Bodeninstallation "Das virtuelle Minenfeld" wurde vergangenes Jahr im Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amtes gezeigt und unter anderem von Tagesthemen-Moderatorin Anne Will unterstützt. weiterlesen >>>


Kroatien: Urlauber verlor Bein durch Landmine

(22.07.2005)

Ein Urlauber aus den Niederlanden ist bei der Explosion einer Landmine auf der südkroatischen Adriainsel Vis schwer verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq Body Count releases detailed casualties report

(22.07.2005)

Children were disproportionately affected by explosive devices, most severely by air strikes and unexploded ordnance like cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Arms seizures trouble ahead signal

(22.07.2005)

The huge haul includes as many as 240 electric detonator, eight landmines and improvised bombs, 133 non-electric detonator, eight small arms including a Japanese revolver, seven double barrel guns and 12,300 live cartridges. weiterlesen >>>


A security personnel killed, 11 injured in Siraha

(22.07.2005)

At least a security personnel was killed and 11 others were injured-three of them critically-when Maoist insurgents caused a landmine explosion at Asanpur area in the eastern terai district of Siraha Wednesday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Opening of Park delayed due to lack of funding

(22.07.2005)

SABC news recently carried a story about the new border post between South Africa and Mozambique in the Kruger National Park which will hopefully be opened during the next few months. There are probably still land mines from the wars in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian Soldier Arrested for Blowing off Comrade's Leg

(22.07.2005)

A soldier has been arrested in Khabarovsk in Russia's Far East after laying a mine that exploded after another serviceman stepped on it and lost a leg, Gazeta.ru reported Wednesday. The soldier said it was his way of taking revenge on his colleagues. weiterlesen >>>


Troops in Afghanistan dispose of bomb

(22.07.2005)

The blast under the army truck occurred on the same day insurgents laid a land mine on a road in Paktika province, said army Gen. Shahorgul, who uses only one name.  weiterlesen >>>


Rome focuses on rights in Myanmar

(22.07.2005)

Child soldiers, land mine victims, refugees and forced labourers are among the subjects captured by non-professional photographers in the five-day show which opened on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


4 Maoists, RNA man killed

(22.07.2005)

In Siraha, an RNA major died while 11 RNA men were injured, three seriously, when a vehicle ferrying them ran over a Maoist land mine at Todke area of Asanpur VDC-9 at 9:30 am on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Nadterechnaya bombers identified

(22.07.2005)

Dudayev confirmed that 14 people died and 24 were injured in the bombing.  weiterlesen >>>


Chhattisgarh Maoist violence killed 150 in 18 months

(22.07.2005)

Chhattisgarh has deployed seven battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for anti-Maoist operations in the worst hit areas and last month deployed 11 anti-land mine tanks in Surguja and Bastar. weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in blasts as police thwart plot to bomb Afghanistan's capital

(22.07.2005)

The blast under the army truck occurred on the same day insurgents laid a land mine on a road in Paktika province, said army Gen. Shahorgul, who uses only one name. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan police seize huge quantity of Kabul-bound explosives

(22.07.2005)

Afghan police seized more than 850 kilograms (1,870 pounds) of explosives and thousands of fuses from a truck carrying vegetables to Kabul, police said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Protest rally against BBC coverage of Iraq war

(22.07.2005)

The BBC was charged with largely ignoring that whole cities had been collectively punished, with virtually no mention on the use of illegal weapons such as napalm and cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


We'd open ambulance door to sniper fire

(22.07.2005)

At the second international People's Health Assembly, which began here yesterday, Iraqi and Palestinian delegations are counting war's casualties off the field.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast in Srinagar kills 6 Army men

(22.07.2005)

Explosive mines were reportedly detonated using a remote control resulting in the powerful blast. weiterlesen >>>


HCR Warns the Citizens to Beware of Mines

(22.07.2005)

After the latest casualty was claimed by leftover landmines, the Croatian Mine Action Centre warned the citizens not to enter the marked minefields, suspicious looking areas, and to observe the signs that warn of land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Other countries likely first to use Canadian mine-clearing drones

(22.07.2005)

France and the United States will likely be the first countries to take full advantage of advanced minesweeping technology developed in Canada, even though it was first intended for Canadian navy ships, says a senior researcher. weiterlesen >>>


Turks: Arrest of Kurdish rebels ordered

(22.07.2005)

On Tuesday, four soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a mine planted by the rebels in the southeastern town of Cukurca, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Putin vows to bolster border

(22.07.2005)

President Vladimir Putin yesterday pledged to strengthen Russia's southern borders after at least 14 people died when militants opened fire on a minibus in Chechnya, and then blew up a mine when another vehicle came to help.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive ordnance disposal and mine clearance in Kosovo

(22.07.2005)

Members of the public should not go into areas marked with tape or mine signs, or approach or touch any objects that look suspicious, appeals the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Management Section of the Office of the Kosovo Protection Corps Coordinator (OKPCC).  weiterlesen >>>


US-Militär im Irak befiehlt offenbar Festnahme von Kurden

(22.07.2005)

Die USA haben nach Angaben des türkischen Generals Ilker Basbug die Festnahme kurdischer Rebellenkommandeure im Irak angeordnet. Nahe der irakischen Grenze wurden am Dienstag sechs türkische Soldaten verletzt, als ihr Wagen über eine Mine rollte, wie der Privatsender NTV berichtete.  weiterlesen >>>


The most senseless weapon of all

(21.07.2005)

Landmines continue to destroy the lives of thousands, even after wars have drawn to a close  weiterlesen >>>


Councilor shot at in Islamabad

(21.07.2005)

One person was killed and his son injured in a landmine explosion at Charangam on the Beerwah Budgam road on Sunday evening. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines on Chilean-Bolivian Border Could Total 500,000

(21.07.2005)

La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile laid many more mines than the 22,988 it has admitted to placing on its border with Bolivia almost three decades ago, military sources asserted Monday in this capital. weiterlesen >>>


Govt to provide Rs 150,000 to families of Maadi victims

(21.07.2005)

His Majesty's Government has provided Rs. 1 lakh 50 thousand per head as relief to the families of victims killed in the landmine attack in Bandaarmudekhola in Maadi.According to the district administration office, Chitwan, the local District Administration Office has opened accounts in the name of families of the 38 people killed in the attack. weiterlesen >>>


Donor funding still needed for mine-clearance operations in Kosovo ' UN

(21.07.2005)

Six years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove Yugoslav troops out of Kosovo amid ethnic fighting between Albanians and Serbs, unexploded mines are still claiming victims in the United Nation-administered province and continued donor funding is needed for clearance operations. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. clears mines in Sudan

(21.07.2005)

The United States has detailed its mine-clearing operation in Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Badin grad takes part in international youth conference

(21.07.2005)

After traveling thousands of miles to participate in a youth leadership conference, 18-year-old Kim Bley returned to Hamilton with a lifetime of experiences and the knowledge that she never wants to go into politics. Bley was one of more than 400 youth from around the world chosen to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference last week. Members of the group appeared before the Hungarian parliament and conducted a global leader summit covering such issues as women's rights, genetically engineered food and land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Fishing boat nets wartime mine

(21.07.2005)

A fishing vessel picked up what was discovered to be an unexploded mine off the coast of Scotland, the Coastguard said. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures six Turkish soldiers in eastern province

(21.07.2005)

Six soldiers of the Turkish security forces were wounded on Tuesday when a military vehicle hit a landmine in eastern Hakkari province, Turkish private NTV reported. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique accuses demining company of violating rights of HIV positive workers

(21.07.2005)

The Mozambican authorities have accused the US-based demining company, Ronco, of violating the country's ban on compulsory HIV tests. weiterlesen >>>


Police stumble upon vital clues from encounter site

(21.07.2005)

The district police stumbled upon vital clues regarding the activities of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) from the site of Friday's encounter in the agency area where a leader of the party was killed. The police also recovered a tapancha, bullets of .303 riffle, 9 mm pistol and DBBL guns, two landmines, two claymore mines, four detonators, two grenades, 12 camera flashes, two wire bundles etc. weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine stocked with munitions Lethal materials available to terrorists, armed groups

(21.07.2005)

The ammunition is stacked in mounds in a clearing, exposed to rain and sun. The crates that hold it are rotting. After more than a decade in the elements, many have ruptured, exposing high-explosive rockets and mortar fins. The surplus weapons and ammunition, stored in at least 184 military posts around the country, is packed in bunkers, locked in salt mines and sitting in the open air. weiterlesen >>>


More than 1,600 landmines found in Afghan airport in seven months

(21.07.2005)

About 1,649 landmines have been found and destroyed in Kabul International Airport in about seven months, and the demining work needs to continue, ISAF ( International Security Assistance Force) officials said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwean demining company operates worldwide

(21.07.2005)

Mine-Tech Zimbabwe has become a household name in many countries as it continues with its operations of removing landmines in former war zones worldwide weiterlesen >>>


Thousands attend funerals of Pakistani suspected militants killed by US

(21.07.2005)

Thousands of Pakistani tribesmen gathered Saturday for the funerals of 24 suspected militants killed by US forces on the rugged Afghan border. And three tribesmen were injured when a landmine exploded in a volleyball ground in Sarwakai village of neighbouring South Waziristan, a regional administration official told AFP. weiterlesen >>>


Slovakia has no plans to withdraw troops from Iraq, is considering change in make up

(21.07.2005)

Slovakia is not planning to withdraw its troops from Iraq, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, but the country is considering a change in their configuration. Slovakia has over 100 soldiers in Iraq, most of whom involved in demining operations. weiterlesen >>>


MEETING HELD AT ANAMA

(21.07.2005)

A meeting with representatives of the American Marshall Legacy Institute and the U.S. Department of State was held at the office of the National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA).  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen interior minister reports crime statistics for January-June 2005

(21.07.2005)

In the first six months of 2005, 71 rebels in Chechnya have been killed and 140 detained, Russian ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 15 July quoting the republic's Interior Minister Ruslan Alkhanov. The minister listed weapons seized by the Chechen law-enforcement agencies since January: 259 assault rifles, 29 machine guns, 209 grenade launchers, 98 pistols, 360 land mines and 106 improvised bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Mortar Shell Kills Four Children in Chibabava

(21.07.2005)

Four children were killed and another four were injured in an explosion of a mortar shell in the locality of Barira, in Chibabava district, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, on 7 July, reports Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".  weiterlesen >>>


UN Pledges Continued Support to Demining : Demining of Angolan Fields Gets World Solidarity

(21.07.2005)

United Nations' agencies specialised in the coordination of demining operations like the UN Mine Action Services (UNMAS) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue supporting the plan of survey of the landmines impact and fund raising for programmes in Angola. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian rebel link to Kenyan killings

(21.07.2005)

North Horr MP Bonaya Godana was furious when he accused the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) of "misleading" some Kenyans that they would secede. Last year, several Kenyan police officers were killed by land mines believed to have been set by Oromo rebels or Ethiopian intelligence pursuing the rebels.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Gives Sh350m to Clear Mines

(21.07.2005)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has earmarked US$200,000 (about sh350m) to eliminate land mines in the areas that have been affected by the 19-year war in the north.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi Boy's Journey to Erase the Scars of War

(20.07.2005)

Ayad al-Sirowiy came to America this week hoping doctors here could remove the war embedded in his face. Thirteen years old, small and skinny, Ayad was severely burned and blinded in one eye when an American cluster bomb blew up in his face at the beginning of the Iraq war.  weiterlesen >>>


Hopes Depart With UN Peacemaker

(20.07.2005)

Lakhdar Brahimi, special envoy of U.N. chief Kofi Annan, arrived in Nepal's capital Jul. 10 to reports that Maoist rebels who have been battling the state for nearly a decade were welcoming calls from political leaders to return to peace talks. Of the child victims, a growing number are being killed by abandoned bombs or landmines. weiterlesen >>>


9 killed as Naxals clash with villagers in Bastar

(20.07.2005)

Seven villagers and two Naxalites were killed and at least 12 villagers injured in Maoist attacks on six villages in Bijapur district of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, police said. NAGPUR: Police in the Naxal-infested Gadchiroli district of east Maharashtra have been provided two anti-landmine vehicles.  weiterlesen >>>


Securitymen intimidate Post scribe

(20.07.2005)

In an apparent bid to scare journalists from reporting misdeeds by their men, Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) officials in Rupandehi and Kapilvastu districts have constantly threatened Post reporter Dipendra Baduwal for his reports published on Sunday and Friday. Post had carried news reports of an innocent person's death in a Maoist-triggered landmine explosion on a private tractor that was carrying troops to Khurhuriya village in Kapilvastu district, and locals' displacement following a scuffle with securitymen in Rupandehi on Sunday and Friday respectively.  weiterlesen >>>


3 British troops killed, 2 injured in Iraq

(20.07.2005)

The British defense ministry confirmed that three British soldiers were killed Saturday in an attack in southern Iraq. Earlier reports from Iraq said the British soldiers were killed when a landmine exploded under their military jeep.  weiterlesen >>>


Surri Sweep targets Afghan bombmakers

(20.07.2005)

About 200 soldiers and Afghan National Policemen fanned out through this province at the start of Operation Surri Sweep on Thursday, hunting insurgents who had been laying roadside bombs and mines. weiterlesen >>>


Lanka arrests seven Tiger rebels

(20.07.2005)

Sri Lankan security forces yesterday arrested seven suspected rebels in the northwest of the island and seized 16 Claymore landmines designed for use in ambushing vehicles, a military official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Army decides to buy Tatra off-road trucks

(20.07.2005)

An army analysis confirmed that the purchase of the vehicles without a tender is consistent with Czech and European law because it the trucks are strategic military materiel. The Tatras will be able to endure attacks by conventional weapons and land mines weiterlesen >>>