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Armenien: Landminenunfall tötet zwei Kinder

(25.04.2013)

Der Tod zweier Kinder durch eine Landmine, die auf einem Übungsgelände der russischen Armee plaziert war, erzürnt die Familien der angrenzenden Dörfer. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Minengefahrenaufklärungsteam startet

(25.04.2013)

Die dänische Organisation Danish Church Aid klärt die Bevölkerung im Südsudan über die Gefahren von Minen und Blindgängern auf. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Mennoniten setzen sich für das Verbot von Streubomben ein

(23.04.2013)

Ron Janzen, Geschäftsführer des Mennonite Central Committee in Manitoba/Kanada berichtet über seine Projektreise nach Laos. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaidschan: Landminen töten Zivilisten

(16.04.2013)

Am 2. und 15. April 2013 sterben zwei Menschen durch Landminen, die an der Konfliktlinie zwischen Azerbaidschan und Berg-Karabach verlegt sind. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Gezielte Angriffe auf Zivilisten

(11.04.2013)

Seit Juli seien mehr als 4.300 syrische Zivilisten getötet worden, vermutet „Human Rights Watch“. Allein am Mittwoch starben mindestens 45 Menschen. weiterlesen >>>


Andorra wird 81. Vertragsstaat des Verbots von Streumunition

(10.04.2013)

Andorra hat die Ratifizierungsurkunde über das Verbot von Streumuntion bei den Vereeinten Nationen hinterlegt und wird ab dem 01.10.2013 Vertragsstaat. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Factsheet: Stand der Zerstörung von gelagerter Streumunition

(10.04.2013)

Der Landmine Monitor veröffentlicht den aktuellen Stand der Zerstörung von gelagerter Streumunition. Elf der 81 Vertragsstaaten erklären, ihre Lager zerstört zu haben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Liberia erklärt sich als frei von Minen

(05.04.2013)

Laut Angaben der Afrikanischen Union gilt damit die westafrikanische Region als frei von der Minengefahr. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mannar court remands suspects caught with explosives

(20.07.2005)

Explosives recovered at the landing site while they were being loaded into a three-wheeler and those found at the Thalvupadu house included 16 claymore mines, remote control circuits, and wires. weiterlesen >>>


Terrorism leaves children most vulnerable

(20.07.2005)

The nature of terrorism is horrific enough with the targets of violence being civilians caught in a war they neither sought nor started. But terrorism is at its most twisted when children are the bull's-eye. At least 24 youngsters had died from the blast as of Thursday. Expect that number to increase from among the seriously injured. There is no great demand in land mine-laden countries for child-sized prostheses because most young victims do not survive their wounds.  weiterlesen >>>


Four US soldiers wounded in Paktika blast

(20.07.2005)

Four US soldiers were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside mine in the Kharni district of the restive Paktika province.  weiterlesen >>>


Marine Corps awards CyTerra $8.2 million deal

(20.07.2005)

CyTerra Corp., which makes land-mine detection equipment, has won an $8.2 million Marine Corps contract to build mine sweepers that not only find buried weapons but also detect people through the walls of buildings. weiterlesen >>>


Singapore, Indonesian navies conducting five-day bilateral exercise

(20.07.2005)

The Singapore and Indonesian navies are conducting a five-day mine-countermeasure exercise from 18 to 22 July.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blast injures four Turkish soldiers

(20.07.2005)

Four soldiers were injured late Sunday when a military vehicle hit a land mine on the road in eastern Turkey, semi-official Anatolia News Agency reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine defused, tragedy foiled in J&K

(20.07.2005)

Security forces today detected and defused an Anti Personnel Mine (APM), averting a tragedy in Akhnoor belt near Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabweans killed in landmine explosion

(20.07.2005)

Two Zimbabweans were killed in Afghanistan and one seriously injured when a landmine they were clearing exploded, the official Herald newspaper said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Noch keine Hinweise auf Bombenleger in der Türkei

(20.07.2005)

Den Ermittlungen zufolge wurde die Bombe per Fernzündung oder mittels eines Zeitzünders zur Explosion gebracht. Im Südosten der Türkei erschossen Sicherheitskräfte am Sonntag zehn kurdische Rebellen, die sich ihrer Festnahme widersetzten. In derselben Gegend wurden am Sonntag drei Soldaten verletzt, als sie mit ihrem Fahrzeug auf eine offenbar von Rebellen gelegte Mine fuhren. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists Embargo Affects Life in Palpa

(18.07.2005)

Maoists have imposed embargo in more than two-dozen village development committees of Palpa district in Western Nepal since Tuesday. They ordered them not to cross the village border for few days, they said. Maoists have planted landmines and detonated bombs at different places on Palpa road, a jeep driver Ram Bahadur KC said. weiterlesen >>>


Boy, 14, Found Dead from Vietnam Era Bomb

(18.07.2005)

A young boy was found dead by his mother last week after he failed to return home from farming peanuts early in the morning on July 8, 2005. Duong Ba Tien, 14, apparently was digging in the dirt when an unknown Vietnam War era device exploded and killed him on the spot  weiterlesen >>>


Bihar turning safe haven for Maoist militancy

(18.07.2005)

Authorities in Bihar are concerned over reports of LTTE imparting training to Nepalese Maoists and naxalites in the state to raise human bomb squads for suicide missions and recent spurt in their activities in districts along the Indo-Nepal border. Dozens of weapons, around 100 rounds of ammunition, a landmine device with 17 kgs of explosives had been recovered from different places during the mop-up operation after the Madhuban incident.  weiterlesen >>>


Successful Firing of Area Denial Weapon System

(18.07.2005)

Metal Storm has released information regarding a successful firing of the Area Denial Weapon System (ADWS) Capability Demonstrator which was undertaken at the Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Range near Adelaide, Australia. Australia is signatory to the 1997 Ottawa Treaty that bans the use of Anti-Personnel Land Mines (APL).  weiterlesen >>>


Berri asks Arab countries to support Lebanon

(18.07.2005)

Speaker Nabih Berri urged Arab countries to mobilize to confront a scheme that has turned Lebanon into a place of tension, violence and chaos. The 46th Arab Parliamentary Union meeting denounced the continuous Israeli threats against Lebanon, urging the international community to put a stop such aggression and called for the release of all Lebanese detainees in Israel and the handing over of mine field maps. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish troops, separatist Kurds renew regional war

(18.07.2005)

Last weekend, five soldiers died in two land mine incidents and three police officers were injured during an attack on the provincial governor's home in Hozat.  weiterlesen >>>


Delay averts cop massacre

(18.07.2005)

Fortune favoured the officer-in-charge of Bandwan police station, Sadhan Pathak, but not Prabal Sengupta, the officer-in-charge of Barikul thana. The rebels removed a high-power mine planted to kill Pathak half-an-hour before he travelled to Dulukdihi village, where CPM zonal committee member Mahendra Mahato was shot dead on Saturday  weiterlesen >>>


Turks Hunt for Soldier Seized by Kurds

(18.07.2005)

More than 1,000 Turkish troops backed by helicopter gunships kept up their search Wednesday for a soldier kidnapped by separatist Kurdish rebels in the rugged mountains of eastern Turkey, as violence spiraled in the predominantly Kurdish region. In the nearby province of Bingol, meanwhile, a Turkish soldier was injured when his armored personnel carrier hit a land mine planted by the rebels. weiterlesen >>>


Armed Pakistanis planting landmines nabbed by Afghan forces

(15.07.2005)

Afghanistan's Defence Ministry has said that local forces have arrested at least six Pakistani fighters and eight Afghan Taliban insurgents armed with weapons and explosives. Officials have said that while three of the six Pakistanis were arrested on Thursday while planting a landmine in the Kunar province, the remaining three were arrested on Saturday in Khost.  weiterlesen >>>


Bihar turning safe haven for Maoist militancy

(15.07.2005)

Authorities in Bihar are concerned over reports of LTTE imparting training to Nepalese Maoists and naxalites in the state to raise human bomb squads for suicide missions and recent spurt in their activities in districts along the Indo-Nepal border. Dozens of weapons, around 100 rounds of ammunition, a landmine device with 17 kgs of explosives had been recovered from different places during the mop-up operation after the Madhuban incident weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Bus drivers join effort to prevent mine accidents

(15.07.2005)

After crisscrossing Afghanistan for years, many drivers have direct experience with mines. They know the danger posed to their passengers' lives as well as their own.  weiterlesen >>>


India decides not to disturb ties with Pakistan ' defies terrorists' attempts to derail peace process

(15.07.2005)

That is exactly what the terrorists wanted and did not get. India refused to give in and derail the peace process. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says they can attempt to derails the peace process but people of India and Pakistan are together. On the Centre's help to tackle Naxalite activities in the nine affected states, Mukherjee said the Union Home Ministry was considering a proposal to provide "suitable vehicles as protection". This would improve mobility of the state police forces where mine blasts occurred, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


T-42-Panzermine gesprengt

(15.07.2005)

Kanufahrer informierten Polizei über undefinierbaren Gegenstand unter Brücke weiterlesen >>>


US-Iraq War Halts Emergency Hospital Construction

(15.07.2005)

Construction of a new surgical centre halted because of the violence in Iraq, President of Emergency USA Alberto Colombi M.D. M.P.H. said. As a private, independent, non-political organization they support war and landmine victims in Afghanistan, Algeria, Cambodia, Iraq, Palestine, and Sierra Leone.  weiterlesen >>>


Several soldiers wounded in Chechnya convoy explosion

(15.07.2005)

Four soldiers and a policeman were wounded when an explosive device went off near a military convoy in eastern Chechnya, a source in the Joint Group of Forces in the North Caucasus said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia to Send Troops to Afghanistan

(15.07.2005)

Australia will send 150 elite troops to Afghanistan by September to fight a growing tide of insurgent-led violence by remnants of the Taliban and al-Qaida. In late 2001 Australia sent about 1,500 military personnel, including 150 Special Air Service troops, to support the U.S.-led war that ousted the Taliban and al-Qaida forces, but currently has only one soldier there. That soldier is involved in mine clearance.  weiterlesen >>>


Dschaafari für Teil-Abzug der US-Truppen

(15.07.2005)

Der irakische Ministerpräsident Ibrahim al Dschaafari hat am Dienstag einen Rückzug der US-geführten Streitkräfte aus ausgewählten Städten vorgeschlagen. Ein US-Soldat erlag nach Militärangaben vom Dienstag seinen Verletzungen, die er bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Mahmudija, 30 Kilometer südlich von Bagdad, erlitt. weiterlesen >>>


10 Reportedly Die in Police Custody

(13.07.2005)

Ten men arrested at a hospital while visiting relatives died after they were locked in a closed Iraqi police van for more than four hours in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, a Sunni Muslim group charged Monday. Furthermore, in an attempt to put the war behind them, the two nations, Iran and Iraq, agreed to share information on militants who sought to cross the border and on the location of land mines left over from the war. weiterlesen >>>


UN joins Sri Lankan efforts to reduce landmine casualties

(13.07.2005)

As Sri Lankans return to their fields to begin planting and harvesting their crops, the United Nations is supporting a national campaign to prevent them reaping a deadly harvest ' hidden mines and other explosives seeded throughout the north and east from decades of war between the Government and Tamil separatists. weiterlesen >>>


Poroshenko agreed with Iranians about cooperation

(13.07.2005)

On July 11, during the visit of the secretary of National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, to Islamist Republic Iran, the sides agreed about formation of Ukrainian-Iranian group of experts. The two countries agreed about a cooperation in the sphere of humanitarian mine clearing with assistance of Ukrainian specialists. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq car bomb kills three in Kirkuk

(13.07.2005)

A car bomb exploded today in the ethnically tense northern oil city of Kirkuk, killing at least three people and wounding 15, police said. An American soldier died of injuries suffered in a land mine explosion south of the capital, the U.S. command said weiterlesen >>>


Serie von Anschlägen dauert an

(13.07.2005)

Die Serie von Anschlägen im Irak hat auch am Dienstag wieder mehrere Menschen das Leben gekostet. Unter anderem erlag ein US-Soldat nach Militärangaben vom Dienstag seinen Verletzungen, die er bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Mahmudiya, 30 Kilometer südlich von Bagdad, erlitt.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion tötet Kinder

(13.07.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Kosovo sind zwei Kinder getötet und drei verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Six injured in Turkish landmine blast

(12.07.2005)

Six people were injured in Turkey's troubled southeast late yesterday by a landmine which security sources said was planted by Kurdish rebels active in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Angolans go home

(12.07.2005)

About 500 Angolan refugees will from today (July 11) be sent back to their country as part of the on-going voluntary repatriation exercise. But the land mines in Angola cause a big problem for theses refugees.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ : Five Soldiers Hurt in IED Attack

(12.07.2005)

Five Task Force Baghdad soldiers were wounded when their patrol of six Humvees struck an improvised explosive device in the Baghdad's Rashid district today, officials reported. Today, an improvised explosive device detonated near a military vehicle, and a second IED was discovered during a security patrol. Marines also discovered two weapons caches in Zaidon that included mines, bomb-making material, rockets and assault rifles.  weiterlesen >>>


Four killed in Maoist mine attack in Nepal

(12.07.2005)

Four people were killed in southern Nepal in a fresh spate of violence triggered by a landmine ambush by Maoist insurgents, reports said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills two children in Kosovo, injures three

(12.07.2005)

Two children from an Albanian family were killed and three other children injured in a landmine blast Sunday as they played near their home, local police confirmed.  weiterlesen >>>


Three jawans killed in Manipur

(12.07.2005)

People's Liberation Army, an armed separatist group fighting for an independent Manipur, today killed three Assam Rifles jawans and injured another five in an ambush at Waithou under Thoubal district about 20 km south of here. An off duty police constable and a civilian were also injured in the attack. The attack took place at 10:15 a.m. when a convoy of 34 Assam Rifles posted at Moreh were on their way to Imphal in four vehicles. The last truck took the full impact of the blast triggered by a mine. weiterlesen >>>


DoD Identifies Army Casualty

(12.07.2005)

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The vehicle in which he was riding struck a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Afghans say Taliban behead six police as 18 more die

(12.07.2005)

Afghan authorities found the decapitated bodies of six policemen at the weekend while 18 people were killed in the south of the country in increased violence ahead of elections in September. Thirteen pro-government militiamen were killed and two wounded on Sunday when their truck hit an anti-tank mine in the southeastern province of Khost during a mission to disarm villagers holding illegal weapons, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Body of U.S. Commando Found in Afghanistan

(12.07.2005)

The body of a missing U.S. commando has been located in eastern Afghanistan, bringing an end to the desperate search for the last member of an ill-fated, four-man special forces unit that disappeared last month. Twelve other Afghan soldiers were killed Sunday when a land mine blew up under their vehicle in Paktika province, also near the border with Pakistan. weiterlesen >>>


Gewaltwelle gegen afghanische Soldaten

(11.07.2005)

Mindestens 22 afghanische Soldaten sind am Wochenende in Afghanistan ums Leben gekommen. In der Provinz Paktika wurden zwölf weitere afghanische Soldaten getötet, als unter ihrem Fahrzeug eine Landmine detonierte.  weiterlesen >>>


Mobil machen gegen Minen

(11.07.2005)

Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass ihr das schafft", lobte Anne Jung von der Hilfsorganisation "medico international e. V." die Schüler der Integrierten Gesamtschule Paffrath. Diese hatten in einer fünfmonatigen engagierten Spenden-Sammelaktion fast 10 000 Euro aufgetrieben, um sich an der Minenräumungsaktion von "medico international" zu beteiligen. weiterlesen >>>


Drei türkische Soldaten bei Kurden-Anschlag getötet

(11.07.2005)

Bei einem Anschlag kurdischer Rebellen sind laut einem Bericht des türkischen Senders NTV drei Soldaten getötet und 13 verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Kanufahrer fand Granate

(11.07.2005)

Bereits zum zweiten Mal innerhalb einer Woche mussten Beamte eines Entminungsdienstes in Salzburg aktiv werden. Am Mittwoch hatte ein Mann aus Bürmoos eine Mine auf der Sandbank in der Salzachkurve zwischen Laufen und Oberndorf entdeckt. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Kinder im Kosovo durch Mine getötet

(11.07.2005)

In der südserbischen Unruheprovinz Kosovo sind am Sonntag zwei albanische Kinder durch eine Mine getötet worden. Drei weitere Kinder seien verwundet worden, zwei von ihnen lebensbedrohlich, berichtete die Polizei in der Kreisstadt Pec.  weiterlesen >>>


8 injured in Nepalgunj blasts

(08.07.2005)

At least six people including four Armed Police personnel were injured when the Maoists detonated a landmine on Nepalgunj-Kohalpur section of Hawaldapur VDC in Western Nepal on Thursday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Japan supports initiatives for peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan

(08.07.2005)

Japan signed a USD$17 million agreement with UNDP today; an expression of Japan's commitment to simultaneously address peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan. The immediate need for urban employment, increased agricultural productivity, and the reduction of the landmine threat will be addressed. weiterlesen >>>


Police seize grenade launcher in drugs raid

(08.07.2005)

Northland police have made a record seizure of chemicals used to make methamphetamine in raids that also netted an arsenal of weapons ' including a grenade launcher and anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


EU To Fund Destruction of Landmines in Ukraine

(08.07.2005)

The European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a new EU-funded project to destroy landmines, said Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European commissioner for external relations.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola/Bie: Landmine kills children, injures other in Andulo

(08.07.2005)

An eleven-year old boy died and another one got injured Monday, following an anti-personnel land-mine blast, at Andulo district, in central Bie province, Angop has learnt.  weiterlesen >>>


Former foes Iran, Iraq begin military cooperation

(08.07.2005)

Former foes Iran and Iraq said on Thursday they would sign a military cooperation agreement which will include Iranian help in training Iraq's armed forces, despite likely U.S. opposition. They are going to form some committees which will be involved amongst others in mine clearance. weiterlesen >>>


Vehicle seizures threaten Eritrea demining funding

(08.07.2005)

The Eritrean government's seizure of 43 demining project vehicles has put into doubt foreign funding for landmine clearance in the Horn of Africa country, diplomats said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


World War II landmine explosion leaves two dead in Russia

(08.07.2005)

Two people died in the explosion Sunday of a World War II landmine near the Russian city of Volgograd, the former Stalingrad, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish train derailed in mine blast, no one hurt

(08.07.2005)

A Turkish freight train derailed in eastern Turkey on Thursday when a mine was detonated on the tracks, but no one was hurt, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


UW plastic curgeons' service work thriving

(08.07.2005)

At least once a day - in the aftermath of a 10-year, violent civil war - someone would step on a land mine in Nicaragua and either be killed or maimed.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique: Progress Reported in Land Mine Fight

(08.07.2005)

The number of villages affected by land mines was halved last year, but some 800,000 people still live in areas deemed dangerous, mainly in the north of the country near the Tanzanian border.  weiterlesen >>>


Rate of solving terrorist crimes in Russia improving - prosecutor

(08.07.2005)

The rate of solving terrorist crimes in Russia is on the increase, Russia's Deputy Prosecutor-General Vladimir Kolesnikov said today at a round-table conference on the protection of human rights in Russia. He said that "in 2004 the law-enforcement agencies solved 24.8 per cent of these crimes, which is 10 per cent more than in 2003". According to Kolesnikov, this year "126 bases of rebels and 435 caches have so far been destroyed in Chechnya, over 2,000 weapons have been confiscated and over 100 land mines and explosive devices have been neutralized".  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian army has deactivated 10,500 land mines so far in 2005

(08.07.2005)

The Colombian army deactivated some 10,500 land mines around the country in the first half of 2005, the corps announced Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tunisia - Army clears land mines on border

(08.07.2005)

The Tunisian army has destroyed thousands land mines along its border with Libya, UPI reports.  weiterlesen >>>


Frachtzug in Türkei nach Minenexplosion entgleist

(08.07.2005)

Nach der Explosion einer Mine auf Bahngleisen ist am Donnerstag einem Fernsehbericht zufolge im Osten der Türkei ein Frachtzug entgleist. weiterlesen >>>


Entschließung des Europäischen Parlaments zu einer Welt ohne Minen

(08.07.2005)

Das Europäische Parlament hat am 7. Juli in Strassburg eine zweite wichtige Resolution zum Thema Landminen innerhalb von 10 Monaten verabschiedet. In dieser fordert das Europäische Parlament die Ausweitung des Verbots von Minen auch auf Antifahrzeugminen. Das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de hat in mehreren Schreiben an Mitglieder und Ausschussvorsitzende des Parlamentes im Vorfeld der Verabschiedung auf die Problematik verursacht durch Antifahrzeugminen aufmerksam gemacht und nachdrücklich ein Verbot auch dieser Minen empfohlen. weiterlesen >>>


Iran und Irak unterzeichnen Militärabkommen

(08.07.2005)

Die einst verfeindeten Nachbarstaaten Irak und Iran haben am Donnerstag ein Abkommen über eine militärische Kooperation unterzeichnet. Es geht u.a. um um die Beseitigung von Landminen und die Suche nach Kriegsvermissten aus den achtziger Jahren. weiterlesen >>>


US lends remote-controlled de-mining machine

(07.07.2005)

Government of the United States has lent Sri Lankan de-miners a "remotely operated, self-propelled brush-clearing machine," that will "eliminate the risk of horrible injury when teams go out to clear some of the thousands of mines still active in the country," said a US embassy press release issued in Colombo Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


NHRC to probe passenger bus 'ambush' in Dolakha

(07.07.2005)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to launch an investigation into the "ambush" of a passenger bus by suspected Maoists in Bhirpani area of Dolakha district. weiterlesen >>>


6 injured in Nepalgunj blast

(07.07.2005)

At least six people including four Armed Police personnel were injured when the Maoists detonated a landmine on Nepalgunj-Kohalpur section of Hawaldapur VDC in Western Nepal on Thursday morning. weiterlesen >>>


A World Without Landmines

(07.07.2005)

Dr Benita Ferrero-Waldner, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood policy European Parliament, Strasbourg, 6 July 2005 weiterlesen >>>


Belgian Senate moves to ban cluster bombs

(07.07.2005)

The Belgian Senate Commission for Foreign Affairs is moving to impose a ban in the production and trade of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


25 mines and unexploded ammunition defused in June

(07.07.2005)

National Agency for Mine Action /ANAMA/ cleared the territory of 825 thousand 110 square km of 25 mines and unexploded ammunition in January, AzerTAg correspondent learnt from ANAMA.  weiterlesen >>>


Neue Kampfmethoden, neue Ziele der PKK

(07.07.2005)

Jahrelang war die kurdische PKK nur noch in ein paar Lagern im Nordirak aktiv. Dort hat sie aber offenbar dazugelernt. Nachdem sie vor gut einem Jahr den bewaffneten Kampf gegen die Türkei wieder aufgenommen hat, macht sie nun zunehmend mit Minen und fern gezündeten Bomben den türkischen Sicherheitskräften das Leben schwer.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: Belgien schreibt Geschichte!

(07.07.2005)

Belgischer Senat unternimmt einen wichtigen Schritt zu einem Verbot von Streubomben - Für Deutschland ein Vorbild? Der Ausschuss für Außenbeziehungen und Verteidigung des Belgischen Senats hat heute einstimmig einem Gesetzesentwurf zum vollständigem Verbot von Streumunition zugestimmt. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan peace kicks in

(06.07.2005)

Sudanese government, former southern rebels will begin implementing peace deal with six-year national unity rule. Separately, the United Nations started deploying a 10,000-strong peacekeeping force last April. It is also helping the former warring parties disarm fighters, remove landmines and supports development projects and the repatriation of the refugees weiterlesen >>>


Army vehicle caught in fire in Grozny

(06.07.2005)

Army servicemen were caught in gunfire in the center of Grozny on Tuesday, Interfax was told at the Chechen Interior Ministry. "A land mine exploded in the afternoon near the memorial compound when an army UAZ vehicle was driving by," a ministry official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka promoting anti-mine awareness

(06.07.2005)

The first weeks of July and August have been designated as "National Mine Action" weeks to raise awareness about landmines that continue to kill in Sri Lanka's north and east, Daily News reported Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine lag in Kellerparzelle

(06.07.2005)

Ein Ehestreit verhinderte größeres Unglück: Eine Konstanzerin meldete am Montag der Polizei, dass ihr 47-jähriger Ehemann im Keller des Mehrfamilienhauses in der Alemannenstraße eine Schützenmine lagere und sie illegal entsorgen wolle. weiterlesen >>>


Neues Massengrab in Bosnien-Herzegowinas entdeckt

(06.07.2005)

In Bosnien-Herzegowina ist ein neues Massengrab entdeckt worden. Die Ermittler stoßen bei den Ausgrabungen auf erhebliche Probleme, wie Minen. weiterlesen >>>


11 killed as ministers escape blast in Kashmir

(05.07.2005)

Two senior state ministers in Jammu and Kashmir narrowly escaped a landmine blast which injured six policemen while 11 people died in militant violence in the revolt-wracked state, police said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists blast bus; 2 hurt

(05.07.2005)

Two bus passengers were injured in a mine explosion planted by the Maoists at Gopikhola of Dolakha district on the Arniko Highway on Monday. Mina Karki, 40, of Manthali VDC-4 and Dipak Thapa, 27, of Deurali VDC-5 of Ramechhap, were hurt when the bus going towards Ramechhap from Kathmandu was ambushed, said DSP Navraj Bhatta.  weiterlesen >>>


New highways provide safe travel

(05.07.2005)

A project for road repairs in Bayji that is funded by the Iraqi government is well underway. Local contractors have started the asphalt overlay work in the northbound lanes from just north of Tikrit to just south of Bayji.  weiterlesen >>>


Five killed in bomb blast on train in Kurdish eastern Turkey

(05.07.2005)

A bomb attack on a train in the mainly Kurdish region of eastern Turkey killed five people, swiftly followed by a second attack on another train bringing help, officials and news reports said.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebel attacks cast doubt on president

(05.07.2005)

In his three-year presidency, Alvaro Uribe and his government, backed with billions in U.S. aid, have re-established security in long-abandoned towns and sharply reduced violence. But the trend is being ruptured by a wave of rebel attacks that have tarnished the president's law-and-order image as he pushes for re-election. New Defense Ministry figures show that 732 soldiers have been killed across the country since January 2004, a third of them the victims of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Concern For Refugees From Fighting In Colombia

(05.07.2005)

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced deep concern over the "humanitarian crisis" threatening thousands of people in southern Colombia in fighting between Government and rebel forces, the latest of many recent warnings about the impact of the decades-old conflict on local communities in the South American country. UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva, citing blockades against the movement of people and goods and the presence of anti-personnel mines and unexploded munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


56 Nepali kids killed in conflicts this year: study

(05.07.2005)

As many as 56 Nepali kids were killed in conflicts in the first six months of this year, a study revealed Kathmandu Sunday. These children were killed by abandoned bombs and land mine explosions or shot dead by anti-government guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


German Aid for Minesweeping in Bosnia

(05.07.2005)

Ten years after the end of the Bosnian war, landmines continue to threaten the lives of around 1.3 million people. Germany is now making funds available to speed up the mine clearance activities in the country. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier defusing artillery shell blown up

(05.07.2005)

A soldier was killed while defusing an artillery shell in the Shamboot area of Khost province. Meanwhile, a mine blast Saturday destroyed two shops and a car in Lashkargah city of Helmand province.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist killed in encounter

(05.07.2005)

One naxalite of the CPI (Maoist) was killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Nakarekallu mandal on Sunday morning. The police recovered amongst others one claymore mine. weiterlesen >>>


50000 Euro für Hilfe in Sri Lanka

(05.07.2005)

Städtische Mitarbeiter finanzieren Bau eines Behinderten-Therapiezentrums für Tsunami-Opfer. Nicht nur die verheerende Flutwelle habe viele Menschen dauerhaft geschädigt und traumatisiert, sondern auch der seit 20 Jahren andauernde Bürgerkrieg vor allem durch Landminen zahlreiche Opfer gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


An der europäischen Perspektive für die Staaten des westlichen Balkans festhalten!

(05.07.2005)

Nachdem die Referenden zum Verfassungsvertrag in Frankreich und in den Niederlanden gescheitert sind, ist es notwendig, eine breite Diskussion über die Zukunft und die Grenzen der Europäischen Union zu führen. Dabei wird dann auch die Frage einer europäischen Perspektive für die Region des westlichen Balkans eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Eine wesentliche Rahmenbedingung für den Erfolg dieser Zielsetzungen ist, dass die Beseitigung der mehr als eine Million Minen - mit entsprechender finanzieller Unterstützung durch die EU - deutlich beschleunigt wird.  weiterlesen >>>


Ratten im humanitären Dienst stöbern Landminen auf

(05.07.2005)

Nelson und Guantánamo sind voller Tatendrang. Sie ziehen an ihren Leinen in Richtung Arbeitsplatz. Nelson und Guantánamo sind Große Reisfeldratten und wurden in Mosambik darauf dressiert, den Geruch von Sprengstoff zu erkennen. So spüren sie vergrabene Landminen auf.  weiterlesen >>>


Tote bei Anschlag auf Zug in der Türkei

(05.07.2005)

Bei einem Minenanschlag auf einen Zug im Osten der Türkei sind am Samstag mindestens fünf Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Mindestens acht Menschen erlitten Verletzungen, als der Sprengsatz am Samstagvormittag in der Provinz Bingöl explodierte und zwei Waggons zum Entgleisen brachte, wie das türkische Bahnunternehmen TCDD mitteilte. weiterlesen >>>


Viele Tote in Afghanistan

(05.07.2005)

Bei neuen schweren Zusammenstößen sind in der südafghanischen Provinz Urusgan mindestens sechs Polizisten und 25 Kämpfer der radikalislamischen Taliban getötet worden. Nach Angaben der Behörden vom Samstag griffen Aufständische einen Polizeikontrollpunkt an und töteten vier Beamte. Bei anschließenden Kämpfen kamen weitere zwei Polizisten und mindestens 25 Rebellen ums Leben. Bei einem anderen Zwischenfall wurden am Samstag vier Polizisten und zwei Soldaten getötet, als ein Konvoi im Südosten des Landes auf eine Mine fuhr.  weiterlesen >>>


PKK's New Strategy: Risk-Free Action

(04.07.2005)

Recently the terrorist PKK has tended risk-free attacks in southeastern Turkey. The organization has developed a new strategy of laying mines and exploding bombs by remote control. weiterlesen >>>


Ceasefire in Jeopardy

(04.07.2005)

The International Federation of Tamils (IFT) wishes to express its shock and exasperation at the unholy silence observed by the International Community over the ceasefire violations dared by the Sri Lanka armed forces on 26, June at Bowatta, Welikanda, an exclusive government controlled area where an unarmed LTTE convoy escorted by the SLA and SLMM was claymore attacked. Although this landmine attack demands an international outcry and strong condemnation, the foreign missions in Colombo have continued to maintain an eerie silence which makes bold the recalcitrant armed forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir- boy

(04.07.2005)

A 15-year-old-boy was killed in a landmine blast while he was trying to plant the device given to him by militants near a road in Poonch district of J&K early today.  weiterlesen >>>


Singapore Shares Rise on Cheaper Oil

(04.07.2005)

Singapore shares ended higher Thursday as oil prices continued to retreat overnight, led by telcos which saw sharp gains. Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. ended down 3.2 percent at $2.42 on a Straits Times report that the Norwegian government has asked 34 percent state-owned DnB Nor to sell its 2-3 percent stake in the Singapore company to protest against its production of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Caches with arms, ammunition found in Chechnya, Dagestan

(04.07.2005)

Two carbines, a small-bore rifle, a hunting rifle, SVD sniper rifle parts, over 1,000 sub-machine-gun cartridges, two radio stations and hand grenade launcher shells were found in a cache near the village of Meskety of Chechnya. As Itar-Tass learnt at the republican Interior Ministry, the cache contained 57 mines of 82-mm calibre, 12 RPG-7 hand grenade launcher shells and two powder charges.  weiterlesen >>>


Humanitarian crisis unfolding on border between Colombia and Ecuador

(04.07.2005)

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 1 July 2005, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. We are also concerned that the blockades against the movement of people and goods, the presence of anti-personnel mines and unexploded munitions, as well as heavy material damage and loss of livestock could hamper the reintegration of the displaced in the event they return to their homes following the end of hostilities.  weiterlesen >>>


Aussie troops 'needed in Afghanstan now'

(04.07.2005)

Afghanistan urgently wants a return of Australian military forces to help stem the growing threat from Taliban and al-Qaeda forces seeking to destabilise President Hamid Karzai's Government. Canberra now has one mine-clearance expert serving in Afghanistan, while New Zealand has almost 200 troops. weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE media briefing notes 30 Jun 2005

(04.07.2005)

A near verbatim transcript of the press briefing held by the Spokeswoman and Chief of Public Information, Gail Bindley-Taylor-Sainté in Addis Ababa, via videoconference linking participants in Asmara and Addis Ababa. Also present at the briefing in Asmara was the UNMEE Acting Chief- of- Staff Colonel Raman Dhawan and UNMACC Programme Manager Phil Lewis. The Bangladesh Engineering Company, working in Sector West, probed an area of 3,530 square metres along the Shilalo to Barentu Road and cleared an area of 9,050 square metres along the Taula Gimuja-Kerhasha road.  weiterlesen >>>


Srinagar, Muzaffarabad bus passengers cross over safely

(04.07.2005)

The sixth Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus that rolled from here on Thursday reached the Kaman Bridge safely as another batch of passengers crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Jammu and Kashmir. Sniffer dogs and mine detectors were used to sanitise the route as four separatist groups. weiterlesen >>>