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Irak: Ein Million Kinder sind von Landminen und Streubomben betroffen

(05.04.2013)

Laut den Vereinten Nationen sind bis zu ein Million Kinder im Irak von Landminen und Streumunition betroffen. Hunderte wurden seit 1991 von diesen Kriegshinterlassenschaften verletzt oder getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Gefahren durch Landminen und nicht-explodierte Kampfmittel

(04.04.2013)

Handicap International ruft dazu auf, die Bevölkerung in Syrien über die Gefahren von Landminen aufzuklären und die Minen zu räumen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Achtung, Minen! - Lebensgefahr

(04.04.2013)

Gedenktag: Millionen explosiver Kriegsrelikte liegen in den Böden Afrikas und Asiens - Ratten als Räumspezialisten weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Internationaler Anti-Minen-Tag

(04.04.2013)

Die Kriege mögen beendet sein, doch Landminen töten und verstümmeln jährlich weiterhin Tausende. weiterlesen >>>


Es gibt noch viel zu tun!

(04.04.2013)

Anlässlich des Internationalen Anti-Minen-Tages erinnern die UN an die Gefahr durch Minen. Die Leser des Greenpeace Magazins haben bereits einiges bewegt. weiterlesen >>>


Großes Kampagnenfinale von „Zeig dein Bein für eine Welt ohne Minen“

(04.04.2013)

Fast 50.000 Menschen unterstützen mit Petition Forderung nach Beitritt der USA zum Minenverbot. weiterlesen >>>


Großes Kampagnenfinale von „Zeig dein Bein für eine Welt ohne Minen“

(04.04.2013)

Fast 50.000 Menschen unterstützen mit Petition Forderung nach Beitritt der USA zum Minenverbot. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland stellt 20 Millionen Euro für Minenräumung bereit

(04.04.2013)

Die von Minen und Streumunition ausgehende Gefahr in vielen Teilen der Erde ist nach Angaben der Bundesregierung immer noch beträchtlich.  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 >>>


Five jawans, four UGs killed in Henglep clash

(04.07.2005)

At least five Army personnel and four underground militants were killed while a number of Army personnel were injured in a major gunbattle near Ukha village, in the Thangjing range in Henglep subdivision of Churachandpur district early this morning. In another incident, two personnel of the 13th Assam Rifles posted at Pukhao under Lamlai police station were injured in a mine blast at Litanpokpi at around 2 pm today. weiterlesen >>>


UN facing shortage of funds in Sudan

(04.07.2005)

The UN is facing a major shortfall for providing humanitarian aid and other assistance to Sudan with the donors contributing only 643 million dollars of the required 1.6 billion dollars. Other factors that have increased funding requirements include mine clearance activities. weiterlesen >>>


Serving up admiration for disabled; Land-mine victims love their volleyball Canadians on goodwill mission in Cambodia

(04.07.2005)

Toronto's John Przybyszewski was slack-jawed at the sight that greeted him in Cambodia the other day. It was like nothing he'd ever seen in 15-plus years travelling as an elite disabled volleyball player: A gymnasium jam packed with volleyball players - all of whom were missing a limb.  weiterlesen >>>


Four Turkish soldiers injured in mine explosion blamed on Kurdish rebels

(04.07.2005)

Four Turkish soldiers were injured in southeastern Turkey Wednesday in a landmine explosion blamed on Kurdish rebels fighting the government, security sources here said.  weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in violence in eastern, southern Afghanistan

(04.07.2005)

Four policemen were killed after suspected Taliban militants detonated a landmine in eastern Afghanistan, while one rebel and a civilian died in a gunfight in the south, officials said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Italian swarm to revive Angolan Beekeeping

(04.07.2005)

A new Italian development project is seeking to put honey back into the life of rural Angola. There is even the possibility that, in the future, the bees will be used to detect some of the landmines buried in Angola during the civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Abandoned religious school used as bomb factory in Afghanistan

(04.07.2005)

Authorities have discovered an abandoned religious school used as a secret bomb making factory in southeastern Afghanistan, an intelligence official said Tuesday. Separately in neighbouring Paktia province 17 landmines were discovered and defused on the main road from the provincial capital Gardez to Sayed Karam district. weiterlesen >>>


Food Shortages May Hit Returnees

(04.07.2005)

The World Food Programme is also concerned that its programme for returnees in Angola continues to be short of donations. One of the most serious results was the lack of funding for demining projects. weiterlesen >>>


Demining Plan Counts On At Least 26 Million Euros Until 2006

(04.07.2005)

The National Demining Action Plan of the Intersectorial Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Aid (CNIDAH) counts on, until 2006, a financing from the European Union (EU) estimated at 26 million Euros.  weiterlesen >>>


Bilateral Support Grows as IMF Problems Mount

(04.07.2005)

With the winding-up of the United Nations Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for Angola at the end of 2004, there has been a slow but steady drift towards bilateral aid. Japan is also supporting demining in Angola, and a Japanese delegation recently visited the country to prepare the way for the provision of demining equipment.  weiterlesen >>>


Fresh fighting reported in mid-west Nepal

(04.07.2005)

A fresh clash, on Saturday [25 June], between government forces and Maoist rebels has been reported at Argakhanchi. The Maoists exploded a landmine before they began firing at the RNA men. weiterlesen >>>


Eritrea's national demining programme suspended, NGO group says

(04.07.2005)

A national programme to clear landmines in Eritrea has been suspended after the government confiscated 40 vehicles used by the country's mine action agency, anti-mine campaigners said in statement Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Myanmarese guerrillas evicted from Mizoram

(04.07.2005)

India has evicted hundreds of Myanmarese guerrillas from well-entrenched bases in Mizoram in a weeklong military operation, officials said Saturday. The area leading to the camp is heavily mined, with explosive experts and landmine sweepers now engaged in clearing the location.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance central commitment of government, Cambodian PM

(04.07.2005)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday emphasized the determination of the government to clear the silent killers of mine and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) left by nearly three decades of armed conflicts.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan Gives Cambodia $16M Of Equipment For Land Mines

(04.07.2005)

Japan donated $16 million worth of equipment and heavy machinery to Cambodia on Monday to help the impoverished Southeast Asian nation remove millions of land mines still scattered in rural areas after decades of civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Improvised explosive device kills soldier, suicide bomber lone casualty in failed attack

(04.07.2005)

The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Information Service issued the following press release: A Task Force Liberty soldier was killed and two others were wounded today by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, military officials in Iraq reported. Items seized and subsequently destroyed included amongst others 24 land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Military vehicle hits land-mine ' two soldiers injured

(04.07.2005)

A military vehicle hit an anti-personnel land-mine in rural area near Dogubayazit town of eastern Turkish city of Agri, injuring two soldiers, sources told the A.A on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


One soldier killed, several injured in Chechnya

(04.07.2005)

Two soldiers have been wounded in Chechnya after coming under fire, Interfax reported on 27 June. One was a member of an antiterrorist centre. The vehicle he was travelling in hit a land mine and then came under fire near the village of Khatuni in Vedenskiy District. The second soldier was shot on the road between the villages of Beshil-Irzu and Sagunty, also in Vedenskiy District.  weiterlesen >>>


Militants attempt to blast police vehicle in Urus-Martan

(04.07.2005)

Militants attempted to blast a police Uaz vehicle in Urus-Martan district capital of Chechnya, a source in law enforcement told Interfax on the phone on Friday. "A police officer passing by was wounded when a land mine exploded near the marketplace in Urus-Martan, the Uaz driver and passenger were not injured," the source said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mateus, Rosaria und die alltägliche Katastrophe

(04.07.2005)

Raseralarm auf Station B 3 der Ev. Kliniken. Der sechsjährige Angolaner Mateus saust mit dem Dreirad über den Stationsflur und hält Pfleger und Ärzte auf Trab. Der Hintergrund ist ein sehr ernster: Mateus ist ein Kriegsopfer aus Angola, dessen schweren Verletzungen bzw. Verstümmelungen an der Munckelstraße behandelt werden. weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumung in Bosnien-Herzegowina mit deutscher Hilfe

(04.07.2005)

Jahre nach dem Krieg in Bosnien-Herzegowina stellen Minen noch immer ein Problem dar. Mit deutscher Hilfe sollen dieses Jahr zahlreiche Minenfelder geräumt werden. Als größtes Geberland ist Deutschland nicht wegzudenken. weiterlesen >>>


Swiss peace workers receive recognition

(30.06.2005)

One thousand "invisible" women from around the world have been thrust into the spotlight after being jointly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The women, who promote the causes of peace, justice and human dignity, include five Swiss nominees. One Swiss on the list, Elisabeth Reusse-Decrey, said when she launched her initiative Geneva Call to convince warring parties to renounce the use of anti-personnel landmines she had met with official scorn.  weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-BLASTS

(30.06.2005)

Two landmines exploded in Rajouri and Samba sectors in Jammu and Kashmir where security forces recovered a bomb and smashed a militant hideout since last evening, official sources said here today. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist bomb wounds 16 in western Nepal

(30.06.2005)

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Suspected Maoist rebels hurled a crude bomb near a hospital in western Nepal, wounding at least 16 civilians, an army officer said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


US eyes South African defence technology

(30.06.2005)

Pretoria - The US is taking a keen interest in South African defence technology, US military adviser in Pretoria, Colonel Mike Muolo said on Tuesday. The visit comes at a time that the US is increasingly aware of South African anti-mine technology.  weiterlesen >>>


US orders more mine resistant armored vehicles from S. Africa

(30.06.2005)

The United States military has ordered 34 more South African-inspired Cougar mine resistant armored vehicles for use in Iraq because of their life-saving qualities, according to a report on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Labor call for fresh Afghan troops

(30.06.2005)

Australia. Opposition defence spokesman Robert McClelland said it had consistently supported Australian involvement in Afghanistan and believed troops had been withdrawn prematurely at the end of 2002. Australian Special Air Service Regiment troops served in Afghanistan in 2002 in the fight against al-Qaeda and Taliban remnants, but present Australian involvement in Afghanistan amounts to just one engineer engaged in mine clearance. weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan: Mine survey on Uzbek border completed

(30.06.2005)

DUSHANBE- The border of Takikistan and Uzbekistan is a dangerous place. Mines have claimed the lives of scores of local residents and similar numbers have been injured in recent years. Now a team of deminers have completed a mine risk assessment of the Uzbek border region as a prelude to demining the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Russland und Tadschikistan werden Raketentreibstoffabfälle gemeinsam endlagern

(30.06.2005)

DUSCHANBE. Russland und Tadschikistan werden Abfälle von festem Raketentreibstoff gemeinsam endlagern. Das geht aus einem russisch-tadschikischen Regierungsabkommen hervor. In der Sitzung wurden Fragen zur Sprache gebracht, die das Entminen von Territorien in Tadschikistan betreffen.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Mine awareness campaign positive - source

(28.06.2005)

Luanda. The landmine danger awareness campaign directed to drivers in 2004, yielded promising results. weiterlesen >>>


Five PKK Rebels Killed in Southeast Turkey

(28.06.2005)

In a separate incident a taxi driver was seriously hurt when his car hit a landmine that was planted in the street of the town.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist attack kills 12

(28.06.2005)

Nepal. At least 12 security personnel and several Maoists have been killed in a fierce clash. The Maoists also triggered a landmine blast before opening fire on the security forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Bus carrying 40 Tamil rebels escapes landmine blast in Sri Lanka

(28.06.2005)

COLOMBO - A bus carrying 40 Tamil rebels on Sunday narrowly escaped a land mine explosion. weiterlesen >>>


Field rats help clear Moz of landmines

(28.06.2005)

Chimoio, Mozambique - Field rats being used to detect landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Analyse: Tod gehört für Struck zur Wirklichkeit der Auslandseinsätze. Für die Angehörigen ist es gleichermaßen furchtbar.

(28.06.2005)

Ihre Trauer ist unendlich - ob die beiden deutschen Soldaten in Afghanistan durch einen Unfall, einen Anschlag oder einen Kampfeinsatz starben. Und für Verteidigungsminister Peter Struck (SPD) ist es nach eigenen Worten die schlimmste Amtshandlung, Müttern und Ehefrauen die Särge ihrer Männer zu übergeben.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosionsunglück in Afghanistan

(28.06.2005)

Das gefährliche Erbe der Kriege. Minen, Granaten, Panzerfäuste, Sprengstoff, Artilleriemunition, Kleinkalibergeschosse - in mehr als 20 Jahren Konflikt hat sich in Afghanistan eine enorme Zerstörungskraft angesammelt. Afghanistan ist eines der am stärksten verminten Länder der Welt, und immer noch gibt es hier nach Expertenschätzung Millionen Waffen mit dazugehöriger Munition. Da bleiben Unfälle und Zwischenfälle nicht aus.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion reißt zwei deutsche Soldaten in den Tod

(28.06.2005)

Wahrscheinlich handelt es sich um einen Unfall in Afghanistan - Vier weitere Deutsche verletzt - UN-Beauftragter warnt vor Gewaltwelle. Beim Bundeswehreinsatz im Rahmen der internationalen ISAF-Friedensmission in Afghanistan sind seit deren Begründung im Dezember 2001 insgesamt 16 deutsche Soldaten ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Eine Kunst- und Spendenaktion für eine minenfreie Welt

(28.06.2005)

600 x Bewegung schaffen - Räumt die Mine! medico sucht Minenräumer. weiterlesen >>>


Auszeichnung für deutschen Minenräumer in Vietnam

(28.06.2005)

- Hohe Auszeichnung der Provinz Quang Tri für den deutschen Minenräumexperten Karl-Heinz Werther. - Erster Spatenstich für einen Kindergarten in der Gemeinde Linh Hai vollzogen. - Diese inhaltlich so unterschiedlichen Meldungen werfen ein Schlaglicht auf die zwei untrennbar miteinander verbundenen Seiten des integrierten Programms zur Minen- und Blindgängerräumung und zur Wiederansiedlung, das der Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) seit 1998 in Vietnam verwirklicht. weiterlesen >>>


Australians Caring for Refugees

(23.06.2005)

Austcare, short for Australian Caring for Refugees, is helping to build a better world for refugees. It is an Australian-based, independent, specialist humanitarian aid and development organisation that is non-profit and non-sectarian. Austcare focus on the sectors of capacity building, food security, health, and landmine action  weiterlesen >>>


Attacks kill 30 in Baghdad, other parts of Iraq

(23.06.2005)

At least 23 people died when four separate car bombs went off in the western part of Baghdad Wednesday, adding to a day of carnage that killed 30 Iraqis. A nine-year-old boy killed by a landmine while riding his bike with friends east of Baqouba. weiterlesen >>>


Forest blast was plotted in Calcutta

(23.06.2005)

The landmine blast and the subsequent shootout in a Purulia forest that killed the officer-in-charge of a police station two years ago had been planned in the city by top-ranking Maoists from Andhra Pradesh and Nepal. weiterlesen >>>


Mubarak inspects Egyptian peace keeping force in Southern Sudan

(23.06.2005)

President Mubarak yesterday inspected the Egyptian peacekeeping troops taking part in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in southern Sudan, which are bracing for leaving for Sudan in the upcoming few days. The President said the troops would be responsible for running a field hospital, conducting logistic and transport works, and removing anti-personnel land mines in the fourth military zone in south Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Joint action team formed to empower tribal youth

(23.06.2005)

A joint action team led by police and comprising revenue, tribal welfare, social welfare and health departments has been formed to work out ways to generate employment for tribal youth and identify land for distribution among the landless tribals in Andhra Pradesh.There has been a large number of seizures and recoveries of explosives like landmines and claymore mines in the recent times. weiterlesen >>>


Mit Waffe und Gewissen

(23.06.2005)

Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht in Leipzig unterstreicht das Grundrecht der Gewissensfreiheit von Berufssoldaten. Dieses Urteil wirft jetzt die Frage auf, inwieweit Berufssoldaten auch den Umgang mit völkerrechtwidrigen bzw. umstrittenen Waffen wie z.B. Streumunition und Landminen verweigern können. Die Bundeswehr hatte zuletzt wiederholt betont, auf beide Waffensysteme, z.B. im Rahmen multinationaler Militäroperationen, nicht verzichten zu wollen.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish soldier killed in tense southeast

(23.06.2005)

A Turkish soldier was killed and three others wounded in the southeast of the country on Wednesday after two mines were detonated by suspected Kurdish guerrillas, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


No light at the end of the tunnel

(23.06.2005)

The talks between Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers held in Paris on Friday were 'comprehensive, serious and beneficial', Azeri officials have said. Considerable funds will be required to restore the liberated land, establish infrastructure and implement mine clearing operations there. weiterlesen >>>


Rüstungsexporte der G8 führen zu mehr Armut und weniger Menschenrechten

(23.06.2005)

84 Prozent aller weltweit gehandelten Waffen, Munition und militärischen Ausrüstungen stammen nach Informationen der Menschenrechtsorganisation amnesty international (ai) aus den Staaten der G8 (Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Italien, Japan, Kanada, USA und Russland). Die Bezeichnungen "Kleinwaffen" und "leichte Waffen" umfassen neben Maschinenpistolen auch Sturmgewehre und Maschinengewehre, ebenso diverse Raketenwerfer, Mörser, Sprengstoffe und Landminen. weiterlesen >>>


Auswärtiges Amt unterstützt Minenräumprojekte in Bosnien und Herzegowina

(23.06.2005)

Das Auswärtige Amt stellt für Minenräumprojekte in Bosnien und Herzegowina weitere 1,7 Mio. € zur Verfügung. Dies gab am Mittwoch (22.6.), der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe, Tom Koenigs, bekannt.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi judge killed, 45 detained over weekend in Mosul

(22.06.2005)

An Iraqi judge was killed this weekend in Mosul, Iraq, and Coalition Forces detained 45 individuals and confiscated 7 weapons caches. Iraqi Police seized a weapons cache south of Mosul June 16, which included 120mm rockets, more than 600 mines, thousands of fuses and blasting caps and hundreds of rounds of large ammunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Armed for the price of a sandwich

(22.06.2005)

Earlier this month, a study by the respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute found that worldwide spending on equipment meant to maim or kill had last year topped $1 trillion, or £560bn, for the first time. That's about £100 on arms for every person alive. It has been pointed out that while some nations did not sign up to the 1997 Ottawa Convention on land mines, the international momentum created has meant not a single country has traded in them for the past eight years. weiterlesen >>>


Ahead of international conference on Iraq, Annan pledges steadfast UN support

(22.06.2005)

From constitutional advice to help in holding new elections, from rebuilding schools and power plants to feeding children, from mine clearance to aid for hundreds of thousands of returning refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), the United Nations is determined to stand by Iraq in its moment of continuing need, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has pledged.  weiterlesen >>>


IAAP impact

(22.06.2005)

The base-closing recommendations are expected to have a positive impact at Middletown's Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. The proposal calls for the relocation of land-mine and warhead production to IAAP from sister plants in Texas and Kansas.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, Coalition Forces Kill, Capture Terrorists, Seize Weapons

(22.06.2005)

Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, killed two terrorists after being attacked with small-arms fire in Tal Afar. Also in Tal Afar, soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, detained a suspected terrorist after being attacked while on patrol.Iraqi army soldiers uncovered a cache of weapons containing three mortar rounds, 13 projectiles of various types, 20 pounds of solid rocket fuel, two rockets, an anti-tank mine, and an assortment of blasting caps, fuses and wire weiterlesen >>>


Child's view of Burma's civil war

(22.06.2005)

Grenades. Parental loss. Conscription. Young brothers tell a harrowing tale of conflict - and escape. In a jungle encampment, 9-year-old Saw and his 12-year-old brother, Paw, were trained to kill. They learned to plant land mines, reload rifles, and carefully fill homemade grenades. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Marines Adapt to Protect Against Threats from

(22.06.2005)

The Marine Corps is adapting the way it protects its servicemembers against improvised explosive devices, according to a statement read to the House Armed Services Committee here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Made in SA: US army buys 35 mine-hunters

(22.06.2005)

The United States army has bought 35 more "Chubby" mine-hunting systems from Dorbyl RSD. The system, already in use by the US army corps of engineers, detects mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) using ground penetrating radar.  weiterlesen >>>


One killed, 32 injured, 20 missing after Naxal attack

(21.06.2005)

A villager was killed, 32 other injured, six seriously and 20 were reported missing since Sunday after Naxals attacked villages in Dantewada district for opposing their activities in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Nepali, int'l groups sign pact to eliminate child labor

(21.06.2005)

The Rural Environment and Empowerment Center (REEC), a non-governmental organization, and the International Labor Office (ILO) signed here Tuesday an agreement to implement an action program to eliminate child labor in western Nepal. A drop-in center will be established to provide counseling services, primary health care, recreational facilities, landmine awareness programs, library facilities and legal aid.  weiterlesen >>>


Crisis profile: Afghanistan still the 'sick man' of Asia

(21.06.2005)

Devastated by decades of conflict and hard hit by natural disasters, Afghanistan is now the poorest country in Asia. Millions remain dependent on aid, even as insecurity and lawlessness put vast swathes of the country out of reach of humanitarian workers. Millions of dollars have been pumped into Afghanistan since 2001 when U.S.-led forces toppled the extremist Taliban regime, but most Afghans still live in dire poverty. They face a daily reality of poor healthcare and sanitation, chronic hunger and the constant danger of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast in Khost damages JEMB vehicle

(21.06.2005)

A roadside mine explosion damaged a JEMB car in the eastern Khost province on Sunday. However, people inside the car suffered no injuries. weiterlesen >>>


More casualties in Algeria violenc

(21.06.2005)

Three members of Algerian security forces and an Islamic gunman were killed and two civilians were kidnapped by armed groups, officials said Monday. A security source said Monday that a land mine planted by Islamic armed groups blew up under a police vehicle in the province of Galfa, 187 miles south of Algiers, killing two policemen and injuring three others.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine injures three American soldiers

(21.06.2005)

Three American soldiers were injured when their vehicle ran over a landmine in Afghanistan's southeast Paktya province, Xinhua reported Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Nine killed in Kashmir

(21.06.2005)

Six militants, a special police officer (SPO) and a teenaged girl were among nine people killed and three others injured while security forces recovered a big cache of arms and explosives in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, a police spokesman said today.  weiterlesen >>>


UN helps to clear 500 kilometres of land of deadly unexploded mines

(21.06.2005)

Nearly 500 square kilometres in Iraq have been cleared of landmines over the past year thanks to United Nations-backed efforts to rid the country of potentially deadly unexploded remnants of war, most of them seeded in densely populated regions in the centre and south, the world body announced today.  weiterlesen >>>


New breed of military search dogs trained at Leonard Wood

(21.06.2005)

The war on terrorism that followed the Sept. 11 attacks has led the U.S. to develop a new generation of mine-detecting dogs and specialized search dogs trained at Fort Leonard Wood. "If it's got an odor, a dog can learn it and find it," said James Pettit, who is civilian project officer for the Mine Detection Dogs program at the Army post in south-central Missouri. "We realized that could help in the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan." weiterlesen >>>


Sharp increase in human rights abuses reported in Turkey

(21.06.2005)

Diyarbakir Branch of the Human Rights Association (IHD) has said that a total of 2,262 violations of human rights occurred and 140 people were killed in clashes in the Kurdish-populated provinces in March, April and May. There was a drastic increase in human rights abuses in the past three months. Landmines and bombs killed 13 victims and wounded 12.  weiterlesen >>>


One minor killed, another hurt in landmine blast

(21.06.2005)

A 14-year old boy was killed and a 12-year old was seriously injured after they stepped on a landmine planted by unknown persons at a spot at Thanlon village, under Thanlon police station yesterday at around 7 am, according to a report. weiterlesen >>>


Robots help the military

(21.06.2005)

One measure of how effective battlefield robots have become, says a top Pentagon robotics official, is that the enemy has begun to target them. Reconnaissance robots, such as the backpackable Dragon Runner developed by Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, and those that dispose of unexploded mines and bombs, have shown that they save soldiers' lives. weiterlesen >>>


20 Taliban suspects are killed

(21.06.2005)

U.S. aircraft opened fire in Afghanistan after rebels had pinned down a coalition ground patrol. In another attack, a land mine exploded on a road in Khost, damaging a vehicle.  weiterlesen >>>


Experten in eigener Sache Kinder machten sich stark

(21.06.2005)

Plakate lenken auf einer großen Litfaßsäule den Blick auf tausendfach begangenes Unrecht. Auf dem stilisierten Marktplatz werden die Rechte der Kinder zu Schleuderpreisen verhökert. Mit kreativen Ideen und großem Engagement wandten sich die Kinder und Jugendlichen beim ersten "Vamos"-Treffen der KinderrechtsTeams von terre des hommes gegen Ausbeutung, Not und Gewalt.  weiterlesen >>>


Neue Prothesen bringen Elvis wieder auf die Beine

(21.06.2005)

Landmine riss achtjährigem Buben in Bosnien beide Unterschenkel ab: Marktredwitzer Kirchengemeinde hilft mit einer Spende von 10 000 Euro. weiterlesen >>>


Verletzte und ein Toter durch Minen in Südossetien

(21.06.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine in der abtrünnigen georgischen Teilrepublik Südossetien sind ein russischer und zwei georgische Soldaten verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Woman injured in landmine blast

(21.06.2005)

A 45-year-old woman was critically injured in a landmine explosion at Chrunda near the border town of Uri today, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Weapons arsenal found buried in Chile's Ex-Colonia Dignidad

(21.06.2005)

The Special Brigade of the Investigaciones Police found Chile's largest private weapons collection buried in the German enclave formerly known as Colonia Dignidad.  weiterlesen >>>


Afgan Police Officer Dies in Mine Explosion

(21.06.2005)

One policeman died and another was wounded Thursday when they tried to defuse a mine in southeastern Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE media briefing notes 16 Jun 2005

(21.06.2005)

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 Addis Ababa and Asmara. The Bangladesh Engineering Company, working in Sector West, probed an area of 9,535 square meters along the Shilalo to Barentu Road. weiterlesen >>>


US presents Azerbaijan 6 dogs-mine-detectors

(21.06.2005)

The American Marshal Legacy Institute has presented the Azerbaijani Agency for clearing of territories from mines (ANAMA) six dogs-mine-detectors.  weiterlesen >>>


Polizei hebt Waffenlager aus

(21.06.2005)

Ermittler haben auf dem Gelände der berüchtigten Deutschen-Siedlung "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile ein riesiges Waffenarsenal entdeckt. In einem Versteck hätten die Fahnder 85 Maschinenpistolen, 60 Handgranaten, 18 Anti-Personen-Minen sowie Raketenwerfer gefunden, teilten die Beamten mit. weiterlesen >>>


Design of urban weapon revealed

(21.06.2005)

Details have emerged about the air-dropped weapon the US Air Force is developing to support operations in tight urban confines. The Hardened Surface Target Ordnance Package (HardSTOP) is designed to penetrate a multi-storey building to neutralise enemy forces within, while minimising the amount of structural damage done to the building and sparing adjacent structures and friendly troops and civilians in the vicinity. weiterlesen >>>


Urban Fighting Highlights Need for Smaller Weapons

(21.06.2005)

The U.S. military services spend billions of dollars on precision- guided bombs, missiles and artillery shells, which, for the most part, have proven inadequate for urban fighting in Iraqi cities. weiterlesen >>>


More violence ahead of polls, warns Karzai

(17.06.2005)

Afghanistan will face more violence ahead of September elections, President Hamid Karzai said yesterday as the NATO-led peacekeeping force announced plans for 2,000 extra troops to protect the polls. In an incident in the Sabari district of Khost on Tuesday, a civilian station wagon hit a newly planted landmine, killing two people. weiterlesen >>>


One dead, another hurt in Thanlon blast

(17.06.2005)

In what has become a dead trap for the villagers of Thanlon subdivision, landmine bombs planted by the underground elements in and around the areas have killed one person and grievously injuring another. weiterlesen >>>


Chhattisgarh gets anti-landmine tanks from Delhi

(17.06.2005)

Chhattisgarh has been given 11 anti-landmine blast tanks by New Delhi for use by its paramilitary forces deployed in the Maoist stronghold areas of Bastar and Surguja. weiterlesen >>>


Two shells were found in the center of Kiev

(17.06.2005)

On June 14, two shells, left from the Second World War, were found in Pechersk district. The shells were found by the builders working there on the constructing object, the press service of the Ministry for Emergency Control reported. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon-Israel issues raised at Doha meet

(17.06.2005)

"Lebanon is still threatened daily by Israel" warned President Emile Lahoud Wednesday at the Second South Summit of G77 and China, a meeting that drew the leaders of 132 states. Lebanon calls on Israel to provide the UN with all maps and information about land mines it planted in South Lebanon during the occupation. weiterlesen >>>


Colombia: living with mines

(17.06.2005)

The dirt road between the villages of Micoahumado and La Caoba covers only about six miles through some steep hills in central Colombia that have long served as a home to leftist guerrillas. Jagged rocks, sandy gullies and numerous switchbacks make it a hard trip by any means. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists Deaths And Extremism

(17.06.2005)

Maoists must come forward for peace negotiations. Constitutional Monarchy and Democracy are the two pillars which provide the political stability in Nepal. Maoists have killed a one-year-old baby today. A land mine exploded under a packed bus in southern Nepal. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Funding To Combat Land Mines Will Reach $1 Billion

(17.06.2005)

United States remains committed to reducing harmful effects of mines. The total amount the United States has spent trying to eradicate land mines worldwide since 1993 will reach the billion-dollar mark in 2005, a State Department official says. weiterlesen >>>


EU and Ukraine launching project on the destruction of landmines

(17.06.2005)

Following the ratification by the Ukrainian Parliament of the Mine Ban Treaty in May 2005, the European Commission and the Government of Ukraine have just successfully concluded the negotiation of the terms of reference of a €6 million project on the destruction of PFM-1 landmines stockpile in Ukraine.  weiterlesen >>>


Lids for Legs program runaway success

(17.06.2005)

The 140,000 ring tabs have all been donated through Rotary International to countries such as Cambodia and Thailand and used to make artificial limbs for people affected by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepalese soldiers ordered not to use public transport

(17.06.2005)

The Nepalese army said Tuesday it would ensure that soldiers do not travel on public transport in the wake of two deadly attacks on passenger buses by Maoist rebels.  weiterlesen >>>


JKPCC President, ministers condemn Pulwama blast

(17.06.2005)

PRESIDENT of Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed has expressed grief and shock over the landmine blast, which took place at Pulwama main chowk on Monday in which 14 people were killed while dozens got injured. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists crime against humanity, says report

(17.06.2005)

The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) Tuesday demanded that the Maoists be brought to the International Crime Tribunal as per the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 1998 for killing about three dozen civilians in a landmine explosion in Chitwan last week. weiterlesen >>>


One injured in mine explosion

(17.06.2005)

A man was seriously injured in an anti-tank mine explosion on Monday. The blast occurred in Arayatly, a village of the Fuzuli District that was freed from Armenian occupation in 1994.  weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan: Safe-play areas project on track

(17.06.2005)

Last week the ICRC and Azerbaijan's National Agency for Mine Action held a four-day workshop near Baku to raise awareness of the risk posed by mines. The event was part of an ICRC project to create safe play areas in villages near former conflict zones in Azerbaijan. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban remnants focus fire on Americans

(17.06.2005)

In a new wave of insurgency and change of tactic, remnants of the ousted Taliban regime have intensified their attacks on US troops instead of Afghan soldiers as the militants have killed up to five US servicemen and injured 20 others over the past two weeks. The hard-die militants injured four American servicemen and their local interpreter in a mine explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


Militant caught in Chechnya's Achkhoi-Martan

(17.06.2005)

Adam Osmayev, an illegal armed unit member, was detained in the Chechen town of Achkhoi-Martan at about 8:00 p.m. Moscow time on Tuesday. His junior brother Anzor escaped from the police. A police source told Itar-Tass that Umarov was wounded in the explosion of an anti-personnel mine several days ago and had a leg amputated.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills two

(17.06.2005)

Two civilians were killed Tuesday after their pickup truck struck a land mine in south-eastern Turkey, believed to have been planted by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>