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Somalia: Kinder durch Landmine getötet und schwer verletzt

(25.03.2013)

Eine Landmine tötet zwei Kinder und verletzt drei weitere Kinder. Der Unfall ereignete sich an einer Schule, laut Somalis RBC Radio. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Zivilbevölkerung leidet unter Kriegsresten und Waffengewalt

(19.03.2013)

Zehn Jahre nach Beginn der anglo-amerikanischen Militäroperationen im Irak leidet die Zivilbevölkerung des Landes immer noch stark unter Waffengewalt. Die Gefahr, die von Millionen von Minen und Blindgängern ausgeht, verschlimmert die Situation der irakischen Bevölkerung. weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: USA kündigt Hilfe für Minenprogramme an

(18.03.2013)

Ein Repräsentant des US State Department besucht das von Minen stark belastete Land und erruiert Möglichkeiten, die Minengefahr zu reduzieren und die Minenopfern zu unterstützen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Zahl der Streubombenopfer steigt

(16.03.2013)

Laut Human Rights Watch wurden in Syrien mehr als 150 Angriffe mit Streubomben innerhalb sechs Monate gezählt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Schüler engagieren sich für Minenopfer

(15.03.2013)

Oberhaching - Schüler protestieren gegen Landminen und Streubomben, die immer noch weltweit explodieren. weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Einsatz von Streubomben gegen Zivilisten

(14.03.2013)

Laut Amnesty International setzt die syrische Regierung Streubomben gegen die Zivilbevölkerung ein. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


„Zeig dein Bein für eine Welt ohne Minen“: Erfolgreicher Kampagnenstart

(14.03.2013)

Am 1. März startete die Kampagne „Zeig dein Bein für eine Welt ohne Minen.“ Sie wurde am Münchner Karlsplatz/Stachus mit einem großartigen Event eröffnet. weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Gaddafis tödlicher Nachlass

(13.03.2013)

Die Minengefahr in Libyen  weiterlesen >>>


13 people wounded in two blasts in Ingushetia

(25.05.2005)

Criminal proceedings were instituted in connection with two explosions in Ingushetia in which 13 people were wounded, Itar-Tass learnt at the Interior Ministry of Ingushetia. As was established by investigators, it was a radio-controlled homemade explosive device with the force of 500 grams of TNT made on the base of a mortar mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Army colonel facing trial for war crimes

(24.05.2005)

A decorated British Army commander is facing prosecution for war crimes over the death of an Iraqi civilian allegedly beaten to death by his troops, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. The International Criminal Court is studying allegations the UK's use of cluster bombs in civilian areas and attacks on power stations were illegal weiterlesen >>>


Stability Pact transformation

(24.05.2005)

The withdrawal of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe will be gradual and take place in parallel to countries in the region taking on greater responsibilities, said Stability Pact special co-ordinator Erhard Busek. Most of the funds were for railways, airports and shipping. Some of the funds had been spent on the return of refugees and to clear landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Major among four killed in militant attack

(24.05.2005)

Four security personnel including a major in the Army were killed and four others injured in a militant attack in Kalalara forest at Rajouri district today. In another incident today, an Army jawan was seriously injured when a landmine exploded near Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri sector.  weiterlesen >>>


By the numbers

(24.05.2005)

25: Number of sets of landmines being deployed in Iraq using Edina-based Alliant Techsystems technology that will enable troops to trigger an individual landmine from afar. weiterlesen >>>


Ghazni blast leaves four deaf; eight injured

(24.05.2005)

Four people were killed on the spot and eight wounded on when a van carrying wedding guests hit a landmine in the southern Ghazni province.  weiterlesen >>>


Five hideouts busted in J-K

(24.05.2005)

Security forces busted five hideouts in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered arms and explosives including four kgs of RDX, official sources said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Karzai demands action on prison abuse, more say of U.S. forces

(24.05.2005)

Hours before flying to Washington for talks with President Bush, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai demanded greater control Saturday over American military operations in his country and called for vigorous punishment of any U.S. troops who mistreat prisoners. A mine explosion in southern Kandahar province wounded four Afghan soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


US-Soldat bei Anschlag im Süden Afghanistans getötet

(24.05.2005)

Bei einem Bombenanschlag im Süden Afghanistans ist ein US-Soldat getötet worden. Dies teilte das US-Militär in der Hauptstadt Kabul mit. Zwei weitere amerikanische Soldaten wurden verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebuilding war-ravaged Casamance

(24.05.2005)

The guns may be silent in Casamance, but the legacy of two decades of a separatist war between the Senegalese government and the rebel Movement for the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) is still haunting ordinary Casamancais. In addition to the trauma of being displaced and suffering the loss of killed relatives, refugees now returning to their shell-shattered communities following the signing of a peace agreement last December face the danger of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Plans to Spend Sh3.1b in the Sudan

(24.05.2005)

The United Nations will spend more than Sh3.1 billion in the rehabilitation of water, health and education infrastructure in Sudan. The UNHCR was carrying out a programme on landmine and HIV/Aids awareness among the refugees and working with the authorities in Sudan on their educational needs. weiterlesen >>>


25 policemen injured in Chhattisgarh landmine blast

(24.05.2005)

At least 25 policemen were injured in a landmine blast set off by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region. Extremists of the Communist Party of India-Maoists set off the explosion when the police team was patrolling the Abujhmad forest area in the Bastar region on Wednesday night. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected land mines not explosives

(24.05.2005)

A federal official says six suspected land mines seized last week from a Raleigh storage unit are not explosive. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched a storage unit last week rented by Christopher F. Kent of Raleigh.  weiterlesen >>>


Demonstration to continue till the SLA vacate our habits'

(24.05.2005)

We can't continue to suffer even during the time of cease fire. We will continue the demonstration till the Sri Lankan armed forces vacating our habitats", stated Welfare Centre for displaced people in Thenmaradchi. A meeting scheduled to be held coming 24th at Mirusuvil Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School regarding the resettlement in the High Security Zone (HSZ). People are unable to cultivate in their own land because of the HSZs and land mines planted in huge amounts out-side the HSZs.  weiterlesen >>>


Alliant tests device to stop Iraqi bombs

(24.05.2005)

Alliant Techsystems Inc. has developed a microwave technology that could neuter the chief weapon being employed by Iraqi insurgents. The Edina-based company said Thursday that the device has shown the ability in field tests to safely detonate the remote-controlled bombs that have caused the bulk of U.S. casualties in the past two years. weiterlesen >>>


Jordan Valley remains a landmine mess

(24.05.2005)

It's one of the most heavily land-mined areas in the world, and in an effort to clear the Jordan Valley of these hidden killers, Australians involved in the clearance, are employing the help of a remote-controlled robot. weiterlesen >>>


Military truck hits roadside mine in Dagestan

(24.05.2005)

A Kamaz truck from the Russian Defense Ministry's 136th infantry brigade was slightly damaged on Thursday when it hit a roadside explosive device in the Dagestani city of Buinaksk, a Dagestani law enforcement source told Interfax.  weiterlesen >>>


Claymore mine blast wounds two STF personnel

(24.05.2005)

A claymore mine exploded at Siyabalanduwa on the Monaragala-Ampara Road this morning wounding two Special Task Force personnel who were providing security to a bus carrying prisoners.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers kill Hamas man

(24.05.2005)

A Palestinian terrorist was killed in a Gaza Strip clash with Israeli troops. The 22-year-old Hamas man was killed Wednesday while trying to ambush soldiers near Rafah, a flashpoint Palestinian town on the Gaza-Egypt border. Although troops returned fire, the army said the terrorist appeared to have blown himself up while trying to lay a land mine. Hamas said he had been sent on a "jihadi mission."  weiterlesen >>>


Lanka's lawmakers protest ethnic clashes over Buddha statue

(24.05.2005)

Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka's Parliament today accused Tamil Tiger rebels of inciting ethnic Tamils - who are mostly Hindu - to attack mainly Buddhist ethnic Sinhalese over the construction of a Buddha statue in an eastern city. Separately, a bus driver was wounded today when suspected Tamil tiger rebels set off a remote-controlled land mine near Siyambalanduwa. weiterlesen >>>


Major terrorist act prevented in Chechnya

(24.05.2005)

Federal forces in Chechnya have prevented a major terrorist attack, spokesman for the federal forces in the North Caucasus Maj. Gen. Ilya Shabalkin told Interfax on Friday. An engineer unit discovered a land mine consisting of two artillery shells planted on the side of a road near Alleroi in Kurchaloi district, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique: Highway paves way to development

(20.05.2005)

Mozambique's inadequate infrastructure, especially roads, has been an ongoing barrier to economic growth and development. The country stretches 1,550 miles (2,550 kilometers) north to south - twice the length of California - but civil war forced the government to abandon construction of a national highway in 1980. Seven years after the 1992 peace accord, the Estrada Nacional 1 - EN1 - remained unfinished. In some places, only a dirt track cut through the countryside. Other sections were an overgrown mix of gravel and surfaced road that had not been maintained in decades and ran through areas littered with landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


UT researchers growing special plants to detect danger

(20.05.2005)

They provide beauty and a sense of serenity. But soon, the plants in your garden could be doing a very important job for homeland security; scientists at the University of Tennessee are developing techniques to grow plants that can detect explosives in soil. From Afghanistan to parts of Africa, millions of landmines are buried in soil around the world. Detection by humans often means death.  weiterlesen >>>


Geneva exhibition seeks to raise awareness of landmines

(20.05.2005)

Landmines are one of war's longest-lasting and most difficult to eradicate legacies. They are one of the most significant obstacles to voluntary repatriation and successful reintegration in many countries where UNHCR works, and mine clearance and awareness are often integral parts of a successful repatriation programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Jharkhand at a Glance: Arms haul in rebel hub

(20.05.2005)

Police on Wednesday recovered three guns and live cartridges from Vishnugarh following a tip-off from extremist Bhagirathi Manjhi, who was arrested along with another rebel, Khublal Murmu, on Tuesday. A few day ago, the rebels had planted 20 landmines in different areas of Chatra to ambush patrolling police forces. weiterlesen >>>


Kurd Violence Rises in Turkey, Raising Fears of Renewed War

(20.05.2005)

While Abdul Aydin planted lentils, the army planted land mines. Aydin paused by the road, little more than a scratch on a rocky hillside in southeastern Turkey, to point out the local landmarks. "This is the land where I plant lentils ... but it is not enough to feed my family, so I work in construction on the other side of the hill," he said. Four soldiers were killed Monday when their vehicle hit a PKK land mine in Siirt.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosives found by Italian soldiers in Afganistan

(20.05.2005)

A huge amount of explosives has been found by the soldiers of Trento's 2nd Sappers regiment who are operating east of Kabul, in the framework of the activities carried out by Italfor. The items found were: 55 HEAT rockets mod. PG2; 7 HEAT rockets mod. PG7; 2 single use launchers mod. RPG 18 with rockets; 7 antipersonnel mines mod. PMN; 5 detonators for antipersonnel mines PMN; 8 charges for rockets PG7; 1 crate of ammunitions cal. 12,7 mm; 2 kg. of explosive (balistite); 1 kg. of plastic explosive; 17 S5 KPB 57 mm rockets; 1 107mm HG rocket. weiterlesen >>>


Police recover landmines in Adilabad

(20.05.2005)

Police of this tribal district on Wednesday claimed to have foiled a major plot by naxals to blow up police vehicles, when they recovered six landmines and an equal number of claymore mines at mancherial circle. weiterlesen >>>


Tight security for fourth trans-Kashmir bus run following violence upsurge

(20.05.2005)

Passengers left Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on the fourth trans-Kashmir bus run amid heavy security following an upsurge of violence in the revolt-hit state. "The buses are escorted by police and paramilitary armoured vehicles and the road has been searched for mines and booby traps," a police spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Area police officer injured in Iraq

(20.05.2005)

Hattiesburg Police Officer and Marine Private 1st Class Terrance Bullock sustained facial and arm injuries last week when the amphibious assault vehicle he was driving triggered a land mine near Karbala, Iraq, authorities said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban militants kill five Afghan workers in south

(20.05.2005)

Five Afghan workers working for a US-funded project were killed by suspected Taliban militants Wednesday in the Afghan southern province of Helmand, officials said. Two Afghan soldiers were killed and five others were injured over a mine explosion in the southern province of Zabul on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining restarts

(20.05.2005)

Demining work has restarted in the Rasht and Tavildara districts of Tajikistan, some 300 km from the capital, Dushanbe, Parviz Mavlonkulov, deputy head of the Tajik Mine Action Centre (TMAC), told IRIN on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Dundee man killed in Iraq

(20.05.2005)

Reuben Ray Miller, 37, of Dundee became a civilian casualty of the insurgency in Iraq on May 12. Miller, a truck driver for KBR Services of Houston, Texas, died of injuries from a land mine explosion in Iraq, where he had been working since February.  weiterlesen >>>


Two arms dump of Maoists recovered in Kadapa

(20.05.2005)

The police seized two arms dumps of CPI (Maoist) from the forest of Palakonda during the combing operations on Monday and Tuesday. Giving the details at a press conference here on Wednesday, superintendent of police VC Sajjanar said that anti-Naxalite teams seized a claymore mine, six tiffin box bombs, 29 electric detonators, 33 ordinary detonators, fuse wire, kit bags and party literature from the dumps.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Naxalites killed, 25 policemen injured in encounter

(20.05.2005)

Two women Naxalites were killed and 25 policemen injured, five of them seriously, in two separate encounters at the Narayanpur Police district in the Bastar region today.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban all set to spring into action

(18.05.2005)

American soldiers in the mountain valley of Deh Chopan expect to be targeted by an unseen enemy. But the amateurish hit-and-run attacks of the Taliban - wildly fired rockets and mistimed roadside bombs - only rarely inflict casualties. Reports indicate that more sophisticated tactics are being used and that new weapons are being smuggled in over the Pakistan border, such as modern anti-tank mines. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explodes at Khmer ruin

(18.05.2005)

A landmine exploded inside the ruins of Cambodia's ancient Phreah Vihear temple yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist-hit Nepal ropes in diplomats to promote tourism

(18.05.2005)

Nepal has roped in top British and French diplomats in its efforts to revive the tourism industry hit by nine years of Maoist insurgency and the recent three-month state of emergency. Last month a civilian bus hit a landmine, killing three people and injuring over 20. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Military attaches briefed on demining process

(18.05.2005)

Military attaches from different countries accredited in Angola Tuesday visited the National School of Demining (INAD), located at Viana District, here to learn on its functioning.  weiterlesen >>>


Two girls schools blown up in Bajaur

(18.05.2005)

Miscreants blew up buildings of two girls schools in Salarzai tehsil of the Bajaur Agency on Monday night, official sources said. Security forces had stopped a vehicle at the Alizai checkpoint, Lower Kurram near the Afghan border on suspicion, and seized nine rockets, eight launchers, two anti-personnel mines and ammunition from it.  weiterlesen >>>


The humanitarian community warns against the danger of landmines in Tanganyika District

(18.05.2005)

The NGO Danish Church Aid highlighted the number of mines and UXO in the Tanganyika District, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. weiterlesen >>>


Company gets $46 million contract for military vehicles

(18.05.2005)

A Ladson company has received an almost $46 million contract to make mine-resistant vehicles for the military. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Devices Take Their Toll on Children

(18.05.2005)

Improvised explosive devices and landmines left behind in current skirmishes between Nepal's security forces and rebel Maoists are posing a great risk to Nepali children, whose innate curiosity and need for play often lure them directly into harm's way.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei kurdische Angreifer in Osttürkei getötet

(18.05.2005)

Im Südosten der Türkei sind nach offiziellen Angaben zwei Anhänger der kurdischen Arbeiterpartei PKK sowie vier Soldaten bei Gefechten ums Leben gekommen.In der Gegend kamen Behörden zufolge am Dienstag zudem vier Soldaten ums Leben gekommen, als sie mit ihrem Fahrzeug über eine Landmine fuhren.  weiterlesen >>>


Panzermine: Angeklagter handelte im Wahn

(18.05.2005)

Der 62jährige Schweißer, der am 14. September 2004 im Sozialgericht mit der Sprengung einer Panzermine drohte, handelte offenbar im Wahn.  weiterlesen >>>


$52.9M in Smart Cluster Bomb Kits to Oman

(18.05.2005)

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Orlando FL received a $52.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for 1,655 Production Phase Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) Tail Kits: 1,618 United State Government tail kits (with warranty), 15 United States Government tail kits (no warranty), 22 Foreign Military Sales tail kits, and 100 Production Phase Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser - Extended Range (WCMD-ER) kits. weiterlesen >>>


Possible land mines seized in storage unit

(18.05.2005)

Federal agents seized what they believe were six land mines from a storage unit leased by a Raleigh man and former Fort Bragg soldier who was arrested last week in Halifax County, Virginia, for having homemade bomb and an assault rifle. weiterlesen >>>


Six dead in violence in southeast Turkey

(18.05.2005)

Two Kurdish rebels were killed in a failed attack on a governor's house in southeast Turkey and four soldiers died in a land mine blast amid rising tension in the region, officials said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels deter Nepal trekkers

(18.05.2005)

Visiting Nepal used to be about stunning Himalayan views and ancient Hindu temples. Now it seems it is all about getting a piece of paper. Not any old piece of parchment at that. We are talking about one signed by Nepal's Maoist rebels, giving trekkers the right to continue their journey - and costing anything in the region of 100 to 1,000 rupees ($1.40 to $14). Some 11,000 people have died in their fight for a communist republic. On 11 April, a taxi carrying two Russian trekkers hit a landmine in the east of the country, leaving the pair alive but seriously injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian Three 'Trained Farc Rebel'

(18.05.2005)

A Farc rebel has claimed that he was trained in terrorist tactics by the on-the-run Colombian Three. General Carlos Alberto Ospino, Colombian army commander-in chief, said yesterday that the confession has come from a Farc terrorist who defected last month. He said that he had interviewed the man who claimed that he was shown how to use explosives, landmines and mortars by the trio who are now believed to be in hiding in Venezuela.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. starts returning 34,500 Angolans from Zambia

(18.05.2005)

The United Nations launched an operation to repatriate 34,500 Angolan refugees from Zambia on Monday after the discovery of a land mine halted a similar plan last year.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia, Thailand border dispute closes temple

(18.05.2005)

A border spat between Cambodia and Thailand has closed the famed Preah Vihear temple to tourists. The International Court of Justice ruled in 1962 that the 1,000-year-old temple, which is more easily approached from Thailand, was in Cambodian territory. Thailand has deployed at least 400 troops along the border and that landmine clearance was being carried out in a still-disputed zone around the temple.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Afghan Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in IED Strike

(18.05.2005)

Two Afghan soldiers died and another five were wounded May 14 when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb. weiterlesen >>>


A Sikh clears mines, grows vegetables in Sri Lanka

(18.05.2005)

With an improvised machine called Arjun, a former Indian brigadier is leading a massive campaign in Sri Lanka to clear thousands of mines buried by troops and Tamil Tiger guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


UN-Mission für Südsudan läuft schleppend an - Zurück in die Eisenzeit

(18.05.2005)

Am Fuße der Ngong-Berge, wo der Filmklassiker «Jenseits von Afrika» spielt, werden derzeit UN- Soldaten aus mehreren Ländern auf ihren Einsatz im Bürgerkriegsland Sudan vorbereitet. Eines der größten Probleme im Sudan ist die fehlende Infrastruktur. Es müssen Landminen beseitigen und Unterkünfte gebaut werden. weiterlesen >>>


Kampf gegen Malaria: Mosambik mahnt Einsatz von DDT an

(18.05.2005)

Mosambik hat die Industrieländer aufgefordert, im Kampf gegen Malaria alternative Methoden anzubieten oder andernfalls den Widerstand gegen den Einsatz von DDT aufzugeben. Gleichzeitig wurde auch auf die immer noch große Gefahr durch Landminen in ihrem Land hingewiesen. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Tote und fünf Verletzte bei Minenexplosion

(18.05.2005)

Eine Landmine hat in Südafghanistan zwei Soldaten getötet und fünf weitere verletzt. Bei den Toten handelt es sich um Afghanen, die Verletzten sind Amerikaner, wie ein US-Armeesprecher am Montag mitteilte.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundeswehreinsatz in Bosnien - Havelberger Räumtrupp kehrt heim, doch die Minensuche geht weiter

(18.05.2005)

51 Soldaten des Havelberger Pionierbataillons haben in Bosnien geholfen Minen aufzuspüren, um das Land von der tödlichen Gefahr zu befreien. Gestern endete ihr Einsatz. Im ehemaligen Kriegsland geht die Suche auch mit deutscher Hilfe weiter: Noch 75 Jahre wird es schätzungsweise dauern, ehe das Land minenfrei ist.  weiterlesen >>>


Four Russian invaders killed in Chechnya

(13.05.2005)

Four Russian invaders were killed in Chechnya in a 24-hour period, an official in the local pro-Russian government told the agency on Wednesday. Two sappers died in separate incidents while defusing mines. weiterlesen >>>


Bozena-5 Medium flail machine to arrive to Azerbaijan

(13.05.2005)

During 27-29 April 2005, Director of ANAMA Mr. Nazim Ismaylov visited "Way Industry" Company, the producer of "Bozena" mechanical demining machines in Slovakia. During a visit, discussions were held regarding the delivery of Bozena-5 medium flail demining machine to Azerbaijan. The machine is expected to arrive in May 2005.  weiterlesen >>>


Abkhazia: Tbilisi and Sokhumi to Discuss Security Issues at UN-led Talks

(13.05.2005)

Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Issues Goga Khaindrava will visit the Gali district of breakaway Abkhazia on May 12 to participate in UN-organized talks with the Abkhaz side to discuss security issues in the Abkhaz conflict zone.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan taxi hits mine, 3 die

(13.05.2005)

A taxi hit a land mine on a road in a remote area of southern Afghanistan Thursday, killing three people and wounding two others, a provincial government spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining process continues in Cyprus

(13.05.2005)

Cyprus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the demining of Astromeriti-Zodhia area with a view to prepare the opening of a new cross point in the Astromeriti-Zodhia road, has been completed, recalling also that the mine clearance in the area of Lefka was completed at the end of April, 2005.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE media briefing notes 12 May 2005

(13.05.2005)

On 5 May, the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the UNMEE Addis Ababa Office, Mr Leandre Bassole, accompanied by the Senior Political Affairs Officer and the Chief Military Liaison Officer, Addis Ababa, attended a joint meeting of UNHCR representatives from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan, where humanitarian contingency plans were discussed. The Bangladesh Engineering Company, working in Sector West, probed an area of 10,400 square metres in Mai Ambessa and 8,320 square metres along the Shilalo - Barentu Road.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Armenians reported killed in ceasefire breach

(13.05.2005)

An armored vehicle exploded on the Armenian side of the frontline killing three soldiers, reportedly after running into a landmine, TV reports said.  weiterlesen >>>


15 gunmen eliminated in Chechnya over holidays

(13.05.2005)

Federal troops and Chechen police destroyed 15 members of armed gangs and apprehended several gunmen during holidays, Tass learnt on Wednesday from the regional headquarters on the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus. They also thwarted blasts of three powerful mines. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: How EU support is making a real difference

(13.05.2005)

Since the fall of the Taliban, the stabilisation of Afghanistan has been a major external priority for the European Union. The European Commission is making an important contribution to the regeneration of the national economy by helping to repair the roads network (€91 million), boost public health (€42 million) and remove mines and unexploded ordnance (€35 million). weiterlesen >>>


Senegalese Refugees Face New Dangers in Casamance Region

(13.05.2005)

After more than two decades of fighting between the government and separatist rebels, refugees returning home to the Casamance region of Senegal are facing the hidden dangers of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Mufti condemns blast, calls for end to violence

(13.05.2005)

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has condemned the mine blast at Jawahar Nagar, here today, in which one person was killed and several others injured. He said incidents like this cause great pain and agony to common people besides innocents losing their lives. weiterlesen >>>


Parkway segment delayed again

(13.05.2005)

Construction of the final portion of the Fairfax County Parkway through the Army's Engineer Proving Ground (EPG)will be delayed once again because of concerns by VDOT officials over spilled petroleum and unexploded ordnances still found on the property. In the 1970s and 1980s, the EPG was used by Army engineers as a testbed for land mine laying and detection equipment.  weiterlesen >>>


Philippine soldiers wounded in land mine blast

(13.05.2005)

Five soldiers have been wounded after their jeep ran over a land mine planted by communist rebels in the southern Philippines, according to military officials. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists fire rockets at police station

(13.05.2005)

Maoists attacked a police station in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district with rockets, confirming fears that the guerrillas had acquired sophisticated weapons, officials said Wednesday. Police said the rebels also threw grenades, triggered claymore mine explosions and fired. They snapped all telephone wires and planted landmines on approach roads to the police station.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine kills two U.S. Marines in Iraq

(13.05.2005)

Two U.S. Marines were killed on Wednesday when their armored vehicle drove over a mine in northwest Iraq during an offensive against insurgents, the U.S. military said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Krimi voller Sprengkraft

(13.05.2005)

Der ARD-Tatort am Sonntagabend animierte zu Protesten gegen Landminen. 8,7 Millionen Zuschauer haben nach Angaben der ARD am Sonntag den Tatort-Krimi "Minenspiel" gesehen. weiterlesen >>>


Zwölf Tote bei Selbstmordanschlag in Bagdad

(13.05.2005)

Bei einem Selbstmordanschlag in der Nähe eines Marktes in Bagdad sind am Donnerstag nach Polizeiangaben mindestens 12 Menschen getötet und 56 verletzt worden. Das US-Militär teilte zudem mit, zwei seiner Soldaten seien bei einer Minenexplosion im Nordwesten des Irak ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Friedensgesellschaft moniert Fehlen von ethischen Grundsätzen bei EADS

(13.05.2005)

Der europäische Rüstungskonzern EADS hat nach Ansicht der Deutschen Friedensgesellschaft DFG-VK keine ethischen Grundsätze - obwohl er sie aufgeschrieben habe. Fragen zu völkerrechtlich verbotener Streumunition und zu Atomwaffenträgern seien konsequent abgeblockt worden, sagte Jürgen Grässlin, Sprecher der Friedensgesellschaft, über die Hauptversammlung der EADS in Amsterdam, die am Mittwoch endete.  weiterlesen >>>


Kaschmir: Tote bei Explosion von Landminen

(13.05.2005)

Bei der Explosion von zwei Landminen im indischen Teil von Kaschmir sind am Mittwoch sechs Menschen getötet und 40 weitere verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Grapes for Humanity Raises Money for Clearing Landmines and Aiding Disabled Orphans in Cambodia

(11.05.2005)

The U.S. Department of State salutes Grapes for Humanity U.S., Inc., a not-for-profit charitable foundation that works in partnership with the Department's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, for raising $75,000 to help clear persistent landmines and assist disabled orphans, some injured by landmines, in Cambodia. weiterlesen >>>


Algerian pres. calls on France to admit to violent past

(11.05.2005)

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika asked France in a speech to admit its part in what he called the massacres of 45,000 Algerians who took to the streets to demand independence on May 8, 1945, as Europe celebrated victory over Nazi Germany. Algeria also called on international help in removing millions of land mines France planted along its borders with Morocco and Tunisia during its war of independence. weiterlesen >>>


India: Landmines recovered

(11.05.2005)

The police recovered two land mines, four detonators and a wire bundle at Eethorobba village of GK Veedhi Mandal on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir blasts kill six, injure 40

(11.05.2005)

Two powerful land mines exploded in a crowded residential area in the Indian portion of Kashmir today, killing six people and wounding 40 others, a paramilitary officer said. weiterlesen >>>


BIH: 4,5 million square metres planned to be de-mined this year

(11.05.2005)

The Mine Action Plan for 2005 plans the demining of 4,5 million square meters of land. This announcement was made at the session of the Board of Donors for De-mining on Tuesday, which was jointly chaired by BiH Civil Affairs Minister Safet Halilovic and UNDP resident representatives in BiH ambassador Jens Toyberg-Frandzen.  weiterlesen >>>


Burner smokes up mine clearance difficulties

(11.05.2005)

Burning landmines left over from conflicts could be quicker, easier and safer than blowing them up, the developers of a new device have said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mit dem "Piker" der Kriegssaat auf der Spur

(11.05.2005)

Im künftigen Heimatmuseum von Lebus kann man schon jetzt eine Ausstellung über die örtliche Minensuche nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sehen. Texttafeln, Bilddokumente und eine großformatige bildhafte Darstellung dessen, was Minensuche in den ersten Jahren nach dem Kriegsende für die Heimkehrer bedeutete, sind in der Schulstraße 5 anzusehen.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepal: Hold the King to His Promises

(11.05.2005)

King Gyanendra's self imposed 100-day deadline to restore order and lay out a road map for democracy and peace in Nepal will pass on 11 May, with only limited progress towards these aims. The 125 people killed by the Maoists included many civilian victims of bombs and landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Two ultras held; landmine, bombs seized

(11.05.2005)

Two hardcore ultras were arrested and a large quantity of explosives including a 10 kg landmine and 11 tiffin bombs were recovered in Palamu Division during a combing operation, police sources said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Kiwis Teach The World Largest Lesson

(11.05.2005)

On 26 May tens of thousands of people around the world will be doing the World's Largest Lesson. The lesson, created right here in New Zealand, raises awareness of the tragedy of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


4 NPAs slain in Surigao camp raid

(11.05.2005)

Four members of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed as government soldiers raided the camp of the Northeast Mindanao Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Sunday, the military said. The camp was inside a cave where assorted firearms and bomb-making materials were found. weiterlesen >>>


Colombian villagers want own peace deal

(11.05.2005)

Fed up with residents dying, local officials will try to get leftist rebels to remove land mines. Is this a model? The latest victim of land mines in this tiny fog-shrouded hamlet atop the Andes mountains is Luisa Fernanda Ceballos Valencia, a 45-day-old baby.  weiterlesen >>>


IDF Accident Lands Artillery Shell in Lebanon

(11.05.2005)

Israeli troops have accidentally fired an artillery shell into Lebanese territory during an attempt to blow up mines planted by Hizbullah near an army post. According to Israel Radio, no injures were caused by the accident. No damage was reported. weiterlesen >>>


Laptop-triggered anti-personnel mine system headed for Iraq

(11.05.2005)

U.S. troops in Iraq will soon be able to lace their defensive perimeters with a high-tech, multi-pronged version of one of the most effective weapons in their enemy's playbook: the remote-controlled bomb. weiterlesen >>>


ArmorGroup chosen for mine clearance

(11.05.2005)

Global security group Armorgroup has been chosen as a key player in the US government's mines and light weapons destruction programme.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. continues offensive in Iraq

(11.05.2005)

For a third day, U.S. forces backed by helicopter gunships and warplanes swept through a large area of western Iraq near the Syrian border Tuesday, raiding desert outposts and safe houses belonging to insurgents, the U.S. military said. A Marine suffered a broken back and at least two were wounded Sunday when a land mine hit their tank weiterlesen >>>


Sudan's SPLM laments slow pace of mine clearance

(11.05.2005)

A senior SPLM [Sudan People's Liberation Movement] official has decried the slow progress of mine clearance that would allow the construction of the 160-kilometre Yei-Juba road.  weiterlesen >>>


Biggest Fragmentation Bomb Safely Defused in Quang Tri

(11.05.2005)

A demining team in the central province of Quang Tri found 539 pieces of a steel-pellet bomb in Vinh Tan commune, Vinh Linh district in late April.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian serviceman dies in land mine explosion in Chechnya

(11.05.2005)

Russian Defence Ministry contract serviceman has been killed as a mine exploded in the Chechen capital, RIA news agency reported on 5 May. The serviceman died when a tank hit a land mine in Groznyy's Zavodskoy district on 4 May, RIA said quoting the Combined Group of Forces in Chechnya.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian army under fire for wasting lives clearing a million landmines

(11.05.2005)

The Indian army came under heavy attack Friday for putting soldiers at risk in a gigantic operation to clear more than a million landmines laid along the border during a near-war with Pakistan in 2002.  weiterlesen >>>


5000 tribesmen hit by landmines

(11.05.2005)

Chairman of Community Motivation and Development Organization (CMDO) and Pakistan Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL) Dr Zafar Khan Tuesday here said that 5000 victims of landmine had been identified in the tribal area and asked the government to take comprehensive steps for their rehabilitation.  weiterlesen >>>


WAPDA man injured in land mine blast

(11.05.2005)

An Assistant Line Man of WAPDA was injured when a landmine blasted off near Barkhan Wednesday. According to details, a WAPDA team was working in Hann stream to install four electricity poles destroyed by terrorists some time ago. weiterlesen >>>


Demining expert killed in Bosnia

(11.05.2005)

A Bosnian Serb soldier was killed Thursday when a mine exploded as he was clearing a minefield left over from the 1992-95 war, the Bosnian Serb army said in a statement.  weiterlesen >>>