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Syrien/Jordanien: Sportliche Unterstützung bei der Gefahrenaufklärung

(27.02.2013)

In Jordanien werden Flüchtlingskinder aus Syrien mit Hilfe von Fussball über der Gefahren von Minen und nicht explodierter Munition aufgeklärt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Landmine tötet zwei Menschen

(26.02.2013)

In Bolan lösen Zivilisten eine Landmine aus, als sie ein bewirtschaftetes Feld überqueren. Zwei Menschen werden durch die Explosion getötet.  weiterlesen >>>


Ratten helfen, Minen zu räumen

(25.02.2013)

In Mosamibik setzt die belgische Organisaton APOPO seit Jahren Ratten ein, Minen im Boden aufzuspüren. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Helden für Entwicklung in Laos und Vietnam

(22.02.2013)

Seit 15 Jahren ist SODI aktiv bei der Räumung von Kriegsresten. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Sensiblisierung der Bevölkerung im Südsudan über die Gefahren von Minen

(19.02.2013)

Im Südsudan fördert UNMAS Massnahmen, die Bevölkerung über die Gefahren von Minen aufzuklären. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Geschäfte trotz Ächtung

(15.02.2013)

Der Einsatz von Streubomben gehört zu den ekelhaftesten Auswüchsen der Kriegsführung. Mit Fug und Recht ist Streumunition endlich verboten. Was das Verbot in der Praxis wert ist, ist jedoch eine ganz andere Frage. weiterlesen >>>


Kinder über Streubomben aufgeklärt

(28.01.2013)

Die Otfried-Preußler-Mittelschule in Stephanskirchen ist eine von 28 bayerischen Unesco-Projektschulen.  weiterlesen >>>


Somaliland: Geschichte der Anwendung von Minen

(25.01.2013)

Die Mehrheit der Landminen in Somaliland resultiert aus über 18 Jahre Kriegsführung. Die meisten Minenfelder wurden im Krieg zwischen Somalia und Äthiopien 1997-1988 gelegt und später während des Bürgerkiregs 1988-1991. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vukovar County, Vojvodina to intensify cooperation

(26.04.2005)

Vukovar-Srijem County prefect Nikola Safer and the chairman of the Committee on European Integration, International and Regional Cooperation of the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina, Nenad Canak, met in eastern Croatia's Vukovar on Friday to discuss joint cooperation projects. He said the projects concerned demining along the state border, opening two new border crossings, linking the universities of Osijek, Subotica and Novi Sad, and reconstructing the Erdut-Bogojevo bridge.  weiterlesen >>>


International seminar on mine removal starts near Sibenik

(26.04.2005)

A three-day international seminar called "Humanitarian Mine Removal 2005" started in the Solaris tourist resort, near the central Adriatic town of Sibenik, on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


A protest against naxal outrage

(26.04.2005)

The landmine blasted by Maoists targeting an official Praja Patham team in Khammam district disturbed Chiluveru Jnanasekhar, an alumnus of Andhra Pradesh Residential School, Sarvail, so much so that he undertook a 24-hour hunger stir at the mandal headquarters of Dindi, a naxalite hotbed, in Nalgonda district on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Roundup: Cambodia has still long way to go to clean-up landmines

(26.04.2005)

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a fascinating country despite its tiny size. It is rich in natural resources and traditional culture, and its Angkor Wat is one of the wonders of the world. However, Cambodia is also one of the world's most-heavily mined countries due to the nearly three decades of civil conflicts.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills two Zimbabweans on Taiwanese island

(26.04.2005)

Two landmine clearing experts from Zimbabwe were killed Monday when they accidentally triggered a powerful explosion while removing landmines on the Republic of China-held Kinmen [Jinmen or Quemoy] Island, according to police.  weiterlesen >>>


US and Afghan troops dump 4 bodies into Pakistan

(26.04.2005)

US and Afghan forces on Sunday threw four bodies into Pakistani territory, claiming the deceased were Pakistani nationals, Geo news channel reported. An Afghan soldier was killed and another was injured on Sunday in a landmine explosion east of Kandahar, a US military spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills Army officer, soldier

(26.04.2005)

A Philippine Army officer and a soldier were killed after a land mine exploded in Maimbung, Sulu Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers dead in landmine blast in Jolo

(26.04.2005)

Two soldiers were killed Monday in a landmine explosion blamed on Al-Qaeda-linked Muslim militants in the southern Philippines, the military said. weiterlesen >>>


Greece will clear up its border areas ahead of schedule, minister tells NGO

(26.04.2005)

Deputy Defense Minister Vassilis Michaloliakos yesterday pledged to accelerate an initiative to remove anti-personnel mines along the Turkish border where dozens of illegal immigrants have been killed over the past decade.  weiterlesen >>>


Exchange of fire with naxals

(26.04.2005)

Special parties engaged in combing in the Gundala forest area had an exchange of fire with naxalites of the CPI (Maoist), near Kachanapalli village, on Wednesday. This comes close on the heels of the landmine blast that left 11 members of the Praja Patham team injured, adding to the tension in the remote forest pocket.  weiterlesen >>>


Der NATO weit voraus

(26.04.2005)

Wüste, staubige Pisten, sengende Sonne. Rosa Rauch steigt auf, Verletzte stöhnen: Mitten in einem fingierten Minenfeld proben irakische Soldaten unter Anleitung der Bundeswehr eine Rettungsaktion. Verteidigungsminister Peter Struck beobachtet aufmerksam die einzelnen Schritte und stellt interessiert Fragen. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: 500 Kilogramm Sprengstoff im Toyota

(26.04.2005)

Der Toyota erschien den Polizisten verdächtig - und sie hatten Recht: Im Pickup fanden die Beamten Raketen, Granaten, Minen und Dynamit.  weiterlesen >>>


Battling the bombers: IRA 'animals' try double death bid

(26.04.2005)

THE barbarity of the IRA bombers shocked even hardened bomb disposal experts early in the troubles. One macabre incident was branded "a supreme obscenity" committed by "animals", by the bomb disposal expert called to the scene. Warrant Officer Peter Dandy was shocked by a double booby trap - designed to kill two teams of rescuers - he uncovered in south Armagh, in April 1972.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia strengthens cooperation with Suriname

(26.04.2005)

Australia says it is committed to contribute to the social and economic development of Suriname. In the near future Australia will assist in new community-based development projects in the Caribbean nation.  weiterlesen >>>


Rediscovering Vietnam: Agent Orange's effects

(26.04.2005)

The Vietnam War was the undeclared war, the television war, a controversial war in which 2.5 million Americans fought and 58,000 died during battles that pitted the U.S.-backed South against the Communist North. On April 30, 1975, the South surrendered, and the war was over. Every year, numerous Vietnamese are maimed or killed by unexploded American ordnance - bombs, mines and other ammunition from the war that are still embedded in the earth, according to the Vietnamese and others.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan 'bomb attack foiled'

(26.04.2005)

Afghan police say they have foiled a suicide bomb attack after they stopped a car loaded with explosives and arrested its driver. The incident happened in the western city of Herat during a routine inspection of vehicles at a checkpoint. The police found rockets, mines and anti-aircraft shells inside the car, an official said.  weiterlesen >>>


N. Korea Claims South Fired Artillery Shell

(26.04.2005)

The United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) on Monday starts investigating North Korean claims that the South Korean military fired an artillery shell at it in the eastern DMZ in Gangwon Province.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia victims of war win orders

(26.04.2005)

New Zealander Phil Elliott was intending to mass-manufacture aquariums in China for his expanding franchise business. But a chance encounter with a non-profit organization in Cambodia - a country better known for its war legacy than economic efficiency - resulted in a change of plans. weiterlesen >>>


The other road: Poonch-Rawalakote to connect over 10,000 families

(26.04.2005)

IT is the road less travelled, to be precise, the road which has not been travelled by any civilian for the last 34 years. The last Indian house - a mud-clad skyblue hut in Salotri village - marks the point till which people of this border district can walk up to. Beyond this, is another beginning: over six kilometres of a kuccha track on the Indian side (sidelined by landmines at present), which would soon be the vital Poonch-Rawalkote link, connecting more than 10,000 families in this border district. weiterlesen >>>


Northrop Grumman's ASTAMIDS Program Increases Mission Capability

(26.04.2005)

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Airborne Standoff Minefield Detection System (ASTAMIDS) program is being expanded, at the request of the U.S. Army, beyond its initial counter-mine mission to include reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) and target designation applications. weiterlesen >>>


Angola farming recovering despite mines, virus - UN

(26.04.2005)

Angola's farming sector is slowly recovering after decades of civil war, but landmines and destroyed infrastructure hamper progress and a million people still rely on food aid, United Nations experts say.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan army fights Taliban near Pakistan

(26.04.2005)

U.S. and Afghan soldiers backed by warplanes and artillery battled suspected insurgents in clashes near the border with Pakistan, and four fighters and one Afghan soldier were killed, the U.S. military said yesterday. In another incident, one Afghan soldier was killed and another was injured yesterday when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a land mine east of Kandahar, said U.S. military spokesman Sgt. Terry Somerville. weiterlesen >>>


Polizei in Afghanistan entschärft halbe Tonne schwere Autobombe

(26.04.2005)

Die afghanische Polizei hat eine halbe Tonne schwere Autobombe entschärft und den Fahrer des Wagens festgenommen. In dem Wagen fanden die Beamten Raketen, Granaten, Minen und Dynamit, die durch Kabel verbunden waren.  weiterlesen >>>


Rumänischer Soldat stirbt bei Minenexplosion in Südafghanistan

(26.04.2005)

Ein rumänischer Soldat ist in der Nähe der afghanischen Stadt Kandahar bei der Explosion einer Mine ums Leben gekommen.  weiterlesen >>>


7 Israeli troops injured in Gaza blasts

(26.04.2005)

Four Israeli soldiers were injured in Gaza Thursday when an explosive discharged under their military jeep, Israeli security sources said. In another incident in northern Gaza, a land mine exploded under an Israeli jeep east of the town of Jabaliya, slightly injuring three soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Donor meet to discuss landmines

(26.04.2005)

Landmines continue to remain a source of concern in Tajikistan, particularly in the north, with the number of mine victims in the area increasing over the past few months, according to mine action officials.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Devices Destroyed Outside Roshni-Chu of Chechnya

(26.04.2005)

Two deadly radio-operated explosive devices and a few parts to assemble more have been seized in the Chechen district of Uru-Martan, reported the North Caucasus Counter-Terrorist Regional Operations HQ.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Slow to Penalise Child Abusers in War Zone

(22.04.2005)

The U.N. Security Council, quick to condemn the deployment of child soldiers, has been slow in approving a draft resolution that seeks to penalise those who systematically abuse children in the world's war zones. About 800 to 1,000 children are killed or maimed by landmines every month.  weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam War Era Bomb Kills Man

(22.04.2005)

A man searching former battlefields for scrap metal to sell has been killed by a bomb left over from a war that raged here 30 years ago. 24-year-old Nguyen Van Chung struck a cluster bomb with a hoe and was killed almost instantly by shrapnel wounds to his neck and chest.  weiterlesen >>>


Swedish customs baffled by explosives bust

(22.04.2005)

Swedish customs officials found high-velocity rifles, anti-personnel mines and drugs during a routine check of a car crossing a bridge from Denmark to Sweden. weiterlesen >>>


German Lawmakers Approve Spending to Develop MEADS Missile

(22.04.2005)

German lawmakers dropped their opposition to paying for a new air-defense missile after gaining assurances that the government will make savings on other military projects and cut stocks of anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb kills five

(22.04.2005)

Five people have been killed and 21 injured after a cluster-bomb, left over from the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran war, exploded in the western city of Ilam, the official IRNA news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Baril to lead landmine battle

(22.04.2005)

A former chief of defence staff is set to get an untendered government contract to persuade China, the United States and others countries to sign the Ottawa Convention that bans landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Srilanka ; Bomb in Sri Lanka unlikely work of rebels-police

(22.04.2005)

A home-made bomb exploded outside a Sri Lankan hotel on Wednesday, injuring three people, but it did not appear to be a rebel attack, police said. Bomb disposal experts outside the hotel in the capital Colombo said an explosive device made from something like a mine exploded in a jeep, badly damaging one side of the vehicle and blowing out the windows.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine-hunters of Iraq slowly clear Saddam's legacy

(22.04.2005)

The mountains and plains of Iraqi Kurdistan compete with Afghanistan for the title of the most mine-ridden country in the world. By one calculation, there are four or five mines for every one of the four million Kurds in northern Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


NKR agricultural ministry has elaborated program of development of agrarian sector of country`s economy for 2006-2010

(22.04.2005)

The NKR Agricultural Ministry has elaborated a program of development of agrarian sector of the country's economy for 2006-2010. According to ARMINFO's special correspondent to Stepanakert, Minister of Agriculture of NKR Vahram Baghdasaryan made this statement at a press conference today. He says the most important points of the program are development of seed growing, processing industry, irrigation system and others.  weiterlesen >>>


OSCE chief pledges to back mine clearance on Tajik-Uzbek border

(22.04.2005)

Mine clearing was high on the agenda of the meeting between Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov and the OSCE chairman-in-office and Slovene Foreign Minister, Dimitrij Rupel, today, Mr Rupel told journalists after the meeting.  weiterlesen >>>


AAGM: 20 Netted in Operation to Rid Town of Foreigners

(22.04.2005)

The police have arrested 20 foreigners in a crackdown as fighting on the Somali border intensified. the PPO said deafening explosions were heard in Mandera town and its environs as the Somali clans using grenades bombs and anti-personnel land mines tore into each other in a bid to drive the other out of the strategic border town of Burhache.  weiterlesen >>>


Koizumi to announce new ODA initiative for Africa at summit

(22.04.2005)

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will release a new development initiative for Africa at the Asia-Africa summit later this week in Indonesia, featuring a substantial increase in Japan's official development assistance to the continent, government sources said Tuesday. On peace-building measures, the government is considering helping refugees return to their homelands in Africa and supporting elections, in addition to existing support programs such as anti-landmine steps in Sudan and the collection of small arms in Sierra Leone, the sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Haushaltsausschuss billigt Raketenabwehr

(22.04.2005)

Nach umfangreichen Zugeständnissen von Verteidigungsminister Peter Struck (SPD) hat der Haushaltsausschuss der Entwicklung des umstrittenen Raketenabwehrsystems Meads gebilligt. Nachdem klar war, dass die Grünen trotz ihrer heftigen Bedenken gemeinsam mit der SPD zustimmen würden, schlossen sich am Mittwochabend auch die CDU-Haushälter dem Ja an. Damit kann Struck den Meads-Vertrag am 25. April unterschreiben.  weiterlesen >>>


Zuschauer akzeptieren auch Themen mit menschenrechtlichem Hintergrund"

(22.04.2005)

Die Zuschauer der Fernsehreihe "Tatort" - bei jeder Ausstrahlung zwischen sechseinhalb und neun Millionen - akzeptieren auch, wenn Themen mit politischem, in diesem Fall menschenrechtlichem Hintergrund behandelt werden. Die Schauspieler Dietmar Bär und Klaus J. Behrendt, TV-Kommissare im "Tatort", merkten ergänzend an, wenn neun Millionen sich mit einem politischen Thema - wie beispielsweise den Minen - auseinandersetzten, sei schon viel gewonnen. weiterlesen >>>


Angolan official counts difficulties facing 2006 election

(21.04.2005)

Angola`s Territory Administration Minister Virgilio de Fontes Pereira on Tuesday counted the difficulties facing the planned 2006 general elections, saying it would demand huge efforts.  weiterlesen >>>


Eritrea: Recovery slowed by drought and military tensions - USAID official

(21.04.2005)

Since the border war with Ethiopia ended in 2000, drought and tensions with its larger neighbour have continued to take a heavy toll on Eritrea's economy and the welfare of its people, a USAID (US Agency for International Development) official told IRIN in an interview. weiterlesen >>>


Two servicemen injured by blasts in Chechnya

(21.04.2005)

Two soldiers, were injured by landmines on Tuesday, a local law enforcement source told Interfax by phone on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sarajevo: UNDP starts third phase of direct de-mining project

(21.04.2005)

UNDP started the third phase of its Direct De-mining Project (DDP). The project aims to clear from mines priority locations of socio-economic significance in and around Sarajevo. The official start of this year's de-mining season was marked by a ceremony held in Brijesce polje near Sarajevo.  weiterlesen >>>


Miracle Mine Clearing Method That Missies

(21.04.2005)

In the 1990s, combat engineers thought they had found an excellent solution for mine clearing, through the use of FAE (fuel air explosive) charges. FAE creates tremendous overpressure, which sets off mines. FAE was not perfect, often leaving mines undetonated in areas that looked like they were hit pretty hard.  weiterlesen >>>


Chinese Naval Mine Mysteries

(21.04.2005)

China is developing new naval mines, and it's unknown if Taiwan or the United States will be able to deal with them. It was a 150 years ago, during the Crimean War, that naval mines were first used. The new weapon had recently been developed in Sweden.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: Soldiers Use Many Tools in Clearing Mines

(21.04.2005)

As the young engineer unzips his bag and removes his mine detector, he surveys the sandy, wind-swept hills he is about to clear. Before him sit bunkers, trenches and piles of junk -- all potential spots to hide mines or improvised explosive devices. weiterlesen >>>


OSCE Chairman discusses elections, media freedom, good governance with Tajikistan's leaders

(21.04.2005)

Good governance, democratic elections and media freedom are crucial for stabilizing the emerging civil society in Tajikistan and attracting international assistance and investments, OSCE Chairman-in-Office Dimitrij Rupel said today in Dushanbe. He also said the OSCE looked forward to implementing Phase III of the Mine Action Programme for Tajikistan. weiterlesen >>>


Sprengstoffdetektor mit Lasertechnik

(21.04.2005)

Wissenschaftler vom Institut für Physik und Physikalische Technologie der TU-Clausthal http://www.tu-clausthal.de haben einen mobilen Sprengstoffdetektor mit Lasertechnik entwickelt. Das Forscherteam rund um TU-Professor Wolfgang Schade hat dazu die laserinduzierte Plasmaspektroskopie (LIBS) mit einem Lasersensor kombiniert. Mit dieser Technik lassen laut Schade Antipersonen-Minen im Erdreich aufspüren oder verwaiste Koffer an Bahnhöfen oder andere verdächtige Objekte auf Explosivstoffe analysieren. weiterlesen >>>


Demining operations in Azadegan Oilfield to end soon

(21.04.2005)

Demining operations in the Azadegan Oilfield will be finished by the end of May, this year, noted Naji Sa'duni, contractor for the development of the Azadegan Oilfield project. weiterlesen >>>


Two STF constables, villager injured in encounter

(21.04.2005)

Two Special Task Force (STF) constables and a villager were today injured when naxalites triggered landmine blasts and opened fire at a police party in Bijapur district of naxal-infested Bastar region, police said here.  weiterlesen >>>


Man dies from landmine while searching for scrap

(21.04.2005)

A resident of the village of Navenakhevi in the Terjola regionin Imereti, , Georgia, 27-years-old Joni Porchkhidze, was killed when a landmine exploded while he was gathering scrap metal on the territory of the former Soviet military base near his home. weiterlesen >>>


Greek Development Minister Denies Reports of Possible Cabinet Shuffle

(21.04.2005)

Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas dismissed media speculation about a possible cabinet shuffle Sunday (17 April). In other news, Deputy Defence Minister Vassilis Michaloliakos said Friday that the government is committed to the timely completion of removing deadly anti-personnel mines along the Greek-Turkish border. His comment followed a meeting with representatives of NGOs working on the problem.  weiterlesen >>>


Choppers to help tackle Maoists in Jharkhand

(21.04.2005)

An "Aviation Wing" consisting of seven helicopters is to be set up by the Jharkhand government to tackle Maoist extremists in the state. With land routes used by the security forces being planted with mines, helicopters would help in fighting the extremists, said an official.  weiterlesen >>>


Northrop's 'Fire Scout' contract grows by $26M

(21.04.2005)

Imagine you're a soldier on the ground in some Third World country. There's an unmanned "Fire Scout" helicopter flying overhead. You can't see it, but the machine in the sky is equipped with a sensor that can detect land mines, camouflaged vehicles and other targets weiterlesen >>>


Troops find no Shiite hostages

(21.04.2005)

Hundreds of Iraqi security forces, backed by U.S. military, swept into a town south of Baghdad at dawn Monday but found no hostages, despite reports that Sunni militants had kidnapped as many as 100 Shiites there. Iraqi forces had discovered rooms full of mines, ammunition and car-bomb-making equipment in Madain.  weiterlesen >>>


SA vehicles save lives in Iraq

(21.04.2005)

United States army and marine personnel in Iraq are increasingly staking their lives on South African-designed armoured vehicles, British defence publication Defence Systems Daily reports. Officially, the South African-acquired device is called the "mine protective clearance vehicle," or MPCV.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi Boy, 10, Gets New Legs in America: Surgeon, Prothetics Firm Make Donations to Help Wounded Iraqi Boy Walk Again

(21.04.2005)

Ten-year-old Majid Fadhil is a long way from his home, his parents and his six siblings in Kut, Iraq, getting a very special gift ' artificial legs and the ability to walk again. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish truck driver killed by land mine in Iraq

(21.04.2005)

It has been reported that a Turkish truck driver was killed in Iraq today.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia supplying howitzers to Armenia - Azeri TV

(21.04.2005)

[Presenter] Although Russia, a co-chair [of the OSCE Minsk Group], declares that it is trying to strengthen peace in the region, it is taking completely opposite steps in reality. Official Moscow has handed over to Armenian occupiers heavy artillery from its military bases in Georgia. The occupiers used the opportunity and directed those weapons against Azerbaijan.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway`s minesweeper redeployed as mine clearing efforts continue

(21.04.2005)

According to "Jordan Times", the Norwegian government has redeployed the Compact 230 MINECAT in the Jordan Valley after successfully upgrading and testing the minesweeper for the Kingdom's de-mining mission. Norway donated the MINECAT to the Jordanian Royal Corps of Engineers (JRCE) two years ago under its ongoing support for the country's national mine clearing efforts.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier loses left foot after mine explosion in Afghanistan

(21.04.2005)

A Fort Richardson police officer serving in Operation Enduring Freedom stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan that blew off part of his foot, U.S. Army officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Chinese soldiers leave for UN peace mission in Democratic Republic of Congo

(21.04.2005)

One hundred and eight Chinese soldiers left Beijing on Monday evening for the Democratic Republic of Congo to join the UN peacekeeping operation. The soldiers are all engineers well trained in such special skills as driving, machinery and construction engineering and landmine clearance, sources with the Chinese Ministry of Defense said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Clearance Gets 15 Million Euro for Next Biennium

(21.04.2005)

The International donor community has made available about 15 million Euro for the "demining component" for a period of 24 months, in order to ensure sustainability of the campaign against landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


DaimlerChrysler verdient angeblich an Landminen - UNO fordert Aufklärung von Rüstungsgeschäften

(21.04.2005)

Der Autokonzern DaimlerChrysler ist angeblich über den europäischen Luftfahrtkonzern EADS an Geschäften mit Landminen und Streumunition beteiligt. Dies gehe aus der Anzeigenwerbung und Internetauftritten der Firma RTG-Euromunition in Unterhaching hervor, einer EADS-Beteiligungsgesellschaft, berichtete das ARD-Magazin "Report Mainz".  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine tötet jungen Mann auf früherer Sowjetbasis

(21.04.2005)

Bei der Detonation einer Landmine auf einer früheren russischen Militärbasis in der Region Terdshola ist ein 26 Jahre alter Mann ums Leben gekommen. Nach Angaben des Privatsenders Rustawi 2 ereignete sich die Explosion in einem Dorf in der Region, das in der Nähe einer Basis aus der Zeit der Sowjetunion liegt.  weiterlesen >>>


Munitionsfund

(21.04.2005)

Im Waldgebiet an der Spechthausener Straße wurde am Samstagnachmittag durch einen Spaziergänger eine ca. 30 bis 35 cm lange Panzermine mit einem Durchmesser von 10 cm aufgefunden.  weiterlesen >>>


Koalitionsräson und sonst nichts - Im Streit um das Raketenabwehrsystem "Meads" geben die Grünen nach

(21.04.2005)

Trotz grundsätzlicher Zweifel hat die Grünen-Spitze den Weg zur Entwicklung des Raketenabwehrsystems "Meads" mit Rücksicht auf den Koalitionsfrieden freigemacht. Im Gegenzug will der Verteidigungsminister dem kleinen Koalitionspartner entgegenkommen und nicht nur auf die Hubschrauberbewaffnung "Pars 3", sondern künftig auch auf Streumunition und Landminen verzichten. weiterlesen >>>


Auswärtiges Amt unterstützt das humanitäre Minenräumen in Somalia mit 455.000 Euro

(21.04.2005)

Das Auswärtige Amt stellt dem Entwicklungshilfeprogramm der Vereinten Nationen UNDP für ein Projekt des humanitären Minenräumens in der "Republik Somaliland" insgesamt 455.000 Euro zur Verfügung. Mit diesen Geldern sollen Polizisten dieses nördlichen Landsteils des ehemaligen Somalia für die Suche und Beseitigung von Minen und Blindgängern ausgebildet, ausgerüstet und anschließend eingesetzt werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Super-sensitive explosive detector developed

(19.04.2005)

Device capable of detecting concealed explosives and landmines with more sensitivity than a trained dog has been developed. The new detector, which works at a distance, could potentially be used to identify suicide bombers or find explosive booby-traps, the researchers suggest.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen militant of Khalilov gang gives himself up

(19.04.2005)

A militant, a 42-year-old resident of the Gudermes region, has voluntarily given himself up to Chechnya's law enforcement bodies. As the militant confessed, he was a member of the gang under the command of Rappani Khalilov.  weiterlesen >>>


Kazakhstan's Iraq mission to continue - parliament official

(19.04.2005)

Speaker of the upper house of the Kazakh parliament Nurtai Abykayev said the nation's servicemen will continue to participate in coalition operations in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Six wounded in Afghanistan landmine blast

(19.04.2005)

Six Afghan citizens were wounded in a landmine blast in the northern Afghan province of Zabul. weiterlesen >>>


Indiana Guard members earn 'peacekeeper' title

(19.04.2005)

The eight heavily armed soldiers hiked along a rocky path in a valley rimmed by the snow-covered 16,000-foot peaks of the Hindu Kush -- a sharp contrast to the knot of boys scampering alongside. "What you doing?" a dark-eyed boy of perhaps 10 asked in halting English, one of more than a dozen youngsters chattering, giggling and inspecting the visitors. "Mines?" weiterlesen >>>


Mine-planted area to organic agriculture

(19.04.2005)

According to turkishpress.com, Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan said on Monday that they wanted to open the anti-personnel landmine-planted area in border region between Turkey and Syria to organic agriculture and lease it for long-term. Replying to questions of journalists, Unakitan said, ''we aim to open the mine-planted area in border region between Turkey and Syria to organic agriculture.  weiterlesen >>>


Germany Donates Funds for Demining of Albania

(19.04.2005)

Germany has made a contribution of EUR 400,711 to the Slovenian-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF). The ninth donation by this country so far is intended for mine clearance in Albania, the ITF said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing workers on strike in Mozambique

(19.04.2005)

Some 350 mine-clearing workers in Mozambique, one of the countries most affected by landmines, have been on strike for the past four days to demand back payment of salaries, a spokesman said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen gunman dies while planting bomb - Russian report

(19.04.2005)

A gunman has been killed in an attempt to plant a home-made land mine on the side of a road in Chechnya's Nozhay-Yurtovskiy District, Russian RIA news agency reported on 12 April, quoting the regional headquarters for the antiterrorist operation in the North Caucasus.  weiterlesen >>>


Airman finds, destroys UXO

(19.04.2005)

An Airman assigned to watch over foreign workers working at a construction site near the flightline at a forward-deployed location spied something peculiar poking out of the ground recently. What Airman 1st Class Juan Jordan saw was an unexploded ordnance, probably left behind by Iraqi forces more than 15 years ago.  weiterlesen >>>


Horrific weapon of war is still destroying lives

(19.04.2005)

March 27 newspaper headline: "Four American soldiers killed by Afghan land mine." It was with a heavy heart and sad memories that I read of the four U.S. soldiers who fell victim to a land mine in Afghanistan last month. I never thought that more than three decades after my experience with land mines in Vietnam the devastation would be continuing.  weiterlesen >>>


A Special Bond

(19.04.2005)

From CNN's "NEWSNIGHT," Aaron Brown has their incredible story of learning and courage: They are improbable friends united by war and loss. Two years ago, during the American bombing of Baghdad, Ali Abbas lost his entire world. He lost both arms. He lost both parents. He lost 14 close relatives. All gone.  weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Kills Soldier In Senegal's Separatist Province

(19.04.2005)

One soldier was killed and another injured when their tank detonated a land mine in Senegal's separatist Casamance province, an army officer said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Kids, dogs and land mines (USA)

(19.04.2005)

Vermont schoolchildren have a unique opportunity this month to learn more about their world and make it a better place to live. The nonprofit Marshall Legacy Institute comes to town in late April to kick off an anti-land-mine campaign involving Vermont students.  weiterlesen >>>


Schlaue" Minen für den Irak

(19.04.2005)

Mit Matrix sollen US-Soldaten demnächst Minen via Touchscreen aus der Ferne zünden können, als Munition stehen Stahl- und Gummikugeln zur Wahl. Kritiker erinnert das System zu sehr an ein Computer-Spiel. Die US-Soldaten im Irak sollen bald ein System einsetzen, das Kritiker mehr an die Handhabung eines PC-Games erinnert als an Kriegsführung. weiterlesen >>>


Rot-Grün findet Kompromiss

(19.04.2005)

Verteidigungsminister Peter Struck demonstriert neue Zuversicht: Er ist davon überzeugt, dass die Regierungskoalition dem umstrittenen Rüstungsprojekt "Meads" noch diese Woche zustimmen wird. Einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge haben sich die Grünen nach langem Widerstand auf einen Kompromiss eingelassen. weiterlesen >>>


Einladung zur Preview TATORT "Minenspiel" ' 20.04.2005 im Deutschen Bundestag

(19.04.2005)

ffentliche Anhörung im Ausschuss für Menschenrechte weiterlesen >>>


Programmhinweis: REPORT MAINZ, Montag, 18.04.2005, 21:15 Uhr im ERSTEN

(18.04.2005)

Daimler Chrysler ist über den Rüstungskonzern EADS an Geschäften mit Landminen und Streumunition beteiligt - UNICEF fordert Aufklärung über die Rüstungsgeschäfte  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs: 65 bipartisan signatures in the Senate

(15.04.2005)

Sixty-five Senators signed a bill to modify 1997 law that bans land mines to extend its effect to cluster-bombs that hit prevalently civilians. The bill was signed by Left Democrats, Christian Democrats, Margherita senators, Forza Italia, Refunded Communists, Autonomist group, Greens, SDI, UDEUR, Northern League, Italian Communists and Italia dei Valori.  weiterlesen >>>


Captured reb admits NPA using landmines

(15.04.2005)

The military here has claimed that a captured Maoist guerilla admitted that the New People's Army (NPA) has been manufacturing landmines to fight government troopers. weiterlesen >>>


21 Kurdish rebels are killed by Turkish troops

(15.04.2005)

Turkish troops backed by attack helicopters killed 21 Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border overnight in the biggest clash since the rebels declared a unilateral truce more than five years ago, officials said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


EU gives $28 million in aid to Chechnya

(15.04.2005)

The European Commission approved Thursday a $28.9 million humanitarian aid package to support victims of the conflict in Chechnya. The funds are being allocated through the European Union's director general for humanitarian aid's office, which will provide protection, food, non-food, water and sanitation, health, shelter, education, psychosocial assistance and mine-risk education to all three areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Preventing Land Mine Accidents During Farming Season

(15.04.2005)

On April 14, the Korean Army's Baekgol Corps carried out land mine collection operations along the Namdaecheon stream in Cheolwon County, Gangwon Province.  weiterlesen >>>


ArmorGroup Nears $380 Million Mine Clearance Order

(15.04.2005)

ArmorGroup International Plc, a provider of security to Halliburton Co. employees in Iraq, is vying for a $380 million U.S. government contract for mine clearance, Chief Executive Officer Jerry Hoffman said.  weiterlesen >>>


ANA Detains Possible Terror Cell Leader During Sweep

(15.04.2005)

Afghan National Army and coalition forces uncovered more than just mines during Operation Minesweeper in western Afghanistan on April 13. It netted a person believed to be involved in anti-coalition attacks.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine challenges peacekeeping operation in Ethiopia, Eritrea

(15.04.2005)

The United Nations on Thursday expressed deep concern over rising landmine accidents in the border areas between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where over 3,000 UN peacekeeping forces are monitoring.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines treaty on track

(15.04.2005)

A GLOBAL treaty banning landmines will be discussed by GCC Defence Ministers at a meeting to be held before the GCC Summit at the end of the year. weiterlesen >>>


Man killed, three hurt in landmine blast

(15.04.2005)

A landmine blew up a jeep in the tribal area near the Afghan border on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb explodes 400 meters from Russian Embassy in Iraq

(15.04.2005)

A powerful explosion ripped through the Baghdad district of al-Mansour near the Russian Embassy on Friday. Embassy officials said the bomb exploded 400 meters from the building.  weiterlesen >>>


Are smart mines a dumb idea?

(15.04.2005)

The Register and CNN have written articles on an AP report that the US is deploying newly developed wireless LAN-enabled mines, supposedly codenamed Matrix. This is not the only "smart" mine research that is going on. DARPA is funding a proposal for a "self-healing" minefield (SHM), with mines that are somewhat mobile, and have communications capabilities. weiterlesen >>>