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Schweiz und Holland verbieten Investitionen in Streubomben

(21.01.2013)

Seit dem 01.01.2013 sind in der Schweiz und Holland Investitionen in die Produktion von Streumunition verboten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ägypten weist Vorwurf zurück, Streubomben an Syrien geliefert zu haben

(14.01.2013)

Ein Militärsprecher weist darauf hin, dass Ägypten sich an geltendes internationales Recht hält, und fordert Beweise für die Behauptung, Streubomben ägyptischen Ursprungs seien in Syrien zum Einsatz gekommen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Regierung setzt Streumuntion ägyptischen Ursprungs ein

(14.01.2013)

Raketeneinschläge und explosive Kampfmittelrückstände verursachen zahlreiche zivile Opfer. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Riesige Kugel im Einsatz gegen Landminen

(07.01.2013)

Sie sieht aus wie ein gigantischer Löwenzahn, der über die Wiese rollt. Dabei erfüllt "Mine Kafon", die Erfindung des afghanischstämmigen Designers Massoud Hassani, eine lebensrettende Funktion.  weiterlesen >>>


Steiniger Weg: Minenüberlebende in Uganda

(25.12.2012)

Die Ausstellung „Steiniger Weg“ stellt Minenüberlebende in Uganda, ihre Geschichten und ihr Leben vor. Mit Bildern und Texten von Till Mayer. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand/Kambodscha: Gemeinsames Minenräumungprojekt

(23.12.2012)

Das Areal am Hindutempel Preah Vihear wird von Minen geräumt. Das hat eine mit Vertretern aus Thailand und Kambodscha besetzte Kommission beschlossen.  weiterlesen >>>


Syrien wirft Streubomben ab

(22.12.2012)

Die syrische Regierung setzt nach einem Bericht der New York Times im Kampf gegen die Aufständischen international geächtete Streubomben in Wohngebieten ein. weiterlesen >>>


Polymer erschnüffelt Sprengstoff

(15.04.2005)

Bomben- und Landminensuche soll extrem erleichtert werden. Ein neues Polymer-Material, das von Wissenschaftler des Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) http://www.mit.edu entwickelt wurde, soll in der Lage sein, Explosiv- und Sprengstoffe wie etwa TNT wesentlich besser aufzuspüren als herkömmliche Scanner, berichtet das Wissenschaftsmagazin Nature http://www.nature.com . weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan wollen gemeinsam eine trans-nationale Gas-Pipeline bauen

(15.04.2005)

Zuvor hatte die Asiatische Entwicklungsbank das Projekt als realistisch eingestuft. Die 1.600 km lange Pipeline, die vom turkmenischen Gasfeld Daulatabad aus starten wird, ist für Afghanistan wegen der Transitgebühren von Vorteil und kommt dem wachsenden Energiebedarf Pakistans und eventuell auch Indiens entgegen. weiterlesen >>>


Mit dicken Sohlen gegen Minen

(15.04.2005)

Raphaël Augsburger will die Schweiz in zwölf Tagen zu Fuss durchqueren. Dabei wird er Geld sammeln für ein Entminungs- projekt im Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


25 Tote bei Gefechten im Südosten der Türkei

(15.04.2005)

Bei Gefechten im Südosten der Türkei sind nach Behördenangaben 21 kurdische Rebellen und 4 Sicherheitskräfte getötet worden. In der Region läuft seit vergangener Woche die grösste Militäraktion seit fünf Jahren. Nach den Kämpfen seien mehrere Schusswaffen, Handgranaten, Minen, Sprengstoff und Munition gefunden worden. weiterlesen >>>


After Annan's Call For Generosity, Donors Pledges $4.5 Billion For Sudan

(15.04.2005)

A two-day donors' conference to support the peace accord between the Government and rebels in southern Sudan has pledged $4.5 billion for 2005-2007, nearly $2 billion more than the amount United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan identified as needed to resurrect the ravaged region over the next two and a half years. weiterlesen >>>


Hunter lancers make their way through a minefield of training

(15.04.2005)

Scouring a minefield and marking the mines is not a pleasant job, but someone's got to do it,or at least you do if you're in active service with the Army. The 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers Reservists were last week in training to detect and mark mines, to ensure they know what to do when placed in potentially dangerous situations. weiterlesen >>>


Bahrain may sign landmines treaty

(15.04.2005)

BAHRAIN could soon sign a global treaty banning the use and stockpiling of landmines, it was revealed yesterday. It has also been urged to bring it up at the next GCC Summit in December, to urge other Gulf states to sign. weiterlesen >>>


BiH: Special department for mine action to be established within BiH armed forces

(15.04.2005)

A special department for mine action should soon start functioning within the BiH Armed Forces for the purpose of coordinating the activities of de-mining in BiH in the best possible way, was stated on Wednesday at the seminar "Military de-mining" organized in Sarajevo.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine defused, house destroyed in Pakistan's tribal belt

(12.04.2005)

Security forces here Sunday foiled an attempt of terrorism and defused a high intensity landmine planted outside the house of a pro-government tribal elder in Makeen Tehsil of South Waziristan Agency as the lashkar of Mehsud tribesmen demolished a house of wanted tribesman allegedly involved in killing of a Scouts soldier. weiterlesen >>>


Awareness drive on landmines

(12.04.2005)

Stung by a series of landmine blasts in Jiribam subdivision of Manipur's Imphal East district since October, the army is planning to launch an awareness campaign to alert the people about the presence of concealed explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Deminers slowly recovering south Sudan lands

(12.04.2005)

Adam is a lonely figure kneeling in the blistering sun on the side of a mountain in this remote part of Sudan, gently poking away at the rocky ground. Dressed in bright red armoured jacket and a helmet, he is working to demine vast swathes of land in Sudan's south, a painstaking process essential if millions of people displaced by civil war are to return to their homes under a new peace deal.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia deplores Maoist attack on citizens

(12.04.2005)

Deploring the Maoist attack in Nepal which injured two of its citizens, Russia today said it condemns the "criminal acts" against people by the rebels and urged its nationals not to visit the Himalayan Kingdom. weiterlesen >>>


Laptop-Triggered Mines Heading to Iraq

(12.04.2005)

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 >>>


Bahrain 'must back ban on landmines'

(12.04.2005)

Bahrain should speak out in support of the United Nations treaty banning landmines, an international human rights group activist urged yesterday. Most importantly, it should ratify the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, says global organisation Human Rights Watch senior advocate Mary Wareham. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan paper says aid should be channelled through government

(12.04.2005)

In his speech at the Afghanistan Development Forum, the president [Hamed Karzai] spoke about a number of important issues and positive changes in the country over the last three-and-a-half years, since the Bonn Agreement.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia sappers defuse 534 bombs in Chechnya in one month

(12.04.2005)

Sappers of Leader Centre of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations defused 534 explosive devices in Chechnya in one month, a spokesman for the ministry told Itar-Tass on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish boy killed be land mine

(12.04.2005)

A land mine killed a 10-year-old boy in southeastern Turkey after he detonated the device, which the province's governor said Thursday was planted by Kurdish rebels.  weiterlesen >>>


EU to provide aid for Russia's North Caucasus region

(12.04.2005)

The European Commission, the executive body of European Union (EU), said it will provide 22.5 million euros (about 28.87 million US dollars) in humanitarian aid this year for Russia's North Caucasus region, the Interfax here reported Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sapper teams secure mine threat in Iraq

(12.04.2005)

Improvised Explosive Devices and mines remain two of the insurgents' favorite weapons against American and Iraqi forces operating within Iraq. One of those weapons is steadily being disarmed by the Marines of A Company, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, augmented to 8th ESB and operating with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Force Service Support Group. weiterlesen >>>


Rotary clubs grant scholarships to six children injured in mine explosions

(12.04.2005)

Representatives of Rotary Clubs from Zagreb and Oslo presented in Skabrnja on Saturday scholarships for six children who were injured in explosions of land mines left behind after the 1990s Homeland War in Croatia.  weiterlesen >>>


Gov't May Procure High-tech Munitions to Neutralize N.K. Artillery

(12.04.2005)

South Korea is considering procuring 1,000 satellite-guided joint direct attack munitions (JDAMs) to neutralize long-range North Korean artillery deployed along the tense inter-Korean border, the Defense Ministry said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan to Give 100-M.-Dollar Aid to Sudan

(12.04.2005)

The Japanese government has decided to extend a total of 100 million dollars to Sudan to assist the reconstruction of the civil war-torn African nation, government officials said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lunda-Sul: Landmines Hinder Social Works in Muriege District

(12.04.2005)

Landmines in Muriege commune, Muconda district, in eastern Lunda-Sul province, are hindering the construction of schools and health centres, an official source said.  weiterlesen >>>


4 NPA rebels slain, 5 gov't soldiers hurt in fierce fight

(12.04.2005)

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mobilized yesterday several Army battalions to hunt fighters of the New People's Army (NPA) in the wake of a fierce one-hour gun battle that killed four dissidents and wounded five government soldiers, including an Army officer, in Buhisan, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, Maj. Alexis Noel C. Bravo, a regional Army spokesman, said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Worry Govt

(12.04.2005)

The government has directed different security agencies and the Health Ministry to conduct landmine risk education in areas mapped for internally displaced people (IDP).  weiterlesen >>>


Rains Fail for Fifth Year in Eritrea, Increasing Food Insecurity, UN says

(12.04.2005)

Rains have failed for the fifth consecutive year in Eritrea, causing crop failure, drying out major pasturelands and increasing food insecurity, as the Horn of Africa country's most fertile land remains under landmines from its border war with Ethiopia, the United Nations emergency humanitarian aid office says.  weiterlesen >>>


11,200 killed in nine years of Nepal insurgency: Rights group

(12.04.2005)

The Maoist insurgency in Nepal aimed at overthrowing the government and installing a communist regime has caused the deaths of more than 11,200 people in the past nine years, a human rights group said today. 112 were killed by land mines planted by the rebels. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand must restrain military to defuse crisis

(12.04.2005)

If the Thai prime minister's much-touted softer approach to the southern insurgency is going to work, the country's generals will have to be brought along. In response to a spate of bombings over the past week, security has been tightened at airports and other public places.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepal landmine blasts kill 6, injures 28, including 2 Russians

(12.04.2005)

Six people were killed and 28, including two Russian tourists, injured when the vehicles carrying them hit landmines planted by Maoists in two separate incidents in Nepal.  weiterlesen >>>


Fischer ziehen Bombe aus dem Meer - drei Tote

(11.04.2005)

Bei der Explosion eines Sprengsatzes an Bord eines niederländischen Fischkutters sind drei Fischer ums Leben gekommen. Den Sprengsatz hatten die Männer versehentlich mit ihrem Netz aus der Nordsee an Bord gezogen.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Beja People's Problems Exacerbated By Rebels

(07.04.2005)

The Beja, a semi-nomadic group of people, who live in rebel-held areas of eastern Sudan need a huge amount of humanitarian assistance, a representative from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Biotech to help clear the curse of landmines

(07.04.2005)

Of all the weapons of warfare invented by man, the most evil is the atom bomb. It kills and maims millions, and disables their children and grandchildren. No amount of justification - that it is a deterrent, it places a nation among the mightiest in the world, and all that - can wash off its evil. Rank number two must be given to landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Ugandan army kills 50 LRA rebels in March

(07.04.2005)

People's Defense Forces (UPDF) has announced that its troops killed 50 rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and captured five others in northern part of the country in the just ended month of March.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels Kill 17 Colombian Troops with Mines, Guns

(07.04.2005)

Marxist rebels killed at least 17 Colombian soldiers in an ambush on Wednesday when they blasted patrol vehicles with mines and then finished off survivors with shots to the head, the army said.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosives seized in Isabela NPA camp

(07.04.2005)

The Philippine Army announced yesterday the seizure of a cache of explosives over the weekend at a New People's Army (NPA) camp in Isabela province. Lt. Gen. Generoso Senga, Army chief, said the seizure of the explosives and demolition paraphernalia virtually reduced the guerrillas's bomb stockpile in Cagayan-Isabela provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebellen töten 17 Soldaten in Kolumbien

(07.04.2005)

Linke Rebellen in Kolumbien haben eine Militärpatrouille überfallen und nach Armeeangaben dabei 17 Soldaten getötet. Die Patrouille sei in einen Hinterhalt geraten und auf eine Mine gefahren, sagte ein Armeesprecher am Mittwoch. weiterlesen >>>


120 die but Jharkhand lacks bomb experts

(06.04.2005)

In spite of 120 policemen being killed in Maoist-triggered blasts, Jharkhand still lacks a specialised unit to detect and defuse bombs. This job is thus assigned to the paramilitary Border Security Force and Central Reserve Police Force but this is only a partial solution of the problem. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand boosts security as violence continues in south

(06.04.2005)

Thailand has begun tightening security after an airport bombing last weekend in the country's south. The interior minister says authorities are also considering placing landmines and barriers around remote police stations in the south to deter attackers.  weiterlesen >>>


Dragon called into active service to slay landmines

(06.04.2005)

A revolutionary anti-landmine device, developed by Cranfield University, is to be called into active service in Cambodia next month ' one of the worst mine contaminated areas in the world. weiterlesen >>>


53-year old woman gunned down at Uripok

(06.04.2005)

In an incident that has happened very rarely, if ever, in the history of insurgency in Manipur, a 53-year old woman was gunned down this evening at Uripok by unidentified persons suspected to be underground activists. In other incidents since yesterday, one man was killed in a landmine blast, while another was gunned down weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in car-coaster collision in Punjab

(06.04.2005)

Six people, including five of a family, were killed a car collided head-on with a coaster on Pattoki-Multan Road here on Monday. Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were wounded in a landmine explosion in Kohlu district on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Death toll of migrants rises at Europe's back door

(06.04.2005)

The heavily fortified borderland between Greece and Turkey has claimed two more lives after illegal immigrants strayed into a minefield in the remote region of Evros. The killings in the militarised zone on the frontier of the European Union brought to 72 the death toll in the area since Greece signed the Mine Ban Treaty in 1997. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast hits Kashmir bus route

(06.04.2005)

A bomb blast on the route of a landmark bus service in Kashmir has wounded at least seven people, police say. The explosion, at Hanjivira on India's side of the Line of Control, came two days before the first buses are due to link the divided territory.  weiterlesen >>>


Crash site to be cleared of mines

(06.04.2005)

The Afghan Defense Ministry announced that the UN would start cleaning the Kam Air crash site of mines as soon as possible. However, the foreign relations head of the UN mine-clearing agency said he was unaware if the Afghan government had established any contact with his agency. weiterlesen >>>


Anschlag auf geplante Busroute in Kaschmir

(06.04.2005)

Zwei Tage vor der Aufnahme einer Busverbindung zwischen dem indischen und dem pakistanischen Teil Kaschmirs sind am Dienstag sieben Menschen bei der Explosion einer Mine am Rande der geplanten Reiseroute verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Schwer heilen die Kriegswunden Angolas

(06.04.2005)

Drei Jahre nach dem Friedensabkommen bestimmen noch immer Armut und Minengefahr den Alltag der Bewohner des südafrikanischen Staates Angola ' drei Jahre nach der Stunde Null. Am 4.April 2002 wurde das Friedensabkommen unterzeichnet, das den seit 1975 tobenden Bürgerkrieg beendete. Noch trägt das südafrikanische Land schwer an der Erblast.  weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers injured in Balochistan mine blast

(05.04.2005)

A paramilitary soldier moving supplies to a mountain post hit a land mine in a tribal area on Sunday, triggering an explosion that left him and another soldier seriously injured, an official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Roudup: Ten people killed in attacks in Afghanistan

(05.04.2005)

At least ten people, including civilians, were killed in separate attacks by Taliban insurgents in a southern province of war-torn Afghanistan, police said Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia's RCAF identifies causes of ammunition explosion

(05.04.2005)

Cambodia's RCAF identifies causes of ammunition explosion. The massive explosion at a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) ammunitions depot in Battambang town killed at least six people and injured more than 20 others.  weiterlesen >>>


Illegal immigrants killed in Greece-Turkey border minefield

(05.04.2005)

Two illegal immigrants were killed and one was seriously injured when they accidentally entered an army minefield on the border between Greece and Turkey, Greek authorities said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


ADF buys landmines for training

(05.04.2005)

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has admitted it bought more landmines but they were non-functional and would only be used for training. This purchase was revealed in a 2003-04 statement of weapons export approvals released by the United States State Department. weiterlesen >>>


Croatia: New Project Will Help Revitalize Disadvantaged Areas

(05.04.2005)

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a loan of €35 million for the Croatia Social and Economic Recovery Project (CSERP). The revitalization of war-affected and disadvantaged areas in Croatia has become a strong priority for both social and economic reasons.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan to offer $7 mil. to help remove land mines in Sudan

(05.04.2005)

Japan will give the U.N. Mine Action Service a $7 million emergency grant to remove land mines in southern Sudan planted in decades-long conflicts, Japanese government sources said Thursday. In addition, the Japanese government is considering sending demining experts to a peacekeeping operation the United Nations plans to launch in the African country, the sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Kein Partner für UN-Kinderhilfswerk

(05.04.2005)

UNICEF verweigert Kooperation mit DaimlerChrysler-Konzern wegen dessen Rüstungsbeteiligungen. Seit Jahren prangern die Kritischen AktionärInnen DaimlerChrysler (KADC) Werbung für die Minen MIFF (»Mine-Flach-Flach«) und MUSPA (»Splitter-Flächensperrmine«) durch die Daimler/EADS-Beteiligungsfirma RTG-Euromunition an. weiterlesen >>>


Unter dem Blumenbeet eine Panzermine

(03.04.2005)

Herzogenrath. Großeinsatz in Merkstein: Bei Grabearbeiten in seinem Garten fand ein Anwohner der Paul-Leitner-Straße am Sonntagnachmittag eine Mine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gefunden. Er verständigte sofort die Polizei. Diese alarmierte wiederum den Kampfmittelräumdienst und die Feuerwehr.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda endeavors to reduce landmine risks

(31.03.2005)

The Ugandan government Wednesday reaffirmed that it would work together with non-governmental organizations and community-based groups in reducing mine risks and rehabilitation of these disabled by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Eritrea: Mines and UXOs still a problem

(31.03.2005)

Kesete Ghebrezghi, 40, is an angry man. Living in a dry, stony village just eight kilometres from the border with Ethiopia, he told IRIN that life in his Eritrean village had not been the same since the border war of 1998-2000. He said he felt particularly angry about the destruction caused by the war, but he believed that it was the mines, more than anything else, that had continued to complicate the situation. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Marine Killed by Mine in Western Iraq

(31.03.2005)

A U.S. Marine was killed in Iraq on Wednesday when his vehicle struck a land mine, the U.S. military said in a statement. The Marine, assigned to the 2nd Force Service Support Group, had been on a combat logistics patrol en route to the western town of Qaim, the statement said. It gave no more details. weiterlesen >>>


US-Soldat im Irak durch Mine getötet

(31.03.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Mine ist im Irak ein US-Soldat getötet worden. Ein Fahrzeug der Armee sei am Mittwoch nahe der westirakischen Stadt Kaim auf die Mine gefahren, teilte das US-Militär am Donnerstag mit. Weitere Einzelheiten wurden nicht genannt.  weiterlesen >>>


ING disinvests (partly) from controversial weapons

(30.03.2005)

ING, the largest private financial institution in the Benelux countries, and the 11th largest in the world, has decided to no longer invest in companies producing controversial weapons. The types of weapons excluded by ING are: anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs, depleted uranium weapons, biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Arms Offer Threatens Stability in South Asia

(30.03.2005)

When the United States decided to sell 12 sophisticated F-16 fighter planes to Indonesia about 10 years ago, the London-based human rights organisation Amnesty International did not raise its customary objection to the sale of lethal equipment to a politically repressive regime.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia is committed to assist Sri Lanka in removing landmines

(30.03.2005)

Australian High Commissioner Dr. Greg French said today that Australia is committed to assist Sri Lanka in removing landmines from high-risk areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Nine fields cleared of landmines

(30.03.2005)

As part of its nationwide demining campaign, the National Committee for Demining has cleared nine fields in Abyan of anti-personnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


The Maiming by Landmines Continues

(30.03.2005)

When Abdul Malik's best friend Salahuddin stepped on a landmine in a village schoolyard six years ago and lost one of his legs, little did he realise that later in 2002 the next victim would be him.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Continue To Jeopardise Nepal

(30.03.2005)

In Nepal, landmines terrorize the population, cause death and terrible injuries, and prevent economic and social progress. While estimates of the total number of landmines here vary, they all run into the thousands. Land mines affect Nepal on a daily basis because they are weapons of social terror.  weiterlesen >>>


Jordan: Job opportunities for landmine survivors

(30.03.2005)

The Landmine Survivors Network (LSN) recently signed an agreement with the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development and the vocational training centre, to ensure that landmine survivors in Jordan receive the same employment opportunities as their non-disabled peers.  weiterlesen >>>


4 Indiana guardsmen killed in Afghan mine explosion

(30.03.2005)

A land mine exploded under a vehicle south of Kabul on Saturday, killing four U.S. soldiers in the deadliest incident for American troops in Afghanistan in almost 10 months, the military said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast victims demand govt jobs

(30.03.2005)

The persons who got maimed in mine blasts in border areas of the district have demanded government jobs. The demand was raised by an 18-year-old girl, Rama Devi, of Varsal Jattan village, who lost her leg when a mine planted by the Army in border areas in 2002 blasted. weiterlesen >>>


Interview-Cambodia wants gold mines to replace land mines

(30.03.2005)

With metal prices at their highest in decades, Cambodia is setting its sights on building gold mines, bauxite mines and iron ore mines. But before the war-scarred nation of 13 million people can join Southeast Asia's rush to dig minerals from the ground, it must rid itself of a less welcome type of mine: land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia readies first peacekeepers to be cease-fire observers in Sudan

(30.03.2005)

Cambodia said Friday that it will send a small team of military officers to Sudan as part of a United Nations mission to monitor a peace deal that has ended a 21-year-civil war. The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to send 10,700 peacekeepers to Sudan to monitor the peace deal. weiterlesen >>>


Applied Engineering Products Company of Salt Lake City Begins Manufacturing the "RE-LEM"

(30.03.2005)

Unexploded (UXO) land mines are the cause of both human and economic concerns among Third World countries during the last quarter of the twentieth century and the first quarter of the twenty-first. It is estimated that anti-personnel land mines left over from various internecine conflicts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia have restrained local economies from returning to profitability and the abilities to reuse land that is currently saturated with unexploded mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine explosion kills federal serviceman in Chechnya ' Russian report

(30.03.2005)

An Internal Troops serviceman has been killed in a land mine explosion in Chechnya. The incident took place in the republic's Staropromyslovskiy District [as received; presumably, Staropromyslovskiy district of Groznyy] on 23 March, the law-enforcement agencies told ITAR-TASS today. weiterlesen >>>


North Korea Needs More Prosthetic Legs: Report

(30.03.2005)

International aid in the form of artificial legs for disabled North Koreans falls far short of demand, a Washington-based radio station reported Friday. Two international non-governmental organizations -- the International Committee of the Red Cross and Handicapped International -- have set up factories in North Korea to directly supply prosthetic legs to those who need them in the communist state, the Radio Free Asia (RFA) said. weiterlesen >>>


20 naxals surrender

(30.03.2005)

Twenty naxalites belonging to different outfits surrendered before the police in the State today. Eight naxalites surrendered before the DIG, B. L. Meena, here today. The surrendered naxalites are two dalam members of the Maoist party, one deputy commander and two dalam members of the Praja Prathighatana and two dalam members of Prathighatana and one dalam member of the Janashakti. weiterlesen >>>


Scientists explode landmines

(30.03.2005)

Explosive experts at Cranfield University in Shrivenham are playing a part in eliminating the world's landmines. The ordnance and explosives experts have teamed up with Disarmco, a de-mining company to develop the next generation of anti-land mine device. weiterlesen >>>


Laos bombs

(30.03.2005)

Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, small, isolated Laos struggles with its deadly legacy. From the 1960s, Laos was embroiled in the war in neighboring Vietnam and as a result, it became one of the most heavily bombed countries in the world. Correspondent Scott Bobb visited central Laos and reports on efforts to clear millions of unexploded bombs and landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Minen machen Bevölkerung zu schaffen

(30.03.2005)

Eine Abordnung aus Friedrichshafen weilt derzeit in der Häfler Partnerstadt Sarajevo. Friederike Voß von der Pressestelle der Stadt beobachtet die Delegation. Und berichtet unter anderem über den Besuch der Häfler bei einem Minenräumteam. weiterlesen >>>


Vier US-Soldaten bei Minenexplosion getötet

(30.03.2005)

Bei einer Minenexplosion in Afghanistan sind vier US-Soldaten getötet worden. Ihr Wagen sei in der südöstlichen Provinz Logar auf einen Sprengsatz gefahren, sagte eine Sprecherin der amerikanischen Streitkräfte am Samstag in Kabul. Es sei unklar, ob es sich um eine alte oder um eine erst kürzlich von Rebellen gelegte Mine gehandelt habe.  weiterlesen >>>


Leben mit tödlichem Erbe in Bosnien

(30.03.2005)

Bosniens Bevölkerung lebt mit einem tödlichen Erbe. Zehn Jahre nach Kriegsende verhindern eine Million Minen und nicht explodierte Munition den Übergang zu einem friedlichen Alltag. In der in einem Hochrisikogebiet gelegenen Ortschaft Donji Vakuf kämpft eine örtliche Frauenorganisation mit Hilfe aus der Schweiz gegen die Geissel. weiterlesen >>>


Neues Gerät für Landminen-Entschärfung entwickelt

(30.03.2005)

Britische Forscher wollen mit ihrer technischen Neuerung die gefährlichen Landminen besser entschärfen. Sie entwickelten den "Dragon", welcher gefundene Minen eher ausbrennt statt sie explodieren zu lassen. Wissenschaftler der Cranfield-Universität in Shrivenham haben einen Weg gefunden, das Risiko für Minenentschärfer und Umwelt zu reduzieren. weiterlesen >>>


Karzai inaugurates work on U.S.-sponsored university as Afghans mark new year

(23.03.2005)

President Hamid Karzai on Monday inaugurated the construction of a U.S.-sponsored university as Afghanistan celebrated the beginning of a new year. However, there was a reminder of the country's brutal past and enduring dangers when one young man stepped on a land mine on a hill in Kabul, losing both of his feet. weiterlesen >>>


Task Force Liberty, Iraqi Army Find More Weapons

(23.03.2005)

More weapons caches were discovered in Iraq, military officials in Baghdad reported today. Iraqi army and U.S. Task Force Liberty soldiers found more than 70 anti-tank mines near Miqdadiyah. Coalition forces assisted in de-fusing the mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Millions of youngsters bear the brunt of wars

(22.03.2005)

Life for most of the world's children has improved over the past decade but Africa is bucking that trend and conflicts are putting more young people at risk, says the head of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). weiterlesen >>>


Karenni Rivals at Odds Over Landmine Blast

(22.03.2005)

The Karenni Nationalities People's Liberation Front (KNPLF) has accused a rival group of setting off the landmine that killed one civilian and injured another on a road near Loikaw in Kayah State last Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Wave of furor against Prachanda spreading: RNA

(22.03.2005)

The wave of furor against Prachanda, the so-called chief of the Maoists, has been spreading like a wild fire, and the division and discord within the terrorist group have justified this.  weiterlesen >>>


Cops find arms cache in 'open grave'

(22.03.2005)

The provincial commissioner of police, Hamilton Ngidi, has picked a task team of crime intelligence and bomb disposal experts to probe an arms cache that was found in Boston in the Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal, in Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Demining Report for 2004 Presented

(22.03.2005)

Demining operations in Mozambique in 2004 cleared slightly more than 12.1 million square metres of land mines, thus surpassing the target of clearing 10 million square metres a year. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambicans On Demining Mission in Sudan

(22.03.2005)

A group of 22 Mozambican sappers working with the American RONCO demining company, have been clearing land mines from about 200,000 square metres every month in the area of Nuba, in Sudan, reports Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills teenage boy, wounds relatives in Colombia

(22.03.2005)

A 16-year-old Indian boy was killed and his father and another relative were wounded by a landmine in the northwestern banana-growing region of Uraba, the Colombian National Indigenous Organization (ONIC) said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


British Non-Governmental Organisation Defuses Explosive Devices

(22.03.2005)

The British Non-Governmental Organisation "Hallo Trust", operating in Caimbambo, central Benguela province, Tuesday defused an explosive device that was encrusted beneath the bridge over river Halo, in the region. weiterlesen >>>


Moro residents fear more 'leftover' bombs

(22.03.2005)

Residents of Buliok in Pagalungan, Maguindanao, have expressed fears that more unexploded bombs and other war materiel have remained in their area, the site of massive military operations in February 2003. weiterlesen >>>


Tschetscheniens Präsident räumt Menschenrechtsverletzungen ein

(22.03.2005)

Der Europarat als Gesprächsforum: Politische Vertreter Russlands und Tschetscheniens diskutieren in Straßburg über eine Lösung des Konflikts im Nordkaukasus. Am Runden Tisch sitzt auch Tschetscheniens Präsident Alchanow. weiterlesen >>>


Medical aid for landmine victims in Abyan

(22.03.2005)

The National Organization for the Support of Landmine Victims, in its center for dealing with landmines in Aden, has completed its third stage of comprehensive medical assistance. Help went to the victims of landmines and other explosives in a number of villages and areas in the Abyan governorate. The program began on February 7.  weiterlesen >>>


Two injured in landmine blast in J&K

(22.03.2005)

Two civilians were injured in a powerful landmine explosion in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir today, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Mines found near BTC pipeline planted by Russian military

(22.03.2005)

Ten mines, recently discovered close to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in the Akhalkalaki district of Georgia, found to be training mines, according to the Javakhetia governor's office. The mines planted by the Russian military 15 kilometers away from the BTC do not pose any threat to the pipeline.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. State Department Contractors Honored for Land Mine Clearance Work in Sudan

(22.03.2005)

U.S. State Department contractors have been honored for their work clearing mines and unexploded ordinance in Sudan. From 2002 to 2004, the work done by contractors from RONCO Consulting Corporation enabled displaced Sudanese to return home and made an airfield safe for cargo planes loaded with relief supplies to land. weiterlesen >>>


Long-ago landmines still scar landscape, lives in Cambodia

(22.03.2005)

Along the road to Angkor Wat, a complex of temples constructed during the far-gone glory days of Cambodian history, sits a small museum (www.cambodialand minemuseum.org), accessible only by foot or bicycle. weiterlesen >>>


Insurgents Recycle Iran-Iraq War Weapons

(22.03.2005)

Hundreds of thousands of rusty munitions - leftovers from the Iran-Iraq war - are scattered across the green fields and gentle hills of the two countries' common border. Long ignored, they are now being harvested by insurgents who recycle them into crude but highly deadly bombs to use against U.S. and Iraqi troops.  weiterlesen >>>


Zu Hause wartet das Nichts

(22.03.2005)

Nicht nur Darfur im Westen Sudans ist zerstört. Auch der Süden ist ohne Straßen und Jobs, aber voller Minen. Theresa hat von ihrer Zukunft im südsudanesischen Malakal einen Traum: "Es ist ein schöner Platz, wo es etwas zu Essen und Fische aus dem Nil gibt." So hat es ihr ihre Mutter erzählt, die von dort vor zwei Jahrzehnten wegen des eskalierenden Bürgerkrieges floh. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels clear mines in Colombia village

(18.03.2005)

The children of Micoahumado never had to dream up excuses to stay away from school. They didn't have that luxury. They were terrified to walk to their one-room school houses in this almost forgotten part of northern Colombia for the same reason that kept farmers from moving their produce, paralyzing the local economy. weiterlesen >>>