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Kule Phanihas

(25.07.2012)

Kule Phanihas besaß sein eigenes Haus mit einem Dach aus Metall sowie ein Fahrrad – und gerade sparte er auf ein Motorrad. Doch alles kam anders: Die Landmine, auf die er 1998 trat, nahm ihm seine zwei Beine. weiterlesen >>>


Japan unterstützt Minengefahrenaufklärung in Afghanistan

(22.07.2012)

Mit Unterstützung der japanischen Nichtregierungsorganisation Association for Aid and Relief wird die Bevölkerung in Afghanistan anhand von Videos über die Gefahren von Landminen und Blindgängern sensibilisiert. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: 30 Jahre Aktion für die Rechte der Menschen mit Behinderung

(19.07.2012)

Am 19. Juli 2012 feiert Handicap International seinen 30. Jahrestag. Das Video zeigt Höhepunkte der Organisationsgeschichte und der Aktionen für Menschen mit Behinderung, insbesondere in Kriegs- und Krisengebieten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Schweiz ratifiziert das Streubombenverbot

(18.07.2012)

Am 17. Juli 2012 hinterlegt die Schweiz ihre Ratifzierungsurkunde bei den Vereinten Nationen und ist 75. Vertragsstaat der Streubombenverbotskonvention. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Blindgänger aus dem Krieg verursacht Waldbrand

(16.07.2012)

In Vietnam wurde durch die Explosion eines Blindgängers mutmasslich aus den Kriegen in den 1940er bis 70er Jahren elf Hektar wirtschaflich genutzer Waldfläche zerstört. Informationen, ob Menschen direkt zu Schaden kamen, liegen nicht vor. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Watch: Assad setzt in Syrien Streubomben ein

(13.07.2012)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch hat dem syrischen Machthaber Baschar al-Assad vorgeworfen, im Kampf gegen Oppositionelle auch Streubomben eingesetzt zu haben. weiterlesen >>>


Türkei: Landmine tötet ein Kind und verletzt ein zweites

(12.07.2012)

Im Osten der Türkei fallen zwei Kinder beim Hüten von Tieren einer Landmine zum Opfer. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition der Bundeswehr soll Ende 2015 vernichtet sein

(11.07.2012)

Heimtückisch und weltweit geächtet: Streubomben sollen bald vollständig aus dem Waffenarsenal der Bundeswehr entfernt sein.  weiterlesen >>>


Tod im tschetschenischen Hinterhalt

(19.05.2004)

11 russische Soldaten in Tschetschenien getötet. Rebellenchef Bassajew kündigt Attentat auf Russlands Präsidenten an weiterlesen >>>


Land mines found at the twitch of a whisker (MOZAMBIQUE)

(19.05.2004)

Just about every method of detecting land mines has a drawback. Metal detectors cannot tell a mine from a tenpenny nail. Armored bulldozers work well only on level ground. Mine-sniffing dogs get bored, and if they make mistakes, they get blown up. weiterlesen >>>


Croatian National Mine Clearance Centre outlines its plans for 2004 (CROATIA)

(18.05.2004)

There are more than 338 square kilometres of land in Lika-Senj County strewn with land mines weiterlesen >>>


Landmine tötet vier Menschen in Albanien

(17.05.2004)

Tirana - Bei der Explosion einer Landmine sind am Sonntag in Albanien vier Menschen getötet worden, darunter drei minderjährige Brüder. weiterlesen >>>


Mine found on Somali runway, some aid staff leave

(17.05.2004)

An aid agency has temporarily withdrawn its international staff from a southern Somali town as a security precaution after finding a new landmine on the runway of a local airstrip, the organisation said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan electoral vehicle hits mine in east Afghanistan - UN.

(14.05.2004)

(Kabul)A vehicle of election commission carrying five persons hit a landmine in Eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, a United Nations spokesman said Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blast kills three policemen in India's Jammu-Kashmir state (India)

(14.05.2004)

(Jammu,India) Suspected Islamic militants blew up a police vehicle with a land mine in India's Jammu-Kashmir state on Saturday, killing three policemen who were deployed to guard against election violence, a police officer said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Polish servicemen die in Iraq (Poland, Iraq)

(14.05.2004)

The Polish forces in Iraq have suffered a loss today. Two servicemen died - one in a road accident, and another in a land mine explosion. A day before two Polish TV journalists were killed in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Turkish soldiers killed by rebel land mine. (Turkey)

(14.05.2004)

Two Turkish soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit a remote controlled mine laid by Kurdish guerrillas in mountainous southeastern Turkey, security officials said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


6 Persons killed in mine explosions since beginning of 2004 (Azerbaijan)

(14.05.2004)

The same source reports that a truck was exploded on anti-tank mine in Agdjabedi district. One person was killed and one injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Web site says two Russian troops killed in Chechen capital (CHECHNYA)

(14.05.2004)

Two Russian mercenaries from the staff of the Russian Interior Ministry troops were killed and two wounded in a land mine blast.  weiterlesen >>>


USAID assists mine clearing operation in Casamance. (Senegal)

(14.05.2004)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has disbursed about a million US dollars to finance a sensitisation campaign against anti-personnel mines in Casamance, Southern Senegal, according to Filipe Martinez, coordinator of the Handicap International programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Germany makes donation to Slovene-run mine-clearing fund ITF (Germany, Slovenia)

(14.05.2004)

[Announcer] This morning, German Ambassador to Slovenia Hans Jochen Peters and acting director of the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine-Victims' Assistance [ITF] Jernej Cimpersek signed at the fund's seat in Ig pri Ljubljani an agreement on Germany's donation to the fund for this year amounting to 1.7m euros. This is already Germany's seventh consecutive donation and it will be earmarked for mine-clearing activities in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia-Montenegro.  weiterlesen >>>


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Georgians press ahead with mine clearance work at Ajarian oil terminal (Georgia)

(14.05.2004)

The clearance of mines from the Batumi oil terminal may be completed before the end of the day, according to Georgia's deputy minister of state security, Gigi Ugulava. Members of the Georgian government who are in Batumi are supervising the mine clearance work at the port, which was mined a few days ago on the orders of the former head of Ajaria, Aslan Abashidze.  weiterlesen >>>


Web site says two Russian troops killed in Chechen capital (CHECHNYA)

(14.05.2004)

Two Russian mercenaries from the staff of the Russian Interior Ministry troops were killed and two wounded in a land mine blast.  weiterlesen >>>


TV crew members killed by land mine in Iraq - Polish official (Iraq)

(14.05.2004)

[Announcer] Reports on the morning attack on reporters in the vicinity of Baghdad are still incomplete. Official sources have confirmed that an Algerian, and most probably a Polish citizen, were killed. A Polish operator has been injured.  weiterlesen >>>


. 3.5 Mln Sq.M demined by the HALO Trust in Nagorno Karabakh

(14.05.2004)

As of toay, The Halo Trust already demined 3.5 mln sq. m. of territory in Nagorno Karabakh, neutralized 3377 mines, 26396 ammunition and shells.  weiterlesen >>>


Meter für Meter gegen den Tod

(12.05.2004)

Vor fünf Jahren trat die "Ottawa-Konvention" gegen Landminen im Kraft. In fünf Jahren sollen alle Vorräte zerstört, alle noch vergrabenen Minen entschärft sein. Eine Zwischenbilanz und ein Lokalaugenschein in Bosnien. weiterlesen >>>


Hamas sprengt Panzerwagen - Sechs Israelis getötet

(11.05.2004)

Gaza-Stadt (Reuters) - Bei einem der schwersten Gefechte mit radikalen Palästinensern seit langem sind am Dienstag im Gaza-Streifen sechs israelische Soldaten in ihrem Panzerfahrzeug bei einer Minenexplosion getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Interview mit Jody Williams, Friedensnobelpreisträgerin und Gründerin der ICBL.

(11.05.2004)

Interview mit Jody Williams, USA, Friedensnobelpreisträgerin 1997 und Gründerin der Internationalen Kampagne gegen Landminen ICBL. weiterlesen >>>


Interview mit Wolfgang Petritsch, designierter Präsident der Ende November stattfindenden Anti-Landminenkonferenz

(11.05.2004)

Interview mit Österrreichs Botschafter Wolfgang Petritsch, designierter Präsident der Ende November in Nairobi stattfindenden globalen Anti-Landminenkonferenz (5 Jahre nach dem Inkrafttreten des so genannten "Ottawa-Abkommens", von damals 40 (mittlerweile über 140) Staaten in Oslo unterzeichnet und ratifiziert. weiterlesen >>>


Tschetschenischer Präsident bei Anschlag getötet

(09.05.2004)

Grosny (AP) Bei einem Anschlag auf die Führung der russischen Republik Tschetschenien ist am Sonntag Präsident Achmad Kadyrow ums Leben gekommen, wie aus dem Innenministerium in Grosny verlautete.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei Tote bei Minenexplosion in Kaschmir

(08.05.2004)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine im indischen Unionsstaat Jammu-Kaschmir sind am Samstag drei Polizisten getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Polnischer Soldat im Irak bei Minenexplosion getötet

(07.05.2004)

Bagdad. AFP/BaZ. Bei der Explosion einer Mine in Zentralirak ist ein polnischer Soldat getötet worden. Die Explosion ereignete sich am Samstag in der Nähe von Imam bei Kerbela beim Vorbeifahren einer Patrouille der multinationalen Brigade unter polnischem Kommando.  weiterlesen >>>


Ex-Kommandant Vezilic räumt Minen

(06.05.2004)

Konferenz in Sarajevo fordert Aufstockung von Geldern für Beseitigung der Sprengsätze  weiterlesen >>>


"Einige Gebiete Bosniens bleiben ewig vermint"

(05.05.2004)

Den Entschärfern von Sprengfallen in Bosnien geht das Geld aus. Eine Konferenz in Sarajewo beschäftigte sich mit der weltweiten Minen-Problematik.  weiterlesen >>>


Ex-Kommandant Vezilic räumt Minen

(05.05.2004)

Konferenz in Sarajevo fordert Aufstockung von Geldern für Beseitigung der Sprengsätze  weiterlesen >>>


Two wounded in mine explosion in West Azarbaijan

(03.05.2004)

Orumyieh (Iran) - Two young men were wounded in the city of Sardasht in this northwestern province when they accidentally stepped on a landmine, left over from the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war, which exploded. weiterlesen >>>


Six killed, several hurt in fresh Afghan violence. (Afghanistan)

(02.05.2004)

Kabul - At least six people were killed and several wounded at the weekend in a restive southern Afghan province where remnants of the ousted Taliban have stepped up their attacks in recent weeks, officials said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


International land mine organization calls for faster clearance of mines in Bosnia (Bosnia - Herzegovina)

(02.05.2004)

Sarajevo - Bosnia must speed up efforts to clear thousands of land mines left from the 1992-95 war, and international donors should help pay for the campaign, a global anti-mine organization said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine found near SDF base (Iraq)

(02.05.2004)

BAGHDAD-An anti-tank land mine was found and removed from a road near the Ground Self-Defense Force camp in Samawah, but Iraqi police did not inform the Japanese about the device, police sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels die in botched job (Philippines)

(01.05.2004)

Ten communist rebels were killed and six were wounded when a landmine they were planting exploded in the southern Philippines.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. veterans try to keep war from resurfacing; VIETNAM: Long-buried landmines are working their way up through the soil, endangering farmers and kids. (USA, Vietnam)

(01.05.2004)

Scattered through this town near the old Demilitarized Zone, 2,000 red signs with skulls and crossbones warn, "Danger!! Mines!!" For many, the alert comes too late: Twenty-nine years after the war's end, the land still yields a harvest of death.  weiterlesen >>>


Living with 'bombies'. (Laos)

(30.04.2004)

Unexploded ordnance from the Indochina war continues to maim and kill Laotians  weiterlesen >>>


Frankfurter Gesichter: Thomas Gebauer

(30.04.2004)

Er hat den Friedensnobelpreis erhalten. Nicht den ganzen, aber einen Teil. Denn Thomas Gebauer hat die "Internationale Kampagne zum Bann von Landminen" miterfunden, die 1997 zu einem internationalen Verbot dieser heimtückischen Waffen geführt hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Angolan embassy denies smuggling of landmines into Brazil (Angola, Brazil)

(29.04.2004)

The Angolan embassy in Brazil has today emphatically denied that the landmines found in Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha shantytown were smuggled from that country. weiterlesen >>>


Germany gives Guinea Bissau 520,000 euros for demining (GERMANY, GUINEA BISSAU)

(28.04.2004)

Germany has granted Guinea Bissau 520,000 euros (620,000 dollars) to demine the tiny west African nation, officials have said here. weiterlesen >>>


Lack of Material Hinders Demining Work (Angola)

(27.04.2004)

Uije - The lack of material for the removal of explosive devices is hindering the work of the National Institute for Demining (INAD) in the northern Uije province, informed the head of the institution here, Lopes Futila.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Afghan soldiers killed in land mine explosion in southern Afghanistan

(27.04.2004)

A pickup truck carrying a district administrator hit a land mine in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province Wednesday, killing two Afghan soldiers, and injuring the official and his driver, the province's governor said.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Chechen teenagers killed in blasts (Chechnya)

(26.04.2004)

Blasts kill three teenagers  weiterlesen >>>


British NGO Demines Over 100 Hectares of Land (Huambo, Angola)

(26.04.2004)

Hallo Trust, a British non-governmental organisation, has demined, from February till March of this year, more than 100 hectares of land in Calima commune at the outskirts of the airport of Angola's central Huambo province.  weiterlesen >>>


China actively participates in worldwide mine clearance. (China)

(26.04.2004)

Kunming - The Chinese government footed a bill of five million US dollars over the two past years to aid worldwide mine clearance activities, said an official at the ongoing mine-clearance technology and cooperation workshop held here since Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Life in mine infested Bosnian countryside (Bosnia - Herzegovina)

(26.04.2004)

Modrica - Horrors of war continue for villagers of Krecane in northeastern Bosnia with every walk in the countryside being a kind of Russian roulette as the area of the wartime frontline is still infested with landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Injured Jharkhand police officer recovering in city hospital (India)

(26.04.2004)

An officer of the Jharkhand police who was seriously injured in an ambush by militants in that State two weeks ago is recovering in a city hospital.  weiterlesen >>>


Greece to start clearing landmines in September (Athens, Greece)

(26.04.2004)

Greece will start clearing an estimated 1.2 mln landmines along its 200-kilometre land border with Turkey in September, a spokesman for the Greek general staff said.  weiterlesen >>>


China actively participates in worldwide mine clearance. (China)

(26.04.2004)

The Chinese government footed a bill of five million US dollars over the two past years to aid worldwide mine clearance activities, said an official at the ongoing mine-clearance technology and cooperation workshop held here since Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Belgian Banks Invest In Weapons Companies (Belgium)

(26.04.2004)

Belgium's biggest banks invest in weapons industries which produce anti-personnel landmines, fragmentation bombs and even nuclear arms, Le Soir reports.  weiterlesen >>>


Auswärtiges Amt unterstützt Minenräumprojekte in Bosnien und Herzegowina sowie Serbien und Montenegro

(26.04.2004)

Das Auswärtige Amt stellt für Minenräumprojekte in Bosnien und Herzegowina sowie in Serbien und Montenegro 1,7 Mio. Euro zur Verfügung.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia: UN expresses concern over mine incident (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

(25.04.2004)

The United Nations has expressed concern following the explosion of a newly-laid landmine just outside the border area between Ethiopia and Eritrea, injuring a man who was driving a truck. weiterlesen >>>


THE WORLD; Perils of War Remain in the Soil of Vietnam; Land mines and unexploded ordnance lurk in the ground. They have killed and maimed thousands since 1975. (Vietnam)

(25.04.2004)

Trieu Phong - Scattered through this town near the old Demilitarized Zone, 2,000 red signs with skulls and crossbones warn, "Danger!! Mines!!" For many, the alert comes too late: 29 years after the war's end, the land still yields a harvest of death.  weiterlesen >>>


Ten Russian Soldiers Killed, 20 Wounded In Chechen Attacks (Chechnya)

(25.04.2004)

Four Russian servicemen were killed and six were wounded in a clash with rebels near the Chechen capital Grozny, an official in the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration said Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Military Deaths; Army Sgt. Brian M. Wood, 21, Torrance; Vehicle Hits Land Mine (United States, Iraq)

(24.04.2004)

The family and friends of Army Sgt. Brian M. Wood knew him as a considerate young man who worried about other people more than himself.  weiterlesen >>>


Woman loses leg after stepping on landmine in southern Senegal: hospital (Ziguinchor, Senegal)

(24.04.2004)

A woman had to have her left leg amputated after she stepped on a landmine in southern Senegal's Casamance region, hospital sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines make childhood dangerous pastime in Tajikistan

(23.04.2004)

Dushanbe - Being a child shepherd can be a deadly affair in the Tajik mountains -- littered with landmines from civil wars of the past and present-day fears of drugs, immigrants and Islamic extremism.  weiterlesen >>>


Friedhofsruhe in der Shomali-Ebene - Minen behindern Rückkehr der afghanischen Flüchtlinge

(23.04.2004)

Die Taliban mögen vertrieben sein, doch Millionen von Minen zeigen, dass der Krieg noch nicht zu Ende ist. In der Shomali-Ebene nördlich von Kabul, einst der «Fruchtkorb» Afghanistans, gleicht das Schweigen der Kanonen der Friedhofsruhe. Leben regt sich nur dort, wo Minensuchtrupps Felder und Kanäle gesäubert haben.  weiterlesen >>>


Crisis in Sudan

(23.04.2004)

Rape, torture, and one million forced to flee as Sudan's crisis unfolds. weiterlesen >>>


Brazil probes diversion of military munitions to drug dealers (Brazil)

(22.04.2004)

Rio de Janeiro - The Brazilian air force is investigating whether 161 grenades found in a slum dwelling belonging to a group of drug dealers had been stolen from the force, the press said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan police and British troops find bomb in Kabul (Afghanistan)

(22.04.2004)

Kabul - Afghan police and British troops arrested two people and found a homemade bomb in the centre of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, authorities said. weiterlesen >>>


Seminar highlights need for further landmine initiative (Jordan)

(22.04.2004)

According to "Jordan Times", Arab countries must take the initiative to have an open mind for strategic changes both political and military, if their intention to join the global mission against landmines is to be effective in the region, a landmine campaigner said. weiterlesen >>>


Five Russian servicemen killed (Chechnya)

(22.04.2004)

Vladikavkaz - Five Russian servicemen were killed in rebel attacks or by land mines over the past day in Chechnya, an official in the Moscow-backed Chechen administration said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Patrolling magistrate killed in Jharkhand (India)

(21.04.2004)

A patrolling magistrate was today killed and seven persons, including four policemen, injured in separate incidents in Dhanbad and Giridih districts of Jharkhand. weiterlesen >>>


Peacekeepers In Iraq And Natives Destroy Ammunition (Ukraine, Iraq)

(21.04.2004)

Ukrainian Peacekeepers in Iraq accompanied by natives on Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and 20, destroyed a large portion of the ammunition kept at the military depots of now-defunct Saddam Hussein's Army near Al-Kut (Iraq), Ukrainian News has learned from the press release of the Defense Ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Violence during first phase of polling in Andhra Pradesh (India)

(21.04.2004)

Two attempts to ambush police foot patrol teams by blasting mines in Adilabad and Warangal districts by naxalites, over 50 incidents of violence, including clashes between political activists forcing police to open fire at a couple of places marked the first phase of polling in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


On The Ground: Mines Advisory Group (UK, Iraq)

(21.04.2004)

Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, landmine charity MAG has cleared more than 1 million mines and bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Police Find Land Mines and Grenades in Slum Area (Brazil)

(21.04.2004)

Police in Rio de Janeiro have announced that they have found a stash of ammunition, land mines, grenades and bullet-proof vests in a slum area (or favela) known as Coreia, in the west of the city. weiterlesen >>>


Reports on demining exercise in north Ethiopia

(21.04.2004)

Addis Ababa - More than 1,000 hectares of land has been totally cleared from landmines in Tigray State [northern Ethiopia] within a year-and-a-half, the Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO) said. weiterlesen >>>


Police find landmines at drug trafficker's home (Brazil)

(21.04.2004)

The Fuminense police found eight M-409 landmines in the Coréia slum in Bangu, near Rio de Janeiro yesterday (20 April).  weiterlesen >>>


Officials say no de-mining worker killed in southern province (Afghanistan)

(21.04.2004)

Peshawar (Pakistan) - At least one person working for a de-mining organisation has been killed at the Shah Joy area of Zabol province. weiterlesen >>>


Jordan expected to remove all mines in the country by 2009, official says

(21.04.2004)

Amman - Director of Jordan's Royal Corps of Engineering (JRCE) Brigadier, Falah Maaytah, said Wednesday that they are expected to remove all anti-personnel mines in the country by 2009. weiterlesen >>>


India, Pakistan ready to counter terror together, Indian PM says

(20.04.2004)

Khalilabad (India) - Expressing satisfaction over the recent thaw in Indo-Pakistan relations, Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on Tuesday [20 April] said both countries were ready to counter the menace of terrorism together. weiterlesen >>>


War correspondent launches appeal to help treat Scottish victims of shell-shock (UK)

(20.04.2004)

Kate Adie, the BBC war correspondent, has launched a campaign to help Scots veterans who have suffered psychological trauma on active service.  weiterlesen >>>


Human rights activists say Chechnya remains unsafe for civilians (Chechnya)

(20.04.2004)

Moscow - Human rights activists on Tuesday dismissed the Kremlin's claim that Chechnya is stabilizing and accused the authorities of pressuring Chechen refugees to return to the war-wrecked province despite the danger to their lives. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed at polling station, civilian blown up, wounded on low turnout election day in Indian-controlled Kashmir (India)

(20.04.2004)

Baramula (India) Suspected Islamic militants fatally shot a soldier on election duty Tuesday, and a land mine killed a driver and human rights activist while militant attacks wounded 13 people in Indian-controlled Kashmir on the first day of voting in Parliament elections, police said. weiterlesen >>>


No Journalists Killed In Kashmir Land Mine, Official says (India)

(20.04.2004)

Baramula (India) - An Indian journalist and five people traveling with him were wounded and their driver was killed Tuesday when their car triggered a land mine in Kashmir, where they were monitoring India's Parliament elections, said an Election Commission official. weiterlesen >>>


Mental illness rife in land ravaged by decades of fighting (Afghanistan)

(20.04.2004)

Laghmani (Afghanistan) - Sordar once raised grapes in the lush Shomali Valley north of Kabul. Three years ago, exhausted by war and grief, he shut his eyes and dropped his forehead into the palm of his right hand. And has stayed like that even since. weiterlesen >>>


RAF bomb count raises questions

(20.04.2004)

The total tonnage of ordnance dropped by British aircraft on Iraq far exceeded the amount dropped during the Kosovo war, in about half the time, figures released today show, raising questions about the conduct of the war.  weiterlesen >>>


Mindestens elf Tote bei Parlamentswahl in Indien

(20.04.2004)

In Chandigam (Jammu- Kaschmir) fuhr ein Fahrzeug mit Wahlbeobachtern auf eine Landmine. Der Fahrer kam ums Leben, ein Journalist und fünf weitere Insassen wurden verletzt. Ebenfalls in Jharkhand kam ein Beamter auf dem Weg zum Wahllokal ums Leben, als sein Fahrzeug auf eine Mine fuhr. Vier Polizisten, die ihn begleiteten, wurden verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


India deploys tens of thousands of poll cops as two politicians attacked (India)

(19.04.2004)

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of paramilitary troops have been deployed in some of India's deadliest troublespots on the eve of national elections amid security fears heightened by attempts on the lives of two politicians, police and officials said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine-Awareness Workshop Opens (Ethiopia)

(19.04.2004)

Addis Ababa - The United Nations has warned of the dangers of landmines in Ethiopia, ahead of a high-level workshop aiming to highlight the risks these "brutal weapons" pose. weiterlesen >>>


Thousands Displaced By Militias Into Malakal (Sudan)

(19.04.2004)

Nairobi (Kenya) - Up to 30,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced by fighting into the garrison town of Malakal in Upper Nile, Sudan, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the capital, Khartoum. weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomb Kills 6, Including 4 Police (Colombia)

(19.04.2004)

Bogota - Rebels detonated a roadside bomb in southwest Colombia as a police convoy drove past, killing four officers and two suspected drug traffickers they were transporting to jail, police said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Huge cache of arms recovered in Jammu and Kashmir (India)

(18.04.2004)

Srinagar - Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 17 anti-personnel mines in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, foiling a plot by militants to escalate violence during the forthcoming parliamentary polls in India, a spokesman of the Border Security Force said here on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Man severely injured in landmine explosion (Pakistan)

(18.04.2004)

One person, Mr Mir Jan received severe injuries with the explosion of landmine, eight kilometers away from Parachinar, in village Dandar. Kurram Agency. weiterlesen >>>


Woman killed in landmine explosion (Pakistan)

(18.04.2004)

Near Pak-Afghan border In Mohmand Agency, village Mazray Chena a woman died with the explosion of a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Springfield man reaches out to rid world of land mines (United States)

(17.04.2004)

More times than he can count, Ken Rutherford has publicly shared the gory details of the day in 1993 when both of his legs were blown apart by a land mine while he was working in Somalia. weiterlesen >>>


Several policemen injured in shootout in Russian region bordering Chechnya

(17.04.2004)

Vladikavkaz - A Russian military spokesman said four rebels had been killed, but denied reports that any hostages died in a massive shootout Saturday between police and militants who had holed up in a house in Ingushetia, a Russian region neighboring war-wracked Chechnya, news agencies reported. weiterlesen >>>


300m dollars needed for government demining (Afghanistan)

(16.04.2004)

Dushanbe - Over 24 years of continuous wars, Afghanistan became a country which poses a danger to people's life. Over this time, over 7,000 people have died due to antipersonnel mines exploding and 55,000 have been disabled.  weiterlesen >>>


Tajik landmine conference: China ready to finance eradication (Tajikistan, China)

(15.04.2004)

Dushanbe - China did not join the Ottawa Convention on prohibiting antipersonnel mines and their eradication. However, it completely shares "the aims and intentions of the countries who signed it [the convention]," the Chinese ambassador to Tajikistan, Wu Hongbin, told participants at the international conference on antipersonnel mines "Progress for purposes of the Ottawa Convention in Central Asia", and he set out his country's position. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir landmine blast kills two soldiers, wounds 5 (India)

(15.04.2004)

Srinagar - Two Indian soldiers were killed and five others wounded in Kashmir on Thursday when their vehicle ran over a landmine planted by suspected Muslim rebels, police said. weiterlesen >>>


School dropouts scavenge unexploded war bombs (Vietnam)

(15.04.2004)

Hanoi - Attracted by rising prices for scrap metal, students have been dropping out of school to scavenge unexploded ordnance near Vietnam's former demilitarized zone, an official said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Belgian Government to Help Demining Process (Belgium, Angola)

(15.04.2004)

Luanda - The Belgian Defense Minister, Andre Flahaut, on Wednesday here stated that his country will help Angola in the domain of demining, through sending teams specialised in this matters, ANGOP has learnt. weiterlesen >>>


Benguela: Welfare Minister Defends Rigour in Demining of Railway (Angola)

(15.04.2004)

Benguela - Angola's Social Welfare Minister Joao Baptista Kussumua defended on Thursday, in the southern Benguela province, the intervention of different sectors of the society in the demining process of the railways, to ensure a safer circulation of people and goods. weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan needs 13m dollars to clear mines (Tajikistan)

(15.04.2004)

Dushanbe - Tajikistan's government needs 13m dollars for clearing its territory of mines within five years, Deputy Prime Minister Saidamir Zuhurov said. weiterlesen >>>


Survey of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance Urgently Needed, Swiss Group Says (DRC)

(14.04.2004)

Nairobi - A Swiss landmine-clearance organisation, Fondation Suisse de Deminage (FSD), said on Wednesday that a survey was urgently needed of areas strewn with unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Ituri District, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). weiterlesen >>>


International conference on landmines to be held in Tajikistan on 15 April 2004

(14.04.2004)

Dushanbe - A two-day conference will be held in Dushanbe on Thursday [15 April]. It is devoted to issues of the implementation of the Ottawa Convention on antipersonnel mines in Central Asia. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill five in pre-poll landmine attacks (India)

(14.04.2004)

Patna - Maoist rebels who hope to disrupt India's upcoming elections killed five people in landmine attacks, including three returning from a wedding, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


25 hurt in Kashmir grenade attack, 6 in landmine explosion, one rebel killed (India)

(14.04.2004)

Jammu - Around 25 people were injured in a grenade attack on an election rally in Kashmir Wednesday by suspected Islamic rebels ahead of a visit to the restive region by India's prime minister, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Decades after war, landmine keep killing (Zimbabwe)

(13.04.2004)

Harare - Rumbidzai Zulu, a woman in her early twenties, stares at the freshly bandaged stump that used to be her leg. A landmine blew off the limb while she was looking for firewood in the bush - also claiming the life of her unborn child - and she is struggling to come to grips with the trauma. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels kill 10 Russian soldiers (Chechnya)

(13.04.2004)

Chechen rebels killed 10 Russian soldiers, including five whose convoy was shelled yesterday while driving through an insurgent stronghold, an official in the Kremlin-backed Chechen administration said.  weiterlesen >>>