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Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Indien: 65-Jährige durch Landmine verletzt

(27.06.2018)

Die Frau wollte ihre Tiere nach Hause bringen als sie auf eine Landmine trat und diese zur Explosion brachte. Der Unfall ereignete sich an der sogenannten Line of Control (LoC) im Poonch Dirstrik von Jammu and Kaschmir.  weiterlesen >>>


Eine Frau in Hemd und Minenschutzschürze steht inmitten von Trümmern und blickt sich besorgt nach hinten um.

Irak: Angelina Jolie besucht Mossul

(22.06.2018)

Schauspielerin Angelina Jolie hat als Botschafterin für das UN Flüchtlingswerk UNHCR Mossul besucht. Die Rückeroberung Mossuls gilt als größter Städtekampf seit dem zweiten Weltkrieg. Massive Bombardierungen haben die Stadt fast komplett zerstört. (auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann kniet mit nachdenklicher Mine unter einem Haus. Er hat zwei Mörsergranaten in der Hand.

Afghanistan: Landmine explodiert vor Wahllokal

(11.06.2018)

Im September finden Wahlen in Afghanistan statt. Derzeit laufen die Registrierungen für die Wähler/-innen. Vor einem Registrierungslokal ist nun eine Landmine explodiert und hat zwei Menschen getötet. Die Attacke dürfte zum Ziel gehabt haben, die Menschen durch Einschüchterung von der Wahl abzuhalten.  weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Afghanistan: 3 Kinder sterben durch Landmine

(07.06.2018)

Im Distrikt Haska Mina im Bundesstaat Nangarhar sind drei Kinder bei der Explosion einer Landmine gestorben. Laut offiziellen Angaben seien die Minen durch den IS verlegt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Indien: 75-jähriger stirbt durch Landmine

(02.06.2018)

Ein 75 Jahre alter Mann ist in Indien bei der Explosion einer Landmine gestorben. Der Unfall ereignete sich in der Nähe der Line of Control (LoC) im Poonch Distrikt in der Bundesstaaten Kashmir und Jammu. weiterlesen >>>


Viele Menschen schauen nach oben und recken die Hände jubelnd in die Luft. Im Vordergrund sind drei Rollstuhlfahrer/-innen.

Streubombenverbot wird 10 Jahre alt

(30.05.2018)

Anlässlich des 10. Jahrestages erinnern wir an die Besiegelung des Vertrages zum Verbot von Streubomben. Am 30. Mai 2008 endete in Dublin die entscheidende Konferenz des so genannten Oslo-Prozesses für ein Streubombenverbot.  weiterlesen >>>


In einem Straßenzug mit Einschusslöchern marschieren einige Männer, teils mit Prothesen, alle mit Krücken.

Angola: Über 14.000 Landminen zerstört

(28.05.2018)

In einer konzertieren Aktion hat die angolanische Entminungsagentur 14.796 Tretminen, Anti-Fahrzeug-Minen und andere explosive Kriegsreste zerstören lassen. Die Minen sind traurige Überbleibsel des Bürgerkriegs, der bis 2002 andauerte. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Myanmar: Junge stirbt an Grenze zu Thailand

(20.05.2018)

Zwei Jungen sind an der Grenze zwischen Myanmar und Thailand durch eine Landmine schwer verletzt worden. Einer der beiden starb kurz darauf. Die Jungen waren mit einer Gruppe unterwegs, die Pilze sammelte. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


An Australian soldier has been wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan

(01.07.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 2 July 2010 - An Australian soldier has been wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan weiterlesen >>>


Troop injured in mine blast

(01.07.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 2 July 2010 - A security force member was injured in a landmine blast near in Lakro in the suburbs of Safi tehsil on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Children plant bombs in a growing threat from Taliban

(01.07.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 2 July 2010 -The marines of Taunton's 40 Commando are fighting a war against a growing army of children being recruited to do the Taliban's dirty work. weiterlesen >>>


Jawan injured in mine blast in Mendhar

(29.06.2010)

(INDIA) 30 June 2010 - An army jawan was today injured in a landmine blast near the LoC in Mendhar area of Poonch district. weiterlesen >>>


Clearing the way

(29.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 30 June 2010 - Better known for defusing bombs in Iraq in the Oscar-winning film 'The Hurt Locker', actor Jeremy Renner has braved a live minefield in Afghanistan to draw attention to the tireless work of clearing mines that kill and maim long after being buried. weiterlesen >>>


One injured in mine blast

(28.06.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 29 June 2010 - A labourer was seriously injured in landmine explosion in Danger Mela at Alizai area in Lower Kurram Agency on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills 2

(27.06.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 28 June 2010 - At least two persons were killed when they hit a landmine in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti on Sunday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Over 120 antipersonnel mines destroyed in Transbaikal

(21.06.2010)

(RUSSIA) 22 June 2010 - More than 120 antipersonnel mines were destroyed in Transbaikal. As ITAR-TASS learnt at the press service of the territorial Federal Security Service (FSB) Department, a resident of the village of Daurskoye found one of them when he was gathering scrap metal on the territory of former military depots. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan MP accuses Iran of widely supporting insurgency across Afghanistan

(20.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 21 June 2010 - Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV  weiterlesen >>>


Nine Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

(20.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 21 June 2010 - KABUL-Nine coalition soldiers died Monday in a spate of attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan and in a helicopter crash, in one of the deadliest days this month for allied forces. weiterlesen >>>


Combat engineer killed by IED in Afghanistan

(20.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 21 June 2010 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, - Sgt. James MacNeil of Glace Bay, N.S., was killed Monday morning while on a foot patrol in Nakhoney weiterlesen >>>


Havaldar killed in mine blast

(19.06.2010)

(INDIA) 20 June 2010 - An army havaldar was killed in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) at Mendhar in Poonch in the wee hours of Saturday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


6 wounded in two separate blasts in Mosul

(18.06.2010)

(IRAQ) 19 June 2010 - Six people, including two policemen, were wounded in two separate bombing attacks in central Mosul city on Saturday, according to a local security source in Ninewa weiterlesen >>>


Physicists assemble low cost, high tech landmine detector

(16.06.2010)

(UNITED STATES) 17 June 2010 - Physicists have assembled a low-cost yet high-tech mine detector. weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bombs: weapons of the weak

(16.06.2010)

(UNITED KINGDOM) 17 June 2010 - James Denselow: IEDs, which accounted for three-quarters of British deaths in Afghanistan last year, may make the war impossible to win Immortalised in popular culture by the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are the ideal metaphor for the American-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Security Forces Continue Search Operations in the North

(16.06.2010)

(SRI LANKA) 17 June 2010 - The Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence issued the following news release: weiterlesen >>>


NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

(16.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 17 June 2010 - A homemade bomb killed a NATO soldier in the south of Afghanistan, the alliance announced Thursday, the third death in one day as the toll for foreign forces in the country continues to mount. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Man dies in landmine explosion

(14.06.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 15 June 2010 -A man died in a landmine explosion in Jaffarabad district on Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier from Batesville dies in Iraq when IED explodes near patrol

(13.06.2010)

(IRAQ) 14 June 2010 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln says a 23-year-old soldier from Batesville has been killed in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Man killed in Jaffarabad landmine blast

(13.06.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 14 June 2010 - A man was killed in a landmine blast which occurred at Goth Jhani area of Jaffarabad, Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Yemeni soldiers killed in defusing landmine in south

(13.06.2010)

(YEMEN) 14 June 2010 - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others were wounded on Sunday  weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attacks on US forces in Afghan south

(13.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 14 June 2010 - Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 14 June weiterlesen >>>


Two people die in mine explosion in Somali capital

(13.06.2010)

(SOMALIA) 14 June 2010 - Text of report by privately-owned Somali Radio Simba website on 14 June weiterlesen >>>


2 Yemeni soldiers killed in defusing landmine in south

(13.06.2010)

(SANAA) June 14, 2010 - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others were wounded on Sunday when defusing a landmine near a military camp in Yemen's southern province of al-Dhalee, security officials said. weiterlesen >>>


New Zealanders destroy seized weapons caches

(13.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 14 June 2010 - Members of New Zealand's provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan have destroyed more weapons caches from their most recent seizures. weiterlesen >>>


Polish soldier, 4 Afghan cops killed

(12.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 13 June 2010 KANDAHAR: weiterlesen >>>


Turkish soldiers injured by another landmine

(11.06.2010)

(ANKARA) June 12, 2010 - Three soldiers were injured on Saturday when a mine believed to have been planted by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) blew up in southeast Turkey. It happened near the town of Baskale, in Hakkari province, the Anadolu news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine injures 3 policemen in al-Qaem

(09.06.2010)

(IRAQ) 10 June 2010 - Three policemen were wounded on Thursday in a landmine explosion in al-Qaem in western Anbar, a police source said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explodes while being defused, 1 injured

(09.06.2010)

(INDIA) 10 June 2010 - A bomb squad constable was tonight injured when a landmine exploded while being defused at Nagayalanka police station of Krishna district. weiterlesen >>>


Laser sniffs out bombs

(09.06.2010)

(UNITED KINGDOM) 10 June 2010 - A LOW-COST laser that can detect hidden explosives and could lead to improved airport security has been developed, researchers said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen: Missile, cluster munitions & US role

(08.06.2010)

Amnesty International has today released images of a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa'ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan

(08.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 9 June 2010 - A Canadian soldier has been killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated while he was on a foot patrol in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. weiterlesen >>>


10 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

(08.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 9 June 2010 - Ten servicemen with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for Afghanistan were killed in separate incidents on Monday, the alliance said. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil party seeks int'l help for displaced returnees

(08.06.2010)

(SRI LANKA) 9 June 2010 - Sri Lanka's main Tamil minority party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Wednesday called for sustained international attention on the plight of war displaced civilians who have just returned to their homes used to be battle zones. weiterlesen >>>


Italy moves towards disarmament

(08.06.2010)

The 'Italian Campaign Against Landmines' has presented a bill that stops banks from financing landmines and cluster bomb industries. This is being seen as a significant step to ensure that industries operating in the national territory of Italy would not produce explosive devices, munitions and cluster submunitions. weiterlesen >>>


International plea to join cluster bomb ban

(08.06.2010)

(Chile) June 9, 2010 - A global effort to ban cluster bombs has gained the signatures of 106 countries, but 70 more have yet to sign on with only weeks to go before the ban goes into effect on Aug. 1. weiterlesen >>>


CHAD: What's happening in the north?

(07.06.2010)

(N'DJAMENA) 8 June 2010 ' BET, the acronym for the three northern regions of Chad ' Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti ' comes up regularly in meetings of international aid agencies frustrated by the lack of information and difficulty of access to the remote territory.  weiterlesen >>>


Rep. Turner bolsters humanitarian demining efforts in defense authorization bill

(07.06.2010)

(UNITED STATES) 8 June 2010 - Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio (3rd CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Mike Turner has successfully included language in the FY2011 National Defense Authorization Act which seeks improvements for international humanitarian demining initiatives. weiterlesen >>>


Two Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

(07.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 8 June 2010 - LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The Defence Force has named the two soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


New demining group to journey to Sudan

(07.06.2010)

(SUDAN) 8 June 2010 - CAMBODIA is set to send a new contingent of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldiers to Sudan later this month, the fifth group to assist in de-mining operations in the conflict-ridden country, officials said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Politics: AO/dioxin, War Landmine Clearance Caught 3rd Vietnam-U.S. Political Dialogue

(07.06.2010)

(VIETNAM) 8 June 2010 - Washington and Hanoi will discuss details of the issues relating to AO/dioxin and war landmine clearance at a political meeting in Hanoi June 8, the Lao Dong newspaper reported Tuesday, citing Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro. weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung

(07.06.2010)

Leistung die Leiden schafft ' Die Deutsche Bank und ihr Investment in kontroverse Waffen ' NROen fordern Einhaltung des Investitionsverbotes in Produzenten von Streumunition weiterlesen >>>


British Group To Widen Nagorno-Karabakh Demining

(06.06.2010)

A British humanitarian organization said on Monday that it has cleared the bulk of Nagorno-Karabakh's war-affected territory of landmines and unexploded ordnance and will soon start demining Armenian-controlled areas outside the disputed region.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian Army destroy 775 antipersonnel mines

(06.06.2010)

(COLOMBIA )7 June 2010 - The Colombian Army found and destroyed 775 antipersonnel mines, which allegedly were placed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Meta department, the Army said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Solution to cluster bomb problem is possible with ambitious plan

(06.06.2010)

States meet in Chile to develop concrete actions to implement new global treaty  weiterlesen >>>


Amnesty wirft USA Beteiligung an Luftangriffen im Jemen vor

(06.06.2010)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International hat den USA vorgeworfen, an Luftangriffen auf mutmaßliche Verstecke des Terrornetzwerks Al-Kaida im Dezember beteiligt gewesen zu sein.  weiterlesen >>>


CMAC, JICA begin demining program for Colombian deminers

(06.06.2010)

(CAMBODIA) 7 June 2010 - The Cambodian Mine Action Centre, supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, began a two-week training course in Phnom Penh on Monday for 16 delegates from Colombia's leading demining organization. weiterlesen >>>


1000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan was born on the 4th of July

(06.06.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7th June 2010 - The 1000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan was born on the 4th of July, it has emerged. Marine Coroporal Jacob C. Leicht was killed when he stepped on a landmine in Helmand Province. weiterlesen >>>


Two Spanish Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan

(05.06.2010)

(MADRID) ' Two Spanish soldiers were slightly wounded on Sunday when their reconnaissance patrol was attacked by insurgents in Ja-Fari, south of Sang Atesh, a town in western Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said. weiterlesen >>>


El Alamein clears mines for tourist season

(04.06.2010)

(EGYPT) 5 July 2010 - Along Egypt's white-sand Mediterranean coastline, an enormous metal advertising hoarding is being hauled into place by the roadside. "Blissful indulgence, natural splendour," it declares in huge letters above a picture of a child snorkelling in azure blue waters. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Blast injures man

(03.06.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 4 June 2010 - GHALANAI: A volunteer of Baizai peace committee suffered wounds in a landmine blast while seven locals were kidnapped and three houses torched in various areas of Mohmand tribal region on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Officer killed by unexploded Israeli bomblet: Lebanon police

(03.06.2010)

(LEBANON) 4 June 2010 - A Lebanese policeman died on Friday after he was critically wounded by a bomblet from a cluster bomb, one of millions dropped by Israel during a devastating 2006 war with Hezbollah, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 2,633 mines detonated in Azerbaijan in May

(03.06.2010)

(AZERBAIJAN) 4 June 2010 - Some 2,358,191 sq. m. of area was cleared from mines and unexploded ordinances in April, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said. weiterlesen >>>


Mae Tao health clinic offers help, hope

(02.06.2010)

(THAILAND) 3 June 2010 - While health and education services are provided inside the camps, some 300-500 Karen per day visit the Mae Tao health clinic near the Friendship Bridge. weiterlesen >>>


Indian troops reportedly recover arms in Kashmir

(02.06.2010)

(INDIA) 3 June 2010 - Text of unattributed report headlined "Solar missiles, nine APMs recovered" by Indian newspaper Daily Excelsior website on 3 June.  weiterlesen >>>


International Conference on Cluster Treaty to Open in Santiago, Chile

(02.06.2010)

(Washington, DC) June 3, 2010 - Governments that join the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions should adopt strong national legislation to implement the ban agreement, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops recover explosives

(02.06.2010)

(SRI LANKA) - 3 June 2010 - The Media Centre for National Security issued the following situation report: weiterlesen >>>


Army's de-mining experts in Maoist jungles soon

(01.06.2010)

(INDIA) 2 June 2010 - The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is likely to discuss the option of drafting dedicated de-mining experts from the Army - popularly knows as Sappers - to clear Maoist-infested jungles of IEDs and landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Al-Alimi calls on Houthis to carry out rest of six ceasefire points

(31.05.2010)

(YEMEN) 1 June 2010 - Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs and Minister of Local Administration Rashad al-Alimi called on al-Houthi leadership to implement rest of six points to settle peace and stability in the province. weiterlesen >>>


Engineering regiment of Sri Lanka army completes 80 percent of work related to removing landmines

(31.05.2010)

(SRI LANKA) 1 June 2010 - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp. issued the following news: weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian troops clear land mines as UN peacekeepers

(31.05.2010)

Cambodia's troubled history is not a new theme for us. We covered it extensively after our visits there last year, particularly in relation to the still horrendous landmine legacy. Two reports out of Phnom Penh this week indicate the true bookends of this nation as it deals with its history and tries to turn it into a brighter future. Recently, the "Day of Anger" commemoration took place where thousands of Cambodians descend on the infamous Choeung Ek killing fields to reenact and grieve over the Khmer Rouge atrocities that took place there. weiterlesen >>>


Japan to offer 16.4m US dollars to non-governmental groups in Afghanistan

(31.05.2010)

(JAPAN) 1 June 2010 - The government will offer Japanese nongovernmental organizations up to 1.5 billion yen to support their operations to rebuild conflict-ravaged Afghanistan in the first major joint initiative between the public and civic sectors, Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Militant killed, aide held in Mardan

(31.05.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 1 June 2010 - (…) GHALANAI: Two persons, including a child, were injured in two landmine blasts in the Mohmand Agency . weiterlesen >>>


Demining Groups Find One Hundred, Three Anti Personnel Mines, Ltte Mines Found

(30.05.2010)

(SRI LANKA) 31 May 2010 - The Media Centre for National Security issued the following situation report: weiterlesen >>>


Banding Together to Get Better

(30.05.2010)

Amputees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Rely on Each Other For Inspiration to Push Themselves to Walk Again weiterlesen >>>


Army to clear mines in Chhattisgarh

(30.05.2010)

(INDIA) 31 May 2010 - Army may soon be pressed into service for clearing forests in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region of mines, which have proved to be a major bottleneck in effectively countering the Maoists in the state, a senior police officer said here on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan Resettlement Minister Fernando Gives Instructions To Expedite Resettlement Activities Including Removal Of Landmines In North

(30.05.2010)

(SRI LANKA) 31 May 2010 - Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka issued the following news release: weiterlesen >>>


Landmines take toll on Yemeni children

(30.05.2010)

Athba Qasim al Sumaki, left, and Hana Qasim al Sumaki were injured in a landmine explosion that killed a third girl.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban indiscriminate killers

(29.05.2010)

Mao Sopheap was orphaned by a landmine. Then, when she was 16, she stepped on one herself - her left leg was blown apart and had to be amputated. During an interview she cried: "That mine has given me a future of tears until the end of my life." weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed, 7 others wounded in leftist rebels' bomb attack in S. Philippines

(29.05.2010)

(PHILIPPINES) 30 May 2010 - A soldier was killed and seven others were wounded following a series of clashes between government troops and leftist rebels in this southern Philippine city on Saturday, the military said on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report fighting in Afghan south

(28.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 29 May 2010 - Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 29 May: weiterlesen >>>


IED blast leaves 2 soldiers killed, 4 wounded in Baghdad

(28.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 29 May 2010 - Two soldiers were killed and four others, including two policemen, wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near a joint army-police patrol in northern Baghdad on Saturday, a security source said. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, International Troops Find, Destroy Improvised Explosive Device Factories

(28.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 29 May 2010 - The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following news release: weiterlesen >>>


Coroner Calls For Better Bomb Disposal Robots - Officer's Tribute To 'Incredibly Courageous' Soldier

(27.05.2010)

(UNITED KINGDOM) 28 May 2010 - The Ministry of Defence should develop better remote-controlled robots to reduce the "unacceptable level of fatalities" among bomb disposal experts in Afghanistan, a coroner said today. weiterlesen >>>


Over 60 Anti-Personnel Landmines Deactivated in Bengo

(27.05.2010)

(ANGOLA) 28 May 2010 - At least sixty-six anti-personnel landmines, an anti-tank and 294 unexploded device were removed and destroyed in 2009 in northern Bengo province, Angop has learnt. weiterlesen >>>


PNP uses bottled water to dispose of explosive devices

(27.05.2010)

(PHILIPPINES) 28 May 2010 - For lack of funds to buy high-tech, expensive bomb disposal gadgets, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has discovered the cheaper, equally effective use of bottled water by its bomb experts to dispose improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by local terrorist groups. weiterlesen >>>


Int'l non-governmental coalition launches campaign to divest ST Engineering of $1 billion

(26.05.2010)

A global coalition of civil society groups intends to strip Singapore Technologies Engineering (STE) of over US$1 billion because of its manufacture of cluster weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistani soldier dies in landmine blast

(25.05.2010)

(PAKISTAN) 26 May 2010 - A landmine blast killed a Pakistani soldier and injured four others in South Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, official sources in the region said.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistani soldier dies in landmine blast

(25.05.2010)

(ISLAMABAD) May 26, 2010 - A landmine blast killed a Pakistani soldier and injured four others in South Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday, official sources in the region said. weiterlesen >>>


NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

(25.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 26 May 2010 - A bomb favoured by the Taliban has killed a foreign soldier in southern Afghanistan, NATO said Thursday, bringing the number of international troops killed in the country this year to 219. weiterlesen >>>


Latest Canadian casualty mourned; Trooper killed in Afghanistan well-known for being reliable, talented comrade-at-arms

(25.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 26 May 2010 - Trooper Larry Rudd "would have been a very senior soldier in the Queen's army," if his life had not been ended suddenly by a homemade landmine on Monday, was the soaring assessment of his commanding officer after a private memorial Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian trooper dies in Afghanistan; Soldier is Canada's 146th casualty

(25.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 25 May 2010 -Trooper Larry Rudd of the Royal Canadian Dragoons -- described as "a gentle giant" -- on Monday became the 146th Canadian to die in Afghanistan and the fourth from Ontario to be killed here this month. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb defusers have the most dangerous job

(24.05.2010)

UNITED KINGDOM, 25 May 2010 - Roadside bombs planted by the Taliban have been the lethal equaliser of the war in Afghanistan, claiming 92 per cent of the British and allied lives. weiterlesen >>>


Lewis-McChord soldier dies after his vehicle strikes IED

(24.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 25 May 2010 - A soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died Saturday of wounds suffered when his military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Durai, Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Army decides to detonate rather than dismantle Taliban bombs

(24.05.2010)

UNITED KINGDOM, 25 May 2010 - Dramatic increase in IEDs and shortage of specialists leads to change in tactics weiterlesen >>>


Army bomb chief quits amid fears for his men

(24.05.2010)

UNITED KINGDOM, 25 May 2010 -The Army's top bomb disposal officer has resigned amid fears that his men would be sent to Afghanistan with insufficient training. weiterlesen >>>


Police seize over 1,000 rebel landmines in Colombia

(24.05.2010)

(COLOMBIA) 25 May 2010 - Police seized 1,053 landmines in Antioquia, a province in northwestern Colombia, that FARC guerrillas apparently planned to use in attacks in the run-up to next Sunday's presidential election, the National Police said. weiterlesen >>>


Thai soldier shot dead by Burmese border troops 21 May

(23.05.2010)

(BURMA) 24 May 2010 -Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 21 May weiterlesen >>>


IED injures civilian in Falluja

(23.05.2010)

Anbar, IRAQ, 24 May 2010 - One civilian was wounded by an improvised explosive device in eastern Falluja, a police source said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan

(22.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) May 23 - Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported by 0800 GMT on Sunday:  weiterlesen >>>


Police Seize Over 1,000 Rebel Landmines in Colombia

(22.05.2010)

BOGOTA - Police seized 1,053 landmines in Antioquia, a province in northwestern Colombia, that FARC guerrillas apparently planned to use in attacks in the run-up to next Sunday's presidential election, the National Police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Two soldiers killed in Mohmand landmine blast

(22.05.2010)

Ghalanai, PAKISTAN, 23 May 2010 -Two soldiers were killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion in the Safi tehsil of the Mohmand Agency, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Canine commandos

(21.05.2010)

AUSTRALIA, 22 May 2010 - THE PENTAGON HAS SPENT nearly $US17 billion trying to combat roadside bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq. But for all the exotic hardware thrown at the problem - robots, electronic signal-jammers, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy systems - one of the best defences is rather more low-tech and familiar: a wet nose. weiterlesen >>>


Support the ban on landmines

(21.05.2010)

22 May 2010 Submitted by 8ak reader: As a child growing up in Cambodia, Mao Sopheap lost her parents to a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. on verge of signing anti-landmine treaty

(21.05.2010)

CANADA, 22 May 2010 -The Obama administration is on the verge of joining the Ottawa Treaty, a significant development for the decade-old initiative that aspires to rid the world of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Italians defuse two bombs on death route

(21.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 21 May 2010 -Italian soldiers on Friday defused two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) of the kind that claimed the lives of two of their comrades earlier this week. weiterlesen >>>


Washingtoner Signale

(20.05.2010)

Zuletzt gab es widersprüchliche Signale aus Washington in Sachen Landminen. Um so bemerkenswerter der Brief, den jetzt 68 US-amerikanische Senatoren an Präsident Barack Obama geschrieben haben, zumal er auch die Unterschriften von zehn oppositionellen Republikanern trägt. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. may finally sign treaty to ban landmines

(20.05.2010)

(OTTAWA) May 21, 2010 -The Obama administration is on the verge of joining the Ottawa Treaty, a significant development for the decade-old initiative that aspires to rid the world of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


British soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion

(20.05.2010)

AFGHANISTAN, 21 May 2010 - A British soldier was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan on Friday, the Ministry of Defence said. weiterlesen >>>


Fighting Maoists in forests, CRPF has "mines to go"

(20.05.2010)

With landmines reportedly planted under almost every culvert in the dense forests of Goaltore and Belpahari, and state agencies having zilch intelligence inputs on the same, CRPF jawans in Bengal have been left as sitting ducks.  weiterlesen >>>