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Logo von Handicap International

Das neue Gesicht von Handicap International

(24.01.2018)

Seit dem 24. Januar erstrahlt Handicap International in neuem Design. Nach 35 Jahren Einsatz für die Schutzbedürftigsten agieren wir nun erstmals mit einem Logo, das ein Symbol enthält: Zukünftig erheben wir die Hand zum Gruß – eine herzliche, unterstützende und menschliche Geste, die unsere grundlegenden Werte in einem Piktogramm vereint. weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Kenia: Kinder sterben durch Landminen

(21.01.2018)

In Kenia sind innerhalb kürzester Zeit neun Kinder bei zwei von einander unabhängigen Explosionen von Landminen ums Leben gekommen. Laut Medienberichten stammten diese Minen noch aus der Kolonialzeit. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mehrere Kinder sitzen vor ein paar Erwachsenen, die anhand einer Schautafel etwas erklären

Indien: Waldbrände bringen Landminen zum Explodieren

(18.01.2018)

In der indischen Region Kaschmir, an der Grenze zu Pakistan, haben Waldbrände mehrere Landminen zum Explodieren gebracht. Laut Medienberichten brach in den umliegenden Dörfern teils Panik aus. Die Brände sind wieder unter Kontrolle. (auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Mnangagwa spricht in ein Mikrofon

Simbabwe: Präsident schildert Flucht durch Minenfeld

(14.01.2018)

Der seit November 2017 amtierende Präsident Simbabwes, Emmerson Mnangagwa, schilderte gegenüber der Zeitung "Zimbabwe Herald" vor einigen Tagen, wie er aus Angst vor Verfolgung durch Minenfelder ins benachbarte Mosambik floh. Hoffentlich werden diesen Worten Taten zur intensiveren Räumung der unzähligen Landminen folgen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Philippinen: 8 Menschen sterben durch Blindgänger

(10.01.2018)

Auf der Suche nach Gold oder versteckten Wertsachen versuchte ein Mann einen metallischen Gegenstand zu öffnen. Dass es sich dabei um einen Blindgänger einer Granate handelte, wusste er nicht. Bei der folgenden Explosion starben er und weitere sieben Menschen. Solche Fälle passieren immer wieder mit Blindgängern aller Art - auch mit Streumunition. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann hält eine Mine in der Hand

Minenräumer ohne Ausbildung

(04.01.2018)

An der Grenze zwischen China und Vietnam räumt ein Autodidakt seit knapp 20 Jahren Landminen in Eigenregie. Sein Arbeitspensum ist enorm und das Risiko könnte kaum größer sein. Dieser Mann ist ein Held - trotzdem sollte sein Handeln nicht nachgeahmt werden, denn professionelle Organisationen wie Handicap International bilden ihre Mitarbeitenden nicht ohne Grund intensiv aus und achten darauf, dass sie nie zu viel und nie alleine arbeiten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann sitzt an einem Tisch und spricht in ein Mikrofon. Neben ihm und hinter ihm sitzen mehreren Menschen.

Minenverbot: Palästina tritt als 164. Staat bei

(03.01.2018)

Auch mehr als zehn Jahre nach Abschluss des Ottawa-Vertrags treten dem internationalen Minenverbot noch immer Staaten bei. Palästina, wo bisher über 3.000 Opfer gezählt wurden, ist nun 164. Mitgliedsstaat. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann steht in voller Schutzmontur in einem Wald und untersucht mit einem Suchgerät den Biden.

Kolumbien: Wie sehr kann man Minenräumung trauen?

(28.12.2017)

In einem interessanten Bericht des brasilianischen Thinktank IGARAPE Institut stellen die Forscherin und die von ihr besuchten betroffenen KolumbianerInnen die Frage, wann man einem entminten Feld vertrauen kann. Was heißt es: dieses Feld wurde entmint. Sind dort keine Minen mehr? Sind dort keine bekannten Minen mehr? (auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Pakistan: Militant injured by bomb he was planting

(20.05.2010)

Mardan, PAKISTAN, 21 May 2010 - A militant was injured when an improvised explosive device he was planting at the shop of an ANP leader went off prematurely in Par Hoti here night. weiterlesen >>>


A child's wish: 'I want no one else in Israel ever to be hurt by a landmine'

(20.05.2010)

The Knesset has been moved to begin clearing some of its 260,000 mines by a remarkable 11-year-old. Donald Macintyre meets him Friday, 21 May 2010 weiterlesen >>>


Sahwa fighter killed by IED in Kirkuk

(20.05.2010)

Kirkuk, IRAQ, 20 May 2010 - One Sahwa fighter was killed on Thursday by an improvised explosive device blast in the southwest of Kirkuk, a local police chief said. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban claim killing six Canadian soldiers in Afghan south

(19.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 20 May 2010 -Text of report "Six Canadian soldiers killed in explosion in Kandahar" by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 20 May weiterlesen >>>


SENEGAL: Tackling trauma in Casamance

(19.05.2010)

(ZIGUINCHOR) 20 May 2010 - Hundreds of children and adults in volatile Casamance are not even aware of the mental trauma they suffer, let alone how to get help to banish sleepless nights, empty days and learning disabilities. weiterlesen >>>


Tackling Trauma in Casamance

(19.05.2010)

SENEGAL, 20 May 2010 - Hundreds of children and adults in volatile Casamance are not even aware of the mental trauma they suffer, let alone how to get help to banish sleepless nights, empty days and learning disabilities. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive defused in Jammu and Kashmir

(19.05.2010)

Doda, INDIA, 20 May 2010 -A major tragedy was averted following the detection of an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Doda-Batote Highway in Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in Somali capital shelling

(19.05.2010)

(SOMALIA) 20 May 2010 -Text of report by Somali independent Radio Gaalkacyo on 20 May weiterlesen >>>


Maoists target security forces, economic development during shut down

(19.05.2010)

(India) 20th May, 2010 - At least six people died including one civilian during the 48 hour-long shutdown forced by the Maoists.  weiterlesen >>>


Several trains detained, diverted following landmine explosion

(19.05.2010)

(Kolkata,India) May 19 2010 -Train services on Kharagpur-Tata section in Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway were affected due to a landmine explosion on the down line between Gidhni and Jhargram stations during the wee hours today weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attack in Afghan south

(18.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 19 May 2010 - Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 19 May weiterlesen >>>


Naxals blast rail track in Bengal, trains diverted

(18.05.2010)

(Jhargram, West Bengal) May 19, 2010 -The engine of a goods train was damaged and the engine driver and his assistant were injured in a landmine blast set off by Maoists on rail tracks between Jhargram and Khatkura stations near the Bengal border. weiterlesen >>>


Army scouring roads in Davao's remote area following the recovery of IED

(18.05.2010)

Davao City, PHILIPPINES, 19 May 2010 - Members of the 69th Infantry Battalion are new scouring the roads of Paquibato District, this city following the recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) at Barangay Mapula 7 a.m. on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills Commander of Army Explosives Team in Colombia

(18.05.2010)

(BOGOTA) 19.05.2010 ' A landmine killed the commander of an army explosives disposal team that was clearing a mine field in an area in northwestern Colombia plagued by FARC guerrilla attacks on the power grid, 4th Brigade commander Gen. Alberto Jose Mejia said in a statement. weiterlesen >>>


Senators and Representatives Support Ban on Landmines: Letters Sent to President Obama

(17.05.2010)

The strong support these letters have received shows that Congress is firmly behind accession to the Mine Ban Treaty" - Zach Hudson, Coordinator, U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines weiterlesen >>>


Aid groups: 43bn dollars invested in cluster bomb makers - Summary

(17.05.2010)

(Geneva) - Financial institutions from 15 countries provide at least 43 billion dollars worth of investments and services to seven producers of cluster bombs, aid groups said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Maoist bus attack kills dozens

(16.05.2010)

May 17, 2010 -Thirty-five people were killed when their bus hit a landmine in Dantewada, in Central India. weiterlesen >>>


Young infantryman killed just days before end of tour

(14.05.2010)

24-year-old hit landmine during night patrol south of Kandahar City weiterlesen >>>


Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan

(12.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) may 13, 2010- The defence ministry announced on Wednesday (May 12th) that a 13th Romanian soldier has been killed in Afghanistan weiterlesen >>>


Munitions cleared soon, Nord Stream says

(10.05.2010)

(Switzerland) May 11 - Munitions left in the Baltic Sea from World War II should be cleared from the Nord Stream pipeline route by the end of May, the pipeline consortium said. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen: population still suffering effects of fighting

(10.05.2010)

Nearly three months after a ceasefire took effect, thousands of displaced people either hesitate or are unable to return to their homes. The ICRC and the Yemen Red Crescent are striving to help them and to reach other people in need in conflict-affected areas. weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan

(10.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) May 11- Following are security developments in Afghanistan reported at 1000 GMT on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: Urgent cash needed for demining

(10.05.2010)

NAIROBI, 11 May 2010 - The removal of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Sudan will grind to a halt next month unless money is found to keep operations going, especially around Malakal in Upper Nile State and Kassala in the east, says an official. weiterlesen >>>


The 8th edition of SOFEX-2010 - Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference has started in Amman, the capital of Jordan today.

(10.05.2010)

(Jordan) 11 May 2010 - APA's correspondent attending the exhibition reports that King Abdullah II also attended the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition was opened with the presentation of the counter terrorism scenarios of Jordan Special Operations Forces. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish Army says it crossed Iraq border

(10.05.2010)

ANKARA, Turkey -- The army announced late on Friday (May 7th) that its forces crossed the southern border with Iraq in an operation against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), entering its neighbour's territory with gunships and unmanned drones. weiterlesen >>>


4 French troops injured in Afghan attack: military

(10.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) May 11- Four French soldiers were wounded at the weekend when their armoured vehicle hit a landmine near their base northeast of Afghan capital Kabul, a French military spokesman told AFP. weiterlesen >>>


Making things better - finalists announced for Britain's top engineering award

(09.05.2010)

10 May 2010 - Four top engineering teams have been selected as the finalists for Britain's biggest engineering prize - the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.  weiterlesen >>>


Countdown to entry into force - Week 3: Vietnam

(09.05.2010)

(Vietnam) 10 May 2010 - Vietnamese cluster bomb survivor Phan Van Tu at work making fishhooks. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists Kill 8 Soldiers In Landmine Blast In India

(08.05.2010)

(India) May 09, 2010 - As many as eight security personnel were killed and ten injured in Indias central state of Chhattisgarh in a landmine blast planted by Maoists on Sunday morning, said TV reports reaching New Delhi. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals have mined roads, years in advance, say cops

(08.05.2010)

Tags: Central Reserve Police Force, IED, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bijapur weiterlesen >>>


US: Two-Thirds in Senate Back Landmine Ban

(07.05.2010)

(Washington, DC) May 8, 2010 ' A letter from 68 Senators to President Barack Obama expressing strong support for a ban on antipersonnel mines should spur the administration to decide to join the Mine Ban Treaty this year, Human Rights Watch said. The letter, made public today, will be formally sent next week, along with an identical letter from members of the House of Representatives. weiterlesen >>>


Senate pushes White House to sign treaty on land mines

(07.05.2010)

(UNITED STATES) 8 May 2010 - More than two-thirds of the Senate is urging the Obama administration to consider signing an international treaty that bans land mines, reviving a dormant campaign from the 1990s that left the United States divided from its closest allies.Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in an interview Friday that 68 senators had signed a letter to President Obama to support a "comprehensive review" of U.S. policy on land mines. weiterlesen >>>


White House Is Being Pressed to Reverse Course and Join Land Mine Ban

(07.05.2010)

(UNITED STATES) May 8, 2010 - The Obama administration, under intense political pressure from Capitol Hill and elsewhere, is engaged in a vigorous debate over whether to reverse course and join an international treaty banning land mines, administration officials said this week. weiterlesen >>>


Sticky bomb kills civilian in Iraqi capital

(07.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 8 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website weiterlesen >>>


Taleban say French tank destroyed in Afghan east

(06.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7 May 2010 -Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 7 May weiterlesen >>>


Improvised explosive device kills civilian, injures four in Iraqi capital

(06.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 7 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report attacks on Canadian forces in Afghan south

(06.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7 May 2010 -Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 7 May. weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills two Afghan police officers in north

(06.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 7 May 2010 -Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency weiterlesen >>>


New recruit was killed taking shelter in Afghan storage hut

(05.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 6 May 2010 - A YOUNG Scottish soldier was killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device concealed inside a storage hut for grapes, an inquest has heard. weiterlesen >>>


Improvised device blast injures three 3 civilians in Iraq's Al-Anbar

(05.05.2010)

(IRAQ) 6 May 2010 -Text of report in English by privately-owned Aswat al-Iraq news agency website weiterlesen >>>


Landmines to be removed for expansion of Arava region

(05.05.2010)

(ISRAEL) 6 May 2010 -Engineering forces will begin this week to work on removing landmines near the city of Eila as part of a mine clearance program to expand settlements in the Arava region. weiterlesen >>>


'Bah! Humbug!' - Sheppard slams ethical spending Bill

(05.05.2010)

May 6, 2010 - Grant Robertson said an example of ethical investing was to exclude cluster bomb manufacturers from Super Fund investments.  weiterlesen >>>


Threat rising from homemade Afghan bombs-US Army chief

(05.05.2010)

(AFGHANISTAN) 6 May 2010 - * IED incidents double year-on-year in April * Top killer of NATO forces, claim 99 lives so far in 2010 weiterlesen >>>