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Mehrere Männer, die alle ein Bein verloren haben, marschieren auf Krücken durch eine Straße, in deren Häuser lauter Einschusslöcher sind.

Angola: Es fehlen 90 Prozent der Mittel zur Minenräumung

(07.08.2017)

Einst war Angola das "Aushängeschild" der Landminenkampagne. Prinzessin Diana sorgte hier für Bilder, die um die Welt gingen. Heute fehlen rund 90 % der benötigten Mittel, um das Land bis 2025 von Minen zu befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Roboter mit intensiven Augen und vollständig aus Metall - aber der Brust nach oben

Killer Robots: Jody Williams aktuelle Kampagne

(04.08.2017)

Diese Waffen gibt es noch gar nicht - und trotzdem versucht eine Kampagne, im Vorfeld ihr Verbot zu erreichen. Die Kampagne wird angeführt von Jody Williams, die stellvertretend für die Internationale Landminenkampagne gemeinsam mit Mitstreitenden 1997 den Friedensnobelpreis erhielt. weiterlesen >>>


Blick von oben auf Dutzende Menschen, die ihre Arme nach oben recken und sich freuen

Streubombenverbot wird 7 Jahre alt

(31.07.2017)

Am 1. August vor 7 Jahren trat der Oslo-Vertrag über ein Verbot von Streubomben in Kraft – ein bahnbrechendes Abrüstungsabkommen, das bereits vieles bewirkt hat. Dennoch wurden in den Konflikten der letzten Jahre weiterhin Streubomben eingesetzt. weiterlesen >>>


Sicht vom Meer auf die alte Hafenstadt Dubrovnik

Kroatien: Waldbrand bringt Minen zur Explosion in eigentlich minenfreier Zone

(31.07.2017)

Ein von Mazedonien auf Kroatien übergreifender Waldbrand hat einige Landminen zum explodieren gebracht. Das ist umso erschreckender, als dieses Gebiet eigentlich als minenfrei galt. Dieser Vorfall zeigt erneut, wie perfide die Gefahr durch Landminen ist - und wie nahe sie auch an Deutschland ist. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen

Pakistan: Mehrere Menschen sterben bei Landminen-Explosionen

(30.07.2017)

Bei zwei Unfällen mit Landminen in Pakistan sind mehrere Menschen getötet worden. Vier Insassen eines Fahrzeuges starben, als ihr Fahrzeug über eine Mine fuhr. Fünf Frauen und ein Kind starben, als die Mütter auf der Suche nach ihren vermissten Männern auf eine Landmine traten.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann watet durch das Wasser. Er hält einen Korb mit Blumen in der Hand. Sein linkes Bein endet in einer Prothese.

Kambodscha: Erster Monat ohne Minenunfälle seit 1979

(28.07.2017)

Im März diesen Jahres verzeichnete die kambodschanische Entminungsbehörde CMAC keinen einzigen Unfall mit einer Landmine oder mit einem explosiven Kriegsrest. Und auch die Opferzahlen für das gesamte erste Halbjahr sind im Vergleich zum Vorjahr erneut gesunken. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Es trifft fast nur die Kinder

(27.07.2017)

Im Jahr 2016 waren 90 Prozent aller Opfer von explosiven Kriegsresten Kinder. Weltweit machten Kinder 2015 rund ein Drittel aller Betroffenen aus. Beide Zahlen sind viel zu hoch und zeigen, wie wichtig die weltweite Räumung dieser Kriegsreste ist.  weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Schild

Libyen: Allein im Juli 26 Tote durch Landminen in Benghazi

(24.07.2017)

Laut Medienangaben sind in der umkämpften Stadt Benghazi, die erst vor Kurzem von radikalislamischen Rebellen zurückerobert wurde, eine Unmenge an Anti-Personen-Minen versteckt. Allein im Juli forderten diese die Leben von 26 ZivilistInnen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumgerät hilft beim Bau der neuen Piste (Deutschland)

(16.07.2009)

Sauldorf-Boll (bs) Auf dem Fluggelände des deutschen Ultraleicht-Fliegerclubs in Sauldorf-Boll wird zur Zeit mit einem Minenräumgerät der Pistenverlauf geändert. Dies war vor einigen Jahren der Wunsch der Gemeinde im Zuge des bald abgeschlossenen Flurbereinigungsverfahrens. weiterlesen >>>


Spiel- statt Minenfelder (Kambodscha)

(16.07.2009)

Endlich werden die Führer des Terrorregimes der Roten Khmer zur Rechenschaft gezogen. Für Kambodscha, das noch immer an den Folgen der vierjährigen Schreckensherrschaft von Pol Pot leidet, ist dies ein wichtiger Schritt in eine versöhnliche Zukunft. Noch ist es ein weiter Weg, denn noch immer reißen Landminen und Blindgänger, die der jahrzehntelange Bürgerkrieg dem Land vermacht hat, Hunderte in den Tod.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish military launches operation after landmine kills 5 in Southeast (Turkey)

(16.07.2009)

ISTANBUL - The military launched a wide ground operation in search of terrorist PKK organization members after a roadside bomb killed five, including two village guards, in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province on Saturday. (UPDATED)  weiterlesen >>>


PKK-Mine tötet 5 Menschen (Türkei)

(16.07.2009)

Durch die Explosion einer mutmasslichen Landmine sind im Südosten der Türkei fünf Menschen getötet worden. Nach Angaben aus Sicherheitskreisen ereignete sich die Explosion auf einer Landstrasse in der Provinz Sirnak.  weiterlesen >>>


FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "My vehicle hit an anti-tank mine, which detonated under the right front wheel. It pretty much blew off the whole right half of the vehicle," Fort Drum soldier Roy Mitchell said of his experience in Afghanistan. (USA)

(16.07.2009)

Mitchell was less than 24 hours into his third tour of duty overseas. And in minutes it was all over. Mitchell lost his leg that day and he's been on the long road of rehab ever since. weiterlesen >>>


Two injured in landmine detonation in Yemen /Yemen

(16.07.2009)

HADRAMOUT, May 16 (Saba) ' Two people, the driver and a mine worker, were injured when a landmine detonated at a car which belonged to the National Mine Action Program.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed, nine injured in Somalia/Somalia

(16.07.2009)

Civilians suffer from Somalia's ongoing violence. weiterlesen >>>


ASIEN/MYANMAR - Bericht zur Situation der birmanischen Kinder: sie sind die Hauptopfer des langen internen Konflikts/Myanmar

(16.07.2009)

(Yangon/Fidesdienst) ' Kinder sind die Hauptopfer des Konflikts, bei denen sich in Myanmar die Soldaten der Armee und die Rebellen der ethnischen Minderheiten gegenüber stehen, die unter der Unterdrückung des Regimes leiden. Dies geht aus einem detaillierten Bericht mit dem Titel "No more denial" hervor, den die Nichtregierungsorganisation "Watchlist on Children and armed conflict" veröffentlichte.  weiterlesen >>>


Noch immer Minenopfer in Bosnien-Herzegowina/ Bosnien-Herzegowina

(16.07.2009)

Seit 1996 starben 486 Menschen durch Sprengsätze aus dem Krieg - Entminung wird noch zehn Jahre dauern weiterlesen >>>


Bundesrat akzeptiert über 30 Gesetze/Deutschland

(16.07.2009)

In seiner heutigen Sitzung hat der Bundesrat den Weg für 31 Gesetze frei gemacht. Sie können nun dem Bundespräsidenten zur Verkündung vorgelegt werden. weiterlesen >>>


Israel übergibt Kartenmaterial zu Streubombeneinsatz/ Nahost

(16.07.2009)

Beirut (dpa) - Fast drei Jahre nach Ende des jüngsten Libanon- Krieges hat Israel der UN-Schutztruppe eine Landkarten mit Orten übergeben, an denen die israelische Luftwaffe die völkerrechtlich umstrittenen Streubomben eingesetzt hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Politik: Israel übergibt Streubomben-Karte/ Nahost

(16.07.2009)

Schon 300 Blindgänger-Opfer seit 2006 weiterlesen >>>


Netanyahu reiste nach Jordanien/ Nahost

(16.07.2009)

Israel übergab UNO Karten über Streubombeneinsatz weiterlesen >>>


Kriegsverbrechen in Sri Lanka: Zivilisten von Armee niedergemetzelt (Sri Lanka)

(16.07.2009)

Mit einer schonungslosen Bombardierung der so genannten kampffreien Zone durch die Armee in einem kleinen Streifen Land an der nordöstlichen Küste, hat die Regierung Sri Lankas ein offensichtliches Kriegsverbrechen begangen. Am Wochenende wurden Tausende von tamilischen Zivilisten getötet und verwundet. weiterlesen >>>


Children Affected by War: An Introduction to the Issues by the United Nations

(16.07.2009)

An extraordinary impetus now exists for the application of international standards and norms that demonstrates the remarkable commitment of the international community to child protection in armed conflict. It is imperative to maintain that momentum in order to further advance the agenda and to better protect our children from war. weiterlesen >>>


MYANMAR: Lack of care for landmine victims (Myanmar)

(16.07.2009)

YANGON, 15 July 2009 (IRIN) - Hundreds of landmine victims every year never receive adequate rehabilitation assistance, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).  weiterlesen >>>


Japan ratifies cluster bomb ban as momentum continues to grow

(16.07.2009)

(London, 15 July 2009) - On 14 July, Japan became the 14th country to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions at the United Nations headquarters in New York, following final approval of both houses of its parliament, the Diet, earlier this month. weiterlesen >>>


San Marino and Luxembourg ratify Convention on Cluster Munitions

(16.07.2009)

On 10 July San Marino and Luxembourg became the 12th and 13th countries respectively to ratify the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Luxembourg ratifies CCM

(16.07.2009)

Luxembourg has become the 13th country to ratify the Convention on cluster munitions (CCM). weiterlesen >>>


Breaking silence on Gaza abuses

(16.07.2009)

A human rights group founded by Israeli veterans has collected what it says are damning testimonies from soldiers who took part in the offensive in January against Hamas fighters in Gaza. BBC correspondent Paul Wood looks at the anonymous claims presented by Breaking the Silence. weiterlesen >>>


Israelische Soldaten brechen Schweigen "Zögert nicht, alles zu zerstören"

(16.07.2009)

Sie wollen das Schweigen brechen: Israelische Soldaten beginnen, anonym über ihren Einsatz im Gazakrieg zu sprechen. Ihre Schilderungen lassen darauf schließen, dass die israelische Armee die Strategie einer wahllosen und größtmöglichen Zerstörung verfolgte. weiterlesen >>>


Local women celebrate international disarmament successes (Colombia)

(14.07.2009)

The Peace Studies Group and the Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence (OGVA) are joining with others around the world to celebrate International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, which took place on Sunday 24 May, 2009, and acknowledge some of our achievements and activism from the past 12 months.  weiterlesen >>>


Board Passes Level-Funded Budget (US)

(14.07.2009)

The UVM Board of Trustees passed a level-funded budget for 2010 at its May 14-16 meeting that included a four percent increase for academic units, increased financial aid and one of the lowest tuition increases in the nation among public institutions. weiterlesen >>>


PRESS DIGEST - Vietnam newspapers - May 26 (Vietnam)

(14.07.2009)

HANOI, May 26 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories.  weiterlesen >>>


Campaign mobilises UXO cleanup (Vietnam)

(14.07.2009)

Two-month motorcycle journey on Ho Chi Minh trail with a pineapple in hand raises awareness weiterlesen >>>


PAKISTAN: Fear amid reports of landmine-laying in Mingora (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

PESHAWAR, 26 May 2009 (IRIN) - People in Mingora, the principal city of Swat in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), are living in a heightened state of fear after reports of Taliban militants laying landmines in a busy square in the city centre, and in Sharifabad, a village 3km from Mingora. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine victims' plight highlighted (Thailand)

(14.07.2009)

BANGKOK : The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) recently commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty and its own more than decade-long campaign to warn Thais of the dangers of mines. weiterlesen >>>


Muslim cleric, 4 police killed in southern Russia (Russia)

(14.07.2009)

A top Muslim cleric was shot dead by militants Monday in a volatile region in southern Russia, and four police officers were killed by a land mine planted by the rebels in another province, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO demining more economical (Turkey)

(14.07.2009)

ANKARA - Turkish authorities estimate the clearance of mines on the border with Syria to cost between $400 million and $1.6 billion if carried out by private foreign contractors, while NATO is likely to assume the task of demining at a cost that would be closer to the sum of $252,000 weiterlesen >>>


Deminer killed in blast (Bosnia)

(14.07.2009)

Sarajevo - One deminer was killed and another was seriously injured in Bosnia on Sunday in the explosion of a landmine left over from the country's 1992-1995 war, national radio reported. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills soldier (Cambodia)

(14.07.2009)

PHNOM PENH - A CAMBODIAN soldier was killed and two civilians were injured in a landmine blast near a disputed part of the border with Thailand, the military said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Jordanian businessman's huge cash injection for landmine clearance (UK)

(14.07.2009)

A UK-based anti-landmine foundation has announced the appointment of a new patron, whose financial support will bring about a renewed effort in both deployment of landmine detection technology and victim support.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Remnants in Colombia

(14.07.2009)

Last month, my friend Amelia and I spent a week on a farm in the southern Colombian department of Putumayo, where our primary objective was to locate a cocaine processing laboratory in the jungle.  weiterlesen >>>


North Caucasus Weekly, The Jamestown Foundation - May 22, 2009 - Volume X, Issue 20 (Caucasus)

(14.07.2009)

Fighting Continues in Ingushetia and Chechnya after Authorities Launch Joint Operation weiterlesen >>>


Teenagers from Trafford Council's Youth Offending Service on charity bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool for the Mines Advisory Group (UK)

(14.07.2009)

TRAFFORD teenagers from the council's Youth Offending Service are to take part in a charity bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool.  weiterlesen >>>


16 policemen killed in Naxal attack in Maharashtra (India)

(14.07.2009)

New Delhi: Sixteen policemen were killed on Thursday in a Naxal attack in Tawitolal in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district. weiterlesen >>>


10 killed in Philippines clashes

(14.07.2009)

At least 10 people have been killed in clashes between the Philippine police and Communist rebels. Police officers raided a camp of the New People's Army near the town of Rosario. Ten insurgents were killed in the ensuing gun battle. The police found landmines and assault rifles at the camp. weiterlesen >>>


"Incoherent" policy (US/Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

SECRETARY of State Clinton was less than candid when she said that the US policy towards Pakistan over the last 30 years has been "incoherent."  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan National Police, Paratroopers Find Weapon Cache (Afghanistan)

(14.07.2009)

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan ' The Afghanistan national police and 2nd Platoon, 2nd Battery, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division uncovered a cache of various materials commonly used in the construction of improvised explosive devices, May 12, during a cordon and search of a target location in the Sabari District of the Khost province in eastern Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Mine Movement (Turkey)

(14.07.2009)

"Clearing Mines Does Not Cost More than a Human Life" weiterlesen >>>


Massive hunt for hidden Tiger arms (Sri Lanka)

(14.07.2009)

With major combat operations coming to an end in the northern theatre, the armed forces spearheaded by the army and police would now go all out to recover arms and ammunition hidden by the LTTE, security officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


More Weapons & Ammo Found (Sri Lanka)

(14.07.2009)

MULLAITTIVU : ARMY troops recovered six LTTE dead bodies, one 122mm artillery gun, three micro pistols, twenty seven pistols, ninety four T-56 weapons, three T 81 weapons, four Multi Purpose Machine Guns, four FNC weapons, twenty-four pistol ammunition, two thousand and twenty four rupees in cash, nine I-Com sets, twenty six claymore mines, one 40mm mortar barrel, one 81mm mortar barrel, fourteen Rocket Propelled Guns, six Light Machine Guns, two sniper weapons, eight 12.7mm weapons with barrels, six 37mm barrels, one satellite phone, two 81mm magazines, two 81mm Light Machine Gun drums, seven Multi Purpose Machine Gun links, and one unidentified weapon during search and clear operations in VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL area on Thursday (21).  weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen Island Benefits from Warming Ties With China (Taiwan)

(14.07.2009)

A Taiwanese island that saw ferocious fighting after the Chinese civil war is now looking toward a new era of peaceful tourism. As part of that change, a massive demining effort is under way to make the island safer. weiterlesen >>>


Kingdom demining team set for Sudan deployment (Cambodia)

(14.07.2009)

Soldiers train earlier this month at the Cambodian Mine Action Centre in Kampong Speu prior to deployment next month to Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Controversy Erupts over Proposed De-Mining of the Turkish-Syrian Border (Turkey/Syria)

(14.07.2009)

The Turkish parliament began debating a controversial bill last week to clear and destroy mines along the border with Syria. A private contractor plans to carry out the de-mining and secure the allocation of the cleared area for its agricultural use. The bill once again exposed divisions between the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition parties, as well as within the ruling party.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban's use of landmines in Swat condemned (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

PESHAWAR: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) denounced on Wednesday the recent use of anti-personnel landmines by the Taliban in Swat. "According to reports from the area, residents in Mingora, the epicentre of the fighting, have seen Taliban laying anti-personnel mines in the town," the organisation said in a press statement issued in Geneva. weiterlesen >>>


PM to lobby for mine clearance (Turkey)

(14.07.2009)

ANKARA-The fact that an Israeli company will clear the landmines on the Syrian border has nothing to do with the current political situation with Tel Aviv, the Turkish prime minister said at a closed meeting yesterday, the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review has learned. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil skirmishes continue despite 'end of war' declaration (Sri Lanka)

(14.07.2009)

Eight suspected Tamil Tiger gunmen have been killed in the last 24 hours, despite Sri Lanka's government declaring an end to a 26-year civil war on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Polish soldier wounded in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(14.07.2009)

A Polish soldier has been wounded in Afghanistan after a military vehicle ran over a land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Authorities Find Remains of a Syrian Truck Loaded with Torpedoes (Syria)

(14.07.2009)

The remains of a Syrian military truck loaded with dozens of damaged anti-tank mine-torpedoes were found Wednesday in the town of Daher Ahmar-Rashia district. The remains were found during a private excavation workshop, in front of a house adjacent to the highway linking the city of Rashia to Masnae, particularly in the town of Daher Ahmar.  weiterlesen >>>


Fünf ausländische Soldaten getötet (Afghanistan)

(14.07.2009)

Ein Tag nach Beginn neuer Taliban-Offensive  weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gefunden (Deutschland)

(14.07.2009)

Eine gründliche Suche am Fundort brachte einen weiteren Sprengkörper zum Vorschein weiterlesen >>>


Duo cycle for landmine victims (Great Britain)

(14.07.2009)

A LEIGH mum and daughter are saddling up to get fit - and help landmine victims. Margaret and Liz Houghton have bought new bikes and signed up to the challenge of cycling the 38 miles from Salford Quays to Liverpool in aid of MAG, the Mines Advisory Group.  weiterlesen >>>


Philippine troops kill five communist rebels who burned outpost (Phillipines)

(14.07.2009)

Manila - Philippine troops killed five communist rebels in a clash after the guerrillas burned down a military outpost in an eastern province, the police and military said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tragedy averted near Indo-Pak border in J&K, landmine recovered

(14.07.2009)

Jammu, May 19 (PTI) Security forces on Tuesday foiled a major tragedy as they recovered a landmine along the Indo-Pak border in Samba district, 57 kms from here, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


One killed, three wounded in Maoist mine attack in India's northeast (India)

(14.07.2009)

India, May 19, 2009 - One civilian was killed and three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured when suspected Maoist rebels triggered a landmine near Otar village in northeastern Jharkhand state's West Singhbhum district Tuesday (May 19), the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. weiterlesen >>>


Civilians under unnecessary risk in Swat: HRW (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan army and Taliban militants fighting in Swat are placing civilians 'at unnecessary risk', causing heavy casualties, Human Rights Watch said in a statement released on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines found in Salboni (India)

(14.07.2009)

Kolkata: Locals at Garmal village in the Salboni police station area found four landmines planted in a village road on Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


FARC use chemical warfare: Army

(14.07.2009)

The FARC add cyanide and excrement to their munitions in order to infect and kill wounded soldiers, the Colombian army claims. weiterlesen >>>


CAMBODIA: Mine accident survivor becomes deminer

(14.07.2009)

Chea Sia, a 48-year-old amputee, has worked for MAG for 14 years as a deminer. He lost his right leg to a landmine explosion in 1982, when he served a soldier for the Khmer People's National Liberation Front, led by the late former Prime Minister Son Sann.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Alina learns to walk again

(14.07.2009)

War in north-west Pakistan is causing more and more casualties. On a recent filming trip to the region, the ICRC's Jan Powell met 10-year-old Alina, who was badly injured in a bomb explosion and is now being treated in the ICRC's field hospital in Peshawar.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast at RIMS, woman faints (India)

(14.07.2009)

Imphal, May 16: Miscreants exploded a bomb inside the campus of RIMS while the police retrieved two more bombs from two different places on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines to be cleared in 2nd phase: Lt Gen Nadeem (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

MARDAN: Head Special Support Group Lt. General Nadeem Ahmed has said that that in the second phase of the operation, landmines would be cleared to avoid loss of lives.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 2 guards (Turkey)

(14.07.2009)

ISTANBUL - Two members of a government-armed militia force were killed and three others wounded Friday in a landmine blast blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in southeastern province of Siirt's Eruh district, the Doğan news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Militants destroyed another school in Mohmand Agency (Pakistan)

(14.07.2009)

PESHAWAR: Three people have been killed in a landmine blast in Mohmand Agency whereas another boys' school and a rural health care center destroyed by militants. weiterlesen >>>


Angola asks for help in clearing landmines (Angola)

(14.07.2009)

LUANDA, May 14 (Reuters) - Countries that took part in Angola's civil war have a duty to help clear thousands of landmines left behind from the conflict, the African country's social welfare minister said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Over 73 areas cleared of landmines in Bié province (Angola)

(14.07.2009)

Luanda - At least 73 areas in the central Bie province were demined between 2006 and 2008, on Wednesday said the local governor, Cândida Celeste. weiterlesen >>>


Demining to begin in Maputo (Mozambique)

(14.07.2009)

Maputo - Demining along the high voltage power lines between Maputo and Komatipoort will begin on Friday, the state controlled daily Noticias reported on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Decisive moments ahead as troops launch final operation (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2009)

The next few hours will be very crucial for both the Sri Lanka Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as the decades long war that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Sri Lankans appears to be coming to an end.  weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Laureate campaign denounces Taliban use of landmines in Pakistan's Swat Valley

(13.07.2009)

Geneva, 20 May 2009 - The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) denounces recent use of antipersonnel landmines by the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) in Pakistan's Swat Valley. According to reports from the area including most recently from Human Rights Watch, an ICBL member, residents of Mingora, the epicenter of the fighting, have seen Taliban militants laying antipersonnel mines in the town.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine action portfolio 2009 (World)

(13.07.2009)

Ten years of the Mine Ban Treaty: A Success Story  weiterlesen >>>


Former child soldier's demining efforts finally gain recognition (Cambodia)

(13.07.2009)

A member of the CSHD demining team uses a metal detector to scan for land mines, in sharp contrast to the way Akira (inset) used to locate mines with no equipment other than a stick or knife weiterlesen >>>


Four Soldiers Killed, Two Civilians Wounded in Colombia Mine Field (Colombia)

(13.07.2009)

BOGOTA ' Four soldiers were killed and two civilians wounded when they entered a National Liberation Army, or ELN, mine field in a village near the northeastern border with Venezuela, a Colombian military spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Israel praises Egypt for counter-terror ops- (Middle East)

(13.07.2009)

Egyptian security forces seized 266 rockets and three anti-aircraft missiles hidden in a weapons cache on the Egyptian border with Israel, the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi Arabic daily reported on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Community based demining progresses

(13.07.2009)

Demining in the south and east of Afghanistan is taking on a new shape this year as different communities take on the task of demining their own districts.  weiterlesen >>>


JMB's mini bomb-making factory busted in city (Bangladesh)

(13.07.2009)

Rab in a raid yesterday seized a huge quantity of bomb-making materials from a den of outlawed militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh at Mirpur in the capital. weiterlesen >>>


NEPAL: Explosive Reminders of War (Nepal)

(13.07.2009)

GULMI, Nepal, May 13 (IPS) - Eighteen army deminers are hard at work in the minefields of Wami Taksar in central Nepal. The deminers start out early in the morning, before the sun is too hot. They move meticulously from one mine to another, carefully excavating each one, and they take breaks to stay alert. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Missiles kill 12 in northwest Pakistan

(13.07.2009)

ISLAMABAD (AP) - An apparent U.S. missile attack destroyed an Islamic school in an al-Qaida stronghold of northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing 12 people including two suspected foreign militants, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine devastates vehicle, wounds two in south eastern Yemen (Yemen)

(13.07.2009)

A landmine went off at a 4x4 Land cruiser car belonging to the National Demining Program while driving in a road filled with mines in Thamoud district of Hadramout province in the south east of Yemen on Friday, said a security source. weiterlesen >>>


Junkyard approach to demining (Cambodia)

(13.07.2009)

Inventor Gary Christ left Siem Reap this month to trawl Chicago's scrap yards for the raw materials needed to build the second prototype of his innovative demining machine weiterlesen >>>


UVM trustees to vote on weapons divestment (US)

(13.07.2009)

The University of Vermont is poised to authorize a withdrawal of endowment investments from companies that make cluster bombs or weapons containing depleted uranium. weiterlesen >>>


Lower House approves bill on Japan's ratification of cluster munitions treaty (Japan)

(13.07.2009)

Lawmakers applaud after the Lower House approved Japan's ratification of the Convention of Cluster Munitions on Tuesday. (Mainichi) weiterlesen >>>


Over 20 kilometres of road demined in Bié province (Angola)

(13.07.2009)

Kuito - A total of 28 kilometres of road previously considered as infested with landmines in Kunhinga district, 30 kilometres to the north of Kuito city (southern Bié province), shall soon be cleared by the demining firm operating in the region, "Cassamba Minas Lda.". weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed by landmine blast in southeastern Turkey (Turkey)

(13.07.2009)

One soldier of the Turkish security forces was killed and two others wounded in a landmine explosion in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 18 in eastern India (India)

(13.07.2009)

India, May 11, 2009 - Attacks by Maoist rebels in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday (May 9) and Monday (May 11) left 18 people dead, including at least 15 policemen.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia blasts report by rights watchdog on arrested opponents (Ethiopia)

(13.07.2009)

May 11, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) - The Ethiopian government dismissed a recently released report by Human Rights Watch in connection with the recent arrest of 40 opposition member suspected of plotting to assassinate top government officials and strategic bombing on public facilities. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Avoid Civilian Casualties (Pakistan)

(13.07.2009)

Taliban Atrocities No Excuse for Abuses by Military weiterlesen >>>


Maoists trap and kill 14 police in central India (India)

(13.07.2009)

RAIPUR, India, May 11 (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed 14 policemen in an ambush in a central Indian jungle, officials said on Monday, the latest in a string of rebel violence that has marred part of India's general election. weiterlesen >>>


2 policemen killed in Naxal blast in Chhattisgarh (India)

(13.07.2009)

RAIPUR: Two policemen were on Monday killed and five others injured in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district, 85 km from here, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel gives Lebanon details of bomb locations (Middle East)

(13.07.2009)

BEIRUT (AFP) - Israel has given a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon details of where it dropped cluster bombs during its 34-day war with Hezbollah in 2006, Lebanon's prime minister said. weiterlesen >>>


STF recovers a large stock of military items (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2009)

Special Task Force personnel on Sunday evening recovered a large stock of military items that were hidden by LTTE cadres, who had carried out several deadly attacks on civilians and the military recently in the Yala, Buttala and Kataragama areas. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Indian Maoists kill 10 police in blast (India)

(13.07.2009)

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Suspected Maoist rebels killed 10 policemen in a landmine blast in insurgency-hit central India on Monday, an official said. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Soldaten bei Bombenanschlag in Türkei getötet (Türkei)

(13.07.2009)

Diyarbakir (Reuters) - Bei einem Bombenanschlag im kurdischen Südosten der Türkei sind Sicherheitskreisen zufolge sechs türkische Soldaten und elf weitere verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Aus aktuellem Anlass neues Buch speziell für die Jugend: Streubomben - Tod im Maisfeld (Deutschland)

(13.07.2009)

München (ots) - Das Dorf des 17-jährigen Musa wurde im Krieg von israelischen Streubomben getroffen. Als sein Vater versucht, die gefährlichen Blindgänger am Rande des Dorfes zu finden, wird er schwer verletzt. Musa muss nun die Verantwortung für seine Mutter und die Geschwister übernehmen, die Schule kann er vergessen...  weiterlesen >>>


Norway destroys cluster weapons (Norway)

(13.07.2009)

Image After several years of campaigning against the use of cluster weapons, Norway has destroyed the first batch of its cluster bombs in an underground blast in an old mine shaft in Soer-Troendelag. weiterlesen >>>


CMC receives major peace award (World)

(13.07.2009)

The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) has been awarded the 2008 Tipperary International Peace award in recognition of its campaign to outlaw cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Minister urges cluster bomb ban (Ireland)

(13.07.2009)

Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin has called on countries across the world to join Ireland in outlawing cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Opinion: 40 years later, cluster bombs are still killing; ban them (Laos)

(13.07.2009)

A multimedia exhibit I stumbled upon in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, was deeply disturbing. Photos and narratives of people with prosthetics portrayed stories of hope and healing. What pained me was the realization that U.S. cluster bombs dropped on Laos over 35 years ago had caused these injuries. And those bombs continue to blow up as many as 300 Laotian villagers annually. weiterlesen >>>


US gives five million dollars for demining in Afghanistan

(13.07.2009)

Washington, 1 May (WashingtonTV)-The US State Department has delivered five million dollars in emergency funding for mine clearing activities in Afghanistan, it said in a statement on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>