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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 >>>


Ein Mann sitzt an einem Tisch und spricht in ein Mikrofon.

Ottawa-Vertrag: Sri Lanka tritt bei

(17.12.2017)

Sri Lanka hat die Beitrittsurkunde zum internationalen Minenverbotsvertrag bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt. Der asiatische Inselstaat wird somit das 163. Mitglied des Ottawa-Vertrags. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Der Schriftzug des Landminemonitors 2017

Landminenmonitor 2017: Erneut Anstieg der Opferzahlen

(14.12.2017)

Mindestens 8.605 Menschen wurden durch diese Waffen im Jahr 2016 getötet oder verletzt. 2013 waren es noch 3.450 Menschen, Der massive Anstieg seither ist vor allem auf die hohen Opferzahlen in den Konfliktgebieten in Afghanistan, dem Jemen, Libyen und der Ukraine zurückzuführen. Handicap International ruft die Staaten auf, das internationale humanitäre Recht durchzusetzen und Druck auf Konfliktparteien auszuüben, um dem Einsatz dieser barbarischen Waffen ein Ende zu setzen. weiterlesen >>>


Eine Mitarbeiterin von Handicap International kniet auf dem Boden und macht Übungen mit Fayez. Dieser liegt auf dem Rücken und lacht in die Kamera.

Syrien: Drei Millionen Menschen mit Verletzungen und Behinderungen

(12.12.2017)

Die WHO und Handicap International machen auf die Bedürfnisse der geschätzten drei Millionen Menschen aufmerksam, die in Syrien mit Verletzungen und Behinderungen leben. Sie rufen die internationale Gemeinschaft dazu auf, ihre Unterstützung zu erhöhen. weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Zeichen mit Totenkopf und Schriftzug.

Pakistan: Drei Kinder durch Landmine verletzt

(11.12.2017)

Drei Kinder wurden bei der Explosion einer Landmine in der Region Miramshah verletzt. Laut Medienberichten ereignete sich der Unfall in der Nähe eines Checkpoints. weiterlesen >>>


USA heben Streubomben-Memorandum auf

(08.12.2017)

Die USA hatten 2008 beschlossen, sämtliche Streubomben mit einer Blindgängerquote von mehr als einem Prozent bis Ende 2018 zu vernichten. Die aktuelle Administration hat nun in einem Memo angekündigt, von diesem Plan abzurücken.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in landmine blast in N Waziristan (Pakistan)

(20.07.2009)

MIRANSHAH: Three people were killed and as many injured on Thursday in a mine explosion in Dargah Mandi, four kilometres east of Miranshah in North Waziristan.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian Army Colonel killed in Assam (India)

(20.07.2009)

TEZPUR-Separatists in Assam have intensified their activities in the recent days and things are getting out of control. Few days back eight Indian security forces personnel were killed in a landmine blast. In a recent incident, an Indian Army Colonel-rank doctor and a Jawan were killed when unidentified freedom fighters blew up their vehicle in a powerful IED blast in Assam's Sonitpur district.  weiterlesen >>>


Three tribesmen die in Waziristan mine blast (Pakistan)

(20.07.2009)

MIRAMSHAH: Three tribesmen were killed and three others injured when their vehicle hit a landmine on Miramshah-Ghulam Khan road in North Waziristan on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Crime-fighting Japanese robo-insects are the future (Japan)

(20.07.2009)

A Japanese scientist is planning to create robotic insects that could get involved with crime fighting, landmine clearing and difficult rescues. weiterlesen >>>


Victims of Landmines Suffer Long After Injuries (Thailand)

(20.07.2009)

I don't want to live any longer since I lost my leg in a landmine injury," said 35-year-old Nai Aree, a Mon ethnic.  weiterlesen >>>


De-Mining Program In Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

The United States works with other nations to clean up the deadly debris of war, including landmines and explosive remnants of war. Since 1993, the U.S. has provided a total of more than $1.4 billion to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance. In 2008 alone, the U.S. State Department provided $123.1 million in such assistance to 35 countries. weiterlesen >>>


India sends 500 soldiers to demine to hasten up resettlements (India/Sri Lanka)

(20.07.2009)

AS INDIA PROMISES TO SEND 500 SOLDIERS FOR DEMINING IN SRILANKA PRESIDENT TELLS BAN KI MOON IDP RESETTLEMENT WILL BE DONE SOON  weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in US drone strike Pakistani tribal area

(20.07.2009)

Peshawar, 18 July, (Asiantribune.com): Another US missile strike on Friday killed six people in North Waziristan tribal agency bordering Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


CHP's appeal to top court runs against Copenhagen criteria (Germany)

(20.07.2009)

The co-chairman of Germany's Green Party, Cem Özdemir, has stressed that a recent move by the Republican People's Party (CHP) -- Turkey's main opposition party -- to take a new law that allows military officers to be tried in civilian courts to the Constitutional Court for annulment, runs against the Copenhagen criteria and principles of social democracy.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan violence claims more lives (Pakistan)

(20.07.2009)

At least eight civilians, including three women have been killed in two separate incidents across violence-hit Pakistan, officials confirm.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan closes borders with Chad amid growing tension (Sudan)

(20.07.2009)

July 17, 2009 (WASHINGTON) - The Sudanese army closed the country's borders with Chad following accusations of aerial bombardments inside Darfur, according to a newspaper report. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists blow up Kandhamal police outpost (India)

(20.07.2009)

BHUBANESHWAR - The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) has blown up a police outpost in Orissa's Kandhamal district. weiterlesen >>>


Cop saves four civilians before being killed by Maoists (India)

(20.07.2009)

Rourkela (PTI): The 30-year-old sub-inspector Ajit Bardhan, who was shot dead by the Maoists, threw his own life in the hands of the 50-odd armed ultras to save the lives of four civilians near Jharbeda area.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill two Indian soldiers in Orissa (India)

(20.07.2009)

BHUBANESWAR-Indian security forces have started operation against Maoists but on ground it appears that Maoists are carrying out hunting operation against Indian security forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Purulia IED blast before Buddha visit (India)

(20.07.2009)

PURULIA: A day before chief minister Budhhadeb Bhattacharjee's Purulia trip, Maoists announced their grip on the area with a landmine explosion on the railway tracks near Urma station, about 7 km from Purulia town. Police also recovered a suspicious metal object wrapped in wire beside the road that Bhattacharjee's would take on his way to Purulia.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan will be won or lost in Whitehall (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

THE face of Sally Thorneloe at her husband's funeral on Thursday will be, for me, one of the most haunting images of the Afghan war.  weiterlesen >>>


Timeline of deaths of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan (Australia/Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

HERE is a timeline of the deaths of the evelen Australian soldiers who have been killed serving in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Leaders of Colombia's Displaced Flee Region Due to Threats (Colombia)

(20.07.2009)

BOGOTA ' Seven representatives of people displaced by Colombia's armed conflict in the northern province of Cesar have abandoned that region due to threats from a far-right paramilitary squad, a human rights group said in Bogota. weiterlesen >>>


US offensive reflects uneasy run-up to Afghan vote (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A month before polls in Afghanistan, campaigning has been scarce in the southern Helmand river valley where US Marines are fighting insurgents for control of the key region. weiterlesen >>>


Mian Channu blast accused Master Riaz linked with Baitullah Mehsud: police (Pakistan)

(20.07.2009)

Police has said that Mian Channu blast accused Master Riaz's link with Baitullah Mehsud has been proved but there was no evidence about his connection with alQaeda.  weiterlesen >>>


EU told to re-calibrate relationship with Sri Lanka following European voters flatly rejecting LTTE candidates (Belgium)

(20.07.2009)

Brussels, 20 July, (Asianbtribune.com): The rejection by European voters of those who campaigned on a pro-LTTE platform at the recently concluded European Parliamentary elections, should encourage the EU to "re-calibrate its relationship with Sri Lanka" and "engage in a constructive manner in the post-LTTE context". weiterlesen >>>


State's arms apathy fuels rising in ranks (India)

(20.07.2009)

July 19: Battered and bruised in the face of unabated Maoist strikes, state policemen today trained guns on the Naveen Patnaik government for ignoring their long-standing demands for better equipment and infrastructure to combat rebels. weiterlesen >>>


US 'urges Afghan prison overhaul' (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

A US military review has called for an overhaul of the US-run Bagram prison in Afghanistan amid concerns that abuses are helping to strengthen the Taliban, the New York Times has reported. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb kills 12 in violence-hit Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

A civilian vehicle has hit a roadside bomb reportedly planted by the insurgents in southwestern Afghanistan killing 12 and injuring four of the occupants.  weiterlesen >>>


Ich habe keine Brunnen gebaut" (Deutschland/Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

ALMENDORF Wenn Manuel Rustler von seinem Bundeswehr-Einsatz in Afghanistan spricht, dann wirkt der 25-Jährige völlig ruhig. Dabei hat der Almendorfer am 23. Juni miterlebt, wie drei seiner Kameraden bei einem Einsatz ums Leben kamen.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban perfektionieren den Guerillakrieg (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2009)

Gewaltige Sprengsätze, listige Hinterhalte: Die Aufständischen in Afghanistan kämpfen immer besser ' mit tödlichen Folgen für die ausländischen Truppen. weiterlesen >>>


Spendierhose und Glaceehandschuhe (Deutschland)

(20.07.2009)

Was für gute Kontakte die Nürnberger Waffenschmiede Diehl zur Politik hat, ist (nicht nur) Lesern unserer Seite hinlänglich bekannt. Das mehrfach staatlich ausgezeichnete (u.a. von Edmund Stoiber, Günther Beckstein und Adolf Hitler) milliardenschwere Familienunternehmen schaffte es mit Unterstützung der Bundesregierung, dass ihr Mordwerkzeug "Smart 155" (Diehl-Sprech: "Punktzielmunition") vom kürzlich auch in Deutschland ratifizierten Streumunitionsverbot (mehr dazu: www.landmine.de, www.streubomben.de) ausgenommen wurde. weiterlesen >>>


Mit Algorithmen in die Erde sehen (Deutschland)

(16.07.2009)

MATHEMATIK Uni-Professor ortet Landminen weiterlesen >>>


"Das Machtvakuum ist ein Problem" (Sri Lanka)

(16.07.2009)

Interview zu Sri Lanka  weiterlesen >>>


Vier Tote bei Explosion im Nordkaukasus (Kaukasus)

(16.07.2009)

In der russischen Unruheregion Nordkaukasus sind bei der Explosion einer Sprengfalle vier tschetschenische Polizisten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Junge in Georgien durch Mine verletzt (Georgien)

(16.07.2009)

Ein 9 Jahre alter Junge ist bei der Explosion einer Mine verletzt worden. Das Unglück ereignete sich auf einer Teeplantage in der Region Zalendshicha.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel informiert über Streubomben im Libanon (Nahost)

(16.07.2009)

Von Vereinten Nationen seit 2006 angefordert  weiterlesen >>>


North Caucasus Weekly, The Jamestown Foundation - May 8, 2009 ' Volume X, Issue 18 (Caucasus)

(16.07.2009)

Moscow and Grozny Maintain the Illusion that the War has Ended weiterlesen >>>


Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding (Afghanistan)

(16.07.2009)

Oil tanker of American forces blew up in Kandahar weiterlesen >>>


<> (Nord Afrika)

(16.07.2009)

Nigers rebellierende Tuareg in der Defensive ' alte und neue Hindernisse auf dem Weg zu einem Frieden 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 >>>