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In einer Schwimmhalle sprint jemand ins Wasser

Afghanistan: Minenüberlebender will zu den Paralympics

(15.06.2017)

Ein siebzehnjähriger Afghane hat ein Ziel: er will bei den Paralympics in Tokyo sein Land als Athlet vertreten - und somit anderen Überlebenden von Unfällen mit explosiven Kriegsresten ein Vorbild sein und Hoffnung geben. (Video auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein junges Mädchen geht durch einen Gang und stützt sich auf einem Rollator aus. Ihr rechtes Bein fehlt.

Irak: Widad wurde bei der Flucht aus Mossul durch eine Landmine schwer verletzt

(14.06.2017)

Widad wurde im April 2017 bei der Explosion einer Landmine verletzt, als sie aus Mossul fliehen wollte. Den Ärzten blieb nichts anderes übrig, als ihr Bein zu amputieren. Nun wird sie im Krankenhaus von Hamdaniyah behandelt, wo ein Physiotherapeut von Handicap International sie regelmäßig besucht und versorgt. weiterlesen >>>


Ein zerstörtes Gebäude in einer Winterumgebung

Urkaine: Österreicht stellt 1 Million Euro für Räumung zur Verfügung

(10.06.2017)

Der Konflikt in der Ukraine am Rande Europas hat nicht nur bereits tausende Tote gefordert - er führt auch zu unzähligen explosiven Kriegsreste. Für deren Räumung hat die österreichische Regierung nun 1 Mio. Euro zur Verfügung gestellt. weiterlesen >>>


Kenia: Drei Menschen sterben bei Explosion eines improvisierten Sprengsatzes

(08.06.2017)

Drei Mitarbeitende einer lokalen Nichtregierungsorganisation sind laut Medienangaben gestorben, als ihr Fahrzeug über einen Sprengsatz fuhr, der wie eine Landmine funktionierte und nach der Berührung explodierte. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Eine wüstenähnliche Landschaft. In der Mitte einige Menschen, die von der Kamera weggehen.

Sudan: Provinz Red Sea State minenfrei

(06.06.2017)

Mit der finanziellen Unterstützung Italiens konnte die sudanesische Provinz nun von Minen und anderen explosiven Kriegsresten befreit werden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Strand auf Birsay

Schottland: Landmine aus 2. Weltkrieg am Strand in Orkney entdeckt

(04.06.2017)

An einem Strand des schottischen Arichpels Orkney wurde eine Landmine aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg entdeckt. Der Fund zeigt, wie lange Landminen ein Gefahr darstellen können.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann, der eine Schutzausrüstung und einen Helm trägt, kniet auf dem Boden, und streichelt einen Hund.

Kambodscha: Ein Altersheim für Minensuchhunde

(01.06.2017)

In Kambodscha eröffnet demnächst das erste Altersheim für ehemalige Minensuchhunde. Denn finden die Hunde nach dem Ende ihres Arbeitslebens keine neuen Besitzer oder keinen Platz in einem Tierheim, werden sie oft eingeschläfert. weiterlesen >>>


Der Junge mit einem Prototyp seiner Drohne und mehreren Erwachsenen im Hintergrund

Minenräumung: 14-jähriger erhält Hero Award für Minensuchdrohne

(30.05.2017)

Ein 14-jähriger Inder hat eine Drohne entwickelt, die Minen erkennen soll. Dafür hat er nun den Hero Award des Billion Acts Projekts von Google erhalten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


1 security man killed, 3 injured in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(31.03.2009)

PESHAWAR: One security man was killed and 3 others injured in a landmine explosion here in Mohamand Agency, sources said here Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo-Einsatz: Minen und kosovarische Autofahrer sind die grösste Gefahr (Kosovo)

(30.03.2009)

Am Donnerstag beginnt im Kosovo der Einsatz für das 20. Swisscoy-Kontingent. Oberst Karl Küng, der die Verantwortung über 220 Soldaten trägt, äussert sich zum sechsmonatigen Einsatz.«Wenn wir uns so verhalten, wie wir dies trainiert haben, ist es nicht gefährlicher, als sich zum Beispiel in Murten oder in Bern zu bewegen»: Karl Küng. weiterlesen >>>


Georgian MP urges more efforts to demine areas close to breakaway region (Georgia)

(30.03.2009)

[Presenter] The ad hoc Georgian parliament commission for the restoration of territorial integrity has reacted to an item by Imedi TV station.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomb Kills Mayor in E. Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(30.03.2009)

Mayor of Khost city, capital of Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, was killed Tuesday afternoon while his car hit roadside mines in the suburb of the city, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Ceremony marks Afghanistan's recognition of physically disabled (AFGHANISTAN)

(30.03.2009)

Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan accepts delivery of wheelchairs from Wheelchair Foundation Canada and Cetena Group weiterlesen >>>


Official Says Iraq Needs Help To Clear 25 Million Unexploded Devices (Iraq)

(30.03.2009)

BAGHDAD -- A senior official in charge of de-mining efforts at Iraq's Environment Ministry has warned that staff and other resources are insufficient to eliminate the threat to civilians posed by an estimated 25 million mines and other unexploded devices.  weiterlesen >>>


5 armed militants held (INDIA)

(30.03.2009)

VISAKHAPATNAM: Rural police arrested five armed members of the Maoist party near Pedapadu village in G K Veedhi mandal on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


The rat that can sniff out a landmine (UK)

(30.03.2009)

THE latest British weapon in the battle against landmines is - a highly-trained sniffer rat. A rodent called Kofi is at a Cornish wildlife centre learning to find explosive devices using his acute sense of smell, one of the best in the animal kingdom.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway Tasks FG On Land Mine Ban Treaty (Nigeria)

(30.03.2009)

Abuja - Federal Government has been charged to domesticate and implement the Mine Ban Treaty as well as sign and follow up the Convention on Cluster Munitions. weiterlesen >>>


300.000 Euro fürs Minenräumen in Afghanistan (Dänmark)

(30.03.2009)

KOPENHAGEN - 31.03.2009 Gestern unterzeichneten Anette Christoffersen von der »Danish Demining Group« und der deutsche Botschafter Dr. Christoph Jessen in der Deutschen Botschaft Kopenhagen einen Vertrag über eine Unterstützung in Höhe von 300.000 Euro. weiterlesen >>>


Eva Luise Köhler fordert besseren Schutz von Kindern vor Landminen (Deutschland/Angola)

(30.03.2009)

Als Schirmherrin des Kinderhilfswerks der Vereinten Nationen (Unicef) informiert sich Frau Köhler noch bis heute in Angola über Programme der Minenaufklärung.  weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria Urged To Domesticate Mine Ban Treaty (Nigeria)

(29.03.2009)

As the countdown to the second international review conference on the landmine ban treaty scheduled to take place in Cartagena, Columbia in December 2009 draws near, the Ambassador of Norway, Mr. Tore Nedrebo, has stressed the need for the Nigerian government to urgently domesticate the mine ban treaty as well as sign the cluster munitions convention. weiterlesen >>>


Hi-tech gadgets for cops raiding red zones (India)

(29.03.2009)

Jamshedpur, March 30: Policemen, carrying out long-range patrolling and combing operations in rebel belts of Kolhan, will now have hi-tech gadgets such as deep-search mine detectors and handheld mine detectors at their disposal. weiterlesen >>>


Maimed 10-year-old angry at Israel over cluster bombs (LEBANON)

(29.03.2009)

Beirut -- HILTA: From his hospital room in the Marjayoun Public Hospital, 10-year-old Mohammad Jamal Abdel- Aal says he will not forgive nor forget Israel for ripping off his limbs.  weiterlesen >>>


epo Newsletter 090330 (Welt)

(29.03.2009)

Termine in dieser Woche weiterlesen >>>


SPIEGEL-GESPRÄCH: "Zivilisten im Fadenkreuz" (Deutschland)

(29.03.2009)

Medico-International-Geschäftsführer Thomas Gebauer über die fast aussichtslose Rolle von Hilfsorganisationen in den modernen Kriegen, die angeblich nichttödlichen Waffen der Zukunft und die verwischten Grenzen zwischen humanitären und militärischen Einsätzen.  weiterlesen >>>


OSZE verurteilt Anschlag auf Polizisten in Georgien (Georgien)

(29.03.2009)

Der Sonderbeauftragte der OSZE und griechische Botschafter Charalampos Christopoulos hat den Anschlag auf ein Fahrzeug der georgischen Polizei am Sonntag, bei dem ein Polizist getötet wurde, verurteilt. Solche Taten führten zu einer weiteren Verschärfung der Spannungen in einer ohnehin zerbrechlichen Lage, so der Botschafter.  weiterlesen >>>


Gewalt auf "dramatischem Niveau" (Welt)

(29.03.2009)

Genf. Das Internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz (IKRK) befürchtet eine Verschärfung der bewaffneten Auseinandersetzungen in Afghanistan und im benachbarten Pakistan. Der Operationsleiter des IKRK in Südasien, Jacques de Maio, forderte die USA und die anderen in den Afghanistankonflikt verwickelten Staaten am Montag in Genf auf, "den humanitären Faktor zu berücksichtigen". weiterlesen >>>


One dead, seven injured in explosions in Shida Kartli Region (Georgia)

(29.03.2009)

Two explosions have occurred in the village of Dvani in the Kareli district. First a pickup-type police vehicle blew up on a mined road while patrolling, then another crew of law enforcers triggered a second explosion when they arrived to assist the injured.  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations in Afghanistan highlights Mine Awareness Day (Afghanistan)

(29.03.2009)

Many of you will know that this coming Saturday is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action which has been marked every year since a UN Security Council resolution in 2005 created the day. weiterlesen >>>


Black Thunder' unmanned dozers to play greater role in IDF (Middle East)

(29.03.2009)

The IDF Ground Forces Command plans to double the number of unmanned D9 armored bulldozers in the Engineering Corps arsenal after the vehicle provided exceptional results during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in January.  weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness (Sri Lanka/World)

(28.03.2009)

April 4 Demining - a difficult process  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. to Donate $1.5 million For Munitions Clearing in Lebanon (USA/Lebanon)

(28.03.2009)

The U.S. State Department's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement has donated $1.5 million to The Mines Advisory Group (MAG), which works to clear southern Lebanon of mines and unexploded cluster bombs left over from the war between Hizbullah and Israel in July 2006, the Daily Star Lebanon reported.  weiterlesen >>>


UNAMA observes mine awareness week (AFGHANISTAN)

(28.03.2009)

KABUL March 29, 2009 (PAN) -- The United Nations in Afghanistan, in the lead up to the international day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action marked every year on April 4, is highlighting de-mining and mine awareness this week, the UN said in a statement on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Toter durch Landmine in Georgien (Georgien)

(28.03.2009)

Ein georgischer Polizist ist bei der Explosion eine Landmine am Sonntag ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Fails to Join International Cluster Munitions Ban Treaty; U.S. Legislation Weak (USA)

(27.03.2009)

The United States has failed to join with the International Community in signing on to an International Treaty banning the use of Cluster Bombs in the world, although it has made laws and has pending legislation which partially protects civilians from harm but falls far short of the provisions provided by the International Treaty. Too, U.S. military policy directly contradicts the aims of disarming cluster bomb use. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mines Kill 5 Colombian Soldiers (Colombia)

(27.03.2009)

BOGOTA ' Five Colombian soldiers were killed by anti-personnel mines planted by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas in a rural area of the northwestern province of Antioquia, military officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Countdown to mine awareness day in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(27.03.2009)

This week the United Nations in Afghanistan is highlighting de-mining and mine awareness in the lead up to the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action marked every year on 4 April.  weiterlesen >>>


UN envoy: Israel must hand over maps of cluster bomb locations (UN)

(27.03.2009)

TYRE: United Nations special coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams on Friday urged Israel to provide detailed maps indicating the location of cluster bombs in south Lebanon. He said the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has asked Israel to provide such detailed maps more than once.  weiterlesen >>>


(BANGLADESH)

(25.03.2009)

Paris, France --British and Bangladeshi authorities on Thursday probed allegations that a charity was linked to a huge cache of weapons and bomb-making equipment found in a religious school in Bangladesh. weiterlesen >>>


Weiche Ziele (Deutschland)

(25.03.2009)

BERLIN/DÜSSELDORF/NÜRNBERG (Eigener Bericht): Die Bundeswehr rüstet sich für den großflächigen Beschuss sogenannter "weicher Ziele" in ihren Operationsgebieten.  weiterlesen >>>


Conference on disarmament concludes first part of its 2009 session (UN)

(25.03.2009)

The following information was released by the United Nations Office at Geneva: The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard statements from Switzerland, speaking as the current President of the Ottawa Convention; Bulgaria, in a farewell speech, outlining achievements and challenges facing the Conference; and Canada on proposals for getting the Conference back to substantive work and on space security.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Landmine Fields Found in Kitgum (Uganda)

(25.03.2009)

Kampala, Mar 26, 2009 (New Vision/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- THE demining team in northern Uganda has found three landmine fields at Ngomoromo, Agoro and in Lamwaka hills in Kitgum district on the border with Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Female deminers make playgrounds, fields safe again (Lebanon)

(25.03.2009)

TIBNINE: Lamees Zein is a 30-year-old mother of two with a big smile, a pink mobile phone and chocolate biscuits for her visitors. If it wasn't for the body armour and helmet that she carries around with her, it would almost be possible to forget she spends her working life in minefields. weiterlesen >>>


Female deminers make playgrounds, fields safe again (LEBANON)

(25.03.2009)

Beirut -- TIBNINE: Lamees Zein is a 30-year-old mother of two with a big smile, a pink mobile phone and chocolate biscuits for her visitors. If it wasn't for the body armour and helmet that she carries around with her, it would almost be possible to forget she spends her working life in minefields. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Find LTTE Bomb Producing Factory, 32 Maps & Generators (Sri Lanka)

(25.03.2009)

MULLAITTIVU: GROUND troops fighting in the general areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU confronted LTTE terrorists on several occasions during Tuesday (24) and inflicted heavy damages on the terrorists while collecting a large assortment of LTTE armaments.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine awareness training for AFM and Red Cross personnel (Malta)

(25.03.2009)

Armed Forces of Malta and Malta Red Cross personnel have recently completed a mine risk education training, followed by mine rescue course which were conducted by Italian Red Cross staff from the special rescue unit of the Italian Red Cross. weiterlesen >>>


Military hardware, weapons and ammunition recovered at Wanni (Sri Lanka)

(24.03.2009)

Troops of the Tack Force - 2 while conducting search and clearing operations in the recently liberated area at Muthuaiyankaddukulam have found a cache of LTTE weapons and accessories, on Monday (March 23). weiterlesen >>>


62 civilians killed, SLA, SLAF step up attacks on safety zone (Sri Lanka)

(24.03.2009)

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up shelling on all areas within the so-called safety zone from 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, killing 62 civilians and causing injuires to many.  weiterlesen >>>


Police plant mock bombs in 3 malls (Israel)

(24.03.2009)

Following Saturday's attempted car bomb attack at Haifa mall, police bomb squad manages to get through security at three Bay area shopping centers with large quantities of fake explosives  weiterlesen >>>


Air Force Picket Comes Under LTTE Fire (Sri Lanka)

(23.03.2009)

TRINCOMALEE: A ROAD picket run by airmen of the Sri Lanka Air Force in TRINCOMALEE came under an LTTE fire attack early Tuesday (24) morning at about 5.30 a.m. injuring one airman on duty. weiterlesen >>>


Three Vietnamese killed by war-era shell: police (Vietnam)

(23.03.2009)

Three Vietnamese men were killed while trying to saw through a war-era shell to salvage metal and explosives, police said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Ban Cluster Bombs? Yes, We Can! (US)

(23.03.2009)

It's 1 PM in Washington. Do you know where your foreign policy is? weiterlesen >>>


Conventional weapons destruction and landmine clearance in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(23.03.2009)

Washington, DC, March 24, 2009 - The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has granted $1.5 million to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for conventional weapons destruction in eight impacted communities in southern Lebanon. The presence of conventional weapons following the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and Israel has impeded post-conflict recovery. MAG's project is critical to restoring access to land for agricultural development and infrastructure rehabilitation and development. weiterlesen >>>


Maimed at Kashmir Death Border (INDIA)

(23.03.2009)

JAMMU - From his small home, Mohammed Sadiq can see the barbed, wired border area separating the two sections of Kashmir, where he lost a leg to one of the many planted death traps. weiterlesen >>>


Komatsu completes community reconstruction project in Cambodia (Cambodia)

(23.03.2009)

Japan's Komatsu Ltd., the world's second-biggest earth-moving equipment maker, completed the first joint community reconstruction project with Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS), a non-profit organization of Japan, in the village of Reak Smey Sangha, Battambang District, Cambodia.  weiterlesen >>>


Tell the Senate to Give Cluster Bombs the Boot! (US)

(23.03.2009)

US Campaign organizes national call-in day Monday, March 30 weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General, in Mine Awareness Day message, says upcoming review offers opportunity for renewed commitment to global action (UN)

(23.03.2009)

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, to be observed on 4 April:  weiterlesen >>>


Nobel winner to speak at Bernhard Center (US)

(23.03.2009)

KALAMAZOO -- Anti-landmine activist and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams will speak on Friday in Kalamazoo as part of the seventh annual PeaceJam Youth Conference.  weiterlesen >>>


COLOMBIA: A Hundred-Year War on Drugs (Colombia)

(22.03.2009)

BOGOTA, Feb 23 (IPS) - The anti-drug, anti-insurgent Plan Colombia is, paradoxically, at the heart of the tragedy involving Awa indigenous people who were murdered this month by the FARC guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban kill eight Afghan police: commander (Afghanistan)

(22.03.2009)

KABUL (AFP) - Taliban fighters ambushed a police vehicle in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing eight policemen, a senior official said, in the latest in a surge of attacks after the end of winter. weiterlesen >>>


Destruction of 8,000 antipersonnel mines in Algeria (Algeria)

(22.03.2009)

Eight thousand and thirty anti-personnel mines were destroyed on Monday by the Algerian army in Hassi Bahbah near Djelfa, 275 km south of Algiers, under the Ottawa Convention, said the press agency APS.  weiterlesen >>>


Army will complete 2007 DPICM sale despite new law from Congress (USA)

(22.03.2009)

In light of new legislation that permanently bans cluster munition exports, the Army -- set to sell to the United Arab Emirates -- will make its last foreign sale of the bomb variant.  weiterlesen >>>


IHD Relases Annual Report (Turkey)

(22.03.2009)

According to the human rights organization, 37 people died in prisons and 8 people died while under police custody. IHD chair Türkdogan says, rights violations escalated.  weiterlesen >>>


Extending mandate of UN assistance mission in Afghanistan, Security Council condemns all attacks on civilians, recruitment of child soldiers (AFGHANISTAN)

(22.03.2009)

The following information was released by the United Nations: Deciding this morning to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) by one year, the Security Council strongly condemned all attacks on civilians and on Afghan and international forces, as well as the use by the Taliban and other extremist groups of civilians as human shields and children as soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


On Disarmament: 2 Strikes Against U.S. (US)

(22.03.2009)

Europe and Africa Way Ahead weiterlesen >>>


Arms and ammunition recovered from various places in J-K (INDIA)

(21.03.2009)

Srinagar, Mar 22 (PTI) -- Security forces today recovered a cache of arms and ammunition and unearthed two hideouts in Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at Western Michigan University (USA)

(21.03.2009)

KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 20 -- Western Michigan University issued the following press release: Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams is the featured guest at this year's Great Lakes PeaceJam Conference Friday, March 27, at Western Michigan University.  weiterlesen >>>


UNFÄLLE: Tod durch explodierte Kriegsgranate (Deutschland)

(20.03.2009)

NIEMEGK - Die Explosion in Niemegk (Potsdam-Mittelmark), bei der am Montagabend ein 40-jähriger Mann getötet wurde, ist durch eine Granate russischer Bauart aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg verursacht worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Thousands in Serbia "still in danger from NATO cluster bombs" (Serbia)

(20.03.2009)

Civilians in Serbia are still in danger from thousands of unexploded cluster bombs almost a decade after NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, local media reported Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three landmines unearthed (INDIA)

(19.03.2009)

ANANTAPUR: The police unearthed three powerful landmines planted beneath a culvert near Gangampalli village in Ramagiri mandal in the district on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


US donates $1.5 million for removing ordnance as cluster bomb kills civilian (US/Lebanon)

(19.03.2009)

BEIRUT: A shepherd was killed by a cluster bomb in south Lebanon on Thursday after stepping on the deadly device in a field near the village of Hula. The news comes as the US government announced it had donated $1.5 million to help solve a funding crisis faced by cluster bomb clearance teams in south Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


US Export Ban Should Spur Countries to Sign Treaty Banning the Weapon (US)

(18.03.2009)

NEW YORK - March 18 - A new US law permanently banning nearly all cluster bomb exports by the United States will end a long period of transfers of the weapon to Israel and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Human Rights Watch said today. weiterlesen >>>


10 landmines detected in Agency (INDIA)

(18.03.2009)

VISAKHAPATNAM: The district police have detected 10 landmines at two different places in the agency during the last five days. weiterlesen >>>


Congo signs cluster munitions pact (Congo)

(18.03.2009)

United Nations, March 19: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become the 96th country to sign a landmark international treaty banning cluster munitions, while Laos ratified it, becoming the fifth nation to do so.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada donates 400,000 dollars for demining in Nicaragua (Canada/Nicaragua)

(18.03.2009)

The following information was released by the Organization of American States: weiterlesen >>>


Spain Eliminates Cluster Bombs 3 Months Early (Spain)

(18.03.2009)

MADRID ' The Spanish armed forces already have eliminated their arsenals of cluster bombs, the defense minister announced Wednesday in Parliament, fulfilling three months early Spain's promise made last December to divest itself of the weapons before June. weiterlesen >>>


Batna: security strengthened after the discovery of an explosive belt (Algeria)

(17.03.2009)

Well informed sources have declared to Ennahar that after a clash between the forces of the National People's Army and a group of terrorists in Batna, the day before yesterday evening in the area of Ghedjati, within the town of Oued Cheaba has been discovered a belt of explosives and other objects left by the armed group whose number and identity remains unknown. weiterlesen >>>


Heimtückische Massenmörder (UN)

(17.03.2009)

Ab sofort kann am New Yorker UN-Hauptquartier die Konvention zum weltweiten Verbot von Streumunition unterzeichnet werden. Es geht um mehr als einen Abrüstungsvertrag weiterlesen >>>


Past Time to Join the Landmine Treaty (World)

(17.03.2009)

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of an international agreement that has prevented incalculable civilian deaths and injuries from war: the 1997 Landmine Treaty.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: British firm demines over 200 explosive devices in Moxico (Angola)

(17.03.2009)

Luena ' The British Mines Advisory Group (MAG) removed and destroyed 201 explosive devices from last January to February, in the eastern Moxico province, including anti-personnel and anti-tank landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


The army continues its sweep operation in Tébessa (Algeria)

(16.03.2009)

According the same source, the number of terrorists who committed the operation was approximately 12 elements who belong to 'Katibat Oum El Kemakem', which activates on the boundaries between Oued Souf and the department of Khenchla.  weiterlesen >>>


Is it possible to make the world mines-free? (World)

(16.03.2009)

On 1 March, 10 years after the historic treaty banning antipersonnel mines became binding international law, campaigners in some 60 countries around the globe are taking action this week to once again draw the world's attention to the horrific consequences of landmines and to call for renewed efforts toward a mine-free world. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb threat looms over Lebanese villagers (Lebanon)

(16.03.2009)

TYRE, Lebanon (CNN) -- Diab Diab lost an eye and part of a leg trying to clear unexploded bombs from the fields of southern Lebanon. But now he is going to lose his job, too. weiterlesen >>>


Signatory nations to cluster ban convention expected to reach 100 (World)

(15.03.2009)

GENEVA -- Several countries are expected to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday, raising the prospect that the number of signatory nations will reach 100. weiterlesen >>>


World's leading states justify use of cluster bombs even if they kill children (US)

(15.03.2009)

The US Congress barred the Pentagon from selling cluster bombs to other countries to prevent casualties among civilians. The decision became the late action to defend the US authorities against the criticism for their refusal to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits the use of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Sign up to landmine treaty, rivals told (India)

(14.03.2009)

SRINAGAR, INDIA // As the enforcement of the UN ban on landmines marked its 10 year anniversary this month, activists are calling on India and Pakistan to sign and ratify the convention on the weapons that cause hundreds of deaths and injuries every year. weiterlesen >>>


Militants Target Police in N. Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(13.03.2009)

A mine planted by anti-government militants struck a police vehicle in the peaceful Kunduz province north of Afghanistan but caused no loss of life, a local official said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


USA ändern Haltung zu Streubomben (USA)

(13.03.2009)

US-Gesetz verbietet Export - Senatoren setzen sich für Verbot bei US-Streitkräften ein weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb wounds Lebanese citizen in south Lebanon (Lebanon)

(12.03.2009)

Beirut - A 20-year-old man was wounded in southern Lebanon Friday by the explosion of a cluster bomb left over from the July 2006 war between Israel and the Hezbollah organization, Lebanese police said. weiterlesen >>>


Tears and cheers welcome home fallen soldier (Canada)

(12.03.2009)

There were both tears and applause for the fallen as Trooper Marc Diab returned to Canadian soil Thursday afternoon.  weiterlesen >>>


Appeals to Serbian Gov't to sign Oslo Convention (Serbia)

(11.03.2009)

Representatives of the Cluster Munition Coalition and Norwegian People's Aid on March 10 urged the Serbian government to sign the Oslo Convention, which envisages the prohibition of production, sale and use of that kind of ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Clearance (Afghanistan)

(11.03.2009)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "Roots of Peace' brings hope to people of Afghanistan" weiterlesen >>>


Gov't gives green light to bill banning production, possession of cluster bombs (Japan)

(10.03.2009)

The government approved a bill to ban the production and possession of cluster bombs at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Rescue gone awry: Man falls to death from medevac (Israel)

(10.03.2009)

Wadi Ara youth ventures into minefield in northern Israel, wounded by blast. Subsequent rescue attempt goes wrong as airlift fails, man falls from helicopter  weiterlesen >>>


Diehl verbietet der Presse den Mund (Deutschland)

(10.03.2009)

Es ist kein Automobil und keine Süßigkeit, sondern ein Artilleriegeschoss: SMArt 155. Und es ist keine Streumunition, sondern «Punktzielmunition«. Das ließ der Hersteller, der Nürnberger Rüstungsfabrikant Diehl, Anfang vergangener Woche vom Münchner Oberverwaltungsgericht feststellen. Wer SMArt 155 anders bezeichnet, muss mit einer Unterlassungsklage und gegebenenfalls einer hohen Geldbuße rechnen. weiterlesen >>>


Auszeichnung für Xavi vor dem Achtelfinale (Europa)

(10.03.2009)

Mittelfeldspieler Xavi Hernández vom FC Barcelona erhält vor dem Achtelfinal-Rückspiel gegen Olympique Lyonnais heute Abend den Preis für das Team des Jahres 2008 der Leser von uefa.com in Höhe von 100.000 Euro. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Explosion Kills Five, Including High Somali Commander, in Mogadishu (Somalia)

(10.03.2009)

Somalia - At least four soldiers including high Somali commander named Ubeyd Ali Fiidow have been killed in a land mine explosion targeted to his vehicle traveling on near Mana-boolyo neighborhood in Shibis district in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Tote und Verletzte durch Gewalttaten (Somalia)

(10.03.2009)

In Somalia sind am Mittwoch, 11. März, bei einem Anschlag vier Soldaten ums Leben gekommen.  weiterlesen >>>


Abkhazian Side Accuses "Georgian Saboteurs" of Mining Territory (Caucasus)

(10.03.2009)

Lorens Koghonia, head of Gali Department of Abkhazian Police, accuses 'Georgian saboteurs' of mining the territory. Koghonia stated to Interfax the following. weiterlesen >>>


Security official killed (Pakistan)

(10.03.2009)

DERA MURAD JAMALI (APP) A security personnel was killed and a police official injured in a landmine blast here near Goth Magsi in Rabi canal area Wednesday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


E-Bombs Could Go Mainstream (US)

(10.03.2009)

E-bombs, weapons that destroy electronics with an intense pulse of electromagnetic radiation, have been discussed for decades. But despite years of research and development, there is little sign of their deployment.  weiterlesen >>>


Study: Serbs still in danger from cluster bombs (Serbia)

(10.03.2009)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Thousands of civilians in Serbia remain in danger from unexploded cluster bombs left over from the 1999 NATO bombing of the country, according to a new report released Tuesday by a humanitarian aid group. weiterlesen >>>


3 women sustain injuries in Nagaland landmine blast (India)

(09.03.2009)

Kohima , Mar 10 Two women and a teenaged girl were injured in an IED blast while they were tilling land at Shikavi village near Dimapur, police said today. weiterlesen >>>


This real hero provides limbs to landmine blast victims (Sudan)

(09.03.2009)

HOPE OF MANY: Sudan's artifical limb centre has provided free limbs to 3000 victims.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan boosts global fight against landmines (Japan)

(09.03.2009)

Multi-million yen contribution will aid mine action in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad  weiterlesen >>>