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Mehrere Soldaten entminen eine sandige Wüste

Ägypten: Abgeordneter verlangt Kompensierung für Landminen aus dem 2. Weltkrieg

(08.05.2017)

Sowohl Deutschland als auch die Alliierten Kräfte verlegte Millionen Minen in Ägpytens westlicher Wüste. Bis heute haben diese Minen 8.313 Opfer gefordert, darunter über 600 Tote. Der Abgeordnete fordert jetzt eine klare Übernahme der Verantwortung für diese Landminen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Fahrzeug-Mine

Ukraine: Nirgendwo gab es 2016 mehr Opfer von Anti-Fahrzeug-Minen

(04.05.2017)

Es ist eine der traurigen, politisch bedingten Auslassungen des Ottawa Minenverbots: Anti-Fahrzeug-Minen sind nicht verboten, obwohl auch sie nicht zwischen zivilen und militärischen Fahrzeugen unterscheiden können und sogar von Menschen ausgelöst werden können. Im Jahr 2016 war nun laut einer Studie von GICHD und SIPRI Ukraine trauriger Spitzenreiter bei den Opfern dieser Waffen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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New York Times: Lesenswerte Reportage über Minen in Angola

(02.05.2017)

Cuito Cuanavale, ein Stadt in in Süd-Ost-Angola gilt als eine der am stärksten verminten Gegenden der Welt. Wie leben die Menschen mit der täglichen Gefahr? Ein Reporter der New York Times war vor ort und hat einen tollen Artikel über dieses Leben inmitten der Gefahr geschrieben. (auf Englisch)


In einer sandigen Wüste steht ein steinerner Berg

Sudan: Region Fara Baranga vollständig entmint

(30.04.2017)

Die Regierung von West Dafur hat die Region Fara Baranga für frei von Minen erklärt. Zuvor hatte ein Team der Organisation El Wehdat über 260 Kriegsreste markiert und geräumt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aserbaidschan: Ungarn stellt 100.000 Euro für Entminung bereit

(28.04.2017)

Im Rahmen der NATO Support and Procurement Agency hat Ungarn dem Land nun Mittel zur Räumung von Minen und anderen explosiven Kriegsresten zur Verfügung gestellt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: 13 Menschen sterben durch improvisieren Sprengsatz

(27.04.2017)

Die 13 Menschen starben, als ihr Passagierbus über einen improvisierten Sprengsatz fuhr, der an der Straße platziert war. Sowohl die Terrorgruppe Jamaat-ul-Ahrar als auch der IS beanspruchten den Anschlag für sich. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann steht in einem Reisfeld und entmint

Sri Lanka: 2 Kinder sterben bei Explosion

(26.04.2017)

Die zwei Kinder starben, als sie in der Nähe ihres Hauses einen metallischen Gegenstand fanden und mit diesem spielen wollten. Der Unfall ereignete sich nur einen Tag nachdem die dänische Entminungsorganisation DDG ihr Büro in der Region aufgrund mangelnder internationaler Finanzierung geschlossen hatte. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Landmine tötet und verletzt OSZE Mitarbeitende

(23.04.2017)

Eine Landmine hat in der Nähe von Lugansk einen amerikanischen OSZE Mitarbeiter getötet. Zwei Mitarbeitende wurden verletzt, darunter eine Deutsche. Der Unfall ereignete sich, als das Auto der Gruppe über eine Landmine fuhr und diese explodierte. 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 >>>


Landmine blast in Purulia (India)

(09.03.2009)

MIDNAPORE: Suspected Maoists carried out a landmine blast in Purulia's Keroa village on Sunday night. A group of 50-strong Maoists attacked the party office. No casualties were reported. The leaflets left behind by the ultra-Leftists called for an increase in the wages of brick-kiln workers by Rs 10. The Maoists have asked the workers to stay off the brick-fields.  weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumung durch Geldmangel gefährdet (Bosnien-Herzegowina)

(09.03.2009)

Teams gehen immer häufiger ins Ausland weiterlesen >>>


Hunderte Streubomben in Serbien nach NATO-Angriff (Serbien)

(09.03.2009)

Zehn Jahre nach Ende der Luftangriffe der NATO auf Serbien liegen in dem Balkanstaat noch immer hunderte nicht detonierte Streubomben. weiterlesen >>>


Voices from the ground - Questionnaire for mine survivors (Belgium)

(08.03.2009)

We want to make sure the voices of survivors, their families and communities will be heard at the Second Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from 30 November to 4 December 2009. The ICBL and Handicap International-Belgium are preparing a progress review, Voices from the Ground, using the experiences and knowledge of survivors to document the achievements and impact of 10 years of victim assistance but also the challenges that hamper further progress. It aims at helping decision-makers and implementers to improve victim assistance efforts and to fill the gaps.Who can answer the questionnaire?  weiterlesen >>>


Canadian deaths in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(07.03.2009)

112 Canadian soldiers, one diplomat and two aid workers have been killed since the Canadian military deployed to Afghanistan in early 2002. weiterlesen >>>


"Ein Freibrief für die Waffenindustrie" Interview zum Thema SMArt Streumunition (Deutschland)

(06.03.2009)

Die AZ hat Thomas Küchenmeister zur Definition und Wirkung von "Streumunition" befragt. Er ist Leiter des "Aktionsbündnisses Landmine.de", das sich seit Jahren für ein umfassendes Verbot dieser umstrittenen Waffen einsetzt. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb victims to get more services (Lebanon)

(06.03.2009)

AIN SAADEH: Thousands of Lebanese wounded by landmines and cluster munitions stand to benefit from greater assistance after a local non-governmental organization on Friday launched a regional program to provide survivors with rehabilitation services and prosthetic limbs. weiterlesen >>>


Demining challenges 'not new' in Falklands (Falklands)

(05.03.2009)

CHALLENGES that will face de-mining in the Falklands compared to other parts of the world are on the whole, "not new" said a UK official during her visit this week. Lt Colonel Scott Malina-Derben and Ms Gough, spoke to Falklands Media on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel to hand over cluster bomb maps - Israeli media (Israel)

(05.03.2009)

UN demining source: report 'untrue' weiterlesen >>>


Claudia Roth: "Für mich gehört die SMArt 155 verboten!" (Deutschland)

(04.03.2009)

Der Rechtsstreit zwischen der Redaktion von regensburg-digital.de und dem Rüstungskonzern Diehl hat für erhebliches Medienecho gesorgt. Nach dem am Montag geschlossenem Vergleich ist das Nürnberger Unternehmen um Schadensbegrenzung bemüht. Heute Vormittag hatte der Rüstungsproduzent bereits zu einem Pressefrühstück nach Berlin geladen. Dort, im Deutschen Bundestag, schwelt die Diskussion um die Ausnahmen im Oslo-Abkommen zum Verbot von Streumunition weiter. Ein Interview mit der Bundesvorsitzenden von Bündnis90/ Grüne, Claudia Roth. Das Gespräch führte Stefan Aigner.  weiterlesen >>>


Superfund continues to invest in nuclear weapons (New Zealand)

(04.03.2009)

Four months after a commitment to divest the New Zealand Superfund from companies involved in manufacturing nuclear weapons and cluster bombs, the Green Party today called on the Government to set a deadline to sell its remaining $25 million investment. weiterlesen >>>


ALTLASTEN: Explosionen in der Heide (Deutschland)

(03.03.2009)

Munitionsdienst machte gestern bei Dallgow-Döberitz elf Tonnen Kriegsrückstände unschädlich (Deutschland) weiterlesen >>>


Ein «Maulkorb» ist auch eine Nachricht (deutschland)

(03.03.2009)

Rüstungsproduzent Diehl prozessiert gegen Journalisten  weiterlesen >>>


Eine hübsche Beschreibung für moderne Waffe« (Deutschland)

(03.03.2009)

Ein freier Journalist darf nicht mehr behaupten, das »SMArt 155«-Geschoß von Diehl sei Streumunition. Ein Gespräch mit Eva Maria Fischer weiterlesen >>>


Panzermine auf den Elbwiesen gefunden (Deutschland)

(03.03.2009)

Einen explosiven Fund haben gestern Landschaftsgärtner in der Johannstadt gemacht. Beim Müllsammeln entdeckten sie eine Panzermine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg.  weiterlesen >>>