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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 >>>


Jemen: Kämpfer der Huthi-Saleh Allianz setzen Landminen ein

(21.04.2017)

Wie die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch veröffentlichte, haben Kämpfer der Allianz aus Huthis und Anhänger des ehemaligen Ministerpräsidenten Saleh Landminen eingesetzt. Hunderte Menschen seit bereits Opfer dieser Landminen geworden. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Halo Trust to clear 35 mine fields in Bie (Angola)

(19.02.2009)

Kuito ' At least 35 fields in central Bie province will be cleared of assorted explosive devices this year by the British Non-governmental Organisation, "The Halo Trust". weiterlesen >>>


Parlamentsdirektion / 19.02.2009 / 12:19 / OTS0170 5 AI 0549 NPA0002

(19.02.2009)

Europäische Sicherheitsarchitektur in der Wirtschaftskrise wichtig Nationalratspräsidentin Prammer eröffnet OSZE-Wintertagung in Wien = (Österreich) weiterlesen >>>


"Da wird ein Volk vernichtet" (Deutschland)

(18.02.2009)

"Wir brauchen Ihre Unterstützung!" Mit diesem Hilferuf wandte sich gestern auf dem Kartoffelmarkt die Tamilische Gemeinschaft in Feiburg an die Bevölkerung. Etwa fünfzig Frauen und Männer machten auf den Völkermord in ihrer Heimat Sri Lanka aufmerksam. weiterlesen >>>


Gambia: 7 Gambians Die in Sahara Desert ...as Vehicle Hits Landmine (Gambia)

(18.02.2009)

At least seven Gambian migrants have died and three seriously injured after their vehicle detonated a landmine in the Niger-Libya border, reports reaching this office indicate. weiterlesen >>>


"Da wird ein Volk vernichtet" (Deutschland)

(18.02.2009)

"Wir brauchen Ihre Unterstützung!" Mit diesem Hilferuf wandte sich gestern auf dem Kartoffelmarkt die Tamilische Gemeinschaft in Feiburg an die Bevölkerung. Etwa fünfzig Frauen und Männer machten auf den Völkermord in ihrer Heimat Sri Lanka aufmerksam. weiterlesen >>>


Trial and error in Cambodia (South East Asia)

(18.02.2009)

PHNOM PENH - Kaing Guek Eav, once the chief of Cambodia's Toul Sleng detention and torture center, was the first to face trial at the United Nations-sponsored Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT). With his headphones, glasses and computer screen in front of him, he seemed at Tuesday's procedural hearing more a graying professor than the torturer-in-chief of the Khmer Rouge's murderous regime.  weiterlesen >>>


5 police, 1 soldier wounded in Russia's south (Caucasus)

(18.02.2009)

Officials say five police officers and a soldier have been wounded by militants in Russia's troubled southern province of Ingushetia. weiterlesen >>>


Demining work on Kinmen to resume March 2 (Taiwan)

(18.02.2009)

Kinmen, Feb. 18 (CNA) A project to clear landmines in the Mashan area of the Taiwan-controlled island of Kinmen off China's Fujian province is scheduled to begin March 2 and last for four months, the Kinmen Defense Command reported Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia agrees with ban on mine use (Georgia)

(18.02.2009)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 18/ The revised protocol to Geneva convention of 1980 envisages ban to use antipersonnel mines, booby traps or other explosive mechanisms. weiterlesen >>>


CMC urges Sri Lanka to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions (Sri Lanka)

(17.02.2009)

In an open letter to president Mahinda Rajapaska the Cluster Munition Coalition urges Sri Lanka to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions  weiterlesen >>>


Israel Concerned Hamas May Use Missing Ordnance in Future Attacks (Middle East)

(17.02.2009)

(CNSNews.com) ' Israel is concerned that five tons of unexploded ordnance from its recent offensive against Hamas, now missing from a warehouse in Gaza City, could be used against Israeli civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Israel Arms Hamas (Middle East)

(17.02.2009)

GAZA CITY - The recent Israeli war on Gaza, which killed and wounded thousands and wrecked havoc on the civilian infrastructure, was marketed on the pretext of undermining the capacities of resistance factions, particularly Hamas.  weiterlesen >>>


13 cops escape death (India)

(17.02.2009)

BERHAMPUR: Nearly 13 policemen had a miraculous escape today after the van, they were going in, got ripped off in a landmine blast near Andheri ghat.  weiterlesen >>>


Attentat auf Pilger (Irak)

(16.02.2009)

40 Tote bei Selbstmordanschlag im Irak weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing teams in Gaza waiting for Israeli OK (Middle East)

(16.02.2009)

GAZA CITY - A team trained to remove and destroy unexploded ordnance has been operating in the Gaza Strip for three weeks, but its work is being held up because Israel has not approved the entry of its equipment nor an area for storing and neutralizing ordnance. For now some of the latter, located by the Palestinian police, is being stored in locations that are dangerously close to population centers in Rafah, Khan Yunis and Gaza City.  weiterlesen >>>


14 SOG personnel in Orissa injured in landmine blast (India)

(15.02.2009)

Bhubaneswar: About 14 Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel are injured, two of them serious, in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists Aligarh village about 4KM distance from Adaba of Gajpati district on Monday morning about 9.40 AM weiterlesen >>>


52-year-old Makvala Kakhurashvili dies in Gori Military Hospital (Caucasus)

(14.02.2009)

Women wounded in explosion at Osiauri military base has died. 52-year-old Makvala Kakhurashvili blew up on a landmine yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven policemen killed in Afghan blasts (Afghanistan)

(13.02.2009)

KABUL: At least seven Afghan policemen were killed in separate roadside bomb attacks at their patrol vehicles in southern and southeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Plea for cutting military spending (India)

(12.02.2009)

Bangalore, DHNS: The Centre needs to cut down its expenditure on military spending from the present 14 per cent to 10 per cent, urged the Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI), New Delhi. This finds place in the Bangalore Declaration drafted on Thursday, which will be submitted to South Block later. weiterlesen >>>


Countering misinformation (Sri Lanka)

(12.02.2009)

One of the salient points of the conflict in Sri Lanka is that many countries, organizations and individuals seem to be misinformed about the ground realities in the North. weiterlesen >>>


Airman recovering from mine blast (with VIDEO) (US)

(12.02.2009)

Hurlburt Field's Alex Eudy, who was wounded in Afghanistan in January, says his mission now is to heal  weiterlesen >>>


China's Landmines and Cluster Munitions Policy (China)

(11.02.2009)

China's recent Defense White Paper, which has captured the headlines, has outlined the country's emerging policy on landmines, explosive remnants of war and demining. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Road From Dublin: The Legal Flaws in the Convention to Ban Cluster Munitions and Recommendations for Their Cure.

(11.02.2009)

In a popular Irish folk song, the hero leaves his boyhood home in the Irish countryside and takes the "rocky road to Dublin" in order to sail to a new life in a new country.[1] However hopeful the hero is throughout his journey, when he arrives at his destination he finds that it is not as hospitable as he had expected.[2] Despite its light-hearted beat, this song is oddly prophetic for an analysis of the Convention to Ban Cluster Munitions. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: FRENCH SOLDIER KILLED BY EXPLOSION (Afghanistan)

(10.02.2009)

(AGI) - Paris, 11 Feb. - According to a report from the Defense Minister in Paris, a French soldier was killed in Afghanistan after a rudimentary mine exploded. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Didier Drogba Against Armed Violence (UN)

(10.02.2009)

For those for whom "Reggie Bush" and "football" have no immediate connection (or who prefer Chelsea to AC Milan), check out this video of football star Didier Drogba, who in addition to a star on the pitch is also an important voice in the global fight against poverty. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills 13 people in Ethiopia (Ethiopia)

(10.02.2009)

At least thirteen Somalis have lost their lives after a land mine targeted their vehicle as they were traveling in east Ethiopia.  weiterlesen >>>


Humanitarian, Faith, Medical and Veterans Groups Urge Obama to Review Landmine and Cluster Bomb Ban (US)

(09.02.2009)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from 67 national organizations today called on President Obama to reconsider U.S. opposition to global treaties prohibiting the production, transfer, and use of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions. The signers include the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the head of Evangelicals for Social Action, the CEO of CARE, two former U.S. ambassadors, and one former senator.  weiterlesen >>>


More than 11,000 mines belonging to the period of colonisation destroyed in January (Algeria)

(09.02.2009)

The Algerian army has discovered and destroyed during the month of January 11,226 mines along the eastern and western borders of the country, said Monday the news agency APS. weiterlesen >>>


Colombian rebels call for prisoner swap (Colombia)

(08.02.2009)

BOGOTA: Colombia's main leftist rebel group says it hopes that its recent handover of six hostages will lead to a prisoner swap, which it accused the government of obstructing. weiterlesen >>>


Bonn: Lage der Kinder in Gaza unerträglich (Nahost)

(08.02.2009)

Montag 9 Februar 2009 (Bonner Wirtschaftsblog) - Bonn/Köln: UNICEF ruft die Bundesregierung und die Bundesbürger dazu auf, die Nothilfe für Kinder im Gazastreifen und den raschen Wiederaufbau zu unterstützen.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban's random IED attacks leave Canadian troops nervous. (Afghanistan)

(08.02.2009)

ZHARI DISTRICT, Afghanistan - Roadside bombs continue to pose the No. 1 threat to Canadian troops in Afghanistan this winter, but while soldiers are on edge, they say they've learned to live with the randomness that accompanies life here. weiterlesen >>>


Sea Tiger chief "missing" after air raid on his hideout (Sri Lanka)

(08.02.2009)

Under World News -Sea Tiger chief Soosai was reported missing after Sri Lankan Air Force jets pounded his hideout killing at least 27 rebels, even as 5,000 civilians crossed over to the army held areas in wanni, officials said today (Feb 7). It was immediately not confirmed whether Soosai was killed or wounded in the attack but he was missing. weiterlesen >>>


Over 36 tonnes of explosive devices destroyed (Angola)

(07.02.2009)

Kuito - Thirty six tonnes of assorted explosive devices were destroyed friday by the army engineering brigade in the municipality of Kunhinga, central highland Bie privince. weiterlesen >>>


Five cops injured in Jharkhand landmine blast (India)

(06.02.2009)

Ranchi, Feb 6 (IANS) Five police personnel were injured in a landmine blast by the Maoist rebels in Jharkhand Friday, a police officer said. weiterlesen >>>


Berlin airport a graveyard of WW2 bombs (Deutschland)

(06.02.2009)

Bomb disposal teams in Berlin are due to begin removing unexploded World War Two mines from under the tarmac at the city's busiest airport.  weiterlesen >>>


Protest against Balochistan operation (Pakistan)

(05.02.2009)

HYDERABAD: The National Party and the Awami Party staged a demonstration here on Thursday outside the press club against the ìongoing military operationî in Balochistan.  weiterlesen >>>


GENEVA 1 March 2009 Deadline for Mine-Ban Treaty states to fulfill obligations (Schweiz)

(05.02.2009)

The signatories to the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty, also known as the Ottawa Convention, are due to fulfill their obligations to the pact by 1 Mar 2009. The treaty prohibits the use, trade, production, and stockpiling of antipersonnel landmines. States Parties have 10 years to clear all their mined areas. More than three-quarters of the states with 2009 deadlines appear set to miss their deadlines, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. weiterlesen >>>


PRESS RELEASE: Cluster bomb strike on hospital is despicable (Sri Lanka)

(05.02.2009)

UPDATE ON REPORTED USE OF CLUSTER MUNITIONS IN ATTACK ON HOSPITAL weiterlesen >>>


UN admits Sri Lanka never had cluster bombs (Sri Lanka)

(05.02.2009)

Sri Lanka categorically denies that it had fired cluster munitions. It had never brought cluster bombs into the country. Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Blast in Mohmand Agency Four Security Men injured (Pakistan)

(05.02.2009)

At least four security personnel were wounded here Thursday when their vehicle struck a landmine in Mohmand tribal region. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. cites Sri Lanka cluster bomb use (Sri Lanka)

(05.02.2009)

The U.S., EU, Norway and Japan join in a plea to the Tamil Tiger rebels to end their failing separatist struggle and avoid more deaths. February 4, 2009 weiterlesen >>>


Explosives Erbe des Krieges (Deutschland)

(05.02.2009)

Grenzland. Die Ausstellung "Explosives Erbe des Krieges" wurde am vergangenen Sonntag in Kempen eröffnet und dokumentiert die Arbeit von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de und zeigt dessen Erfolge auf, verweist aber auch auf verbleibende Herausforderungen.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Funding struggle slowing cluster bomb clearance in south (Lebanon)

(04.02.2009)

BEIRUT, 5 February 2009 (IRIN) - Waning international interest and funding is harming efforts to rid southern Lebanon of its hundreds of thousands of remaining cluster bomblets, posing a continuing threat to farmers and children, according to mine clearance organisations.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben treffen Krankenhaus in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(04.02.2009)

Schwere Gefechte zwischen Regierungstruppen und tamilischen Rebellen haben im Norden von Sri Lanka nach UN-Angaben mindestens 52 Zivilpersonen das Leben gekostet. weiterlesen >>>


Frank-Walter Steinmeier: A Fresh Start for Disarmament Policy (Germany)

(04.02.2009)

The further spread of nuclear weapons can only be prevented if the nuclear powers agree to reduce their arsenals. weiterlesen >>>


Friedenssoldaten verursachen Massaker (Somalia)

(03.02.2009)

Feuer auf Zivilisten in Mogadischu eröffnet weiterlesen >>>


Blast wounds Indian, three Afghans: police (Afghanistan)

(03.02.2009)

KHOST, Afghanistan (AFP) - A bomb struck a convoy of road construction workers heading to their site in eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, wounding an Indian engineer and three Afghans, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Security forces keep up advance in Mohmand (Pakistan)

(03.02.2009)

GHALANAI: The security forces Tuesday continued to advance into areas of the Pandyalai tehsil of Mohmand Agency and demolished five houses owned by the militants besides recovering arms and ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Abrüsten jetzt (Deutschland)

(03.02.2009)

Erst wenn auch die Atommächte ihre Waffenarsenale abbauen, werde die Weiterverbreitung von Kernwaffen aufhören. Im Jahr 2009 stünden die Chancen für einen neuen Anlauf zur weltweiten Abrüstung gut. So setze der neue amerikanische Präsident auf die Kraft der Diplomatie, meint Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter-Steinmeier. weiterlesen >>>


Trauma Afghanistan: von der Angst, über Gras zu laufen (Afghanistan)

(03.02.2009)

Deutsche Isaf-Kämpfer bei einer Patrouille in Afghanistan. Immer mehr Bundeswehrsoldaten kehren traumatisiert von einem Auslandseinsatz zurück weiterlesen >>>


Afghan civilian deaths increased by 40% in 2008: UN (Afghanistan)

(02.02.2009)

Food insecurity, armed conflict 'most pressing' problems: UN humanitarian chief weiterlesen >>>


Zambia clears landmines (Zambia)

(02.02.2009)

The Zambian Government has dispatched a team of land mine experts to Mazabuka District in the Southern province to comb land mines and other explosives in the area. weiterlesen >>>


The Co-operative Bank Updates Ethical Policy and Reveals how it has Helped Grow Total Lending (UK)

(01.02.2009)

The Co-operative Bank today 2nd February 2009 unveiled a radical new Ethical Policy. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded Bombs Still Taking Toll in Laos (Laos)

(01.02.2009)

Phonsovan, Laos 02 February 2009 -More than three decades after the end of the Indochina conflict, millions of unexploded bombs, shells and mines remain scattered throughout Laos. Hundreds of people are killed or injured by unexploded ordinance, known as UXO, every year. weiterlesen >>>


Crackdown on old cars begins (Kuwait)

(01.02.2009)

KUWAIT CITY: Technical Inspection Officers in collaboration with the Jahra Traffic Governorate began a campaign against vehicles under safety violations on Feb 1, resulting in the seizure of hundreds of road unworthy vehicles.  weiterlesen >>>


18 civilians die as African Union peacekepeers open fire on Somali vehicles (Somalia)

(01.02.2009)

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali officials and a witness say African Union peacekeepers opened fire on civilian vehicles and fatally shot 18 people after a vehicle hit a landmine. African Union spokesman Bahoku Barigye says peacekeepers were responding to gunfire and he does not know whom they hit. weiterlesen >>>


MAG extends contracts with 350 workers for one month

(31.01.2009)

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) renewed its employment contracts for an additional month beginning on February 1, 2009, with 350 workers involved in removing Israeli cluster bombs from South Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross photo exhibitions at World Social Forum (Brazil)

(29.01.2009)

Brasilia (ICRC) At the ninth World Social Forum, held from 27 January to 1 February in the northern Brazilian city of Belém, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is exhibiting a series of photographs that illustrate three themes: its work in Colombia, the dangers of landmines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war, and the presence of antipersonnel landmines on Latin American soil. weiterlesen >>>


14 injured in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(29.01.2009)

DHADAR/DERA MURAD JAMALI (PPI): Fourteen persons including 10 security officials were injured four seriously in an explosion of land mine near Bolan Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


FG to Clear Land Mines in 10 States (Nigeria)

(29.01.2009)

Federal Government has concluded plans to begin pre-enumeration of land mine victims and the clearance of anti-personnel land mines in Nigeria. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine injures 7 gov't troopers (Philippines)

(29.01.2009)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines-Seven security officers were wounded when a military vehicle hit a landmine along the Pañalam-Paquibato road in Paquibato district here around 1 p.m. Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


British ambassador inspects landmine site (Nepal)

(29.01.2009)

KOPCHE DANDA, SARLAHI, Jan 29: British Ambassador to Nepal Andrew Hall visited one of the landmine sites on Thursday to inspect Nepal Army clearing conflict-era explosives from the community forest in Kopche Danda, Sarlahi and hand it over to the local community leaders. weiterlesen >>>


Freien Zugang der EU-Mission zu Südossetien gefordert (Caucasus)

(28.01.2009)

Straßburg (AFP) - Der Europarat hat Russland aufgefordert, der EU-Mission in Georgien freien Zugang zu den abtrünnigen georgischen Provinzen Südossetien und Abchasien zu gewähren. weiterlesen >>>


Siraha forest demined (Nepal)

(28.01.2009)

RAUTAHAT, Jan 30 - The Nepal Army (NA) on Thursday completed demining at the Kopche Community Forest in Siraha district.  weiterlesen >>>


Tiger Territory Fast Shrinking (Sri Lanka)

(28.01.2009)

WANNI: AS the area still held by Tiger terrorists in the east of the A-9 Highway was getting further shrunk to less than 300 sq km, 58 and 59 Division, Task Force ' II and Task Force ' III troops have simultaneously begun to de-mine newly captured areas while confronting pockets of Tiger terrorists, reports originating from the WANNI theater of humanitarian operations told the www.army.lk Wednesday (28) morning. weiterlesen >>>


Spain exports nearly double the amount of arms claimed on TV by the Prime Minister (Spain)

(28.01.2009)

Researchers have been combing the words of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero on television on Monday night for any mistakes made. weiterlesen >>>


Border 'unchanged' despite talks (South East Asia)

(27.01.2009)

Soldiers at Preah Vihear say standoff continues in spite of dialogue between Cambodia and Thailand. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban Killed in a Clash With Afghan Police (Afghanistan)

(27.01.2009)

(Quqnoos)-National Police in Nimroz province said they killed two Taliban fighters and arrested 17 others insurgents in Chaganasor district of Nimroz province.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier Sekunden pro Granate (Deutschland)

(27.01.2009)

Auf Waffen-Entsorgung der gründlichen Art setzt die Firma SAB Sonderanlagenbau Nord: Die Maschinen zerlegen Streubomben so genau, dass fast alle Einzelteile recycelt werden können. Zwei der weltweit einzigartigen Anlagen werden heute in die USA verschifft. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Stück USA hinter dem Kaktusvorhang (Kuba)

(26.01.2009)

Für Kuba ist Guantánamo ein "kolonialer Schandfleck" weiterlesen >>>


Regensburger Online-Zeitung gegen Rüstungskonzern (Deutschland)

(26.01.2009)

Der Rechtsstreit geht darum, ob der Rüstungskonzern Diehl Streumunition oder "Punktzielmunition" herstellt weiterlesen >>>


Four Afghan nomads, two NATO soldiers killed (Afghanistan)

(26.01.2009)

KABUL (AFP) - Four Afghan nomads were killed Tuesday when a suspected insurgent bomb struck a vehicle, as two soldiers in the NATO-led military force died in the south of the country, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Pranab Mukherjee Urgently Visits Colombo to Demand Explanation for the Use of Cluster Bombs in Vanni that Killed 300 and injured 1000 Civilians (Sri Lanka)

(26.01.2009)

India's foreign minister and acting Prime minister Pranab Mukherjee is set to visit Sri Lanka today (Tuesday, 27 01 2009) as it is said that Sri Lankan forces on Monday used cluster bombs in Vanni killing 300 people and injuring more than 1000 civilians. Pranab Mukherjee was apprised of the use of cluster bombs and on Monday night he suddenly decided to visit Colombo urgently, some informed sources revealed. weiterlesen >>>


HRW urges MENA states to sign cluster munitions treaty (Middle East and North Africa)

(26.01.2009)

CAIRO: Governments of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should sign the new international treaty banning cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Last batch of Ethiopian troops leave Somalia (Somalia)

(26.01.2009)

Ethiopian troops ride on a military truck as they leave Somalia's capital Mogadishu, January 13, 2009. The last batch of soldiers left Baidoa town on Monday. REUTERS  weiterlesen >>>


MIDDLE EAST: In wake of Gaza war, refusal to OK cluster bombs ban (Middle East)

(26.01.2009)

There is so much talk in the region on the use of weapons that endanger civilians, especially after the recent Gaza conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


HRW calls on Mideast states to ban cluster weapons (Middle East)

(26.01.2009)

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Human Rights Watch says Middle East and North Africa governments should sign a new international treaty banning cluster weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Middle East and North Africa: Sign treaty banning cluster weapons (MENA)

(25.01.2009)

Lebanon and Tunisia Are Only Nations in Region to Sign  weiterlesen >>>


Heimtückische Waffen und ihre Opfer (Deutschland)

(25.01.2009)

Pfarrer Roland Kühne (l.) und Thomas Küchenmeister vom Aktionsbündnis eröffneten gestern die Anti-Landminen-Ausstellung in Kempen.  weiterlesen >>>


Field Update on Gaza from the Humanitarian Coordinator 24 - 26 Jan 2009 as of 17:00 (Middle East)

(25.01.2009)

The cease-fire, implemented unilaterally by Israel on 18 January, and later the same day by Hamas and other Palestinian factions, continues to hold. The cease-fire followed twenty-two days of bombardment by land, sea and air which left over 1,300 Palestinians dead and over 5,000 injured. Many of the injured will require long-term treatment.  weiterlesen >>>


Time for U.S. to move beyond dependence on military might (US)

(25.01.2009)

For the historic inauguration of America's first black president, I was in Atlanta to visit the birthplace of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. With President Barack Obama now in office, I feel we've taken one step closer to his dream of a world without racial barriers. However, Dr. King had one other great goal: the end of violence. And because we live in a world currently awash with violence, I hope the new president will start working to achieve Dr. King's other dream. weiterlesen >>>


"Sri Lanka : 2009 bis jetzt mindestens 139 Zivilisten tot' erneut Journalist angegriffen" (Sri Lanka)

(24.01.2009)

Es gibt offizielle Angaben des Regierungsbeamten für Mullaithivu, der von beinahe 100 getöteten Zivilisten spricht seit dem Wochenende.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosives Erbe des Krieges ' Kirchen initiieren Ausstellung zum zivilgesellschaftlichen Engagement gegen Landminen und Streumunition

(24.01.2009)

(Berlin/Kempen 23.01.09) Die Ausstellung "Explosives Erbe des Krieges", die am 25.1.09 in Kempen (NRW) eröffnet wird, dokumentiert die Arbeit von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de und zeigt dessen Erfolge auf, verweist aber auch auf verbleibende Herausforderungen.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. concludes ratification of convention on conventional weapons (US)

(24.01.2009)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The United States has finished its ratification of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), following the Obama administration ratified three protocols and an amendment of the convention.  weiterlesen >>>


Extending a hand to Cambodia (Cambodia)

(23.01.2009)

On January 7, 1979, Vietnamese forces rolled into Phnom Penh, deposing Pol Pot and sending his genocidal Khmer Rouge regime fleeing westward. Thirty years later, Australians are helping to rebuild the nation. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Wounds MAG Deminer (Lebanon)

(23.01.2009)

Beirut -A cluster bomb left over from the Israel-Hizbullah war in 2006 wounded a member of the demining team Mine Action Group (MAG) in south Lebanon on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Russland/Georgien: Verletzung des Kriegsrechts durch alle Parteien in Südossetien (Caucasus)

(23.01.2009)

Beide Regierungen sollen Menschenrechtsverletzungen verfolgen und die Rückkehr Vertriebener ermöglichen weiterlesen >>>


Five soldiers injured in claymore mine attack (Sri Lanka)

(22.01.2009)

A claymore mine was exploded targeting an army foot at Vandaramulla in Batticaloa on Thursday night injuring five men, the Media Centre for National security said.  weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF rehabilitating learning centres for adolescents in Gaza (Middle East)

(22.01.2009)

JERUSALEM, 23 January 2009 ' The recent and extreme levels of conflict in Gaza have affected the lives of 840,000 children and young people. Many have lost their schools, health facilities, play areas and even neighbourhoods, which have been destroyed in the violence.  weiterlesen >>>


ISRAEL UNLEASHES "DIME BOMB" (Middle East)

(22.01.2009)

Doctors in Gaza Treating Mystery Injuries Caused By Horrifying Weapon weiterlesen >>>


Army a step ahead of Tamil attacks (Sri Lanka)

(21.01.2009)

SECURITY forces in Sri Lanka have foiled a spate of terrorist attacks planned by Tamil Tiger insurgents, the army's military spokesman says. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan most violent nation: Report (Pakistan)

(21.01.2009)

Senseless violence consumes at least one life every hour in Pakistan. This has been revealed in the annual report of the 'Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies' (PIPS). weiterlesen >>>


Breadwinners blighted by legacy of decades-old war in Laos (Laos)

(21.01.2009)

Ta Duangchom was out fetching food in southern Laos with his two young sons when a cluster bomb exploded in front of him and left him with no arms and just one eye. Now the 39-year-old farmer finds it almost impossible to support his wife and seven children. weiterlesen >>>


TAMILNET DOES IT AGAIN -- THE MYTH (Sri Lanka)

(21.01.2009)

On the 30th of November 2008, 3 days before 92 countries signed a treaty banning the use of Cluster Munitions in Oslo.. the Pro-LTTE online news site, Tamilnet.com, released the following article (A). The article was accompanied with the following pictures, alleging to be the remains of the empty casing from a Cluster Bomb, and was cited as being definite evidence that the SLAF employ Cluster Bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Last IDF troops leave Gaza Strip (Middle East)

(21.01.2009)

Israel News -Israeli military pulls out of Strip Tuesday night, but forces remain on high alert along border in case Hamas violates ceasefire. Security sources believe calm will prevail in near future as Hamas reconstructs infrastructure  weiterlesen >>>


Legacy of War - Laos

(20.01.2009)

Laos is the most bombed country in history. Between 1966 and 1973, pilots in the US' "Secret War" dropped loads of anti-personnel cluster bombs and massive ordnance at a rate of every eight minuteswith the aim of disrupting the Ho Chi Minh trail. weiterlesen >>>


Field Update on Gaza from the Humanitarian Coordinator 20 - 21 Jan 2009 as of 17:00 (Middle East)

(20.01.2009)

The cease-fire, implemented unilaterally by Israel on 18 January, and later the same day by Hamas and other Palestinian factions, continues to hold. Israel withdrew the last of its forces in the early hours of 21 January. Israeli troops are now deployed along the Gaza Strip border. The cease-fire followed twenty-three days of bombardment by land, sea and air which left over 1,300 Palestinians dead and over 5,000 severely injured. Extensive destruction has been caused to homes and public infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip, with many families losing their entire possessions.  weiterlesen >>>


China's National Defense in 2008 (China)

(20.01.2009)

XIV. Arms Control and Disarmament  weiterlesen >>>


4 STF commandos killed in landmine attack in Ampaa'rai (Sri Lanka)

(20.01.2009)

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) combatants triggered a landmine Monday around 4:40 p.m targeting a vehicle carrying Special Task Force (STF) commandos, killing four of them, in Kanchchikudichchaa'ru jungle in Ampaa'rai district, LTTE sources in Ampaa'rai district.  weiterlesen >>>