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Video Screenshot von mehreren Männern, die in Rollstühlen sitzen und Basketball spielen.

Afghanistan: Rollstuhl-Basketball Team hat große Pläne

(22.08.2017)

Das Afghanische Nationalteam im Rollstuhl-Bastketball hat große Pläne und möchte international auftreten. Die Mitglieder sind zum größten Teil Opfer von Minen, es sind aber auch Menschen dabei, denen seit Geburt oder einem Unfall Gliedmaße fehlen. weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien und Herzegowina: Deutschland stellt 100.000 Euro für Minenüberlebende zur Verfügung

(09.08.2017)

Die deutsche Botschafterin in Bosnien und Herzegowina, Christiane Hohmann, hat 100.000 Euro für Überlebende von Unfällen mit Landminen zur Verfügung gestellt. Die Mittel fließen an Einrichtungen in BiH und in Slowenien. Insgesamt hat Deutschland bereits über 30 Millionen Euro für Minenaktionen in BiH zur Verfügung gestellt. (auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Das Danger Mines Schild mit einem Totenkopf drauf.

Ägypten: Minenräumung dank Atomkraftwerk

(08.08.2017)

Im Gebiet El Dabaa soll das erste Atomkraftwerk Ägyptens entstehen. Da die Zone jedoch noch immer schwer vermint ist, wurde die ägpytische Armee jetzt beauftragt, es von Minen zu befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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

Angola: Es fehlen 90 Prozent der Mittel zur Minenräumung

(07.08.2017)

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


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

Killer Robots: Jody Williams aktuelle Kampagne

(04.08.2017)

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


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

Streubombenverbot wird 7 Jahre alt

(31.07.2017)

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


Sicht vom Meer auf die alte Hafenstadt Dubrovnik

Kroatien: Waldbrand bringt Minen zur Explosion in eigentlich minenfreier Zone

(31.07.2017)

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


Das Danger Mines Zeichen

Pakistan: Mehrere Menschen sterben bei Landminen-Explosionen

(30.07.2017)

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


Bomb specialists sent to Afghanistan after three British soldiers die (Afghanistan)

(25.02.2009)

Three soldiers died after a bomb blew up their lightly armoured Land Rover. A Marine shot in Afghanistan three days ago died after being flown home weiterlesen >>>


Südossetien befürchtet Einsatz verbotener Munition durch Georgien (Caucasus)

(25.02.2009)

MOSKAU, 25. Februar (RIA Novosti). Georgien will nach Angaben südossetischer Behörden in der Ukraine verbotene Anti-Personen-Minen sowie Minenfallen kaufen.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion wounds 3 Afghan children (Afghanistan)

(24.02.2009)

KABUL, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A mine left over from the past wars in Afghanistan injured three Afghan children in northern Baghlan province, member of provincial assembly Fazal Haq Andarabi said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Croatia

(24.02.2009)

* US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor February 25, 2009  weiterlesen >>>


Fierce confrontations in Puthukudiyiruppu; 8 LTTE bodies found Feb 25, 2009 (Sri Lanka)

(24.02.2009)

Fierce confrontations reported in north of Kombavil as troops of 58 Division advanced further into the LTTE's last stronghold, Puthukudiyiruppu yesterday, 24 February, latest military report received from the battlefront said.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon renews demand for compensation from Israel for damage inflicted during 2006 war (Middle East)

(24.02.2009)

BEIRUT: Lebanon on Tuesday renewed its demand that Israel pay compensation for damage inflicted during the summer 2006 war. weiterlesen >>>


FOKUS 2-Bundeswehr-Radpanzer fährt bei Kundus auf Sprengsatz (Afghanistan)

(24.02.2009)

Berlin, 24. Feb (Reuters) - Im Norden Afghanistans ist ein Radpanzer der Bundeswehr am Dienstag vermutlich auf eine Mine gefahren. weiterlesen >>>


3rd child dies after Afghan explosion (Afghanistan)

(24.02.2009)

Victim's father says rocket landed, exploded instantly weiterlesen >>>


Search Operations after Confrontations Continue (Sri Lanka)

(24.02.2009)

MULLAITTIVU: CONTINUING confrontations in the WANNI front were followed by search and clear operations conducted by the triumphant troops Monday (23) enabling them to find more LTTE items.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada probes whether blast killed Afghan children (Canada)

(24.02.2009)

OTTAWA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Canada is investigating allegations that two Afghan children died after handling unexploded munitions left behind when Canadian troops held a firing practice session, the defense ministry said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Serviceman injured in landmine blast in Chechnya (Russia)

(24.02.2009)

MOSCOW, February 24 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian serviceman was injured after a landmine exploded in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, a police source said.  weiterlesen >>>


Offener Brief an die Regierung von Sri Lanka

(24.02.2009)

Aufruf von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de an die Regierung Sri Lankas, die Konvention zum Verbot von Streubomben zu unterzeichnen weiterlesen >>>


Anger at councils' investments in arms firms (UK)

(24.02.2009)

The levels of investment held by Lincolnshire councils in some of the world's largest arms companies has been branded "shocking" by a leading campaign group. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil Tigers press truce, refuse to lay down arms (Sri Lanka)

(24.02.2009)

Sri Lankan foreign minister dismisses rebels' plea as a final attempt 'to save their miserable skins' weiterlesen >>>


CUPE revises stance on Israel (Canada)

(23.02.2009)

Union takes aim at research aiding Israeli military  weiterlesen >>>


The secret compulsions of Human Rights Experts on Sri Lanka (Sri lanka)

(23.02.2009)

Some months ago, during a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Amnesty representative there, Peter Splinter, said he was surprised that I did not rubbish Amnesty claims with regard to Sri Lanka as I did those of, for instance, Human Rights Watch. weiterlesen >>>


Colombia is not only passion (Colombia)

(23.02.2009)

SEMANA INTERNATIONAL Roundup ReportFeb. 17th, Feb. 23th: It is not surprising, but it is sad: headlines about Colombia spread around Europe, and their only aspect in common is crime. This week political persecution, massacres, and drug-trafficking filled up the space of major papers. weiterlesen >>>


Mine victims say they are forgotten (Cambodia)

(23.02.2009)

Kampong Thom province; Residents of community open to land-mine victims and their families say they do not yet have basic amenities, including clean water, quality housing and access to schools. weiterlesen >>>


Kerry in Beirut Reaffirmation of Washington's support for Lebanese independence and sovereignty (Lebanon)

(23.02.2009)

Middle East Airlines (MEA) pilots taking part in a sit-in at Beirut Airport on February 18 to protest at the kidnapping of their colleague Joseph Sader, who was abducted in the southern suburbs of Beirut on February 12. Another MEA pilot, Ghassan al-Mekdad, was found dead in another southern suburb. It was not clear if the incidents were politically motivated weiterlesen >>>


Croat testifies about 1991 minefield massacre (Croatia)

(23.02.2009)

A Croat survivor of a wartime massacre of civilians testified Monday how Serb fighters forced them into a minefield where they were sprayed with machine-gun fire.  weiterlesen >>>


China, Vietnam celebrate completion of land border demarcation (South East Asia)

(23.02.2009)

YOUYIGUAN, Guangxi, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A ceremony was jointly held by China and Vietnam here Monday marking the completion of land border demarcation and the erection of boundary markers, a significant event in bilateral relations.  weiterlesen >>>


Croat witness describes wartime murders (Croatia)

(23.02.2009)

BELGRADE -- At the trial for the murder of civilians in Lovas, Croatia, in 1991, witness Lovro Gersner today described how Croat civilians were forced to cross a minefield. weiterlesen >>>


David gegen Diehl (Deutschland)

(23.02.2009)

Der Rüstungsbetrieb will keine Streumunition herstellen weiterlesen >>>


1 soldier killed, 3 others wounded in mine blast (Philippines)

(23.02.2009)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 February) ' One soldier was killed while three others were injured when a truck of the 3rd Special Forces Battalion carrying eight personnel struck a land mine while traversing the Panabo City-Paradise Embac, Davao City road at Sitio Malaga in Barangay Dalisay, Panabo City. weiterlesen >>>


Sagem selected to modernize German army's multiple launch rocket system (Germany)

(23.02.2009)

11:58 GMT, February 23, 2009 Sagem (SAFRAN Group) was selected in an international competition to upgrade the navigation and pointing systems of the German army's Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS).  weiterlesen >>>


Ministry of Defence accused of masking battlefield casualty figures (UK)

(23.02.2009)

The Ministry of Defence has been accused of trying to mask the true number of servicemen and women returning from the front line with critical injuries.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed, 3 others hurt in landmine blast (Philippines)

(23.02.2009)

THE MILTARY has lambasted communist rebels for the latest landmine attack that hit an Army truck killing a soldier and wounded three others 6:25 am yesterday at Sitio Malaga, Barangay Dalisay, Panabo City.Major General Raymundo Ferrer, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command, said the rebels used a pressure type landmine which is banned by the United Nations Convention on the Use of Landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Policy Change Needed for Disarmament and Diplomacy (US)

(23.02.2009)

Following up on posting articles covering the conference and meeting in Europe this Introduction and article, U.S. Policy Change Needed for Disarmament and Diplomacy concerns a new direction for U.S. policy regarding military buildup, disarmament and diplomacy needs in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


73 Tamil Rebels Killed In Sri Lankan Clashes (Sri Lanka)

(23.02.2009)

(RTTNews) - Continuing its military offensive against Tamil Tigers, Sri Lankan forces killed more than 73 rebels in fierce clashes as the war entered its last phases in Mullaittivu, media reports said. weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan Says Three Soldiers Killed Near Rebel Region (Azerbaijan)

(23.02.2009)

BAKU (Reuters) -- Three Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed and one wounded recently in incidents near the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has said. weiterlesen >>>


Revealed: Number of British soldiers suffering 'life-changing' injuries in Afghanistan has doubled (Afghanistan)

(22.02.2009)

The Ministry of Defence was accused last night of suppressing the true toll of troops suffering amputations and debilitating injuries in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian Army Finds Large Guerrilla Arms Cache (Colombia)

(22.02.2009)

BOGOTA ' Soldiers found a National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrilla hideout that contained explosives, mortar rounds and other arms near the northwestern Colombian city of San Francisco, the army said. weiterlesen >>>


Angry villagers blame Canadians for explosion that killed two Afghan children (Afghanistan)

(22.02.2009)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Angry Afghan villagers chanted "Death to the Canadians" and paraded the blood-spattered bodies of two young children through the streets of Kandahar city Monday after a tribal elder accused Canada of firing the shell that killed them. weiterlesen >>>


Heritage at the heart of Cambodia (Cambodia)

(22.02.2009)

Born in the time of the Khmer Rouge and later badly maimed when he stepped on a landmine, Bouth Rithy has come to symbolise the resilience of Cambodians who are moving forward and rebuilding their lives. Based at the remote temples of Koh Ker in northern Cambodia, the project manager for Heritage Watch is managing the impact of tourism on the local community, many of whom are still waking from the nightmare of the Khmer Rouge weiterlesen >>>


U.S. lawmakers submit bill to ban military using cluster bombs (US)

(22.02.2009)

WASHINGTON -- A group of U.S. lawmakers have submitted to Congress a bill aimed at prohibiting the U.S. military from using cluster bombs, in the first move of its kind following the conclusion of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in December. weiterlesen >>>


Field update on Gaza from the Humanitarian Coordinator, 17 - 23 February 2009, 1700 hours (Middle East)

(22.02.2009)

Violent incidents continue to undermine the Gaza cease-fire. A Palestinian farmer was reportedly injured by Israeli troops firing into the Khan Yunis area from the Gaza-Israeli border on 18 February.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish defense industry producers sign contracts with foreign firms (Turkey)

(22.02.2009)

Turkish firms participated Monday in an international defense industry fair in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and signed contracts with foreign companies. weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing startup is building in Bucks County (USA)

(22.02.2009)

The company which produces a device that helps keep American soldiers safe will be based on Bristol's Canal Street. weiterlesen >>>


As at UTC 1800 (2300) 21 February 2009 (Sri Lanka)

(20.02.2009)

Tiger Terrorists Claim Lives of Twelve more Civilians Including Two Children weiterlesen >>>


Tauben & Delfine: Die tierischen Soldaten (US)

(20.02.2009)

Hunde werden bei vielen Streitkräften der Welt eingesetzt. Die Bundeswehr etwa bildet in Ulmen selbst aus, bei der Schule für Diensthundewesen werden vorzugsweise Schäferhunde als Sprengmittel- und Personenspürhunde angelernt.  weiterlesen >>>


Photographer needs help to highlight bomb campaign (UK)

(20.02.2009)

A PHOTOGRAPHER from Penarth has issued an urgent plea for financial help as she looks to raise awareness of the devastation caused by cluster bombs in Vietnam.  weiterlesen >>>


Brief von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de an Verteidigungsminister Franz-Josef Jung

(19.02.2009)

Wir schreiben Ihnen mit der dringenden Bitte, das Treffen der NATO- Verteidigungsminister in Krakau vom 19. bis 20. Februar als Chance wahrzunehmen, um mit dem neuen Verteidigungsminister der USA, Robert Gates, über multilaterale Abrüstung zu sprechen. Wir bitten Sie, Einfluss auf die USA zu nehmen, dass diese das Minenverbotsabkommen von 1997 unterzeichnen und der Konvention zur Streumunition (Convention on Cluster Munitions) von 2008, beitreten. weiterlesen >>>


Army hits NPA use of landmines (Philippines)

(19.02.2009)

The Philippine Army condemned Thursday the New People's Army's continued use of landmines in their guerrilla campaign against the government. 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 >>>