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Antonio Guterres vor dem Zeichen der UN

UN-Generalsekretär: Frieden ohne Minenräumung ist kein Frieden

(03.04.2017)

Zum UN-Landminentag am 4. April bedankt sich UN-Generalsekretär für die weltweiten Bemühungen und Erfolge im Kampf gegen Landminen und explosive Kriegsreste. Er verurteilt außerdem die Attacken gegen die Zivilbevölkerung mit explosiven Waffen - und betont, dass ein Frieden ohne Minenräumung kein echter Frieden ist. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann kniet auf dem Boden und gräbt eine Landmine aus

Bosnien: 1800 Tonnen Kriegsreste mit Hilfe der EU vernichtet

(30.03.2017)

Die EU unterstützt das bosnisch-herzegovinische Projet EXPLODE mit insgesamt 4,6 Milionen Euro - in der ersten Projektphase wurden bisher über 1800 Tonnen Kriegsreste in dem südosteuropäischen Land vernichtet. Erst vor etwas über einer Woche wurde ein Mensch bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


historische Stätten von Palmyra

Syrien: Russland schlägt internationale Koalition zur Entminung Palmyras vor

(26.03.2017)

Man könnte es zynisch nennen - oder realpolitisch denkend. Russland, seinerseits bereits heute Schuld an Tausenden nicht-explodierten Kriegsresten in Syrien, möchte mit einer internationalen Koalition die historische Stätten um Palmyra von explosiven Kriegsresten befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Pusteblume besteht aus vielen kleinen Stangen, die eine Landmine auslösen können.

Video: "Pusteblume" soll nur mit der Kraft des Windes eigenständig Landminen räumen

(25.03.2017)

Kinder in Afghanistan bauen traditionell kunstvolle Windspiele - und lassen sie dann vom Wind durch die Wüste treiben. Das Windspiel, das am weitesten kommt hat gewonnen. Davon ließ sich ein in den Niederlanden lebender Produktdesigner inspirieren und entwarf ein Gerät, das aussieht wie eine Pusteblume und Minen zerstören soll. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien: Mann stirbt durch Explosion einer Landmine

(23.03.2017)

Am Mittwoch ist ein 39 Jahre alter Mann in der Nähe von Tuzla in Bosnien und Herzegovina durch eine Landmine getötet worden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Mitarbeitende von UNMAS stehen vor einem Flugzeug und zeigen die Flyer.

DR Kongo: UNMAS wirft 15.000 Flyer ab

(21.03.2017)

Um die Menschen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo vor explosiven Kriegsresten zu schützen, hat UNMAS nun 15.000 zweisprachige Flyer in abgelegenen Konfliktzonen abgeworfen. So können nun auch die dort lebenden Menschen erfahren, wie sie sich vor Blindgängern am besten schützen können. weiterlesen >>>


historische Stätten von Palmyra

Syrien: Russische Spezialisten starten Minenräumung in Palmyra

(19.03.2017)

Nach der Wiedereroberung Palmyras durch syrische Streitkräfte haben russische Spezialkräfte nun damit begonnen, historische und bewohnte Gebiete der Stadt von explosiven Kriegsresten zu befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sir Bobby Charlton hält eine Rede.

Fußballlegende Sir Bobby Charlton und Manchester United gegen Landminen

(17.03.2017)

Der ehemalige englische Fußballer gründete nach einer Kambodschareise seine Anti-Minen Organisation "Find a Better Way". Diese wird nun offiziell von Manchester United, einem der Top-Klubs Englands, unterstützt. (auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Mogadishu violence claims 19 lives (Somalia)

(20.01.2009)

Clashes between Somali government soldiers and rebels have reportedly killed 19 people amid fears of more violence following Ethiopia's pullout.  weiterlesen >>>


CNIDAH prioritises clearance and demining works along roadside (Angola)

(20.01.2009)

Ondjiva - The National Inter-sectorial Demining and Humanitarian Assistance Commission (CNIDAH) in the southern Cunene Province, has set as priority for 2009, the clearance and demining works along the roadside of several streets, to contribute to the boosting of agriculture and cattle raising in the region, as well as to facilitate the movement of people and goods. weiterlesen >>>


Four Maoist rebels arrested in Jharkhand (India)

(20.01.2009)

Ranchi, Jan 20 (IANS) Four rebels of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) were arrested from two places in Jharkhand Tuesday, the police said. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Peacekeepers' APC comes under explosion (Somalia)

(19.01.2009)

A convoy of the Ugandan peacekeepers troops in the Somali capital Mogadishu has come under explosion in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Obama feiern (Deutschland)

(19.01.2009)

Präsidentenwechsel: Irakischer Künstler verabschiedet Bush, Barack Obama wird im Amerika Haus begrüßt weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Polizisten bei Anschlag im Osten Indiens getötet (India)

(18.01.2009)

Bei einem Bombenanschlag im ostindischen Bundesstaat Jharkhand sind mindestens fünf Polizisten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Somaliland: Parliamanet Passes Anti-Mines Law (Somaliland)

(17.01.2009)

(Somalilandpress, Jan 18th, 2008)After long discussions, Somaliland Parliament has finally passed anti-mines law presented by the parliament's interior committee. Before the voting started, Mr. Abdiqadir Jirde who is an expert on the mines gave a speech about the mines and the new law itself.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia Army Finds FARC Landmine Factory (Colombia)

(17.01.2009)

BOGOTA -- Soldiers seized nearly half a ton of explosives and dozens of landmines from a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, factory, but no one was arrested, the army said Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Six policemen killed in Jharkhand landmine blast (India)

(17.01.2009)

RANCHI (Reuters) - Six policemen were killed in a landmine blast set off by suspected Maoist insurgents in Jharkhand on Saturday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: 5 Ethiopian soldiers 4 Somali militiamen killed (Somalia)

(16.01.2009)

The insurgents in the southern town of Bardhere in Gedo region have on Saturday night attacked Somalia militiamen backed by Ethiopian troops in the suburbs of Bardhere district roughly 1KM from town airstrip where the two forces erected a temporary base.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels kill five cops in ambush (India)

(16.01.2009)

Ranchi, Jan. 17: Maoists killed Manika police station in-charge Kamal Chand Prasad and five of his associates in a daylight ambush today near Domohani village in Latehar district.  weiterlesen >>>


Weißer Phosphor, keine Bilder (Nahost)

(15.01.2009)

BLOCKADEBRECHER "AL DJASIRA" Den Bürgern im Westen werden bei diesem Krieg viele Eindrücke und Informationen vorenthalten  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Blast Kills Six People in Bardhere Town (Sri Lanka)

(14.01.2009)

Mogadishu - At least 6 people have been killed and 2 others have been wounded in Bardhere town southwest Somalia when a blast targeted a car of a militia commander, witnesses told radio Shabelle on Thursday weiterlesen >>>


Global Dinner, deutsche Waffen (Deutschland)

(14.01.2009)

Global Dinner. Wenn die "AG Globale Gerechtigkeit" an der Uni Regensburg dazu einlädt und sich die Besucher per Platzkarten in der FH-Mensa niederlassen, ist dieser Name Programm.  weiterlesen >>>