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Mehre Kanister stehen in einem Gebäude auf dem Boden

Afghanistan: 4 Fabriken zerstört, in denen Landminen hergestellt wurden

(17.04.2017)

Afghanische Streitkräfte haben in der Provinz Helmand 4 illegale, geheime Fabriken zerstört, in denen offensichtlich improvisierte Sprengsätze hergestellt wurden. Über 800 dieser Sprengsätze, die genau wie professionell hergestellte Landminen wirken, wurden zerstört. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Danger Mines Zeichen

Somalia: Landmine tötet 19 Menschen

(11.04.2017)

19 Menschen starben, als ein Minibus über eine Landmine fuhr. Unter den Toten sind Frauen und Kinder. Der Unfall ereignete sich kurz nachdem Somalias neuer Präsiden den al-Shabab Milizen den Kampf angesagt hatte. Ein direkter Zusammenhang wurde vorerst jedoch nicht festgestellt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bangladesch: Separatisten verlegen Landminen an der Grenze zu Myanmar

(06.04.2017)

Laut offiziellen Angaben haben die Separatisten sowohl IED (improvisierte Sprengsätze), als auch Landminen verlegt. In der Region gibt es regelmäßig Unfälle mit den explosiven Waffen. Darunter leidet vor allem die Zivilbevölkerung. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann steht vor einer Leinwand - im Hintergrund sind die Logos der Konferenz und des Verbots

Weißrussland erledigt Vernichtung seiner Landminenbestände

(06.04.2017)

Weißrussland hat am 4. April, dem UN-Landminentag, bekanntgegeben, dass es seine aus dem Landminenverbot entstandene Pflicht erfüllt hat. Insgesamt hat das osteuropäische Land mehr als 3,4 Millionen Landminen vernichtet. Die Frist wäre allerdings bereits der 1. März 2008 gewesen. Weitere 3 Länder müssen ihre Bestände noch räumen: Oman (bis 2019), Griechenland und die Ukraine (beide im Verzug). (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Prinz Harry spricht in ein Mikrofon an einem Rednerpult.

Großbritannien: Prinz Harry engagiert sich gegen Landminen, Regierung verspricht 100 Mio. Pfund

(05.04.2017)

Anlässlich eines Events zum 4. April, dem UN-Landminentag, versprach Prinz Harry, weiter dem Erbe seiner berühmte Mutter, Prinzessin Diana, zu folgen und sich gegen Landminen zu engagieren. Auf dem gleichen Event sagte die Regierung Großbritanniens zu, in den kommenden Jahren 100 Mio. Pfund für den Kampf gegen Anti-Personen-Minen freizugeben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Rechts das Logo der Kampagne von Handicap International gegen Explosivwaffen "Stop Bombing Civilians". In der Mitte die kleine Malak, der das linke Bein fehlt.

UN-Landminentag: Handicap International warnt: Die Gefahr ist noch nicht vorbei

(03.04.2017)

Am 4. April wird jährlich an die Gefahr durch explosive Kriegsreste in vielen Regionen der Welt erinnert. Handicap International mahnt aus diesem Anlass an, dass die Opferzahlen zuletzt wieder gestiegen sind und ruft dazu auf, eine Petition gegen den Einsatz von Explosivwaffen in bevölkerten Gebieten zu unterzeichnen. weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


Rockets damage boundary wall, landmine hurts two (Pakistan)

(14.01.2009)

DERA MURAD JAMALI, Jan 15 (APP): Rockets fired by unknown miscreants slightly damaged boundary walls of a security force camp in Dera Bugti Thursday, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Das Erbe des »geheimen Kriegs« (Laos)

(13.01.2009)

Laos ist das am meisten durch Streubomben gepeinigte Land der Welt weiterlesen >>>


India Approaches US for 40,000 Cluster Bombs: NGO (India)

(13.01.2009)

Srinagar, Jan 14, KONS: In the wake of the Mumbai attacks, India has requested the United States for the sale of 40,000 cluster bombs for its arsenal.  weiterlesen >>>


Statement by Ambassador Norihiro Okuda (Japan)

(13.01.2009)

Chargé d'affaires, Permanent Mission of Japan On Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict  weiterlesen >>>


Time runs short for deminers working in south Lebanon (Lebanon)

(12.01.2009)

BEIRUT: Mine- and cluster-bomb clearance teams in Lebanon are facing a funding crisis that could leave millions of square meters of land in the south of the country with no prospect of being cleared of dangerous explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Treaty and the World´s Unfinished Business (World)

(12.01.2009)

The United States, Russia and China are sending a terrible message to the rest of the world by refusing to take part in the historic signing of a treaty that bans the production and use of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


De-mining agency: Afghanistan to be mine-free within 5 years (Afghanistan)

(12.01.2009)

KABUL, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan would be cleared of mines within the next five years, Haider Riza, head of a de-mining agency Mine Action Center for Afghanistan said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


500 Millionen Dollar für Minenräumung (Afghanistan)

(12.01.2009)

Afghanistan benötigt nach Einschätzungen der Vereinten Nationen 500 Millionen Dollar für sein Minenräumprogramm. Nach jahrzehntelangen Kriegen ist Afghanistan eines der weltweit am stärksten mit Landminen belasteten Länder. weiterlesen >>>


Marine killed in Afghanistan blast (Afghanistan)

(12.01.2009)

A PLYMOUTH-based Royal Marine has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


More funds needed to rid Afghanistan of mines-UN Mon (Afghanistan)

(12.01.2009)

KABUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan will not be able to reach its goal of being free from landmines and unexploded bombs by March 2013 unless urgent funding is received, the United Nations said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Medizin-Wunder Dieser Soldat verlor beide Beine ' jetzt ist er Spitzenathlet! (UK)

(11.01.2009)

Keuchend lag Derek Derenalagi (33) in Afghanistan in einer Blutlache. Eine Taliban-Mine hatte sein rechtes Bein abgerissen! In Todesangst sprach der britische Soldat ein kurzes Gebet. "Lieber Gott, wenn du willst, dass ich anderen Menschen Mut machen kann, dann lass mich leben!"  weiterlesen >>>


Isental-Autobahn: Minensucher bereiten den Boden (Deutschland)

(11.01.2009)

Pastetten - Der Weiterbau der A 94 München - Passau steht in den Startlöchern.©  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique: Demining in Mozambique to Continue Until 2014 (Mozambique)

(11.01.2009)

Maputo - It is no longer possible to finish clearing land mines from Mozambican soil this year, as originally hoped, because of the discovery of further mined areas, reports Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX - Security developments in Pakistan (Pakistan)

(09.01.2009)

(Reuters) - Following are security developments in Pakistan at 3:55 p.m. British time on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine recovered near Indo-Pak border in JK (India-Pakistan)

(07.01.2009)

Jammu: The BSF on Thursday averted a tragedy when they recovered and defused a landmine near the Indo-Pak border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldier killed (Afghanistan)

(07.01.2009)

Three others injured  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian deminer proud to serve his country (Cambodia)

(07.01.2009)

Since he first learned how to demine in 1992, Kim Piseth has been putting his life on the line to clear thousands of mines in Battambang province weiterlesen >>>


GLOBAL: Does emergency education save lives? (World)

(07.01.2009)

DAKAR, 8 January 2009 (IRIN) - Education, a long-neglected sector in emergency response according to some aid groups, is gradually being seen as vital in crises, but donor reluctance to fund it persists partly because they do not see it as life-saving, aid experts say.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 2,000 explosive devices cleared in 2008 (Angola)

(07.01.2009)

Luanda ' A total of 2,518 explosive devices, among anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, were cleared and destroyed in Angola's eastern Moxico province in 2008 by the Mine Advisory Group (MAG). weiterlesen >>>


LTTE terrorists suffered damages in clashes (Sri Lanka)

(06.01.2009)

KILINOCHCHI: LTTE terrorists sustained damages in a confrontation in the DRIARUKULAM area around 2.10pm yesterday (06). Meanwhile the troops suffered minor damages due to an antipersonnel mine explosion in the IRANAMADU area around 1.50pm on the same day.  weiterlesen >>>


NPA admits abduction, bares offensive (Philippines)

(06.01.2009)

MANILA, Philippines-The communist New People's Army (NPA) on Monday confirmed it had seized three policemen as "prisoners of war" when it ambushed a car in Rodriguez, Rizal, on Saturday, killing one policeman and wounding two others. weiterlesen >>>


Land mines and a perilous crossing into Greece (Greece)

(05.01.2009)

KASTANIES, Greece: This is where migrants, and their dreams, perish. weiterlesen >>>


Leben mit der Bombe (Deutschland)

(05.01.2009)

Hottendorf - Karl Friedenstab hat einen explosiven Job. Seit mehr als 30 Jahren macht er Munition unschädlich. Wie viele Bomben er in dieser Zeit entschärft hat, vermag der 57-Jährige nicht zu sagen. «Es waren eine Menge», sagt der Sprengmeister, der nicht wie andere Kollegen darüber Buch führt. Routine ist der gefährliche Job aber nie geworden, Respekt vor jedem Fund gehört zur Arbeit.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: AU Peacekeeper Killed in Mogadishu (Somalia)

(05.01.2009)

Somalia - An AU peace keeper was killed and another one was injured in a landmine blast that hit an AMISOM convoy in Mogadishu, a spokesman said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: The Land is Fertile Yet Food is Scarce (Sudan)

(05.01.2009)

Kadugli - Southern Kordofan state used to produce surplus food and cash crops, but poor infrastructure, limited access to markets, conflict and landmines have left large numbers of residents without enough to eat or sell. weiterlesen >>>


Two security men killed in landmine explosion in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(03.01.2009)

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) --Two paramilitary soldiers were killed and four others injured in a landmine explosion in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, private TV channel DAWN NEWS reported. weiterlesen >>>


"Menschen ihre Heimat zurückgeben" (Afrika)

(02.01.2009)

Norbert Rossa arbeitet ehrenamtlich für humanitäre Minenräumung / Schlüsselerlebnis bei Jeepfahrt im Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb campaigners honoured (World)

(31.12.2008)

Campaigners who helped secure a global ban on cluster bombs have been awarded the Tipperary International Peace Prize. weiterlesen >>>


Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de sagt: Danke EUROTRAMP!

(30.12.2008)

Die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Eurotramp-Trampoline Kurt Hack GmbH aus Weilheim-Teck haben in diesem Jahr mit einer tollen Aktion Landmine.de unterstützt und zudem 4.000,- Euro gespendet. Dafür herzlichen Dank an alle Beteiligten, auch im Namen der AL.de Trägerorganisationen. Die Eurotramp-Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter haben damit auch geholfen, das Verbot von Streumunition in diesem Jahr zu erreichen. Wir versprechen weiter engagiert zu bleiben! Hier einige Bilder der Aktion, die im Rahmen des 1. Stuttgarter DEE Firmenlaufes stattfand. Fotos: Eurotramp. weiterlesen >>>


"ONLINE-UMFRAGE: Jetzt teilnehmen!

(30.12.2008)

Im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojektes an der Universität Siegen wird Konzernkritik im Zeichen digitaler Kommunikation untersucht. Auch unsere Kampagne wird analysiert, deswegen ist es wichtig, dass Sie Ihre Meinung einbringen. weiterlesen >>>


Results of Azerbaijan Campaign against Mines 2008 presented (Azerbaijan)

(29.12.2008)

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The press-conference of Azerbaijan Campaign against Mines Public Union devoted to the work done in 2008 and decisions made at the Conference in Oslo on ban for cluster bombs was held today. weiterlesen >>>


5 hurt in landmine blast in Masbate City highway (Philippines)

(28.12.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - Four Army personnel and a civilian were wounded in a landmine blast in Asid village in Masbate province in Bicol Monday noon, reports reaching the Philippine National Police said. weiterlesen >>>


India seeking cluster bombs from US (India)

(23.12.2008)

Indian Defence Ministry seeks fast-track purchase of 500 bombs If approved by the US, purchase to cost India $375 million weiterlesen >>>


Opportunistisch, profitorientiert, erfolgreich (Deutschland)

(21.12.2008)

Darf der Rüstungskonzern Diehl unserer Redaktion weiterhin den Mund verbieten? Am Mittwoch, 28. Januar, findet darüber eine mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Landgericht München I statt. weiterlesen >>>


Historical usage of cluster munitions: a weapon to terrorize civilian populations (World)

(21.12.2008)

Public details about cluster munition production, finance, trade and usage are very limited. What's known for certain is that billions of bomblets are in the arsenal of 78 countries worldwide. About half of these nations are supposed to destroy their stores under the conditions of the treaty, but the largest stockpilers did not sign. Thirty-four countries are known to have produced the weapons and sold them to dozens more. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan blast kills Danish troops (Afghanistan)

(20.12.2008)

Three Danish soldiers were killed and one wounded in Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb or mine, Danish military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


COE: "Victims of the South Ossetia conflict need better protection" says Commissioner Hammarberg (Caucasus)

(18.12.2008)

"Despite some positive steps, the situation of the victims affected by the South Ossetia conflict remains worrisome" said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, publishing a report on his follow-up visit to the areas affected by the conflict. The report reviews the situation as regards the implementation of the six principles for urgent human rights and humanitarian protection presented by the Commissioner last September.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia rebuffs claim that it laid mines along border (Cambodia)

(18.12.2008)

Cambodian officials again deny that new land mines have been planted on the border, killing one Thai soldier and maiming two others weiterlesen >>>


France 'Arms to Africa' trial faces wall of silence (France)

(18.12.2008)

As the huge Angolagate trial passes the half-way stage, the accused -- some of France's most influential political and business figures -- are taking cover behind legal devices and uncooperative witnesses. weiterlesen >>>


Protesters continue cluster bomb campaign (UK)

(18.12.2008)

Anti-war protesters last night said they would continue to do all they could to stop American military chiefs from stockpiling cluster bombs after they were sentenced for breaking into a Suffolk airbase. weiterlesen >>>


Phase VI poll holds biggest surprise in J&K (India)

(18.12.2008)

ANANTNAG: Long queues were seen outside almost all polling stations in 10 south Kashmir constituencies which went to polls in the penultimate phase of the seven-phase polls in J&K on Wednesday. All seats improved their 2002 tally phenomenally. People in certain areas like Kulgam insisted that they should be permitted to vote even after polling hours.  weiterlesen >>>


SaladShooters and real bullets (US)

(17.12.2008)

Many makers of familiar products used to make weapons for the U.S. military. In tough times, the practice could be making a comeback.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: 2 Ethiopian soldiers died in an explosion (Somalia)

(17.12.2008)

Mogadishu -Two Ethiopian soldiers died in remote control landmine on Thursday morning between Mogadishu and Afgoi road.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb thrown at military command successfully defused (Turkey)

(17.12.2008)

A package thrown onto the grounds of the Bağcılar Military Recruitment Command in the Güneşli Kirazlı district of western İstanbul early yesterday morning was successfully defused by bomb-disposal teams.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb treaty may effectively bind U.S. to rules despite lack of signature (US)

(17.12.2008)

UN WIRE -Although the U.S. refused to a sign a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs -- a treaty ratified by 94 countries, including such traditional U.S. allies as Britain, Germany and France -- the nation may still find itself bound by the treaty in the future. weiterlesen >>>


Perspectives: Peace movement has overwhelmed cluster bomb cynicism (World)

(17.12.2008)

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store embraces a 17-year-old Afghan youth who was injured by a cluster bomb. (AP) weiterlesen >>>


Mine kills health official (Pakistan)

(17.12.2008)

QUETTA, Dec 18: An employee of the provincial health department was killed when a landmine exploded in Baker town on Thursday night. weiterlesen >>>


Montreal's Tamil community instigates awareness campaign (Canada)

(17.12.2008)

TAC-tical pressure Montreal's Tamil community wants to raise awareness about the worsening conflict in Sri Lanka as well as protect Tamil refugee applicants in Canada who face deportation back to a war zone.  weiterlesen >>>


UPDF occupies Kony's camps (Congo)

(17.12.2008)

Kampala -They found traces of blood, burnt out huts and signs of human activity but no sign, whatsoever, of LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony. weiterlesen >>>


Officials: 2 police killed, 6 wounded in Chechnya (Caucasus)

(17.12.2008)

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: Russian officials say two law enforcement officials died and six others were injured in a clash between militants and police in Chechnya. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearing vehicle that could save lives of British troops delayed for two years (UK)

(17.12.2008)

A new vehicle which would clear mines potentially saving the lives of British troops has been delayed by more than two years because of the "same old failings" in defence programmes, a watchdog report has warned.  weiterlesen >>>


Harter Schlag für Minenräumer - Uno stellt zwei Programme ein (Schweiz)

(17.12.2008)

Die Stiftung Digger im Berner Jura, die seit zehn Jahren Minenräumungsmaschinen herstellt, erleidet einen harten Schlag. Die Uno hat zwei Programme zur Entminung im Sudan vorläufig nicht verlängert.  weiterlesen >>>


Humanitäre Minenräumung unter neuer Leitung (Schweiz)

(17.12.2008)

Sommaruga gibt GICHD-Leitung an Haering ab weiterlesen >>>


All is not normal in eastern Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(16.12.2008)

Column: Pursuit of Peace Colombo, Sri Lanka - More than a year and a half after the Sri Lankan government retook all inhabited territory in the east and dismantled the administrative apparatus of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam there, periodic reports of violence and killings continue in that former war zone. weiterlesen >>>


Sweden chooses SA's modified armoured vehicle (Sweden)

(16.12.2008)

THE Swedish army has ordered 60 more RG32M mine-hardened patrol vehicles from BAE Systems Land Systems SA - over and above the 200 bought between 2005 and last year .  weiterlesen >>>


Decade-old landmines block Peru-Ecuador road (Peru-Ecuador)

(16.12.2008)

LIMA, Peru -- Ecuador's ambassador to Peru says builders can't complete a planned roadway between the Andean nations because of anti-personnel mines planted during a 1990s border war. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Multilateral contribution, 17 Dec 2008 (Afghanistan)

(16.12.2008)

Rome December 17, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 550.000 euros in response to the "ICRC Emergency Appeal 2009", to support emergency humanitarian response of the ICRC in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


"Sri Lanka : Schwere Kämpfe bei Kilaly und Kilinochchi" (Sri Lanka)

(16.12.2008)

Das Armeekommando berichtet von zwei grossen Offensiven bei Kilinochchi und an der Jaffna-Front. An der Front bei Muhamalai und Kilaly rückte sie nach eigenen Angaben vor und zerstörte Teile der LTTE-Verteidigung, zog sich aber angeblich aus taktischen Gründen zurück. weiterlesen >>>


Army families lose fight for inquiry into deaths (UK)

(16.12.2008)

Westminster An appeal by Armed Forces families for a public inquiry into the deaths of 37 service personnel killed by roadside explosions in Iraq and Afghanistan while travelling in lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers has been rejected.  weiterlesen >>>


Unmanned robotic ground vehicles being developed (India)

(16.12.2008)

T.S. Subramanian Infantry combat vehicles are being modified for the purpose  weiterlesen >>>


Georgia Lags in Its Bid to Fix Army (Georgia)

(16.12.2008)

WASHINGTON - The Georgian military, which was routed in August during a brief war with Russia, suffers from widespread mismanagement and unqualified leadership, and is in need of extensive reforms to become a modern fighting force, according to a classified Pentagon assessment conducted this fall. weiterlesen >>>


POLICY CRITIQUE: Cluster Bomb Treaty and the World's Unfinished Business (World)

(16.12.2008)

The US, Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan-a group that includes the biggest makers and users of cluster bombs-did not attend the Ireland treaty negotiations and showed no interest in signing the agreement. weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon official: Navy to buy more combat ships (US)

(16.12.2008)

ABOARD THE USS FREEDOM (AP) - The Navy is likely to buy more combat ships that can easily and swiftly maneuver in shallow waters as the threat of piracy and other dangers grow, according to the Pentagon's acquisition chief. weiterlesen >>>


Hold-Out Countries Should Join New Cluster Munitions Treaty (World)

(16.12.2008)

By signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at a ceremony in Oslo earlier this month, 94 countries took bold action to end the use of highly indiscriminate weapons that have maimed or killed tens of thousands of civilians. Meanwhile, a separate international effort that would set less restrictive limitations on cluster munitions may be near collapse. It is time for hold-out countries, especially the United States, to join the emerging international norm and commit to the CCM.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier to get extra £49,000 for injuries (UK)

(16.12.2008)

A SOLDIER who lost his leg after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan is to receive an extra £49,000 in compensation.  weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Dec. 16 (Afghanistan)

(16.12.2008)

Dec 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1100 GMT on Tuesday: weiterlesen >>>


UK troop casualties surge in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(16.12.2008)

KABUL (Reuters) - More British than U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in the past six weeks, despite America having four times more troops in the country. weiterlesen >>>


PRESS RELEASE: Examine the World Aerospace and Defense Industry Market (World)

(16.12.2008)

NEW YORK, Dec 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Aviation industry is available in its catalogue.  weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland ist weltweit drittgrößter Rüstungsexporteur (Deutschland)

(15.12.2008)

Nach dem Bericht der Gemeinsamen Konferenz Kirche und Entwicklung sind die deutschen Rüstungsexporte im letzten Jahr gegenüber 2006 um 13 Prozent gestiegen. weiterlesen >>>


Four-pronged attack on Tigers in Wanni (Sri Lanka)

(15.12.2008)

Intense fighting was reported throughout yesterday in the Wanni area, as the army launched a massive simultaneous operation on four LTTE defences in Muhamalai, Kilalai, Kilinochchi and Paranthan. weiterlesen >>>


Artillery duel in Northern Front, SLA closes roads to transport casualties in Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(15.12.2008)

Clashes between Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which began with an SLA offensive advance through Ki'aali Tuesday around 1:20 a.m continued through the day with artillery duels and gunfire exchanges, sources in Jaffna said. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters were seen engaged in transporting casualties and injured soldiers while Kandy road and Palaali road were blocked several times during the day enabling ambulances to carry the dead and injured to Palaali SLA hospital.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgia: "Victims of the South Ossetia conflict need better protection" says Commissioner Hammarberg (Georgia)

(15.12.2008)

Strasbourg, 16.12.2008 - "Despite some positive steps, the situation of the victims affected by the South Ossetia conflict remains worrisome" said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, publishing a report on his follow-up visit to the areas affected by the conflict. The report reviews the situation as regards the implementation of the six principles for urgent human rights and humanitarian protection presented by the Commissioner last September.  weiterlesen >>>


4 Qassams land in Negev; child suffers shock (Middle East)

(15.12.2008)

One Qassam lands near school, another causes damage to factory in Sderot. IDF responds to rocket attack by hitting launcher used to fire Qassams Shmulik Hadad  weiterlesen >>>


Play safely: landmine-free sport areas for Azerbaijan's youth (Azerbaijan)

(15.12.2008)

Among its recent initiatives, the IOC, together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has launched a project in Azerbaijan to clear outdoor sports areas of landmines. These "safe play areas", which have been equipped with basic sports equipment, will enable the local youngsters to move freely and thus also promote a healthier lifestyle. weiterlesen >>>


Wir brauchen keine Erleichterungen für den innereuropäischen Rüstungs- und Militärmarkt! (EU)

(15.12.2008)

Zur heutigen Abstimmung des Europäischen Parlaments über die Direktive der Europäischen Kommission zur "Innergemeinschaftlichen Verbringung von Verteidigungsgütern" erklärt Tobias Pflüger (DIE LINKE), Mitglied des Auswärtigen Ausschusses (AFET) und Koordinator der Linksfraktion (GUE/NGL) im Unterausschuss Sicherheit und Verteidigung (SEDE): Heute stimmte das Europäische Parlament mit den Stimmen der grünen und sozialdemokratischen Fraktionen für eine Erleichterung der Rüstungsexporte innerhalb der Europäischen Union.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan death soldier to be named (UK)

(15.12.2008)

A British soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan on Monday is expected to be named. weiterlesen >>>


Renewed violence as Gaza truce nears end (Middle East)

(15.12.2008)

GAZA CITY (AFP) - Militants in Gaza fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday, prompting a retaliatory air strike, just days before the end of a truce the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers say they are unlikely to renew. weiterlesen >>>


Colombia Eradicates 550,000 Acres of Coca in 2008 (Colombia)

(15.12.2008)

"A record and historic figure in the war against the first link in the drug trade," the police said weiterlesen >>>


Tübingen/Strasbourg: GRUENE erleichtern Rüstungsexport aus dem EU-Bereich (EU)

(15.12.2008)

Zur heutigen Abstimmung des Europäischen Parlaments über die Direktive der Europäischen Kommission zur "Innergemeinschaftlichen Verbringung von Verteidigungsgütern" erklärt Tobias Pflüger (DIE LINKE), Mitglied des Auswärtigen Ausschusses (AFET) und Koordinator der Linksfraktion (GUE/NGL) im Unterausschuss Sicherheit und Verteidigung (SEDE): Wir brauchen keine Erleichterungen für den innereuropäischen Rüstungs- und Militärmarkt! weiterlesen >>>


Maoist attacks on rise in Malkangiri (India)

(15.12.2008)

MALKANGIRI: Maoist violence is on the rise in this tribal-dominated district. This year, a total of 55 police personnel, including 37 AP Grey Hound commandos, were killed in the MV-126 landmine blast and Alampekka ambush, while as many as 26 Maoists have been arrested and two shot dead in encounter. The information provided by the District Intelligence Bureau (DIB) speaks volumes about increasing Maoist violence in the area.  weiterlesen >>>


ISAF soldiers killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(14.12.2008)

KABUL: Three soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan, the military said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


S. Yorkshire marine killed in bomb blast (Afghanistan)

(14.12.2008)

A SOUTH Yorkshire marine has been killed by a roadside bomb in war-torn Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb treaty and the world's unfinished business (World)

(14.12.2008)

The United States, Russia and China are sending a terrible message to the rest of the world by refusing to take part in the historic signing of a treaty that bans the production and use of cluster bombs. In a world that is plagued by war, military occupation and terrorism, the involvement of the great military powers in signing and ratifying the agreement would have signaled -- if even symbolically -- the willingness of these countries to spare civilians' unjustifiable deaths and the lasting scars of war. weiterlesen >>>


Ghana signs convention on cluster bombs (CCM) (Ghana)

(14.12.2008)

Ghana has signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) that prohibits the use of cluster bombs, a type of weapon which scatters sub munitions over an area. weiterlesen >>>