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Ein Mann steht auf steinigem Untergrund und hält einen Minendetektor in der Hand

Algerien: Endlich frei von Minen!

(10.02.2017)

Einst war Algerien schwer vermint. Über 1 Million Minen lagen verteilt in 93 Gebieten. Eine Vielzahl an humanitären Minenräumungsorganisationen und algerischen Minenräumungsteams haben nun das Unmögliche möglich gemacht: Laut dem Vertreter des nordafrikanischen Landes in Genf ist Algerien nun endlich frei von Minen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Junge sitzt auf einer Bank. Sein rechtes Bein wird durch eine Prothese ersetzt.

Afghanistan: Noch nie gab es unter den Opfern des Konflikts so viele Kinder

(07.02.2017)

Die Vereinten Nationen veröffentlichten kürzlich einen Bericht, laut dem 2016 3.498 Kinder direkte Opfer des Konflikts wurden. 923 von ihnen wurden sogar getötet. Die zweithäufigste Unfallursache sind selbstgebaute Landminen vor allem der Taliban. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Danger Mines Symbol mit Totenkopf

Indien: 8 Tote bei Explosion einer Landmine in Odisha

(02.02.2017)

Ein bei uns kaum bekannter Konflikt fordert seit Jahren tausende Tote in Indien. Maoistische Rebellen, die laut eigenen Aussagen gegen die parlamentarische Demokratie und für die arme Landbevölkerung kämpfen, stoßen immer wieder mit Regierungstruppen zusammen. Eine Landmine, die mutmaßlich von Maoisten verlegt wurde, hat nun im Bundesstaat Odisha acht Polizisten in den Tod gerissen. Weitere wurden schwer verletzt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Minenräumer kniet auf dem Boden. Vor ihm liegen einige Kriegsreste

Afghanistan: Taliban verlegen Minen und improvisierte Sprengsätze auf über 400km2 Land

(01.02.2017)

Eigentlich ist das erklärte Ziel der Regierung und der internationalen Geldgeber, Afghanistan bis 2023 von Minen und eplosiven Kriegsresten zu befreien. Doch die Taliban interessiert das nicht. Laut offiziellen Aussagen haben sie in den letzten 2 Jahren 400 km2 Land neu verseucht. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Entminer kniet auf dem Boden und entmint

Finanzen: Positive Prognose für Produzenten mechanischer Entminungsausrüstungen

(30.01.2017)

Laut einer Studie der "Persistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd" wird sich der Markt für Minenräumung - vor allem 2026 - gut entwickeln. Auch wenn der Report das nicht erwähnt: Eigentlich lautet das erklärte Ziel der internationalen Gemeinschaft, die Welt bis 2025 von Minen zu befreien und bis 2030 von Streumunition. Der Report schätzt das offensichtlich nicht als sehr realistisch ein, geht aber von erhöhten Anstrengungen aus. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Statistik - Finanzierung von Minenaktionen in den letzten Jahren gesunken

Die internationale Finanzierung von Minenaktionen im Detail

(27.01.2017)

Der Monitor hat die aktuelle und vergange Finanzierung von Minenaktionen analysiert und in einfachen Grafiken dargestellt. Dabei fällt auf, dass die Finanzierung in den letzten Jahren gesunken ist - und das, obwohl man sich auf das Ziel geeinigt hatte, die Welt bis 2025 minenfrei zu machen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Portraitaufnahme einer Frau, die ins Mikrofon spricht

Ein integrierter Ansatz in der Opferhilfe

(21.01.2017)

Zur Bekämpfung von Landminen und Streubomben und zur bestmöglichen Unterstützung der Überlebenden verfolgt Handicap International den sog. „integrierten Ansatz“. Elke Hottentot, Expertin im Bereich der Opferhilfe bei Handicap International, erklärt die damit verbundenen Herausforderungen. weiterlesen >>>


Junger Mann radelt 18.000 Kilometer gegen Landminen

(20.01.2017)

Der Junge Österreicher Daniel Schachinger ist mit dem Fahrrad bis nach Burma gefahren. Mit seinem Trip sammelte er Spenden für die Hilfsorganisation Gemeinsam Gegen Landminen (GGL), die sein Vater gründete. Insgesamt kamen über 4000 Euro Spenden zusammen.  weiterlesen >>>


77 Killed In Accidents With Unexploded Ordnance In Chad - UN (Chad)

(01.12.2008)

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AFP)--At least 77 people have been killed and more than 200 wounded, most of them children, in accidents with unexploded ordnance in Chad since 2007, a U.N. report released Monday said.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung

(01.12.2008)

ber 100 Staaten manifestieren historisches Verbot von Streumunition - Bundestag will schnelle Ratifikation - NROs fordern unilaterale Erklärung über vollständigen Verzicht  weiterlesen >>>


Spanien: Vernichtung aller Streubomben bis Juni 2009 (Spanien)

(01.12.2008)

Spanien will weltweiter Vorreiter bei der Beseitigung von Streubomben sein. Im Land sind noch etwa 6000 der Bomben gebunkert. Ein weltweites Streubombenverbot steht kurz bevor.  weiterlesen >>>


Golan: Schwierige Friedenssicherung zwischen den Grenzen (UN)

(30.11.2008)

Die UN-Blauhelme auf dem Golan überwachen seit über 30 Jahren den Waffenstillstand zwischen Syrien und Israel. Ende Dezember wird das Mandat vorausichtlich um ein weiteres halbes Jahr verlängert. Ein Ortsbesuch. weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe urges international aid to clear landmines (Zimbabwe)

(30.11.2008)

HARARE, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe urgently needs international assistance to clear landmines to enable operationalization of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP), a government official has said. weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers injured in mine blast in Chechnya (Caucasus)

(30.11.2008)

GROZNY, November 30 (RIA Novosti) - Two interior troops soldiers were injured in a mine blast in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya, local police said on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Breadwinners blighted by legacy of decades-old war in Laos 2 days ago (Laos)

(29.11.2008)

XIENG KHOUANG, Laos (AFP) - 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. weiterlesen >>>


Made for murder (World)

(29.11.2008)

THEY may sound cute: "peas in a pod" but these babies are deadly. There are over 200 types of "peas", which are small submunitions or bomblets, delivered inside large canisters launched from aircraft, ground-based artilleries, rockets or missiles. weiterlesen >>>


Jordan granted three-year extension of its mine-clearance deadline (Jordan)

(29.11.2008)

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The Kingdom was granted a three-year extension of its mine-clearance deadline after stating earlier this year that it would be unable to meet the May 2009 target and requesting a new deadline of May 1, 2012.  weiterlesen >>>


UN prepare to hand over Mine Action to Sudanese authorities (Sudan)

(29.11.2008)

Khartoum, 30 November 2008 ' The United Nations Mine Action Office (UNMAO) has successfully completed a series of workshops to jointly develop a transition framework and a plan to transfer the ownership of the Sudan Mine Action Programme (Sudan-MAP) to the National Mine Action Centre (NMAC) based in Khartoum, and the South Sudan Demining Commission (SSDC) based in Juba.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon battles cluster bomb horror (Lebanon)

(29.11.2008)

Members of an all-woman battle area clearance team, trained by Norwegian People's Aid, prepare themselves to search for cluster bomblets in a field near the town of Tibnin in south Lebanon yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Sichere Zukunft auf minenfreiem Land (Vietnam)

(28.11.2008)

60 armen Familien eröffnet sich durch den Aufbau der Siedlung Lim eine neue Perspektive weiterlesen >>>


Eine Bewährungsprobe für das Verbot von Minen und Streubomben (Schweiz)

(28.11.2008)

In Genf mahnte eine Konferenz Länder, die mit der Vernichtung und Räumung von Landminen in Verzug sind. In Oslo besiegeln rund 100 Staaten ein Verbot von Streubomben. weiterlesen >>>


Britain gets extension for clearing landmines--group (UK)

(28.11.2008)

GENEVA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain was granted a 10-year extension to demine the Falkland Islands, where it fought a war with Argentina in 1982, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Verteidigung und Sicherheit (Russland)

(28.11.2008)

Russische Minenräumer säubern Serbien von Nato-Munition bis 2012 weiterlesen >>>


Philippines To Sign Cluster Bomb Treaty (Philippines)

(28.11.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - Next Wednesday, governments will sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) in Oslo, Norway and the Philippine government, thru the Department of Foreign Affairs, signified its intent to sign the cluster bomb treaty.  weiterlesen >>>


Disabled runner inspires cluster-bomb victims (Lebanon)

(28.11.2008)

Whitehead: 'barriers can be broken' weiterlesen >>>


Georgian Defence Minister talked about mistakes made in August war (Georgia)

(27.11.2008)

Defence Minister of Georgia has answered the questions of the temporary parliamentary commission for investigating the August events. Davit Kezerashvili has presented detailed information to the MPs on deploying Russian hardware and military forces in Tskhinvali Region at the beginning of August. The minister has also evaluated the preparedness and the mistakes made by the Georgian army, the Russian-Georgian war has revealed.  weiterlesen >>>


Thai claims of land mine use on border ignored (Cambodia)

(27.11.2008)

Thailand has accused the Kingdom of violating an international mine ban at a meeting on the Ottawa Convention, Cambodian delegates say weiterlesen >>>


Canada blamed for cluster bomb victims (Canada)

(27.11.2008)

'We do actually store them for other countries' weiterlesen >>>


Mehr Zeit für Räumung von Antipersonenminen (Schweiz)

(27.11.2008)

In Genf ist die Konferenz über Antipersonenminen zu Ende gegangen. Die 156 Vertragsstaaten der Ottawa-Konvention räumten dabei 15 Staaten eine Fristverlängerung für die Minenräumung auf ihrem Boden ein. weiterlesen >>>


Britain to start clearing mines on Falklands (UK)

(27.11.2008)

GENEVA (AP) - Britain will start next year to clear land mines left by Argentina on the Falkland Islands, a British ambassador said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Higgins wants 'ethical test' for investors in Irish banks (Ireland)

(27.11.2008)

MINISTER FOR Finance Brian Lenihan is to remind financial institutions of their "social obligations" in the wake of calls for an "ethical test" to be applied to potential investors in the Irish banking sector. weiterlesen >>>


Waffenproduzent DIEHL geht gerichtlich gegen Onlinezeitung vor (Frankreich)

(27.11.2008)

Konvention über Streumunition (3. Dezember 2008) Der Minister für auswärtige und europäische Angelegenheiten Bernard Kouchner und Verteidigungsminister Hervé Morin haben sich umfassend für die Konvention über Streumunition eingesetzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Super fund may dump Rakon stake (New Zealand)

(27.11.2008)

ETHICS OR PROFITS: The Government's Superannuation Fund is set to quit its $14.1 million stake in Rakon and $5.2m Boeing stock because of ethical issues. weiterlesen >>>


Singapore opts out of cluster munitions convention but bans exports (Singapore)

(27.11.2008)

Singapore - Singapore will not sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions on December 3 in Olso but has indefinitely banned exports of the bombs, which the city-state described as legitimate weapons for self-defence, The Straits Times reported Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Laos still paying the price of Vietnam war (South East Asia)

(27.11.2008)

XIENG KHOUANG, Laos (Reuters) - Imagine growing up in a country where the equivalent of a B52 planeload of cluster bombs was dropped every eight minutes for nine years. weiterlesen >>>


2010 mine removal target unrealistic for Cambodia (Cambodia)

(26.11.2008)

The Ottawa Convention gives Cambodia until next year to rid the country of mines, but officials say they'll need more time weiterlesen >>>


UK to begin Falklands de-mining; full clearance: 10 years (UK)

(26.11.2008)

The United Kingdom announced this week in Geneva it would begin mine clearance of three areas in the Falkland Islands and at the same time confirmed its request for a ten year extension for the full de-mining, as contemplated under the terms of the Ottawa convention.  weiterlesen >>>


France Bans Cluster Shell Ahead of Treaty Signing (France)

(26.11.2008)

PARIS - France has withdrawn with immediate effect from operational service its 155mm shell armed with cluster bomblets, ahead of the signing of an international treaty banning submunitions, a joint statement from the Defense and Foreign Ministries said on Nov. 27. weiterlesen >>>


Canada blamed for cluster bomb victims (Canada)

(26.11.2008)

'We do actually store them for other countries' weiterlesen >>>


Israel's Lebanon war showcased cluster bomb horrors (Middle East)

(26.11.2008)

Israel inadvertently galvanized an international campaign to ban cluster munitions by hastily raining bomblets over south Lebanon before a U.N.-agreed halt to its 2006 war with Hezbollah fighters could take effect. weiterlesen >>>


Mine casualties in Burma nearly double (Burma)

(26.11.2008)

Reported cases of landmine casualties in Burma skyrocketed during the course of 2007, with civilians accounting for the vast majority of those injured or killed, says a report by an international landmine watchdog. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb opponents say treaty to be finalized in Norway next week to shame non-signers (Norway)

(26.11.2008)

OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Opponents of cluster bombs say a treaty expected to be finalized by more than 100 countries next week in Norway's capital could shame non-signers like the U.S., Russia and China into also shelving the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Three Tiger Terrorists Killed by STF (Sri Lanka)

(26.11.2008)

BATTICALOA: SPECIAL TASK FORCE (STF) troops alerted to suspected movements of Tiger terrorists in BATTICALOA area, after a prolonged reconnaissance, encircled and attacked a three-member LTTE group Tuesday (25) around 4.30 p.m. in the general area of KARAVEDDI. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Maoists kill 7 India police (India)

(26.11.2008)

Seven policemen have been killed and two injured in eastern India in a landmine attack carried out by suspected Maoist rebels, police say. weiterlesen >>>


Sydney businessman urges support for cluster bomb ban (Australia)

(26.11.2008)

A Sydney businessman who has worked to rid the world of landmines is urging Nova Scotians to support a treaty to ban cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Land mines threat to Japanese golf tournament (Japan)

(26.11.2008)

Japanese police have stepped up security at a golf club that is hosting an international tournament after an anonymous caller claimed to have placed land mines on the course.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-insurgency ops net NPA rebs, landmines in Quezon (Philippines)

(26.11.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - Two New People's Army (NPA) guerillas were arrested and a large cache of explosives was seized in the government's anti-insurgency operations in the southern Philippine province of Quezon over the weekend.  weiterlesen >>>


500-year war against Vietnam (Vietnam)

(25.11.2008)

HANOI -- According to a report in the Viet Nam News (Saturday, November 22, 2008), "Statistics show 20.2 percent or 6.6 million hectares (or 66,000 sq. km.) of land are affected by unexploded ordnance in Vietnam. About 104,000 people have been injured or killed this way since 1975." weiterlesen >>>


Informationsveranstaltung und Film am 26.11.2008

(25.11.2008)

Explosive Kriegshinterlassenschaften ' Herausforderungen für Nothilfeprogramme und Rüstungskontrolle" im Kino Arsenal, Berlin weiterlesen >>>


Japanese government to pledge 6 million dollars to support victims of cluster munitions (Japan)

(25.11.2008)

Japan will donate around 6 million dollars (about 600 million yen) over the coming year to support cluster bomb victims and bomb disposal efforts, according to an announcement it will make at a signing ceremony for the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo in December. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Monitor Report 2008 finds commends leadership role of Indonesia (Indonesia)

(25.11.2008)

Indonesia destroys stockpile of landmines and encourages others to follow suit  weiterlesen >>>


Morocco voluntarily implements almost all provisions of Ottawa Convention, diplomat (Morocco)

(25.11.2008)

Morocco voluntarily implements almost all the provisions of the Ottawa Convention on antipersonnel landmines, Morocco's ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Omar Hilale, said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


British cost of Iraq and Afghanistan crosses 13 billion pounds (UK)

(25.11.2008)

(ANI) London, Nov.26 : The British Ministry of Defence has revealed that the cost of the offensives in Iraq and Afghanistan has crossed 13 billion pounds in six years so far, and there is a need for more than 2.3 billion pounds to pay for the campaign in southern Helmand province this year. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen: New HRW Report Denounces the Appalling Tyranny Against the Shia Majority (Yemen)

(25.11.2008)

There, a Shia revolution, supported by the entire local population, became the target of the Yemenite tyrant Ali Abdallah Saleh´s ferocity and monstrosity. In this article, I republish chapters 4 and 5 of the HRW Report which are focused on ´The Information Blackout´ and ´Fighting and Civilian Losses in Mid-2008´.  weiterlesen >>>


No to cluster bomb pact (Singapore)

(25.11.2008)

SINGAPORE will not sign an international agreement to ban cluster bombs but has imposed an indefinite moratorium on their export, officials said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


POLITICS: Russia-Georgia Conflict Left Legacy of Displaced (Caucasus)

(25.11.2008)

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - As the European Union launches a probe into the conflict between Georgian and Russian troops in the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia last August -- with much of the blame now being cast on Georgia for firing the first shots -- thousands of civilians remain displaced and homeless at the start of winter. weiterlesen >>>


All-women landmine team is a first (Middle East)

(25.11.2008)

JABER, JORDAN // Sabah Qteish is looking forward to starting her first job. But for the 27-year-old it is hardly the kind of job most other women are accustomed to. She is heading to the far corners of her country where she will be clearing landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops, rebels clash near Tiger HQ (Sri Lanka)

(25.11.2008)

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels clashed again on Tuesday in driving monsoon rains, with soldiers probing the edge of the guerrillas' headquarters town after three bloody days of combat, the military said. weiterlesen >>>


Troops attack terror movement; warlike items found ' Horowupotana (Sri Lanka)

(25.11.2008)

Troops have gunned down four LTTE terrorists during a search operation conducted in a jungle patch in general area Ambagaswewa, Horowupotana this afternoon, 25 November. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Attack LTTE Movement; Recover Dead Bodies & Weapons (Sri Lanka)

(25.11.2008)

ANURADHAPURA: A GROUP of LTTE terrorists moving in the general area of AMBAGASWEWA, about 10 km northeast of HOROWUPOTANA, were observed and attacked by the troops this afternoon (25) around 2.25 p.m..  weiterlesen >>>


A British charity for victims of landmines has launched their annual online celebrity shoe auction. (UK)

(24.11.2008)

The Mines Advisory Group has gathered footwear from over 50 celebrities for the auction, which will raise vital funds for their projects and draw attention to the part of the body most vulnerable to landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: UN Economic Rights Committee Highlights Country's Progress (Angola)

(24.11.2008)

Geneva -The United Nations committee on economic, social and cultural rights expressed satisfaction at the progress recorded by Angola in past six years, aimed at meeting the millennium development goals. weiterlesen >>>


Mine ban treaty reaches critical stage (International)

(24.11.2008)

The 10-year-old mine ban treaty, better known as the Ottawa Convention, still faces "huge challenges," warns a Swiss diplomat. Simon Bradley reports for swissinfo. weiterlesen >>>


Gifts that give back (USA)

(24.11.2008)

Clean Up soap weiterlesen >>>


EU verurteilt tödliche Zwischenfälle an Grenzen zu Südossetien und Abchasien (Kaukasus)

(18.11.2008)

PARIS, 18. November (RIA Novosti). Das französische Außenministerium hat im Namen der EU die Vorfälle verurteilt, bei denen am 10. und 15. November in Georgien mindestens drei Personen ums Leben gekommen waren.  weiterlesen >>>


Konvention gegen Streubomben: Schweden unterzeichnet Abkommen (Schweden)

(17.11.2008)

Schweden will das internationale Abkommen zum Verbot von Streubomben unterzeichnen. Finnland hält dagegen an diesem Waffentyp fest. weiterlesen >>>


Zehntausende Südosseten haben Angst vor Heimkehr (Kaukasus)

(17.11.2008)

Die Sicherheitslage in Südossetien bleibt angespannt: Amnesty International berichtet von Schießereien, Plünderungen und Entführungen. Die georgische Regierung verlangt derweil vor den Genfer Friedensgesprächen eine unabhängige Untersuchung des Krieges.  weiterlesen >>>


Council wants tougher stance (South East Asia)

(17.11.2008)

The National Economic and Social Advisory Council has urged the government to take a stronger approach with Cambodia for encroaching on Thai soil and to take action against some international bodies they say unfairly favoured Cambodia's registration of the Preah Vihear temple as a world heritage site.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq struggles to sweep Saddam's landmine legacy (Irak)

(17.11.2008)

Deadly legacy: there are an estimated 25 million landmines across Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


EU presidency condemns clashes in south Caucasus (Europe)

(17.11.2008)

Paris - The European Union Council Presidency condemned on Monday in Paris the 'increase of clashes in Georgia,' expressing its 'concern over the security of the international observers.'  weiterlesen >>>


Dürbheim: Nicht auf Armeen setzen (Deutschland)

(16.11.2008)

DÜRBHEIM - Der Bürgermeister Alfred Pradel stellte bei seiner Rede den Weltfrieden in den Mittelpunkt.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Georgians killed by landmine on South Ossetian border (Caucasus)

(16.11.2008)

Moscow - Two Georgian soldiers were killed when a landmine exploded in a village near the border of the disputed region of South Ossetia, according to a statement by the Georgian Interior Ministry on Monday. Another nine people including a ten-year-old boy were injured in the blast at around 3 pm (1100 GMT), the ministry said weiterlesen >>>


USA: Pentagon überlegt Wiederaufnahme der Produktion von Antipersonenminen (USA)

(16.11.2008)

Wir beginnen die bitteren Früchte von Bushs Landminenpolitik zu ernten. Es scheint, dass die USA sich auf dem besten Weg dazu befinden, die Herstellung von Antipersonenminen wieder aufzunehmen. Steve Goose, Leiter der Waffenabteilung von Human Rights Watch.  weiterlesen >>>


200.000 Soldaten an der südlichen Grenze zusammengezogen

(16.11.2008)

Drei türkische Soldaten und fünf PKK Terroristen sind bei Kämpfen im Südosten der Türkei getötet worden. Zudem seien fünf Soldaten bei den Zusa weiterlesen >>>


Sweden signs up to cluster bomb treaty (Sweden)

(16.11.2008)

Sweden has decided to sign up to the international treaty, framed in Dublin in May, to ban current designs of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Schweden verbietet Streubomben - Finnland hält weiter an ihnen fest

(15.11.2008)

Unterzeichnung der Dubliner Konvention am 3. Dezember in Oslo  weiterlesen >>>


771 Post Cards to Ottawa (Canada)

(15.11.2008)

MP Tony Martin stopped by the Red Cross office Friday afternoon to pick up over seven hundred postcards signed to encourage the Canadian government to sign a treaty that bans cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Six CRPF jawans injured in landmine blast (India)

(15.11.2008)

Raipur, Nov 16 (PTI) Six CRPF jawans were injured today in a landmine blast suspected to be triggered by Naxalites near Gumdidih-Kundi village in Kanker district, about 250 km from here, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka - SF Fires Heavy Barrages of Shells into Killinochchi (Sri Lanka)

(15.11.2008)

Vanni - Sri Lanka Security Forces (SF) fired barrage of artillery shells including Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire was reported from Friday 8:00 pm to 7:50 am on Sunday on Killinochchi town which destroyed scores of houses completely while many other properties were damaged. weiterlesen >>>


Improvised bomb kills 2 Philippine soldiers (Philippines)

(15.11.2008)

MANILA, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Two government soldiers were killed when their vehicle tripped a landmine planted by suspected renegade Muslim rebels on Saturday dawn in southern Philippines, a military commander said.  weiterlesen >>>


USA: Streubombenverbot soll abgeschwächt werden

(14.11.2008)

Hilfseinsätze der USA nicht in Gefahr weiterlesen >>>


Aktuelle Berichterstattung zur VN-Waffenkonvention: Staaten-Konferenz und Treffen der Regierungsexperten 3. bis 14. November 2008 in Genf

(14.11.2008)

+++ VN-Waffenkonvention scheitert erneut beim Versuch Streumunition zu verbieten +++  weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Einsatz von Landminen durch Guerilla fordert zivile Opfer

(14.11.2008)

Indem die FARC Landminen einsetzt, lässt sie kolumbianische Zivilisten, die nichts mit dem Konflikt zu tun haben, verstümmelt, blind, taub oder tot zurück. Es gibt einfach keine Entschuldigung für den Einsatz von Waffen, die willkürlich töten. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions motion rejected

(14.11.2008)

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An attempt by several members of the international community to legitimize cluster munitions failed Friday in Switzerland, a Human Rights Watch official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan Says To Sign Treaty To Ban Cluster Bombs

(14.11.2008)

TOKYO (AFP)--Japan signaled Friday it would sign an international agreement to ban cluster bombs after being an unlikely holdout in negotiations to abolish the weapons blamed for maiming civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Ständige VN-Sicherheitsratsmitglieder scheitern mit Versuch Streumunition zu legalisieren

(14.11.2008)

Ständige VN-Sicherheitsratsmitglieder scheitern mit Versuch Streumunition zu legalisieren . VN- Generalsekretär zeigt sich besorgt über Antifahrzeugminen und moderne Waffentechnologie. weiterlesen >>>


Main users of cluster bombs fail to agree pact (Switzerland)

(14.11.2008)

GENEVA (Reuters) - Big producers or users of cluster bombs, including the United States, China and Russia, have failed to win backing for a pact that would phase out some types of the munitions, diplomats and activists said on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


International Herald Tribune Balancing conscience and profit with Norway's wealth (Norway)

(13.11.2008)

OSLO: Martin Skancke is director general of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and head of the asset management department. In this capacity, Skancke, a 42-year-old former McKinsey management consultant, has responsibility for Norway's sovereign wealth fund. Known as the Government Pension Fund - Global, it began in 1996 investing the proceeds of Norway's excess oil and gas revenue for future generations. weiterlesen >>>


60 percent voting in Chhattisgarh (India)

(13.11.2008)

Raipur: India's crucial state elections began on Friday with tens of thousands of people defying Maoist threats to vote in the first phase of polling in Chhattisgarh amid widespread violence blamed on the rebels.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan's foreign minister to ink international deal on Cluster Munitions (Japan)

(13.11.2008)

The government is set to dispatch Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone to attend the Signing Conference of the new Convention on Cluster Munitions to be held in Oslo on Dec. 3, government sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Dark day for Royal Marines (Afghanistan)

(13.11.2008)

A LETHAL Taliban ambush in which two Westcountry-based Royal Marines died was aimed at killing troops leaving a front-line battle post in Afghanistan's notorious Helmand province, writes the WMN's Lyn Barton from Camp Bastion. weiterlesen >>>


Three injured in landmine blast in Dantewada (India)

(13.11.2008)

Raipur, Nov 14 (PTI) Three security personnel, including two police officer, were seriously injured in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district today, police said. weiterlesen >>>


SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES TO CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS CONVENTION TO REMAIN GUIDED BY HUMANITARIAN PRINCIPLES UNDERPINNING TREATY (UN)

(13.11.2008)

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message to the 2008 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, delivered by Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, in Geneva today, 13 November:  weiterlesen >>>


Resolution 1633 (2008) - The consequences of the war between Georgia and the Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(13.11.2008)

5. However, the initiation of shelling of Tskhinvali without warning by the Georgian military, on 7 August 2008, marked a new level of escalation, namely that of open and fully fledged warfare.  weiterlesen >>>


BLINDGÄNGER: Alarm in der Zeitbomben-Zone (Deutschland)

(13.11.2008)

Sie sind eine unsichtbare, aber tödliche Gefahr: In Deutschland liegen Tausende Blindgänger aus den beiden Weltkriegen unter der Erde. Das Problem wird verdrängt - doch je länger die Bomben unentdeckt bleiben, desto instabiler werden die Zünder. weiterlesen >>>


Balancing conscience and profit with Norway's wealth (Norway)

(13.11.2008)

OSLO: Martin Skancke is director general of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and head of the asset management department. In this capacity,  weiterlesen >>>


Keine Aufweichung des Verbots von Streumunition

(13.11.2008)

Presserklärung von Andreas Weigel (SPD) weiterlesen >>>


Press Release: LEBANON ENDORSES CLUSTER BOMB BAN (Lebanon)

(13.11.2008)

Clearance in the south constrained by lack of funding weiterlesen >>>


Two Marines killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(13.11.2008)

TWO Westcountry-based Royal Marines have been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirmed today. weiterlesen >>>


Two bombings in south Afghanistan kill six (Afghanistan)

(12.11.2008)

KABUL, November 13 (RIA Novosti) - Four police officers and two civilians were killed and three other police injured on Thursday in two explosions in south Afghanistan's Helmand province, local officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Raketen-Poker zwischen Moskau und Washington (Russland)

(12.11.2008)

Russland, so heisst es in Moskau, würde auf die Stationierung von Raketen verzichten, falls die USA es ihm gleichtun. Keine Chance, tönt es dagegen in Washington. weiterlesen >>>


Ban urges States to make full use of treaty on certain conventional weapons (Switzerland)

(12.11.2008)

13 November 2008 ' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged States parties to make full use of a global agreement on certain convention weapons that seeks to protect civilians from the effects of hostilities, in an address to a meeting taking place in Geneva ahead of the 25th anniversary of the treaty's entry into force. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: Unexploded ordnance poses threat to returnees (Afghanistan)

(12.11.2008)

POL-E-KHOMRI, 13 November 2008 (IRIN) - Masto Khan's two children died and another was seriously injured in an explosion at a returnees' settlement in Afghanistan in October. He and his family had come there, after living in exile in Pakistan for six years.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster-bomb activists visit army deminers (Lebanon)

(12.11.2008)

ZAWTAR: Delegates from an international conference on cluster munitions taking place in Beirut this week visited deminers from the Lebanese Army working in South Lebanon on Wednesday. A convoy of vehicles carried delegates from Beirut to Zawtar, an isolated village that was heavily bombarded by the Israeli military during the summer war of 2006. Lebanese Army deminers have been working to clear the area of unexploded cluster munitions since the conflict ended. weiterlesen >>>