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Ein Strand auf Birsay

Schottland: Landmine aus 2. Weltkrieg am Strand in Orkney entdeckt

(04.06.2017)

An einem Strand des schottischen Arichpels Orkney wurde eine Landmine aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg entdeckt. Der Fund zeigt, wie lange Landminen ein Gefahr darstellen können.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann, der eine Schutzausrüstung und einen Helm trägt, kniet auf dem Boden, und streichelt einen Hund.

Kambodscha: Ein Altersheim für Minensuchhunde

(01.06.2017)

In Kambodscha eröffnet demnächst das erste Altersheim für ehemalige Minensuchhunde. Denn finden die Hunde nach dem Ende ihres Arbeitslebens keine neuen Besitzer oder keinen Platz in einem Tierheim, werden sie oft eingeschläfert. weiterlesen >>>


Der Junge mit einem Prototyp seiner Drohne und mehreren Erwachsenen im Hintergrund

Minenräumung: 14-jähriger erhält Hero Award für Minensuchdrohne

(30.05.2017)

Ein 14-jähriger Inder hat eine Drohne entwickelt, die Minen erkennen soll. Dafür hat er nun den Hero Award des Billion Acts Projekts von Google erhalten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann steht in einem Reisfeld und entmint

Sri Lanka: Offizieller der tamilischen Minenräumungsaktionen beklagt fehlende Finanzierung

(24.05.2017)

Laut dem Leiter der tamilischen Minenräumer und Minenräumerinnen, Herr Yogan, werden die Minenaktionen auf ehemals tamilischen Gebieten ausschließlich privat finanziert, internationale Unterstützung fehle. Gleichzeitig, so Herr Yogan, werden in ehemals von offiziellen Streitkräften dominierten Gebieten Minen geräumt, die nicht einmal bewohnt seien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Wüstenähnliches Gebirge von oben

Iran: Ein Mensch stirbt bei Explosion einer Landmine

(23.05.2017)

Die Explosion ereignete sich im Westen des Irans, in der Provinz Kermanshah, die an den Irak grenzt. Im Iranisch-irakischen Krieg war die Region teilweise vom Irak besetzt, hier liegen noch immer unzählige Minen. Jedes Jahr fordern sie mehrere Opfer. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: Allianz investiert noch immer in Streubombenhersteller

(23.05.2017)

Streumunition ist seit 2010 international geächtet – trotzdem investiert die Allianz immer noch in die Hersteller der tödlichen Waffen. Dies zeigt ein neuer Bericht der Menschenrechtsorganisation Pax. Die humanitäre Hilfsorganisation Handicap International fordert die Allianz auf, der internationalen Ächtung endlich zu folgen und ethische Richtlinien auf alle Geschäftsbereiche anzuwenden. weiterlesen >>>


Mehrere Pinguine stehen im Wasser

Falklandinseln: Pinguine "bedroht" durch Minenräumung

(19.05.2017)

Es ist paradox: Normalerweise sind alle für Minenräumung. Auf den Falklandinseln sind viele dagegen: Noch nie gab es einen menschlichen Unfall mit den Landminen, gleichzeitig haben die Minen dafür gesorgt, dass Pinguine eine Art Naturschutzgebiet bekommen haben, in dem sie keine Menschen stören. Doch der Ottawa-Vertrag verpflichtet Großbritannien dazu, alle Minen auf dem Staatsgebiet zu räumen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann watet durch das Wasser. Er hält einen Korb mit Blumen in der Hand. Sein linkes Bein endet in einer Prothese.

Kambodscha: Kürzen USA Finanzierung von Kampfmittelräumung?

(17.05.2017)

Laut Medienberichten sprach der amerikanische Botschafter in Laos, William A Heidt, von neuen Herausforderungen in der internationalen Finanzierung der Räumung von Streubomben und anderen explosiven Kriegsresten. Experten gehen davon aus, dass die USA in Zukunft vermehrt in die Räumung des Nahen Ostens investieren wird. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Child victims bring home cruel reality of cluster bombs (Norway)

(03.12.2008)

OSLO: Ahmad never got a chance to blow out his candles. On a sunny day in February 1999, the small boy was torn to pieces by a cluster bomblet as he celebrated his fifth birthday in a park in southern Lebanon. "His last words were: 'Dad, help me.' He died after four long hours of suffering," Ahmad's father Raed Mokaled, an optician in the town of Nabatieh near the Israeli border, told AFP. weiterlesen >>>


Teen's plea wins Karzai's pledge to ban cluster bombs (Norway)

(03.12.2008)

OSLO, NORWAY - In a surprising last-minute change of policy, the government of President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan agreed Wednesday to join about 100 nations in signing a treaty banning the use of cluster munitions, a senior Afghan official said. weiterlesen >>>


Serbia sits out cluster bomb convention signing (Norway)

(03.12.2008)

OSLO -- Even though Serbia actively participated in drafting a convention outlawing the use of cluster bombs in May, it has yet to sign the convention.  weiterlesen >>>


TNA MP urges global community's awareness on Sri Lanka's use of cluster munitions (Sri Lanka)

(03.12.2008)

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian S. Gajendran, who represents Ki'linochchi district (Jaffna electorate), Wednesday urged the global community to "unreservedly condemn" the Sri Lankan government for deploying cluster munitions against civilians in Vanni in its air strikes and artillery attacks. weiterlesen >>>


Lintner: Streumunition zügig vernichten (Deutschland)

(03.12.2008)

Berlin (ots) - Anlässlich der heute beginnenden Unterzeichnungskonferenz der Streumunitionskonvention in Oslo erklärt der abrüstungspolitische Sprecher der CDU/CSU Bundestagsfraktion, Eduard Lintner MdB: weiterlesen >>>


Oslo: Konvention gegen Streubomben soll unterzeichnet (Welt)

(03.12.2008)

Vertrag zum Verbot von Streubomben weiterlesen >>>


5 troops killed, 2 hurt in Surigao del Sur ambush (Philippines)

(03.12.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - Five soldiers were killed while two others were hurt following an ambush by suspected communist rebels in the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Sur Tuesday afternoon, the spokesman for the Philippine Army said. weiterlesen >>>


Spain to destroy cluster bombs by June (Spain)

(03.12.2008)

MADRID: Spain will destroy all its cluster bombs over the next seven months, Defence Minister Carme Chacon said yesterday, a day before some 100 nations are to sign a landmark treaty banning their use.  weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition (Welt)

(03.12.2008)

chtung rückt näher weiterlesen >>>


Interview

(03.12.2008)

Aus für Streubomben - leider ohne die USA weiterlesen >>>


Interviews (Deutschland)

(03.12.2008)

"Wir setzen auf die Stigmatisierung dieser Waffen" weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon: Rules reduce cluster bomb harm (US)

(03.12.2008)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The United States is committed to reducing harm from cluster bombs, even though it didn't sign a treaty banning the munitions, a Pentagon spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Steinmeier: Streubomben-Abkommen Meilenstein der Rüstungskontrolle (Deutschland)

(03.12.2008)

BERLIN: Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier und sein britischer Kollege David Miliband haben das Abkommen zum Verbot von Streubomben als Meilenstein der Rüstungskontrolle bezeichnet. weiterlesen >>>


Mehr als 100 Staaten unterzeichnen die Konvention zum Verbot von Streumunition - SPD drängt auf schnelle Umsetzung des Verbots (Deutschland)

(03.12.2008)

Zur feierlichen Unterzeichnung der Konvention zum Verbot von Streumunition in Oslo erklärt der SPD-Generalsekretär Hubertus Heil: weiterlesen >>>


France renounces use of all the weapons covered by the the Convention on Cluster Munitions (France)

(02.12.2008)

The minister for foreign and European affairs went to Oslo on December 3 to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions adopted in May. The French delegation included Christiane Taubira, deputy from French Guiana, and Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam, senator representing French citizens overseas.  weiterlesen >>>


100 Staaten wollen Streumunition verbieten (Welt)

(02.12.2008)

Kopenhagen. Als der serbische Minenräumer Branislaw Kepetanovic auf dem Flughafen von Belgrad Munition beseitigen wollte, explodierte ein Blindgänger, der ihm Arme und Beine abriss und sein Seh- und Hörvermögen schwer beschädigte. weiterlesen >>>


Rashas Schicksal (Libanon)

(02.12.2008)

Südlibanon durch Millionen Bomblets verseucht weiterlesen >>>


ber 100 Staaten ächten gefährliche Streubomben (Welt)

(02.12.2008)

Sie sehen aus wie buntes Spielzeug, sind aber eine tödliche Gefahr: Streubomben stehen bei Rüstungsgegnern besonders in der Kritik, weil sie oft Kinder töten und Blindgänger noch Jahre nach ihrem Einsatz explodieren können. In Oslo wird am Mittwoch ein internationales Verbot von Streumunition besiegelt.  weiterlesen >>>


Das Verbot von Streumunition (Welt)

(02.12.2008)

Langer Weg zur Abschaffung eines teuflischen Kriegswerkzeugs weiterlesen >>>


Finland reserves right to use cluster munitions (Norway)

(02.12.2008)

About 20 EU member states have signed a treaty in Oslo this week banning the use of cluster munitions. Conspicuous by their absence were the US, Russia and China, which had all announced earlier they would not sign. More surprising was the absence of Finland, which has its own reasons for keeping cluster munitions in its inventory.  weiterlesen >>>


UN: Daily Press Briefing, 2 December 200 (UN)

(02.12.2008)

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Michèle Montas, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. weiterlesen >>>


CMC Press Release - Campaigners welcome signing of historic international treaty banning deadly cluster munitions (Norway)

(02.12.2008)

New treaty also obligates governments to provide victim assistance and to clear contaminated land.  weiterlesen >>>


5 Filipino troops killed in communist attack (Philippines)

(02.12.2008)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Communist rebels ambushed an army vehicle with a land mine blast and gunfire, killing five soldiers and wounding two others, the military said Wednesday, after the guerrillas ruled out a resumption of stalled peace talks. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs banned in 34 African countries (Africa)

(02.12.2008)

afrol News, 3 December - At a historic conference in Oslo today, more than 100 countries are signing a convention that will ban cluster bombs that are known to cause great damage on civilians. More than 30 African countries are among them.  weiterlesen >>>


Official Statement: Convention on Cluster Munitions: ICRC welcomes signing of historic agreement (Norway)

(02.12.2008)

Statement by Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Convention on Cluster Munitions Signing Conference, Oslo, 3 December 2008  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions: The Convention on Cluster munitions signing Conference (France)

(02.12.2008)

(Oslo, December 2-4, 2008) At the end of the NATO ministerial meeting, the minister traveled to Oslo where, with about a hundred of his counterparts, he was among the first to sign the Oslo Convention on Cluster Munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


HISTORIC AGREEMENT US -Still Shuns Cluster Bomb Ban (Norway)

(02.12.2008)

Representatives of over 100 countries are gathering in Oslo on Wednesday to sign a ban on the use of cluster bombs. Notable exceptions include the United States and Russia, but campaigners hope the stigma associated to the bombs will still have an effect. weiterlesen >>>


Statement by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Opposition, on the 11th Anniversary of the Ottawa Landmines Convention (Canada)

(02.12.2008)

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the signing in Ottawa of the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction.  weiterlesen >>>


Forty years on, Laos reaps bitter harvest of the secret war (Laos)

(02.12.2008)

More than 100 countries will today sign a convention banning the use of cluster bombs. In Laos, the most bombed nation on earth, their lethal legacy is a part of daily life. weiterlesen >>>


Can the cluster bomb treaty be more than a symbol? (Middle East)

(02.12.2008)

Though the top users opted out, supporters of a ban hope its moral force will deter the use of munitions that kill innocents years after the shooting stops. weiterlesen >>>


Gastbeitrag -Unsere Verantwortung (Welt)

(02.12.2008)

FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER UND DAVID MILIBAND weiterlesen >>>


Washington bekräftigt Nein zu Streubombenverbot (US)

(02.12.2008)

Washington (AFP) - Am Vorabend der Unterzeichnung eines internationalen Streubomben-Verbots hat die US-Regierung ihre Ablehnung bekräftigt. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs campaign offers lessons for voluntary sector (UK)

(02.12.2008)

Funding campaigns can effect real change, says Samantha Rennie weiterlesen >>>


Banning Cluster Bombs: The Outlaws

(02.12.2008)

In a remarkable combination of civil society pressure and leadership from a small number of progressive states, a strong ban on the use, manufacture, and stocking of cluster bombs was signed in Oslo, Norway on December 3, 2008. However, all bright sunlight casts a dark shadow, and in this case the shadow is the fact that the major makers and users of cluster munitions were deliberately not there: Brazil, China, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russia and the USA.  weiterlesen >>>


INTERNATIONALER VERTRAG (Welt)

(02.12.2008)

Mehr als hundert Staaten wollen Streubomben-Verbot unterzeichnen weiterlesen >>>


Neue Initiativen gefordert (Deutschland)

(02.12.2008)

Steinmeier setzt sich gegen Verbreitung gefährlicher Waffen ein  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan Signs Cluster Bomb Treaty (Norway)

(02.12.2008)

OSLO - In a last-minute change, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan agreed on Wednesday to join some 90 other nations signing a treaty banning the use of the cluster munitions that have devastated his country in recent years. weiterlesen >>>


Poland won't sign cluster bomb ban (Norway)

(02.12.2008)

A treaty banning the production, storage and use of cluster bombs is to be signed today in Oslo by some 100 countries, however Poland won't be one of them. weiterlesen >>>


4 soldiers hurt in Davao blast (Philippines)

(02.12.2008)

TAGUM CITY, Philippines - Four soldiers were wounded in a landmine blast during an operation against communist rebels in a hinterland village of Baganga, Davao Oriental Monday afternoon, the military reported Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Wirbel um angebliche Patria-Streumunition (Norwegen)

(02.12.2008)

Rüstungskonzern: Streumunition nur entwickelt und getestet weiterlesen >>>


Cluster of hope for a better tomorrow (World)

(01.12.2008)

Tyre/Geneva/Dubai: They are referred to as the new landmines and they are about to be banned - thanks to the large amounts that were dropped on south Lebanon by Israel in the summer war of 2006.  weiterlesen >>>


Handicap International welcomes and salutes the Cluster bomb ban treaty - A historical breakthrough that raises a lot of hope (Canada)

(01.12.2008)

MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Cluster bomb ban treaty will be signed on December 3, 2008, in Oslo. Over 100 countries are expected to sign the treaty, including Canada who endorsed the draft treaty in Dublin last May. weiterlesen >>>


Forty Years On, Laos Reaps Bitter Harvest of the Secret War (Laos)

(01.12.2008)

Lethal legacy of cluster bombs is daily reality for the world's most bombed nation  weiterlesen >>>


Handicap International welcomes and salutes the Cluster bomb ban treaty - A historical breakthrough that raises a lot of hope

(01.12.2008)

MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Cluster bomb ban treaty will be signed on December 3, 2008, in Oslo.  weiterlesen >>>


AFTA condemns Sri Lanka's Cluster Bomb Attack on Tamil Civilians (Sri Lanka)

(01.12.2008)

Sri Lanka's Cluster Bomb Attack on Tamil Civilians weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Konvention (Welt)

(01.12.2008)

USA und Russland werden in Oslo nicht unterschreiben weiterlesen >>>


USA und Russland bleiben Streubomben-Konvention fern (Welt)

(01.12.2008)

Pchewisi - Wenn am Mittwoch die Internationale Konvention gegen Streumunition unterzeichnet wird, blicken viele Georgier mit gemischten Gefühlen nach Oslo. Das kleine Land war im August der letzte Einsatzort dieser tückischen Waffen, verwendet von russischen wie von georgischen Truppen. Aber Russland will die Konvention ebenso wenig unterzeichnen wie die USA.  weiterlesen >>>


TONCAR: Einlenken der Bundesregierung bei Streumunitionsverbot ist großer Erfolg der Bürgergesellschaft (Deutschland)

(01.12.2008)

BERLIN. Zur morgigen Unterzeichung des Abkommens zum Verbot von Streumunition erklärt der Sprecher der FDP-Bundestagsfraktion für Menschenrechte und humanitäre Hilfe Florian TONCAR:  weiterlesen >>>


Press release

(01.12.2008)

More than 100 states go for a historical ban on cluster munitions ' German parliament wants quick ratification ' NGOs call for unilateral declaration to do completely without cluster munitions 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 >>>