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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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>