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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 >>>


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 >>>


Bomb 'soon to be thing of the past' (UK)

(12.11.2008)

On 3 December, more than 100 countries, including the UK, will sign a treaty banning cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Two people wound in Baidoa blast (Somalia)

(12.11.2008)

Mogadishu -The southwest town of Baidoa, Somalia that's 250 KM away from Somali capital, was reported that two people have been wounded after Somali police vehicle was targeted by a land mine earlier Wednesday, witnesses said.  weiterlesen >>>


World's most influential women honoured by Glamour (USA)

(12.11.2008)

NEW YORK-For women, the night was bigger than the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys combined. If you combined all those awards with the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, then you might have a sense of what it felt like to attend the 19th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards, held Monday night, Nov. 10, at Carnegie Hall, one of New York's architectural splendors. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia, Thailand make limited progress in border talks (South East Asia)

(12.11.2008)

Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to conduct a joint survey of border markers placed along the two countries' disputed land boundary more than a century ago. weiterlesen >>>


Die Todeszone hat endlichen ihren Schrecken verloren (Deutschland)

(11.11.2008)

Dorfen - Mit Spendengeldern in Höhe von 10 000 Euro aus der Region hat der Rotary Club Dorfen das ehrgeizige Minenprojekt "Minex" im Dorf Kazagici in Bosnien-Herzegovina ermöglicht. weiterlesen >>>


Campaign Calls on Middle East Nations to Ban Cluster Bombs Now (Lebanon)

(11.11.2008)

Regional Conference Opens in Beirut, Lebanon ATFL Supports the New International Convention on Cluster Munitions  weiterlesen >>>


Salloukh backs ban on use of cluster bombs (Lebanon)

(11.11.2008)

Treaty seeks to outlaw weapons weiterlesen >>>


Stronger action needed to rid world of landmines, Secretary-General says (Switzerland)

(11.11.2008)

12 November 2008 ' More efforts are needed to eliminate landmines and other explosive devices, despite the great strides made in ridding the world of the deadly weapons, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. weiterlesen >>>


Rüstungskonzern contra regensburg-digital.de (Deutschland)

(11.11.2008)

Es liegt schon ein paar Monate zurück. "Verdienstorden und Streubomben" ' unter dieser Überschrift hat unsere Redaktion am 25. Juli eine Kolumne veröffentlicht, die demnächst das Landgericht München I beschäftigen wird. weiterlesen >>>


Injured soldier tells tale of landmine blast (Canada)

(11.11.2008)

Master Cpl. Jody Mitic, who lost both of his feet after being injured by an IED in Afghanistan, speaks on CTV's Mike Duffy Live on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. weiterlesen >>>


MILF Commits Anew to International Humanitarian Law on Landmines (Phillipines)

(11.11.2008)

The Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL), affiliate of the 1997 Nobel Peace laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), hereby announces the recent signing by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of a new instrument developed by PCBL entitled "Rebel Group Declaration of Adherence to International Humanitarian Law on Landmines" ' bring to four the number of signatory rebel groups in the Philippines, all in this year.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills Georgian policemen (Georgia)

(11.11.2008)

An explosion killed two Georgian police officers near breakaway South Ossetia, drawing a call for calm from EU ceasefire monitors already concerned over an alleged border incursion at the weekend.  weiterlesen >>>


Lakenheath 8 go to trial over 2 years later. (UK)

(11.11.2008)

On 3rd November 2008 the Lakenheath 8 had their final pre-trial review. The trial will take place from December 1st - 4th at Ipswich Crown Court, two years and two months after their taking action to prevent more innocent victims in the continuing bombing of Iraq and Afghanistan undertaken by US planes from USAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. . (Crown court applies to the venue, not this trial, which will be heard by a District Judge).  weiterlesen >>>


The Death of the Land Mine-Detecting Flower (Denmark)

(11.11.2008)

Research on the land mine detecting flower, which we posted about back in 2005 here and here, has come to an end.  weiterlesen >>>


Obama should ban cluster bombs (World)

(10.11.2008)

In the fog of war, the use of cluster bombs just makes things foggier. Turns out Georgia ' which always pleaded its innocence in the face of Russia's invasion last summer ' used cluster bombs against its own people.  weiterlesen >>>


Foni landmine campaign on the roll (Gambia)

(10.11.2008)

Mine risk reduction education is conducted to make people aware of the dangers associated with landmines especially in areas around The Gambia that border the region of Cassamance.  weiterlesen >>>


Four Maoists held (India)

(10.11.2008)

Malkangiri (Orissa) (PTI): Four maoists, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, were arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was seized from them in a forest in Orissa's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


UNGA urges global cooperation in countering Afghanistan's ongoing challenges (Afghanistan)

(10.11.2008)

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 11 (APP): Expressing deep concern over the Taliban's encroaching influence around Afghanistan, the burgeoning narcotics trade and surging violence there, the UN General Assembly, in its debate on the situation in that war-torn country, recognized signs of progress and drew hope from the newly emerging Pak-Afghan ties. weiterlesen >>>


Military Accused of Crimes Against Humanity (Burma)

(10.11.2008)

BANGKOK - An onslaught by Burmese troops in the eastern part of the military-ruled country, running for three years now, is laying the junta open to a charge of crimes against humanity. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills two in southwest Pakistan: police (Pakistan)

(10.11.2008)

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - At least two people were killed in a landmine explosion in the insurgency-hit southwest Pakistan on Monday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Switzerland calls for greater efforts to ban landmines (Switzerland)

(10.11.2008)

GENEVA: Switzerland on Monday called for more efforts by countries worldwide to eradicate anti-personnel mines ahead of a major conference on the subject in Geneva later this month. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast, landmine kill two in Balochistan (Pakistan)

(09.11.2008)

QUETTA, Nov 9: A man was killed and five others were injured when a bomb exploded in Sui town on Sunday morning. weiterlesen >>>


2 Tote, 3 Verletzte durch Landminen in Georgien (Georgien)

(09.11.2008)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine an der Verwaltungsgrenze zur abtrünnigen Teilrepublik Südossetien in Georgien sind am Montag zwei Polizisten ums Leben gekommen. Dies teilte das Innenministerium in Georgien mit.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Battle a Dangerous Foe Under the Ground-Land Mines (Irak)

(09.11.2008)

MANDALI, IRAQ-For the U.S. military engineers working this desolate stretch of heavily mined land along the border between Iraq and Iran, the danger isn't what they can see but what they cannot. weiterlesen >>>


EUMM verurteilt Tod von 2 Polizisten in Georgien (Georgien)

(09.11.2008)

Die Beobachtermission der EU in Georgien (EUMM) hat den Tod von zwei georgischen Polizisten in der Nähe der Verwaltungsgrenze zur abtrünnigen Teilrepublik Südossetien am Montag morgen verurteilt. Dies berge das Risiko der weiteren Eskalation der angespannten Lage, so der Leiter der EUMM, der deutsche Diplomat Hansjörg Haber.  weiterlesen >>>


Little Jony's deadly mission (Sri Lanka)

(08.11.2008)

50% of the war casualties in Sri Lanka fall victim to this small mine. weiterlesen >>>


Police arrest four Maoists in Orissa (India)

(08.11.2008)

Malkangiri (Orissa), Nov 8 (ANI): The Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel of Orissa on Friday nabbed four Maoists, including three women, from Malkangiri district for their alleged involvement in several criminal cases. weiterlesen >>>


CCW talks on cluster munitions extended after hitting snag (Switzerland)

(07.11.2008)

GENEVA -- A meeting of governmental experts negotiating cluster munitions regulations under a convention on conventional weapons has been extended until Nov. 12, after the meeting's chairman announced a breakdown in talks. weiterlesen >>>


Ecuador backs agreement against cluster bombs (Ecuador)

(07.11.2008)

QUITO, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Representatives from Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as Norway met here Thursday to discuss an agreement on anti-cluster bombs to be signed in Oslo, Norway in December, the local press reported.  weiterlesen >>>


SONY unterstützt Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de

(06.11.2008)

Die Sony Deutschland GmbH unterstützt die Berliner Geschäftsstelle von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de. Das Unternehmen stellt dem Bündnis Notebooks für den mobilen Einsatz auf Konferenzen und zur Unterstützung der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit zur Verfügung. Das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de und seine 17 Trägerorganisationen bedanken sich bei der Sony Deutschland GmbH für die großartige Hilfe. weiterlesen >>>


Finland Snubs Cluster Bomb Treaty (Finland)

(06.11.2008)

Helsinki - The Norwegian government has expressed disappointment over Finland's decision not to join the international treaty banning cluster weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Terroristen morden Beamte, Nato tötet Zivilisten (Afghanistan)

(06.11.2008)

KABUL, 6. November (RIA Novosti). Regierungsfeindliche Kämpfer in Afghanistan haben am gestrigen Mittwoch die Attentate auf Beamte und Angriffe auf die Sicherheitskräfte fortgesetzt, berichtet ein RIA-Novosti-Korrespondent. weiterlesen >>>


MoD pays out £2.4m to Kosovan shot in the jaw (UK)

(06.11.2008)

A Kosovan man shot in the jaw by a British soldier has been awarded £2.4 million compensation after suing the Ministry of Defence.  weiterlesen >>>


Sammlung: Hoffnung für den Libanon (Deutschland)

(06.11.2008)

Aichach/Friedberg (AN) - Gut erhaltene, saubere und zeitgemäße Kleidung und Schuhe sammeln am Samstag, 8. November, die Pfarrgemeinden in den Dekanaten Aichach und Friedberg. Sie tun das zusammen mit der Aktion Hoffnung, einer kirchlichen Hilfsorganisation in der Diözese Augsburg, die damit den Libanon unterstützt.  weiterlesen >>>


"Mine attack was directed at Buddha" (India)

(06.11.2008)

Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Wednesday claimed that the target of Sunday's landmine blast at Salboni in West Midnapur district was West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee to stop development initiatives. weiterlesen >>>


Doctors stay away from Belpahari (India)

(05.11.2008)

MIDNAPORE, Nov. 6: Over 10,000 villagers, mainly tribals, living in the Maoist-infested areas in Belpahari block of Midnapore West have been deprived of medical services since three people, including a doctor and a nurse were killed in a landmine explosion on 22 October at Simulpal. weiterlesen >>>


SOCIAL IN BRIEF (USA)

(05.11.2008)

US fund helps landmine victims in Quang Tri  weiterlesen >>>


A Low Down Attack On Anti-Missile Missiles (Russia)

(05.11.2008)

November 6, 2008: Russia is shipping some SS-26 (9M723K1, or "Iskander") ballistic missiles to Kaliningrad, as a way to threaten the new NATO anti-missile system being built in Poland (to protect Europe from Iranian missiles). This Russian deployment is all about a unique feature of Iskander, which is that it is not a traditional ballistic missile.  weiterlesen >>>


School students involved in Salboni mine blast (India)

(05.11.2008)

Kolkata: Three school students were among the six persons arrested for Sunday's mine blast at Salboni minutes after a convoy of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddahdeb Bhattacharjee and two union ministers passed the area. weiterlesen >>>


Salboni blast: Seven policemen served show-cause notices (India)

(05.11.2008)

Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee and Union Ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and Jitin Prasada had a close shave when a landmine exploded minutes after their convoy passed through Baroa, near Salboni.  weiterlesen >>>


US fund helps landmine victims in Quang Tri (Vietnam)

(05.11.2008)

The Vietnam Victims Memorial Fund (VVMF) of the US has provided US$2.5 million and developed a mushroom growing project to help victims of landmines in the central province of Quang Tri. weiterlesen >>>