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Syrien: Russland schlägt internationale Koalition zur Entminung Palmyras vor

(26.03.2017)

Man könnte es zynisch nennen - oder realpolitisch denkend. Russland, seinerseits bereits heute Schuld an Tausenden nicht-explodierten Kriegsresten in Syrien, möchte mit einer internationalen Koalition die historische Stätten um Palmyra von explosiven Kriegsresten befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Pusteblume besteht aus vielen kleinen Stangen, die eine Landmine auslösen können.

Video: "Pusteblume" soll nur mit der Kraft des Windes eigenständig Landminen räumen

(25.03.2017)

Kinder in Afghanistan bauen traditionell kunstvolle Windspiele - und lassen sie dann vom Wind durch die Wüste treiben. Das Windspiel, das am weitesten kommt hat gewonnen. Davon ließ sich ein in den Niederlanden lebender Produktdesigner inspirieren und entwarf ein Gerät, das aussieht wie eine Pusteblume und Minen zerstören soll. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien: Mann stirbt durch Explosion einer Landmine

(23.03.2017)

Am Mittwoch ist ein 39 Jahre alter Mann in der Nähe von Tuzla in Bosnien und Herzegovina durch eine Landmine getötet worden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Mitarbeitende von UNMAS stehen vor einem Flugzeug und zeigen die Flyer.

DR Kongo: UNMAS wirft 15.000 Flyer ab

(21.03.2017)

Um die Menschen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo vor explosiven Kriegsresten zu schützen, hat UNMAS nun 15.000 zweisprachige Flyer in abgelegenen Konfliktzonen abgeworfen. So können nun auch die dort lebenden Menschen erfahren, wie sie sich vor Blindgängern am besten schützen können. weiterlesen >>>


historische Stätten von Palmyra

Syrien: Russische Spezialisten starten Minenräumung in Palmyra

(19.03.2017)

Nach der Wiedereroberung Palmyras durch syrische Streitkräfte haben russische Spezialkräfte nun damit begonnen, historische und bewohnte Gebiete der Stadt von explosiven Kriegsresten zu befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sir Bobby Charlton hält eine Rede.

Fußballlegende Sir Bobby Charlton und Manchester United gegen Landminen

(17.03.2017)

Der ehemalige englische Fußballer gründete nach einer Kambodschareise seine Anti-Minen Organisation "Find a Better Way". Diese wird nun offiziell von Manchester United, einem der Top-Klubs Englands, unterstützt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Minenaktionen: Frauen und Minen

(16.03.2017)

In den vielen Ländern dieser Welt erleben Frauen die Minenproblematik häufig ganz anders als Männer oder auch als Kinder. Sei es, weil sie zum Holzsammeln und zu den Brunnen laufen müssen, sei es weil sie durch eine Amputation doppel diskriminiert werden oder sei es, weil ihnen die Arbeit des Minenräumens weniger zugetraut wird. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Eine völlig zerstörte Stadt - nichts steht mehr.

Syrien: Sechs Jahre Bürgerkrieg

(15.03.2017)

Vor sechs Jahren begann der Bürgerkrieg in Syrien. Seit 2011 sind mehr als 300.000 Menschen gestorben, 11 Millionen sind geflohen. Explosive Waffen richten verheerende Schäden an - und werden, ähnlich wie Landminen, noch Jahre nach den Angriffen Opfer in der Bevölkerung finden. 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 >>>


Laos still paying the price of Vietnam war (Laos)

(05.11.2008)

Xieng Khouang, Laos - 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 >>>


Belgium cuts peacekeeper numbers in Lebanon AFP (Belgium)

(05.11.2008)

BRUSSELS - Belgium will extend the mandate of its peacekeeping contingent in Lebanon but plans to cut troop numbers by almost a third, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The Belgian contingent will remain part of the UNIFIL peacekeeping force until at least August although it will be slashed to 216 troops from 335 currently, a spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Verhandeln statt schießen (Suedost Asien)

(04.11.2008)

Thailand und Kambodscha kündigen Gespräche zur Lösung ihres Grenzkonflikts an weiterlesen >>>


Paswan calls attack on his convoy "pre-planned" (India)

(04.11.2008)

New Delhi, Nov 05: Dubbing the November 2 attack on his convoy in Midnapore "pre-planned", Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday criticised the state police for laxity and demanded action against senior police officers.  weiterlesen >>>


Loner jailed after police find £200k haul of weapons including rocket launcher (UK)

(04.11.2008)

AN INTERNET trader who stockpiled a Soviet rocket launcher among a £200,000 arsenal of weapons has been jailed for five years. weiterlesen >>>


Government urged to raise bomb ban with new US president (Ireland)

(04.11.2008)

FINE GAEL foreign affairs spokesman Billy Timmins urged the Government to raise the banning of cluster munitions with the new US president. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia used defective Israeli cluster bombs (Georgia)

(04.11.2008)

Georgia used defective Israeli-made cluster bombs during its war with Russia, which detonated in populated areas and killed Georgian civilians, Human Rights Watch claimed in a new report. Georgia termed the report's conclusions "impossible."  weiterlesen >>>


Human rights group accuses Russia, Georgia of using cluster bombs (Caucasus)

(04.11.2008)

New York (PTI): A leading international human rights group has accused both Russia and Georgia of using cluster bombs extensively during their conflict in August, a charge both countries deny.  weiterlesen >>>


ISRAELS "ENORMOUS WEB OF UNLAWFUL PRACTICES" DEVASTATING PALESTINIAN SOCIETY, PALESTINE'S OBSERVER SAYS, AS FOURTH COMMITTEE DEBATES SITUATION IN TERRITORY

(04.11.2008)

Chairman of Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Underlines Interlocking, Reinforcing Relationship between Human Rights, Potential for Peace weiterlesen >>>


Jindal power plant hearing peaceful (India)

(04.11.2008)

The Telegraph reported that a public hearing for environmental clearance of Jeraldaburu iron ore mines allotted to Jindal Steel and Power Limited went off peacefully in West Singbhum amid presence of over 500 villagers.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban the "Bombies" (World)

(04.11.2008)

The 1997 Oslo Treaty outlawed anti-personnel land mines, both smart (timed for automatic explosion) and dumb (ready forever) varying in size from a woman's compact to a dinner plate, but filled with lethal explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine takes off leg of 17-year-old girl in Saada (Yemen)

(04.11.2008)

SAADA, Nov. 05 (Saba) ' A landmine has taken off the leg of a young girl in the northern province of Saada and her condition is serious, police have said.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgia relied on cluster bombs during war (Georgia)

(04.11.2008)

MOSCOW: Georgian military forces fired more cluster munitions during the August war with Russia than originally thought, and some of these weapons may have malfunctioned, causing civilian casualties when they fell short of targets and hit Georgian villages, according to new research by Human Rights Watch, a New York-based rights group. weiterlesen >>>


Extreme reactions (India)

(04.11.2008)

The impunity enjoyed by the Maoist insurgents in India has already claimed over 500 victims this year, till date. While the hue and cry after an attempt on a minister's life is audibly stronger than the ministerial indignation at civilian and police casualties of Maoist violence, the state has, on the whole, visibly failed itself and its citizens in ending the narrative of red terror. Sunday's landmine explosion at Baroa in West Midnapore district fell into the well-established pattern of Maoist strikes across the affected states. weiterlesen >>>


Army recovers rebel landmine (Philippines)

(04.11.2008)

MANILA, Philippines-Army troops recovered a claymore landmine and several other ammunitions following an encounter with communist rebels in Agusan del Sur, a military spokesman said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Watch: 25 Tote durch Streubomben im Georgien-Krieg (Schweiz)

(04.11.2008)

Genf (AP) Der Einsatz von Streubomben im Georgien-Krieg im August hat nach Angaben der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch mindestens 25 Zivilpersonen das Leben gekostet. Sowohl Georgien als auch Russland hätten im Konflikt um die abtrünnige georgische Region Südossetien Streumunition gegen die Zivilbevölkerung verwendet, erklärte Human Rights Watch am Dienstag in Genf. weiterlesen >>>


2 NPA rebs killed, 6 hurt in Samar encounter (Philippines)

(04.11.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - Two suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed while six others were wounded when government troops overran a enemy camp in Northern Samar over the weekend. weiterlesen >>>


18,410 Ammunition, Mines Detected in Azerbaijan in October (Azerbajan)

(04.11.2008)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 November/ TrendNews, corr J. Babayeva/ Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared 1,182,101 sq m of area from mines in October. As many as 18,410 ammunition and mine were detected and disarmed.  weiterlesen >>>


Three policemen suspended for West Bengal landmine blast (Lead)

(04.11.2008)

Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday suspended three policemen, including an inspector, for negligence of duty, a day after a landmine blast on the convoy of the chief minister and two union ministers injured six policemen in West Midnapore district.Those suspended were traffic inspector Aloke Chakraborty and two constables who were on duty at Bhadutala, the scene of Sunday's blast suspected to have been triggered by Maoists, said Home Secretary Ashoke Mohan Chakraborty. weiterlesen >>>


Einladung: Streubomben und Völkermord - Einführung in das Humanitäre Völkerrecht (Deutschland)

(04.11.2008)

Berlin (ots) - Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz lädt am Freitag, 21. November Journalisten zur Einführung in das Humanitäre Völkerrecht sein. Das Seminar wird von Völkerrechtsexperten aus Berlin und Genf gehalten. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka - SF Fires Barrage of Shells into Killinochchi (Sri Lanka)

(03.11.2008)

Vanni - Sri Lanka Security Forces (SF) fired barrage of artillery shells including Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) fire was reported on Sunday and today day and night on Killinochchi destroyed at least 16 houses completely and 18 business properties also destroyed in the attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Call for Ban of Cluster Munitions (World)

(03.11.2008)

European Religious Leaders of Different Faiths Call for Ban of Cluster Munitions -Disarmament experts and cluster bomb survivors testify on how religious communities can play a key role in ending violence- weiterlesen >>>


The wonders of Cambodia (Cambodia)

(03.11.2008)

It is often said that when you least expect it, something amazing will happen. The same happens with countries. PETRA WITOWSKI found that Cambodia - the land of Pol Pot, landmines, orphans and Angkor Wat - exceeded all expectations. weiterlesen >>>


More cluster bomb damage than reported (Georgia)

(03.11.2008)

Georgian Clusters Landed in Villages; Russian and Georgian Duds Still a Threat  weiterlesen >>>


Georgia Used Cluster Bombs That Hit Civilians, Group Says (Georgia)

(03.11.2008)

Georgia used cluster bombs that malfunctioned and fell into towns and villages, killing several of Georgia's own civilians during its summer war with Russia, according to new research by Human Rights Watch, a New York-based humanitarian organization. Georgia called that conclusion "impossible." weiterlesen >>>


China Clones Russian Imitation of U.S. Weapon (China)

(03.11.2008)

November 4, 2008: Pakistan is buying some A100 rocket systems from China, for evaluation purposes. weiterlesen >>>


Country Urged to Sign Convention On Cluster Munitions (Ethiopia)

(03.11.2008)

The Daily Monitor (Addis Abeba) -Two local civil society groups on Friday urged the Ethiopian government to exert efforts to sign the convention on cluster munitions in Oslo on December, 3rd 2008 Ethiopia is among the five African countries where cluster munitions have been widely used and also among the nine countries regarded as affected states, the civil societies indicated. weiterlesen >>>