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Ein Mann steht in einem Reisfeld und entmint

Sri Lanka: 2 Kinder sterben bei Explosion

(26.04.2017)

Die zwei Kinder starben, als sie in der Nähe ihres Hauses einen metallischen Gegenstand fanden und mit diesem spielen wollten. Der Unfall ereignete sich nur einen Tag nachdem die dänische Entminungsorganisation DDG ihr Büro in der Region aufgrund mangelnder internationaler Finanzierung geschlossen hatte. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Landmine tötet und verletzt OSZE Mitarbeitende

(23.04.2017)

Eine Landmine hat in der Nähe von Lugansk einen amerikanischen OSZE Mitarbeiter getötet. Zwei Mitarbeitende wurden verletzt, darunter eine Deutsche. Der Unfall ereignete sich, als das Auto der Gruppe über eine Landmine fuhr und diese explodierte. weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Kämpfer der Huthi-Saleh Allianz setzen Landminen ein

(21.04.2017)

Wie die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch veröffentlichte, haben Kämpfer der Allianz aus Huthis und Anhänger des ehemaligen Ministerpräsidenten Saleh Landminen eingesetzt. Hunderte Menschen seit bereits Opfer dieser Landminen geworden. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


Protesters march through Assam after deadly blasts (India)

(03.11.2008)

Demonstrators urge people to free society from elements who are the real cause of terror Eight held for attack on Indian ministers' convoy  weiterlesen >>>


Finland under Fire for Refusing to Ban Cluster Bombs (Finland)

(03.11.2008)

Human Rights Watch has chastised Finland for its refusal to sign an international treaty banning the use of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Big cluster bomb users join talks (Switzerland)

(03.11.2008)

GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks to tighten rules on cluster bombs that resumed in Geneva on Monday are simply a distraction from a separate treaty to ban the weapons entirely that is being boycotted by major powers, campaigners said. weiterlesen >>>


In Liberia, fighters become farmers (Liberia)

(03.11.2008)

Landmine Action's Tumutu Agricultural Training Programme (TATP) began in February 2008 in Salala District, Liberia ' and the project has nothing to do with landmines. Instead it provides training, rehabilitation and reintegration for groups of ex-combatants that did not take part in Liberia's official DDR process. weiterlesen >>>


Vor der UNO in Genf: Broken Chair mahnt zu Streubombenverbot in Oslo (Deutschland)

(03.11.2008)

München (ots) - Er steht schon seit 1997 als eindrucksvolles Mahnmal für die Opfer von Landminen direkt vor dem UNO-Hauptgebäude in Genf: Der "Broken Chair" von Daniel Berset für Handicap International, ein überdimensionaler Stuhl mit abgebrochenem Bein. ( Pressefotos finden Sie unter http://www.presseportal.de/go2/veranstaltungenkampagnen)  weiterlesen >>>


McClatchy reports political violence in Iraq on Saturday (Irak)

(03.11.2008)

Basra -A land mine detonated in an open area in al-Shiaiba, 30 km to the west of Basra city, Friday evening, where children get together to play. The explosion killed one boy and severely injured another. weiterlesen >>>


Centre should probe Salboni mine blast: Mamata (India)

(02.11.2008)

Kolkata (PTI): The Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded that the Centre probe the mine explosion at Salboni shortly after West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Union Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan passed through the area in West Midnapore district.  weiterlesen >>>


One killed in Jaffarabad landmine blast QUETTA (APP): (Pakistan)

(02.11.2008)

One person was killed while another injured when a landmine exploded near residential camp of Shah Zain Bugti, grandson of late-Nawab Akbar Bugti, in Jaffarabad district, in jurisdiction of Chatan Pati police station on Sunday morning, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


The 843-Day War (Somalia)

(02.11.2008)

It's Time to Cut and Run! weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon offers India $375M bomb deal (USA)

(02.11.2008)

Indus News Wire WASHINGTON ' The Pentagon has notified the United States Congress that it has extended an offer to India to sell it CBU-105 sensor-fuzed bombs for up to $375 million to help the "Indian Air Force to develop and enhance standardization and operational ability with the United States." weiterlesen >>>


ICRC reaffirms strong support for Convention on Cluster Munitions (World)

(02.11.2008)

Statement of Dr Philip Spoerri Director for International Law and Cooperation within the Movement, ICRC. Group of Governmental Experts of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, Geneva, 3-7 November 2008  weiterlesen >>>


Focus on landmines in Foni (Gambia)

(02.11.2008)

An education campaign on the dangers posed by land mines last week commenced in Foni.  weiterlesen >>>


JMU's Mine Action Information Center Releases New Tool for Landmine Suvivors Adaptive Technology Catalog (USA)

(02.11.2008)

JMU's Mine Action Information Center Releases New Tool for Landmine Suvivors Adaptive Technology Catalog: Tools for Survivors of Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War Available. Publication is Practical Resource for Disabled  weiterlesen >>>


BC-Afghanistan,1stwritethru (Afghanistan)

(02.11.2008)

21 KABUL - Taliban insurgents stormed a government building in the centre of the Afghan capital on Thursday and one of them blew himself up inside, killing five people, officials and witnesses said.  weiterlesen >>>


MPA attacks army camp (India)

(01.11.2008)

Two cadres killed in army's landmine blast weiterlesen >>>


Rustawi 2: Minen, Explosionen und Handelsverbote in abtrünniger Teilrepublik in Georgien (Georgien)

(01.11.2008)

In seiner täglichen Berichterstattung über die Untaten russischer Besatzungstruppen in Georgien meldet der regierungstreue georgische Sender Rustawi 2 am Sonntag mehrere Verletzte durch russische Landminen. Zudem setzen die russischen Besatzungstruppen nach Angaben des Senders die Verminung der Verwaltungsgrenze innerhalb Georgiens zum abtrünnigen Teilrepublik Abchasien weiter fort.  weiterlesen >>>


17 cops injured in landmine blast (India)

(01.11.2008)

Raipur: : Even as security apparatus is gearing for next month's Assembly elections, 17 personnel of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and district police had a miraculous escape on Friday when a powerful landmine blast triggered by the Maoist rebels missed the target near Gudumkodo village in Naxal-infested Narayanpur district in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. However, almost all the security personnel sustained minor injuries. weiterlesen >>>


Russland hilft Nicaragua bei Minenräumung (Russland)

(01.11.2008)

MOSKAU, 01. November (RIA Novosti). Russland ist gewillt, neben der Entwicklung der Zusammenarbeit mit Nicaragua auch praktische Hilfe bei der Räumung von Minen zu erweisen. weiterlesen >>>


6 more African countries poised to sign cluster ban treaty (Africa)

(31.10.2008)

JOHANNESBURG -- Six African countries including Angola and Rwanda are poised to sign a new treaty to ban cluster bombs, which leave unexploded shells that kill and injure civilians, it has been learned. weiterlesen >>>


Ireland urges entire world to ban cluster bombs (Ireland)

(31.10.2008)

NEW YORK -- Ireland has submitted a draft resolution to the General Assembly of the United Nations urging all countries to participate in the Signing Conference of the new Convention on Cluster Munitions, it has been learned. weiterlesen >>>


Peace groups blast cluster munitions decision (Finland)

(31.10.2008)

Peace Union Finland and the Committee of 100 said Friday that the government's decision not to sign the Oslo treaty banning cluster munitions should be debated in Parliament in conjunction with the next security and defence policy report. weiterlesen >>>


Finnish Greens denounce cluster munitions decision (Finland)

(31.10.2008)

Finland's Green League, a junior partner in the government, said Friday's decision by the cabinet committee on foreign and security policy and the president not to sign the Oslo treaty banning cluster munitions was a mistake and undermined the country's influence on the international scene. weiterlesen >>>


WAR UPDATE (Afghanistan)

(30.10.2008)

Four police were killed in Panjwayi district of Kandahar province when their vehicle struck a mine. weiterlesen >>>


Lawrow schiebt Schuld an Tod von Journalist bei russischem Angriff auf Georgien (Georgien)

(30.10.2008)

Der russische Außenminister Sergej Lawrow lässt auch gegen Ende der Woche keine Chance ungenutzt, um Opfer des russischen Angriffs auf Georgien der georgischen Führung in die Schuhe zu schieben. Nach den Worten des russischen Politikers sei der niederländische Kameramann Stan Storimans, der bei einem Angriff der russischen Luftwaffe durch eine von einem russischen Kampfflugzeug abgeworfene russische Streubombe ums Leben kam, nicht das Opfer des russischen Angriffs, sondern des "riskanten georgischen Abenteuers".  weiterlesen >>>


Keine Antwort auf diese Anfrage (Deutschland)

(30.10.2008)

Die große Koalition verweigert den kleinen Oppositionfraktionen eine zufriedenstellende Auskunft  weiterlesen >>>


Gender Mainstreaming in Mine Action (NORWAY)

(30.10.2008)

The AMAC project and the Swiss Campaign to Ban Landmines invite you to a seminar on gender mainstreaming in mine action on the occasion of the anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women and conflict. weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG

(30.10.2008)

Internationale Kampagne ruft dazu auf, Vertrag zum Verbot von Streumunition zu unterzeichnen  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions in the spotlight as groups seek ban on bombs (Cambodia)

(29.10.2008)

"Ban Bus" travelled the provinces seeking signatures for petition against deadly cluster bombs, millions of which still litter the country weiterlesen >>>


Berichte über Explosionen in abtrünniger Teilrepublik in Georgien (Georgien)

(29.10.2008)

Im Bezirk Gali in der abtrünnigen georgischen Teilrepublik Abchasien hat es nach Berichten georgischer Medien mehrere Explosionen gegeben. Dabei sollen russisches Material und russische Soldaten in Mitleidenschaft gezogen worden sein.  weiterlesen >>>


Finland seen not signing cluster munitions ban (Finland)

(29.10.2008)

The Finnish News Agency (STT) learned Wednesday that the Finnish cabinet committee on foreign and security policy and the president would decide in a joint session on Friday that the country would not sign the international treaty banning the use and stockpiling of cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


pafl: Weitere Unterstützung für Hilfsprogramme des IKRK

(29.10.2008)

Vaduz (ots) - Vaduz, 29. Oktober (pafl) - Die Regierung hat beschlossen, dem Internationalen Komitee vom Roten Kreuz (IKRK) insgesamt 250'000 Franken zur Verfügung zu stellen. Je 100'000 Franken gehen an Hilfsprogramme auf den Philippinen und in Uganda. Mit einem weiteren Beitrag von 50'000 Franken wird die Hilfe des IKRK für Minenopfer unterstützt. weiterlesen >>>


Minefield battle (UK)

(29.10.2008)

THE Leigh and district branch of Soroptimist International are supporting a battle to clear landmines in Afghanistan, Members are backing Landmine Action Week (November 1 to 7) by organising a fund raising coffee morning in Leigh Parish Church Vestry on Saturday, Nov 1.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwischen den Fronten (Kolumbien)

(29.10.2008)

Zivilbevölkerung leidet unter der Aufstandsbekämpfung in Kolumbien weiterlesen >>>


Sierra Leone ready to sign cluster bomb ban (Sierra Leona)

(28.10.2008)

The Government of Sierra Leone is ready and committed to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo on 3rd December, to ban cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Ratten als Sprengstoffschnüffler - Wie die Nagetiere im Kampf gegen Minen helfen (Welt)

(28.10.2008)

Millionen Landminen liegen weltweit im Boden verborgen. Die heimtückischen Killer kosten täglich Menschenleben. Bei der Suche nach ihnen soll nun ein eher unbeliebtes Tier helfen: die Riesenhamsterratte.  weiterlesen >>>


Police seize arms cache in Macedonian village near Kosovo border (KOSOVO)

(28.10.2008)

Skopje, October 29 (MIA) - Special police forces revealed early Wednesday [29 October] a cache including a significant quantity of explosive devices, weapons and ammunition in Kumanovo village Runica [close to border with Kosovo], reads ministry press release.  weiterlesen >>>


Southern Somali regional official dies after landmine attack (SOMALIA)

(28.10.2008)

The acting regional commissioner of Lower Shabeelle Region (southern Somalia), Muhammad Mahmud Ilmi, has died following injuries he sustained in yesterday's landmine explosion in the provincial town, Marka. weiterlesen >>>


FORGOTTEN RUSSIAN LANDMINES FOUND IN GEORGIAN PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE (GEORGIA)

(28.10.2008)

GEORGIA, 29 October 2008 (WPS: Defense & Security) --The Georgian authorities claim to have disarmed an explosive device in one of President Mikhail Saakashvili's residences.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomben auf ehemaligem Cottbuser Flugplatz gesprengt (Deutschland)

(28.10.2008)

Auf dem früheren Cottbuser Militärflugplatz sind am Dienstag 550 Kilogramm Kampfmittel gesprengt worden. Dazu gehörten zwei Bomben mit Zünder aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sowie eine Handgranate, eine Panzerfaust und weitere Zünder weiterlesen >>>


Somali blast kills police chief, 2 others (Somalia)

(28.10.2008)

A somali soldier Roadside explosion has killed a police commander and two other people in southern Somalia, amid a surge in violence in the war-torn nation.  weiterlesen >>>


All Nations Urged to Sign Cluster Bomb Ban (World)

(28.10.2008)

World-wide demonstration begins in biggest global week of action on cluster bombs weiterlesen >>>


9th MUNS trains personnel to build munitions (USA)

(27.10.2008)

10/28/2008 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Amidst the clouds of dust and heavy machinery students are applying what they have recently learned about building munitions. The constant clinking of metal on metal, the sound of diesel engines roaring to life and forklifts moving all around doesn't faze the students as they continue to focus on building munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Four ex-rebels killed in east Sri Lanka (SRI LANKA)

(27.10.2008)

Colombo, Oct 28 (PTI) Four people belonging to a breakaway faction of LTTE were killed this morning by some unidentified assailants in eastern Sri Lanka, the Defence Ministry said. weiterlesen >>>


USA-Raketenabwehr: Moskau hat allen Grund, beunruhigt zu sein (USA)

(27.10.2008)

Das Pentagon lässt Abfangsysteme mit Streumunition entwickeln und verschiebt so das Kräftegewicht weiterlesen >>>


Gulu landmine survivors find fresh spring in their step (Uganda)

(27.10.2008)

Gulu -It is a little over two years since the guns fell silent in northern Uganda following the start of peace talks between the government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Southern Sudan capital, Juba. But the scars are still fresh for many victims of the 20-year war.  weiterlesen >>>


Global Week of Action on Cluster Munitions (Gambia)

(27.10.2008)

According to press release from the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, the World will observe a global week of action from 27th October 2008 to 2nd November 2008. This week is dedicated to a vigorous campaign to increase awareness on the newly negotiated legally binding treaty Banning the use of cluster bombs/munitions. weiterlesen >>>


VP receives Abdou Guité Seck (Gambia)

(27.10.2008)

Africa » Gambia: Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, the vice president and secretary of state for Women's Affairs, yesterday, received in audience Abdou Guité Seck, a renowned Senegalese musician, who recently staged a major spectacular musical performance for the Women's Bureau. weiterlesen >>>


Verseuchte Erde - Aktionswoche gegen Streubomben (Libanon)

(27.10.2008)

"Nein zu Streubomben" - mit dieser Aktion wollen Organisationen diese Woche weltweit ein Zeichen der Solidarität für die Opfer von Streubomben setzen. Oft halten Kinder die Bomben für Spielzeug. Zum Beispiel im Libanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Laos to sign UN Convention on Cluster Munitions (Laos)

(27.10.2008)

(KPL) As Laos is the World’s most bombarded country, she will sign the United Nations Convention on Cluster Munitions in early December this year.  weiterlesen >>>


Kein Friedensengel im Weißen Haus (USA)

(27.10.2008)

Obama wie McCain versprechen mehr Abrüstung, doch setzen beide auf militärische Stärke weiterlesen >>>


U.K. to Rush Mine-Clearers for Afghanistan Force (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.10.2008)

LONDON - Giant armored mine-clearance vehicles are to be rushed into service with the British military in Afghanistan next year, one of several urgent vehicle purchases intended to increase protection for troops in the increasingly bloody conflict with the Taliban. weiterlesen >>>


1,500 signatures needed to sign cluster bomb ban (Sierra Leone)

(27.10.2008)

Sierra Leone has been urged to sign the cluster bomb ban in Oslo in Norway. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Inflicts Losses On Ethiopian Troops in Afgoi (SOMALIA)

(26.10.2008)

Mogadishu, Oct 27, 2008 (Shabelle Media Network/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- Ethiopian troops were targeted by successive explosions between Bar Isma'il checkpoint and Arbiska in Afgoi District of lower Shabelle region on Sunday night according to residents. weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in landmine explosion in West Bengal (India)

(26.10.2008)

Kolkata (PTI): Three persons, including a doctor, were killed in a landmine blast set off by suspected Maoists in West Midnapore district on Wednesday, a senior police official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Rooftop Protest at Bristol Bomb Maker (UK)

(26.10.2008)

They're there because Raytheon produce some of the most hideous military hardware imaginable (they claim to be world leaders in "smart" hidware). Bunker busters and cluster bombs being just two examples of their lethal hardware. Their hardware wasn't smart enough to avoid 62 civilians in Iraq: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/the-proof-marketplace-deaths-were-caused-by-a-us-missile-593074.html  weiterlesen >>>


Norway officially bans all cluster weapons (Norway)

(26.10.2008)

norway-coat-of-arms1Joining a group of 108 other nations, Norway has sent a proposal to its national parliament to destroy all of its existing cluster munitions and ban their future use. It is the end result of an international convention that Norway signed in Dublin earlier in the year, and a move welcomed by peace groups aiming to eliminate one of the cruellest and most undiscriminating weapons in modern warfare. weiterlesen >>>


Czechs teaching Kosovo children land-mine protection (KOSOVO)

(26.10.2008)

Pristina, Oct 27 (CTK) - Czech members of the KFOR contingent are teaching Kosovo children protection against unexploded ammunition within the programme Education against Land-Mine Danger, spokesman Michal Prejzek told CTK today. weiterlesen >>>


Germany Pledges 216 Million for Demining (GERMANY)

(26.10.2008)

USA, 27 October 2008 (All Africa)--Kigali, Oct 27, 2008 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- The German government is spending about Rwf 2176 million (approx. Euro 300,000) in Rwanda in honour of the country's pledge to carry out demining activities. weiterlesen >>>


2 brothers injured in land mine blast (PAKISTAN)

(26.10.2008)

DERA MURAD JAMALI Oct 27 (PPI): Two real brothers were injured near Dera Allah Yar Monday when their tractor trolley hit a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Barcelona joins global fight against landmines with record support (SPAIN)

(26.10.2008)

Acting Chief of UNMAS Programme Support Section, Justin Brady, with Barcelona City Council Mayor Jordi Hereu i Boher (Credit: UNMAS) The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received an unprecedented financial support from the city of Barcelona that will benefit tens of thousands of civilians in Mozambiques Sofala Province.  weiterlesen >>>


Talib commander perishes by his own landmine (AFGHANISTAN)

(25.10.2008)

MAHMOOD RAQI October 26, 2008 (PAN) -- A Taliban local commander killed on Saturday night in Tagab district of central Kapisa province when he was planting a roadside landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Civilian casualties: Setting the record straight (Sri Lanka)

(25.10.2008)

The Sri Lanka Air Force hit an LTTE camp in the jungles of Mullaitivu in August 2006. It maintains that those killed were cadres undergoing military training, and testimony of injured girls who subsequently found their way to areas under Government control backs up photographic and intelligence data supplied by the Sri Lanka Air Force. However, the LTTE claimed that the young women were attending a residential first aid course. Proof of this hasn't been established, and the reputation of the organisation for the recruitment of girls as suicide bombers as well as fighting cadres must surely be taken into account.  weiterlesen >>>


Münchner Lie-Down für die Opfer von Streubomben (Deutschland)

(25.10.2008)

An historischer Stelle vor der Münchner Feldherrnhalle legten sich am heutigen Sonntag um die Mittagszeit etwa siebzig Menschen auf den Boden - rund um einen bombenähnlichen Körper mit dem Graffiti-Slogan: "Nein zu Streubomben!" weiterlesen >>>


The moving images behind a weapons ban (USA)

(25.10.2008)

Globe Correspondent -''Postcard From Lebanon sheds light on the cluster bomb problem,'' says filmmaker Jocelyn Ajami.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia-Mine Explosion in Mogadishu Claims six soldiers-Witnesses (Somalia)

(25.10.2008)

Mareeg 'Mogadishu-controlled land mine explosion aimed at a Somali government troop convoy passing at Afartajardino junction in Mogadishu caused the death of six government soldiers and injured others on Sunday according to eyewitnesses. weiterlesen >>>


Georgian official killed in blast near rebel region (Georgia)

(25.10.2008)

TBILISI (Reuters) - A Georgian district governor and a villager were killed in explosions Saturday near Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region after police reported mortar fire in the de facto border zone. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 6 soldiers in Philippine south (Philippines)

(25.10.2008)

MANILA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A Philippine army vehicle hit a crude landmine planted by communist rebels who then opened fire on the troops inside killing six soldiers and wounding two, an army commander said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Colombian army seizes three tons of explosives hidden by rebels (COLOMBIA)

(24.10.2008)

Bogota, Oct 25 (EFE).- The Colombian army on Saturday seized three tons of explosives that were apparently hidden by leftist FARC rebels outside the southern municipality of San Jose de Guaviare, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Fiji Updates UN On Its Peacekeeping Training Centre (Fiji Islands)

(24.10.2008)

A United Nations committee, at the headquarters in New York, has been told that a peacekeeping training centre being built in Fiji will educate, train and prepare peacekeepers with the best practices.  weiterlesen >>>


Keine Hintertüren (Welt)

(24.10.2008)

Meinung/Kolumne: Am Sonntag beginnt eine weltweite Aktionswoche zum Verbot von Streumunition. weiterlesen >>>


12 killed by violence in 24 hrs (IRAQ)

(24.10.2008)

IRAQ, 25 October 2008 (Aswat al-Iraq)--BAGHDAD/Aswat al-Iraq: Twelve persons, including four children, were killed as a result of acts of violence that occurred in different parts of Iraq throughout the past 24 hours, security sources said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Four jailed for landmine explosion in West Bengal (India)

(24.10.2008)

Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday remanded four people to judicial custody and one person to police custody for a landmine explosion in West Midnapore district Wednesday in which three people were killed. weiterlesen >>>


Friday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 2 Wounded (Near East)

(24.10.2008)

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and two more were injured during light prayer day violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Iraq can make decisions without Iranian input over a controversial U.S.-Iraqi security pact.  weiterlesen >>>


Treaty will stigmatise use of cluster bombs (Laos)

(24.10.2008)

In two months, the international treaty banning cluster bombs will open for signatures in Norway. weiterlesen >>>


British banks 'funding cluster munitions' (UK)

(24.10.2008)

Britain's banks are using customers' money to finance the arms trade, including the sale of cluster bombs, a report revealed today.  weiterlesen >>>


Banks slated on arms sales (UK)

(23.10.2008)

Ministers urged to regulate lenders  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen Rebels Target Servicemen and Police (Chechenya)

(23.10.2008)

A serviceman was killed and two others wounded on October 23 when a bomb went off in Chechnya's Shali district as a column of Russian troops was passing by, RIA Novosti reported. Two hours later, a landmine exploded when a group of police officers were en route to put out a blaze in a house on the outskirts of the Urus-Martan district. One of the officers was injured. When another group of police officers from the Chechen Interior Ministry arrived at the scene of the landmine explosion an hour later, a bomb went off, injuring seven of them. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine expert dies in Bosnia blast (BOSNIA)

(23.10.2008)

CANADA, 24 October 2008 (Montreal Gazette) --A landmine exploded yesterday in Bosnia killing a mine clearance expert, national radio reported. The 35-year-old victim accidentally activated the anti-personnel mine while clearing an area outside the northwestern town of Bihac, the radio report said. weiterlesen >>>


Russia: evidence on journalist's death not enough (Russia)

(23.10.2008)

MOSCOW -Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday the Netherlands has not presented enough evidence to warrant its conclusion that a Dutch journalist who died during the war in Georgia was killed by a Russian cluster bomb.  weiterlesen >>>


Increasing arms sales ' but at what cost? (France)

(22.10.2008)

Anxious to sell for 7 billion euros worth of weapons by 2010, France has introduced measures to jumpstart its international weapons sales. But it's an aim that troubles human rights groups.  weiterlesen >>>


MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (Caucasus)

(22.10.2008)

Response by the Russian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman to a Media Question About the Death in Gori, Georgia, of a Netherlands Citizen in August 2008 weiterlesen >>>