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Schottland: Künstliche Knochen für Minenüberlebende?

(18.12.2016)

In Schottland läuft derzeit ein Forschungsprojekt, das Minenüberlebenden neue künstliche Knochen ermöglichen will. Über 3D Druck bis Stammzellenforschung - hier findet alles Anwendung. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Angola: 110.000 m2 von Landminen geräumt

(16.12.2016)

Um Landwirtschaft und Investitionen in in Infrastruktur zu ermöglichen, hat die angolanische Entminungsagentur weiteres Land von Landminen befreit.  weiterlesen >>>


Laos: Großprojekt verzögert sich wegen Kampfmittelräumung

(12.12.2016)

Der Bau der sechs Milliarden US Dollar teuren Laos-China Bahnstrecke verzögert sich noch. Zu viele Minen und Blindgänger liegen noch auf der Strecke verteilt und müssen geräumt werden. Sie sind in erster Linie ein Erbe des Vietnamkrieges, an dem Laos offiziell gar nicht beteiligt war. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indonesien: Sicherheitskräfte bergen 120 selbstgebaute Sprengsätze

(11.12.2016)

In Indonesien haben Sicherheitskräfte, nach einem Hinweis aus der Bevölkerung, über 120 improvisierte Sprengsätze gefunden, die so ähnlich wie Landminen wirken. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


15. Minenkonferenz geht erfolgreich zu Ende

(05.12.2016)

Hervorzuheben sind vor allem große erzielte Fortschritte in Bezug auf die Verpflichtungen der Staaten aus dem Verbotsvertrag. Außerdem gaben die Staaten starke Statements ab, um ihren Willen zu bekräftigen, die Welt bis 2025 von Minen zu befreien. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Polen verkündet Vernichtung der letzten Landminenbestände

(01.12.2016)

Auf der 15. Minenkonferenz verkündete die Vertreterin Polens, dass ihr Land ein Jahr vor Ablauf der Frist sämtliche Bestände an Anti-Personen-Minen - immerhin über eine Million - vernichtet habe. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


15. Minenkonferenz in Chile

(28.11.2016)

Vom 28. November bis zum 1. Dezember treffen sich die Vertragsstaaten des Minenverbots. Sie berichten dort unter anderem über die Fortschritte in Bezug auf ihre Pflichten aus dem Vertrag. Die Zivilgesellschaft nutzt die Gelegenheit, um auf aktuelle Probleme aufmerksam zu machen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Toter bei bei Landminenexplosion in Pakistan

(26.11.2016)

Bei einer Explosion einer Landmine im Dera Murad Jamali Distrikt in Balutschistan wurde eine Mann getötet, ein weiterer wurde schwer verletzt.  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 >>>


Norwegian Government: Part 1 (Norway)

(22.10.2008)

-Biannual address to the Storting on important EU and EEA matters weiterlesen >>>


Vatican official: Cluster-bomb treaty shows solidarity with victims (Vatican)

(22.10.2008)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Vatican official said the recent agreement on a treaty to ban cluster bombs showed solidarity to victims of such weapons and opened an important new chapter in international humanitarian law.  weiterlesen >>>


Russland will nicht für Tod von niederländischem Journalist in Georgien verantwortlich sein (Russland)

(22.10.2008)

Das russische Außenministerium hat die Darstellung der Niederlande zurückgewiesen, dass der niederländische Kameramann Stan Storimans beim russischen Angriff auf Gori durch eine russische Streubombe getötet worden sei. Die Beweise dazu reichten nicht aus, so die Meinung der russischen Behörden.  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations: Part 2 (UN)

(22.10.2008)

First Committee Will Ask General Assembly To Call On States To Adopt Legislation To Prevent Illicit Arms Brokering, According To New Draft Resolution weiterlesen >>>


Mine Clearance Team Dispatched To Sudan (SUDAN)

(22.10.2008)

The Swedish Rescue Services Agency (SRSA) has dispatched a four-person explosive ordnance disposal team to assist the United Nations Mine Action Office (UNMAO) in Sudan, it was announced today. weiterlesen >>>


Kokomo Marine visits Beirut bombing memorial (Lebanon)

(22.10.2008)

(Kokomo Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) - When Jeff Handy landed in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1982, the devastation was nothing like the young Marine had seen before.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia to sign international treaty to ban cluster bombs (Australia)

(22.10.2008)

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said here on Tuesday Australia will become one of the first nations to sign up to a new landmark international treaty to ban cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Donors boost Georgia with $4.5 billion (Belgium)

(22.10.2008)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - The European Union, the United States and other international donors have pledged more than $4.5 billion for rebuilding parts of Georgia that were damaged in its war with Russia, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


WINEP: The View from Lebanon (Lebanon)

(22.10.2008)

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy presents a 3-part series examining the status quo along the Lebanese-Israeli border two years after the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1701. weiterlesen >>>


NZ General Election 2008: Political Party Positions On Disarmament (New Zealand)

(21.10.2008)

22 October 2008 - A questionnaire survey of major political parties contesting this year's general election, conducted by the National Consultative Committee on Disarmament, has revealed substantial consensus on disarmament issues. weiterlesen >>>


Looking for bombs? All in a day's work -- Local resident heads to Cuba in search of unexploded ordnance (CUBA)

(21.10.2008)

USA, 22 October 2008 (The Commercial Appeal)--There's a black Polish Crested chicken named Big Bird that looks like Phyllis Diller, who runs around after a brown chicken with twisted feet named Crooked Toe. weiterlesen >>>


Tribal leader killed , 8 injured in land mine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(21.10.2008)

DERA MURAD JAMALI, October 21 (PPI): One tribal leader was killed and 8 persons were injured in land mine explosion in Dera Murad Jamali Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Slovenia to Earmark EUR 20,000 for Demining of Georgia (SLOVENIA)

(21.10.2008)

Brussels, 22 October (STA) - Slovenia will donate EUR 20,000 to Georgia through the Slovenian-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) for the demining of areas infested in the recent South Ossetia war, according to diplomatic sources from Brussels. weiterlesen >>>


Importierte Not (Irak)

(21.10.2008)

Kriege und UN-Sanktionen prägen seit 1980 den Irak. Natur und Bevölkerung haben darunter schwer zu leiden. weiterlesen >>>


Munition gefunden (Deutschland)

(21.10.2008)

Frankfurt (Oder):Am Montag meldete ein Mitarbeiter eines Möbelhauses im Messering, dass er einen unbekannten Metallgegenstand nahe des Möbelhauses gefunden hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Laos hosts Southeast Asia meeting on cluster bomb ban (Laos)

(20.10.2008)

Agence France-Presse: Countries from across Southeast Asia gathered in Laos yesterday for the start of a conference on cluster bombs ahead of a ban due to be signed by over 100 nations in Oslo in December. weiterlesen >>>


Mine action reaches remote Afghan villages (AFGHANISTAN)

(20.10.2008)

In the north eastern province of Takhar in Afghanistan 200 families live in a remote village where 20 people have lost their lives in mine related incidents over the years. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: President says Vietnam needs int'l help in clearing mines (VIETNAM)

(20.10.2008)

Section: General News - State President Nguyen Minh Triet on Oct. 17 said that Vietnam needs help from international organisations in clearing mines and bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Philippines: Army finds landmine materials in Quezon town (PHILIPPINES)

(20.10.2008)

Section: General News - Three pales of landmine materials were discovered by elements of the Army's 76th Infantry Battalion through the aid of civilians last Thursday, a military spokesman reported Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Montenegrin border guards "targets of terrorists" probably from Albania (MONTENEGRO)

(20.10.2008)

Plav -- Montenegrin border guards are the targets of terrorists, who most likely strike from Albania. The Montenegrin border guards' watchtower at Bjelaje, the point where the Montenegrin, Serbian (KiM [Kosovo and Metohija]), and Albanian borders meet, was fired at twice from a hand-held rocket launcher "Zolja [Wasp]." Just as well, Rahman Gutic, 28, a member of the local Plav Border Police, was seriously injured when the Land Rover he was driving came upon a mine. weiterlesen >>>


MILF rebels urged to stop using landmines (PHILIPPINES)

(20.10.2008)

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City â€" Local government officials in Central Mindanao over the weekend urged rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels to refrain from using landmines that could inflict serious harm and even death on civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Heavy clashes in Maniyakkulam (Sri Lanka)

(20.10.2008)

Situation in the North weiterlesen >>>


NCBL starts signature campaign against cluster bombs (Nepal)

(20.10.2008)

Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) has started the four-days-long signature campaign against cluster bombs in different parts of the capital from Tuesday.The signature will be handed over to the foreign minister. weiterlesen >>>


UN Resolution 1701: A View from Lebanon (UN)

(20.10.2008)

This PolicyWatch is the second in a three-part series examining the situation in Lebanon two years after the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. This series coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon on October 23, 1983, an attack that continues to inform U.S. policymaking in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb conference underway in Laos (South Asia)

(20.10.2008)

Countries from across southeast Asia are gathered in Laos for the start of a conference on cluster bombs ahead of a ban, due to be signed by more than 100 nations in Oslo in December.  weiterlesen >>>


Journalist laut Bericht von russischer Streubombe getötet (Niederlanden)

(20.10.2008)

Amsterdam (AP) Ein niederländischer Journalist ist nach Regierungsangaben während des Georgien-Kriegs von einer russischen Streubombe getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Blow Them Up! (Uganda)

(19.10.2008)

The East African (Nairobi): Clad in a grey shirt, cream jeans and a black and white pair of shoes, Okello Steven looked smart and confident as he limped his way towards the lift that was to take him to the sixth floor of Kampala's Imperial Royale Hotel, where he was attending a regional conference on cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Making Peace With Vietnam (USA)

(19.10.2008)

Locally-made film explores lingering consequences of war weiterlesen >>>


Dutch cameraman was killed by Russian cluster bomb (Netherlands)

(19.10.2008)

Dutch cameraman Stan Storimans, who was killed in the Georgian city of Gori on 12 August 2008, was the victim of a cluster munition. The munition was propelled by a type of rocket that is only found in Russia's military arsenal. That is the conclusion of the mission that Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Verhagen appointed to investigate the circumstances of Mr Storimans' death. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Complains to UN about Israel (Lebanon)

(18.10.2008)

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora sent two letters to the United Nations, complaining about Israel. In the first letter Siniora wrote that Israel had violated Lebanese sovereignty through threats. In the other he said that Israel refused turn over maps highlighting locations of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Several LTTE militants feared killed in Killinochchi attack (Sri Lanka)

(18.10.2008)

COLOMBO: Fierce clashes between Sri Lanakan security forces and the LTTE militants in the rebel stronghold of Kilinochchi has left many Tamil tiger rebels dead as the army made further inroads into the island nation's embattled north, officials said today. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Inflict More Damages to Wanni Tigers (Sri Lanka)

(18.10.2008)

WANNI: TROOPS clashed with groups of terrorists in NADDANKANDAL, areas around AKKARAYANKULAM, PALLAVARAYANKADDU and VANNERIKULAM in KILINOCHCHI Friday (17).  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon demining program running out of money (Lebanon)

(17.10.2008)

AITA AL-JABAL, Lebanon (AP) - Demining chief Hussein Alayan watched from a distance this week as his men in orange overalls slowly moved their mine detectors in search of cluster bombs and land mines buried under the sands of this southern Lebanese village. weiterlesen >>>


Helmand soldier is the first to die in "mine-resistant" armoured vehicle (UK)

(17.10.2008)

The British soldier who died in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday was killed by an explosion while travelling in the new Jackal armoured vehicle, supposed to be mine-resistant.  weiterlesen >>>


Thais claim Cambodia laying landmines (South East Asia)

(17.10.2008)

The Thai opposition Democrat Party says the cross border conflict is a direct result of the UN's granting Cambodia sole recognition over the temple site, whose main access route lies on the Thai side of the border. And Thai Foreign Ministry officials are very concerned over the recent discovery of new land mines - now banned by both countries - being uncovered inside Thai territory near the disputed area. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand to raise Cambodian mines issue (South East Asia)

(16.10.2008)

Thailand plans to launch a diplomatic strike against Cambodia by seeking clarification on Phnom Penh's compliance with the United Nations' Ottawa Mine Ban Convention over anti-personnel landmines found in the disputed area of Phu Ma Khua. weiterlesen >>>


EU-Mission in Georgien warnt Flüchtlinge vor Blindgängern und Minen (Georgien)

(16.10.2008)

Die Beobachter der EU-Mission in Georgien (EUMM) haben die Flüchtlinge innerhalb Georgiens vor einer zu schnellen Rückkehr in die von den russischen Besatzungstruppen geräumten Gebiete in Georgien gewarnt. Die Bedrohung durch nicht explodierte Munition stelle eine große Gefahr dar.  weiterlesen >>>


Stopping cluster bombs (Part 3): NGO, Diana fund fueled campaign to ban cluster bombs (World)

(16.10.2008)

"I want you to tell me whether your operating funds are insufficient as we head toward the signing ceremony," said an official from the British-based Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, eliciting applause from the audience. weiterlesen >>>


Heavy fighting engulfs Mogadishu (Somalia)

(16.10.2008)

Heavy fighting has left at least 20 people dead and dozens more injured in clashes across the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials and witnesses say. weiterlesen >>>


Rice says Russia becoming an outlaw in Georgia (USA)

(16.10.2008)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is becoming the outlaw in the conflict with Georgia, wreaking wanton destruction on its small neighbor and trying to strangle it, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


"Unacceptable Harm" Film Screening (Ireland)

(16.10.2008)

Dublin - Event Notice Wednesday October 29 2008 Start Time: 06:00 PM weiterlesen >>>


More Tiger Bunkers Captured & Their Weapons Recovered (Sri Lanka)

(16.10.2008)

JAFFNA & WANNI: CONFRONTATIONS between the troops and Tiger terrorists in the general areas of PONNAR and NAGARKOVIL in JAFFNA continued on Wednesday (15). Troops confirm that they inflicted heavy damages to terrorists.  weiterlesen >>>


Catherine Deneuve puts spotlight on Lebanon at MEIFF (Lebanon)

(16.10.2008)

French actress Catherine Deneuve highlighted the humanitarian concerns facing war-ravaged Lebanon at Cinema Verite ' a thought-provoking event held on the sidelines of the Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


RP calls for progress in UN disarmament committee (Philippines)

(16.10.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines reiterated Thursday its call for progress in international disarmament efforts, especially in curbing the illicit flow of small arms and light weapons (SALWs). weiterlesen >>>


Ethical bank asks Croydon customers for moral guidance (UK)

(16.10.2008)

Customers of the Co-operative Bank in George Street, Croydon are being given the chance to have their say on the future of the bank's ethical policies. weiterlesen >>>


WITHDRAWAL FROM NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY COULD BE DISCOURAGED BY SUSPENDING NUCLEAR COOPERATION, FRANCE TELLS FIRST COMMITTEE AS THEMATIC DEBATE OPENS

(15.10.2008)

International Proliferation Challenges Must Be Confronted with Conviction; Atomic Energy Agency Safeguards System "Irreplaceable Basis" for Verification  weiterlesen >>>


General tells media: Comply or else!

(15.10.2008)

Flanked by four top generals, Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ lashed out at the media for publishing confidential information revealing that the army had known in advance about a deadly attack on a military outpost, sparking an outcry that media freedoms are under attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Stopping cluster bombs (Part 2): Oslo Process paved the way to cluster bomb ban

(15.10.2008)

The path to the signing of the treaty banning cluster bombs was paved on a frigid Sunday. It was March 5, 2006, and 24 men and women had braved the freezing cold to gather in a restaurant near the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva. Officials from the U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross, diplomats from several countries including Norway, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) were present at the invitation of the Geneva Forum, an NGO specializing in disarmament issues. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand-Cambodia Agree to Stop Fighting

(15.10.2008)

Thailand-Cambodia agree to stop fighting, talks to continue in disputed border zone weiterlesen >>>