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Nigeria: 47 Jahre alte Landmine gefunden

(17.01.2017)

Ein erschreckender Fund aus Nigeria zeigt wieder: Landminen und ähnliche Waffen bedrohen auch jahrzehnte nach dem Krieg noch die Bevölkerung. Die Mine stammt laut Polizeiberichten noch aus dem Biafra-Krieg. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Entminer stirbt bei Räumungsaktion, eine Kollegin wird verletzt

(16.01.2017)

Trotz aller positiver Meldungen aus Kambodscha: Minen finden nach wie vor ihre Opfer. Nun hat es einen Entminer der Organisation Halo Trust getroffen, der an der Grenze zu Thailand Minen räumte. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann in traditionellen jementischen Gewändern

Video: Kurzer BBC Bericht über Landminen in Jemen

(08.01.2017)

Viel perfider geht es nicht mehr: Ein Mann verliert seine Familie, weil Kämpfer Anti-Personen-Minen im Haus der Familie platziert hatten. (Video auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: 2016 war das erste Jahr, in dem weniger als 100 Menschen Opfer von Landminen wurden

(08.01.2017)

Seit Jahrzehnten gilt Kambodscha als eines der am meisten verminten Ländern der Welt. Zahlreiche staatliche und nicht-staatliche Organisationen leisten vor Ort großartiges in der Entminung. Und das zeigt Erfolg: Erstmal seit Jahrzehnten gab es "nur" eine zweistellige Opferzahl. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


20 Jahre nach Prinzessin Dianas Besuch in Angola

(04.01.2017)

Die britische Prinzessin Diana trug vor gut 20 Jahren entscheidend dazu bei, die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltbevölkerung auf die Minenproblematik zu lenken. Ein kleiner Rückblick auf Ihr Engagement. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Junge sitzt auf einer Schaukel - er hat eine Prothese.

Sri Lanka: Sind Minen zur Verteidigung militärischer Komplexe nötig?

(03.01.2017)

Entgegen massiver nationaler und internationaler Bestrebungen, Sri Lanka zu einem Beitritt zu den Konventionen gegen Minen und Streubomben zu bewegen, hat der Verteidigungsminister des asiatischen Landes behauptet, Minen seien notwenig, um militärische Einrichtungen zu schützen - auch wenn diese in dicht bevölkerten Gebieten liegen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Spannende Kurzreportage über Entminung

(30.12.2016)

Wie kann ein Land von explosiven Kriegsresten befreit werden, das im Chaos versinkt? Spannende Reportage über die Arbeit der UN Organisation UNMAS. (Video auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


One killed in southern Sudan landmine blast

(15.10.2008)

14 October 2008 (Tonj, Warrap) [State, southern Sudan]: A young man was killed by an anti-personnel landmine on Monday [13 October] between Tonj Technical School and the military garrison in Tonj, Warrap state. weiterlesen >>>


Mit modischen Stiefeln gegen den tückischen Tod aus dem Erdreich

(15.10.2008)

Kolumbien: Zwei Erfinder entwickelten Stiefel, die bei der Explosion von Personenminen schützen. Sie werden bald in Serie gefertigt. weiterlesen >>>


Es kann jeden Tag knallen»

(15.10.2008)

Bombenexperte nennt Risiken - Sachsen-Anhalt auf Spitzenplatz bei Fundmunition weiterlesen >>>


Two Terrorists Trying to Attack Troops Felled

(15.10.2008)

MANNAR: TROOPS conducting a search operation in the general area of ILLUPPAKADDAWAI, MANNAR around 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday (14) came under an LTTE terrorist attack. weiterlesen >>>


Ann Fisher commentary: Civilians suffering as bomblet ban lags

(15.10.2008)

We do not live on war's doorstep.  weiterlesen >>>


Post Conflict Development in Sri Lanka - Rohitha Bogollagama

(14.10.2008)

Canberra, 15 October, (Asiantribune.com): Sadly, it was just a fewc days ago, the LTTE carried out a suicide bomb attack in Anuradhapura, which claimed the lives of Major General Janaka Perera, a former High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia, his wife Vajira Perera, Dr. Raja Johnpulle, a former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Soviet Union, and his wife Dr. Jenny Johnpulle, as well as several others.Rohitha Bogollagama: , "Now, I turn to the other major challenge that Sri Lanka faces - eliminating the scourge of terrorism from our land. In this endeavor, the government is very much on top of the situation.Rohitha Bogollagama: , "Now, I turn to the other major challenge that Sri Lanka faces - eliminating the scourge of terrorism from our land. In this endeavor, the government is very much on top of the situation. weiterlesen >>>


Groups come together to stop usage of cluster bombs

(14.10.2008)

DEARBORN - Cluster bombs are killing and maiming people. weiterlesen >>>


Security flaws in Aktütün attack documented by daily

(14.10.2008)

A newspaper yesterday published shocking evidence that security flaws played a large role in the deaths of 17 soldiers in an attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on a military outpost in the Southeast on Oct. 3. weiterlesen >>>


Blowing bridges to stop food to Tamil IDPs

(14.10.2008)

The map shows in yellow, the route taken by the UN food convoy consisting of 51 food trucks with one week food for the 200,000 IDPS which entered Vanni on 3 October 2008. That was the only UN food convoy to enter Vanni since the UN and other international agencies were ordered out of Vanni on 11 September 2008 by the Sri Lankan Government.  weiterlesen >>>


Deadly Fighting At Thai-Cambodian Border

(14.10.2008)

Clash Erupts At Historic Temple; Both Sides Call For Diplomacy weiterlesen >>>


LAOS: Unexploded Cluster Bombs Hold Up Farming

(14.10.2008)

VIENTIANE, Oct 15 (IPS) - As the country affected most by cluster munition in the world Laos is a natural leader in the global campaign to have the deadly "bomblets" banned. weiterlesen >>>


Stopping cluster bombs (Part 1): Gathering data in war zones

(14.10.2008)

"A special survey team will arrive soon. The survey will be demanding, taking several months," George Gogia, 30, said emphatically at a hotel in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. His nongovernmental organization, Human Rights Watch, has been undertaking an independent survey of cluster bombs that killed 11 people in the Georgian conflict, including a Dutch journalist. weiterlesen >>>


Army Personnel Escape Death in Claymore Attack

(14.10.2008)

BATTICALOA: TIGER terrorists suspected to have infiltrated VERAGODELLA area in THOPPIGALA Tuesday (14) evening at about 4.30 p.m. activated a remote-controlled claymore mine targeting two Army personnel riding on a motorbike along THOPPIGALA road. weiterlesen >>>


Chile to invest $9.6 million in removing 23,000 land mines from Peru border

(14.10.2008)

The Chilean military has announced it will remove 23,000 anti-personnel (AP) and anti-tank (AT) land mines that were placed between its border with Peru in the 70s. weiterlesen >>>


Bank to transfer Bolton branch into polling station

(14.10.2008)

A BANK is transforming its Bolton branch into an ethical polling station as part if a customer service exercise to update its ethical stance.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops defuse roadside bombs in Maguindanao

(14.10.2008)

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines ' Government troops on Tuesday defused two bombs planted by suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels along a road in the restive province of Maguindanao, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Coalition Forces Kill Two Enemy Fighters, Detain 13

(14.10.2008)

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces targeting al-Qaida in Iraq operatives in northern and central Iraq yesterday and today killed two enemy fighters and detained 13 terrorism suspects, military officials reported.  weiterlesen >>>


12 terrorists killed in yesterday's fighting West of Akkarayankulama- Kilinochchi

(14.10.2008)

12 LTTE terrorists were killed and 3 injured during offensives launched by security forces at identified LTTE bunker positions West of Akkarayankulam, Kilinochchi, yesterday (Oct 13).  weiterlesen >>>


WANNI Clashes Get Rid of more Terrorists

(14.10.2008)

WANNI: FIGHTING in the general areas of MANKULAM, NALLIKULAM, AKKARAYANKULAM, VANNARIKULAM and PARAKANVAMADU that continued Monday (13) caused death to sixteen LTTE terrorists and injured three more.  weiterlesen >>>


Munitions seized throughout Baghdad

(13.10.2008)

Multi-National Division - Baghdad PAO BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers seized weapons caches and confiscated multiple weapons in Baghdad October 11 and 12. weiterlesen >>>


ASEAN member countries briefed on latest developments regarding Thai-Cambodian border issue

(13.10.2008)

On 14 October 2008, Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, briefed the Ambassadors and Charge d'Affaires of ASEAN member countries about the latest developments regarding the Thai-Cambodian border issue.  weiterlesen >>>


Group aims for ban on cluster bombs

(13.10.2008)

Tragic stories shared at Earlham program to raise awareness, promote legislation weiterlesen >>>


Clashes continue, 19 LTTE cadres killed in Killinochchi

(13.10.2008)

Troops stationed at Vannarikulam extended its forward defense line by destroying a line of LTTE bunkers during the confrontations that took place on Sunday, killing 19 terrorists and injuring 14 others, a soldier was also killed, the military said. Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara told Daily Mirror that 19 LTTE cadres were confirmed dead during the attacks in Vannarikulam and Akkarayankulam areas throughout Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Little reaction so far to the "Angolagate" scandal trial

(13.10.2008)

The infamous "Angolate" case hits the tribunals in France this month, involving top figures of that country and supposedly influential Angolans, starting with the country's president José Eduardo dos Santos. Angola has tried at all costs to prevent public debate, claiming to "respect the confidentiality laws" of the foreign nation. weiterlesen >>>


SHURA LEGAL COMMITTEE AND ICRC DISCUSS IMPACTS OF LANDMINES

(13.10.2008)

MANAMA, OCT 13 (BNA)-- MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AT THE SHURA COUNCIL TODAY AT THEIR MEETING HEADED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOHAMMED AL HALWACHI UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF SPREADING AWARENESS ON THE HUMANITARIAN AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF ANTIPERSONNEL LANDMINES AND OTHER EXPLOSIVE REMNANTS OF WAR DUE TO THEIR LONG TERM EFFECT ON CIVILIANS AND INFRASTRUCTURES. weiterlesen >>>


Rocket attack, explosion kill 9 Afghan civilians in East

(13.10.2008)

KABUL, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Taliban-linked violent incidents in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province claimed the lives of nine people, all of them civilians, officials said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain Upgrades its M270 MLRS for Afghanistan

(13.10.2008)

The 2006 controversy over the quality of Harrier support notwithstanding, close air support has proven to be a valuable asset to British forces in Afghanistan. When available and on-station, it provides a high-end counter to the standard enemy tactics of concentration and ambush. The cost of operating modern aircraft, however, and the size of modern air fleets, are both working to put a crimp in that option. Full battlefield coverage that can respond to any emergency within a few minutes is either cost-prohibitive, or beyond most militaries capabilities.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven Bunkers & One Strong Point Crushed

(13.10.2008)

s.WELIOYA & KILINOCHCHI: HEAVY FIGHTING as well as further weakening of the Tiger terrorists now confined to two districts, continued for another day on Sunday (12) inflicting more losses and damages to the enemy in the WELIOYA, AKKARAYANAKULAM and VANNARIKULAM battle-affected area weiterlesen >>>


Rheinmetall Unit Reloads. Weapon Division Shifts HQ, Aims for Global Footprint

(12.10.2008)

BERLIN - Rheinmetall Defence, one of Europe's largest suppliers of land forces technology, recently moved the headquarters of its Weapon and Munitions division and plans to continue its global reach. weiterlesen >>>


Questioning the Media's Lack of Iraq Coverage (Iraq)

(12.10.2008)

Volume 42, Issue 4 -Remember the Iraq War? Remember the latest body count of innocent civilians? No? That's okay because "Dancing with the Stars" was on TV and that is more important. Recently, Los Angeles' ABC 7 Eyewitness News quickly talked about a case of police brutality in New York and then transitioned to another important issue to the public: the show "Dancing with the Stars." MSN online featured a "Big Debate" not about the latest body count in Iraq, or the psychological damage inflicted upon millions of children whose homes are stormed every night by the United States military, but on whether Harrison Ford is "still cool."  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Country Takes Tough Stance On Countries Reluctant to Ban Cluster Munitions

(11.10.2008)

The Conference on Cluster bombs ended in Kampala last week with representatives of 42 African governments adopting a resolution denouncing the use and manufacture of cluster bombs across the world. weiterlesen >>>


Campaign against landmines visits Earlham College Monday (US)

(10.10.2008)

PALLADIUM-ITEM October 11, 2008 -The U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs will stop at Earlham College on Monday as part of its Cluster Bomb Survivors Tour across the Midwest. weiterlesen >>>


UN: United States committed to nuclear disarmament, but only once security environment permits; prudent now to maintain nuclear capabilities, first committee hears (UN)

(10.10.2008)

Security Risks Stem from Attempts by Violent Extremists, States of Concern To Obtain Mass-Destruction Weapons; Others Upgrading, Expanding Nuclear Forces weiterlesen >>>


Swiss vow to fight terror, help disarmament (Switzerland)

(10.10.2008)

Switzerland is committed to fighting terrorism and promoting worldwide disarmament, its delegation told the United Nations General Assembly this week. weiterlesen >>>


ATFL Success on Funding for Cluster Bomb Clearance in Lebanon (USA)

(10.10.2008)

WASHINGTON, Oct 10, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) ( http://www.atfl.org) has been working since March 2008 to insure that there is additional funding to continue cluster bomb clearance in Lebanon. We are grateful for the responsiveness of the US Department of State on this issue.  weiterlesen >>>


French FM Kouchner visits damaged Georgia villages (Georgia)

(09.10.2008)

TKVIAVI, Georgia (AP) - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner visited damaged Georgian villages near separatist South Ossetia on Friday in a show of European support for the pro-Western nation following its war with Russia. weiterlesen >>>


Major operation finds weapons, medical supplies, no Taliban (Afghanistan)

(09.10.2008)

NAKONEY, Afghanistan - The Afghan soldier rustled vigorously in the grape vines, then jumped back and jubilantly held up his find. "Alahu Akbar!" - God is great! - he cried, as cheers erupted from fellow troops scattered throughout the vineyard. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. bomb disposal squad wins Nansen Refugee Award for disposing of cluster munitions (UN)

(08.10.2008)

GENEVA -- U.N. Mine Action Coordination Centre Programme Manager Chris Clark and his team have received the Nansen Refugee Award, for their work in removing unexploded cluster bombs in southern Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Sierra Leone Adopts Kampala Convention on Cluster Munitions

(08.10.2008)

Sierra Leone was among 42 African States to adopt the Kampala Action Plan on 30 September, 2008. This came about after two days of deliberation by representatives of those African States and civil society in a conference hosted by the government of Uganda dubbed the African Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The aim was to solicit an African consensus to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at the signature ceremony in Oslo, Norway on 3 December 2008. weiterlesen >>>


Major project to identify, destroy unexploded ordnance across Jordan (Jordan)

(07.10.2008)

AMMAN - The Kingdom has begun laying the groundwork for a major project to identify and destroy unexploded ordnance (UXO) across the country. weiterlesen >>>


Korea to Purchase Ammo Reserves from US (South Korea)

(07.10.2008)

South Korea will purchase ammunition reserves from the U.S. for 270 billion won, or 210 million U.S. dollars.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: 20 died after barrages in Bakara bazaar (Somalia)

(06.10.2008)

Mogadishu -More than 20 ordinary civilians died and over 40 wounded after 7 mortars landed at Bakara market the busiest commercial point in Somalia. This mortar barrages came after one of the Islamic factions in Mogadishu fired some mortars towards the Somali presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu on Monday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


Berri calls for more pressure over cluster bombs. Speaker wants victims helped, devices cleared, and israel held accountable (Israel/Lebanon)

(06.10.2008)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri called Monday for a global campaign to condemn Israel's use of cluster bombs against Lebanon during the summer 2006 war and demanded that the government take responsibility for de-mining efforts, as well as compensating victims' families. Following a workshop on mines and cluster bombs organized Parliament's Human Rights Committee, a series of recommendations were issued calling for a global strategy to resolve the issue of cluster bombs in South Lebanon. The plan aims to provide full support to wounded civilians, including emergency services, medical care and rehabilitation. weiterlesen >>>


Refugee agency honors cluster munition clean-up in Lebanon. Christopher Clark and team receive 2008 UNHCR Nansen Award (UN)

(05.10.2008)

GENEVA, October 6, 2008- The UN Mine Action Coordination Centre of South Lebanon, which led the international effort to clean up deadly cluster munitions threatening the lives of civilians in southern Lebanon after the 2006 conflict with Israel, received here today the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' top honor-the Nansen Refugee Award.  weiterlesen >>>


US offers advanced smart missiles systems, Sensor Fuzed Weapons, to India (US/India)

(05.10.2008)

Washington: The Pentagon's Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified the US Congress of its intention to sell India CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons (SFW), in a deal potentially worth $375 million, to help the "Indian Air Force to develop and enhance standardisation and operational ability with the United States". weiterlesen >>>


Israel rüstet sich gegen mögliche iranische Raketenangriffe (Israel)

(04.10.2008)

Tel Aviv - Vor zwei Wochen landeten mehr als ein Dutzend amerikanische Transportflugzeuge auf dem israelischen Luftwaffenstützpunkt Nevatim in der Negevwüste. Neben einem neuen Hochleistungsradar befanden sich auch 120 US-Soldaten an Bord, die das System installieren und fortan vor Ort bedienen sollen. Es ist das erste Mal in der Geschichte Israels, dass ausländische Soldaten langfristig im Land stationiert sind. Und auch wenn es sich bei den USA um den engsten Verbündeten Israels handelt, hat dies in Jerusalem keine Begeisterung ausgelöst; fürchten die Israelis doch eine Einschränkung ihrer Handlungsfreiheit. weiterlesen >>>


Guns, dirty money and French elite on trial (France)

(03.10.2008)

PARIS (AP) - The 468-page French indictment makes seamy reading: secret arms deals feeding bloodshed in an oil-rich African country. Envelopes of cash changing hands in a Paris mansion. A cast of defendants ranging from a debt-ridden tycoon to a Chinese opera singer. weiterlesen >>>


Human rights in focus ahead of Nobel Peace Prize (Sweden)

(03.10.2008)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Human rights activists from China and Russia are considered front-runners to win the Nobel Peace Prize next week, while punters are betting on an Italian, Syrian or Israeli for the coveted literature award. weiterlesen >>>


New Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) to be signed on December 3, 2008. Cluster Bomb Tour Bus takes on Eastern Europe (World)

(03.10.2008)

On Wednesday, 1st October an eight-week campaign trail through Europe was launched to convince all governments to sign a groundbreaking treaty banning cluster bombs, in Oslo on December 3, 2008. Beginning in Belgrade, Serbia and ending at the signing ceremony in Norway, the Ban Bus will rally public support for the treaty and turn the eyes of the world on governments who are resisting putting pen to paper and curbing ending the suffering of millions. weiterlesen >>>


UN urges rebels to free abducted kids in Congo (Congo)

(02.10.2008)

THE United Nations (UN) has urged rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army to free 90 school children abducted two weeks ago in eastern Congo. weiterlesen >>>


"Angolagate": Politprominenz auf der Anklagebank. Einer der größten Schmiergeldprozesse in der Geschichte des Landes beginnt (Frankreich)

(02.10.2008)

Paris - Die Anklageschrift ließt sich wie Frankeichs "Who is who" aus den 90er Jahren. Mit dem Prozess zur "Angolagate"-Affäre beginnt am Montag in Paris einer der größten Schmiergeldprozesse in der französischen Geschichte. 42 Beschuldigte finden sich in dem Verfahren um ein riesiges Waffengeschäft mit Angola auf der Anklagebank. Darunter sind unter anderen der Sohn von Frankreichs Ex-Staatschef François Mitterrand, der frühere Präsidentenberater Jacques Attali und der ehemalige Innenminister Charles Pasqua. weiterlesen >>>


Parlamentarische Versammlung des Europarates verabschiedet Resolution zu Georgien (Georgien)

(02.10.2008)

Die Parlamentarische Versammlung des Europarates (PACE) hat eine unabhängige Untersuchung der Vorgänge gefordert, die im August 2008 zum Krieg zwischen Georgien und Russland geführt haben. Dies beschloss die Versammlung nach zwei Debatten in dieser Woche.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Verletzte bei Explosion von Landmine in Georgien (Georgien)

(02.10.2008)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Gori sind am Freitag zwei Jugendliche verletzt worden. Die beiden Jugendlichen waren auf einer Militärbasis in Gori damit beschäftigt, Altmetall zu sammeln.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Army to end use of US-manufactured cluster bombs (Israel)

(01.10.2008)

The Israeli army declined to purchase US-made cluster bombs in order to avoid civilian deaths, according to official military sources. weiterlesen >>>


African countries agree to sign international treaty on banning cluster bombs (Afrika)

(01.10.2008)

KAMPALA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Government representatives from 42 African countries have agreed to sign an international treaty on banning cluster bombs, a declaration issued at the end of a two-day meeting said here on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish warplanes hit 16 PKK positions in northern Iraq, army says (IRAQ)

(30.09.2008)

Turkish war jets bombed PKK positions in northern Iraq late on Thursday and hit 16 locations belonging to the terrorist organization, the army said in a briefing held on Friday. (UPDATED)  weiterlesen >>>


New raft of Government regulations come into force today - Oct 1st (UK)

(30.09.2008)

The Government has issued its half-yearly raft of new regulations today, some of which will be of interest to small businesses. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill 4 CRPF men (INDIA)

(30.09.2008)

RAIPUR: A landmine blast triggered by Maoists on a road leading to Chitrakoot where President Pratibha Patil was to address a function in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh killed four CRPF personnel including a deputy commandant and injured three others on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


SA government has hinted it will sign ban on cluster bombs, says activist (SOUTH AFRICA)

(30.09.2008)

The South African government has given "encouraging signs" that it will sign a convention banning cluster bombs on December 3 this year. But it left a little room for doubt by not joining 28 other African countries who gave firm commitments yesterday that they would sign the treaty at a conference in Oslo, Norway. weiterlesen >>>


New grassroots fund to support British charities saving lives (UK)

(30.09.2008)

BIRMINGHAM MP Andrew Mitchell has pledged to find £40 million for "grassroots" organisations fighting poverty in the developing world. weiterlesen >>>


Neuer FARC-Anführer kündigt Anschläge an (Kolumbien)

(30.09.2008)

Der neue Chef der kolumbianischen FARC-Rebellen, Alfonso Cano, will wieder mehr Anschläge verüben. Durch die Taten solle die linksgerichtete Guerilla wieder mehr Aufmerksamkeit bekommen, bestätigte das kolumbianische Militär einen Bericht der Zeitung "El Espectador".  weiterlesen >>>


Die Wahrheit (Deutschland)

(30.09.2008)

Magg -Der Minenwerfer Skorpion ist für die dauerhafte Verlegung von Minen nicht gebaut worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Security forces' vehicle hits landmine, two dead (Pakistan)

(30.09.2008)

QUETTA: Security forces on Monday resumed military operation against local militants in various parts of Balochistan after one-day halt. weiterlesen >>>


Israel switches from U.S. cluster bombs, buys local (Israel)

(30.09.2008)

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has cut purchases of U.S.-made cluster bombs, defense officials said Tuesday, stocking up on supplies from a state-owned Israeli company rather than heeding calls for an outright ban. weiterlesen >>>


Africa Continues to Lead the Way on Cluster Bomb Ban (Africa)

(30.09.2008)

Kampala, Uganda: 29 September 2008 - Forty African governments gathered in Uganda today at a meeting to promote signature of a groundbreaking treaty banning cluster bombs. The Cluster Munition Coalition, an international network of campaigners and cluster bomb survivors, called on all African governments to unite in signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo on 3 December 2008. weiterlesen >>>


Four Pakistani soldiers killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(29.09.2008)

Islamabad, Sept 30 (PTI) Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a landmine blast in the southwestern Balochistan province today, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Victims Appeal to Government (Rwanda)

(29.09.2008)

Kampala -The Government of Rwanda should join other African countries and sign the treaty banning cluster munitions at least by the end of this year. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill 4 CRPF men (India)

(29.09.2008)

RAIPUR: A landmine blast triggered by Maoists on a road leading to Chitrakoot where President Pratibha Patil was to address a function in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh killed four CRPF personnel including a deputy commandant and injured three others on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan defence ministry says 23 Tamil Tigers killed in north clashes (SRI LANKA)

(29.09.2008)

Finalized reports on yesterday's (28 September) incidents accounted for 23 terrorist deaths and nine other causalities. Also, 15 other LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] cadres were either reported killed or wounded. Four soldiers also laid down their lives at the battlefield while 26 others suffered injuries. weiterlesen >>>


Co-op Consults Customers on Ethical Policy (UK)

(29.09.2008)

The Co-operative Bank yesterday launched its most extensive ethical policy consultation for more than a decade. weiterlesen >>>


Three US soldiers killed in IED attack in Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(29.09.2008)

US military says three soldiers were killed Monday in an IED attack in southern Afghanistan. Meantime, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asked the king of Saudi Arabia to help broker peace with Taliban leaders in the country. weiterlesen >>>


COMMENTARY: A HEALTHY DOSE OF TREATIES (US)

(29.09.2008)

At long last, the Senate has approved five treaties that govern U.S. behavior during armed conflict and in conflict's aftermath. The Senate's action opens the door for the United States to join these widely ratified treaties, each of which makes war a little more humane, especially for civilians. But in today's atmosphere, this development is important for another reason: the symbolic value of a U.S. decision to join several more treaties that regulate armed conflict. weiterlesen >>>


East Africa: Interview - 'Cluster Bombs Are an EA Regional Problem' (Africa)

(29.09.2008)

Delegates representing forty five Africa governments spent two days in Kampala rallying for a united African front in the effort to stop the manufacture and use of cluster munitions like landmines on the continent. On the sidelines of the conference, Daily Monitor's Paul Amoru spoke to Mr Daniel Aghan, the Communication Officer in the Kenya office of Handicap International, an advocacy organisation against the use of cluster munitions: - weiterlesen >>>


Injured in land mine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(29.09.2008)

One person was seriously injured in land mine explosion near Dera Murad Jamali Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Over 4,000 Victims of Landmines Assisted (ANGOLA)

(29.09.2008)

Kuito, Sep 30, 2008 (Angola Press Agency/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- At least 4,524 citizens, victims of landmines, were assisted in south Bie province from 2004 to the current date, with various basic goods, ANGOP learnt this Monday from the provincial co-ordinator of the Inter Sectoral Commission of Demining and Humanitarian Assistance, Antonio Gomes. weiterlesen >>>


Peace key prerequisite for development, says UN deputy secretary general (Interview)

(29.09.2008)

"Lebanon is a great country; therefore, all efforts should be made to ensure that political stability and security continues to be strengthened so that you can really exploit the great potential of this country and contribute as a key world player. You can be a motivation." This was the message of UN Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro to the Lebanese people and leadership before she left Lebanon, where she stayed for three days in September. weiterlesen >>>


Two security personnel killed after vehicle hits landmine (PAKISTAN)

(29.09.2008)

Quetta: Security forces on Monday [29 September] resumed military operation against local militants in various parts of Baluchistan after one-day halt. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben sind Abscheulichkeit" (Uganda)

(29.09.2008)

Der südafrikanische Erzbischof und Friedensnobelpreisträger Desmond Tutu hat Streubomben als eine nicht "hinzunehmende Abscheulichkeit" bezeichnet. weiterlesen >>>


Israel switches from U.S. cluster bombs, buys local (ISRAEL)

(29.09.2008)

TEL AVIV, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Israel has cut purchases of U.S.-made cluster bombs, defence officials said on Tuesday, stocking up on supplies from a state-owned Israeli company rather than heeding calls for an outright ban. Israel's armed forces want to avoid a repeat of civilian casualties from cluster bombs during and after the 2006 Lebanon war, the officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand, Cambodia to officially confer on border conflict Nov. 10-14 (South East Asia)

(29.09.2008)

BANGKOK, Oct 29 (TNA) - Thailand and its neighbour Cambodia will officially confer to discuss ways to avoid armed confrontation along their disputed border areas between November 10-14 at a meeting to be held in Cambodia, a senior Thai foreign ministry official said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Greens object to NZSF's link to nuke related firms (New Zealand)

(29.09.2008)

The Green Party is unhappy the New Zealand Superannuation Fund is investing in companies it considers to be unethical. weiterlesen >>>


Ergänzungen. Mehr zur Minen in Griechenland kein mensch ist illegal (Griechenland)

(29.09.2008)

Minenfelder in Griechenland, Geschichte, Aktuelle lage und Minenopfer.  weiterlesen >>>


Four migrants killed by landmines on Greek border (GREECE)

(28.09.2008)

Four illegal migrants were killed when they wandered into a minefield in northeast Greece after crossing the border from Turkey on a popular people smuggling route, a Defence Ministry official said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish film wins top award in San Sebastian (SPAIN)

(28.09.2008)

Pandora's Box" (Pandora'nin Kutusu), a moving story about sibling rivalry by Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu, won the Golden Shell award Saturday for best film at the San Sebastian film festival. weiterlesen >>>