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Ein Stiefel, der auf sandigen Boden tritt

Neuer Kinofilm "Mine" basiert auf falschem Verständnis von Tretminen

(20.02.2017)

Mitte 2017 kommt ein neuer Film in die Kinos. Darin tritt ein Soldat auf eine Mine - und weiß, dass sie erst explodieren wird, wenn er den Fuß wieder hebt. 52 Stunden muss er warten, bis Hilfe kommt. Was spannend klingt, ist aber leider völlig falsch - Tretminen explodieren, sobald der Auslöser aktiviert wird. Die Fakten scheinen Filmemacher aber nicht sonderlich zu interessieren - unter anderem in James Bond ist der gleiche Fehler teil des Plots (Trailer des Films "Mine" auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Eine verwitterte Danger Mines Tafel in karger Gegend

Westsahara: GGL-Austria finanziert den Austausch von korrodierten Minenwarntafeln

(19.02.2017)

Wo Minen ungefähr liegen, wissen lokale Bevölkerungen aus eigener, leidvoller Erfahrung oft nur zu gut. Oft dauert es dann aber noch Jahre, bis die Minen tatsächlich geräumt werden können. Umso wichtiger ist eine gute und sichtbare Markierung der Minenfelder. Wenn es aber - aufgrund politischer oder sonstiger Faktoren - zu lange dauert, "verschwinden" die Hinweistafeln wieder. Die österreichische Organisation GGL finanziert deshalb nun den Austausch korrodierter Minenwarntafeln in Westsahara. weiterlesen >>>


Sergio Ramos hält ein Bild hoch, auf dem jugendliche Basketballer, vermutlich Minenüberlebende, zu sehen sind.

Afghanistan: UEFA spenden 100.000 Euro an das ICRC zur Unterstützung von Minenopfern

(17.02.2017)

Symbolisch überreicht wurde die Spende der europäischen Fußballorganisation UEFA durch Real Madrid Star Sergio Ramos im Vorfeld eines Champions League Spieles. Das Geld soll in erster Linie dem physischen Rehabilitationsprogramm des Internationalen Komitees des Roten Kreuzes (ICRC) in Afghanistan zu Gute kommen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: selbstgebauter Sprengsatz tötet acht Kinder auf dem Heimweg

(17.02.2017)

Laut der UN Agentur UNAMA starben am Donnerstag 12 Menschen, als ihr Fahrzeug über einen selbstgebauten Sprengsatz fuhr. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indien: Laut einem indischen Bericht gab es 2016 nirgends mehr Bombenexplosionen

(15.02.2017)

Laut einem Bericht des indischen "Bomb Data Centres" gab es 2016 406 Vorfälle. Die meisten aufgrund von improvisierten Sprengsätzen, aber auch Granaten und andere explosive Kriegsgeräte waren Auslöser. Das sind mehr als doppelt so viele Vorfälle wie in den Krisenländern Irak und Afghanistan. Der Bericht selbst hebt allerdings hervor, dass die Zahlen keine Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit erheben. Die hohe Zahl zeigt aber, dass Indien klar ein Problem mit Minen und ähnlichen Waffen hat. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Acker und Wiese - im Vordergrund explosive Kriegsreste

Irak: Handicap International startet Kampfmittelräumung

(14.02.2017)

Handicap International hat vor einigen Wochen mit der Beseitigung explosiver Kriegsrechte in den Regierungsbezirken Kirkuk und Diyala im Irak begonnen. Nach nur einem Monat Räumung in diesen von schweren Kämpfgen betroffenen Gegenden, hat die Hilfsorganisation bereits über 1.000 explosive Kriegsreste entschärft und zerstört. weiterlesen >>>


Im Vordergrund steht einen Minen-Warn-Schild im Hintergrund ist ein Minenräumer bei der Arbeit

Kolumbien soll bis 2021 frei von Landminen sein

(14.02.2017)

Kolumbien gilt als eines der am stärksten verminten Länder weltweit. Die Opferzahlen sind unter den höchsten weltweit. Das historische Friedensabkommen mit der FARC hat die Regierung nun veranlasst, ein ambitioniertes Ziel auszugeben: Das lateinamerikanische Land soll sich - mit internationaler Hilfe - bis 2021 von der Minen-Plage befreit haben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann steht auf steinigem Untergrund und hält einen Minendetektor in der Hand

Algerien: Endlich frei von Minen!

(10.02.2017)

Einst war Algerien schwer vermint. Über 1 Million Minen lagen verteilt in 93 Gebieten. Eine Vielzahl an humanitären Minenräumungsorganisationen und algerischen Minenräumungsteams haben nun das Unmögliche möglich gemacht: Laut dem Vertreter des nordafrikanischen Landes in Genf ist Algerien nun endlich frei von Minen. (auf Englisch) 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 >>>


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 >>>