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Rechts das Logo der Kampagne von Handicap International gegen Explosivwaffen "Stop Bombing Civilians". In der Mitte die kleine Malak, der das linke Bein fehlt.

UN-Landminentag: Handicap International warnt: Die Gefahr ist noch nicht vorbei

(03.04.2017)

Am 4. April wird jährlich an die Gefahr durch explosive Kriegsreste in vielen Regionen der Welt erinnert. Handicap International mahnt aus diesem Anlass an, dass die Opferzahlen zuletzt wieder gestiegen sind und ruft dazu auf, eine Petition gegen den Einsatz von Explosivwaffen in bevölkerten Gebieten zu unterzeichnen. weiterlesen >>>


Antonio Guterres vor dem Zeichen der UN

UN-Generalsekretär: Frieden ohne Minenräumung ist kein Frieden

(03.04.2017)

Zum UN-Landminentag am 4. April bedankt sich UN-Generalsekretär für die weltweiten Bemühungen und Erfolge im Kampf gegen Landminen und explosive Kriegsreste. Er verurteilt außerdem die Attacken gegen die Zivilbevölkerung mit explosiven Waffen - und betont, dass ein Frieden ohne Minenräumung kein echter Frieden ist. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Mann kniet auf dem Boden und gräbt eine Landmine aus

Bosnien: 1800 Tonnen Kriegsreste mit Hilfe der EU vernichtet

(30.03.2017)

Die EU unterstützt das bosnisch-herzegovinische Projet EXPLODE mit insgesamt 4,6 Milionen Euro - in der ersten Projektphase wurden bisher über 1800 Tonnen Kriegsreste in dem südosteuropäischen Land vernichtet. Erst vor etwas über einer Woche wurde ein Mensch bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


historische Stätten von Palmyra

Syrien: Russland schlägt internationale Koalition zur Entminung Palmyras vor

(26.03.2017)

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


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

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

(25.03.2017)

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


Bosnien: Mann stirbt durch Explosion einer Landmine

(23.03.2017)

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


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

DR Kongo: UNMAS wirft 15.000 Flyer ab

(21.03.2017)

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


historische Stätten von Palmyra

Syrien: Russische Spezialisten starten Minenräumung in Palmyra

(19.03.2017)

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


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 >>>


Mother and baby killed by landmine in Colombia (COLOMBIA)

(28.09.2008)

Bogota, Sep 29, A 16-year-old girl and her baby died after stepping on a landmine in a jungle region of the southeastern Colombian province of Guaviare, the military said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs conference on (Africa)

(28.09.2008)

Kampala -Diplomats from 40 African states are today meeting in Kampala to step up the anti- cluster bombs crusade and challenge their governments to sign the new international treaty banning cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Child killed, another injured in mine explosion in Adhale'a (YEMEN)

(28.09.2008)

A landmine in Adhale'a governorate killed a chilled and seriously injured the other, reported opposition owned website Assahwa net.  weiterlesen >>>


DynCorp International Inc. Wins $12 Million Contract For De-Mining And Explosives Removal (USA)

(28.09.2008)

DynCorp International Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of State has awarded the Company a contract to establish a humanitarian Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to respond globally to urgent humanitarian operations that require the removal or mitigation of explosive hazards to protect civilian populations.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben nicht mehr finanzieren (Luxemburg)

(28.09.2008)

Streubomben töten jährlich Zehntausende unschuldiger Zivilisten, auch noch lange nach dem Ende eines Krieges. Nun sollen diese Waffen, unter anderem in Luxemburg, verboten werden, allerdings nicht ihre Finanzierung.  weiterlesen >>>


Southern Town Celebrates End of Demining (SUDAN)

(28.09.2008)

The final raindrops were drying up when the chorus of Toposa dancers and local officials, celebrating at a cleared minefield, filled the air."We thank the god of security for giving us back our land," they sang - ankles ringing as they stamped their feet. weiterlesen >>>


Neue Minenopfer an der Griechische Grenze (Griechenland)

(28.09.2008)

Vier Flüchtlinge auf Griechischen Minenfelder gestorben in dem versuch nach Europa zu gelangen. Erneut Flüchtlinge werden Minnenopfer an der griechische Seite der Grenze Türkei -Griechenland.  weiterlesen >>>


NGOs asked to stop feeding LRA

(28.09.2008)

THE Government has urged humanitarian agencies to stop providing food to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) as a way of forcing the rebels out of the Congo jungles.  weiterlesen >>>


VOA News: Over 40 African governments meet on Cluster Munitions Treaty (UGANDA)

(28.09.2008)

Representatives from more than 40 African nations are meeting today in Kampala, Uganda, to promote the signing of the cluster munitions treaty. weiterlesen >>>


2 BSF jawans injured in mine blast along IB (India-Pakistan)

(28.09.2008)

Jammu, Sept 28 (NAK): Two Border Security Force jawans were injured, when they accidentally stepped on a land mine along the India-Pakistan Border, near here, this morning. weiterlesen >>>


Garlasco brings unique perspective to fight for human rights (Iraq)

(28.09.2008)

Marc Garlasco was on paternity leave in the spring of 2003 when his boss at the Pentagon called and told him to "Get in here, now!" Garlasco knew the invasion of Iraq was imminent, but thought it was several days off. He turned on the television and learned otherwise. weiterlesen >>>


WWII mine blown-up off Kent coast (Germany)

(27.09.2008)

A 1,800lb World War II German mine has been successfully destroyed in a controlled explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


6 IEDs defused in Missan (IRAQ)

(27.09.2008)

MISSAN / Aswat al-Iraq: Policemen defused six improvised explosive devices and two landmines in different areas of Missan, a media source in the province's police command said. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE suicide bomber kills one, injures nine in Lanka (SRI LANKA)

(27.09.2008)

Colombo, Sept 28 (PTI) -- At least 10 LTTE cadres and five soldiers were killed in fierce clashes in the embattled northern Sri Lanka where a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber detonated himself, killing one civilian and injuring nine others."A LTTE suicide bomber blew himself near the Vavuniya bus stand, killing one civilian and injuring 9 people this afternoon," the Defence Ministry said, quoting sources in Vavuniya. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian military convoy hit roadside landmine in southern Somalia (SOMALIA)

(27.09.2008)

An Ethiopian military convoy hit a road side bomb in an area between Afgooye District and Mogadishu. weiterlesen >>>


Air Force more than matches new Tiger weapon

(27.09.2008)

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) this week introduced fuel-air bombs for the first time, more than matching the battlefield stakes raised by the LTTE early last week by its gas attacks on troops at Akkarayankulam and Wannivilakulam. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier wounded in Sorsogon encounter( PHILIPPINES)

(27.09.2008)

Camp Guillermo, Nakar ' One soldier was wounded after a firefight between members of the Philippine Army and a group of communist terrorists at the vicinity of Barangay Nazareno, Gubat, Sorsogon yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Large stock of explosives recovered (SRI LANKA)

(26.09.2008)

Colombo, Sept. 27 -- A large stock of C4 explosives weighing 152kg, a suicide kit and other warlike items were recovered in Kudapadu, Negombo yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Analysis of ban on women in combat (UK)

(26.09.2008)

Under current military rules, women are banned from serving in units which are, according to the Ministry of Defence, "deliberately required to close with and kill the enemy face-to-face". These units include the Infantry, the Royal Marines, the Household Cavalry, the Royal Armoured Corps and the RAF Regiment.  weiterlesen >>>


Thirty-seven killed in north Sri Lanka clashes (SRI LANKA)

(26.09.2008)

According to the finalized military report received from the battlefront said that 34 LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorists were killed while 10 others sustained injuries during the yesterday's clashes, 25 September, ensued in Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Weli Oya battlefronts [all in north Sri Lanka].  weiterlesen >>>


81 rebels killed as fighter jets target LTTE stronghold (SRI LANKA)

(26.09.2008)

Colombo, Sept 27 (PTI) -- At least 81 LTTE cadres were killed as Sri Lankan armed forces using fighters and artilleries pounded Tigers' stronghold, with troops reported to be on the outskirts of the key Kilinochchi town. weiterlesen >>>


Could cluster bombs chase civilians? Arms campaigners are worried that a planned cluster bomb - whose bomblets would pursue targets for kilometres - won't be able to tell friend from foe (UK)

(26.09.2008)

THE US air force is seeking to develop a cluster weapon that releases a swarm of bomblets that could each pursue and destroy targets many kilometres away, New Scientist has learned. weiterlesen >>>


Four Killed in Landmine (Greece)

(26.09.2008)

Four illegal immigrants were killed in a landmine in Kastania, Evros in their attempt to penetrate Greece illegally from Turkey weiterlesen >>>


South Ossetia blast kills 13-year-old boy (Georgia)

(26.09.2008)

The committee said on its website that the victim was Atsamaz Dzagoev, aged 13. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine incident is gruesome reminder of war in Sudan's Central Equatoria (Sudan)

(26.09.2008)

After decades of civil war in the Sudan and after the singing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005 there is still no peace for many people facing underground enemies and silent killers. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected landmine exploreds, injures three in Katete (Zambia)

(26.09.2008)

Mr. Chikwanda said the landmine which is believed to have been gotten from the neighbouring Mozambique exploded, resulting in two of the victims having their limbs cut while one had his stomach ripped, exposing his intestines. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blasts in Surigao Sur kill 3 troops, hurt 14 (Philippines)

(26.09.2008)

MANILA, Philippines ' Three Army soldiers were killed while 14 others were wounded when at least six landmines believed to have been planted by communist rebels exploded in the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Sur Friday, a regional military spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti tank mines seized in Waziristan, sabotage attempt foiled

(25.09.2008)

PESHAWAR: The authorities of political administration of South Waziristan Agency Thursday seized five anti-tank mines planted along a roadside in Baghar area of tehsil Wana and successfully defused them. weiterlesen >>>


Nepal serious about landmine removal (NEPAL)

(25.09.2008)

The Nepal government is serious about removing landmines and stopping the use of such devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 1, injures 3 in Zambia (Zambia)

(25.09.2008)

Lusaka, Zambia - One person died instantly while three others were seriously injured in Chipata district, eastern part of Zambia, after a landmine they were trying to extract mercury from exploded, according to local media reports Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Price winner to address public at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Oct.30 (USA)

(25.09.2008)

Humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams' audiences include the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Organization of African Unity.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban Bus Drives Through Europe (BULGARIA)

(25.09.2008)

As most countries are expanding their military budgets, a handful of governments have taken an opposite stand. Representatives of 10 Southern European nations gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria last week to cooperate on clearing their arsenals of cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


One Person Died as Result of Explosion in Tskhinvali Suburb (GEORGIA)

(25.09.2008)

On Thursday a blast occurred in Tskhinvali suburb, one person died, RIA Novosti was informed in the State Committee on information and the press of self-proclaimed republic South Ossetia. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine incident is gruesome reminder of war in Sudan's Central Equatoria (SUDAN)

(25.09.2008)

A landmine in a village in Central Equatoria, South Sudan, detonated under a vehicle on Sunday, killing one person instantly and seriously wounding others.  weiterlesen >>>


'Smart' cluster bombs spark fears (UK / USA)

(25.09.2008)

Because it believes advanced technology will remove the "collateral damage" hazard of straying bomblets, the US is not signing up to the Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills two tribesmen (Pakistan)

(25.09.2008)

QUETTA, Sept 24: Two Bugti tribesmen were killed by a landmine in Zain Koh, about 30 kilometres from Dera Bugti town. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected landmine exploreds, injures three in Katete (ZAMBIA)

(24.09.2008)

Three people were yesterday injured after a suspected landmine they were trying to open, exploded near Soweto market in Katete. weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills teen in South Ossetia (GEORGIA)

(24.09.2008)

A South Ossetian official says a teenager was killed when a land mine exploded in the breakaway Georgian region.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian troops remove post, leave mines in west Georgia (GEORGIA)

(24.09.2008)

Russian occupiers have removed one more post in [west Georgian] Samegrelo region, but left the area mined. weiterlesen >>>


Attacks in Afghan capital kill 6 police: official (Afghanistan)

(24.09.2008)

KABUL (Reuters) - A land mine planted by Taliban insurgents in a police post in the Afghan capital killed three policemen on Wednesday, a police official said. weiterlesen >>>


World Record Breaker to Participate in Lwini Cup (ANGOLA)

(23.09.2008)

The 2008 edition of the Lwini Cup (sports for disabled people), set for December in Luanda, will have the participation of the 100 and 200 metres world paralympic record breaker in visually impaired category, the Brazilian Lucas do Prado, an official source has announced. weiterlesen >>>


Top police officer injured, four killed in blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.09.2008)

KABUL, Sep. 24, 2008 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - Kabul top police officer. General Ali Shah Paktiawal got injured and four security guards killed in a bomb blast in the capital Kabul Wednesday morning, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Land mines took Afghan youth's legs but not his heart (USA)

(23.09.2008)

After surgeries and months of therapy at Loma Linda, Mohammad Malek is nearly ready to return to Afghanistan. For those at Loma Linda University who still haven't met the cheerful amputee tooling about campus in his wheelchair, he's made up business cards: "Visitor from Afghanistan Mohammad Malek," they say, followed by a Kabul phone number. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Survivors Meet With Religious, Community Leaders; Press Senators, Candidates to Ban Cluster Bombs (USA)

(23.09.2008)

A 17-year old Afghani boy who lost both legs to a cluster bomb, the father of a five-year-old boy killed by these weapons in south Lebanon, and the mother of a U.S. Marine who died in Iraq while cleaning up U.S. dropped cluster bomblets will travel to key mid-western states in October.  weiterlesen >>>


Huge Cache of detonators and landmines recovered (INDIA)

(23.09.2008)

Dehri-On-Sone, Sep 24 (UNI) In a major breakthrough, police today recovered 70 Kg of detonators and landmines following an encounter with the Maoists in Dhansa valley of Kaimur hills in Rohtas district.  weiterlesen >>>


Euro 2008 goals net €500,000 to Afghan war victims (Afghanistan)

(22.09.2008)

Geneva: Goals scored at the European Championship in June raised more than €500,000 (US$734,000) to help rehabilitate land mine victims in Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Finnish defence chief wants to keep cluster weapon option (Finland)

(22.09.2008)

Helsinki - The commander of the Finnish defence forces Monday expressed doubts about Finland signing an international ban against cluster weapons. 'A ban against cluster weapons would seriously weaken Finland's ability to defend itself,' Admiral Juhani Kaskeala, commander of the Finnish defence forces, said in a speech.  weiterlesen >>>


France calls upon Israel to hand over the maps of landmines and cluster bombs spread in the South of the country (France/Israel/Lebanon)

(22.09.2008)

Paris - The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs declared Monday that "France is delighted at the decision of the High Commissioner for refugees to grant the Nansen 2008 medal to a group of international and Lebanese minesweepers operating in South Lebanon". weiterlesen >>>


Martin meets Palestinian president (Middle East)

(22.09.2008)

Uncertainty caused by leadership changes in Israel and the United States should not derail efforts to build on progress in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said in Dublin today. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia crisis set to dominate talks with Russian minister (Caucasus)

(22.09.2008)

The fall-out from last month's war in Georgia is set to dominate talks in Dublin today between Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. weiterlesen >>>


Greens push for ethical shares (Australia)

(21.09.2008)

The ACT Greens want to see commitment to ethical investment in the next Assembly beyond merely signing up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. weiterlesen >>>


"Landmine Casualty Data: Best Practices Guidebook" Provides New Reference Materials for Mine Victim Information Systems (US)

(21.09.2008)

The Mine Action Information Center at James Madison University has released the Landmine Casualty Data: Best Practices Guidebook, a reference tool designed to assist people in creating a mine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) victim information system or enhancing an existing system.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Turkish soldiers seriously wounded in landmine (Turkey)

(21.09.2008)

Turkish soldiers wounded in landmine in the southeast of the country. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Treaty (UK)

(20.09.2008)

The UK has been the third biggest user of cluster bombs in the last decade, but was among the 111 governments that adopted the treaty in Dublin and played a significant role in ensuring that the negotiations were successful. Two days before the end of the negotiations, Gordon Brown announced the withdrawal from service of the UK's remaining cluster bombs, influencing the decision of many other governments participating in the conference. Now the UK must sign the treaty in December and implement national legislation. weiterlesen >>>


France Urges Israel to Hand Over Lebanon Sub-munitions Maps (France/Israel)

(20.09.2008)

France has called on Israel to hand over detailed maps of where sub-munitions were dropped during its offensive on Lebanon in July-August 2006 to help U.N. demining efforts, media reports said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb campaign targets Balkans (South East Europe)

(19.09.2008)

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Seven southeast European countries reaffirmed their commitment Friday to sign a global treaty this year banning the production and use of cluster bombs. But another three _ Greece, Turkey and Romania _ failed to take a clear position at a regional conference in Sofia. weiterlesen >>>


Schnüffelratten spüren Landminen auf (Kolumbien)

(19.09.2008)

Im Labor der kolumbianischen Polizei in Bogotá herrscht geschäftiges Treiben: Eine Schwadron Schnüffelratten trainiert das Aufspüren von Anti-Personen-Minen, die in ganz Kolumbien verstreut sind. weiterlesen >>>