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Angola: 110.000 m2 von Landminen geräumt

(16.12.2016)

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


Laos: Großprojekt verzögert sich wegen Kampfmittelräumung

(12.12.2016)

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


Indonesien: Sicherheitskräfte bergen 120 selbstgebaute Sprengsätze

(11.12.2016)

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


15. Minenkonferenz geht erfolgreich zu Ende

(05.12.2016)

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


Polen verkündet Vernichtung der letzten Landminenbestände

(01.12.2016)

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


15. Minenkonferenz in Chile

(28.11.2016)

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


Toter bei bei Landminenexplosion in Pakistan

(26.11.2016)

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


Kolumbien: Dorfbewohner kehren in ehemals versuchten Ort zurück

(26.11.2016)

Tausende Menschen sind während des jahrzehntelangen Konflikts aus der kolumbianischen Stadt San Carlos geflohen. Kämpfende verlegten unzählige Minen. Mittlerweile sind die meisten Minen geräumt und die Bevölkerung kehrt zurück. (Video auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Zum Weltfriedenstag: Kriegsfolgen in Vietnam dauern an (Vietnam)

(19.09.2008)

Pressemitteilung von: Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI)  weiterlesen >>>


UN calls on countries to attend 10th annual treaty event (UN)

(19.09.2008)

The United Nations will organize the tenth annual treaty event at its headquarters on 23-25 and 29 September and 1 October as a continuing effort to bolster international law and promote its implementation. weiterlesen >>>


FernUni-Luftschiff in Friedensmission: Minen mit Mikrowellen finden - Waldbrände erkennen (Deutschland)

(19.09.2008)

Das Lehrgebiet Prozesssteuerung und Regelungstechnik der FernUniversität in Hagen ist wissenschaftlicher Partner eines Projektes, mit dem Minen über größere Entfernungen - also ohne direkte Berührung durch Menschen - unschädlich gemacht werden sollen.  weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz soll Abkommen zur Ächtung von Streumunition beitreten (Schweiz)

(19.09.2008)

Nach dem Nationalrat hat auch der Ständerat zwei entsprechende Motionen unterstützt. weiterlesen >>>


Norway to Assist Georgia in Demining (Norway / Georgia)

(19.09.2008)

Memorandum of mutual understanding (MUM) on Assistance in activity of humanitarian demining was inked between the Georgian Defense Ministry and the Norwegian organization of the Aid of Norwegian Nation. weiterlesen >>>


Terry helps clear brutal war legacy in Iraq (Iraq)

(19.09.2008)

A BRAVE explosives expert from RAF Wittering is leading the clear up of discarded bombs in a Middle East war zone. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb campaign targets Balkans

(18.09.2008)

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 >>>


Zum Weltfriedenstag: Kriegsfolgen in Vietnam dauern an (Vietnam)

(18.09.2008)

Anlässlich des Weltfriedenstages am 21. September 2008 weist der Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) darauf hin, dass Kriegsfolgen die Entwicklung eines Landes noch Jahrzehnte danach behindern. SODI macht mit einer Unterschriftenkampagne darauf aufmerksam, dass noch 30 Jahre nach Kriegsende weite Teile Vietnams und über 3 Millionen Vietnamesen durch das hochgiftige Entlaubungsmittel Agent Orange geschädigt sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Mapping the hidden enemy (Angola)

(18.09.2008)

MAG has been active in Angola since 1994. Its current operations are centred in Luena, where most of its 180 Angolan and eight international staff are based.  weiterlesen >>>


UN calls on countries to attend 10th annual treaty event (Tehran)

(18.09.2008)

The United Nations will organize the tenth annual treaty event at its headquarters on 23-25 and 29 September and 1 October as a continuing effort to bolster international law and promote its implementation. weiterlesen >>>


Obamas VP pick right for Israel? "The Lobby" has spoken (US)

(17.09.2008)

McCain eclipsed the democratic convention buzz, gained women voters, simultaneously reassured middle to far right conservatives and may have positioned a female presidential candidate for the Republican ticket for future elections. It makes sense. On the other hand, the best explanations for Barack Obama's choice of Joseph Biden still don't jibe. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munitions Under New Scrutiny (Middle East)

(17.09.2008)

Israeli military forces and Hezbollah militants ceased fighting in southern Lebanon Aug. 14, but unexploded Israeli ordnance there is still wounding and killing people. The casualties have raised questions about Israel's use of cluster munitions and underscored some long-standing concerns about whether these arms constitute legitimate weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Swedish Pension Funds Target U.S., S. Korean Firms (Sweden)

(17.09.2008)

HELSINKI - In its latest ethics-based investment move, Sweden's state-owned First and Third National Pension Funds (AP1 and AP3) have decided to discontinue equity-related investments in defense companies engaged in the manufacture of cluster bombs and associated components. weiterlesen >>>


2008 Nansen Refugee Award to Mine Action Programme in southern Lebanon (Lebanon, UK)

(17.09.2008)

BEIRUT, 16 Sept. 2008 ' The British head of the UN Mine Action Programme in southern Lebanon and his 990-member team of mine clearers will receive the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award for their courageous work in removing tonnes of deadly munitions that had prevented the safe return of hundreds of thousands of displaced people.  weiterlesen >>>


Help Survivor Corps ban cluster bombs (World)

(16.09.2008)

As the sins of the United States come more into focus for more and more Americans, some feel that individual Americans have lost their rights to point out the sins of other nations. It's the "Shut up and tend to your own house," argument to put it plainly. weiterlesen >>>


UN honors Lebanon cluster bomb cleaners (Lebanon)

(16.09.2008)

The UN awards South Lebanon's demining team for saving civilian lives by clearing the region of cluster bombs dropped by Israel.  weiterlesen >>>


A Call for Concrete EU Actions on Georgia (Georgia/Russia)

(16.09.2008)

New European Union policies regarding the Caucasus must strike a balance between Europe's concerns and the needs of the region's countries and people. At the same time, Europe must also distance itself from the confrontational position Washington has adopted towards Russia. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia: Another landmine explosion claims lives (Cambodia)

(16.09.2008)

Decades of civil war left Cambodia the world's most heavily-mined country, an estimated four to six million landmines are believed to be still planted in the countryside.  weiterlesen >>>


Local disarmament advocates launch campaign against cluster bombs (Phillipines)

(16.09.2008)

Members of the Philippine Action Network and Small Arms (PhilANSA) and the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL), the two coalitions working on disarmament campaigns, said the launch features an exhibit explaining cluster munitions, its impact and why a global ban is necessary.  weiterlesen >>>


Africa: Cluster Munitions to Be Discussed (Uganda)

(16.09.2008)

Cluster munitions were developed during the Cold War, and according to Human Rights Watch, an international rights organisation, about 75 countries currently stockpile them, accounting for millions containing billions of individual sub munitions. weiterlesen >>>


UN de-mining team in South Lebanon to receive $100,000 Nansen prize

(16.09.2008)

The UN Mine Action Program was crucial in providing support for humanitarian operations in South Lebanon during the conflict and in the initial stages of the cease-fire, as well as in ongoing clearance operations. weiterlesen >>>


Improving quality of life in Sejoud (Lebanon)

(15.09.2008)

Afif Nasser Elddine is the head of the municipality of Sejoud, a village 22 km east of the city of Nabatieh in southern Lebanon. He has been trying to convince people who fled the village due to conflict to return back to Sejoud. Like many towns in the region, Sejoud was damaged and littered with cluster submunitions during the 34 day war between Hezbollah and Israel in the summer of 2006. weiterlesen >>>


Russians Clear NATO Bombs in Serbia (Russia/Serbia)

(15.09.2008)

Nis _ Serbia's Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and Russia's envoy to Belgrade Aleksandar Konuzin have been visiting Russian specialists removing NATO bombs in Serbia's southern city of Nis. weiterlesen >>>


Point Front Towards Enemy: Land Mines and the Use of Force by U.S. (US)

(15.09.2008)

Much of International Law deals with the fighting of wars, and what is and is not considered appropriate. In this particular area of International Law, the United States often finds itself faced by opposition. weiterlesen >>>


Pension funds divest from cluster bomb firms (Sweden)

(15.09.2008)

Among the companies to be excluded are several large American defence contractors, including Alliant Techsystems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, and Raytheon.  weiterlesen >>>


One Turkish soldier killed in landmine explosion (Turkey)

(15.09.2008)

One Turkish soldier was killed and two members of the security forces were injured in a landmine explosion in a southeastern province of Turkey, the General Staff said Sunday in a statement posted on its website. weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumer erhalten Nansen-Flüchtlingspreis (Großbritannien)

(15.09.2008)

Clark und sein internationales und libanesisches Team würden mit beispielhaftem Einsatz den Südlibanon von den Hinterlassenschaften des Kriegs befreien, teilte der UNO-Hochkommissar für Flüchtlinge, António Guterres, mit. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Mine Clearing Program Wins Nansen Refugee Award (Lebanon)

(14.09.2008)

The British head of the U.N. Mine Action Program in southern Lebanon, Christopher Clark, and his 990-member team of mine clearers will receive the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award. The U.N. refugee agency says the prize recipients are being honored for their courageous work in clearing tons of deadly munitions leftover from Israel's war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the summer of 2006. Lisa Schlein reports from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva.  weiterlesen >>>


Angst lähmt Iraks Kinder (Irak)

(14.09.2008)

In der irakischen Bevölkerung, die seit über einem Vierteljahrhundert unter Kriegen oder kriegsähnlichen Zuständen leidet ist, sind psychische Krankheiten mittlerweile weit verbreitet. Insbesondere bei Kindern werden die seelischen Belastungen durch Gewalt und Alltagsstress immer deutlicher spürbar, erklärte der irakische Kinderarzt und Psychiater Fakhri Khalik in Berlin. weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Kinder bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan getötet (Afghanistan)

(14.09.2008)

Bei der Explosion einer Mine in der zentralafghanischen Provinz Ghasni sind am Sonntag 6 Kinder getötet und 18 weitere verletzt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel used 4 million cluster bombs during Lebanon war (Israel)

(13.09.2008)

PESHAWAR: Israel used 4 million clusters bombs during the recent war in Southern Lebanon of which more than million did not explode and could prove harmful for the public. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan governor killed in roadside bomb blast (Afghanistan)

(13.09.2008)

KABUL: A top provincial official was killed in a roadside bomb blast on the northern outskirts of Afghanistan's central capital Kabul on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


'Humanitarian' land mines await next president's OK (USA)

(13.09.2008)

"Spider" mines are remote-controlled and can be ordered to self-destruct so they don't threaten civilians when fighting ends. A decision on building them will be made in April.  weiterlesen >>>


Aktives Engagement in Sachen Atomwaffen und Personenminen (Schweiz)

(13.09.2008)

Gespräch mit dem Schweizer Uno-Botschafter für Abrüstung weiterlesen >>>


Demining Commission Co-Ordinator Warns of Mined Areas (Angola)

(12.09.2008)

The co-ordinator of the Demining Executive Commission, João Baptista Kussumua, revealed last Thursday in Luanda that there are provinces that still need an intense demining work. weiterlesen >>>


Deutsche Bank übernimmt Postbank (Deutschland)

(12.09.2008)

Jetzt das Konto wechseln? weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz kämpft für Ächtung von Streubomben (Schweiz)

(11.09.2008)

Die Schweiz will die Konvention von Dublin zur Ächtung von Streubomben ratifizieren. weiterlesen >>>


CAMBODIA: Landmine challenge to development (Cambodia)

(11.09.2008)

An unknown number of villages - perhaps more than 40 percent nationwide - are vulnerable to landmines, the government said.  weiterlesen >>>


Polen sieht nichts Verwerfliches an Streumunition (Polen)

(10.09.2008)

Polen beabsichtigt derzeit nicht das Abkommen von Dublin zu unterzeichnen, das ihren Einsatz verbietet. weiterlesen >>>


UNOG: Group of experts searching for a compromise towards a new protocol on cluster munitions conclude session (Switzerland)

(09.09.2008)

The humanitarian impact of cluster munitions has been discussed within the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects since 2001. weiterlesen >>>


Poland Sees Nothing Wrong in Cluster Bombs (Poland)

(09.09.2008)

Poland doesn't intend, for now at least, to sign the Dublin Convention prohibiting their use. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia's dog-tired demining mission needs fresh recruits, cash (Cambodia)

(08.09.2008)

Khem Sophoan, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre director, said the 102 mine-detection dogs working in one of the most heavily mined countries in the world were aging, while the landmine problem remained serious. weiterlesen >>>


UN chief "urges Israel to pay Lebanon $1 billion" (Lebanon)

(08.09.2008)

A report published by the UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon in November 2006 found that Israel had used "excessive, indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force" during the conflict, which followed Hizbullahs capture of two Israeli soldiers. weiterlesen >>>