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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 >>>


Russia/Georgia: Investigate Civilian Deaths (Georgia)

(14.08.2008)

High Toll from Attacks on Populated Areas weiterlesen >>>


NPA Sudan starts mine clearance in Rwanda (Sudan)

(14.08.2008)

On 6th of August NPA Mine Action (NPA MA) Sudan was operational with the Mine Wolf mechanical demining machine at Kanombe Minefield, just outside Kigali. weiterlesen >>>


Hospital: Israeli journalist may have been hurt by cluster bomb (Israel / Georgia)

(14.08.2008)

The Israeli journalist was injured while covering the fighting in Georgia, but the exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia and Accusations of War Crimes Mounting (Russia / Georgia)

(14.08.2008)

Andrzej Meller, who works for a Polish Catholic weekly, said Tuesday that he had found in the Georgian city of Gori the remnants of cluster bombs, allegedly dropped by Russian air fighters, and which are banned by international conventions. weiterlesen >>>


Philippines rebels litter their trail with booby traps (Phillipines)

(14.08.2008)

Muslim rebels have been planting booby traps and land mines in deserted villages and roads. weiterlesen >>>


Two civilians injured in landmine blast in Turkey (Turkey)

(14.08.2008)

Two Turkish people were injured Tuesday in the explosion of roadside bomb planted by outlawed PKK separatists in a southeastern province of Turkey, Dogan News Agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Maximising impact in Juba (Sudan)

(14.08.2008)

The collaboration between Community Liaison (CL) and technical teams is integral to MAG's activities in southern Sudan. CL teams liaise with communities, collecting and sharing information on remnants of conflict and delivering Mine Risk Education (MRE).  weiterlesen >>>


Peak Resources Enters Exclusive Landmine Detection Technology Development Agreement with Roke Manor Research of the U.K. (Canada / U.K.)

(14.08.2008)

The landmine detection system to be developed is for use in both Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicles (UAVs) and hand held devices. Roke has developed and owns the intellectual property rights for both a high level scanning sensor and a low level detection sensor. weiterlesen >>>


Nie wieder Streubomben! (Libanon)

(14.08.2008)

Gedenken an die Opfer im Libanon zwingt zum Verbot dieser Waffen weiterlesen >>>


UN Agency Worried At Impact of Georgia Conflict on Children (USA / Georgia)

(14.08.2008)

The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has voiced its concern about the impact of the heavy fighting in Georgia on young people in the area, and stressed the need to ensure they receive adequate protection and basic services. weiterlesen >>>


Philippinen: 130.000 auf der Flucht - Hilfsmaßnahmen gestartet (Philippinen)

(14.08.2008)

Nach mehrtägigen Kämpfen auf den Philippinen zwischen Muslimrebellen und Militär ist nun ausländische Hilfe für die Flüchtlinge angelaufen. Wie das Rote Kreuz mitteilte, sollen noch am Donnerstag die ersten Materialien geliefert werden. weiterlesen >>>


UNO befürchtet Krise auf den Philippinen (Philippinen)

(13.08.2008)

Nach dreitägigen Gefechten hat das Militär der Philippinen nach eigenen Angaben die Muslimrebellen aus den von ihnen besetzten Dörfern im Süden des Landes zurückgeschlagen. weiterlesen >>>


Nie wieder Streubomben! (Libanon)

(13.08.2008)

Gedenken an die Opfer im Libanon zwingt zum Verbot dieser Waffen weiterlesen >>>


UN cleans Abyei of unexploded weapons (Sudan)

(13.08.2008)

Abyei has been successfully cleared of unexploded bombs and land mines, the United Nations Mine Action Office (UNMAO) said in a press statement today. weiterlesen >>>


Use of rocket systems can harm civilians (USA / Georgia)

(13.08.2008)

Russian television on August 12 aired video images of Grad and Uragan rockets being fired into the Kodori Gorge, an area of Abkhazia that had been under Georgian control. weiterlesen >>>


New cluster bomb casualties two years after the Lebanon war (Lebanon)

(13.08.2008)

It is thought that half a million cluster bomblets had not exploded when used. These 500,000 unexploded bomblets continue to pose a permanent threat to civilians, the main victims of cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


MP proud of progress on munitions problem (Canada)

(13.08.2008)

The end of use of cluster munitions around the world is a personal goal of Brian Storseth, Conservative MP for the Westlock-St. Paul riding. His fight to ban the use of cluster munitions continued when he tabled a petition in the House of Commons on April 30. weiterlesen >>>


460 tons of bombs to be destroyed (South Africa)

(13.08.2008)

Some were landmines, which have been banned internationally. weiterlesen >>>


Colombia unrest threatens indigenous groups with extinction (Colombia)

(13.08.2008)

According to the National Indian Organization, 25 natives were murdered, two disappeared, three were killed by landmines and 2,117 were displaced by the conflict in 2008. weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe president praises army's demining efforts (Zimbabwe)

(13.08.2008)

The landmines were implanted during the country's war of liberation more than 30 years ago and were reportedly maiming people and animals. weiterlesen >>>


Conflict in Georgia: Unexploded ordnance poses high risk for civilians and displaced population, warns landmine charity (UK / Georgia)

(13.08.2008)

Based on its extensive experience in conflict zones, MAG is concerned that many of the abandoned weapons and ammunition could malfunction and present a lethal threat to civilian population and to aid workers attempting to access and help them. weiterlesen >>>


Krieg im Kaukasus (Georgien)

(13.08.2008)

Die Ohnmacht der Verwandten. Russische Soldaten in Georgien - der Krieg hat bereits jetzt Tausende Opfer gefordert  weiterlesen >>>


Southern Communities in Jordan Welcome Return of Mine-Free Land (Jordan)

(12.08.2008)

With the mission completed in just 18 months, these formerly mine-contaminated lands now signal a new chapter of hope for its communities and the future landscape of the area. weiterlesen >>>


High-tech bomb sniffer finds hidden landmines (USA)

(12.08.2008)

A prototype underground explosives detector that was manufactured in an Albemarle County factory is helping Army troops clear deadly minefields overseas. weiterlesen >>>


Vergessen am Horn von Afrika (Somalia)

(12.08.2008)

International kaum wahrgenommen, fordert Somaliland die Anerkennung als unabhängiger Staat weiterlesen >>>


Karsai fordert internationale Truppen zum Einsatz in Pakistan auf (Afghanistan)

(12.08.2008)

Kabul - Der afghanische Präsident Hamid Karsai hat angesichts zahlreicher getöteter Zivilpersonen bei Luftangriffen der US- oder NATO-Truppen in seinem Land ein Umdenken verlangt. Die ausländischen Streitkräfte sollten nicht afghanische Dörfer, sondern die Stellungen von Terroristen in den pakistanischen Stammesgebieten bombardieren, forderte Karsai vor Journalisten in Kabul. Bei neuen Kämpfen wurden am Wochenende mehr als 30 Menschen getötet.  weiterlesen >>>


Informationspolitik im Konfliktgebiet (Georgien)

(12.08.2008)

Propagandaschlacht im Kaukasus weiterlesen >>>


Hilfe für Minenopfer (Kolumbien)

(12.08.2008)

Calmy-Rey besucht in Kolumbien auch ein Spital, das ein Hilfsprogramm für Minenopfer hat: Dieses wird von der Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit DEZA und der Hilfsorganisation Handicap International geführt.  weiterlesen >>>


8 Zivilisten und 25 Taliban von US-Armee getötet (Afghanistan)

(11.08.2008)

Kabul. Bei Gefechten und einem Luftangriff der US-geführten Koalitionstruppen sind in der südafghanischen Provinz Urusgan nach Militärangaben 8 Zivilisten und 25 Aufständische getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Acht Tote bei Expolsion in Türkei (Türkei)

(11.08.2008)

Nach Angaben des türkischen Nachrichtensenders NTVwurden bei der Explosion in der Region Erzincan im Osten des Landes acht türkische Soldaten getötet, weiter Vier verletzt, als ein Militärfahrzeug auf einer Landstraße auf eine Landmine fuhr. weiterlesen >>>


Im Konvoi nach Armenien (Georgien)

(11.08.2008)

Im Kaukasuskrieg spitzt sich die Lage zwischen Russland und Georgien dramatisch zu. Der georgische Präsident Michail Saakaschwili kritisierte am Montagabend bei einer Sitzung des Sicherheitsrates ein Vordringen russischer Bodentruppen in seinem Land. weiterlesen >>>


JDAM Countermine System shoots 4000 (USA)

(11.08.2008)

A key part of the new system is a Countermine System (CMS) designed to minimize mine-related human losses weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross youth team pushes to outlaw cluster bombs (Canada)

(11.08.2008)

Led by youth co-ordinator Justin Benko, the youngsters are working to spread awareness about the dangers of the deadly weapons before calling on the federal government to sign an international treaty banning them.  weiterlesen >>>


Eastern Chad: MSF Treats Victims Of Unexploded Ordnance

(11.08.2008)

Accidents With Abandoned Grenades And Other Devices Are Leaving Children Dead And Wounded weiterlesen >>>


Five civilians among 10 killed in fresh Afghan violence (Afghanistan)

(11.08.2008)

Five civilians were killed when their car hit a landmine in Zherai district of the southern Kandahar province on Sunday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Create mine-free Nepal (Nepal)

(11.08.2008)

The declaration entitled "Mine Actions and Ottawa Treaty" has made the commitment of forwarding the national landmines policies on victims' financial, material and human resources to protect the lives of landmine victims and play active role in removing the landmines, IEDS and other explosive devices throughout the country. weiterlesen >>>


Karzai fordert Angriffe auf pakistanischem Gebiet (Afghanistan)

(10.08.2008)

Präsident: Internationale Truppen sollen Stellungen in Pakistan bombardieren - 31 Tote bei Gefechten weiterlesen >>>


Georgien: Papst besorgt wegen Eskalation der Gewalt (Georgien)

(09.08.2008)

Papst Benedikt XVI. verfolgt mit wachsender Sorge die Krise in Ossetien und die militärische Eskalation zwischen Georgien und Russland.  weiterlesen >>>


Life-saving wonder rats (Mozambique)

(08.08.2008)

Two rats can clear an area measuring 15 metres by 15 metres in an hour. A human being with a metal detector would take two weeks to do the same job. weiterlesen >>>


SODI veranstaltet Bildungsreihe zu Agent Orange und Gensaatgut (Deutschland)

(08.08.2008)

Am 10. August, dem Internationalen Tag der Agent Orange Opfer, lädt der Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) um 19 Uhr ins Berliner Kato im U-Bahnhof Schlesisches Tor zur Auftaktveranstaltung seiner Bildungsreihe über das im Vietnamkrieg eingesetzte Toxin Agent Orange und die aktuellen Auswirkungen von Gensaatgut und Biopiraterie durch einstige Herstellerfirmen. weiterlesen >>>


Establishment of Single Mine Clearing System Discussed at Georgian Armed Forced United Headquarters (Georgia)

(08.08.2008)

According to Zaza Gogava, undestroyed mines remained in Georgia after withdrawal of the Russian military bases and this problem should be solved. weiterlesen >>>


1 398 384 square meters area of Azerbaijan cleared of mines and UXOs last month (Azerbaijan)

(08.08.2008)

According to the statistics of ANAMA basing on various sources, 57 people died and 137 were injured during 101 mine accidents since September, 2001. weiterlesen >>>


Activist runs against cluster bombs (South Africa)

(08.08.2008)

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, South Africa has not yet started preparations for the December meeting on cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Eight Iraq family members killed by old landmine (Iraq)

(08.08.2008)

Eight members of one Iraqi family, including three woman and two children, were killed Thursday when an old mine brought home by one of their children exploded inside their house, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Erinnerung an die Mine (Deutschland)

(08.08.2008)

Fotokünstler Lukas Einsele in der Kunsthalle  weiterlesen >>>


Salmi mine detonated (Kuweit)

(08.08.2008)

Acting on information the bomb disposal experts rushed to Salmi and detonated a landmine a few kilometers off the main road. weiterlesen >>>


Deaths From UXO 'On the Rise', Says MSF (Chad)

(08.08.2008)

Ndjamena - Deaths from unexploded ordnance (UXO) are on the rise in Chad according to Karline Kleijer, head of programmes for Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), speaking to IRIN the day after seven people were killed and up to 17 wounded when a bomb exploded in N'djamena's main market on 4 August in the second incident involving unexploded ordnance (UXO) in two days.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs removed in Nis (Serbia)

(08.08.2008)

NIS -- A clean-up operation of cluster bombs left over from the 1999 NATO attack is under way at the Nis airport. weiterlesen >>>


MAG saves lives in Pirijan (Iraq)

(08.08.2008)

The Iraqi military left the area in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the residents of Pirijan were finally allowed to return home. However, the area remained contaminated by small arms and light weapons (SALW) and other conventional weapons left behind by the military, and three villagers were killed in different accidents in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Chemical Weapons Convention (Guinea-Bisseau , USA , Russia)

(08.08.2008)

The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency destroyed the last VX nerve agent-filled landmine at the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility on June 20. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq Mines Nightmare (Iraq)

(08.08.2008)

Iraqi children are life-threatened with nearly 25 million unexploded ordinances, about 25 percent of the global unexploded ordinances, left behind by wars that plagued the country in recent decades.  weiterlesen >>>


Präsident Uribe - Kolumbiens ordnende Hand (Kolumbien)

(07.08.2008)

Zwei Jahre sind vergangen, seit sich in Kolumbien Präsident Uribe um seine Wiederwahl bewarb: von seinen Gegnern der Nähe zu Rauschgifthändlern und der Komplizenschaft mit Todesschwadronen bezichtigt, in Lateinamerika dem Vorwurf ausgesetzt, ein Vasall des amerikanischen Präsidenten Bush zu sein, von einem Teil der europäischen Öffentlichkeit wegen seiner unnachgiebigen Haltung gegenüber der marxistischen Farc-Guerrilla als Kriegstreiber verschrien. Die erst 1991 verabschiedete Verfassung musste geändert werden, um dem Amtsinhaber die neuerliche Kandidatur zu ermöglichen. Und dann wurde Álvaro Uribe triumphal im Amt bestätigt. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Action Technology Workshop (Switzerland)

(06.08.2008)

This workshop aims to discuss technical issues relevant to demining. It addresses technical requirements and practices as well as operational and technical challenges related to road clearance and land release. weiterlesen >>>


Valley group helps educate people, remove land mines from areas of conflict (USA)

(06.08.2008)

The foundation was started 10 years ago by Joseph Trocino, a retired chemical engineer. From its small Woodland Hills headquarters, the group works to help remove land mines and educate local populations in countries where the lasting effects of war remain. The organization has helped defuse 50,000 land mines worldwide over the past decade. weiterlesen >>>


600 Kindern neues Augenlicht geschenkt (Deutschland, Rumänien, Tschetschenien)

(06.08.2008)

Eine stolze Bilanz hat der Vorsitzende der international tätigen Hilfsorganisation "Aktion Augenlicht", Honorar-Generalkonsul Alex Jacob, in der Generalversammlung vorgelegt. Fast 600 Kindern wurde durch Operationen neues Augenlicht und Lebensmut geschenkt. weiterlesen >>>


EWS ANALYSIS: In a changing world, Finland's artillery stays the same (Finland)

(06.08.2008)

The notion that Finland has a record-big artillery force is surprising, but both statistics, and military officers confirm it. With the path that it has chosen, Finland has been left alone in the defence of its right to deploy infantry land mines and cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


School helps clear landmines (Australia)

(06.08.2008)

Staff and students at Aspley State High School have dug deep to help Cambodian people beset by landmines. weiterlesen >>>


The Defense Ministry has announced it will destroy the Self-Defense Forces' stockpile of cluster munitions, a move that has shocked many senior officers and will force significant revisions to national defense policy (Japan)

(06.08.2008)

The decision came after the government in May joined an international treaty to ban the weapons, many of which remain unexploded in former conflict zones and pose a serious threat to civilians in those areas weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese MAG worker wounded by a cluster bomb is southern Lebanon (Lebanon)

(06.08.2008)

A Lebanese citizen working with the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) was moderately wounded on Thursday when a cluster bomb dropped by Israel during the 2006 war detonated near him as he was attempting to disarm landmines in a village in southern Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Army Intensifies Search for Guns (Uganda)

(06.08.2008)

Security agencies in the northern region have intensified the search for weapons abandoned during the 21-year insurgency that left over 1.7 million people displaced. weiterlesen >>>


Angler finden Mine im Aarbach (Deutschland)

(05.08.2008)

Patrick Bürckholz und sein Freund meldeten ihren Fund der Polizei. Glücklicherweise war die Mine nicht scharf. weiterlesen >>>


Taleban report landmine attack in Afghan south (Afghanistan)

(05.08.2008)

[Taleban spokesman] Qari Yusof Ahmadi: A tank belonging to the foreign forces was blown up by a land mine of the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate at around 1100 [local time] this morning when their military convoy was passing through Chanjir area near Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand Province. weiterlesen >>>


Africa: Conventional Weapons Destruction and Landmine Clearance in Somalia (Somalia)

(05.08.2008)

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has launched a $1.4 million conventional weapons destruction program, which will also include the clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war throughout heavily affected areas of northern Somalia. weiterlesen >>>


Airstrikes kill more than a dozen militants in Afghanistan; 10 civilians die in bus blast (Afghanistan)

(05.08.2008)

A bus carrying a wedding party struck a mine in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, killing the bride and groom and eight others, a police official said. weiterlesen >>>


Mortars and ammunition removed from Sulaimaniyah museum (Iraq)

(05.08.2008)

MAG has destroyed 16 mortars, two projectiles and three 'VS -50' anti-personnel mines, following an urgent request from a museum director who suspected that a display of military vehicles contained live items. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Tries but Fails to Scuttle Cluster Bomb Treaty (USA)

(05.08.2008)

Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, representatives of 110 governments completed negotiations on a new international treaty that bans the production, use, and export of all existing cluster munitions and commits them to destroy their stockpiles within eight years. Stephen Mull, Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, held a press briefing in the midst of the negotiations to explain why the U.S. government was not at the table. His explanations were creative. weiterlesen >>>


Farming A Deadly Risk in Mine-Laden Southern Senegal (Senegal)

(04.08.2008)

In the face of soaring food prices worldwide the Senegalese government recently launched a plan to boost local production of staple foods like rice. But in the Senegal's southern Casamance region, which has some of the country's most fertile soil, thousands of people cannot get to their farms because of landmines. For VOA, Nancy Palus reports from Dakar. weiterlesen >>>


Police officer killed in Russia's Ingusheti (Russia)

(04.08.2008)

Blasts and shootings in Nazran's Mutaliyev Street this morning, which town residents reported, were linked to firing on a car which carried Bekkhan Buzurtanov, an officer of the Ingush Interior Ministry department to fight organized crime. weiterlesen >>>


Dnjestr-Pegel geht zurück - Situation normalisiert sich -510 Minen aus dem 2. Weltkrieg gefunden (Moldawien, Ukraine)

(04.08.2008)

In Moldawien und der abtrünnigen Dnjestr-Republik fällt der Pegel des Dnjestr langsam, aber kontinuierlich. weiterlesen >>>


8 Pakistani soldiers injured in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(04.08.2008)

Eight Pakistani soldiers were injured when their convoy hit a landmine in Pakistan's tribal region on Monday, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


By 2010 Russian Air Force Will Start Receiving PBK-500U Cluster Bombs (Russia)

(04.08.2008)

State research and production enterprise Basalt arranged a show of its products in Krasnoarmeisk in the Moscow Region. The prototype of gliding cluster bomb PBK-500U is demonstrated among other models of ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Scores Killed in Mogadishu Attacks (Somalia)

(04.08.2008)

More than 27 people were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, including at least 20 women who died when a hidden landmine exploded, Radio Garowe reported. weiterlesen >>>


Meldungen zum Dnjestr-Hochwasser in der Ukraine - Moldawien und der PMR (Transnistrien) (Ukraine, Moldawien)

(04.08.2008)

Damm in Tiraspol gebrochen - Experten warnen vor Infektionskrankheiten - Weite Teile der Stadt stehen unter Wasser; Moldawien - Voronin fordert Leistung aus den Reihen der Wirtschaft ein; Ukraine - Situation beruhigt - 500 weitere Soldaten sollen bei Beseitigung helfen - Timoschenko in Uschgorod und Lemberg weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross team tackles cluster bombs (Canada)

(04.08.2008)

Young volunteers want to make a difference in humanitarian causes weiterlesen >>>


Turkey clears land mines along Syrian border (Turkey)

(04.08.2008)

Mine clearing around a southeastern Turkish town to enable the opening of a new border crossing with Syria has been completed, an executive of the company in charge of the project said on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


AU Condemns Killing of Amison Peacekeeper By Anti-Personnel Mine (Ethiopia)

(04.08.2008)

The African Union has today lost one of its peacekeepers killed in the explosion of an anti-personnel mine planted and triggered by insurgent elements opposed to peace and stability in Somalia.  weiterlesen >>>


Finnish Defence Forces to begin replacing anti-personnel mines (Finland)

(04.08.2008)

The Finnish finance ministry's budget proposal, published in its entirety on Friday, includes a 14 million euro allowance for the Finnish Defence Forces to start replacing anti-personnel mines next year. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Disposal Experts Say Kosovo to Be Clear of Mines By 2013 (Kosovo)

(04.08.2008)

In the last eight years, more than 600 people have had land mine accidents. At least 112 of these accidents have been fatal while more than 400 people have lost limbs. The last accident occurred 1 April in Hariliq [Ariljaca], near the Prishtina airport, where a villager was killed while searching for scrap metal to sell. The most recent mine was found earlier this week. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi Kurdish Paper Says Turkish Military Bases Inside Kurdistan Region (Iraq)

(04.08.2008)

The number of Turkish military personnel inside KRG [Kurdistan Regional Government] territory has reached 3,235, which include officers and soldiers. Moreover, they have the following equipment at their disposal: 58 tanks, 27 armoured vehicles, 31 artillery, 26 mortars, 17 RPGs [rocket-propelled grenades], 10 Doshka guns [12.7mm machine-gun], 40 military vehicles, 13 BKCs [7.62 mm calibre machine-gun], two pairs of night vision binoculars, three tripod binoculars, 10 sniper rifles, 1 Atar bomb, four satellite mobiles, two Racal [military communications systems], one Rangefinder, two Cranes and an advanced sound silencing device. weiterlesen >>>


Thompson Files: Fuzed weapons are good (USA)

(04.08.2008)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently approved a new policy to reduce the danger that cluster bombs pose to non-combatants by setting a timetable for phasing out unreliable munitions and using only systems that detonate or go dormant quickly. Unfortunately, by the time the new policy became public, the world community was well on its way to signing a treaty on cluster munitions that could have the unintended effect of killing civilians rather than protecting them.  weiterlesen >>>


Valley group helps educate people, remove land mines from areas of conflict (USA)

(03.08.2008)

The land mines they defused and removed from war-torn regions of Southeast Asia lie like specimens on display thousands of miles away in a cramped, fifth-story office in the San Fernando Valley.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben und Punkt-Ziel-Munition (Deutschland)

(03.08.2008)

Der Rüstungskonzern Diehl und das Bundesverteidigungsministerium sind sich einig: Die Munition "Smart-155" ist keine Streumunition. Insofern nimmt unsere Redaktion die am 25. Juli gemachte Behauptung, dass die Nürnberger Unternehmensgruppe Diehl unter anderem Streumunition produziere, zurück. weiterlesen >>>


Experten warnen vor Blindgängern unter Tegel (Deutschland)

(03.08.2008)

Dort wo täglich Tausende Passagiere starten und landen, liegen offenbar hochexplosive Sprengsätze im Erdreich: alte Munitionsreste und Blindgänger aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Ausgerechnet für den zivilen Teil von Tegel fehlen immer noch amtliche Bescheinigungen über die Freiheit von Kampfmitteln. weiterlesen >>>


Mindestens zehn Tote bei Anschlag (Afghanistan)

(02.08.2008)

Im Süden Afghanistan sterben mindestens zehn Personen einer Hochzeitsgesellschaft. Die Polizei macht die radikalislamische Taliban für den Anschlag verantwortlich.  weiterlesen >>>


UPDATE 1-BAE Systems H1 earnings up 26 pct, upbeat on year (UK)

(01.08.2008)

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - BAE Systems , Europe's biggest defence company, posted a 26 percent rise in first-half earnings on Friday and said its full-year results would benefit from strong demand for armoured wheeled vehicles. weiterlesen >>>


Last cluster bombs destroyed in Lebanon with Saudi aid (Lebanon, Israel)

(01.08.2008)

Beirut ' The last cluster bombs planted by Israel in the July 2006 war with Hezbollah were destroyed Wednesday with financing from Saudi Arabia.  weiterlesen >>>


At least 33 killed in Somalia clashes (Somalia, Ethiopia)

(01.08.2008)

At least 33 Ethiopian soldiers have been killed and about 11 others injured as Islamic Jihad of Somalia attacked an Ethiopian convoy.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops in Bunker Attacks, Confrontations & Ambush Strike More Terrorists (Sri Lanka)

(01.08.2008)

In NEDUNKERNI, NAUVI and PERIYAMADU three explosions caused by anti personnel mines injured three soldiers. Likewise, explosion of an IED and an anti personnel mine in SULTHANKULAM and MUNDALPALLI areas in MANNAR wounded three more soldiers. Similarly, during clashes in the north of KIRIIBBANWEWA five soldiers received injuries. weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar warns against more bomb attacks (Myanmar)

(01.08.2008)

The Myanmar authorities warned on Friday against more bomb attacks following Wednesday's mine explosion in northeastern Kayin state and urging people in the country to remain vigilant against more such probability, official media reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast Injures Six Policemen in S.Ossetia (Georgia)

(01.08.2008)

Six Georgian policemen were injured, one severely, after their vehicle hit a mine in the South Ossetian conflict zone on August 1, Georgian media sources reported. weiterlesen >>>


Taktisches Schweigen (Deutschland, Afghanistan)

(01.08.2008)

Als Anfang Juli bekannt wurde, dass sich die Nato-Führung in Afghanistan für Awacs-Maschinen mit deutschen Besatzungen interessiert, wiegelte die Bundesregierung ab. Es sei noch keine offizielle Anfrage erfolgt. Diese liegt jetzt vor und das Verteidigungsministerium wusste schon im März von der wahrscheinlichen Anfrage. weiterlesen >>>


BAE verdient gut dank Rüstungsaufträgen für Afghanistan und Irak (UK, Afghanistan, Irak)

(01.08.2008)

Der Rüstungskonzern BAE Systems(BAES.L: Kurs) hat dank Aufträgen der britischen und amerikanischen Streitkräfte für die Kriege im Irak und Afghanistan Gewinn und Umsatz deutlich gesteigert. weiterlesen >>>


Georgian policemen wounded (Georgia)

(01.08.2008)

A car of the Georgian law enforcers has exploded on a mine. weiterlesen >>>


Ist alternative Streumunition Teil des Problems?

(01.08.2008)

Eine Broschüre vom Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de weiterlesen >>>


Explosive disposal experts say Kosovo to be clear of mines by 2013 (Republic Of Kosovo)

(31.07.2008)

Nita Vula walked towards her supervisor, arm outstretched, with a smile across her face. A spider bite had just caused her hand to swell to nearly double its normal size, but she was not worried. The bite was nothing compared to the dangers she faces every day at her job. Vula is the only female de-miner that works in the Civil Protection Brigade (CPB) division of the Kosovo Protection Corps (TMK). weiterlesen >>>


Belgian troops carry out key development projects in South (Lebanon)

(31.07.2008)

Beirut -- SOUTH LEBANON: The Belgian battalion of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is playing an important humanitarian and developmental role in its area of operation, in addition to its main peacekeeping role which consists of implementing UN Resolution 1701, Commander Mike Troch told The Daily Star on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Forced internal displacement overwhelming capacity to respond (Colombia)

(31.07.2008)

Increasing numbers of Colombians are fleeing their homes in several regions of the country and continue to face serious vulnerability.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Confirms DM Charge on INGO Vehicles in LTTE Hands (Sri Lanka, Norway)

(31.07.2008)

UN AGENCIES In Sri Lanka have strongly condemned the forced removal of NPA (Norwegian Peoples Aid) assets and the intimidation of its staff after the Defence Ministry alleged the LTTE had commandeered nine heavy vehicles belonging to the INGO. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand, Cambodia to follow up 'success' (Thailand, Cambodia)

(31.07.2008)

The National Security Council (NSC) is to meet with other agencies to follow up on agreements made at the assembly in Siem Reap on the border conflict between Thailand and Cambodia.  weiterlesen >>>


Wanni liberating operation continues; 5 terrorists killed, 22 wounded in yesterday's clashes (Sri Lanka)

(31.07.2008)

Troops engaged in counter terrorist offensive operation in Wanni theatre of battle killed 5 LTTE terrorists and injured 11 others in series of clashes took place in yesterday, July 30, the finalized military report received from the battlefront said. 11 more terrorists reportedly either killed or wounded. An army soldier has laid his life for the sake of motherland while 11 others received injuries.  weiterlesen >>>