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Nordkorea verlegt 4.000 neue Landminen seit April

(10.07.2016)

Immer wieder werden Anti-Personen-Minen in südkoreanischem Gebiet angeschwemmt und führen zu schweren Unfällen. Nordkorea verlegt diese regelmäßig an der eigentlich entmilitarisierten Grenze. Laut offiziellen Stellen sind nun seit April einige Tausend dazu gekommen (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Elefanten-Dame Mosha bekommt 9. Prothese

(05.07.2016)

Von Beginn an wurde diese außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft aufmerksam in den Medien verfolgt: Nachdem Mosha im Alter von 7 Monaten auf eine Landmine getreten ist und ein Bein verloren hat, fertigt ihr Dr. Therdchai Jivacate immer wieder neue Prothesen an. Inzwischen wiegt Mosha fast zwei Tonnen – eine ganz schöne Herausforderung (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Frankreich vernichtet letzte Streumunition

(02.07.2016)

Während im Jemen und in Syrien wieder vermehrt Streubomben eingesetzt werden, vernichtet Frankreich seine letzten Lagerbestände – zwei Jahre früher als von der Oslo-Konvention verlangt. weiterlesen >>>


Tansania: Ratten sollen bei Minensuche helfen

(29.06.2016)

In Mosambik wurden sie bereits mit großem Erfolg eingesetzt: minensuchende Ratten. Nun sollen die kleinen Nager auch in Tansania eingesetzt werden. Mit gutem Spürsinn, wenig Gewicht und steiler Lernkurve bieten sie viele Vorteile. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Regierung weist Vorwürfe zum Einsatz von Streumunition zurück

(27.06.2016)

Jahrzehnte lang wütete der Bürgerkrieg zwischen Regierungstruppen und Rebellen in Sri Lanka. Nun wird der Regierung auf Grundlage eines Berichts von The Guardian vorgeworfen Streubomben eingesetzt zu haben. Diese weist die Vorwürfe jedoch zurück und hat die Rebellen in Verdacht (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Die Geschichte der "Landmine Boys": Junger Student entwickelt Entminungs-Roboter

(24.06.2016)

Mit 13 Jahren zog Richard Yim von Kambodscha nach Kanada - der Beginn einer Erfolgsgeschichte. Als Kind verlor Richard seine Tante bei einem Landminenunfall. Seitdem hat er ein Ziel vor Augen: Einen Roboter bauen, der Landminen schnell und einfach entschärft. Heute ist der 22-jährige Geschäftsführer seiner Firma "Landmine Boys" (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Video enthüllt Einsatz von verbotenen Waffen durch Russland

(22.06.2016)

Laut Medienberichten liefert ein im Juni 2016 veröffentlichtes Video aus dem russischen Fernsehen den endgültigen Beweis, dass das russische Militär in Syrien verbotene Waffen einsetzt. Zunächst wurde von Streubomben berichtet, die scheinbar zufällig für kurze Zeit im Hintergrund erscheinen, nun ist klar: Es sind verheerend wirkende Brandbomben (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Bericht "Syrien - eine verstümmelte Zukunft"

(20.06.2016)

Anlässlich des Weltflüchtlingstags hat Handicap International den Bericht „Syrien - eine verstümmelte Zukunft“ veröffentlicht. Der Bericht zeigt die fatalen Auswirkungen des Einsatzes von explosiven Waffen auf die syrische Bevölkerung. 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 >>>


Vier Verletzte bei Explosion auf A1 (Deutschland)

(31.07.2008)

Bei Bauarbeiten nahe Remscheid dürfte ein Bagger auf eine Mine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gestoßen sein. Drei Bauarbeiter und ein vorbeifahrender Autofahrer wurden verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures three soldiers in S Turkey (Turkey)

(30.07.2008)

A mine blast injured three soldiers of the Turkish security forces in the southern province of Osmaniye on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Proliferation of Armed Groups Wreaking Havoc in Rural Colombia (Colombia)

(30.07.2008)

Hundreds of Thousands of People Forced from their Land; Government Agencies too Overwhelmed to Respond weiterlesen >>>


Nato-Pläne seit März bekannt (Deutschland, Afghanistan)

(30.07.2008)

Seit März weiß die Regierung von Beratungen der Nato, Awacs-Aufklärungsflugzeuge über Afghanistan einzusetzen. Es habe aber keine "belastbaren Fakten" gegeben, so ein Sprecher des Verteidigungsministeriums. weiterlesen >>>


Teenager explodes on antipersonnel mine (Georgia)

(30.07.2008)

Doctors were forced to amputate the youngster's leg weiterlesen >>>


Gas pipeline blown up (Pakistan)

(29.07.2008)

QUETTA, July 29: A main pipeline supplying gas to the Pir Koh plant from the Loti gas field was blown up on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


UN aims to have historic Afghan city of Bamiyan mine-free by October (Afghanistan)

(29.07.2008)

29 July 2008 ' The United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA) has announced plans to clear a total of 1,800,000 square metres of land in the historic city of Bamiyan that is contaminated with mines and unexploded ordinance (UXOs) by October.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Blast Kills 17-Year-Old Girl in ex-Russian Military Unit (Georgia)

(29.07.2008)

An antipersonnel mine blast killed a 17-year-old girl in Sagarejo, Khateia province of Georgia. She was picking berries in an ex-USSR military unit. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand defensive as Cambodia acts tough (Thailand/Cambodia)

(29.07.2008)

New Thai Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag was appointed to his post on Saturday, took his oath of office on Sunday, and was in urgent talks in Cambodia by Monday. weiterlesen >>>


New Human Rights Chief Faces Daunting Task

(29.07.2008)

United Nations, 29 July, (IPS): Mary Robinson, a former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR), who faulted countries such as the United States, China and Israel for transgressions of humanitarian law and civil liberties, was forced to retire after a 12-month renewal of her four-year contract because of intense lobbying against an extended tenure for her. weiterlesen >>>


Historic City Of Bamyan To Be Cleared Of All Mines (Afghanistan)

(29.07.2008)

The historic city of Bamyan will be cleared of landmines by October this year. A total of 1800 000 square metres of land contaminated with mines and Unexploded Ordinance (UXOs) will be cleared except for four sites which have been declared as cultural heritage sites by UNESCO and need to be cleared with the cooperation of archaeologists.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops to withdraw from disputed area (Cambodia, Thailand)

(29.07.2008)

SIEM REAP : Thailand and Cambodia will soon withdraw their troops from the disputed area near the Preah Vihear temple to end the border row which erupted after the temple was listed as a World Heritage site, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


AWACS-Anfrage für Afghanistan erreicht Bundestag (Deutschland, Afghanistan)

(29.07.2008)

Die Obleute des Verteidigungs- und des Außenausschusses im Bundestag sind von der Bundesregierung offenbar über die Bitte der NATO um den Einsatz von AWACS-Aufklärungsflugzeugen für Afghanistan informiert worden. Wie die ''Stuttgarter Zeitung'' berichtet, besteht zunächst für ein Jahr Interesse an den Maschinen. Ihr Einsatz solle nicht regional begrenzt werden, sondern ganz Afghanistan umfassen und der Luftraumkoordination dienen. weiterlesen >>>


Bundestags-Obleute über AWACS-Anfrage der NATO informiert (Deutschland, Afghanistan)

(29.07.2008)

Berlin (dpa) - Die Bundesregierung hat die Außen- und Verteidigungsexperten im Bundestag über die NATO- Anfrage für einen möglichen Einsatz von AWACS-Aufklärungsflugzeugen über Afghanistan informiert. weiterlesen >>>


Bombe neben der Landebahn (Deutschland)

(28.07.2008)

Brisante Funde auf dem Giebelstadter Flugplatz: Blindgänger entschärft weiterlesen >>>


Not even a rehab center for mine victims ' Zaman (Turkey)

(28.07.2008)

Civilians who lose a limb to a mine explosion suffer trauma and do not receive psychological help, daily Zaman reported yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lighter MRAPs in the works (USA)

(28.07.2008)

Some of the Pentagon's final batch of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles could be several tons lighter and one or two feet shorter in length - an effort to reduce deadly rollovers and increase mobility, a senior Pentagon official said. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben und Verdienstorden (Deutschland)

(28.07.2008)

Verdienstorden und Streubomben" ' unter dieser Überschrift hat unsere Redaktion am 25. Juli eine Kolumne veröffentlicht, die auf unerwartetes Echo stoßen sollte. weiterlesen >>>


Armed violence and humanitarian action in urban areas (World)

(28.07.2008)

Mogadishu, Grozny, Kabul and Baghdad have all been affected by the violence of an armed conflict at one time or another. For humanitarian organizations, which often work more in rural areas, these places present particular challenges.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE vehicles connected Norwegian NGO in the past delivered arms to insurgents (Norway, Sudan, Sri Lanka)

(28.07.2008)

Property belonging to Norwegian People's Aid - One of Norway's biggest non-government organizations which was accused of secretly smuggling in weapons for at least another insurgency in Sudan in the past - is being used by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for its military activities, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense charged. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 3 civilians in southeastern Turkey (Turkey)

(28.07.2008)

Three people died on Sunday when a landmine, planted by the outlawed PKK, exploded when the truck they were traveling in passed by it in Semdinli town in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the Anatolian Agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


In hospital, soldier wakes, says he wants to re-enlist (Iraq)

(28.07.2008)

Sgt. Daryl Williams is brave, has a keen eye for detail and doesn't leave things until the last minute. The Long Island, Va., native is recuperating at the post from wounds suffered in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Istanbul blasts kill 15, injure 154 (Turkey)

(28.07.2008)

ISTANBUL -- Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square yesterday, killing 15 and injuring more than 150 in what the city's governor said was a terrorist attack. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE used notorious Norwegian NGO's vehicles for military activities (Norway, Sri Lanka)

(28.07.2008)

Property belonging to Norwegian People's Aid - One of Norway's biggest non-government organizations which was accused of secretly smuggling is weapons for at least another insurgency in Sudan in the past - is being used by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for its military activities , Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense charged.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey links bombings to rebel Kurds (Turkey)

(28.07.2008)

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as a pallbearer at a funeral Monday for some of the 17 people killed by bombs in Turkey's biggest city, an attack the government blamed on Kurdish rebels who have targeted civilians in the past.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Chance auf ein zweites Leben (Deutschland, Angola)

(28.07.2008)

Im Hünfelder Krankenhaus werden zwei schwer verletzte Jungen aus Angola behandelt.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine found in Georgian town near South Ossetia (Georgia)

(27.07.2008)

An anti-personnel mine has been discovered in Gori [Georgian town south of the South Ossetia conflict zone].  weiterlesen >>>


Bombs and death threats: dissidents step up efforts to derail power-sharing: Landmine was aimed at killing police officers Security fears at level of 1998, year of Omagh bomb (Ireland)

(27.07.2008)

It was a huge landmine with a substantial amount of homemade explosive that lacked one critical element - a plastic explosive booster such as Semtex.The device, used by insurgent groups across the world from Helmand province in Afghanistan to southern Iraq, was designed to kill two police officers in Co Fermanagh who had been lured into the area. But the men survived because a commercial detonator only partly triggered the mine. Had it been set off by something as effective as Semtex, both officers would have been killed, security sources say. weiterlesen >>>


Over 2,000 Explosive Devices Destroyed in Bie (Angola)

(27.07.2008)

At least 2,674 non-detonated explosive devices were destroyed in the southern Bie province, by the British NGO The HALO Trust, during the first half of 2008. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish Planes Reportedly Bombard Iraqi Kurdistan With "Cluster Bombs" (Turkey, Israel)

(27.07.2008)

Turkish planes have bombarded Qandil area with "cluster bombs" following "Israeli spy planes' sorties over the area" in the past week, Brussels-based Kurdish Roj TV reported Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) as saying on 27 July.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Tabakpflanze wird zum Landminen-Detektor (Südafrika)

(27.07.2008)

Blätter reagieren auf Stickstoffdioxid und werden rot - Dänische Firma testet genetisch modifizierte Pflanzen in Feldversuch in Südafrika weiterlesen >>>