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Präsident der Philippinen droht Rebellen wegen Landminen

(07.08.2016)

In Gesprächen der Regierung mit den Rebellen der "New People's Army" (NPA) fordert der Präsident der Philippinen die NPA auf keine Landminen mehr einzusetzen. Andernfalls würden keine Friedensgespräche stattfinden. Sollte die NPA dieser Forderung nicht nachkommen, will er auch das Militär Landminen einsetzen lassen (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Jahre nach dem Verbot werden Streubomben immer noch eingesetzt

(03.08.2016)

Der 1. August 2016 ist der sechste Jahrestag des Inkrafttretens der Oslo-Konvention, die den Einsatz, die Produktion, die Lagerung und den Handel mit Streubomben verbietet. weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Handicap International verurteilt den wiederholten Einsatz von Streumunition

(31.07.2016)

Angaben von Human Rights Watch (HRW) zufolge wurden seit dem 27. Mai 2016 in mindestens 47 Luftangriffen in Syrien Streubomben eingesetzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Es wird Zeit das Streubombenverbot zu ratifizieren

(27.07.2016)

„Ich bin mir sicher, dass Angola die Streubombenkonvention ohne weitere Verzögerung ratifizieren könnte“, berichtet Michael P. Moore, Researcher für den Landmine und Cluster Munition Monitor, nach seiner Rückkehr aus Angola. Das Land war eines der ersten, das 2008 die Konvention unterschrieben hat (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien: NGO warnt „Pokémon Go“ Nutzer vor Minenfeldern

(23.07.2016)

So schnell kann die populäre Spaß-App zu bitterem Ernst werden. Die bosnische NGO ‚Posavina bez mina‘ ruft Smartphone-Nutzer dazu auf auch bei der Pokémon-Suche Minenwarnschilder zu beachten. In einigen Fällen wurden diese scheinbar bereits ignoriert (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Friedensgespräche machen Minenräumung möglich

(18.07.2016)

Mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert lang litt Kolumbien unter einem blutigen Bürgerkrieg. Nun machen eine Waffenruhe und aussichtsvolle Friedensgespräche Minenräumprojekte in den umkämpften Gebieten möglich und der Präsident gibt ein ambitioniertes Ziel vor: minenfrei bis 2021 (auf Englisch).  weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Minenaufklärung für Flüchtlinge und Rückkehrende

(15.07.2016)

Der Irak ist eines der Länder, die am schwersten mit explosiven Kriegsresten kontaminiert sind. Allein deswegen ist Minenaufklärung für viele Menschen vor Ort eine überlebenswichtige Maßnahme. Sarah und ihr Team von Handicap International geben einen Einblick in diese unverzichtbare Arbeit. weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines; Pentagon's 'New' Cluster Bomb Policy Treads Water (USA)

(26.07.2008)

The Pentagon announced that the U.S. military would continue to use and export even the most unreliable cluster bombs over the next decade. This policy decision comes shortly after 111 countries, including major NATO allies, agreed to a global treaty banning cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


UNOG: Further progress made towards a new protocol on cluster munitions

(26.07.2008)

International negotiations to address the humanitarian challenges posed by cluster munitions made further progress this month as the Group of Governmental Experts to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) concluded its third 2008 Session today at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. weiterlesen >>>


Clearing Landmines From The Air (USA)

(26.07.2008)

The U.S. Army has developed a sensor/software device called ASTAMIDS (Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Minefield Detection System) that enables helicopters or UAVs to spot minefields, and warn approaching troops. weiterlesen >>>


China donates 100,000 USD for clearing land mines on Peru-Ecuador border (Peru/ Ecuador/ China)

(25.07.2008)

China donated 100,000 U.S. dollars for Peru to clear anti-personnel land mines in the border zone between Peru and Ecuador, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed after Danish tank hits mine (Afghanistan)

(25.07.2008)

A Danish soldier serving with NATO-led forces in Afghanistan was killed and three others were wounded when their tank was damaged in a roadside blast, military officials said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Verdienstorden und Streubomben (Deutschland)

(25.07.2008)

Die Landtagswahl steht vor der Tür. Schauen wir doch über die Grenzen unserer Heimatstadt hinaus und betrachten, was unser Landesvater Günther Beckstein so treibt. weiterlesen >>>


Thai landmine clearing operation near Preah Vihear (Thailand)

(24.07.2008)

A tragedy earlier this month when a Thai soldier on patrol stepped on a landmine near the Preah Vihear temple, has prompted Thai authorities to conduct mine clearance operations on the Thai-Cambodian border. It seems like a never-ending job for them. Let's find out more details in this report from the Thai News Agency. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Puntland authorities destroy anti-personnel mines (Somalia)

(24.07.2008)

Geneva/Garowe, 24 July 2008 ' On 24 July 2008, the Puntland Mine Action Centre (PMAC), with technical support from Mines Advisory Group (MAG), destroyed 48 stockpiled antipersonnel (AP) mines near Garowe, in accordance with the Geneva Call  weiterlesen >>>


NZ Coalition Condemns New U.S. Cluster Bomb Policy. Calls on U.S. Secretary Rice to Ban these Weapons (New Zealand)

(24.07.2008)

(Wellington, 25 July 2008) In a letter delivered to U.S. Ambassador William McCormick, ahead of the New Zealand visit by U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition has condemned new US policy on cluster bombs and called on the United States to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Village official killed, three police wounded in Philippine attack (Philippines)

(24.07.2008)

Manila - A village official was killed and three police wounded Thursday in a landmine explosion as they responded to an attack by communist rebels on a banana plantation in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


(Update) 1 dead, 3 hurt in Cotabato landmine blast (Philippines)

(24.07.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - A village councilor was killed while three others, including a policeman, were injured in a landmine explosion while responding to a rebel raid in the southern Philippine province of Cotabato before dawn Thursday, regional police and military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


1 dead in Philippine banana farm raid (Philippines)

(23.07.2008)

MANILA, Philippines-Communist rebels attacked a banana farm associated with Dole Foods Co. Thursday and a land mine hit a security vehicle rushing to intervene, killing one and wounding three others, the military said. weiterlesen >>>


Nearly 15K mine-resistant vehicles to be built (Iraq/Afghanistan)

(23.07.2008)

Nearly 15K mine-resistant vehicles to be built weiterlesen >>>


Military chief proposes indefinite ceasefire with Reds (Phillipines)

(23.07.2008)

ARMED Forces Chief Alexander Yano on Thursday proposed an indefinite ceasefire agreement with the communist movement to pave the way for the resumption of formal peace negotiations.  weiterlesen >>>


Burma's Disposable Soldiers (Burma)

(23.07.2008)

A morning breeze cools a perspiring Zaw Moe as he walks through a residential neighborhood in the outskirts of Rangoon with a pile of books in his arms.  weiterlesen >>>


Taiwan testing smart bomb that could destroy Chinese runways (Taiwan)

(23.07.2008)

Taipei - Taiwan's military said Thursday it is testing a smart bomb that could destroy the runways of air bases along the south-east coast of China.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs go off in forest blaze (Lebanon)

(23.07.2008)

BEIRUT: Firemen battled a forest fire in Lebanon yesterday, amid exploding cluster bombs and the danger of mines left over from the country's 1975-1990 civil war, a civil defence official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Foreign forces kill nine Afghan policemen in west, says official (Afghanistan)

(23.07.2008)

KABUL, Afghanistan (Agencies): Nato said Sunday that its forces accidentally killed at least four civilians in eastern Afghanistan, while an official in the nation's west said foreign troops used air strikes against Afghan police, killing nine. weiterlesen >>>


Research to start to curb landmines injuries

(23.07.2008)

In what could be a major breakthrough in combating landmine injuries and deaths in conflict zones, local scientists have helped develop genetically modified tobacco plants so that their leaves turn red when grown near minefields.  weiterlesen >>>


Record number of landmines cleared: Reza (Afghanistan)

(23.07.2008)

KABUL: More than 38,000 anti-personnel mines have been cleared across Afghanistan in the last six months.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Historic clearance of Kapoeta minefield completed (Sudan)

(23.07.2008)

MAG has completed clearance of the deadly barrier minefield, which for many years has surrounded the town of Kapoeta in Eastern Equatoria and threatened the lives of its residents.  weiterlesen >>>


Website reports blast in southern Russia (Russia)

(22.07.2008)

Our correspondent has managed to locate the explosion which occurred in the village of Surkhakhi in Nazranovskiy District in the early morning of 22 July. weiterlesen >>>


Britischer Soldat stirbt bei Anschlag in Afghanistan (GB/Afghanistan)

(22.07.2008)

London (Reuters) - Bei einem Angriff auf eine britische Militärpatrouille ist im Süden Afghanistans nach offiziellen Angaben ein Soldat getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Dänen modeln Tabakpflanze zu Minendetektor um (Dänemark/Südafrika)

(22.07.2008)

Eine dänische Biotechfirma hat Tabakpflanzen gentechnisch so verändert, dass sie verborgene Landminen im Boden aufspüren können. weiterlesen >>>


Two-thirds of Afghanistan cleared of landmines: UN. (Afghanistan)

(22.07.2008)

Two-thirds of Afghanistan, one of the most mined countries in the world, has been cleared of landminesbut millions of its people still live on mined land, the United Nations said today. weiterlesen >>>


Russian mine clearers to disable NATO bombs in Serbia (Serbia)

(22.07.2008)

Russian mine clearing specialists will fly to Serbia on Wednesday to clear unexploded bombs dropped by NATO warplanes in 1999, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


More Than 6.5 Million Square Meters Land of Afghanistan Cleaned Up From Explosive Devices: Officials (Afghanistan)

(22.07.2008)

KABUL (Xinhua) -- The UN-backed de-mining agency Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) has cleaned up more than 6.5 million square meters of land from explosive devices over the past six months in Afghanistan, director of the agency Haider Reza said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


LETTER TO EDITOR: Israel and Hezbollah (Israel)

(22.07.2008)

Israeli soldiers lower the coffin of Eldad Regev, one of the two soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas into his grave during his funeral at a military cemetery in Haifa, northern Israel, Thursday, July 17, 2008. The prisoner exchange with Hezbollah closed a painful chapter from Israel's 2006 war against the militant group, which began after Lebanese guerrillas kidnapped the two soldiers in a cross-border raid. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) weiterlesen >>>


Super-tobacco sees red at land mines (South Africa)

(22.07.2008)

CAPE TOWN - Scientists from the University of Stellenbosch have teamed up with Danish biotechnology firm Aresa to test a genetically engineered tobacco plant that turns red when it grows near land mines, offering hope of a cheap way to help clear fields in post-conflict zones.  weiterlesen >>>


Fire rages amid cluster bombs and mines (Lebanon)

(22.07.2008)

Firemen fought a forest fire east of Lebanon on Monday, amid exploding cluster bombs left over from the Hezbollah-Israel war and landmines placed during the Lebanese civil war. The mountainous Bmikin region where the fire broke out was the site of the front line of the civil war that took place between 1975 and 1990.  weiterlesen >>>


UM's "Bee Whisperer" Tells of Honeybees' Military Potential (USA)

(22.07.2008)

The U.S. Army is collaborating with honeybees, via Scott Debnam and other researchers working on the University of Montana Bee Project.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines; Pentagon's 'New' Cluster Bomb Policy Treads Water (USA)

(21.07.2008)

The Pentagon announced that the U.S. military would continue to use and export even the most unreliable cluster bombs over the next decade. weiterlesen >>>


Germany donates EUR 800,000 for mine removal in Croatia (Croatia/ Germany)

(21.07.2008)

The Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) and the German humanitarian organisation ASB in Sisak on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding under which the German government will allocate EUR 800,000 for humanitarian mine removal in Croatia. weiterlesen >>>


War's Terrible Impact Upon the Environment (Bosnia-Hercegovina)

(21.07.2008)

War, and the lack of ameliorative governmental action, are huge barriers to a cleaner, more healthy environment which extends beyond flora and fauna, animals all the way to humans. One example of war's devastating effects on a country is in the Former Yugoslavia in Bosnia-Hercegovina where the war years of 1992-1995 saw massive death and destruction not only of cultural and human elements but of the physical environment as well.  weiterlesen >>>


Elf Sicherheitskräfte durch Bombe getötet (Kaschmir, Indien)

(21.07.2008)

Landmine unter Armeekonvoi explodiert weiterlesen >>>


B-52 bomber carrying 6 crashes off Guam (Hawaii)

(21.07.2008)

Honolulu (AP): An Air Force B-52 bomber carrying six crew members and en route to conduct a flyover in a parade crashed off the island of Guam, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Nine LTTE terrorists killed & two wounded (Sri Lanka)

(21.07.2008)

Two Army soldier were wounded in Anti Personnel mine explosions in PANDIYANKULAM East area around 6.50 a.m. and 10.50 a.m. yesterday (20).  weiterlesen >>>


How Big Is China's Debt? (China)

(21.07.2008)

China's hidden debt obligations could be a big problem.  weiterlesen >>>


Orissa CM meets relatives of Maoist attack victims (India)

(21.07.2008)

Malkangiri (Orissa): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visitedalkangiri District on Sunday to console survivors and relatives of dead victims of a Maoist attack. At least 24 policemen died in a landmine blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Army officer among eight killed in held Kashmir (India)

(21.07.2008)

HELD SRINAGAR: Two Indian soldiers, including an officer, and four suspected militants were killed in separate gun battles in held Kashmir, while two others died in a grenade attack, the army said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Politics should not derail peace process: Advani (India)

(21.07.2008)

New Delhi: Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir met Indian opposition leader Lal Kishan Advani on Sunday ahead of a two-day dialogue on confidence-building measures (CBMs) with his Indian counterpart Shivshankar Menon. weiterlesen >>>


Nine soldiers killed in Kashmir explosion (India)

(21.07.2008)

At least nine Indian soldiers were killed and 16 wounded yesterday when their vehicle detonated a landmine in the biggest attack on Indian soldiers in recent months. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Mine Clearance, Significant Progress (Afghanistan)

(20.07.2008)

Afghanistan making significant progress in mine clearance, reports UN official weiterlesen >>>


Encounter on in J&K: Army Major killed, 4 wounded (India)

(20.07.2008)

On Saturday, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since India and Pakistan started a peace process in January 2004, at least 10 soldiers were killed and 14 injured when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists triggered a landmine as an Army bus packed with soldiers passed over it at Narbal along the strategic Srinagar-Baramulla Highway. weiterlesen >>>


Kampf gegen das schlechte Gewissen Indiens (Indien)

(20.07.2008)

Es ist die schmutzige Seite des Wirtschaftsmärchens: Seit Jahrzehnten leistet sich Indien einen Guerillakrieg gegen linke Rebellen. Durch Milizen eskaliert der Konflikt nun - die Bevölkerung gerät zwischen die Fronten.  weiterlesen >>>


Ratten machen in Mosambik "Jagd" auf Landminen (Mosambik)

(20.07.2008)

Auf eine ungewöhnliche Idee sind Forscher in Mosambik gekommen: Sie haben Ratten darauf abgerichtet, Landminen in Feldern aufzuspüren. weiterlesen >>>


The real victim at Preah Vihear (Cambodia)

(20.07.2008)

Soldier waits to have artificial leg fitted after stepping on landmine at border weiterlesen >>>


Big business can and should make ethical investments (Norway)

(20.07.2008)

Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund has proven that big money can be invested in ethical ways. Others should follow suit weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Bombs (Israel)

(20.07.2008)

A former Israeli defense official said Saturday that the Israeli military used cluster bombs for two weeks during the 2006 Lebanon war without telling the Israeli government.  weiterlesen >>>


Ex-IDF official: Gov't not told of cluster bomb use (Israel)

(20.07.2008)

A former Israeli defense official alleged Saturday that the military never sought permission from the Israeli government to use cluster bombs during the 2006 Lebanon war.  weiterlesen >>>


Security man, 10 militants killed in clash in Pakistan's Baluchistan (Pakistan)

(19.07.2008)

A security personnel was killed while 10 militants were gunned down in retaliatory fire during a clash in the Och area of Sui in Balochistan on Saturday [19 July], Geo News reported. weiterlesen >>>


Waffen wurden im Libanon-Krieg verwendet (Israel/Libanon)

(19.07.2008)

Berater: Israelische Regierung wusste nichts von Streubomben-Einsatz Erste Zusammenfassung weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben im Libanon-Krieg (Israel/Libanon)

(19.07.2008)

Während des Libanon-Kriegs verwendeten die israelischen Streikräfte Streubomben. Die Regierung in Israel wurde davon offensichtlich nicht in Kenntnis gesetzt. weiterlesen >>>


Israel didn't know of cluster bomb use (Israel)

(19.07.2008)

Jerusalem: A former Israeli defense official says the Israeli military used cluster bombs for two weeks during the 2006 Lebanon war without telling the Israeli government. weiterlesen >>>


Local Quakers establish fund to help rid the world's hot spots of deadly landmines (USA)

(19.07.2008)

WOONSOCKET -- Philip E. Mayer Jr. became a member of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers, seven years ago because he could identify with the Quakers' core values of peace, integrity, simplicity, community and equality.So, when his mother, a Roman Catholic, mailed him a newspaper story from the Philadelphia Inquirer recently about the Woodstown, N.J. Friends Meeting's effort to create a fund to purchase landmine detectors to help the United Nations in its mission to remove underground landmines throughout the world, he thought it would be a good program for his congregation at Smithfield Friends Meeting in Woonsocket to get involved with. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels refute Army's claim on landmine use (Philippines)

(19.07.2008)

DAVAO CITY -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) hits back at the New People's Army (NPA) on the issue of landmine use by the rebel group.  weiterlesen >>>


For last 10 years Azerbaijan demined 314,000 mines (Azerbaijan)

(19.07.2008)

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The National Mine Clearing Agency (ANAMA) has marked its 10-year activity anniversary. weiterlesen >>>


Nine Indian Soldiers Killed, 16 Hurt in Kashmir, Reuters Says (India)

(19.07.2008)

July 19 (Bloomberg) -- At least nine Indian soldiers were killed and 16 injured today by Kashmir's lead rebel group, Hizbul Mujahedeen, Reuters reported, citing Indian defense ministry spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel A.K. Mathur.  weiterlesen >>>


Former defense official says Israel used cluster bombs in Lebanon war (Israel)

(19.07.2008)

Jerusalem: A former Israeli defense official says that the Israeli military used cluster bombs for two weeks during the 2006 Lebanon war without telling the Israeli government. weiterlesen >>>


United States Seeks New Agreement on Cluster Munitions (USA)

(19.07.2008)

The United States is pushing for a new legally binding protocol under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) that would reduce the potential humanitarian impact of cluster munitions while preserving legitimate strategic options. weiterlesen >>>


'Utterly fearless' soldier killed by roadside bomb (Afghanistan)

(19.07.2008)

Kabul: A Canadian soldier killed at an undisclosed location southwest of Kandahar city was an "utterly fearless" corporal who volunteered for another tour in Afghanistan, his commander says. weiterlesen >>>


ANAMA clears over 70,580 Mln Sq. meters area of land from UXO (Azerbaijan)

(18.07.2008)

The Azerbaijan National Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared over 70,580 million sq. meters area of land from Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) and other explosive devices since its activity, says Agency`s statement dedicated to its 10-year activity anniversary. weiterlesen >>>


Forces discover claymore mines, hand grenades in north Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(18.07.2008)

Based on information from the two LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] surrendered members, police and army conducted combined search operations in general area Thennamaranwadi, 22km North of Kuchchaweli, Friday (18 July) at 1.30p.m. [local time], and unearthed seven claymore mines, hand grenades and a hoard of medicine from a jungle patch in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Hizb attack kills 10 soldiers in Kashmir (India)

(18.07.2008)

Militants attacked an army convoy by triggering a landmine blast at Narbal crossing - 16 km north of Srinagar - on Saturday. At least 10 soldiers died while 17 others were injured in the blast, seven of them critically. weiterlesen >>>


Retired Israeli official says Israel used cluster bombs against Lebanon (Israel)

(18.07.2008)

JERUSALEM _ A former Israeli defence official says the Israeli military used cluster bombs for two weeks during the 2006 Lebanon war without telling the Israeli government. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand und Kambodscha im Grenzstreit (Thailand/Kambodscha)

(18.07.2008)

Mitte Juni ging es noch freundlich zu: Thailands Regierung unterstützte den Wunsch des Nachbarn Kambodscha, einen Tempel zum UN-Weltkulturerbe zu erklären, den beide Staaten lange beansprucht hatten. Seit dieser Woche ist die Stimmung eisig: An dem Tempel, der im Grenzgebiet liegt, sind Soldaten aneinander geraten. weiterlesen >>>


Deutscher Urlauber findet Panzermine an dänischem Strand (Dänemark)

(18.07.2008)

Kopenhagen (AFP) - Ein deutscher Urlauber hat an einem dänischen Nordseestrand eine Panzermine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Spain leads cluster bomb ban (Spain)

(18.07.2008)

One of the first official acts of the new Spanish Defence Minister, Carme Chacon, is to ban the production and use of cluster munitions. Cluster bombs are large weapons containing dozens or hundreds of smaller sub-munitions that have a long track record of harming more civilians than combatants.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: the clean-up continues (Lebanon, Israel)

(18.07.2008)

It is now two years since fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon left some 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israeli civilians and soldiers dead. At the end of the month-long conflict some parts of Lebanon were left uninhabitable due to unexploded Israeli cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Agony & alert after blast (India)

(17.07.2008)

Bhubaneswar, July 17: A pall of gloom and panic enveloped Malkangiri today following the death of 17 personnel in a landmine blast yesterday even as a high alert was sounded in the district and combing operations were intensified along borders with Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion injures 2 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(17.07.2008)

Two Canadian soldiers have been injured following an explosion in southern Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Freed Lebanese rebels get big welcome home (Lebanon)

(17.07.2008)

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchangefor the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators in southern Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons and contraband tunnels found in Egypt's Sinai (Egypt)

(17.07.2008)

"Authorities discovered a large quantity of munitions, 20 anti-tank mines and shells in a disused cemetery in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, around 15 kilometres (nine miles) from the border," the official said. weiterlesen >>>


Kazakh police discover ammunition cache in private house (Kazakhstan)

(17.07.2008)

[Presenter] The police have discovered an ammunition cache containing anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, 1 kg of ammonite and seven fuses in the yard of a private house in Aktobe Region. According to the police, ammonite was enough to blow up a nine-storey building. A resident of the town of Khromtau did not give the reason why he stored the ammunition, although he said that he had found them accidentally and did not want to throw them away. weiterlesen >>>


Border row 'getting worse' (Cambodia / Thailand)

(17.07.2008)

Cambodian PM urges Thai counterpart to pull out troops ahead of talks  weiterlesen >>>


Former MP calls for landmine removal (Egypt)

(17.07.2008)

CAIRO: Former MP Esmat Anwar El-Sadat called for a popular campaign to remove landmines and develop the desert. weiterlesen >>>


Halo Trust De-Activates Over 2000 Landmines (Angola)

(17.07.2008)

About 2,475 anti-personnel mines were de-activated and destroyed in the first semester of the current year, in the south-eastern Kuando Kubango Province, by the NGO The Halo Trust, informed Thursday to ANGOP the organisation's Operations chief, Jose Antonio. weiterlesen >>>


Spain to spend 4m euros destroying its cluster bombs (Spain)

(17.07.2008)

Madrid: Defence Minister Carme Chacon made a special appearance in the Congress of Deputies [lower house] yesterday to explain the government's plan to eliminate all the cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines; Pentagon's 'New' Cluster Bomb Policy Treads Water (USA)

(17.07.2008)

The Pentagon announced that the U.S. military would continue to use and export even the most unreliable cluster bombs over the next decade. This policy decision comes shortly after 111 countries, including major NATO allies, agreed to a global treaty banning cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


MHA spokesperson on Wednesday''s Naxal incident in Orissa (India)

(17.07.2008)

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday sought a report from the Orissa Government about Wednesday''s Naxal incident in which at least 24 policemen were killed when a landmine exploded under a security vehicle in State's Malkangiri District. weiterlesen >>>


Ukrainian sappers clear former training grounds of mines (Ukraine)

(17.07.2008)

Kiev, 17 July: Sappers of the Mine-Clearing Centre of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have cleared over 40 ha of former military training grounds of over 660 explosive items, including more than 260 air bombs, the Defence Ministry's press service directorate has said. weiterlesen >>>


Rights & Wrongs: Singapore, Afghan Boys, Cluster Bombs, and More (Singapore)

(16.07.2008)

INTERNATIONAL BAR REPORT ON SINGAPORE -- Singapore has achieved phenomenal economic development but still fails to meet international standards on freedom of assembly and expression, and an independent judiciary, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute said in a report released July 8. weiterlesen >>>


Three Held Over Landmine Attack (Ireland)

(16.07.2008)

Three men have been arrested in relation to the attempted murder of two police officers in a landmine attack. weiterlesen >>>


Two civilians injured in land mine blast in Turkey (Turkey)

(16.07.2008)

Two people, including a student, were injured in explosion as the minibus in which they were traveling passed a land mine planted by outlawed PKK separatists in an eastern province of Turkey, Dogan News Agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand und Kambodscha im Grenzstreit

(16.07.2008)

Mitte Juni ging es noch freundlich zu: Thailands Regierung unterstützte den Wunsch des Nachbarn Kambodscha, einen Tempel zum UN-Weltkulturerbe zu erklären, den beide Staaten lange beansprucht hatten.  weiterlesen >>>