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Landminenverbot: "Finish the job" bis 2025

(20.05.2016)

Unter dem Motto “Finish the job” findet von 19. bis 20. Mai das Intersessional Meeting zum Landminenverbotsvertrag in Genf statt. Bis 2025 soll das Ziel einer minenfreien Welt erreicht werden. Im Zuge dieser derzeit laufenden Konferenz können Staaten von ihren Fortschritten oder Problemen berichten (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Westjordanland: Heilige Stätten können von Minen befreit werden

(16.05.2016)

Seit fast einem halben Jahrhundert waren die heiligen Orte rund um Qasr el-Yahud wegen Landminen aus dem Sechstagekrieg für Gläubige nicht zugänglich. Nun hat die Nichtregierungsorganisation HALO sowohl von Israelis als auch von Palästinensern die Erlaubnis erhalten die geschätzten 5.000 Landminen unschädlich zu machen (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha prüft Beitritt zum Streubombenverbot

(14.05.2016)

Laut Medienangaben untersucht das kambodschanische Verteidigungsministerium gerade die Folgen eines Beitritts für das Land. Kambodscha wurde zuletzt 2011, im Grenzkonflikt mit Thailand, von Streumunition getroffen. Bereits der Vietnamkrieg in den 1960er und 70er Jahren hat tausende nicht-explodierte Bomblets in Kambodscha hinterlassen (auf Englisch).  weiterlesen >>>


Einsatz von US-Streumunition im Jemen

(11.05.2016)

Nach US-Gesetzgebung dürften die USA eigentlich keine Streumunition exportieren, die mehr als 1 Prozent Fehlerquote aufweist. Der Einsatz von US-Streumunition durch die von Saudi Arabien geführte Koalition im Jemen zeichnet jedoch ein anderes Bild: 98 Prozent der Streumunitionsopfer waren 2015 Zivilisten. weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria: 7 Heimkehrende durch Landmine getötet

(08.05.2016)

Laut offiziellen Angaben wurden in Nigeria sieben heimkehrende Binnenvertriebene von einer Landminenexplosion im Bundestaat Yobe getötet. Vermutlich haben Boko Haram-Kämpfer, die zuvor Jahre lang in dem betroffenen Gebiet gelebt haben, das Gelände schwer vermint zurückgelassen (auf Englisch).  weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Freiwillige müssen bei Minenräumung improvisieren

(05.05.2016)

"Es ist absurd gefährlich", sagt James Le Mesurier, Gründer der NGO Mayday Rescue, zu den Entminungspraktiken der Freiwilligen in Syrien. Doch ihnen bleibt oft keine andere Wahl, da weder angemessenes Training, noch sicheres Material vorhanden sind. Und das in einem Land, in dem 5,1 Millionen Menschen mit der Gefahr von explosiven Kriegsresten leben müssen (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Studie: Explosivwaffen töten immer mehr Menschen!

(02.05.2016)

Die Kampagne Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) hat ihren jährlichen Bericht zu Explosivwaffen herausgegeben. Die Ergebnisse sprechen für sich: Der Einsatz von explosiven Waffen in dicht besiedelten Gebieten ist weiter angestiegen und die zivilen Opferzahlen sind 2015 um 54 Prozent höher als noch 2011. weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Minenräumung an Grenze zu Thailand muss beschleunigt werden

(29.04.2016)

Zur Zeit des Vietnamkriegs und des darauffolgenden Bürgerkriegs wurde Kambodscha schwer mit Landminen und anderen explosiven Kriegsresten verseucht. Vor allem die Grenze zu Thailand ist stark betroffen. Laut Medienangaben haben nun in diesem Gebiet Bauarbeiten begonnen, die viele Menschen dazu zwingen in Gefahrenzonen zu ziehen (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


US to export cluster bombs in bid to make its arsenal 'safer' (USA)

(14.07.2008)

UNITED NATIONS: After refusing to join 111 nations in a treaty banning cluster munitions this past May, the Bush administration recently made public its new policy on the controversial weapon. weiterlesen >>>


Aresa to invest DKK 5.0m to clear mines in Serbia, Croatia (Croatia)

(14.07.2008)

After establishing two operational subsidiaries in Croatia and Serbia, Danish plant biotech company Aresa A/S (CSE: ARESA) now plans to invest DKK 5.0m to acquire and clear landmine infected areas, the company announced earlier in July 2008.  weiterlesen >>>


Heavy casualties in Somali attack (Somalia)

(14.07.2008)

At least 135 Somali soldiers have been killed and around 100 injured as four military vehicles in their convoy were hit by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE Infiltrator Shoots Civilian (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2008)

JAFFNA: An LTTE terrorist infiltrator shot and killed a civilian in the general area of URALU Sunday (13) at about 10.15 a.m.. The victim, THABIRASA RAVISHANKER, fell victim to an LTTE pistol man who came on a motorbike.  weiterlesen >>>


Ceremony held for soldiers killed in mine blast (Turkey)

(13.07.2008)

A military memorial ceremony was held yesterday for two Turkish soldiers killed in a mine blast in the eastern province of Tunceli.  weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers wounded in landmine blast (Phillipines)

(13.07.2008)

TWO Army soldiers were wounded when they stepped on a landmine while on a military operation in Maco, Compostela Valley, Sunday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Barack Obama on national security (USA)

(13.07.2008)

Argues that the Bush administration, because of its fixation on Iraq, has neglected the real central front in the war on terrorism. Would deploy two additional brigades (approximately 10,000 troops) to Afghanistan, made available by his planned 16-month drawdown from Iraq, once the units had rested and retrained. weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers hurt in landmine blast in Compostela Valley (Philippines)

(13.07.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - Two Army soldiers were hurt after stepping on a landmine believed to have been planted by New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Compostela Valley province over the weekend, a regional military spokesman said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Wanni operation continues; 19 terrorists killed, over 35 wounded (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2008)

Security forces personnel engaged in offensive operation to liberate Wanni killed 19 LTTE terrorists and injured 20 more in yesterday's (July 13) clashes reported in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar and Welioya fronts. weiterlesen >>>


Army Attacks LTTE defences South of Vidattaltivu; 7 terrorists killed (Sri Lanka)

(12.07.2008)

Troops operating under Task Force 1 attacked LTTE bunker defences located in the Karaimoddai and Periyavilankuli areas in the South of Vidattaltivu at several instances this morning (July 13), the defence sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


15,000 mines destroyed (Uganda)

(12.07.2008)

A TOTAL of 15,214 unexploded ordnances have been destroyed since 2006 by the humanitarian demining department in the office of the Prime Minister.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion kills two men clearing landmines (Bosnia)

(12.07.2008)

Two mine clearers were killed yesterday when a landmine left over from Bosnia's 1992-95 war exploded as they were working at an area near the central town of Maglaj, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish soldiers killed in southeast (Turkey)

(12.07.2008)

A militant from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) at a mountain range in northern Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


The shame of clusterbombs (USA)

(12.07.2008)

Cluster bombs are designed to do just one thing: kill people. It doesn't matter if the people are soldiers or not. In fact cluster bombs kill more civilians than they kill combatants. weiterlesen >>>


Wanni Clearing Goes on un- interrupted (Sri Lanka)

(12.07.2008)

ARMY TROOPS observed a tractor belonging to LTTE terrorists moving in the general area of NALLIKULAM Sunday (13) and directed an attack on the vehicle. One terrorist was killed and one more terrorist was injured in the attack. weiterlesen >>>


Ban these bombs that kill indiscriminately (USA)

(11.07.2008)

More than half of the world's countries agreed to ban cluster bombs that cause unacceptable harm to civilians following 10 days of intense negotiations in Dublin, Ireland. The U.S. government wasn't there.  weiterlesen >>>


Sebastian Krumbiegel besucht Minenräumprojekte in Vietnam

(11.07.2008)

Sebastian Krumbiegel, Sänger der Prinzen und Unterstützer von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de, befindet sich momentan mit unserer Mitgliedsorganisation SODI auf einer einwöchigen Reise durch Vietnam. weiterlesen >>>


PM Brown urged to discuss Falklands issues with Kirchner (Argentina)

(11.07.2008)

PM Brown urged to discuss Falklands issues with Kirchner A FOREIGN Affairs Select Committee has urged the Prime Minister to pin down the Argentine president about concerns relating to the Falklands when the visit by President Kirchner, which was cancelled earlier this year, is rearranged. weiterlesen >>>


Rehabilitation project launched for child victims of landmines

(10.07.2008)

The Human Development Promotion Group, a non-governmental organisation, has launched another project with the financial support of First Hands Foundation, USA, for physical rehabilitation of landmine child victims. weiterlesen >>>


Five injured in landmine blast in the southeast (Turkey)

(10.07.2008)

Five members of the security forces were injured yesterday in southeastern Turkey when their vehicle hit a landmine believed to have been planted by outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a local security source said.  weiterlesen >>>


The Government of Italy contributes additional funds to OAS humanitarian demining programs in the hemisphere (Italy)

(10.07.2008)

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has pledged 100,000 Euro (approximately US$157,350) to finance demining operations in Colombia, Nicaragua and the Peru-Ecuador border in 2008.  weiterlesen >>>


Kabul links ceasefire with rebels to worsening violence ( Afghanistan)

(09.07.2008)

UN: Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta told the UN Security Council Wednesday that a key factor behind the worsening security in his country was "the de facto truce" in neighbouring Pakistan's tribal areas. weiterlesen >>>


DOD: New Cluster Bomb Policy aims to Reduce Collateral Damage (USA)

(09.07.2008)

The Defense Department today announced new standards for cluster bombs to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure from the unintended consequences of unexploded munitions. weiterlesen >>>


BRAVE JAMES' BODY BROUGHT HOME TO FAMILY (Scotland)

(09.07.2008)

THE family of tragic Paisley soldier James Johnson have endured the saddest of homecomings after his body was flown home from Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Three decades of help for mine victims (Angola)

(09.07.2008)

Luanda/Geneva (ICRC) ' The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is handing over its physical rehabilitation programme for landmine victims in Angola to the Ministry of Health after nearly 30 years of ICRC support for three centres, in Luanda, Huambo and Kuito. T weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon: Cluster Bombs 'Save Lives' (USA)

(09.07.2008)

The Pentagon not only told the world yesterday that it would keep on using cluster bombs -- it called the controversial weapons life-savers, too.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven killed 12 injured in three bomb blasts in Kurram (Pakistan)

(09.07.2008)

PESHAWAR July 10 (APP): At least seven persons have been killed and twelve critically injured in three separate bomb explosions in different parts of Lower Kurram on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Five Aust soldiers died in Afghanistan in 9 months (Australia)

(09.07.2008)

Defence chief Angus Houston holds a press conference in Canberra to announce the death of Australian soldier Signalman Sean McCarthy in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Six killed in mine blasts in tribal area (Pakistan)

(09.07.2008)

Peshawar, 10 July (AKI) - At least six people were killed and nine others injured on Thursday in landmine blasts in Pakistan's tribal region which borders Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Five killed by landmines (Pakistan)

(09.07.2008)

PARACHINAR, July 10: At least five people were killed and 11 others were injured in three landmine explosions in the Lower Kurram tribal region on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Smashing Bunkers They Forge Ahead (Sri Lanka)

(09.07.2008)

WELIOYA: TROOPS now on their way northward along the WELIOYA front directed heavy attacks on three Tiger bunkers in the north of KIRIIBBANWEWA Wednesday (9). weiterlesen >>>


Innovative Spider landmine has six deadly legs, offers non-lethal options

(08.07.2008)

The XM-7 Spider is a powerful landmine that addresses a lot of problems with self-detonating, static landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia training mine-detecting dogs (Cambodia)i

(08.07.2008)

Five squirming puppies born in the outskirts of this capital city may hold the future to successful land mine eradication in Cambodia.  weiterlesen >>>


Limited operations continue at Wanni and North; 38 terrorists killed (Sri Lanka)

(08.07.2008)

Military offensives continued at the Wanni and Northern battle theaters, Tuesday (July 8) as troops claimed killing 38 LTTE terrorists while injuring over a dozen others, security sources report.  weiterlesen >>>


20 killed in fresh clashes in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(08.07.2008)

Colombo, July 6 (IANS) At least 19 Tamil Tigers and a government soldier were killed Saturday as Sri Lankan troops in the northern Vavuniya and northwestern Mannar defences fought sporadic gun battles with the rebels, the military said Sunday. " weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon to build "safer" cluster bombs (USA)

(07.07.2008)

WASHINGTON - Faced with growing international pressure, the Pentagon is changing its policy on cluster bombs and plans to reduce the danger of unexploded munitions in the deadly explosives. weiterlesen >>>


USA zeigen sich nachgiebig (USA)

(07.07.2008)

Die USA haben unter internationalem Druck beschlossen, ihre Vorschriften für Streubomben zu ändern. US-Verteidigungsminister Robert Gates unterzeichnete eine Anordnung, wonach künftig mindestens 99 Prozent der Sprengsätze einer Cluster-Bombe bei einem Einsatz detonieren müssen. weiterlesen >>>


Neue Regelung für Streubomben: USA wollen Zivilisten besser schützen (USA)

(07.07.2008)

Unter internationalem Druck hat Verteidigungsminister Gates eine entsprechende Anordnung unterzeichnet. Kritik gab es an der geplanten späten Umsetzung der Vorschriften. weiterlesen >>>


Wanni operation continues; 18 terrorists killed, over 30 injured (Sri Lanka)

(07.07.2008)

Security forces personnel engaged in counter terrorist offensive operation inching further towards LTTE areas inflicting damages to the enemy. T weiterlesen >>>


Spain to move fast on destroying cluster bombs (Spain)

(07.07.2008)

MADRID, Spain: Spain's defense minister says the country will pass legislation banning the production, use and storage of cluster bombs this month. Carme Chacon says Spain will then proceed to destroy the 5,000 cluster bombs it possesses within two years. weiterlesen >>>


USA wollen Zivilisten besser schützen (USA)

(07.07.2008)

Unter internationalem Druck hat Verteidigungsminister Gates eine entsprechende Anordnung unterzeichnet. Kritik gab es an der geplanten späten Umsetzung der Vorschriften. weiterlesen >>>


DynCorp International Builds Mine Awareness in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(07.07.2008)

In a corporate goodwill initiative, DynCorp International is helping a non-profit organization teach Afghan children to avoid mines and unexploded ordnance.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran arms IRGC with smart munitions (Iran)

(06.07.2008)

Iran has started to arm the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps artillery with state-of-the-art smart munitions and cluster shells.  weiterlesen >>>


UN special rapporteur highlights tragedy of disability in war (UN, Libanon)

(06.07.2008)

BEIRUT: Hammoudi, a soft-spoken 13-year-old from South Lebanon, had both his legs blown off by an Israeli cluster bomb while playing in a field in August 2006. I weiterlesen >>>


Church peace delegation questions German arms sales (Germany)

(06.07.2008)

On a visit to the German Federal Defence Ministry in Berlin, members of a delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) have posed tough questions about German arms sales and about whether wars, such as the Iraq war, can ever really solve problems. weiterlesen >>>


Wanni liberation continues; 14 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes (Sri Lanka)

(06.07.2008)

Troops engaged in counter terror offensives in the Northern battlefronts yesterday (July 6) claimed 14 terrorists were killed, 8 wounded and 5 more were either killed or wounded in day's battles. Also, 2 soldiers were killed and 5 others were wounded in these incidents.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills 4 in Western Iran (Iran)

(06.07.2008)

TEHRAN (FNA)- Four soldiers were killed during the blast of an unexploded wartime mine near the Iran-Iraq border Saturday night The mine exploded under a military vehicle on the road from Qasr-E-Shirin to Naft Shahr cities Saturday about 310 miles (500 kilometers) southwest of Tehran.  weiterlesen >>>


Gunmen Kill Senior UN Official in Somalia (Somalia)

(06.07.2008)

Gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have killed the head of the U.N. Development Program for Somalia. weiterlesen >>>


Bloody Somali violence leaves 27 dead (Somalia)

(06.07.2008)

At least 27 people including civilians have been killed in fresh clashes across Somalia as violence dominates the east African nation.  weiterlesen >>>


The Forgotten People (Laos)

(05.07.2008)

"Every day we saw six or seven bodies floating on the Mekong. Every night the communists would bang on doors and take people away. We never heard of these people again. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Verletzter bei Minenexplosion an abchasischer Grenze (Georgien)

(05.07.2008)

Der Konflikt zwischen Georgien und seiner abtrünnigen Region Abchasien spitzt sich weiter zu. Am Sonntag morgen explodierten fünf Minen beiderseits der international nicht anerkannten Grenze. weiterlesen >>>


Protests ahead of G8 summit in Japan (G8, Japan)

(05.07.2008)

Protesters took to the streets of cities on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido again on Sunday, but were kept in check by a watchful local police force as the leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised nations arrived for their annual summit.  weiterlesen >>>


Wartime landmine kills four in Iran (Iran)

(05.07.2008)

Iranian officials say a landmine explosion near the country's western border with Iraq has killed four soldiers and wounded another.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban militants killed laying landmines (Afghanistan)

(04.07.2008)

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a member of parliament in troubled southern Afghanistan while 10 Taliban were killed laying a landmine, Afghan officials said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


48 rebels killed in Lanka fighting (Sri Lanka)

(04.07.2008)

At least 48 Tamil Tiger rebels and a soldier were killed in a series of gunbattles in Sri Lanka's strife-torn north with the army yesterday claiming to have a captured a major LTTE base after three days of fierce fighting. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Bomben legen Eversburg lahm (Deutschland)

(03.07.2008)

Bombenalarm im Osnabrücker Stadtteil Eversburg: Zwei Fünf-Zentner-Bomben aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sind gestern Vormittag bei Baggerarbeiten im Fundament der Kanalbrücke aufgetaucht weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan Security Chiefs Try to Stop Rebel Resurgence in East (Sri Lanka)

(03.07.2008)

Sri Lanka's top security officials discussed preventing a rebel resurgence in Eastern Province, a year after driving them from the region, as the military blamed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for a bombing in Batticaloa.  weiterlesen >>>


Terrorists Trigger Push Bicycle Trapped Claymore Mine (Sri Lanka)

(03.07.2008)

BATTICALOA: A CLAYMORE MINE trapped to a wayside push bicycle near the railway station at ERAVUR, BATTICALOA exploded Thursday (3) night at about 8.10 p.m. injuring three Police Constables and three more civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey clears Syria border mines, boosts trade hopes (Turkey/Syria)

(03.07.2008)

NUSAYBIN, Turkey, July 4 (Reuters) - Turkey aims to complete mine clearance along its border with Syria this month before opening a border crossing businessmen hope will spur the local economy by opening it to trade with their southern neighbour. weiterlesen >>>


UIC push Ethiopians back home (Ethiopia/Somalia)

(02.07.2008)

The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) fighters have forced a group of recently-arrived Ethiopian soldiers into a retreat from Somalia.  weiterlesen >>>


Oxfam America withdraws from arms control in West Africa (Oxfam America/West Africa)

(02.07.2008)

Dakar, Senegal - Less than two weeks to the third edition of the United Nations Biennial on small arms 14-18 July in New York, Oxfam America has ended its collaboration with the West African movement against small arms in the fight against the circulation of the small arms and light weapons (SALWs) in West Africa. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish mother and child killed in a grenade blast (Turkey)

(02.07.2008)

A Turkish woman and her six-year old son were killed on Thursday in explosion of a hand grenade in an eastern province of Turkey, the Dogan News Agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Blindgänger noch scharf (Deutschland)

(02.07.2008)

Eine Handgranate haben Jugendliche am frühen Mittwochabend beim Baden in der Lauchert bei Jungnau gefunden, wie die Polizei meldet. weiterlesen >>>


Lockheed Martin GMLRS Rocket Increases Standoff Range in Recent Test (USA)

(02.07.2008)

DALLAS, TX.- The U.S. Army recently established a new distance record for the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rocket, destroying a target 85 kilometers from the launch site during a flawless system demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, NM. weiterlesen >>>


Serbien noch immer nicht von Nato-Munition gesäubert (Serbien)

(02.07.2008)

Neun Jahre nach den Luftangriffen der Nato sind 103 serbische Gebiete immer noch nicht von nicht explodierten Geschossen gesäubert worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Arbeiter finden Granate (Deutschland)

(02.07.2008)

Es war gestern Morgen um 8.30 Uhr, als Josef Gödde eine aufsehenerregende Entdeckung machte: In der Schaufel seines Minibaggers ragte aus Lehm und Steinen der Kopf einer Artillerie-Granate. Der Polier rief sofort die Polizei. weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan Needs Additional Funds to Clear Minefields (Tajikistan)

(02.07.2008)

Dushanbe, 2 July: Since the beginning of this year 200,000 sq.m. of land was cleared from mines in Tajikistan, 1,667 mines and unexploded shells were detected and destroyed.  weiterlesen >>>


Papst Benedikt XVI.: Abrüstung betrifft jeden Menschen (Vatikan)

(02.07.2008)

Grußbotschaft anlässlich einer Konferenz über Abrüstung, Entwicklung und Frieden im Vatikan weiterlesen >>>


Südossetien: Separatisten-Anschlag auf Regierungschef (Südossetien, Georgien)

(02.07.2008)

Auf den Leiter der Interims-Regierung von Südossetien, Dmitri Sanakojew, ist heute an Attentat verübt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish soldier killed in landmine blast (Turkey)

(01.07.2008)

A Turkish soldier was killed on Wednesday by a landmine planted by the outlawed PKK in a southeastern province of Turkey, Turkish TV channels reported. weiterlesen >>>


Aufruf zur Ächtung von Streubomben (Schweiz)

(01.07.2008)

Mit einem riesigen Transparent ruft Handicap International die Staatengemeinschaft auf, die Konvention zur Ächtung von Streubomben zu unterzeichnen. Die Hilfsorganisation brachte das Plakat am Mittwoch auf der Place des Nations in Genf an.  weiterlesen >>>


Seventh report of the UN secretary general on the implementation of Resolution 1701 (UN)

(01.07.2008)

1. The present report is the seventh report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006). It provides a comprehensive assessment of the steps taken to implement resolution 1701 (2006)  weiterlesen >>>


Man killed by landmine (Pakistan)

(30.06.2008)

QUETTA, June 30: An employee of Frontier Works Organisation was killed in a landmine explosion in a village of Nasirabad on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Finland Balks at OSCE Cluster Munitions Ban (Finland)

(30.06.2008)

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe is preparing an appeal to member countries to ban the use of cluster munitions and destroy stockpiles. Finnish members of the parliamentary assembly of the OSCE meeting in Kazakhstan on Tuesday declined to commit to the proposal. weiterlesen >>>


US-Angriff tötet Taliban und Zivilisten (Pakistan)

(30.06.2008)

In Pakistan sind bei einem Raketenangriff der US-geführten Koalitionstruppen offenbar mehrere Dutzend Menschen getötet worden. Nach offiziellen Angaben sind darunter auch viele Extremisten - die radikal-islamischen Taliban bestreiten dies. weiterlesen >>>


1701 report notes 'unprecedented' Israeli air violations (UN)

(30.06.2008)

BEIRUT: Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace reached "unprecedented" levels in March and April, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's report on Security Council Resolution 1701 issued on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Burundi demining mission aims to defuse explosive tensions (Burundi)

(30.06.2008)

My lungs feel like they're about to burst. At an altitude of 2,000 metres (6,500 feet), and in the heat and humidity of Burundi's remote Bubanza province, I'm trekking up a steep, loose dirt path, carrying all my camera equipment.  weiterlesen >>>


Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots' (USA)

(30.06.2008)

Scientists at Tufts University have received a $3.3 million contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop chemical robots that will be so soft and squishy that they will be able to squeeze into spaces as tiny as 1 centimeter, then morph back into something 10 times larger, and ultimately biodegrade.  weiterlesen >>>


McCain Heads Today for Colombia, Where Adviser Has Long Had Ties (U.S.)

(30.06.2008)

At a time when the role of lobbyists and special interests are at issue in the presidential campaign, Senator John McCain leaves Tuesday on a trip to Colombia, where a senior adviser Charlie Black lobbied for years on behalf of Colombia's leading foreign oil producer.  weiterlesen >>>


5 policemen killed in Naxal landmine blast, Jharkhand (India)

(30.06.2008)

At least five policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police have been killed when Maoists triggered a landmine blast and opened fire on their vehicle on the Tamar-Pundi road bridge near Ranchi on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


3 security persons killed in landmine blast in India's Ranchi (India)

(30.06.2008)

Three policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police ''DSP'' were killed in a fresh attack as Maoists triggered a landmine blast near Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand state. weiterlesen >>>


Bombs Away? The Dublin Cluster Bomb Ban (U.S.)

(30.06.2008)

JURIST Guest Columnists Steven Solomon of the World Health Organization and David Kaye of the UCLA School of Law say that while the recently concluded Dublin Cluster Bomb Treaty represents a major advance in the law of war, it is not a clear victory or clear defeat for anyone, including the United States... weiterlesen >>>


Fewer Afghan Refugees Returning to South than Rest of Country Due to Violence, No Opportunities (Afghanistan)

(30.06.2008)

Only about 10 to 12 per cent of the five million Afghans who have gone home since 2002 went to to places like Kandahar, a UN official says.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Sweeping Along Turkey-Syrian Border (Turkey/Syria)

(29.06.2008)

NUSAYBIN - TUSAN Corp., together with its German partner TAUBER company, started de-mining activities in the area where a new border pass will be built along Turkey-Syria border. weiterlesen >>>


'Hezbollah to strike Israel if it doesn't get minefield maps' (Lebanon/Israel)

(29.06.2008)

Hezbollah considers itself free to strike Israeli soldiers and civilians unless it receives maps of minefields and areas peppered with cluster bombs during the Second Lebanon War, a Lebanese journalist believed familiar with the Shi'ite group's thinking wrote in an article appearing Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Shell pension fund adopts ethical stance (Netherlands)

(29.06.2008)

The Dutch pension fund for oil group Shell, Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds, one of the largest corporate schemes in the Netherlands, is overhauling its ethical policies and has sold out of one company that makes landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Counting the cost (Lebanon/Israel)

(29.06.2008)

So the rumors are true, and Lebanon will soon be welcoming back, among others, Samir Kantar, held in an Israeli prison these past 29 years. Hezbollah is already trumpeting the deal as another major victory for the Resistance and, no doubt, a vindication of the kidnapping operation that precipitated the July War of 2006. weiterlesen >>>


Scots soldier 'killed by 20-year-old Soviet mine' in Afghanistan (Afghanistan/UK)

(29.06.2008)

A SOLDIER serving with the Royal Regiment of Scotland has been killed by a landmine believed to be left over from the Soviet occupation. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 men in Bosnia (Bosnia)

(29.06.2008)

Two men were killed in woods in northern Bosnia when they stepped on a land mine left over from the 1992-95 war, police said in a statement Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills soldier (Afghanistan/UK)

(29.06.2008)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A British soldier died when his patrol triggered an old land mine buried at an airfield in southern Afghanistan. Military officials say the troops were checking vehicles on Saturday near Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, when they went to the nearby airfield to respond to a reported rocket attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Bloodiest month yet for British forces in Afghanistan as another soldier is killed by a landmine (Afghanistan/UK)

(28.06.2008)

British ground forces in Afghanistan have suffered their bloodiest month since the invasion to topple the Taliban seven years ago. The death of a soldier on Saturday brought to 13 the number of men and women killed in the last 21 days. The soldier stepped on a landmine while on patrol in Lashkar Gar in the Helmand province. weiterlesen >>>


Bobby Charlton launches anti-landmine campaign (UK)

(28.06.2008)

Football legend Sir Bobby Charlton has launched a new campaign he calls "There Must be a Better Way" to find a faster method to clear anti-personnel landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan sichert bei Kampf gegen Taliban Khyber-Region (Pakistan)

(28.06.2008)

Landikotal/Kabul (Reuters) - Pakistanische Sicherheitskräfte haben nach einer Offensive gegen Taliban-Rebellen ein Gebiet nahe des strategisch wichtigen Khyber-Passes gesichert. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenräumung in Osterholz-Scharmbeck erfolgreich (Niedersachsen)

(28.06.2008)

Rechtzeitig vor dem EM-Finale haben Spezialisten in Osterholz-Scharmbeck am Sonntagmittag eine Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg unschädlich gemacht.  weiterlesen >>>


Ungewöhnlicher Fund im Katzensee (Schweiz)

(27.06.2008)

Zürich. Am Freitagvormittag, 27. Juni, entdeckte ein Schnorchler im Katzensee ein Minenwerfergeschoss. Der ungewöhnliche Fund wurde am Nachmittag von zwei Armeetauchern geborgen. weiterlesen >>>


Fliegerbombe legt Bahnverkehr lahm (Deutschland)

(26.06.2008)

Hauptbahnhof Worms einen Tag lang blockiert / Entschärfung am Abend ohne Probleme  weiterlesen >>>


Country in need of urgent aid'. Parachute Regiment pay tribute to pair killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan/UK)

(26.06.2008)

Sergeant major died in Taliban firefight. Private was fatally injured checking for landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Wanni operation continues; 10 terrorists killed, 14 injured (Sri Lanka)

(25.06.2008)

Troops who were conducting continues offensive operations mainly in Wanni theatre killed 10 terrorists while injuring 14 others in clashes occurred in several areas yesterday, June 25, the finalized military report received from forefront said weiterlesen >>>


Pipeline blown up in Sui (Pakistan)

(25.06.2008)

QUETTA - Suspected militants blew up an 18-inch diameter gas pipeline and fired rockets in Sui area of Dera Bugti district in two separate incidents on Wednesday morning, while Railway track was also blown up in Quetta which caused suspension of rail traffic between Quetta and other parts of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Vaca soldier dies in Afghanistan (Afghanistan/U.S.)

(25.06.2008)

A Vacaville soldier died Tuesday in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a suspected landmine in Khogyani, Department of Defense officials said.  weiterlesen >>>