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Toter bei bei Landminenexplosion in Pakistan

(26.11.2016)

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


Kolumbien: Dorfbewohner kehren in ehemals versuchten Ort zurück

(26.11.2016)

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


Nach Abzug aus Bashiqa (Irak): IS lässt tausende Sprengsätze zurück

(24.11.2016)

Je weiter die irakischen Streitkräfte auf Mossul vorrücken, desto mehr Fallen warten auf sie. In der Nähe von Bashiqa wurden nun 2000 Minen und improvisierte Sprengsätze gefunden. (Video auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminenbericht 2016 veröffentlicht - steigende Opferzahlen

(22.11.2016)

Heute wurde der Landmine-Monitor 2016 veröffentlicht - der jährliche Bericht der internationalen Landminenkampagne. Besonders alarmierend ist die steigende Zahl der Opfer von Landminen. Gleichzeitig sinken die globalen Mittel für Entminung oder Opferhilfe. Dies gefährdet das Ziel einer minenfreien Welt bis 2025!  weiterlesen >>>


USA veröffentlichen jährlichen Report zu Minenaktionen

(21.11.2016)

Die USA haben ihren jährlichen Bericht vorgelegt. Weltweit sind der größte Geldgeber für Minenaktionen in absoluten Zahlen. Dass sie selbst einer der größten Verursacher für die Verseuchung mit Minen und anderen Kriegsresten war, wird dadurch kaum aufgewogen.  weiterlesen >>>


Auswärtiges Amt genehmigt 5 Mio. Euro für UNMAS

(16.11.2016)

Das Auswärtige Amt stellt der UN-Entminungsagentur UNMAS laut deren Berichten 5 Millionen Euro für die Evaluierungen und anschließende Minenräumung im Irak zur Verfügung. weiterlesen >>>


Eine nukleare Landmine, die von Hühnern gewartet wird?

(14.11.2016)

Dieser Minentyp war tatsächlich einmal eine ernsthafte Option: für Großbritannien während des zweiten Weltkrieges. Zum Glück kam diese Waffe nie zum Einsatz. weiterlesen >>>


Mit dem Fahrrad auf dem Ho Chi Minh Pfad - gegen Landminen und Blindgänger

(13.11.2016)

Die begeisterte Mountainbikerin Rebecca Rusch veranstaltet ab heute eine 7 tägige Tour über den Ho Chi Minh Pfad. Mit der Aktion möchte sie auf das große Problem explosiver Kriegsreste, Blindgänger und Landminen aufmerksam machen, die vor allem als Ergebnis des Vietnamkrieges millionenfach in Laos zu finden sind. 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 >>>


Taleban claim killing 32 British soldiers in Afghan south (Afghanistan)

(16.07.2008)

[Taleban spokesman] Qari Yusof Ahmadi: Thirty two British soldiers were killed and many wounded in fourteen explosions carried out on enemy tanks and infantry soldiers by the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate in Sangin District of Helmand Province yesterday afternoon. weiterlesen >>>


20 Polizisten bei Angriff in Ostindien getötet (Indien)

(16.07.2008)

Bei einem mutmaßlichen Angriff maoistischer Rebellen sind heute im ostindischen Bundesstaat Orissa mindestens 20 Polizisten getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


European Commission announces $66 million grant to North Lebanon (EU/Lebanon)

(16.07.2008)

BEIRUT: The European Commission will continue to provide financial aid to Lebanon under the European Neighborhood Policy with a grant of 42 million euros ($66.6 million) during the upcoming year, a statement issued by the commission said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Villages rise from the rubble (Lebanon)

(16.07.2008)

A man sits in the remains of his home after the southern Lebanese city of Tyre was bombed two years ago. AFP weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills 2 Afghan civilians (Afghanistan)

(16.07.2008)

KABUL, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Two Afghan civilians were killed as a mine planted by militants went off in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Tuesday, a press release of interior ministry said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Wanni operation in progress; 22 terrorists killed over 45 wounded (Sri Lanka)

(16.07.2008)

Following a significant victory over the LTTE terrorists by capturing the LTTE's main sea tiger base in the western coast, troops continuing their offensive march further into LTTE dominated areas inflecting damages to the enemy, the finalized military report received from the battlefront said. weiterlesen >>>


Berlin ist voller Blindgänger (Deutschland)

(16.07.2008)

Fast 3000 Blindgänger von den Luftangriffen der Allierten im Zweiten Weltkrieg liegen noch im Berliner Untergrund verborgen. Die meisten Bomben befinden sich innerhalb des S-Bahnringes mitten in der City. weiterlesen >>>


Human and political costs still being counted (Lebanon)

(16.07.2008)

IT BEGAN with an ambush that sparked a war in which nearly 1200 people died. It ended yesterday two years on from that fateful raid when two boxes of human remains were delivered into Israel through the Rosh Hanikra crossing, 24 kilometres from the scene of the original attack. weiterlesen >>>


Plattling: Sprengkommando beseitigt Panzergranate aus dem 2. Weltkrieg (Deutschland)

(16.07.2008)

Ein Spaziergänger hat die alte Granate aus dem 2. Weltkrieg am Plattlinger Isarufer gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Hintergrund: Der Libanonkrieg im Sommer 2006 (Libanon)

(15.07.2008)

Hamburg (dpa) - Der Libanonkrieg 2006 begann nach einem Angriff der radikal-islamischen Hisbollah-Miliz vom südlichen Libanon aus auf den Norden Israels. Bei diesem Angriff wurden zwei israelische Soldaten entführt und drei weitere getötet.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining Operations along the Thai-Cambodian Border (Thailand)

(15.07.2008)

1. On 15 July 2008, a Thai paramilitary ranger stepped on a landmine, resulting in a loss of his right leg, during an operation along the Thai-Cambodian border near the Preah Vihear Temple on 15 July 2008.  weiterlesen >>>


Five rebels surrender in Bani Hushaish (Yemen)

(15.07.2008)

SANA'A, July 16 (Saba) ' Official sources at the Interior ministry said further five of the Houthi followers in the district of Bani Hushaish had surrendered, the GPC-run almotamar.net said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Compensation paid to injured soldiers to be doubled (Great Britain)

(15.07.2008)

The level of compensaton offered to the most seriously injured soldiers is to be doubled, the Ministry of Defence is set to announce.  weiterlesen >>>


ASB räumt Minen in Kroatien

(14.07.2008)

Festakt zum Projektbeginn mit Militärattaché der deutschen Botschaft in Zagreb (Kroatien) 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 >>>