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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 >>>


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 >>>


Scattered Clashes. Sri Lanka says 59 Tigers killed in two days of fighting (Sri Lanka)

(25.06.2008)

June 26, 2008 (AFP) - At least 59 Tamil Tiger rebels and government soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting in Sri Lanka's north, the defence ministry said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenfund an der Landsberger Strasse (Deutschland)

(25.06.2008)

Eine Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg schlummerte über 60 Jahre in einem Hinterhof in der Landsberger Straße. Ihre Sprengkraft hätte die umliegenden Gebäude noch schwer beschädigt. Diese wurden bei der Bergung der Bombe evakuiert und der Verkehr gestoppt. weiterlesen >>>


Dealing with Afghan insurgents like pulling weeds: soldiers (Afghanistan/Canada)

(25.06.2008)

BAZAR-I-PANJWAII, Afghanistan - Canadians brought a simple message Thursday to the Afghan village elders assembled for their weekly shura, or district assembly in Panjwaii - start pulling weeds. weiterlesen >>>


Britische Bombe entschärft (Deutschland)

(25.06.2008)

Kleve (RP) Eine Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde "In den Galleien" entschärft. Die Kalkarer Straße war gesperrt, der Bahnverkehr ruhte eine knappe Stunde. 150 Menschen mussten ihre Häuser und Wohnungen verlassen.  weiterlesen >>>


Fragen an Dr. Franz Josef Jung [Abgeordneter der CDU] (Deutschland)

(24.06.2008)

Sicherheit 30.05.2008, Frage von Andreas Preiß: "Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Franz Josef Jung, ich musste heute leider unter Spiegel Online ( www.spiegel.de ) lesen, dass Sie für einen Spielraum bis 2015 zur Abschaffung von Streuwaffen seien, da Sie vorher keine Alternativen hätten. Doch warum benötigt man Ersatz für solch eine menschenverachtende Waffe? weiterlesen >>>


Two NATO soldiers killed (Afghanistan)

(24.06.2008)

TWO NATO soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, one of them British, in separate incidents in the south and east of the country, military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


UK soldier killed in mine blast (Afghanistan/UK)

(24.06.2008)

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion while checking for mines in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Für Entschärfung einer Bombe Autobahn gesperrt (Deutschland)

(24.06.2008)

Eschweiler. Zum Ende des 2. Weltkriegs hatte es im Raum Weisweiler Bomben gehagelt. Ziele waren vor allem die Autobahn und das alte Kraftwerk Weisweiler. Nicht jede explodierte, und nicht jeder Blindgänger wurde gefunden. Bei der Verbreiterung der Autobahn kommen jetzt solche Bomben ans Tageslicht.  weiterlesen >>>


Namibia: All Set for Power Station On Kunene River (Namibia)

(24.06.2008)

Windhoek. Namibia and Angola have finally signed an agreement with the Kunene Consortium, marking the beginning of a feasibility study and the first phase of the development of the long-awaited Baynes Hydropower Station. weiterlesen >>>


Lt Col Rajeeva - An Outstanding Disabled Sportsman (Sri Lanka)

(24.06.2008)

IT IS TIME to remember athletes who brought honour and glory to Sri Lanka and it is for this purpose that Dialog Telekom in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Pubic Recreation pays tribute to over 200 athletes in over 15 disciplines on July 15 at the BMICH.  weiterlesen >>>


22 militants, two foreign troops killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(24.06.2008)

KABUL (AFP) - US-led air strikes killed 22 Taliban militants who attacked two towns in Afghanistan with rockets on Wednesday, while two more international soldiers died in explosions, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Fresh fighting in Sri Lanka kills 22 Tigers and two soldiers, Air Force raids rebel targets (Sri Lanka)

(24.06.2008)

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka military said today 22 Tigers and two soldiers were killed in fresh fighting across the embattled North while the Air Force launched air strikes on an LTTE line of bunkers and 3 artillery locations in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Questions and answers on the Cluster Munitions Convention (ICRC)

(24.06.2008)

The ICRC has warmly welcomed the adoption of the Cluster Munitions Convention. This historic agreement prohibits the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions that have caused widespread civilian casualties. The following is an updated version of an interview with Peter Herby, head of the ICRC's arms unit (25.05.08) weiterlesen >>>


USAF Helicopter Bombs Iraqi Family (Iraq/U.S.)

(24.06.2008)

Baghdad, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The US helicopter attack to Tamra small village in Salahadin Iraqi Northern Province has killed five members of a family, reported the police. weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Finding Incentives for Peace in Casamance (Senegal)

(24.06.2008)

Ziguinchor. Civilians are growing increasingly desperate to return to their villages in Casamance, but with violent incidents continuing and the peace process "still at a stalemate" according to peace negotiators, some see little reason for hope. weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghan women (Afghanistan)

(23.06.2008)

KABUL, June 24 (Xinhua) -- A roadside bomb struck a civilian car in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province let two persons both are women dead, police said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ständeratskommission für ein Verbot von Streumunition (Schweiz)

(23.06.2008)

Bern. sda/baz. Der Bundesrat soll den Dubliner Vertrag zur Ächtung von Streubomben so rasch wie möglich ratifizieren und die Umsetzung auf nationaler Ebene einleiten. Dazu fordert ihn die Sicherheitspolitische Kommission (SIK) des Ständerates mit einer Motion auf. weiterlesen >>>


Arghandab's Two-Day War (Afghanistan)

(23.06.2008)

As Taleban flee and residents return, opposing sides both claim victory. Life is returning to normal in Arghandab, a verdant corner of the generally arid Kandahar province. Most of the Taleban fighters are gone, and specialists have moved in to clear the mines they left behind. weiterlesen >>>


ZPD: "Unverzichtbare Experten schützen unsere Bevölkerung": Sechs Jahrzehnte erfolgreiche Kampfmittelräumung in Niedersachsen (Deutschland)

(23.06.2008)

Hannover (ots) - Unermüdlich und mit großem Fachverstand: Seit nun 60 Jahren sucht, entschärft und räumt der Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst (KBD) Niedersachsen die gefährlichen Hinterlassenschaften der beiden zurückliegenden Weltkriege.  weiterlesen >>>


Ark. military arsenal finishes weapons destruction (U.S.)

(22.06.2008)

A simple message in white paint adorned the last VX nerve-agent land mine that rolled through a conveyor belt on its way to incineration at the Pine Bluff Arsenal - "LONG TIME COMING." weiterlesen >>>


Landmine defused near Amarnath pilgrimage route (India)

(22.06.2008)

Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Security forces Monday defused a powerful landmine close to the Srinagar-Baltal route taken by pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The landmine had been placed under a bridge near the national highway in Wussan village, about 30 km from here. weiterlesen >>>


Tore für das Rote Kreuz - Score for the Red Cross ' Deutschland auf dem Weg zum "Pokal der Menschlichkeit" (Deutschland)

(22.06.2008)

DRK-Presseinformation, Berlin, 23. Juni 2008, 50/08 Auf dem Weg zum EM-Titel liegt Deutschland auch im Kampf um den "Pokal der Menschlichkeit" weit vorn.  weiterlesen >>>


Pentagon: Roadside bombings, deaths fall (Iraq/U.S.)

(22.06.2008)

BAGHDAD, June 23 (UPI) -- Roadside bombings and U.S. troop fatalities in Iraq are down by nearly 90 percent this year over last, U.S. Department of Defense records indicate.  weiterlesen >>>


French countermine system can clear 150 km a day (France)

(22.06.2008)

Paris, June 23 (IANS) French defence major MBDA has developed a counter-mine system it says can clear up to 150 km of mine fields in a day, enabling the rapid movement of troops in a battle. Souvim 2 is based on a combination of mine decoying subsystems, company officials say. weiterlesen >>>


Kandahar-area region stable again: Afghan officials (Afghanistan)

(22.06.2008)

Residents can now safely return to the fertile Arghandab region near Kandahar, a week after Canadian and Afghan troops moved into the area to clear it of Taliban militants, Afghan officials said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


New Generation of Mine-Clearing Dogs Born in Cambodia (Cambodia)

(22.06.2008)

Puppies born recently in Cambodia are the first mine-clearing dogs to be bred and born in Southeast Asia. Most Asian dogs are unsuited for de-mining, so fully trained dogs are imported, mostly from Europe. But that could change if Cambodia's new breeding program succeeds, saving time, money and lives. Rory Byrne has this report for VOA from Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine survivor writes book on overcoming crisis (U.S.)

(22.06.2008)

Jerry White lost his right leg in a landmine explosion in 1984 when he was studying archeology, biblical studies, and Hebrew in Israel as a junior at Brown University. He used his experience--and the experiences of hundreds of other survivors of personal tragedy--to write the inspirational book, "I Will Not Be Broken." weiterlesen >>>


Army 'vacuum' missile hits Taliban (Afghanistan/UK)

(21.06.2008)

British forces in Afghanistan have used one of the world's most deadly and controversial missiles to fight the Taliban. Apache attack helicopters have fired the thermobaric weapons against fighters in buildings and caves, to create a pressure wave which sucks the air out of victims, shreds their internal organs and crushes their bodies. weiterlesen >>>


UK Vacuum Bombs in Afghanistan (Afghanistan/UK)

(21.06.2008)

CAIRO - Britain has used and will continue to use one of the world's most brutal weapons, which creates a pressure wave that sucks the air out of victims, shreds their internal organs and crushes their bodies, in Afghanistan, The Sunday Times reported on June 22.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan to replace cluster bomb arsenal (Japan)

(21.06.2008)

TOKYO, June 22 (UPI) -- Japanese officials say they're preparing to replace the nation's arsenal of cluster bombs in anticipation of a treaty that aims to ban them as inhumane. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Landmines impede civilians' return to volatile Arghandab (Afghanistan)

(21.06.2008)

KANDAHAR, 22 June 2008 (IRIN) - Dozens of landmines have been discovered in Arghandab District, in the southern province of Kandahar, where fierce fighting between Taliban insurgents and the Afghan army backed by international forces has killed over 90 people, mostly insurgents, and displaced thousands of civilians, according to Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence (MoD).  weiterlesen >>>


Israel Offers Lebanon Talks on Peace, and Land (Israel/Lebanon)

(19.06.2008)

JERUSALEM - Israel offered on Wednesday to start direct peace talks with Lebanon, saying all issues would be negotiable, including a tiny, disputed piece of Israeli-held land on the countries' border. weiterlesen >>>


Israel Open to Deal With Lebanon on Land (Israel/Lebanon)

(18.06.2008)

JERUSALEM - Israel offered on Wednesday to start direct peace talks with Lebanon, saying all issues would be negotiable, including a tiny piece of Israeli-held land on the countries' border that Israel has long argued does not belong to Lebanon but that the Lebanese say is theirs. weiterlesen >>>


Erste britische Soldatin in Afghanistan gestorben (Afghanistan/Großbritannien)

(18.06.2008)

Erstmals ist eine britische Soldatin beim Einsatz in Afghanistan ums Leben gekommen. Die 26-jährige Sarah Bryant starb, als ihr Land Rover auf eine Mine fuhr.  weiterlesen >>>


Minister Peter Power pledges new support for victims of Land Mines in Angola (Angola/Ireland)

(18.06.2008)

Irish Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D., today announced a grant of €200,000 for the work of Handicap International in Angola. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion heard in Hezbollah stronghold in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(18.06.2008)

Lebanese security officials say that an explosion went off in a remote Hezbollah stronghold in southern Lebanon but it was not clear if members of the group were targeted. weiterlesen >>>


Kuwait Crime News (Kuwait)

(18.06.2008)

Mine detonated: Acting on information bomb disposal experts rushed to Salmi and detonated a land mine which was found a few meters away from the main road, reports Al-Wasat daily. weiterlesen >>>


Bonn: UNICEF-Hilferuf für Kinder im Irak (UNO/Irak)

(17.06.2008)

Weltflüchtlingstag am 20.6.2008. Fast jedes zweite Kind im Irak geht nicht zur Schule Bonn/Berlin - Anlässlich des Weltflüchtlingstags am 20. Juni ruft UNICEF zu verstärkter Hilfe für die Kinder im Irak auf.  weiterlesen >>>


Antipersonnel mines found near Tbilisi (Georgia)

(17.06.2008)

Road workers discovered antipersonnel mines and shells near the Defense Ministry Training Center in Kojori, near Tbilisi.  weiterlesen >>>


Schutz russischer Eisenbahnsoldaten nach Explosionen in Abchasien verstärkt (Russland)

(17.06.2008)

MOSKAU, 18. Juni (RIA Novosti). Die russische Militärführung hat den Schutz russischer Eisenbahnsoldaten, die die Bahn in der von Georgien abtrünnigen Region Abchasien, wiederherstellen, nach zwei Explosionen am Mittwoch verstärkt.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Senior Government Commander Killed in Mogadishu Blast (Somalia)

(17.06.2008)

The commander of western capital police has been killed in a land mine explosion was beleaguered on his convoy in Somali capital eyewitnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


Arbeiter kommt bei Explosion ums Leben (Deutschland)

(17.06.2008)

Hünxe (RPO) Ein 49-jähriger Arbeiter ist bei einem Unfall in einem Munitionszerlegebetrieb in Hünxe ums Leben gekommen. Nach Ermittlungen der Polizei kam es offenbar zu einer tödlichen Explosion, als der Mann in einem Bunker eine Weltkriegsgranate entschärfen wollte.  weiterlesen >>>


Bauarbeiter machen explosiven Fund in Schmalkalden (Deutschland)

(17.06.2008)

Schmalkalden - Einen hochexplosiven Fund haben Bauarbeiter in Schmalkalden gemacht. Auf dem Gelände eines ehemaligen Industriebetriebes stießen sie auf amerikanische Munition aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine clearing saves lives in Nepal (Nepal)

(17.06.2008)

The number of casualties caused by landmines and other explosives left behind by Nepal's civil war is dropping, thanks to a United Nations-supported clearing program. weiterlesen >>>


Deserter earns refugee status. BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Court of Appeal (UK)

(17.06.2008)

An Iranian soldier who deserted to avoid carrying out an order to plant land mines in peacetime which were liable to kill or maim civilians was entitled to protection as a refugee.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway says oil fund reluctant to blacklist states (Norway)

(17.06.2008)

OSLO, June 18 (Reuters) - Norway's $400 billion sovereign wealth fund is unlikely to rule out investing in countries that abuse human rights unless such sanctions are adopted as foreign policy, the Norwegian finance minister said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Am Abend war der Spuk vorbei (Deutschland)

(17.06.2008)

Erleichterung in Schwenningen. Zwei Experten des Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienstes des Landes entschärften gestern Abend eine 250 Kilogramm schwere amerikanische Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg.  weiterlesen >>>


Auf den Feldern von Laos lauert noch immer der Tod (Laos/Schweiz)

(16.06.2008)

Laos leidet bis heute unter den Folgen des IndochinaKriegs. 35 Menschen werden jedes Jahr durch Streubomben getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban destroy bridges, plant mines (Afghanistan)

(16.06.2008)

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say Taliban militants are destroying bridges and planting mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city. weiterlesen >>>


Gefahr durch Bombenblindgänger immer größer (Deutschland)

(16.06.2008)

Hannover - Im vergangenen Jahr hat der niedersächsische Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst (KBD) 38 britische und amerikanische Bombenblindgänger entschärft oder gesprengt. Das seien 77 weniger als 2006, sagte Innenminister Uwe Schünemann (CDU) am Montag in Hannover. weiterlesen >>>


Man held over Fermanagh landmine (Ireland)

(16.06.2008)

A man is being questioned in connection with the attempted murder of two PSNI members near the border in Co Fermanagh at the weekend. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban bereiten weitere Angriffe vor (Afghanistan)

(16.06.2008)

In der Umgebung von Kandahar bereiten sich Taliban-Kämpfer auf neue Gefechte vor. Sie zerstörten Brücken und legten Minen, erklärte ein Polizeisprecher. weiterlesen >>>


Two police officers hurt in RIRA landmine attack (UK)

(16.06.2008)

Two police officers suffered minor injuries in a terrorist landmine attack near the Irish border at the weekend, it emerged last night.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran: Hidden Menace of "Iron Soldiers" (Iran)

(16.06.2008)

Nearly four years ago, Ali Haq was playing near his home in the western Iranian province of Ilam when an explosion left him disabled for life. Now 11, Ali Haq has to cope with life with one leg and one eye, and deal with the daily expressions of sympathy - and occasional mockery too - from his classmates, teachers and relatives.  weiterlesen >>>


Residents flee as Taliban brace for Afghan offensive (Afghanistan)

(16.06.2008)

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan (AFP) - Thousands of residents fled villages near Kandahar as Taliban militants blew up bridges on Tuesday ahead of a looming offensive by Afghan and NATO troops, officials and locals said. weiterlesen >>>


Against the odds, Chechen landmine survivors score goals on the football pitch (Russia)

(15.06.2008)

GROZNY, Chechnya, Russian Federation, 16 June 2008 ' The legacy of conflict is all over this indoor football field, where 11 young men, all missing a limb, regularly gather to score a goal for beating the odds. weiterlesen >>>


Western Sahara: Polisario Front Continues Destruction of Its Antipersonnel Landmine Stockpile and Clearance of Cluster Submunitions (Western Sahara)

(15.06.2008)

June 16 - On 21 May, the Polisario Front (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguía el Hamra and Río de Oro) destroyed 2,000 antipersonnel mines at Tifariti in Western Sahara. According to data provided by Polisario, this included mines of Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Belgian, Romanian, former Yugoslav and Soviet manufacture.  weiterlesen >>>


Fliegerbombe in Würzburg gefunden (Deutschland)

(15.06.2008)

Würzburg ' Auf dem Vorplatz der Würzburger Residenz haben Bauarbeiter bei Baggerarbeiten am Montag eine rund 250 Kilogramm schwere Fliegerbombe aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg entdeckt. weiterlesen >>>


Separatists Accuse Georgia of Placing Mines in Conflict Zone

(14.06.2008)

The Ossetian side has accused Georgia of leaving territories mined in the [Georgian-Ossetian] conflict zone and of the death of a Georgian teenager [on 14 June]. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish train hit by PKK-planted mine blast

(14.06.2008)

A cargo train was hit by a mine blast on a track in southeast Turkey on Saturday, and three railway workers were injured, security sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


New study says cluster bombs have cost Southern farmers at least $22 million. Lives and limbs have also been lost as many keep working despite danger

(13.06.2008)

BEIRUT: Cluster bomb contamination has caused at least $22.6 million in agricultural losses to South Lebanon's farmers, according to a report released in late May.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Farmer killed by Israeli land mine in south Lebanon

(12.06.2008)

BEIRUT, Lebanon: A land mine explosion in southern Lebanon on Thursday killed a Lebanese farmer and wounded a Syrian laborer working with him, security officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs claim another victim in South Lebanon

(12.06.2008)

TYRE: A Lebanese man was killed on Thursday by a cluster bomb dropped by Israeli forces during the 2006 war in Lebanon, a police official said. Hisham al-Ghossein, 39, was killed in the village of Qantara, near the Southern town of Marjayoun, after stepping on the bomb while working in his field, the official said. weiterlesen >>>


Tackling Cambodia's landmine legacy

(10.06.2008)

On a wooded hillside above a village in north-west Cambodia, a man speaks into a radio. Figures in body armour and visors head downhill to shelter from the sun under some trees.  weiterlesen >>>


UN mine clearance expert talk (UK)

(10.06.2008)

The world's leading authority on civilian de-mining operations shared his knowledge in Canterbury in the wake of the Government's decision to scrap cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


The devastating small arms. No Global Non-Proliferation Regime To Limit Their Spread

(10.06.2008)

The campaign to reduce small arms and to eliminate the use of landmines and cluster bombs can save millions of lives. In addition, animals and birds can also be protected. weiterlesen >>>


Brown continues with £83 million German munitions deal

(10.06.2008)

Gordon Brown has exploited a loophole in the cluster bomb ban agreement in order to preserve a previously agreed £83 million deal with German munitions manufacturer GIWS. weiterlesen >>>


Türkische Polizei nimmt bewaffnete Al-Qaida-Anhänger fest

(10.06.2008)

Istanbul - Die türkische Polizei hat im Osten Anatoliens sechs Anhänger des Terrornetzwerks al-Qaida ver-haftet. Bei den in Bingöl Festgenommenen seien Sprengsätze, Dokumente und Lagepläne sichergestellt worden, berichtete der türkische Nachrichtensender CNN-Türk. weiterlesen >>>


Funeral held in Kayseri for martyred corporal (Turkey)

(10.06.2008)

Ahmet Dursun, who was killed Sunday after stepping on a land mine placed by members of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari, was buried yesterday in his hometown of Kayseri following a military funeral ceremony. weiterlesen >>>


Croatia Without Landmines By 2049 is Utopia (Croatia)

(09.06.2008)

The demining of Croatia after war in the region started with the most famous Croatian company for that job, Mungos, in June 1996, and at the end of the peaceful reintegration in 1998 it continued in the once occupied parts of the country. weiterlesen >>>