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#ClearthePitch: Fußball spielen ohne Minengefahr

(04.04.2016)

Heute, am UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, startet die Kampagne #ClearthePitch. Mit einem überraschungsgeladenen Video machen die Initiatoren darauf aufmerksam, dass nicht überall auf der Welt sorglos Fußball gespielt werden kann (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


4. April - Internationaler Minentag

(04.04.2016)

Der 4. April ist der Internationale Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr. Weltweit finden dazu seit einigen Jahren Aktivitäten statt. Von 2012 bis 2014 zeigten Menschen weltweit im Rahmen der Kampagne "Lend your Leg - Zeig dein Bein" auf Fotos mit einem hochgeschlagenem Hosenbein ihre Solidarität mit Opfern von Minen und Streumunition. weiterlesen >>>


Zum UN-Landminentag: Immer mehr verbotene Waffen eingesetzt

(01.04.2016)

In vielen Konfliktherden auf der Welt hat der Einsatz verbotener Explosivwaffen zugenommen. Am 4. April, dem UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, ruft Handicap International dazu auf, dass Einsatz, Verkauf und Weitergabe von Minen und Streumunition einstimmig und mit Nachdruck von der internationalen Gemeinschaft verurteilt werden. weiterlesen >>>


„Unter dem Sand“: Spielfilm zur Minenthematik in Dänemark startet in deutschen Kinos

(31.03.2016)

Wussten Sie, dass Dänemark das meistverminte Land Europas war? Deutschland verlegte im zweiten Weltkrieg Millionen von Minen an der Westküste unseres nördlichen Nachbarn. Der Film „Unter dem Sand“ greift diese Thematik nun auf und zeigt auf eindrucksvolle Weise, wie sinnlos und brutal Minen sind. weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Russische Minenräumer sollen Palmyra von Landminen des IS befreien

(30.03.2016)

Kämpfer des Islamische Staates (IS) haben scheinbar große Mengen an Minen und Sprengfallen in der UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe-Stadt hinterlassen. Russland will laut Angaben russischer Medien nun Räumkommandos entsenden, um gemeinsam mit syrischen Entminern die zurückgebliebenen Landminen unschädlich zu machen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Jahr Konflikt im Jemen: Immer noch Einsatz von Streumunition

(28.03.2016)

Die von Saudi-Arabien geführten Koalitionsstreitkräfte setzen seit einem Jahr international geächtete Streumunition im Jemen ein – Teile davon kommen aus US-amerikanischer, britischer und brasilianischer Produktion. Fast alle bisher bestätigten Opfer sind Zivilisten. weiterlesen >>>


Ägypten: Minenexplosion nahe Hurghada tötet fünf Menschen und verletzt sieben weitere

(26.03.2016)

In der östlichen Wüstenregion des Landes explodiert eine Landmine und tötet oder verletzt 12 Menschen. Der Unfall ereignete sich in der Nähe des beliebten Urlaubsorts Hurghada. Vor allem in den Wüstenregionen von Ägypten liegen noch Millionen nicht explodierte Minen aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutsch-kolumbianisches Forschungsteam entwickelt neue Technik für Minensuche in Kolumbien

(22.03.2016)

Die Suche nach Minen und Blindgängern mit Metalldetektoren ist beschwerlich und dauert oft sehr lange. Ein Team aus Ingenieuren der Universitäten Bochum und Ilmenau arbeiten zusammen mit Partnern aus Südamerika an einer neuen auf Bodenradar basierten Technik, um die Minensuche in Kolumbien zu erleichtern. weiterlesen >>>


EINLADUNG ZUR PRESSEKONFERENZ

(19.04.2008)

Weltweite Proteste gegen Streumunition - Internationales Bündnis von Nichtregierungsorganisationen fordert Streumunition umfassend zu verbieten weiterlesen >>>


War rugs from Afghanistan show rifles, landmines amid flowers and birds (Afghanistan/Canada)

(19.04.2008)

The Canadian Press TORONTO - The rugs from Afghanistan featured in a new exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada reflect the strife that country has endured over the last three decades. weiterlesen >>>


Three terrorists killed in clashes in Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(19.04.2008)

Military reports received from Vavuniya battlefront reveal that 3 terrorists were killed in yesterday's (Apr 19) counter terrorist operations in the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-landmine body seeks ban on cluster bombs (Nepal)

(18.04.2008)

Kathmandu, April 18 Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) called on the world governments to end production, transfer, stockpiling and use of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Russia to clear landmines in Serbia (Russia/Serbia)

(18.04.2008)

Russia is to start mine-clearing operations in Serbia. Work will begin on Monday after Russia's Emergency Situations Minister Sergey Shoigu and Serbia's Trade Minister Predrag Bubalo reached a deal in Belgrade.  weiterlesen >>>


US biggest producer of cluster bombs (UN/CMC)

(18.04.2008)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Pablo Macedo, has said that US is the world's biggest producer of cluster bombs. Macedo stated that the US, China and Russia are the world's biggest producers of bombs of mass destruction respectively.  weiterlesen >>>


Friedensinitiative besucht Hadamar. Erinnerung an die Opfer der NS-Verbrechen in der Region (Deutschland)

(18.04.2008)

red. RHEINGAU Am 1. Mai werden die Mitglieder der Rheingauer Friedensinitiative wieder mit einem Verkaufs- und Informationsstand beim Flohmarkt des KUZ Eichberg dabei sein. Mit dem Erlös will sie die Aktion "Ferien vom Krieg" und die Räumung von Landminen unterstützt. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: Vertrag zur Ächtung von Streubomben soll nicht verwässert werden (Deutschland)

(18.04.2008)

(Berlin, 19. April 2008) - Die deutsche Bundesregierung soll auf die Forderung verzichten, bestimmte Waffen vom neuen Vertrag zur Ächtung von Streumunition auszuschließen, so Human Rights Watch. Die Regierung versucht den Vertrag, der im nächsten Monat verabschiedet werden soll, auch in anderen Bereichen abzuschwächen. weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers dead in Dera mine blast (Pakistan)

(18.04.2008)

QUETTA - Three people including two personnel of Frontier Corps were killed and another got injured in two different incidents of landmine explosion and armed attack in Dera Bugti and Quetta on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


SNP call on UK to support cluster bomb ban (UK)

(18.04.2008)

SNP Spring Conference today called on the UK Government to sign up to a full international ban on cluster bombs. The UK Government is currently proposing to water down the treaty and seek exemptions for certain kinds of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills three Afghan civilians (Afghanistan)

(18.04.2008)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - A bomb blew up a car in Afghanistan on Saturday, killing three men, while another blast struck a convoy of civilian security contractors but caused little damage, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Claymore attack injures policeman in Thampalakaamam (Sri Lanka)

(18.04.2008)

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police Saturday morning launched a cordon and search operation at Thampalakaamam, after a claymore attack injured a policeman at 5:30 a.m. in Potkerni, a suburb of Thampalakaamam, Trincomalee, reports from Trincomalee said.  weiterlesen >>>


Hände hoch - für ein Verbot aller Streubomben! Proteste in ganz Deutschland am Aktionstag der Streubombenkampagne (Deutschland)

(18.04.2008)

München (ots) - Unter dem Motto "Hände hoch - für ein Verbot aller Streubomben!" versammelten sich heute zum weltweiten Aktionstag der internationalen Kampagne gegen Streubomben Hunderte Menschen in neun Städten Deutschlands: in München, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Eutin, Limburg, Schwäbisch Hall, Trier und in Wolgast. Sie forderten von der deutschen Regierung, bei einer internationalen Staatenkonferenz in Dublin im Mai einem ausnahmslosen und sofortigen Verbot von Streubomben zuzustimmen. weiterlesen >>>


Sohn von niederländischem Armeechef bei Anschlag getötet (Niederlande/Afghanistan)

(17.04.2008)

Kabul/Den Haag (AP) Der Sohn des neuen niederländischen Armeechefs ist nur einen Tag nach dessen Amtsantritt bei einem Anschlag in Afghanistan getötet worden. Der 23 Jahre alte Dennis van Uhm ist eines von zwei niederländischen Opfern, die am Freitag bei der Explosion eines Sprengsatzes, der an einer Straße verborgen war, ums Leben kam, wie ein Generalleutnant Freek Meulman mitteilte. Zwei weitere Niederländer wurden verletzt, einer davon lebensgefährlich. weiterlesen >>>


Protestaktion gegen Streubomben aus Nonnweiler (Deutschland)

(17.04.2008)

(ND). Zum weltweiten Aktionstag gegen Streumunition am 19. April kritisieren Friedensgruppen die regionale Rüstungsfirma Diehl in Nonnweiler, die Streubomben herstellt. Am Sonnabend wollen sie deshalb von 11 bis 16 Uhr am Pranger in Trier mit Streubomben-Attrappen gegen die Produktion und den Einsatz dieser grausamen Waffen protestieren.  weiterlesen >>>


6 terrorists killed, 8 wounded in yesterday's clashes - Vavuniya, Welioya (Sri Lanka)

(17.04.2008)

6 terrorists were killed while 8 others suffered injuries in clashes sparked yesterday (April 17), between the security forces and LTTE, the reports received from forefront stated. 10 more LTTE cadres were either killed or wounded due to these clashes, the reports further said.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian mine legacy lives on after Pol Pot (Cambodia/Australia))

(17.04.2008)

Landmines continue to injure and kill Cambodians every day, more than 30 years after the end of the Khmer Rouge regime. [Reuters] weiterlesen >>>


Weltweite Proteste gegen Streumunition

(17.04.2008)

18.04.2008 | 10:00 Uhr Berlin (ots) - Deutsche Nichtregierungsorganisationen, zusammengeschlossen im Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de, fordern anlässlich eines weltweiten Aktionstages der Cluster Munition Coalition am 19. April das durch Streumunition verursachte humanitäre Leid zu beenden.  weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz soll Streubomben behalten (Schweiz)

(17.04.2008)

Die Streubomben in Schweizer Armeelagern sollen noch nicht zerstört werden. Die sicherheitspolitische Kommission des Ständerats hat sich ein weiteres Mal gegen ein vollständiges Verbot gestellt. weiterlesen >>>


US NGOs donate wheelchairs to poor (US/Vietnam)

(17.04.2008)

DONG NAI - Two US-based non-governmental organisations have teamed up with a local newspaper in southern Dong Nai Province, Dong Nai News, to provide wheelchairs to poor, disabled adults and children in central and southern Viet Nam. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. demining agency to review procedures (UN)

(17.04.2008)

SIBENIK, Croatia, April 18 (UPI) -- Top officials from the U.N. Mine Action Service said in Croatia the agency plans to review its mine clearance procedures to expedite the process.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Pakistani soldiers killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(17.04.2008)

ISLAMABAD, April 18 (Xinhua) -- A landmine blast killed two Pakistani security men in southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, officials said. The landmine hit a vehicle of security personnel from the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary near the town of Dera Bugti, leaving two soldiers dead and one injured, the News Network International (NNI) news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


UNDP calls for adoption of cluster munitions treaty (UN)

(17.04.2008)

New York, April 18 (ANI): On the eve of the Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report calling the impact of cluster munitions on civilians a blow to development and urging the international community to support a comprehensive treaty that decisively and effectively bans the use of cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Toncar [FDP]: Streumunition gehört abgeschafft (Deutschland)

(17.04.2008)

Pressemitteilung vom 18.04.2008 Thema: Menschenrechte und humanitäre Hilfe  weiterlesen >>>


Banning Cluster Bombs: Where Will U.S. Stand? -- An International Treaty to Ban Cluster Munitions: Is There a Strategy for Responsible U.S. Engagement? (US)

(17.04.2008)

Introduction This paper discusses policy options for the United States regarding its involvement in the fast-moving international initiative led by Norway ' called the "Oslo Process" ' to shape a treaty before the end of 2008 that would ban cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians. At this late date, there appears to be a surprising lack of awareness within the affected U.S. policy communities on this issue, and consequently, this paper seeks to encourage informed discussions in Washington and elsewhere.  weiterlesen >>>


31st MEU first to use improved grenade range (US/Japan)

(17.04.2008)

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa (April 18, 2008) -- To give Okinawa-based Marines a place to keep their grenade combat skills fresh, Central Training Area officials recently renovated Range 3.  weiterlesen >>>


Group to protest NZ Super Fund investments (New Zealand)

(16.04.2008)

NEW ZEALAND ' The Network Opposed to Weapons and Related Products (No WARP!) is set to protest tomorrow to urge the New Zealand Super Fund to divest immediately from companies involved in cluster bomb production. weiterlesen >>>


UN mine service considers new ways to clear land more effectively (UN/Croatia)

(16.04.2008)

17 April 2008 ' The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) says it is considering the introduction of new and more efficient methods of checking land for mines that could drastically speed up the clearance of land in mine-affected regions for use by local communities. weiterlesen >>>


ISAF increases UXO awareness in northern Kabul (Afghanistan)

(16.04.2008)

KABUL, Afghanistan ' Regional Command Capital (RC-Capital) engineers and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) teams of the French Battlegroup recently conducted an unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness day for Sahr Dareh locals and others in northern areas of Kabul.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: 3 Ethiopia Soldiers Killed in Rocket Fire (Somalia)

(16.04.2008)

Ethiopian troops bolstering Somalia's weak interim government were targeted in a rocket attack Thursday in the capital Mogadishu, witnesses said. An insurgent rocket propelled grenade hit a convoy of Ethiopian army trucks transporting water to a military base in north Mogadishu located near the ex-pasta factory. weiterlesen >>>


Dutch air force to scrap cluster bombs (The Netherlands)

(16.04.2008)

The Dutch air force is to dispose of the most controversial type of cluster bombs. The bombs, known as CBU-87s, are carried by F16 fighter aircraft and eject hundreds of small submunitions as they land.  weiterlesen >>>


Ulrike Lunacek [Die Grünen/Österreich]: Streumunition-Konferenz: Österreich muss hart bleiben

(16.04.2008)

Österreich muss bei den Verhandlungen auf der bevorstehenden Streumunition-Abschlusskonferenz in Dublin "hart bleiben", hat die außenpolitische Sprecherin der Grünen, Ulrike Lunacek, am Donnerstag bei einer Pressekonferenz in Wien gefordert. Österreich habe "eines der besten Gesetze, wenn nicht das beste Gesetz" gegen Streumunition auf der Welt, stellte die Nationalratsabgeordnete fest. Nun seien parlamentarische Initiativen gefragt, um ein umfassendes internationales Streumunitionsverbot durchzusetzen.  weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners launch Global Day of Action to ban Cluster Bombs in support of first ever treaty, UK

(16.04.2008)

Campaigners from more than 40 countries around the world, including Amnesty International, are hosting a Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs on Saturday 19 April 2008. The day takes place a month before world governments meet at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference On Cluster Munitions from 19 - 30 May 2008 to negotiate and adopt the first ever legally binding treaty to prohibit cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Zambia: Championing Ban of Cluster Bombs (Zambia)

(16.04.2008)

JUNE 2, 1998 could have started like any other day for Berihu Mesele of western Ethiopia, but little did he know that it was the last day he was ever going to stand and walk on his two legs! He was 28. Now 38, and confined to a wheelchair, he still looks back at the happenings of that day as the worst experience of his life. weiterlesen >>>


Resettlement of Allaippiddi IDPs begins, Sri Lanka

(15.04.2008)

Thirteen families of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Allaipiddi, the islet village where 13 civilians were massacred by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in May 2006, have been resettled in Allaippiddi in the first stage of resettlement, according to Jaffna Secretariat. 65 more families are ready to return to Allaippiddi and to occupy houses built for them with the help of World Vision, International and local NGOs and they will be resettled on Monday, Jaffna Government Agent announced. Education Department officials in the islet are making arrangement to reopen Paraasakthi Maha Viththiyalam, the only school in Allaippiddi.  weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers were martyred and five injured in a landmine (Yemen)

(15.04.2008)

MAREB, ( Saba) - Two security soldiers were turned martyrs and five others were wounded in a landmine explosion on Wednesday morning. Mareb Security Commissioner Brig. Mohammed al-Ghadra the victim soldiers were killed on their military patrol truck in the Old Town.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blasts kill 2 in Pakistan's southwest (Pakistan)

(15.04.2008)

At least two persons were killed and three others injured in two separate bomb blasts in Pakistan's southwest on Tuesday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Colombia rebels kill wounded soldiers in ambulance (Colombia)

(15.04.2008)

BOGOTA, April 16 (Reuters) - Colombian rebels executed two unarmed soldiers traveling in an ambulance after being injured by landmines set by the guerrillas, the army said on Wednesday, calling the killings a violation of humanitarian law. weiterlesen >>>


Sa'ada landmines kill more than 8 women and children (Yemen)

(15.04.2008)

SA'ADA, April 13 - Landmines planted by the Yemeni army in Haidan district have killed more than eight people, all women and children, plus numerous cows, sheep and other cattle, over the past five months, Houthi sources say, adding that army personnel planted mines on citizens' roadways and farmlands. weiterlesen >>>


6 terrorists killed in Mannar front [Updated] (Sri Lanka)

(15.04.2008)

Six LTTE terrorists were killed in clashes sparked in Mannar front today, April 15, the report received from forefront stated. Troops have assaulted LTTE bunker lines in general area Veppankulam around 7.45 this morning. By intercepting LTTE communication channels it is revealed that an LTTE cadre was killed in this attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Weltweiter Protest gegen Streubomben - Bundesweite Aktionen zum "Global Day" der Streubombenkampagne (Deutschland)

(15.04.2008)

München (ots) - Zu Hunderten werden sie über große Bereiche verstreut. Es ist unsicher, wo sie auf den Boden auftreffen oder sich in Zweigen verhängen. Oft bleiben sie liegen, ohne zu explodieren. Ihre Opfer treffen sie durch Zufall. Streubomben töten und verletzen die Zivilbevölkerung, während und nach dem Krieg - in fast 30 Ländern der Welt.  weiterlesen >>>


Street dogs graduate in explosives detection course! (India)

(15.04.2008)

Raipur, April 16 (IANS) They are alert, know danger when they see it and are certainly not hard to come by. Street dogs are now being roped in for an explosives detection course in Maoist violence-hit Chhattisgarh. Four street dogs have just graduated in a nine-month Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) detection course from the Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College (CTJWC) in Kanker district, 140 km from here. weiterlesen >>>


Faith leaders' appeal for an international treaty to ban cluster munitions

(15.04.2008)

As people of faith, we raise our voices for the protection of life and promotion of peace by calling on all governments to end the production, transfer, stockpiling, and use of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


DRC: Hidden killers on the loose (DR Congo)

(15.04.2008)

KINSHASA, 16 April 2008 (IRIN) - The full extent of the threat posed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the Democratic Republic of Congo is unknown but the deadly weapons are a daily concern for tens of thousands of displaced people in the east. "Mines and UXOs [unexploded ordnance] are strewn all over the countryside," Francesca Fontanini, external relations officer for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in DRC, said. "They are among the most pernicious consequences of the armed conflict."  weiterlesen >>>


Wars responsible for arms proliferation in W/Africa - Chambas (ECOWAS/Nigeria)

(15.04.2008)

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the President of the ECOWAS Commission has blamed the proliferation of small arms on the many wars in the sub-region. An ECOWAS statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja said that Chambas made the remark at a seminar on the ban of the use of cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


2 leads dominate Shiraz blast probe (Iran)

(14.04.2008)

An Iranian official says police are investigating two theories in connection with the deadly explosion that rattled Shiraz on Saturday. Up to12 people were killed and 202 wounded in the blast which shook a cultural and religious center in Iran's southwestern city of Shiraz.  weiterlesen >>>


"No Safety, No Escape, Children and the Escalating Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka" ' Most deceptive way of communication (Sri Lanka)

(14.04.2008)

New York, 15 April, (Asiantribune.com): The Watchlist launched a report on Children and Armed Conflict in New York yesterday at the UN headquarters. The report is called: No safety, No Escape, Children and the Escalating armed Conflict in Sri Lanka. However the press release seems to be not reflecting the report of January 2008, which is given in the PDF format at the end of this news item. The press release seems to be a very deceptive way of communication. weiterlesen >>>


Two British soldiers killed on patrol at Afghan base (Afghanistan)

(14.04.2008)

Two British servicemen have been killed while patrolling Nato's main airbase in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said yesterday. The pair, members of the RAF Regiment, died when their vehicle hit a device near Kandahar airfield. Two other British servicemen were wounded in the blast but were said not to have life-threatening injuries. All next of kin have been informed, an MoD spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


BAEs Displays Mobile Firepower at CANSEC 2008 with M777 Howitzer and Mobile Tactical Trucks (UK/Canada)

(14.04.2008)

Apr 14, 2008 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The world s lightest 155mm howitzer and one of the most capable, reliable and mobile trucks in military service will be the focus of BAE Systems presence at CANSEC 2008.  weiterlesen >>>


Grenade thrown in fire kills two teens (Russia)

(14.04.2008)

TWO teenagers have been killed after throwing a grenade into a fire in Russia's southern region of Chechnya. weiterlesen >>>


Experten gehen Munitionsresten auf den Grund (Deutschland)

(14.04.2008)

Kiel/Lübeck ' Auf dem Grund der Ostsee rührt sich etwas. Seit gestern untersuchen Experten in der Lübecker Bucht einen auf dem Meeresgrund liegenden Behälter. Dabei könnte es sich um einen der 15 Behälter handeln, die 1961 in der Bucht versenkt wurden. 2001 hatte ein Spezialschiff des Bundesamtes für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie östlich von Pelzerhaken 15 Behälter geortet. In ihnen sollen sich Kampfmittelreste befinden.  weiterlesen >>>


Claymore ambush wounds two homeguards in Kebithigollewa (Sri Lanka)

(14.04.2008)

Two home guards of the Sri Lankan Civil Volunteer Force were injured in a claymore mine explosion Tuesday morning around 7.30 am in Kebithigollewa. The injured were first admitted to the Kebithigollewa hospital and then transferred to Anuradhapura general hospital, Police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs as bad as N-weapons" (Serbia/Japan)

(14.04.2008)

TOKYO: A Serbian cluster bomb victim-turned-activist on Monday urged Japan to sign a treaty banning the deadly weapons, saying they were as bad as nuclear arms.  weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Blasts Kill 3 in Pakistan (Pakistan)

(14.04.2008)

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan police say land mine blasts have killed three men and injured five others in insurgency-plagued Baluchistan province. weiterlesen >>>


Two policemen, several insurgents killed in Afghanistan [Roundup] (Afghanistan)

(14.04.2008)

Kabul - Two Afghan policemen were killed and three were wounded in a roadside attack in southern Afghanistan, while Afghan and coalition forces killed several insurgents in two separate incidents in the same region, officials said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Battles in Vanni Kills 2 SF injures 12 (Sri Lanka)

(14.04.2008)

Killinochchi - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan security forces (SF) clashed in Mannar, Manalaaru and Muhamalai area and the SF troopers tried to advance into the LTTE held area using heavy tanks, artillery and mortars to LTTE held area. At least 2 SF troopers were killed and at least 12 SF troopers were wounded, according sources in Vanni.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills Wapda worker (Pakistan)

(14.04.2008)

QUETTA, April 14: A man was killed and four others were injured in a landmine explosion in Mastung on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


The terrible human cost of cluster bombs

(13.04.2008)

EVERY DECADE since the second world war has seen at least one country come to symbolise the brutal lethality of the cluster bomb. Today it is in Lebanon that cluster bombs are taking a terrible toll. weiterlesen >>>


West Africa: Renewed Call to Ratify Ecowas Arms Convention (Nigeria)

(13.04.2008)

Concord Times (Freetown) President of the ECOWAS Commission has renewed his appeal for member states to ratify the Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, their ammunition and other related materials being championed by the West African regional bloc. weiterlesen >>>


Army purchases mine detection devices (US)

(13.04.2008)

The Army has awarded L-3 Communications Corp. a $26 million contract for handheld mine detection devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Presidents of Mexico and Ecuador Define Domestic and International Issues (Mexico/Ecuador)

(13.04.2008)

At the invitation of Mexican President Felipe Calderón, President of Ecuador Rafael Correa Delgado paid an official visit to Mexico on April 11 and 12, 2008. In an atmosphere of cordiality and understanding, the two leaders reviewed the main issues on the bilateral agenda and repeated their willingness to expand political dialogue, economic and trade links, and cooperation between Ecuador and Mexico. weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners urge cluster bomb ban (UK)

(13.04.2008)

Arms control campaigners Mick North and David Grimason have called on Defence Secretary Des Browne to back demands for a complete ban on cluster bombs. The charity Oxfam Scotland claimed the UK Government wanted two types of cluster bombs, which it has stocks of, to be exempted from an international arms treaty. weiterlesen >>>


Four civilians among eight dead in Afghan violence (Afghanistan)

(13.04.2008)

KABUL: Eight police officers were killed by Taliban, in two separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, the Afghan police reported on Sunday. The attacks were carried out in Kandahar, southern Afghan province also known as the spiritual capital of Taliban and Helmand.  weiterlesen >>>


14 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in Vavuniya and Welioya (Sri Lanka)

(13.04.2008)

Military reports received from Vavuniya and Welioya battlefronts indicate 14 deaths to the terrorists in yesterday's (April 12) clashes.  weiterlesen >>>


Weltweiter Aktionstag gegen Streumunition am 19. April 2008

(13.04.2008)

Kritik an regionaler Rüstungsfirma Diehl, die im saarländischen Nonnweiler/Mariahütte Streubomben herstellt Trier/Saarbrücken (sk) - Die sogenannten Streubomben werden in Kriegen weltweit zu Hunderten über große Bereiche verstreut. Oft bleiben sie liegen, ohne zu explodieren. Ihre Opfer treffen sie durch Zufall. Streubomben töten und verletzen die Zivilbevölkerung in fast 30 Ländern der Welt.  weiterlesen >>>


Miliband urged to ban cluster bombs (UK)

(13.04.2008)

Human rights and aid agencies have accused ministers of undermining the international plan to ban the use of cluster bombs. The deadly munitions have killed and maimed innocent civilians in Lebanon, Iraq and Kosovo and many lie unexploded in former war zones for decades after conflicts have ended. weiterlesen >>>


The world is trying to outlaw the bombs that maimed this child. Britain wants to keep them...Why? (UK)

(13.04.2008)

GORDON BROWN plans to renege on his personal pledge to ban cluster bombs after pressure from the Ministry of Defence. The government will seek exemptions from a global ban for a number of types of cluster bomb stockpiled by UK forces at a forthcoming international summit in Dublin next month. weiterlesen >>>


Fragen an Günter Gloser [Staatsminister für Europa] (www.abgeordnetenwatch.de)

(13.04.2008)

Internationales 20.02.2008, Frage von Norbert Hütte "Sehr geehrter Herr Gloser, ich kann nicht verstehen, wieso die Bundesregierung versucht, das von vielen UNO-Staaten angestrebte vollständige Verbot von Streubomben zu verhindern.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Two thousand demining jobs up for grabs (Iraq)

(13.04.2008)

BAGHDAD, 14 April 2008 (IRIN) - Two thousand jobs are being created to help boost mine-clearing operations, a government statement said on 13 April. Those hired would go on training courses before being deployed throughout the country for mine-clearing work.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine-detecting dogs at work (Germany/Yemen)

(13.04.2008)

It is an impressive work" The German ambassador, Frank M. Mann, described the training of dogs on detecting land mines at Dhola'a camp last week. Germany is supporting the Yemen Mine Action Program by implementing a Mine Dog Component aimed at helping Yemen become free from mines which are a real challenge, claiming lives of hundreds of people each year. Over 5075 people were killed till 2000 and in 2001-2002, 227 persons were killed and there are 592 areas inflicted with this ordeal. weiterlesen >>>


Juanes: Lively, exceptional music at Amway (US)

(12.04.2008)

Colombian rock star Juanes named-checked his homeland about a dozen times on Sunday at the Amway Arena. For a lesser performer, that would qualify as a gratuitous plea for applause, along the lines of shouting "Hello, Orlando!" It sounds utterly sincere, however, when a singer backs it up with material that so passionately embraces the notion of nationalism. weiterlesen >>>


Demining of Renk Juba road to begin on Saturday (Sudan)

(11.04.2008)

April 10, 2008 (KHARTOUM) - The demining of Peace Road, 987km, linking Renk, Malakal and Juba will begin on Saturday April 12.  weiterlesen >>>


Waffen: EU strebt Verbot von Streumunition an (EU)

(11.04.2008)

Klare Signale in Richtung Waffenhersteller: Das Übereinkommen über das Verbot von Streumunition ist in Oslo zur Unterzeichnung aufgelegt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Pipe bomb at university defused (Turkey)

(10.04.2008)

ISTANBUL ' TDN with wire dispatches Bomb disposal teams defused a pipe bomb left on the campus of private Istanbul Malepe Ticaret (Trade) University yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey to clear minefields in the Syrian border (Turkey)

(10.04.2008)

Turkish Parliament on Thursday adopted a bill that would make the minefields along the border with Syria available for agriculture after clearing anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. weiterlesen >>>


All-women team clears wartime ordnance in Laos (Laos)

(10.04.2008)

XIENG KHOUANG, Laos (Reuters Life!) - Eight months pregnant, Peng Souvanthon stands in the windy, sun-drenched hills of Laos instructing other women as they remove unexploded bombs from a war that ended more than three decades ago. Peng, 25, leads the first all-women team who risk their lives to clear cluster bombs, shells, bullets and other ordnance with the Mines Advisory Group, a British charity with similar operations in former war zones all over the world. weiterlesen >>>


US to skip cluster bomb meeting in Dublin, focus on Geneva talks (US)

(10.04.2008)

GENEVA: The United States will skip a meeting in Dublin next month that aims to ban cluster bombs, officials said Friday. Instead, Washington will focus on separate United Nations talks in Geneva that will restrict - but not ban - the use of the weapon, the head of the U.S. delegation said. weiterlesen >>>


Three Terrorists Killed & Seven Injured in Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(10.04.2008)

WANNI: ARMY SNIPERS AND ground troops operating in CHINNAVALAYANKADU and MADHU camp areas killed three terrorists Thursday (10). Seven terrorists were reportedly injured in confrontations that occurred Thursday (10) at about 1.30 p.m. in the general area of ILAMPIDDI. weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe: UN Donation to Revamp Tourism, Agric Sectors (Zimbabwe)

(09.04.2008)

THE United Nations (UN) has come to the aid of Zimbabwe by availing US$150 000 to clear minefields under a project which is likely to boost the country's waning agriculture and tourism fortunes. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: Internationales Verbot in Sichtweite

(09.04.2008)

Genf. sda/baz. Eine Ächtung von Streubomben ist in Griffweite: Nach Angaben der Koalition gegen Streumunition sind rund 100 Staaten bereit, im April an der Konferenz von Dublin einen Vertrag zum Verbot von Streumunition unter Dach zu bringen. «Die Vorbehalte mehrerer Staaten sind am abbröckeln und wir sind sehr zuversichtlich», sagte Thomas Nash, Koordinator der Koalition aus 250 Nichtregierungsorganisationen, am Donnerstag vor den Medien in Genf. weiterlesen >>>


Terrorist Mortar Fire Challenged (Sri Lanka)

(09.04.2008)

WANNI: TROOPS in MADHU camp area had to resist a wave of terrorist attacks throughout Wednesday (9) when the terrorists began directing mortar and heavy fire towards troop positions.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel, Egypt on high alert for Hamas attack (Israel/Egypt)

(09.04.2008)

CAIRO - Egypt and Israel have been on alert for a major Hamas border strike. Israeli and Egyptian forces have been placed on high alert along the Gaza Strip amid intelligence that the Hamas regime was planning a series of major attacks. The intelligence warned of Hamas attacks on Israeli facilities and the destruction of the Egypt-Gaza border.  weiterlesen >>>


Umrüstung in Afghanistan - ISAF-Friedenstruppen wollen Opfer vermeiden (Afghanistan)

(09.04.2008)

KABUL, 10. April (RIA Novosti). Die Internationale Sicherheitstruppe in Afghanistan (ISAF) setzt neue Panzertechnik ein, um ihre Verluste in dem von den Taliban-Kämpfern geführten Minenkrieg zu verringern, berichtet ein Korrespondent von RIA Novosti. weiterlesen >>>


8 soldiers killed, 5 injured in Colombia mine ambush (Colombia)

(09.04.2008)

BOGOTA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Eight Colombian soldiers were killed and five others injured in anti-personnel mine explosions in the Meta department of central Colombia, the army said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ronaldo makes donation to Afghan mine victims on behalf of UEFA (UEFA/Afghanistan)

(09.04.2008)

Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a cheque for CHF100,000 (€63,100) by UEFA for the Score for the Red Cross charitable campaign prior to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg between Manchester United FC and AS Roma at Old Trafford. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine detonated (Kuwait)

(08.04.2008)

Acting on information explosives experts rushed to an unidentified location in Salmi and detonated a land mine, reports Al-Rai daily. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Pursue Terrorists Smashing Their Hide-outs (Sri Lanka)

(08.04.2008)

WANNI: AN ARMY fighting patrol confronted a group of LTTE terrorists moving in the general area of ILAMARUTHANKULAM Tuesday (8) around 10.00 a.m.. Troops confirmed one terrorist was killed in the fire and two more terrorists were injured. weiterlesen >>>


Koffer für Zetsche (Deutschland)

(08.04.2008)

Zur heutigen Daimler-Hauptversammlung tischen kritische Aktionäre Sündenregister des Konzernvorstands auf. Waffengeschäfte am Pranger  weiterlesen >>>


China besorgt über generellen Einsatz von Streubomben (VR China)

(08.04.2008)

Chinas Bevollmächtigter für Abrüstung, Wang Qun, hat am Montag in Genf darauf hingewiesen, dass die chinesische Regierung großen Wert darauf lege, dass die durch den Abwurf von Streubomben entstandenen humanitären Probleme gelöst werden. China selbst habe niemals Streubomben eingesetzt und handle hinsichtlich eines Techniktransfers sehr verantwortlich. weiterlesen >>>


Menschenrechtler sehen umfassendes Streubombenverbot gefährdet (Deutschland)

(08.04.2008)

Brüssel (AP) Menschenrechtsorganisationen werfen Deutschland und anderen Staaten vor, ein umfassendes Verbot von Streubomben zu verhindern. Fünf Wochen vor den entscheidenden Verhandlungen in Dublin erklärte am Mittwoch ein Vertreter von Human Rights Watch (HRW) in Brüssel, die Bundesregierung wolle in Deutschland hergestellte Streubomben von dem Verbot ausgenommen sehen. Begründet werde dies mit einer Selbstzerstörungsfunktion, die das von Blindgängern ausgehende Risiko minimiere. weiterlesen >>>


NGOs: US, others out to weaken cluster bomb treaty before final meeting (EU)

(08.04.2008)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Five weeks before a treaty banning cluster munitions worldwide is to be voted on, the United States and other nations are trying to weaken crucial parts of the draft text, non-governmental groups charged Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Lobbyists press EU on cluster munitions ban (EU)

(08.04.2008)

Member states have been urged to resist "growing pressure" to water down the historic cluster munitions treaty. Final negotiations on the treaty, which aims to ban cluster munitions, are due to be held in Dublin next month. weiterlesen >>>


17 Laborers Killed in Afghanistan Gov't says Taliban responsible for the massacre; no response from militants (Afghanistan)

(08.04.2008)

At least 17 Afghan laborers were killed in a Taliban attack while a NATO soldier died of wounds he had suffered during a landmine explosion in southern Afghanistan, Afghan government and foreign troops said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining Kurdistan (Iraq)

(08.04.2008)

Casualties from mines and unexploded ordnance remain high. De-mining operations continue but have been slowed due to natural difficulties and lack of military maps of planted mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Verteidigungspolitiker wollen Streubomben ächten

(07.04.2008)

Die Koalitionsfraktionen Union und SPD machen Druck, um die Bundesregierung zu einer konsequenteren Haltung im sogenannten Oslo-Prozess zur Ächtung von Streumunition zu bewegen. Dabei geht es um ein internationales Abkommen, dessen Text im Mai in Dublin beschlossen und noch vor Ende dieses Jahres in der norwegischen Hauptstadt verabschiedet werden soll. Der SPD-Verteidigungspolitiker Andreas Weigel sagte dieser Zeitung: "Wir diskutieren zurzeit, wie wir unsere bisherige Position konkretisieren können." weiterlesen >>>


Suche nach Fliegerbomben (Deutschland)

(07.04.2008)

Seit mehr als 60 Jahren schlummert in Teilen des Landes ein gefährliches Erbe im Boden. Vor allem in der Rheinschiene und im Raum Worms werden zumeist bei Tiefbauarbeiten immer wieder Fliegerbomben gefunden. Als Nachlass des Zweiten Weltkrieges haben die Blindgänger auch über die Jahrzehnte nichts an Zerstörungskraft eingebüßt, wie der technische Leiter des rheinland-pfälzischen Kampfmittelräumdienstes, Horst Lenz, bestätigt: "Eine Bombe ist eine Bombe. Und die ist heute so gefährlich, wie vor 60 Jahren." Diese Erkenntnis scheint gerade in den vergangenen Jahren zunehmend ins Bewusstsein der Menschen zu rücken. Denn immer mehr Bauträger beantragen beim Kampfmittelräumdienst eine Überprüfung ihres Grundstücks auf mögliche Fliegerbomben anhand von Luftbildern aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, bestätigt Lenz. weiterlesen >>>


Labour urges action on cluster bombs (Ireland)

(07.04.2008)

The Labour Party today called on Ireland to lead the global campaign to ban cluster bombs. Cluster bombs, which splinter into smaller bombs, are blamed by human rights experts for killing or injuring civilians indiscriminately.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola/Bié: De-mining operators to clear off over 90 fields (Angola)

(07.04.2008)

Kuito, 04/08 ' Ninety eight land-mined and trapped fields with several explosive devices located in different zones of the central Bié province, will be cleared off this year by operators associated with the de-mining operation based in the region.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Deadly Explosions Rock Cities As Ethiopian Troops Advance (Somalia)

(07.04.2008)

Deadly bomb explosions went off in three cities in Somalia on Monday, killing at least 13 people including five members of the government security forces, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


RP, MILF step up efforts against use of land mines (Philippines)

(07.04.2008)

MANILA, Philippines - The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) stepped up their efforts against land mines as they prepared the paperwork to implement the agreement. weiterlesen >>>