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Reisetipp: Landminen-Museum in Kambodscha

(17.11.2015)

Das gibt es wohl nirgends sonst auf der Welt: Ein Museum für oder besser: gegen Landminen, dessen Einnahmen komplett an ein Kinderzentrum gehen. weiterlesen >>>


USA-Südkorea: USA unterstützen weiterhin Südkoreas Minen-Politik

(07.11.2015)

Während die USA seit einger Zeit eine "No-Landmine-Policy" verfolgen, gilt laut offiziellen Aussagen auch weiterhin die inkonsequente Ausnahme für den Bündnispartner Südkorea. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Westsahara: Starke Regenfälle verstärken Gefahr durch Landminen

(04.11.2015)

Durch starke Regenfälle und damit verbunde Sturzbäche und Erdrutsche könnten Minen und andere explosive Kriegsreste von einst markierten Gebieten in nicht markierte Gebiete verschoben werden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


NYT-Fotoreportage: Minen und ihr Erbe in Kolumbien

(02.11.2015)

Oscar Castillo dokumentiert mit eindrucksvollen schwarz-weiß Bildern, was Minen in Kolumbien anrichten. Es trifft vor allem einen Bevölkerungsteil: die Ärmsten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Reportage: Die Flying Stars aus Sierra Leone

(29.10.2015)

Tolle und bewegende Reportage über amputierte Menschen, die in Sierra Leone dem Zwang der Straße entfliegen wollten - und eine Fußballmannschaft gründeten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Drei Menschen sterben bei Landminenexplosion

(27.10.2015)

Die Zivilisten waren in der Region Kidal mit dem Auto unterwegs. Bei dem Versuch sie zu retten, wurden zwei UN Friedenswächter verletzt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Trotz Gefahr durch Landminen kehren immer mehr Menschen zurück

(20.10.2015)

Immer mehr Menschen kehren in den Regionen Donetsk und Luhansk Oblasts in ihre Häuser zurück - trotz der Gefahr von Minen und anderen explosiven Kriegsresten. Erst im August waren drei Kinder schwer verletzt worden, als sie eine Mine aufhoben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Tadschikistan: 2 Menschen sterben durch Minenexplosion

(20.10.2015)

Die zwei Menschen hatten scheinbar die Grenze zu Usbekistan überschritten und waren dort auf die Mine getreten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mines Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

(06.04.2008)

In many countries, the deaths and injuries caused by war don't stop when the fighting ends. Landmines and other unexploded weapons can lie hidden in forests, farmland and buildings for years, waiting for victims to maim and kill. Sometimes, local people understand the deadly risk landmines pose in an area, but poverty forces them to take that risk and access the land. Other times, especially when displaced people are returning home, they are not aware of the threat until it is too late. Each year, another 20,000 people become victims of landmines - almost all of them civilians, and many of them children.  weiterlesen >>>


3 FC men, 5 outlaws die in gunfight (Pakistan)

(06.04.2008)

QUETTA (Agencies) - Three paramilitary soldiers and five outlaws have been killed in a gunfight in Balochistan town of Dalbandin, officials said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Gambia: 3 Months After Gilanfari Landmine Explosion, No Sign Of De-Mining (Gambia)

(06.04.2008)

More than three months after the tragic landmine explosion on 2 December, 2007 at Gilanfari, a border village with the Senegalese region of Casamance, which led to the death of two students, there appears to be no sign of de-mining by The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF). weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in left-over ordinance blast: police (Vietnam)

(06.04.2008)

Three men were killed when they detonated left-over war ordnance in central Vietnam, a police officer said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN agencies call for international help to clear mines (Iraq)

(06.04.2008)

BAGHDAD, 6 April 2008 (IRIN) - Marking the third annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) called for a global effort to help Iraq in its mine clearance operations.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine removal a dangerous, endless task in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(06.04.2008)

People in Afghanistan continue efforts to clear thousands of unexploded mines in their country, despite the added danger they face from the Taliban. weiterlesen >>>


Zambia: Divisions Surface On the Proposed Cluster Munitions Ban (Zambia)

(04.04.2008)

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks Livingstone South Africa cut a lone figure in Zambia's tourist capital of Livingstone as the only African country not to endorse a global ban on the use of all cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Many Countries May Fail to Meet 2009 Landmine Treaty Deadline

(03.04.2008)

Friday, April 4th, is the UN International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says 2008 is a critical year in the effort to rid the world of anti-personnel landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Mine risks outlined in Cambodia (Cambodia)

(03.04.2008)

On 14 March, the organisation Spirit of Soccer staged a unique competition in Cambodia: the Mine Risk Education Soccer tournament. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine awareness protects Iraq's children against deadly reminders of war

(03.04.2008)

On 4 April 2008, the United Nations marks the second annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Here is one in a series of related stories.  weiterlesen >>>


UN appeals for help to rid Iraq of landmines (UN/Iraq)

(03.04.2008)

The United Nations urged more efforts to clear Iraq of landmines, which it said threaten the population and complicate reconstruction and development projects.  weiterlesen >>>


International day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action

(03.04.2008)

On 4 April, the world will acknowledge the affliction landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) place on millions of men, women, boys and girls by marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.  weiterlesen >>>


Fierce fighting continues in North; 15 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes (Sri Lanka)

(03.04.2008)

Military reports received from Northern battlefronts indicate that 15 LTTE cadres were killed in yesterday's confrontations between Sri Lanka Army and LTTE.  weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness

(03.04.2008)

Landmines continue to kill around the world. More than a decade after the 1997 Ottawa Convention on landmines came into force, 159 countries have signed on to destroy their stocks of anti personnel landmines and are attempting to demine areas of land. Yet dangers still remain for those living in mined areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung zum internationalen Tag zur Aufklärung über Minengefahren und Opferhilfe in Minenaktionsprogrammen

(03.04.2008)

(Berlin, 04.04.2008) ' Zum internationalen Tag zur Aufklärung über Minengefahren und Opferhilfe in Minenaktionsprogrammen am 4. April 2008 ruft das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de die internationale Staatengemeinschaft dazu auf, die Bemühungen für eine sichere und Landminen freie Welt zu intensivieren. "Der Rückgang der weltweiten Opferzahlen ist ein Beleg für den Erfolg von Minenaktionsprogrammen", betont Thomas Küchenmeister, Leiter des Aktionsbündnisses Landmine.de. "Daher darf in der Räumung kontaminierter Gebiete und in der Unterstützung für die Opfer dieser Waffen nicht nachgelassen werden."  weiterlesen >>>


The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation say they will remove investments from companies that remain involved in the manufacture of cluster munitions. (New Zealand)

(03.04.2008)

The Government is working on an internationally binding treaty on cluster munitions and the Guardians will remove the funds when it comes into force, probably at a convention in Dublin next month. weiterlesen >>>


More than 600 Afghans killed by mines, explosives in 2007, UN says (Afghanistan)

(03.04.2008)

Kabul_(dpa) _ More than 600 Afghans were lost their lives by landmines and explosives last year, the UN Mine Action Programme in Afghanistan said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


ANAMA: "Main mine-clearing works are to be done following the liberation of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan" (Azerbaijan)

(03.04.2008)

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Clearing Actions (ANAMA) carries out due works in five regions of the country. Yet, the main, large scale mine clearing actions are to be held in the future in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan after the parties conclude a peaceful agreement and the lands are liberated. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Landmines No Threat to IDPs (Uganda)

(03.04.2008)

Today is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Uganda joins the rest of the world in commemorating the day as the internally-displaced people (IDPs) in the north continue to return home to restart their lives after years in camps. weiterlesen >>>


Giving up Land Mines Cheaper than Expected (Finland)

(03.04.2008)

Replacing Finland's infantry land mines with other military technology is proving to be significantly less expensive than anticipated.  weiterlesen >>>


International Mine Awareness Day April 4 on Landmines, Cluster Bombs

(03.04.2008)

Actions kick off month of activity in U.S. to achieve cluster bomb ban WASHINGTON, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of people around the world will hold public events on Friday, April 4, to raise awareness about the more than 70 countries contaminated with landmines, cluster bomb submunitions, and other deadly war remnants. The United Nations' third annual International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action will kick off a month-long series of actions in support of a global cluster bombs ban. weiterlesen >>>


UN fordern rasche Beseitigung von Blindgängern im Irak (Irak)

(03.04.2008)

Bagdad (AP) Die Vereinten Nationen fordern eine rasche Beseitigung nicht explodierter Landminen, Streubomben und anderer Munition im Irak. Die in die Hunderttausende gehenden Blindgänger gefährdeten Entwicklungsprojekte und stellten besonders für Kinder eine Gefahr dar, hieß es am Donnerstag in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung des UN-Entwicklungsprogramms (UNDP) und des Kinderhilfswerks UNICEF. weiterlesen >>>


DAKAR, Senegal - An international rights group said Thursday that Niger's army has taken its campaign against a northern rebel group to the civilian population - killing and torturing townspeople, forcing them to head convoys driving through mined areas and burning their homes. (Niger)

(03.04.2008)

London-based Amnesty International said its contacts on the ground have recorded multiple cases of extra-judicial killings and forced disappearances as the army pushes to route rebels from the Niger Movement for Justice from the northern desert region. The group is calling on Niger's government to "immediately order security forces to end extra-judicial executions and forced disappearances," the group's assistant Africa director, Veronique Aubert, said in a statement. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz will sich weiter gegen Personenminen engagieren (Schweiz)

(03.04.2008)

Bern. ap/baz. Die Schweiz will sich weiter für eine Welt ohne Opfer von Personenminen und explosiven Kriegsmunitionsrückständen einsetzen. Das finanzielle Engagement soll gemäss der Strategie des Bundes in der humanitären Minenräumung 2008-2011 im bisherigen Rahmen aufrechterhalten werden. weiterlesen >>>


International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (April 4, 2008) (France)

(03.04.2008)

Joint MASG/UN Statement at Press Conference in Paris Meeting today in Paris for the first time, the Mine Action Support Group is pleased to make this statement on the third annual observance of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. This is an opportunity to refocus international community's attention on the challenges still to be met. weiterlesen >>>


Niger's army killed, abducted civilians ' Amnesty (Niger)

(03.04.2008)

NIAMEY, April 3 (Reuters) - Niger's army has shot dead, tortured and abducted several civilians in recent weeks in a wave of retaliation for attacks by northern Tuareg rebels, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Message by the UN Secretary-General on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

(03.04.2008)

"The presence of landmines in at least 68 affected countries causes millions of women, men, boys and girls to live in fear of losing their lives, limbs or livelihoods while restricting their freedom to walk safely to work or school, graze livestock and travel to markets. Although nearly 6,000 people fell victim to landmines and explosive remnants of war in 2007, these numbers are dramatically lower than they were only a few years ago. Each year, mine action programmes around the world are clearing landmines from more than 100 square kilometres of land and teaching more than 7 million people how to avoid danger in infested areas. These efforts have helped reduce casualty rates. Still, the only acceptable casualty rate is zero.  weiterlesen >>>


UN to clear mines near Yeri (Cyprus)

(02.04.2008)

THE UNITED Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will dispose of several landmines in the UN-patrolled buffer zone in the north of the Yeri area tomorrow, as part of its efforts to clear the remaining minefields from Cyprus.  weiterlesen >>>


Moxico: NGOs Defend Actions in Favour of Landmines Victims (Angola)

(02.04.2008)

Luena, 04/03 ' Non governmental organisations (NGOs) associated with education against landmines, in eastern Moxico province, Wednesday defended the need to implement social activities in favour of disabled people who were victims of landmine accidents.  weiterlesen >>>


Executive Overview: Jane's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

(02.04.2008)

Most people understand that all ammunition is prone to failure. However, the Oslo Process (seeking to ban cluster munitions that cause "'unacceptable harm to civilians") has highlighted a far more important point: that ammunition rarely performs as well during operations as it does in testing. In other words, ammunition trials consistently give an inaccurate indication of field reliability.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine defused in Dera Bugti (Pakistan)

(02.04.2008)

DERA BUGTI: The security forces diffused a landmine in Sangsela area of district Dera Bugti on Tuesday, a private TV channel reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(02.04.2008)

DERA MURAD JAMALI: Two people were killed after their donkey cart hit a landmine in Sohbatpur, district Nasirabad on Wednesday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Red revenge hurts CRPF, 2-yr-old (India)

(02.04.2008)

Hazaribagh/Ranchi, April 2: A day after eight Naxalites were killed in a night-long gunfight with police in Garwah, extremists triggered a landmine blast in Vishnugarh in Hazaribagh district injuring 13, including eight CRPF jawans and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. According to sources, jawans of the Central Rese- rve Police Force (CRPF), Special Task Force (STF) and the Jharkhand Armed Police went to Galhobar, 70km from the district headquarters, to seize a landmine following a tip-off.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen will be landmine-free in 2014, says expert (Yemen)

(02.04.2008)

The mine action program has surveyed and cleared nearly 7 hundred million square meters and the rest is in the process of clearance. Mine Action Center SANA'A, April 2 - Yemen aims to eliminate the most landmines from every Yemeni governorate by March 2009 and to eliminate landmines from Yemen completely by 2014. weiterlesen >>>


2008: Crunch time for mine action

(02.04.2008)

Geneva, 3 April 2008 ' The year 2008 will be critical in the struggle to free the world from antipersonnel mines, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said today, on the eve of the thirdUN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April).  weiterlesen >>>


Two reporters injured in Iraq attacks (Iraq)

(02.04.2008)

Baghdad - An Iraqi reporter was seriously injured Wednesday in a landmine explosion in east Baghdad, according to the Iraqi Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), while another was injured by a sniper in the southern city of Basra.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine, ammo haul in Bokaro (India)

(01.04.2008)

Bokaro, April 1: The district police, along with 26th CRPF battalion, this afternoon found 83 landmines kept under a culvert on the highway between Sadhubera and Palamau villages. weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: Ein Toter und Verletzte bei Minenexplosion (Kosovo)

(01.04.2008)

Einen Toten und drei Schwerverletzte hat die Explosion einer Landmine am Montagabend rund 20 Kilometer westlich von Pristina, Hauptstadt der südserbischen Provinz, gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks on campus

(01.04.2008)

A well-occupied Irvin L. Young Auditorium greeted Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams March 19 where she spoke about her instrumental role as the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. weiterlesen >>>


One dead, three injured in Kosovo land mine explosion, police say (Kosovo)

(01.04.2008)

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo authorities have said one man died and three were injured in an explosion blamed on a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Strong landmark African Declaration to ban cluster bombs - only South Africa calls for exceptions to the ban (Zambia)

(01.04.2008)

(Livingstone, Zambia, 1 April 2008) At the conclusion of the first ever meeting of African countries on cluster bombs, 38 out of 39 countries attending the meeting endorsed a strong political "Livingstone Declaration", committing them to negotiating a global ban on the weapons in Dublin next month.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE mines uprooted during rains, army operations also hit (Sri Lanka)

(01.04.2008)

Colombo (PTI): Heavy rains in northern Sri Lanka has uprooted LTTE laid landmines, which are floating over ground in the region hampering army operations, causing concern to the authorities. It was a virtual swap of mines and some explosives as heavy rains swept these ammunitions away, landing both in the army and LTTE controlled areas, media reports said.  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations: Secretary-General, In Message For International Day For Mine Awareness, Stresses Need To Assist Survivors, Families

(01.04.2008)

Apr 01, 2008 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- -- Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, to be observed on 4 April:  weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: Ein Toter und Verletzte bei Minenexplosion (Kosovo)

(01.04.2008)

Einen Toten und drei Schwerverletzte hat die Explosion einer Landmine am Montagabend rund 20 Kilometer westlich von Pristina, Hauptstadt der südserbischen Provinz, gefordert.  weiterlesen >>>


Niger: Clashes with rebels leave 10 rebels, 5 soldiers dead (Niger)

(01.04.2008)

NIAMEY, Niger: Clashes between rebels and government forces in Niger's northern desert in late March killed at least 15, the army said. weiterlesen >>>


SA "must destroy cluster bomb stockpile" (Zambia)

(01.04.2008)

LUSAKA - African countries meeting in the Zambian capital Lusaka have urged South Africa to abandon the production of cluster munitions and destroy its stockpile - said to be the largest on the continent. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan demolishes over 6000 landmines in Juba (Sudan)

(31.03.2008)

March 31, 2008 (KHARTOUM) ' UN peacekeepers today destroyed 6,186 landmines in an area 35 kilometres northwest of Juba, marking Sudan's compliance with the 1997 Ottawa Convention on Antipersonnel Landmine Stockpile Destruction. weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe: Need for Cluster Bomb Ban Treaty (Zimbabwe)

(31.03.2008)

The first ever two-day African meeting to ban cluster munitions opened in Zambia's tourism town of Livingstone yesterday with calls for African states to unite their voices and send out a strong message to the rest of the world that Africa wants a comprehensive ban treaty at the negotiations to take place in Dublin, Ireland, this May. weiterlesen >>>


Sambia: Konferenz zu Streubomben (Sambia)

(31.03.2008)

Erstmals treffen sich die Vertreter afrikanischer Staaten untereinander, um über das Thema Streubomben zu sprechen. Die Konferenz, die an diesem Montag im sambischen Livingstone startet, ist Teil des so genannten "Prozesses von Oslo". weiterlesen >>>


Man injured by mine in buffer zone (Cyprus)

(31.03.2008)

A member of the UN demining team lost the lower part of his leg yesterday when he stepped on an unmarked Turkish landmine in the buffer zone north of Athienou towards occupied Tymbou.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine-clearing campaign moves forward in BiH despite deaths (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(31.03.2008)

Reinforcing the importance of the country's new mine-clearing campaign, six sappers were recently killed in one week. The country must move forward with the campaign, however, for public safety and the future of tourism. weiterlesen >>>


Two Royal Marines killed in Afghanistan explosion (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

Two Royal Marines have been killed in an explosion while on patrol in southern Afghanistan. Their deaths bring the number of British military fatalities in the wartorn nation to 91 since the campaign started in November 2001. weiterlesen >>>


5 Dutch soldiers wounded in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

(AFP) THE HAGUE - Five Dutch soldiers on patrol in southern Afghanistan were wounded, one seriously, when their vehicles drove over mines, the Netherlands defence ministry said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Science: Anti-landmine Campaigners Target War Robots (UK)

(31.03.2008)

Would it be immoral to deploy future autonomous versions of war robots? Campaigners says deploying autonomous murderous robots is not a smart idea weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumung in Nordafghanistan wegen Anschlägen eingestellt (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

Zivil-militärische Zusammenarbeit gefährdet Hilfsorganisationen Frankfurt/Main (ots) - Die für Minenräumung zuständige UN-Organisation UNMACA (United Nations Mine Action Center for Afghanistan) hat bis auf weiteres alle Aktivitäten im Norden Afghanistans gestoppt.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen to remove all landmines by 2009, UNDP says (Yemen)

(31.03.2008)

SANA'A, March 30 (Saba) - UN Development Program (UNDP) has said that Yemen will be capable to eradicate all landmines by 2009, the state-run althawra newspaper has reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Internationales Abkommen zum Verbot autonomer Kampfroboter gefordert (Großbritannien)

(31.03.2008)

Roboter wie HUMI ("Humanitarian Demining") werden gebraucht, um Landminen zu finden. Sie können so doppelt Menschenleben schützen. Die britische Initiative Landmine Action, die für ein weltweites Abkommen zum Verbot von allen Landminen eintritt, fordert überdies ein Verbot von Streubomben. Wie New Scientist berichtet, will die Organisation den Kampf gegen Landminen und Streubomben nun auch auf militärische Kampfroboter erweitern. weiterlesen >>>


Working to rid Afghanistan of land mines a 'kind of jihad' (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2008)

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Noor Ahmad has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. For 18 years, he's prodded the earth centimetre by centimetre to rid his country of land mines, a scourge that has become more numerous in the time he's been working. He's seen an anti-personnel mine blow up in front of him and still bears the scars where his body wasn't shielded by protective gear. weiterlesen >>>


Angola to host landmine pageant

(26.03.2008)

Landmine victims are to take part in a beauty contest in Angola, where tens of thousands have been injured by mines. The pageant has been organised by Angola's de-mining commission, and aims to restore the confidence of victims and raise awareness of their plight. weiterlesen >>>


Environment Is War's Silent Casualty

(26.03.2008)

Loss of human life is the most serious consequence of war. But war also devastates the earth and has unintended consequences on the environment and public health. That often untold story is the subject of a new documentary, Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War.  weiterlesen >>>


MUNITIONSSUCHE: 13 000 Einwohner im Sperrkreis (ORANIENBURG)

(26.03.2008)

Bombenblindgänger am Landratsamt vermutet / Entschärfung für morgen Nachmittag vorbereitet weiterlesen >>>


Wir kaufen keinen Mercedes«

(26.03.2008)

Vor der Hauptversammlung greifen Kritische Daimler-Aktionäre wieder an weiterlesen >>>


Kritische Daimler-Aktionäre machen Druck

(26.03.2008)

Zwei Wochen vor der Hauptversammlung der Daimler AG haben die Kritischen Aktionäre den Ausstieg aus dem Geschäft mit "grausamen Waffen" gefordert. Zudem kritisierten sie die "nicht überzeugenden Bemühungen" des Autobauers beim Thema Klimaschutz. weiterlesen >>>


UN de-miners sweep Nicosia Ledra St

(26.03.2008)

UN de-mining experts clear Nicosia's landmark street of discarded explosives after a decision by rival Cypriots to open a crossing point. weiterlesen >>>


Minister Bernier Announces Major Canadian Engagement for Peace in Sudan

(26.03.2008)

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, while visiting Sudan, announced Canadian support for peace efforts in that country, as well as financial support to address the humanitarian and early-recovery needs of people affected by war there. weiterlesen >>>


China compares with Israel in human rights violations

(26.03.2008)

Readers found Richard M. Berthold's column published in the Daily Lobo on March 14 in which he compared Israel with the Nazi government objectionable.  weiterlesen >>>


Waffen gibt's nicht vom Weihnachtsmann! - oder: Wo geht's hier zu den Bomben?

(26.03.2008)

Der internationale Waffenhandel boomt. Der Kampf gegen den Terror hat das Geschäft mit dem Tod beflügelt. Doch wenngleich Milizen, Rebellen und dergleichen in Deutschland oft weit entfernt zu sein scheinen, so sind diese Dinge der BRD dank des Waffenhandels näher, als es manchem recht sein mag. Was jedem klar sein sollte: Waffen bringt nicht der Weihnachtsmann - doch wer dann?  weiterlesen >>>


Wanni liberation operation in progress; LTTE suffer heavy damages

(26.03.2008)

According to the military report reached from the forefront, 28 LTTE terrorists were killed and another 17 were either killed or wounded in clashed sparked in Northern and Wanni defences yesterday, March 26. Further it says, 22 more terrorists were wounded during these clashes. Six security forces personnel have made their supreme sacrifice while another 19 suffered injuries, the report further stated.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel Calculates Losses to Arab Missiles

(25.03.2008)

March 26, 2008: The Israeli government has been passing around, to local governments, a war planning document. This exercise assumes a future war with Syria, and gives the local officials an idea of what to expect. Currently, the Israelis estimate that there would be as many as 3,300 Israeli casualties (including up to 200 dead) is Syria tried to use its long range missiles against Israel. If the Syrians used chemical warheads, Israeli casualties could be as high as 16,000. Over 200,000 Israelis would be left homeless, and it's believed about a 100,000 would seek to leave the country.  weiterlesen >>>


19 LTTE killed, 8 wounded in fighting at Wanni and North

(25.03.2008)

Military reports received claimed that at least 19 LTTE terrorists killed and 8 others injured in fighting at Wanni and North yesterday (March 24). Meanwhile, according to reports troops have also recovered 50 anti-personnel mines during search operations conducted on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


KRIEGSFOLGEN: Bombenverdacht auf dem Friedhof

(25.03.2008)

Munitionsexperten suchen in Neuruppin nach möglichen Blindgängern weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: A Devastated Town Recovers, In A Way

(25.03.2008)

SIDDIQINE, Lebanon, Mar 26 (IPS) - Ali Mohanna lives in a two-room cinderblock structure with his wife and brain-damaged son. By the side is a small, freshly ploughed tobacco field and the plot of rubble he once called home. weiterlesen >>>


Israel still hampering efforts to clear unexploded ordnance ' UNMACC

(25.03.2008)

SOUTH LEBANON: Nearly a year and a half after the 2006 war with Israel came to an end, efforts to clear South Lebanon of unexploded ordnance are still being hampered by Israel's refusal to provide key information to the United Nations, the UN Mine Action Coordination Center's (UNMACC) media and clearance officer Dalia Farran told The Daily Star on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Executive Overview: Jane's Explosive Ordnance Disposal

(25.03.2008)

Attention shifted towards submunitions soon after the ban on anti-personnel mines came into effect. This shift was based on a widespread perception that when they failed to explode, submunitions often posed a similar threat. Not only had bomblets caused post-conflict casualties in every recent theatre of operation (Gulf war, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq), they were still killing civilians in Laos 40 years after they were dropped there.  weiterlesen >>>


UN de-mining team starts work to open symbolic crossing point in divided Nicosia (Cyprus)

(25.03.2008)

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - U.N. de-mining experts started sweeping the buffer zone dividing Nicosia for discarded explosives Wednesday as part of efforts to open a symbolic crossing in Europe's last divided capital. weiterlesen >>>


NGO urges Arab states to sign UN anti-torture protocol

(25.03.2008)

Group highlights plight of Lebanese detainees in Israel, Syria during international gathering in Geneva weiterlesen >>>


India should become party to MBT: Red Cross panel

(25.03.2008)

New Delhi (PTI): The International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday suggested that India become a signatory to the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT). "India should become a party to MBT as it would be more appropriate for India to look for a solution before the problem aggravates," Regional Representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross Vincent Nicod said participating in a conference on anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Wüstensturm im Urwald

(24.03.2008)

Die kolumbianische Armee hat bei ihrem Angriff auf ein Lager der Revolutionären Streitkräfte Kolum¬biens (FARC) in Ecuador Anfang des Monats Unterstützung aus den USA erhalten. Washington stellte Geheimdienstinformationen zur Verfügung, US-Militärs waren womöglich sogar aktiv an der Invasion beteiligt. Das ergaben Untersuchungen Ecuadors am Ort des Geschehens. weiterlesen >>>


Canada continues its support for OAS mine action program

(24.03.2008)

The Organization of American States (OAS) Office of Humanitarian Mine Action (OHMA) will continue to aid several of Latin America's landmine affected communities, thanks to important contributions from the Canadian government.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan seeks active role in peace-building training in Asia, Africa

(24.03.2008)

TOKYO, March 25 (Kyodo) - Japan will play an active role in promoting peace-building efforts and supporting personnel-training programs in Asia and Africa, in hopes of catching up in contributions to international peace cooperation, Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. ENVOY "APPALLED" BY ATTACK ON AFGHAN DEMINERS

(24.03.2008)

Yesterday afternoon, a team of 12 Afghans working on a demining project as partners of the UN Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA) were attacked by unknown assailants in the province of Balkh, with five of them being killed. weiterlesen >>>


Save Canada's space programs

(24.03.2008)

Canada's top scientific and environmental space science programs, the Canadarm and the remarkable RADARSAT-2 satellite, are being sold off to a US weapons corporation. The American corporation builds space and nuclear weapons systems, landmines, cluster bombs, depleted uranium weapons and Pentagon "black budget" programs.  weiterlesen >>>


2 more deminers killed in Afghanistan

(23.03.2008)

KABUL, Afghanistan: Gunmen shot dead two men from a de-mining team in northern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after five deminers were killed in an attack in a nearby province. weiterlesen >>>


5 Afghan de-miners killed in ambush. Of seven injured, one in critical condition (Afghanistan)

(23.03.2008)

KABUL: Gunmen shot dead five Afghan mine clearers in an ambush in northern Afghanistan, their UN-funded company said Monday, in one of the bloodiest attacks on non-government workers in months. weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Mitglieder von Minenräumkommando getötet : Sieben weitere Menschen verletzt - Von Unbekannten erschossen

(23.03.2008)

Kabul - In Afghanistan sind fünf Mitarbeiter eines Minenräumkommandos von Unbekannten erschossen worden. Wie die von den Vereinten Nationen beauftragte Minenräumfirma "Afghan Technical Consultants" am Montag in Kabul mitteilte, wurde der Überfall am Sonntag in der nördlichen Provinz Jowjzan verübt. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Laureate is Unrelenting in Campaign Against Landmines

(23.03.2008)

Jody Williams' life as a globetrotting activist began in a small town in rural Vermont in 1950. "We had more cows than people and liked it that way! We [meaning] the whole state."  weiterlesen >>>


Seven mine clearing staff shot dead in Afghanistan

(23.03.2008)

KABUL (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead seven Afghan staff of UN-funded mine clearing teams in northern Afghanistan, their organisations said Monday, in some of the deadliest attacks on non-government workers in months. weiterlesen >>>


Lebendige Tradition Ostermärsche ' Positive Bilanz

(23.03.2008)

Das Netzwerk Friedenskooperative zieht eine positive Bilanz der diesjährigen Ostermärsche. Nach 50 Jahren zeigten sich die Proteste gegen Kriegseinsätze und militärisches Denken als äußerst lebendige ' und notwendige ' Tradition. weiterlesen >>>


Chile to spend $9 million to remove land mines (Chile)

(23.03.2008)

The Chilean government will spend $9 million this year to remove thousands of land mines planted along the Argentine, Bolivian and Peruvian borders during a territorial dispute in the late 1970s, according to a report published Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Women join demining charge in south Sudan

(22.03.2008)

MILE 38, Sudan, March 23 (Reuters) - Seven months pregnant Opayi Mary stands half a metre away from a mine made expressly to blow anything over 3 kg to pieces. For her, it's just part of a day's work. weiterlesen >>>


Panzermine gesprengt - 30 Menschen mussten Wohnungen verlassen

(22.03.2008)

Prenzlau (dpa/bb) - Eine russische Panzermine ist am Samstag in Prenzlau (Uckermark) gesprengt worden. Ein Bürger habe zuvor den Sprengkörper mit scharfem Zünder nahe einem Baumarkt gefunden, teilte die Polizei am Sonntag mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei Tote bei Räumung von Landminen

(22.03.2008)

Bei der Räumung von Landminen sind gestern in Bosnien-Herzegowina drei Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Die drei Männer hatten in einem alten Minenfeld in der Nähe der Stadt Gorazde gearbeitet, wie das Fernsehen in Sarajevo berichtete.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnia mine blast kills two policemen, one worker

(21.03.2008)

SARAJEVO, March 22 (Reuters) - Two Bosnian police officers and one civil protection worker were killed in a landmine blast in eastern Bosnia on Saturday, the third such accident this week in an area still strewn with mines from the 1990s, Fena news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Sand Sailors" Teach Bomb Defusing In Iraq

(21.03.2008)

CORRY STATION NAVY BASE - Navy Lt. Mark Dye hadn't seen combat before a helicopter dropped him at the deadliest forward operating base for roadside bomb attacks in northern Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Okavango-Zambezi Project Gets 8 Million Euros

(20.03.2008)

Luanda, 03/21' The Usd 24 million Okavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation project involving five southern Africa countries, will get a grant of eight million Euros from the German Non-Governmental Organisation (KHW), for its implementation.  weiterlesen >>>


Ruling on sale of Radarsat-2, Canadarm to U.S. arms maker delayed

(19.03.2008)

The federal government is taking an extra 30 days before it makes a decision on the controversial proposed sale of the Radarsat-2 and the Canadarm technology to a U.S.-based arms maker. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: MP Okumu Dumps Bullets Into Pit Latrine

(19.03.2008)

ASWA MP Reagan Okumu has dumped 4,300 live ammunition and two fuses of a rocket-propeller gun into a pit latrine. Okumu on Monday dug out the items in Bucoro village while clearing the bush to start rebuilding his homestead. The items had been covered by ant-hills that the MP and others were clearing. weiterlesen >>>


Protests mark five years of war in Iraq

(19.03.2008)

Protesting the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, students from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Students for a Democratic Society marched through downtown Providence yesterday in a demonstration of between 150 and 200 people. weiterlesen >>>


As We Enter Year 6 of the War in Iraq

(19.03.2008)

Re "Marking 5 Years, Bush Insists U.S. Must Win in Iraq" (front page, March 20) and "Mission Still Not Accomplished" (editorial, March 20): Five years of war with Iraq blown to bits and shards cannot be sugarcoated by the false rhetoric of a waning administration that remains bent for war at any cost. weiterlesen >>>


MSU's Ken Rutherford appearing on panel at Harvard Law School

(18.03.2008)

Ken Rutherford, associate professor of political science at Missouri State University, will be one of four panelist who will appear April 16 at the Harvard Law School to discuss efforts to ban cluster munitions around the world. weiterlesen >>>