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Syrien: Freiwillige Minenräumer riskieren jeden Tag ihr Leben

(10.04.2016)

„Wir tragen T-Shirts“, sagt Colonel Adeeb Ateeq mit Anspielung auf die notdürftige Ausrüstung seines freiwilligen Minenräum-Teams. Die Vereinten Nationen schätzen, dass in Syrien bis zu 5 Millionen Menschen mit explosiven Kriegsresten in ihrer direkten Umgebung leben müssen. Nachdem es wegen der prekären Situation im Land so gut wie keine internationalen Minenräumprogramme gibt, nehmen viele Bewohner die Entminung selbst in die Hand (auf Englisch).  weiterlesen >>>


James Bond-Darsteller Daniel Craig fordert mehr Finanzierung für UN-Minenräumung

(08.04.2016)

2015 wurde der britische Schauspieler zum UN-Sonderbotschafter gegen Landminen ernannt. In einer Rede zum 04. April, dem UN-Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr, drückt Craig seine aufrichtige Bewunderung gegenüber den Mitarbeitern von UNMAS (UN Mine Action Service) aus und fordert mehr finanzielle Unterstützung für Minenräumung (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Kuba tritt als 99. Staat dem Streubombenverbot bei

(06.04.2016)

Diesen Schritt kündigte Kuba bereits auf der ersten Revisionskonferenz des Streubombenverbots in Dubrovnik im September 2015 an. Am 06. April 2016 setzt das Land seine Ankündigung in die Tat um. Die Anzahl der Mitgliedsstaaten der Konvention in Amerika steigt damit auf 24. Es wird vermutet, dass Kuba immer noch Streumunition lagert. weiterlesen >>>


#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 >>>


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 >>>


Northern upgrades SRI compliance services

(18.03.2008)

The surging popularity of socially responsible investment strategies is pushing custodian banks to enhance their compliance monitoring capabilities for institutional asset servicing and wealth management clients. weiterlesen >>>


Farmers in South eke out a living amid war fallout

(18.03.2008)

Aitaroun residents continue to struggle with repercussion of Israel's aerial bombardments and cluster-bomb hazards 18 months after conflict weiterlesen >>>


Ireland's pension fund to exclude munitions-report

(18.03.2008)

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's National Pensions Reserve Fund plans to withdraw 27 million euros (21 million pounds) of investment from six firms involved in the production of cluster munitions, Irish media reported on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon - small steps to change the world

(18.03.2008)

For little Lebanon, geography is a source of both pride and suffering. Its Mediterranean coastline - to the west - is as beautiful as any in the world. Forested mountains along its spine - quaint villages throughout - are a visual delight. Further east, the Bekaa valley is among the world's most fertile. weiterlesen >>>


Indian army denies compensation to farmers in IHK (India)

(17.03.2008)

Jammu, March 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Army has denied payment to farmers whose land was mined after the Kargil war. weiterlesen >>>


Versteckter Sprengstoff nahe Gaza-Streifen

(17.03.2008)

250 Kilogramm TNT auf der Sinai-Halbinsel entdeckt weiterlesen >>>


Buried LTTE Mines & Warlike Items Uncovered (Sri Lanka)

(17.03.2008)

EAST: CONTINUED CLEARING OPERATIONS in the eastern AKKRAPATTU and SAMBALTHIVU areas on Monday (17) uncovered a large stock of LTTE mines and warlike items, believed to have been left hidden by Tiger terrorists.  weiterlesen >>>


Eine große und dreißig kleine Rätschen machen einen Riesenlärm

(17.03.2008)

Ziemetshausen (bolz) - Mit der größten Rätsche der Welt und 30 nagelneuen kleinen Rätschen wurde gestern die Rätschaktion der Diözese eröffnet. Gregor Uhl von der "aktion hoffnung", Anton Stegmair vom Referat Weltkirche und Robert Flossmann vom bischöflichen Jugendamt hatten die größte Rätsche der Welt mitgebracht. Geistlicher Rat Karl Thoma und die Ministranten aus Ziemetshausen und Umgebung entlockten den Rätschen einen gewaltigen Lärm. 30 dicke Eichenhämmer ratterten über die Bolzen der großen Rätsche, aber die Ministranten konnten da lärmmäßig locker mithalten.  weiterlesen >>>


Arming India (India)

(16.03.2008)

Poland's largest arms manufacturer, Bumar, is competing for a contract to take part in the modernization of the Indian army worth around $1 (zł.2.27) billion. India is planning to spend over $30 (zł.68.1) billion on modernization of its armaments in the upcoming years.  weiterlesen >>>


Lok Sabha (India)

(16.03.2008)

Landmine Monitor Report of 2007 was released during the Ottawa Convention Meeting held at Anman, Jordan in November, 2007. The Report gives details about use and stockpile of anti-personnel mines of all countries in the World.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Farmers Struggle to Stay on Their Land

(16.03.2008)

TYRE, Lebanon, Mar 17 (IPS) - "I think the biggest challenge is to stay in the village," says Ibrahim Sayyed, a 28-year-old municipality accountant from the beleaguered farming town of Aitaroun, situated barely a mile from the heavily patrolled Blue Line and Israel beyond. weiterlesen >>>


Ex-rebels told to surrender illegal guns

(15.03.2008)

THE army has called on former combatants in the West Nile region to surrender military weapons in their possession.  weiterlesen >>>


Into the final countdown

(14.03.2008)

A strategy called "delimitation" might sound like an outdated relic of the Cold War but it was being taken very seriously in Trat province on Monday. That is because it represents the only real hope the Thailand Mine Action Centre has of achieving the deadline set by the Ottawa Convention and completely clearing the country of landmines by March 2009.  weiterlesen >>>


Young Human Rights Activists Awarded for Public Service

(14.03.2008)

AUCKLAND-One of New Zealand's youngest mayoral candidates and the relative of a cluster bomb victim were among over 20 youths recognised at the Youth for Human Rights awards ceremony on Friday night.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey to launch tender for mine clearing

(13.03.2008)

The government finalized its draft law to clear minefields along the Turkish Syrian border. The remnants of sour relations are expected to be replaced with installations for agricultural production within five years after the conclusion of tenders weiterlesen >>>


Science and the arms trade

(13.03.2008)

Readers may be unaware of the recently successful campaign (2005-2007) to force Reed Elsevier ' the publisher of the leading medical journal Lancet and hundreds of other scientific journals across many disciplines ' to divest itself of its role in promoting and profiting from the arms trade. This campaign received considerable publicity in the UK medical and lay press. This issue also touches on the duty of publishers to declare conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived.1 weiterlesen >>>


Türkei fördert Kurdenregion

(13.03.2008)

Der türkische Premier Tayyip Erdogan will das militärische Vorgehen gegen den Terror der kurdischen Arbeiterpartei PKK zivil flankieren. Eine Investitionsoffensive in den überwiegend kurdisch besiedelten Südostprovinzen und mehr kulturelle Rechte für die benachteiligte Minderheit sollen die Lebensbedingungen der Kurden verbessern und der PKK das Wasser abgraben. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia: German Donates Detectors for De-Mining Activities in Three Regions

(13.03.2008)

The German Government on Thursday donated over 47 metal/mine detectors worth Euro 100, 000 to support efforts to save the lives of people in the Afar, Somali, and Tigray regional states. weiterlesen >>>


SPADO calls for ban on cluster bombs, anti-personnel landmines

(13.03.2008)

Says Pakistan and India should ban use and production of the bombs and landmines as part of peace overtures weiterlesen >>>


More LTTE Fortifications Challenged

(13.03.2008)

MANNAR: MULTI-PRONGED attacks directed to LTTE terrorist fortifications in MANTHAI, VEDDAYAMURIPPU, THIRUKESHWARAN and other areas in MANNAR during Thursday (14) caused considerable damages to the LTTE. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. firm hires lobbyist to push sale of Canadian space firm

(12.03.2008)

OTTAWA - The U.S. firm trying to purchase Canada's largest space company, and with it the ownership of a taxpayer-funded high-tech satellite, has brought in a lobbyist well-connected to the Harper government to make its case. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel laureate says society must fight use of landmines

(12.03.2008)

ITHACA - The fight to ban landmines by "civil society," or non-governmental organizations, has made headway, said Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate Rae McGrath. Landmines - and his group's latest focus, cluster munitions - can remain in the ground long after wars end, killing and mutilating people returning to their land. McGrath said people should demand an end to the use of these weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Bomben aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg wie geplant beseitigt

(12.03.2008)

Woltersdorf (dpa/bb) - Mehrere Bomben aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg sind von Fachleuten heute wie geplant beseitigt worden. Im Landkreis Teltow-Fläming seien drei russische Fliegerbomben gesprengt worden, bestätigte die Verwaltung von Nuthe-Urstromtal.  weiterlesen >>>


Swedish pension funds invest more in arms firms

(12.03.2008)

Despite criticism, several of Sweden's public pension funds have increased their holdings in companies connected to the manufacturing of nuclear weapons and cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lectures on Landmine Issues

(12.03.2008)

Last night, Nobel Peace Prize Co-Laureate Rae McGrath delivered a public lecture about indiscriminate weapons and civil society's role in prohibiting them. "What I'm going to talk to you about relates to the experience of hundreds and thousands of people, perhaps millions of people around the world. To some extent I will be speaking on behalf of some of those people who can't speak for themselves," said McGrath at the beginning of the lecture, which was held in Goldwin Smith Hall. weiterlesen >>>


Prentice asked to delay decision on MDA sale

(12.03.2008)

Minister of Industry Jim Prentice said Thursday he has yet to make a decision on extending the deadline to approve the sale of the space and robotics division of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. but said approval wouldn't be granted unless it met with a "net benefit" for Canadians. weiterlesen >>>


Local Soldier is Killed in Afghanistan

(12.03.2008)

A local soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says Sergeant Gabriel Guzman was killed Saturday in Gholam Hadar Kala, Afghanistan when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, a type of roadside bomb.  weiterlesen >>>


Rania Masri on the Israeli War against Lebanon

(11.03.2008)

Rania Masri, PhD is a professor at the University of Balamand, Lebanon and member of Green Line Organisation. She came to the Bruxelles Tribunal as expert witness for the issue "The Environmental Impact of the Israeli War on Lebanon." Her presentation was a devastating indictment at 360°, as well as a powerful analysis on the reasoning that seemed to be behind Israel's claimed purpose that it would "turn back the clock in Lebanon back by 20 years." weiterlesen >>>


Tajik civilian injured in landmine blast on Uzbek border (TAJIKISTAN)

(11.03.2008)

Isfara, 11 March: Another Tajik citizen hit an anti-personnel mine on the Tajik-Uzbek border. A representative of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Isfara District, Burhon Yusupov, said that this afternoon, a resident of the Lakkon settlement in Isfara District, Holmirzo Niyozov, together with his wife and two children, went to collect firewood. He entered a zone with a caution sign saying "Be careful, mines!" and hit an anti-personnel mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Ankara will in Kurdengebiete investieren

(11.03.2008)

Die türkische Regierung will in den nächsten fünf Jahren bis zu zwölf Milliarden Dollar (etwa 7,8 Milliarden Euro) in den wirtschaftlichen Aufbau der verarmten Kurdengebiete im Südosten des Landes investieren. Das Geld werde in den Bau von Staudämmen und Wasserleitungen, den Straßenbau und die Räumung von Landminen gesteckt, sagte Ministerpräsident Erdogan der "New York Times" vom Mittwoch. weiterlesen >>>


Tajik civilian injured in landmine blast on Uzbek border (TAJIKISTAN)

(11.03.2008)

Isfara, 11 March: Another Tajik citizen hit an anti-personnel mine on the Tajik-Uzbek border. A representative of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Isfara District, Burhon Yusupov, said that this afternoon, a resident of the Lakkon settlement in Isfara District, Holmirzo Niyozov, together with his wife and two children, went to collect firewood. weiterlesen >>>


Get your cluster on

(10.03.2008)

Vetting the votes of the candidates on a weapons ban weiterlesen >>>


Rommels Erbe blockiert Ägyptens Zugang zum Reichtum

(10.03.2008)

Tückische Spätfolgen des Weltkriegs: 1942 kämpfte "Wüstenfuchs" Rommel in Ägypten gegen die Briten und hinterließ Hunderttausende Blindgänger und Minen. Heute behindert das die Entwicklung des Landes ' denn die explosiven Relikte versperren immense, lang unterschätzte Ressourcen-Reichtümer. Hamburg - Beduinen entdecken sie, Bauern stoßen auf gefährliche Funde, und Explosionen alter Minen bei Schrotthändlern sind nicht ungewöhnlich: Die Hinterlassenschaften des Nordafrikafeldzugs im Zweiten Weltkrieg, aber auch das Erbe von drei Kriegen mit Israel, haben Ägypten zu einem der am stärksten verminten Länder der Welt gemacht ' gleichauf mit Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Britain to Use Land Mine, Weapons Disposal Money to Fly Military Jets in Iraq

(10.03.2008)

Britain has admitted it plans on using funding earmarked for weapons disposal and land mine removal to pay for flying military jets in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Ist Hilfe nicht hoffnungslos?"

(10.03.2008)

Kittlerschule: Fachoberschulklassen beschäftigen sich mit Bürgerkriegen, Kindersoldaten, Landminen und Aids in der Dritten Welt ' Fragen an die Organisation "Medico international" "Sind Ihre Bemühungen nicht ein Tropfen auf den heißen Stein?" und "Kommen die Spenden auch wirklich bei denen an, denen geholfen werden soll?" Mit diesen Fragen wurde Andreas Wulf von "Medico international" zum Abschluss des Projektes "Globalisierung und Gesundheit" der Erasmus-Kittler-Schule konfrontiert. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam supports negotiations to settle Lebanon issue

(10.03.2008)

As part of the Middle East issue, the issue of Lebanon can only be resolved through dialogue and negotiations and with co-operation from the League of Arab States and regional countries with due respect for Lebanon's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity." weiterlesen >>>


Khalilzad: Hariri Tribunal Ready to Launch Trials

(10.03.2008)

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad has said the international tribunal that would try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was ready to launch trials. "The U.N. has everything it needs for the first year to activate the tribunal," Khalilzad said in remarks published Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Girl among eight injured in three explosions

(10.03.2008)

QUETTA, March 10: Eight people, a six-year-old girl among them, were injured in explosions in Dera Murad Jamali, Quetta and Khuzdar on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


DEMINING; B20bn needed to clear mines by 2009 (THAILAND)

(10.03.2008)

TRAT : Thailand still needs 20 billion baht to clear landmines nationwide by the 2009 deadline, Lt-Gen Thumrongsak Deemongkol, chief of the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC), said yesterday. He said there had been little progress in mine clearance - only 50 square kilometres of the estimated 2,500sq km areas contaminated by mines had been cleared from 2000-2006.  weiterlesen >>>


Three landmines recovered by police in West Midnapore (INDIA)

(10.03.2008)

Report from UNI brought to you by HT Syndication. Lalgarh, March 11 -- Police today recovered three high-powered landmines when a road was being repaired near here.  weiterlesen >>>


Quetta, Khuzdar: Eight persons injured in landmine explosions (PAKISTAN)

(09.03.2008)

QUETTA: At least eight persons were injured in two different bomb explosions took place in Quetta and Khuzdar on Monday evening. The Quetta blast left three persons injured which took place on the busy Archar road.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus misses landmine disposal deadline (BELARUS)

(09.03.2008)

Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka on June 28, 2003 signed Edict No. 330 on the accession of Belarus to the Ottawa mine ban treaty, which took effect for Belarus on March 1, 2004. The country was given four years to destroy the world's seventh-largest stock of anti-personnel landmines (APLs).  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: President Yusuf flies to Senegal for OIC Summit

(09.03.2008)

MOGADISHU, Somalia Mar 10 (Garowe Online) - The president of Somalia's UN-backed transitional federal government flew from the capital Mogadishu Monday to Dakar, Senegal, where a summit of Muslim nations is set to begin. weiterlesen >>>


Govt to dip into conflict prevention fund to fly jets in Iraq: report

(09.03.2008)

LONDON (AFP) - Britain is planning to use money earmarked for weapons disposal and landmine removal in former conflict zones to service Tornado jets flying in Iraq, The Guardian reported on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


TAL AFAR SWAT, U.S. SPECIAL FORCES RECOVER WEAPONS CACHE NEAR SUSPECTED AQI TRAINING CAMP (IRAQ)

(09.03.2008)

BALAD, Iraq, March 10 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued the following news release: The Tal Afar Special Weapons and Tactics team and U.S. Special Forces recovered a weapons and munitions cache near a suspected terrorist training camp south of Tal Afar March 4.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill 1, wound 2 in Colombia (COLOMBIA)

(09.03.2008)

Bogota, Mar 10 (EFE).- An Indian was killed and two others wounded when they stepped on landmines planted by leftist rebels in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, a military spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada in danger of losing space tech secrets to U.S.

(09.03.2008)

By April 2007, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates had started, quietly, to shop around its space and defence assets, approaching seven potential purchasers. weiterlesen >>>


ITALY CONTINUES ITS AID TO OAS MINE-RISK EDUCATION AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE EFFORTS IN COLOMBIA

(09.03.2008)

The Government of Italy has made a contribution of EU$56,615 to the Organization of American States (OAS) program for Comprehensive Action against Antipersonnel Mines (AICMA for its initials in Spanish) to support its mine-risk education and landmine survivor assistance projects in Colombia. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance firm in 10m Sudan contract (SUDAN)

(09.03.2008)

Killer mines in a war-ravaged country are being cleared by a company from the Forest of Dean. MineTech International has won a 10 million contract to clear landmines in some of the most dangerous parts of Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Angolan First Lady Received In Audience By Jordanian Queen

(09.03.2008)

Jordan, 03/11 - Angola`s First Lady, Ana Paula dos Santos, on Monday was received in audience by the Queen of Jordan, Raina Abdulhah II, ANGOP has learnt. During the audience, that took place in the sidelines of the fourth conference on women and sports, Ana Paula dos Santos explained to the queen about the situation of Angolan women and the work that has been developed for their psychological recovery after the war.  weiterlesen >>>