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Landminemonitor 2015 veröffentlicht: Für eine Welt ohne Minen bleibt viel zu tun

(26.11.2015)

Am 26. November veröffentlicht die internationale Landminenkampagne den jährlichen Bericht über die weltweiten Probleme durch Landminen und über die Umsetzung des Minenverbots. weiterlesen >>>


Vernichtung der letzten deutschen Streubomben-Bestände

(25.11.2015)

In einem feierlichen Akt wurde am 25.11 nahe Berlin die letzte deutsche Streubombe zerstört – dies ist auch ein großer Erfolg des Oslo-Verbotsvertrags und der internationalen Koalition gegen Streubomben CMC, die von Handicap International mit gegründet wurde. weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar: 2 Mädchen sterben bei Explosion einer Landmine

(23.11.2015)

Ein weiteres Kind, das unverletzt überlebte, erklärte, dass die zwei Mädchen einen Gegenstand aufheben wollten, der zunächst wie eine Batterie aussah. Es handelte sich dabei vermutlich um eine selbstgebaute Mine. weiterlesen >>>


Barriere:Zonen - Leben und Überleben mit Behinderung weltweit

(23.11.2015)

Die Ausstellung „Barriere:Zonen“ portraitiert 14 Menschen, deren Schicksal ein Konflikt prägt oder bestimmt hat. Manche der Konflikte sind seit Jahrzehnten vorbei, andere fordern noch immer neue Opfer. Die Portraitierten kämpfen als Menschen mit Behinderung um ein würdiges Leben. weiterlesen >>>


Singapore Technologies Engineering stoppt die Herstellung von Streumunition

(22.11.2015)

Aufgrund häufiger Anfragen seitens der Investorengemeinschaft wird sich STE nun nicht mehr an der Entwicklung, der Produktion und dem Verkauf von Streumunition oder dafür benötigter Komponenten beteiligen. weiterlesen >>>


China-Vietnam: Minenräumung in der Grenzregion

(22.11.2015)

China hat damit begonnen, Minenfelder an der Grenze zu Vietnam zu räumen. Diese Operationen sind Teil der dritten großen Entminungsaktion Chinas seit Anfang der Neunziger Jahre. (Auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Huthis setzen erneut Landminen ein

(19.11.2015)

Die Huthi-Kräfte in Jemen haben laut Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch erneut Landminen eingesetzt. Dabei starben mindestens 13 Menschen im Oktober und September. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


U.S. CONTRIBUTES A MAJOR BOOST FOR OAS EMERGENCY DE-MINING OPERATIONS IN COLOMBIA

(09.03.2008)

United States government has given a major boost to the Organization of American States' Comprehensive Action against Antipersonnel Mines program (AICMA, for its Spanish acronym), through a contribution of more than $715,000 for emergency humanitarian demining operations in Colombia. weiterlesen >>>


Allaippiddi IDPs reluctant to return despite concessions

(09.03.2008)

Sri Lanka government (GoSL) and Jaffna Government Agent (GA) are making efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Allaippiddi, displaced due to Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) offensives in August 2006, offering benefits and concessions with the help of International and local Non-government organizations, Jaffna Secretariat sources said. But 90% of the IDP fishing families are reluctant to return because fishing, their main means of living, is banned by SLN and the danger from land mines near civilian settlements have not been fully eliminated, IDP related welfare organization sources said.  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.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka military says clashes kill 22 Tamil Tigers in north (SRI LANKA)

(08.03.2008)

The military reports received from the forefront say 22 LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorists were killed while another six were wounded during the clashes erupted between army and LTTE in the Northern defences yesterday, 8 March. Further, 18 more LTTE cadres were either killed or wounded due to effective fire power launched by the troops, the reports further said.  weiterlesen >>>


Jim Harris' Project Laos Blog

(08.03.2008)

My friend Ta once tried to open a cluster bomblet with a stick. He had hopes of harvesting the 85 grams of high explosive contained inside and using the stuff to construct several homemade bombs that he'd use for fishing. The plan was simple: explode a bomb in the water, stun a school of fish, skim them from the surface, sell them in the market. Things didn't go as planned. Ta no longer has any arms and now sees the world through just partial vision in his one remaining eye. weiterlesen >>>


NATO Losses Mount As Taliban Intensify Operations Against NATO, US Forces

(08.03.2008)

NATO losses are mounting in the wake of an ever-strengthening resistance from Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan driven in part by the renewed support of the locals and increasing Taliban military capability.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia seeks Japan's help in Sudan peace mission

(08.03.2008)

March 9, 2008 (TOKYO) - Cambodian government seeks Japan's support for itsUN peacekeeping mission working in southern Sudan, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Tea Banh said last Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka military says clashes kill 22 Tamil Tigers in north (SRI LANKA)

(08.03.2008)

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 9 March The military reports received from the forefront say 22 LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorists were killed while another six were wounded during the clashes erupted between army and LTTE in the Northern defences yesterday, 8 March. Further, 18 more LTTE cadres were either killed or wounded due to effective fire power launched by the troops, the reports further said.  weiterlesen >>>


Jim Harris' Project Laos Blog

(08.03.2008)

My friend Ta once tried to open a cluster bomblet with a stick. He had hopes of harvesting the 85 grams of high explosive contained inside and using the stuff to construct several homemade bombs that he'd use for fishing. The plan was simple: explode a bomb in the water, stun a school of fish, skim them from the surface, sell them in the market. Things didn't go as planned. Ta no longer has any arms and now sees the world through just partial vision in his one remaining eye. weiterlesen >>>


Three civilians dead in Helmand explosion (AFGHANISTAN)

(07.03.2008)

KABUL, Mar. 8, 2008, (Pajhwok Afghan News) : Three civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in the troubled southern province of Helmand while law-enforcement personnel seized arms and ammunitions in the north, officials said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


report on "make wars history" public launch in london tonight

(07.03.2008)

about 70 people attended this event in central london. the aim - to end western wars of aggression by the year 2010, through a massive campaign of civil obedience  weiterlesen >>>


Terrorists Lose Three More Cadres & One More Bunker

(06.03.2008)

JAFFNA: TROOPS MOVING ahead of their Forward Defence Line (FDL) at NAGARKOVIL attacked and destroyed one more terrorist bunker Thursday (6) at about 5.30 p.m.. Troops confirmed the death of three terrorists due to the attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethical investing hits Ireland

(05.03.2008)

IRELAND - The National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) is in talks with the government about divesting from certain munitions manufacturing companies. The fund's latest reported holdings in such companies, using the ethical investment lists compiled by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance as a benchmark, amounted to €28m or 0.13% of the €21bn fund. weiterlesen >>>


Sale of MDA to U.S. defence contractor ATK should be blocked, committee told

(05.03.2008)

OTTAWA - The sale of the division of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) that makes the Canadarm and controls Radarsat 2 would cripple the Canadian space industry and should be blocked, former astronaut Marc Garneau said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


OAS supports Ecuador, Venezuela on "path of true peace"

(05.03.2008)

Caracas, March 5, 2008 (venezuelanalysis.com ) - In a special meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) Tuesday to mediate the conflict sparked by Colombian attacks on encampments of the Revolutionary Forces Armed of Colombia (FARC) in Ecuadorian territory, the OAS formally declared that Colombia`s actions violated Ecuador`s national sovereignty and broke international law, both of which the OAS affirmed are "inviolable...directly or indirectly, for whatever reason, even temporarily".  weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: ard tagesschau befreit Geiseln

(05.03.2008)

tagesschau 05.03.2008:»Nach der gewaltsamen Geiselbefreiung vom Samstag haben sich die Beziehungen zwischen Kolumbien und zwei Nachbarländern weiter verschlechtert. Die kolumbianische Arme hatten einige Geiseln befreit die von den linksgerichteten FARC Rebelen in einem Lager auf dem Gebiet Ecuadors gefangen gehalten worden. Ecuador brach daraufhin die diplomatischen Beziehungen ab. Venezuela folgte diesem schritt und zog Truppen an der Grenze zu Kolumbien zusammen...« weiterlesen >>>


Ireland leading the way on elimination of cluster bombs (IRELAND)

(05.03.2008)

OPINION DERMOT AHERNAS I saw in Lebanon last year, cluster bombs have appalling and long-lasting consequences. That is one compelling reason the Programme for Government includes a commitment to campaign for a complete ban on the use of cluster munitions. Nuala Ahern (Opinion and Analysis, March 4th) thinks the Government is dragging its feet. I value her commitment, but nothing could be further from the truth.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia's Incursion Into Ecuador Is Widely Condemned (But Not By Bush, Obama, & Clinton)

(05.03.2008)

As you know Raul Reyes, a leading member of the FARC - the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - was killed by the U.S. backed Colombian government March 1 in Ecuador setting off widespread hostile reaction across the continent.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bombs recovered in Kunduz (AFGHANISTAN)

(05.03.2008)

KUNDUZ CITY March 6, (PAN) -- Four anti-personnel mines and explosives were seized in the Imam Saheb district of the northern Kunduz province, an intelligence operative revealed on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Navy Seizes Massive Haul of Warlike Items

(05.03.2008)

MANNAR: SRI LANKAN NAVY TROOPS conducting a search operation in the SILVATHURAI area in MANNAR on Wednesday (5) recovered a massive cache of military hardware consisting of varieties of ammunition, anti personnel mines & accessories, hand grenades and wire concealed by the LTTE terrorists in a well constructed underground dump. weiterlesen >>>


Bahnhofcity: Bombensucher auf der Hut (Wien)

(05.03.2008)

Beim Bau der Bahnhofcity werden noch einige Überraschungen erwartet. Unter dem Gelände des Süd- und Ostbahnhofs soll jede Menge Gefahrenpotential schlummern, berichtet der Standard in seiner Donnerstag-Ausgabe. Demnach werden noch zahlreiche Fliegerbomben und Blindgänger vermutet. "Unter dem Südbahnhof liegt der Zweite Weltkrieg", wird ein in der Sache vertrauter Eisenbahner vom Blatt zitiert. Wie viele Kriegsrelikte tatsächlich noch unter der Erde vergraben sind, ist unklar. weiterlesen >>>


Military Push Continues as Terrorists Receive Beating

(05.03.2008)

NORTH & WANNI: MILITARY PUSH for supremacy in terrorists dominated WANNI region and areas surrounding MUHAMALE, JAFFNA continued for another day on Monday (3) amidst resistance of the terrorists.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia Border Trouble: Uribe Diverting Attention From Humanitarian Accord, Targetting Venezuela

(05.03.2008)

SALENTO, COLOMBIA - To understand the current crisis in Northern South America, it is important to recognize what most books and classes on Colombia state from the outset: the geopolitical importance of Colombia to the interests of the United States in the region. In recent years, Colombia has been recognized as one of the last and most hard-line outposts of neoliberalism in Latin America.  weiterlesen >>>


Nicaragua bricht diplomatische Beziehungen zu Kolumbien ab

(05.03.2008)

Nach dem Ecuador und Vezenuela zog der nicaraguanische Präsident Daniel Ortega nun seinen Botschafter aus Bogotá ab. Währenddessen macht Washington in dieser Krise seinen ersten sichtbaren Schachzug. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan says security stable, urges Japan investment

(04.03.2008)

TOKYO (Reuters) - A top aide to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Wednesday that the security situation in Darfur had improved and urged Japan to promote trade and investment in the African country, a Japanese official said. weiterlesen >>>


How may traumas can Lebanon's children absorb? Experts warn of violence becoming the norm for youngsters

(04.03.2008)

BEIRUT: Over the years, Lebanese children have faced war and bombings enough to make violence a staple in their lives. With the situation becoming increasingly volatile as Lebanese factions are gripped by a lasting and deadly discord, this vulnerable population is left at greater risk. The 2006 war with Israel left more than 1,200 dead, a third of the population displaced, and brought losses of billions of dollars - a heavy toll for a debt-burdened country. One terrorist threat after the other since then has done little to calm the situation down, and children, who constitute around a third of the population of about 4 million, see life as they knew it slowly eroding.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: Armed humanitarianism

(04.03.2008)

Facing unprecedented security threats, many humanitarian actors in Iraq must choose between leaving or relying on private security firms for help, Patrick Cullen writes for ISN Security Watch. weiterlesen >>>


Venezuela fährt Panzer auf

(04.03.2008)

Caracas/Washington (dpa/rtr) - Im Konflikt mit dem Nachbarland Kolumbien hat Venezuela tausende zusätzliche Soldaten an der Grenze aufmarschieren lassen. Von den zehn Panzer-Bataillonen mit einer Sollstärke von insgesamt etwa 8000 Mann, deren Verlegung Präsident Hugo Chávez angeordnet hatte, seien 85 Prozent an ihren Stationierungsorten eingetroffen, teilte die venezolanische Militärführung am Mittwoch mit. weiterlesen >>>


Ojai Valley Inn hosting Legacy of Hope tourney

(04.03.2008)

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa will be the site of the Legacy of Hope charity golf tournament on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Laos: Japan grants aid for landmine clearance in Laos (JAPAN)

(04.03.2008)

Section: Regional News - The Japanese Government will provide an aid package of more than 8 billion kip (close to 838,800 USD) for the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to help clear landmine and other unexploded ordnances (UXO) in the Lao province of Xiengkhouang . weiterlesen >>>


Venezuela verlegt tausende Soldaten an Grenze zu Kolumbien

(04.03.2008)

Caracas (dpa) - Im Konflikt mit dem Nachbarland Kolumbien hat Venezuela tausende zusätzliche Soldaten an der Grenze aufmarschieren lassen. Von den zehn Panzer-Bataillonen mit einer Sollstärke von insgesamt etwa 8000 Mann seien 85 Prozent an ihren Stationierungsorten eingetroffen. weiterlesen >>>


Congo-Kinshasa: UN Coordinates Demining in Southern Region After Anti-Tank Devices Found (CONGO)

(04.03.2008)

The United Nations and its partners are clearing a road in Katanga province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two anti-tank mines were discovered on a key route, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country said today. weiterlesen >>>


Japan funds livelihood development projects in NE

(04.03.2008)

The Japanese government provided US$ 5 million for the implementation of three year livelihood development projects in the Ampara, Batticaloa, Mannar, Vavuniya and Trincomalee districts.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Japanese Embassy Grants Funds to National NGOs (ANGOLA)

(04.03.2008)

Luanda: The embassy of Japan to Angola Wednesday in Luanda granted funds to two national Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for the implementation of social projects in central Benguela province. weiterlesen >>>


Six Innocent Civilians among Injured in LTTE Claymore Explosion

(04.03.2008)

VAVUNIYA: LTTE TERRORISTS detonated a claymore mine at SANASA junction, on the station road, VAVUNIYA during rush hours at about 4.40 p.m. weiterlesen >>>