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Myanmar: Ein junges Mädchen kämpft für Aufklärung über die Minengefahr

(23.09.2015)

Maw Pray Mya begann mit der Aufklärung über die Minengefahr als ehrenamtliche Helferin. Heute ist sie eine der wichtigsten Teamleaderinnen einer großflächigen Umfrage in Myanmar, die herausfinden soll, wieviel die Menschen über die Gefahr in ihrem Land wissen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Flüchtlinge in Europa: Flugblätter gegen die Minengefahr

(20.09.2015)

Die österreichische NRO GGL Austria plant die Verteilung von Flugblättern an Flüchtlinge in Griechenland, Mazedonien  weiterlesen >>>


Algerien: Allein im August über 7600 Minen geräumt

(19.09.2015)

Über 10 Millionen Landminen wurden einst in dem nordafrikansichen Land verlegt. In einer ersten Phase von 1963 bis 1988 wurden über 8 Millionen Minen geräumt, in einer zweiten Phase seit 2004 wurden über 900.000 weitere Minen geräumt. Wieviele Minen aktuell vergraben sind, ist unklar. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mosambik: Endlich frei von Minen!!

(17.09.2015)

Mosambik hat sich offiziell minenfrei erklärt. Vor vielen Jahren schien das noch undenkbar, Mosambik galt lange als eines der meistverminten Länder der Welt.  weiterlesen >>>


Ungarn: Grenzzaun könnte Flüchtlinge in kroatische Minenfelder treiben

(16.09.2015)

Auf der Suche nach Alternativen zum gesperrten Grenzübergang könnten Flüchtlinge nun den Weg von Serbien über Kroatien suchen. Doch die Grenzregion zwischen den beiden ehemaligen jugoslawischen Länder gilt als stark vermint. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria: Explosion tötet Jungen

(16.09.2015)

Die Explosion, für die vermutlich eine Landmine verantwortlich ist, tötete den jungen Hirten und drei seiner Kühe. Ausgelöst wurde die Mine von einer der Kühe. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Schwedischer Entminungsexperte schwer verletzt

(14.09.2015)

Der Experte war mit seinem Fahrzeug in Somalia unterwegs, als er über eine Landmine fuhr. Diese explodierte und verletzte den Mann schwer. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Das Einmaleins des Überlebens

(14.09.2015)

In Mariupol hat gerade - wie in vielen Ländern - die Schule begonnen. Neben dem Einmaleins lernen die Kinder hier auch, wie Sie sich verhalten müssen, wenn Sie Minen oder Blindgänger finden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Blast injures two in Pakistan tribal area (PAKISTAN)

(03.03.2008)

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Parachinar, 4 March: Two persons were wounded when a landmine exploded at Taryab village in Lower Kurram Agency, officials said here Tuesday [4 March]. The unexploded mine went-off in the hands of farmer Murad Ali, who took it for a toy.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops "moving towards" Tamil Tigers territory (SRI LANKA)

(03.03.2008)

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 3 March The military reports received from the battlefronts in the North indicates that Sri Lanka security forces are moving towards LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] territory further inflicting damages to the enemy in their military operation launched to liberate Wanni region from terrorists' hold.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops "moving towards" Tamil Tigers territory (SRI LANKA)

(02.03.2008)

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 3 March The military reports received from the battlefronts in the North indicates that Sri Lanka security forces are moving towards LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] territory further inflicting damages to the enemy in their military operation launched to liberate Wanni region from terrorists' hold. According to the report, 69 terrorists were killed and 28 others injured during the clashes erupted in last weekend (March 1st and 2nd). Another 31 terrorists were either killed or wounded, according to the reports.  weiterlesen >>>


4 German NGO supports mine clearance in Thua Thien Hue (VIETNAM)

(02.03.2008)

German non-governmental organisation Solidarity Service International (SODI) has donated 282,700 Euros for mine clearance and poverty reduction in central Thua Thien-Hue province. weiterlesen >>>


Kopenhagen gegen Verbot von Streumunition

(02.03.2008)

Nach wie vor werden Soldaten für den Gebrauch von "Clusterbomben" ausgebildet - Regierung für Ausnahmen von Totalverbot, bis "bessere Alternativen" gefunden sind weiterlesen >>>


FOREIGN MINISTER OF ARGENTINA ADDRESSES CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT (SWITZERLAND)

(02.03.2008)

The following information was released by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG): The Conference on Disarmament this afternoon heard a statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Jorge Taiana, in which he set out Argentina's priority disarmament concerns, including nuclear disarmament and prevention of an arms race in outer space, and urged the Conference to fulfil its raison d'être, in particular to commence negotiations on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other explosive devices without delay.  weiterlesen >>>


Kriegswarnungen nach Kolumbiens Militärschlag

(02.03.2008)

Bogotá (dpa) - Der tödliche Militärschlag der kolumbianischen Armee im Nachbarland Ecuador hat den Konflikt zwischen der konservativen, pro-amerikanischen Regierung in Bogotá und den linksgerichteten US-kritischen Führungen Venezuelas und Ecuadors stark angeheizt. weiterlesen >>>


Diplomatische Krise in Südamerika

(02.03.2008)

Ecuador und Venezuela haben als Reaktion auf den kolumbianischen Militärschlag in Ecuador die diplomatischen Beziehungen zu Kolumbien beendet. Beide Staaten wiesen die Botschafter und alle anderen Diplomaten Kolumbiens am Montag (Ortszeit) aus und verfügten die Schliessung der Botschaften. Die Botschafter und Diplomaten der beiden Länder in Kolumbien waren bereits am Vortag zurückbeordert worden.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE Strong Point Attacked & Items Recovered

(01.03.2008)

WELIOYA : ARMY TROOPS launched an attack on an LTTE strong point in the general area north of JANAKAPURA Saturday (01) around 3.20 p.m. and killed two terrorists.  weiterlesen >>>


Lessons learned from the war

(01.03.2008)

The Geneva Conventions define the following actions as war crimes - "murder, ill treatment of civilian population of or in occupied territory; murder or ill treatment of prisoners of war of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages." weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bombs kill 7 near Baquba (Iraq)

(01.03.2008)

BAQUBA, Iraq, March 2 (UPI) -- Six Iraqi civilians were killed Sunday when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in the village of al-Khreir, U.S. a military spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Wanni Clashes Cause Death to More Terrorists (Sri Lanka)

(01.03.2008)

VAVUNIYA: CONFRONTATIONS IN THE general areas of NAVATKULAM, MULLIKULAM and KALLIKULAM in VAVUNIYA killed nine terrorists on Saturday (01) between 7.45 a.m. and 5.35 p.m..  weiterlesen >>>


Die Grenze Thailand - Burma

(01.03.2008)

Wir sind in Mae Sot, im Osten Thailands. Das Bild der kleinen Stadt zwischen Bergen, Naturschutzparks und Wasserfällen wird geprägt von Mopeds, Fahrrädern, Hupen, Tempeln und Märkten. Die Grenze zu Burma liegt 7 km vom Zentrum, markiert durch einen schmalen, schlammbraunen Fluss, der langsam vor sich hin kriecht und durch Immigration Offices auf beiden Seiten einer Brücke, mit Natodraht und Maschinengewehren bewacht.  weiterlesen >>>


Violence in Sri Lanka leaves 25 dead (Sri Lanka)

(01.03.2008)

VAUNIYA, Sri Lanka, March 2 (UPI) -- Fighting in Sri Lanka left at least 25 people dead Sunday as the military and Tiger rebels clashed, military officials said. weiterlesen >>>


EU envoy surveys home renovations in South (Lebanon) by Mohammed Zaatari

(29.02.2008)

SOUTH LEBANON: Patrick Laurent, head of the European Delegation in Lebanon, toured the Southern region of Zawtar Gharbiyeh Friday in a bid to inspect the homes that had been rehabilitated by the EU and the Norwegian government following the summer 2006 war with Israel. During his tour, Laurent listened to the local population's complaints on one hand and its praise of the EU initiative on the other. weiterlesen >>>


Farc-Vize getötet : Bombenangriff der kolumbianischen Armee

(29.02.2008)

Bogota. Die kolumbianische Armee hat die Nummer Zwei der Farc-Rebellen, Raúl Reyes, bei einem Luftangriff im Nachbarland Ecuador getötet.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebensgefährliche Blindgänger im SüdlibanonDeutsche Minenräumer im Einsatz

(29.02.2008)

Israels Streubomben töten und verletzen noch immer. Denn 40 Prozent der hinterlistigen Munition sind Blindgänger, sagen Experten. Deutsche Minensucher helfen im Südlibanon bei der gefährlichen Aufräumarbeit. weiterlesen >>>


Jubiläumsfeier im Römer

(29.02.2008)

Medico fordert Weltbürger-Recht Vor 40 Jahren wurde die Hilfs- und Menschenrechtsorganisation Medico in Frankfurt gegründet. Inzwischen ist sie im Ausland bekannter als in der Main-Metropole. Im Frankfurter Römer wurde das Jubiläum gefeiert und an alte wilde Zeiten erinnert.  weiterlesen >>>


British firm to demine Sudan's Darfur region

(29.02.2008)

February 29, 2008 (LONDON) - The MineTech International is awarded three United Nations contracts for demining in Sudan among them one in the war-torn Darfur region, the British firm announced. weiterlesen >>>


The Mine Ban Treaty: Showing the Way Forward in Efforts to Ban Cluster Munitions

(29.02.2008)

Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author's alone. As the world moves closer to a new treaty to ban cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians, the Mine Ban Treaty provides a solid example of how committed governments can successfully cooperate to eradicate inhumane weapons, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Robert Fisk: The gardens of the devil, still sowing death (Lebanon)

(29.02.2008)

The foundation of their lives remains the war that was fought before they were born The first time I saw one, my first instinct was to pick it up. It shone in the sunlight, bright green, something new and fresh amid the dry grass of the south Lebanon hills. The little cluster bomblet seemed to have been made to hold in the hand. No wonder the little children died. weiterlesen >>>


RF peacekeepers step up surveillance in Georgian-Abkhazian area (GEORGIA)

(29.02.2008)

SUKHUMI, March 1 (Itar-Tass) - Russian peacekeepers stepped up monitoring in the area of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, aide to commander of CIS Collective Peacekeeping Force, Alexander Diordiyev, told Itar-Tass on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de gratuliert medio international

(29.02.2008)

medico international begeht sein 40. Jubiläum weiterlesen >>>


Codan completes acquisition of Minelab

(28.02.2008)

Remote-area communication equipment firm Codan Ltd on Friday completed its $70.5 million acquisition of Australian-based metal detection and electronics business Minelab Electronics Pty Ltd. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Debatte erzeugt Irrläufer (Schweiz)

(28.02.2008)

Die Armee könne auf die Streubombe M85 nicht verzichten, behauptet eine Nationalratskommission. Der Staatengemeinschaft schlägt die Schweiz aber vor, die Bombe zu verbieten. weiterlesen >>>


Türkei beendet Offensive gegen die PKK (Nordirak)

(28.02.2008)

Die türkische Bodenoffensive gegen kurdische Rebellen der PKK im Nordirak ist nach Angaben der Regierung in Ankara beendet. Damit gab die Türkei dem Drängen der US-Regierung nach, die ein schnelles Ende der Militäraktion gefordert hatte. Möglicherweise sind jedoch weiter Spezialtruppen im Einsatz. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi de-miners help save lives in southern Lebanon

(28.02.2008)

Atsheet, Lebanon - From under his anti-blast visor, Rahem Khodr Rasoul carefully supervises his team members as they move their mine detectors into a field littered by thousands of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


ANSF, COALITION FORCES RECOVER WEAPONS CACHES IN NANGARHAR (AFGHANISTAN)

(28.02.2008)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Feb. 29 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued the following news release: Afghan National Security Forces, assisted by Coalition forces, recovered an ammunition cache in Kashmund Village, Chaparhar District, Nangarhar Province, Feb. 26.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: This Amputation Won't Be the Last

(28.02.2008)

SARAFAND, Lebanon, Feb 29 (IPS) - Rasha Zayoun sits quietly in the bustling doctor's office, a small figure hunched in her chair, while her mother recounts the terrible accident. weiterlesen >>>


FARC Runs With Extortion

(28.02.2008)

February 29, 2008: President Hugo Chavez would like to see FARC win its decades long war to take over Colombia, despite the fact that FARC has mutated into a drug gang, and criminal enterprise that is responsible for many of the murders and kidnapping that occur each year. This support for FARC makes Chavez less popular in his own country, where most people know exactly what FARC is.  weiterlesen >>>


No declaration on cluster ban (FIJI)

(28.02.2008)

FIJI has not declared its commitment to ban cluster munitions that result in thousands of injuries and fatalities throughout the globe annually. However, Fiji still has the opportunity to sign the so-called Wellington Declaration before the Diplomatic Conference in Dublin, Ireland from May 19 to 30.  weiterlesen >>>


Statement on cluster munitions

(28.02.2008)

1.These words of wisdom from Scripture serve as a warning in a new and different context today. The verse sheds moral light on a modern weapon of war, an indiscriminate instrument that confounds the intentions of its users and brings terrible consequences to its victims. As Christians we live in the light of God's promise that swords will be beaten into ploughshares, spears into pruning hooks, and that people shall not "learn war" any more (Isaiah 2:4). weiterlesen >>>


Dreimal bebt der Boden

(28.02.2008)

Polizei sprengt gefährliche Fundmunition am Seeufer in Neuruppin / Suche wird erneut verlängert. weiterlesen >>>


Verbot von Streumunition - Großbritannien dabei

(28.02.2008)

Großbritannien hat jetzt die "Wellington-Erklärung" unterzeichnet, mit der der Weg zum Abschluss eines völkerrechtlich verbindlichen Instrumentariums für ein Verbot bestimmter Arten von Streumunition geebnet werden soll, deren Einsatz der Zivilbevölkerung inakzeptable Schäden zufügt.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: HIDDEN CLUSTER BOMBS INJURE UNSUSPECTING FARMERS (LEBANON)

(28.02.2008)

SARAFAND, Lebanon, Feb. 29, 2008 (IPS/GIN) -- Rasha Zayoun sits quietly in the bustling doctor's office, a small figure hunched in her chair, while her mother recounts the story of her terrible accident.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi de-miners help save lives in southern Lebanon - Feature

(28.02.2008)

Atsheet, Lebanon - From under his anti-blast visor, Rahem Khodr Rasoul carefully supervises his team members as they move their mine detectors into a field littered by thousands of cluster bombs. The scene in Atsheet, a southern Lebanese village, is one that is common across the country's south these days, as a number of international workers labour daily to clear the area of the deadly bomblets, dropped in the 33-day Israeli war with Lebanon in 2006.  weiterlesen >>>


$2m for Sudan demining

(28.02.2008)

DOHA - The Cabinet has allocated a grant worth $2m for a de-mining project in the Sudanese-Eritrean border. The grant is part of Qatar's contribution to the peace process in Eastern Sudan and to support international efforts in clearing landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Jocelyn B. Smith singt gegen Streumunition

(28.02.2008)

Jocelyn B. Smith probt fleißig. Nicht für ihre eigenen Konzerte, diesmal für ein Gesamtprojekt. "Higher Love" heißt jenes Lied, dass die Berlinerin am 7. März 2008 einsingen will ' mit Schulkindern. Die Aufnahmen finden im Tonstudio des Radiomultikulti statt. weiterlesen >>>


29 Taliban killed protecting Afghan opium: police

(28.02.2008)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - Twenty-nine Taliban were killed trying to protect opium crops from eradication in southern Afghanistan, most of them in a six-hour gunfight with police, officials said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Pension fund arms row

(28.02.2008)

MILLIONS of pounds of council workers' Tameside-based pension funds money are still being invested in arms and tobacco. Thousands of local authority staff are part of the region's biggest pension fund ' the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka troops kill 35 Tamil Tigers (SRI LANKA)

(28.02.2008)

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 29 February Military reports received from the battlefronts in the north indicate that the troops had been able to maintain the momentum of their operation aimed at liberating Vanni [northern Sri Lanka] region from the terrorists' hold. According to the reports, 34 terrorists had been killed and at least 10 others had suffered injuries during these clashes.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia: promoting economic security among victims of landmines

(28.02.2008)

Despite the enormous efforts made during the past 12 years to rid Cambodia of the scourge of mines and other explosive remnants of war, several hundred people continue to be maimed or killed by these weapons in the country every year. weiterlesen >>>


Statement of Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, on the 5th Anniversary of the International Mine Ban Treaty

(28.02.2008)

Our nation's refusal to sign the international Mine Ban Treaty and stop the production of anti-personnel landmines is a grave failure of moral vision and of military strategy. weiterlesen >>>


Four years of de-mining" operations in Tierra del Fuego (Chile)

(28.02.2008)

Four years are needed to clear the five minefields planted by the Chilean Army in northern Tierra del Fuego, although one of them will be officially certified as "de-mined" at the end of 2008 according to Chilean Defence ministry sources, reports La Prensa Austral from Punta Arenas. weiterlesen >>>


Lockheed Martin Receives $512 Million Contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, GMLRS

(28.02.2008)

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $512 million contract to provide the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) to the U.S. Army and to the U.S. Marine Corps.  weiterlesen >>>


Jordan's queen on her way to Calgary

(28.02.2008)

Royalty is coming to Calgary. Queen Noor of Jordan will be part of an international speaking series on April 29. weiterlesen >>>


Philippines on course to join treaty banning cluster bombs

(27.02.2008)

Quezon City (28 February) -- The Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL) Task Force Cluster Munitions is pleased to commend the Philippine government for its stated position in support of a coming international treaty that would totally ban cluster munitions or bombs which cause unacceptable harm to civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Malaysian police finds 123 bombs in southern Malaysia

(27.02.2008)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian marine police recovered 123 bombs in the waters near Tampoi in Malaysia's southern state of Johor over the past days, local media reported on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Darfur calls for landmine teams (SUDAN)

(27.02.2008)

Copyright (c) 2008 Western Daily Press. All Rights Reserved. West explosives experts in mission to help rid Sudan of deadly hazards Apioneering West firm that uses specially bred dogs alongside hi-tech radar systems to detect and clear mines has won an important contract in Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Marine Police Recover 123 Bombs In Johor Waters

(27.02.2008)

JOHOR BAHARU, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- The Southern Region Marine Police found 123 bombs in the waters off Kampung Danga, Tampoi, here last Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Another blast in S. Lebanon likely caused by cluster bomb

(27.02.2008)

An explosion late Wednesday near a mosque in a Shiite village in southern Lebanon wounded at least four people, Lebanese police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Four Wounded in Bomb Explosion in South Lebanon

(27.02.2008)

Four people were wounded when an explosion went off in south Lebanon late Wednesday, the state-run National News Agency said. NNA did not give details of the bombing in the town of Shehabiyeh east of the port city of Tyre. weiterlesen >>>


German government donates EUR 800,000 for mine clearance in Croatia (GERMANY)

(27.02.2008)

SIBENIK, Feb 28 (Hina) - The German government has earmarked EUR 800,000 for mine clearance operations in Croatia this year, the head of the German ASB Office in Croatia, Wolfgang Raschka, said at a meeting with the authorities in the central Adriatic city of Sibenik on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four civilians reported killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Helmand (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.02.2008)

UNITED KINGDOM, 28 February 2008 (BBC Monitoring South Asia)-- Excerpt from report by privately-owned Afghan Arzu TV on 28 February  weiterlesen >>>


Scharfe Kriegsmunition in der Donau

(27.02.2008)

KIRCHBERG, LEMBACH/ Spaziergänger haben die Munition im Uferbereich von Obermühl bei der Polizei angezeigt. weiterlesen >>>


Nine Pacific nations declare cluster ban

(27.02.2008)

Nine Pacific Island nations have led the way for the region in declaring their commitment to banning cluster munitions. Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Samoa, Marshall Islands, Niue, Cook Islands and Palau signed the commitment last weekend joining 73 other countries in the so-called Wellington Declaration, committing them to conclude a new treaty in 2008 that will prohibit cluster munitions that "cause unacceptable harm to civilians".  weiterlesen >>>


PKK kündigt Attacken auf türkische Städte an

(26.02.2008)

Mit ihrem Feldzug im Irak gegen die verbotene Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) zwingt die türkische Armee die kurdischen Rebellen zu einer neuen Taktik. Mit Guerilla-Angriffen in der Türkei will die PKK antworten. Ankara setzt die Offensive allerdings unbeirrt fort. Mehr als 80 Menschen sind bislang gestorben. weiterlesen >>>


Japan to lobby Sudan on Darfur

(26.02.2008)

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan will push for progress in the Darfur conflict in talks with a visiting official from Sudan, a foreign ministry official said Thursday. Nafie Ali Nafie, a top aide to Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir, will visit Tokyo next week for talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura, the official said. weiterlesen >>>


Fragments" Art Exhibit, April 14-23

(26.02.2008)

NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2008 - Fragments is a collection of nineteen quarter life-size bronze sculptures by Canadian artist Blake. The proceeds from the entire collection of Fragments are being donated to fund landmine clearance through the United Nations Association program Adopt-A-Minefield.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-bomb program honours soldiers : Landmine-detecting dogs named after troops killed in Afghanistan

(26.02.2008)

A dog named after a Nova Scotia soldier who died in Afghanistan could one day be saving lives in the wartorn country. The Canadian Landmine Foundation is raising money to buy and train six bomb-sniffing German shepherds to send to northern Afghanistan in 2009. One of them will be named Paul, after Cpl. Paul Davis, the 28-year-old Bridgewater native who died March 2, 2006, in Afghanistan when his light-armoured vehicle hit a taxi, veered off the road and flipped.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Polish soldiers killed, one wounded in landmine explosion in Afghanistan ' Defense Ministry (AFGHANISTAN)

(26.02.2008)

WARSAW. FEBRUARY 27. INTERFAX CENTRAL EUROPE - Two Polish soldiers were killed and one wounded Tuesday in a mine explosion in Afghanistan's south-eastern Paktika province, according to a Defense Ministry communique.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei polnische Soldaten in Afghanistan von Landmine getötet

(26.02.2008)

Warschau/Kandahar (AFP) - In Afghanistan sind zwei polnische Soldaten von einer Landmine getötet worden. Ein weiterer wurde verletzt, wie die polnische Armee in Warschau bekanntgab. Die Mine explodierte am Straßenrand, als ein Konvoi der Streitkräfte vorbeifuhr. Der Zwischenfall ereignete sich in der östlichen Provinz Paktika rund drei Kilometer vom Militärstützpunkt Scharana entfernt. Polen ist mit rund 1200 Soldaten an der internationalen Afghanistan-Schutztruppe ISAF beteiligt. weiterlesen >>>


"Lethal Pinatas": Keeping Cluster Bombs from Kids

(25.02.2008)

Five-hundred delegates from 122 countries converged on New Zealand this week in a bid to rid the world of cluster bombs. In the end, though only 82 states signed the Wellington Declaration -- the draft of a treaty to ban cluster bombs, sweep lands free of them, and assist survivors -- the conference was a qualified success. weiterlesen >>>


Girls join fight to ban bombs

(25.02.2008)

Westlake Girls High School pupils are joining the campaign against cluster munitions and for one of the girls the subject is close to home. Reem Ibrahim's uncle was killed when his vehicle ran over a cluster bomb in Iraq. He was working for the United States military. She says his body was unidentifiable. weiterlesen >>>


One police officer, two soldiers, three rebels killed in Colombia (COLOMBIA)

(25.02.2008)

One police officer, two members of the military and three leftist rebels were killed Monday in seperate incidents in Colombia, authorities said. In the north-eastern province of North of Santander, on the border to Venezuela, two soldiers and three rebels died in a clash.  weiterlesen >>>


Security forces continue their operations; 46 LTTE terrorists killed (Sri Lanka)

(25.02.2008)

Security forces continued military offensive operation against LTTE terror outfit inflecting heavy damages to the enemy yesterday, February 25. 46 LTTE terrorists were killed and another 5 sustained injuries in yesterday clashes. Further, 4 army soldiers were killed while 13 others received injuries during these clashes erupted right throughout the day, military reports said. weiterlesen >>>


Made-in-Minnesota menace

(25.02.2008)

The SDF-equipped M85.The widening controversy over an Edina-based munitions firm extends from the suburbs of Minneapolis to the capital of Canada to battlefields of Lebanon and Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


One police officer, two soldiers, three rebels killed in Colombia (COLOMBIA)

(25.02.2008)

() - One police officer, two members of the military and three leftist rebels were killed Monday in seperate incidents in Colombia, authorities said. In the north-eastern province of North of Santander, on the border to Venezuela, two soldiers and three rebels died in a clash.  weiterlesen >>>


More Loses on LTTE Reported in Wanni Front (Sri Lanka)

(25.02.2008)

WANNI & NORTH: ARMY TROOPS giving stiff resistance to the enemy fire attacked another movement of the terrorists in the general area of UDAYANATANKULAM on Monday (25) around 5.20 p.m. killing six of them, it was confirmed. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka de-mining stalled - NGOs (SRI LANKA)

(24.02.2008)

Increased frequency in clashes between Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the forward defence lines (FDL) has resulted in humanitarian de-mining activities in the peninsula slowing down, with the possibility of all related activities coming to a complete halt in the near future, representatives of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Jaffna [northern Sri Lanka] said Saturday [23 February].  weiterlesen >>>


Burma Tops List for Landmines

(24.02.2008)

The Burmese regime is one of two governments in the world that is using anti-personnel landmines on an ongoing basis, according to the "Landmine Monitor Report 2007: Toward a Mine-Free World," published recently in Burmese language by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). weiterlesen >>>


PENTAGON CLUSTER MUNITIONS POLICY TO BE FINALIZED IN COMING MONTHS (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

(24.02.2008)

The Defense Department is putting the finishing touches on a new cluster munitions policy that will mandate reliability improvements for several weapon systems, officials said last week.  weiterlesen >>>


Engagement gegen heimtückische Waffen

(24.02.2008)

Bundesregierung unterzeichnet Erklärung gegen den Einsatz von Streumunition Streubomben haben eine hohe Blindgängerrate, verbleiben auch nach Kriegsende im Boden und gefährden viele unschuldige Menschen. Deutschland hat deshalb in der vergangenen Woche bei einem internationalen Staatentreffen die "Wellington-Erklärung" unterzeichnet, die ein weltweites Verbot von Streumunition vorsieht.  weiterlesen >>>


Internationale Konferenz für ein Verbot von Streumunition in Neuseeland

(24.02.2008)

Die Konferenz über Streumunition in Wellington war die letzte Vorbereitungskonferenz im Rahmen des "Oslo-Prozesses", einer internationalen Initiative für ein Verbot von Streumunition, für die Unterstützung der Opfer und der betroffenen Gemeinschaften und für die Räumung in den betroffenen Ländern. Ziel des "Oslo-Prozesses" ist das lückenlose Verbot von Einsatz, Besitz und Produktion aller Streumunitionstypen. Ein kleine Gruppe von Staaten, darunter auch Deutschland, versucht Ausnahmen für 5 verschiedene Munitionstypen durchzusetzen sowie das Recht zu behalten auch weiterhin an Militäroperationen beteiligt zu sein, bei denen Streumunition zum Einsatz kommt.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka troops kill 52 Tamil Tigers (SRI LANKA)

(24.02.2008)

Sri Lanka army continued its counterterrorist offensives in the Vanni region [northern Sri Lanka] yesterday (23 February), causing heavy losses to the LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorists. According to the military reports received from the battlefronts, at least 52 terrorists were killed in the clashes erupted in the Vavuniya, Mannar, Weli Oya and Jaffna areas during the day.  weiterlesen >>>


Bumar Announces $1.2 Billion Deal with India (India/Poland)

(24.02.2008)

WARSAW - Polish state-controlled arms company Bumar on Feb. 25 announced it was poised to sign a 1.2-billion-dollar (809-million-euro) deal to supply military equipment to India. weiterlesen >>>


US cluster munitions policy: The policy looks good on paper, but more action is needed from the US to rid the world of cluster munitions. From CDI.

(24.02.2008)

In the summer of 2006, Israel and Hizbollah waged a fierce 34-day war. Although a peace was finally achieved, the effects of the conflict continue today. During the war, Israel showered Lebanon with 2.6 to 4 million submunitions from larger cluster bombs. Thousands of these bombs remain armed in Lebanon today and pose significant risk to the civilian population. The use and legacy of cluster munitions in Lebanon has reinvigorated calls for action against the use of these indiscriminate weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Details of mine safe areas in Jaffna released (Sri Lanka)

(23.02.2008)

The coordinating office for the removal of land mines in Jaffna peninsula, situated in Jaffna secretariat, in a communiqué issued Saturday, said mine clearing activities in areas permitted by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) is nearing completion and released details concerning the areas cleared of land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Watchdog: Israel's cluster bombs argue for ban

(23.02.2008)

Israel's use of cluster bombs in the 2006 Lebanon war makes the case for banning the weapon worldwide, a human rights watchdog said. "The human devastation inflicted on Lebanon by Israel's illegal use of cluster munitions highlights the urgent need for an international treaty banning the weapon," Human Rights Watch said in a 131-page report it released last week.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka troops kill 43 Tamil Tigers (SRI LANKA)

(23.02.2008)

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 23 February, updated on 24 February, all times local Sri Lanka security forces have continued their military offensive to liberate Vanni [northern Sri Lanka] from LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terror clutches, inflicting damages to the enemy yesterday, 22 February. According to the military reports, 43 LTTE terrorists were killed while five others received injuries in yesterday's clashes. Meanwhile, three army soldiers made their supreme sacrifice in the battlefront while 26 others received injuries.  weiterlesen >>>


Jaffna peninsula Demining activities stall (Sri Lanka)

(23.02.2008)

Increased frequency in clashes between Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the Forward Defence lines (FDL) has resulted in humanitarian demining activities in the peninsula slowing down with the possibility of all related activities coming to a complete halt in the near future, representatives of various Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Jaffna said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland versucht weiter "gute" Streumunition zu schützen -Rüstungsindustrie zeigt sich zufrieden

(22.02.2008)

(Berlin, 22.2.2008) Auf der heute zu Ende gegangenen Wellingtoner Konferenz im Rahmen des Oslo-Prozesses zum Verbot von Streumunition unterzeichneten 83 Staaten die "Declaration of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions".  weiterlesen >>>


Niederlande: Verzicht auf Streumunition gefordert

(22.02.2008)

Die katholische Friedensbewegung Pax Christi in den Niederlanden fordert die Regierung zum Verzicht auf Streumunition auf. In einem Schreiben an die Regierung in Den Haag bedauert der Pax Christi-Präsident, Bischof Adrianus van Luyn, dass die Regierung den Einsatz von Streumunition in der Zukunft nicht ausdrücklich ausschließe.  weiterlesen >>>


USA, China und Russland bleiben bei Produktion von Streubomben

(22.02.2008)

Wellington - Bei einer internationalen Konferenz in Neuseeland hat sich die Mehrheit der Delegierten aus 122 Staaten für ein internationales Verbot von Streubomben ausgesprochen. Nach Angaben der Initiative Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), die das Treffen ausrichtete, unterzeichneten 82 der teilnehmenden Staaten die "Erklärung von Wellington". Die Hauptproduzenten von Streubomben - USA, China und Russland - stellten sich den Angaben zufolge jedoch gegen eine Ächtung dieser besonders für Zivilisten gefährlichen Waffenart und nahmen am Treffen nicht teil. weiterlesen >>>


28 terrorists killed and 9 wounded in clashes (Sri Lanka)

(21.02.2008)

Military reports indicated that at least 28 terrorists were killed and 9 wounded in confrontations with security forces yesterday (18) at the Wanni and Northern defence lines.  weiterlesen >>>


Eine tagtägliche Bedrohung der Zivilbevölkerung

(21.02.2008)

Am Freitag (22.02.) ging in Neuseeland eine Konferenz für ein geplantes Verbot von Streubomben ergebnislos zu Ende. François de Keersmaeker, Geschäftsführer von Handicap International Deutschland, ist enttäuscht. weiterlesen >>>


Aust signs anti-cluster bomb declaration

(21.02.2008)

On the final day of negotiations at an international conference in New Zealand, the so-called 'Wellington Declaration' on the use of cluster bombs has been signed. The conference has attracted representatives from 122 countries, and more than 170 anti-landmine lobby groups. weiterlesen >>>


US allies fail on bid to water down cluster-bomb ban

(21.02.2008)

Wellington - A group of European countries, backed by Australia and Japan, failed in a bid to water down a draft international agreement to ban cluster bombs during a week-long conference in Wellington which ended Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Berlin unterminiert Streubomben-Verbot

(21.02.2008)

Konferenz für internationalen Vertrag geht heute in Wellington zu Ende weiterlesen >>>


It could take decades to clear Chechnya of explosive objects (CHECHENYA)

(21.02.2008)

Some new friction appears to be developing between the government of Chechnya and the Defense Ministry. While 24,500 hectares of Chechnya's territory need to be cleared of landmines, the Defense Ministry says it's only prepared to clear 1,000 hectares this year.  weiterlesen >>>


Historic step forward for cluster bomb ban

(21.02.2008)

Historic step forward for treaty to ban cluster bombs After week of tough talks, nations agree to move forward  weiterlesen >>>


Bulk of states back cluster bomb ban, organisers say

(21.02.2008)

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A key conference on cluster bombs ended Friday in Wellington with most of the 122 governments represented backing a draft treaty banning the deadly weapons, organisers said. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb commitment sought

(21.02.2008)

MORE than 100 countries including Australia will today be asked to formally declare their commitment to banning cluster bombs, in a step towards a treaty banning the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Press release ' Ban on Cluster Munitions under threat?

(21.02.2008)

(Berlin, 18.02.2008) From Monday at least 100 states continue negotiations for a ban on cluster munitions at the "Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions" (18-22.02) in the frame of the "Oslo process". At the end of the conference, each delegation is called upon to sign the "Declaration of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions" to enable participation at the next crucial contract negotiation due to take place in Dublin in May.  weiterlesen >>>


Gespräche über Verbot von Streubomben gescheitert

(21.02.2008)

Konferenz geht ohne greifbares Ergebnis zu Ende - Im Mai wird weiter verhandelt weiterlesen >>>


Draft treaty on cluster bombs agreed

(21.02.2008)

Wellington - A majority of delegates attending an international conference on cluster bombs in the New Zealand capital Wellington have backed a draft treaty banning the weapons. New Zealand's Minister for Disarmament Phill Goff said 82 of the 122 countries represented at the conference had signed the draft, known as the Wellington Declaration. Minister Goff said he hoped that a final version of the treaty would be approved at a follow-up conference, scheduled to be held in Dublin in May.  weiterlesen >>>


Activists Sense Victory For Cluster Bomb Ban As Wellington Conference Nears End

(21.02.2008)

A week long Cluster Munitions multilateral diplomatic conference is coming to a close in at the Wellington Town Hall today with what NGO activists describe as a "strong text" remaining entirely intact. weiterlesen >>>


US allies fail on bid to water down cluster-bomb ban

(21.02.2008)

Wellington - A group of European countries, backed by Australia and Japan, failed in a bid to water down a draft international agreement to ban cluster bombs during a week-long conference in Wellington which ended Friday. Led by military allies of the United States in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) they tried to modify key aspects of the draft before it goes to a final negotiating meeting in Dublin in May but succeeded only in having their reservations put on the record.  weiterlesen >>>


82 countries sign Wellington Declaration on cluster munitions

(21.02.2008)

WELLINGTON, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Eighty-two countries present at a cluster munitions conference in Wellington this week have signed the "Wellington Declaration", a crucial step toward a meaningful international treaty on cluster munitions, New Zealand Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Super Fund pressured to pull weapons investments

(21.02.2008)

The Government is pressuring its $13.8 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund to pull investments from companies making cluster bombs. The investments in American and European arms makers have proved a source of embarrassment as Kiwi diplomats take the lead forging a historic treaty outlawing cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>