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USA: Eine verdrehte Logik und halbe Wahrheiten sprechen für Landminen

(25.12.2015)

In einem Artikel des Daily Signals, einem Magazin der Heritage Foundation, ist ein Artikel erschienen, der dafür plädiert, dass die USA Landminen auch in Zukunft nicht verbieten - und sie sogar wieder vermehrt einsetzen. Dabei werden Wahrheiten verdreht und Fakten weggelassen. weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea: Nach Landminen-Explosion erhalten Soldaten Denkmal und Medaillen

(23.12.2015)

Im Sommer war es zu Scharmützeln zwischen Nord- und Südkorea gekommen, nachdem zwei südkoreanische Soldaten durch nordkoreanische Landminen verletzt wurden. Die zwei Soldaten erhalten nun Medaillen - und ein Ehrendenkmal. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbische Rebellen helfen dabei, ihre eigenen Minen zu räumen

(16.12.2015)

In einem Pilotprojekt räumen Farc-Rebellen gemeinsam mit Regierungsmännern Minen. Einige der Rebellen hatten früher selbst Minen verlegt. Trotz anfänglichem Misstrauen arbeiten die Teams freundschaftlich zusammen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Philippinen: drei Menschen sterben bei Landminen-Explosion

(14.12.2015)

Zwei Soldaten und ein Zivilist starben, 14 weitere Menschen wurden zum Teil schwer verletzt, als eine Mine in der Compostela Valley Provinz hochging.


200.000 Landminen in Sri Lanka geräumt

(12.12.2015)

Laut Angaben des Halo Trust wurden in dem asiatischen Inselstaat 200.000 Minen geräumt - und dabei 90% der Flächen gesäubert. weiterlesen >>>


Video: Uefa würdigt Fußball spielende Landminen-Überlebende

(08.12.2015)

Kaum ein Land ist so mit explosiven Kriegsresten verwüstet wie Afghanistan. Entsprechend hoch sind die Opferzahlen. Viele der Überlebenden fassen durch Fußball neuen Mut. weiterlesen >>>


Finnland beendet Vernichtung sämlicher Landminen-Bestände

(04.12.2015)

Vom 30.11 bis zum 4.12 findet in Genf die 14. Vertragsstaatenkonferenz des Minenverbots statt. Finnland erklärte in diesem Rahmen, die Landminen-Bestände bereits vor Ablauf der Frist vollständig zerstört zu haben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Prinzessin Astrid fordert mehr Hilfe für die Opfer von Landminen

(02.12.2015)

Vom 30.11 bis zum 4.12 findet in Genf die 14. Vertragsstaatenkonferenz des Minenverbots statt. Prinzessin Astrid von Belgien nahm Teil und forderte in einer Rede mehr Unterstützung für die von Landminen betroffenen Menschen. (auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Säbelrasseln in den Anden

(03.03.2008)

Kolumbiens Bürgerkrieg droht sich zu internationalisieren ' Ecuador und Venezuela entsenden Truppen. weiterlesen >>>


3 anti-personnel landmines found in J-K (INDIA)

(03.03.2008)

INDIA, 4 March 2008 (The Press Trust of India Limited)-- Jammu, Mar 4 (PTI) Three anti-personnel landmines were found by the army troops in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today, official sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Project Information; GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN; Landmine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance in Upper Nile and Jonglei States (SUDAN)

(03.03.2008)

project name: Landmine and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance in Upper Nile and Jonglei States tenders details: Summary Objectives: This is a "sub-project" of the "parent project" for clearance/survey/explosive ordnance disposal, P06-SU01, which includes the total amount of funds requested for these integrated activities for Sudan. To avoid appealing twice, the funding appeal has not been included individually here but under the "parent project." This does not in any way preclude bilateral funding for this project. The specific appeal for this sub-project is US $468,430. This approach is explained in detail in the overview.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs detonated

(03.03.2008)

Acting on information explosives experts rushed to the Kuwait Radio building in Kabad and detonated two cluster bombs, reports Al-Rai daily. The bombs are believed to be remnant of ordnances left behind by the defeated Iraqi Army in 1991 and which lay hidden in sand for a long time.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia calls Ecuador border violation self defence

(03.03.2008)

( dpa )- The lethal Colombian military strike across Ecuador's border on Saturday that killed a top Colombian rebel leader has unleashed a diplomatic and military crisis in northern South America.  weiterlesen >>>


CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS STATEMENTS FROM DIGNITARIES FROM COLOMBIA, NETHERLANDS, KAZAKHSTAN, ROMANIA, IRAN, SLOVAKIA AND NORWAY (SWITZERLAND)

(03.03.2008)

The following information was released by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG): The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard statements by the Vice President of Colombia and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Romania, Iran, Slovakia and Norway.  weiterlesen >>>


Nationalrat will Streumunition verbieten

(03.03.2008)

Nach dem Willen des Nationalrates soll Streumunition in der Schweiz verboten werden. Der Rat hat sich dafür ausgesprochen, im Kriegsmaterialgesetz ein Totalverbot zu verankern. Der Ständerat möchte nur ein Teilverbot. weiterlesen >>>


3 anti-personnel landmines found in J-K (INDIA)

(03.03.2008)

Jammu, Mar 4 (PTI) Three anti-personnel landmines were found by the army troops in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today, official sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Stability in southern Lebanon threatened, despite recent progress ' Ban Ki-moon

(03.03.2008)

4 March 2008 ' Although southern Lebanon is relatively stable at present, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expresses deep concern over the effects of the ongoing political crisis, arms smuggling and Israeli overflights there in a new report on compliance with the Security Council decision that helped end fighting between Israel and Hizbollah in 2006. weiterlesen >>>


Neuer Anlauf für Streubomben-Verbot

(03.03.2008)

Nach dem Willen des Nationalrates soll Streumunition in der Schweiz verboten werden. Der Rat hat sich dafür ausgesprochen, im Kriegsmaterialgesetz ein Totalverbot zu verankern. Der Ständerat möchte nur ein Teilverbot. weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Peace Brings No Joy to Children*

(03.03.2008)

BEIRUT, Mar 4 (IPS) - 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. weiterlesen >>>


Parliament split over cluster bombs

(03.03.2008)

The thorny question of what to do with Switzerland's arsenal of cluster bombs continues to divide the country's two houses of parliament. Yesterday the House of Representatives voted for a second time to ban the weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


A fresh attempt at clearing mines (Turkey)

(03.03.2008)

After several tenders on the subject were opened and then cancelled in the recent past, we're again hearing fresh reports that the Finance Ministry is drafting another bill that seeks to ensure that mine fields along the border between Turkey and Syria will be cleared and made available for agricultural use.  weiterlesen >>>


Govt to stop investing pension funds in cluster bombs

(03.03.2008)

The Irish Government has reportedly promised to stop investing state pension funds in companies that make cluster bombs. Reports this morning say the National Pension Reserve Fund has decided to immediately stop investing in such companies. 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 >>>