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Schweizer Nationalbank investiert weiter in Hersteller von Streubomben

(06.09.2015)

Entgegen früherer Versprechungen hat sich die SNB nicht aus den Geschäften mit der Finanzierung von Herstellern von Streubomben zurückgezogen. Die Bank ist mit rund 550 Millionen an solchen Geschäften beteiligt. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Monitor 2015 veröffentlicht

(03.09.2015)

In fünf Ländern wurden Streubomben eingesetzt. Mehr als in all den Jahren seit Inkrafttreten des Streubombenverbots 2010. Allerdings wurden seitdem auch 88 Prozent aller Streubomben der Vertragsstaaten vernichtet.  weiterlesen >>>


Ruanda verbietet Streubomben

(30.08.2015)

Nur 2 Wochen vor der ersten Revisionskonferenz zum Streubombenverbot in Dubrovnik, Kroatien, hat nun auch die Vertreterin Ruandas bei der UN in New York das Verbot unterzeichnet. Das ehrgeizige Ziel der Streubombenkampagne, 100 Staaten bis zur Konferenz zu erreichen, ist damit zwar vermutlich verfehlt, doch jeder Staat ist ein positives Vorbild für andere Staaten. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Das Leiden der einfachen Menschen

(28.08.2015)

Leben wir im Jahrzehnt der Kriege? Fakt ist, dass neben den zwei medial präsenten Kriegen in der Ukraine und in Syrien noch viele weitere Länder unter kriegsähnlichen Zuständen leiden. Eines dieser Länder ist der Jemen, wo eine von Saudi-Arabien geführte Koalition Streubomben einsetzt. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zypern: kambodschanische Spezialisten beenden Minenräumung erfolgreich

(26.08.2015)

Im zweigeteiliten Zypern liegen auch heute noch an Grenzen des türkischen und des griechischen Teils Minen begraben. In der Gegend um das Dorf Mammari sind seit letzter Woche allerdings keine Minen mehr.


Kambodscha: Landmine in der Nähe von Angkor Wat gefunden

(25.08.2015)

Die Landmine wurden in der Nähe der Tickethäusschalter gefunden. Zum Glück stellte sie keine Gefahr dar, da sie keinen Zünder eingebaut hatte. Wer sie dorthin gelegt hatte und wieso ist bisher noch nicht klar. Die Polizei ermittelt. weiterlesen >>>


Mali: 2 UN-Friedenswächter durch Landmine verletzt

(23.08.2015)

Die zwei Friedenswächter, Mitglieder der UN-Friedensmission in Westafrika MINUSMA, waren im Norden des Landes unterwegs. Als sie über eine Mine fuhren, explodierte diese. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Westsahara: Jugendlicher stirbt durch Landmine

(19.08.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich etwa 70km östlich der Stadt TanTan im Süden Marokkos. In der Region hatte es in den 80er und 90er Jahren immer wieder Zusammenstöße zwischen Saharawi People's Army und marokkanischer Armee gegeben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Talks on cluster bomb ban fail

(21.02.2008)

Delegates from more than 120 countries have failed to reach an agreement on banning the use of cluster bombs during a five-day conference in Wellington, New Zealand. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bomb Victims: Real-life stories

(21.02.2008)

1. Zahra Hussein Soufan, 12, Southern Lebanon Zahra:"My sister found it and gave it to me. As I took it from her it fell on the ground and when I picked it up it blew up and hurt my hand. I fell down on the ground and my friends carried me home. weiterlesen >>>


Betroffene Staaten zeigen den Weg zu einem Verbot von Streumunition: Strittige Fragen werden auf der Folgekonferenz in Dublin weiterverhandelt

(21.02.2008)

München (ots) - Die Atmosphäre im Konferenzsaal war wie elektrisiert, als sich eine Regierungsdelegation nach der anderen am letzten Konferenztag für die Erklärung von Wellington aussprach. Mit dieser verpflichten sich die Staaten dazu, in Mai in Dublin einen Vertrag für ein Verbot von Streumunition zu verabschieden. Die Betroffenen wie z.B. der Libanon, und viele Entwicklungsländer gingen mit ihren positiven Erklärungen voran - doch auch diejenigen Staaten, die in den vergangenen Tagen um Abschwächungen des Verbots gerungen hatten, folgten ihnen letztlich nach. weiterlesen >>>


Affected and Developing Countries lead the way to a Ban on Cluster Munitions

(21.02.2008)

Wellington, 22 February 2008. In the final day of the conference attended by 122 States and civil society campaigners from 38 countries there was overwhelming support for the Wellington declaration and for an un-weakened treaty text to be negotiated in Dublin in May.  weiterlesen >>>


New Zealand minister hails Wellington cluster bomb declaration

(21.02.2008)

WELLINGTON, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- An international meeting of 122 nations in Wellington has provided welcome momentum in the move to ban cluster bombs, New Zealand Disarmament Minister Phil Goff said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


UK supports new cluster munitions treaty

(21.02.2008)

The United Kingdom today signed the "Wellington Declaration" which paves the way for a legally binding international instrument prohibiting the use of those cluster munitions which cause unacceptable harm to civilians. The UK is one of the original 46 states that signed the Oslo Declaration which began this process just over one year ago. Today's Declaration marks a further step towards the Dublin Conference in May where states including the UK will meet to negotiate a final treaty for signature later this year. weiterlesen >>>


No Agreement Yet on Cluster Bomb Ban

(21.02.2008)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - More than 120 nations trying to negotiate a treaty banning most cluster bombs failed to reach agreement in talks that ended Friday in New Zealand but achieved good progress, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Australia supports cluster bomb ban

(21.02.2008)

Eighty-two countries including Australia have signed a declaration supporting a ban on the use of cluster bombs. Australia signed after being accused of trying to water down measures to curb the use and stockpiling of the lethal weapons. The so-called Wellington Declaration on Cluster Munitions indicates signatories' support for a ban on cluster weapons that cause unacceptable harm to civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Sierra Leone: CMC Calls On Govts to Ban Cluster Bombs

(21.02.2008)

A release from Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) Tuesday called on governments worldwide to ban the use, manufacturing, stockpiling and trade of cluster bombs. CMC's call was reaffirmed during the opening of a five-day conference to develop a historic treaty banning cluster munitions in Wellington, New Zealand. weiterlesen >>>


West Virginia Firm Donates Detectors to Locate Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War

(20.02.2008)

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to recognize Schonstedt Instrument Company's donation of over $75,000 worth of magnetic detectors to help humanitarian deminers locate and clear persistent landmines and explosive remnants of war.  weiterlesen >>>


COLOMBIA: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S STATEMENT TO 7TH SESSION OF UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (COLOMBIA)

(20.02.2008)

The following information was released by Amnesty International USA: Amnesty International (AI) welcomes the agreement to renew the integral mandate of the High Commissioner's Office in Colombia for a further three years and expresses its continued appreciation of the work of the Office in Colombia to improve respect for human rights in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Grünen kritisieren Haltung der Bundesregierung zu Streubomben

(20.02.2008)

Die Grünen haben die Haltung der Bundesregierung zu einem vollständigen Verbot von Streubomben in scharfer Form kritisiert. «Die Vorstellung der Bundesregierung, dass es Streumunition gibt, die ungefährlich ist und daher eingesetzt werden kann, ist ein blanker Hohn», sagte Parteichefin Claudia Roth der «Berliner Zeitung» (Donnerstagausgabe). Deutschland solle «den Fuß von der Bremse nehmen, nicht weiter blockieren, sondern sich für ein klares völkerrechtliches Verbot einsetzen».  weiterlesen >>>


ANSF-LED COMBINED FORCES SEIZE AMMUNITION CACHE IN NANGARHAR (AFGHANISTAN)

(20.02.2008)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Combat Joint Task Force 82, Operation Enduring Freedom, issued the following news release:  weiterlesen >>>


US Rejects Accusation Of Trying To Stall Cluster Bomb Pact

(20.02.2008)

2/21/2008 2:10:54 AM Thursday, the United States rejected accusations that Washington was trying to stall negotiations on an international agreement to ban cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-bomb activist slams Australian "hypocrites"

(20.02.2008)

Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-landmine campaigner Jody Williams has attacked the Australian Government as "hypocrites" for frustrating attempts to ban cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: USA «sabotieren» Konferenz

(20.02.2008)

Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Jody Williams hat den USA vorgeworfen, Teilnehmerstaaten der Konferenz für ein internationales Verbot von Streubomben unter Druck zu setzen. Verbündete der USA stellten gezielt bestimmte Forderungen, um Fortschritte der Konferenz zu verhindern. Die US-Bürgerin erhielt 1997 zusammen mit der Internationalen Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen den Friedensnobelpreis.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Konferenz: USA setzen andere Länder unter druck

(20.02.2008)

Friedensnobelpreis¬trägerin Jody Williams wirft den Vereinigten Staaten versuchte Einflussnahme vor  weiterlesen >>>


Talks focus on destroying cluster bombs

(20.02.2008)

AN international meeting in New Zealand to discuss banning cluster bombs will focus today on how to destroy stockpiles of the weapons. Meeting for the fourth day of the Wellington conference, 122 countries will today address the issue, and how to work co-operatively.  weiterlesen >>>


Wanni liberation in progress; terrorist turn tail with heavy casualties (Sri Lanka)

(20.02.2008)

Sri Lanka Army launched military offensive to liberate Wanni region from LTTE terrorist yesterday (February 20) reached a decisive phase as troops could obtain the domination over the outskirts of Adampan, in Mannar, a strategically important location in the present order of battle. Meanwhile, LTTE terrorists made a desperate attempt to regain control over the Parappakandal area, on the same Mannar battlefront but failed miserably in the face of army retaliation. weiterlesen >>>


RIGHTS: Grudging Support For New Cluster Munitions Treaty

(20.02.2008)

SYDNEY, Feb 21 (IPS) - Six-year-old Umarvek Pulodov was playing in the dining room of his home in Shul village, Tajikistan, when a cluster bomb pierced through the roof, instantly killing his brother, cousin and another relative and severely injuring him, his sister and two younger brothers.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia under fire at munitions meet

(20.02.2008)

Australia has once again been criticised by groups at an international conference on cluster bombs, after proposing some of the weapons be allowed to be used for training and testing purposes. weiterlesen >>>


US not adamant on cluster bomb ban

(20.02.2008)

The US has rebuffed remarks by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams that Washington is trying to impede talks to ban cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan ministry says 92 Tamil Tigers killed in north clashes (SRI LANKA)

(20.02.2008)

Sri Lanka Army launched military offensive to liberate Wanni [northern Sri Lanka] region from LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorist yesterday (20 February) reached a decisive phase as troops could obtain the domination over the outskirts of Adampan, in Mannar, a strategically important location in the present order of battle. Meanwhile, LTTE terrorists made a desperate attempt to regain control over the Parappakandal area, on the same Mannar battlefront but failed miserably in the face of army retaliation.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen uses German shepherds to find long-buried landmines

(20.02.2008)

At a military base not far from an upscale Sana'a hotel, one can hear the cacophonous sound of dogs barking as soon as you drive up. But these barking dogs aren't your average pets or guard dogs. These dogs are used to detect landmines left over from 30 years of conflicts in Yemen. weiterlesen >>>


Guns, bombs and tanks won't bring civilization

(20.02.2008)

The most agonizing and controversial issue in Canadian politics these days is the combat mission of our troops in Afghanistan. The division in public opinion on this subject was reflected, in stark terms, in Jamie Swifts' column "The war against peacekeeping" (Feb. 15) and in letters in the Feb. 16 Whig-Standard from "print warriors."  weiterlesen >>>


Putting the Impact of Cluster Munitions In Context

(19.02.2008)

The United States shares the humanitarian concerns expressed by many other countries with regard to the use of cluster munitions. In order to find an internationally-accepted way of effectively addressing the humanitarian aspects associated with cluster munitions, all relevant facts should be considered. Unfortunately, much of what is said for public consumption by certain advocacy groups and some foreign governments on this issue is not accurate.  weiterlesen >>>


US Accused of Stalling Weapons Talks

(19.02.2008)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to stall negotiations on an international agreement to ban cluster bombs - without even attending talks on the treaty. weiterlesen >>>


LANDMINES NO LONGER A BIG THREAT (NEW ZEALAND)

(19.02.2008)

The global landmine crisis is over. It is not a message many people expected to hear, given millions of the hidden killers remain in the ground in a host of developing nations. The admission seems all the more surprising coming from a former Kiwi soldier from Christchurch, who has dedicated his working life to tackling the scourge of unexploded ordnance.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: Die Schweiz präsentiert Alternativvorschlag

(19.02.2008)

Bern/Wellington. sda/baz. Die Schweiz hat am Dienstag in Wellington eine Alternative zum vollständigen Verbot von Streumunition präsentiert. Sie schlägt vor, Streubomben in Kategorien zu unterteilen, und ein Verbot erst nach einer Übergangsfrist zu erlassen. weiterlesen >>>


Streubombenkonferenz in Wellington: Neun Regierungen versuchen, das Streubombenverbot abzuschwächen, um den USA einen weiteren Einsatz zu ermöglichen

(19.02.2008)

Wellington (ots) - Presseerklärung der Cluster Munition Coalition:Am zweiten Tag der fünftägigen Konferenz, bei der ein historischer Vertrag für ein weltweites Verbot von Streubomben entwickelt werden soll, haben neun Regierungen versucht, eine Vertragslücke zu schaffen. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel winners seek ban on arms sales to Burma

(19.02.2008)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa'Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu is leading a call by nine peace prize recipients for the United Nations Security Council to act to halt the sale of arms to the military government of Burma. weiterlesen >>>


Ban munitions

(19.02.2008)

Pacific civil society members on Cluster Munitions have congratulated Fiji, the Cook Islands and Nauru for their strong statements yesterday to ban all cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Colombia: Alarming Increase in Landmine Casualties

(19.02.2008)

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. On 8 February 2008, peasant Javier Benavides and his 12-year-old son died in one of the minefields scattered in the rural surroundings of Samaniego, in the southern Colombian department of Nariño. They were but the last two of 29 new landmine casualties - 23 injured, six dead - recorded in Colombia in the first 48 days of 2008.  weiterlesen >>>


Commentary: Junta deserves a universal arms embargo

(19.02.2008)

Feb 20, 2008 (DVB)'As the Burmese military continues to use foreign-made weapons against its own people, it is time for the international community to adopt a comprehensive ban on military trade with the regime. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb survivors protest in Wellington

(19.02.2008)

Maimed survivors of detonated cluster bombs have joined campaigners from around the world in Wellington to protest the use of cluster munitions. They are in New Zealand in a bid to ban the bombs worldwide, but concerns are being raised as to whether New Zealand in fact is funding the munitions. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN (Pajhwok Afghan News)

(19.02.2008)

Officials of Nangarhar national security and police claimed seizing dozens of landmines, seven missile launchers and heavy weapons during an overnight raid on a house in the Khogyani district of the eastern province. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bombs and Doing The Right Thing

(19.02.2008)

The conventional wisdom in this campaign has been that Obama and Clinton agree on most issues. While there are certainly areas of agreement, I've noted many significant differences in the past which have affected my decision as to who to support.  weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland für "gute" Streubomben

(18.02.2008)

Bei einer Staatenkonferenz in Neuseeland will die Bundesregierung ein wirksames Streubombenverbot verhindern - und wird von London und Paris dabei unterstützt. VON ANDREAS ZUMACH weiterlesen >>>


International Cluster Bomb Conference Seeks Total Ban

(18.02.2008)

"Wellington Declaration" hoped to be signed this week in New Zealand's capital as next step WELLINGTON-Survivors of cluster bombs will be among those pushing towards an international ban of the weapons in Wellington this week. The victims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia and Tajikistan are at the conference to "remind us why we need a treaty on cluster munitions and why this needs to be progressed urgently," New Zealand's Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control Hon Phil Goff said in his opening address.  weiterlesen >>>


Sale of B.C. satellite company may well speed up prospect of sky wars

(18.02.2008)

In light of the recent malfunction of a U.S. military spy satellite, I share the concerns of those who recently quit MacDonald Dettwiler over the sale of the Richmond-based satellite company to Alliant Techsystems -- a U.S. manufacturer of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Military planning destruction of many munitions (AUSTRIA)

(18.02.2008)

The Austrian military is planning to destroy thousands of anti-tank mines and other weaponry. Specifically, it intends to destroy 30,000 such mines and 12,689 hollow-explosive-charge artillery shells.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundesheer vernichtet seine Panzerminen 30.000 Minen um rund 32 Millionen Euro werden zerstört.

(18.02.2008)

Wien. Das Bundesheer plant die Vernichtung von zigtausenden Panzerminen und anderer Munition. Konkret sollen 12.669 Stück Hohlladungssprengkörpergranaten und 30.000 Stück Panzerminen vernichtet werden. weiterlesen >>>


War Archives and mines maps delivered by France useless?

(18.02.2008)

Controversy on French achieves on the war of Algeria has been raised again, after scrutiny in the value and quality of photocopied documents handed over to Algerian television ENTV last month. weiterlesen >>>


Australia "obstructing" cluster bomb ban

(18.02.2008)

Australia is being accused of frustrating efforts to forge an international treaty outlawing to use of cluster bombs. More than 120 nations are meeting in the New Zealand capital Wellington to work on an agreement that would ban the controversial weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Children are forty percent of cluster bomb casualties

(18.02.2008)

Four out of every ten people killed or injured by cluster bombs are children, delegates at a major conference on cluster munitions being held in Wellington were told today. weiterlesen >>>


Wheelchair warrior fights cluster bombers

(18.02.2008)

Six years ago Afghan schoolboy Soraj Habib was walking home from a picnic in his home town of Herat when he picked up a bright yellow can lying on the footpath.He tried to open it because he thought there might be food inside. The can was a cluster munition and the blast tore off both his legs, killed one of his cousins and injured four other members of his family. weiterlesen >>>


Israel´s Use of Cluster Bombs Shows Need for Global Ban: Attacks in Lebanon Violated Laws of War

(18.02.2008)

(Wellington, February 17, 2008) - 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 releasing a report today. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben - die vernichtenden Folgen des Vietnamkrieges in Laos

(17.02.2008)

Laos gilt als das meist bombardierte Land der Erde. Denn während des Vietnamkrieges wurden auf das eigentlich neutrale Laos mehr Bomben abgeworfen als auf ganz Europa und Japan zusammen während des 2. Weltkriegs. Davon sind etwas 30 Prozent nicht explodiert. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland bremst

(17.02.2008)

Internationale Konferenz zum Verbot von Streumunition beginnt in Neuseeland Altes Problem, neue Verhandlungen: Heute beginnt in der neuseeländischen Hauptstadt Wellington eine internationale Konferenz über ein Verbot von Streumunition. Nichtregierungsorganisationen werfen der Bundesregierung vor, internationale Bemühungen zu behindern. Das "Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de" verlangt von Berlin, die "Bremserrolle" aufzugeben. weiterlesen >>>


Taschenkarte« im Tornister: In Afghanistan muss Schusswaffengebrauch in den Landessprachen angedroht werden

(17.02.2008)

Augustdorf (ddp). »Stop, or I will fire«: So müssen die Soldaten der Bundeswehr in Afghanistan auf Englisch in äußerster Gefahrenlage einen bevorstehenden Gebrauch von Schusswaffen androhen. In den Regeln der »Taschenkarte«, die jeder Soldat immer bei sich tragen muss, ist der Anruf auch in den afghanischen Landessprachen Paschto oder Dari vorgesehen. weiterlesen >>>


Calls for Govt stand strong on cluster bomb

(17.02.2008)

Cluster Bombs: Oxfam calls on government stand strong on cluster bomb ban weiterlesen >>>


Bomb Disposal Squad defuse 50 landmines laid by naxalites (INDIA)

(17.02.2008)

More than 50 landmines laid by fleeing Naxalites around the Gosama hill were defused by a bomb disposal squad today. Police said a bomb disposal squad, which arrived at the site from Bhubaneswar under the leadership of P K Nanda, defused the landmines this afternoon. weiterlesen >>>


Schrittweise zum Verbot von Streubomben

(17.02.2008)

Streumunition soll nach dem Willen vieler Länder weltweit verboten werden. Nur die größten Produzenten der verheerenden Waffe sind dagegen. Deutschlands Position ist umstritten. weiterlesen >>>


DISARMAMENT-NICARAGUA: Landmine-Free by 2009?

(17.02.2008)

MANAGUA, Feb 18 (IPS) - Military sources in Nicaragua and Organisation of American States (OAS) officials warned that dozens of minefields remain live and dangerous in this country -- a legacy of the 1981-1990 civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Land Mines Commission Wants to Increase Actions in 2008 (ANGOLA)

(17.02.2008)

The coordinator of the Provincial Commission for Action Against Landmines , in central Huambo Province, Agostinho Njaka, said Friday that his organisation's priority this year is to effectively perform its demining activities, in view of the legislative elections scheduled for September 2008. weiterlesen >>>


Konferenz zum Verbot von Streubomben in Neuseeland begonnen

(17.02.2008)

Welligton (AFP) - In Neuseeland hat eine internationale Konferenz zum weltweiten Verbot von Streubomben begonnen. Mehr als 500 Delegierte aus 122 Staaten versammelten sich zu dem fünftägigen Treffen, das die Initiative Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) in der Hauptstadt Wellington ausrichtet. Ziel ist es, im Mai in Dublin einen Vertrag zum weltweiten Verbot der für Zivilisten besonders gefährlichen Streubomben abzuschließen. weiterlesen >>>


Konferenz über Ächtung von Streumunition

(17.02.2008)

Wellington (dpa) - In Neuseeland hat am Montag die letzte Vorbereitungskonferenz für ein weltweites Abkommen zum Verbot von Streumunition begonnen. An dem einwöchigen Treffen in Wellington nehmen mehr als 500 Delegierte aus 120 Ländern teil. weiterlesen >>>


Wellington: Konferenz zum Verbot von Streubomben begonnen

(17.02.2008)

In Neuseeland hat eine internationale Konferenz zum weltweiten Verbot von Streubomben begonnen. Vertreter aus mehr als 120 Staaten sind in Wellington, der Hauptstadt von Neuseeland, zusammen gekommen, um einen entsprechenden Vertrag vorzubereiten.  weiterlesen >>>


Weltweites Verbot von Streumunition darf nicht verwässert werden

(17.02.2008)

Zu den heute in der neuseelaendischen Hauptstadt Wellington beginnenden Verhandlungen ueber ein internationales Verbot von Streumunition erklaert der zustaendige Berichterstatter der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion Andreas Weigel weiterlesen >>>


Vorbereitung für Verbot von Streumunition : Abschlussverhandlungen im Mai

(17.02.2008)

Delegierte aus mehr als 120 Staaten sind in Neuseeland zusammengekommen, um letzte Vorbereitungen für ein internationales Verbot von Streubomben zu treffen. An der Konferenz in der Hauptstadt Wellington sind 41 der 76 Staaten beteiligt, deren Streitkräfte Streumunition lagern. Wichtige Produzenten dieser Waffen wie die USA, Russland, China und Pakistan haben aber lediglich Beobachter geschickt.  weiterlesen >>>


Global Push To Ban Cluster Bombs At Crossroads (Wellington)

(17.02.2008)

Governments called upon to keep protection of civilians at forefront of negotiations  weiterlesen >>>


EXPLAINER: What are cluster bombs?

(17.02.2008)

On Feb. 18, governments and activists will meet in Wellington, New Zealand, to try to hammer out a global treaty banning the use of deadly cluster munitions. This FAQ by the Cluster Munition Coalition explains the background.  weiterlesen >>>


NZ hosts meeting on cluster bombs

(17.02.2008)

More than 120 countries are meeting in New Zealand to discuss an agreement limiting the use of cluster bombs. The talks - launched last year - aim to smooth progress towards the signing of a global treaty later this year.  weiterlesen >>>


A conference on cluster munitions has been urged not to water down a proposed ban on the weapons.

(17.02.2008)

Representatives from 122 countries are at the Wellington conference, which is working towards a treaty banning the manufacture, stockpiling and use of cluster munitions, which cause "unacceptable harm" to civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Bundesheer vernichtet Zigtausende Panzerminen

(17.02.2008)

Das Bundesheer plant die Vernichtung von Zigtausenden Panzerminen und anderer Munition. Konkret sollen 12.669 Stück Hohlladungssprengkörpergranaten und 30.000 Stück Panzerminen vernichtet werden. Beschafft wurde diese Munition in den 90ern, gebraucht wurde sie so gut wie gar nicht. Das geht aus der Antwort einer parlamentarischen Anfrage des FPÖ-Abgeordneten Haimbuchner hervor.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb ban talks open in NZ

(17.02.2008)

Delegates from more than 120 countries have begun a meeting in New Zealand aimed at drawing up a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs. The five-day conference in Wellington is one of a series held as part of a Norwegian initiative launched in February last year. weiterlesen >>>


Opening address of Conference on Cluster Munitions

(17.02.2008)

Opening address of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions Ms Hilde Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director representing the United Nations, Excellencies, Ambassador Don MacKay, cluster munitions survivors, members of civil society, ladies and gentlemen. weiterlesen >>>


Neuseeland: Streubombe weltweit verbieten

(17.02.2008)

Vertreter von über 120 Staaten beraten derzeit in Wellington über ein mögliches weltweites Verbot von so genannten Streubomben. Ein solches Verbot fordert auch der Vatikan immer wieder. Große Produzenten von Streubomben wie die USA, Russland oder China haben zu der Tagung nur Beobachter geschickt. Die Delegierten müssen sich zunächst einmal auf eine genaue Definition von Streubomben einigen. weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Israel's 2006 bombing of southern Lebanon could spur cluster bomb ban ' HRW

(17.02.2008)

BEIRUT, 18 February 2008 (IRIN ) - As some 100 nations meet on 18 February to discuss a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised its estimate of the bombs and bomblets Israel showered over southern Lebanon in the 2006 war with Hezbollah, to as many as 4.6 million.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Verbot von Streumunition in Gefahr?

(17.02.2008)

(Berlin, 17.2.2008) Auf der "Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions" (18. bis 22.2.) setzen ab Montag gut 100 Staaten im Rahmen des "Oslo- Prozesses" ihre Verhandlungen über ein Verbot von Streumunition fort. Am Ende der Konferenz ist jede Delegation aufgefordert, die " Declaration of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions" zu unterzeichnen, um damit auch die Teilnahme an den nächsten, entscheidenden Vertragsverhandlungen in Dublin im Mai diesen Jahres zu ermöglichen.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada's secret war in Iraq

(16.02.2008)

On March 25, 2003, during the "shock and awe" bombardment of Iraq, then US Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci admitted that "… ironically, Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel... will supply more support to this war in Iraq indirectly... than most of those 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there." weiterlesen >>>


Some Countries to Miss Mine Treaty Deadlines

(16.02.2008)

At a recent states-parties meeting of a pact outlawing anti- personnel landmines (APLs), some governments indicated they might or are likely to miss treaty deadlines to destroy stored mines or clear weapons planted in the ground. Reasons cited for the delays include technical obstacles and insufficient resources.  weiterlesen >>>


Konferenz in Neuseeland- Gefährliche bunte Blindgänger

(16.02.2008)

Weil ihnen vor allem Zivilisten zum Opfer fallen, sollen Streubomben weltweit geächtet werden. Manche Länder zögern - darunter Deutschland. weiterlesen >>>


SLN imposes restrictions on NGOs assisting Allaipiddy IDPs

(15.02.2008)

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) stationed in the Jaffna islets has imposed severe travel restrictions for Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) assisting the residents of Allaipiddy to resettle in their own village, civil society sources in Jaffna said.  weiterlesen >>>


Blasting charges for landmines unearthed (PHILIPPINES)

(14.02.2008)

Soldiers recovered yesterday 50 large dynamite sticks and about a hundred kilos of blasting charges and other materials for fabrication of landmines buried in the middle of a dirt road in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat.  weiterlesen >>>


Two roadside bombs defused in Nangarhar (AFGHANISTAN)

(14.02.2008)

Police Friday claimed defusing two roadside bombs in the Chaparhar district of the restive eastern province of Nangarhar, infested with militants of different descriptions.  weiterlesen >>>


Greens accuse government of hypocrisy over cluster bombs

(13.02.2008)

Wellington - New Zealand was accused Thursday of hypocrisy in hosting an international conference aimed at banning cluster bombs while a government pension fund invests in companies making them. "New Zealanders do not want their taxes invested in the production of cluster bombs," said Russel Norman, co-leader of the Green Party. "These bombs target children and civilians and blow them to pieces." weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam's effects, explosives linger years after war's end

(13.02.2008)

Despite this year marking the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam War, it turns out its remnants include more than bumper stickers and classic rock tunes.  weiterlesen >>>


Burma Junta Deserves A Universal Arms-Embargo

(12.02.2008)

Thanks to information technology, particularly to DVB, CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera, and especially to some brave people in Burma, both the people of Burma and the international community were able to witness on TV many aspects of the Saffron Revolution of Burma in September 2007. Thousands of Burma soldiers poured onto the streets of Rangoon and Mandalay in trucks made in China to shoot into peaceful monks, nuns and civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills two Sri Lankan soldiers: military

(12.02.2008)

COLOMBO (AFP) - Two soldiers were killed by a landmine in northern Sri Lanka Wednesday, the military said, as sporadic fighting raged along the frontline with the Tamil Tiger-held north. weiterlesen >>>


Man takes stand in Canada

(12.02.2008)

Beckley native questions sale of half of company to U.S. arms maker A man from Beckley has made headlines in Canada for quitting his job.  weiterlesen >>>


DOD Says Oslo-Led Bid To Ban Cluster Bombs To Hamper NATO Operations

(12.02.2008)

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - The Department of Defense (DOD) said Tuesday that Norway's proposed treaty banning the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster bombs will prevent NATO allies from joining U.S. military operations involving the use of the weapon.  weiterlesen >>>


"One Step Beyond":Lukas Einsele porträtiert Minenopfer

(12.02.2008)

Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnien-Herzegowina und Kambodscha gehören zu den am stärksten verminten Ländern der Welt. Der Fotokünstler Lukas Einsele hat dort Minenopfer besucht. Die Ergebnisse seines Projekts sind jetzt in Frankfurt zu sehen. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 2 in Sri Lanka, Red Cross concerned

(12.02.2008)

COLOMBO ' Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels set off a roadside bomb in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday killing two soldiers, and the Red Cross said it was concerned at the rising number of civilians killed in the escalating conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


Wanni thrust continues; 27 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes (Sri Lanka)

(12.02.2008)

Military reports received from the Northern battlefronts indicate that the troops engaged in limited offensives against LTTE terrorists had achieved considerable success during yesterday's (February 12) battles. At least 27 terrorist killed and 11 others suffered injuries in clashes erupted in Muhamalai, Vavuniya, Mannar and Welioya battlefronts. Also, 6 soldiers were killed and 18 others sustained injuries during these confrontations.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions: what's on and what you can do

(12.02.2008)

From 18 to 22 February, the government is hosting an international conference in Wellington as part of the Oslo process to negotiate a legally-binding convention which would prohibit the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Campaign to clear cluster bombs is still a work in progress

(11.02.2008)

European commission-funded project adds to numerous others tackling israeli munitions weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Bié - Social Welfare Minister Praises Demining Operators' Work

(11.02.2008)

The co-ordinator of the Executive Demining Commission, João Baptista Kussumua, Tuesday in Kuito, central Bié province, praised the engagement of Demining Operators in landmine clearance conducted in suspected zones. weiterlesen >>>


An accidental war (Lebanon)

(11.02.2008)

The 2006 Lebanon war was the first battle in Israel's history that it comprehensively lost. The primary aim, expressed by the Jewish State's leaders and Zionist spokespeople across the globe, was to destroy the Lebanese political militia Hezbollah. weiterlesen >>>


Proposed Treaty Threatens Operations with NATO Allies

(11.02.2008)

WASHINGTON --- A proposed arms-control treaty banning use of cluster munitions and aiding countries that use them could affect U.S. operations with NATO allies, a Defense Department official said. weiterlesen >>>


Minister Kussumua Meets Demining Operators (ANGOLA)

(11.02.2008)

The Social Reintegration minister, João Baptista Kussumua, meets this Tuesday in Kuito City, central Bié Province, with demining operators to get informed on the work developed in the region. weiterlesen >>>


Streubombenverbot mit Deutschland?

(11.02.2008)

Staatenkonferenz in Wellington soll Bereitschaft für umfassendes Verbot offen legen weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: A New Struggle for Life After War

(11.02.2008)

TYRE, Lebanon, Feb 12 (IPS) - The solemn black-clad crowd rallied in Tyre's downtown for the Muslim commemoration of Ashoura, which marks the battlefield death of Hussein, grandson of the prophet Muhammad, and an enduring symbol of resistance for the Shia in Lebanon. The population here is mostly Shia Muslims. weiterlesen >>>


Painful aftermath of war never ends with a ceasefire (Lebanon)

(11.02.2008)

WHEN two of his staff were killed in an explosion Andy Gleeson was left deeply shocked. "It was something that affected every one of us, but because of the nature of our work these accidents remain a constant threat," says the 45-year-old from Inverness. weiterlesen >>>


Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions Threat

(11.02.2008)

Next week in Wellington the New Zealand Government is hosting an international conference on a treaty to prevent humanitarian disasters created by cluster munitions. We hope that this conference will sufficiently progress discussions to enable, later this year, the adoption of a legally binding treaty prohibiting the use of cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Ein vermintes Land

(10.02.2008)

Der kleine Ort ist tief in die Mittagsstille versunken. Ein paar Plastiktüten schleifen durch den Staub, sonst rührt sich nichts zwischen den flachen Betonhäusern von Schukin. Aus dem Minarett der Moschee dringt der Ruf zum Gebet, der getragene Klang schwillt an und ab, zieht über die Hügel und verweht. "Nächstes Krankenhaus: Najdeh, 7 km, 9 min" steht auf der Tafel in einem Rohbau am Rande des Dorfes.  weiterlesen >>>


Disabled soldiers connect with Paralympians

(10.02.2008)

Soldiers like Cpl. Jodi Mitic, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan, can now adjust to life with a disability with help from Paralympians. A new program called Soldier On is connecting disabled soldiers with Paralympic athletes and coaches.  weiterlesen >>>


New treaty prohibiting cluster munitions needs clear standards to protect civilians

(10.02.2008)

Thomas Nash [coordinator, Cluster Munition Coalition]: "By the end of 2008 a new rule will be enshrined in an international legally binding treaty prohibiting the use of cluster munitions. This prohibition is the only way to prevent further humanitarian and developmental harm from cluster munitions and more and more international legal experts are coming around to this view, including the ICRC. weiterlesen >>>


Steinmeier für Wiederbelebung der Abrüstung

(10.02.2008)

Zur Muenchner Rede von Bundesaussenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier zur "Zukunft der Abruestungspolitik" erklaert der Sprecher der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion fuer Abruestung, Ruestungskontrolle und Nichtverbreitung Rolf Muetzenich weiterlesen >>>


A landmine blew up in Afghanistan.

(10.02.2008)

A LANDMINE blew up in the home of a religious cleric in southern Afghanistan, killing the mullah, two of his sons and two other men who had been preparing an attack, police said today.  weiterlesen >>>