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Syrien: Landminen bedrohen und verletzten Bevölkerung der umzingelten Stadt Madaya

(20.01.2016)

Seit Monaten wird die Staat Madaya von Truppen des syrischen Machthabers Assad und seinen Verbündeten belagert. Die humanitäre Situation ist alarmierend - hinzu kommt ein Minengürtel, der Menschen, die nach Nahrung suchen oder fliehen wollen, bedroht. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Namibia: Anti-Fahrzeug-Mine neben viel befahrerer Straße entdeckt

(18.01.2016)

Im Rahmen einer Entminungsaktion wurde zufällig eine Anti-Fahrzeug-Mine entdeckt. Kurz zuvor hatten Arbeiter noch direkt in der Nähe dieser Mine Arbeiten erledigt. Die Mine stammt noch aus dem Befreiungskrieg Namibias. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: 28% weniger Opfer durch Landminen und explosive Kriegsreste

(17.01.2016)

Laut Angaben der nationalen Entminungsagentur CMAA starben "nur" noch 111 Menschen - im Vergleich zu 154 im Vorjahr. Auch die Zahl der Verletzten sei auf 93 von 133 gesunken. Insgesamt starben seit 1979 19.723 Menschen, 44.856 wurden verletzt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Streubomben-Kampagne fordert US-Präsident Obama auf, Streubomben-Einsatz zu verurteilen

(14.01.2016)

Nach dem erneuten Einsatz von Streubomben im Jemen Konflikt durch die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Koalition, fordert die CMC nun US-Präsident Obama auf, diese Einsätze zu verurteilen. weiterlesen >>>


Indien: 2 Schüler werden durch improvisierten Sprengsatz schwer verletzt

(14.01.2016)

Die zwei Schüler waren mit dem Moped auf dem Schulweg, als sie über einen improvisierten Sprengsatz fuhren, der daraufhin explodierte. Die Behörden vermuten die Naxaliten hinter dem Anschlag. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Zwillinge sterben bei Explosion einer Landmine

(11.01.2016)

Die Zwillinge hüteten gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder, der verletzt überlebte, Ziegen. Ein seltsamer Gegenstand erweckte die Aufmerksamkeit der Kinder. Als sie damit spielen wollten, explodierte er - mit verheerenden Folgen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: UN Generalsekrätar Ban Ki-moon besorgt über erneuten Einsatz von Streubomben

(11.01.2016)

Sowohl das UN-Hochkommisariat für Menschenrechte als auch die Organisation Human Rights Watch beschuldigten die von Saudi Arabien angeführte Koalition im Jemen erneut Streubomben eingesetzt zu haben. weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar-China: Spannungen, nachdem Chinese von Landmine verletzt wird

(07.01.2016)

China hat offiziell eine Beschwerde gegenüber Myanmar eingereicht. Zuvor war ein Chinese im Grenzgebiet von einer myanmarischen Landmine verletzt worden. (auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Sri Lanka mine attack kills two police (SRI LANKA)

(10.02.2008)

COLOMBO (AFP) - Two policemen were killed in a land mine blast in northern Sri Lanka on Monday, military officials said as the defence ministry said it had killed at least 68 Tiger rebels in weekend clashes. weiterlesen >>>


A New Zealand bomb clearing team has returned home from Lebanon.

(10.02.2008)

The troops were welcomed at Auckland airport by Defence Minister Phil Goff, saying their work over the past 12 months builds on the military's proud tradition of clearing mines and munitions in Laos, Cambodia, Mozambique and Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Leuthard nimmt Stellung zu bewaffneten PC-9

(10.02.2008)

Volkswirtschaftsministerin Doris Leuthard hat zur Affäre um die bewaffneten, im Tschad eingesetzten PC-9 Stellung genommen. Sie rechtfertigte den Verkauf der Flugzeuge in den Tschad. Morgen berät die aussenpolitische Kommission den Fall. weiterlesen >>>


The Industry Suffers from a Chronic Dearth of Qualified Labour (LEBANON)

(10.02.2008)

Despite The Fact That the Agro-Food Industry Employs 25% Of Lebanon's Private-Sector Wage-Earners, The Industry Suffers from a Chronic Dearth of Qualified Labour weiterlesen >>>


Green MP labels anti-cluster bomb conference as hypocritical

(09.02.2008)

Government moves to host an anti-cluster bomb conference in Wellington have been labelled hypocritical. Green MP Keith Locke says while the conference will be pushing for a worldwide ban on the bombs, New Zealand troops are working alongside US and British forces who still use them. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions solution closer - Wgtn Conf.(NEW ZEALAND)

(09.02.2008)

Wellington conference to bring cluster munitions solution a step closer Wellington is gearing up for an important international conference that will bring the world substantially closer to a new treaty on cluster munitions, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb ban targeted at NZ talks

(09.02.2008)

The banning of deadly cluster bombs will come a step closer to reality as New Zealand gears up to host an international conference on the issue. Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff said the four-day conference, beginning on February 18, underlined New Zealand's commitment to take strong action against the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Laureate to speak at Auckland Breakfast (VARIOUS STATES)

(09.02.2008)

Nobel Laureate to speak at Auckland Breakfast Kiwis will have the opportunity to hear Nobel Laureate Jody Williams speak at a public breakfast held by Oxfam New Zealand at the Auckland Museum on Thursday 21 February. weiterlesen >>>


(08.02.2008)

München (AFP) - Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) hat gefordert, im Atomstreit mit dem Iran den internationalen Druck auf das Land aufrecht zu erhalten. Es müsse das Ziel bleiben, eine iranische Atombewaffnung zu verhindern, sagte Steinmeier bei der 44. internationalen Sicherheitskonferenz in München. US-Senator Joseph Lieberman von den Demokraten forderte auf dem Münchner Podium aggressivere Schritte, um die atomare Bedrohung durch den Iran abzubauen.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 20 Million Square Metres Demined Countrywide

(08.02.2008)

Lubango, 02/09 - At least 20.5 million square metres of land were cleared of landmines during the past 13 months in the country. The information was released Wednesday, in Angola`s southern Huíla province, by the co-ordinator of the Executive Demining Commission, João Baptista Kussumua.  weiterlesen >>>


El Baradei warnt vor Rüstungsspirale

(08.02.2008)

Der Chef der Atomenergiebehörde IAEA, Mohammed el Baradei hat vor den Gefahren einer atomaren Rüstungsspirale gewarnt. Zugleich rief er die Atomwaffenstaaten auf der 44. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz zur Abrüstung auf. weiterlesen >>>


Soil Science Society of America; Tropical soils impede landmine detection (GERMANY)

(07.02.2008)

2008 MAR 8 - (NewsRx.com) -- Use of a metal detector is the most common technique when searching for landmines, which litter the soil in approximately 90 countries around the world. Many of these countries are located in the tropics where intensively weathered soils are prevalent. These tropical soils have certain properties that can limit the performance of metal detectors due to soil magnetic susceptibility. This problem is enhanced by the spread of minimum-metal mines (see also Soil Science Society of America).  weiterlesen >>>


Some 1,500 Colombians leave homes for fear of minefields: report

(07.02.2008)

Bogota - Some 1,500 people have left their homes in recent days in south-western Colombia for fear of land mines planted in the area by leftist rebels, a television report said Friday. Residents of Samaniego, in the province of Narino, have set up tents in a mountainous area in the region after three people were killed in minefields in recent weeks, Caracol TV reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross says global ban on cluster bombs urgent

(06.02.2008)

GENEVA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Wednesday for urgent conclusion of a global pact to ban cluster weapons even if big powers like the United States, Russia and China were not ready to join. weiterlesen >>>


Britain tightens arms trade

(06.02.2008)

THE British government promised overnight to tighten controls on the trade of portable anti-aircraft missiles and some cluster bombs. British arms dealers operating anywhere in the world will soon be subject to strict controls on shoulder-launched missiles and "cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians", the government said. weiterlesen >>>


Sicherheitskonferenz: Private Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

(06.02.2008)

NATO diskutiert privat Bewältigungsstrategien für internationale Konflikte - die Bundeswehr übernimmt zum Schutz die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit weiterlesen >>>


Two dead, many injured as bus hits land mine in western Eritrea (ERITREA)

(06.02.2008)

Asmara, 7 February: As part of the TPLF [Tigray People's Liberation Front, reference to current Ethiopian government] regime's continued acts of hostility, incursion and [land] mine-planting against Eritrea's sovereignty and territorial integrity directly or through terrorists, two passengers were killed and a number of others injured when a public bus was destroyed by [land] mine planted by terrorists sponsored by the regime along the Shilalo-Barentu [in western Eritrea] road.  weiterlesen >>>


Lockheed Martin Receives $194 Million Contract for Army Tactical Missile System

(06.02.2008)

DALLAS, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin has received $194 million from the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command for production of the combat-proven Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). weiterlesen >>>


Feinstein: Get Real with Iran Diplomacy

(06.02.2008)

Senator Dianne Feinstein seems to be playing a greater and greater role as an effective voice of reason in the Senate on Middle East policy. It was Feinstein who initiated efforts, ultimately successful, to begin to impose some meaningful restrictions on the U.S. export of cluster bombs, following their devastating use by Israel in Lebanon in 2006. The Bush Administration is still shamefully attempting to obstruct the emerging international consensus for a total ban on these weapons, but now at least there is some progress on the domestic front in reversing US policy. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: Rotes Kreuz urgiert Regeln

(06.02.2008)

Genf. Das Internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz (IKRK) hat die Regierungen weltweit aufgefordert, dringend den Einsatz von Streumunition zu regeln. Nur so könne ein gravierendes humanitäres Problem beseitigt werden, erklärte das IKRK mit Blick auf die wegen Blindgängern gefährlichen Waffen. Jetzt müsse ein verbindliches Abkommen zustande kommen, mit welchem die Weiterverbreitung von Streumunition unterbunden werden könne. weiterlesen >>>


NZDF Commitment To War Munitions Clearance In Lebanon Ends

(06.02.2008)

The New Zealand Defence Force's year long commitment to the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre in Southern Lebanon (UNMACC-SL) has ended. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: ECHO funded mine and UXO clearance project in the region of Tyre

(06.02.2008)

The project consists of four eight man teams under the supervision of international technical advisors. The teams are tasked to clear groups of cluster bomb unit (CBU) strike areas as identified and prioritised by the NDO and the UNMACC - SL. Background  weiterlesen >>>


NZ's bomb clearing in Lebanon ends

(06.02.2008)

New Zealand Defence Force's year-long commitment to clearing unexploded munitions in Southern Lebanon has come to an end. A total of 30 New Zealanders were involved in the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre in Southern Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


NGO clears Iraqi minefield (IRAQ)

(05.02.2008)

MOSUL, Iraq, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A non-governmental landmine group cleared a field blocking a bridge connecting the Dahuk and Mosul governorates in Iraq at the request of Kurdish officials. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA: Bishops repeat call for 'peace zone' after terror attack

(05.02.2008)

[Ecumenical News International, Bangalore, India] Church leaders in Sri Lanka have repeated demands for a "peace zone" around the popular Roman Catholic shrine at Madhu near Mannar in the north of the country after an anti-personnel mine killed 18 Catholics and injured many more near the religious site.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka jets bomb rebels, no end to war in sight

(05.02.2008)

COLOMBO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan jets bombed rebel positions in the island's far north on Tuesday, the military said, as a 25-year civil war deepens daily. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine explosions leave 3 dead, 3 injured in Colombia

(05.02.2008)

Bogota - Three people died and three others were injured in minefield explosions in Colombia, the authorities said Wednesday in Colombia. The first incident occurred in Puerto Libertador, in the northern province of Cordoba, where two peasants who were working on the manual eradication of coca fields died after stepping on an anti- personnel mine. Two others were injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Animal triggers a mine explosion in south Lebanon (LEBANON)

(05.02.2008)

An animal set off a mine at Lebanon's border with Israel on Tuesday, Lebanese security sources said. The Israeli army said it was looking into reports of a blast at the border. weiterlesen >>>


Cutting edge field hospital ready for action in Afghanistan

(05.02.2008)

Armed Forces Minister Bob Ainsworth MP today opened a new 'state of the art' field hospital in southern Afghanistan. Based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province the new Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) will significantly increase the capabilities of the medical team who already provide excellent treatment for service personnel. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: The Battle is Gone But Landmines Remain

(04.02.2008)

The mud and wattle huts give way to a plain of deserted shrubbery, scarred and wilted by the overhang heat. Rolling rocks jut out from the ground miles away, poking the serene skyline above. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq plans mine-clearing operation

(04.02.2008)

BAGHDAD, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A clearing operation slated for mid-2008 will remove nearly 25 million unexploded land mines in some 4,000 minefields, the Iraqi environment minister said. weiterlesen >>>


Mehr Soldaten für Afghanistan

(04.02.2008)

"Human Rights Watch"-Chef Kenneth Roth kritisiert deutsches Engagement als unzureichend An der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz vom 8. bis 10. Februar nimmt neben zahlreichen Militärexperten und Politikern auch die Menschenrechtsgruppe Human Rights Watch (HRW) mit ihrem Direktor Kenneth Roth teil. Erstmals in der Geschichte der Veranstaltung ist mit ihm ein Vertreter einer Nichtregierungsorganisation offiziell als Diskussionsteilnehmer vorgesehen. Über die Lage in Afghanistan sprach ddp-Korrespondent Ulrich Meyer mit Kenneth Roth. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Vor dem Gipfel in Bukarest gehen die Interessen der Mitglieder auseinander

(04.02.2008)

Mannheim. Der bunte Reigen an Stellungnahmen der letzten Tage zu Afghanistan zeigt nur eins: So wie bisher kann und darf es eigentlich nicht weitergehen. Zwischen der schroffen Forderung Washingtons nach einem Kampfeinsatz deutscher Soldaten im Süden bis zur ebenso undiplomatischen Ablehnung aus Berlin - mit vielen Facetten dazwischen - geht der Blick auf die entscheidende Frage verloren: Was ist das tatsächliche Ziel der NATO und der Schutztruppe ISAF? weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bomb kills five Afghan civilians

(04.02.2008)

Kabul : A roadside landmine in southern Afghanistan went off and killed five civilians, including a woman and a child. weiterlesen >>>


Outgoing UN envoy to Lebanon touts "success" of Resolution 1701: Geir pedersen urges election of president as a "start"

(04.02.2008)

BEIRUT: Departing UN special coordinator for Lebanon said late Sunday night that Lebanon was not a failed state. "However, the failure to elect a new president, the debate over the legitimacy of the government and the 2006 summer war are sources of concern and a threat to Lebanon's stability ... and these problems must be solved," Geir Pedersen told LBC Television. He said there was a "pressing" need to elect a president and that he feared additional assassinations. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan bishops repeat call for 'peace zone' after terror attack

(04.02.2008)

Bangalore, India (ENI). Church leaders in Sri Lanka have repeated demands for a "peace zone" around the popular Roman Catholic shrine at Madhu near Mannar in the north of the country after an anti-personnel mine killed 18 Catholics and injured many more near the religious site. weiterlesen >>>


OIC condemns Gaza Siege, urges UN immediate action

(04.02.2008)

The Organization of the Islamic Conference lashed out at Israel for the crimes it is committing against Palestinians in the occupied territories. It demanded that Tel Aviv regime end its measure of collective punishment. weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Government plans massive mine clearance operation

(04.02.2008)

BAGHDAD, 4 February 2008 (IRIN) - Iraq is planning a huge mine clearance operation in a bid to rid itself of some 25 million unexploded mines in some 4,000 minefields, Environment Minister Narmin Othman said on 3 February.  weiterlesen >>>


12 killed, 17 injured in bus explosion in Sri Lanka

(04.02.2008)

At least 12 civilians were killed and 17 were injured when a bus was attacked by Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's northeastern Welioya area Monday afternoon, defense officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Five civilians perish in Helmand explosion (AFGHANISTAN)

(04.02.2008)

Five Afghan civilians were killed in a roadside explosion that blew up a vehicle in the insurgency-plagued southern province of Helmand, a police chief said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines scare locals

(03.02.2008)

PADER-Residents of Lacekocot Internally Displaced Peoples camp in Atanga sub-county are hesitant to return to their homes because of the fear of landmines and unexploded ordinances, the area LC3 chairman has said. "In areas like Lapul-Ocwida, there are unexploded bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Man killed in landmine blast

(03.02.2008)

QUETTA, Feb 4: A man was killed and three people suffered serious injuries when a tractor trolley hit a landmine in the Pat Feeder area near Sui tehsil on Monday. weiterlesen >>>