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Algerien: Allein im August über 7600 Minen geräumt

(19.09.2015)

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


Mosambik: Endlich frei von Minen!!

(17.09.2015)

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


Ungarn: Grenzzaun könnte Flüchtlinge in kroatische Minenfelder treiben

(16.09.2015)

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


Nigeria: Explosion tötet Jungen

(16.09.2015)

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


Somalia: Schwedischer Entminungsexperte schwer verletzt

(14.09.2015)

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


Ukraine: Das Einmaleins des Überlebens

(14.09.2015)

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


Streubomben: Erfolgreiche erste Überprüfungskonferenz

(11.09.2015)

Am 11. September endete die erste Überprüfungskonferenz zur Konvention über ein Verbot von Streubomben in Dubrovnik. Fast alle anwesenden Vertragsstaaten verurteilten in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung jeden Einsatz dieser grausamen Waffen, die zu 92% Zivilbevölkerung treffen.  weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


"Sri Lanka : Schwerer Anschlag tötet mindestens 20 Zivilisten"

(03.02.2008)

In Dambulla, einer Kleinstadt im Matale Distrikt, zwischen Kandy und Anuradhapura, explodierte heute um 7.05 h eine Landmine und erfasste einen Bus. Dabei starben nach vorläufigen Angaben 20 Zivilisten und weitere 72 wurden verletzt. (SLA, il, CP, TN) Nach letzten Angaben starben 16 Frauen und 4 Männer ' mehrheitlich buddhistische Pilger. 72 Personen seien verletzt worden. (SLA, TN) weiterlesen >>>


Croke to host cluster bomb summit

(03.02.2008)

A major summit seeking to ban cluster bombs is to be held in Croke Park in May. weiterlesen >>>


Winograd failed to address Israeli war crimes - Amnesty : "Findings are deeply flawed"

(03.02.2008)

UNITED NATIONS: A leading international human rights group is calling into question the findings of an Israeli inquiry into the Jewish state's war with Lebanon in 2006. The London-based Amnesty International says the Israeli government-appointed Winograd Commission's report is "deeply flawed" because it fails to address the issue of war crimes against the civilian population in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Islamists blamed for the attack on the civilians

(03.02.2008)

(SomaliNet) Somalia's transitional federal government accused the Young Islamic movement known as "Al-Shabab" of being responsible for yesterday's landmine explosion which claimed the lives of nine civilians and dozen more wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


11 Die in Mogadishu When Car Strikes Landmine (SOMALIA)

(03.02.2008)

Garowe, Feb 04, 2008 (Garowe Online/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- At least eleven people, including five women, died and 10 others were seriously injured when a landmine destroyed a mini-bus they were traveling in on Sunday in the violence-wracked Somali capital, witnesses and the driver of the van said.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel-Lebanon: Israel must reexamine use of cluster bombs, committee says

(02.02.2008)

JERUSALEM, 3 February 2008 (IRIN) - Israel's use of cluster bombs during the July 2006 war in Lebanon violated international law with regards to protecting civilians, an Israeli committee of inquiry said a year and a half after the end of the conflict between Israel and the armed wing of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah. weiterlesen >>>


Mehr als 30 Tote bei Bombenanschlägen in Sri Lanka

(02.02.2008)

Colombo (dpa) - Kurz vor dem 60. Unabhängigkeitstag sind in Sri Lanka bei zwei schweren Bombenanschlägen mehr als 30 Menschen ums Leben gekommen. In der Hauptstadt Colombo starben am Sonntag mindestens elf Menschen, als sich eine Selbstmordattentäterin im Bahnhof Colombo-Fort in die Luft sprengte. Nach Militärangaben wurden 100 weitere Menschen zum Teil schwer verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Mindestens 20 Tote bei Anschlag in Sri Lanka

(01.02.2008)

Colombo - Bei einem Bombenanschlag auf einen Bus sind in Sri Lanka sind nach Angaben eines Militärsprechers 20 Menschen getötet worden. Mehr als 50 Menschen wurden laut Spitalmitarbeitern verletzt, 10 davon schwer. weiterlesen >>>


4 CRPF men killed in Naxal attack. (INDIA)

(01.02.2008)

Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including one sub-inspector, were killed in a powerful landmine blast this evening in Maoist-infested Narayanpur district of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh. weiterlesen >>>


AI Censures Lebanon War Report

(01.02.2008)

LONDON, Feb 2--The final report on the Israeli occupying regime's conduct in the Lebanon war has turned a blind eye to the carnage of civilians in south Lebanon, a rights group says. weiterlesen >>>


Israel panel critiques use of clusterbombs

(01.02.2008)

JERUSALEM, Feb. 1 An Israeli government-appointed commission has criticized Israel's use of cluster bombs in civilian areas of Lebanon during the 2006 border war. weiterlesen >>>


Children and Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka: United Nations Secretary-General Report

(31.01.2008)

New York, NY 01 February, (Asiantribune.com): The United Nations Secretary-General office here in New York released its comprehensive study, research and analyses of children in armed conflict. Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict gave an outline of the Annual Report to the international and local media at UN headquarters on January 30 weiterlesen >>>


"Sri lanka : Vier Tote und 15 Verletzte bei Bombenexplosion in Jaffna"

(31.01.2008)

Bei einer Bombenexplosion nahe dem öffentlichen Markt Thirunelveali an der Straße Jaffna ' Palaali sind am Donnerstag gegen 10.30 Uhr vier Zivilpersonen getötet und mindestens 15 verletzt worden. Die Verletzten wurden ins Lehrkrankenhaus Jaffna gebracht. Es befanden sich keine Armeesoldaten oder Militärfahrzeuge in der Gegend, als die Mine explodierte, die an einem Fahrrad befestigt war, berichteten Einwohner. weiterlesen >>>


In Pictures: Maimed by Mines (CHINA)

(31.01.2008)

Walking on the railway tracks is a safe shortcut in a place where an untrodden path could spell disaster. Despite the fact that the Sino-Vietnam war has ended some 30 years ago, villagers living along the frontier are still dealing with its mortal consequences.  weiterlesen >>>


NATIONS OF HEMISPHERE MARK TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF LANDMINE CONVENTION (VARIOUS NATIONS)

(31.01.2008)

Organization of American States ( OAS ) member countries reaffirmed their collective commitment to the goal of a world free of anti-personnel landmines, as they marked the tenth anniversary of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction. weiterlesen >>>


Leading article: A disastrous war and a weakened leader

(30.01.2008)

The Winograd Commission into the 2006 Lebanon war has already drawn blood in the form of the departure of the Israeli Defence minister and Chief-of-Staff who were in office at the time of the operation. But Winograd looks unlikely to force the resignation of the man many Israelis hold responsible above all others for the debacle: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli War Probe Urges Army To Reconsider Cluster Bomb Rules (ISRAEL)

(30.01.2008)

The final Israeli report on the 2006 war in Lebanon has recommended the Israeli army reconsider its rules for dropping cluster bombs, contrasting with a recent internal army probe that determined the weapons were used properly during the 34-day conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


ATK to seek Investment Canada Act approval for MDA acquisition

(30.01.2008)

VANCOUVER - Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) said Thursday it will file an application under the Investment Canada Act for a review of its deal to buy the information systems and geospatial businesses of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (TSX:MDA).  weiterlesen >>>


Senior party ministers back Olmert in Israel

(30.01.2008)

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert received crucial support from senior ministers of his own Kadima party Thursday, and leaders of a public campaign to remove him were not immediately planning mass demonstrations, increasing the chances that the Israeli leader would survive a formal inquiry that had found "grave failings" in the leadership's handling of the 2006 Lebanon War. weiterlesen >>>


EGYPT: UNEXPLODED MINES BLOCK DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHWEST

(30.01.2008)

CAIRO, 31 January 2008 (IRIN ) - A vast coastal strip in Egypt's northwest between the city of Alamein and the border with Libya cannot be developed because of an estimated 22 million landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) lying there since the end of World War II, said Fathy El-Shazly, national project director for mine clearance and development at the Ministry of International Cooperation.  weiterlesen >>>


Africa: Annual Report to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict

(30.01.2008)

Ms. Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Children and Armed Conflict presented the Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (A/32/609-S/2007/757) during a press conference today. It will be examined by the Security Council during its Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict that should take place on 12 February 2008. weiterlesen >>>


HRW prangert Menschenrechtsverstösse in Lateinamerika an

(30.01.2008)

New York. sda/afp/baz. Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) kritisiert in ihrem Jahresbericht 2008 die Menschenrechtslage in mehreren lateinamerikanischen Ländern. Hervorgehoben werden insbesondere systematische Verstösse in Kuba. weiterlesen >>>


Tourist Injured in Suspected Landmine Explosion (SOUTH KOREA)

(29.01.2008)

A tourist identified as Kang stepped on an explosive device suspected of being a landmine on Yeoungddeul Beach in Ganghwa Island on Friday afternoon, sustaining a serious injury to his ankle.  weiterlesen >>>


11 schoolchildren killed in Sri Lanka (SRI LANKA)

(29.01.2008)

Seventeen civilians, including 11 children, were killed on Tuesday in a claymore attack on a school bus in Mannar district. The territory is held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The military and the LTTE blamed each other for the tragedy.  weiterlesen >>>


RESULTS OF CLUSTER MUNITIONS: MONITORING AND INFORMATION CAMPAIGN IN AZERBAIJAN (AZERBAIJAN)

(29.01.2008)

Head of Azerbaijan Campaign to Ban Landmines Hafiz Safikhanov held a press conference Tuesday to inform journalists about the results of the Cluster Munitions: Monitoring and Information Campaign in Azerbaijan? project.  weiterlesen >>>


Holy See: Cluster Bombs Never Acceptable: Says Neither Military Nor Financial Pretexts Validate Their Use

(29.01.2008)

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 30, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Both military and financial excuses to defend the use of cluster bombs are unacceptable, the Holy See says. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent observer to the U.N. offices in Geneva, affirmed this during a session for a group of government experts from states that have accepted the U.N. Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine tötet elf Schulkinder in Sri Lanka

(29.01.2008)

Eine unter einem Bus explodierte Landmine hat gestern im Norden Sri Lankas nach Rebellenangaben 17 Menschen, darunter elf Schulkinder, in den Tod gerissen. Wie der Internetdienst der Rebellen, Tamilnet, weiter berichtete, wurden 17 Menschen verletzt. Der vor allem mit Kindern besetzte Bus kam den Angaben zufolge von einer Sportveranstaltung. Die Mine sei von einer Einheit der sri-lankischen Armee gezündet worden. Das Militär wies jegliche Verwicklung in den Vorfall in dem von Rebellen kontrollierten Gebiet zurück. weiterlesen >>>


Bombing Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan

(29.01.2008)

U.S. Intensified Bombing Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan Breed Fear and Hatred. In one of the largest airstrikes since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, American warplanes dropped 40,000 pounds of bombs on Sunni farmlands south of Baghdad Jan. 10. The targets were suspected al Qaeda positions near citrus groves around the town of Arab Jabour. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Federal government urged to hand over landmine maps (SUDAN)

(29.01.2008)

The Government of Southern Sudan [GoSS] has asked the federal government to hand over a map showing where landmines have been planted [in the south] prior to paving roads the GoSS is due to open this year.  weiterlesen >>>


Boy dies, three hurt in landmine blasts in Balochistan (PAKISTAN)

(29.01.2008)

A teenager, Deen Muhammad alias Deena died and another three persons including two security men injured when landmines exploded in Kohlu and Dera Bugti on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mitglieder von Ärzte ohne Grenzen bei Minenexplosion getötet

(29.01.2008)

Mogadischu (AP) Zwei Mitglieder der Hilfsorganisation Ärzte ohne Grenzen und ihr somalischer Fahrer sind am Montag ums Leben gekommen, als ihr Auto in der südsomalischen Stadt Kismayo auf eine Mine fuhr. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: 900 Mines Destroyed in Acholi

(29.01.2008)

OVER 900 landmines and unexploded ordinances have been detonated in Acholi sub-region in 11 months. weiterlesen >>>


Armenian cluster munitions kill 9, injure 40 Azerbaijanis

(29.01.2008)

Azerbaijan Campaign to Ban Landmines held press conference on outcomes of project Monitoring and Information of use of cluster munitions in Azerbaijani territories financed by Eurasia Fund of Norway embassy in Azerbaijan, APA reports. weiterlesen >>>


Speaker stresses landmine ban

(29.01.2008)

Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Speaker Subash Nemwang Sunday said that the government had no alternative but to sign the Ottawa treaty as the use of land mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) pose threat to the common people and also the warring factions themselves. weiterlesen >>>


2 Foreign Doctors Killed in Somalia

(29.01.2008)

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Two foreign doctors working for an international medical aid organization, their Somali driver and a reporter died Monday when the doctors' vehicle hit a land mine in the southern Somali town of Kismayo, police said. Another foreign doctor and three Somalis were injured. weiterlesen >>>


Linke für Verbot von Streumunition

(29.01.2008)

Für ein sofortiges Verbot von Streumunition tritt die Linksfraktion ein. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. provides demining equipment to Armenian demining unit

(28.01.2008)

YEREVAN, Armenia - Mine detection and disposal equipment provided by the U.S. arrived at the Armenian Humanitarian Demining Unit Jan. 22, timed to correspond with the arrival of U.S. Kansas National Guard soldiers who are working to familiarize the Armenian unit with their new equipment.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain's government says clearing land mines from Falklands is feasible (UNITED KINGDOM)

(28.01.2008)

Clearing the tens of thousands of land mines still blighting the disputed Falklands Islands is feasible, Britain's government said Tuesday, although it warned that the operation would be challenging and expensive.  weiterlesen >>>


VILLAGERS HELP FORCES RID AREAS OF INSURGENT WEAPONS (AFGHANISTAN)

(28.01.2008)

The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Information Service issued the following press release: Villagers in Afghanistan have helped coalition and Afghan security forces recover numerous weapons caches over the last two months, military officials reported. weiterlesen >>>


Japanese US$12 million contribution helps WFP rebuild roads in South Sudan

(28.01.2008)

JUBA, Southern Sudan ' The United Nations World Food Programme today thanked the Government of Japan for a US$12 million contribution to WFP's road repair and mine removal project supporting peace and recovery in southern Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


CLUSTER BOMBS USED IN KARABAKH WAR (AZERBAIJAN)

(28.01.2008)

During the Karabakh war both Armenia and Azerbaijan used cluster bombs, Hafiz Safikhanov, head of the Azerbaijani Anti-Mine Campaign, said at today's press conference. weiterlesen >>>


SPIDER MUNITION FULL-RATE PRODUCTION DECISION EXPECTED NEXT MONTH (U.S.A.)

(27.01.2008)

A new Army force-protection munition will conform to the national landmine policy approved in 2004, according to the Army officer in charge of the service's development and acquisition of ammunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus unlikely to meet mine disposal deadline (BELARUS)

(27.01.2008)

Under the Ottawa mine ban treaty that took effect for Belarus on March 1, 2004, Belarus was to destroy the world's seventh-largest anti-personnel landmine stock before March 1, 2008.  weiterlesen >>>