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Jemen: Huthis setzen erneut Landminen ein

(19.11.2015)

Die Huthi-Kräfte in Jemen haben laut Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch erneut Landminen eingesetzt. Dabei starben mindestens 13 Menschen im Oktober und September. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Reisetipp: Landminen-Museum in Kambodscha

(17.11.2015)

Das gibt es wohl nirgends sonst auf der Welt: Ein Museum für oder besser: gegen Landminen, dessen Einnahmen komplett an ein Kinderzentrum gehen. weiterlesen >>>


USA-Südkorea: USA unterstützen weiterhin Südkoreas Minen-Politik

(07.11.2015)

Während die USA seit einger Zeit eine "No-Landmine-Policy" verfolgen, gilt laut offiziellen Aussagen auch weiterhin die inkonsequente Ausnahme für den Bündnispartner Südkorea. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Westsahara: Starke Regenfälle verstärken Gefahr durch Landminen

(04.11.2015)

Durch starke Regenfälle und damit verbunde Sturzbäche und Erdrutsche könnten Minen und andere explosive Kriegsreste von einst markierten Gebieten in nicht markierte Gebiete verschoben werden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


NYT-Fotoreportage: Minen und ihr Erbe in Kolumbien

(02.11.2015)

Oscar Castillo dokumentiert mit eindrucksvollen schwarz-weiß Bildern, was Minen in Kolumbien anrichten. Es trifft vor allem einen Bevölkerungsteil: die Ärmsten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Reportage: Die Flying Stars aus Sierra Leone

(29.10.2015)

Tolle und bewegende Reportage über amputierte Menschen, die in Sierra Leone dem Zwang der Straße entfliegen wollten - und eine Fußballmannschaft gründeten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Drei Menschen sterben bei Landminenexplosion

(27.10.2015)

Die Zivilisten waren in der Region Kidal mit dem Auto unterwegs. Bei dem Versuch sie zu retten, wurden zwei UN Friedenswächter verletzt. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Trotz Gefahr durch Landminen kehren immer mehr Menschen zurück

(20.10.2015)

Immer mehr Menschen kehren in den Regionen Donetsk und Luhansk Oblasts in ihre Häuser zurück - trotz der Gefahr von Minen und anderen explosiven Kriegsresten. Erst im August waren drei Kinder schwer verletzt worden, als sie eine Mine aufhoben. (auf Englisch) 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 >>>


New Zealand to host pivotal conference for cluster munitions ban

(25.01.2008)

The Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions that will run from February 18 to 22 will be a significant event in New Zealand to discuss banning of use and spread of cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Ratify treaty on landmines (UNITED STATES)

(25.01.2008)

Re "Land mine victim labors to walk again," Jan. 21 It seems only fair that Afghan Mohammed Malek was brought to the United States for medical care, because the land mines that took off his legs were planted by the Soviets in response to policies of our own government.  weiterlesen >>>


Federal Foreign Office to provide winter emergency aid for Afghanistan

(25.01.2008)

The Federal Foreign Office is donating 1 million euro to German aid agencies for urgent projects to deal with the winter emergency in Afghanistan. The country is currently in the grip of the harshest winter for more than a decade. People living in remote villages as well as returnees and internally displaced persons are particularly at risk.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Toten Afghanistans

(23.01.2008)

Es ist schon pervers: Die Diskussion - je nach Sichtweise - über Tod, Verwundung und Gefährdung der westlichen Soldaten oder aber über die angebliche Besatzungsarmee ISAF bestimmt die Afghanistan-Debatte bei uns.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Mine-Removal Group: Lack of Israeli Data Chief Obstacle

(23.01.2008)

The United Nations group responsible for locating and removing landmines in southern Lebanon charged that Israel's refusal to hand over maps and data concerning the deployment of munitions and cluster bombs is making it difficult to de-mine the area. Dalya Farran, a spokeswoman for the U.N.  weiterlesen >>>


Lack of Basics Blocks Return of War-Weary Displaced (SENEGAL)

(23.01.2008)

Despite a lingering landmine threat, families who years ago fled fighting in Senegal's southern Casamance region are slowly trying to return to their home villages. But a lack of water - for drinking and for building homes - is keeping many away. weiterlesen >>>


Israel hampering Lebanese demining by withholding data (LEBANON)

(23.01.2008)

ZAWTAR WEST: Deminers clearing Israeli-dropped cluster bombs in South Lebanon are turning up an average of 10 new sites per month, while Israel continues to ignore requests for data that would assist clearing the estimated 1m unexploded bomblets, which continue to kill and maim civilians and decimate rural livelihoods. A single cluster bomb can disperse hundreds of bomblets.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinians breach barrier to secure supplies

(23.01.2008)

RAFAH -- Tens of thousands of Palestinians on foot and donkey carts poured into Egypt from Gaza yesterday after masked gunmen used landmines to blast down an 11 km-barrier dividing the border town of Rafah.  weiterlesen >>>


22 LTTE terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Jaffna and Wanni

(23.01.2008)

According to the military reports received from the Jaffna and Wanni defences in the Island's northern part indicated that 22 LTTE terrorists were killed during the clashes erupted between SL Army and terrorists yesterday, January 23.  weiterlesen >>>


One policeman killed, two injured in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(23.01.2008)

One policeman has been killed and a policeman and a serviceman of the Interior Ministry's Internal Troops have been wounded in two separate incidents in Chechnya, ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 24 January, citing a law-enforcement agency source.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel's withholding of maps still hampers demining: UN center continues to identify an average of 10 new strike sites every month

(23.01.2008)

ZAWTAR WEST: Deminers clearing Israeli-dropped cluster bombs in South Lebanon are turning up an average of 10 new sites per month, while Israel continues to ignore requests for data that would assist clearing the estimated 1 million unexploded bomblets, which continue to kill and maim civilians and decimate rural livelihoods. A single cluster bomb can disperse hundreds of bomblets.  weiterlesen >>>


Experience Is to Hillary as 9/11 Is to Giuliani

(22.01.2008)

Rudolph Giuliani's ritualistic incantations of 9/11 have become a national joke. In truth, his inspirational presence was overshadowed by his failure to prepare the city for a terrorist attack. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan was hero who saved comarades

(22.01.2008)

British soldier killed by a landmine in Afghanistan was a hero who foiled a suicide bomb attack on an Army convoy, it emerged yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Another engineer quits over proposed sale of Radarsat, Canadarm to US arms-maker

(22.01.2008)

OTTAWA - A second engineer has quit his job at a leading Canadian space technology company rather than see his expertise go to a major American arms-maker.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. chief says troubled over arms talks impasse

(22.01.2008)

GENEVA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed dismay on Wednesday over a long-standing impasse in international talks meant to stop the spread of dangerous weapons worldwide and in outer space. weiterlesen >>>


UNO/Vatikan: Fortschritte im Kampf gegen Streubomben

(22.01.2008)

Das Totalverbot von Streubomben rückt immer näher. Das sagte der Ständige Beobachter des Heiligen Stuhls bei der UNO in Genf, Erzbischof Silvano Tomasi, der katholischen US-Nachrichtenagentur CNS. weiterlesen >>>


Land mines threaten Iraqis, hamper development-govt

(22.01.2008)

BAGHDAD, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Up to 25 million land mines, or almost one for every Iraqi, remain buried in thousands of minefields across Iraq and are hampering development of rich oil deposits, officials said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Letzter Einsatz in Pinnow

(22.01.2008)

Rund 50 000 Nato-Raketen aus den Niederlanden und Großbritannien werden derzeit bei der Nammo Buck GmbH im brandenburgischen Pinnow demontiert und entsorgt.  weiterlesen >>>


Kirchen kritisieren deutsche Waffenexporte

(22.01.2008)

Streubomben sind für die Zivilbevölkerung in Krisengebieten sehr gefährlich. Dennoch exportiert Deutschland die Sprengkörper weiterhin. Im stern.de-Interview kritisiert Prälat Stephan Reimers diese Praxis und fordert den Stopp von Waffenlieferungen.  weiterlesen >>>


Picture-book "Beware of Mines" presented in Karlovac (CROATIA)

(22.01.2008)

The publisher and authors of the picture-book "Beware of Mines" presented their publication to the public and donors in Karlovac on Wednesday. The picture-book was written and illustrated by children from a Karlovac play school.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

(22.01.2008)

About 128 anti-tank landmines and 262 anti-personnel ones, as well as 24,761 other kinds of non-detonated explosive devices were deactivated last year, in the southern Cunene Province, on Tuesday informed to ANGOP Mário Satipamba, an official with the action against landmines programme in this region. weiterlesen >>>


Kuwait condemns Israel for creating human tragedy in Gaza

(22.01.2008)

The Kuwaiti government on Tuesday condemned the Israeli occupation regime for indulging in violence in which over 40 Palestinians were killed and 80 others wounded since January 16.  weiterlesen >>>


Iranian MPs call on world parliaments to stop Israeli violence

(21.01.2008)

Some 203 Members of Parliament on Monday called on speakers and members of parliaments of other countries to condemn Israel for its extensive crimes against Palestinian youth, women and children in Gaza Strip. weiterlesen >>>


1 Killed, 5 injured as 2 mines explode (PAKISTAN)

(21.01.2008)

A security personnel was killed and 5 others suffered serious injuries when 2 landmines exploded in Dera Bugti Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Past holds key to Democratic future

(21.01.2008)

Clinton and Obama's Senate voting records offer clues as to whether they will keep their campaign pledges The US political establishment has spent considerable energy focusing on the policy similarities between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The choice of a Democratic nominee is often depicted as stylistic - between pragmatic expertise and a vision for change - rather than substantive. weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Deminers find new cluster bomb sites without Israeli data

(21.01.2008)

ZAWTAR WEST, 22 January 2008 (IRIN) - Deminers clearing Israeli-dropped cluster bombs in south Lebanon are turning up an average of 10 new sites per month, while Israel continues to ignore requests for data that would assist clearing the estimated one million unexploded bomblets, which continue to kill and maim civilians and decimate rural livelihoods. A single cluster bomb can disperse hundreds of bomblets.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Abrüstung der anderen

(21.01.2008)

Im aktuellen Abrüstungsbericht der Bundesregierung wird viel über die weite Welt und ihre Waffen erzählt - über das hiesige Entwaffnungspotenzial aber so gut wie nichts.  weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: Landmines, UXO kill, maim hundreds in 2007

(20.01.2008)

KABUL, 21 January 2008 (IRIN) - Landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and abandoned explosive ordnance (AXO) killed 143 and wounded 438 people in different parts of Afghanistan in 2007, according to UN Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA) statistics. Most victims are males aged 1-26, largely from the insurgency-affected southern provinces where the worsening security situation has hampered de-mining activities.  weiterlesen >>>


UN rule of law, security officials outline key priorities for 2008

(20.01.2008)

21 January 2008 ' Ensuring that United Nations disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) efforts are more fully integrated into the overall peace processes, getting quality staff and developing new partnerships are among the key priorities for the newly created Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), according to its senior officials.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine hits Rangers convoy (Pakistan)

(20.01.2008)

QUETTA, Jan 21: A security man was killed and six others were injured in two landmine explosions in the Pat Denari area and Pir Koh on the Sindh-Balochistan border on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


British soldier killed in Afghanistan

(20.01.2008)

A British soldier has been killed and five others wounded after a land mine explosion hit their vehicle in southern Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Waffen-Recycling in Pinnow

(20.01.2008)

Betrieb in der Uckermark entsorgt 50.000 NATO-Raketen Pinnow - Rund 50.000 NATO-Raketen aus den Niederlanden und Großbritannien werden in der Nammo Buck GmbH in Pinnow (Uckermark) demontiert und entsorgt. Das Unternehmen erhielt einen Auftrag im Wert von mehr als 30 Millionen Euro für zunächst drei Jahre, mit einer Option auf weitere vier Jahre, wie Stefan Urbanek, Geschäftsführer der Nammo Buck GmbH, heute in Pinnow mitteilte.Betrieb in der Uckermark entsorgt 50.000 NATO-Raketen Pinnow - Rund 50.000 NATO-Raketen aus den Niederlanden und Großbritannien werden in der Nammo Buck GmbH in Pinnow (Uckermark) demontiert und entsorgt. Das Unternehmen erhielt einen Auftrag im Wert von mehr als 30 Millionen Euro für zunächst drei Jahre, mit einer Option auf weitere vier Jahre, wie Stefan Urbanek, Geschäftsführer der Nammo Buck GmbH, heute in Pinnow mitteilte. weiterlesen >>>


Protestkunst gegen Bomben

(20.01.2008)

Jeden Tag sterben im Durchschnitt zwei Kinder durch explodierte ‚Clusterbombs', unzählige Kinder werden schwer verletzt, Landminen werden von der deutschen Regierung bis 2011 produziert."  weiterlesen >>>


ICBL report: In Urdu-speaking JK, Army put Hindi signs at mined areas (India)

(20.01.2008)

With majority of the population of Warsun (Kupwara) illiterate, the anti-personnel mines most of which were unfenced, unmarked and only a few signed in Hindi (a language spoken by Army, not by the locals) started taking toll on the local population and cattle until the villagers realized that there is something dangerous there. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: In Brandenburg wird abgerüstet

(20.01.2008)

Wo früher NVA-Raketen instandgesetzt wurden vernichtet heute eine finnische Firma im großen Stil Streubomben der Nato. Über eine Million Stück der hochgefährlichen Munition sollen hier entschärft werden.  weiterlesen >>>


'What we did was crazy and brutal' (Lebanon)

(19.01.2008)

WHEN war erupted in the summer of 2006, Billy McCulloch and his family fled their home in southern Lebanon. The Israelis were bombing Hezbollah paramilitary forces and invading the nation in response to the kidnapping of two of its soldiers. Nearly a million Lebanese left their homes in the south of the country ' an exodus witnessed by a world holding its breath.  weiterlesen >>>


Chile to eliminate landmines from Cape Horn (CHILE)

(19.01.2008)

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced plans to remove the remaining landmines planted by the military regime in the 1970s in Cape Horn, at the tip of South America.  weiterlesen >>>


Im Bundestag (Deutschland)

(18.01.2008)

Der Bundestag hat sich einmütig für mehr Anstrengungen bei der weltweiten Abrüstung und Rüstungskontrolle ausgesprochen. Dies gelte sowohl für Atomwaffen als auch für konventionelle und Kleinwaffen, machten mehrere Redner am Freitag in einer Debatte über den Abrüstungsbericht der Bundesregierung deutlich.  weiterlesen >>>


Internationaler Waffenbericht: Die Abrüstung der anderen (Deutschland)

(18.01.2008)

Im aktuellen Abrüstungsbericht der Bundesregierung wird viel über die weite Welt und ihre Waffen erzählt - über das hiesige Entwaffnungspotenzial aber so gut wie nichts.  weiterlesen >>>


Miracle escape for landmine victim (Afghanistan)

(18.01.2008)

A LANDMINE is designed with one purpose in mind - to kill. weiterlesen >>>


US approves of cluster bomb use (US)

(18.01.2008)

A Senior US official says cluster bombs, which nearly 100 countries are seeking to ban, are not essentially bad if used responsibly.  weiterlesen >>>


Rheinmetall to supply Kodiak armoured engineer vehicles to Sweden and the Netherlands

(17.01.2008)

The Swedish procurement authority, FMV, and The Netherlands Ministry of Defence procurement authority have placed orders with Rheinmetall for the Kodiak armoured engineer (breaching) vehicle.  weiterlesen >>>


Canadarm sale sparks revolt (Canada)

(17.01.2008)

Engineer says ethical concerns forced him to quit in wake of proposed acquisition by U.S. arms maker weiterlesen >>>


Editor's Note (US)

(17.01.2008)

Several articles in this month's issue demonstrate how the failure to carry out responsible arms control policies can have repercussions long after wars end or foreign policy priorities shift.  weiterlesen >>>


Dutch fund divests PetroChina shares (Netherlands)

(17.01.2008)

The €88 billion ($128 billion) Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (formerly Stichting Pensioenfonds PGGM), Zeist, Netherlands, divested its €37 million in shares of PetroChina Co. Ltd., Beijing, because of the company's ties to Sudan, spokesman David Uitdenbogaard said. weiterlesen >>>


MacDonald Dettwiler sale review sought (Canada)

(17.01.2008)

Citing concerns over Canada's compliance with an international land mines treaty, critics are calling for a full review of the proposed $1.3-billion sale of Canadarm maker MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. to Alliant Techsystems Inc., an American weapons and space systems company. weiterlesen >>>


More Sovereignty Lost (Canada)

(17.01.2008)

Macdonald Detweiller and Associates, the makers of Canada's Canada Arm, are trying to sell its satellite and space division to ATK in Texas.  weiterlesen >>>


Moskau sperrt sich gegen Konvention: Kein Verzicht auf Landminen (Russland)

(17.01.2008)

MOSKAU - "Diejenigen, die gern ohne Hindernisse Richtung Moskau marschieren würden, sollen wissen, dass unsere Minen einen derartigen Triumph verhindern werden." Russland, so der Oberkommandierende der Ingenieurtruppen, Generaloberst Nikolaj Serdzew, werde daher der Konvention zur Ächtung von Landminen nicht beitreten. Als Grund nannte der General dafür das "unaufhaltsame Vordringen" der Nato bis an die Grenzen Russlands. weiterlesen >>>


France to fund $18.7m projects; Japan aids NGO drive

(17.01.2008)

KABUL: The French government will launch agriculture and livestock projects in Afghanistan this year while Japan has pledged to fund a drive for public awareness about mines and unexploded ordnance.  weiterlesen >>>


ARM-WRESTLING OVER ETHICS (US, Canada)

(17.01.2008)

The National and the Star go inside with the controversy surrounding a US arms firm's $1.3 billion purchase of the space division of the BC company that manufactured the Canadarm. weiterlesen >>>


Team of experts would help defuse bombs after conflicts

(16.01.2008)

GENEVA - The United States will create a team of experts to defuse cluster bombs and other explosives that pose a threat to civilians after the end of a conflict, U.S. officials said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Erdogan kommt zur Sicherheitskonferenz

(16.01.2008)

Insgesamt weniger Prominenz bei Münchner Tagung - Hauptthema: Internationale Konfliktbewältigung weiterlesen >>>


"Sie jagen Menschen in den Dschungel"(Birma)

(16.01.2008)

Nahezu unbemerkt von der Weltöffentlichkeit führt Birmas Militärregime seit den 60er-Jahren Krieg gegen die im Nordosten angesiedelte Minderheit der Karen. Bis zu 150.000 Mitglieder der drittgrößten Minorität im Vielvölkerstaat Birma sind bereits nach Thailand geflüchtet weiterlesen >>>


US to Set Up Cluster Bomb Clearance Team

(16.01.2008)

GENEVA (AP) - The United States will create a team of experts to defuse cluster bombs and other explosives that pose a threat to civilians after the end of a conflict, U.S. officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


US insists cluster bombs not bad if used right

(16.01.2008)

GENEVA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Cluster bombs, which nearly 100 countries are seeking to ban, should not be considered bad as long as states involved in conflicts use them responsibly, a senior United States official said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Huambo - Over 130 Landmine Victims Re-Integrated

(16.01.2008)

Some 135 people victims of landmine accidents were socially reintegrated, in 2007, in central Huambo province, by the Commission of Action against Landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Interview: Der Dialog der Kulturen ist der Weg zum Glück

(16.01.2008)

Der höchste sunnitische Glaubens- und Rechtsgelehrte Syriens, Großmufti Scheich Ahmad Badr al-din Hassun, hat am Dienstag auf Einladung des Parlamentspräsidenten eine Rede im Parlamentsplenum gehalten. Eine der wichtigsten Botschaft seiner Rede war die Einheit aller Religionen und der Menschheit insgesamt. Bevor er Straßburg wieder verließ, baten wir ihn zum Interview für die Website.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: 7 Ethiopian Soldiers Killed in Roadside Bomb

(15.01.2008)

A huge blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu targeted an Ethiopian army convoy as it drove through a major intersection Wednesday, killing seven soldiers on board, witnesses reported. weiterlesen >>>


Norway's Pension Fund May Ban Sex Industry, Tobacco, Gambling

(15.01.2008)

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Norway's government pension fund, Europe's largest retirement plan, is mulling excluding pornographers, cigarette makers and bookmakers from the 2.08 trillion kroner ($388.1 billion) portfolio.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia not to abandon mine weapons (Russia)

(15.01.2008)

NIKOLO-URYUPINO (Moscow region), January 16 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia does not intend to abandon fully its mine weapons, Commander of the Russian Engineer Troops Colonel-General Nikolai Serdtsev said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


US plans cluster bomb task force

(15.01.2008)

The United States says it is ready to create a rapid reaction force to defuse cluster bombs left over from conflicts. Officials made the suggestion at a United Nations conference in Geneva to discuss conventional weapons and how to protect civilians after hostilities.  weiterlesen >>>


Man wounded in IED blast at New Somtal (India)

(15.01.2008)

IMPHAL, Jan 15: A 50-year old man was wounded when an IED, which villagers believe was a landmine, exploded in a forest near S Bongjoi village in interior Chandel district where the army is fighting with insurgents since around two months back. weiterlesen >>>


Belarus may destroy its stockpiles of PFM-1 landmines in 2008 or 2009 (BELARUS)

(14.01.2008)

Belarus may destroy its stockpiles of PFM-1 landmines in 2008 or 2009 if the European Commission invites bids for such a contract in the near future, Colonel Ihar Lisowski, head of the Engineer Troops Directorate of the General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces, told reporters in Minsk on January 15.  weiterlesen >>>


UNO verhandelt in Genf über Streumunition

(14.01.2008)

In Genf haben UNO-Verhandlungen zu einer Reglementierung des Einsatzes von Streumunition begonnen. An den Verhandlungen nehmen Fachpersonen aus rund 100 Ländern teil. Unter ihnen sind auch Experten aus der Schweiz. weiterlesen >>>


TU Wien präsentierte Roboter "HUMI" zum Aufspüren von Landminen

(14.01.2008)

Einen Roboter zum Aufspüren von Landminen namens "HUMI" haben Wissenschafter des Instituts für Handhabungsgeräte und Robotertechnik (IHRT) der Technischen Universität (TU) Wien entwickelt und als Prototypen am Dienstag in Wien präsentiert. Hauptanliegen der Forscher um Roboter-Experten Peter Kopacek war es, ein möglichst kostengünstiges Gerät anbieten zu können. 120 Millionen Landminen, Tendenz steigend weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese amputees to receive used artificial limbs (Lebanon)

(14.01.2008)

SIDON: Lebanon's amputees will be provided with used but high-quality European prosthetics, allowing the wearer to carry on with day-to-day activities like running, sitting, swimming, and cycling, Bassam Singer, director of the Singer institution for artificial limbs in Sidon, told The Daily Star on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Tödliche Rückstände des Krieges (Libanon)

(14.01.2008)

Sprengstoffexperte Frank Masche durchsucht den Südlibanon nach nicht explodierten Streubomben - Stein für Stein, Grashalm für Grashalm. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine wounds four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan

(13.01.2008)

OTTAWA (AFP) - Four Canadian soldiers were wounded Sunday when a landmine exploded during a mine removal operation on a road near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, Canadian media reported, citing military officials. None of the soldiers were seriously hurt, television reported. weiterlesen >>>


UK soldier 'died of lack of equipment' (Afghanistan)

(13.01.2008)

The lack of properly equipped helicopters has been blamed for the death of a soldier from Edinburgh, Scotland who died in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Chilean Expert: Mines on Bolivian Border Removed

(13.01.2008)

La Paz, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Chilean Center of Information on Mined Zone, Elir Rojas, noted that removal of landmines on the Bolivian border was completed in the Tambo Quemado sector, although it has not been certified yet. weiterlesen >>>


Hero's death could have been avoided (Afghanistan)

(13.01.2008)

Mark Wright never hesitated when called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice. In an act of selfless bravery, the paratrooper led his patrol into a minefield in Afghanistan to try to rescue a seriously injured comrade. The risky mission ended in tragedy after Cpl Wright, 27, was himself fatally injured by an exploding mine. weiterlesen >>>


Hero's death could have been avoided (Afghanistan)

(13.01.2008)

Mark Wright never hesitated when called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice. In an act of selfless bravery, the paratrooper led his patrol into a minefield in Afghanistan to try to rescue a seriously injured comrade. The risky mission ended in tragedy after Cpl Wright, 27, was himself fatally injured by an exploding mine. weiterlesen >>>


Ambassador: China attaches importance to cluster munitions issue (China)

(13.01.2008)

GENEVA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- China attaches importance to the issue of cluster munitions and is ready to work with other countries to solve the humanitarian concerns caused by such weapons, a senior Chinese diplomat said here on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan shares int'l concern about irresponsible use of cluster munitions (Pakistan)

(13.01.2008)

GENEVA, Jan 14 (APP): Pakistan has expressed its solidarity with the international community with regard to the concern about the humanitarian impact of the irresponsible use of cluster munitions. In the recent past, the munitions were used in an unlawful manner as they specifically targeted civilian populations. weiterlesen >>>