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Streubomben-Monitor 2015 veröffentlicht

(03.09.2015)

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


Ruanda verbietet Streubomben

(30.08.2015)

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


Jemen: Das Leiden der einfachen Menschen

(28.08.2015)

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


Zypern: kambodschanische Spezialisten beenden Minenräumung erfolgreich

(26.08.2015)

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


Kambodscha: Landmine in der Nähe von Angkor Wat gefunden

(25.08.2015)

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


Mali: 2 UN-Friedenswächter durch Landmine verletzt

(23.08.2015)

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


Westsahara: Jugendlicher stirbt durch Landmine

(19.08.2015)

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


Jemen: Hundert Tote durch Landminen in nur einem Monat

(14.08.2015)

Laut offiziellen Aussagen eines jemenitischen Regierungsvertreters seien allein im letzten Monat mindestens 100 Mensch durch Minen der Al Houthi Rebellen gestorben. (Auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Unterstützung von jungen Landminenopfern im Kosovo

(13.01.2008)

Ein Photo auf dem ein Junge zu sehen ist, der lacht. Endrit - so heißt das Kind - ist acht Jahre alt, er trägt ein blaues Hemd mit einer grünen Weste und eine grüne Hose. Er stützt sich auf zwei Krücken, das linke Hosenbein ist bis zum Knie hochgeschoben und gibt den Blick frei auf eine Prothese, die in einem weißen Turnschuh mündet: eine Landmine hat ihm den Unterschenkel zerstört.  weiterlesen >>>


800 families await resettlement in Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(12.01.2008)

Of the 10,000 Internally Displaced families in Jaffna, as reported in 2007, only 800 families are awaiting resettlement in their original homes, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


ICBL releases 2006-2007 Kashmir Mission Report (Kashmir)

(12.01.2008)

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) has stated that United Jihad Council has pledged to respect the prohibitions of four Geneva Conventions and Protocol 1 on the use of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Chavez: Keine militärische Lösung für Konflikt in Kolumbien

(12.01.2008)

Caracas (Reuters) - Der Bürgerkrieg in Kolumbien kann Venezuelas Präsident Hugo Chavez zufolge nicht auf militärischem Weg beendet werden. weiterlesen >>>


Nigerien journalists criticise the laying of anti-tank mines in the country (Nigeria)

(12.01.2008)

Nigerien private media organisations on Sunday condemned the laying of anti-tank mines which claimed many lives including one of their own colleagues and denounced the threats on the country's reporters, APA disclosed here. weiterlesen >>>


Cache of mines recovered in search operations-Vavuniya

(11.01.2008)

Troops acting on civilian information this morning at 11.30, at general area Thalikulama in Vavuniya, recovered a consignment of mines including a 20Kg weighing land mine, security sources report.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway pension fund shuns GenCorp over nukes

(11.01.2008)

Norway's global pension fund has dropped three companies with a role in producing nuclear weapons or cluster munitions, including GenCorp Inc. weiterlesen >>>


Norway pulls out

(11.01.2008)

The Norwegian government global pension fund has dropped three companies because of their roles in producing nuclear weapons or cluster munitions: Hanwha Corp. of South Korea; Serco Group PLC of Britain; and GenCorp Inc. from the United States. weiterlesen >>>


58 killed in Lanka clashes (SRI LANKA)

(11.01.2008)

Colombo: At least 48 Tamil Tigers and 10 soldiers were killed in a spate of clashes in Sri Lanka's embattled northern region, officials here said today. Two Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres were killed in a clash in the general area of Alakallakottakulam in Vavuniya this morning, the Defence Ministry said. weiterlesen >>>


Norway govt cuts Hanwha Corp, Serco and GenCorp from oil fun on ethical grounds

(10.01.2008)

OSLO (Thomson Financial) - Norway's Finance Ministry said it has cut South Korean group Hanwha Corporation, British group Serco Group PLC and U.S. group GenCorp Inc from its 380 bln usd state oil fund on ethnical grounds. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia sees fewer landmine and UXO casualties in 2007 (CAMBODIA)

(10.01.2008)

The number of Cambodian people, who fell victim to landmine and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) in 2007, dropped significantly from the previous year, the Cambodia Daily newspaper reported Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Niger blames desert rebels for mine death in capital (Niger)

(09.01.2008)

Niger's government on Wednesday accused Tuareg-led rebels of laying landmines in the capital Niamey which killed a local radio director, the first such attack in the city since the uprising began almost a year ago. weiterlesen >>>


Bombs and mines threaten My Son visitors (Vietnam)

(09.01.2008)

VietNamNet Bridge ' Soldiers discovered bombs and mines on 9.5ha of land surrounding the My Son Sanctuary, a World Cultural Heritage site in Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, which are a danger to locals and tourists alike. weiterlesen >>>


Bier und Bomben

(09.01.2008)

Was machen die derzeit über 3000 deutschen Soldaten in Afghanistan? Verteidigen Sie das Vaterland am Hindukusch? Glaubt man den Aussagen des Elitesoldaten Achim Wohlgethan, dann stehen sie vor allem in einem verzweifelten Abwehrkampf gegen den Teufel Alkohol. So sah das Militärlager Warehouse in Kabul nach einem Angriff desselben in der Nacht des 1. Mai 2002 aus wie »nach einem Artillerieschlag«, berichtet der Fallschirmjäger in seinem Buch »Endstation Kabul«, das am heutigen Donnerstag in Berlin vorgestellt wird. »Auf meinem Weg zum Waschcontainer bot sich mir ein Bild wie nach einem Mörserangriff. Überall, wirklich überall, lagen Soldaten auf Bierzeltbänken, Sandsackstellungen und sogar auf Straßen und Wegen. Sodom und Gomorrha!« Auch Wohlgethan selber war schwerstens lädiert: »In meinem Zustand hätte mich wahrscheinlich ein Dreijähriger, bewaffnet mit einem trockenen Handtuch, erschlagen! weiterlesen >>>


NZ woman given UN role

(09.01.2008)

A prominent Christchurch anti-nuclear campaigner appointed as a disarmament adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says she will use the post to raise the profile of Pacific Island issues. weiterlesen >>>


High-tech aid for landmine clearance

(09.01.2008)

The shrieks of children playing can be heard by the team of 22 men in protective gear and visors, painstakingly crawling their way across a dusty hillock in Afghanistan. At various points during the country's three decades of wars the landscape has been sown with a devastating crop of landmines. The school, a few miles north of Kabul, has the misfortune of being located in one of the most heavily mined areas in one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. weiterlesen >>>


Germany-Afghan istan-ISAF/WRD ISAF used Afghan children to detect land-mines: ex-German soldier

(09.01.2008)

Soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have repeatedly used Afghan children to detect land-mines in war-ravaged country, said a former German ISAF officer in Berlin on Thursday. Unveiling his new book titled 'Final Station', Achim Wohlgetan pointed out that children were misused by ISAF forces to find land- mines in the Kabul region in 2002.  weiterlesen >>>


Nigeriens Search for Landmines in Capital After Explosion Kills One (Nigeria)

(09.01.2008)

Niger security forces are searching for land mines, after one exploded late Tuesday in the capital, Niamey. The director of a private radio station died in the explosion and a woman was injured. Naomi Schwarz has more from VOA's West and Central Africa bureau in Dakar. Abdou Mahaman Jeannot was driving home late Tuesday night when his Toyota hit a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Sappers defuse 40-year-old US bomb in Son La Province

(08.01.2008)

VietNamNet Bridge ' Sappers have defused a 1,000-pound bomb on National Highway 6 that links the northern town of Son La and Dien Bien Province's Tuan Giao District. weiterlesen >>>


P.K. Sethi, 80, surgeon who created artificial limbs

(08.01.2008)

Jaipur, India- P.K. Sethi, 80, an orthopedic surgeon credited with devising below-the-knee artificial limbs that have helped countless amputees in the developing world, died Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills one in Niger capital - witnesses

(08.01.2008)

NIAMEY (Reuters) - The director of a private radio station in Niger was killed when his vehicle ran over a landmine in Niamey, the first such attack in the capital since the start of a Tuareg-led rebellion almost a year ago. weiterlesen >>>


Veteran Peace Campaigner Appointed to UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament

(08.01.2008)

Dr Kate Dewes, veteran peace and disarmament campaigner and Coordinator of the Peace Foundation Disarmament & Security Centre in Christchurch, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to his Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. The Secretary-General chooses Board members from all regions of the world for their knowledge and experience in the field of disarmament and international security. weiterlesen >>>


European Parliament resolution of 13 December 2007

(08.01.2008)

European Parliament resolution of 13 December 2007 on the 10th anniversary of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction  weiterlesen >>>


Entschließung des Europäischen Parlaments vom 13. Dezember 2007

(08.01.2008)

Entschließung des Europäischen Parlaments vom 13. Dezember 2007 zum 10. Jahrestag des Ottawa-Übereinkommens von 1997 über das Verbot des Einsatzes, der Lagerung, der Herstellung und der Weitergabe von Antipersonenminen und über deren Vernichtung weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Israel Botched Captured Soldiers Trade in First Days of War

(07.01.2008)

Israel Rejected Political Settlement in Favor of War to Change Political Landscape  weiterlesen >>>


A former Cambodian boy soldier defuses his past (CAMBODIA)

(07.01.2008)

Walking through his new land-mine museum, Aki Ra picks up a Russian-made antipersonnel mine. He avoids touching the trigger pad even though he defused the device a long time ago.  weiterlesen >>>