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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 >>>


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 >>>


Gegen ein Totalverbot von Streumunition

(07.01.2008)

Bern. sda/baz. Im Kriegsmaterialgesetz soll kein Totalverbot von Bomben mit Streumunition verankert werden. Mit 15 zu 8 Stimmen beantragt die Sicherheitspolitische Kommission (SIK) dem Nationalrat, von einer parlamentarischen Initiative abzurücken. weiterlesen >>>


Pope Reflects on State of World

(07.01.2008)

Rome, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Benedict XVI reviewed the main problems confronting humanity and insisted on the need to hold continued dialogue. weiterlesen >>>


Auto des Bauministers fuhr auf Mine ' Militär macht Tamilen-Rebellen verantwortlich (Sri Lanka)

(07.01.2008)

Colombo. Sri Lanka kommt nicht zur Ruhe: Bei einem Bombenanschlag ist ein Minister getötet worden, nachdem es in den vergangenen Tagen zu heftigen Kämpfen zwischen dem Militär und Tamilen-Rebellen gekommen war.  weiterlesen >>>


UN peacekeepers hurt in southern Lebanon bombing

(07.01.2008)

Beirut - A roadside bomb detonated near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon Tuesday, wounding at least two UN peacekeepers passing in a patrol vehicle, a security source said. The bomb targeted a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol slightly wounding two Irish peacekeepers, UN sources said. Initial reports said two Spanish peacekeepers were wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka ' Tamil Eelam: Leiter des LTTE- Militärgeheimdienstes bei Minenanschlag getötet (Sri Lanka)

(07.01.2008)

Oberst Charles, Leiter des Milittärgeheimdienstes der LTTE, ist am Samstagabend bei einem Minenanschlag einer Deep Penetration Unit der srilankischen Armee (SLA) in Pa'l'lamadu in Mannaar getötet worden. Charles war verantwortlich für den internen Geheimdienst der LTTE-Bodenstreitkräfte und führte ein Korps für externe Operationen, sowie eine reguläre Kampfeinheit, die im Distrikt Mannaar eingesetzt wird.  weiterlesen >>>


Pope urges world to deny terrorists weapons of mass destruction (Vatican)

(07.01.2008)

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict urged the world Monday to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on weapons of mass destruction. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE intelligence chief killed (Sri Lanka)

(06.01.2008)

COLOMBO, Jan 6: In a body blow to the LTTE, the head of its military intelligence colonel Charles or Shanmuganathan Ravishankar, 43, was killed along with three other cadres last evening in a claymore mine attack on their van by Sri Lanka Army's Deep Penetration Unit in Pallamadu in Mannaar, the pro-rebel Tamilnet website said today. ' PTI weiterlesen >>>


According to data provided by the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL), a total of 1,391 have lost their lives (NEPAL)

(06.01.2008)

According to data provided by the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL), a total of 1,391 have lost their lives, of which 153 were children. Six persons died after stepping on mines laid by the army at various places in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Four Americans Killed In Khost As Taliban Strike Puppet Police In Laghman Province

(05.01.2008)

Despite the extremely cold winter in Afghanistan, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan are continuing operations and report that their forces killed four US soldiers in Khost and have waged a brutal attack on so-called police in Laghman province. weiterlesen >>>


Wartime bombs, landmines still plaguing central provinces (Vietnam)

(04.01.2008)

HA NOI - Five central provinces are still heavily infested with bombs, mines, shells and other unexploded ordnance, a Defence Ministry survey has found. The survey by the ministry's Bomb and Mine Disposal Centre was of 732ha in 837 communes and townships Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue Provinces. weiterlesen >>>


Finnish army officer rejects Norwegian claim about cluster bombs (FINLAND)

(04.01.2008)

Finnish armed forces say bomb's self-destruct mechanism works well: According to a recent Norwegian study, grenades of the cluster-bomb type used by Finland will get left unexploded in the environment at rates as much as 10 times greater than what the manufacturer claims. weiterlesen >>>


Krieg in Kolumbien - Lernen, mit der Mine zu leben (Kolumbien)

(04.01.2008)

Die Leute aus der Region Cauca lehnen die Kriegsparteien ab. Sie wollen neutral sein. Ihre Felder und Schulwege werden trotzdem rücksichtslos vermint, Schulen als Kasernen genutzt.  weiterlesen >>>


War Crimes Airbrushed from History (Lebanon)

(03.01.2008)

It apparently never occurred to anyone in our leading human rights organisations or the Western media that the same moral and legal standards ought be applied to the behaviour of Israel and Hizbullah during the war on Lebanon 18 months ago. Belatedly, an important effort has been made to set that right. weiterlesen >>>


Colombo: Attentat auf Armeebus tötet vier Menschen (Sri Lanka)

(01.01.2008)

Ein Sprengstoffanschlag auf einen Bus hat am heutigen Mittwochmorgen in Sri Lankas Hauptstadt Colombo mindestens vier Menschen getötet und weitere 28 verletzt. Die in den letzten Tagen erneut entbrannten Gefechte um einen unabhängigen Tamilenstaat gehen damit auch im neuen Jahr unvermindert weiter.  weiterlesen >>>


Guided Unitary MLRS for Urban Warfare

(31.12.2007)

The Army's new Guided Unitary MLRS supposedly has point target capability. U.S. company Lockheed Martin says its Multiple Launch Rocket System has point target capability in urban environments. "Guided Unitary MLRS - Multiple Launch Rocket System - is the newest variant which leverages the Guided MLRS - GMLRS - experience and investment to integrate a unitary warhead with a multi-mode fuze to expand the MLRS target set to include point targets within urban and complex environments. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Landmines Clearance Facilitates National Reconstruction

(20.12.2007)

Luanda The chairman of the National Inter-Sectoral Commission of Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH), Santana André Pitra "Petroff" Wednesday here said that landmines clearance in the country has been enabling the implementation of the national reconstruction programme. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb from war kills man in S. Lebanon

(20.12.2007)

A cluster bomb left over from the Second Lebanon War exploded in south Lebanon yesterday, killing a 35-year-old man, the state-run news agency said. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan forces discover stockpile of anti-personnel mines

(20.12.2007)

KABUL, Dec 19, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Afghan National Security Forces ( ANSF), assisted by the U.S.-led Coalition forces, have discovered a weapon cache of 30 anti-personnel mines in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, said a Coalition statement issued here Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mauritania: Donor Funds Needed to Clear Landmines

(20.12.2007)

Nouakchott Some 400 km north of Nouakchott at the border with Western Sahara is the village of Boulanouar. Only the passing of trains transporting minerals out of the desert region disturb the peace and quiet of the cattle herders there. But beneath the sand lie deadly land mines, relics of a brutal desert war over the Western Sahara territory in the 1970s. weiterlesen >>>


Demining Commission Holds Ordinary Session

(19.12.2007)

Luanda, 12/19 ' The National Intersectoral Commission on Demining and Humanitarian Aid (CNIDAH) is holding Wednesday in Luanda its 9th ordinary session, to assess the implementation of demining projects in 2007.  weiterlesen >>>


Budget Bill to Slow US Cluster Bomb Sale

(19.12.2007)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have agreed to restrict the export of cluster bombs to keep the bomblet-spewing munitions from the indiscriminate killing of civilians for which they are infamous. The legislation bans export only of weapons that leave large numbers of unexploded charges after an attack. Such bombs, still widely in use, kill and maim for years, their victims mainly civilians. weiterlesen >>>


$600 million needed for mine clearing of Azerbaijani occupied lands after their release

(19.12.2007)

Azerbaijan needs $600 million to clear its occupied lands from mines and unexploded ordnance", Nazim Ismayilov, chief of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said. weiterlesen >>>


2 killed in Bosnia while clearing a minefield

(19.12.2007)

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Two men were killed in southeastern Bosnia while clearing a minefield left from the 1992-95 war, the mine clearing agency said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


India, Pakistan are largest producers of landmines: report

(19.12.2007)

NEW DELHI: Despite the peace process and a ceasefire holding along the borders, India and Pakistan together are the largest produces of landmines in the world, stockpiling at least 11 million antipersonnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Minenräumer bei Explosion getötet

(19.12.2007)

Unfall bei der Räumung eines aus dem Bosnien-Krieg verbliebenen Minenfeldes weiterlesen >>>


Reise nach Berlin als Belohnung

(19.12.2007)

Oberschleißheim ' Acht Mädchen und Buben sowie das Betreuerteam der Oberschleißheimer Jugend-Freizeitstätte Planet ,O' sind in die Bundeshauptstadt nach Berlin gefahren. weiterlesen >>>


Gegen ein Totalverbot von Streumunition

(18.12.2007)

Ständerat lehnt Initiative des Nationalrates ab weiterlesen >>>


10 Years Later, Landmine Treaty Revisited

(18.12.2007)

The Center for Defense Information (CDI), an independent organization that provides analysis on topics of interest involving U.S. national security, international security, and defense policy, has published a new analysis analyzing the Mine Ban Treaty on its tenth anniversary. The analysis, titled "Ten Years After Ottawa," is available on The Center for Defense Information's web site.  weiterlesen >>>


India has stockpiled four mn landmines: report

(18.12.2007)

India remains an active producer of anti-personnel landmines and maintains a stockpile of at least four million of this lethal and indiscriminate weapon, a new international report says. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, 10 injured in Quetta bomb, mine blasts

(18.12.2007)

QUETTA: A boy was killed while nine other persons including a police constable were injured in a bomb blast on the main Abdul Sattar Road here Monday evening. Separately a man was injured in a mine blast while another landmine was detonated by police.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Palestinians Brave a Hazardous Profession

(17.12.2007)

TYRE, Lebanon, Dec 18 (IPS) - Kamel Mohammed was pruning lemon trees last winter when his red electric saw detonated an unexploded cluster bomb, blasting shrapnel all over his body. After an operation to remove the metal shards from his chest, Mohammed, a 44-year-old father from the nearby Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidieh in south Lebanon, went straight back to work cultivating fields and chopping wood for coal. weiterlesen >>>


Seven Killed In Bus Explosion In Northeastern India

(17.12.2007)

Imphal, India (AHN)- At least seven people were killed and 25 injured when a packed passenger bus hit a landmine in the country's northeastern Manipur state on Sunday, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Ten years in Mine Action

(17.12.2007)

Thousands of people have been able to return home to restart their life, since the Danish Refugee Council started its Mine Action unit, Danish Demining Group (DDG), ten years ago. Today, Mine Action is an important component of the humanitarian work of the Danish Refugee Council. Every day people are injured or killed by mines or unexploded ordnances.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills five in Afghanistan

(17.12.2007)

All five members of a family have been killed when their vehicle hit land mines planted by Taliban insurgents in central Afghan province of Uruzgan, a police official said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Tackling the lethal legacy of conflict

(17.12.2007)

Nearly 18 months after the 2006 war in Lebanon began, journalist Billy Briggs visited the country to see for himself the work MAG is doing to overcome its lethal legacy...  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Tote bei Anschlag auf Bus in Indien

(17.12.2007)

Gauhati/Indien (AP) Bei der Explosion einer Mine in der Nähe eines Busses sind im Nordosten Indiens am Sonntag mindestens sieben Menschen getötet und 25 verletzt worden, wie die Polizei mitteilte. weiterlesen >>>


Acht Tote bei Anschlägen in Afghanistan

(17.12.2007)

Immer öfter werden in Afghanistan auch die Soldaten der Schutztruppen angegriffen. Nun sind bei einem neuen Anschlag zwei Soldaten und sechs Zivilisten ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Clausthaler Minensuch- und Ortungssysteme in Berlin ausgezeichnet

(17.12.2007)

Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Alle 15 Minuten tritt irgendwo auf der Welt ein Mensch auf eine Landmine. Viele sterben an ihren Verletzungen. An der Technischen Universität (TU) Clausthal und am benachbarten Umwelttechnik-Institut (CUTEC) sind unabhängig voneinander zwei Minensuchsysteme entwickelt worden, mit denen die lebensbedrohlichen Sprengkörper in Zukunft sicherer und schneller geräumt werden können. Für diesen wissenschaftlichen wie humanitären Beitrag ist zwei Clausthaler Forschern in Berlin vom Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) der mit 10.000 Euro dotierte "Technologiepreis der wehrtechnischen Industrie" verliehen worden. weiterlesen >>>


Child dies in explosion

(13.12.2007)

A 13-year-old Himba girl died near Opuwo in the Kunene Region on Sunday after she and a younger boy came across an explosive device. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 6 people, wounds 6 others in southern Afghanistan

(13.12.2007)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A civilian car hit a freshly planted land mine in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing six people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The victims were travelling on a road outside the town of Tirin Kot, in Uruzgan province, when the blast ripped through their vehicle, a ministry statement said. weiterlesen >>>


Laos strengthens UXO clearance

(13.12.2007)

HANOI, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Laos, one of the most heavily bombed countries in the world, is accelerating the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to reduce the number of UXO-related casualties to no more than 100 persons per annum, and to increase the release of agricultural land for food production and the development of other sectors.  weiterlesen >>>


Adaptive Technology catalog to aid survivors of landmines and explosive remnants of war

(13.12.2007)

The Mine Action Information Center at James Madison University has released the "Adaptive Technology Catalog: Tools for Survivors of Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War," which is designed to assist with the physical, social, and economic reintegration of those injured by persistent landmines and explosive remnants of war. Published through a grant from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, the catalog will benefit those suffering from a permanent injury, regardless of cause, and serve as a resource for governments and organizations involved in rehabilitating victims of conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


MP joins fight against cluster weapons

(12.12.2007)

A GROUP which is involved in human rights projects has asked Lutterworth MP Andrew Robathan for help in urging the Government to ban the use of cluster weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Three SOG jawans hurt in mine blast

(12.12.2007)

MALKANGIRI: Three security personnel of the elite Special Operation Group (SOG) were injured, one critically, when a landmine they were trying to defuse exploded in Naxalite-hit Kalimela area near here on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine survivor tells tale

(12.12.2007)

Cambodian teen one of thousands left maimed by buried explosives weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill second civilian in Niger town

(12.12.2007)

NIAMEY, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A driver died on Tuesday after his vehicle hit a landmine in the central Niger town of Tahoua, the second civilian killed in two days in what appeared to be an urban offensive by the rebel Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ). weiterlesen >>>


Afghan flag flies over former Taleban-held town

(12.12.2007)

An Afghan government flag was finally run up today over the bazaar town of Musa Qala, in place of the Taleban flag that had flown there defiantly for ten months.  weiterlesen >>>


NZ set to drive key conference on limiting cluster bombs

(11.12.2007)

The Government is planning a major international conference in Wellington in February which it hopes will lead to a new disarmament treaty to be signed later in the year in Dublin. weiterlesen >>>


How Does It Stack Up? The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention at 10

(11.12.2007)

The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, most often referred to as the Ottawa Convention,[1] is built on a few simple ideas: civilians should not be killed or maimed by weapons that strike blindly and senselessly, either during or after conflicts; wars should end when the fighting stops; and postconflict communities should be free to rebuild without risking lives and livelihoods to do so. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munitions Negotiations Launched

(11.12.2007)

Despite a process already underway to restrict cluster munitions, a group of states recently agreed to another set of negotiations on those weapons systems. The new talks will commence in January and involve countries, such as Russia and the United States, that defend the military utility of cluster munitions and abstain from the pre-existing process. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bombs More Sophisticated: NGOs

(10.12.2007)

VIENNA, Austria, Dec 6--Cluster munitions, which release bomblets that can explode years after being dropped, have become more sophisticated but not any safer, participants at a conference to ban the weapons said here Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Pension cash still invested in arms

(10.12.2007)

SEFTON civil servants will continue to have their pension funds invested in companies involved in the arms trade, despite attempts to halt it. weiterlesen >>>


Oxfam NZ wants Govt to address landmine and clusterbomb ban

(10.12.2007)

Oxfam New Zealand wants the Government to secure a global ban on cluster bombs, when it hosts a major conference early next year. weiterlesen >>>


Clearing cluster bombs in South Lebanon

(10.12.2007)

The Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped in Sarafand, South Lebanon, is a private welfare hospital. Set on a hilltop near the city of Sidon, it's the hospital for Lebanese who can't afford to pay for their treatment. And many of the more than 200 people injured and killed by cluster bombs since last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah need the help. There was so much demand that the hospital opened a second branch in the southern Lebanese town of Nabitieh.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb conference ends in hope for victims, differences over definition

(10.12.2007)

VIENNA, Austria: An international conference working toward a ban on cluster munitions concluded Friday, having made progress on helping people hurt by the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Wirbel um Kreuz im Bundestag

(10.12.2007)

Kempen (RP) Eine fünfköpfige Gruppe aus Kempen besucht am Montag den Bundestag, um sich für ein Verbot von Landminen einzusetzen. Doch das große Kreuz, das die Jugendlichen mit sich führen wollen, ist im Plenarsaal verboten.  weiterlesen >>>


Immer noch 30 Millionen Minen in Afrika

(10.12.2007)

Landminen gehören zu den größten Hindernissen einer positiven Entwicklung in Afrika. weiterlesen >>>


"Die Bundeswehr schätzt den Nutzen"

(10.12.2007)

Bei der Streubombenkonferenz in Wien spiele die Bundesregierung auf Zeit, kritisiert Thomas Küchenmeister vom Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de. Sie wolle die Interessen der Armee schützen. weiterlesen >>>


Teilerfolg bei Streubomben

(10.12.2007)

Eine Gruppe von Bremserstaaten unter Führung Deutschlands versucht weiterhin, Ausnahmeregelungen gegen ein Totalverbot von Streubomben durchzusetzen weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Opfer berichten über ihr Schicksal

(10.12.2007)

14.000 Fälle sind offiziell dokumentiert, Dunkelziffer liegt weit höher  weiterlesen >>>


80 Millionen Dollar für Anti-Minenprogramm der UN in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(10.12.2007)

80 Millionen Dollar wird Kanada in den nächsten vier Jahren für die Beseitigung von Minen in Afghanistan zur Verfügung stellen. Das gab die Ministerin für internationale Zusammenarbeit, Beverley J. Oda am 10. Jahrestag der Unterzeichnung der so genannten Ottawa-Konvention bekannt. weiterlesen >>>


Vertreter von über 100 Regierungen und 100 NGOs treffen in Wien zu Verhandlungen über ein internationales Abkommen zum Verbot von Streumunition zusammen.

(07.12.2007)

Von 4.-7. Dezember 2007 kommen in Wien Vertreter von Regierungen und NGOs für die dritte internationale Konferenz im Oslo-Prozess für ein Verbot von Streumunition zusammen. Seit 14. November liegt für die Konferenz ein genauer Verhandlungstext auf, mit Entwürfen für die Bestimmungen des Verbots. In Wien werden signifikante Fortschritte in Schlüsselpunkten des Vertrags erwartet, darunter die verbindliche Definition von Streumunition. (Foto: Jan Schulz, US-Amerikanische Streumunition BLU-97, gefunden im Kosovo, Juni 2006) weiterlesen >>>


N.J. Quakers help save lives a world away

(07.12.2007)

The tiny town of Gharm, Tajikistan, surrounded by snowcapped mountains, is still feeling the aftereffects of a civil war that killed more than 50,000 people a decade ago. weiterlesen >>>


Gute und böse Streubomben

(07.12.2007)

Berlin. Selten sind die Bundestagsparteien sich so einig - jedenfalls über das Ziel: Streubomben sollen schnellstens verboten werden. Deshalb wünschen alle der Konferenz einen Erfolg, auf der 127 Staaten in Wien beraten, wie die heimtückischen Waffen aus der Welt zu schaffen sind. Die EU-Partner Belgien und Österreich sind vorgeprescht und haben sie verboten: "98 Prozent der Opfer sind Zivilisten, 40 Prozent davon Kinder", begründet Österreichs Außenministerin Ursula Plassnik aus Wien die Maßnahme. weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition wird in Österreich verboten

(06.12.2007)

sterreich hat als zweites Land der Welt ein vollständiges Verbot von Streubomben beschlossen. Die eigenen Bestände sollen bald zerstört werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Finland calls for expert group to define cluster munitions

(06.12.2007)

The Finnish government said Friday that an expert group should be set up to come up with a definition of cluster munitions, adding the countries engaged in talks on a treaty banning or limiting their use did not agree on what the term covered. weiterlesen >>>


Die Cluster Munition Coalition ruft zu einem Verbot von Streumunition auf.

(06.12.2007)

Vertreter von mehr als 120 Staaten versammeln sich in Wien, um über ein Verbotsgesetz von Streumunition zu diskutieren. (Wien, Österreich, 4. Dezember 2007). Foto von der CMC Pressekonferenz: Anne Sardarew. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung: 136 Staaten ringen um Verbot von Streumunition

(06.12.2007)

Bundesregierung wirbt für Modernisierung von Streumunition und gerät zunehmend ins Abseits  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb ban treaty: 138 nations make progress in Vienna

(06.12.2007)

Cluster Munition Coalition calls for strongest possible ban 13:30 CET - Vienna, Austria, 7 December 2007 - The third major international conference on cluster munitions ended successfully today as consensus emerged on a number of important issues to be included in the new ban treaty to be signed in 2008, including victim assistance, clearance, stockpile destruction and international cooperation and assistance. Important work remains to ensure that exceptions do not weaken a comprehensive ban.  weiterlesen >>>


Austrian parliament approves ban on cluster munitions

(06.12.2007)

VIENNA, Austria: Austria's parliament approved a ban on cluster munitions Thursday, making the Alpine republic one of the few nations to take decisive action against the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


PRESS RELEASE: 136 countries are struggling to ban cluster munitions

(06.12.2007)

The German government promotes the modernization of cluster munitions and is increasingly pushed aside. Vienna/Berlin (7.12.2007) As a conclusion of the Vienna conference on a ban on cluster munitions, the vast majority of the participating countries argued for an instant and comprehensive ban on cluster munitions. Countries such as the USA, Russia, China, Pakistan and India were absent at the conference, similar to the conferences on a ban treaty on antipersonnel mine. The delegation of the German government, with support of a few other countries, promoted within the conference a three-point plan, in which antiquated cluster munitions should be replaced gradually by high-tech-cluster munitions. Initially this concept aims to ban immediately such cluster munitions which are seen as an unacceptable threat to the civil population in case of operation.  weiterlesen >>>


Kontroverse über Streumunition

(06.12.2007)

133 Staaten debattieren bei Wiener Konferenz zu Verbot - Nationalrat: Streumunition verboten - Bestände werden vernichtet  weiterlesen >>>


De-miners 'need one more year' to clear cluster bombs (Lebanon)

(06.12.2007)

SIDON: UN de-mining experts said on Tuesday that they will need at least one more year to finnish clearing Israeli cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance from South Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions conference opens in Austrian capital

(06.12.2007)

VIENNA, Austria: Officials from more than 130 countries gathered in the Austrian capital Wednesday for a conference aimed at taking steps toward a global ban on cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Ban Ki-moon: States must step up efforts to eliminate scourge of cluster munitions

(06.12.2007)

4 December 2007 ' Ahead of an international meeting on cluster munitions, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his appeal to Member States to eradicate the arms which cause "unacceptable harm to civilians." weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb ban movement gathers momentum at Vienna meet

(06.12.2007)

Vienna - The international community is responding to the public's call for a ban on cluster munition, delegates said Wednesday at the outset of an international conference in Vienna advocating a ban of the weapon. Representatives of 133 nations were gathering for a three-day conference in the Austrian capital in an attempt to reach common understanding on a future treaty banning cluster munition, with speakers calling for urgent action while innocent lives were lost.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining workers injured in mine explosion- Vavunathivu (Sri Lanka)

(06.12.2007)

Three local workers of an Indian based Non Government 'De-mining'Organisation (NGO) 'Savathra' were injured yesterday (December 04) due to a mine explosion at general area Karaveddi, Mangikattu in Vavunathivu, around 11.15a.m.  weiterlesen >>>


4 soldiers killed and 2 wounded in pressure mine explosion- Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(06.12.2007)

Four soldiers were killed and two wounded this afternoon (December 05) at 12.50p.m, at Sinnasippikulam in Thantirimalae, Vavuniya.  weiterlesen >>>


UK defies ban on cluster bombs

(05.12.2007)

A 3-day confab which kicked off in Vienna this week has assembled 133 government officials and NGOs of different nations to find ways to hammer out a ban on cluster bombs weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben töten täglich

(05.12.2007)

Internationale Streumunition-Konferenz ' Verbot ab Ende 2008?  weiterlesen >>>


Support for landmine victims

(05.12.2007)

The long-standing partnership between UEFA and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continues at UEFA EURO 2008 next summer.  weiterlesen >>>


De-miners 'need one more year' to clear cluster bombs

(05.12.2007)

SIDON: UN de-mining experts said on Tuesday that they will need at least one more year to finnish clearing Israeli cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance from South Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Victims Urge Cluster-Bomb Ban

(05.12.2007)

VIENNA, Dec. 5 (AP) - Victims of cluster bombs, many of whom had lost limbs, on Wednesday urged participants at an international conference to ban the weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Mine attack hits Sri Lankan bus

(05.12.2007)

At least 15 people have been killed and 38 injured in a Tamil Tiger landmine attack on a crowded bus in northern Sri Lanka, the authorities say. weiterlesen >>>