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Mali: Drei UN-Blauhelme durch Mine verletzt

(30.05.2015)

Das Fahrzeug der drei Blauhelme fuhr am vergangenen Dienstag im Norden Malis über eine Mine. Diese explodierte, tötete aber zum Glück keinen der Mitreisenden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südafrika ratifziert Streubombenkonvention

(29.05.2015)

Südafrika hat am vergangengen Donnerstag als 92er Staat die Ratifizierungsunterlagen bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York eingereicht. Die Konvention tritt am 1. November 2015 in Kraft. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kobane: Stadt voller Trümmer und Blindgänger - Aktueller Bericht von Handicap International

(27.05.2015)

Laut einem Bericht von Handicap International wurden 80 Prozent der Stadt zerstört. Selten haben die Teams der Organisation eine solche Kontaminierung mit explosiven Waffen gesehen. weiterlesen >>>


Fotograf tritt auf Mine - und macht sofort Fotos

(26.05.2015)

Als Joao Silver 2010 mit US Truppen in Afghanistan unterwegs war, trat er auf eine Landmine. Direkt danach tat er das, was er schon seit Jahren tat: Fotos schießen.  weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria: Boko Haram verlegt Minen an Grenze zu Kamerun

(24.05.2015)

Laut offiziellen Aussagen vermint Boko Haram die Grenze Nigerias zu Kamerun, um die kamerunische Armee dabei zu hindern, die Grenzregion zu sichern. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


UNMAS Online Training zum Schutz vor Landminen und explosiven Kriegsresten

(18.05.2015)

Die UN Anti-Minen-Organisation UNMAS hat ein Online Sicherheitstraining gegen Landminen und explosive Kriegsreste entwickelt, das Unfällen mit diesen Waffen vorbeugen soll. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Zwei Zivilisten und zwei Soldaten bei Landminenunfall getötet

(18.05.2015)

Die zwei Zivilisten und die zwei Nationalgardisten waren mit ihrem SUV in der Region Luhansk abseits der normalen Straßen unterwegs und fuhren dort über eine Landmine. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Namibia: Insgesamt 51 Menschen durch Apartheid-Landminen getötet

(13.05.2015)

In Namibia haben Landminen seit der Apartheid 51 Menschen getötet und zahlreiche verletzt. Eine landesweite Kampagne warnt die Menschen vor der lauernden Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Mission de-mining at LoC (Kashmir)

(13.11.2007)

There's good news for border farmers. The government has decided to clear landmines from the areas near the borders in Jammu and Kashmir so that these areas are made safe for farming. The move has come four years after India and Pakistan announced a ceasefire.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine 'mauls' Indian shepherd

(13.11.2007)

A 38-year-old Indian shepherd sustained fractures and burns on his face after stepping on a landmine in Abdali, reports Al-Watan daily. weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bombs in Afghanistan murder civilians, policeman

(13.11.2007)

A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan yesterday, seriously wounding three civilians, while a roadside bomb killed a policeman in the east, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine victim numbers fall 16 per cent

(13.11.2007)

A campaign group says the number of reported landmine victims dropped 16 per cent in the past year, but it warned the real figure could be much higher. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says the number of victims dropped to 5,750, with at least a third of the victims being children.  weiterlesen >>>


Too many states not on course to meet clearance deadlines

(13.11.2007)

GENEVA, Switzerland ' 12 November 2007 ' Many states are not on course to meet their Mine Ban Treaty mine clearance obligations, according to Landmine Monitor Report 2007: Toward a Mine-Free World. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) releases the 1,124-page report at the United Nations today.  weiterlesen >>>


Weitere 14 Tote bei Kämpfen in Sri Lanka

(13.11.2007)

Bei Kämpfen zwischen tamilischen Rebellen und der Armee sind in Sri Lanka mindestens 13 Aufständische und ein Regierungssoldat ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Jedes dritte Minenopfer ist ein Kind

(13.11.2007)

Berlin - Im vergangenen Jahr sind weltweit mehr als 5750 Menschen durch Landminen verletzt oder getötet worden. Das geht aus der Jahresbilanz der Internationalen Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen (ICBL) hervor. Laut der Organisation sank die Zahl der registrierten Opfer von Landminen und Blindgängern 2006 weltweit zwar um 16 Prozent. Doch liege die Dunkelziffer vermutlich weit höher.  weiterlesen >>>


Verkrüppelte Sparschweine

(13.11.2007)

Viele Länder bezahlen viel Geld für das Räumen von Landminen, Deutschland dagegen versucht an dieser Stelle kräftig zu sparen. Dabei wurde in den vergangenen Jahren nur etwa ein Prozent der verminten Fläche geräumt.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Aktion im Deutschen Bundestag fordert mehr Hilfe für Opfer explosiver Kriegshinterlassenschaften

(13.11.2007)

(Berlin 13.11.2007) Im Vorfeld des 10. Jahrestages des Verbotes von Antipersonenminen (3.12.) fordern das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de und die Agentur Scholz & Friends Berlin mit einer gemeinsamen Mailing-Aktion die zuständigen Abgeordneten des Deutschen Bundestages dazu auf, mehr Mittel für Minenräumprojekte und Opferhilfe bereitzustellen.  weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung - Landminen: Hilfsbereitschaft steigt - Opferzahl sinkt

(12.11.2007)

Jedes dritte Opfer ist ein Kind - Bundesregierung soll wieder mehr Mittel für Minenaktionsprogramme bereitstellen  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG - Weltweiter Aktionstag gegen Streumunition

(11.11.2007)

Berlin (ots) - Am 5. November organisiert die int. Kampagne gegen Streumunition (CMC) einen weltweiten Aktionstag in mehr als 40 Ländern, durch den alle Regierungen aufgefordert werden, sofort Maßnahmen gegen Streumunition zu ergreifen.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan rebels kill two home guards

(09.11.2007)

COLOMBO, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan military said that two home guards were killed Friday by Tamil Tiger rebels in an explosion of claymore mine in the northeast.  weiterlesen >>>


Norwegian soldier killed in Afghanistan

(09.11.2007)

A mine blast killed a Norwegian soldier and seriously wounded another on Thursday, the Norwegian army announced. weiterlesen >>>


MAG scores in Angola with new publicity campaign

(09.11.2007)

MAG made an appearance at last weekend's Angola Football Cup semi-finals as part of a drive to publicise its successful work and provide up-to-date and accurate information about the significant levels of contamination in eastern Angola. Not only is such a marketing drive imperative given the decreasing levels of donor involvement in Angola, but the interest displayed by both the electronic and traditional media reflects the ongoing attraction of MAG's innovative approaches to demining and general high productivity.  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons firm's role in St Athan academy condemned (UK)

(09.11.2007)

CAMPAIGNERS have condemned the Assembly Government for backing a huge military training project, despite the involvement of a weapons company previously linked to cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan propose formula to deal with illicit use of cluster munitions

(09.11.2007)

ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 (APP): Pakistan, at an international conference on conventional weapons in Geneva, has proposed six-point formula to deal with the irresponsible and illicit use of cluster munitions, says a message received here Thursday.Permanent representative of Pakistan to UN Masood Khan stated at the conference that illicit and irresponsible use of cluster munitions had caused havoc in many countries and most recently in Lebanon in 2005. Convention on Certain Conventional weapons (CCW) is being held in Geneva, which is an annual meeting of the states party to the convention.  weiterlesen >>>


Kwanza Sul: CNIDAH official calls for joint effort in landmines combat (Angola)

(09.11.2007)

Sumbe, 11/07 - The co-ordinator of the National Inter-Sectoral Commission of Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CNIDAH) in the coastal Kwanza Sul province, António Tonga Wednesday here defended the need for joint efforts of all demining experts in the combat to landmines in the region.  weiterlesen >>>


USA will auf alte Streubomben verzichten

(09.11.2007)

Völlige Ächtung der verheerenden Waffen lehnt Washington aber ab / Tödliche Gefahr für Kinder weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Kwanza Sul - Zones With Landmines Cleared

(09.11.2007)

At least 12.857,800 square metres of previously mined areas were cleared in the coastal Kwanza Sul province, from January to October 2007, by landmines clearance experts, said the provincial co-ordinator of intersectoral demining commission, António Tonga. weiterlesen >>>


Fifty Thousand landmines cleared in Wadi Araba and Aqaba (Jordan)

(09.11.2007)

Amman, Nov. 7 (Petra)- Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) which is a partner of the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation, (NCDR) has completed the process of clearing 50,000 landmines in Wadi Araba and Aqaba. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bombs, Mines Haunt Serbia

(09.11.2007)

Bujanovac, Belgrade _ Cluster bombs and mines left behind from the 1999 Kosovo war and an ethnic Albanian insurgency in 2000-01 continue to pose a threat in Serbia's south, officials warned Wednesday. "Cluster sub-munitions are most threatening as they are sometimes only a few metres away from residential areas," said Alija Aslani, the head of the Civil Defense department in the southern town of Bujanovac.  weiterlesen >>>


US agrees to negotiate on cluster weapons treaty

(09.11.2007)

GENEVA (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday said it would support talks to draw up a treaty regulating the use of cluster munitions, but remained opposed to any outright ban. Speaking at a meeting of states in the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), US ambassador Ronald Bettauer said Washington was no longer opposed to talks on expanding the treaty to cover cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General calls for treaty banning cluster munitions

(09.11.2007)

7 November 2007 ' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged States to tackle the terrible humanitarian, human rights and developmental effects of cluster munitions by concluding a legally binding instrument banning this particular type of weapon. "The atrocious, inhumane impact of cluster munitions requires urgent action," Mr. Ban told those gathered in Geneva for this year's meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Entschieden gegen Minen

(09.11.2007)

Friedensdekade: Kirchen sammeln Unterschriften Rotenburg . (r/gm). Zehn Tage, vom 11. November bis zum Buß- und Bettag am 21. November, dauert die ökumenische Friedensdekade unter dem Motto: "Andere achten". Rotenburger Kirchengemeinden beteiligen sich aus diesen Anlass an einer Unterschriftensammlung des Aktionsbündnisses Landmine.de.  weiterlesen >>>


Federal Minister Steinmeier calls for negotiations on banning cluster munitions

(07.11.2007)

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (6 November) ahead of the Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), starting tomorrow in Geneva: "I call on the international community to vote to commence negotiations on cluster munitions at the Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons which starts tomorrow in Geneva.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia's retired King Sihanouk supports ban on cluster bombs

(07.11.2007)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Cambodia's retired King Norodom Sihanouk, whose country remains littered with live explosives after decades of war, expressed support Wednesday for a new international treaty banning cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Clearing the Sahara's bombed berm (Western Sahara)

(07.11.2007)

THIS week campaigners around the world are calling on their governments to back a global ban on lethal cluster bombs. These deadly devices that disperse over vast areas have killed and maimed thousands of innocent civilians. They lie unexploded on the ground long after a conflict has ceased and are primed to detonate at the mere touch of a child's footstep.  weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General decries devastation caused by landmines

(07.11.2007)

6 November 2007 ' Landmines and other explosive weapons exacerbate the suffering wrought by war, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, appealing for the elimination of these "distressing and pernicious" devices to remain a global priority.  weiterlesen >>>


Four killed, 15 injured in Nandigram explosion (India)

(07.11.2007)

At least four persons were killed and 15 others, including a para military force jawan, seriously injured as rival parties clashed and landmines exploded in an escalated violence in Nandigram.  weiterlesen >>>


Paramilitary trooper hurt in Nandigram gun battle (India)

(07.11.2007)

Kolkata(IANS) : One Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) trooper was injured Tuesday during fresh violence between Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Trinamool Congress-supported Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) activists in West Bengal's Nandigram. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF seeks international ban on cluster munitions

(07.11.2007)

New York (PTI): Marking the first-ever Global Day of Action Against Cluster Munitions, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged governments to create a legally binding international pact banning the deadly arms which pose a great threat to civilians, especially children.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Calls for Elimination of Chemical Weapons

(07.11.2007)

The Secretary-General of the United Nations has called upon nations of the world to eliminate chemical weapons, as well as unexploded weapons (such as land mines and bombs which failed to explode during combat) which continue to pose a danger after wars have ended. weiterlesen >>>


Parliament holds vigil for victims of cluster bombs (Lebanon)

(07.11.2007)

UN de-mining group warns funds running out BEIRUT: To mark the Global Day of Action against Cluster Bombs, the Parliament hosted a gathering at its headquarters in Nijmeh Square on Monday to protest against the use of cluster bombs and land mines. Dozens of people gathered in the square to light candles in front of large posters showing civilian victims killed and maimed by the munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


NZ's bomb-ban role lauded (New Zealand)

(07.11.2007)

New Zealand's leading role in promoting a ban on cluster bombs could see a new international treaty in place by May.  weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross, Mines Action Canada call for immediate moratorium on cluster bombs (Canada)

(07.11.2007)

OTTAWA - The Canadian Red Cross and Mines Action Canada are calling for an immediate moratorium on cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia updates national de-mining strategy

(07.11.2007)

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that they will draft a ten year plan on the strategy of de-mining mines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) from 2010 to 2020.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Bravo for Destroying Weapons

(07.11.2007)

THE Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) has started destroying over 460 tonnes of stockpile munitions. The first destruction took place at Nakasongola military base last week. The munitions, many though obsolete, still pose a danger should they land in the wrong hands. weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian injured in mine blast

(07.11.2007)

An Israeli army landmine has injured a young Palestinian civilian after it was triggered accidentally in the Taqu'a village near Beit Lahm.  weiterlesen >>>


Peruvian Immigrant Killed by Land Mine in Chile's Region I

(07.11.2007)

(Nov. 5, 2007) The body of a 21-year-old Peruvian man who stepped on a land mine was found last Thursday on Chile's northern border with Peru. The Peruvian, identified as Julio Maquera Cutipa, had been working in Chile for some months. Having overstayed his residency permit, he opted to cross the mined area rather than face a fine. weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in Dera Bugti mine blasts (Pakistan)

(07.11.2007)

QUETTA: Six persons, including an infant, were killed and 12 others injured in two separate landmine explosions in Dera Bugti district, some 343 kilometres from the provincial capital on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Global day of action on clusters (Press release ICBL)

(07.11.2007)

London, United Kingdom, 5 November 2007 Public actions are taking place in 40 countries around the world today, from Austria to Zambia, as civil society calls on all governments to adopt immediate national moratoria on the use, trade and production of cluster munitions and participate in diplomatic discussions on a new international ban treaty in Vienna in one month's time.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs and teddy bears

(07.11.2007)

This November 5 sees an international day of action to raise awareness of the human suffering caused by cluster bombs. Ten years after a treaty banning landmines, there is now an international process under way to ban cluster bombs. Like landmines, cluster bombs kill and injure civilians after conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Japan wants partial ban on cluster bombs - media

(07.11.2007)

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will propose a partial ban on cluster bombs as a compromise between countries demanding a total ban and arms producers such as China and Russia that oppose such a move, media reported on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Global Day of Action Highlights Harm to Civilians (USA)

(07.11.2007)

Mother of Dead Marine, Rep. Jim Moran, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Urge Congress to Ban Cluster Bombs Global Day of Action Highlights Harm to Civilians  weiterlesen >>>


Still a long way to go to reach mine-free goals (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

(07.11.2007)

Treaty sets 2009 deadline; Bosnia-Herzegovina hopes for 2019 As protesters gather around the world for a global day of action to ban cluster bombs, the hills above Srebrenica are still alive with the sound of mine detectors.  weiterlesen >>>


Kenya urged to support ban on cluster munitions

(07.11.2007)

Kenya has been challenged to support the ongoing diplomatic discussions on an international ban treaty on cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundesminister Steinmeier fordert zu Verhandlungen über das Verbot von Streumunition auf

(07.11.2007)

Aus Anlass des heute beginnenden Staatentreffens zum Waffenübereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen in Genf erklärte Bundesaußenminister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier heute (07.11.) in Berlin: "Ich appelliere an die internationale Staatengemeinschaft, bei dem heute in Genf beginnenden Staatentreffen zum VN- Waffenübereinkommen die Aufnahme von Verhandlungen über Streumunition zu beschließen.  weiterlesen >>>


Umfassendes Verbot von Streubomben notwendig

(07.11.2007)

Wieczorek-Zeul zum weltweiten Aktionstag gegen Streumunition weiterlesen >>>


Polnischer Soldat bei Sprengstoffanschlag umgekommen

(07.11.2007)

Panzerfahrzeug fuhr auf Mine auf - Drei weitere Soldaten verwundet weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Tote bei Explosion von Landmine in Pakistan

(07.11.2007)

Islamabad (Reuters) - Bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Südwesten Pakistans sind sechs Menschen getötet und 13 verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Petition gegen Streumunition: Plassnik setzt Unterschrift gegen "Cluster Bombs"

(07.11.2007)

Außenministerin Ursula Plassnik wird heute anlässlich des weltweiten Aktionstags zum Verbot von Streumunition die erste Unterschrift unter die nationale Petition setzen. In Österreich wird der Tag von der "Cluster Munitions Coalition Austria" organisiert. Ziel ist es, die Öffentlichkeit über die verheerenden humanitären Auswirkungen von Streumunition zu informieren und Unterschriften zur Durchsetzung eines Verbots zu sammeln. weiterlesen >>>


Press Release - Global Action Day against Cluster Munitions

(05.11.2007)

(Berlin, 5th November 2007) Today the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (CMC) is organising a Global Action Day in more than 20 countries worldwide, calling upon all governments to take immediate action against cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


2 landmine blasts shake Vizag forests (India)

(02.11.2007)

VISAKHAPATNAM: Close on the heels of a landmine blast on Tuesday, two landmine blasts by Maoists and gunfire between the police and the extremists shook the tribal habitations in the thick forests of the district .  weiterlesen >>>


Art inspired by landmine victims

(02.11.2007)

Limbs have been torn off and flesh ripped apart. A woman has a breast missing. Yet the injured bodies are strangely beautiful. They are art - with a difference. weiterlesen >>>


Three US soldiers killed, two wounded in northern Iraq

(02.11.2007)

CAIRO, November 2 (Itar-Tass) -- Three US soldiers were killed and two wounded by a land mine in northern Iraq, the US military command said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Polish Soldier dies in Iraq

(02.11.2007)

A Polish convoy has run into a landmine in Iraq. In the blast one soldier died and three others were injured, one of them losing a hand.  weiterlesen >>>


Two policemen killed in suspected communist attack in Philippines

(02.11.2007)

Manila - Two policemen were killed and two wounded in an attack by suspected communist rebels in an eastern Philippine province, a police spokesman said Thursday. Chief Superintendent Samuel Pagdilao said the policemen were on patrol in San Pascual town in Masbate province, 630 kilometres south-east of Manila, when gunmen opened fire at them on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Israel is violating 1701

(02.11.2007)

Lebanon is accusing Israel of repeatedly violating the terms of UN resolution 1701 - the cease-fire agreement put in place following last summer's Second Lebanon War. weiterlesen >>>


Mit Papier-Minen übers Ziel hinausgeschossen

(02.11.2007)

"Gegen den Strom schwimmen" wollten Jugendliche beim BUND-Jugendaktionskongress in Ulm. Mit ihrem "Minenfeld" schossen die Akteure aber übers Ziel hinaus. weiterlesen >>>


Die Waffen-Boutique der Bundeswehr

(02.11.2007)

Eine vertrauliche Liste zeigt, was die Bundeswehr so alles beim Rüstungskonzern EADS bestellt: Eurofighter, E-Mail-Systeme - und sogar Eimer. Billig scheint EADS nicht zu sein, Kritiker sprechen von Verschwendung. weiterlesen >>>


Bild des Tages

(31.10.2007)

Die weltweite Rüstungsindustrie befindet sich mächtig im Aufschwung. Wissenschaftler des Sipri-Instituts in Stockholm haben laut einem "Presse"-Artikel ausgerechnet, dass global allein im vergangenen Jahr etwa 1,2 Billionen US-Dollar für Waffen ausgegeben wurden. In diese Rechnung wurden nur konventionelle Waffen wie Kampfjets und Streubomben einbezogen.  weiterlesen >>>


Algeria: victims of France's mines submit report to UN committee

(31.10.2007)

A delegation from UN committee on mines victims paid a visit to Tlemcen Province yesterday where a representative of the victims submitted a detailed report to the committee.  weiterlesen >>>


Speakers Call for Negotiations on Legally Binding Arms Trade Treaty, Mine Clearance Assistance, New Convention Responding to Risk of Cluster Munitions

(31.10.2007)

With the proliferation and illicit use of small arms and light weapons causing hundreds of deaths daily, destroying the economic fabric of nations and weakening security and stability, the United Nations should establish legally binding norms to complement the existing ones, which were "ineffective and full of loopholes", the Disarmament Committee heard today.  weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur foot" clinic in Lebanon

(31.10.2007)

New York: Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have helped scores of Lebanese victims of mines and cluster bombs to regain some mobility by holding a clinic, where amputees were fitted with artificial limbs.  weiterlesen >>>


20 rebels killed in clashes with Sri Lankan army (Sri Lanka)

(29.10.2007)

Colombo, October 30: At least 20 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in separate clashes with Sri Lankan security forces in the embattled north, the army said here on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Leg lost but not will to save others (India)

(29.10.2007)

Srinagar, Oct. 29: For every life saved by the Kashmir militants' decision to eschew landmines, thank Khurram Parvez. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey steps up air raids on Kurdish rebels (Turkey)

(29.10.2007)

Turkish attack helicopters fired at Kurdish rebel positions in southeast Turkey Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


BBC: Irak warnt Türkei vor Groß-Invasion

(29.10.2007)

London/Tunceli (Reuters) - Der irakische Außenminister Hoschijar Sebari hat vor katastrophalen Konsequenzen einer Groß-Invasion der Türkei in sein Land gewarnt.  weiterlesen >>>


UNIFIL educates children about explosive dangers

(29.10.2007)

BINT JBEIL: French and Belgian officers of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) are teaching students in South Lebanon's public schools how to keep from becoming casualties of cluster bombs, mines and other forms of unexploded ordance. "Several public schools across the South have introduced new courses to their academic programs in an effort to make students and their parents aware of the dangers of cluster bombs, while teaching them how to avoid them," French officer Thomas de Jaule told The Daily Star on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


RIGHTS: 'U.S. Resisting Ban on Cluster Bombs'

(29.10.2007)

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (IPS) - The U.S. is leading efforts to resist a complete ban on cluster bombs, human rights activists have complained. weiterlesen >>>


Türkisches Militär tötet 15 PKK-Kämpfer (Die Türkei)

(28.10.2007)

Ankara hat im Südosten des Landes inzwischen über 100.000 Soldaten zusammengezogen, um die kurdischen Separatisten zu bekämpfen. Eine weitere Eskalation zeichnet sich ab: Militärchef Büyükanit droht mit "unvorstellbaren Leiden" für die PKK-Anhänger. weiterlesen >>>


14 Killed In Two Iraq Bomb- Attacks (Iraq)

(28.10.2007)

According to hospital and police officials, two bombs exploded seconds apart yesterday near a bus station in a Shiite district southeast of Baghdad, killing nine people and wounding 23. weiterlesen >>>


4 Tamil Tigers killed in northern Sri Lanka, military says (Sri Lanka)

(28.10.2007)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Government troops and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels clashed in northern Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving four guerrillas dead, the military said. The battle erupted in the Muhamalai area of Jaffna peninsula, which separates government and rebel-held regions, an official at the Defense Ministry information center said. Soldiers suffered no injuries in the clash, he said on condition of anonymity, citing government regulations.  weiterlesen >>>


27 killed in Lanka clashes (Sri Lanka)

(28.10.2007)

Colombo (PTI): At least 24 Tamil Tiger rebels and three soldiers have been killed in a series of clashes in Sri Lanka's restive northern region, officials said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Woman killed in Maoist-CRPF crossfire in West Bengal (India)

(27.10.2007)

Kolkata : A 27-year-old woman was killed and another critically injured in crossfire between Maoists and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, the police said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


"Towards a global treaty to ban all cluster munitions"

(26.10.2007)

In adopting a joint resolution entitled "Towards a global treaty to ban all cluster munitions", MEPs reaffirm the need to strengthen international humanitarian law (IHL) as it applies to cluster munitions and speedily to adopt at international level a comprehensive ban on the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions, and therefore strongly supports the Oslo Process launched in February 2007. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs pose grim reminder of 2006 war

(25.10.2007)

Push to ban munitions slowly gains ground with 80 countries pledging to abstain from use weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explosion kills 1 Chinese in Angola

(25.10.2007)

A Chinese worker of a Chinese telecom company was killed in Angola's southwestern province of Benguela, a Chinese senior diplomat said in Luanda on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


3 US soldiers injured in Afghanistan

(25.10.2007)

Three American soldiers have been injured in a landmine explosion in Ghazni Province's Andar District, the local police have said.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: UNICEF beklagt Gewalt gegen Kinder

(25.10.2007)

Genf. SDA/baz. Kinder in Afghanistan werden laut einem Bericht des UNO-Kinderhilfswerks UNICEF immer häufiger Opfer von Gewalt. Dazu gehören Sprengfallen, Landminen und Selbstmordanschläge. Auch die schlechte medizinische Versorgung fordert viele Opfer. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique appeals for mine extension

(25.10.2007)

MAPUTO, October 25 -- Mozambique has appealed for an extension of the deadline by which the country was supposed to be free of landmines, official media reported on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


9/ Prince Mired visits ICRC Amman Delegation

(25.10.2007)

Amman, Oct. 25 (Petra) His Royal Highness Prince Mired Ben Raed Chairman of the Jordanian National Committee for De-mining & Rehabilitation (NCDR) visited the Jordan Head Quarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday, ccompanied by The National Director of the National Committee of De-mining and Rehabilitation Mr. Mohammad Breikat and the UN Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Olaf Tuergensen.  weiterlesen >>>


Accidental Mine Explosion Claims Six Soldiers (Sri Lanka)

(25.10.2007)

VAVUNIYA: AN ACCIDENTAL explosion caused by a mine that was unearthed from a Forward Defence Line (FDL) area in IRANA junction, near VAVUNIYA this morning (26) at about 11.30 a.m. claimed the lives of six soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


Schärfere Regeln für private Sicherheitsfirmen (Irak)

(24.10.2007)

Die Regierung in Bagdad hat den ausländischen Sicherheitsfirmen im Irak die Arbeitslizenzen entzogen. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in tribal region (Pakistan)

(24.10.2007)

A landmine blast near a convoy of security forces on Wednesday killed two soldiers in Pakistan's troubled tribal region, local administration said. Two other soldiers were also injured in the blast in North Waziristan, it said.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists destroy school building/police rest house (India)

(24.10.2007)

Maoists destroyed a school building, often used by policemen as rest house during night, by exploding landmines at Sobaranpur in Giridih district early Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


YEMEN: Aid agencies say humanitarian situation could worsen in north

(24.10.2007)

SANAA, 24 October 2007 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are concerned that as tension looms between government forces and Shia rebels in the northern Saada province, near the border with Saudi Arabia, following sporadic clashes between them, the humanitarian situation in the area could deteriorate.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven killed by landmine in southern Iraq

(24.10.2007)

Baghdad - In the latest attack in Iraq Wednesday, seven people, including five policemen, were killed in a landmine blast in the south of the country, witnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in landmine explosions (Pakistan)

(24.10.2007)

QUETTA, Oct 24: Two people were killed and eight others were injured, two of them seriously, in two landmine explosions on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Vatican appeals for action on landmines

(24.10.2007)

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, has issued a call for the elimination of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in countries that have been involved in armed conflicts. weiterlesen >>>


Super fund turns back on tobacco investment (New Zealand)

(24.10.2007)

The managers of New Zealand's superannuation nest egg will dump shares in tobacco companies because their products are unsafe, but are yet to decide on investments in firms that make nuclear weapons and cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


War News for Tuesday, October 23, 2007 (Iraq)

(24.10.2007)

Kirkuk - A land mine exploded in Al Jadaida village west Kirkuk yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


'There was screaming everywhere' (7 killed, nearly dozen wounded in Somalia)

(24.10.2007)

Mogadishu - Seven people were killed and nearly a dozen wounded on Wednesday when a van hit a landmine in the north of the Somali capital, where the government is battling insurgents, witnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


Kardinal Raffaele Martino ruft zur Beseitigung aller explosiven Kriegsrelikte auf (Der Vatikanstaat)

(24.10.2007)

ROM, 23. Oktober 2007 (ZENIT.org).- Kardinal Raffaele Martino, Präsident des Päpstlichen Rates für Gerechtigkeit und Frieden, hat zur weltweiten Zerstörung explosiver Kriegsrelikte aufgerufen. weiterlesen >>>


Workshops on mine victim assistance (Afghanistan)

(23.10.2007)

Kabul, 22 October 2007 - On Tuesday 23 October, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled will host a workshop in support of Mine Victims and other persons with disabilities. The workshop will be attended by high ranking officials from Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, Ministry of Public health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the United Nations Mine Action Center for Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Cunene - Over 2,000 Explosive Devices Deactivated

(23.10.2007)

The demining brigade of Angolan Armed Forces (FAA)'s command in south Cunene province deactivated 2,462 explosive devices from January to September 2007 in the districts of Kwanhama, Cuvelai, Namacunde and Ombadja, said Friday the commander of the brigade, Manjor Jorge Antonio "Jojo". weiterlesen >>>


Frankreich zeigt Algerien nach 50 Jahren Position von Landminen

(23.10.2007)

Die Übergabe der Karten soll zwischen beiden Ländern zu einer Beziehung des Vertrauens beitragen. Algier - Frankreich hat seiner ehemaligen Kolonie Algerien Karten überreicht, auf denen die Positionen von Landminen markiert sind - rund 50 Jahre, nachdem französische Truppen die Sprengsätze gelegt haben. Die französische Botschaft erklärte am Sonntag, die von Algerien erwartete Übergabe der Karten soll zwischen beiden Ländern zu einer Beziehung des Vertrauens beitragen.  weiterlesen >>>


Weak need landmines to fight strong foe - Gaddafi (Libya)

(23.10.2007)

TRIPOLI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has defended the use of landmines by weak countries countering aggression by stronger adversaries, and said the Ottawa treaty banning anti-personnel mines should be amended or scrapped. weiterlesen >>>


France gives Algeria detailed map of independence war mines

(23.10.2007)

France's General Jean-Louis Georgelin gave Algeria's Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah detailed maps of the Morice and Challe lines of landmines the French army laid along Algeria's eastern and western borders between 1956 and 1959, APS quotes the French army as saying on Saturday (October 20th).  weiterlesen >>>


Militants warn girl students, teachers, barbers (Pakistan)

(23.10.2007)

BAJAUR: A 12-year-old child lost both feet when his foot accidentally hit a land mine at Tehsil Mamond, 15 km away from Bajaur Agency Headquarter Kaar. The child was rushed to Agency Headquarters Hospital. weiterlesen >>>