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Iran: Ein Kind stirbt bei Landminenexplosion

(13.08.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich in Sarvabad County. Ein weiteres Kind wurde schwer verletzt. Seit 1988 starben mindestens 368 Menschen im Iran aufgrund von Landminenexplosionen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea beschuldigt Nordkorea

(11.08.2015)

Offizielle beschuldigen Nordkorea, die Minen verlegt zu haben, die vor einer Woche 2 Soldaten schwer verletzten. Ein Video zeigt die Explosion. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indien: 110 Landminen geräumt

(09.08.2015)

Die Minen wurden laut offiziellen Angaben durch Mitglieder der Naxaliten Jharkland verlegt. Darunter befanden sich Minen mit über 50kg Sprengstoff. weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea: Zwei Soldaten durch Landmine schwer verletzt

(04.08.2015)

Die Grenze zwischen Südkorea und Nordkorea ist ein Pulverfass - auch im wörtlichen Sinn: Sie ist stark vermint. Bei einem Kontrollgang in der entmilitarisierten Zone wurden nun zwei Soldaten durch eine Landmine schwer verletzt. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Unfälle mit Landminen gehen um 35 Prozent zurück

(04.08.2015)

"Nur noch" 66 Menschen fielen in der ersten Hälfte 2015 den perfiden Waffen zum Opfer. Im gleichen Zeitraum 2014 waren es noch 101. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


1. August: Fünf Jahre Streubombenverbot

(01.08.2015)

Der regelmäßige Einsatz von Streubomben in gewaltsamen Konflikten in den letzten Jahren zeigt, wie wichtig eine weitere Verbreitung des Verbotsvertrags ist.  weiterlesen >>>


Kongo (DR): 1,6 Milliarden Quadratmeter von Minen in der Provinz Zaire befreit

(31.07.2015)

Von 2006 bis 2014 wurden in der nördlich gelegenen Provinz Zaire von verschiedensten Organisationen insgesamt 1,6 Milliarden Quadratmenter mühsam entmint. Nun ist sicherer Platz für Schulen und Krankenhäuser vorhanden. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: Landminenüberlebende stehen kurz vor Klage gegen die Regierung

(30.07.2015)

Allein in den Regionen Gulu und Amuru leben über 800 Landminenüberlebende. Minen stellen auch heute noch - Jahre nach dem jahrzehntelangen Bürgerkrieg - eine Bedrohung dar. Da sie keine Entschädigung durch die Regierung bekommen, erwägen die Überlebenden nun eine Klage. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Global efforts to clear landmines by 2010 faltering, says UN-backed study

(15.11.2007)

12 November 2007 ' A new report launched today by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) states that not all countries are on track to meeting the deadline of removing anti-personnel landmines by 2010 as called for in a landmark 1997 treaty banning the deadly weapons. weiterlesen >>>


At least one million mines along inter-Korean border, says group

(15.11.2007)

SEOUL (AFP) - The border between South and North Korea remains one of the world's most heavily mined areas, with one million of the devices planted on the southern side alone, an international campaign group says. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 guards (Kuwait)

(15.11.2007)

Two Asian guards working for a US military camp died after they accidentally stepped on a landmine, reports Al-Rai daily. The accident took place on the outskirts of the Ali Al-Salem Air Base in Jahra.  weiterlesen >>>


Parliament backs anti-mine initiative (Turkey)

(15.11.2007)

Turkish Parliament yesterday expressed its support for "for a mine-free Turkey" campaign at a press conference held with the campaign's coordinator, Muteber Öğreten, land-mine victim Nesim Öner, Justice and Development Party (AKP) Diyarbakır deputy, Abdurrahman Kurt, and Democratic Society Party (DTP) deputy, Akın Birdal.  weiterlesen >>>


Seoul Began Producing Antipersonnel Mines Last Year (South Korea)

(15.11.2007)

South Korea acknowledged for the first time that it began the production of antipersonnel mines last year, a report said Monday. The Landmine Monitor Report 2007 said South Korea reported 1,300 mined sites within its territory, including about 970,000 mines in the southern part of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and in the Military Control Zone (MCZ), a heavily fortified area dividing the two Koreas, according to Yonhap News.  weiterlesen >>>


EU urged to 'do more' to support land mine victims

(15.11.2007)

EU member states have been urged to do more to provide support for victims of landmines. Handicap International says European countries should "increase support for individuals, families and communities affected by mines, cluster munitions or other explosives remnants of war".  weiterlesen >>>


Handicap International: land mine casualties drop in 2006; victim aid often insufficient

(15.11.2007)

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The number of people killed or injured in explosions of land mines and other leftover munitions fell in 2006, but the ranks of survivors, many badly maimed, neared half a million or more, Handicap International said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Kuwait's adherence to treaty vital

(15.11.2007)

GENEVA (Agencies): Releasing on Monday the Landmine Monitor Report 2007, Steve Goose from Human Rights Watch praised the adherence of Kuwait and Iraq to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Goose said, in a news conference announcing the report, that it is extremely important the accession of Iraq to the treaty because we try to put a focus on the Middle East region for universalizing this treaty for a region that had the lowest number of adherence in the past and which is changing now with Iraq and Kuwait coming on board and several others who are ready to join in the near future. weiterlesen >>>


Großbritannien hält Frist zur Räumung von Landminen nicht ein

(15.11.2007)

Genf (AP) Großbritannien wird als eines von zwölf Ländern die Frist zur Räumung aller Landminen von seinem Territorium nicht einhalten. Die Internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen (ICBL) erklärte am Montag in Genf, die britische Regierung habe noch nicht mit den Arbeiten zur Räumung von geschätzten 16.000 Minen auf den Falkland-Inseln begonnen. Die Minen stammen aus dem Krieg mit Argentinien 1982. weiterlesen >>>


Schwieriger Kampf gegen Landminen

(15.11.2007)

Deutschland stellt immer weniger Hilfe für Minenaktionsprogramme zur Verfügung. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern. Verminte Flächen verringern sich derweil nur wenig. Thomas Küchenmeister ist im Stress - er hat noch einige Bundestagsabgeordnete auf seiner Liste, mit denen er reden möchte. Lobbyarbeit nennt sich das. Küchenmeister ist Leiter des Aktionsbündnis "Landminen.de" und als solcher hat er ein Ziel: "Eine signifikante Erhöhung des Beitrag für das Entdecken und Räumen von Landminen."  weiterlesen >>>


Die Gefahr lauert im Boden

(15.11.2007)

Tausende sterben durch Minen Noch immer sterben weltweit tausende Menschen durch Landminen. So wurden im vergangenen Jahr 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.  weiterlesen >>>


Neues Deutschland: zum Report über Landminen

(15.11.2007)

Berlin (ots) - In Zeiten permanenter abrüstungspolitischer Rückschläge gewinnen positive Signale an zusätzlichem Wert. Ein weltweiter Rückgang der Minenopfer um 16 Prozent im Vorjahr ist ein solcher Erfolg. Mehr als 235 000 Landminen und über zwei Millionen Blindgängermunitionen wurden zerstört, so der jetzt veröffentliche Bericht »Landmine Monitor 2007«. weiterlesen >>>


Bei den Streubomben zögert Bern

(15.11.2007)

Die Schweiz ging bei der Ächtung der Antipersonenminen voran. Bei den Streubomben, deren Blindgänger Zivilisten ebenso gefährden, hält sie sich bis jetzt jedoch zurück. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 10 in Somaliland (Somalia)

(14.11.2007)

MOGADISHU (AFP) - At least 10 people were killed and 15 others wounded when a truck they were travelling in triggered a decades-old mine in the breakaway Somali state of Somaliland, officials said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Monitor: Still too many mines left in Turkey (Turkey)

(14.11.2007)

An international land mines monitoring organization says in 2005, 68 people died and 152 were injured because of landmines while in 2007 18 people lost their lives and 55 were injured. weiterlesen >>>


Falklands Focus on Landmine Education

(14.11.2007)

Campaigners against land mines say that Britain is one of twelve countries likely to miss a 2009 deadline to clear landmines from its territory. In specific, they are focusing on the Falkland Islands, infected with them since 1982.  weiterlesen >>>


ICRC on board for UEFA EURO 2008: Helping landmine victims in Afghanistan

(14.11.2007)

The long-standing partnership between UEFA and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continues with the official announcement of the ICRC as UEFA's charity partner for the UEFA EURO 2008 final round in Austria and Switzerland next summer.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan has stockpiled six million anti-personnel mines: Report (Pakistan)

(14.11.2007)

Peshawar, Nov 14: Pakistan stockpiles at least six million anti-personnel mines, the fifth largest total in the world, according to the Landmine Monitor Report 2007.  weiterlesen >>>


TONCAR: Schwerer Rückschlag für weltweites Verbot von Streumunition (Deutschland)

(14.11.2007)

BERLIN. Zum Beschluss für ein UN-Mandat für Verhandlungen über Streumunition erklärt der Sprecher der FDP-Bundestagsfraktion für Menschenrechte und humanitäre Hilfe Florian TONCAR:  weiterlesen >>>


Envoys highlight "step forward" on cluster bombs

(14.11.2007)

GENEVA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - An agreement to start expert talks on cluster bombs next year is an important step forward, disarmament negotiators said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Candlelight vigil for peace in Nandigram (India)

(14.11.2007)

The vigil is being spearheaded by the same group of people who went on a vigil for computer graphic teacher Rizwanur Rehman.  weiterlesen >>>


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

(14.11.2007)

(Berlin 15.11.2007) 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 Abgeordneten des Deutschen Bundestages dazu auf, mehr Mittel für Minenräumprojekte und Opferhilfe bereitzustellen.  weiterlesen >>>


Six million schoolchildren to receive landmine coaching (Afghanistan)

(14.11.2007)

KABUL, 15 November 2007 (IRIN) - The government of Afghanistan and the UN Mine Action Center for Afghanistan (UNMACA) have launched an awareness campaign to educate more than six million schoolchildren countrywide about the risks of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), the Ministry of Education (MoE) and UN told IRIN on 14 November.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Chief Demands Protection for War Victims (Cuba)

(14.11.2007)

United Nations, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN secretary general called the Security Council to implement stronger measures to protect millions of victims of armed conflicts. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben-Nutzer bremsen

(14.11.2007)

Von einem "Durchbruch" sprach Konferenzpräsident Fransisco Verros: Ab Mitte Januar wird in Genf über ein Teilverbot von Streumunition verhandelt. Die 103 Mitgliedsstaaten des Vertrags von 1981 über "bestimmte herkömmliche Waffen mit besonders grausamer oder unterschiedsloser Wirkung" (CCW) einigten sich nach fünftägigen Beratungen auf ein solches Mandat. Auch die USA, Russland, China, Indien, Pakistan und andere Länder, die große Lager von Streumunition besitzen, haben dem zugestimmt, wie Verros, UN-Botschafter Griechenlands, betonte. weiterlesen >>>


Control Arms: campaigners welcome Gordon Brown's commitment to arms controls but are concerned loopholes remain (UK)

(14.11.2007)

The Control Arms campaign welcomes the Prime Minister's commitment to tightening UK arms controls, which he made in his Lord Mayor's speech last night. Extending export controls means UK citizens will no longer be able to sell small arms and light weapons to the world's worst conflict zones merely by running their business outside the UK's jurisdiction. weiterlesen >>>


Bundesregierung begrüßt Einigung auf Verhandlungen über Verbot von Streumunition (Deutschland)

(14.11.2007)

Vor dem Hintergrund der gestern in Genf erzielten Einigung der Vertragsstaaten des Waffenübereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen (CCW) auf den Beginn von Verhandlungen über ein Abkommen zum Thema Streumunition erklärte Bundesaußenminister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier heute (14.11.) in Berlin: "Ich begrüße die Einigung aller Vertragsstaaten auf Verhandlungen zum Thema Streumunition. Die Bundesregierung ist seit Jahren für solche Verhandlungen eingetreten. weiterlesen >>>


Civilian killed in Yala blast (Sri Lanka)

(13.11.2007)

A civilian construction worker was killed and another injured when a cab carrying six people was caught in a claymore mine blast inside the Yala National Park last evening, Military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said. The explosion, believed to have been triggered by the LTTE, took place around 6.45 p.m. at Katagamuwa. weiterlesen >>>


Nature also victim of war (Sri Lanka)

(13.11.2007)

She is a tragic reminder of the cost of war. 'Sama', the Pinnawela elephant who lost part of her right front leg, below the knee to a land mine. Today she hops around on three legs to keep up with the other jumbos at the elephant orphanage. Veterinarians fear that her lifespan may be short as she may develop spinal problems due to her abnormal gait. Wildlife is an overlooked casualty in the country's two-decades-long civil war. weiterlesen >>>


4700 mines destroyed along western and eastern borders (Algeria)

(13.11.2007)

Army units have destroyed more than 4700 mines last October along western and eastern borders of Algeria. This operation falls within cleansing areas the French colonialism mined during Algeria war 1954-1962.  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 >>>