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Jemen: Huthis setzen offenbar Landminen aus ehemaliger DDR ein

(29.09.2015)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch gibt an, dass im Juli durch vermutlich von Huthi verlegte Landminen in den Regierungsbezirken von Aden und Abyan mind. 11 Menschen starben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar: Ein junges Mädchen kämpft für Aufklärung über die Minengefahr

(23.09.2015)

Maw Pray Mya begann mit der Aufklärung über die Minengefahr als ehrenamtliche Helferin. Heute ist sie eine der wichtigsten Teamleaderinnen einer großflächigen Umfrage in Myanmar, die herausfinden soll, wieviel die Menschen über die Gefahr in ihrem Land wissen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Flüchtlinge in Europa: Flugblätter gegen die Minengefahr

(20.09.2015)

Die österreichische NRO GGL Austria plant die Verteilung von Flugblättern an Flüchtlinge in Griechenland, Mazedonien  weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


Turks mull invasion of Iraq after PKK ambush

(23.10.2007)

The likelihood of a Turkish military attack on northern Iraq has increased after Iraq-based Kurdish guerrillas killed 17 Turkish soldiers and took others prisoner in a cross-border raid. The Turkish soldiers died when rebels from the PKK movement blew up a bridge in Hakkari province, three miles from the border with Iraq, as a 12-vehicle military convoy was crossing it. In another incident, a mine killed one and wounded at least eight others when it exploded under a minibus. Turkey said 32 rebels were also killed in fighting.  weiterlesen >>>


3 injured in landmine explosion (India)

(23.10.2007)

inagar, Oct 22: At least three persons were injured in a landmine explosion in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Monday, police sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists explode landmines in Raygada (India)

(23.10.2007)

BHUBANESWAR: Maoists have spread panic in Rayagada district of South Orissa by triggering a series of landmine explosions on the road connecting karlaghati and gudari, nearly 135 km from rayagada town, superintendent of police A K Singh said on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


PKK-Kämpfer überfallen türkische Soldaten

(23.10.2007)

Kurdische Rebellen haben in der Nacht zum Sonntag eine Einheit der türkischen Streitkräfte angegriffen. Bei dem Gefecht wurden nach Angaben des Generalstabs zwölf Soldaten und 23 der Angreifer getötet. Die kurdische Nachrichtenagentur Firat meldete, die Rebellen hätten Soldaten als Geiseln genommen. Vor wenigen Tagen hatte das türkische Parlament die Regierung zu Militärschlägen gegen Stützpunkte der kurdischen Separatistenorganisation PKK im Nordirak ermächtigt. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir rebel alliance decides against using land mines (India)

(23.10.2007)

SRINAGAR, India: An alliance of Kashmiri rebel groups has decided not to use anti-personnel mines - except possibly for those that can be detonated by remote control - while battling government forces in Indian Kashmir, an international agency said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen island fire dying down amid landmine fears (Taiwan)

(23.10.2007)

KINMEN -- The National Airborne Service Corps called off a fire-fighting operation on the outlying island of Kinmen using helicopters Thursday, as the fire was dying down and being kept under control by local firemen.  weiterlesen >>>


Johnny mines injure three (Sri Lanka)

(18.10.2007)

Two Wild Life Department officers and an army commando, who were engaged in a search operation in the Yala Wild Life Park, were injured last evening by anti personnel mines laid by the LTTE. weiterlesen >>>


Israel impeding effort to clear cluster bombs (Lebanon)

(18.10.2007)

BEIRUT: Ninety percent of the land contaminated by cluster bombs in South Lebanon should be cleared by the end of 2008, the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Center (UNMACC), said on Wednesday "A number of factors caused the delay in clearing all the 38 million square meters of infested land," UNMACC spokeswoman Dalya Farran said during a news conference in the Southern city of Tyre. "Israel refusing to provide us with maps of where it has dropped cluster bombs constitutes the main obstacle," she added.  weiterlesen >>>


Belgium: Experts debate the regulation of weapons in warfare

(18.10.2007)

The use of weapons such as cluster munitions and anti-personnel mines, and their regulation under international humanitarian law (IHL), will be the focus of this year's Bruges Colloquium in Belgium.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan soldiers die in clash

(18.10.2007)

Six Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed and two are missing after Tamil Tiger rebels attacked an army outpost in the south-east, the military says. There were no reports of rebel casualties in the incident. Most of the recent fighting has been in the north where the rebels still control a swathe of territory. In the north, the military said at least 20 rebels had been killed in a series of clashes, the fiercest of which were near Vavuniya.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey says approval for Iraq incursion won't mean quick attack on rebel Kurds (Turkey)

(18.10.2007)

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister indicated Tuesday that an offensive against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq would not immediately follow the expected go-ahead from parliament, as oil prices soared amid international calls for restraint. weiterlesen >>>


German NGO works on landmine clearance in Quang Tri (Vietnam)

(18.10.2007)

Germany-based Solidarity Service International (SODI) on October 15 started its landmine clearance initiative in a resettlement area for flood victims of the Hai Lang District in central Quang Tri Province. Under the initiative, around 40.8 ha of lands will be cleared to build houses, schools, clinics and farms for the locals.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon arrests gang plotting attacks on UN force (Lebanon)

(18.10.2007)

BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon said on Monday it had arrested a gang of foreigners who were plotting attacks on UN peacekeepers, four months after six troops were killed in a bombing against a Spanish contingent. weiterlesen >>>


Greenpeace protest in Zaragoza (Spain)

(18.10.2007)

Greenpeace activists scaled the Basilica of Pilar in Zaragoza last week and unfurled a huge banner bearing the words For Peace: No to Cluster Bombs. weiterlesen >>>


MAG ANGOLA UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2007 (Angola)

(18.10.2007)

MAG has started to clear land in the Tchawia minefield around the town of Camanongue. The site, mined in 1988, is one of the forty most highly impacted sites in the country with the area having seen a significant expansion in population since the end of the conflict. Having assessed the needs of the local population, MAG will initially clear and verify an area of 51,000m2. With the site just 53 kms northeast of Luena and on the main road connecting Moxico and Lunda Sul, the site remains a considerable threat to the local community and those travelling between the two Provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


Bié: British NGO Destroys Over 1,000 Explosives Devices (Angola)

(18.10.2007)

At least 1,406 explosive devices were removed and destroyed in the southern Bié province by the British NGO "The Hallo Trust", during the third quarter of 2007. weiterlesen >>>


Kearneysville company's program saving lives (United States)

(18.10.2007)

KEARNEYSVILLE - Agriculture is a big business in the Eastern Panhandle, so there would be a serious effect on the region's prosperity if farmers couldn't till their fields without fear of losing a limb - or even their lives. But that is exactly the situation in many countries around the world, said Justin Brady, a planning officer with the United Nations Mine Action Service.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb kills Briton in south Lebanon

(18.10.2007)

BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on south Lebanon by Israel during its war with Hezbollah guerrillas last year, a U.N. spokeswoman said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 in Somalia, wounds militia leader (Somalia)

(18.10.2007)

KISMAYO, Somalia Oct 10 (Garowe Online) - A landmine explosion rocked the southern Somali port of Kismayo Wednesday in what local authorities said was an unprecedented attack. At least two civilian bystanders were killed in the blast when the target vehicle with local officials on board hit the landmine, witnesses and officials said. Nine others, including spokesman for the local militia force, were wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Kambodschas Minenopfer wollen WM-Gold im Volleyball (Kambodscha)

(18.10.2007)

Phnom Penh. Ein einziger Schritt veränderte sein ganzes Leben. Vor 20 Jahren trat Sarum Puch in seiner vom Bürgerkrieg zerrütteten Heimat Kambodscha auf eine Landmine. Die Explosion zerfetzte das linke Bein des damals 18-Jährigen und seine Träume von einem friedlichen Leben in Wohlstand.  weiterlesen >>>


200 rai area cleared of landmines in Cambodia

(17.10.2007)

Landmines have been cleared from a 200-rai area in Sa Kaeo's Aranyaprathet district along the Cambodian border, the General Chatichai Choonhavan Foundation, a non-government organisation, said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Rats! They're taking over

(17.10.2007)

Those of us fortunate enough to have DStv will have seen the amazing giant African pouched rats sniffing out landmines that were planted in the killing fields of Mozambique during that country's civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Palestinians return to desolate, dangerous camp (Lebanon)

(17.10.2007)

NAHR AL-BARED, 12 October 2007 (IRIN) - The first Palestinian families displaced by 15 weeks of intense fighting between the army and Islamist militants that left much of north Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in ruins have begun returning home to start rebuilding their lives.  weiterlesen >>>


Munition in Ostsee - wird wieder gesprengt? (Deutschland)

(17.10.2007)

Kiel / sh:z - Die Gefahr lauert offen auf dem Meeresgrund der Ostsee. Fünf bis sechs Meter hoch türmen sich zwei Munitionsberge, nur rund 20 Meter unter der Wasseroberfläche liegen insgesamt 90 Sprengkörper, Minen und Torpedos mit einem Gewicht von bis zu 350 Kilogramm. Langsam verrotten die Altlasten aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg nur wenige Kilometer vor der Küste von Heidkate (Kreis Plön). weiterlesen >>>


Schießereien zwischen PKK und türkischer Armee (Türkei)

(17.10.2007)

Im Südosten der Türkei ist es zu Schießereien zwischen der Armee und Aufständischen der Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) gekommen. In der Provinz Sirnak wurde erneut ein Soldat bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet, zwei weitere wurden nach Berichten türkischer Medien verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


MAG Angola Update - September 2007 (Angola)

(17.10.2007)

MAG has started to clear land in the Tchawia minefield around the town of Camanongue. The site, mined in 1988, is one of the forty most highly impacted sites in the country with the area having seen a significant expansion in population since the end of the conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Bié: British NGO Destroys Over 1,000 Explosives Devices (Angola)

(17.10.2007)

At least 1,406 explosive devices were removed and destroyed in the southern Bié province by the British NGO "The Hallo Trust", during the third quarter of 2007. weiterlesen >>>


Kearneysville company's program saving lives (United States)

(17.10.2007)

KEARNEYSVILLE - Agriculture is a big business in the Eastern Panhandle, so there would be a serious effect on the region's prosperity if farmers couldn't till their fields without fear of losing a limb - or even their lives. weiterlesen >>>


Wal-Mart gets Norway Pension Boot (Norway)

(17.10.2007)

Vancouver's corporate-dominated city council may appreciate Wal-Mart, but more and more European nations are turning their backs on the giant retail chain due to its corporate policies. Norway said last week it had withdrawn more than $430-million (US.) of investments in the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as well as U.S. copper and gold company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., due to ethical concerns. Norway has previously ejected companies involved in producing anti-personnel land mines, cluster bombs or nuclear weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb kills Briton in south Lebanon

(17.10.2007)

BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on south Lebanon by Israel during its war with Hezbollah guerrillas last year, a U.N. spokeswoman said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 2 in Somalia, wounds militia leader (Somalia)

(17.10.2007)

KISMAYO, Somalia Oct 10 (Garowe Online) - A landmine explosion rocked the southern Somali port of Kismayo Wednesday in what local authorities said was an unprecedented attack. weiterlesen >>>


Rights group calls for total Myanmar arms ban

(17.10.2007)

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Humans Rights Watch (HRW) urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to slap a total arms embargo on Myanmar's ruling generals because of "continuing massive violations of human rights". weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: What a 'Safe' Cluster Bomb Did

(16.10.2007)

TYRE - The explosion ripped through the tiny garden in rural south Lebanon, hurling Naemah Ghazi to the ground. The shrapnel from the bomb sliced through her legs, and she rapidly lost consciousness. "There was a lot of blood," her mother Khadija recalls. "All her body was bleeding." weiterlesen >>>


He Died a Hero

(16.10.2007)

A bomb disposal expert from Leicestershire has been killed in an explosion while working in Lebanon. Craig Appleby, 36, is said to have saved thousands of lives with his work for the British Army and as a freelance. He was clearing cluster bombs dropped by Israeli forces during last year's war with Hezbollah when one of the devices exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: 2 policemen and 2 army soldiers killed in three separate incidents

(16.10.2007)

2 Sri Lanka policemen and 2 army soldiers killed in three separate incidents in Mannar. In one incident 2 Sri Lankan police men were shot dead by unidentified armed men at Oalaiththoduvaay. Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan army soldier was killed in a confrontation at Preiyathampani on Sunday and another killed in a mine explosion at Prapaankandal.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: 38 dead after clashes between army and Tamil Tigers

(16.10.2007)

Colombo, 16 Oct. (AKI) - At least 38 people have been killed in fresh fighting between the Sri Lankan military and separatist rebels from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).  weiterlesen >>>


10. Land- und Flohmarkt in Bad Füssing

(16.10.2007)

Hilfe für minengeschädigte Menschen in Bosnien-Herzegowina. Seit 1998 unterstützt der Rotary Club Rottaler Bäderdreieck Menschen, die während und nach dem Krieg auf dem Balkan von Landminen verstümmelt wurden und immer noch werden. Haupteinnahmequelle des Projektes ist der jährliche Land- und Flohmarkt in Bad Füssing, der am vergangen Samstag zum 10. Mal stattfand.  weiterlesen >>>


40 Tote bei Kämpfen zwischen Armee und Rebellen (Sri Lanka)

(16.10.2007)

Colombo - Bei Gefechten in Sri Lanka sind nach Armeeangaben mindestens 32 tamilische Aufständische und acht Soldaten getötet worden. Die Streitkräfte teilten am Dienstag mit, im Norden der Insel habe die Armee Stellungen der "Befreiungstiger von Tamil Eelam" (LTTE) angegriffen. Dabei seien die 32 Aufständischen und ein Soldat ums Leben gekommen. Im Osten hätten LTTE-Kämpfer einen Posten der Armee in einem Naturpark angegriffen. Sechs Soldaten seien getötet worden. Ein weiterer Soldat sei bei der Explosion einer von der LTTE gelegten Mine gestorben, als er die Leichen seiner Kameraden bergen wollte.  weiterlesen >>>


Neues Projekt in Vietnam: Opfern von Agent Orange und Landminen helfen

(16.10.2007)

Pressemitteilung von SODI Der dunkle Schatten des Krieges lastet noch immer auf Millionen Menschen in Vietnam. Er verursacht körperliches Leid, hindert Menschen, sich aus der Armut zu befreien, ein Leben in Würde zu führen. Der Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) hilft Opfern von Agent Orange und Landminen und setzt damit sein Engagement zur Überwindung der Kriegsfolgen in der Provinz Quang Tri im Rahmen seines Integrierten Programms zur Minen- und Blindgängerräumung und zur Wiederansiedlung fort. weiterlesen >>>


Vereinte Nationen: Vatikanvertreter fordert Verbot von Streubomben

(16.10.2007)

Für ein Verbot von Streubomben macht sich der Vatikan bei den Vereinten Nationen stark. Für die Zivilbevölkerung in Krisenregionen sei die "Streubombenplage" eine der größten Gefahren, betonten jetzt Nichtregierungsorganisationen und Überlebende aus 22 Ländern bei einer Tagung in Belgrad. weiterlesen >>>


Weltweit tödlich

(16.10.2007)

Der Einsatz von Streubomben bei Konflikten gefährdet die Zivilbevölkerung. Vor allem Kinder verwechseln die Blindgänger mit Spielzeug und werden so häufiger Opfer von Fehlzündungen. weiterlesen >>>


UN wollen Waffenhandel kontrollieren (Deutschland)

(11.10.2007)

BERLIN - In dem Gremium ist auch Deutschland vertreten. Der Vertrag, kurz ATT, soll erstmals für alle UN-Staaten den Import, Export und Weiterverkauf von konventionellen Waffen regulieren: "Damit soll verhindert werden, dass mit Waffen die Menschenrechte und das humanitäre Völkerrecht verletzt werden und die Entwicklung eines Landes blockiert wird", sagte Robert Lindner, Sprecher der Nichtregierungsorganisation (NGO) Oxfam dem Tagesspiegel. Dies sei der Fall, wenn Waffen nicht an Armeen, Polizei und Peacekeeping-Organisationen gelangten, sondern an diktatorische Regime, Rebellengruppen oder Kriminelle. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka 13 LTTE rebels killed in Lanka fighting, says Army

(10.10.2007)

At least 13 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed and three soldiers injured in separate gun battles triggered by the LTTE's attempts to breach the de facto front line in northern Sri Lanka, the military said here today.  weiterlesen >>>