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Afghanistan: Taliban entführen 19 Entminer

(21.04.2015)

Bei einem Angriff auf eine Polizeistation töten die Angreifer drei Polizisten und nehmen 19 Entminer gefangen (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Einsatz von Streubomben

(19.04.2015)

Laut Human Rights Watch hat die sudanesische Luftwaffe im Februar und März 2015 in den Nuba-Bergen (Süd-Kordofan) Streubomben eingesetzt. weiterlesen >>>


James Bond: Daniel Craig zum UN-Botschafter gegen Landminen ernannt

(15.04.2015)

"Als James Bond habe er die Lizenz zum Töten - als Daniel Craig habe er nun die Lizenz Leben zu retten", so UN Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon. weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Russischer Journalist von Landmine schwer verletzt

(15.04.2015)

Der Journalist besuchte gemeinsam mit einigen Kollegen die Gebiete um Shyrokyne, in der Nähe von Mariupol in der Ostukraine. Er schwebt nicht mehr in Lebensgefahr. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe: Halo Trust räumt über 5000 Landminen

(14.04.2015)

Minen in der Grenzregion zu Mosambik behindern die Entwicklung und haben bereits bis zu 4000 Opfer gefordert. Seit 2013 hat der Halo Trust bereits 5000 Minen geräumt, vor Ort beschäftigt er 153 Fachkräfte. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Drei Männer beim Verlegen von Landminen ertappt

(11.04.2015)

Anwohner hatten die Behörden informiert und so konnten diese die drei Männer erwischen, bevor sie entkamen, und sämtliche Minen räumen. weiterlesen >>>


Video: Leben mit Streubomben im Irak

(08.04.2015)

Seit dem Irakkrieg ist das Land von Streubomben verseucht. Hunderttausende bedrohen die Bevölkerung. Eine ganz neue Bedrohung stellen sie heute für die syrischen Flüchtlinge dar. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indien: Drei Menschen sterben bei Landminenexplosion

(04.04.2015)

Erosionen hatten die Landmine scheinbar von ihrem ursprünglichen Ort verschoben - so dass die Arbeiter nichtsahnend auf die Minen trate. Drei starben sofort, einer trug schwere Verletzungen davon. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


NATO warf über 1000 Streubomben ab

(26.09.2007)

Belgrad erhielt Daten über Ziele - seit 1999 fünf Personen, darunter drei Kinder, getötet Belgrad - Die NATO-Allianz hat am Dienstag den Belgrader Behörden Daten über den Einsatz von Streubomben gegen Ziele in der Bundesrepublik Jugoslawien im Frühjahr 1999 zugestellt, bestätigte ein NATO-Sprecher in Brüssel Belgrader Medien gegenüber. weiterlesen >>>


Tens of thousands support monks in Burma protests (Burma)

(26.09.2007)

Tens of thousands of people joined around 10,000 Buddhist monks in Rangoon today in the biggest demonstration against the ruling military in Burma for 20 years. The monks were also supported by two of the country's best-known celebrities, as speculation mounted that the British prime minister, Gordon Brown, will voice his support for the protests at the Labour party conference today.  weiterlesen >>>


Playing catch-up on child soldiers (Sierra Leone)

(26.09.2007)

IN JULY of this year, the Special Court of Sierra Leone sentenced three former leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council to imprisonment for up to 50 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the conscription of children under the age of 15 to fight during that country's five-year internal conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Jaffna University lecturer killed in LTTE claymore blast (Sri Lanka)

(26.09.2007)

A lady lecturer of the University of Jaffna and a Government Technical Officer were killed in a claymore mine explosion carried out by the LTTE this morning (25) in Jaffna.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Spanish soldiers killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(26.09.2007)

Two Spanish soldiers were killed and another six injured, three of them seriously, in Afghanistan when their military convoy ran over a landmine, Spanish Defence Minister Jose Antonio Alonso said. weiterlesen >>>


UNDP Seeks More Financial Assistance for Demining (Angola)

(26.09.2007)

Luanda, 09/24 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking greater assistance to continue being a facilitator amongst partners of the country`s landmines actions. This is contained in a report of results of the UNDP Quick Response Fund, which reached ANGOP this Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Efforts Continue to De-Mine Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(26.09.2007)

Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, and removing them is no easy task. Ben, a mine dog with the 49th Mine Dog Detachment and his handler, Army Pfc. Thomas Martin, also of the 49th, clear a path to a "wounded" soldier during a training exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 14. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jim Wilt  weiterlesen >>>


Human rights groups accuse MoD of hypocrisy over cluster bombs (Great Britain)

(26.09.2007)

Humanitarian organisations accuse the Ministry of Defence today of reclassifying one its newest weapons to escape an expected world ban on cluster bombs. The MoD last year described the Hydra CRV-7 system, which delivers a number of bomblets from a helicopter-mounted rocket pod, as a cluster weapon.  weiterlesen >>>


Spanische Soldaten in Afghanistan getötet

(26.09.2007)

In Afghanistan sind bei der Explosion einer Mine zwei spanische NATO-Soldaten und ein Dolmetscher getötet worden. Sie gehörten zu einem Konvoi der spanischen ISAF-Truppe und waren in Herat stationiert.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran not arming Taliban, UN envoy says (Canada)

(24.09.2007)

MONTREAL - A top United Nations diplomat is rejecting repeated claims from the Bush administration that Iran is supplying weapons to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


UN: FIGHTING IN COLOMBIA DISPLACES MORE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, UN REPORTS

(24.09.2007)

More than 1,000 indigenous Colombians have taken refuge in a school to escape fighting between the army and an irregular armed group, the latest victims of more than 40 years of conflict which has uprooted 3 million people and has recently had a disproportionate effect on the country's original inhabitants, the United Nations reported today. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique demining campaign gets boost from furry friends (Mozambique)

(24.09.2007)

Johannesburg - Struggling to meet international targets for the abolition of landmines left over from a devastating 16-year civil war, Mozambique has called in some furry friends, reports said Thursday. International demining company APOPO is awaiting a delivery of 15 more rats training in sniffing out the explosives, bringing to 40 its fleet of whiskered landmine locators.  weiterlesen >>>


EU gives 2 million euros to clear landmines in Yemen

(24.09.2007)

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, has offered 2 million euros to support the elimination of landmines in Yemen. The project will be implemented by the National Mines Action Committee in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program.  weiterlesen >>>


Army plans to demine 15 minefields (Taiwan)

(24.09.2007)

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Army authorities are stepping up efforts to demine 15 minefields on the Taiwan-held outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu with a view to further developing the local tourism industry and economy, military sources said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Bus driver killed in claymore attack

(24.09.2007)

One civilian was killed and two injured when LTTE cadres exploded a claymore mine targeting a bus carrying civilians along the Trincomalee-Sallisambaltivu area around 11.45 a.m. yesterday, military officials said. weiterlesen >>>


UN official says 2 million children worldwide killed in armed conflicts

(24.09.2007)

GENEVA, Sept 21 (KUNA) -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict areas Radhika Coomaraswamy said Friday that in over 30 situations of concern around the globe, children are being brutalized and callously used to advance the agendas of adults.  weiterlesen >>>


MAG experts assist the UN Palestinian relief organisation (UNRWA) in Nahr El-Bared (Lebanon)

(24.09.2007)

From today [Friday] until Sunday, 3 MAG staff will be accompanying UNRWA mission inside Nahr El-Bared camp in Tripoli. The UNRWA mission will be conducting an assessment of the level of building damage within the camp as part of the reconstruction efforts.  weiterlesen >>>


berlebenskampf in Burmas Dschungel

(24.09.2007)

Die Karen sind vertrieben, verzweifelt und fast vergessen Im thailändisch-burmesischen Grenzgebiet leben auf thailändischem Boden rund 150 000 Flüchtlinge. Es handelt sich vor allem um Angehörige von Minderheiten wie Karen, Karenni und Mon, die vor der Repression der burmesischen Armee geflohen sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Der Prothesenmacher von Kabul

(24.09.2007)

Der Afghane Nadschmuddin Helal versteht viel von seiner Arbeit als Prothesenmacher: Er lebt selbst mit einem künstlichen Bein. In seiner Kabuler Werkstatt arbeiten nur Menschen, die ihren Job Helals "positiver Diskriminierung" verdanken.  weiterlesen >>>


US 'urges Israel to end airspace violations' (USA)

(24.09.2007)

The United States has asked Israel to curtail its activities in Lebanon until the presidential elections there, scheduled to take place on September 25, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Thursday. "American officials conveyed to their Israeli counterparts that Israel should avoid any steps that may affect the domestic situation in Lebanon, referring specifically to overflights of Lebanese airspace," the daily said. weiterlesen >>>


United Nations urges further action on landmines subject

(24.09.2007)

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty, over a dozen United Nations officials have joined their voices to hail progress in reducing these weapons while urging greater action to eliminate them. weiterlesen >>>


Rats sniff out mines (Mozambique)

(24.09.2007)

MAPUTO ' De-mining in Mozambique will soon get a boost with the arrival of more specially trained rats, reports said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Disguised Terrorists Trigger Explosion Killing Civilian (Sri Lanka)

(24.09.2007)

A ROADSIDE CLAYMORE mine, triggered by disguised Tiger terrorists in CHAVALAKADE area, KALMUNE, this afternoon (21) at about 2.05 p.m. targeting some Special Task Force (STF) personnel serving the area hit a passing double cab killing one civilian and injuring two more.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka Air Force strikes LTTE leaders' meeting in Northeast, claymore blast kills a civilian

(24.09.2007)

Sri Lanka Air Force fighter jets today struck and destroyed a LTTE meeting place and a strategically important LTTE arms facility triggering multiple explosions in the Mullaitivu area in the northeast while a civilian was killed in a claymore blast in the East, the military said. weiterlesen >>>


Romanian soldier killed in Iraq

(24.09.2007)

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - A Romanian soldier has been killed in Iraq. The defense minister says the soldier was killed by a land mine early today in southern Iraq, where most of 500 Romanians in the U.S.-led coalition are stationed.  weiterlesen >>>


Claymore attack kills chocolate salesman in Ampaa'rai (Sri Lanka)

(24.09.2007)

A salesman of a private company succumbed to his wounds after a Claymore mine exploded hitting his van at Chava'lakkadai along Ampaa'rai Ma'ndoor road Friday at 2:15 p.m., Police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Berater von Geistlichem erschossen

(24.09.2007)

Innerhalb weniger Stunden wurden im Irak zwei weitere enge Mitarbeiter von Großayatollah Ali al Sistani erschossen. Einer von ihnen wurde nach Polizeiangaben vom Freitag in der Provinz Diwanija getötet, der andere gemeinsam mit seinem Fahrer im Großraum Basra.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESS RELEASE - Deadly Cluster Munitions on Offer

(20.09.2007)

DSEi - weapon manufacturers caught offering cluster munitions, despite ban of organizer  weiterlesen >>>


DR Congo: Securing peace in conflict-affected areas (Congo)

(20.09.2007)

Supported by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and British Department for International Development (DFID), MAG's clearance and mine risk education operations in the village of Kabuta ensure abandoned weapons will not be used by Mai Mai rebel forces and other combatants to refuel conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


Hundreds of Colombian indians displaced by combat (Colombia)

(20.09.2007)

BOGOTA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Fighting between the army and Marxist rebels has forced hundreds of indians in western Colombia from their homes and they remained huddled in a nearby elementary school on Wednesday, afraid to return. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion injures 4 FC men near Dera Bugti (Pakistan)

(20.09.2007)

QUETTA, Sept 19: Four Frontier Corps personnel were injured in a landmine explosion near Dera Bugti on Wednesday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


UN fears humanitarian crisis in remote Ethiopian region

(20.09.2007)

A military crackdown on rebels in Ethiopia's remote Ogaden region has created "pervasive fear" among hundreds of thousands of civilians and contributed to acute shortages of food and medicine, according to the United Nations. weiterlesen >>>


Partial ban on cluster bombs draws fire (Switzerland)

(20.09.2007)

Campaigners fighting to outlaw cluster munitions in Switzerland say a partial ban approved by both houses of parliament does not go far enough. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon bomb blast kills Syrian worker and wounds four people (Libanon)

(20.09.2007)

Beirut - A Syrian worker was killed and four people were injured when a cluster bomb possibly left behind from Israel's war on Lebanon last year exploded in a remote area of northeastern Lebanon, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Agencies accuse UK government of reclassifying cluster bomb in order to beat the weapon's ban

(20.09.2007)

The UK, the world's third largest user of lethal cluster bombs over the last ten years, has renamed one of its two remaining cluster munitions in an effort to beat an expected worldwide ban next year said humanitarian organisations Oxfam, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Landmine Action today. weiterlesen >>>


Britain 'defying proposed cluster bomb ban' (UK)

(20.09.2007)

Human rights groups have accused the British government of trying to retain two types of cluster bomb despite a proposed international ban.  weiterlesen >>>


10 years with the Mine Ban Treaty - Human Security is the way forward

(20.09.2007)

Statement from Civil Society organizations to States celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty - Oslo 18 September 2007  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Marine with Susanville ties is killed in Afghanistan

(20.09.2007)

Marine Corporal Travis Woods, of Palo Cedro, died recently in Afghanistan, his Susanville family reported last week. weiterlesen >>>


The Mine Ban Treaty: A Dead Letter?

(20.09.2007)

The Hague, 17 September 2007 - Ten years after the opening for signature of the landmine ban treaty, much still needs to be done in order for people to be effectively protected from landmines, especially among the world's overlooked indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities. While a lot of efforts have been made in the past decade to get states to ratify the treaty, ratifications were rarely followed by the establishment of systematic mine clearing and mine awareness programmes.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines still a problem in Africa

(20.09.2007)

Around 20 000 people die or are injured by landmines and unexploded ordinances every year. This is despite the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty 10 years ago. The 10th anniversary of the treaty coincides with the opening of the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). weiterlesen >>>


Results of Handicap International's first pyramid of shoes in Montreal: A big success! (Canada)

(20.09.2007)

MONTREAL, Sept. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Handicap International built its first pyramid of shoes as a sign of protest against landmines and cluster munitions and as a symbol of solidarity toward the victims of landmines. It was last Saturday, September 8th, at the Emilie Gamelin Park in Montreal (Berri Square).  weiterlesen >>>


Group seeks ban on cluster bombs (Canada)

(20.09.2007)

Although Saskatchewan hasn't experienced the devastating effects of cluster bombs, Mines Action Canada (MAC) is hoping people in Regina will care about those a world away. weiterlesen >>>


Taiwan: Mine Ban Commitment Strengthened

(20.09.2007)

Taiwan has reiterated its commitment to the purge of landmines through meetings with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and public statements by the government and opposition parties alike. weiterlesen >>>


PKK terrorist killed in Igdir (Turkey)

(20.09.2007)

Security forces killed a terrorist in a clash in eastern city of Igdir, the Governor's Office disclosed. Acting on a tip off, security forces launched an operation in Aralik town of Igdir early on Monday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Crusaders Celebrate Success (Afghanistan)

(20.09.2007)

Afghanistan's wars have left behind many land mines in the earth.  weiterlesen >>>


Lawyers seek settlement for landmine victims (Yemen)

(20.09.2007)

Sana'a: A group of Yemeni lawyers, representing landmine victims, appealed yesterday to President Ali Abdullah Saleh to support them in demanding fair compensations from the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.  weiterlesen >>>


Nomadic rebels turn northern Niger into a battle zone (Niger)

(20.09.2007)

The entire north has been turned into a battle zone, with army checkpoints and both sides laying landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Ten years after mine ban treaty work continues to clear Angolan minefields (Angola)

(20.09.2007)

International civic groups are in Norway to mark the 10th anniversary of the treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. The Treaty has been signed by 155 countries and activists say it has brought thousands of hectares of land back into productive use. But they say millions of mines still pose a threat worldwide. South Africa correspondent Scott Bobb recently visited a de-mining project in central Angola and filed this report from Huambo.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Parliament Speaker Praises Government for Electoral Registration

(20.09.2007)

The speaker of the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament), Roberto de Almeida praised Friday the government for the way it carried out the electoral registration process, which ended last Saturday, and exalted the adherence of citizens. weiterlesen >>>


Schauspielerin Ulrike Folkerts erhält Courage-Preis

(20.09.2007)

Ulrike Folkerts erhält den mit 5.000 Euro dotierten Courage-Preis 2007 für ihr breites soziales Engagement.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Minen-Sieber

(20.09.2007)

Sie sieben die Erde durch - auf der Suche nach Minen. Die Gründer der Stiftung 'Menschen gegen Minen' entwickelten in Afrika eigene Verfahren zur Minenräumung. Ihre Erfolge sind messbar - in Kilometern.  weiterlesen >>>


Aktion gegen Streubomben in Bern

(20.09.2007)

Stummer Protest gegen Streubomben auf dem Berner Waisenhausplatz: Mit rund 150 zweidimensionalen Kindergestalten hat die Organisation Handicap International zum Auftakt der Session der eidgenössischen Räte auf ihr Anliegen aufmerksam gemacht.  weiterlesen >>>


Spanien: Greenpeace protestiert gegen Streubomben-Fabrik

(20.09.2007)

Die Aktivisten der Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace haben am Dienstag in der spanischen Stadt Saragossa eine Protestaktion gegen die Produktion von Kassettenbomben ("Streubomben") durchgeführt. Das teilte ein Vertreter des spanischen Ablegers von Greenpeace RIA Novosti mit. weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition ist humanitäre Gefahr - Auch Ständerat für Teilverbot

(20.09.2007)

Die Schweizer Armee soll auf ungenaue und unzuverlässige Streumunition verzichten. Oppositionslos hat der Ständerat eine Nationalratsmotion für ein gesetzliches Verbot solcher Cluster-Munition überwiesen.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO soll Belgrad über Streubombeneinsatz informieren

(20.09.2007)

Belgrad - Die NATO-Allianz soll den Belgrader Behörden diese Woche genaue Angaben über den Einsatz von Streubomben gegen Ziele in Serbien im Frühjahr 1999 zustellen. Die Belgrader Tageszeitung "Blic" berichtete, dass das serbische "Zentrum für Minenräumung" zusammen mit einer norwegischen Hilfsorganisation noch vor Jahresende die Stellen, wo die Streubomben abgeworfen worden waren, genauer untersuchen wolle. weiterlesen >>>


10 Jahre Minenverbot

(20.09.2007)

Ottawa-Abkommen als Vorbild für künftige Vereinbarungen/ In Oslo tagen Zivilgesellschaft und internationale Politik weiterlesen >>>


Stumme Aktion gegen Streubomben (Die Schweiz)

(20.09.2007)

Bern - Stummer Protest gegen Streubomben auf dem Berner Waisenhausplatz: Mit rund 150 zweidimensionalen Kindergestalten hat die Organisation Handicap International zum Auftakt der Session der eidgenössischen Räte auf ihr Anliegen aufmerksam gemacht. weiterlesen >>>


Churches call for Full Ban on Cluster Bombs (UK)

(17.09.2007)

Churches have called on the Government to ban its use of cluster bombs by UK forces on the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Mine Ban Treaty. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan's deminers surrounded by danger

(17.09.2007)

(Reuters) - Standing on a parched plain flanked by rugged mountains near Kabul, you don't have to look far to see the dangers. weiterlesen >>>


28 killed in Sri Lanka clashes

(17.09.2007)

COLOMBO: At least 28 persons, 14 cadres of the LTTE, three soldiers and 11 personnel of the Sri Lanka Special Task Force (STF), were killed in clashes between the security forces and the Tamil Tigers in the 48 hours in the north and east, going by versions from both sides. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier injured (Pakistan)

(17.09.2007)

A Frontier Corps soldier, Sher Khan, was seriously injured in a landmine explosion in Loti on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique: Many Areas Still to Be Demined

(17.09.2007)

Research that ended in June shows that there are still 612 places suspected of being mined in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, and the central provinces of Manica and Sofala. weiterlesen >>>


Former Kabul frontline free of landmines (Afghanistan)

(17.09.2007)

A demining agency announced yesterday that one of the most heavily-mined areas of Kabul was mine-free, making most of the Afghan capital empty of the deadly devices. The area is Karte Sakhi, a part of the west of the city that includes Kabul University and was a frontline in the civil war of the early 1990s that left the capital a ruin, killing around 80,000 residents.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills one (India)

(17.09.2007)

Imphal, September 15: One Awmpui (33) w/o Vanlalngaka of Jangoulen village was killed in a landmine explosion in a jungle near the village at about 1 pm yesterday while another Kimte Singson (24) d/o Rama Singson of the same village sustained severe injuries on the back, face and leg, informed KSO Chandel district in a press release. weiterlesen >>>


Train derails (Turkey)

(17.09.2007)

A land mine laid by Kurdish separatist rebels has derailed a freight train in eastern Turkey, while another in the same region injured four Turkish soldiers, officials said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Nato comes clean on cluster bombs (Serbia)

(17.09.2007)

Nato chiefs will this week finally tell the Serbian government where they dropped thousands of cluster bombs during the Kosovo campaign, more than eight years after the bombardment finished. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines claim brings new controversy at arms fair (UK)

(17.09.2007)

An Indian government agency has been accused of promoting landmines, banned under international law, at Britain's biggest arms fair this week. It is the second embarrassment to hit the fair's organisers - on Tuesday, they ejected two firms for promoting leg irons, which can be used for repression and torture. weiterlesen >>>


Australia strengthens global action against landmines

(17.09.2007)

The Australian Government today announced a major boost in efforts to improve the effectiveness of mine action programs in our region.  weiterlesen >>>


Kabuler Viertel nach über zehn Jahren wieder minenfrei

(17.09.2007)

Kabul (AFP) - In Kabul können mehr als tausend Familien in ihre Häuser zurückkehren, nachdem der UN-Minenräumdienst MAPA den Stadtteil Karte Sachi nach über zehn Jahren Arbeit für "minenfrei" erklärt hat. Das in der Nähe der Universität gelegene Viertel war während des afghanischen Bürgerkrieges Anfang der neunziger Jahre stark vermint worden. Viele Einwohner waren damals vor den Kämpfen geflohen und lebten seither in anderen Teilen der afghanischen Hauptstadt. weiterlesen >>>


Senate OKs First Limits On Sale/Transfer Of CLUSTER BOMBS (UNITED STATES)

(17.09.2007)

Senate-Passed FY2008 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Includes Leahy-Feinstein Reforms  weiterlesen >>>


Victim of landmine goes back to work (UNITED KINGDOM)

(17.09.2007)

A MINE-CLEARING expert from the North-East is returning to work less than a year after his foot was blown off by an antipersonnel landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka Says It Captured Rebel Naval Base (SRI LANKA)

(17.09.2007)

Sri Lanka said Sunday that its troops captured a rebel Tamil Tiger naval base during a weekend advance into rebel-held territory that the guerrillas said killed nine civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


5 killed in Lanka violence (SRI LANKA)

(17.09.2007)

At least 15 people, including five civilians, were killed in a fresh wave of violence in Sri Lanka's embattled north-east, the defence ministry said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


UGANDAN PEACEKEEPERS BLOW UP A LANDMINE (SOMALIA)

(17.09.2007)

AMISON, the African Union force in Somali Capital especially Ugandan peacekeepers have successfully detonated a landmine which believed to be planted in the roadside at somewhere between Km4 and UNDP compound in southern part of Mogadishu on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


NGOS IN NORTH CALLING FOR PEACE (NIGER)

(17.09.2007)

A mayor in northern Niger has warned that civilians are increasingly being caught up in insecurity caused by fighting between the Nigerien army and armed militias, and has called for an end to hostilities.  weiterlesen >>>


VOA NEWS: MARCHERS DEMAND THAT FRENCH MINING COMPANY LEAVE

(17.09.2007)

The Voice of America issued the following story: Civil society groups are marching in Niger's capital Saturday to demand that the French nuclear energy company, Areva, quit mining Niger's uranium. The march comes after months of government accusations that the company is supporting a rebellion in the northeast uranium rich Agadez region. But watchdog groups say the company's exit will not end the violence or improve Niger's troubled mining sector. Phuong Tran has more from VOA's West Africa Bureau in Dakar.  weiterlesen >>>


INDIGNATION DOMINATES REACTION AS ATTACKS IN NORTH ESCALATE (MALI)

(17.09.2007)

In a spate of attacks by armed militias in north-eastern Mali over the last week at least 35 soldiers have been kidnapped and 11 people killed by newly laid landmines, raising fears that escalating violence in neighbouring Niger is spreading to Mali.  weiterlesen >>>


Western Diplomats Warn About "Deterioration"in North Dakar (MALI)

(17.09.2007)

Western diplomats in Mali have condemned a spate of attacks by armed militias in the north of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


FEATURE: CHINESE PEACEKEEPERS IN MIDDLE EAST WIN HONOR WITH LIVES

(17.09.2007)

Lt. Colonel Du Zhaoyu died far from home, killed in an Israeli air raid on Lebanon, while his one-year-old boy and wife were back in China.  weiterlesen >>>


Donors offer $20 mln for Palestinian camp refugees (LEBANON)

(17.09.2007)

International donors pledged about $20 million on Monday to help Palestinian refugees made homeless by a 15-week battle between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants holed up inside their refugee camp.  weiterlesen >>>


Experts focus on rights of people with disabilities to work (JORDAN)

(17.09.2007)

Sep. 10--AMMAN -- When Tareq applied to the University of Jordan for a degree in web design, he had no trouble getting in. The determined young Jordanian made his way around campus in his wheelchair with a little help from his friends, worked hard to get his degree and graduated at the top of his class.  weiterlesen >>>


Jordan seeks to reinvigorate global interest in landmine issue (JORDAN)

(17.09.2007)

Sep. 5--AMMAN -- The Kingdom is preparing an extensive working agenda to foster international dialogue and action to end the humanitarian crisis posed by landmines, injecting new impetus and advocacy towards this end.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel criticized for attacks in Lebanon war (ISRAEL)

(17.09.2007)

A U.S. human rights group Thursday charged that most of the civilian deaths in Lebanon during last year's war resulted from "indiscriminate" bombardment by Israel rather than from Hezbollah's battlefield tactics weiterlesen >>>


Ex-Andhra CM survives Maoist attack(INDIA)

(17.09.2007)

NELLORE: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Janardhan Reddy and his minister wife Rajyalakshmi had a providential escape when Maoists triggered a landmine on their convoy near here in the wee hours of Friday. Three men, including two Congressmen and the driver of their vehicle, bore the brunt of the blast and were blown to pieces.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian Maoists kill 12 policemen in jungle ambush (INDIA)

(17.09.2007)

Maoists shot dead 12 Indian policemen in an ambush in the densely-forested central state of Chhattisgarh, police said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists set up technical unit in Jharkhand (INDIA)

(17.09.2007)

Maoist rebels have set up central technical units (CTU) in Jharkhand to repair weapons and manufacture landmines and grenades. The units have been set up in four districts of the state, intelligence reports said.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian army finds more than 2 tons of explosives (COLOMBIA)

(17.09.2007)

Colombian troops on Thursday found 1,950 kilograms (4,290 pounds) of an explosive that evidently FARC rebels were going to use to make mines and carry out attacks in the northwestern province of Antioquia, the army said.  weiterlesen >>>


CALL TO CHINA OVER 'RESPONSIBLE' ARMS TRADING (CHINA)

(17.09.2007)

Britain has privately urged Beijing to ensure that Chinese-made weapons do not end up in the hands of Taliban militias fighting UK troops in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office confirmed today.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan to do Cambodian landmine heavy lifting (CAMBODIA)

(17.09.2007)

Japan will dole out 484 million yen (close to 4.2 million USD) for the removal of landmines in Cambodia, according to Japanese Ambassador Shinohara Kasuhiro.  weiterlesen >>>


Diana touched all of our lives (BOSNIA)

(17.09.2007)

GRATEFUL landmine survivors have told how Princess Diana´s legacy lives on - ten years after she visited them in war-torn Bosnia.  weiterlesen >>>


OVER 30,000 CRUTCHES DISTRIBUTED IN SIX MONTHS (ANGOLA)

(17.09.2007)

About 32,000 crutches were handed out, from January to June this year, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the provinces of Luanda, Bie and Huambo.  weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN PLANTS NEW LANDMINES IN SOUTH (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.09.2007)

New landmines planted since the Taliban returned to challenge the Afghan government and the United States-led coalition in Afghanistan have killed hundreds of civilians and military officers.  weiterlesen >>>


Two British troops killed in firefight with the Taliban (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.09.2007)

Two British soldiers were killed yesterday and several others wounded, two seriously, in a fierce firefight with the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announced last night.  weiterlesen >>>


13 Afghan mine clearers kidnapped (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.09.2007)

Authorities are hunting for 13 mine-clearing workers kidnapped in Afghanistan less than a week after Taliban militants vowed to step up an abduction campaign. weiterlesen >>>


Over 400 sites still plagued by mines in Mozambique

(13.09.2007)

At least 440 sites are still heavily infested by landmines near residential districts in three Mozambican provinces, a non-governmental organisation working with the disabled said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Attacks on deminers must stop (Afghanistan)

(13.09.2007)

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) welcomed today the release of 10 members of an Afghan demining team, and called for the immediate release of the three deminers still in captivity.  weiterlesen >>>


North IDPs Need Affirmative Action (Uganda)

(13.09.2007)

Landmine survivors in the war-torn northern district of Gulu are undergoing training in clay works and tile making, pottery and other craft skills to earn a living. It's quite a fulfilling experience. weiterlesen >>>


Demining continues in Mozambique

(13.09.2007)

An international demining company said it recently identified more than 600 places which remained heavily infested with landmines in the southern and central provinces of Mozambique. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Blast Wounds Three Soldiers in Nahr al-Bared

(13.09.2007)

Three Lebanese soldiers were wounded on Tuesday while clearing mines littering a refugee camp where a bloody three-month siege of Islamist fighters ended last week.  weiterlesen >>>


South Africa Gives Angola Mine Maps

(13.09.2007)

Luanda, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African government handed over maps and sketches of Angolan minefields made by the Apartheid army, reported sources in this capital. weiterlesen >>>