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Westsahara: Video über die Entminerin Miriam und ihr Team

(05.07.2015)

Die Westsahara gilt als eines der am stärksten verminten Gebiete der Welt. Gerade Nomaden sind von den Waffen bedroht. Miriam und ihr Team haben es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, das Leben der Nomaden sicherer zu machen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Gaza: „Wir müssen die Bürger vor explosiven Kriegsresten schützen“

(01.07.2015)

Interview mit Guillaume Zerr von Handicap International über die Bedrohung durch explosive Kriegsreste ein Jahr nach dem militärischen Konflikt zwischen Israel und Palästina. weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Saddam ist weg - doch seine Minen bleiben.

(01.07.2015)

Kurdische Entminer arbeiten daran, dem sinnlosen Töten und Verstümmeln dieser stillen, im Verborgenen wartenden Waffen, ein Ende zu setzen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Junge stirbt bei Streubombenunfall

(28.06.2015)

2006 hatte Israel etwa 4 Milionen Submunitionen über dem Libanon abgeworfen. Viele blieben als Blindgänger liegen. Einem syrischen Jungen wurde das nun zum Vergängnis - er starb. Drei weitere Menschen wurden verletzt. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea: Endlich werden Minenopfer entschädigt

(25.06.2015)

Seit über 60 Jahren sind die Grenzen zu Nordkorea vermint - über 1000 Minenopfer gab es seit dem auf der südkoreanischen Seite. Eine Entschädigung durften Sie bisher nicht erwarten. Ein neues Gesetz ändert das nun endlich. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


USA: Armee will Minen und IED mit Laser zerstören

(24.06.2015)

Mit einem 1100 Ampere starkem Laser, montiert auf einem gepanzerten Fahrzeug, sollen zukünftig Abflugbahnen in Militärbasen oder Straßen von Minen befreit werden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: IS vermint Weltkulturerbe

(22.06.2015)

Nach Angaben des Syrian Observatory for Human Rights haben die Kämpfer des IS die Ruinen von Palmyra vermint. Ob diese Minen der Verteidigung dienen oder das Weltkulturerbe zerstören sollen ist noch nicht klar. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zimbabwe: Immer noch 40.000 Hektar verseucht

(19.06.2015)

Auch 35 Jahre nach der Unabhängigkeit sind immer noch 40.000 Hektar Land nicht entmint. Die Minen stammen noch aus dem sogenannten rhodesischen Buschkrieg. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aufruf zu Verbot von Streubomben (Serbien)

(04.10.2007)

Belgrad. Ein weltweites Verbot von Streubomben haben 23 Länder, die selbst Opfer von Clustermunition wurden, auf einer internationalen Konferenz in Belgrad gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Aktionstag gegen Streubomben - Samstag, 6. Oktober 2007 auf dem Marienplatz München

(04.10.2007)

"Die Bombe fiel auf mich herunter, als ich Trauben erntete; sie hing mit ihrer Schnur in den Blättern fest und ich hatte sie nicht gesehen." So berichtet ein Junge aus dem Libanon, der 2006 schwer verletzt einen Unfall mit einem Blindgänger aus Streumunition überlebt hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Bus blast kills 27 in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(01.10.2007)

A large bomb has ripped through a police bus in Kabul, tearing off the roof and killing at least 10 soldiers and 17 civilian passersby. The explosion took place just after a group of Afghan National Army soldiers got onto the bus. Police at the scene initially announced it was a suicide bomb attack, but deputy interior minister, Mohammad Munir Mangal, said it could have been caused by a large land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban Debating Peace, Karzai Says (Afghanistan)

(01.10.2007)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Hamid Karzai's office said Sunday that there is "serious debate" among some Taliban fighters about laying down arms, while a spokesman for the militants said they will "never" negotiate with Afghan authorities until foreign troops leave. weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen to clear mines to boost tourism (Taiwan)

(01.10.2007)

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has set 2013 as the target year in which all land mines on the outlying island of Kinmen are to be cleared. A ministry spokesman made the announcement on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenräumer entschärften 115 Blindgänger

(01.10.2007)

Der niedersächsische Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst (KBD) hat im vergangenen Jahr 115 (2005: 127) britische und amerikanische Bombenblindgänger mit einem Gewicht von mindestens 50 Kilogramm entschärft oder gesprengt. Der schwerste Blindgänger, eine britische Luftmine, wog 1.814 Kilogramm. weiterlesen >>>


NSCN-K game for no-mine treaty (India)

(28.09.2007)

New Delhi, Sept. 27: The landmine-infested areas of Manipur's Churachandpur and Chandel districts can draw hope from what is happening in neighbouring Nagaland. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) is heading towards a no-mine treaty with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), a Nobel prize-winning organisation.  weiterlesen >>>


Kinmen deminers show tactics (Taiwan)

(28.09.2007)

RISKY BUSINESS: The Army Engineers Corp established a 137-man demining team on April 1. The team's leader said it would take seven years to clear Kinmen of mines By Jimmy Chuang STAFF REPORTER, IN KINMEN Friday, Sep 28, 2007  weiterlesen >>>


23 million sq meters of land affected with bombs (Serbia)

(28.09.2007)

73 cluster bombs have been removed from an area of three million square meters, officials say. "Cluster bombs NATO air forces dropped on Serbia in 1999 were strewn over 23 million square meters of land, and EUR 20mn are needed for their removal," Petar Mihajlovic, the director of the Government's Mine Clearing Center told B92 on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Polizisten in Kurdengebiet durch Mine getötet

(28.09.2007)

Diyarbakir (Reuters) - Bei der Explosion einer von kurdischen Separatisten gelegten Mine sind im Osten der Türkei zwei Polizisten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


"Wir kaufen keinen Mercedes. Boykottiert Streumunition!"

(28.09.2007)

Kritische Daimler-Aktionäre und mehrere Friedensgruppen fordern Daimler-Konzernchef Dieter Zetsche dazu auf, aus dem Geschäft mit Streumunition auszusteigen. Ihre Kritik: Der Daimler-Konzern sei als Hauptaktionär des Rüstungskonzerns EADS "in das schmutzige Geschäft mit Streumunition verwickelt".  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Detection Dogs To Be Honoured (Australia)

(28.09.2007)

Explosive Detection Dogs To Be Honoured The recent deaths of Army Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) serving in Afghanistan, who were named Razz and Merlin, will be honoured in a memorial to be erected at the School of Military Engineering in Sydney. Razz was a casualty of a Taliban Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack last week and Merlin was killed in a vehicle accident four weeks ago.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE terrorists explode claymore mine in public market - Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(28.09.2007)

LTTE terrorists carried out a cowardly claymore attack killing two civilians and injuring seventeen others at Chunnakkam in Jaffna this morning, September 27th.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills soldier, injures four others (Turkey)

(28.09.2007)

A soldier was killed and four others were wounded in a landmine blast Tuesday at a paramilitary police station blamed on separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an official statement said. weiterlesen >>>


"Eisbär Knut" in Vietnam

(28.09.2007)

Pressemitteilung von: Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V. (SODI) (openPR) - Der derzeit wohl bekannteste Berliner, Eisbär Knut, besser gesagt seine Ausgabe als Kuscheltier, machte sich jüngst auf eine lange Reise. Und kam dabei sehr ins Schwitzen.  weiterlesen >>>


UPDF Dig Up Arms Cache in Yumbe (UGANDA)

(27.09.2007)

SECURITY forces in the West Nile region have recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Yumbe district.  weiterlesen >>>


Police unearth Maoists' arms dump(INDIA)

(27.09.2007)

The district police unearthed Maoist arms dumps and seized a huge cache of landmines and ammunition at different places. SP Soumya Mishra said here on Sunday that seven landmines were recovered in the forests of Chelpaka, Eturnagaram mandal.  weiterlesen >>>


EU Provides 1.34 Mln Euro for Demining Project in Bosnia (BOSNIA)

(27.09.2007)

The European Union said on Thursday it has provided 1.34 million euro ($1.88 million) for an ongoing demining project in the neutral Brcko District in northern Bosnia.  weiterlesen >>>


Australia is working to be one of the major players behind the ban...

(27.09.2007)

Australia is working to be one of the major players behind the ban of cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway Wishes to Reinforce Cooperation With Angola (ANGOLA)

(27.09.2007)

The Kingdom of Norway foresees to reinforce the cooperation with Angola in the sectors of oil, fisheries and trade, apart from re-establishing the political relations existing between the two peoples and governments.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines, ammunition seized in Kandahar: Governor (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

National intelligence officials seized a large amount of ammunition and landmines in different parts of this troubled southern city, a senior official said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran accused of arming Afghan insurgents (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

Heavy battles punctuated by air strikes killed 75 suspected Taliban and at least six civilians in Afghanistan's south, while a U.S. official yesterday accused Iran of supplying roadside bomb components to insurgents to get American soldiers "out of the region.''  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion kills police chief in northern Afghan district (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

A district police chief was killed along with three bodyguards in a landmine explosion in the Baghlan Province on Monday [24 September], a senior police officer said.  weiterlesen >>>


Canadian troops in Afghanistan have new weapon in war against deadly IEDs (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.09.2007)

Military officials unveiled the first of their new RSD Husky armoured vehicles Wednesday. The South African-built Huskies are equipped with sophisticated metal and electronic detectors that scan roads and ditches for improvised explosive devices, roadside bombs and landmines. Roadside bombs have become the deadliest threat facing international troops in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO Tells Serbia Where Bombs Were Dropped (Serbia)

(26.09.2007)

NATO handed over to Belgrade leaders a list of Serbia's locations where cluster bombs were dropped during air raids in 1999, Serbian media said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


New threat in Niger as flooding displaces landmines (Niger)

(26.09.2007)

Torrential rains and menacingly high waters in Niger have displaced landmines, sparking fears of explosions as the risk of hitting one is increased, the United Nations said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


ECUADOR DELIVERS REPORT ON DESTRUCTION OF OVER A THOUSAND LANDMINES (Ecuador)

(26.09.2007)

The government of Ecuador delivered a report today to the Organization of American States ( OAS ) certifying the destruction of 1,001 antipersonnel landmines in that country. The Permanent Representative of the South American nation, Efrén A. Cocíos, reiterated Ecuador's firm commitment in becoming one of the region's country's free from this scourge.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines to be cleaned up in the ruins of Karkamış (Turkey)

(26.09.2007)

A 6,000 square-meter mine field located near the ruins of Karkamış, one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East, in the Gaziantep region will be cleaned up for archaeological excavations after permission was granted by the General Staff Gaziantep Special Provincial Administration. weiterlesen >>>


Bush administration to ask for $50 billion for Iraq (USA)

(26.09.2007)

CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The Bush administration is going to ask Congress for more money for the war in Iraq today. The $50 billion request comes as Defense Secretary Robert Gates appears before a Senate panel. A substantial part of the money would be for mine-resistant armored vehicles that provide greater protection against roadside bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Nationalrat für Verbot von Streumunition

(26.09.2007)

Bern. AP/baz. Der Nationalrat will Bomben mit Streumunition gesetzlich verbieten. Er hat am Dienstag mit 91 gegen 81 Stimmen einer parlamentarischen Initiative von John Dupraz (FDP/GE) Folge gegeben, der eine entsprechende Änderung des Kriegsmaterialgesetzes verlangte.  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 >>>