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Westssahara: Landmine tötet Mutter und verletzt ihre Familie

(07.05.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich, also die Familie aus der Stadt zurück auf dem Weg in Richtung ihrer Viehbestände war. weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Koalition unter Anführung von Saudi-Arabien setzt Streubomben ein

(04.05.2015)

Noch im März hatte Saudi-Arabien zugesichert, keine Streubomben einzusetzen. Nun wurden laut Berichten von Human Rights Watch Streubomben im Jemen gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Lehrer und sein Sohn sterben durch Minenexplosion

(02.05.2015)

Die beiden waren gerade auf Entdeckungstour und schauten sich gemeinsam die umliegenden Pflanzen an - als einer von ihnen auf die Mine trat. Zwei Verdächtige wurden festgenommen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Nach Minenexplosion sterben 4 Menschen, 28 werden verwundet

(01.05.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich, als der Bus über eine Landmine fuhr, die scheinbar von 2 Männern auf einem Motorrad erst kurz zuvor verlegt worden war. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


DR Kongo: 3 Entführte Minenräumer wieder auf freiem Fuß

(30.04.2015)

Die drei Minenräumer waren am 23. April in Kibumba in Nord-Kivu entführt worden. Niemand hatte sich verantwortlich für die Tat gemeldet - nun sind die drei Männer wieder wohlbehalten auf freiem Fuß. (Auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Kenia: Journalist fordert Minengürtel an der Grenze zu Somalia

(28.04.2015)

In einem jüngst erschienen Artikel fordert der Journalist Andrew J. Franklin die Errichtung eines Zaunes an der 700km langen Grenze zu Somalia - und das Verlegen von Minen, um die Menschen zu zwingen, nur an den erlaubten Übergängen nach Kenia einzureisen (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


Living With Land Mines at Trent University (USA)

(13.09.2007)

With one-third of the world's nations still affected by land mines, a traveling exhibit in place this week at Trent University's Bata Library reminds viewers that the issue remains a huge challenge. weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Western Diplomats Warn About "Deterioration" in North

(13.09.2007)

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


The human cost of damming in Burma

(13.09.2007)

All five hydropower development projects on the Salween River are located in highly volatile areas where battles between the Burmese troops and ethnic forces have continued for nearly six decades weiterlesen >>>


Army officer, 3 troopers hurt in Cotabato landmine blast (Philipines)

(13.09.2007)

KABACAN, North Cotabato -- An Army junior officer and at least three government troops were wounded in a landmine explosion here late Monday night, authorities said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese soldiers hurt in mine blast (Lebanon)

(13.09.2007)

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


Dorset organization raises land mine awareness (Afghanistan)

(12.09.2007)

DORSET - Clear Path International is continuing to grow its reputation as a force for humanitarian relief with new developments this year in Afghanistan and Slovenia.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan war amputees turn prosthesis pros (Afghanistan)

(12.09.2007)

KABUL (Reuters) - Orthopedic specialist Najmuddin Helal has just one requirement for prospective recruits at Afghanistan's largest prosthetics workshop in Kabul. Watching staff from technicians to security guards to helpers in the centre's physiotherapy sessions walk past with unsteady gaits, it's easy to spot. They are all disabled, and nearly 80 percent of them are landmine victims.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven killed in Mogadishu attacks (Somalia)

(12.09.2007)

MOGADISHU (AFP) - Seven people including four members of the same family were killed and eight others wounded Monday in violence in the Somali capital, where the government is battling insurgents, witnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


Gulu Landmine Victims Earn a Living From Clay

(12.09.2007)

THEY may have been disabled by landmines during the 20-year northern war but some residents of Gulu have proved that disability is not inability. weiterlesen >>>


Four soldiers wounded in attack in southern Philippines

(12.09.2007)

Four soldiers were wounded in an attack by suspected communist rebels in a southern Philippine town, an army commander said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Guarding the gunrunners (Great Britain)

(12.09.2007)

This week, one of the world's largest arms fairs is due to take place in London - and it will be policed by around 1,000 officers per day. weiterlesen >>>


Australian Government announces further cluster munitions initiatives (Australia)

(12.09.2007)

The Australian Government will provide increased assistance of $1 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to clear cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Two British troops killed in firefight with Taliban

(12.09.2007)

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 >>>


Military calls latest Afghan operation a success (Afghanistan)

(12.09.2007)

Canadian military officials called Operation Keeping Goodwill a success, with two Canadian soldiers suffering only minor injuries on Sunday -- Day 2 of a major combat offensive against insurgents in Zhari district, west of Kandahar City.  weiterlesen >>>


Jordan participates in symposium on landmines (Tunisia)

(12.09.2007)

Tunis, Sept. 9 (Petra)-- Jordan is participating in the Arab Maghreb states symposium on "human effects of anti-personnel landmines and explosive remnants of war", which is being housed by Tunisia today and tomorrow upon initiative of the International Committee of the Red Cross. weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in landmine explosion (Sri Lanka)

(12.09.2007)

VANTHARAMOOLAI: Three civilians were killed when a tractor transporting sand from Uppudai to Vantharamoolai in Batticaloa was caught in a landmine explosion yesterday around 2.30 p.m, a spokesman for the Media Centre for National Security told the Daily News.  weiterlesen >>>


Niassa has landmine problem (Mozambique)

(12.09.2007)

Maputo - The northwestern province of Niassa remains one of the most landmine-infested areas in Mozambique, state media reported on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Romanian sergeant killed in Afghanistan by makeshift landmine

(12.09.2007)

A Romanian soldier was killed on Thursday in Afghanistan and two others were wounded after their armored personnel carrier ran over a makeshift device. According to Romanian daily Evenimentul Zilei, this brings up to seven the number of Romanian soldiers dead on the 'anti-terror' front in Iraq and Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban Mines Take Toll on Civilian, Coalition Lives (Afghanistan)

(12.09.2007)

KABUL, Sep 7 (IPS) - New landmines planted since the Taliban returned to challenge the Afghan government and the United States-led coalition in Afghanistan have claimed hundreds of civilian and military lives.  weiterlesen >>>


Over 30,000 Disabled People Receive Crutches (Angola)

(12.09.2007)

About 31,870 amputees received crutches from January to June this year, in the provinces of Huambo, Bié and Luanda. According to a bulletin of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), from this number, 23,265 are landmines victims. weiterlesen >>>


Paris condemns armed violence in Mali, Niger (France)

(12.09.2007)

Paris, France - The French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday bitterly condemned the resort to armed violence in Mali and Niger, describing the use of landmines in those countries facing Tuareg rebellion as "unacceptable."  weiterlesen >>>


North Wants Chogm to Tackle Land Mines (Uganda)

(12.09.2007)

Northern Uganda wants the Commonwealth heads of state to discuss the de-mining the area, if they are to benefit from the November summit. This is one of the views from the ongoing consultative workshops, organised by the Commonwealth Peoples' Forum to gather views on the summit.  weiterlesen >>>


Africa: AU Praises Angola on Demining Achievements

(12.09.2007)

African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by the Angolan Demining Commission achievements towards making the country clear of landmines, the Pan African body said in a statement. weiterlesen >>>


Teenager killed, 6 injured in explosion, Two Indian soldiers injured in blasts

(12.09.2007)

Srinagar, September 04 (KMS): One teenager was killed and six persons injured when a shell exploded at Khundru in south Kashmir's Islamabad district. The explosion occurred inside a house where a marriage ceremony was underway and the deceased identified as Mudasir Ahmed Shah of Guri Bijbehara was a family guest. The injured were rushed to near by hospital for medical attention.  weiterlesen >>>


Ottawa must find out why Taliban is using Chinese weapons (Canada)

(12.09.2007)

For some months now, reports have surfaced in U.S. and foreign media suggesting that sophisticated Chinese-made weaponry is being used by Taliban terrorists to attack NATO troops -- including Canadians -- in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Costa Rica hosts anti-cluster-bomb conference

(12.09.2007)

Costa Rica is hosting a conference on cluster bombs Tuesday in a bid to make the region the first area free of such weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Waffen aus China bei Taliban gefunden

(12.09.2007)

Erst Hacker-Attacken gegen Berlin, dann gegen das Pentagon - nun noch angebliche Waffenlieferungen nach Afghanistan: China sieht sich scharfen Vorwürfen ausgesetzt. Einem BBC-Bericht zufolge attackieren Taliban-Kämpfer britische und US-Truppen mit Raketen und Panzerfäusten chinesischer Herkunft. weiterlesen >>>


First Pyramid of Shoes for Handicap International (Canada)

(10.09.2007)

MONTREAL, Sept. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Since 1995, French and European citizens have united each year in more than 40 cities throughout Europe to throw their shoes onto a pyramid as a sign of protest against anti-personnel landmines and cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


HardSTOP: Selective Urban Lethality (USA)

(10.09.2007)

How can you use airpower effectively without causing civilian casualties? It's been a puzzle even since the military started using aircraft; now that precision guided munitions have turned bombing from a blunt instrument into a sharp one, there is still the issue collateral damage. The BBC reported yesterday that airstrikes in West of Baghdad killed 14 people and that "several houses were destroyed in the attack."  weiterlesen >>>


Senate Passes Bill on Cluster Bomb Use (USA)

(10.09.2007)

The U.S. Senate has moved to restrict the sale or transfer of U.S. cluster bombs, the munitions blamed for the deaths of Lebanese civilians in a conflict with Israel last summer weiterlesen >>>


Activists Young and Old Gather to Think Outside the Bomb (USA)

(10.09.2007)

In her soft, earnest tone, Leimomi Kamiya explains to a wide-eyed audience that many Marshall Island natives have little knowledge about the effects of massive radiation contamination in their country, deposited by over 100 United States and United Kingdom nuclear bomb tests.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Bombs Decried in Bill (USA)

(10.09.2007)

Legislation passed by the Senate to pay for aid and other State Department operations abroad would restrict the sale or transfer of cluster bombs, lethal munitions that spread death over wide areas and often kill civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


US Democratic hopeful Kucinich meets Assad, blasts Bush (Lebanon)

(10.09.2007)

US Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, on a Mideast visit that included a stop in Syria, said the country lambasted by the Bush administration deserves credit for taking in more than a million Iraqi refugees. weiterlesen >>>


UAE Military Field Engineers Arrive in Lebanon

(10.09.2007)

The 4th group of UAE armed forces field engineers arrived in Beirut for implementing the initiative of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in clearing areas of south Lebanon from mines and cluster bombs . weiterlesen >>>


Poisoned by War Lebanon Reaps Meagre Harvest

(10.09.2007)

FRUN, Lebanon (AFP) - In the field bordering the remnants of his home, Amin Akel Saad points to skeletal tobacco plants pushing up out of land burnt by Israeli bombs. "Look at this field, Israeli planes dropped 30 bombs on it,"said the elderly man. "Seventy years of work destroyed."  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: ECHO funded mine and UXO clearance in the region of Tyre

(10.09.2007)

The project consists of four eight man teams under the supervision of international technical advisors. The teams are tasked to clear groups of cluster bomb unit (CBU) strike areas as identified and prioritised by the NDO and the UNMACC - SL. Background It is estimated that in Lebanon, 150 million square meters of was affected by mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) since 1975. weiterlesen >>>


Handicap International urges Brazil to join the Oslo process

(10.09.2007)

Handicap International considers the regional conference on cluster munitions held in Costa Rica on 4-5 September as a positive step towards an international ban on cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Brazil Pressured on Cluster Bombs

(10.09.2007)

The Brazilian government will come under increasing pressure over its position on cluster bombs at a conference of Latin American countries. Brazil, which produces cluster bombs, has stayed outside the so-called Oslo Process which seeks to conclude a treaty banning these munitions by 2008. Its government says it would prefer to see the issue dealt under the auspices of the United Nations.  weiterlesen >>>


Support for Ban on Cluster Munitions Grows in Latin America

(10.09.2007)

At the first regional Latin American Conference on Cluster Munitions, four additional countries pledged their support for the Oslo Process aimed at a new international treaty banning cluster munitions in 2008. With the new commitments from El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Uruguay, a total of 80 countries are participating in the Oslo Process.  weiterlesen >>>


ICRC praises Belarus for successes in IHL application (Belarus)

(07.09.2007)

The International Committee of the Red Cross /ICRC/ has praised the successes of Belarus in applying the International Humanitarian Law /IHL/. Belarus is a country that successfully implements the IHL norms in the national legislation, ICRC Regional Legal Advisor for Russia Patrick Zahnd stated at the international conference "International Humanitarian Law: New Challenges, New Trials" in Minsk.  weiterlesen >>>


China offers Jordan demining equipment (Jordan)

(07.09.2007)

China on Thursday handed over 30 mine detectors and 30 demining personal protective equipment outfits to Jordan in Amman. weiterlesen >>>


2 NATO Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

(07.09.2007)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Bomb blasts killed two NATO soldiers and wounded several others Thursday as insurgent violence in the country is running at its highest level since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. weiterlesen >>>


Former Andhra CM, Wife Escape Maoist Attack That Kills Three (India)

(07.09.2007)

Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Janardhan Reddy and his wife, state minister N. Rajyalakshmi, escaped unhurt in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Maoist guerrillas that killed three people in Nellore district early Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Two large Mali Tuareg tribes call for dialogue to end clashes

(07.09.2007)

BAMAKO (AFP) - Two of the main Tuareg tribes in north-east Mali condemned renewed fighting between the army and rebel Tuareg groups, and called for peace talks in a statement issued Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Search Operations Recover More & More Explosives

(07.09.2007)

WANNI & EAST: TROOPS operating in KADURUVITANKULAM in VAVUNIYA Wednesday (5) afternoon removed 73 anti personnel mines that had been laid by LTTE terrorists. weiterlesen >>>


Latin American Counties Meet in Costa Rica to Discuss Banning Cluster Bombs

(07.09.2007)

Four more nations joined the growing list of countries aiming to ban cluster bombs, munitions that disperse smaller bomblets with deadly results for civilian populations, during a two-day meeting of Latin American countries that adjourned yesterday in San José. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines On Kuito-Kuanavale/Mavinga Road Worries Authorities (Angola)

(05.09.2007)

Menongue, 09/04 - The administrator of Mavinga District, in the southeastern Kuando-Kubango Province, Francisco Cameia, has been concerned about the landmines in Kuito Kuanavale/Mavinga road section, in an extension of 207 kilometres, which hinders free flow of people and goods, ANGOP has learnt.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Call to Ex-Plan Fighters to Help Demine Country

(05.09.2007)

A GERMAN landmine-clearing organisation, Stiftung Menschen gegen Minen e.V. (MgM) has launched an appeal to all former Plan combatants members who were stationed in Angola's Bengo Province to help them dismantle old minefields surrounding former training facilities for Swapo and ANC soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


14year old boy detained for trying to steal a landmine (Palestine)

(05.09.2007)

A temporary checkpoint was erected in Tel Rumeida, Hebron, complete with a landmine placed on the road. Human Rights Workers noticed a young boy being detained. HRW's approached the boy to enquire over what was going on. It was established that he was 14 years old and therefore too young to have an ID card. When asked, the soldiers said he had been trying to steal the landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Ugandan Peacekeepers Blow up a Landmine (Somalia)

(05.09.2007)

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 >>>


500 Afghan Police Officers Killed In Five Months (Afghanistan)

(05.09.2007)

September 3, 2007 -- The Afghan government said today that around 500 Afghan police officers have been killed in the past five months, in a wave of violence linked to Taliban attacks and a backlash against counternarcotics efforts. weiterlesen >>>


The MAPA completes 45 tasks across Afghanistan in August alone (Afghanistan)

(05.09.2007)

Kabul, 3 September 2007. Working toward the achievement of the Ottawa Convention benchmarks and in support of International Peace Day on 21 September, the Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) has completed 45 minefield and battlefield tasks in August alone that benefited thousands of families throughout Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Brazil pressured on cluster bombs (Brazil)

(05.09.2007)

The Brazilian government will come under increasing pressure over its position on cluster bombs at a conference of Latin American countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Niger military foils attempt to plant mine on key road

(05.09.2007)

Niamey, Niger - Niger's military has foiled an attempt to plant anti-tank mines on the Agadez-Dirkou road in the country's north by armed bandits, the national radio reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Pak blast kills four in tribal region (Pakistan)

(05.09.2007)

Islamabad, Sept 2 (PTI) At least four people were killed in a bomb attack on a Taliban commander in Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan today, witnesses and officials said. The blast at a busy market in Wana, the main town of the province, also injured 11 other people, several of them seriously, they said.  weiterlesen >>>


SLA soldier killed during bomb clearing operation (Sri Lanka)

(05.09.2007)

A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier searching for explosives in Pulipaaynthakal, Kiraan, Vaazhaichcheanai police division in Batticaloa district was killed Sunday at 12:30 p.m when a hidden land mine exploded, Vaazhaichchenai police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan troops near Pakistani border (Afghanistan)

(05.09.2007)

Kabul - Seven Afghan security forces were killed when their vehicle was struck by a mine in an eastern province bordering Pakistan, while Taliban fighters burned a convoy of trucks hauling supplies for NATO forces in the southern region, official said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: 3 died in mine explosion in lower Jubba region

(05.09.2007)

Mogadishu 03, Sept.07 ( Sh.M.Network)-Three people died yesterday in a mine explosion in a village located at the south of lower jubbah region in Somalia.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Two People Killed in Separate Incidents in Capital

(05.09.2007)

At least two men have been killed in separate incidents at Bakara, the biggest market in Mogadishu, Somalia on Saturday. Amid the security situation is getting worse. There have been killings and bomb explosions in capital Mogadishu for the past few days. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine recovered (India)

(05.09.2007)

PARLAKHEMUNDI: In a joint operation, Gajapati police, CRPF and Special Operation Group recovered a landmine planted on State Highway-17 near Bachipanka village under Adava police limits on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka takes Tamil Tiger territory after intense fighting (Sri Lanka)

(05.09.2007)

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka said Sunday that troops have consolidated a hold on territory seized from Tamil rebels during intense weekend fighting that the guerrillas said killed nine civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Troops martyr two more innocent youth, Brute force used against protesters (India)

(05.09.2007)

Srinagar, September 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state-terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Reasi and Ramban. weiterlesen >>>


New payout hope for injured Para (USA)

(05.09.2007)

Defence chiefs have confirmed they are considering the case of a badly injured Doncaster paratrooper as they review the Army's compensation scheme.  weiterlesen >>>


Mali govt says Tuareg rebels join forces (Mali)

(05.09.2007)

BAMAKO (AFP) - Tuareg rebels from Niger and northern Mali have joined forces and are planning more attacks on Malian military facilities after kidnapping some 40 troops last month, a Malian minister said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(05.09.2007)

QUETTA, Sept 2: A Frontier Corps soldier was killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion in the Loti gas field area of Dera Bugti. weiterlesen >>>


5 Iranian police martyred in mine blast (Iran)

(05.09.2007)

Five members of Iranian police have been killed when a landmine exploded under their vehicle in Marivan in western border province of Kurdestan.  weiterlesen >>>


Six US-hired militiamen killed in Afghanistan

(05.09.2007)

ASADABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) - Six Afghan militia fighters hired by US-led forces were killed in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan blamed on Taliban guerillas, officials said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Mirza orders probe into HRW report on summer war (Libanon)

(05.09.2007)

BEIRUT: State Prosecutor Saeed Mirza ordered an investigation into the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report dealing with the outcomes of the summer war of 2006, a judicial report said Friday. Mirza's request came after Lebanese attorney May Khansa filed a lawsuit against the NGO Wednesday, accusing it of "spreading false publicity against Lebanon and weakening the national spirit."  weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Sept 2

(05.09.2007)

A woman was killed and three wounded, two girls and a child, by a cluster bomb left from the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Afghanen bei Landminenexplosion getötet

(05.09.2007)

Asadabad (AFP) - Bei der Explosion einer Landmine sind im Osten Afghanistans sechs in US-Diensten stehende Afghanen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Teilverbot für Streumunition gefordert

(05.09.2007)

Die Schweizer Armee soll auf ungenaue und unzuverlässige Streumunition verzichten. Die Sicherheitspolitische Kommission des Ständerates unterstützt einstimmig eine Nationalratsmotion für ein Verbot solcher Clustermunition. weiterlesen >>>


Niger: NGOs in North Calling for Peace (Niger)

(31.08.2007)

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 >>>


Gunner and interpreter on night patrol are killed by Taleban mine (Afghanistan)

(31.08.2007)

The fifth RAF Regiment death in the past six weeks underlines the dangers to civilian staff weiterlesen >>>


MOFA signs request to ban landmine use (Taiwan)

(31.08.2007)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Tzu-pao received two visitors from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines Aug. 27--Tun Channareth, an ICBL goodwill ambassador, and Sister Denise Coghlan, an ICBL advisory board member and its Cambodian representative--a MOFA statement noted the same day. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill 11 in Mali desert conflict (Mali)

(31.08.2007)

BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least 10 civilians and one soldier were killed in northern Mali on Thursday when their vehicles hit landmines planted by suspected Tuareg rebels, Malian military officers said. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Mine explosion claims two at Hodan district in Mogadishu (Somalia)

(31.08.2007)

In the mid of last night the ears of Hodan district residents caught the sound of a big explosion which entirely rocked the district .At dawn when the in habitants of the district wake up their eyes caught human flesh scattered everywhere.  weiterlesen >>>


EIRENE-Pressemitteilung

(31.08.2007)

Konfliktsituation im Niger eskaliert Versorgungs- und Sicherheitslage spitzt sich dramatisch zu  weiterlesen >>>


Pionierin der Herzen

(31.08.2007)

Prinzessin Diana engagierte sich gegen Landminen ' eine Stiftung setzt ihre Arbeit fort.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive prospects in Afghanistan

(31.08.2007)

It´s not a job for the faint hearted. Sergeant Te Whaea Edwards has spent the past four months recovering almost 1200 high explosive items in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Amputee To Walk For Thame Charity (Cambodia)

(31.08.2007)

An amputee who lost an arm and a leg while clearing landmines in Mozambique, is currently cycling from the Thai border to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, to help raise funds and awareness for the Thame charity, The Cambodia Trust.  weiterlesen >>>


Princess Diana, Mother Theresa & The Jesus Experience

(31.08.2007)

In 1997, two of the most famous women in the world died within a week´s time of each other. Princess Diana, age 36, died 31 August in a fiery, high-speed automobile crash in a highway tunnel in Paris. Mother Teresa, age 87, died 05 September in Calcutta and was given the honor of a state funeral by the Government of India. She said of herself, "By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. weiterlesen >>>


Red line, red tape

(31.08.2007)

Speaking from a British Army base in Afghanistan, Captain Joan Welsh, a senior sister at Camp Bastion´s military hospital, sends a reassuring message for worried parents back home, via this newspaper:"Your sons and daughters are receiving the best medical care they could ever get. I promise." weiterlesen >>>


Critical HRW report causes uproar in Lebanon, prompts cancellation

(30.08.2007)

The New-York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) cancelled Wednesday its scheduled press conference to release a report criticizing the Lebanese Shiite Movement Hezbollah during the 33-days of war in the Lebanon last July. weiterlesen >>>


4 killed on ceasefire line

(30.08.2007)

The Army Tuesday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid in Machil sector along the ceasefire line in north Kashmir´s Kupwara district. weiterlesen >>>


The dogs of war (USA)

(28.08.2007)

With the help of a tennis ball, Labrador retrievers and German shepherds learn to detect land mines in a new training program at Fort Leonard Wood.  weiterlesen >>>


Researchers develop ground-breaking anti-landmine radar system (Netherlands)

(28.08.2007)

Researchers in the Netherlands are developing a radar system that could one day see through solid earth and be used to clear conflict zones of landmines, safely and at a low cost weiterlesen >>>