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4. April – UN Landminentag: Minen und Streubomben töten und verletzen Menschen – Jeden Tag!

(04.04.2015)

Fast 6.000.000 m2 wurden alleine 2013 von SODI in Laos und Vietnam von Minen und Streubomben befreit. Außerdem fordert die Organisation ein Verbot von Investitionen in Streubomben und mehr Engagement der deutschen Bundesregierung. weiterlesen >>>


4. April – UN Landminentag: Kinder nach Minenunfällen meist zur Armut verdammt

(02.04.2015)

Fast die Hälfte aller Opfer von Unfällen mit Landminen und Blindgängern sind Kinder. Auf diese bestürzende Tatsache macht Handicap International aus Anlass des 4. April aufmerksam. weiterlesen >>>


Video: Pinguine auf vermintem Gelände

(29.03.2015)

Die Falklandinseln sind die Heimat Tausender Pinguine - und mit Landminen verseucht. Die Landvögel leben täglich mit dieser Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Saudi-Arabien und die anderen Koalitionäre dürfen keine Streubomben einsetzen

(27.03.2015)

Keines der in die militärischen Aktionen im Jemen verwickelten Länder ist Mitglied des Streubombenverbots. Bis auf Marokko besitzen alle Länder Streubomben. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: 3 Tote bei Landminenexplosion

(26.03.2015)

Der Unfall geschah, als ein Bus mit 20 Insassen eine Strassenblockade umfahren wollte. Drei Menschen starben, sechs wurden schwer verletzt. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Paraguay ratifiziert Streubombenverbot als 91. Staat

(25.03.2015)

Mit der Ratifikation des Streubombenverbots durch Paraguay ist ein wichtiger Schritt in Richtung streubombenfreies Südamerika geschafft - nun fehlt nur noch Kolumbien (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kanada ratifiziert Streubombenverbot als 90. Staat

(19.03.2015)

Nach langer Zeit ratifiziert Kanada endlich das Streubombenverbot. Doch die Gesetzgebung ist die schwächste im Kreise der Mitgliedsstaaten - Sie erlaubt der Armee, mit Ländern zusammenzuarbeiten, die aktiv Streubomben einsetzen.  weiterlesen >>>


Neugeborenes Kind bei Explosion in Afghanistan verletzt

(17.03.2015)

Der schreckliche Unfall geschah, als die Familie die Mutter und das Kind vom Krankenhaus nach Hause fuhr - und dabei über eine Mine fuhr. 2 Menschen starben sofort, die anderen wurden verletzt. Unter den Toten war auch die Mutter des Kindes (auf Englisch). 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 >>>


Canadian prosthetic foot wins international prize (Denmark

(28.08.2007)

A prosthetic foot for landmine victims developed by a Canadian, a potentially lifesaving device known as the "Tongue Sucker" and an electric sports car were among the winners Friday of an international award honouring innovative designs. weiterlesen >>>


6 Pak soldiers killed in two suicide blasts (Pakistan)

(28.08.2007)

At least six Pakistani soldiers were killed and around 25 others injured in two suicide attacks and a landmine blast in the country's troubled tribal region Friday, the Army said. weiterlesen >>>


Six children killed in Mozambique landmine blast (Mozambique)

(28.08.2007)

Six children from the same family were killed when a landmine left over from Mozambique's civil war exploded in the southeast African country, the interior ministry said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Compensation sought (Nepal)

(28.08.2007)

It is demanded that the victims of landmines and bomb explosions should be given appropriate compensation weiterlesen >>>


Landmines continue to kill people in Nepal (Nepal)

(28.08.2007)

The decade-long armed conflict in Nepal is still taking its toll, two years after declaration of cease-fire, as several people were killed or wounded due to explosion of landmines and stray explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


Vice Minister Yang signs anti-land mine resolution (Taiwan)

(28.08.2007)

The military scattered more than 100,000 mines in 152 minefields on Kinmen and Matsu in the 1950s and there have been 102 mine-related incidents  weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Tote bei Explosion einer Landmine

(28.08.2007)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine aus dem 1992 beendeten Bürgerkrieg sind am Samstag in Moçambique sechs Menschen ums Leben gekommen und drei weitere schwer verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Mit Amir gegen die Minengefahr

(28.08.2007)

Amir ist sechs Jahre alt und ein seltsamer Junge. Wo immer er geht, starrt er wie gebannt auf den Boden. Hat er ein Spielzeug verloren? Sucht er besonders schöne Steine? Nein, Amir hat Angst. Furchtbare Angst. Denn als Amir drei Jahre alt war, ist er auf eine Mine getreten. Sie explodierte und Amir verlor sein Bein. Amir kann nicht mehr rennen und nicht Fußball spielen. Amir ist ein Krüppel und geht an Krücken. weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Toter durch Streubombe

(28.08.2007)

Ein libanesischer Minenräumer ist am Donnerstag durch die Explosion eines israelischen Blindgängers ums Leben gekommen. Der Vorfall ereignete sich bei Nabatijah im südlichen Libanon. weiterlesen >>>


A boy lost his foot in a mine explosion in Bejaia (Algier)

(23.08.2007)

Two bombs exploded yesterday in Bejaia and Media provinces wounding seriously two people, one of them was a 14 years boy.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan blast kills Canadian troops, interpreter (Afghanistan)

(23.08.2007)

Two Canadian soldiers and an Afghan interpreter have been killed after a land mine blew up under their vehicle in southern Afghanistan. Two Canadian journalists and another soldier were injured in the attack, west of Kandahar City. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Being Defused Nationwide: Poudel (Nepal)

(23.08.2007)

The government has started the work of identifying, mapping, fencing and marking landmines in different parts of the country, planted during the decade-long insurgency, said Ram Chandra Poudel, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


2 STF troopers injured in Kangchikudichchaa'ru mine explosion (Sri Lanka)

(23.08.2007)

Two troops of the Sri Lanka Task Force (STF) unit infiltrating into Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territory in Kangchikudichchaa'ru area in Ampaa'rai district Wednesday evening, were seriously injured when a pressure mine exploded and were admitted to the Ampaa'rai District Hospital, Ampaa'rai police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Polnische Soldaten töten 5 afghanische Zivilisten (Afghanistan)

(23.08.2007)

Das polnische Verteidigungsministerium MON hat zugegeben dass bereits am 16. August durch Beschuss polnischer Soldaten 5 afghanische Zivilisten getötet und drei verwundet wurden. Der Vorfall ereignete sich morgens um 8.15 MEZ als ein Jeep einer polnischen Patrouille, etwa 28 Kilometer nördlich von Wazi Khwa, auf eine "hausgemachte" Sprengladung fuhr. Nach Angaben der Polen wurden sie dann auch gleich darauf beschossen. Mehrere polnische Fahrzeuge machten sich auf die Jagd nach den Angreifern, welche sich allerdings schnell bereits unter die Zivilbevölkerung einer nahegelegenen Ortschaft gemischt hatten. Die Polen eröffneten aber dennoch das Feuer und trafen nur Zivilisten. Zwei der Angreifer konnten unverletzt festgenommen werden. Die ISAF untersuche nun den Vorfall gemeinsam mit den afghanischen Behörden, meldet die polnische Nachrichtenagentur PAP. Polen hat im Rahmen der von der NATO geführten Internationalen Schutztruppe ISAF 11oo Soldaten in Afghanistan stationiert. weiterlesen >>>