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Mali: 2 UN-Friedenswächter durch Landmine verletzt

(23.08.2015)

Die zwei Friedenswächter, Mitglieder der UN-Friedensmission in Westafrika MINUSMA, waren im Norden des Landes unterwegs. Als sie über eine Mine fuhren, explodierte diese. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Westsahara: Jugendlicher stirbt durch Landmine

(19.08.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich etwa 70km östlich der Stadt TanTan im Süden Marokkos. In der Region hatte es in den 80er und 90er Jahren immer wieder Zusammenstöße zwischen Saharawi People's Army und marokkanischer Armee gegeben. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Hundert Tote durch Landminen in nur einem Monat

(14.08.2015)

Laut offiziellen Aussagen eines jemenitischen Regierungsvertreters seien allein im letzten Monat mindestens 100 Mensch durch Minen der Al Houthi Rebellen gestorben. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Iran: Ein Kind stirbt bei Landminenexplosion

(13.08.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich in Sarvabad County. Ein weiteres Kind wurde schwer verletzt. Seit 1988 starben mindestens 368 Menschen im Iran aufgrund von Landminenexplosionen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea beschuldigt Nordkorea

(11.08.2015)

Offizielle beschuldigen Nordkorea, die Minen verlegt zu haben, die vor einer Woche 2 Soldaten schwer verletzten. Ein Video zeigt die Explosion. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indien: 110 Landminen geräumt

(09.08.2015)

Die Minen wurden laut offiziellen Angaben durch Mitglieder der Naxaliten Jharkland verlegt. Darunter befanden sich Minen mit über 50kg Sprengstoff. weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea: Zwei Soldaten durch Landmine schwer verletzt

(04.08.2015)

Die Grenze zwischen Südkorea und Nordkorea ist ein Pulverfass - auch im wörtlichen Sinn: Sie ist stark vermint. Bei einem Kontrollgang in der entmilitarisierten Zone wurden nun zwei Soldaten durch eine Landmine schwer verletzt. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Unfälle mit Landminen gehen um 35 Prozent zurück

(04.08.2015)

"Nur noch" 66 Menschen fielen in der ersten Hälfte 2015 den perfiden Waffen zum Opfer. Im gleichen Zeitraum 2014 waren es noch 101. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


PKK terrorist killed in Igdir (Turkey)

(20.09.2007)

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


Land Mine Crusaders Celebrate Success (Afghanistan)

(20.09.2007)

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


Lawyers seek settlement for landmine victims (Yemen)

(20.09.2007)

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


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

(20.09.2007)

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


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

(20.09.2007)

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


Angola: Parliament Speaker Praises Government for Electoral Registration

(20.09.2007)

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


Schauspielerin Ulrike Folkerts erhält Courage-Preis

(20.09.2007)

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


Die Minen-Sieber

(20.09.2007)

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


Aktion gegen Streubomben in Bern

(20.09.2007)

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


Spanien: Greenpeace protestiert gegen Streubomben-Fabrik

(20.09.2007)

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


Streumunition ist humanitäre Gefahr - Auch Ständerat für Teilverbot

(20.09.2007)

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


NATO soll Belgrad über Streubombeneinsatz informieren

(20.09.2007)

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


10 Jahre Minenverbot

(20.09.2007)

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


Stumme Aktion gegen Streubomben (Die Schweiz)

(20.09.2007)

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


Churches call for Full Ban on Cluster Bombs (UK)

(17.09.2007)

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


Afghanistan's deminers surrounded by danger

(17.09.2007)

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


28 killed in Sri Lanka clashes

(17.09.2007)

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


Soldier injured (Pakistan)

(17.09.2007)

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


Mozambique: Many Areas Still to Be Demined

(17.09.2007)

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


Former Kabul frontline free of landmines (Afghanistan)

(17.09.2007)

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


Landmine blast kills one (India)

(17.09.2007)

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


Train derails (Turkey)

(17.09.2007)

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


Nato comes clean on cluster bombs (Serbia)

(17.09.2007)

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


Landmines claim brings new controversy at arms fair (UK)

(17.09.2007)

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


Australia strengthens global action against landmines

(17.09.2007)

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


Kabuler Viertel nach über zehn Jahren wieder minenfrei

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


Victim of landmine goes back to work (UNITED KINGDOM)

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


5 killed in Lanka violence (SRI LANKA)

(17.09.2007)

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


UGANDAN PEACEKEEPERS BLOW UP A LANDMINE (SOMALIA)

(17.09.2007)

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


NGOS IN NORTH CALLING FOR PEACE (NIGER)

(17.09.2007)

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


VOA NEWS: MARCHERS DEMAND THAT FRENCH MINING COMPANY LEAVE

(17.09.2007)

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


INDIGNATION DOMINATES REACTION AS ATTACKS IN NORTH ESCALATE (MALI)

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


FEATURE: CHINESE PEACEKEEPERS IN MIDDLE EAST WIN HONOR WITH LIVES

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


Israel criticized for attacks in Lebanon war (ISRAEL)

(17.09.2007)

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


Ex-Andhra CM survives Maoist attack(INDIA)

(17.09.2007)

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


Indian Maoists kill 12 policemen in jungle ambush (INDIA)

(17.09.2007)

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


Maoists set up technical unit in Jharkhand (INDIA)

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


Japan to do Cambodian landmine heavy lifting (CAMBODIA)

(17.09.2007)

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


Diana touched all of our lives (BOSNIA)

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN PLANTS NEW LANDMINES IN SOUTH (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.09.2007)

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


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

(17.09.2007)

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


13 Afghan mine clearers kidnapped (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.09.2007)

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


Over 400 sites still plagued by mines in Mozambique

(13.09.2007)

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


Attacks on deminers must stop (Afghanistan)

(13.09.2007)

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


North IDPs Need Affirmative Action (Uganda)

(13.09.2007)

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


Demining continues in Mozambique

(13.09.2007)

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


Mine Blast Wounds Three Soldiers in Nahr al-Bared

(13.09.2007)

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


South Africa Gives Angola Mine Maps

(13.09.2007)

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


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 >>>