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Video: Australier stirbt in Kurdistan im Kampf gegen den IS durch Landmine

(27.07.2015)

Ein Australier, der - wie immer mehr Menschen aus dem Westen - GEGEN den IS auf Seiten der kurdischen Kämpfer "Lyons of Rojava" kämpfte, starb an einer Landmine und hinterließ kurz davor ein Video für seine Familie. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Vier Kinder sterben bei Explosion einer Landmine

(25.07.2015)

Die Kinder hüteten nichts ahnend einige Tiere als die improvisierte Mine explodierte. Eine Woche zuvor waren vier Kinder durch eine Mine gestorben, die direkt vor einem Familienhaus verlegt worden war. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Minensuchhunde an libanesisches Mine Action Center übergeben

(21.07.2015)

Die Hunde wurden in Bosnien und Herzegowina dafür ausgebildet, mit ihrem Einsatz leben zu retten. Nach einem sechsmonatigen Spezialtraining sind sie nun bereit für ihr neues Leben im Libanon. Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: 2 Menschen sterben bei Minenexplosion

(21.07.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich im Norden der Provinz Kunduz. Sechs weitere Menschen wurden zum Teil schwer verletzt. Bisher ist nicht bekannt, wer die improvisierte Mine gelegt hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Elefanten haben gelernt, Minen zu vermeiden

(19.07.2015)

Unzählige Elefanten starben an Unfällen mit Minen. Doch mittlerweile sind die Todeszahlen extrem gesunken. Die Dickhäuter haben offensichtlich gelernt, Minen zu erschnüffeln und zu vermeiden. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Können Minendetektoren bald auch Plastik-Landminen finden?

(14.07.2015)

Ein ambitioniertes Forschungsprojekt soll innerhalb von drei Jahren eine neue Generation von Minendetektoren entwickeln: Erstmals sollen die Geräte in der Lage sein, Landminen ohne Metallanteil aufzuspüren. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Fünf Flüchtlinge der Krise sterben durch Landminen-Unfall

(09.07.2015)

Mindestens fünf Menschen starben und zahlreiche weitere wurden verletzt, als sie mit einem Lastwagen über eine Mine fuhren. Die ZivilistInnen wollten sich gerade Baumterial für ihre Notunterkünfte im Camp Alashid Afandi besorgen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Westsahara: Video über die Entminerin Miriam und ihr Team

(05.07.2015)

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


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 >>>


Support legislation to ban U.S. use of cluster bombs (USA)

(23.08.2007)

Cluster bombs consist of a canister designed to open in midair to disperse smaller bomblets. They are designed to kill every living creature within an area, often as large two to four football fields.  weiterlesen >>>


Frisbee or land mine? (Hungary)

(23.08.2007)

Two Swiss students on holiday played frisbee with an object they found on a beach unaware it was a live land mine. Lukas Aider, 20, and Christoph Kurz, 19, took a plunge in the Danube river in Budapest when they found the mine and began their potentially lethal game. weiterlesen >>>


Mine expert dies in Lebanon blast (Lebanon)

(23.08.2007)

A Lebanese mine clearance expert has been killed, and four people were injured, during operations to clear unexploded munitions in the country. They were all working for the British Mine Advisory Group in villages in the Nabatiyah region, southern Lebanon. It is estimated that Israel dropped more than a million cluster bombs during last year's war with Hezbollah, many of which have not detonated.  weiterlesen >>>


24 killed in new wave of violence in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(21.08.2007)

GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN- At least 24 people including two police officers were killed in clashes as fresh violence swept through insurgency-hit Afghanistan, officials said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Four officers after security forces vehicle hit landmine in N. Niger (Niger)

(21.08.2007)

Four security officers died while three others were injured Monday after a vehicle transporting them triggered a landmine planted by suspected rebels belonging to Nigerien movement for justice (MNJ), official sources said in Niamey Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi landmine survey completes phase (USA)

(21.08.2007)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has completed the first phase in a three-year survey of Iraq for landmines and other hazardous material.  weiterlesen >>>


Which minefield should we clear next? (Iraq)

(21.08.2007)

"So..." I panted, as I scrambled up the steep slope behind Fkry, "why are we clearing this minefield and not the other 800 or so near here?" Fkry paused and turned to face me, giving my aching legs a much-needed rest. "Have you seen what's at the bottom of the hill?" he asked.  weiterlesen >>>


Mogadishu district official's home attacked, landmine kills 2 (Somalia)

(21.08.2007)

MOGADISHU, Somalia Aug 21 (Garowe Online) - The home of a district commissioner in west Mogadishu was attacked Tuesday evening with grenades but no one inside was injured, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Somali Woman Killed and an Officer Wounded In a Rocket Attack in Mogadishu (Somalia)

(20.08.2007)

A Somali woman was killed and an officers was wounded in a rocket attack against post of the forces of the transitional Somali government in the capital Mogadishu. weiterlesen >>>


Dutzende Geschosse und Minen aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg zwischen Moskau und Sankt Petersburg entdeckt (Russland)

(20.08.2007)

In der Nacht zum heutigen Montag sind nahe der Autostrasse Moskau- Sankt Petersburg etwa 40 Geschosse und Minen und zwei Fliegerbomben aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg entdeckt worden. Darüber informierte der Pressesprecher der Hauptverwaltung für Inneres in St. Petersburg und im Gebiet Leningrad, Wjatscheslaw Steptschenko, in einer Live- Sendung des russischen Fernsehsenders "Westi". Nach seinen Worten gehe es um "alte, mit Rost bedeckte Munition".  weiterlesen >>>


2 militants, five soldiers among 19 killed in Pakistan (Pakistan)

(16.08.2007)

At least 19 people, including 12 pro-Taliban militants and five soldiers, were killed Thursday in separate attacks on military convoys and roadside blasts, in Pakistan's restive tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian envoy takes aim at U.N. disarmament body (Canada)

(16.08.2007)

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations-sponsored forum on disarmament is failing to do anything to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction or prevent an arms race in outer space, the Canadian envoy to the body said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Russians Leave Cesium and Landmines Behind in Georgia (Georgia)

(16.08.2007)

Georgian authorities reported yesterday that a source of radiation and abandoned mines were found at the former Russian military base in Akhalkalaki. Representative of the Georgian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Avtandil Meskhi stated that Georgian specialists discovered capsules of Cesium-137 in lead containers. Meskhi acknowledged that the capsules did not present a danger to the public, but nonetheless criticized the Russian military. "When they left the base several weeks ago, they said that the territory was completely free of radioactive material, but they didn't keep their promise," he noted.  weiterlesen >>>


At Least Seven Dead in Somalia Violence (Somalia)

(15.08.2007)

Witnesses in Somalia's capital say a landmine explosion has killed at least five government security personnel. weiterlesen >>>


Ecuador destroys 1,000 anti-personnel mines (Ecuador)

(14.08.2007)

The Ecuadoran government destroyed 1,000 anti-personnel mines Tuesday pursuant to the Ottawa Convention, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement weiterlesen >>>


Die perfekten Spürnasen für Landminen (Afrika)

(14.08.2007)

Bis heute bedrohen unentdeckte Landminen das Leben der afrikanischen Bevölkerung. Riesenhamsterratten können sie aufspüren, ohne sie auszulösen. Eine billigere und bessere Alternative gibt es nicht. Wer will, kann eine Ratte adoptieren - mit garantiertem Heldenstatus. weiterlesen >>>


219 Streubombenopfer im Libanon seit Waffenstillstand vor einem Jahr

(14.08.2007)

Seit dem Waffenstillstand im Libanon-Krieg vor einem Jahr, am 14. August 2006, wurden im Südlibanon 219 Zivilisten von Streubomben getötet oder verletzt. Die österreichische NGO "Austrian Aid for Mine Victims" (AAMV) hat in diesen Zusammenhang am Dienstag in einer Presseinformation Israel kritisiert. Das Land habe nach wie vor keine Daten über die Angriffsziele veröffentlicht, die die UNO verlangt hatte, um die Minensuche zu erleichtern. Der Südlibanon sei wegen der vielen nicht explodierten Sprengsätze weiter extrem gefährlich.  weiterlesen >>>


UN slams Israel over details of ordnance dropped on Lebanon

(14.08.2007)

BEIRUT - The UN mine clearance agency on Tuesday slammed Israel for failing to cooperate in providing data on the location of areas where it dropped cluster bombs during its war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish aircrafts used cluster bombs in bombarding several Kurdish villages (Turkey)

(14.08.2007)

Colonel Fahmi Sofi, 1st KRG guard division commander deputy in Zakho said that a cluster bomb exploded and a citizen was wounded as a result in a village to the north of Zakho district.  weiterlesen >>>


Al-Qaida militant ambush kills 5 U.S. soldiers in Iraq

(13.08.2007)

BAGHDAD - Al-Qaida militants holed up in a volatile southeastern Baghdad neighborhood were believed responsible for an ambush that killed five U.S. soldiers scouring the capital for bomb-building sites, a spokesman for U.S.-led forces said Sunday weiterlesen >>>


Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(13.08.2007)

The Rosomak - a Polish armoured vehicle hit a land mine in eastern Afghanistan, 40 kilometres from the military base in Sharan in the Paktika province. No Polish soldiers were injured although the blast severely damaged the vehicle.  weiterlesen >>>


Rights Group Says All Sides Guilty Of Abuses in Somalia Conflict (Somalia)

(13.08.2007)

NAIROBI, Kenya -- All sides in the Somali capital's ferocious fighting have committed serious abuses, with indiscriminate attacks on civilian neighborhoods and hospitals, a leading human-rights group said Monday. Mogadishu, one of the world's most violent cities, has been ravaged by fighting that pits Somali troops and their Ethiopian allies against insurgents who are trying to topple the fragile administration. weiterlesen >>>


Offenbar Waffenlager der ETA in Frankreich gefunden (Frankreich)

(13.08.2007)

Madrid. AP/baz. Die Polizei hat nach Angaben der spanischen Behörden in Südfrankreich ein mutmassliches Waffenlager der baskischen Untergrundorganisation ETA entdeckt. In einer angemieteten Garage in Biarritz fanden die französischen Sicherheitskräfte am Montag 40 Kilogramm Sprengstoff, zwei einsatzbereite Minen und 150 Zünder. weiterlesen >>>


Minen-Detektor mit Nagezähnen (Mosambik)

(13.08.2007)

In Afrika sind Riesenhamsterratten kleine Helden. Die etwa zwei Kilogramm schweren Nager spüren in Mosambik Landminen auf. Bart Weetjens von der belgischen Organisation Apopo ist ihr Trainer. Während er anfangs noch Spott erntete, haben sich mittlerweile elf afrikanische Staaten zu der Methode bekannt. weiterlesen >>>


Milliyet: Mine explosion injures 12 troops in southeastern Turkey (Turkey)

(13.08.2007)

Siirt. 12 troops were injured as a road mine set by terrorists of the Kurdish Workers Party /PKK/, exploded in the district of Eruh in Siirt Province /southeastern Turkey/, the online edition of the Turkish Milliyet writes. weiterlesen >>>


UN condemns murder of journalists in Somalia (Somalia)

(13.08.2007)

NAIROBI, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- A United Nations humanitarian envoy for Somalia on Monday condemned the killing of two prominent journalists and harassment of the media in the war-ravaged Horn of African nation.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon villagers slowly rebuilding lives a year after war (Lebanon)

(13.08.2007)

FRUN, LEBANON: It has been a year since Rasmiyeh Mokdad's home was levelled by Israeli warplanes. And it has been a year she has desperately waited to see it rebuilt.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills Somalia media boss (Somalia)

(13.08.2007)

MOGADISHU, Aug 11 (Reuters) - A landmine exploded under a vehicle carrying journalists from the funeral of a murdered colleague in Mogadishu on Saturday, killing the co-owner of HornAfrik media house Ali Iman Shamarke, witnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


Tödliche Reste eines kurzen Krieges (Libanon)

(13.08.2007)

Ein Jahr nach Ende des Libanonkrieges gibt es im Süden des Landes immer noch neue Opfer. Seit Kriegsende mussten 200 Menschen Gliedmaßen amputiert werden, weil sie auf übriggebliebene Sprengsätze getreten waren. Prothesen sind inzwischen Mangelware. weiterlesen >>>


Drei Brüder sterben in Ägypten beim Spielen mit Landmine (Ägypten)

(13.08.2007)

El Arish/Ägypten (AP) Beim Spielen mit einer Landmine sind in Ägypten drei Brüder ums Leben gekommen. Die Jugendlichen hätten Steine auf den Sprengsatz geworfen, der daraufhin explodiert sei, teilten die Behörden am Sonntag mit.  weiterlesen >>>


War-era shell kills three in Vietnam (Vietnam)

(13.08.2007)

Hanoi - Three construction workers were killed and another injured when an old artillery shell exploded at a construction site in southern Vietnam, police said Tuesday. The explosion occurred as the workers tried to saw into the shell and instantly killed Huynh Thanh Hung, 18, and Le Thanh Tam, 46, on Sunday night at a construction site in Tien Giang province, 100 kilometres south of Ho Chi Minh City. Le Van Sang, 53, died en route to hospital .  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE mortar fire kills 65 year old civilian and injures two and a half year old child (Sri Lanka)

(13.08.2007)

WELIOYA: This is not the first instance that LTTE terrorists have targeted the innocent "purana" villagers who have lived for generations in the Athawetunuwewa area with mortar and small arms fire. On 28th May the LTTE attempted to attack some Troops with small arms fire which was repulsed successfully. Again on 31st May 2007, the LTTE indiscriminately fired mortars targeting Athawetunuwewa area twice and two females who were admitted to Hospital with serious injuries. Yesterday , Saturday (11), around 12.10 pm LTTE terrorists were also seen preparing to lay anti ' personnel mines in the Nilpokunuwewa area only 300 meters away from the Athawetunuwewa area.  weiterlesen >>>


Three brothers killed by landmine (Egypt)

(13.08.2007)

ISMAILYA, Egypt - Three young Egyptian brothers were killed in the north of the country by a mine left over from the Arab-Israeli wars, a security source told AFP. Mohammad Hassan Gharib, 15, Gharib, 13, and Abdullah, 11, died instantly when they began playing with an anti-personnel mine they had found half-buried in the sand near the city of Ismailya, on the Suez Canal, the source said. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Explosions Kill Two in North Mogadishu (Somalia)

(13.08.2007)

Mogadishu: Several bomb explosions that rocked Mogadishu's north neighborhoods reportedly killed two civilians and wounded 4 other on Monday. Witnesses said the blasts took place around the children's hospital, SOS. Residents in the area said the blasts were sparked by landmines and grenades targeting government soldiers there. Automatic gunshots could also be heard. weiterlesen >>>


Bullock ends days in minefield on a Friday evening (Uruguay)

(13.08.2007)

One could be excused for thinking that the Joint Services Explosive Ordnance (JSEOD) team would be winding down at the end of a busy week - wrong. A bullock wandering into a minefield near Clam Shell Point and consequently being blown up by a landmine was to cause some extra hours for the team. weiterlesen >>>


CMC press release: 12 months of suffering from cluster bombs in Lebanon, but momentum grows for international ban (Lebanon/world)

(13.08.2007)

Thousands of civilians remain at risk from Israeli cluster munitions used one year ago, but in the space of a year civil society and states have made major progress towards a new international treaty banning the weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Quagmire Iraq: Civilian Deaths, Refugee Count Staggering (Iraq)

(12.08.2007)

SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- Second in a three-part series Few Iraqis could have viewed America as savior when we invaded in the spring of 2003. The United States and Britain, at that point, had been bombing Iraq roughly every three days for 12 years. Also, economic sanctions enforced by Clinton (since Bush-the-First overlooked toppling Hussein) had so devastated civilian life that the United Nations believes 500,000 Iraqi children perished for lack of medicine. Still, we marvel at our lack of military "progress" after four and a half years of fighting and flailing. We must ask why things are going so rottenly in Iraq. We examine the Global Policy Forum's recent white paper, "War and Occupation in Iraq," which can be found at www.globalpolicy.org/ security/issues/iraq. weiterlesen >>>


South Ossetia: Georgian troops plant landmines and launch grenades at peacekeepers and civilians, destroy property (Ossetia)

(12.08.2007)

A peacekeeping post of the South Ossetian side to the Joint Peacekeeping Forces (JPF) in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone was attacked by fire. The fire was held from a Georgian post near Dvani Village from automatic grenade launcher AGS-17. Under the grenade fire also happened to be working harvesting combines from Mugut Village of South Ossetia's Znaur Region. weiterlesen >>>


3 naxals hurt in encounter (India)

(12.08.2007)

GADCHIROLI: Three naxals were injured in an exchange of fire with the police in Gadchiroli district on Wednesday evening, police sources said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Maputo (Mozambique)

(12.08.2007)

The campaign to remove land mines planted during the 16 year war of destabilization in Mozambique is still far from completed, and thus the country cannot be declared a mine free zone by March 2009 as determined by the United Nations' Ottawa Convention weiterlesen >>>


STF sergeant loses leg in Ampaa'rai (Sri Lanka)

(10.08.2007)

A Special Task Force (STF) sergeant's leg was severely injured when he stepped on a pressure mine in Kagnchikudichchaa'ru area in Amparai district, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Surgeons at the Colombo National Hospital had to amputate Mr Herath's leg, Police sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur Foot now for 700 Pakistani quake victims (Pakistan)

(09.08.2007)

Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) The famous Jaipur Foot will soon help many Pakistani amputees lead a normal life. A team of 16 skilled Indian technicians, mostly handicapped, will visit Pakistan this month to provide prosthetics to almost 700 people who lost their legs in the 2005 earthquake. weiterlesen >>>


Der Mythos von den Spür-Bienen (Kroatien/Deutschland)

(09.08.2007)

Forschung: Warum die Insekten bei der Minensuche nicht hilfreich sind. weiterlesen >>>


More & More LTTE's Hidden Weapons Uncovered (Sri Lanka)

(09.08.2007)

WANNI & EAST: TROOPS conducting further searches in THOPPIGALA and surrounding areas on Thursday (9) recovered one claymore mine, one anti tank mine, two anti personnel mines, two T-56 weapons, three torpedoes and three partly-burnt T-56 weapons from the general area of NARAKAMULLA. weiterlesen >>>


Commemoration of Ljubotenski Bacila landmine anniversary (Macedonia)

(09.08.2007)

The commemoration of the 6th anniversary of Ljubotenski Bacila land mine attack that claimed the lives of eight reservists of the Macedonian Army (ARM) will take place in Skopje on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


UN envoy tours Sri Lanka amidst clashes (Sri Lanka)

(08.08.2007)

COLOMBO, Aug 8, 2007 (AFP) - Six people have been killed in clashes across Sri Lanka's embattled regions as a top UN relief envoy visited, officials and rebels said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


US expert speaks out against cluster bombs at conference (USA)

(08.08.2007)

BEIRUT: A US expert on cluster bombs said Tuesday that out of the four million cluster bomblets dropped in Lebanon by Israel during last year's war, 1.2 million bomblets are still unexploded. Franklin Lamb of the Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace Association said Tuesday during a ceremony held to support the Lebanese victims of cluster bombs, that of the four million cluster bombs dropped in southern Lebanon, Beirut's Southern Suburbs and the Bekaa Valley, 1.2 million still constitute a serious threat to civilians.  weiterlesen >>>