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Kolumbien: Reparatur von gesprengtem Hochspannungsmast durch Gefahr von Landminen verzögert

(01.06.2015)

Vermutlich hatten Kämpfer der FARC den Hochspannungsmast zerstört, wodurch 360.000 Menschen nun ohne Strom sind. Bevor nicht endgültig geklärt ist, ob Minen verlegt wurden, kann aber nicht mit der Reparatur begonnen werden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Iran: Schäfer stirbt nach Unfall mit Landmine

(31.05.2015)

Der Mann war ander Grenze zum Irak auf eine Mine aus dem iranisch-irakischen Krieg der Achtziger Jahre getreten. Bis zu 16 Millionen Minen könnten noch immer in der Erde auf ihre Opfer lauern (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Drei UN-Blauhelme durch Mine verletzt

(30.05.2015)

Das Fahrzeug der drei Blauhelme fuhr am vergangenen Dienstag im Norden Malis über eine Mine. Diese explodierte, tötete aber zum Glück keinen der Mitreisenden. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südafrika ratifziert Streubombenkonvention

(29.05.2015)

Südafrika hat am vergangengen Donnerstag als 92er Staat die Ratifizierungsunterlagen bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York eingereicht. Die Konvention tritt am 1. November 2015 in Kraft. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kobane: Stadt voller Trümmer und Blindgänger - Aktueller Bericht von Handicap International

(27.05.2015)

Laut einem Bericht von Handicap International wurden 80 Prozent der Stadt zerstört. Selten haben die Teams der Organisation eine solche Kontaminierung mit explosiven Waffen gesehen. weiterlesen >>>


Fotograf tritt auf Mine - und macht sofort Fotos

(26.05.2015)

Als Joao Silver 2010 mit US Truppen in Afghanistan unterwegs war, trat er auf eine Landmine. Direkt danach tat er das, was er schon seit Jahren tat: Fotos schießen.  weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria: Boko Haram verlegt Minen an Grenze zu Kamerun

(24.05.2015)

Laut offiziellen Aussagen vermint Boko Haram die Grenze Nigerias zu Kamerun, um die kamerunische Armee dabei zu hindern, die Grenzregion zu sichern. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


UNMAS Online Training zum Schutz vor Landminen und explosiven Kriegsresten

(18.05.2015)

Die UN Anti-Minen-Organisation UNMAS hat ein Online Sicherheitstraining gegen Landminen und explosive Kriegsreste entwickelt, das Unfällen mit diesen Waffen vorbeugen soll. (Auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Army officer, terrorists killed in Algeria (Algeria)

(08.08.2007)

An Algerian army officer was killed and several others wounded by landmines placed by terrorists in Tlemcen, El Khabar reported Wednesday (August 8th). The incident occurred during an anti-terror security operation in Tebessa and Khenchla provinces. The paper quoted security sources as saying that the terrorist groups operating in Kabylia and the Eastern regions have smuggled huge quantities of mines into the country. Earlier, security services seized more than 2,500 anti-personnel mines in Maghnia, destined for Kabylia.  weiterlesen >>>


The new mine hunters (Croatia)

(08.08.2007)

Swarms of honey bees buzz over Croatian meadows in an experimental hunt for explosives, making them new recruits in authorities' efforts to clear away thousands of potentially deadly landmines. Researchers have been carrying out tests to see how well the bees can detect the scent of explosives, a project that in turn could help rid Croatia of the estimated 250,000 mines left from the bloody 1991-1995 Serbo-Croatian war. weiterlesen >>>


Kroatien: Honigbienen sollen nach Landminen suchen (Kroatien)

(08.08.2007)

Wenn Bienen über Kroatiens Wiesen schwärmen, dann haben einige von ihnen eine besondere Mission: Sie sollen nicht nur Blütenstaub transportieren, sondern auch möglicherweise tödliche Landminen aufspüren. weiterlesen >>>


UN Food Agency to Help Lebanese Farmers (Lebanon)

(08.08.2007)

ROME - A U.N. food agency will launch a $3.3 million program to help families in southern Lebanon restart farming disrupted by last year's fighting and the danger of unexploded bombs, the agency said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Somali civilians suffering as insurgency escalates in Mogadishu (Somalia)

(08.08.2007)

MOGADISHU, Somalia: Mohamed Hussein heard the grenade explode and he froze. ussein, 39, knew what was coming next, because he has been through it before: gunfire coming from every direction as soldiers frantically tried to kill the person who had thrown the weapon. weiterlesen >>>


Women in the Frontline for Clearing Cluster Bombs (Lebanon)

(08.08.2007)

TYRE, Lebanon, Aug 8 (IPS) - "Mine action is a male dominated sector, but it doesn't have to be," declares Christina Bennike, the dynamic head of Danish charity Dan Church Aid (DCA) in south Lebanon. "I really felt it would be important to address this from the beginning, then it would be natural instead of something different or unique." weiterlesen >>>


Where August 15 only ignites fear, sorrow (India)

(08.08.2007)

Middle-aged Ajit Saikia and his wife Tarulata are visibly disturbed hearing the police brass band rehearsing for Independence Day. It might sound odd but the couple wants to forget the day India attained freedom weiterlesen >>>


Kunst, die schockt und wachrüttelt (Deutschland)

(08.08.2007)

Der Maschener Künstler Dietbert Riegamer sammelt auf seine ganz eigene Weise Unterschriften für die weltweite Ächtung von Landminen. weiterlesen >>>


Minen in Moçambique werden erst nach 2009 geräumt sein (Mocambique)

(08.08.2007)

Johannesburg/Maputo. DPA/baz. Knapp 15 Jahre nach Konfliktende gibt es im einstigen Bürgerkriegsland Moçambique noch immer zahlreiche verminte Gebiete. Die Räumung der im Erdreich verborgenen Sprengkörper sei zeitintensiv und werde daher erst nach 2009 abgeschlossen sein, sagte der Chef der Minenräum-Kampagne, Aurelio Mavie, am Mittwoch im nationalen Rundfunk anlässlich der Übergabe eines geräumten Abschnittes in der Marracuene-Region. weiterlesen >>>


Kroatien: Honigbienen sollen nach Landminen suchen (Kroatien)

(08.08.2007)

Wenn Bienen über Kroatiens Wiesen schwärmen, dann haben einige von ihnen eine besondere Mission: Sie sollen nicht nur Blütenstaub transportieren, sondern auch möglicherweise tödliche Landminen aufspüren. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine deadline won't be met (Mozambique)

(08.08.2007)

Mozambique will not meet the United Nations deadline to be free of landmines by the year 2009.  weiterlesen >>>


Magical mystery tour: Project brings an outlandish bus and a mobile movie theater to an outdoor square near you (Lebanon)

(07.08.2007)

TIBNEEN, Lebanon: As the sun set on a recent, balmy evening in Tibneen, a small village southwest of the Lebanese city of Tyre, a crowd of around 100 residents drifted toward a grid of white plastic chairs arranged in the outdoor courtyard of a municipal high school. Young, old and every age in between, the audience took advantage of the social setting as some chattered and laughed. Others remained silent, their eyes fixed on a cartoon flickering across a mobile movie screen set up in the square.  weiterlesen >>>


Entwicklungsdienst-Helfer bleiben in Afghanistan

(07.08.2007)

Bonn. Der Deutsche Entwicklungsdienst (DED) wird trotz der verschlechterter Sicherheitslage sein Engagement mit derzeit 80 Fachkräften in Afghanistan nicht verringern, sondern ausbauen. "Wir leisten in Afghanistan eine schwierige, aber notwendige Arbeit", sagte DED-Geschäftsführer Jürgen Wilhelm. "Wir fahren damit fort, solange es für die Sicherheit unserer Mitarbeiter noch vertretbar ist." Am Montag waren drei entführte Minenräumer des afghanischen Projektpartners von Medico International, Mine Detection and Dog Center, erschossen aufgefunden worden. weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: Killing of de-miners suggests change in Taliban tactics

(07.08.2007)

KABUL, 7 August 2007 (IRIN) - The bullet-riddled bodies of three de-miners shot dead on 5 July in Panjwai District in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar were brought to Kabul on a UN flight on 7 August, officials told IRIN. Abdul Hassib, Mirwais and Meva Gul, who had been working for Mine Detection and Dog Centre (MDC), were abducted on 4 August and reportedly sentenced to death by a Taliban court.  weiterlesen >>>


Türkei und Irak sprechen über PKK (Türkei)

(07.08.2007)

Der irakische Ministerpräsident Nuri al-Maliki ist am Dienstag zu Gesprächen über den Kampf gegen kurdische Separatisten in der Türkei eingetroffen. Die türkische Regierung von Ministerpräsident Tayyip Erdogan drängt das Nachbarland seit langem, gegen die vom Nordirak agierende Kurdische Arbeiterpartei PKK vorzugehen. Bei der Explosion einer ferngesteuerten Mine  weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumer von medico-Partnerorganisation in Afghanistan ermordet

(06.08.2007)

medico international sieht weitreichende Folgen für Entminungsprojekte weiterlesen >>>


Drei entführte Minenräumer ermordet (Afghanistan)

(06.08.2007)

Zwei Tage nach der Entführung von drei Minenräumern in der südafghanischen Provinz Kandahar sind die Leichen der Männer gefunden worden. weiterlesen >>>


Austcare calls for cluster bombs treaty (Australia)

(06.08.2007)

Aid organisation Austcare has launched a campaign to encourage both sides of politics to support a global ban on cluster munitions. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF: "Willkürliches Töten von Kindern" - Massenflucht aus Mogadischu (Somalia)

(05.08.2007)

20 Kinder im letzten Monat getötet - Aufruf an Konfliktparteien, Zivilisten und vor allem Kinder zu schonen - Bedrohung auch durch Landminen - "Alarmierende Nahrungsmittelknappheit" weiterlesen >>>