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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 >>>


Gaza: „Wir müssen die Bürger vor explosiven Kriegsresten schützen“

(01.07.2015)

Interview mit Guillaume Zerr von Handicap International über die Bedrohung durch explosive Kriegsreste ein Jahr nach dem militärischen Konflikt zwischen Israel und Palästina. weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Saddam ist weg - doch seine Minen bleiben.

(01.07.2015)

Kurdische Entminer arbeiten daran, dem sinnlosen Töten und Verstümmeln dieser stillen, im Verborgenen wartenden Waffen, ein Ende zu setzen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Junge stirbt bei Streubombenunfall

(28.06.2015)

2006 hatte Israel etwa 4 Milionen Submunitionen über dem Libanon abgeworfen. Viele blieben als Blindgänger liegen. Einem syrischen Jungen wurde das nun zum Vergängnis - er starb. Drei weitere Menschen wurden verletzt. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea: Endlich werden Minenopfer entschädigt

(25.06.2015)

Seit über 60 Jahren sind die Grenzen zu Nordkorea vermint - über 1000 Minenopfer gab es seit dem auf der südkoreanischen Seite. Eine Entschädigung durften Sie bisher nicht erwarten. Ein neues Gesetz ändert das nun endlich. (Auf Englisch) 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 >>>


Girl 'raised from dead' after Israeli air strike (Lebanon)

(05.08.2007)

BAZURIYE: One year ago, Dalia Hussein was just an ordinary little girl in southern Lebanon. She worked hard at school and showed a particular talent for maths. But then Israel bombed her home and her family feared the worst - until a miraculous stroke of luck saw her "raised" from the dead weiterlesen >>>


That Israel should hear, too (Israel)

(05.08.2007)

Saudi Arabia is but one of the nations mentioned as recipients of U.S. arms deals. Israel stands to gain $30 billion in U.S. military aid. weiterlesen >>>


Brände um Kulturerbe-Stadt Dubrovnik unter Kontrolle (Kroatien)

(05.08.2007)

Zagreb. SDA/RTD/baz. Eine 15 Kilometer lange Flammenfront, die seit Samstag die historische kroatische Adriastadt Dubrovnik bedroht, ist am Montagmorgen weitgehend unter Kontrolle gebracht worden. Da sich der Wind abschwächte, konnten wieder Löschflugzeuge starten. weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Schlechte Bedingungen für Minenräumer

(02.08.2007)

Etwa eine Million Landminen gibt es Schätzungen zufolge noch immer in Bosnien. Sie werden in mühevoller Arbeit entschärft ' zwar mit internationaler Hilfe, doch oft von schlecht bezahlten Minenräumern ohne Absicherung. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills four soldiers in northern Niger

(02.08.2007)

NIAMEY, July 31 (Reuters) - Four soldiers were killed in Niger on Tuesday when their vehicle hit a landmine while escorting a civilian convoy through a zone where Tuareg-led rebels operate, the government said.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli army delays Lebanon cluster bomb report (Israel)

(02.08.2007)

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army said on Thursday it was delaying the release of an internal report on its use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli army delays Lebanon cluster bomb report (Israel)

(02.08.2007)

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army said on Thursday it was delaying the release of an internal report on its use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Neun Tote bei Gefechten mit Kurden (Türkei)

(02.08.2007)

Im Osten der Türkei haben sich türkische Regierungstruppen schwere Gefechte geliefert mit den kurdischen Rebellen der verbotenen PKK-Partei. Insgesamt sind seit Beginn des Jahres bereits 80 Soldaten in dem Konflikt ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


US should ban bomblets and get on the right side of history

(02.08.2007)

new york - A clumsy person shoots himself in the foot; a foolish person, having shot himself in the foot, then shoots his other foot to make them look the same. weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung - Libanon - Gefahr durch Streumunition bleibt

(31.07.2007)

Bundesministerin Wieczorek-Zeul besucht UNO-Räumprojekt in Nabatiyeh (Libanon) und bekräftigt Verbotsforderung für Streumunition weiterlesen >>>


Old explosive device kills four Afghan minors (AFGHANISTAN)

(30.07.2007)

Four minors were perished when an old explosive device went off in Aryub Zazai district of the southeastern Paktia province.  weiterlesen >>>


FEATURE-Desert rebellion buffets north Niger's economy (Niger)

(30.07.2007)

Vittorio Gioni should be readying his hotels and restaurants for an influx of Europeans seeking adventure in the Sahara when the tourist season starts in October. Instead, after more than 35 years in northern Niger's remote oasis town of Iferouane, the 69-year-old has put most of his staff on indefinite leave and returned to the capital Niamey, more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away in the south. An uprising led by nomadic Tuareg rebels, who have raided army posts and mining targets in a five-month-old campaign against the government, has turned northern Niger into a military zone.  weiterlesen >>>


Bié Province Has 403 Areas Possibly With Landmines (Angola)

(30.07.2007)

Angola's central Bie Province has 403 areas suspected of having landmines, on Saturday said the co-ordinator of the Inter-provincial Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Aid, Antonio Gomes Gonçalves.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei Kinder bei Explosion von Landmine in Vietnam getötet (Vietnam)

(30.07.2007)

Hanoi (AP) Bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Norden Vietnams sind drei Kinder getötet worden. Sechs weitere wurden nach Berichten der staatlichen Zeitung «Tuoi Tre» vom Sonntag verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


17 soldiers killed in North Waziristan, five militants gunned down Mirali (Pakistan)

(30.07.2007)

MIRANSHAH: 17 army soldiers were killed and 11 sustained injuries near Miranshah the headquarter of North Waziristan while 5 militants were also killed in a gun battle in Mirali. According to political administration of Miran Shah, the army caravan was ambushed in area of Madakhel near Afghan border when it was on its way to Miranshah from Lowara Mandi area.  weiterlesen >>>


Croatian training bees to help clear landmines (Croatia)

(30.07.2007)

A Croatian apiarist is training his bees to find landmines. Nikola Kezic is teaching honey bees to associate the smell of TNT with food so they can help locate some of the 240,000 landmines left over from the country's 1991-95 war of secession from federal Yugoslavia.  weiterlesen >>>


HRW: Colombia has most landmine victims (Columbia)

(30.07.2007)

BOGOTA, Colombia, July 26 (UPI) - Colombia has become the number one country for landmine victims, with more than 1,000 killed last year, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Französischer Soldat im Libanon von Streumunition getötet: Die Notwendigkeit eines völligen Verbots dieser Waffen wird erneut auf dramatische Weise deutlich (Libanon)

(30.07.2007)

Am Mittwoch kam ein französischer Soldat der Beobachtermission der UNO im Libanon (UNFIL) im Süden des Landes durch die Explosion einer Streumunition ums Leben. Dieser Unfall, der sich in einem Land ereignete, das sehr stark mit Streumunitionen verseucht ist, verdeutlicht erneut und auf dramatische Weise, wie gefährlich diese Waffen sind. Die Unglücksfälle zeigen, wie dringend sich die Staaten auf ein Totalverbot von Streumunitionen einigen müssen - doch der Prozess steckt noch mitten in den Verhandlungen. Handicap International und die Kampfmittelräumer, die vor Ort arbeiten, sind von dieser Tragödie sehr betroffen und sprechen der Familie des Opfers ihr aufrichtiges Beileid aus.  weiterlesen >>>


Work Intensifies to Clear Angola's Landmines (ANGOLA)

(30.07.2007)

The world recently marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris. The late princess was a leading advocate against landmines, which kill and maim thousands of people every year. Shortly before her death, she visited Angola - one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from Huambo, central Angola, that five years after the end of the Angolan civil war, efforts are intensifying to clear the mines which hinder reconstruction and threaten displaced people returning home.  weiterlesen >>>


14 cops among 36 perished in Pakistan explosions (PAKISTAN)

(30.07.2007)

ISLAMABAD, July 19 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Violence continued unabated in the neighbouring Pakistan as a suicide attack and a landmine blast killed 14 policemen and 22 civilians in Hangu, (NWFP) and Hub (Balochistan) on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: Taliban plant hundreds of mines in Helmand Province (AFGHANISTAN)

(30.07.2007)

Haji Sharrif, 54, a tribal elder in war-torn Sangeen District of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, laments being unable to attend a funeral in his native village of Hasanadab. "There are numerous mines laid everywhere on the way to Hasanabad," Sharrif told IRIN on 24 July.  weiterlesen >>>


Rats and cats work together to sniff out Colombian landmines (Colombia)

(30.07.2007)

Who says Tom and Jerry can't be friends? For the past year, a special Colombian police unit has been locking rats in cages with cats as part of a project to train the rodents to sniff out the more than 100,000 landmines planted mostly by leftist rebels across this conflict-wracked Andean country.  weiterlesen >>>


Appropriations Bill may restrict cluster bomb exports (United States)

(30.07.2007)

WASHINGTON, Jul. 20, 2007 (IPS/GIN) -- The use of cluster bombs worldwide may drop significantly if Congress passes an appropriations bill containing a provision that would effectively ban U.S. export of the deadly weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Civilians killed, NATO soldiers injured in suicide attack (AFGHANISTAN)

(30.07.2007)

Two civilians were killed and four NATO soldiers injured in a suicide attack at a military convoy in Sangin district of the southern Helmand province on Friday. Brig. Gen. Muhammad Hussain Andiwal, police chief of the province, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomber detonated his explosive-packed jeep in the market area. A NATO vehicle was also damaged in the attack, said the police chief, who added body of the bomber was charred beyond recognition.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines, IEDs most favoured terror weapons in J-K (India)

(25.07.2007)

Jammu, Jul 24 (PTI) Improvised explosive Device (IED), grenades and landmines have emerged as the militants most suitable weapons to kill people and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly security forces during 17-year long militancy. Over ten thousand lives have been lost by grenades, IEDs and landmines since 1990.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Peacekeeper Killed in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(25.07.2007)

A French peacekeeper working on a U.N. demining team was killed Wednesday when an unexploded shell from last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah blew up as he was trying to clear it, a U.N. official said. weiterlesen >>>


PME tightens up investment criteria

(25.07.2007)

PME, the Dutch metal and electro-technical engineering sector fund, has exclusively revealed details of its new stricter investment criteria to Global Pensions. weiterlesen >>>


DISARMAMENT: Will U.S. Finally End Cluster Bomb Exports?

(25.07.2007)

At the end of June, a few members of the U.S. Congress made a discreet move to limit this country's exports of cluster bombs, a weapon that has been used around the world since the Second World War to devastating humanitarian consequences. weiterlesen >>>


Groups call on U.S. to press Israel on cluster data

(25.07.2007)

Thirty-three organizations are calling on the U.S. to obtain site information on Israel's cluster bomb strikes against Lebanon last summer.  weiterlesen >>>


Government Pressured to Clear Land Mines (Turkey)

(25.07.2007)

Initiative for a Mine-free Turkey says at least 39 people died last year because of land mines and abandoned ammunition. "Government should implement the Ottawa Treaty and clear all 1 million land mines on ground by 2014", the rights organization said.  weiterlesen >>>


Panzermine in Müllsortieranlage in Siegen entdeckt (Deutschland)

(25.07.2007)

Einen Tag nach dem Fund einer Panzermine in einer Müllsortieranlage in Siegen hat die Polizei noch keinen Hinweis darauf, wie der Sprengkörper auf die Anlage gelangte. Die Mine russischer Herkunft sei am Freitag vom Personal der Müllsortieranlage entdeckt worden und habe für helle Aufregung gesorgt, teilte ein Polizeisprecher am Samstag mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Erster «Digger D-2» verkauft (Schweiz)

(24.07.2007)

Ingenieure aus dem Berner Jura haben ein erstes Exemplar ihrer Minenräumungs-Maschine «Digger D-2» verkauft. Das gepanzerte Gefährt wird im Sudan eingesetzt. weiterlesen >>>


Will US Finally End Cluster Bomb Exports? (USA)

(24.07.2007)

At the end of June, a few members of the US Congress made a discreet move to limit this country's exports of cluster bombs, a weapon that has been used around the world since the Second World War to devastating humanitarian consequences.  weiterlesen >>>


The cluster bombs do not care for cease fire (Lebanon)

(24.07.2007)

On its first anniversary, the Second Lebanon War appears to not only be failed and redundant, but also particularly dirty. Both sides have commited war crimes against defendless civilians, but a new Israeli record has been broken during the last four days of the war: Among the thousands of misciles and bombs dropped on Lebanon on a daily basis, cluster bombs were also used. According to the UN Center for the Coordination of Demining in South Lebanon, 90% of all cluster bombs discharged by the IDF were fired or dropped in the last 72 hours of the war. At that time the cease fire was already on its way. weiterlesen >>>


Commercials to warn children of danger of unexploded ordnance (Lebanon)

(24.07.2007)

Two animation television spots, produced by Save the Children, Sweden, and which will soon hit local television channels, will help South Lebanon's children stay away of millions of unexploded ordnances dropped by Israel. Children between the ages of 13 and 18 constitute the majority of dead and wounded. Six children have been killed and 68 injured since the end of last summer's war, according to the national demining office.  weiterlesen >>>


Winning the fight against inanimate killers

(24.07.2007)

Good news may seem relatively rare these days amid the conflicts, droughts, floods and general mayhem, so it's nice to find a set of campaigners who believe they are winning their battles.  weiterlesen >>>


Easter Cluster-Bomb Hunt in Front Of White House (USA)

(24.07.2007)

In honor of the traditional White House Easter egg hunt that takes place the Monday after Easter, peace and human rights activists held a cluster-bomb hunt at Lafayette Park across the street from the president's residence.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bomb kills six Afghan policemen (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.07.2007)

Six police personnel, including an officer, were killed in a landmine explosion in the southeastern Khost province on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Information to the media: Landmine or improvised explosive device?

(18.07.2007)

Recently, media have cited landmines rather than improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the cause of certain incidents that have resulted in death or injury. The misuse of terminology leads to confusion and, at its worst, incorrect reporting. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban killed; man crushed to death by ISAF vehicle (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.07.2007)

A local, hit by an ISAF vehicle in the southeastern Paktika province, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three ANA soldiers killed in landmine blasts (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.07.2007)

As many as three ANA soldiers have been killed and 13 more, including a commander, injured in separate incidents in Paktika and Helmand provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


Türkei nimmt nach Angriff Norden Iraks unter Beschuss (Irak)

(18.07.2007)

Die türkische Armee hat nach Angaben eines Kurdenvertreters Stellungen kurdischer Rebellen im Norden Iraks unter Beschuss genommen. Es habe dabei keine Opfer gegeben, hiess es am Donnerstag zum Angriff vom Vortag. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 7 road construction workers (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.07.2007)

Seven road construction workers were perished and three more injured in a landmine explosion while a former district chief was gunned down by armed men in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Swiss call time on Lebanon relief operations (Lebanon)

(18.07.2007)

Switzerland is ending its emergency relief operations in Lebanon a year after fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants left hundreds dead and a million homeless. weiterlesen >>>


Amnesty International Condemns the Lack of Accountability for War Crimes Committed During the Hezbollah and Israel Conflict; Today Marks the One Year Anniversary of the 34-Day War (ISRAEL/LEBANON)

(18.07.2007)

A year on from the start of the 34-day war between Hezbollah and Israel, Amnesty International today condemned the complete absence of any steps in the two countries affected or internationally to prosecute those responsible for war crimes and other grave violations committed during last summer's conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


14 Taliban-Kämpfer und drei Soldaten in Afghanistan getötet (Afghanistan)

(17.07.2007)

Kabul. DPA/baz. Bei Gefechten in der südafghanischen Provinz Kandahar sind mindestens 14 Taliban-Kämpfer getötet worden. Provinz- Polizeichef Sayed Agha Saqib sagte, sechs Leichen von radikal-islamischen Aufständischen seien nach dem Angriff der afghanischen und der NATO-Soldaten am Dienstag im Bezirk Zherai gefunden worden. Unter den Toten der mehrstündigen Kämpfe sei auch ein Bezirkskommandeur der Taliban. Bereits am Vortag seien bei Gefechten in Zherai acht Rebellen getötet worden. Soldaten seien bei den Operationen nicht ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Two Turkish soldiers killed in land mine blast (Turkey)

(17.07.2007)

Two other soldiers died lost their lives in a clash with terrorists in the south eastern province of Sirnak Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Two children injured in landmine explosion in central Gaza strip (Palestinian Authority)

(17.07.2007)

Two children were injured, Tuesday night, when a landmine exploded near their home in the central Gaza strip, Palestinian sources reported. The landmine was left near a Palestinian police station during Hamas-Fatah infighting in the Gaza strip.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster munitions manufacturers should be tried, says expert

(17.07.2007)

PETALING JAYA: The International Criminal Court should try cluster munitions manufacturers like Textron which produces cluster weapons for the military, said an expert Rae McGrath.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs still deadly 10 years after Tajik war (Tajikistan)

(16.07.2007)

KHOST, Tajikistan (Reuters) - Every spring meltwater dislodges bomblets in the mountains and sends them down steep gulleys towards inhabited areas. weiterlesen >>>


Militants kill 45 in Pakistan (Pakistan)

(16.07.2007)

At least 45 people, including 26 security personnel, were killed on Sunday in two suicide bombings, as Islamic militants intensified attacks on forces in North-West Frontier Province in a backlash against military action at Islamabad mosque, reports DPA from Islamabad.  weiterlesen >>>


China clearing landmines on Sino-Vietnamese Border (China)

(16.07.2007)

His heart pounded as rivulets of sweat trickled down his face in the semi-desert heat. Wei Lianhai's hands, moist with perspiration, snipped the wire of a landmine laid in the Friendship Pass area, on the border between China and Vietnam.  weiterlesen >>>


Ein Jahr nach dem Libanon-Krieg: Kriegsverbrechen bislang ungesühnt (Libanon)

(16.07.2007)

Ein Jahr nach Beginn des Libanon-Krieges haben Menschenrechtler die Nichtverfolgung möglicher Kriegsverbrechen kritisiert. Die Organisationen Humans Rights Watch und amnesty international erklärten, sowohl von der israelischen Armee als auch von der islamistischen Hisbollah-Miliz seien Kriegsverbrechen begangenen worden, die bislang nicht geahndet worden seien. Auf beiden Seiten gebe es keine Untersuchungen, also müsse "die internationale Gemeinschaft einschreiten", forderte die Nahost-Direktorin von Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson. weiterlesen >>>


Eine Serie von Attentaten in den nordwestlichen Grenzprovinzen Pakistans folgt der »Operation Silence« (Pakistan)

(16.07.2007)

Wenn Pakistans Präsident General Pervez Musharraf geglaubt hatte, mit der »Operation Silence« ' der blutigen Einnahme der Roten Moschee am Mittwoch in Islamabad ' die Opposition oder die islamische Bewegung zum Schweigen bringen zu können, muß er sich inzwischen eines Besseren belehren lassen. Am Sonntag zeigte der im März suspendierte Chefrichter Iftekhar Mohammed Chaudhry in der ostpakistanischen Stadt Lahore wieder Flagge. Vor etwa 2000 Juristen und Sympathisanten rief er dazu auf, die demokratischen Institutionen, die Verfassung und die Menschenrechte zu verteidigen.  weiterlesen >>>


Anschläge auf Pakistans Sicherheitskräfte: Dutzende Tote (Pakistan)

(16.07.2007)

Peshawar. DPA/baz. Nach der Erstürmung der Roten Moschee in Islamabad sind am Wochenende bei Selbstmordanschlägen auf pakistanische Sicherheitskräfte mindestens 68 Menschen getötet worden. Nach der Einnahme des Gotteshauses durch die Sicherheitskräfte am vorigen Dienstag und Mittwoch hatten die Extremisten Rache geschworen. Bei der einwöchigen Belagerung und Militäraktion waren nach Behördenangaben 102 Menschen ums Leben gekommen, darunter elf Soldaten. weiterlesen >>>


FEATURE - Decade after Diana campaign, few use landmines (UK)

(16.07.2007)

LONDON (Reuters) - Ten years after the death of Princess Diana and the first global treaty against antipersonnel landmines, experts say only a handful of rebel groups and perhaps one state dare use what has become a pariah weapon. weiterlesen >>>


Five killed as Tigers slow military advance (Sri Lanka)

(15.07.2007)

A roadside bomb killed five people, including Tamil Tiger insurgents, in an apparent ambush in rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka's far north on Tuesday, Nordic truce monitors said.  weiterlesen >>>


Yesterday in parliament (UK)

(15.07.2007)

Kosovo Nato has still not provided details of the location of unexploded UK cluster bombs in Kosovo, some eight years after they were dropped, Lord Elton, the former Conservative minister, said.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill 25 policemen (India)

(15.07.2007)

Konta (Chhattisgarh): Twenty-five police personnel, including 16 CRPF men and six special police officers (SPOs), were killed in an ambush by Maoists near Regadagatta village in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese troops clear 7,000 mines, bombs in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(15.07.2007)

Chinese soldiers have destroyed more than 7,000 mines and bombs during their peacekeeping mission in Lebanon in the past 15 months, a military official said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya attack (Chechnya)

(15.07.2007)

Three Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya after an armored vehicle hit a landmine and came under small arms fire in the Russian republic. weiterlesen >>>


Israel still refusing to disclose cluster bomb details in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(15.07.2007)

The British government has repeated its call on Israel to pass on details of its cluster bomb attacks on Lebanon last year after revealing that it was still in defiance of the demand made at the time by UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.  weiterlesen >>>


Funding sought for production in Cambodia (USA)

(15.07.2007)

A septic system installer in Crystal Lake, Ill., used his mechanical skills to transform his tractor into a landmine detonation device to be used overseas. weiterlesen >>>


Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de gratuliert seiner Schirmherrin Ulrike Folkerts zum Verdienstorden

(14.07.2007)

Die im Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de zusammengeschlossenen 17 deutschen Nichtregierungsorganisationen gratulieren ihrer Schirmherrin Ulrike Folkerts herzlich zum Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Ulrike Folkerts erhält die Auszeichnung für ihre Unterstützung von Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de. Außerdem unterstützt sie die Organisation "burundikids" und engagiert sich für Menschen mit Down-Syndrom. weiterlesen >>>


The Southeast's severe difficulty (TURKEY)

(10.07.2007)

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) face important problems in the fight with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), in the southeastern region particularly.  weiterlesen >>>


3 militants shot dead in J&K (India)

(10.07.2007)

Three militants were shot dead in a gun battle with security forces in Ganderbal district, police said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine tötet fünf Kinder in Somalia (Somalien)

(10.07.2007)

Die Explosion einer Landmine hat in der somalischen Hauptstadt Mogadischu fünf Kinder das Leben gekostet.  weiterlesen >>>


Cyprus completes destruction of anti-personnel mines (Cyprus)

(10.07.2007)

CYPRUS HAS completed the programme for the destruction of stored anti-personnel mines, thus fulfilling its obligations to the Ottawa Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban release all mine-clearing experts but one (AFGHANISTAN)

(10.07.2007)

Sixteen of the 17 mine-clearing experts - kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in the volatile Andar district of the Ghazni province at the weekend - have been freed, officials said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban releases report on Resolution 1701 (ISRAEL/LEBANON)

(10.07.2007)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released his fourth report on Security Council Resolution 1701 on Friday, voicing his dismay over the political turmoil in Lebanon and Israel's continual violations of the resolution. "I am deeply concerned that Lebanon remains in the midst of a debilitating political crisis and faces ongoing attacks aimed at destabilizing and undermining its sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence," Ban said in the report, which was presented to the Security Council on Friday. "Against this background, I am concerned that continued implementation of Resolution 1701 may face repeated difficulties."  weiterlesen >>>


Grenades thrown at Somali troops wound five (Somalia)

(10.07.2007)

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Attackers hurled two grenades at Somali troops patrolling Mogadishu's busy Bakara market on Saturday, wounding five people in the latest strike against government forces. weiterlesen >>>


Kwanza Sul - Association Against Landmines Destroys 500 Explosive Devices (ANGOLA)

(10.07.2007)

The Association of Angolan Experts of Action against Landmines (Apacominas) Wednesday destroyed 500 explosive devices at Kipela locality, Sumbe district, in the coastal Kwanza Sul province.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Deminers urge patience as Palestinians grow restless for return home (Lebanon)

(10.07.2007)

The demining agency tasked with neutralising unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the six-week conflict between militants and the Lebanese army in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp has said the removal of immediate UXO threats will take at least a month.  weiterlesen >>>


PM faces more pressure over mission (Afghanistan)

(10.07.2007)

Opposition MPs, retired major-general question why Canada taking brunt of NATO casualties weiterlesen >>>


3,600 SQUARE METERS OF TAJIK TERRITORY MADE SAFE AGAIN IN A WEEK (TAJIKISTAN)

(10.07.2007)

Tajik bomb disposal squads swept 3,600 square meters of the territory of the country of mines and unexploded shells last week. Gulandom Sharifova of the Tajik Center for Land-Mines claims that specialists involved in the effort disarmed 370 antipersonnel mines, 34 cluster bomb units, 36 unexploded shells, and a makeshift deus ex machina.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Crisis: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 23, 04 Jul 2007 (Lebanon)

(10.07.2007)

The Lebanon Crisis Health Cluster Bulletin aims to give an overview of the health activities conducted by the health cluster partners in relation to the latest Lebanon conflict as well as the crisis in the Palestinian camps. It compiles health information received from the different organizations working in the most affected areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers killed by mine in eastern Turkey (TURKEY)

(10.07.2007)

Three Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday by a landmine set by Kurdish rebels in Turkey's eastern Tunceli province, security forces said. The incident occurred during a clash between troops and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after the separatists barricaded a road between the provinces of Erzincan and Tunceli on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>