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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 >>>


Ukraine: Zwei Zivilisten und zwei Soldaten bei Landminenunfall getötet

(18.05.2015)

Die zwei Zivilisten und die zwei Nationalgardisten waren mit ihrem SUV in der Region Luhansk abseits der normalen Straßen unterwegs und fuhren dort über eine Landmine. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Heavy environmental cost of Laos dam (LAOS)

(01.07.2007)

TWO years from completion, the Nam Theun 2 dam being carved out of a jungle-clad corner of Laos has already set a high standard for future hydroelectric projects in the power-hungry region. weiterlesen >>>


Zivile Tote nach US-Luftangriff in Afghanistan Unter den Opfern sind auch Frauen und Kinder (Afghanistan)

(01.07.2007)

Bei Luftangriffen der US-geführten Koalitionstruppen gegen Aufständische im Süden von Afghanistan sind nach Angaben afghanischer Behörden möglicherweise bis zu 130 Menschen getötet worden. Darunter seien mehrere Frauen und Kinder. weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers killed by mine in eastern Turkey (Turkey)

(01.07.2007)

Three Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday by a landmine set by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members in the eastern Tunceli province, security forces said.  weiterlesen >>>


Sweden and Finland: New boots for NATO? But it may have to wait for a new American president (Sweden/Finland)

(28.06.2007)

FEW new members would be more welcome in NATO than Sweden and Finland. Their military hardware is compatible, and in Sweden's case ultra-modern. They are in the right place. And the timing would be most welcome: a clear rebuff to Russia's assertive, divide-and-rule, approach to Europe.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE claymore explosion injures two school children ' Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(28.06.2007)

The LTTE terrorists triggered off the second claymore mine for the day targeting a heavily crowded bus which was carrying civilians in the Chettikulam area this morning, Friday the 29th of June.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia requests Arab peacekeepers as violence surges (Somalia)

(28.06.2007)

Somalia's transitional government that is combating a violent insurgency with Ethiopian help has called for the deployment of peacekeeping troops from Arab League member states, Garowe Online has learned.  weiterlesen >>>


Reportage aus einem afghanischen Flüchtlingslager: "Wir essen Staub" (Afghanistan)

(28.06.2007)

Nach dem Sturz der Taliban folgten viele Flüchtlinge der Aufforderung des afghanischen Präsidenten und kehrten ins Land zurück. Doch ihre Hoffnungen auf einen Neubeginn sind der Verzweiflung gewichen: Bis heute später leben viele Heimkehrer in Zelten im Niemandsland der Wüste. weiterlesen >>>


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

(28.06.2007)

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 >>>


The Southeast's severe difficulty (Turkey)

(28.06.2007)

[…] 2. Landmines: Landmines are the most effective and the newest weapon of the PKK, thanks to the training they have in northern Iraq. The most treacherous weapon in the world are landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in Waziristan (Pakistan)

(28.06.2007)

Three tribesmen were killed while planting an improvised explosives device by the side of a road that was to be used by a military convoy in North Waziristan, government officials and tribal sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blasts (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(28.06.2007)

Two Bosnians were killed in two separate explosions in the north when they detonated land mines left over from the country's 1992-95 war, a Sarajevo daily reported yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


The Hague ambivalent over cluster munitions (Netherlands)

(28.06.2007)

The Dutch government came in for a fair amount of criticism during a recent hearing on the use of cluster munitions. The hearing was sponsored by the opposition Socialist Party, which was concerned about the large number of civilian casualties in clashes between Dutch troops and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Somali ministers escape deadly attacks (Somalia)

(27.06.2007)

Somalia's trade minister and former defence minister have escaped apparent assassination attempts, which killed two other people, in the latest Iraq-style guerrilla attacks on government targets.  weiterlesen >>>


EIRENE kritisiert Militärausgaben (Deutschland)

(27.06.2007)

Der Internationale Christliche Friedensdienst EIRENE e.V. legte seinen Geschäftsbericht für das Jahr 2006 vor, den die Organisation zeitgleich an fast 10.000 Freunde und Förderer im In- und Ausland versandte. weiterlesen >>>


16 abducted Afghan deminers released by Taliban (Afghanistan)

(27.06.2007)

Sixteen kidnapped Afghan deminers have been released by Taliban militants in the central Ghazni province, the Taliban and an official with a mine-cleaning company told Xinhua Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Cabinet suspends use of cluster bombs (Netherlands)

(27.06.2007)

The cabinet has decided to suspend the use of cluster bombs by the Dutch army, foreign affairs minister Maxime Verhagen told MPs on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills four women in Mogadishu market (Somalia)

(26.06.2007)

Four women were blown to pieces on Tuesday when a landmine exploded near a garbage site in the Somali capital, witnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


Army Warns IDPs On Land Mines (Angola)

(26.06.2007)

THE internally displaced persons returning to their villages have been urged to report abandoned bombs and land mines to the army. The head of the 4th and 5th Division engineering department, Maj. Wilson Kabeera, said the UPDF suspects that the LRA buried many land mines in the north.  weiterlesen >>>


Streitkräfte der Niederlande verzichten auf Einsatz von Streubomben (Niederlände)

(26.06.2007)

Reaktion auf Appell des Roten Kreuzes - Bleiben aber weiter im Arsenal der Luftwaffe gelagert weiterlesen >>>


Serbian Arms Revival Offers Guns for all Markets (Serbia)

(26.06.2007)

Nora, one of the stars of the 2007 Belgrade Arms Fair, is attracting scores of photographers -- and the buyers may not be far behind. weiterlesen >>>


Word of Caution: Red Cross announces landmine awareness program (Armenia)

(26.06.2007)

The Armenian Red Cross announced today an education program aimed at raising awareness toward land mines in five provinces of Armenia.  weiterlesen >>>


Spanien schreibt Anschlag Palästinensern zu (Libanon)

(24.06.2007)

Die Zahl der Opfer, die bei dem Anschlag auf spanische Blauhelm-Soldaten im Libanon umgekommen sind, hat sich auf sechs erhöht. Die Regierung macht die Extremistengruppe Fatah al-Islam für die Tat verantwortlich, will den Einsatz aber fortsetzen. weiterlesen >>>


2500 antipersonnel mines confiscated and people arrested (Algeria)

(24.06.2007)

People's National Army Intelligence services confiscated 2500 antipersonnel mines in the city center of Maghnia in Tlemcen wilaya and arrested many involved people in the so-called the greatest explosive leak attempt to the fiefdoms of the terrorist groups in center of the country. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian convoy was target of landmine blast in central Somalia (Somalia)

(23.06.2007)

An Ethiopian military convoy that left Mogadishu and was en route to the central Somali town of Beletwein was the target of a landmine that exploded prematurely Saturday, witnesses and security officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmiris in a death trap of landmines (India)

(23.06.2007)

A huge population in the villages near the Line of Control in occupied Kashmir continues to be caught in a death trap of landmines, laid out by Indian troops. weiterlesen >>>


Curfew announced in Mogadishu (Somalia)

(21.06.2007)

Mogadishu - Somali authorities on Thursday imposed a nighttime curfew in Mogadishu as five more people were killed in escalating violence in the volatile capital.  weiterlesen >>>


Investment group needs independent experts (New Zealand)

(21.06.2007)

Cullen should appoint independent experts to responsible investment group. weiterlesen >>>


A change of heart, or of tactic? (USA)

(21.06.2007)

A grudging response to America's new line on little bombs weiterlesen >>>


Indian Arms Embargo Hits Landmine Defusing In Nepal (India/Nepal)

(21.06.2007)

An arms embargo India announced after King Gyanendra seized power two years ago remains in place, hindering humanitarian work, though Nepal has now embraced democracy. weiterlesen >>>


Bundesregierung will internationales Abkommen über Streumunition (Deutschland)

(21.06.2007)

Die Bundeswehr darf nach Auskunft der Bundesregierung nur noch solche Streumunition einsetzen, die über den "höchsten technischen Standard" verfügt und auch nur dann, wenn keine geeignete alternative Munition zur Verfügung steht.  weiterlesen >>>


EINLADUNG ZU ZWEI PRESSETERMINEN

(21.06.2007)

Laufend gegen Landminen & Streumunition - Tatort Tiergarten: Die Schauspielerin Ulrike Folkerts unterstützt auf dem DKB-Team-Staffellauf das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de und erhält für ihr soziales Engagement den Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland weiterlesen >>>


Nine reported dead after KNU attack on rival rebel truck (Burma)

(21.06.2007)

Troops with the Karen National Union's armed wing killed 10 people this morning after opening fire on a Democratic Karen Buddhist Army vehicle travelling on a road between Pha-an and Myawaddy. weiterlesen >>>


Mine kills NATO soldier in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(21.06.2007)

A land mine explosion killed a NATO soldier and wounded four more Thursday in eastern Afghanistan, where fighting between U.S.-led troops and suspected Taliban left eight militants and a policeman dead, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


The Public Must Be Protected From Mines (Uganda)

(21.06.2007)

The army's northern region field engineer responsible for mines and unexploded ordinance made significant statements at a press conference called by 4 Division in Gulu on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in landmine blast (Pakistan)

(21.06.2007)

At least three people were killed Thursday when their tractor hit a landmine in Kurrum tribal region.  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons pact should include cluster-bomb ban, says Vatican official (Vatican/Switzerland)

(21.06.2007)

If an international convention that limits the use of inhumane weapons is to remain credible, it should include a total ban on cluster bombs, said a Vatican official. weiterlesen >>>


Delivering a future

(21.06.2007)

NYU Medical gives prosthetic limbs - and hope - to 2 Chechen amputees weiterlesen >>>


Landmines, poor infrastructure hinder IDPs return to home in northern Uganda (Uganda)

(19.06.2007)

Ugandan legislators have warned that the existing unexploded landmines in the war-ravaged northern region constitute a crisis that needs urgent attention if millions of displaced people are to return home safely.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. reverses position and is now willing to negotiate a cluster bomb treaty

(19.06.2007)

GENEVA: U.S. officials said they are willing to start negotiating a treaty on the use of cluster bombs, reversing their previous position that no new agreement on the weapon was necessary. weiterlesen >>>


Somalian presidential spokesman shot twice (Somalia)

(19.06.2007)

MOGADISHU: Somalia's presidential spokesman was shot twice at close range in the latest assassination attempt on government officials in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Russia to help Lebanon clear bombs left since 2006 conflict (Lebanon)

(19.06.2007)

Russia is ready to assist Lebanon in clearing unexploded bombs left on its territory after a military conflict with Israel in 2006, a senior emergencies ministry official said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain's arms trade with Israel (Israel)

(17.06.2007)

In spite of over 30 UN resolutions demanding the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, Israel is reported to have over 400 thermonuclear and nuclear weapons (Jane's Intelligence Review, 1997) and is refusing to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of which all Arab states are signatories .  weiterlesen >>>


Govt may be OK for partial ban on cluster bombs (Japan)

(17.06.2007)

The government has decided it likely will approve a treaty to impose limited controls on the use of cluster bombs in anticipation of a working session of an international panel this week to deal with the controversial issue.  weiterlesen >>>


Other deaths (Iraq)

(17.06.2007)

The Defense Department last week also identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar: weiterlesen >>>


Islamist fighters 'offered pardon' (Somalia)

(17.06.2007)

Mogadishu - Somalia's government proposed Saturday to "pardon" Islamist militias who have been fighting the authorities for months and release former fighters from jail, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


One soldier killed in landmine blast in southeastern Turkey (Turkey)

(17.06.2007)

One soldier was killed as he stepped on a land mine in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Deminers continue working for the good of communities despite of several attacks (Afghanistan)

(17.06.2007)

On Wednesday 13 June in Kandahar, 20-armed perpetrators attacked a team of 60 deminers. The deminers' compound was broken in when after their daily work in minefields, the deminers returned from the evening prayers. All staff was locked up in one room while the armed robbers searched the premises. In the early morning, after keeping the team looked all night, the perpetrators left the compound stealing the vehicles and all the demining tools.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Army seizes buildings in N camp (Lebanon)

(17.06.2007)

The Lebanese Army seized a number of buildings which gunmen of Fatah al-Islam militia were using as barricades in a northern refugee camp, the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


New 'Berlin walls' erected without qualms (Turkey)

(17.06.2007)

The Berlin Wall which separated the two worlds, Capitalist versus Communist, erected by the East German Honecker, stood as a wall of shame until it was torn down eighteen years ago. It was heralded at the time as the beginning of a new century of hopes which are now dashed by new walls being erected all around the world to separate people. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben töten weiter (Libanon)

(16.06.2007)

Ein Jahr nach dem Beginn des 34-tägigen Krieges im Süden Libanons macht Unicef auf die weiterhin schwierige Lage der libanesischen Kinder aufmerksam. Amnesty International wirft Israel und Libanon vor, Kriegsverbrechen zu ignorieren.  weiterlesen >>>


MP from Fort Lewis killed in Diyala province

(14.06.2007)

Fort Lewis has lost another soldier in Iraq ' this time, a military police officer who died Tuesday after his unit was ambushed, according to the Department of Defense.  weiterlesen >>>


Ultras target BSNL tower (India)

(14.06.2007)

Communication network in the district was disrupted after Maoists tried to blow up a BSNL tower in MV-79 area late on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan forces kill rebel in the north, seize mines in the east (Sri Lanka)

(14.06.2007)

Soldiers killed one Tamil Tiger rebel and wounded two in a shootout in Sri Lanka's restive north, as troops seized 10 land mines from suspected rebel camps in the east, a military official said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tiny "murderers" (Italy/Turkey)

(14.06.2007)

The "tiny" mines have been the cause of death for many soldiers in the Southeast. The detection of these mines are nearly impossible, and they are very cheap to purchase weiterlesen >>>


Five Iranian soldiers killed in border clashes (Iran)

(13.06.2007)

Five Iranian soldiers have been killed during clashes with members of an armed group in a Kurdish populated area in the northwest of the country, local papers reported yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Crisis: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 20, 13 Jun 2007 (Lebanon)

(13.06.2007)

According to the NDO, four new casualties were registered from 29 May until 13 June 2007, bringing the total number of military and civilian casualty figures due to landmines/UXOs/cluster bombs to 238 divided as follows: weiterlesen >>>


Falklands: Symbol of British world presence, Argentine loss (Falklands)

(13.06.2007)

Twenty-five years have passed since Argentina and Britain fought an unlikely war over the tiny, remote Falkland Islands, in the chilly South Atlantic waters off the Argentine coast.  weiterlesen >>>


Arab-American leaders meet with Rice (MIDDLE-EAST)

(13.06.2007)

Arab-American leaders discussed unexploded Israeli bombs in South Lebanon and restrictions on Palestinians with dual citizenship with Condoleezza Rice.  weiterlesen >>>


D'Alema calls on Turkey to cooperate with Iraq in fight against terror

(13.06.2007)

Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema yesterday urged Turkey not to conduct an incursion into northern Iraq and proposed that Ankara cooperate with Iraq in the fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists based on Iraqi soil.  weiterlesen >>>


Dokubo - Militants Threaten More Attacks (NIGERIA)

(13.06.2007)

The Joint Revolutionary Council, an amalgam of militants in the Niger Delta have threatened to carry out attacks on priority and high grade oil and gas installations if their leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo was tried in absentia as planned by the courts.  weiterlesen >>>


Serb leader receives 35 years in jail for crimes against humanity (CROATIA)

(13.06.2007)

A former policeman who became the leader of the Serbian insurgency in Croatia in the 1991-95 war was sentenced to 35 years' jail yesterday for overseeing the murder of hundreds of elderly people and civilians and bombing a hospital.  weiterlesen >>>


New defense minister named in Somalia, attacks continue (Somalia)

(13.06.2007)

Somalia's interim Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi appointed a new minister of defense on Wednesday as guerrilla attacks against government and Ethiopian troops continued in the capital, Mogadishu.  weiterlesen >>>


New Motion To Condemn Use of Cluster Bomb in Melbourne Synod (Australia)

(13.06.2007)

Christian Today Australia has learnt that the Melbourne Anglican Synod will also be asked to consider a motion to condemn the use of cluster bomb in general in its upcoming meeting.  weiterlesen >>>


ARMY DUMPING CHEMICAL WEAPONS (USA)

(13.06.2007)

It is no secret that the U.S. military has used the ocean as trashcan for munitions in the past.  weiterlesen >>>


KNO blames UNLF for Moreh incidents (India)

(12.06.2007)

Lamka, Jun 12: Responding to the statement of the underground United National Liberation Front issued in connection with the crisis in Moreh, the Kuki National Organisation, KNO has countercharged that the unfortunate incidents of June 9 whereby 11 people lost their lives was the direct consequence of the UNLF`s intrusive presence in Kuki territory and their indiscriminate activities.  weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung - Gipfel lässt Abrüstung außer Acht

(08.06.2007)

Nichtregierungsorganisationen fordern Kanzlerin Merkel auf Verantwortung zu übernehmen und auch über Landminen und Streumunition zu sprechen. weiterlesen >>>


Greens Present Petition On Super Fund (New Zealand)

(07.06.2007)

The Green Party has presented a petition to Parliament calling for the Government to stop investing money in nuclear weapons. It was signed by about 830 people.  weiterlesen >>>


UAE demining team clears 28 Lebanese villages (Lebanon)

(07.06.2007)

A demining team from the UAE Armed Forces working in Lebanon has handed over 28 villages in southern Lebanon to the local authorities after successfully clearing the villages of landmines, cluster bombs and other dangerous explosives left behind by the Israeli army.  weiterlesen >>>


6 dead, scores hurt in Compostela Valley clash (Philippines)

(07.06.2007)

Four Army soldiers and two suspected communist guerillas were killed following a four-hour clash Thursday in the southern Philippine province of Compostela Valley, a regional military commander said.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Turkish soldiers killed by PKK-planted landmine (Turkey)

(07.06.2007)

Turkey's outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) detonated a landmine on a road in the southeastern province of Siirt on Thursday, killing three soldiers and wounding six others, the semi-officials Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Maoists trigger landmine blast; cop hurt (India)

(07.06.2007)

A police team drove into an ambush by suspected Maoists and ended up fighting a 45-minute gunbattle at Lalgarh in West Midnapore district this afternoon. A constable was injured in the incident.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: ISAF saving children's lives (Afghanistan)

(06.06.2007)

ISAF and Afghan National Security Force engineers hosted a land-mine awareness day to provide potential life-saving education for children on the dangers of land mines and other explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Irak verstrahlt (Irak)

(06.06.2007)

Studie: Zunehmende Zahl von Krebsfällen und -toten als Folge des Krieges. Frauen und Kinder besonders betroffen. weiterlesen >>>


"A distant dream" (Uganda)

(06.06.2007)

Three months ago, Joseph Labeja took his wife and children, packed up his meagre belongings and left the squalid refugee camp in northern Uganda he has called home for most his life.  weiterlesen >>>


2 NATO troops, 2 Taliban killed in Afghanistan (Afganistan)

(06.06.2007)

Two NATO soldiers died battling militants in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, while United States-led and Afghan troops backed by air strikes killed two militants and detained nine others, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Huge cache of mines (India)

(06.06.2007)

In a major breakthrough, the Warangal police unearthed 13 landmines, ach weighing 10 to 12 kg, and four claymore mines with two kg explosive material. They were planted by the Maoists between Kowshettivai and Chowledu villages of Tadvai Mandal in the district. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil rebels derail train (Sri Lanka)

(06.06.2007)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels blew up part of a rail track, derailing a train in Sri Lanka's east yesterday and injuring four people, the military said, a day before Japan's peace envoy was due to visit the district.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey denies major incursion into Iraq (Turkey/Iraq)

(06.06.2007)

Turkey denied a report on Wednesday it had launched a major incursion into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels, but a military source said troops had conducted a limited raid across the mountainous border.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Meinungsfreiheit vor Gericht (Deutschland)

(06.06.2007)

Der Daimler-Konzern tut sich zunehmend schwer mit öffentlicher Kritik an seiner Unternehmenspolitik. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Claymore Kills Chief Inspector (Sri Lanka)

(06.06.2007)

The LTTE set off a powerful claymore mine yesterday morning, killing a Chief Inspector of the Police Special Task Force and critically injuring a Sub Inspector at Kalawanchikudi in the Batticaloa district, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Muslim charity did "no relief work" (USA)

(06.06.2007)

American convert testifies against founders of alleged terror front.  weiterlesen >>>


AFGHANISTAN: RETURNING REFUGEES RECEIVE MINE RISK EDUCATION (Afghanistan)

(06.06.2007)

Afghans who have returned from Iran over the past few weeks are receiving life-saving education to reduce the risk of injury from mines and unexploded ordnance, thanks to the efforts of the United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan (UNMACA). weiterlesen >>>


Seven questions about cluster weapons (Finland)

(06.06.2007)

Armaments are difficult to debate in Finland, because national defence is virtually a sacred subject.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine in South Afghanistan badly wounds Danish soldier ( Afghanistan )

(31.05.2007)

A Danish soldier was seriously wounded Tuesday when an armoured vehicle carrying him and two others hit a landmine in Afghanistan 's restive southern province of Helmand . The soldier was badly wounded in the leg and required surgery.  weiterlesen >>>


Last Balkan Mine Stockpiles Destroyed Under NATO-Supported Project ( Belgium )

(31.05.2007)

A milestone in the Balkans was reached with the completion of a NATO/ Partnership for Peace (PfP) Trust Fund project to destroy the complete stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines of both Serbia and Montenegro . weiterlesen >>>


Human rights court dismisses lawsuit against France in Kosovo cluster bomb case (France)

(31.05.2007)

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday threw out a lawsuit by two residents of Kosovo who blamed France for the death of a family member in a cluster bomb explosion in 2000, ruling it had no jurisdiction over acts attributable to the United Nations.  weiterlesen >>>


15 soldiers injured in Kashmir blast (India)

(31.05.2007)

At least fifteen Army soldiers were injured one of them critically after militants triggered a powerful land mine in up town Rajbagh area of summer capital Srinagar, here Friday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Cancer emerges as major cause of death in south (Iraq)

(31.05.2007)

Recent studies by medical colleges, and statistics from local morgues and hospitals, have shown a higher than expected number of cancer-related deaths in Iraq's southern provinces. According to specialists, the main causes are the increased use of unsafe products in agriculture and the long-term effects of war on health.  weiterlesen >>>


400 million people live in "minefields" - report ( Switzerland )

(31.05.2007)

Some 400 million people around the world live and work in what are effectively minefields, at daily risk of death or maiming by cluster bombs, according to a report issued on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels target army bus in Indian Kashmir, 10 hurt (India)

(31.05.2007)

Separatist militants set off a bomb in Indian Kashmir's main city on Friday, wounding at least 10 soldiers in an army bus, the army said.  weiterlesen >>>


Dubiose Graumarktgeschäften und unmoralische Rüstungsproduktion

(31.05.2007)

Alle Medien berichteten von der Trennung von DaimlerChrysler. Der Bestsellerautor Jürgen Grässlin hat soeben sein neues Taschenbuch "Abgewirtschaftet?! ' Das Daimler-Desaster geht weiter" veröffentlicht. Eine Rezension von Peter Kleinert in der "Neuen Rheinischen Zeitung".  weiterlesen >>>


University Teachers for Human Rights calls for international HR monitoring mission (Sri Lanka)

(31.05.2007)

The University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR), founded by two award winning human rights defenders, Rajan Hoole and Kopalasingham Sritharan, in its latest report impresses on the need for an international human rights monitoring mission.  weiterlesen >>>


Aid for Hundreds of Thousands in Somalia (Somalia)

(31.05.2007)

Aid Reaches Hundreds of Thousands in Somalia, But Difficulties Persist, UN Says  weiterlesen >>>


Volunteer physicians depart for Afghanistan (U.S./Afghanistan)

(31.05.2007)

Twin surgeons from New York City depart June 1 for Kabul hospital.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops find 81 anti-personnel mines in country's volatile east (Sri Lanka)

(31.05.2007)

Soldiers hunting for separatist Tamil rebels found a stash of 81 anti-personnel mines hidden in a jungle in eastern Sri Lanka, the military said Friday. The mines were packed in several bags and concealed in a jungle near Thoppigala, one of the last rebel strongholds in the east, said Lt. Col. Upali Rajapakse of the Defense Ministry information center.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Says Rebuilding Northern Uganda Could Take 4 Years (Uganda )

(31.05.2007)

It will take up to four years to rebuild northern Uganda after two decades of rebellion, even if peace talks succeed, the BBC Web site reports, citing a top U.N. official.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Fighting Kills 16 Police (Afghanistan)

(31.05.2007)

A wave of fighting in Afghanistan's south and west killed 16 police and dozens of suspected militants, Afghan officials said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mozambican De-Mining Under Threat ( Mozambique )

(31.05.2007)

The withdrawal of financial partners is threatening to derail Mozambique 's strategic plan to rid the country of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine hero to get bravery honour (U.K.)

(31.05.2007)

A MINE-CLEARING expert who lost his leg in an explosion while attempting to rescue a Lebanese shepherd will today be rewarded for his bravery. weiterlesen >>>


Senate Committee Recommends Using Controversial Cluster Bombs (Australia)

(31.05.2007)

An Australian Senate committee hearing will recommend to the federal government that Australian soldiers be allowed to use deadly and controversial cluster bombs for the first time.  weiterlesen >>>