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Namibia: Insgesamt 51 Menschen durch Apartheid-Landminen getötet

(13.05.2015)

In Namibia haben Landminen seit der Apartheid 51 Menschen getötet und zahlreiche verletzt. Eine landesweite Kampagne warnt die Menschen vor der lauernden Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria: Heimkehrende durch Landminen bedroht

(11.05.2015)

Viele der in Nigeria vertriebenen Menschen sehen sich, wenn sie in die Häuser, aus denen sie Fliehen mussten, einer perfiden Gefahr ausgesetzt: Boko Haram hat an vielen Orten Landminen und improvisierte Sprengsätze verlegt (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Mutter und ihre zwei Kinder schwer verletzt

(09.05.2015)

Kolumbien ist eines der meistverseuchtesten Länder der Welt. Man geht von über 20.000 Landminenopfern aus. Nun traf es eine Mutter und ihre zwei Töchter. weiterlesen >>>


Westssahara: Landmine tötet Mutter und verletzt ihre Familie

(07.05.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich, also die Familie aus der Stadt zurück auf dem Weg in Richtung ihrer Viehbestände war. weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Koalition unter Anführung von Saudi-Arabien setzt Streubomben ein

(04.05.2015)

Noch im März hatte Saudi-Arabien zugesichert, keine Streubomben einzusetzen. Nun wurden laut Berichten von Human Rights Watch Streubomben im Jemen gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Lehrer und sein Sohn sterben durch Minenexplosion

(02.05.2015)

Die beiden waren gerade auf Entdeckungstour und schauten sich gemeinsam die umliegenden Pflanzen an - als einer von ihnen auf die Mine trat. Zwei Verdächtige wurden festgenommen. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Nach Minenexplosion sterben 4 Menschen, 28 werden verwundet

(01.05.2015)

Der Unfall ereignete sich, als der Bus über eine Landmine fuhr, die scheinbar von 2 Männern auf einem Motorrad erst kurz zuvor verlegt worden war. (Auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


DR Kongo: 3 Entführte Minenräumer wieder auf freiem Fuß

(30.04.2015)

Die drei Minenräumer waren am 23. April in Kibumba in Nord-Kivu entführt worden. Niemand hatte sich verantwortlich für die Tat gemeldet - nun sind die drei Männer wieder wohlbehalten auf freiem Fuß. (Auf Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Burma Border; Army wants answers over death of Thai mine owner (BURMA/MYANMAR)

(15.05.2007)

The Third Army yesterday ordered its intelligence service to find out the story behind a landmine explosion in Burma which left the Thai owner of an antimony mine dead and seriously injured an employee weiterlesen >>>


Kwanza Sul - Over 200 Anti-Personnel Landmines Deactivated (Angola)

(15.05.2007)

Two hundred and 42 anti-personnel landmines were deactivated last week around the National Oil Institute, coastal Kwanza Sul province, by the Angolan Professionals Association for the Action Against Landmines weiterlesen >>>


US State Department: Armenia Continues to Occupy Azerbaijani

(15.05.2007)

"Armenia continues to occupy the Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding Azerbaijani territories", it is said in the US State Department's report with Human Rights in Armenia in 2006  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus interested in military cooperation with Canada (BELARUS)

(15.05.2007)

During the meeting it was noted, in recent years Canada has provided a substantial assistance to Belarus in the military and technical field, first of all, aid for the utilisation of 300,000 TNT-based antipersonnel mines weiterlesen >>>


OAS Continues Supporting Anti-Landmine Efforts In Honduras (Honduras)

(15.05.2007)

, the Office of Humanitarian Mine Action of the Organization of American States (OAS) will continue supporting that country's efforts to respond to reports about the presence of landmines weiterlesen >>>


Musician joins artist in land mines fight (United Kingdom)

(14.05.2007)

ROCK musician Steve Harley has joined forces with a contemporary artist to raise thousands of pounds at an exhibition in Warwickshire. weiterlesen >>>


An LTTE cadre killed and two wounded- Trincomalee and Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(14.05.2007)

SL army troops gunned down an LTTE terrorist and injured another in front of the Northern Forward Defence line at Muhamalai this morning (15).  weiterlesen >>>


5 cops killed in NPA ambush in Occidental Mindoro (Phillipines)

(13.05.2007)

Five policemen were killed and five others were wounded after they were ambushed by suspected communist rebels weiterlesen >>>


Two claymore mines uncovered - Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

(10.05.2007)

Acting on information received from civilian sources security forces personnel uncovered two claymore mines in the Batticaloa area last afternoon, Thursday the 10th of May.  weiterlesen >>>


FARC ambush kills 10 soldiers, injures 17 southwest of Colombia (Colombia)

(10.05.2007)

At least 10 soldiers died and 17 were injured Thursday in an ambush carried out by Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) in a rural region in Valle's southwestern department, military sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan builds anti-Taliban fence (Pakistan)

(10.05.2007)

Pakistan has erected the first section of a controversial fence on the Afghan border, severing a key corridor used by Taliban militants, the chief military spokesman told Agence France-Presse yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Six injured in mine blast by Maoists (India)

(10.05.2007)

BARIPADA, May 10: Six policemen, including sub-inspector Mr MK Deo, were injured when Maoists triggered a land-mine as the police vehicle was passing near Chadahipahadi grama panchayat area today. Two of the injured policemen were serious and rushed to SCB Medical College Hospital, Cuttack.  weiterlesen >>>


Safe" Cluster Bombs Disputed (Sweden)

(10.05.2007)

There's been strong criticism of claims from Defence Minister Mikael Odenberg that Sweden's cluster bombs aren't dangerous to civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Huíla - Quipungo Hosts Workshop On Dangers of Landmines (Angola)

(10.05.2007)

A workshop about education on the dangers of landmines proceeds in Quipungo district, south Huíla province, with the discussion of themes such as prevention against landmines and manual for mobilising the communities for training.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain facing end of an era (UK)

(10.05.2007)

Prime Minister Tony Blair, who upended the old politics of liberalism and conservatism in Britain and pushed for an "ethical" foreign policy, said yesterday that he will step down June 27 after more than a decade in power.  weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien hält traurigen Rekord bei Minenopfern (Kolumbien)

(10.05.2007)

Las Piedras - Gemeinsam mit zwei anderen Soldaten wollte Jorge Alirio Paredes am Fluss Wasser holen, als ihm eine Mine ein Bein abriss. Ein Jahr nach der Explosion lernt der 19 Jahre alte Kolumbianer mit Krücken inzwischen mühsam wieder zu laufen. Paredes Schicksal ist kein Einzelfall, denn Kolumbien hält einen traurigen Rekord: Nirgendwo sonst auf der Welt werden mehr Menschen durch Minen verletzt oder getötet.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia tackles arms market (Somalia)

(10.05.2007)

In a bid to reinforce its tenuous grip on Somalia's war-wracked capital, officials have launched a crackdown on an outdoor market in Mogadishu known for its weapons vendors.  weiterlesen >>>


Disabled fall through the cracks of war (Afghanistan)

(09.05.2007)

War-related injuries account for about 17 per cent of Afghanistan's 747,000 to 867,000 disabled people, according to a report released by Handicapped International. In 2005, the NGO reported that at least 2.7 per cent of the population had "severe difficulties in everyday functioning," a number that has likely risen since then.  weiterlesen >>>


Two civilians die in land mine attack targeting Somali government official in capital, says official (Somalia)

(09.05.2007)

Two civilians were killed and another injured in a land mine attack targeting a convoy carrying Somali government officials in the restive capital Thursday, said an official and witnesses. weiterlesen >>>


2 killed and injured in mine explosion in west Iran (Iran)

(09.05.2007)

Mine explosion in Dopazeh border area of Sardasht in western Kurdestan province, killed one police officer and injured another seriously IRNA reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Die norwegische Verteidigungsministerin zu Besuch in der Schweiz (Schweiz)

(09.05.2007)

Bern, 09.05.2007 - Die norwegische Verteidigungsministerin Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen wird am Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2007, von ihrem schweizerischen Amtskollegen Bundesrat Samuel Schmid zu einem offiziellen Besuch empfangen. Zwischen den Land- und Luftstreitkräften beider Staaten besteht eine langjährige Zusammenarbeit im Bereich der Ausbildung weiterlesen >>>


Somalia peacekeepers seize weapons during raid in capital (Somalia)

(09.05.2007)

African peacekeepers acting on a tip from a former insurgent in Somalia seized weapons hidden in houses in the southern part of the troubled capital yesterday , an official said. weiterlesen >>>


Communist rebels in Philippines kill 5 police, 2 soldiers (Philippines)

(09.05.2007)

Communist rebels detonated a land mine and opened fire on a police van Thursday, killing five officers and wounding five others, a military spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Cops death roll in Maoist attack rises to five (India)

(08.05.2007)

One more policeman in Chhattisgarh succumbed to his injuries Friday, a day after four police personnel were killed in the state in a landmine blast triggered by Maoist militants weiterlesen >>>


MV-79 village market remains closed (India)

(08.05.2007)

The market at MV-79 village near here, the scene of the bloody encounter between Maoists and security personnel yesterday, remained closed today weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Soldiers Shot at Mannar Bus Passengers after Landmine Attack (Sri Lanka)

(08.05.2007)

Disturbing information has come to light that soldiers in civilian attire were responsible for shooting passengers and crew of a private bus going from Mannar to Colombo on Monday April 23rd at Chettikulam weiterlesen >>>


Colombian star Juanes breaks silence at Latin conference keynote (Miami)

(08.05.2007)

n his first U.S. interview in more than a year, Colombian pop-rock star Juanes shared his creative process and commitment to social activism during the keynote Q&A Wednesday (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami weiterlesen >>>


Law professor returns from bomb-clearing project in South Lebanon (Lebanon)

(08.05.2007)

University of St. Thomas School of Law Associate Professor Virgil Wiebe spent part of his Easter holiday close to the Holy Land working on a project that has been part of his scholarship for the past decade weiterlesen >>>


Farmer dies of landmine explosion, another injured (Iran)

(08.05.2007)

A farmer died on Saturday when a landmine went off in Qaleh-Ji village on suburbs of Marivan weiterlesen >>>


Ban cluster bombs, stem flow of conflict diamonds (EU)

(08.05.2007)

In the report MEPs call for an EU-wide ban on cluster bombs - where unexploded ordinance can lie scattered around a wide area endangering civilians weiterlesen >>>


UN-backed body says reconstruction plan for Afghanistan on track (Afghanistan)

(08.05.2007)

The high-level United Nations-backed body tasked with overseeing the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year reconstruction blueprint for the war-ravaged country, said today that since its inaugural meeting last year, the implementation of the plan - which aims to bolster security, economic development and counter-narcotics efforts - is on track weiterlesen >>>


HRH Prince Mir'ed Participates in Demining Meeting (Jordan)

(08.05.2007)

His Royal Highness Mir'ed Ben Rae'd President of National Demining & Rehabilitation Commission participated in the meetings of the standing committees of the anti-personnel mine ban convention held in Geneva recently weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Kill Two, Injure Six (Angola)

(08.05.2007)

Two people were killed and six others were injured as a result of the explosion, in different moments, of a total of six landmines in the first quarter of this year, in the eastern Moxico Province weiterlesen >>>


Army holds day-long anti-mining awareness camp in Kashmir (India)

(08.05.2007)

The day-long awareness camp is intended to educate villagers, living along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, about the landmines and claymores, that are left behind after de-mining weiterlesen >>>


Some 4488 landmines Destroyed in Al Silait Region (Sudan)

(08.05.2007)

Al Silait region in east Khartoum yesterday witnessed the destruction of 4488 landmines from the landmine research weiterlesen >>>


Why South Lebanon Remains Unfarmed This Year (Lebanon)

(08.05.2007)

Much of the land in South Lebanon has remained unfarmed this year weiterlesen >>>


Government troops raid NPA camp in Agusan del Sur (Philippines)

(08.05.2007)

Government troops raided on Friday an encampment of around 30 communist rebels of the New People's Army (NPA) weiterlesen >>>


4 years after Indo-pak cease-fire (India/Pakistan)

(08.05.2007)

Mines near LoC pose threat to lives weiterlesen >>>


Sanitising Jammu-Srinagar highway begins (India)

(08.05.2007)

Security forces have started sanitizing the 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway against explosives that might have been planted by militants in order to ensure incident free travel of Government employees who will be heading for the state's summer capital from Saturday in connection with the biannual Durbar move weiterlesen >>>


Army saves lives of two teenagers in Kashmir (India)

(08.05.2007)

The Army today claimed to have saved the lives of two teenagers who had accidentally stepped on a landmine planted by troops near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir weiterlesen >>>


Suspects who planted landmines in central Somalia captured (Somalia)

(08.05.2007)

Somali police in the central town of Beletwein arrested three men on Friday on suspicion of planting landmines weiterlesen >>>


Western Sahara's explosive legacy (Western Sahara)

(08.05.2007)

The ground here is laced with about seven million landmines and thousands of unexploded munitions. Landmine Action (LMA), a UK-based organisation, is here to deal with the ordnance. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines: A History

(08.05.2007)

What Are Landmines? weiterlesen >>>


Selling oil is easier than investing ethically, Norway finds (Norway)

(08.05.2007)

For a people whose deep national pride is bestowing the Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegians are developing a reputation for throwing sharp elbows weiterlesen >>>


Dadullah interview airs on al Jazeera (Afghanistan)

(08.05.2007)

Afghan officials declared on Monday that Afghan security forces have surrounded nearly 200 Taliban fighters and key commanders weiterlesen >>>


10 slain in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(07.05.2007)

A landmine detonated by Tamil Tigers killed three police commandos weiterlesen >>>


Developments Towards Middle East Peace Could Be Threatened By Recent Violence, UN Security Council Told (UN)

(07.05.2007)

While the long-stalled Middle East peace process was beginning to stir, with both Israel and Arab States showing interest in holding talks, the top United Nations political official told the Security Council today that forward momentum could be threatened in the wake of the sharp escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the West Bank and Gaza. weiterlesen >>>


Spokane man killed in Iraq (Iraq)

(07.05.2007)

A soldier from Spokane was killed Thursday in Iraq after his armored vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb weiterlesen >>>


Tata in race to upgrade army' s Bofors guns (India)

(07.05.2007)

The government has for the first time invited an Indian company and at least two more foreign firms to upgrade the army' s entire complement of over 360 Bofors artillery guns for $400 million. weiterlesen >>>


Civilian toll undoes good deeds of US troops (Kabul)

(07.05.2007)

The red-haired two-year-old had been flown to the US military hospital in Bagram, outside Kabul, the Afghan capital, after being injured when American soldiers opened fire on her family' s car at a checkpoint in the eastern town of Khost. weiterlesen >>>


Viele Tote bei Militäroffensive

(06.05.2007)

Bei den schwersten Kämpfen im Westen Afghanistans seit dem Sturz der Taliban Ende 2001 sind nach amerikanischen Militärangaben mindestens 136 radikal-islamische Rebellen getötet worden weiterlesen >>>


Blix fordert mehr Schweizer Engagement (Schweiz)

(06.05.2007)

Der schwedische Abrüstungsexperte Hans Blix hat die Schweiz aufgefordert, ihren Einsatz gegenMassenvernichtungswaffen zu intensivieren weiterlesen >>>


Israels Regierung am Abgrund

(06.05.2007)

Ehud Olmert ist planlos, überhastet und mit unrealistischen Zielen in den Libanon-Krieg gezogen. Das hat eine Untersuchungskommission dem israelischen Premier jetzt offiziell bescheinigt - trotzdem stellte er am Abend klar: Ein Rücktritt kommt nicht in Frage. weiterlesen >>>


Was immer geschieht, wir bleiben hier"

(06.05.2007)

Die Menschen in der südlibanesischen Hisbollah-Hochburg Bint Jbeil haben Angst vor einem neuen Krieg mit Israel weiterlesen >>>


Wasser für Afghanistan

(06.05.2007)

Afghanistan leidet nicht nur unter den Folgen der Kriege, sondern auch unter einer seit Jahren anhaltenden Dürre. Viele Flüsse führen zu wenig Wasser, um Kraftwerke zu betreiben oder in Versorgungskanäle eingespeist zu werden. Tausende Kinder sterben, weil sie verunreinigtes Wasser trinken weiterlesen >>>


UN-backed body says reconstruction plan for Afghanistan on track (Afghanistan)

(02.05.2007)

UNITED NATIONS: The high-level United Nations-backed body tasked with overseeing the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year reconstruction blueprint for the war-ravaged country, said today that since its inaugural meeting last year, the implementation of the plan - which aims to bolster security, economic development and counter-narcotics efforts - is on track.  weiterlesen >>>


Human rights and wrongs: MEPs look back over 2006 (EU)

(02.05.2007)

Last week the European Parliament adopted its annual report on human rights in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


Selling oil is easier than investing ethically, Norway finds (Norway)

(02.05.2007)

For a people whose deep national pride is bestowing the Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegians are developing a reputation for throwing sharp elbows. weiterlesen >>>


Three policemen killed, 18 injured in Naxal blast (India)

(27.04.2007)

Kanker (Chhattisgarh), April 27: Three policemen were killed and 18 others injured when suspected maoists triggered a powerful landmine blast, about 75 km from here, yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


One Unexploded Bomb Per Person (Lebanon)

(27.04.2007)

SRIFA, Southern Lebanon, Apr 27 (IPS) - Close to a million unexploded bombs are estimated to litter southern Lebanon, according to UN forces engaged in the hazardous task of removing them. weiterlesen >>>


Four soldiers hurt in Arunachal landmine blast (India)

(26.04.2007)

Guwahati, April 26 - At least four soldiers were wounded in a powerful landmine explosion triggered by separatists in Arunachal Pradesh, military officials said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Ethiopian forces intercept weapons (Somalia)

(25.04.2007)

(SomaliNet) The Ethiopian forces in Beledwein, provincial capital of Hiran region in central Somalia intercepted two trucks carrying weapons towards the capital, Mogadishu, sources say on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Govt Applauded for Implementation of Ottawa Landmines Convention (Angola)

(25.04.2007)

Member states of the Ottawa Convention praised Angola and point out as an example to be followed by everyone due to its engagement in the eradication of anti-personnel landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Winning hearts and minds no quick task (Afghanistan)

(25.04.2007)

PATROL BASE WILSON, Afghanistan Soldiers from India Company were looking for a little payback Wednesday morning, but all they got was the runaround. weiterlesen >>>


Man injured in mine explosion (Pakistan)

(24.04.2007)

QUETTA, April 25: One person suffered injuries in a landmine explosion in Denari Pat area of Dera Bugti, while police arrested a suspected militant in the Sui area and seized explosive substance from his possession on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


German government calls for armament initiative in favour of alternative cluster munitions (Germany)

(24.04.2007)

NGOs describe government's three-step plan for "renunciation of dangerous cluster munitions" as insufficient weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung - Bundesregierung fordert Aufrüstungsinitiative für Streumunition

(24.04.2007)

Nichtregierungsorganisationen bezeichnen 3-Stufenplan der Bundesregierung zum "Verzicht auf gefährliche Streumunition" als unzureichend weiterlesen >>>


Marathon ohne Grenzen ' Laufen für Beine (BRD)

(23.04.2007)

Die beiden Ultraläufer Thomas Wenning (LAZ Rhede) und Claudia Weber haben sich ein Ziel gesetzt: 16 Marathons in 16 Tagen in allen 16 Bundesländern. weiterlesen >>>


Kampfmittelräumdienst sprengte Streubombe (BRD)

(23.04.2007)

Kölner Familie fand Bombe im Garten weiterlesen >>>


UN envoy asks for records of cluster bomb strikes (Switzerland)

(22.04.2007)

A UN envoy has asked Israel to hand over detailed electronic records of its cluster bomb strikes on southern Lebanon last summer to help munitions-clearing teams with their task weiterlesen >>>


Stufenplan gegen Streumunition (BRD)

(22.04.2007)

Die Bundesregierung hat einen Dreistufenplan zum weltweiten Verzicht auf gefährliche Streumunition vorgelegt weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia: EU to step up efforts to rid Africa of landmines (Angola)

(22.04.2007)

The European Union will step up efforts to rid Africa, the world poorest continent and one of its most conflict-prone regions, of landmines and small arms weiterlesen >>>


Peru protests Chilean border landmines before OAS (Peru)

(22.04.2007)

Peru filed an official protest with the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (O.A.S.) that Chile clears its remaining land mines in areas near the two countries border weiterlesen >>>


Liquid Landmine,"Qaeda Tool? (U.K.)

(22.04.2007)

While traveling over the Easter break, we were prevented from taking a bottle of water on to a plane. It was an unopened bottle, bought in the departure area, so this seemed a bit overzealous. But liquid explosives are clearly still high on the danger list. weiterlesen >>>


Dead soldiers' crewmates return to field (Canada)

(22.04.2007)

crew commander was leading a similar armoured vehicle when it struck a massive roadside bomb weiterlesen >>>


Cop killed, 4 others injured in blast (India)

(22.04.2007)

One security personnel was killed and four others were seriously injured when a police vehicle came under the impact of a landmine blast weiterlesen >>>


Somali deaths mount, president downplays clashes (Somalia)

(22.04.2007)

Sporadic shelling and gunfire shook Mogadishu on Friday, but Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf downplayed this week's violence which residents say has killed at least 30 people and wounded scores more weiterlesen >>>


LTTE explosives haul recovered in Chilaw (Sri Lanka)

(20.04.2007)

CHILAW: A haul of explosives were recovered from an LTTE suspect in Battalu Oya, Udappuwa area in Chilaw last morning, Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Jayantha Wickramaratne said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two injured in blasts (India)

(20.04.2007)

JAMMU, April 19: Two landmine explosions rocked the Indo-Pak border in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, in which two villagers were injured, official sources said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Sectarian strife in Kurram valley (Pakistan)

(20.04.2007)

Every ten years or so, sectarian riots break out in Kurram Agency and destroy the peace and serenity of this beautiful tribal region bordering Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


J'khand: Naxals united in violence (India)

(20.04.2007)

Ranchi (Jharkhand): This admission from Jharkhand's top cop, after a recent landmine blast in Bokaro killed 15 STF personnel, shows that Jharkhand is losing its battle against the Naxals.  weiterlesen >>>


Latest Mogadishu violence kills 21 people (Somalia)

(20.04.2007)

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Sporadic shelling and gunfire went on through the night in Mogadishu and residents on Friday said latest fighting and a suicide attack at an Ethiopian base had killed at least 21 people and wounded another 101. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan, Afghan forces clash on border (Pakistan/Afghanistan)

(19.04.2007)

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Friday its troops had exchanged fire with an Afghan patrol a day earlier, but contradicted Kabul's account that Afghan troops were tearing down a fence Pakistan had put up on the disputed frontier. weiterlesen >>>


First national capacity for weapons clearance established in Western Sahara (U.K.)

(18.04.2007)

On Tuesday 17 April 2007, Landmine Action held a graduation ceremony for the first group of Saharawi clearance operators  weiterlesen >>>


OAS Continues Supporting Anti-landmine Efforts in Honduras (Netherlands)

(18.04.2007)

At the request of the government of Honduras, the Office of Humanitarian Mine Action of the Organization of American States (OAS) will continue supporting that country's efforts to respond to reports about the presence of landmines weiterlesen >>>


UN chief calls for compromise on Western Sahara autonomy proposal (Morocco)

(18.04.2007)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call to all sides, including Algeria and Mauritania, in the dispute over Western Sahara, to enter into negotiations without preconditions to reach a solution to the three-decade old Sahara dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front. weiterlesen >>>


UN envoy: Israel's imprisonment of PA children feeds violence (Israel)

(18.04.2007)

A United Nations envoy said Thursday that Israel's detention of Palestinian children and failure give them proper trials are a problem that feeds the violence in the region. weiterlesen >>>


Cedar City soldier said to be improving (U.S.)

(18.04.2007)

Cedar City soldier Travis Wood, who was badly injured in Afghanistan in January, received a Purple Heart last month at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  weiterlesen >>>


Travel warnings relaxed for Thai-Burma border (Myanmar/Thailand)

(18.04.2007)

Travel to Burma's border areas is no longer being advised against in a relaxation of travel advice to the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia: European Commission to donate 8m in clearing Ethiopian land mines (Ethiopia)

(18.04.2007)

(SomaliNet) On Wednesday, the European Commission (EC) announced an 8 million donation to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the removal of landmines in the two regions of Ethiopia.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier britische Soldaten im Irak getötet

(18.04.2007)

In der südirakischen Stadt Basra sind in der Nacht vier britische Soldaten sowie ein irakischer Zivilist getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Rotes Kreuz will Gefahren von Streumunition verringern (Schweiz)

(18.04.2007)

In Montreux hat eine Konferenz des Internationalen Komitees vom Roten Kreuz (IKRK) über Streumunition begonnen. Experten aus mehreren Ländern und Organisationen beraten, wie die Auswirkungen auf die Menschen minimiert werden können.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundeskabinett beschließt mehr Grundrechtsschutz bei verdeckten Ermittlungsmaßnahmen (BRD)

(18.04.2007)

Mit diesem Gesetzesentwurf will die Bundesregierung die Vorschriften zur Telekommunikationsüberwachung und anderen verdeckten Ermittlungsmaßnahmen im Strafverfahren neu ordnen und den Rechtsschutz der Betroffenen erheblich verbessern. weiterlesen >>>


AAI Calls for Congressional Investigation of Israeli Use of Cluster Bombs (Israel/Lebanon)

(18.04.2007)

WASHINGTON ' April 17, 2007 ' The Arab American Institute (AAI) today called on Congress to conduct hearings on a recent preliminary State Department report indicating Israel may have violated bilateral agreements in its indiscriminate use of cluster bombs during the recent Lebanon-Israel war.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. council authorizes Lebanese mission (Lebanon/Israel)

(18.04.2007)

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council expressed "serious concern" at mounting reports of weapons being smuggled from Syria to Lebanon and authorized an independent mission to evaluate monitoring of the border between the two countries. weiterlesen >>>


Oil victim of Turkey, Kurd fight (Turkey)

(18.04.2007)

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- Iraq`s already-fragile northern oil sector could be the victim -- along with Iraqis and Turks -- if Ankara gives the green light for troops to invade northern Iraq on the hunt for the Kurdistan Workers Party. weiterlesen >>>


Narathiwat deputy police chief injured in Tak Bai explosion (Thailand)

(18.04.2007)

Narathiwat - The Narathiwat deputy police chief was severely injured when he stepped on a homemade landmine while inspecting a bomb scene in this southern border province Wednesday morning. weiterlesen >>>


5 U.N. workers killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(18.04.2007)

The blast is the deadliest targeting such staff since the Taliban's fall in 2001. weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Tote bei schwerstem Anschlag seit Sturz der Taliban (Afghanistan)

(18.04.2007)

Sprengsatz wird in Kandahar neben einem UN-Konvoi ferngezündet weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon to seek war reparations for damages from Israel (Lebanon)

(17.04.2007)

Beirut & Washington - Lebanon is preparing to go to an international tribunal to seek reparations from Israel for damage caused during last year's month-long war, the country's finance minister Jihad Azour has said. weiterlesen >>>