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Kanada sendet Entminungsroboter ins irakische Kurdistan

(30.01.2015)

70 % aller Opfer der kurdischen Peshmerga im Kampf gegen die ISIS werden durch sog. IED (improvised explosive devices) verursacht. Die Roboter sollen nun bei der Entminung helfen. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: 5 Tote bei Explosion einer Landmine

(28.01.2015)

Bei einem verheerenden Unfall in der am wenigsten entwickelten und immer wieder von Kämpfen gebeutelten Region Quetta starben fünf Menschen, 2 weitere wurden schwer verletzt. (In Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Algerien: Über 700.000 Minen und explosive Kriegsreste in 10 Jahren geräumt

(27.01.2015)

Teile Algeriens wurden vor allem während der Unabhängigkeitskämpfe mit Frankreich vermint. Algerien ist Mitgliedsstaat des internationalen Minenverbots und hat sich verpflichtet, bis 2017 frei von Minen zu werden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Westsahara: Ein Toter durch Antifahrzeugmine

(26.01.2015)

Die von Marokko besetzte Westsahara ist stark vermint. Regelmäßig kommt es zu Unfällen. Diesmal traf es das Auto einer mauretanischen Firma. Ein Insasse starb, einer wurde schwer verletzt, 2 weitere kamen mit dem Schrecken davon. (In Spanisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Relikte aus einem vergangen Krieg

(21.01.2015)

In nur wenigen Tagen warf Israel im Jahr 2006 Millionen von Streubomben über dem Libanon ab. Unzählige blieben als Blindgänger liegen. Die Entminer befreien seitdem mühsam Felder und Olivenhaine - denn jedes geräumte Feld hilft den Menschen vor Ort. weiterlesen >>>


Türkei will ca. 1 Mio Landminen räumen

(17.01.2015)

Die Türkei ist seit 2004 Mitglied des int. Minenverbots. Eigentlich hätten laut Vertrag bis März 2014 alle Landminen geräumt werden müssen. Nun will die Regierung neue Anstrengungen unternehmen, sämtliche Landminen in den Grenzregionen zu räumen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libanon: Schnee verdeckt Minenfelder

(14.01.2015)

Durch heftige Stürme in den letzten Tagen wurden viele Minenfelder und entsprechende Warnschilder im Süden des Landes verdeckt. Die Minenfelder stellen nun eine noch größere Gefahr für die Bevölkerung dar. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Palästina tritt als 116. Staat dem Streubombenverbot bei

(07.01.2015)

Am 2. Januar reichte Botschafter Mansour die notwendigen Beitrittsunterlagen bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York ein. Der Beitritt Palästinas lässt darauf hoffen, dass 2015 noch viele weitere Staaten diesem Beispiel folgen. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Belgian defense min: Israel must pay for cluster bomb cleanup (Belgium/Israel)

(17.04.2007)

Belgium's Defense Minister said last week that he would act to extract payment from Israel for the removal of cluster bomb fragments that the Israel Defense Forces fired into Lebanese territory during the Second Lebanon War.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada urged to help millions denied school in war-torn nations (Canada)

(17.04.2007)

At least 39 million children in war-torn and conflict-ridden countries are denied access to a basic education - a problem Canada must tackle, according to a report by an international children's rights agency. weiterlesen >>>


Australia Donates Sh2.6 Billion for North (Uganda)

(17.04.2007)

AUSTRALIA will provide an additional $1.5m (about sh2.6b) for humanitarian relief and clearing of landmines in northern Uganda. weiterlesen >>>


Reed Elsevier AGM faces arms protest (U.K.)

(17.04.2007)

New allegations on Reed Elsevier's links to the most controversial parts of the arms trade have emerged, as peace protesters descend today on the AGM in London of the conference and publishing company.  weiterlesen >>>


Burmese groups agree to ban on landmines (Myanmar)

(17.04.2007)

Three Burmese ethnic groups have committed themselves to a total ban on landmines in their struggle against the military government. weiterlesen >>>


War-Affected Youth Launch Campaign for Greater Involvement in Peace Process (Uganda)

(17.04.2007)

Twelve youth from northern Uganda have traveled to Kampala to ask the government to allow them be part of the Juba peace talks.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: War And Suffering (Uganda)

(17.04.2007)

I recently returned from visiting Uganda where my organization, The Africa Project works to help victims of the 20-year war there. weiterlesen >>>


The Long Walk of the Kuchi (Afghanistan)

(17.04.2007)

A nomadic tribe confronts the latest chapter in Afghanistan's tumultuous history weiterlesen >>>


UAE demining project clear ten villages in S. Lebanon (Lebanon)

(15.04.2007)

Beirut - The UAE Project for Support and Reconstruction of Lebanon announced that ten villages in Southern Lebanon had been cleared from unexplosive ordinance.  weiterlesen >>>


UN medals for Indian troops (India)

(15.04.2007)

Chandigarh, April 15 - Coinciding with its 302nd Raising Day celebrations, the Force Commander, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Maj Gen Claudio Graziano, on Friday presented UN medals to personnel of 15 Punjab at Lebanon, tasked with enforcing peace in southern Lebanon under a UN mandate. weiterlesen >>>


Old mine blasts in Afghan capital (Afghanistan)

(15.04.2007)

An old mine exploded in western Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Sunday, but caused no casualties and damage, a police officer told Xinhua.  weiterlesen >>>


Mathew Shaffer's Semester at Sea: Visit to Vietnam is fascinating (Vietnam)

(15.04.2007)

Greetings from Vietnam. As our ship floats down river and out into the South China Sea, we leave the bright lights and noise of Ho Chi Minh City quietly behind us. weiterlesen >>>


Mine kills nine soldiers in east Sudan (Sudan)

(14.04.2007)

KHARTOUM 04/15 - A landmine killed nine Sudanese army soldiers and wounded 11 on Sudan`s eastern border with Ethiopia, army spokesman Brigadier Osman al-Aghbash said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung: Der Protest geht online: Westernhagen gegen Landminen und Streumunition

(14.04.2007)

Der Künstler und Schauspieler Marius Müller-Westernhagen unterstützt das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de mit ambitionierter Web-Aktion  weiterlesen >>>


Four Afghans Killed In Southern Afghanistan By Suicide Bomber (Afghanistan)

(14.04.2007)

KANDAHAR, April 15, 2007 -- Police say four Afghans working for a security firm were killed today when a suicide car bomber targeted a private security firm in southern Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF helps nation fight landmines (Vietnam)

(14.04.2007)

Isabelle Bardem, head of UNICEF Viet Nam's Childhood Injury Prevention Programme, spoke with Viet Nam News about efforts to raise awareness of the ongoing dangers of unexploded ordnance. weiterlesen >>>


Over three million Angolan voters registered (Angola)

(14.04.2007)

Luanda, Apr 15 (NNN-ANGOP) At least 3.5 million citizens at voting age registered until April 12 across the country, said Friday in Luanda the assistant coordinator of the Interministeral Commission for Electoral Process (CIPE), Edeltrudes Costa, during a meeting with political parties representatives. weiterlesen >>>


UAE demining effort in Lebanon hailed (Lebanon)

(13.04.2007)

BEIRUT - The UAE project for support and reconstruction of Lebanon announced that 10 villages in Southern Lebanon had been cleared from unexploded ordinance. weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumung für einen Golfplatz (Ägypten)

(13.04.2007)

El Alamein - Das Schlachtfeld von El Alamein an der ägyptischen Mittelmeerküste soll ein Ferienparadies für passionierte Golfspieler werden. weiterlesen >>>


Teen violinist wants to use talent to help others (U.S.A.)

(13.04.2007)

CANTON, Ohio - A teenage violinist said he wants to make music with a cause. weiterlesen >>>


British forces kill eight gunmen in southern Iraqi city (Iraq)

(13.04.2007)

BASRA, Iraq, April 14 (Reuters) - British forces killed eight gunmen laying landmines in the volatile southern city of Basra, the British military said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Schools in Middle East must be Zones of Peace (Lebanon)

(13.04.2007)

Completing a three-day fact-finding mission to Lebanon, the United Nations envoy for children in armed conflict today called on all sides in the Middle East to respect international humanitarian law and ensure schools are "zones of peace" where children are protected.  weiterlesen >>>


2 injured in IED explosion (India)

(13.04.2007)

Srinagar: Two persons were injured in a landmine explosion near Line of Control on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN envoy on children says Israel broke international law (Lebanon/Israel)

(13.04.2007)

Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts, Radhika Coomaraswamy, tours southern Lebanon, says Israel used 'disproportionate force' during war weiterlesen >>>


Australia to help Vietnam landmine survivors (Australia/Vietnam)

(13.04.2007)

Australia will commit $US1.25 million over three years to support the physical rehabilitation of landmine survivors in Vietnam.  weiterlesen >>>


Thanh Nien thanked for exposing illegal mining, troops' nexus (Vietnam)

(13.04.2007)

A Thanh Nien expose on illegal mining at a Vietnamese tourist site, allegedly abetted by soldiers, sent local authorities into confabulations Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur Foot takes off for Lebanon (Lebanon)

(13.04.2007)

Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) The Jaipur Foot - artificial legs made in Rajasthan - is all set to travel to war-hit Lebanon and Sri Lanka to aid amputees there. weiterlesen >>>


World War II mine still packs a punch (U.S.A.)

(13.04.2007)

Police detonate the Japanese weapon, which was donated to the Kansas National Guard museum weiterlesen >>>


WFP Shifts From Emergency War Relief To Recovery In South Sudan (Sudan)

(13.04.2007)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that due to a reduced demand for food aid it will gradually shift its operations in southern Sudan from emergency war relief to longer term recovery after more than 20 years of delivering food aid to the region.  weiterlesen >>>


Akçakale border to operate at full capacity (Syria/Turkey)

(13.04.2007)

Akçakale border to operate at full capacity. weiterlesen >>>


Two Pakistani troops killed in mine blast (Pakistan)

(12.04.2007)

QUETTA, Pakistan, April 13 (Reuters) - Two Pakistani troops clearing landmines for a road project in gas-rich Baluchistan province were killed on Friday when a mine exploded, a security official said. weiterlesen >>>


The human impact of cluster munition (Lebanon)

(12.04.2007)

Lebanon, six months ago: 21-year-old Fayz is sitting in his living room, staring at the leg he cannot use anymore because the nerves have been cut as a result of a cluster submunition explosion. weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers wounded in landmine explosion in eastern Turkey (Turkey)

(11.04.2007)

Three soldiers of the Turkish security forces were wounded in a landmine explosion in eastern Turkey on Thursday, local CNN Turk reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Students oppose use of landmines (Canada)

(11.04.2007)

There are currently 50-100 million landmines planted in or on the ground right now.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Safety Training Video for United Nations Workers (U.S.)

(11.04.2007)

CALIFORNIA.- Cluster bombs, improvised explosive devices and landmines create major challenges for relief workers entering areas ravaged by war. weiterlesen >>>


Gefährliche Bergung der Panzerminen (Österreich)

(11.04.2007)

Auf dem Gelände der ehemaligen Munitionsfabrik in Tillmitsch liegen immer noch alte Panzerminen. Jetzt werden sie von Experten geborgen. weiterlesen >>>


Keine Pensionen aus Streubombenproduktion (Deutschland)

(11.04.2007)

Wegen der Herstellung umstrittener Waffen soll die deutsche Rheinmetall aus norwegischem Pensionsfonds fliegen weiterlesen >>>


Bill On Banned Weapons Considered (South Africa)

(11.04.2007)

The country's courts will have jurisdiction to prosecute South Africans who contravene, even outside the country, provisions of a proposed bill on the prohibition and restriction on using certain categories of conventional weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Moz: Bad storage caused blasts (Mozambique)

(11.04.2007)

Maputo - An official report into explosions last month that ripped apart Mozambique's main armoury and killed 119 people has blamed the tragedy on poor storage conditions, said officials on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Fifth Bosnian military contingent departs for Iraq (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

(11.04.2007)

The fifth contingent of the Bosnia-Herzegovina's army departed for Iraq on Thursday to help with the removal of mines. weiterlesen >>>


ABN Amro shareholder Dutch pension fund ABP awaits proposed Barclays deal detail (The Netherlands)

(11.04.2007)

HEERLEN, the Netherlands (Thomson Financial) - ABN Amro Holding NV shareholder Dutch pension fund ABP is waiting on an announcement from the Dutch bank about its future strategy before deciding its stance over the proposed merger with Barclays PLC. weiterlesen >>>


Death from above (U.S.A.)

(11.04.2007)

I find it virtually impossible to avoid analysis of the omnipresent "support the troops" concept. weiterlesen >>>


Sneh: Cluster bomb use was a mistake (Lebanon/Israel)

(11.04.2007)

Israel made a mistake when it used cluster bombs during the Second Lebanon War, deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh told the BBC in a documentary on last summer's war in Lebanon set to be broadcast on the Radio 4 network in the United Kingdom on Tuesday and internationally on the BBC world service and Web site later this week.  weiterlesen >>>