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Neugeborenes Kind bei Explosion in Afghanistan verletzt

(17.03.2015)

Der schreckliche Unfall geschah, als die Familie die Mutter und das Kind vom Krankenhaus nach Hause fuhr - und dabei über eine Mine fuhr. 2 Menschen starben sofort, die anderen wurden verletzt. Unter den Toten war auch die Mutter des Kindes (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: 4 Kinder sterben bei Explosion von Landmine

(14.03.2015)

Laut Angaben des Gemeindevorstehers von Reel Bar in der Provinz Süd Kordofan starben die vier Kinder, als sie beim Jagen auf eine Landmine traten. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


USA: Streumunitionspolitik

(10.03.2015)

Kein Land lagert so viel Streumunition wie die USA. Kein Land hat jemals so viel Streumunition eingesetzt wie die USA. Beide zahlen liegen im dreistelligen Millionenbereich. weiterlesen >>>


Kuwait: Schäfer aus Bangladesch (32) stirbt nach Unfall mit Landmine

(10.03.2015)

Bei dem Unfall starb der Schäfer sofort, ein weiterer Schäfter wurde verletzt. Die Mine stammt vermutlich aus irakischen Beständen. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Regierung und FARC-Rebellen einigen sich auf gemeinsames Räumen von Minen

(09.03.2015)

Nach über 50 Jahre Kampf haben die beiden Parteien nun ein noch nie dagewesenes Übereinkommen geschlossen, das Hoffnung auf weitere Annäherungen macht. (auf Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar: Junge (10) stirbt nach Unfall mit Landmine

(07.03.2015)

In einem der vermintesten Ländern der Welt, Myanmar, ist es zu einem tragischen Unfall gekommen, als ein zehnjähriger Junge Laogai beim Holzsammeln auf eine Mine trat (auf Englisch). weiterlesen >>>


Elefant mit drei Beinen bekommt neue Prothese

(04.03.2015)

Als Baby wurde Mosha, auch bekannt als der dreibeinige Elefant, Opfer einer Landmine in Kambodscha. In Thailand gibt es ein Krankenhaus für Elefanten. Dort wurde ihr nun eine neue Prothese angebracht. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Iran: 5 Schüler durch Explosion einer Mine verletzt

(03.03.2015)

Eine Mine, die noch aus dem Iran-Irak-Krieg aus den 1980ern stammte, explodierte nahe der Grenze zum Irak. 8 Schüler waren auf dem Weg nach Hause, einer löste die Mine aus, verletzt wurden 5 von ihnen - zum Glück starb keiner (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Press conference on mine action by under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping

(02.04.2007)

Noting that successful mine action had helped millions of people in mine-affected countries resume normal lives, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, told correspondents today that there was much to celebrate at the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, to be observed tomorrow, 4 April.  weiterlesen >>>


Political impasse in Beirut, regrowth in the south (Lebanon)

(02.04.2007)

Recently, I went to Lebanon for the first time since my visit last summer at the height of the conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


Ban cluster bombs

(02.04.2007)

Bill a first step toward protecting civilians weiterlesen >>>


Landmine injures two Canuck (Canadian) soldiers (Afghanistan)

(02.04.2007)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Two Canadian soldiers were injured when their vehicle ran over a landmine near Maywand, Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


The war at home (Canada/Afghanistan)

(02.04.2007)

After losing both legs to a land mine in Afghanistan, soldier faces uncertain future weiterlesen >>>


Somalis bury dead as battles subside (Somalia)

(02.04.2007)

Mogadishu - Mogadishu residents buried their dead and ventured onto the streets for the first time in five days on Monday during a lull in battles pitting Ethiopian and Somali troops against Islamist and clan insurgents. weiterlesen >>>


National security and rising tide of Naxal violence-I (India)

(02.04.2007)

The state cannot sleep over Maoist menace weiterlesen >>>


Bomb Victim Gets Legs (Kosovo)

(01.04.2007)

STOCKTON - The war in the former Yugoslavia took family and friends of an eleven year old boy and a bomb he found took his legs. But now with the generosity of others he's getting a new start. weiterlesen >>>


Nine miscreants held in Quetta (Pakistan)

(31.03.2007)

Security forces arrested nine saboteurs and recovered huge quantity of immunization from their possession from Awaran area of Quetta on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


For a mine-free planet

(31.03.2007)

The campaign against landmines has come a long way even as the second UN Mine Action Day falls on April 4.  weiterlesen >>>


Unidentified persons trigger claymore mine in Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(31.03.2007)

Unidentified persons detonated a claymore mine targeting the Sri Lankan personnel on route clearing duty in Vavuniya this morning, Sunday the 01st of April.  weiterlesen >>>


Controlled detonation occurs in Afghan capital (Afghanistan)

(31.03.2007)

KABUL: A big blast was heard in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday morning, while the police said it was a controlled detonation.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG - TV-Kommissarin Ulrike Folkerts und Prinzen-Sänger Sebastian Krumbiegel gemeinsam gegen Landminen und Streubomben

(30.03.2007)

kumenische FriedensDekade überreicht 10.000 Unterschriften an das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de. weiterlesen >>>


Streumunition tötet 15-Jährigen in Vietnam

(30.03.2007)

Zwei vietnamesische Jungen sind die jüngsten Opfer von Streumunition in der Quang Tri Provinz. Der 15-jährige Pham Van Son starb auf der Stelle, sein 16 Jahre alter Freund Duong Truong Cong wurde von der Explosion nahe des Dorfes Tu Chinh im Vinh Linh Distrikt verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia's dirty civil war awash with land mines (Colombia)

(30.03.2007)

Explosives cause 'greatest damage'. Canada helps pay for education programs and medical treatment for civilian victims weiterlesen >>>


Belgian peacekeeping mission in Lebanon extended (Lebanon)

(30.03.2007)

BRUSSELS, Mar 31, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Belgian peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon has been extended by six months until Oct. 15 this year, Belgian media reported on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian Soldiers Desert Mogadishu's Outskirt Compound (Somalia)

(30.03.2007)

The Ethiopian forces stationing around El-Irfid settlement in northern outskirt of the Somalia capital are reported to have abandoned there heading to Afgoie town, 30km south of the city to reinforce the Ethiopian soldiers fighting the insurgents as the Shabelle Al-Adala correspondent reports on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


India trains 170 Cambodian soldiers for clearing mines (India)

(30.03.2007)

The Indian government has recently trained 170 Cambodian soldiers for clearing mines and un- explosive ordnances (UXO), Cambodian daily the Koh Santhephea said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


MACC - After the Kinshasa Conflict, We Have Found Over 20 Items of Unexploded Ordnance (Democratic Republic of Congo)

(30.03.2007)

United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) - INTERVIEW  weiterlesen >>>


Huge challenges for returning Angolans (Angola)

(30.03.2007)

LUANDA: Angolans returning home after years in exile from civil war would face huge challenges in a country gearing up for its first national elections in more than a decade, a UN official said. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Children at the highest risk in conflict areas (Sri Lanka)

(30.03.2007)

In the conflict areas of eastern Sri Lanka, hundreds of thousands of families have been forced to flee their homes; many of whom are now living in camps for internally displaced people (IDP). An estimated 127,000 displaced people were reported in the Batticaloa district alone.  weiterlesen >>>


Care for Cambodia (Cambodia)

(30.03.2007)

Family helps build wells for impoverished families weiterlesen >>>


66 children died in army raids (Uganda)

(30.03.2007)

Nairobi - Ugandan army raids in the country's troubled northeast killed up to 66 children who were shot or crushed by armored vehicles and stampeding animals, aid workers said on Friday, citing witnesses.  weiterlesen >>>


Täter ohne Strafe (Deutschland)

(30.03.2007)

Bei der Aufarbeitung des SED-Unrechts haben Politik und Justiz versagt weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG

(30.03.2007)

Vereinte Nationen erinnern an Minengefahr - Bundesregierung soll wieder mehr Mittel für Opferhilfe und Minenräumung bereitstellen  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG

(30.03.2007)

Vereinte Nationen erinnern an Minengefahr - Bundesregierung soll wieder mehr Mittel für Opferhilfe und Minenräumung bereitstellen  weiterlesen >>>


Almost 2,500 landmines were found and disarmed in Tajikistan in the last three years (Tajikistan)

(29.03.2007)

More than 277,000 square meters of territory in Tajikistan were swept of landmines in 2006. Rajabov, Chief of the Tajik Government Center for Landmines, refuses to call it a day though as long as people keep dying in explosions.  weiterlesen >>>


Acht Zivilisten durch Artilleriebeschuss getötet (Sri Lanka)

(29.03.2007)

Beim Beschuss mehrerer Siedlungen im Osten Sri Lankas sind offenbar mindestens acht Zivilisten ums Leben gekommen. Auch im Norden der Insel gab es Tote bei einem Anschlag.  weiterlesen >>>


82 Countries Sign UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

(29.03.2007)

A Record Number Countries Ever to Sign During Opening Ceremony weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine ready to shortly propose three sites for blast-type anti-personnel mines destruction (Ukraine)

(28.03.2007)

Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Kliuyev told this at a meeting with Ambassador Ian Boag, the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine and Belarus. weiterlesen >>>


Ongoing violence forces thousands of Colombians to flee: Red Cross (Colombia)

(28.03.2007)

The situation for thousands of Colombians continued to deteriorate in 2006 the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a report published Thursday at its headquarters in Geneva. weiterlesen >>>


Handicap International Responds to Massive Explosion in Mozambique (Mozambique)

(28.03.2007)

London, UK - 29 March 2007. On 22 March a series of blasts occurred at a military armoury killing 101 people and injuring close to 500.  weiterlesen >>>


N.J. Beach Closed After Explosives Found (U.S.A.)

(28.03.2007)

SURF CITY, N.J. -- A mile-long stretch of beach in Ocean County was closed after an unseen danger was unearthed: bombs and other munitions dating back to World War II. Several unexploded fuses and artillery shell adapters were found in sand recently pumped into Surf City. weiterlesen >>>


The perils of sniffing out safety on Afghan roads (Afghanistan)

(28.03.2007)

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Sergeant Sheldon Herritt stared through his ballistic glasses at the ground ahead. Something wasn't right. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops capture rebel-controlled territory in east (Sri Lanka)

(28.03.2007)

Colombo - Government troops have captured an important area held by Tamil rebels in eastern Sri Lanka bringing more territory under the control of the government, a military spokesman said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Fundmunition explodiert: ein Schwerverletzter (Deutschland)

(28.03.2007)

Unsachgemäßer Umgang mit einer Kriegsgranate führt zur Detonation  weiterlesen >>>


The Land Mine Menace

(27.03.2007)

Approximately 50 million land mines are currently in the ground in more than 60 countries. An unknown number of these are active, waiting for an unsuspecting victim to trigger their explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


Major U.K. and U.S. Landmine Charities Honour Footsteps of Diana (UK/U.S.A.)

(27.03.2007)

LONDON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In honour of the 10th anniversary of the death of the late Diana, Princess of Wales who catapulted the issue of landmines to the forefront of the international agenda, two major U.K. and U.S. charity organisations are joining forces to stage global events raising funds to remove landmines and unexploded bombs. weiterlesen >>>


US soldiers sit in on local Afghan councils (Afghanistan)

(27.03.2007)

Low-level Taliban urged to disarm weiterlesen >>>


Maoists using Agency area to train cadre in planting mines (India)

(27.03.2007)

RAJAHMUNDRY: The East Godavari district police found that the CPI-Maoist Naxalites were using the Agency area in the district, bordering Visakhapatnam, for training militants in planting and triggering land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Beschluss des Parteivorstands der SPD zum Thema: Abrüstung stärken - neue Aufrüstung verhindern (Deutschland)

(26.03.2007)

Der Parteivorstand der Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands hat in seiner heutigen Sitzung folgenden Beschluss gefasst: weiterlesen >>>


12 hr State bandh on March 23 (India)

(26.03.2007)

Imphal, March 21: A joint meeting of KSO, kuki Movement for Human Rights and Kuki Chiefs' Association, Chandel district held at Kuki Inn on March 19 has unanimously decided to go ahead with the proposed 12 hour State-wide bandh from 6 am of March 23.Moreover, a mega rally in collaboration with Delhi-based/units of KSO, Siamsinpawlpi (Paites), Gangte Students' Organisation, Mizo Zillai Pawl, Zillai (Vaiphei), Zou students, Naga Students' Union Delhi would also be taken out in New Delhi to coincide with the bandh call, said a KSO (GHQ) release. weiterlesen >>>


DR Congo: Backstory - Congolese radio show gives war victims a voice

(26.03.2007)

BUNIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Welcome, dear listeners, to the newest program of the series, Interactive Radio for Justice.... In this program, we receive questions about justice from the population.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines claim 'a mistake' (UK/Bahrain)

(25.03.2007)

A GLOBAL organisation fighting to abolish the production and use of anti-personnel mines is challenging a report released in the UK that deadly landmines are being stockpiled by Bahrain. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines still kill in southeast Turkey (Turkey)

(25.03.2007)

TUNCELI, Turkey (Reuters) - Snow turns red at the edge of Tunceli's mountain roads as it soaks up the bronze-rich soil. Passing that red line is a matter of life or death in these areas, where violence has endured for 23 years. weiterlesen >>>


MP takes KSO's case to NHRC (India)

(25.03.2007)

Imphal, March 26: Conveying deep concern over the alleged ill-treatment meted out to Kuki students by personnel of Delhi Police and Rapid Action Force on March 23 in Delhi where a mass rally was taken out under the aegis of Kuki Students' Organisation, Lok Sabha MP Mani Charenamei has appealed to the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to address the alleged grievances of the Kuki students. weiterlesen >>>


Frankfurt/Main (dpa) - Müllmänner haben eine Übungs-Panzermine in einem Papierkorb vor dem italienischen Konsulat in Frankfurt gefunden. (Deutschland)

(25.03.2007)

Der metallische Gegenstand enthielt keinen Sprengstoff, ergab eine Untersuchung durch Experten des Landeskriminalamtes.  weiterlesen >>>


Forces Capture, Kill Terrorists, Seize Weapons Caches in Iraq (Iraq)

(25.03.2007)

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2007 ' Coalition and Iraqi forces captured or killed insurgents and confiscated explosives, weapons and other contraband during operations in Iraq over the past few days. weiterlesen >>>


UN says Eritrea expels its demining chief (Eritrea)

(24.03.2007)

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea has expelled the head of a U.N. demining unit in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the world body and the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Mosambiks Präsident ordnet nach Explosion Untersuchung ein (Mosambik)

(24.03.2007)

Johannesburg/Maputo (dpa) Nach der schweren Explosion in einem der größten Munitionsdepots Mosambiks hat Präsident Armando Guebuza die Einsetzung einer unabhängigen Untersuchungskommission angeordnet. Innerhalb von zwei Wochen soll sie ihre Ergebnisse vorlegen, teilte die Regierung am Samstag mit.  weiterlesen >>>


HARLEY'S £100K (UK)

(24.03.2007)

Rocker Steve Harley - who scored big hits with Cockney Rebel - has raised almost £100,000 for a landmine clearing charity by cycling across Death Valley, California.  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations Launches Road Safety Awareness Week

(24.03.2007)

African nations pledge to halve road fatalities by 2015 weiterlesen >>>


Canadians deal with increased roadside bombs, rocket attacks in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(24.03.2007)

GHUNDY GHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - With a loud thud, a roadside bomb erupts beneath a Coyote armoured vehicle in clear sight of Canadian troops dug in on a dusty, sunbaked hill overlooking green poppy fields. weiterlesen >>>


More Bombs Detonated (Uganda)

(24.03.2007)

Three unexplored helicopter air bombs were unearthed and detonated in Cwero, Paicho sub-county in Gulu district.  weiterlesen >>>


15,000 Vakarai IDPs to be resettled next week (Sri Lanka)

(24.03.2007)

The government said yesterday it was planning to resettle more than 15 000 internally displaced people in Vakarai by next week. Consequent on the sudden influx of more than 131,000 displaced people to some 92 camps in Batticaloa, the government has decided to step up the resettlement programme for those who had fled Vakarai, to create space in the overcrowded camps. weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: New foot for courageous Saranda

(23.03.2007)

Norwegian People's Aid is supporting Saranda Kastrati from Kosovo with a new prosthesis. Saranda was employed by NPA as a deminer and later community liaison officer in Kosovo, and she was injured while clearing mines in Kosovo in the year 2000.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: The many invasions of … (Afghanistan)

(23.03.2007)

What is noteworthy is the extent to which the broad division of forces in the war between the Soviets and their client regime versus the Mujahideen is similar to the division of forces in the current struggle between the NATO forces and their Afghan allies versus the Taliban.  weiterlesen >>>


KSO fumes at news report

(23.03.2007)

Imphal, March 21: Reacting to the news report in the March 20 issue of this paper under the caption, "Scribes' cameras snatched," the Kuki Students' Organisation, Chandel district today said that the "cameras were not snatched through force instead it was taken on request with consent of the owners to be returned later". weiterlesen >>>


County's troops bag Basra haul (Iraq)

(23.03.2007)

Troops from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment have seized weapons and bomb-making equipment during a daring late-night raid. Around 300 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion swooped on a house in Basra which was believed to have been used as a base for attacks against coalition forces. weiterlesen >>>


Golden Church Makes Global Issue Local with Potluck Fundraiser (Scotland)

(23.03.2007)

St. Andrew's United Church is trying to help rid the world of landmines and wants your help to do so. The church is hosting a potluck supper on Friday, March 30, to raise funds for landmine removal in Cambodia.  weiterlesen >>>


Seizing guns from hands of terrorists (Iraq)

(23.03.2007)

Arsenal of hate: Staff Sergeant Mark Teesdale with the result of a raid by Duke of Lancaster's soldiers weiterlesen >>>


The responsibility to protect (Rwanda)

(23.03.2007)

Roméo Dallaire, a witness to genocide in Rwanda, argues for a new international principle known as R2P  weiterlesen >>>


China, Russia block Burma's Right Progress (Burma)

(23.03.2007)

When one thinks of pariah states, Burma often comes to the top of that list. The story of Burma is a situation of great sadness and tragedy. Also known as Myanmar, Burma is a product of colonialism, along with its Southeast Asian neighbours, and has had so much potential to be a success story. It had all the ingredients for it. Unfortunately, certain things in life don't always work the way they should. weiterlesen >>>


Too soon to resettle east Sri Lanka refugees: UN (Sri Lanka)

(23.03.2007)

COLOMBO: The United Nations yesterday distanced itself from a Sri Lankan government drive to resettle thousands of war refugees in a captured Tamil Tiger enclave in the island's east, saying conditions were not yet right. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomb explosion brings tragic Tet to Quang Tri families

(23.03.2007)

Two teenage boys were the latest victims of cluster bombs in Quang Tri Province this week, bringing tragedy to two families and crushing their hopes for a happy Tet holiday.  weiterlesen >>>


Weltweite Ächtung (Deutschland)

(22.03.2007)

Bundesentwicklungsministerin setzt sich für Verbot von Streubomben ein weiterlesen >>>


Maputo armoury to be moved after blasts (Mozambique)

(22.03.2007)

Maputo - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza announced on Friday that the Malhazine armoury near Maputo would be relocated, following a series of explosions there which killed at least 72 people, Vista News reported. weiterlesen >>>


Viele Opfer nach Explosion in Munitionslager (Somalia)

(22.03.2007)

Johannesburg/Maputo (dpa) - Nach der schweren Explosion in einem der größten Munitionsdepots Mosambiks ist die Zahl der Toten auf 83 gestiegen. Mindestens 360 weitere wurden nach einer vorläufigen Bilanz des Gesundheitsministeriums vom Freitag verletzt. Die meisten von ihnen erlitten schwere Verwundungen.  weiterlesen >>>


India faces uphill battle against Maoist insurgency (India)

(22.03.2007)

RAIPUR: India faces an uphill struggle to eliminate a growing Maoist insurgency due to inept police, well-trained rebels and villagers who are wary of authorities after years of land seizures and government neglect. weiterlesen >>>


A Cluster Bomb Treaty: Again, It's the U.S. v. the World

(22.03.2007)

On March 6, 2007, the U.S. Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006.  weiterlesen >>>


Back bill to ban cluster bombs

(21.03.2007)

The United States and Israel, as well as dozens of other countries that are makers, sellers or stockpilers of weapons, are in the cross hairs of an international movement to abolish cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Oregon Soldier Dies From Injuries (Iraq)

(21.03.2007)

TOLEDO, Ore. - The family of 29-year-old Nick Lightner says the soldier died a week ago of injuries he suffered in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


UK Retains Use of Inhumane Weapons With Partial Ban

(21.03.2007)

London, UK - 19 March 2007. The UK Government has announced that it will cease the use of "dumb" cluster munitions, effective immediately. The Government however has said that it will retain the option to use "smart" cluster bombs, such as M85 bombs, used in large numbers in Lebanon in 2006. weiterlesen >>>


Falklands' mines' removal meeting next week in London (Falkland Islands)

(21.03.2007)

Argentine and British officials are scheduled to meet next week in London to continue talks on the removal of land and anti personnel mines planted in the Falkland Islands during the 1982 conflict by Argentine forces.  weiterlesen >>>


NZ work clearing Cluster bombs in Lebanon much appreciated (Lebanon)

(21.03.2007)

Beirut ' The New Zealand Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team knows just how much their work clearing agricultural land of cluster bombs is appreciated by local farmers.  weiterlesen >>>


Pressemitteilung BMZ - Wieczorek-Zeul: Streumunition weltweit verbieten

(21.03.2007)

Bundesentwicklungsministerin unterstützt Initiativen von Nicht-Regierungsorganisationen weiterlesen >>>


Krieg in Sri Lanka eskaliert (Sri Lanka)

(20.03.2007)

Colombo (ND). Seit Anfang voriger Woche eskaliert der Krieg zwischen Regierungstruppen und tamilischen Rebellen in der Region Batticaloa an der Ostküste Sri Lankas.  weiterlesen >>>


Pak-Afghan border issue - sitting on the fence? (Pakistan/Afghanistan)

(20.03.2007)

The growing friction between Pakistan and Afghanistan involves multiple facets. As the relations between the two neighbors go from bad to worse, the border issue is one that requires immediate consideration.  weiterlesen >>>


Gunman destroyed, big cache with ammunition found in Chechnya (Chechnya)

(20.03.2007)

GROZNY, March 21 (Itar-Tass) - A gunman was destroyed and a big cache with ammunition was found in Chechnya.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Police, Soldiers Stage Exercise (Israel)

(20.03.2007)

RAMAT GAN, Israel | Israel began staging its largest civil defense exercise ever Tuesday, simulating unconventional and rocket attacks in an operation meant to demonstrate lessons security and rescue forces learned from last summer's war with the Lebanese-based Hezbollah guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


UN vehicle hits landmine in southern Somalia, 4 wounded (Somalia)

(19.03.2007)

MOGADISHU, Somalia Mar 20 - A vehicle with United Nations workers on board exploded north of the Somali capital on Tuesday, wounding all four passengers inside. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist arrested in Orissa district (India)

(19.03.2007)

Malkangiri: Even as the bandh called by Communist Party of India (Maoist) evoked partial response in this naxal-affected district, a Maoist was arrested by a joint team of Orissa and Chhattishgarh police on Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


One man's mission to eradicate all mines (Cambodia)

(19.03.2007)

While travelling through Cambodia this past month, I came across the unmistakable and overwhelming signs of mine warfare everywhere and found one man, Aki Ra, who was working tirelessly to do something about it. If you read only one of my columns this year, I hope it's this one.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Minen-Suche steht kurz vor dem Abschluss (Österreich)

(19.03.2007)

REGION HERZOGENBURG, TRAISMAUER / Experten werden Arbeit in der Traismaurer Au bald beenden. Spezialist Dietmar Höhne zieht in der NÖN Bilanz. weiterlesen >>>


Briten verbieten «dumme» Streubomben (Großbritannien)

(19.03.2007)

Die britische Regierung hat heute den Einsatz von Streubomben verboten, die keinen Mechanismus zur Selbstzerstörung haben. «Intelligente» Streubomben, die sich selbst zerstören, sollen weiterhin zum Einsatz kommen.  weiterlesen >>>


Bangladesh seizes mines from border with Myanmar (Bangladesh)

(19.03.2007)

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, March 20 (Reuters) - Bangladesh troops have seized 26 anti-personnel mines from near the porous border with Myanmar, a security official said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Britain bans "dumb" cluster bombs (Britain)

(19.03.2007)

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain became on Tuesday the biggest military power to ban "dumb" cluster bombs, but landmine charities said the move was not enough to protect civilians from weapons that kill and maim long after a war is over. weiterlesen >>>


Alternative beauty contest audience cries foul (Angola)

(19.03.2007)

Miss Landmine is an alternative beauty contest mixed with political statement dreamed up by the Norwegian artist Morten Traavik, in which 10 Angolan women injured by mines model specially adapted clothes and prosthetic limbs. weiterlesen >>>


Alleged LTTE terrorists kill a Tamil youth - Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(19.03.2007)

The body of a Tamil youth found yesterday alleged killed by LTTE terrorists was identified as Mailawahanam Sivalingam Wimalakumar(26), a resident at Kovilpuddukulam, Sidambaram Road- Vavuniya, on Tuesday, the 20th of March.  weiterlesen >>>


Pension funds invest in weapons trade (Netherlands)

(18.03.2007)

The Netherlands' biggest pension funds invest in the arms trade ' including companies producing cluster bombs and landmines ' current affairs TV programme Zembla reported on Sunday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


Caught Between Two Controversies (Finland)

(18.03.2007)

Seeking Land-Mine Alternative, Finnish Military Chooses Cluster Bombs  weiterlesen >>>


Conducive Environment Created by Security Forces: Vakarai Civilians Return to a Life Free of Terror (Sri Lanka)

(18.03.2007)

THOUSANDS OF CIVILIANS who fled areas in Vakarai seeking refuge in welfare centres in Batticaloa are returning to their villages to lead a life free of terror after the Security Forces have created a conducive environment for a better life for the villagers. weiterlesen >>>


Spurt in Maoist activity has police on high alert (India)

(18.03.2007)

VISAKHAPATNAM: The spurt in Maoist activities came as a rude jolt for police personnel of the three north districts of Andhra Pradesh ' Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam ' who did not witness any major assault by the banned outfit in the recent months. weiterlesen >>>


Garment, MIA issue high on Khiem's last day in US (U.S.A./Vietnam)

(18.03.2007)

VietNamNet Bridge - On March 16 Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem had his last day of his official visit to the United States heavily loaded with meetings, mostly with military and financial officials. weiterlesen >>>


Gefährlich auch nach 62 Jahren (Deutschland)

(18.03.2007)

Noch immer kommt in Sachsen jede Menge Fundmunition ans Licht. Sie ist oft nicht erkennbar und hochexplosiv. weiterlesen >>>


Demining Operations Wind Down After 15 Years (Mozambique)

(18.03.2007)

Maputo - Fifteen years after the end of Mozambique's devastating civil war, efforts to clear the country of deadly landmines are entering the final phase.  weiterlesen >>>


'We have no strong weapons' (Afghanistan)

(18.03.2007)

Afghan field commander wants Ottawa to provide his troops with assault rifles and armoured vehicles to fight Taliban weiterlesen >>>


British forces banned from using 'dumb' cluster bombs (Great-Britain)

(18.03.2007)

The defence secretary, Des Browne, has banned the use by Britain's armed forces of "dumb" cluster bombs, which have killed and maimed thousands of civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Polus fund-raiser to aid land mine victims (U.S.A.)

(17.03.2007)

Some people gripe about the cost of a cup of coffee, but it's nothing compared to the high price that some workers have paid for getting the world its morning java fix.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast rocks Tata Motors' Singur plant (India)

(17.03.2007)

Huge stock of explosives seized  weiterlesen >>>