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Algerien zerstört 3.616 Minen aus der Kolonialzeit

(12.10.2014)

Laut Regierung wurden die Landminen im September von dem algerischen Militär zerstört. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Die Landminengefahr nach der Flut

(07.10.2014)

Die bosnische Journalistin Veda Partalo dokumentiert die Anstrengungen, das Landminenproblem in Bosnien-Herzegowina nach der Flut einzudämmen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: In Uganda profitieren Landminenopfer von Bananen

(04.10.2014)

In Uganda werden Überlebende von Landminenunfällen und deren Familien unterstützt, in und mit der Bananenproduktion ihren Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Guinea-Bissau: Mine explodierte unter Bus - 19 Tote

(27.09.2014)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine unter einem völlig überfüllten Kleinbus sind im Norden von Guinea-Bissau mindestens 19 Menschen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Studie: Humanitäre Auswirkungen des Einsatzes von Antifahrzeugminen

(19.09.2014)

Das Genfer Internationale Zentrum für Humanitäre Minenaktion (GICHD) veröffentlicht seine Studie zu Antifahrzeugminen am 2. Oktober 2014 um 13 Uhr in Genf. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen in Algerien: Offene Wunden

(19.09.2014)

Landminen aus der Kolonialzeit fordern noch heute Opfer in Algerien. Seit einem halben Jahrhundert kämpfen Betroffene um Anerkennung als Kriegsversehrte, die Frankreich ihnen verwehrt. weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Frau beim Pilzesammeln durch Landmine getötet

(18.09.2014)

Eine Frau, die in der Nähe eines Gefechtsfeld bei Lugansk Plize suchte, löste eine Landmine aus und starb. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland/Tutzing: Vernissage "Barriere:Zonen"

(16.09.2014)

Die Ausstellung „Barriere:Zonen“ von Till Mayer portraitiert Menschen, deren Schicksal ein Konflikt prägt oder bestimmt hat. Eröffnet wird die Ausstellung am 27.09.14 in Tutzing. Sie ist bis zum 25.10. zu sehen. weiterlesen >>>


Ghost Soldiers Discover Secret Room, Hidden Cache (Iraq)

(07.03.2007)

WMOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, March 5, 2007) - Two Garryowen troops assigned to Ghost Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, netted one of the largest weapons caches in the Ninewa Province Feb. 9.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist in police net (India)

(07.03.2007)

ROURKELA, March 6: The Sundergarh police has arrested a suspected MCC cadre here today from Bisra. Speaking to the reporters at the Brahmanitaranga police station, Mr Praveen Kumar, SP of Sundergarh, said: "We are yet to ascertain the identity of the person arrested, but till now, he is claiming that he is Bijaya."  weiterlesen >>>


A helping hand to Vakarai people (Sri Lanka)

(07.03.2007)

The Vakarai people will receive electricity shortly for the first time. A group trained in the United States are involved in land mines clearing and the area will be free of land mines by April.  weiterlesen >>>


UN resumes voluntary resettlement of Sudanese refugees (Sudan)

(07.03.2007)

THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday resumed the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudanese displaced return home in Blue Nile State (Sudan)

(07.03.2007)

March 6, 2007 (KHARTOUM) - The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced today that more than 1500 internally displaced people (IDPs) have been assisted by IOM over the past month to voluntarily return to former homes in southern parts of the Blue Nile State, the UNMIS news bulletin reported. weiterlesen >>>


Students Panic As Tigers Blast Claymore Near School (Sri Lanka)

(07.03.2007)

STUDENTS OF Eraperiyakulam Perakum Vidyalaya, in Vavuniya, panicked and ran helter skelter yesterday when the LTTE detonated a claymore mine near the school, targeting a group of STF officers on their way to a meeting with the school authorities. The incident took place just as classes had begun. weiterlesen >>>


Photos Without Borders (Cambodia)

(07.03.2007)

Rachel is one of 10 children in her family. As the rest of her siblings harvest maize to carry them through another year, Rachel is bent over her medical books with the weight of a better life for herself and her family on her shoulders.  weiterlesen >>>


Hidden bombs stalk Vietnamese as states seek treaty (Vietnam)

(07.03.2007)

DONG HA, Vietnam (Reuters) - In the same week that dozens of countries declared plans to ban cluster munitions, a boy was killed by the explosion of a steel ball he picked up and threw while tending livestock. weiterlesen >>>


Stacking shoes to support landmine victims (Canada)

(07.03.2007)

Mines Action Canada and the Carleton University Human Rights Society teamed up to build a shoe pile on Parliament Hill March 1. weiterlesen >>>


Rights situation improving: US report (Nepal)

(07.03.2007)

A recent report by US government has said that there has been some improvement in the human rights situation in Nepal following the success of the April movement. weiterlesen >>>


Latest news: Family prepare for funeral of Royal Marine (Iraq)

(07.03.2007)

The funeral of Royal Marine Jonathan 'Dutchy' Holland will be held next week.  weiterlesen >>>


US Rights Report Criticizes Russia, Belarus; Notes Improvements in Balkans

(07.03.2007)

But the report also cites fewer deaths from unexploded land mines from the Balkan war of the 1990s, and fewer reports of physical abuse by police.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka pushes for disabled friendly trains buildings (Sri Lanka)

(07.03.2007)

Some 600 villages were contaminated with landmines last year, leaving 64 people seriously wounded and killing several others. "Peace would reduce the numbers of disabled," Cassaza says.  weiterlesen >>>


Canadian troops back British-led NATO offensive in southern Afghanistan

(07.03.2007)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - British-led forces supported by Canadian, American and other coalition troops launched an offensive Tuesday to drive the Taliban out of Helmand province. Canada's Leopard tanks have been deployed for action. weiterlesen >>>


Army wants answers over death of Thai mine owner (Burma)

(07.03.2007)

Chiang Mai _ 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. The regional army chief wanted to know how the slain businessman was able to run his mining operation for more than three years in Burma's Kayah state without the knowledge of Thai authorities, a Third Army source said.  weiterlesen >>>


Red alert in Naxal-hit areas (India)

(07.03.2007)

RED ALERT has been sounded in the Naxal-affected areas of Chandauli, Sonebhadra and Mirzapur. The alert was sounded after the killing of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP Sunil Mahto and three others by the Naxals in Jamshedpur on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Syrian terrorists claim 1st attack against Israel (Syria/Israel)

(05.03.2007)

Attempted landmine bombing 'start of campaign to force Jewish retreat' weiterlesen >>>


Belgien verbietet Investitionen in Streubomben

(05.03.2007)

Neues Gesetz in Belgien ist das erste dieser Art weiterlesen >>>


Military scores win over Reds in Surigao (Philippines)

(04.03.2007)

DAVAO CITY-The military's Eastern Mindanao Command claimed a big score against the communist New People's Army after its troops engaged rebels and recovered what Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. described as the "largest bomb and explosive manufacturing center" in Mindanao.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq's new harvest: land mines (Iraq)

(04.03.2007)

Shepherds dig up lethal 20-year-old weapons for resale  weiterlesen >>>


MP's killing focuses on vulnerability of Maoist targets (India)

(04.03.2007)

The sensational killing of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP Sunil Mahto near Jamshedpur by suspected Maoists has once again proved the sway of the rebels and the way they are able to operate here with impunity. weiterlesen >>>


NATO Attack Thwarted (Afghanistan)

(04.03.2007)

On Saturday at 6:00am a NATO attack on the frontlines of the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate in the Kajaki district of Helmand province was thwarted after a fierce hour long firefight.  weiterlesen >>>


Algeria gun, mine attacks kill 9 (Algeria)

(04.03.2007)

ALGIERS, Algeria - Suspected Islamic militants attacked a police checkpoint in Algeria with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns Sunday, killing five officers and wounding three others, according to a newspaper report. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia, Canada to hold mine action conference (Cambodia)

(04.03.2007)

The Cambodia Mine Action Authority and the Embassy of Canada announced that they are to co- host an international mine action conference in Phnom Penh from March 12 to 14, a press release said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Naxal violence major concern for state, Central govts (India)

(04.03.2007)

New Delhi: With 18 of the 22 districts in Jharkhand affected by Naxalite problem, violence by the ultras has become a major concern for both the state government and the Centre.  weiterlesen >>>


Golan: Minen nach Israel geworfen

(04.03.2007)

DAMASKUS / JERUSALEM (inn) - Zehn Minen sind am Samstag im Golan von Syrien aus auf israelisches Gebiet geworfen worden. Dabei kam jedoch niemand zu Schaden. weiterlesen >>>


Finland's Halonen approves cluster bombs (Finland)

(04.03.2007)

Tarja Halonen, the president of Finland, was quoted as saying by Oulu-based daily Kaleva on Sunday that the planned acquisition of cluster bombs had not damaged Finland's international reputation. weiterlesen >>>


Kroatien: Italiener bei Explosion einer Landmine getötet

(04.03.2007)

Ein 34-jähriger Italiener ist nahe der kroatischen Adria-Küstenstadt Zadar durch die Explosion einer Landmine getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Slovak PM supports minister after army depot blast (Slovakia)

(04.03.2007)

BRATISLAVA - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico expressed support on Monday for Defence Minister Frantisek Kasicky after a blast at an army depot killed at least three people on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


EADS North America Opens New U.S. Facility in Russellville, Arkansas (U.S.A.)

(04.03.2007)

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The 8,500 square foot installation is the headquarters for EADS North America Integrated Shelter Systems.EADS North America recently opened its newest U.S. facility, which specializes in integrated shelter solutions for military, homeland security and disaster recovery applications.  weiterlesen >>>


Tamil Nadu police investigations reveal Tamil Tigers selected Kerala for procurement for explosives (Sri Lanka)

(03.03.2007)

The Tamil Nadu police have traced some of the arms procurement activities of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the adjacent state of Kerala. weiterlesen >>>


Gewaltige Explosion: Tote bei Munitionslager- Explosion in Slowakei

(02.03.2007)

Bei der Explosion eines Munitionslagers in der Slowakei sind am Freitag mindestens drei Arbeiter ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Vergessen im Staub der Wüste

(02.03.2007)

Vor 30 Jahren die Flucht, dann Aufnahme im Lager. Da leben sie heute immer noch. Jetzt fand hier ein Marathon statt, um daran zu erinnern, dass es sie noch gibt: die Saharauis aus der Westsahara weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan wants a joint terror mechanism with Pak now Add to Clippings (Afghanistan)

(01.03.2007)

NEW DELHI: Even as India and Pakistan get ready for the first meeting of the anti-terror mechanism , Afghanistan is pushing for a similar sort of cooperation with Pakistan. weiterlesen >>>


Stalled convoy a sitting duck - Traffic jams can terrify you in Taliban territory (Afghanistan)

(01.03.2007)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - For sheer gut-wrenching anxiety and outright fear, forget the rocket attacks or foot patrols "outside the wire." weiterlesen >>>


Armenia's Mine Curse (Armenia)

(01.03.2007)

Thirteen years after the ceasefire in the Karabakh war landmines in Armenia are still killing people.  weiterlesen >>>


10 rebels, 2 soldiers killed in southern Philippine clash (Philippines)

(01.03.2007)

Philippine government troops killed 10 New People's Army (NPA) rebels during a violent clash in the south on Thursday morning, the military said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN De-Miners And Partners Destroy Thousands of Mines As More Areas Cleared (Sudan)

(01.03.2007)

United Nations de-miners and their aid agency partners in south Sudan have destroyed thousands of mines and other unexploded ordnance over the past few months, including clearing the customs market in Juba, the UN mission to the country said today, reporting also on more fighting and displacement in the conflict-wracked Darfur region.  weiterlesen >>>


Egypt uncovers TNT (Egypt)

(01.03.2007)

Egypt uncovered a ton of explosives Friday near the border with the Gaza Strip. weiterlesen >>>


Neue koreanische Familientreffen geplant

(01.03.2007)

Süd- und Nordkorea wollen die seit Monaten auf Eis liegenden Begegnungen zwischen getrennt lebenden Familien wiederaufnehmen. weiterlesen >>>


Acht Tote bei Maoisten-Anschlag in Zentralindien (Indien)

(01.03.2007)

Neu Delhi. Bei einem Anschlag mutmasslicher maoistischer Rebellen auf Polizisten in Zentralindien sind am Donnerstag mindestens acht Menschen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Stepping up for landmine victims (Ethiopia)

(01.03.2007)

Man starts campaign to help Ethiopians maimed by war  weiterlesen >>>


Donated Demining Equipment Bound for Nairobi Mine Action Training Center

(01.03.2007)

Schonstedt Instrument Company and the United Nations Mine Action Team have identified the first recipient of free demining equipment under the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative. The International Mine Action Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya will take delivery of an initial shipment of twenty magnetic locators for training and use in landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection. The open-ended Schonstedt program will place hundreds of the sophisticated tools in the hands of humanitarian mine clearance personnel worldwide. weiterlesen >>>


Belgien beschliesst Landminen-Stopp

(01.03.2007)

Es geht also doch: Belgien hat als weltweit erster Staat ein scharfes Gesetz verabschiedet, das die Finanzierung von Landminen- und Streubomben-Produzenten untersagt. weiterlesen >>>


Govt asked to sign mine ban treaty (Pakistan)

(01.03.2007)

ISLAMABAD: Politicians and members of the civil society have asked the government to scrap the plan to mine the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area and sign the Mine Ban Treaty as every year hundreds of innocent civilians fall prey to landmine blasts in tribal areas, Balochistan and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Belgium bans investments in cluster bomb makers (Belgium)

(01.03.2007)

BRUSSELS - Belgium became the first country to make it a crime to invest in companies that make cluster bombs, said the author of a law passed on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist landmine blast kills eight in India (India)

(01.03.2007)

RAIPUR, INDIA: A powerful landmine explosion triggered by Maoist rebels in a densely forested region of central India killed eight people yesterday, including six policemen, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms, Ammo & Explosives Found from Paddy-Field (Sri Lanka)

(01.03.2007)

TRINCOMALEE: On information received from civilians, troops conducted a search in the general area of BARATHIPURAM, TRINCOMALEE Thursday (1) around 6.30 p.m. and recovered one claymore mine of 15 kg, two claymore mines of 5 kg, seven 07 m of detonator codes, five T ' 56 magazines (T-56) with fifty seven rounds, three remote control devices, one electrical circuit, 750 g of C4 explosive, one 12 v battery, six bottles of medicine, twelve pen torch batteries, one claymore stand and one pouch. weiterlesen >>>


Nicaragua struggles to rid nation of land mines left over from civil war (Nicaragua)

(28.02.2007)

SAN FERNANDO, Nicaragua - In the steep, pine-covered hills of northern Nicaragua, grade-schoolers get a workbook that looks like any other. But it doesn't say "See Spot Run." weiterlesen >>>


UAE President's initiative brings back life in South Lebanon (Lebanon)

(28.02.2007)

Beirut (27.02.2007) - The initiative of UAE President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to clear Southern Lebanon of mines and cluster bombs has brought a ray of hope to the people of the restive country who face the dangers of these unexploded ordnance left by the Israeli soldiers during the July 2006 war.  weiterlesen >>>


Hideout busted, OGW arrested in J&K (Kashmir)

(28.02.2007)

Jammu, Feb. 27 (PTI): Army troops arrested an over ground worker of militants and busted a hideout during anti-militancy operation in Poonch and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir last night, official sources said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Moz demining funding drops (Mozambique)

(28.02.2007)

Maputo (27/02/2007) - Reduced funding by international donors will delay the clearing of landmines in Mozambique, Vista News reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


13 Insurgents Killed, 26 Detained; Weapons Caches Found (Iraq)

(28.02.2007)

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2007 ' Coalition forces killed 13 insurgents, detained 26 suspects and found scores of weapons in operations around Iraq over the past three days. weiterlesen >>>


Afghans offered cash for bombs (Afghanistan)

(28.02.2007)

(27.02.2007) Canuck army launches rewards program STRONG POINT CENTRE, Afghanistan -- It could be loosely described as an Afghan version of Crime Stoppers, where the army wants your bombs not your name.  weiterlesen >>>


Finally, Safe Demining (Peru)

(28.02.2007)

In addition to having mined spots along its border with Ecuador resulting from a conflict resolved long ago, Peru currently focuses primarily on civilian landmine accidents in the areas surrounding the towers of the power-transmission lines that cross the country. weiterlesen >>>


Rockets, anti-tank mines seized in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(28.02.2007)

The security forces in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan Tuesday seized 10 RPG rocket launchers, 10 fuses, four anti-tank mines and hundreds of rounds of various weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Four BMP jawans die in Maoist attack (India)

(28.02.2007)

MUNGER/PATNA: Four BMP jawans were killed and four other injured in the wee hours of Tuesday at Khaira village under Kajra police station of Lakhisarai district when about 1,000 Maoists attacked the armed police picket stationed in the village to prevent Maoist violence.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan's signs of weakness (Pakistan)

(28.02.2007)

Developments of the last fortnight can be seen as a sort of balance sheet reflecting the strengths and weaknesses of the Pakistani state. During this period, Pakistan successfully tested the latest version of its long-range nuclear-capable missile.  weiterlesen >>>


137 IRAQIS, TWO GIS DEAD TUESDAY (Iraq)

(28.02.2007)

A failed assassination attempt left Shi'ite Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi slightly injured and 12 others dead in Baghdad.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban's bombing at base hosting Cheney was a propaganda victory (Afghanistan)

(28.02.2007)

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (28.02.2007) - The suicide attacker had no hope of getting past the security at the Bagram Air Base to attack Vice President Dick Cheney. In addition to the 5,100 U.S. troops, there are land mines, gun turrets and razor wire.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Treaty Has Made Significant Difference, Say Supporters

(28.02.2007)

Eight years ago on March 1st, the international landmine treaty took effect. The treaty bans the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of the anti-personnel weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


McDonough calls for moratorium on cluster munitions (Canada)

(28.02.2007)

OTTAWA ' Civil society leaders and Alexa McDonough joined forces today to pressure a reluctant Conservative government to impose a moratorium on the use, sale and trade of cluster munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


FACTBOX-Military and civilian deaths in Iraq

(28.02.2007)

One U.S Marine was killed fighting in Anbar province on Monday, the U.S. military reported. A U.S. soldier died on Saturday of his injuries from a landmine in Dujail, the U.S. military reported on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Fort Hood Soldier Dies From Iraq Injuries (Iraq)

(28.02.2007)

(28.02.2007) FORT HOOD A Fort Hood soldier has died from injuries he suffered in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Army Standing Up to Israel

(28.02.2007)

Since the Second Lebanon war - as it is called in Israel - in 2006 between Israel and the Shiite Hezbollah militia based in south Lebanon, there had been relative calm in border areas. February 2007 has seen a series of events heighten tensions between forces on both sides of the border. This time, though it is the Lebanese army facing off against Israeli forces, not Hezbollah.  weiterlesen >>>


Senators eye curbs on cluster bombs, widening matter beyond Israel's use (USA)

(28.02.2007)

27.02.2007 - Several Senate Democrats are renewing their push to curb the U.S. military's use of weaponry responsible for civilian casualties in conflicts around the world - notably during the summer war between Israel and Lebanon - a proposal that has split the party's presidential frontrunners. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. says weapons cache near Baghdad points to Iran's involvement

(28.02.2007)

BAGHDAD (27.02.2007): The U.S. military exhibited Monday several hundreds of components used in the assembling of 'roadside bombs' and claimed these are Iranian-made suggesting involvement of that country in abetting the Shiite groups in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Congo-Kinshasa: Peter Karim Surrenders 170 Men (DRC)

(28.02.2007)

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


Jawan injured in J&K landmine blast (Kashmir)

(28.02.2007)

JAMMU: An Army jawan was injured in landmine blast near Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said here on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Disposing of Bosnia's mines (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(28.02.2007)

With an estimated one million mines still buried there, Bosnia is the most mined country in Europe. The UK led North West Task Force, part of EUFOR, has recently been focused on training the Bosnian authorities in mine disposal and storage - a vital change in approach as EUFOR prepares to reduce its presence in Bosnia. Report by Danny Chapman.  weiterlesen >>>


UN rights expert calls for aid to Karen State (Burma)

(28.02.2007)

Feb 27, 2007 (DVB)-United Nations special human rights rapporteur to Burma Paulo Sergio Pinheiro has called for immediate humanitarian access to conflict zones in the country. weiterlesen >>>


USA und UNO: Einsatz für entführte Soldaten (Israel)

(28.02.2007)

WASHINGTON - Angehörige des entführten israelischen Soldaten Ehud Goldwasser haben sich am Mittwoch mit dem Kandidaten der Demokraten für das Amt des US-Präsidenten, Barack Obama, in Washington getroffen. Auch Knessetsprecherin Dalia Itzik sprach während ihrer Begegnung mit US-Außenministerin Condoleezza Rice über die Freilassung der entführten Soldaten. weiterlesen >>>


Injured soldiers sue MoD over minefield orders (UK ' Afghanistan)

(28.02.2007)

28.02.2007 - Three British soldiers who lost their legs after being ordered into an Afghan minefield are suing the Ministry of Defence, it was reported today. weiterlesen >>>


Bringing Mercy to Motion (Vietnam)

(28.02.2007)

DANANG, VIETNAM (27.02.2007) - While Columbia was experiencing 15 inches of snow a few months back, a team of Boone county volunteers was dealing with a typhoon on the other side of the world. weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in Kashmir gunfight (Kashmir)

(28.02.2007)

(27.02.2007) Two soldiers and an unidentified militant were killed in a gunfight in north Kashmir Tuesday, the army said.  weiterlesen >>>


Finland considering cluster bombs to replace antipersonnel mines

(27.02.2007)

(23.02.2007) Cluster bombs are to be part of Finland's defence system and a replacement for antipersonnel mines according to Laura Kansikas, head of the foreign ministry's unit for arms control, interviewed by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Looting alleged (India)

(27.02.2007)

imphal, feb 26: The Ngarian (Raenghzaeng) Women Society has alleged that security personnel have pillaged and looted Raenghzaeng village in the aftermath of the attack on irb personnel on february 24, in which 16 security personnel were killed. weiterlesen >>>


NATO chief defiant as Taliban warn of offensive (Afghanistan)

(27.02.2007)

(22.02.2007) A British Royal Marine was killed Wednesday by a landmine while on patrol in the southern province of Helmand, and a female Spanish soldier was killed and two others injured as their vehicle ran over a mine while travelling in convoy in the eastern Farah province.  weiterlesen >>>


Five Insurgents Killed, 12 Suspects Caught in Iraq Operations (Iraq)

(27.02.2007)

On Feb. 21, Iraqi border police discovered a large weapons cache in Mandali. The cache consisted of more than 190 anti-personnel mines, several mortar rounds, about 50 133 mm rounds and a rocket-propelled grenade.  weiterlesen >>>


Press Release: Civil society organisations hail historic agreement on cluster bombs

(27.02.2007)

(23.02.2007) A historic process to develop, negotiate and conclude a new treaty prohibiting cluster munitions that have unacceptable consequences for civilians was launched at a successful conference hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Minister in Oslo at a meeting of 49 states, the Cluster Munition Coalition said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Dead Marine named (Afghanistan)

(27.02.2007)

(23.02.2007) A Royal Marine, killed by a landmine in Afghanistan two days ago, was named as Jonathan Holland, right, from Chorley, Lancs. Marine Holland, 23, who joined the forces in 2002, was due to marry his girlfriend, Hayley, and wanted to leave military service so they could buy a house together. weiterlesen >>>


Makers absent from cluster ban vote

(27.02.2007)

(24.02.2007) FORTY-SIX countries pledged to work to a worldwide ban on cluster bombs overnight, with the world's biggest cluster-bomb makers absent from the vote. weiterlesen >>>


Young women in Lebanon take up demining jobs (Lebanon)

(27.02.2007)

(25.02.2007) Demining is being taken up in Lebanon by women, seven of whom are clearing some of the estimated one million cluster bombs scattered across the south as a result of the 2006 Israeli offensive.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier sacrifices twice (Iraq)

(26.02.2007)

MINERAL CITY -- Another family mourns the loss of a fallen son weiterlesen >>>


Hilfsorganisation "Help" stellt Arbeit im Irak ein

(26.02.2007)

Es ist einfach viel zu gefährlich geworden" - Viele große deutsche Hilfsorganisationen haben die Arbeit im Irak wegen der Sicherheitslage bereits eingestellt.  weiterlesen >>>


Petritsch erhielt Europäischen Menschenrechtspreis

(25.02.2007)

Außenministerin Ursula Plassnik gratuliert Österreichischem Botschafter bei den Vereinten Nationen in Genf weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben bleiben gefragt

(25.02.2007)

Die Großmächte USA, Russland und China denken nicht an ein Verbot der tückischen Streubomben. 46 andere Länder wollen eine Ächtung der Kriegsgeräte.  weiterlesen >>>


Deklaration der Oslo Konferenz für ein Verbot von Streumunition

(25.02.2007)

Text der Deklaration im Volltext und Analyse weiterlesen >>>


Breit gestreutes Nein zu Streubombenächtung

(25.02.2007)

Osloer Konferenz verlangt weltweites Verbot von Streumunition bis 2008. Die USA und andere sind dagegen. weiterlesen >>>


Das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de begrüßt den Bayerischen Landesverband des Katholischen Deutschen Frauenbundes e. V. als neues Mitglied.

(25.02.2007)

Der Katholische Deutsche Frauenbund (KDFB) ist ein bundesweiter Frauenverband, dessen wesentliches Ziel es ist, die Präsenz von Frauen in der Politik zu erhöhen.  weiterlesen >>>


Der "Broken Chair" steht wieder vor dem UNO-Gebäude in Genf

(25.02.2007)

Der "Broken Chair" (beschädigter Stuhl), Symbol der Opfer der Antipersonenminen, steht wieder an seinem gewohnten Platz vor dem Eingang zum UNO-Sitz in Genf. Die Skulptur musste im März 2005 wegen der Neugestalung des Platzes demontiert werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Norwegen: Streubomben, Vatikan zufrieden über Verhandlungsergebnis in Oslo

(24.02.2007)

Bei einer Konferenz in Oslo haben sich vergangene Woche 46 Staaten darauf geeinigt, bis 2008 ein verbindliches Abkommen zum Verbot von Streubomben zu erreichen. weiterlesen >>>


USA weiterhin gegen Streubomben-Verbot

(23.02.2007)

Washington/Oslo: Die USA sind gegen ein von vielen Ländern gefordertes Verbot des Einsatzes von Streubomben. weiterlesen >>>


Trotz Verbotsforderung - USA wollen Streubomben

(23.02.2007)

Die USA sind gegen ein von vielen Ländern gefordertes Verbot des Einsatzes von Streubomben.  weiterlesen >>>


UN-Generalsekretär begrüßt Erklärung gegen Streubomben

(23.02.2007)

Ban: Einsatz hat schreckliche Folgen - USA wollen an "Cluster Bombs" festhalten weiterlesen >>>


USA gegen generelles Streubomben-Verbot

(23.02.2007)

Die USA lehnen ein von vielen Ländern gefordertes Verbot für den Einsatz von Streubomben ab. Die Position der US-Regierung sei, dass diese Waffen im Arsenal des Militärs bleiben sollten, sagte der Sprecher des US-Außenministeriums Sean McCormack am Freitag (Ortszeit) in Washington. weiterlesen >>>


NZ takes lead against cluster munitions

(22.02.2007)

Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Phil Goff Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control New Zealand will be at the forefront of international discussions on dealing with the humanitarian impacts of cluster munitions at a conference in Norway starting today, says Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff.  weiterlesen >>>


Sinai, Jerusalem Attacks Prevented

(21.02.2007)

(IsraelNN.com) Egyptian security forces announced Wednesday that they had caught an Arab man from Gaza wearing a suicide belt, on his way to attack Israeli vacationers in Sinai. The man had entered Egypt through a tunnel, they said, though the Gaza-Egypt border has remained porous ever since Israel's 2005 withdrawal from the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Germany to Back Ban on Cluster Bombs at Conference

(21.02.2007)

The Norwegian government is hosting a meeting Thursday on cluster munitions. Oslo considers UN talks on the issue last year a failure and hopes to launch efforts for an international ban backed by Germany. weiterlesen >>>