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Sind Elefanten die neuen Minensuchhunde?

(25.02.2015)

Elefanten können wesentlich besser riechen als Hunde, es wurde beobachtet, dass sie Minen aktiv ausweichen - es lag also nur nahe, dass jemand mal auf die Idee kommen würde, sie zum Aufspüren von Minen auszubilden (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aserbaidschan: über 1 Millionen Quadratmeter im Januar entmint

(23.02.2015)

Bei den Entmiungsaktionen in Aserbaidschan wurden über 100 nichtexplodierte Kampfmittel geräumt. Dennoch gab es wieder einen Unfall im selben Monat. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Über 11 Millionen Quadratmeter entmint

(23.02.2015)

2014 wurden allein in der Cuanza Sul Provinz in Angola mehr als 11 Millionen Quadratmeter von Landminen befreit. Gleichzeitig war kein einziger Unfall zu verzeichnen - dank erfolgreicher Aufklärungsarbeit und Entminung (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


UNMAS fordert 300 Millionen Dollar für Anti-Minen-Aktionen

(19.02.2015)

Minenräumung kostet Zeit und Geld - doch es lohnt sich. Laut UNMAS stehen Länder wie Afghanistan kurz davor minenfrei zu werden, wenn die internationale Unterstützung nicht nachlässt. (Podcast in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Süddeutsche Zeitung: Explosive Streumunition in Laos - Stadt, Land, Bombe

(17.02.2015)

Vor 40 Jahren endete der Vietnamkrieg, doch im Nachbarland Laos tötet dessen Erbe noch heute. Bis zu 80 Millionen Blindgänger schlummern im Boden. Trotz der Gefahren sind die US-Bomben eine Ressource - Löffel, Boote und Häuser erwachsen daraus.  weiterlesen >>>


Technologie und Ehrgeiz machen es möglich

(17.02.2015)

Wie ein junger Australier, der als Soldat in Afghanistan beide Beine durch eine Landmine verlor, nun auf dem besten Weg ist, paralympisches Gold im Kanufahren zu holen (Video in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ist die Welt ab 2025 minenfrei!?

(15.02.2015)

Wenn es nach der Internationalen Kampagne gegen Landminen (ICBL) geht, dann ist die Welt 2025 frei von Minen. Sie hat deshalb schon mal eine Landkarte erstellt, die das zeigt.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan vernichtet Bestände an Streubomben

(11.02.2015)

Auf einer Pressekonferenz am 10.02.2015 gaben das Außenministerium und das Verteidigungsministerium an, dass insgesamt 14.011 Streubomben aus japanischem Besitz in Deutschland und Norwegen vernichtet wurden. 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 >>>


Media Advisory: Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions, February 22 ' 23

(21.02.2007)

Media attending the Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions, February 22 ' 23, are kindly asked to register with the Conference Secretariat in advance by email: osloccm@mfa.no. Only preregistered media can expect to access the conference venue. The registration should include name, media institution, and contact details. weiterlesen >>>


Oslo conference calls for new a treaty on cluster munitions as 40 governments meet

(21.02.2007)

A clear commitment to develop, negotiate and conclude a new treaty by 2008 must emerge from the government meeting on cluster munitions in Norway this week, the Cluster Munition Coalition said today. Under the watchful eye of 50 civil society organisations from all over the world, government delegates from some 40 states gather in Oslo from 21 - 23 February.  weiterlesen >>>


Oslo leads global efforts to ban cluster bombs - Conference aims to shape practices of defiant states

(21.02.2007)

TYRE: Eero Oijala, the young manager of Norwegian People's Aid supervising the non-governmental organization's cluster-munitions-clearance effort in South Lebanon, displays a picture of an airport runway covered with exploding cluster bombs on his computer screen. This, he explains, is a military test of the popular Israeli-made M85 cluster bomb, which is equipped with a self-destruct mechanism and touts an official 1 percent failure rate.  weiterlesen >>>


Rights group urges ban of cluster munitions by 2008

(21.02.2007)

New York (dpa) - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged governments meeting this week in Norway to ban the use of cluster munitions considered the greatest threat to civilians in conflicts.  weiterlesen >>>


UK "aims to weaken" treaty on bomblets

(21.02.2007)

Britain has been accused of sending a delegation to "water down" an international attempt to ban cluster munitions which have killed and maimed children from Afghanistan to Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Nordic church related agencies call for a freeze and a new international treaty prohibiting cluster munitions

(21.02.2007)

DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) jointly call for all governments to immediately adopt a freeze on use, trade, production and acquisition of cluster munitions. As church related agencies, we are driven by our faith that life is sacred, because we believe that all people are created and loved by God. Cluster munitions maim and kill indiscriminately.  weiterlesen >>>


Countries head to Norway for cluster bomb talks

(21.02.2007)

Canadian delegation includes officials from Foreign Affairs and National Defence Canada will attend a conference in Norway this week aimed at building support for an international ban on the use of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Aufruf für ein Verbot von Streumunition - Mehr als 40 Regierungen diskutieren in Oslo über einen Verbotsvertrag

(21.02.2007)

Mit der "Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions" startet die norwegische Regierung diese Woche (22. -23.2. 2007) eine neue Initiative zum Verbot von Streumunition. Die Konferenz, an der Regierungsvertreter aus über 40 Staaten teilnehmen werden und die von internationalen zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen beobachtet wird, soll eine neue Basis für ein völkerrechtlich verbindliches Verbot von Streumunition bilden.  weiterlesen >>>


River View graduate recovering in Baghdad (Iraq)

(20.02.2007)

COSHOCTON - It's been two weeks since two landmines destroyed the vehicle in which Spc. Jonathan Atwood and two fellow U.S. Army soldiers were riding in during a tour of duty in Iraq. The 2000 River View High School graduate sustained head and facial injuries and a fractured left knee as a result of the accident. weiterlesen >>>


Osloer Konferenz für Verbot von Streubomben

(19.02.2007)

München: Etwa 40 Regierungen bereiten sich unter den wachsamen Augen internationaler zivilgesellschaftlicher Organisationen auf einen Verhandlungsprozess zum Verbot von Streumunitionen vor. weiterlesen >>>


sterreich will Streumunition verbieten

(19.02.2007)

sterreich will eine Vorreiterrolle beim weltweiten Verbot der Streumunition spielen. weiterlesen >>>


Kalkulierter Tod durch Blindgänger

(19.02.2007)

Konferenz für Verbot von Streumunition tagt in Oslo weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan says fence will tighten security along Taliban-haunted Afghan frontier

(18.02.2007)

ALWARA MANDI, Pakistan: Protected from frostbite by thick rubber boots, the Pakistani soldiers shivering on these remote mountains on the Afghan frontier know that when the snow melts their job will only get harder. Taliban fighters will return - and find ways to slip past them to attack Afghan and foreign forces on the other side. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb-Making Factory Destroyed; Two Suspects Captured (Iraq)

(18.02.2007)

Washington ' Coalition forces destroyed a munitions factory, detained two suspects and found scores of weapons in operations around Iraq over the past three days.  weiterlesen >>>


Four security personnel were injured in a landmine blast

(18.02.2007)

triggered by Maoists in Orissa's Malkangiri district last evening (India).  weiterlesen >>>


Staatenkonferenz für Verbot von Streubomben in Oslo - Handicap International berichtet von dem wegweisenden Treffen

(18.02.2007)

München (ots) - Circa 40 Regierungen bereiten sich unter den wachsamen Augen internationaler zivilgesellschaftlicher Organisationen auf einen Verhandlungsprozess zum Verbot von Streumunitionen vor. weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners say "cluster bombs don't add up"

(18.02.2007)

As more than 40 nations take the first step towards a new international treaty to protect civilians from the deadly effects of cluster bombs, new reports from Landmine Action and Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) highlight the continued problems caused by the use of cluster bombs by NATO on Kosovo and Serbia. weiterlesen >>>


The rush to re-arm (Middle East)

(18.02.2007)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Deep fears about the war in Iraq and growing tension between the United States and Iran are driving the wealthy oil states of the Persian Gulf to go on shopping sprees for helicopters, ships and tanks, officials say. weiterlesen >>>


Two teenaged boys were killed in village Suhrab Ali Golato situated at Sindh-Balochistan border near Kandhkot on Sunday morning. (Pakistan)

(18.02.2007)

Dil Murad son of Ali Bux Bachkani, 15, and Behram son of Meharullah Bachkani, 9, were on bicycle that they hit a landmine causing huge explosion. Resultantly, both of the cyclists were killed on the spot. Heavy contingent of police and Rangers reached at the scene and cordoned off the area.  weiterlesen >>>


One dead, six injured in a landmine explosion in Sri Lanka

(18.02.2007)

One person was killed and six others were injured when suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed a military bus by setting off a claymore mine in the Northern Jaffna peninsula on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Factsheet: Children in Armed Conflict

(18.02.2007)

Some 300,000 children - boys and girls under the age of 18 - are involved in more than 30 conflicts worldwide,  weiterlesen >>>


LANDMINE BLAST: (Pakistan)

(18.02.2007)

Three Frontier Corps troops were critically injured in a blast after their vehicle hit a landmine in a village near Dera Bugti on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


ARMY HAS RECOVERED 730 T56 ASSAULT RIFLES ABONDENED BY THE FLEEING TIGERS IN THE EASTERN PROVINCE (Sri Lanka)

(18.02.2007)

The army searching and clearing operations were able to recover 78 T-56 assault rifles in the Ichchalampattu area and 28 T-56 assault rifles in the Vakarai area ,Saturday February 17, Defense ministry sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Army has Recovered 730 T56 Assault Rifles Abandoned by the Fleeing Tigers in the Eastern Province (Sri Lanka)

(18.02.2007)

Large hauls of armaments abandoned by fleeing Tamil Tigers have been recovered by the Sri Lanka army in their search and clearing operations conducted now in the country's eastern Province.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE blasts army bus in Jaffna town (Sri Lanka)

(18.02.2007)

In a daring clandestine operation in a high security zone in the northern town of Jaffna on Sunday, the LTTE blasted a bus carrying Sri Lankan troops with a claymore mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Militant held in Anantnag district of J&K (India)

(18.02.2007)

SRINAGAR: A self-styled district commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was on Saturday arrested alongwith a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Unsung heroes of Afghanistan

(18.02.2007)

Nato forces are preparing for a new wave of fighting in Afghanistan. But away from the battlegrounds, local and international schemes are attempting to break the country's cycle of conflict and poverty.  weiterlesen >>>


Terrorist Claymore Mines Fail (Sri Lanka)

(18.02.2007)

WANNI: TIGER TERRORISTS TAKING shelter in un-cleared areas in MANNAR this morning (19) triggered two claymores using remote-controllers while a Police team was conducting a routine road-clearing patrol on MANNAR-VAVUNIYA road. weiterlesen >>>


Killed Chechen warlord plotted terror attacks in Grozny - FSB

(18.02.2007)

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Saturday that a warlord killed earlier this week in Chechnya as part of a mopping-up operation had been plotting a series of terrorist acts targeting civilians in the republic's capital, Grozny, RIA Novosty reports.  weiterlesen >>>


Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) Four security personnel were injured in a landmine blast

(18.02.2007)

triggered by Maoists in Orissa's Malkangiri district Saturday evening. (India) weiterlesen >>>


Pinabacdao mayor condemns use of land mine by NPAs (Philippines)

(18.02.2007)

Tacloban City (19 February) -- Pinabacdao Mayor Mario Quijano in a statement over Aksiyon Radyo DYMS today, condemned the use of land mine by the New People's Army. Quijano was reacting about the encounter bet ween government troops and the NPAs in Maharlika Highway in Brgy Pahug, Pinabacdao, Samar at about 7:30 a.m of February 12, 2007.  weiterlesen >>>


Turning "Mines to Vines" in Afghanistan

(18.02.2007)

Since landmines were first employed in 1862 during the U.S. Civil War, these underground perils have maimed and killed thousands of people across the globe each year. According to the United Nations, Afghanistan-one of the world's most heavily mined countries... weiterlesen >>>


Polish soldiers arrive in Afghanistan on NATO mission (Afghanistan)

(18.02.2007)

The first group of 70 Polish soldiers who are taking part in the NATO operation in Afghanistan have arrived for duty there.  weiterlesen >>>


US senators propose bill to protect civilians from cluster bombs

(15.02.2007)

BEIRUT: Two US Senators introduced legislation this week that would protect civilians from the deadly effects of cluster munitions - a bill that Human Rights Watch (HRW) said deserved "strong support."  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Verminung der Grenze zu Afghanistan vorerst verhindert

(15.02.2007)

Der öffentliche Druck der NGOs, der Vereinten Nationen, vieler westlicher Länder und der afghanischen Regierung bringt Pakistan dazu, von seinem Plan, das Grenzgebiet zu Afghanistan zu verminen, abzurücken.  weiterlesen >>>


Together Against Cluster Munitions - Action Group Landmine.de press conference with Bianca Jagger and Claudia Roth

(15.02.2007)

On a press conference by the Action Group Landmine.de on February 13th 2007 in Berlin Bianca Jagger supported the claim to ban cluster munitions in the run-up to the Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions (22.-23.2.2007). The carrier of the Alternative Nobel Price said in Berlin that it amounts to a criminal act to produce cluster munitions. Many children were killed because they thought these were toys. weiterlesen >>>


Clear Path International Supports Congressional Bill Limiting the Use and Export of Cluster Bombs

(14.02.2007)

Clear Path International has announced it supports a bill introduced February 14 by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Diane Feinstein (D-California) that would restrict the use of cluster bombs by the United States and its allies.  weiterlesen >>>


Senators Introduce Bill Banning Cluster Munitions in Civilian Areas

(14.02.2007)

Senators Diane Feinstein (CA) and Patrick Leahy (VT) today introduced important new legislation that would ban the use of U.S.-made cluster bombs in civilian areas. weiterlesen >>>


Gemeinsam gegen Streumunition: Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de- Pressekonferenz mit Bianca Jagger und Claudia Roth.

(14.02.2007)

Auf einer Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de-Pressekonferenz am 13.2.07 in Berlin, unterstützte Bianca Jagger im Vorfeld der Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions (22.-23.2. 2007) die Forderung nach einem Verbot von Streumunition. Die Trägerin des Alternativen Nobelpreises sagte in Berlin, es komme einer kriminellen Handlung gleich, Streumunition zu produzieren. Viele Kinder würden getötet, weil diese glaubten, es handele sich um Spielzeug. weiterlesen >>>


ABU DHABI

(13.02.2007)

Mine and bomb free. weiterlesen >>>


Army, UNIFIL replace Blue Line markers

(13.02.2007)

MARJAYOUN: Lebanese Army units worked alongside UN peacekeepers on Tuesday to re-plant markers designating the Blue Line that were destroyed during last summer's war with Israel. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung- Regierung soll historische Chance zum Verbot von Streumunition nutzen -

(12.02.2007)

NGOs warnen vor Beteiligung am Einsatz von Streumunition in Afghanistan - Bund soll EADS drängen, auf Streumunition zu verzichten weiterlesen >>>