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Einsatz von Landminen in Libyen

(07.11.2014)

Laut Recherchen von Human Rights Watch wurden am Flughafen Tripoli Landminen eingesetzt. Von welcher Miliz ist bisher unklar. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mehrheit der Staaten für Minenverbot

(04.11.2014)

Eine überwältigende Mehrheit der Staaten hat in einer nicht bindenden Resolution im Rahmen des 1. Komitee der UN Generalversammlung zu Abrüstung und internationaler Sicherheit für das Minenverbot gestimmt (in englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Guyana tritt dem Streubombenverbot als 88. Staat bei

(03.11.2014)

Am Rande des Treffens des 1. Komitee der UN Generalversammlung zu Abrüstung und internationaler Sicherheit hat Guyana am 31.10.2014 die Ratifizierungsurkunde bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt. (in englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bundesregierung: Streubomben-Vorwürfe in der Ukraine aufklären

(22.10.2014)

Die Bundesregierung dringt auf eine Untersuchung der Vorwürfe zu einem angeblichen Einsatz von Streubomben in der Ukraine.  weiterlesen >>>


Ukrainische Armee soll Streubomben eingesetzt haben

(21.10.2014)

Schwerer Vorwurf gegen das ukrainische Militär: Laut Human Rights Watch haben Regierungstruppen die ostukrainische Stadt Donezk mit Streubomben bombardiert. Man habe Überreste der Geschosse gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland/Kambodscha: Minenräumer besucht den Kreis Niederrhein

(20.10.2014)

Oberstleutnant a.D. Peter Willers wird im November in Rees, Haldern und auf Schloss Moyland über seine Arbeit in Kambodscha berichten. Er leitete sechs Jahre lang den Minenräumverband 6 des "Cambodian Mine Action Centers". weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Blindgänger von Streubomben belasten den Irak

(14.10.2014)

Blindgänger von im Krieg eingesetzter Steumunition sind heute eine Gefahr für die Zivilbevölkerung im Irak. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


When learning saves lives: UNICEF supports mine-risk education in south Lebanon

(11.02.2007)

HOUMINE AL-TAHTA, Lebanon, 12 February 2007 ' Though he spoke shyly, Hassan, 9, knew very well what unexploded cluster munitions look like. weiterlesen >>>


Einladung zur Pressekonferenz: Ungefährliche Streumunition gibt es nicht

(11.02.2007)

Historische Chance nutzen - Streumunition vollständig verbieten - Das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de lädt Sie herzlich ein. - Datum: Dienstag, 13. Februar 2007 um 11:30 Uhr Ort: Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, Raum "Lessing" In den Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin  weiterlesen >>>


Bombers should be named

(10.02.2007)

WHILE US President George W. Bush launches his Iraq surge with an additional $US700 billion ($A897 billion) and 21,500 troops, Australia pledges $A5 million to mop up the mess in postwar Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Kiwi team to help in Lebanon

(10.02.2007)

As many as 75 per cent of the bombs dropped in Southern Lebanon by Israeli forces are still lying around unexploded, according to the leader of a New Zealand contingent heading there to help clear the land. weiterlesen >>>


Super Fund Reviewing Investment Bombs

(09.02.2007)

The New Zealand Super Fund says it will be reviewing its investments in companies making cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Senators Feinstein and Leahy Announces Plan to Continue Efforts

(09.02.2007)

February 9, 2007- Washington, DC ' U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that she and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) plan to reintroduce legislation next week that would restrict federal funds for the use, sale or transfer of cluster bombs in or near civilian areas, as well as those with failure rates of 1 percent or greater. weiterlesen >>>


New Zealand Experts to Help Clear Unexploded Munitions

(09.02.2007)

A team of New Zealand Defense Force bomb disposal experts left for Lebanon Friday to help clear unexploded bombs, cluster bombs and missiles, a senior official said.  weiterlesen >>>


The Green Party says the New Zealand Super Fund is investing $64 million in companies that manufacture nuclear weapons and cluster bombs.

(08.02.2007)

In a report comparing New Zealand and Norway's superannuation funds, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has found that Norway boycotts 12 companies on ethical grounds, that this country invests in. weiterlesen >>>


The benefits of landmines

(08.02.2007)

It is rare when hypocrisy -- either personal or national -- recoils and bites you on the rear. The classic personal case is that of the public figure presenting him/herself as a paragon of virtue and subsequently is revealed with feet of clay up to the hip. Their peccadilloes are grist for media titillation: the "family values" politician demonstrating the morals of an alley cat.  weiterlesen >>>


Liberals Call on Conservative Government to Support Effort to Prohibit Cluster Munitions

(08.02.2007)

Ottawa- The Conservative government must back the Norwegian-led effort to develop an international treaty to prohibit the use of cluster munitions, the Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Liberal Foreign Affairs critic, the Honourable Bryon Wilfert, Chair of the Liberal caucus committee on Canada and the World and the Honourable Keith Martin, Vice-Chair of the caucus committee on Canada and the World said today.  weiterlesen >>>


NZ bomb squad flies out to Lebanon

(08.02.2007)

A team of New Zealand Defence Force bomb disposal experts left for Lebanon today to help clear unexploded bombs and missiles from the strife-torn country.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel: Use of cluster bombs violated U.S. pact

(07.02.2007)

Israel's use of U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in its 2006 assault on Lebanon may have violated a pact stipulating the terms of their use, according to a State Department finding. The finding was reported Jan. 30 by the BBC. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon leader puts onus on U.S.

(06.02.2007)

Prime Minister Siniora says his nation's woes would lessen if America pressed Israel to leave a contested bit of land. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon leader puts onus on U.S.

(06.02.2007)

Prime Minister Siniora says his nation's woes would lessen if America pressed Israel to leave a contested bit of land. weiterlesen >>>


Vor neuer Nato-Offensive in Afghanistan

(05.02.2007)

Nato will eine Bezirkshauptstadt zurückerobern, die von den Taliban eingenommen wurde. Der scheidende Nato-Oberkommandierende Richards sieht Taliban gescheitert; sie hätten keins ihrer Ziele erreicht: "Der Sieg ist zum Greifen nahe" weiterlesen >>>


Colombians died in Minefields in 2006

(05.02.2007)

Bogota, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 230 Colombians died, 13 of them were children, and 861 were injured in 2006 due to the antipersonnel mines, an official entity reported on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Gold für Will, Silber für Plasberg

(05.02.2007)

Die ARD-Intendanten haben "einmütig" entschieden: Die "Tagesthemen"-Moderatorin wird neue Sonntagstalkerin. Mitfavorit Frank Plasberg bekommt eine neue Sendung im Ersten. Lob von Sabine Christiansen weiterlesen >>>


Explosive Altlast. Räumtechnologien im Minenfeld

(03.02.2007)

Jedes Jahr verletzen vergessene Minen rund 20.000 Menschen, viele davon sind Kinder. Minenräumer suchen deshalb Zentimeter für Zentimeter die Minenfelder ab, häufig mit Hilfe von Metalldetektoren. Doch effektiv ist diese Methode nicht. Wie praxistauglich sind neue Räumtechnologien?  weiterlesen >>>


Ban the deadly cluster bomb

(01.02.2007)

The American Task Force for Lebanon has begun a campaign to ban the deadly cluster bomb. The campaign has been endorsed by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The Arab American News wholly supports this campaign.  weiterlesen >>>


The 'Toys' That Kill in Lebanon

(01.02.2007)

To 17-year-old Rasha Zayoun, the small metal canister with a ribbon attached to the top looked like a toy. weiterlesen >>>


Ahern calls for cluster bomb ban

(01.02.2007)

Cluster bombs should be banned in international conflicts, the Government warned today. Foreign Affairs Minster Dermot Ahern made the call as he visited Lebanon where up to one million such munitions lie unexploded in local hills.  weiterlesen >>>


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

(01.02.2007)

Clear Path International has announced it supports a bill to be introduced 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 >>>


Lebanon: UNIFIL troop strength and humanitarian activities

(01.02.2007)

Naqoura, Lebanon ' The number of UNIFIL peacekeepers rose above 12,000 following today's arrival of the main contingent soldiers from Qatar. The 184 newcomers further bolsters the 28-nation strong force in assisting the Lebanese Army in securing stability in southern Lebanon as part of Security Council resolution 1701.  weiterlesen >>>


US studies Israel's cluster bomb use in Lebanon

(01.02.2007)

Israel may have violated agreements with Washington on the use of US-made cluster bombs in its war with Hizbullah in Lebanon last summer, the state department said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Country Completes Destruction of Stockpiled Landmines

(01.02.2007)

Angola moved a step forward in its programme to rid the country of landmines when it successfully beat a 1 January 2007 deadline to destroy known stockpiles of mines.  weiterlesen >>>


CRPF paramilitary troops in Orissa attacked women, children and other civilians after a landmine killed a colleague in Malkangiri district, reports said.

(01.02.2007)

At least 20 people from Gamphakunda village were treated in hospital after the incident on January 26 observed as Republic Day.  weiterlesen >>>


Veterans for America Applauds Byrd Resolution (UNITED STATES)

(01.02.2007)

Veterans for America strongly supports Senator Byrd's resolution introduced today, which states that Congress must approve any offensive military action by the United States against another nation.  weiterlesen >>>


6 suspected NPAs, one soldier killed in Luzon (PHILIPPINES)

(01.02.2007)

LUCENA CITY : Six suspected communist insurgents and one Army soldier were killed over the past three days in a series of encounters in the Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions that also uncovered caches of explosives and extortion letters intended to be used against politicians seeking to campaign in the congressional and local elections in May, military spokespersons reported yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Philippine troops capture huge rebel bomb depot (PHILIPPINES)

(01.02.2007)

MANILA - Philippine troops have captured a cave used by communist insurgents as huge a bomb making depot after a brief firefight, the military said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Vinces, where unexploded ordnance still limits the physical safety, livelihoods and food security for the local people (LAOS)

(01.02.2007)

The Japanese Government has recently granted Laos 875,239 USD to help facilitate the operations of its National Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Combined operation nets insurgents, weapons in Baghdad (IRAK)

(01.02.2007)

The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Information Service issued the following press release: Several insurgents were captured and a weapons cache was found during a combined security operation that was kicked off today in the Haifa Street area of Baghdad, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Violence-hit Chhattisgarh on high alert for R-Day (INDIA)

(01.02.2007)

Thousands of police and paramilitary personnel are on high alert in Chhattisgarh where Maoist guerrillas called for a strike on India's Republic Day Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Case against rampaging CRPF jawans (INDIA)

(01.02.2007)

The Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case against some unidentified personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for allegedly torching and assaulting Panzgam villagers near Awantipora in Pulwama district on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Belgium donates EUR 150,000 for demining (CROATIA)

(01.02.2007)

Belgian Ambassador to Croatia Marie-Johane Roccas on Tuesday presented the head of the Croatian Mine Action Centre Oto Jungwirth with a donation of 150,000 euros for the removal of land mines from an area of 110,000 square metres in Vukovar County designed to be a business zone.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian police seize 45 anti-personnel landmines (COLOMBIA)

(01.02.2007)

Police in Colombia's Antioquia department seized 45 anti-personnel landmines, apparently made by members of the rebel National Liberation Army, local media reported on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Offensive rips Myanmar ethnic community apart (BURMA)

(01.02.2007)

Even while fighting raged all around them, Pi Lu never thought she would have to uproot her eight children and flee their small village in eastern Myanmar.  weiterlesen >>>


Police arrest man carrying landmines (AFGHANISTAN)

(01.02.2007)

The press office of the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan in Kabul told Afghan Islamic Press today, 24 January 2007, that police had arrested a person in Sayad District of Kapisa Province carrying a gun, two landmines and some bullets yesterday, 23 January 2007.  weiterlesen >>>


Scientists at University of Mississippi release new data on life sciences (UNITED STATES)

(01.02.2007)

Scientists discuss in "Studying the mechanical behavior of a plastic, shock-resisting, antitank landmine" new findings in life sciences. weiterlesen >>>


Swiss president talks war, terrorism at business-dominated summi (SWITZERLAND)

(01.02.2007)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey asked delegates at the World Economic Forum to find practical solutions to problems posed by new types of armed conflict, terrorism and "mass starvation" -- striking an unusual tone for this year's business-dominated summit.  weiterlesen >>>


South Ossetia says Georgia behind antitank mine blast (RUSSIA)

(01.02.2007)

Tskhinvali, 26 January : Officers of the Russian battalion [of the Joint Peacekeeping Force] were seriously wounded on 15 January 2007, not far from the Pauk observation post. The Georgian side has denied any involvement in the incident. Commenting on the current situation the first deputy prime minister of the republic of South Ossetia, Boris Chochiyev has said:  weiterlesen >>>


Russia needs landmines for border protection - engineering troops chief (RUSSIA)

(01.02.2007)

The chief of Russia's engineering troops, Col-Gen Nikolay Serdtsev, has said that Russia "cannot afford" to do away with antipersonnel mines, which it relies upon to help protect the state border.  weiterlesen >>>


'Vengeful rebel leads troops to 'land mine factory' (PHILIPPINES)

(01.02.2007)

A New People's Army (NPA) member, angered by an attack on his home by his own comrades, led soldiers to what the military has described as the rebels' largest land mine factory, an Army commander said.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian violence spreads as death toll hits 25 (PALESTINE)

(01.02.2007)

Fighting between rival Palestinian forces erupted again Sunday after 25 people were killed in Gaza in the fiercest bout of internecine bloodletting since Hamas won elections a year ago.  weiterlesen >>>