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USA bewegen sich in Richtung Minenverbot

(27.06.2014)

Erfreuliche Ankündigungen zum Ende der Minenkonferenz in Maputo weiterlesen >>>


Erfolge der Schweiz bei der humanitären Minenräumung in Mosambik

(27.06.2014)

Die Schweiz hat massgeblich zur Minenräumung in der mosambikanischen Provinz Maputo beigetragen. Das Gebiet wurde am 21. März 2014 zu einer «minenfreien» Zone erklärt. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: Produktion und Export von Landminen

(24.06.2014)

Nach der Produktion und Verbreitung von Land- und Antifahrzeugminen, die nicht dem Ottawa-Abkommen zur Ächtung von Anti-Personenminen unterliegen, erkundigt sich die Fraktion Die Linke in einer Kleinen Anfrage. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: Saalehochwasser soll Panzermine angespült haben

(24.06.2014)

Nach dem Fund einer russischen Panzermine am 19. Juni in Leuna gehen die Behörden mittlerweile davon aus, dass ein Saalehochwasser in der jüngeren Vergangenheit die zehn Kilo schwere Mine angespült hat. weiterlesen >>>


Historische UN-Konferenz zum Minenverbot in Mosambik

(23.06.2014)

Heute beginnt in Maputo die dritte Revisionskonferenz über das Verbot von Anti-Personen-Minen. Die internationale Landminenkampagne fordert, sicherzustellen, dass in zehn Jahren keine Menschen mehr Opfer von Landminen werden. weiterlesen >>>


Tansania: Ratten im Einsatz gegen Landminen

(23.06.2014)

In Tansania fördert die belgische Organisation APOPO den Einsatz von Ratten, um gefährliche Landminen aufzuspüren. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


USA sind nicht bereit, Antipersonenminen zu verbietem

(23.06.2014)

US-amerikanische Regierungsvertreter teilen mit, dass die USA noch nicht bereit sind, auf Antipersonenminen zu verzichten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Zehn Opfer pro Tag

(23.06.2014)

Minen verletzen trotz der Ottawa-Konvention täglich Menschen. Ein neuer Aktionsplan soll Abhilfe schaffen. weiterlesen >>>


Continuing Presence of Colombian Child Soliders Sparks Appeal by UN

(17.10.2006)

BOGOTA, Colombia, (States News Service): Alarmed by the lack of progress in demobilizing Colombia's child soldiers and the rising number of accidents there involving landmines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) appealed today for more than $2.5 million to carry out its work in the South American country.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's young begin return to normalcy

(17.10.2006)

After delays for rebuilding, south Lebanese students returned this week to schools that are still devastated by war. weiterlesen >>>


Rain, wind lend urgency to ordnance cleanup

(17.10.2006)

Bombs can sink in mud or fall from trees, UN warns BEIRUT/TYRE: With winter fast approaching, the United Nations and the Lebanese Army are racing to clear unexploded munitions left over from this summer's war with Israel before they sink even deeper into rain-soaked soil or are dislodged from their precarious nests in trees by storm winds. weiterlesen >>>


Israel's War of Aggression on Lebanon Set the Country Back for Many Years

(17.10.2006)

Israel's thirty-three day war of aggression on Lebanon has set the country back many years, at a time when Lebanon was on the verge of a marvelous recovery from the destruction of the so-called civil war that ended in 1989. Foreign investment, especially in the real estate sector, had reached unprecedented levels, and the tourism industry was looking forward to a very favorable season. Economic indicators reflected rising confidence in the country's future, as did the performance of the Lebanese government which attracted the interest and support of many nations.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka : zunehmende ethnische Spannungen"

(17.10.2006)

Jaffna: zu den gestrigen 4 Toten gibt es Einzelheiten von der Armee: Ein 15Jähriger starb in Sittankerni. Der Grama Sevaka von Chiviyatheru, ein 48jähriger Sozialarbeiter, wurde um 10.00 h erschossen. Eine Landmine explodierte um 12.45 a.m. in Udupiddy und tötete einen Soldaten und einen Polizisten. In Muhamalai wurden um 11.45 h 2 Soldaten durch tamilische Artillerie verletzt. Zwei weitere Landminen wurden in Kopay entdeckt. TN schreibt von einem am Montag 13.30 h erschossenen 43jährigen Muslim in Point Pedro.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish land mine clearance team in Beirut

(17.10.2006)

ANKARA - Turkish Daily News - A Turkish land mine clearance team arrived in Beirut on Tuesday to search the area where Turkish peacekeepers will be deployed as part of the international peace force in Lebanon in the coming days, the Anatolia news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Troops from N.C. killed in Iraq

(17.10.2006)

At least a dozen North Carolina-based troops and one native of Robeson County have been killed in Iraq this month, which is on pace to be one of the bloodiest for U.S. troops since the war began in 2003. weiterlesen >>>


Britain 'is blocking' cluster bomb ban

(17.10.2006)

Campaigners will launch a campaign today to persuade the British Government to back a global ban on cluster bombs. The move coincides with the release of research suggesting that up to one million potentially lethal unexploded bomblets remain in Lebanon in the aftermath of the Israeli attacks on Hizbollah.  weiterlesen >>>


Inpex to drill for Indonesian gas

(17.10.2006)

Field expected to yield 3 million tons a year starting in '14 weiterlesen >>>


Jihad Video Released by "1920 Revolution Brigades" in Iraq

(17.10.2006)

This video from the Iraqi Sunni military organization Kata'ib Thawrat Al-'Ishrin ("The 1920 Revolution Brigades") was posted on the Al-Hesbah website on October 18, 2006. To view this video, please see http://switch3.castup.net/cunet/gm.asp?ai=214&ar=M4-004WMV&ak=null . weiterlesen >>>


UK Refuses to Back Cluster Bomb Ban As Extent of Use in Lebanon Revealed

(17.10.2006)

Britain has joined the US, China and Russia to block a proposed ban on cluster bombs in the wake of extensive use of the weapons during the war in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Tamil Tiger Suicide Bombers Attack Sri Lankan Port (Update2)

(17.10.2006)

Bloomberg: Five Tamil Tiger suicide craft posing as fishing vessels attacked the southern Sri Lankan port of Galle, killing at least one sailor and injuring 26, the Ministry of Defense said. The harbor is under control, it said. weiterlesen >>>


USMC Pays $14.35M for 150 Mine Roller Vehicle Attachments

(17.10.2006)

General Dynamics Land Systems in Warren, MI received a $14.35 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering quantity of 150 Mine Roller Systems and associated manuals, spares and Interface Kits (about $95,000 per MRS). Work will be performed in Lima, OH and is expected to be complete in February 2007. DefenseLINK adds that "This contract is a sole source award to General Dynamics Land Systems as they are the sole manufacturer of the Mine Roller System." The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA issued the contract (M67854-06-D-5172).  weiterlesen >>>


Seven die in road crash (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.10.2006)

One man was killed and four more wounded when they stepped on two landmines in Dara-i-Suf district of the northern Samangan province last evening. weiterlesen >>>


Putumayo World Music releases Radio Latino, an upbeat collection of Latin pop and alternative music including tracks by Bebe, Orishas, Javier García, and Sacha Nairobi among others

(17.10.2006)

Portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album will be donated to Colombian non-profit organization against land mines  weiterlesen >>>


Media Briefing: Bullets from Greece, China, Russia and United States found in rebel hands in Democratic Republic of Congo

(17.10.2006)

Arms in the possession of RCD-Goma, the largest armed group operating in the Kivu Provinces of DRC, in 2005 included rocket launchers, armoured cars, machine guns, light artillery, mortars and landmines, manufactured in a wide range of countries, including China, North Korea, Russia, USA, Belgium, France, the former Yugoslavia, Germany, Switzerland, and Bulgaria.  weiterlesen >>>


More Chargers For EOD

(17.10.2006)

October 13, 2006: The U.S. Army is buying 94 more Charger armored vehicles for their EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) teams, and for patrols in areas likely to have roadside bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine detected near Indo-Pak border

(16.10.2006)

JAMMU: A landmine has been recovered from a field near international border in Samba sector, officials said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Army seizes landmines, arrests top rebel leaders

(16.10.2006)

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- The Fourth Infantry Division (4th ID) recently scored some victories in its campaign against the local communist New People's Army (NPA) in Misamis Oriental and in other parts of Northern Mindanao.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia: Cambodia warns of budget shortage for demining (CAMBODIA)

(16.10.2006)

PHNOM PENH Section: Regional News - Cambodian officials have warned that the country's programme of mine clearance would likely become stagnant due to a sharp drop in international funding.  weiterlesen >>>


Ultra wins £9m landmine system deal (UNITED KINGDOM)

(16.10.2006)

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Defence specialist Ultra has clinched a contract worth more than £9 million to provide the British Army with a Dismounted Counter Mine Capability.  weiterlesen >>>


Could there be a new Korean War?

(16.10.2006)

Imperialist confrontation and North Korean self-defense weiterlesen >>>


United Kingdom: Canada Donates Equipment to OAS for Demining Operations in Nicaragua (UNITED STATES)

(16.10.2006)

WASHINGTON, USA, The Organization of American States issued the following press release: The Organization of American States (OAS) today received a contribution from the Canadian government of 70 antipersonnel landmine detectors, which will support OAS mine-clearing operations in Nicaragua.  weiterlesen >>>


US firm wins $700mn project in Sudan

(15.10.2006)

Khartoum - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it had awarded a $700mn contract to American firm, Louis Berger Group, to improve infrastructure, including roads, in semi-autonomous southern Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


"Schweizer Schulen" im Libanon bereit

(15.10.2006)

Erschwert wird der Schulbeginn durch die enorme Anzahl der nach wie vor nicht geräumten Streubomben, die vor allem im Süden des Landes eine Gefahr für die Kinder darstellen. Die Schweiz hat dem UNO-Minenräumungszentrum UNMAC Anfang Oktober 1300 Sets für die Entschärfung von Blindgängern zur Verfügung gestellt. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Kills Two In Bosnia

(15.10.2006)

Two brothers were killed Sunday after stepping on a landmine near the central Bosnian town of Kotor Varos, while two friends were badly injured, local police confirmed Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Surgery in Afghanistan

(15.10.2006)

A British Red Cross surgeon has spent seven months working in Afghanistan, where family violence and maternal mortality rates are among the worst in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


Domain Name Portfolio Auction, Launched for UWB and Ultrawideband

(15.10.2006)

Ultrawideband technology can also be used for ground and wall penetrating radar to find disaster victims, landmines and even buried treasure. weiterlesen >>>


Grüne wollen Abzug amerikanischer Atomwaffen

(15.10.2006)

Grünen-Chefin Claudia Roth fordert neben einem "internationalen Abkommen im Bereich der Kleinwaffen" auch die Ächtung von Streumunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining in Cambodia at risk as funding dries up

(14.10.2006)

AFP , PHNOM PENH - Demining worldwide has been undermined by a sharp drop in funding, and Cambodia is among more than a dozen countries which will likely fail to meet their mine clearance targets as donor money dries up. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq war helps rev up sales of Force Protection vehicles

(14.10.2006)

For more than six years, Force Protection Inc. tried to sell the U.S. military armored vehicles designed to survive land mine blasts. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban guerrilla raids leave 12 dead

(14.10.2006)

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: An Afghan governor escaped an assassination attempt that killed a colleague yesterday while officials reported 11 more deaths in Taliban-linked violence around the troubled nation. weiterlesen >>>


Higher Relief Commission Daily Situation Report No. 74, 14 Oct 2006

(14.10.2006)

LEBANON: According to the National De-mining Office (NDO) and UNDP Mine action, the total number of military and civilians casualty figures due to landmines/UXOs/cluster bombs is 141 divided as follows: 111 injured civilians, 14 killed civilians and 16 military casualties as of October 9, 2006. Two new death cases among youth aged 13-18 years were reported this week. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Blast Kills 2 Soldiers In Turkey

(14.10.2006)

Ankara, Turkey (AHN) - A Landmine blast killed two Turkish soldiers during an operation in the South Eastern province of Turkey on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Seized ammo was up for sale: CID

(13.10.2006)

KOLKATA: A day after three brothers were arrested from their Kolkata residence for stockpiling a huge cache of landmines and bullets, CID officials on Friday said they were planning to sell them off to a resourceful buyer. The mines, however, were half-finished, without detonators. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills 1, injures 3 in S. Afghanistan

(13.10.2006)

One person was killed and three others injured when a roadside landmine exploded in the southern Zabul province, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Poverty driving trade in Cambodia's deadly munitions (CAMBODIA)

(12.10.2006)

The number of Cambodians killed or maimed by landmines or unexploded munitions could be halved this year from nearly 900 reported casualties in 2005, partially due to a sweeping crackdown on the practice of salvaging scrap metal from live explosives. weiterlesen >>>


CLUSTER BOMB WOUNDS LEBANESE CHILD IN QANA

(12.10.2006)

BEIRUT, OCT. 13, (BNA) -- A LEBANESE CHILD WAS INJURED ON FRIDAY WHEN A CLUSTER BOMB DETONATED IN QANA IN SOUTHERN LEBANON. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan skips conclave, India wonders why (INDIA)

(12.10.2006)

At a time when the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) has urged India and Pakistan to impose a joint moratorium on the use of landmines, India was looking at the possibility of making some headway in this direction. Especially after Pakistan agreed to send a delegation, including military officers, to take part in an international conclave on Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War. weiterlesen >>>


General Dynamics Awarded $14 Million for Mine Roller Systems for U.S. Marine Corps Vehicles

(12.10.2006)

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD - News), a contract for $14 million for 150 Mine Roller Systems (MRS). weiterlesen >>>


Shoe Pyramid to Commemorate Cluster Bomb Victims (UNITED KINGDOM)

(12.10.2006)

A giant pyramid of shoes is to be built in a central London park to symbolise people around the world who have been killed or maimed by cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Metalldetektoren auf dem Prüfstand

(12.10.2006)

Materialprüfungsanstalt testet Geräte unter realen Bedingungen weiterlesen >>>


Bid to put ban on peace talk table (INDIA)

(12.10.2006)

A Proposal to ban the use of landmines along the India- Pakistan border is doing the rounds in strategic circles with suggestions of a joint moratorium as part of an agenda in future peace talks between the two nations. weiterlesen >>>


Massive arms cache found in India (India)

(12.10.2006)

The Indian army says it has recovered a massive cache of arms and ammunition in the eastern city of Calcutta.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining Fund Wants to Expand Activities Outside SE Europe (SLOVENIA)

(12.10.2006)

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 10 October 2006, - The Slovenian-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) wants to expand its activities outside of SE Europe as part of its 2006-2009 strategy, the fund's director Goran Gacnik told the press on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


ULFA uses truce to regroup itself

(11.10.2006)

"French ex-servicemen have trained the terror elements as well as the ULFA elements in handling, using, making IEDs, using of mines and like in Bangladesh," says former intelligence officer Colonel Grewal.  weiterlesen >>>


Fierce Gun Battle Erupts Anew Between Govt Forces, Rebels (PHILIPPINES)

(11.10.2006)

A flash report stated that government combat troops already captured in the initial encounter site several antitank mines, boxes of blasting caps, detonating cords, wires, bomb-making chemicals and other war materials. weiterlesen >>>


Army defuses two landmines in Samba sector (India)

(11.10.2006)

Jammu, Oct. 12 (PTI): Army troops today defused two landmines found in a field in the Bobiya area of Samba sector, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Colombian police officers killed by landmine; chief says rebels uninterested in peace (Columbia)

(11.10.2006)

FACATATIVA, Colombia Two police officers on an anti-drug mission were killed by a land mine on Thursday, prompting the director of Colombia's national police to say that rebels are not interested in peace despite recent overtures.  weiterlesen >>>


North Caucasus Security Watch (RUSSIA)

(10.10.2006)

No one was hurt but three cars were damaged and windows were smashed outside the republic's Culture Ministry in the capital Grozny when a landmine exploded, the republic's capital. weiterlesen >>>


University of Missouri-Columbia Researcher Aides Effort to Clear Land Mines (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

(10.10.2006)

Dominic Ho, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the MU College of Engineering, is working with Army officials, private defense contractors and researchers from the University of Florida and Duke University to enhance the performance of landmine detection systems. weiterlesen >>>


Fayette Co. Marine Killed By Roadside Bombs (Iraq)

(10.10.2006)

(KDKA) CONNELLSVILLE A Marine from Connellsville died after his Humvee hit several land mines in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Church push to ban all landmines (AUSTRALIA)

(10.10.2006)

IVANHOE, Australia, 11 October 2006 (Heidelberg Leader) - LOCAL churches are lobbying to fight anti-vehicle landmines across the world.  weiterlesen >>>


Fort Bragg soldier killed in Iraq (Iraq)

(10.10.2006)

The Associated Press - OWENSBORO, Ky. - A western Kentucky soldier died Sunday in Iraq when a landmine detonated near his vehicle, the Department of Defense said. weiterlesen >>>


Hamburger Witwe liefert 80 Kilo Waffen ab

(10.10.2006)

Waffenfund in Schuppen u.a. Panzerminen, Panzerabwehrgranaten und eine Panzerfaust. weiterlesen >>>


Indonesia praised for inching closer to ratifying mine ban treaty (INDONESIA)

(10.10.2006)

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 11 October 2006 (Agence France Presse) - Indonesia was praised by activists Thursday for inching closer to ratifying a 1997 international treaty to ban land mines which 151 other countries have already fully endorsed.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Receives Maps of Minefields in South Lebanon (Lebanon)

(09.10.2006)

The Lebanese army command will receive from UNIFIL on Tuesday the official maps of minefields that Israel had laid in southern Lebanon, As Safir daily reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian troops seize rebel explosives cache (COLUMBIA)

(09.10.2006)

Confiscated was more than 1 1/2 tons of "anfo," a potent explosive made mainly from ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel, along with 25 anti-personnel mines, an electric generator, five all-terrain vehicles and an excavating machine. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Has No Werewolves in Iraq - Simunja (NAMIBIA)

(09.10.2006)

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 10 October 2006 - DEPUTY Defence Minister Victor Simunja appears to have been wrong when he insisted in the National Assembly recently that August 26 Holdings had only sold Werewolf armoured vehicles to the United Nations in Angola and Iraq over the last two years.  weiterlesen >>>


Ukrainian paper criticizes landmine recycling programme (UKRAINE)

(09.10.2006)

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct 10 2006 - Ukraine is failing to implement its antipersonnel-mine recycling programme under the Ottawa convention banning this type of weapons, a Ukrainian newspaper has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's ambient clusters of death

(08.10.2006)

The US State Department is investigating whether Israel's use of American-made cluster munitions in Southern Lebanon in July and August violated secret agreements between Israel and the United States. weiterlesen >>>


'Fluke' kills 40th Canadian (Afghanistan)

(08.10.2006)

Canada's latest casualty in Afghanistan is being blamed on a "lucky" enemy that planted a roadside bomb that struck an armoured vehicle over the weekend and, in an apparent "fluke," killed one occupant.  weiterlesen >>>


Army Demining Brigade Gets New Equipment (ANGOLA)

(08.10.2006)

LUBANGO, Angola, 9 October 2006 - Angola's Armed Forces (FAA) engineering brigade in southern Huila Military Zone over the weekend received new advanced technology equipment for landmines clearance operations in the province, Angop learned.  weiterlesen >>>


Youth injured in mine blast in J&K (India)

(07.10.2006)

A youth was injured when a landmine exploded in his fields near the Indo-Pak border in Rajouri district,  weiterlesen >>>


IA, MND-B Soldiers Seize Multiple Weapons Caches, Detail Three Suspects (IRAQ)

(07.10.2006)

Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, along with elements of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, discovered a weapons cache weiterlesen >>>


Civilians fall victim to landmine in Zabul (AFGHANISTAN)

(06.10.2006)

GHAZNI CITY, Afghanistan, 7 October 2006 - Three civilians were killed when a car, they were traveling in, hit a roadside landmine in the Arghandab district of the southern Zabul province, officials said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


AFP foiled NPA landmines attack at town fiesta (PHILIPPINES)

(06.10.2006)

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines, 7 October 2006 - Several landmines were discovered Saturday morning in Silop area, Barangay Sto. Rosario, Bacuag town, Surigao del Norte, a flash report received by the area command chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here said.  weiterlesen >>>


Norwegians puzzled by Russian signs

(06.10.2006)

KIRKENES, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Signs have appeared along the Russian side of its border with Norway warning of mines. weiterlesen >>>


Egyptian scrap dealer arrested over mines (EGYPT)

(06.10.2006)

CAIRO, Egypt, 7 October 2006 - Egyptian security forces have arrested a Bedouin scrap dealer in the Sinai peninsula after finding dozens of old mines in his house, security sources said on Saturday, but the man denied any connection to militants.  weiterlesen >>>


Deadly legacy of war lurking in the garden (Lebanon)

(05.10.2006)

Last Thursday five year-old Imane Salam found a strange new toy lying just outside her family home. weiterlesen >>>


High time for an Arms Trade Treaty

(05.10.2006)

Remember the excitement nearly 10 years ago when the treaty to ban landmines was signed in Ottawa, Canada? What began as a small, grassroots campaign had achieved a legally-binding international agreement to banish the scourge of anti-personnel mines from the planet. This month offers a similar opportunity to tackle the horrific excesses of the arms trade. Later this month, the United Nations will vote on a resolution to start work on an Arms Trade Treaty, exactly 10 years after it was asked to vote on a resolution to support a ban on landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Live Cluster Bombs Lethal Leftover In Lebanon Following Israeli War (Lebanon)

(05.10.2006)

BEIRUT, LEBANON - Since the war between Israel and Hezbollah ended in August, nearly three people have been wounded or killed each day by cluster bombs Israel dropped in the waning days of the war, and officials now say it will take more than a year to clear the region of them.  weiterlesen >>>


Rep. McGovern Introduces Victim-Activated Landmine Abolition Act (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

(04.10.2006)

WASHINGTON, USA, 5 October 2006 (Hindustan Times) -- Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Massachusetts, has introduced the Victim-Activated Landmine Abolition Act of 2006 (H.R. 6178), legislation that would "prohibit the procurement of victim-activated landmines and other weapons that are designed to be victim-activated."  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures three soldiers in eastern Turkey

(04.10.2006)

A landmine planted by terrorists in the rural area of eastern Turkey went off on Wednesday, injuring three soldiers of the Turkish security forces, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Muppets teach children a land mine lesson (Afghanistan)

(04.10.2006)

A British charity helps avert tragedy with a children's video on how to spot mines buried throughout Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Nations to form land-mine removal center (Nicaragua)

(04.10.2006)

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Defense ministers from across the Americas agreed Wednesday to create an international land-mine removal center and many called for joint military missions for disaster relief and peacekeeping worldwide. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique: Can Country Meet Demining Target? (Africa)

(04.10.2006)

Reduced donor support for demining may compromise Mozambique's efforts to meet the 2009 deadline for ending the removal of anti-personnel land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Hardcore maoist held (India)

(03.10.2006)

Jamshedpur, Oct. 4 (PTI): Five maoists, including one involved in the infamous Baliba massacre case, were arrested and another injured in an encounter in separate incidents in Jharkhand since last night, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Lebanese civilians injured in cluster bomb explosions

(03.10.2006)

Beirut (dpa) - Two people were wounded on Wednesday in separate cluster bomb explosions in a village in southern Lebanon raising the number of injuries from cluster bombs to 90 since the end of the July-August Israeli offensive on Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Update on United States Aid to Lebanon to Clear Explosive Remnants of War (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

(03.10.2006)

WASHINGTON, 4 October 2006 (State Department Press Releases And Documents) -The United States is committed to reducing the risk to Lebanese civilians posed by explosive remnants of war.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG

(03.10.2006)

Mission possible - Regierungsfraktionen stimmen für Streubomben ' Einsatz und Produktion bleiben weiterhin erlaubt  weiterlesen >>>


All mine fields in Croatia to be cleared in the next four years (CROATIA)

(03.10.2006)

All detected mine fields in Croatia will be cleared in the next three to four years, Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) head Otto Jungwirth said on Wednesday [4 October], presenting the Landmine Monitor report on mine removal operations in 2006, with emphasis on Croatia.  weiterlesen >>>


Press Release:

(03.10.2006)

Mission possible - Governmental parties voted in favour of cluster bombs ' use and production remain to be permitted weiterlesen >>>


LTTE continues with violence, Army camp attacked- Vavunathivu (Sri Lanka)

(03.10.2006)

In two separate incidents the security forces recovered two claymore mines and five hand grenades in Mannar and Batticaloa yesterday ( Tuesday the 3rd of October). The troops on route clearing patrol recovered one claymore mine from Mallakam area at 9.30p.m and the other claymore mine was found from Ulliyankulam on information received by a civilian on the someday. weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Council discusses reports on missions to Lebanon and Israel by special procedures

(03.10.2006)

Jean Ziegler, Special Rapporteur on the right to food, said, that during the war in Lebanon, 1.2 million anti-personnel cluster bombs were dropped, making it practically impossible for the returning population to return to the fields. The Rome Court had stated that massacres of civilian populations, the destruction of infrastructure and the use of mines against civilian populations were war crimes. Ziegler added, the United Nations was doing wonderful de-mining work, but only on the roads and in the ruins of towns and villages. The fields and irrigation systems were practically inaccessible due to the hundreds of bombs and mines. He urged the Israeli Government to hand over the maps showing the locations of the hundreds of thousands of mines and anti-personnel munitions, or peasants and children would continue to die. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine monitor report released in Sudan

(03.10.2006)

Landmine Monitor Report 2006: Toward a Mine-Free World was released at a press conference and roundtable discussion in Khartoum, Sudan on 3 October 2006. Mr. Abdelatie Abdelkheir Eid, Coordinator of the Sudan Campaign to Ban Landmines (SCBL), opened the event, held at Friendship Hall.  weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo still "potential hotbed of crisis", says NATO officer as arms depot found" (KOSOVO)

(03.10.2006)

We found in the depot a total of 68 anti-tank mines, 92 land mines, 20 hand grenades, 1,200 bullets of 7.26 mm calibre and 500 kg of explosives," said Johan Kras, commander of the Austrian mine-clearance unit. weiterlesen >>>


Pressure mounts on Burma's junta (Myanmar)

(02.10.2006)

A military offensive against the country's Karen minority has displaced 18,000 people this year. RANGOON, BURMA (MYANMAR) ' Leaning on a worn wooden crutch, Saw Pa Pwe, a short, muscular man, hobbles on one leg from his brother's exposed bamboo platform to the hut he now calls home. The makeshift shelter sits three feet from the ground on the low point of a wet hill where he and his wife, who sits silently in the stifling midmorning heat, are starting from scratch. She has not spoken since a landmine maimed her farmer husband as he walked to his fields in 2002.  weiterlesen >>>


Lower chamber ratifies document specifying exemptions for NATO experts involved in landmine disposal (BELARUS)

(02.10.2006)

MINSK, Belarus, 3 October 2006 -- The House of Representatives of the Belarusian National Assembly on Monday passed a ratification bill for a document that specifies the exemptions that NATO experts involved in the disposal of landmines in Belarus are entitled to.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists kill four Chhattisgarh civil militia cadres (INDIA)

(02.10.2006)

CHHATTISGARH, India -- Four civil militia cadres in Chhattisgarh were killed by guerrillas of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in a forested hamlet, police said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Nicaragua Proposes Humanitarian De-mining Center (Nicaragua)

(02.10.2006)

Blackanthem Military News, MANAGUA, Nicaragua ' Despite having the smallest armed forces in the region, Nicaragua has scored strong successes against mines in this country. Now the nation's leaders want to share that expertise with others.  weiterlesen >>>


Along Came a Spider (USA)

(02.10.2006)

The U.S. doesn't just oppose efforts to ban landmines -- it's working to jump-start a new landmine program of its own. When representatives from more than 100 nations gathered in Geneva late last month to celebrate a decade of international cooperation to rid the world of landmines, the United States was conspicuously absent. Indeed, the United States has always opposed those international efforts -- and it is now on the cusp of actively reviving its own use of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Security stepped up in Nagaland

(02.10.2006)

The Hmar National Army (HNA) has demanded compensation for victims of mass rape and families of 56 tribals killed and 173 others wounded in landmine blasts since 2004.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian Express: Chhattisgarh banks on ex-Army men (INDIA)

(01.10.2006)

CHHATTISGARH. With landmines accounting for an alarmingly high number of casualties in Chhattisgarh's fight against the Naxals, the state government has decided to recruit 500 retired experts from the armed forces to help diffuse the killer bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Wieder Anschlag auf ISAF-Soldaten in Kabul

(01.10.2006)

In der südafghanischen Provinz Paktia kamen drei afghanische Soldaten bei der Explosion einer Landmine ums Leben. Vier Soldaten wurden verletzt, berichtete die in Pakistan ansässige Nachrichtenagentur AIP. Zu beiden Anschlägen bekannten sich die radikalislamischen Taliban. weiterlesen >>>


German NGO speeds up mine clearance projects in Quang Tri, Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(01.10.2006)

QUANG TRI. The German Solidaritätsdienst International Organisation (SODI) will call continued support for mine clearing activities in central Quang Tri province, said Hans-Juergen Ebert, SODI Managing Director.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Congratulates Macedonia on Success in Clearing Land Mines

(01.10.2006)

United States helped fund six mine-removal teams, mine-clearance training for 60 Washington -- The United States congratulated Macedonia September 29 for successfully clearing land mines from its territory and thus joining "the growing number of countries that are no longer significantly affected by land mines leftover from past conflicts."  weiterlesen >>>


New victims of landmines in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara

(01.10.2006)

Smara (occupied territories), A young Saharawi citizen, Mr. Saleh Salouk Lakhdar, passed away after his car blew up on an anti-tank mine while driving towards the locality of Elgayiz in company of another passenger, Mr. El Ichi El Haj, who was seriously wounded, concordant sources reported. weiterlesen >>>


Hillier unveils plans to bolster infantry (Afghanistan)

(01.10.2006)

PANJWAII DISTRICT, Afghanistan -- In the face of increasing threats from explosive devices in Afghanistan, the Canadian military is working on upgrades for its mainstay armoured vehicle, Canada's top soldier told troops Saturday. weiterlesen >>>