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Kambodscha: Zahl der Landminenopfer steigt

(08.06.2014)

Laut kambodschanischer Minenräumbehörde steigt in Kambodscha die Zahl der Minenopfer in den ersten vier Monaten 2014 stark. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: In Mali wird explosive Munition vernichtet

(04.06.2014)

Die Vereinten Nationen unterstützen im Rahmen von menschlicher Sicherheit die Zerstörung von Munition aus dem "Kalten Krieg". Zum Beispiel in Mali. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Internationale Gemeinschaft unterstützt Minenräumung

(03.06.2014)

Die internationale Gemeinschaft unterstützt Bosnien-Herzegowina, die Landminen zu bergen und unschädlich zu machen, die durch die Flut freigespült sind. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Was die Flut frei legt - Landminen auf dem Balkan

(02.06.2014)

Das Wasser ist zurückgegangen, die Aufräumarbeiten nach Erdrutschen und Überschwemmungen sind in vollem Gange, die Landminen auf dem Balkan aber wurden freigespült oder mit der Strömung mitgerissen: Eine große Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan/Afghanistan: Landmine verletzt Zivilist auf dem Weg zur Feldarbeit

(27.05.2014)

Zeenat Hussain ist auf dem Weg zur Feldarbeit im pakistanischen Grenzgebiet zu Afghanistan von einer Landmine schwer verletzt worden. In dem Gebiet kommt es immer wieder zu schweren Landminenexplosionen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Kinder lösen Landmine beim Fussballspiel aus

(27.05.2014)

In Balanbale, einer Stadt im Grenzgebiet zu Äthopien, stirbt ein Kind durch eine Landminenexplosion. Zwei weitere werden ernsthaft verletzt. Die Kinder spielten Fussball. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland hilft bei Minengefahr in Bosnien

(26.05.2014)

Außenminister Steinmeier ist zu Besuch in Sarajevo, spricht dabei auch über die Folgen der Flut. Neben humanitärer Hilfe kündigt er weitere Unterstützung an. Und da muss gehandelt werden, sonst endet es tödlich. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Streubomben aus dem Vietnamkrieg tötet zwei Kinder

(23.05.2014)

Zwei Brüder im Alter von vier und neun sterben beim Versuch, nicht-explodierte Streumunition aus den 70er Jahren zu öffnen. "Die Streumunition sieht aus wie Spielzeug", sagt der Verteter des Gemeinderates von Bo Trach. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Langsames Erstarken der Unifil in Südlibanon

(19.09.2006)

Die französische Verteidigungsministerin in Beirut weiterlesen >>>


UN asks Israel for data on cluster-bomb use

(18.09.2006)

MAJDAL SELLEM, Lebanon - The United Nations on Tuesday urged Israel to hand over detailed information about cluster munitions it used in Lebanon during the war with Hezbollah, saying at least 350,000 unexploded small bombs still pose a deadly risk. weiterlesen >>>


Higher Relief Commission Daily Situation Report No. 52, 19 Sep 2006 (Lebanon)

(18.09.2006)

Lebanon under siege http://www.lebanonundersiege.gov.lb offers up - to - date information on relief efforts and diplomatic initiatives. The site lists locations of shelter and Aid distribution, along with a tally of damage, casualties and official statements. Significantly, the site is available in three languages. This site is the official Lebanese government source of information.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine ban convention (Switzerland)

(18.09.2006)

The annual conference of the UN's Mine Ban Convention has opened in Geneva, with calls for accelerated clearance of mined areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Headlines and press coverage about landmines and efforts to eliminate them 19 Sep 2006

(18.09.2006)

Greece - Turkey Two Iranian immigrants were killed after stepping on a minefield while trying to enter European Union member Greece from Turkey. The illegal immigrants, of Iranian origin, stepped on the landmines near the region of Neas Visas in Evros. Seven other illegal immigrants made it through the minefield. On September 11 two illegal immigrants of Kurdish origin were killed at the same minefield.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Special Report: Yohmor village - imprisoned by bombs (Lebanon)

(18.09.2006)

Yohmor is a village set on a hillside next to the Litani River, about ten kilometres southeast of Nabatieh and just five kilometres from the blue line - the Israeli border. Many villages in this area were repeatedly attacked and were reduced to rubble.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Cluster bomb fact sheet

(18.09.2006)

A lasting legacy - The deadly impact of cluster bombs in Southern Lebanon  weiterlesen >>>


Shepherd loses leg as landmine explodes in Cholistan (PAKISTAN)

(18.09.2006)

MULTAN, Pakistan. A shepherd Haji Fayyaz Ahmed, 70, lost his leg when he struck a landmine in Cholistan desert on Monday evening. He was admitted in Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bhawalpur where his condition is stated to be serious." It is an army exercise area where Haji Fayyaz Ahmed was grazing his herd of cattle and struck a landmine in Chak No.71 near Maujgarh last evening. He lost his leg and was rushed to hospital," Muhammad Akram Bhatti, magistrate of Yazman told.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Government and Tamil Tigers Must Protect Civilians (Sri Lanka)

(18.09.2006)

U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission Urged  weiterlesen >>>


300 People Fell Prey to Landmines in 2006: REPORT (PAKISTAN)

(17.09.2006)

PESHAWAR, September 18: Landmines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices have killed and injured about 300 people in Pakistan during 2006, says annual Landmine Report 2006 released by SPADO here on Monday. Releasing the report at Peshawar Press Club Chief Executive of SPADO, Sustainable Peace and Development Organisation, Naveed Ahmad Shinwari said that the majority of the victims of the landmines belonged to Balochistan, which included 71 dead and 153 injured. Imran Khan, deputy director of SPADO and other officials of the NGO were also present on this occasion.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Military

(17.09.2006)

Blackanthem Military News,TIKRIT, IRAQ - Soldiers are issued cumbersome protective gear that they have to lug, carry and drag everywhere they go. With heavy steel doors and blast shields, vehicles in the Army are no exception either. For one Soldier of the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade however, both of these security defenses helped to save his life and the life of his fellow comrades when their humvee was hit by an anti-tank mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Swiss call for concerted action on landmines

(17.09.2006)

Switzerland has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating anti:personnel mines ahead of a meeting in Geneva to review progress on eliminating their threat. A report published last week noted that while more land was cleared of mines in 2005 than ever before, the number of victims rose by 11 per cent to more than 7,300. "A lot has been achieved but there is still much more to do. It's certainly not the moment to give up," said Ambassador Anton Thalmann, under:state secretary at the Swiss foreign ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Concerns Raised About Future Progress in Mine-Clearing

(17.09.2006)

This is the VOA Special English Development Report. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines says mine-clearing efforts made more progress last year than ever before. But the group says it is concerned about future progress because international support decreased for the first time.  weiterlesen >>>


The Lebanese Fields Sown With Cluster Bombs (LEBANON)

(17.09.2006)

The war in Lebanon has not ended. Every day, some of the million bomblets which were fired by Israeli artillery during the last three days of the conflict kill four people in southern Lebanon and wound many more. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine ban treaty enters critical phase

(17.09.2006)

Geneva (ICRC) ' The annual meeting of the 151 States party to the Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines opened today in Geneva, nine years to the day after governments agreed to comprehensively ban these inhumane and indiscriminate weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Ottawa treaty/anti-personnel mines: Statement by the ICRC (Switzerland)

(17.09.2006)

Statement on behalf of the President of the ICRC by Philip Spoerri, Director of International Law and Cooperation within the Movement. Seventh meeting of the States parties to the Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction, Geneva, 18 September 2006 weiterlesen >>>


Three militants voluntarily surrender in CHENYA

(17.09.2006)

Grozny. Sept 17 (Interfax) - Three members of criminal armed groups have applied for amnesty in Chechnya in the past 24 hours, Chechen Interior Ministry spokesman Magomed Deniyev told Interfax on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


UN-Team prüft im Libanon Menschenrechtsvorwürfe gegen Israel (Libanon)

(17.09.2006)

Genf (Reuters) - Ein Expertenteam der Vereinten Nationen (UN) soll am Samstag mit der Untersuchung mutmaßlicher Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch Israel im Libanonkrieg beginnen. weiterlesen >>>


Degrading munitions found in over 3,000 sites off N.S.

(17.09.2006)

It could happen any day. Unexploded munitions have accidentally detonated in Nova Scotia, and Terry Long, a United Nations expert on ordnance and munitions disposal, says it's just a matter of time before it happens again.  weiterlesen >>>


Victory declared over Taliban in Panjwaii area; bomber targets Canadian convoy (Afghanistan)

(17.09.2006)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - Pro-government commanders declared victory Sunday over insurgents in a small patch of southern Afghanistan, minutes after a suicide bomber targeted a Canadian military convoy in the same area. weiterlesen >>>


Watch out, Sarge! It's environmentally friendly fire (USA)

(17.09.2006)

BAE SYSTEMS, one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers, is designing a new generation of "green" munitions, including "lead-free" bullets and rockets with reduced toxins. It also wants to cut the dangerous compounds in its jets, fighting vehicles and artillery, which it warns "can harm the environment and pose a risk to people".  weiterlesen >>>


Mit Radsport gegen Landminen (Schweiz)

(17.09.2006)

Der Radfahrer Armin Köhli, der trotz zweier amputierter Unterschenkel Sport betreibt, hat in Genf seine "Tour de Suisse gegen Landminen" gestartet. Bis zum kommenden Freitag will er 650 Kilometer auf dem Rad zurücklegen. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz für ein Streubomben-Reglement (Schweiz)

(17.09.2006)

Streubomben sind so gefährlich wie Anti-Personenminen. Die Schweiz fordert deshalb ein Verbot des Einsatzes von Streubomben in Wohngebieten und lobbyiert bei der Konferenz gegen Landminen in Genf für ihr Anliegen zu lobbyieren.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda's LRA need more time for ceasefire-commander (SUDAN)

(17.09.2006)

Landmines left over from Sudan's own three-decade civil war encircle the tiny Owiny Kibul trading centre. The LRA has raised objections to the assembly point but rebels come nonetheless. weiterlesen >>>


Couple injured by Israeli cluster bomb in South Lebanon

(17.09.2006)

BEIRUT, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A Lebanese man and his wife were injured on Monday when a cluster bomb left by Israeli forces in the recent conflict exploded in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said.  weiterlesen >>>


FROM ALL SIDES: Reckoning the cost (LEBANON)

(17.09.2006)

The data below comes from the preliminary report on Lebanon's early recovery process presented at the August 31 Stockholm Donor Conference. The report covers certain priority areas, not all of Lebanon's early recovery funding needs. Those will be presented at a later-date international conference. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. troops in new AFGHAN offensive

(17.09.2006)

KABUL (Reuters) - About 7,000 U.S. and Afghan government forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in central and eastern Afghan provinces on Saturday, as a blast near Kabul killed three Afghan aid workers.  weiterlesen >>>


Sampur displaced flee Tiger territory (Sri Lanka)

(17.09.2006)

IDP's in en masse have arrived in Valachchenai fleeing Tiger controlled Vakarai, where they complained that they were held against their will. The LTTE leaders feared further advance of the security forces into Vakarai have forcibly held the refugees in the area to be used as a human shield.  weiterlesen >>>


It's time to outlaw these ruthless killers (UNITED KINGDOM)

(17.09.2006)

LONDON, England. I was in Lebanon in July 2005 on a trip to document the residual problem from cluster bombs used in 1978 and 1982. Unexploded cluster munitions were still claiming lives more than two decades after that conflict. I recently returned >from another trip to Lebanon where I saw that a whole new wave of devastation >from cluster bombs is beginning.  weiterlesen >>>


Kriegslasten im Libanon

(17.09.2006)

Die Waffen sind an Heimtücke kaum zu übertreffen: Hunderttausende israelische Streubomben liegen seit dem Libanon-Krieg im Süden des Landes verstreut. Die Uno spricht von einem der schlimmsten Fälle des Einsatzes von Streubomben überhaupt. Die Bevölkerung kann es überall treffen. weiterlesen >>>


China boosts Lebanon peacekeepers

(17.09.2006)

CHINESE Premier Wen Jiabao confirmed today that his country would increase its peacekeeping presence in Lebanon to 1000 troops. weiterlesen >>>


Countries need faster landmine clearance: Red Cross (Switzerland)

(17.09.2006)

GENEVA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Countries must speed efforts to meet a key deadline on clearing anti-personnel weapons, which maim and kill thousands of people every year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Diyarbakir Bomb belongs to PKK (TURKEY)

(16.09.2006)

The police spokesperson yesterday said that evidence gathered so far makes the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) the prime suspect in Tuesday's bomb attack in Diyarbakir. weiterlesen >>>


Die überforderte Armee

(16.09.2006)

Nahost, Kongo, Afghanistan. Weltweit sind deutsche Soldaten mittlerweile im Einsatz. Doch der Umbau zur globalen Eingreiftruppe läuft schleppend. Mit dem Libanon-Einsatz stolpert die Armee in ihre nächste gefährliche Mission - unterfinanziert und überstrapaziert weiterlesen >>>


One month on, Israel's 1.2 million cluster bombs dropped in 4 weeks still maiming Lebanese.

(16.09.2006)

TYRE, Lebanon. A month after the end of hostilities, doctors in southern Lebanon continue to treat victims of Israeli cluster bombs, with the plague of unexploded ordnance proving difficult to eradicate.  weiterlesen >>>


Selbstmordanschlag auf NATO-Soldaten in Kandahar

(16.09.2006)

Passant getötet - NATO-Soldaten unverletzt Kandahar - Bei einem Selbstmordanschlag auf einen NATO-Konvoi im unruhigen Süden Afghanistans sind der Attentäter und ein Passant getötet worden. Der Anschlag mit einer Autobombe ereignete sich in der Stadt Kandahar. Die NATO-Soldaten seien unverletzt geblieben, teilte die Polizei mit. NATO-Vertreter waren zunächst nicht zu erreichen.  weiterlesen >>>


Grossoffensive im Osten Afghanistans

(15.09.2006)

Operation «Mountain Fury» Tausende Soldaten haben eine neue Grossoffensive gegen Taliban-Rebellen im Osten Afghanistans begonnen. Insgesamt seien rund 7000 afghanische Soldaten sowie US-geführte Truppen an dem Einsatz beteiligt, sagte ein Sprecher der US-Armee. weiterlesen >>>


1740 Menschen starben 2005 durch Landminen

(14.09.2006)

BERLIN (dpa). Weltweit sind im vergangenen Jahr mehr als 7300 Menschen durch Landminen getötet oder verletzt worden. Das geht aus der Jahresbilanz der Internationalen Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen (ICBL) hervor, die in Berlin vorgestellt wurde. weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: As Casamance fighting continues, displaced bed in (SENEGAL)

(14.09.2006)

SINDIAN, 15 September (IRIN) - Thousands of people who have fled fighting between the Senegal army and pro-independence rebels in Senegal's southern Casamance region are bedding in for a long wait to go home.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Lebanese injured by Israeli cluster bomb leftovers (LEBANON)

(13.09.2006)

At least three Lebanese civilians were wounded in southern Lebanon on Thursday by two Israeli cluster bombs left over from the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, the official NNA news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Ketchup campaign aims to shock (NEW ZEALAND)

(13.09.2006)

WELLINGTON. Shocking sauce sachets that splurge blood-red ketchup when a boy's leg is torn off at the ankle are raising money for landmine clearance in southern Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Amnesty wirft Hisbollah Kriegsverbrechen vor (Libanon)

(13.09.2006)

Amnesty International (ai) hat der Hisbollah-Miliz Kriegsverbrechen vorgeworfen. Der Abschuss von Raketen auf Orte im Norden Israels verstoße gegen das Völkerrecht, sagte der Direktor der Menschenrechtsorganisation, Larry Cox, am Donnerstag. "Auf Zivilpersonen zu zielen ist ein Kriegsverbrechen, da gibt es keine Grauzone."  weiterlesen >>>


Vavuniya blast injures SLA soldier, claymore mines recovered (Sri Lanka)

(13.09.2006)

A Sri Lanka Army soldier was seriously injured when a water tanker was hit by a claymore mine blast at Rasenthirakulam in Vavuniya, Wednesday afternoon. The incident occured along Nellukulam - Cheddikulam Road, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Landminen: Opferzahlen steigen ' Hilfsbereitschaft sinkt

(13.09.2006)

Nichtregierungsorganisationen bekräftigen Forderung nach vollständigem Minenverbot und mehr Opferhilfe  weiterlesen >>>


PROGRESS IN MINE ACTION MAY BE JEOPARDIZED BY DECREASING FUNDING according to Landmine Monitor Report 2006, released today

(13.09.2006)

GENEVA, Switzerland - 13 September 2006 - More land was demined in 2005 than ever before, but global funding for mine action decreased for the first time, raising concerns about future progress in eradicating mines and efforts to meet the needs of the increasing number of survivors, according to Landmine Monitor Report 2006: Toward a Mine-Free World. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) releases the 1,230-page report at the United Nations today. weiterlesen >>>


Lehren in der Krise (Kambodscha)

(12.09.2006)

Save the Children" will acht Millionen Kindern bis 2010 eine Grundbildung ermöglichen weiterlesen >>>


International mine sweepers clear Baltic Sea (Estonia)

(12.09.2006)

TALLINN - An operation to help clear the Baltic Sea of explosive material ended this week, with more than 75 unexploded mines and two aircraft detected in the Baltic Sea.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian siblings killed by anti-tank mine (Cambodia)

(12.09.2006)

Phnom Penh- Two Cambodian teenage brothers were killed when an anti-tank mine they were trying to salvage for scrap exploded, police said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Tote durch Minenexplosion in Kambodscha

(12.09.2006)

In Kambodscha wurden nach Polizeiangaben vom Mittwoch zwei Menschen bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet. Die beiden 14 und 18 Jahre alten Brüder hätten in einem entlegenen Dorf der Provinz Svay Rieng eine Mine mit einer Axt auseinandernehmen wollen, um an das Altmetall zu kommen. Dabei hätten sie die Explosion ausgelöst.  weiterlesen >>>


Russians join UNIFIL force in Lebanon

(12.09.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Russian military experts have joined the ranks of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, with a special mission to de-mine the south of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


NGOs Address Pain of Nepali Children Youngsters lost educational opportunities and even their lives in the Maoist conflict (Nepal)

(12.09.2006)

Although education is a fundamental right of children, in Nepal, where, out of 1,049,000 children, 26.8 percent are unable to go to school because of armed conflict, the situation is contrary to the global campaign of providing formal education.  weiterlesen >>>


Up to $150.8M for APOBS Minefield Breaching Kits (USA)

(12.09.2006)

The Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) is used to clear areas and create footpaths for troops moving in an area with mines or wire obstacles. It replaces the Bangalore Torpedo, which was heavier, took longer to set up, and required four times the number of people to carry. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast injures three soldiers (Pakistan)

(11.09.2006)

QUETTA, Sept 12: Three security personnel were seriously injured when a landmine went off in Loti area of Dera Bugti while a bomb blast rocked the Kohlu township on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Stellar Cast Unites to Turn Killing Fields Into Kitchens; TheSoleofAfrica.org and The Mineseeker Foundation Work to Rid the Planet of Landmines in 10 Years (USA)

(11.09.2006)

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 100 million landmines buried beneath the surface of the earth rendering a quarter of a million square miles of land useless. Worse still, this invisible hazard kills or maims someone every 20 minutes. weiterlesen >>>


Witness Details Kosovo Expulsions

(11.09.2006)

Adylhaqim Shaqiri, an imam or prayer leader from the mosque in Prilepnica, claims that the villagers were first ordered by Serbian officers to leave Prilepnica on April 6, because soldiers "were going to lay mines in the village and they were going to mine the dam as well". weiterlesen >>>


Backgrounder: Lebanon Relief Fund update (Lebanon)

(11.09.2006)

The $25 million Lebanon Relief Fund will be allocated over two years to assist the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement, other multilateral organizations and non governmental organizations to provide for water and sanitation, shelter, protection, medical facilities and repair to essential infrastructure in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


China to send as many as 1,000 peacekeeping troops to Lebanon

(11.09.2006)

Around 200 Chinese engineers already work for the UN in Lebanon clearing mines and unexploded ordnance. The UN peacekeeping force is being expanded to uphold a shaky truce between Israel and Hezbollah militants. weiterlesen >>>


War deprives children of education, study finds (Australia)

(11.09.2006)

An international report shows more than 43 million children living in war torn countries are being left without an education because of local fighting.  weiterlesen >>>


Chinas Bemühungen um die Rüstungskontrolle, Abrüstung und Nichtverbreitung (China)

(11.09.2006)

China bringt den Ländern, die durch Minen gefährdet sind, Verständnis und großes Mitgefühl entgegen. Es strebt nach internationaler Unterstützung und Kooperation im Bereich der Minenräumung. China ist zwar noch nicht der "Ottawa-Konvention über das Verbot von Minen" beigetreten, anerkennt jedoch ihre humanitären Grundsätze und Ziel und verstärkt stetig die Verbindungen und den Austausch mit den Unterzeichnerstaaten dieser Konvention. weiterlesen >>>


Coalition quells rocket attacks in Afghanistan

(11.09.2006)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2006 ' Coalition forces in Afghanistan quelled rocket attacks along the Afghan-Pakistan border yesterday after extremists hiding in nearby hills fired on them, U.S. military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Taliban arrested with mines in Helmand (Afghanistan)

(10.09.2006)

LASHKARGAH, Sep 9 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Afghan National Army (ANA) Saturday netted two suspects Taliban who were planting remote-controlled landmines on Kandahar-Herat Highway in the restive Helmand province. weiterlesen >>>


Terrorist group" arrested on eve of Montenegro election (Montenegro)

(10.09.2006)

Police said they searched nearby caves and found a machine gun, a large quantity of pistols and rifles, hand grenades, antitank mines, as well as rocket-propelled grenade launchers. weiterlesen >>>


Outlaw detained in Ghazni (Afghanistan)

(10.09.2006)

GHAZNI CITY: Police Friday nabbed an outlaw who wanted to plant a landmine on highway linking Khogaino district and Ghazni city, capital of the southern Ghanzi province.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill nearly 1,300 in Nepal ' group (Nepal)

(10.09.2006)

KATHMANDU- At least 1,290 people have been killed by landmines planted by government troops and Maoist rebels during Nepal"s decade-old conflict, a leading anti-mine group said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Fremont School Launches "Pennies For Peace"

(10.09.2006)

Sept. 11 - KGO - The East Bay city of Fremont has the highest concentration of Afghan-Americans living in the U.S. Students from Thornton Junior High in Fremont honored those who died on 9/11. At the same time, students there made a commitment to help other kids in war-torn Afghanistan through The Roots of Peace penny campaign. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills 4 Colombian soldiers (Colombia)

(10.09.2006)

BOGOTA, Colombia Four soldiers were killed, and eight injured, when several land mines exploded while they were on a routine patrol in a rebel stronghold in southwest Colombia, the army said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


35 kg RDX recovered in Jammu and Kashmir

(10.09.2006)

Jammu, Sept 11: Security forces have recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives, including 35 kgs of RDX, from two militant hideouts in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Army Demining Brigade Gets New Equipment (Angola)

(10.09.2006)

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 >>>


LTTE continues with artillery attack at FDL- Muhamaliai (Sri Lanka)

(10.09.2006)

The LTTE terrorists though pushed back further into the Palay area continued attacking the Security Forces consolidating defences at Muhamalia with intermittent artillery fire throughout the last night (Sunday the 10th of September).  weiterlesen >>>


PKK Kills 91 Soldiers from Jan. to July (Turkey)

(10.09.2006)

Ninety-one Turkish soldiers have been killed in terrorist attacks across Turkey in the first seven months of 2006, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Plant Design? (Denmark)

(10.09.2006)

Normally, explosives are traced down by analyzing geologic samples in laboratories, using metal detectors or by trained dogs - an expensive and time consuming activity. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill two, injure one along Greek-Turkish border (Greece)

(10.09.2006)

Athens- Two illegal immigrants were killed and another seriously injured after stepping on a minefield while trying to enter European Union member Greece from Turkey, the Athens News Agency (ANA) reported Monday. The illegal immigrants, males of Kurdish origin, stepped on the landmines near the region of Neas Visas in Evros. The injured man was reported hospitalised in the Didimotikou Hospital in the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo im Blick (Kosovo)

(10.09.2006)

Bericht und Diskussion über Situation und Perspektiven. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Kreis-SPD hatten die Tornescher Sozialdemokraten zu einer parteioffenen Diskussionsveranstaltung mit Brigadegeneral Hans Antoni über die Perspektiven für das Kosovo eingeladen. weiterlesen >>>


Pesalai Police recovers two claymore mines (Sri Lanka)

(10.09.2006)

Pesalai Police with the assistance of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. recovered two live claymore mines along Talaimannar road. Each claymore mine weighed about 20 kg, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Gaza is a jail. Nobody is allowed to leave. We are all

(09.09.2006)

Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world"s attention has been diverted by wars in Lebanon and Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Meet Abu Ali Ahmed, Lebanon's Freelance De-Miner (Lebanon)

(09.09.2006)

Problem with mines? Abu Ali Ahmed may be able to help. The former fighter is a one-man de-mining operation who says he has cleared hundreds of unexploded munitions in south Lebanon since the month-long conflict ended on August 14. Ali Ahmed trained with former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat"s Fatah fedayeen when they ruled the roost in south Lebanon, much to the displeasure of local residents.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs (USA)

(09.09.2006)

Before voting 98-0 to approve a $469.7 billion defense spending bill, the Senate voted 70-30 to reject an amendment to restrict the sale and use of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Gefahr durch explosive Kriegshinterlassenschaften im Libanon wächst täglich - Nichtregierungsorganisationen bekräftigen Verbotsforderung für Streumunition

(09.09.2006)

Berlin (25.08.06) Zehn Tage nach Beginn des Waffenstillstandes wird das wahre Ausmaß der Bedrohung durch explosive Kriegshinterlassenschaften im Libanon zur schrecklichen Gewissheit. Besonders nicht explodierte Streumunition, so das Mine Action Co-Ordination Center - South Libanon (MACC SL) der Vereinten Nationen, bereitet den Hilfskräften vor Ort große Probleme. weiterlesen >>>


70-year-old man critically wounded by cluster bomb in south Lebanon

(08.09.2006)

The Israel Defense Forces released five prisoners in southern Lebanon on Saturday after being questioned, an army spokeswoman said. weiterlesen >>>


Syrien dementiert Zustimmung zu EU-Truppe an der Grenze

(08.09.2006)

Syrien hat Berichte zurückgewiesen, wonach Staatspräsident Baschar al Assad der Stationierung europäischer Sicherheitskräfte an der Grenze zum Libanon zugestimmt habe.  weiterlesen >>>


Mind Over Mines: UNICEF project uses children's entertainment to teach life-saving lesson (Armenia)

(08.09.2006)

When Gayane and Hayk were going to play as usually in their forest meadow, they had no idea what danger faced them.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining troops being sent to Lebanon

(08.09.2006)

ISLAMABAD, Sept 9: Pakistan on Saturday announced its decision to dispatch its contingent to Lebanon exclusively on a de-mining mission in response to appeals for humanitarian assistance by the Lebanese leadership and the OIC secretary-general. weiterlesen >>>


Australia funds landmine clearance in southern Lebanon

(07.09.2006)

Australia is providing USD500,000 to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to remove landmines and unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


27 mines, placed during WWII, found in Estonian waters (Russia)

(07.09.2006)

On September 6, 27 mines were found during sea Open Spirit operation of mine-sweepers near Estonian coast; seven of them were neutralized on the site; REGNUM was informed at the Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters. Majority of the mines was produced during WWII by the Soviet Union; they do not threaten current shipping. weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Holy see criticise israeli cluster bombs

(07.09.2006)

(AGI) - Vatican City, Sep 7 - The la test war in Lebanon, where "cluster bombs were used" was a true "humanitarian tragedy", the Holy See denounced in the speech of the permanent observer to the UN in Geneva, Monsignor Silvano Tomai, at the 15th Session of the Group of Government Experts established in accordance to the Convention on the prohibition or restriction of the use of conventional weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Otti urges LRA to assemble Thursday (Uganda)

(07.09.2006)

LRA vice-chairman Vincent Otti has urged LRA rebels moving towards southern Sudan from northern Uganda to assemble three to five kilometres from Owiny-Kibul. He said he did not want his fighters to reach Owiny-Kibul, describing it as a landmine field.  weiterlesen >>>


Huíla: Landmines Claim Nine Lives In Dongo Commune (Angola)

(07.09.2006)

Lubango, 09/07 - Nine people died and four were injured last July, in Dongo commune, south Huíla province, due to landmine explosions, ANGOP learnt this Thursday in Lubango city.  weiterlesen >>>


Higher Relief Commission Daily Situation Report No. 42, 07 Sep 2006 (Lebanon)

(07.09.2006)

Lebanon under siege http://www.lebanonundersiege.gov.lb offers up-to-date information on relief efforts and diplomatic initiatives. The site lists locations of shelter and Aid distribution, along with a tally of damage, casualties and official statements. Significantly, the site is available in three languages. This site is the official Lebanese government source of information.  weiterlesen >>>


Wheelchair to aid mine victims (UK)

(07.09.2006)

MELTON inventor Bob French flew out to Bosnia yesterday to deliver four electric wheelchairs to landmine victims. weiterlesen >>>


British amputee completes bicycle tour in CAMBODIA to raise money for charity

(07.09.2006)

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A British land mine amputee said Friday he beat hot weather and bumpy roads to complete a 900-kilometer (559-mile) bike ride through Cambodia to raise money for the country's land mine survivors and disabled people. weiterlesen >>>


600 rocket missiles seized in AP (India)

(07.09.2006)

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh police on Friday has claimed its biggest arms haul in two years, recovering 600 rocket missiles from the Naxal-infested forests in Mahabubnagar district. They also diffused at least 20 landmines from within the 10 km radius.  weiterlesen >>>


Police seize 600 Maoist rockets, launchers in Andhra

(07.09.2006)

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Police seized around 600 rockets and 12 launchers in Andhra Pradesh after a raid on a Maoist arms depot, a senior police officer said on Friday. They also found equipment used to make landmines during the overnight swoop deep in the forests of Mahbubnagar, a western district of Andhra Pradesh, one of the worst-affected by Maoist violence. weiterlesen >>>


Fremont teens mark Sept. 11 anniversary

(07.09.2006)

Penny campaign will assist rebuilding in Afghanistan weiterlesen >>>


Afghan conflict claims three more British lives

(07.09.2006)

Bodies of Nimrod crash victims to be flown home. Three more British soldiers died on a bloody day for coalition forces in Afghanistan yesterday. Twelve others were injured in a series of incidents including engagements with insurgents and a landmine explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON: Agencies and others tackle cluster bomb threat

(07.09.2006)

AL MALKIYYE, 7 Sep 2006 (IRIN) - Mine-clearing agencies are removing thousands of unexploded bombs in Lebanon, particularly in the south of the country. weiterlesen >>>


LEBANON, after blockade, haltingly starts to rebuild

(07.09.2006)

While a fragile and not-fully-honored truce continues to hold sway in Lebanon, and despite the Israeli government's three-week-long blockade of the country, initial steps are being taken in Lebanon to rebuild.  weiterlesen >>>


CAMBODIAN resurrection

(07.09.2006)

Land-mine survivor Cian Nam sits on his small patch of land in Veal Thom. He must rely on the 50-by-300-metre patch to feed his six children. Christopher Grabowski photo. weiterlesen >>>


Israel defends arms policy: Israel's military reportedly defended its right to use weapons that some human rights groups have described as illegal.

(07.09.2006)

The military's judge advocate general recently issued a memorandum to Israeli diplomatic missions abroad empowering them to rebut allegations that illegal heavy ordnance has been used in the Lebanon war and against Palestinian terrorists, Ma'ariv reported Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Senate upholds cluster bomb use (United States)

(06.09.2006)

The Senate yesterday rejected a move by Democrats to stop the Pentagon from using cluster bombs near civilian targets and to cut off sales unless purchasers abide by the same rules.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei britische Soldaten bei Kämpfen in AFGHANISTAN gestorben

(06.09.2006)

Nach Angaben des britischen Verteidigungsministeriums wurde in der Unruheprovinz Helmand ein Mitglied der Nato-Friedenstruppen durch die Explosion einer Landmine getötet. Dabei seien zudem sechs Soldaten verletzt worden, die meisten von ihnen schwer. weiterlesen >>>