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Landmine im Senegal tötet sieben Menschen auf Ochsenkarren

(17.08.2014)

Bei den Opfern handelt es sich um junge Menschen im Alter zwischen zwölf und 24 Jahren, die am Samstag in der Region Casamance auf einem Ochsenkarren unterwegs zu einer Hochzeit waren. weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben: Millionen Blindgänger bleiben

(31.07.2014)

Auch vier Jahre nach der Unterzeichung des Streubombenverbots durch 84 Staaten, stellen Streubomben eine Bedrohung für die Bevölkerung vieler Länder dar. Handlungsbedarf bleibt. weiterlesen >>>


Geächtete Waffen im Einsatz

(30.07.2014)

International geächtete Streubomben wurden in den letzten zwei Jahren in Syrien, vermutlich aber auch im Südsudan und in der Ukraine eingesetzt, berichtet die US-amerikanische Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Kinder im Gebiet Donezk laufen auf Mine

(30.07.2014)

Im ostukrainischen Gebiet Donezk sind bei der Explosion einer Mine sieben Menschen verletzt worden, darunter drei Kinder. weiterlesen >>>


Balkan: Minenräumung und geplanter Wiederaufbau

(29.07.2014)

Nach den verheerenden Überschwemmungen in Bosnien-Herzegowina, Serbien und Kroatien beginnen Minenräumung und Wiederaufbau. weiterlesen >>>


Überlebender einer Busunfalls

(28.07.2014)

Der Junge Gatwech aus Südsudan steht im Mittelpunkt einer Plakataktion an Bushaltestellen in London. Die Vereinten Nationen und die Europäische Union machen damit auf die Gefahren von Landminen aufmerksam. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Landminen werden nicht geräumt

(25.07.2014)

Im südlichen Myanmar werden trotz der seit 2012 bestehenden Feuerpause keine Landminen geräumt. Die Bevölkerung erhält keine Minengefahrenaufklärung und befindet sich in akuter Gefahr. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Jugendliche finden scharfe Streubomben

(18.07.2014)

In der Provinz Quang Tri finden zwei Jugendliche eine größere Anzahl an scharfer Munition, darunter Streubomben, aus dem Krieg in den 1970er Jahren. Die Munition stammt aus den USA. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


TaeCorp Announces That NASA Technology Will Be a Key Contributor to Resolving World's Landmine Dilemma (United States)

(06.09.2006)

MILL VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 6, 2006--The Alliance Enterprise Corporation ("TaeCorp") (Pink Sheets:AETR) is pleased to announce that NASA technology will be the key component in keeping our landmine locator (LML) system operational year round, especially in inclement weather.  weiterlesen >>>


2,660,748 m2 of Azeri Land Cleared of landmines in August 2006 (Azerbaijan)

(06.09.2006)

A total of 2,660,748 m2 of Azeri land has been cleared of landmines in August 2006. Officials of Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told Trend during this period 32,909 items of unexploded ordnance were found and de-activated. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan Landmine Kills U.K. Soldier, Wounds Six (Afghanistan)

(06.09.2006)

Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A British soldier was killed and another six were injured when their patrol strayed into an unmarked minefield in southern Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 4 Russian soldiers in Caucasus (Russia)

(06.09.2006)

MOSCOW, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A landmine killed four Russian soldiers travelling in an armoured personnel carrier through North Ossetia in Russia's Caucasus region on Wednesday, Interfax news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese soldier killed, 2 wounded defusing mines (Lebanon)

(06.09.2006)

BEIRUT, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A Lebanese soldier was killed and two others were wounded on Wednesday when they tried to defuse Israeli landmines in southern Lebanon, a security official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Smerch: an heir to Katyusha(Russia)

(06.09.2006)

n a Smerch rocket weighing 800 kg, the payload is 280 kg (the ratio between the sustainer engine and the destructive elements of the rocket is unique). One rocket cluster contains 72 submunitions, each weighing 2 kg. Considering that the payload may be configured in other ways - as anti-personnel or anti-tank mines, or incendiary, fuel-air explosives or smart rockets capable of seeking out and finding their targets - no one is eager to experience this steel blizzard. weiterlesen >>>


Angola to Reduce Mine Risks

(06.09.2006)

Luanda, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Council of Ministers endorsed a plan Wednesday to reduce the risk of explosions from the mines spread over an estimated more than 500 square miles throughout the national territory. weiterlesen >>>


Trace cluster-bomb use (ISRAEL/LEBANON)

(05.09.2006)

The questioning by Israelis of their government's conduct in Lebanon should include the question of an estimated 100,000 unexploded cluster bombs. They litter fields, houses and roads, and are maiming civilians. Apparently, the munitions designed for last-ditch use against massed-troop invasions inexcusably were dropped in civilian areas.  weiterlesen >>>


Man killed in Dera Bugti mine Blast; Three Dead in Karachi in road accident (PAKTISTAN)

(05.09.2006)

DERA BUGTI: A man was killed when a landmine went off in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.  weiterlesen >>>


SA firm wins $60m mine deal

(05.09.2006)

ADELAIDE-BASED electronics company Minelab has won a significant slice of a $390 million contract to supply new hand-held mine detectors to the U.S. Army.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Welcomes Donor Pledges for Lebanon's Reconstruction (LEBANON)

(04.09.2006)

Welcoming pledges of $940 million for Lebanon's reconstruction made at yesterday's international donor conference in Sweden, the United Nations refugee agency said today it was continuing its efforts to reach the most vulnerable communities, as more UN aid got through to the devastated south of the country. weiterlesen >>>


Working at the heart of bomb-clearing in Lebanon

(04.09.2006)

YOHMOR is a village set on a hillside next to the Litani River, about 10 kilometres southeast of Nabatiye and just five kilometres from the blue line - the Israeli border. Many villages in this area were repeatedly attacked by Israeli aircraft and artillery and were reduced to rubble. weiterlesen >>>


Vertrag über Freundschaft und Partnerschaft zwischen Russland und Südafrika unterzeichnet

(04.09.2006)

Russland und Südafrika wollen sich auch für die Vernichtung der Landminen einsetzen und mit ihrer Zusammenarbeit die Aufmerksamkeit der internationalen Gemeinschaft auf Afrikas Probleme lenken. weiterlesen >>>


Thousands of Lebanese Unable to Return to Homes (ISRAEL/LEBANON)

(04.09.2006)

There are now 10 UN teams operating in Lebanon trying to deal with the masses of unexploded ordnance that litter the countryside and more will be arriving soon, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today. So far, they have identified 434 cluster bomb strike locations and destroyed 112 unexploded bombs and almost 14,000 cluster sub-munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Senators Feinstein and Leahy Call for New Policy on Use of Cluster Bombs (USA)

(04.09.2006)

Washington, DC ' U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today introduced an amendment to the FY 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations bill aimed at preventing hundreds of unnecessary civilian deaths and injuries caused every year by unexploded cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka fighting eases after capture of rebel area

(04.09.2006)

COLOMBO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops cleared mines and searched for boobytraps in newly captured Tamil Tiger terrain in the island's northeast on Tuesday, the military said.  weiterlesen >>>


IIIT developing prototype 'Micro Robots'

(03.09.2006)

Hyderabad, Sept 4. (UNI): The IIIT Robotics Lab (IRL) of the International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) is developing 'micro robots' for use in searching landmines, bombs and rescue of those trapped in major fire mishaps.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Rebellengebiet eingenommen

(03.09.2006)

Nach Militärangaben haben Sri-lankische Soldaten die von Rebellen kontrollierte Enklave Sampur im Osten des Landes eingenommen. Die Befreiungstiger Tamil Eelam bestreiten einen Abzug der Kämpfer. Die Region werde nun von Landminen und Sprengsätzen geräumt, die die tamilischen Rebellen nach ihrem Rückzug hinterlassen hätten, erklärte ein Militärsprecher.  weiterlesen >>>


In der Provinz Diyarbakir starb ein Soldat bei der Explosion einer Landmine.

(03.09.2006)

Bei Angriffen militanter Kurden im Südosten der Türkei sind nach Angaben türkischer Medien innerhalb von 24 Stunden sieben Soldaten getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Hilferuf aus Beirut

(03.09.2006)

Der UNO zufolge wurden seit dem Waffenstillstand vom 14. August 60 Menschen durch explodierte Blindgänger aus Streubomben getötet oder verletzt. Die Vereinten Nationen haben im Libanon mittlerweile 405 Abwurfstellen ausgemacht, dies entspreche etwa 100000 nichtexplodierten Sprengsätzen. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in Turkey bomb blast (Turkey)

(03.09.2006)

In Diyarbakir province in the east, a soldier died in a landmine explosion, also blamed on Kurdish insurgents. Istanbul, Sep 4 (DPA) A bomb blast in a southeastern city in Turkey killed two people and wounded 14, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Terrorism Teams Sent to Southeastern Turkey

(03.09.2006)

The Turkish Security General Directorate has taken action against the PKK's increased bombing and landmine operations.  weiterlesen >>>


Bullet-proof jackets - new weapon in Lanka's export arsenal (SRI LANKA)

(03.09.2006)

Other foreigners in the line of fire such as Jordanian troops are also kitted up by Wijetunga's Harsha International, the only company in Sri Lanka venturing into the body armour business. De-miners, diplomats, peacekeepers and even Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse don body armour made locally by the Wijetungas. weiterlesen >>>


The Horrors of Cluster Bombs

(03.09.2006)

Well the first War of the Machines seems to be drawing to its final inconclusive chapter-leaving, alas, everyone the poorer, many bereaved or maimed and millions dead, and only one thing triumphant: the Machines."-J.R.R. Tolkien weiterlesen >>>


Libanon wirft Israel Kriegsverbrechen vor

(03.09.2006)

Beiruter Minister: Die Israelis haben nie zwischen militärischen und zivilen Zielen unterschieden weiterlesen >>>


Israeli offer rejected by Lebanese officials

(02.09.2006)

A 55-year-old Lebanese man was killed Sunday by a cluster bomb left from an Israeli airstrike in the village of Kfar Sir near the Litani River. weiterlesen >>>


Uno-Truppen beziehen Stellung im Libanon

(02.09.2006)

Seit dem Beginn des Waffenstillstands wurden 14 Menschen bei der Explosion von Blindgängern getötet. Zuletzt zerriß heute der Sprengsatz einer Streubombe einen 55-jährigen Bewohner des Dorfes Kfar Sir in der Nähe des Flusses Litani. weiterlesen >>>


8 Russian Soldiers Killed in Chechnya

(02.09.2006)

2 Russian kafirs (infidels) from an occupation patrol were destroyed in a landmine explosion , also in Jokhar, on the night to September 2. Another landmine attack was carried out near village Vekhotoi, killing 1 kafir from a Russian reconnaissance unit. weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Schweizerin von Landmine getötet

(01.09.2006)

Eine schweizerisch-amerikanische Mitarbeiterin des Internationalen Komitees vom Roten Kreuz (IKRK) ist in Senegal bei der Detonation eines Sprengsatzes getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross delegate is killed in Senegal

(01.09.2006)

A Swiss:American delegate of the Swiss:run International Committee of the Red Cross has been killed in an accident involving a mine or unexploded ordnance in Senegal.  weiterlesen >>>


Uno untersucht Einsatz von Streubomben

(01.09.2006)

Die Vereinten Nationen haben eine Untersuchung über den Gebrauch israelischer Waffen im Libanon-Krieg eingeleitet. Dazu werde eine Kommission in den Libanon entsandt, wie ein UN-Sprecher in Genf mitteilte. Dabei soll geprüft werden, welche Waffen Israel im Krieg gegen die radikal-islamische Hisbollah eingesetzt hat. Eine solche Untersuchung hatte der UN-Menschenrechtsrat in einer Resolution verlangt. weiterlesen >>>


Paraglider lands in minefield (Israel)

(01.09.2006)

Man forced to perform emergency landing, falls in minefield south of Golan Heights A paraglider was forced to perform an emergency landing over the Golan Heights and fell in a minefield, police and rescue workers said.He was moderately injured and large rescue teams launched an operation to save him. weiterlesen >>>


Official: Uganda cease-fire is on track

(01.09.2006)

Rebel leader Joseph Kony said earlier this week that the safe corridors provided under the agreement were too limited and one of the assembly points was inundated with land mines. Interior Affairs Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said Kony`s complaints had not derailed peace talks, which are set to resume Saturday in southern Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Es gibt keine ungefährliche Streumunition"

(01.09.2006)

Die UN behauptet, dass Israel in den letzten drei Tagen des Libanonkriegs gezielt massenhaft Streumunition eingesetzt hat. Ein Zeichen für militärische Ratlosigkeit - und eine barbarische Waffe, so Thomas Küchenmeister  weiterlesen >>>


Army Has Destroyed Half of All Chemical Weapons in U.S. Stockpile

(01.09.2006)

More than 1.7 million munitions of total original stockpile now destroyed weiterlesen >>>


Schulsystem in Trümmern

(01.09.2006)

Platt gebombte Schulen, traumatisierte Schüler: Dem Libanon droht eine Schulkrise. In Tyrus und Marjaayoun wurden bereits mobile Teams gebildet, die die Schulkinder vor den Gefahren von Minen und nicht explodierten Bomben warnen. weiterlesen >>>


A decade to clear cluster bombs in Lebanon

(31.08.2006)

GENEVA (Reuters) - Clearing unexploded cluster bombs used by Israel in Lebanon during the month-long war, many of them U.S.-manufactured, could take 10 years, a British-based demining group said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


New Land Mine Detection Tool Called Major Breakthrough (USA)

(30.08.2006)

The U.S. State Department announced August 29 what it calls a major breakthrough in land mine detection and removal technology. weiterlesen >>>


UNO kritisiert Israel wegen Streubomben - Nach Waffenstillstand 13 Tote

(30.08.2006)

Der UNO-Koordinator für humanitäre Hilfe, Jan Egeland, hat Israel wegen des Einsatzes von Streubomben im Südlibanon schockierendes und unmoralisches Verhalten vorgeworfen. Die Regierung in Jerusalem habe entweder eine entsetzlich falsche Entscheidung getroffen oder erst hinterher nachgedacht, sagte Egeland am Sitz der Vereinten Nationen in New York. Beobachter werteten die Bemerkungen als ungewöhnlich scharf selbst für Egeland, der schon häufig gegen diplomatische Konventionen der UNO verstossen habe.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills Orlando military contractor in IRAQ

(30.08.2006)

Carey Robinson was born to save others from harm, family members said. As a boy, he shielded his little sister from bullies. As a man, he served in combat twice - in Somalia as a soldier, and Iraq as a National Guard member.  weiterlesen >>>


Pressure for ban on cluster bombs as ISRAEL is accused of targeting civilians

(30.08.2006)

Pressure for an international ban on cluster bombs has intensified as Israel stands accused of littering southern Lebanon with thousands of unexploded bombs in the final hours of its war against Hizbollah.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel Targeted Farms And Homes (LIBANON)

(30.08.2006)

In Shehabieh, refugees returned to discover that 250 cows, donkeys and sheep were killed in the bombardment. The animals' corpses lie rotting in the fields, but fears over cluster bombs and other unexploded shells have hampered efforts to clear them away. weiterlesen >>>


Wieczorek-Zeul vermeidet Stellungnahme zu Antisemitismus-Vorwurf

(30.08.2006)

Berlin (Reuters) - Bundesentwicklungshilfeministerin Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul hat eine Stellungnahme zu der ihr vorgeworfenen antisemitischen Haltung vermieden und ihre Kritik an dem Einsatz von Streubomben bekräftigt. weiterlesen >>>


100 000 Schrapnelle bedrohen Heimkehrer ' Deutscher Minenräumer hilft (Libanon/Deutschland)

(30.08.2006)

Beirut (sz) Die Vorgehensweise ist immer gleich: Sobald die Helfer bei ihrer Suche in den südlibanesischen Dörfern ein Schrapnell aus einer Streubombe finden, sprayen sie einen roten Kreis darum. Der deutsche Sprengstoffexperte Frank Masche muss dann entscheiden, ob der kleine Sprengkörper eine unmittelbare Gefahr darstellt und damit an Ort und Stelle zur Detonation gebracht werden muss, oder entschärft und zunächst an einen sicheren Ort gebracht werden muss. weiterlesen >>>


Mines discovered at Dagestan's school-practice ones-adds.

(30.08.2006)

MAKHACHKALA, August 31 (Itar-Tass) - - Two antitank mines discovered at school No 10 of Dagestan's city of Izberbash on Thursday morning are practice ones, head of the Border Department of the Russian Federal Security Service for Dagestan Magomed Umalatov tolld Itar-Tass.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills cattle on TAJIK-UZBEK border

(30.08.2006)

Dushanbe, 31 August: An anti-personnel mine went off on the Tajik-Uzbek border last Sunday, 27 August, killing over 70 head of livestock belonging to local residents. No human casualties have been reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka Rejects Report Blaming Army for Killing Aid Workers

(30.08.2006)

The SLMM blamed the army for landmine attacks in rebel-held territory from April through mid-June. Tamil Tigers were behind a bus bombing in June that killed 60 civilians, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said. weiterlesen >>>


Millions needed in Lebanon aid - agencies

(30.08.2006)

BOMBLETS KILL THREE KIDS IN LEBANON  weiterlesen >>>


40 Countries Meet in Stockholm to Pledge Aid to LEBANON

(30.08.2006)

Lebanon also is asking for help in clearing away landmines and unexploded cluster bombs, which have killed or injured scores of people since the fighting stopped. weiterlesen >>>


REPRESENTATIVES OF USA AND SLOVENIA TO VISIT AZERBAIJAN

(30.08.2006)

Baku, August 31(AzerTAj)Representatives of the US Department of State, the Marshall Heritage Institute, the International Trust Fund of Slovenia and the Rotary Club International will be in Azerbaijan with a working visit, 4 September. weiterlesen >>>


Experts clearing cluster bombs from Lebanese villages

(30.08.2006)

SULTANIYE, Lebanon, Aug 31, 2006 (AFP) -  weiterlesen >>>