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Vietnam fördert Zusammenarbeit in humanitärer Minenräumung

(18.06.2014)

Vietnam verstärkt Kooperation innerhalb der ASEAN bei Minenräumung und arbeitet mit Australien bei der Minenräumung zusammen. weiterlesen >>>


Mosambik bald minenfrei

(16.06.2014)

Im Juni lädt Mosambik die Mitgliedsstaaten des Minenverbotsvertrages zur UN-Konferenz nach Maputo ein. Handicap International ist daran beteiligt, die letzten bekannten Minenfelder im Land zu räumen, und weist auf die großen Herausforderungen für die Opferhilfe hin. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Vereinte Nationen fördern Frauen, Minen zu räumen

(13.06.2014)

Die Vereinten Nationen fördern die Ausbildung von Frauen, Minen zu räumen und den Wiederaufbau zu beschleunigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Tödlicher Angriff auf Minenräumer

(10.06.2014)

Acht afghanische Minenräumer sterben bei einem tödlichen Anschlag in Afghanistan. Drei weitere Fachkräfte werden verletzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Griechenland zerstört eine Million Landminen

(09.06.2014)

Griechenland setzt das Verbot von Antipersonenminen um und kündigt an, fast eine Million Antipersonenminen in Munitionsvernichtungsanlagen in Bulgarien zu zerstören. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Nach vierzig Jahren wird Ackerland wieder sicher

(09.06.2014)

400 explosive Munitionsrückstände US-amerikanischer Streubomben aus dem Krieg in den 1970er müssen geräumt werden, bevor ein Bauer in Vietnam sein Feld wieder sicher bestellen kann. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


Millions needed in Lebanon aid - agencies

(30.08.2006)

BOMBLETS KILL THREE KIDS IN LEBANON  weiterlesen >>>


Israelische Streubomben töten 13 Libanesen

(29.08.2006)

Seit dem Inkrafttreten des Waffenstillstands zwischen Israel und der Hisbollah sind im Südlibanon nach Angaben der Vereinten Nationen mindestens 13 Menschen durch herumliegende Streubomben getötet worden. 46 weitere Menschen wurden verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Baloch leader accuses army of using cluster bomb to kill Bugti (PAKTISTAN)

(29.08.2006)

Islamabad, Aug 30: A prominent Baloch leader has accused Pakistan's Army of targeting tribal chief Nawab Akbar Bugti with cluster bombs in an aerial raid using helicopter gunships and fighter jets. weiterlesen >>>


UN faces rising anger in Lebanon

(29.08.2006)

Cluster bombs and blockade fuel resentment towards 'unjust' world body as Annan leaves for Israel  weiterlesen >>>


Press Conference by Emergency Relief Coordinator (Libanon/Sri Lanka)

(29.08.2006)

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland said according to the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre, 359 separate cluster-bomb strike locations contaminated with as many as 100,000 unexploded bomblets has been identified. "These devices are going to be with us for many, many months, and possibly years", he said. What was "shocking and completely immoral" was that 90 per cent of the cluster-bomb strikes had occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict, when everybody knew that there would be an end to hostilities. weiterlesen >>>


End disputes fast, Annan urges Israel and Hezbollah

(29.08.2006)

Unexploded ordnance continues to be a major threat, especially to children," Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the UN children's agency Unicef, said in Geneva. He said 359 Israeli cluster bomb locations had been reported in the south, along with more than 60 unexploded bombs ranging from 227kg to 908kg in houses and gardens. weiterlesen >>>


12 Sri Lankan troops killed

(29.08.2006)

COLOMBO, Aug 29: Twelve Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in clashes with the Tamil Tigers in Trincomalee district.  weiterlesen >>>


Atempause zwischen Minen und verbrannten Feldern: Lokalaugenschein einer MISEREOR-Mitarbeiterin im Südlibanon

(29.08.2006)

Die Menschen benötigten dringend Lebensmittel, sauberes Trinkwasser und Elektrizität" weiterlesen >>>


Zentralrat der Juden greift Ministerin an

(29.08.2006)

Korn hält Wieczorek-Zeul "reflexhafte Reaktion" gegen Israel vor weiterlesen >>>


Amnesty International on track with call for inquiry

(29.08.2006)

NEW YORK -- An Amnesty International report severely criticizes the Israeli Defense Forces's behavior during the recent war in Lebanon and calls for an independent commission of inquiry. Such a commission should investigate the actions of not only the IDF but also Hezbollah, as civilians were the main losers in the conflict. According to Amnesty International, during the more than four weeks of war, Lebanon's infrastructure suffered destruction "on a catastrophic scale." The Israeli Air Force conducted more than 7,000 air attacks, while the Israeli Navy carried out 2,500 bombardments, in response to Hezbollah rocket fire. weiterlesen >>>


The Mars Landing Space Technology Helps to Locate and Remove Deadly Landmines Covering the Earth (USA)

(29.08.2006)

MILL VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2006--The Alliance Enterprise Corporation ("TaeCorp") (PINK SHEETS:AETR) is pleased to announce an astronomical breakthrough in developing an Aerial Landmine System using space technology to detect, locate, map and destroy deadly landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Einsatz von Clusterbomben im Libanon - medico international fordert sofortiges Verbot

(29.08.2006)

Frankfurt/Main (ots) - Angesichts des Einsatzes von Clusterbomben und -munition durch die israelische Armee im Libanon fordert die Frankfurter Hilfsorganisation medico international gemeinsam mit vielen anderen Nichtregierungsorganisationen weltweit erneut das Verbot dieser Waffe. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Gives $50,000 for Central America Small Arms Destruction

(28.08.2006)

Focus is to stop illicit trafficking of automatic weapons, ammunition weiterlesen >>>


Bosnian Land Mine Kills Man, Wounds Two

(28.08.2006)

TRAVNIK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP)--A land mine left over from Bosnia's 1992-95 war killed a man and injured two other people who were chopping wood in an area that was a front line during Bosnia's war, the local prosecutor said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Imprisoned by bombs

(28.08.2006)

Sutton of British-based Mines Advisory Group describes a day's work with explosives experts in southern Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Remnants of war cleared from Afghanistan's "devils garden"

(28.08.2006)

The last of the thousands of deadly landmines, unexploded and abandoned ordnance, and booby traps that infested former battlefields around Bagram, Afghanistan, have been successfully cleared, largely through the support of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.  weiterlesen >>>


Army IDs Orlando Man Killed In Iraqi Bomb Blast

(28.08.2006)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U-S Army said one of its contractors from Orlando was killed in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Blindgänger beunruhigen die deutsche Ministerin (Libanon)

(28.08.2006)

Israel gerät wegen des Einsatzes von Streubomben im Libanon immer stärker unter Druck. Die deutsche Entwicklungsministerin fordert eine UN-Untersuchung.VON MONIKA KAPPUS  weiterlesen >>>


Cleaning Up the Mess

(28.08.2006)

American Veteran Chuck Searcy came back to Vietnam to help clean up one of the country's most bombed provinces. Ten years later, he's still here. weiterlesen >>>


AGM: Shs52m for Pader Landmine Survivors (UGANDA)

(28.08.2006)

An international NGO operating in Pader district, the Canadian Physician for Aids and Relief, has disbursed Shs52 million to benefit landmine survivors in the districts of Pader and Lira.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon hopes donor conference will raise $500 million

(28.08.2006)

STOCKHOLM - Lebanon hopes international donors will this week pledge $500 million for short-term recovery work like clearing unexploded cluster bombs, rebuilding shattered homes and restoring roads, officials said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines threatening millions in Zimbabwe

(28.08.2006)

Harare (AND) Two decades of a campaign to de-mine Zimbabwe's border areas has invented fresh problems for villagers living along the Zambezi Valley and those along the Mozambican border. weiterlesen >>>


Tragic loss: India condemns Bugti's killing

(28.08.2006)

In a remarkably strong statement, India has slammed Pakistan for the killing of iconic Baloch rebel Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. In the statement released by the foreign office, New Delhi called the killing a tragic loss to the people of Balochistan and Pakistan. The description of Balochistan as a separate entity is bound to anger Islamabad. weiterlesen >>>


University of Wyoming Develops Technology for Rapid Detection of Explosives Such as the Liquid Compounds

(28.08.2006)

University of Wyoming researchers have developed and patented a technology that can rapidly detect explosives such as the liquid compounds that were part of a recently-thwarted plot to detonate bombs on as many as 10 U.S.-bound airliners. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Refugees International's statement for donors' conference

(27.08.2006)

For 32 days, the Israeli Defense Forces bombed Lebanon in a campaign aimed at weakening Hezbollah. During this campaign, many civilian areas were severely damaged and it was extremely difficult for humanitarian aid to reach the most vulnerable. More than 1,000 people died, mostly Lebanese civilians, a third of whom were children, and almost one quarter of the total population was displaced. Although the hostilities officially ended August 14th and many of the displaced rapidly returned home, civilians continue to suffer severely from the consequences of the war. In this context, Refugees International welcomes the donor governments' interest in contributing to the relief and reconstruction efforts in Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Bombs recovered, drugs torched in Takhar (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.08.2006)

TALOQAN, Aug 28 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Security officials in the northern Takhar province said they had recovered four landmines planted in a school in Rustaq district of the province.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Coalition Forces Resonse to IEDs (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.08.2006)

A Coalition unit discovered a landmine placed on the side of a road between Orgun-E and Sharona in Paktika Province. weiterlesen >>>


Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW): Events in Lebanon show that cluster munitions pose unacceptable dangers to civilians

(27.08.2006)

Delivered by Steve Goose, Director of Human Rights Watch Arms Division, at the Fifteenth Meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts Geneva, Switzerland  weiterlesen >>>


"Conforms with international standards." (Israel) by William M. Arkin

(27.08.2006)

There is a glimmer of hope in Israel's insistence that its use of cluster bombs in Lebanon conforms to international standards. weiterlesen >>>


Exclusive. At Least 6 Russians Killed and 1 Injured in Chechnya

(27.08.2006)

Last night (August 27) a mobile group of Mujahideen attacked Russian kafirs (infidels) in the Chechen capital of Jokhar; killing 2 Russian mercenaries and capturing their arms, Chechen sources reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs continue to maim long after ceasefire (Lebanon)

(27.08.2006)

Nabatiyeh, Lebanon: Three children and a man were wounded yesterday by cluster bombs in southern Lebanon, medical sources said, bringing to almost 60 the number of people wounded by the controversial explosives since a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah two weeks ago. weiterlesen >>>


US State Department Announces Grants for War Victims in Vietnam and Cambodia to Clear Path International

(27.08.2006)

The U.S. Department of Sate has announced it will match up to $60,000 in contributions made by any grassroots and private-sector donors to Clear Path International's landmine accident survivor assistance work in central Vietnam. The dollar-for-dollar matching challenge was one of two grants for Clear path International announced by the State Department's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.  weiterlesen >>>


UN tackles unexploded bombs in southern Lebanon

(27.08.2006)

More United Nations aid convoys carrying urgent humanitarian supplies left Beirut for the devastated south of the country Monday. weiterlesen >>>


The LTTE suspects hauling arms and bombs in a piggery at Uswetakeiyawa Pamunugama arrested by police commandos (SRI LANKA)

(27.08.2006)

According to the statement by the police the police and the STF team of raiding party were able to take into custody a cache of arms including two deadly claymore mines the terrorist group mostly use for attacks on civilians. weiterlesen >>>