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Deutschland: Produktion und Export von Landminen

(24.06.2014)

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


Deutschland: Saalehochwasser soll Panzermine angespült haben

(24.06.2014)

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


Historische UN-Konferenz zum Minenverbot in Mosambik

(23.06.2014)

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


Tansania: Ratten im Einsatz gegen Landminen

(23.06.2014)

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


USA sind nicht bereit, Antipersonenminen zu verbietem

(23.06.2014)

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


Zehn Opfer pro Tag

(23.06.2014)

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


Vietnam: Kampfmittelräumung ermöglicht Rückkehr zum normalen Leben

(20.06.2014)

BürgerInnen des Siedlung Tan An in Vietnam erzählen von der Last der nicht-explodierten Kriegsmittel und wie die Räumung der Explosionskörper wieder ein normales Leben ermöglichen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Überleben nach dem Landminenunfall

(20.06.2014)

Das Internationale Komittee vom Roten Kreuz potraitiert die Genesung des jungen Edisson, der durch eine Landminen beinahe starb. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Maoist-hit states favour unified command (INDIA)

(27.08.2006)

The central government should flood the terror zone with troopers and deployment should be perfect and, most importantly, the ground forces should be given an air cover for offensives in areas cordoned off by rebels through landmines," Chhattisgarh Home Secretary B.K.S. Ray said. weiterlesen >>>


Stand on guard for principle, Canada, and seek a global moratorium on cluster bombs

(27.08.2006)

Paul Hannon is the executive director of Mines Action Canada, a coalition of 40 Canadian NGOs. He is also on the steering committee of the Cluster Munition Coalition and a member of the management committee of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. weiterlesen >>>


If It Looks Like a Landmine, Smells Like a Landmine...

(27.08.2006)

Would a bomb by another name be any less explosive? Would a landmine by another name be less pernicious? weiterlesen >>>


Scouts roll up mother-lode in cache find (Iraq)

(26.08.2006)

Marines uncovered more than 150 mortars, more than 100 pounds of TNT, binoculars, thermal sights, plastic explosives and nearly 40 anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Multiple parts for making improvised explosive devices were also seized. weiterlesen >>>


Israel Asks Muslim States to Send Troops

(26.08.2006)

Five Lebanese, included four children from the same family, were wounded by cluster bombs left over from the Israeli offensive. They exploded in two southern Lebanese villages on Saturday, Lebanese security officials said. weiterlesen >>>


LEAD: Iran warns Japan of switching oil project partner to China, Russia (IRAN)

(26.08.2006)

Mehdi Bazaargan, managing director of Iranian developer Petroleum Engineering & Development Co., expressed concern over slow action on the part of the Japanese government-linked Inpex Corp., which holds the concessions for the development project. Inpex says the delay is due to Iran's demining work having yet to be completed. Bazaargan was quoted as saying it is "clearly a pretext," adding that demining has almost been completed. weiterlesen >>>


Israelische Blindgänger bedrohen Zivilbevölkerung im Libanon

(26.08.2006)

Nach der Waffenruhe im Libanon werden defekte Streubomben und Blindgänger immer mehr zum Problem. Nach Medienangaben wurden im Süden des Landes vier Kinder verletzt, die mit einer herumliegenden israelischen Streubombe spielten. Der Blindgänger war plötzlich explodiert. Ein fünfjähriger Junge schwebt in Lebensgefahr. Den Vereinten Nationen sind die Abwurfstellen von fast 300 Streubomben bekannt. Seit dem Ende der Kämpfe sind nach UN-Angaben bereits zwölf Menschen durch detonierende Blindgänger getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Berlin rechnet mit Kampfeinsatz in Libanon

(26.08.2006)

Berlin/Beirut (Reuters) - Deutschland will nach Presseberichten mehr als 1200 Soldaten für die UN-Truppe im Südlibanon abkommandieren und bei der Sicherung der Seegrenzen eine Führungsrolle übernehmen. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier, three NPA rebels killed in Mindanao (Philippines)

(26.08.2006)

MANILA - A Philippine soldier and three communist rebels were killed in fresh fighting on the troubled southern island of Mindanao, an army spokesman said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs leave 'toys' that kill children (Lebanon)

(26.08.2006)

South Lebanon is littered with thousands of unexploded cluster bombs. They are smaller and deadlier than hand grenades, and they lie where they fall in homes, gardens and trees, threatening communities for months or even years to come. The United Nations has confirmed 285 Israeli cluster bomb strikes in south Lebanon. weiterlesen >>>


Childhood stolen

(26.08.2006)

Like a small black football, it lies in the dirt not far from Haitham Daaboul's front door in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures five ANA soldiers (Afghanistan)

(25.08.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, Aug 25 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Five soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside landmine in Mezan district of the southern Zabul province last night. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz schickt Entminungsmaterial nach Libanon

(25.08.2006)

Schweizer Experten helfen weltweit bei Minenräumungs-Aktionen.  weiterlesen >>>


Spenden für den Libanon - Deutsche geizen

(24.08.2006)

Das Wasser ist knapp, das Land vermint: Trotzdem fließen Spenden aus Deutschland nur spärlich. Ein Grund für die Hemmungen: Das Land wurde bewusst kaputt geschossen.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels claim responsibility for Groznyy blast (Chechnya/Russia)

(24.08.2006)

Russian sources said on 24 August that four soldiers were killed in the explosion caused by the inappropriate handling of an antipersonnel mine. weiterlesen >>>


Additional French troops arrive in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(24.08.2006)

The soldiers, specialists in demining and reconstruction, will be under the command of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Admiral Xavier Magne told AFP.  weiterlesen >>>


Israelischer Soldat durch Mine im SÜDLIBANON getötet

(24.08.2006)

Newsletter der israelischen Botschaft Berlin - Ein Soldat der israelischen Givati-Brigade ist am frühen Mittwochmorgen bei einer Explosion im Südlibanon ums Leben gekommen. Offenbar war ihr Panzer auf eine alte Mine gefahren. Der Kommandant und ein weiterer Soldat wurden schwer verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


US Emergency Aid to LEBANON to Clear Explosive Remnants of War

(24.08.2006)

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is quickly expanding its nearly decade-long landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) humanitarian clearance program in Lebanon in order to help remove the newest explosive remnants of war that endanger the Lebanese who are returning to their homes in the southern part of the country. weiterlesen >>>


Welfare Minister Hands Over Demining Material (Angola)

(24.08.2006)

KUITO, Angola, 24 August 2006 - Angolan Social Welfare Minister and national coordinator of the Demining Executive Commission, Joao Baptista Kussumua, handed over on Wednesday, in Kunje commune, central Bie Province, demining material for the sappers team of the National Deming Institute (INAD) and the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons: Inquiry Opened Into Israeli Use of U.S. Bombs (Israel/Lebanon)

(24.08.2006)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 - The State Department is investigating whether Israel's use of American-made cluster bombs in southern Lebanon violated secret agreements with the United States that restrict when it can employ such weapons, two officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N.: Cluster Bombs Litter South LEBANON

(24.08.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Unexploded cluster bomb litter homes, gardens and highways in south Lebanon, the U.N. said Friday, as the U.S. State Department investigated whether Israel's use of the American-made weapons violated secret agreements.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO denies military vehicles destroyed in south Afghanistan

(24.08.2006)

Peshawer, 24 August: The Taleban claim to have destroyed six NATO vehicles, but a NATO spokesman denies this claim.  weiterlesen >>>


Policeman killed in mine attack amid lull in Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(24.08.2006)

COLOMBO, Aug 24, 2006 (AFP) - A policeman was killed in a mine attack in northeastern Sri Lanka amid a continuing lull in fighting in the disputed peninsula of Jaffna, the military said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Tod aus der Erde

(24.08.2006)

Während in Genf über die Ächtung von Landminen beraten wurde, starben Zivilisten durch diese Waffen - auch an der EU-Außengrenze  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian Militants Set Off Mine Near Gaza-Egypt Border (Israel/Palestine)

(24.08.2006)

GAZA CITY (AP)--About 50 masked Palestinian militants set off a landmine Thursday near the concrete wall marking the Gaza-Egypt border, Palestinian security officials said. The explosion caused little damage to the wall, the officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Libanesische Soldaten getötet: Entschärfung von Granaten

(24.08.2006)

Beirut/Tel Aviv. SDA/Reuters/baz. Bei der Entschärfung von Blindgängern aus dem Libanon-Krieg sind am Mittwoch drei libanesische Soldaten getötet worden. Sie versuchten laut Sicherheitsvertretern, israelische Granaten unschädlich zu machen, die nicht gezündet hatten. Es waren die ersten Todesopfer der libanesischen Armee, seit sie in der vergangenen Woche mit ihrem Vormarsch in den Süden begonnen hat, um die Kontrolle über das Grenzgebiet zu Israel zu übernehmen.  weiterlesen >>>


Nahostkrise: Feuerte ISRAEL Streubomben in Wohngebiete?

(24.08.2006)

Die USA haben eine Untersuchung eingeleitet, die den illegalen Einsatz der Waffen im Libanon-Krieg untersuchen soll. Ein UN-Anti-Minen-Spezialist hatte berichtet, dass mindestens 170 Dörfer getroffen worden waren. weiterlesen >>>


Minenseuche in LIBANON - Langfristige Kriegsschäden für Mensch und Natur

(24.08.2006)

Eine Woche nach Beginn der libanesisch-israelischen Waffenruhe werden die langfristigen Kriegsschäden für Mensch und Natur deutlich. Insbesondere die Gefahr durch nicht explodierte Munition ist nach Angaben des UN-Koordinierungsbüros für die humanitäre Hilfe (OCHA) besonders groß.  weiterlesen >>>


Militante Palästinenser lösen Landmine in Süden des Gazastreifen aus (Palästina/Israel)

(24.08.2006)

Gaza (AP) - Rund 50 vermummte militante Palästinenser haben am Donnerstag im Süden des Gazastreifens eine Landmine detonieren lassen. weiterlesen >>>


DJ Belgium To Contribute To UN Lebanon Force (Belgium)

(24.08.2006)

Belgian Defense Minister Andre Flahaut said Belgian troops would most likely be part of a de-mining unit, since mine clearance is a specialty of the Belgian armed forces. The troops also would contribute to securing several areas in southern Lebanon, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Andar district attacked, no casualties (Afghanistan)

(24.08.2006)

The Taliban have also planted landmines on some key routes connecting Andar district to Ghazni City. Fakori said only one route passing through the centre of the district was mined. But Anas Sharif said they had mined all routes leading to the district from the provincial capital to prevent the coalition forces from entering the district.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. Forces Foil Attack, Capture Terrorists, Disarm Explosives (USA)

(24.08.2006)

WASHINGTON, USA, 24 August 2006 In separate operations this week throughout Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped a terrorist attack against a police station, captured five suspected terrorists, and disarmed seven improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubomben im LIBANON: Mehr als 200 betroffene Gebiete

(24.08.2006)

München (ots) - Nicht explodierte Munition aus Streubomben stellt im Moment eine der größten Bedrohungen für die Zivilbevölkerung im Südlibanon dar. Mittlerweile sind erste Zahlen zu diesem ernsten Problem verfügbar. Handicap International bereitet die kurzfristige Aufnahme von Entminungseinsätzen vor.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast targets Sri Lankan naval personnel

(24.08.2006)

A claymore mine explosion took place Thursday morning [24 August] around 1115 a.m. [0545 gmt] targeting a group of soldiers of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on patrol duty along Talaimannar road near the office of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) in Pesalai in Mannar District. Four SLN soldiers were also on duty at the site.  weiterlesen >>>


Loyalties complicate peacekeeping task (Lebanon)

(24.08.2006)

Along this desolate border, Hezbollah fighters preside over checkpoints, their weapons just out of sight in nearby depots. Israeli soldiers cluster on nearby hilltops, clashing occasionally with enemy fighters and braving terrain still seeded with landmines from the 34-day conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


United States Contributes to OAS Funds For Small Arms Destruction (USA)

(24.08.2006)

The Organization of American States issued the following press release: The Organization of American States (OAS) has received a contribution of $50,000 from the government of the United States for a newly created special fund to manage, collect and destroy stockpiles of small weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


STICHWORT - Streumunition - Der lauernde Tod (Libanon)

(24.08.2006)

25. Aug (Reuters) - Die USA haben einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge eine Untersuchung eingeleitet, die den illegalen Einsatz von Streumunition durch Israel im Libanon-Krieg prüfen soll. Im Folgenden Erläuterungen zu der Waffe.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 4 servicemen in Grozny (Chechnya/Russia)

(24.08.2006)

GROZNY, August 24 (Itar-Tass) - Four servicemen were killed in a blast at a military unit, and preliminary reports said it was caused by careless handling of a mine, a Chechen law-enforcement official said. weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz stellt Minenräumsysteme für LIBANON zur Verfügung

(24.08.2006)

Bern (AP) - Die Schweiz unterstützt die Vereinten Nationen (UN) bei der Beseitigung von Minen und Blindgängern im Südlibanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Bilder der völligen Zerstörung in den Dörfern Südlibanons

(24.08.2006)

Todesgefahr für libanesische Kinder weiterlesen >>>


Armor maker to supply Marines' LVSR trucks

(22.08.2006)

Plasan Sasa (Kibbutz Sasa, Israel) a global leader in the field of combat-proven ballistic armor solutions, has won a contract with the US Marines, as a subcontractor for Oshkosh, to supply armor for 700 LVSR trucks. Plasan Sasa will begin development in 2007, with delivery to continue until 2010.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. works to clear Lebanon mines (Lebanon)

(22.08.2006)

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) -- A U.N. team in Lebanon has destroyed 445 pieces of unexploded military ordnance in the southern part of the country. The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon said a team from the Mine Action Coordination Center reported the ordnance was found in the areas of Yohmor, Smayieh, Ras Al Ain, Tibnin and Aita Al Jabal. weiterlesen >>>


Den humanitären Korridor gab es nicht"

(22.08.2006)

Martina Schloffer, Rotkreuz-Delegierte im Libanon, schildert im derStandard.at-Interview die Probleme bei der Hilfe in Zeiten heftigster Kampfhandlungen Martina Schloffer arbeitete als Rotkreuz-Delegierte zwischen 20. Juli und 6. August im Libanon. Von Beirut aus koordinierte sie die Hilfsmaßnahmen im umkämpften Süden und kümmerte sich um Nachschub an den am meisten benötigten Gütern. Im Interview mit der derStandard.at schildert Schloffer die Probleme bei der Versorgung der betroffenen Zivilbevölkerung in einer Phase der heftigsten Kampfhandlungen zwischen Hisbollah und den israelischen Truppen. Das Gespräch führte Thomas Bergmayr. weiterlesen >>>


NGOs protestieren gegen Einsatz von Streumunition

(22.08.2006)

Austrian Aid For Mine Victims": Plassnik soll USA überreden, keine Cluster-Bomben mehr an Israel zu liefern weiterlesen >>>


Israel cluster-bombed 170 sites: UN

(22.08.2006)

ISRAEL dropped cluster bombs on at least 170 villages and other places in south Lebanon during its 34-day war with Hezbollah guerrillas, a senior United Nations demining official said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Humanitarian Emergency: USG Humanitarian Situation Report #25 (FY) 2006

(21.08.2006)

On August 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pledged to provide 25,000 metric tons (MT) of hard red winter wheat to the Government of Lebanon (GOL) to meet urgent needs. The wheat-valued at $9.2 million including transport-is provided through the Food for Progress Program and is scheduled to arrive in Beirut in mid-September.  weiterlesen >>>


Bombs prove lethal legacy for returning Lebanese

(21.08.2006)

When the guns went silent in Aitta Shaab, a war-ravaged village close to the Israeli border, three children skipped through the rubble looking for a little fun.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bomblets continue to kill

(21.08.2006)

SULTANIA, Lebanon -- Clearing minefields left over from Israel's 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon has been overshadowed by a new menace: thousands of unexploded cluster bomblets from Israeli artillery attacks. Since the Aug. 14 cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon, at least four persons have been killed and more than 20 injured by cluster bomb explosions, U.N. officials and local residents say.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Russians Killed in a Landmine Explosion in Chechnya

(21.08.2006)

Two Russians from a gang of special forces' troops were exterminated by a mobile group of Mujahideen in a landmine explosion near village Dachu Borzoi when the invaders "combed" the area, a spokesman of the Military Committee's Headquarters of the CRI Majlisul Shura State Defense Counsil said. weiterlesen >>>


Unsichtbare Killer im Schutt (Libanon)

(21.08.2006)

Immer mehr Flüchtlinge und Vertriebene kehren in ihre zerbombten Dörfer zurück. Doch in den Trümmern lauern Tausende unsichtbare Killer: die nicht explodierten Kampfmittel.  weiterlesen >>>


Fighting escalates in Sri Lanka

(20.08.2006)

In related news, Sri Lankan soldiers raided Jaffna University on Friday, seizing computers and detaining a student. They broke into the offices of the university's student federation and arrested its leader, the pro-rebel Web site TamilNet said. The military said the student group was a front for Tamil Tiger rebel activities, and said it found a large number of rebel pamphlets and a computer with "Tiger-related software." A search of the surrounding area uncovered 15 anti-personnel mines and other equipment used to build anti-tank mines, military spokesman Major Upali Rajapakse said. weiterlesen >>>


New Zealander killed in Iraq farewelled in packed ceremony (Iraq)

(20.08.2006)

More than 1000 people gathered in the village of Matavera on Rarotonga on Saturday to pay tribute to a Hamilton man killed in Iraq this month. Teina Marokura Ngamata, 37, who was born in Rarotonga, died after the truck he was driving ran over a landmine in Iraq on August 8. weiterlesen >>>


Weiter heftige Kämpfe in Sri Lanka

(20.08.2006)

Auf der Halbinsel im Norden des Landes durchsuchten mehrere hundert Soldaten eine Universität, beschlagnahmten Computer und nahmen einen Studentenführer fest. Die Regierung sagte, die Studentengruppe werde von den Rebellen als Tarnung benutzt. Soldaten hätten 15 Antipersonenminen und Material zum Bau von Minen auf dem Campus gefunden.  weiterlesen >>>


New Mine Incidents (TAJIKISTAN)

(20.08.2006)

On Monday 21 August 2006 at 6:16 am in a dangerous minefield located on top of mount Mandalul near the village of Shul in the Rasht Valley, an anti-personnel mine exploded during a routine demining operation. As the result of this explosion a young deminer, who is a soldier of the engineering battalion of the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Mehrali Mulomurodov Sheralikhanovic was seriously injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Saudis handed £17m of free arms

(20.08.2006)

The Government agreed to hand over £17m-worth of arms to Saudi Arabia free of charge to avoid falling foul of anti-landmines rules, private ministerial papers reveal. Last night the Ministry of Defence defended the transaction, insisting it had been "the right thing to do" and demonstrates the UK's commitment to the 1999 anti-mine Ottawa Treaty. weiterlesen >>>


UN De-mining Israeli Cluster Bombs in Lebanon, Airspace Violations Continue

(20.08.2006)

UNIFIL via BBSNews 2006-08-21 -- Naqoura, Lebanon. The process of Lebanese Army deployment inside the territory vacated by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) continues, in accordance with Resolution 1701. It is conducted in close coordination and with the support of UNIFIL.  weiterlesen >>>


Press briefing by Aleem Siddique, Senior Public Information Officer, 21 Aug 2006

(20.08.2006)

UNICEF curriculum and training support for Afghanistan's schools The Ministry of Education, with technical and financial support from UNICEF, has developed a new curriculum and textbooks for basic education. New textbooks for grade 1 and grade 4 pupils were developed and printed last year and textbooks for grades 2 and 5 are in the process of being distributed. A new textbook for grade 3 and 6 has been developed and will be field-tested soon.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Cluster Bombs in Lebanon Widespread

(20.08.2006)

LEBANON: Leftover Israeli cluster bombs kill civilians BBSNews 2006-08-21 - NABATIYEH, 21 August, 2006 (IRIN) - On the morning of the ceasefire between Lebanese Hezbollah militias and the Israeli military, 11 year-old Hadi Hatab stepped out to play in the street for the first time in more than a month.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda to remove mines in war-torn north

(20.08.2006)

The Ugandan government planed to launch a landmine action program to get rid of mines and unexploded explosives in Acholi and Lango sub-regions in the war- ravaged north. The Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Relief and Refugees Tarsis Kabwegyere said the joint team of miners from the prime minister's office, the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) and the Police had been formed to carry out the exercise.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: UNRWA Situation Report 19 - 21 Aug 2006

(20.08.2006)

Executive Summary: - Latest official toll: 1,287 killed (1140 of them civilians 30% children under 12); 4,054 wounded, according to the state Higher Relief Committee. - Defense Minister Elias Murr warned Syrian-backed Palestinian militants against rocket attacks which might draw Israeli retaliation and re-ignite full-scale fighting. - Serious violation of the ceasefire on Saturday: Israel carries out a raid on Baalbeck - Israel prepares for "the next round" of war against Hizbullah, according to Israeli defense minister  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian casualties from old weapons fall 52 percent (CAMBODIA)

(20.08.2006)

Casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia dropped by 52 percent in the first seven months of 2006 compared to the same period last year, mine experts said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Ich habe Angst, in den Garten zu gehen»

(18.08.2006)

Blindgänger aus Streubomben sind gefährliche Hinterlassenschaften der israelischen Offensive im Südlibanon  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda to remove mines in war-torn north (UGANDA)

(18.08.2006)

The Ugandan government planed to launch a Landmine Action Program to get rid of mines and unexploded explosives in Acholi and Lango sub-regions in the war- ravaged north.  weiterlesen >>>


Karsai mahnt zum Unabhängigkeitstag Schutz der Bildung an (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.08.2006)

Feiern im Stadion von Kabul - Feuerwerk über afghanischer Hauptstadt - Überschattet wurden die Feierlichkeiten von der anhaltenden Gewalt im Land: In der südlichen Provinz Kandahar überfielen mutmaßliche Taliban das Fahrzeug eines religiösen Führers, wie ein Sprecher des örtlichen Gouverneurs mitteilte. weiterlesen >>>


US forces seize huge weapons cache in Baghdad (IRAQ)

(18.08.2006)

Troops raided a warehouse in the mainly Sunni west of the city and seized an arsenal of 580 mortar shells, 39,000 bullets, 100 rocket-propelled grenades, 270 rockets, two landmines and several machine guns.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel "used cluster bombs in civilian areas"(LEBANON)

(17.08.2006)

BEIRUT, Aug 18 (The Independent) -- Experts from the United Nations have identified 10 places where Israel used cluster bombs in its air strikes on southern Lebanon and fear there could be many more, according to a human rights group.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Libanesen sterben durch Landmine

(17.08.2006)

BEIRUT (inn) - Zwei Bauern sind am Donnerstag im Südlibanon durch eine Landmine ums Leben gekommen. Die Explosion ereignete sich in einer Bananenplantage nördlich der Küstenstadt Nakura.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops Prevent a Disaster After Recovering Mines (SRI LANKA)

(16.08.2006)

JAFFNA: TROOPS ON A SEARCH in the general JAFFNA FORT area on Tuesday (15) at about 5.55 p.m. recovered one Anti Tank Mine along with a Claymore mine hidden beside a road closer to the JAFFNA FORT. weiterlesen >>>


Eight militants killed in Afghanistan, suicide blasts wound many (AFGHANISTAN)

(16.08.2006)

Two suicide blasts in southern Afghanistan Thursday wounded a US soldier and eight Afghan police, while the US-led coalition said it had killed eight "extremists" in a gunbattle. Separately a US soldier was killed by an apparently old landmine and a government official reported that a medical team of 15 people, mainly doctors and nurses, was kidnapped in the south.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon army starts to move south

(16.08.2006)

The UN found 200 cluster bombs near a hospital, in the village of Tebnin.  weiterlesen >>>


Jung offen für Bundeswehreinsatz im Libanon

(16.08.2006)

Um den optimalen Schutz deutscher Soldaten bei Auslandseinsätzen auch in Zukunft zu gewährleisten, müsse die Bundeswehr ihren Bestand an geschützten Fahrzeugen deutlich aufstocken, forderte Jung. Die Fahrzeuge bieten neben Minen-Splitter- und ABC-Schutz auch die Möglichkeit der Selbstverteidigung. Zur Finanzierung der milliardenschweren Anschaffung verlangte Jung eine finanzielle Grundlage im Haushalt 2007. weiterlesen >>>


SLAF launch successful defence attacks - Kilinochchi and Three More LTTE Cadres Surrender (SRI LANKA)

(16.08.2006)

During clearing operations, one soldier sustained injuries due to explosion of an Anti Personnel Mine (APM). weiterlesen >>>


Libanesische Truppen in den Südlibanon

(16.08.2006)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch forderte die israelische Regierung auf, umgehend die Abwurfstellen von Splitterbomben bekanntzugeben. Nicht gezündete Splitterbomben seien eine große Gefahr für die Flüchtlinge, weil sie wie Minen wirkten, warnte Human Rights Watch. weiterlesen >>>


Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst entschärfte über 24.000 Bomben

(16.08.2006)

In Baden-Württemberg wurden bis heute insgesamt 6.657.835 Kilogramm Munition geborgen und vernichtet, 24.155 Bomben entschärft und vernichtet sowie mehr als 84.000.000 Quadratmeter Fläche systematisch nach Kampfmitteln untersucht. weiterlesen >>>


Coalition soldier killed in landmine blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(16.08.2006)

The US-led coalition forces on Thursday announced death of one of its soldiers in the southeastern Paktika province. Colonel Tom Collins, spokesman for the coalition troops, told a press conference in Kabul the soldier was killed when his vehicle hit a Soviet-era landmine in Barmal district last night.  weiterlesen >>>


Wer bezahlt den Wiederaufbau in Libanon?

(15.08.2006)

Vertreter von Oxfam, Save the Children, Islamic Relief, World Vision und Christian Aid warnen, Blindgänger seien über das ganze Land verteilt, Israel habe Tausende Streubomben eingesetzt, wahrscheinlich seien zehn Prozent der eingesetzten Munition nicht zur Explosion gekommen. Tatsächlich gab es bereits am Montag mehrere Unfälle mit Blindgängern.  weiterlesen >>>


Ammunition explosion kills 4 Vietnamese teenagers (VIETNAM)

(15.08.2006)

An ammunition shell left by the Vietnam War exploded in Vietnam's central Binh Dinh province, killing four grade students, a local official told Xinhua on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers hurt in landmine blasts (PAKISTAN)

(15.08.2006)

QUETTA, Aug 16: Two security personnel were injured in landmine explosions in Sibi and Kahan areas on Wednesday. Officials said that a soldier on patrol was injured after a landmine exploded near a security checkpost in Sibi. weiterlesen >>>


GUINEA-BISSAU: Capital declared safe from mines

(15.08.2006)

BISSAU, 16 August (IRIN) - Officials in Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday declared the once embattled nation's capital mine-free and said citizens were safe to roam anywhere in the city.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Clearance Study to Take Place in December (FALKLAND ISLANDS)

(15.08.2006)

Falklands minefields are properly fenced and people have been educated in how to deal with ordinance they come across while hiking. However, the Ottawa Convention requires that a feasability study should take place. weiterlesen >>>


IDF Tank Fires into Lebanon, Airspace Violated; Four Hezbollah Killed

(15.08.2006)

UNIFIL made additional assessments of the damage to the civilian infrastructure in its area of operation. In the village of Ghanduriyah 80% of the civilian houses have been destroyed, 60% in the village of Zibqin, 50% in Jabal al Butm and Bayyadah, 30% in Bayt Leif, and 25% in Kafra. Two unexploded cluster bombs were observed in the village of Hinniyah and one unexploded aerial bomb in Jabal al Butm. UNIFIL de-mining team from the Chinese contingent continued operations to clear unexploded ordnance from the area. weiterlesen >>>


Eight die in Balochistan explosions, clashes (PAKISTAN)

(15.08.2006)

Three persons, including two security personnel, were killed in a landmine blast.  weiterlesen >>>