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Bundesregierung: Derzeit keine Produktion von Landminen in Deutschland

(08.07.2014)

In ihrer Antwort auf die Kleine Anfrage der Bundestagsfraktion Die Linke antwortet die Bundesregierung, dass derzeit keine Landminen in Deutschland produziert werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landminengefahr nach der Flut

(05.07.2014)

In Bosnien hat die Flut hat auch zahlreiche Minen freigespült. Die Minensucher nahmen sofort ihre Arbeit auf. 92 Minen und zahlreiche Munitionsreste wurden bisher aufgespürt. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Frauen im Kampf gegen Landminen

(03.07.2014)

Im Süden Iraks engagieren sich Frauen als Gemeindearbeiterinnen, um die Teilhabe von Frauen in Entscheidungsprozessen von Minenräumvorhaben zu verbessern. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Möglicher Einsatz von Streubomben

(03.07.2014)

Menschenrechtsaktivisten der Internationalen Kampagne für das Verbot von Streubomben sind besorgt, dass in der Ukraine Streubomben eingesetzt werden. Fotos und Videos, mutmaßlich vom Geschehen vor Ort, weisen darauf hin. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Papst Franziskus verurteilt Landminen

(03.07.2014)

Minen sind eine „unverantwortliche und feige Waffe, die Krieg verlängert“. Das hat der Papst in einer Botschaft an die eine Anti-Landminen-Konferenz geschrieben, die vom 23.-27. Juni in Maputo stattfand. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Mehr Kinder werden Opfer von Landminen und Blindgängern

(03.07.2014)

Unicef ist besorgt über den Anstieg der Zahl von Kindern, die Sprengfallen, Blindgängern und Landminen zum Opfer fallen. weiterlesen >>>


Tunesien: Vier Soldaten von einer Landmine getötet

(02.07.2014)

Die Soldaten waren im Nordwesten des Landes während eine Anti-Terror-Operation in einem Fahrzeug unterwegs. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: UN-Soldat verunglückt tödlich durch Landmine

(01.07.2014)

Das Unglück ereignete sich im Norden Malis. Eine Person wurde getötet und sechs weitere wurden verletzt. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Armenian arsons devastate 100 hectares of pastures

(15.08.2006)

Local residents say at least seven anti-tank mines and four anti-personal mines exploded in the burning areas in Alibayli. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: UN Emergency Aid Distributed In The Tyre

(15.08.2006)

In response to the threat of unexploded ordnance and landmines, UNICEF has launched an information campaign to raise awareness of this danger, he said, adding that a de-mining team from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has conducted 36 controlled explosions of unexploded ordinance. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese youth killed in bomb blast

(15.08.2006)

A Lebanese civilian was killed today when an Israeli cluster bomb exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Eight die in Balochistan explosions, clashes (Pakistan)

(15.08.2006)

Quetta, Aug 15: At least eight people, three of them security personnel, were killed and 19 others injured in nine explosions and armed clashes in different areas of Balochistan on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Munitions Still Deadly in Vietnam

(15.08.2006)

On Aug. 13, in the Hoai An district of the central province of Binh Dinh, four 13- to 15-year-old boys died after they found a U.S.-made M79 rifle grenade and broke it open to get the gunpowder. The grenade exploded, killing three of the boys on the spot and seriously wounding the other. The wounded boy later died on the way to the hospital. weiterlesen >>>


Two Security Men Injured (PAKISTAN)

(15.08.2006)

Quetta -- At least two security men have been severely injured in a land mine explosion in the locality of Sui here on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast claims girl's life as experts tackle mines legacy (UK)

(14.08.2006)

A young girl was killed and eight civilians were injured by unexploded ordnance in Lebanon shortly after a UN-brokered ceasefire came into effect at 6am yesterday, British bomb disposal experts said. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF: Children at Risk in Mideast (LEBANON)

(14.08.2006)

Children are particularly at risk in the aftermath of war, and the U.N. Children's Fund is mounting a campaign to warn young Lebanese to stay away from shiny, strange objects in the rubble. weiterlesen >>>


Silence in Lebanon at long last

(14.08.2006)

At Kfar Douneine civil defence volunteers worked bare-handed to clear the rubble and twisted metal from a roadway so ambulances could pass. "You must be very careful of the rubble," said Naim Rakka, chief of the civil defence base at Juwaya. "One of our men was hurt this morning by an Israeli cluster munition. There could be more under there." weiterlesen >>>


Qaeda facilitator' killed, 13 captured in Khost (AFGHANISTAN)

(14.08.2006)

Bomb Defused A roadside landmine was recovered and defused by security officials in Khost, the province bordering the North Waziristan Agency of the neighbouring Pakistan. on Tuesday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Jawan injured in Poonch landmine blast

(14.08.2006)

An Army jawan was injured in a landmine explosion in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.  weiterlesen >>>


UAE to start de-mining operations (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

(14.08.2006)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the restart of a land mine clearing operation in southern Lebanon, the country's embassy in Jakarta said in a statement Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Eritrea: One Reported Killed in Landmine Explosion

(14.08.2006)

(Nairobi) The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is investigating landmine explosions in which two boys were reportedly wounded, one fatally, south of the Eritrean capital, Asmara. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Independence Day celebrations amid terror threats

(14.08.2006)

Security forces also detected and defused a landmine in Pulwama town, south of Srinagar, said an officer, who didn't want to be named because he was not authorized to speak to journalists. weiterlesen >>>


Morning Roundup: Fragile Ceasefire Takes Hold Despite Rocket Attacks on Israeli Positions in the South

(14.08.2006)

Despite warnings by authorities about unexploded ordnance, two civilians were killed and five others wounded when Israeli cluster bombs exploded in several villages in the south, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Press briefing by Aleem Siddique, Senior Public Information Officer, 14 Aug 2006

(13.08.2006)

ANBP: nearly 190,000 landmines and over 12,000 tons of ammunition destroyed Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world and the unfortunate consequence of this continues to pose a significant threat to civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Envoy survives bomb attack in Colombo

(13.08.2006)

Mines packed with hundreds of ball-bearings and hidden in a parked three-wheeler taxi appeared to have been set off as the convoy was passing after lunchtime, missing the High Commissioner's car but hitting a Land Rover escort and killing the four security men inside. weiterlesen >>>


Russia peacekeeper injured in Georgia-Ossetia conflict zone

(13.08.2006)

TBILISI, August 14 (Itar-Tass) - A serviceman of the Russian battalion of the Joint Peacekeeping Force (JPKF) has been injured in the leg during a mine clearing operation in the zone of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, the JPKF command officials told Itar-Tass by telephone from Tskhinvali on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Libanesisches Kind getötet

(13.08.2006)

Wenn das Bomben aufhört, ist die Gefahr für Zivilisten längst nicht gebannt. Blindgänger und Minen bleiben als Vermächtnis von militärischen Auseinandersetzungen übrig. Nur Stunden nach Beginn des Waffenstillstands in Nahost starb im Libanon ein Kind an solchen Hinterlassenschaften. weiterlesen >>>


Two police officers killed in landmine explosion in eastern Turkey

(13.08.2006)

Two police officers were killed and another injured in a landmine explosion in eastern Turkey on Sunday, police chief Osman Ozturk was quoted by the semi-official Anatolia news agency as saying.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Tote bei Anschlag nahe Colombo (Sri Lanka)

(13.08.2006)

Konvoi begleitete pakistanisches Botschaftsfahrzeug - Auf Landmine gefahren weiterlesen >>>


Israel will Hisbollah-Chefs verfolgen (LIBANAON)

(13.08.2006)

In dem südlibanesischen Dorf Ansar starb ein Zivilist, als der Blindgänger einer Streubombe explodierte. Sechs weitere Menschen wurden verletzt. Nach Angaben der Polizei wurden auch in der Region Nabatija sechs Zivilisten durch eine Streubombe verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Return Home After Cease-Fire (LEBANON)

(13.08.2006)

Lebanon's interior ministry issued a statement urging civilians to stay away from their homes until army engineers could inspect them for unexploded cluster bombs or artillery. At least one child was killed and 15 people were wounded Monday by ordnance that exploded as they returned to their homes in south Lebanon, security officials said. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Lebanese civilians streamed back to their homes Monday after a U.N.-imposed cease-fire halted fighting in a monthlong conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. Israel's defense minister said that, barring isolated skirmishes, the cease-fire was holding. weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Landmine Activist Up for "Volvo For Life Awards" -- Cast Your Vote and Save a Life (USA)

(13.08.2006)

Local anti-landmine activist and humanitarian, Alison Bock, was selected by Volvo as one of 250 semi-finalists for the fifth anniversary Volvo for life Awards, a national public service program that honors hometown heroes with $1 million in financial contributions.  weiterlesen >>>


Deny Israeli Request for Cluster Munitions: Human Rights Watch

(12.08.2006)

Washington, D.C., Aug 13 (IMI) The United States should reject any request by Israel to transfer cluster munitions for use against targets in Lebanon, Human Rights Watch wrote in a letter to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley today. Civilians in Lebanon have already died from Israel's use of similar weapons, which blanket a wide area with deadly submunitions. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, six wounded in grenade explosion in Guwahati (INDIA)

(12.08.2006)

ULFA rebels Friday night killed six police commandos in a powerful landmine explosion in the eastern Tinsukia district, 550 km from here.  weiterlesen >>>


International Humanitarian Law Day observed (India)

(12.08.2006)

The gathering of Human Rights Alert appealed to the government of India to suitably amend the Geneva Convention Act 1960 to enable effective implementation in Manipur of the principles of the treaties of international humanitarian laws acceded to by the GOI, to accede to the 1977 additional protocols I and II to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and to accede to the convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction of 1997. weiterlesen >>>


189,163 landmines and 10,071, tons of ammunition destroyed in Afghanistan

(12.08.2006)

On 12 August, the Steering Group on the Anti-Personnel Mine and Ammunition Stockpile Destruction Project ' also known as the Ammunition project - met at the Ministry of Defense in Kabul. The group discussed issues such as the completion of an additional central ammunition depot for June 2007 or the training of more students in the newly created Ammunition Technical Officers course teaching Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel ammunition disposal. The Steering Group, which meets quarterly, is jointly chaired by the Canadian Ambassador and the Minister of Defense. weiterlesen >>>


NA leaves family destitute (India)

(12.08.2006)

Nepali Army's Durgadal Battalion had "captured" houses and land in the name of expanding its barrack. - Half-a-dozen families have been affected in one way or the other because of the "expansion" of the barrack. - "Our houses are surrounded with barbed wire and there are landmines planted everywhere. Any thing can happen any time," says local Rupa Nepali, 50, whose house falls under the "proposed expansion area" of the barrack.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel mine & ammunition stockpile destruction (AFGHANISTAN)

(12.08.2006)

In July 2005, a nationwide project for the destruction of anti-personnel mines and ammunition was launched when the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an Agreement on Anti-Personnel Mine & Ammunition Stockpile Destruction. In line with this 2-year project, ammunition deemed safe to be moved will be transported to secure storage facilities while the remainder will be destroyed. All mines will be destroyed. weiterlesen >>>


Drei junge Männer durch Minen in Zaxo getötet

(11.08.2006)

Drei junge Männer haben in einem Dorf bei Zaxo in der Föderalen Region Kurdistan in der Nähe zur Grenze zur Türkei durch Minen ihr Leben verloren. Es wird vermutet, dass die Minen von den türkischen Streitkräften zur Vorbereitung einer grenzüberschreitenden Operation in Südkurdistan gelegt worden sind.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka detects another haul of land mines (Sri Lanka)

(11.08.2006)

Sri Lankan police detected a large haul of land mines and grenades and arrested two men, one of whom immediately committed suicide, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


27 German mines from WWII found in Lithuania (LITHUANIA)

(11.08.2006)

Police in Lithuania's second-largest city, Kaunas, sealed off an area of forest Friday after an entire World War II-era minefield was discovered there.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel's Invisible Killers (Israel)

(11.08.2006)

Clearing the lethal minefields of southern Lebanon is crucial if peace is to be achieved weiterlesen >>>


Army troops recover IED from Doda (INDIA)

(11.08.2006)

Jammu, Aug 12 (PTI) Army troops have recovered 10 kg of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from Doda district where three terrorist hideouts have been busted since last evening, official sources said today. weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers remove mines laid out for medical team (PHILIPPINES)

(10.08.2006)

Soldiers belonging to the Philippine Army's 47th Infantry Battalion recovered landmines Wednesday afternoon at the boundary of Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo where its medical and dental mission team was about to pass.  weiterlesen >>>


3 landmines go off in Chechnya, no one hurt

(10.08.2006)

GROZNY, August 11 (Itar-Tass) -- Three handmade landmines planted on a dirt road between the villages of Gansolchu and Turti-Khutor in the Chechen Nozhai-Yurt road went off on Friday, a source at the press center of the regional headquarters for the anti-terrorist campaign in the North Caucasus told Itar-Tass.  weiterlesen >>>


Despite an international ban, Israeli Foreign Ministry claims their use of cluster bombs not illegal

(10.08.2006)

Without a real explanation, the Israeli Foreign Ministry declared that it is not illegal for Israeli forces to use internationally banned cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Kriegsaltlasten - ASB startet Minenräumung in Kroatien

(10.08.2006)

Rund 660.000 Quadratmeter Boden will der Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) ab dem Wochenende in Kroatien von Minen befreien. Geräumt werde in den Regionen Slawonien, Pozesko-Slavonska, Sisacko-Moslavacka, Posavina, Banovina-Kordun und Dalmatien. Der ASB werde vor allem landwirtschaftliche Flächen in der unmittelbaren Nähe von Wohngebieten entminen. Das Auswärtige Amt unterstützt das Projekt im Rahmen des Stabilitätspakts Südosteuropa mit 800.000 Euro. weiterlesen >>>


British Buying Cougar Vehicles From Force Protection, Inc.

(10.08.2006)

LADSON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2006--Force Protection, Inc. (OTCBB:FRPT) today announced it has been awarded a contract by the British Ministry of Defense for more than 85 Cougar Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) vehicles. These vehicles will be known as Mastiff Protected Patrol Vehicles (Mastiff PPV). The contract also includes associated spares, technical manuals, and field service support and is worth approximately $63 million.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel isolates town with threat to traffic (Israel/Libanon)

(09.08.2006)

Two Israeli tanks returning to Israel from Lebanon ran into a minefield on Tuesday. It was not clear if the mines had been laid by Israel or Hezbollah. One tank was damaged and sappers had to create an escape route for it using explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Humanitarian Emergency: USG Humanitarian Situation Report #13 (FY) 2006

(09.08.2006)

The International Medical Corps (IMC) has warned that landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) will be a concern when IDPs begin returning to southern Lebanon and humanitarian organizations start to work in conflict-affected rural areas. According to the USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), IMC estimates that up to 300 UXO per day could be landing within these areas, posing a serious threat to returnees and humanitarian workers.  weiterlesen >>>


Coalition Blunts Attack on Afghan Base; 15 Enemy Fighters Die (AFGHANISTAN)

(09.08.2006)

Afghan police found an improvised explosive device in the Asadabad district of Kunar province, and Afghan soldiers found a landmine that had washed up onto a road in Khost province. Coalition teams destroyed both weapons in place. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded ordnance a threat to returning Lebanese civilians

(09.08.2006)

Christian Aid today warned that displaced Lebanese civilians returning home when a ceasefire is agreed will need to be on their guard against unexploded cluster bombs and other munitions. According to experts, Israeli forces have been firing around 3,000 rockets, artillery shells, cluster bombs and other munitions into Lebanon each day for the past 24 days of the conflict.  weiterlesen >>>


Bei einer Explosion in Sri Lanka kommen fünf Menschen ums Leben

(09.08.2006)

COLOMBO - Bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Sri Lanka sind gemäss der Rebellenorganisation Befreiungstiger von Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fünf Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Die Mine sei unter einem Krankenwagen hochgegangen und habe einen Arzt, dessen Ehefrau sowie zwei Krankenschwestern und den Fahrer getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar rebel group signs up to landmine ban (Myanmar)

(09.08.2006)

GENEVA, Aug 10, 2006 (AFP) - An anti-landmines campaign group said Thursday that it hoped two of Myanmar's largest armed opposition movements would give up using the weapons, after a smaller rebel group committed itself to an international ban.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus expected to dispose of some 300,000 anti-personnel landmines by March 1, 2008 (BELARUS)

(09.08.2006)

Belarus is expected to destroy roughly 300,000 anti-personnel landmines by March 1, 2008, Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Dyrman said at Thursday's meeting of the standing Committee on International Affairs and Relations within the CIS in the House of Representatives.  weiterlesen >>>


Cluster attacks and international law

(09.08.2006)

As if the ruthless air attacks on Lebanese civilians weren't enough, Israel has been using illegal cluster munitions in populated areas of that country. weiterlesen >>>


Tactics that have kept the Middle East's most powerful army at bay (Middle East)

(09.08.2006)

Military observers believe that Hezbollah long ago planted huge mines under all the roads crossing the border. Israeli tanks have therefore avoided the border roads. weiterlesen >>>


Interior minister says govt initially tried for negotiated settlement of Balochistan issue

(09.08.2006)

In response to allegations of human rights violations by the government in the province, Sherpao told the opposition that the Baloch sardars had forcibly displaced thousands of people, maintained private jails, forcibly taken women as fines, and paraded poor people naked through the streets. He also mentioned the killing of Chinese engineers and an attack on the helicopter of the Balochistan inspector general of police as the work of the militants. He said that the militants had killed 95 people through landmines, including 35 law-enforcement personnel. weiterlesen >>>


Der Krieg im Nahen Osten: Suche nach Auswegen und der Wahrheit (LIBANON)

(09.08.2006)

Mit der Stationierung von 15 000 eigenen Soldaten will Beirut ein klares Friedenssignal senden.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Demining process reinforced

(09.08.2006)

João Baptista Kussumua revealed that the government and partners carried out also a land mines clearance campaign of over 48 million square meters, since 1996 until June of this year, having removed 58 anti-personnel mines and 8, 872 anti-tank ones.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka rebels end water siege (Sri Lanka)

(09.08.2006)

Thousands displaced: Aid workers estimate between 20,000-30,000 people have been displaced by the violence. weiterlesen >>>


Italian Carabinieri seize weaponry in Kosovo village (KOSOVO)

(09.08.2006)

Four persons have been arrested and one has been remanded in custody on suspicion of illegal possession of a large quantity of firearms found by Italian Carabinieri in Dobrusa village in the Prizren [as received; presumably Pec] area. weiterlesen >>>


India hamstrung on Israel (India)

(09.08.2006)

In Israeli attacks, one Indian soldier working for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was killed, and two others were injured. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi Killed By Improvised Explosive Device (IRAQ)

(09.08.2006)

An Iraqi civilian died of wounds received while driving a tractor, which triggered an improvised explosive device in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq, today.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian Plan Seeks Global Response to Cocaine Problem (COLOMBIA)

(09.08.2006)

Colombia's cocaine problem, said the UNODC, starts on the country's coca fields, because that is where Colombia's illegal armed groups - the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the National Liberation Army, and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia - plant land mines to guard their illicit crops. The State Department has designated all three groups as foreign terrorist organizations. weiterlesen >>>


Mine kills elite police leader in Sri Lanka Big clashes continue over irrigation canal (SRI LANKA)

(09.08.2006)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed and killed an elite police commando with a claymore fragmentation mine Monday in the central Sri Lankan city of Kandy.  weiterlesen >>>


War fears ease in SRI LANKA

(08.08.2006)

Tiger spokesman S. Puleedevan said troops carried out two Claymore mine attacks inside rebel-held territory and killed five people shortly after the water blockade ended. weiterlesen >>>


CZOP appeals to govt forces and Maoists to locate landmines (Nepal)

(08.08.2006)

Kathmandu, Aug 9 (PTI) Naitonal Coalition for Children as Zone of Peace (CZOP) has appealed to both the government forces and the Maoists to launch search to locate landmines and fence the area for safety purposes.  weiterlesen >>>


L-3 Communications' CyTerra Awarded $300 Million Multiyear Contract for up to 17,000 New Hand-Held Mine Detectors from U.S. Army (USA)

(08.08.2006)

NEW YORK - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 9, 2006 - L-3 CyTerra Wins Pentagon Contract for State-of-the-Art Detector That Identifies Buried Landmines, Explosives, and Weapons  weiterlesen >>>


RUSSIA says GEORGIA setting up new Kodori post, rejects conditions on monitoring

(08.08.2006)

According to the command of CIS peacekeeping force, Georgian power structures had set up a post three to four kilometres from Russian peacekeeping observation post 107 near the destroyed bridge in the Kodori Gorge and a section of the area around the post facing the lower section of the Kodori Gorge has been mined with MON-100 [directional] antipersonnel mines, directed towards the lower section of the gorge. weiterlesen >>>


KAZAKHSTAN Airline Denies Flying Weapons To Somali Rebels (Somalia)

(08.08.2006)

The speculation followed sightings of an Ilyushin-76 cargo plane, with the Kazakh flag on its tail, landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on July 26 and 28. The Somali government said the plane delivered weapons including land mines and long-range guns from neighboring Eritrea to one of the anti-government militias making up the Supreme Islamic Courts Council that have overrun much of Somalia's south. weiterlesen >>>


COALITION FORCES RECOVER WEAPONS CACHE, IEDS (Afghanistan)

(08.08.2006)

In the Nadir Shah Kot District of Khost Province near Khowst City , an Afghan National Army unit found a landmine that had washed up onto a road. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Kills Civilian On S AFGHANISTAN Highway - Police

(08.08.2006)

KANDAHAR (AP)--A mine killed a woman driving on highway in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, police said. Another woman and a child in the car were wounded, said Zabul province police chief Noor Mohammad Paktin. He accused Taliban militants of planting the device, and noted foreign troops and police often patrol the road. weiterlesen >>>


Höre die Granateinschläge" (LIBANON)

(07.08.2006)

UN-EINSATZ AM GOLAN / Thomas Nutz ist weniger durch den Krieg im Nahen Osten, sondern vielmehr durch Minen und Straßenverkehr gefährdet. Die NÖN (Niederösterreichische Nachrichten) erreichte den Türnitzer letzten Freitag telefonisch am Golan.  weiterlesen >>>


GUINEA-BISSAU mine SWEEP

(07.08.2006)

The capital of Guinea-Bissau is free of antipersonnel land mines, after a five-year demining program, authorities said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Time Needed To Identify Odors Reveals Much About Olfaction

(06.08.2006)

Rinberg, a physicist and computational neuroscientist, comments, "Increased knowledge of olfactory processing has the obvious potential to open many doors, perhaps including development of electronic olfactory systems that would have capabilities such as identification of odors for medical diagnosis or detection of land mines."  weiterlesen >>>


Araldite Adhesives Seal Composite Panels on Armoured Vehicles

(06.08.2006)

Built specially to survive landmines, hostile fire and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), armour-plated steel and laminated composite panels on Cougar specialty armoured vehicles are sealed during assembly with Araldite epoxy adhesive supplied by Huntsman Advanced Materials.  weiterlesen >>>


Burial of Qana Victims Israel Massacres 33 Villagers

(06.08.2006)

Hezbollah militants have wreaked havoc on Israeli forces with antitank missiles and land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier Soldaten bei Angriff auf Militärfahrzeug getötet (Türkei)

(06.08.2006)

Mine explodiert auf Bahnstrecke - Vier Verletzte  weiterlesen >>>


UN general warns against 'Iraq situation' (Israel-Lebanon Conflict)

(06.08.2006)

The Bush administration and Israel claim Unifil has failed because it has done nothing to prevent Hizbullah from building a network of tunnels and caves in the Lebanese hills and inserting huge caches of rockets, mines and other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Kurdish rebels attack train in Turkey

(06.08.2006)

DIYARBAKIR, Suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a landmine while a freight train was passing in southeast Turkey, injuring four train security guards, local officials said yesterday. The landmine was planted on rail track that links the provinces of Bingol and Elazig and was activated by remote control.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops clash with rebels in Davao del Sur (Philippines)

(05.08.2006)

Soldiers also recovered one M14, one Garand, and a landmine from Friday's encounter.  weiterlesen >>>


Disposal of PFM Anti-Personnel Mines will Rely on Incineration (UKRAINE)

(04.08.2006)

As a spokesperson for the State Research Institute for chemicals told Ukrinform, Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Tereshchenko has signed a schedule of disposing of PFM anti-personnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


4th Bn., 320th FA Regt., finds large cache, detains four terrorists (Iraq)

(04.08.2006)

Soldiers of Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, seized a large cache of explosives (including 130 anti-personnel mines, one anti-tank mine rigged as an improvised-explosive device, one stick of rocket-propelled grenade propellant, an RPG launcher, 25 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and various other bomb making materials) and captured four terrorists in Adhamiyah in a predawn raid Aug. 4. weiterlesen >>>


Dist chief escapes, two killed in landmine explosion (Afghanistan)

(04.08.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY. A senior official escaped unhurt while his two bodyguards killed in a roadside explosion in the southern Kandahar province on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Nahost: Streubomben "zerfetzen" Menschen (Israel / Libanon)

(03.08.2006)

Im Südosten Libanons werden bei Angriffen Phosphor- und Streubomben eingesetzt. Die israelische Armee behauptet, es handelt sich um "international zugelassene Waffen".  weiterlesen >>>


Pak has nearly crushed Balochistan revolt: Governor (PAKISTAN)

(03.08.2006)

Sixty-two civilians including women and children had been killed, mostly by rebel landmines, the provincial governor of southwest province of Balochistan told reporters in the provincial capital Quetta. weiterlesen >>>


Jaipur foot helps Lebanese landmine victims walk (INDIA/LEBANON)

(03.08.2006)

Jaipur - More than 20 crippled Lebanese, victims of land mine blasts in that country, are able to walk now, thanks to the prosthetic Jaipur Foot developed by a non-governmental organisation here. weiterlesen >>>


Nine killed in separate incidents (Afghanistan)

(03.08.2006)

GHAZNI CITY, Aug 1 (Pajhwok Afghan News): As many as nine people have been killed in three separate incidents in Ghazni, Faryab and Helmand provinces during the previous 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Defense bill includes funding for landmine detection bees (USA)

(03.08.2006)

In an fiscal 2007 Defense appropriations bill of roughly $468 billion, it is easy to overlook a mere $5 million for a new defensive weapons system -- using honey bees to find landmines and other buried explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


18 Taliban, two soldiers killed in fresh violence

(03.08.2006)

LASHKARGAH, Aug 2 (Pajhwok Afghan News): A clash between police and Taliban fighters and a landmine explosion in Helmand and Zabul provinces left 20 people dead and several others wounded, officials said on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>