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Tunesien: Landmine tötet einen Soldaten

(16.04.2014)

Laut dem tunesischen Verteidigungsministerium fährt ein Militärfahrzeug auf eine Landmine in der Bergregion Chaambi. Der Fahrer des Fahrzeuges stirbt und ein Soldat wird verletzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


»Ein Thema, das mich nicht losläßt«

(07.04.2014)

Sebastian Krumbiegel engagiert sich in Kampagne gegen Landminen. Bundesregierung soll Geschäfte mit heimtückischen Waffen stoppen. weiterlesen >>>


Vermintes Feld - Räumung von Landminen im Sudan

(05.04.2014)

Im Sudan arbeiten staatliche Behörden sowie lokale und internationale Organisationen daran, das Land von Landminen zu befreien. Bei noch immer andauernden Kämpfen - eine schier endlose Aufgabe. weiterlesen >>>


Internationaler Landminentag: Bein zeigen - und abrüsten

(04.04.2014)

Hilfsorganisationen erinnern an die Opfer von Landminen und Streubomben. Zugleich fordern sie mehr Engagement von Außenminister Steinmeier. Er soll sich international für die Abrüstung einsetzen und Investitionen in Streubomben gesetzlich verbieten.  weiterlesen >>>


Internationaler Landminentag: Schutz der Zivilbevölkerung gehört an die erste Stelle

(04.04.2014)

Die Internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Streumunition fordert, besonders Zivilisten in bewaffneten Konflikten zu schützen, und ruft alle Staaten auf, dem Verbot von Streumunition beizutreten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


4. April UN-Landminentag

(04.04.2014)

Sänger Sebastian Krumbiegel und Minenüberlebender aus Tadschikistan zeigten Bein vor dem Brandenburger Tor weiterlesen >>>


Vereinte Nationen: Generalsekretär Ban Ki-Moon würdigt den Kampf von Frauen gegen Landminen

(04.04.2014)

Dass Frauen die Hälfte des Himmels schultern, ist allgemein bekannt. Den Internationalen Tag der Aufklärung über die Gefahren von Landminen nutzten die Vereinten Nationen, um auf den Beitrag der Frauen im Kampf für eine Welt ohne Minen hinzuweisen. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Ein Tag im Leben der Minenräumerin Betty Augustino

(04.04.2014)

Betty Augustino spürt Minen im Südsudan auf und macht sie unschädlich. Der Film von Marco Grob erzählt die Geschichte eines ihrer Arbeitstage. Mit der Minensuchnadel in der Hand sucht sie Zentimeter für Zentimeter des Bodens ab. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


NATO suffers 4th casualty in three days (AFGHANISTAN)

(03.08.2006)

KABUL, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- One soldier of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed and another sustained injuries when their vehicle hit a landmine explosive device in southern Afghanistan early Thursday, said a military statement.  weiterlesen >>>


Falklandinseln (Malvinas) bald minenfrei?

(03.08.2006)

BUENOS AIRES / LONDON, 4. August 2006 - Die Regierungen von Großbritannien und Argentinien studieren eine mögliche Beseitigung der zahlreichen Minen auf und um den Falklandinseln (spanisch: Las Malvinas) Ein von beiden Regierungen gemeinsam verfasster Text soll dann den Vereinten Nationen (UNO) übergeben werden. Bereits 2001 wurde eine Machbarkeitsstudie zur Räumung der Minenfelder auf den Falklandinseln erstellt. Auch zahlreiche Blindgänger befinden sich auf dem Gebiet.  weiterlesen >>>


EU troops find illegal weapons in BOSNIA

(03.08.2006)

The weapons included a rocket launcher, land mines, grenades, pistols and 700 rounds of ammunition, said Jennifer Watson, spokeswoman for the European Union Force, weiterlesen >>>


Anama Aids Mine-Blown People (AZERBAIJAN)

(03.08.2006)

Azerbaijan's national mine action agency ANAMA organised medical checks and treatment of the first group of 20 people in the format of the programme of aid launched for the people who had suffered in mine blasts.  weiterlesen >>>


The bloodiest day yet (Afghanistan)

(03.08.2006)

Four soldiers killed, 10 others injured as Taliban target Canadians in a series of attacks  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE Claymore injures three policemen- Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)

(03.08.2006)

LTTE terrorists detonated a claymore mine close to Pudiuruppu Junction in Vavuniya today (Friday the 4th of August) at 1.30a.m. Three policemen suffered injuries in the explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


Mideast Weapons Deserve Scrutiny (Israel / Lebanon)

(03.08.2006)

Israel's cluster bombs and alleged phosphorus use have escaped attention weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Awards $2.1 Million in Grants To Help Clear Land Mines - U.S.-backed mine-removal program in Nicaragua also receives donation (USA)

(02.08.2006)

The United States is continuing its commitment to help in the global effort to clear land mines, recently announcing new mine-removal grants worth more than $2.1 million. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, Coalition Forces Recover Weapons Caches - Release Number:06-08-01P (AFGHANISTAN)

(02.08.2006)

Afghan and Coalition forces recovered two weapons caches and two improvised explosive devices in different locations in eastern Afghanistan today. weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE press briefing notes 03 Aug 2006

(02.08.2006)

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the MACC operating in Eritrea carried out operations in Shilalo and Shambiko areas in Sector West. weiterlesen >>>


Shells kill 15 civilians as SRI LANKA fighting rages

(02.08.2006)

The military said two soldiers were wounded in a fragmentation mine and mortar attack in the northwest Mannar district. weiterlesen >>>


Amputee is 'a tough guy with a big, big heart': The veteran wounded in Afghanistan is a competitive athlete who embraces life (USA)

(02.08.2006)

Shortly after the explosion in an Afghanistan minefield that cost him his left foot, Army Staff Sgt. Justin Shellhammer thought about his 5-month-old daughter, Lexi. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed, five injured in Myanmar rebel attack: report (MYANMAR)

(02.08.2006)

Two civil servants were killed and five locals injured in an attack by suspected insurgents in eastern Myanmar, state media reported Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


''Conflict in Somalia Moves Toward Confrontation''

(02.08.2006)

The conflict became more complicated when a large cargo plane landed at Mogadishu's airport. The T.F.G. said that the aircraft was carrying Eritrean military supplies for the I.C.C., including landmines, bombs, grenades, bazookas and anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles. The I.C.C. denied the charges, saying alternatively that the cargo was made up of "small sewing machines" or medicines and medical supplies. Local analysts credited the T.F.G.'s version.  weiterlesen >>>


Two large arms caches found in Chechnya (RUSSIA)

(02.08.2006)

Police have found two large arms caches in the troubled Republic of Chechnya in Russia's North Caucasus, a source in the local law-enforcement bodies said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA fällt in Bürgerkrieg zurück - Kämpfe weiten sich aus

(02.08.2006)

Nach Militärangaben wurden fünf Soldaten, zwei Zivilisten und mehr als 40 LTTE-Kämpfer getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Rebels kill six COLOMBIAN anti-coca workers

(02.08.2006)

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Six peasants hired by the government to rip out illicit crops from a public nature reserve were killed on Wednesday by land mines planted by leftist rebels, an official said.  weiterlesen >>>


8 CRPF officers injured in landmine blast in C'garh (INDIA)

(02.08.2006)

Raipur, August 2, 2006: Eight CRPF personnel were injured on Wednesday, four of them seriously, in a landmine blast triggered by maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Fighting Roadside Bombs: Low-Tech, High-Tech, Toy Box; Pentagon Seeks New Approaches To a Deadly Problem in Iraq (USA)

(02.08.2006)

Robert Pervere's fight against insurgents in Iraq started with an Emaxx monster truck from Debbie's RC World Inc. in Chesapeake, Va., a $335 toy that he turned into a weapon for U.S. troops against roadside bombs. The 24-year-old engineer replaced about 80 percent of the toy's plastic parts with aluminum, fastened two small surveillance cameras to the top and made room for an explosive that could blow up suspicious objects from hundreds of feet away.  weiterlesen >>>


Lawmakers propose land mine ban (USA)

(02.08.2006)

Two U.S. senators are proposing a law that would prohibit the procurement of land mines or other victim-activated weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Healing skills help war wounds (BOSNIA)

(02.08.2006)

Deirdre Parrinder offers acupuncture through her charity work LC4841 Deirdre Parrinder helps a charity which offers acupuncture to people left devastated by war in Bosnia. CHRIS JOHNSON speaks to her about her latest mission. TEN years on, Sarajevo in Bosnia is still carrying the scars of war. Between 1992 and 1996 the city was under siege by Serbians. It saw 500,000 residents trapped cut off from food, water, medicine and electricity.  weiterlesen >>>


Separatistenstützpunkt in TSCHETSCHENIEN ausgehoben

(02.08.2006)

GROSNY, 03. August (RIA Novosti). Am Mittwoch ist in der Nähe des Ortes Eschilchatoi im tschetschenischen Bezirk Wedeno ein Separatistenstützpunkt entdeckt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Kommersant" (Russland/Tschetschenien)

(02.08.2006)

Der Chef des Föderalen Sicherheitsdienstes (FSB) und des Nationalen antiterroristischen Komitees, Nikolai Patruschew, hat am Montag die Frist für die freiwillige Waffenniederlegung für tschetschenische Separatisten bis zum 30. September verlängert.  weiterlesen >>>


39 killed by landmines in Rajasthan (INDIA)

(02.08.2006)

New Delhi - There have been 26 cases in the past three years of barrel bursts of the Indian Army's T-72 main battle tank (MBT), parliament was informed Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


S. Korea to develop military robots by 2010 (SOUTH KOREA)

(02.08.2006)

South Korea will develop military robots by 2010 to help reconnaissance efforts and remove land mines, Army officials said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier Attentate überlebt (Afghanistan)

(31.07.2006)

Reinhard Erös vermutet, dass Gul Agha Schirsai mit einer sieben Kilogramm schweren Panzermine ermordet werden sollte. Einen solchen Sprengkörper zu besorgen, sei in Afghanistan kein Problem. "Dort gibt es noch immer Hekatomben an Minen und Waffen."  weiterlesen >>>


Addressing Security Council, Lebanese Minister Urges Steps to End Violence

(31.07.2006)

Lebanon's acting Foreign Minister urged, Israel should surrender all remaining landmine maps covering South Lebanon to the United Nations. The Lebanese Government must extend its authority over its territory through its own legitimate armed forces. weiterlesen >>>


Keine Diskussionen

(31.07.2006)

Israel verstößt gegen das Völkerrecht, und die Hisbollah achtet es erst gar nicht weiterlesen >>>


8 Soldaten bei Explosion im Kampfgebiet getötet (Sri Lanka)

(31.07.2006)

Colombo - Bei der Explosion einer Mine im Kampfgebiet im Osten Sri Lankas sind mindestens 18 Soldaten getötet worden. Ein Militärsprecher sagte am Dienstag, die Mine sei am Montagabend neben einem Armeebus detoniert.  weiterlesen >>>


Countermine Technologies Gets SEK4M Deal In Croatia (CROATIA)

(31.07.2006)

Countermine Technologies AB (COUM-B.SK), a Swedish company specialized in removing military mines, Monday said it has received a SEK4 million contract in Croatia. The unit TerraFirma d.o.o. received the contract from the Croatian Mine Action Center, and it's for removing mines from 305,425 square meters of space. Countermine also said it has applied for a contract in the Middle East for de-mining of 2,780 square kilometers of space.  weiterlesen >>>


FORCES KILL 20 TALIBAN

(30.07.2006)

US-led coalition forces and Afghan police killed 20 suspected Taliban in the latest fighting to hit southern Afghanistan before Nato takes command of the region today.  weiterlesen >>>


Innocent victims of landmines (Kuwait)

(30.07.2006)

Since the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion in 1991, there have been several deadly accidents in the Kuwaiti desert. The victims are mostly Asian workers killed by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


'We will keep using landmines' (Philippines)

(30.07.2006)

Manila: Communist guerrillas have said they will continue using landmines despite an incident last week that left 15 civilians injured after rebels detonated a roadside explosive device meant for government soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine explodes near Israel-Syria border

(30.07.2006)

Landmine exploded Sunday on Syrian side of Israel-Syria border on Sunday; military officials say incident possible attempt by Hizbullah to drag Syria into conflict  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Bomben Made in Teheran zur Auslieferung in den Irak

(30.07.2006)

Raymond Tanter, Gerogetown-Lehrer und ehemaliges Leitungsmitglied des Nationalen Sicherheitsrates der USA erklärte: "Der Komplex der Munitionsfabrik befindet sich in der Nähe von Lavizan in Nordteheran und besteht aus drei von einander unabhängigen und getrennten Produktionsstätten - genannt Sattari, Sayad Shirazi und Shiroodi - in denen jeweils unterschiedliche Produkte hergestellt werden. Sattari Industry ist auf Panzerabwehrminen und -bomben spezialisiert. Die Produktionsstätten stellen Explosionsvorrichtungen mit Minen und Bomben her."  weiterlesen >>>


Senior Sri Lanka rebel says truce void, war back on (Sri Lanka)

(30.07.2006)

The army says it has sustained no new casualties, despite becoming bogged down in a minefield on Sunday as they tried to reach a sluice they accuse the Tigers of blocking to choke water supplies to Sinhalese farmers in government territory. The government says troops are still trying to clear the mines in their first open advance on rebel-held areas since the 2002 ceasefire. They say they have purely humanitarian goals but that the Tigers have simply gone too far.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blast in Pak kills 3 soldiers (Pakistan)

(30.07.2006)

An army truck struck an anti-tank land mine on a dirt road in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killing three soldiers and wounding three others.  weiterlesen >>>


1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines

(30.07.2006)

The British Government has announced a total ban on the use of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills child in southeast Turkey (Turkey)

(29.07.2006)

A landmine killed a child and wounded three others in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast on Sunday, security officials said. weiterlesen >>>


20 Taliban bei Kämpfen im Süden Afghanistans getötet (Afghanistan)

(29.07.2006)

In der Provinz Paktika im Südosten des Landes wurden sechs mutmaßliche Taliban-Kämpfer von afghanischen Soldaten getötet. Die Truppen nahmen acht weitere Verdächtige fest, wie ein Sprecher der Provinzregierung erklärte. Vier Rebellen kamen bei dem Versuch ums Leben, Landminen in Kandahar zu legen.  weiterlesen >>>


Analyse: Die Raketenkrieger Gottes (Israel/Libanon)

(29.07.2006)

Seit dem Rückzug Israels aus der sogenannten Sicherheitszone im Südlibanon im Mai 2000 wurde dort massiv aufgerüstet - waffentechnisch,personell und moralisch. weiterlesen >>>


Soccer and salvation

(29.07.2006)

When violence came to Kuwait, Nowaf Jaman played through it  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan, UN celebrate end of the peace mission in the East

(28.07.2006)

The Governor of the State of Kassala, on behalf of the State's authorities and the local population, praised the performance of UNMIS and the exemplary discipline both its military and civilian personnel have been demonstrating while carrying out their tasks. He welcomed in particular the United Nations' assistance in clearing the road between Kassala and Hamesh Koreib from land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Hezbollah kills 8 Israeli soldiers in ambush (Isreal/ Libanon)

(27.07.2006)

22 also wounded when fighters attack ground forces entering Lebanon weiterlesen >>>


PKK mine kills major, wounds two (Turkey)

(27.07.2006)

One gendarmerie major was killed and two other security forces officers were injured in an explosion triggered by a landmine laid by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern Anatolian province of Bingöl, officials in the region were quoted as saying. weiterlesen >>>


Civilians hurt by CPP-NPA landmines (Philippines)

(27.07.2006)

PANACAN, Davao City (28 July) -- Some fifteen (15) innocent civilian were injured and two critically wounded when a passenger jeepney was hit by a pressure release landmine allegedly planted by the CPP/NPA at the National Highway in Sitio Cabarot Cabugi, Unidos, Tago, Surigao del Sur on 24 July at 8:00 o'clock in the morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Israelis Accused of Using Illegal Weapons (Lebanon/Israel)

(27.07.2006)

BEIRUT, Jul 28 (IPS) - The Israeli military is using illegal weapons against civilians in southern Lebanon, according to several reports.  weiterlesen >>>


Europas Waffenexporte in den Nahen Osten

(27.07.2006)

Einige Staaten der Europäische Union liefern seit Jahren Waffen nach Israel und Libanon. Der Verhaltenskodex der Union zum Waffenhandel wird dabei umgangen.  weiterlesen >>>


The Technology of War

(27.07.2006)

In their current conflict, both Israel and Hizbullah have employed a surprising array of weapons. weiterlesen >>>