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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 >>>


Vietnam fördert Zusammenarbeit in humanitärer Minenräumung

(18.06.2014)

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


Mosambik bald minenfrei

(16.06.2014)

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


VIDEO: Vereinte Nationen fördern Frauen, Minen zu räumen

(13.06.2014)

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


Afghanistan: Tödlicher Angriff auf Minenräumer

(10.06.2014)

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


Griechenland zerstört eine Million Landminen

(09.06.2014)

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


Vietnam: Nach vierzig Jahren wird Ackerland wieder sicher

(09.06.2014)

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


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 >>>


Somalia Says Cargo Plane Brought Arms From Eritrea for Militants (Somalia)

(26.07.2006)

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A mysterious Russian-built cargo plane believed to be loaded with weapons landed here Wednesday, setting off a fresh round of allegations that Somalia has become a proxy battleground for its neighbors Eritrea and Ethiopia.  weiterlesen >>>


Amnesty international will im Libanon mögliche Kriegsverbrechen untersuchen (Libanon)

(26.07.2006)

Die Menschenrechts-Organisation "amnesty international" (ai) will eine Kommission in den Libanon schicken, um mögliche Kriegsverbrechen zu untersuchen. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE Claymore attack continues: A Civilian and an Army Soldier killed in Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(26.07.2006)

Colombo, 27 July, (Asiantribune.com): Suspected cadres belong to the Tamil rebel outfit, Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), triggered claymore bombs this morning in two separate incidents in the Jaffna district, killing a Tamil civilian riding a motor cycle and a Sri Lanka Army soldier.  weiterlesen >>>


Tiflis will Kwizianis Parteigänger in der Kodori-Schlucht isolieren (Georgien)

(26.07.2006)

Der Chef der georgischen Präsidialkanzlei, Georgi Arweladse, hat die Bevölkerung der Kodori-Schlucht aufgerufen, die Sammelgebiete der Anhänger des früheren Präsidentenvertreters in der Region, Emsar Kwiziani, zu verlassen. Emsar Kwiziani hatte den Zentralbehörden den Gehorsam aufgekündigt.  weiterlesen >>>


Viele kleine Zeitbomben - Israel wirft Streumunition ab (Israel)

(25.07.2006)

Noch Jahre später finden Kinder in Ex-Kriegsgebieten die bunten Dosen. Fassen sie sie aber neugierig an, explodieren die vergessenen Streubomben-Reste - und fordern nachträglich hunderte weitere Kriegsopfer. So kam es im Irak, so wird es im Libanon kommen, wenn Israel weiterhin Streumunition einsetzt. Davor warnt zumindest die Organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW): Sie wirft der israelischen Armee vor, am 19. Juli die "Cluster-Bomben" auf die libanesische Stadt Blida abgeworfen zu haben. Ein Zivilist sei getötet, zwölf weitere verletzt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Our Willful Blindness in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(25.07.2006)

On Friday morning, as I traveled north on Interstate 5, I passed two tractor-trailers heading south toward the 32nd Street Naval Station in downtown San Diego. Each vehicle carried about 10 unmarked bombs; each bomb was approximately 15 feet long. Two military helicopters hovered low above each tractor-trailer, providing overhead escort. I wondered where these bombs were headed. They must have been in a big hurry because they usually ship their bombs more covertly. weiterlesen >>>


MAG prepares for conflict recovery programme in Lebanon (Lebanon)

(25.07.2006)

RECONSTRUCTION and provision of human security in Lebanon depends on the restoration of basic services such as water, health, education and agricultural production, together with reconstruction of roads, bridges and buildings and, of course, the identification and fast clearance of areas contaminated by the life-threatening remnants of armed conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Lafontaine: Merkel hat Mitschuld an Tod von Zivilisten in Nahost (Deutschland)

(25.07.2006)

Berlin (Reuters) - Der Chef der Linksfraktion im Bundestag, Oskar Lafontaine, hat Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel Mitschuld am Tod von Zivilisten im Nahen Osten gegeben. weiterlesen >>>


Clusterbombs: Streubomben im Süd-Libanon und in Haifa (Israel/ Libanon)

(25.07.2006)

"Streubomben sind gemäß dem internationalen Recht erlaubt. Die israelische Armee setzt sie entsprechend dem internationalen Standard ein." So lautete die offizielle Reaktion des Militärsprechers auf unsere Anfrage, nachdem die amerikanische Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch Israel vorgeworfen hatte, die "völkerrechtlich geächteten Waffen" im Libanon eingesetzt zu haben. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia moves soldiers near breakaway region (Georgia)

(25.07.2006)

TBILISI: Georgia sent troops to a remote gorge close to one of its breakaway territories yesterday and Russia took the opportunity to warn the Tbilisi government not to do anything to ignite a new conflict. weiterlesen >>>


Two men without travel documents were killed Tuesday while attempting to cross a minefield in northeastern Greece near the border with Turkey, the Greek Army said. (Greece)

(25.07.2006)

Laid out after the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974, Greek minefields have claimed the lives of dozens of migrants trying to cross into the country over the past decade. A signatory of the Ottawa convention on antipersonnel mines, Greece has pledged to clear the mines by 2010. (AFP) weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR chief visits war-torn S.Lanka, to meet rebels (Sri Lanka)

(25.07.2006)

COLOMBO, July 26 (Reuters) - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited Sri Lanka's war-torn northeast on Wednesday to assess the plight of thousands of internally displaced and meet the Tamil Tiger rebels. weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Watch: Israel Dropping Cluster Bombs on Lebanese Civilians (Israel/ Lebanon)

(25.07.2006)

Human Rights Watch: Israel Dropping Cluster Bombs on Lebanese Civilians  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels not ready to disarm until peace process completed - Maoist leaders (Nepal)

(25.07.2006)

KATHMANDU (IRIN) - Despite spending the last three months engaged in peace talks with the Nepalese government, Maoist rebels are still not prepared to demobilise, disarm or integrate, their leaders said in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Zu Israel/UN-Soldaten: Fragwürdige Kriegsführung

(25.07.2006)

Die Nachrichten aus dem Krieg im Nahen Osten werden mit jedem Tag entsetzlicher. Gab es zu Beginn der Kampfhandlungen durch einen zeitweiligen Zusammenbruch der Kommunikation allenfalls Gerüchte und Augenzeugenberichte, wird das Grauen jetzt täglich durch Bilder und Filme dokumentiert - und damit auf bestürzende Art greifbar. weiterlesen >>>


Entwaffnung und Truppenbewegung im Kodori-Tal (Georgien)

(25.07.2006)

Die Entwaffnung der paramilitärischen Einheit Mondire (Jäger) im Kodori-Tal soll nach Berichten georgischer Medien Fortschritte machen. So sollen mehrere Bewohner des Tals Angehörige der Miliz die Waffen abgenommen haben.  weiterlesen >>>


Refugees to stay in Yumbe longer (Sudan)

(25.07.2006)

REPATRIATION of Sudanese refugees in Yumbe district will take longer than anticipated, a UN official has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Military hits rebel for landmine blast (Philippines)

(25.07.2006)

SURIGAO CITY -- Five persons aboard a passenger jeepney were wounded when a landmine believed to be intended for patrolling Army troopers exploded Monday morning in Sitio Cabugi, Barangay Unidos, Tago, Surigao del Sur, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli cluster munitions hit civilians in Lebanon (Israel/ Libanon)

(24.07.2006)

Israel Must Not Use Indiscriminate Weapons  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Tanks and Hezbollah Countermeasures (Israel/ Libanon)

(24.07.2006)

Summary Any Israeli advance into Lebanon will involve the Merkava tank. Whether Hezbollah can slow this advance will depend upon the effectiveness of its land mines and anti-tank missiles. weiterlesen >>>


NPA landmine blasts wrong target; 5 hurt (Philippines)

(24.07.2006)

BUTUAN CITY/QUEZON CITY ' Five civilians aboard a passenger jeepney were wounded when a land mine believed to be intended for patrolling Army troopers exploded yesterday morning in Sitio Cabugi, Barangay Unidos, Tago, Surigao del Sur, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil politician, soldier slain in Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(24.07.2006)

COLOMBO - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels shot dead a political opponent in the island's capital Colombo yesterday and killed a soldier in an ambush in the north, on the anniversary eve of riots that spiraled into war 23 years ago.  weiterlesen >>>


Israel soll Streubomben eingesetzt haben (Israel/ Libanon)

(24.07.2006)

Die schweren Gefechte zwischen israelischen Soldaten und Kämpfern der radikal-islamischen Hisbollah-Miliz im Südlibanon dauern an. US-Menschenrechtler erhoben schwere Vorwürfe gegen die israelische Armee. weiterlesen >>>


Israel verteidigt Einsatz von Streumunition (Israel/ Libanon)

(24.07.2006)

Tel Aviv - Die israelische Armee (IDF) hat Kritik der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch am Einsatz von so genannter Streumunition im Libanon zurückgewiesen.  weiterlesen >>>


`Cowardly' Hezbollah criticized (Israel/ Libanon)

(24.07.2006)

UN's Egeland decries `blending' with civilians Israelis close in on stronghold of guerrilla group  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli forces advance farther into Lebanon (Israel/ Libanon)

(24.07.2006)

JERUSALEM - Israeli armored and infantry forces pushed deeper into southern Lebanon on Monday, setting off the heaviest battles yet with Hezbollah guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


Kandy claymores came from Sri Lanka Air Force armory, investigation continues

(20.07.2006)

July 21, Colombo: Serious doubts have arisen with the finding by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that the two claymore mines found near the road leading to the Kandy residence of government defence spokesman and Minister of Plan Implementation Keheliya Rambukwella had been pilfered from an Air Force armory.  weiterlesen >>>


Bunkered down for a war of attrition (LEBANON ' ISRAEL)

(20.07.2006)

DAMASCUS - Israel entered the war in Lebanon to liquidate Hezbollah. If it can free its two captive soldiers (seized on July 12), this would be a plus for the Israelis. But the real objective of the war is to destroy Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah.  weiterlesen >>>


Never wrong (ISRAEL ' LEBANON)

(20.07.2006)

Portrayed as the world's eternal victim, Israel in the eyes of the Americans is unquestioned, even when it is bombing civilians, writes Emad Mekay, in New York  weiterlesen >>>


Home ministry to work on blueprint to check Maoist violence (INDIA)

(20.07.2006)

New Delhi/Raipur, July 21 (IANS) Concerned over the spurt in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh, union Home Minister Shivraj Patil is expected to draw up a blueprint to counter the guerrillas during his meeting with Chief Minister Raman Singh and other state officials Friday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


10 SAMs seized in Dera Bugti (PAKISTAN)

(20.07.2006)

QUETTA, July 20: Security forces seized a large cache of illegal arms, including surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), from the Dera Bugti district, on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Caring for Dogs that Care for Kids (USA) - Pulley Center Student gets work experience caring for Mine Detection Dogs.

(20.07.2006)

July 20, 2006 - Modern landmines are made almost entirely of plastic to resist detection. Antipersonnel mines can be detonated by only a few pounds of pressure. Their efficacy is undiminished by cease fires and disarmament. A farmer's field can be sown with landmines in a matter of hours, but it takes a human mine-clearing team one day to clear only 40 square meters of a minefield, according to Kimberley McCasland, director of the Marshall Legacy Institute's Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS). weiterlesen >>>


CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST -- Israelis wary of 'quagmire'

(20.07.2006)

July 21, 2006 JERUSALEM -- After nine days of a fierce air and artillery campaign against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, Israelis are weighing whether to press the offensive with troops on the ground, haunted by the lessons of a costly 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon that ended six years ago. weiterlesen >>>


Israel presses Hizbullah as Lebanese flee

(20.07.2006)

Israeli troops crossed into southern Lebanon for the second day Thursday, hoping to create a buffer zone 'clean of Hizbullah.'  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE's claymore injures a soldier -Vavuniya (SRI LANKA)

(20.07.2006)

LTTE terrorists carried out a claymore mine attack targeting Army troops at Rasendrapilaw in Vauniya at 7.10a.m today (Friday the 21st of July).  weiterlesen >>>


DRDO to develop 'Robotic Soldier' (INDIA)

(20.07.2006)

Srirangapatna (Karnataka), July 21 (UNI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will launch a programme to develop a 'Robotic Soldier' which will be autonomous in all respects.  weiterlesen >>>


Let truce monitors stay, Sweden urges SRI LANKA rebels

(20.07.2006)

COLOMBO, July 21 (Reuters) - A Swedish envoy visited Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels in their northern base on Friday to urge them to reconsider their decision to oust EU truce monitors, amid fears it could destablise the island as war fears grow. weiterlesen >>>


INCIDENT AT KOKKUPADAYAN, MANNAR (SRI LANKA)

(20.07.2006)

21 Jul 2006 Four persons Janinikan Shan Goonetilleke, HAG Emmanuel and Ms Hemalatha who were on the way home and driver Nimal Mirando were reportedly injured when the vehicle in which they travelled EPAZ 8550 was trapped in a claymore mine explosion in the Kokkupadayan uncleared area on 20th July 2006 at about 2.00 p.m .  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung

(20.07.2006)

MINEN UND STREUBOMBEN ' EINSATZ IM LIBANON? weiterlesen >>>


Sinhala DPU resumes offensive in Vavuniya (SRI LANKA)

(19.07.2006)

Thursday, 20 July 2006 Three members of the Tamil Eelam Auxiliary Force were injured at around 12pm on Thursday when the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) exploded a claymore mine in Semamadu, Vavuniya. weiterlesen >>>


Anschlag während Besuch der NATO (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.07.2006)

Während des Besuchs ranghoher NATO-Vertreter ist es in Kabul zu einer Explosion gekommen. Ein Einheimischer sei getötet worden, teilte die Polizei mit. weiterlesen >>>


Kongra Gel unterzeichnet Antiminenabkommen (GENF)

(19.07.2006)

Als Vorsitzender des Kongra Gel hat Zübeyir Aydar heute in Genf in Anwesenheit von Regierungsvertretern ein Abkommen mit dem von den UN unterstützten Genfer Appell zum Verbot von Anti-Personen-Minen unterzeichnet.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebel Attacks Shake Iraqi Cities (Iraq)

(19.07.2006)

Baghdad, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi capital, Al Anbar Province, and the cities of Nayaf and Mosul were the stages of further insurgent attacks Thursday, leaving three people killed, including a US soldier, and over 40 wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Lavrov Interview: Don't Touch Russians (RUSSIA)

(19.07.2006)

Russian Foreign Minister talks to Kommersant weiterlesen >>>


Blast hits Kabul as NATO chief visits (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.07.2006)

An Afghan man was killed on Thursday when an explosion hit a vehicle in Kabul, hours after NATO's secretary-general arrived to discuss an expansion of the alliance's peacekeeping mission to the violence-plagued south.  weiterlesen >>>


Two killed, fifteen injured in a claymore blast in Jaffna (SRI LANKA)

(19.07.2006)

NMAT. Jaffna Corr. July 19, 2006. An army officer and a soldier were killed due to a LTTE claymore mine explosion targeting an Army bus near the Marakanamadam weekly fair in Jaffna at 11.05 a.m. today.  weiterlesen >>>


Coalition retakes 2 Taliban strongholds (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.07.2006)

GARMSER, Afghanistan, July 19 (UPI) -- Afghan and coalition forces have taken control of two villages from the Taliban in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said. The combined forces control the villages of Narwa and Garmser, the American Forces Press Service said. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded Bombs Discovered in Lofa (LIBERIA)

(19.07.2006)

By Edwin M. Fayia, III weiterlesen >>>


Operation launched in Sibi, Harnai (PAKISTAN)

(19.07.2006)

QUETTA, July 19: Security forces on Wednesday launched an operation against 'farari camps' in the hilly areas of Harnai, Sibi and Karmo-Wadh on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


IHD-Bericht in Diyarbakir veröffentlicht (TÜRKEI)

(19.07.2006)

Die Zweigstelle des Menschenrechtsvereins (IHD) in Diyarbakir hat einen Bericht über Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der kurdischen Region in den ersten sechs Monaten des Jahres 2006 veröffentlicht.  weiterlesen >>>


Defend or Die (Israel/ Lebanon)

(18.07.2006)

In a rare display of unanimity, Israel's opinionated population is rallying in support of the strikes against Lebanon weiterlesen >>>


Suspected rebels kill soldier, hurt 12 (Sri Lanka)

(17.07.2006)

COLOMBO: Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed one soldier and injured 12 other people, including four civilians, in a series of deadly mine ambushes in northern and eastern Sri Lanka yesterday, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon crisis an international conspiracy" (Lebanon)

(17.07.2006)

The Israeli-Hezbollah conflict threatens to drag Syria, Iran and the US into a regional war. weiterlesen >>>


Congo: foreign combatants not threat to elections

(17.07.2006)

Press Release: United Nations DR Congo: foreign combatants "not a threat" to upcoming elections  weiterlesen >>>


Confusion within PKK (Turkey)

(17.07.2006)

There is confusion within the PKK. They are following a policy of aimless, random murders. It feels like we are faced with a few different PKKs. If they are trying to make an enemy out of the Turkish public, I can say they have succeeded. Such incidents push the amnesty issue away from the public agenda  weiterlesen >>>


Hezbollah rockets plentiful (Lebanon)

(17.07.2006)

Most have primitive guidance systems, but supply is enormous. Many are made in Iran.  weiterlesen >>>


Diggers close to Israel-Lebanon conflict (Lebanon)

(16.07.2006)

As Israeli warplanes continue their efforts to wipe out Hizbollah in Lebanon, a small unit of Australian troops have already found themselves close to the action.  weiterlesen >>>


(16.07.2006)

Hezbollah Capabilities: The Known -- and the Yet to Discover (Lebanon/Israel)  weiterlesen >>>


IDF: Our rockets more dangerous

(16.07.2006)

Massive fire launched from most advanced multi-barreled 'Destroyer' rocket launcher in the world at sites in southern Lebanon; IDF using new weapon for first time not as part of exercise  weiterlesen >>>