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VIDEO: Ein Tag im Leben des Bombenentschärfers Douglas Maketiwa

(04.04.2014)

Douglas Maketiwa entschärft Bomben und Landminen in Mali. Der Film von Marco Grob erzählt die Geschichte eines seiner Arbeitstage. Nichts Außergwöhnliches und doch riskiert er sein Leben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sänger Sebastian Krumbiegel und Minenüberlebender aus Tadschikistan zeigen Bein gegen Landminen und Streubomben

(31.03.2014)

4. April: Aktion vor dem Brandenburger Tor mit einer überdimensionalen Beinskulptur, Entminungsvorführung und Stelzenläufer. weiterlesen >>>


Aktion: „Zeig dein Bein. Hilf mit. Rette Leben.“ in Berlin

(28.03.2014)

Am 04. April – dem Internationalen Tag zur Aufklärung über die Minengefahr – veranstaltet SODI gemeinsam mit Handicap International eine große öffentliche Aktion auf dem Pariser Platz , Berlin. weiterlesen >>>


München zeigt Bein gegen Landminen und Streubomben

(28.03.2014)

Mit einer großen Aktion am Richard-Strauss-Brunnen in der Münchner machen am Handicap International und SODI den Erfolg der Petition gegen Landminen und Streubomben sichtbar – als Teil der bundesweiten Kampagne „Zeig dein Bein. Hilf mit. Rette Leben.“  weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Gefahrenaufklärung für Karenni

(28.03.2014)

Die Bevölkerungsgruppe der Kareni in Burma gehört zu den besonders durch Landminen gefährdeten Gruppen. Die betroffenen Gemeinden werden nun über die Gefahren der Landminen aufgeklärt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AKTION: Zeig dein Bein. Hilf mit. Rette leben.

(26.03.2014)

Für eine Welt ohne Minen und Streumunition. Petition an Aussenminister Frank Walter Steinmeier. weiterlesen >>>


Niederländische Banken nehmen Abstand von Streumunition-Investor

(26.03.2014)

Das Investieren in Produzenten von Streumunition ist gemäß niederländischem Recht illegal. Zwei niederländische Banken haben deshalb beschlossen, Fonds aus ihrem Fondsangebot herauszunehmen. weiterlesen >>>


Oman bestätigt Beitritt zum Verbot von Antipersonenminen

(26.03.2014)

In einem Treffen mit Königin Astrid von Belgien bestätigt Aussenminister Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah Omans Beitritt zum Verbotsabkommen über Antipersonenminen. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Powerful explosive used by Kashmiri militants found behind Mumbai bombings

(16.07.2006)

MUMBAI, India (AP) - Investigators said Monday that RDX, a military explosive favoured by Islamic militants in India's part of Kashmir, was used in the deadly attack on Mumbai's rail system. weiterlesen >>>


Unifil - Uno-Beobachter im Libanon (Libanon)

(16.07.2006)

Die "United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon" (Unifil) ist eine Friedenstruppe der Vereinten Nationen. 1978 wurde die Unifil gegründet und damit beauftragt, den Rückzug der israelischen Streitkräfte aus dem Süden des Libanons zu überwachen. weiterlesen >>>


Russia: boy, who tryies to dismantle WWII bomb, killed by blast (Russia)

(16.07.2006)

The 72-mm shell exploded after the boy found it on the outskirts of the city weiterlesen >>>


Grenades attacks: The new terror tactic of militants (Kashmir)

(16.07.2006)

Jammu, July 16: Militants in Jammu and Kashmir are increasingly favouring grenade attacks as a terror tool and their "hit and disappear" strategy seems to be stumping security forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Iraq (Iraq)

(16.07.2006)

Two soldiers of the Ukrainian peacekeeping personnel in Iraq were wounded in a landmine explosion in the vicinity of Ad-Divania, Kadisia province today in the morning. weiterlesen >>>


15 peoples hit mine in Azerbaijan this year (Azerbaijan)

(16.07.2006)

15 peoples fell victim to mines and UXO in 11 accidents in Azerbaijan in six months of this year.  weiterlesen >>>


POLICE NEWS (17/07/06) (Argentina)

(16.07.2006)

Sergeant Dave Roberts of the Royal Falkland Islands Police updates us on the latest police activity. At 1337hrs on Monday, 03 July 2006 the Royal Falkland Islands Police received a report that the EOD were planning to detonate 2 No. C3B mines found in minefield No. 69. weiterlesen >>>


De-mining to take longer Monday (Uganda)

(16.07.2006)

THE de-mining exercise in northern Uganda will take longer to complete owing to the numerous challenges the executing team is facing, a UPDF official has said.  weiterlesen >>>


HPG signs "Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines" (Turkey)

(16.07.2006)

The Kurdish People's Defense Forces (HPG) signed on July 15, 2006, the "Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines", a document equivalent to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (MBT). weiterlesen >>>


Fourteen years after the end of Mozambique's civil war, landmines still threaten the lives of 500 000 rural people, denying them access to farms, trade routes and water supplies. (Mozambique)

(15.07.2006)

Because no accurate maps were left by the rebels and government troops who laid the mines during 16 years of conflict, huge tracts of land are out of productive use because people fear danger underfoot.  weiterlesen >>>


Gaza Strip limps back to abnormal (Gaza Strip)

(15.07.2006)

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP: Israeli troops, tanks and helicopter gunships re-entered northern Gaza on Sunday, firing missiles and exchanging gunfire with armed Palestinians in a raid that killed three militants and signaled Israel has not abandoned its fight against militants who captured a soldier last month.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Kurdish rebels killed in southeastern Turkey (Turkey)

(14.07.2006)

Turkish security forces have killed two members, including a woman, of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey, an official statement said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Israelisches Kriegsschiff getroffen: Iranische Rakete mit chinesischer Technologie (Israel)

(14.07.2006)

Das israelische Raketenboot vom Typ Saar 5 mit etwa 80 Besatzungsmitgliedern an Bord erhielt mit einer C-802 Rakete einen Volltreffer vor der Küste des Libanon. Israelische Militärs äußerten sich irritiert über den Treffer dieser Rakete, da das Kriegsschiff mit modernsten Spürgeräten ausgestattet sei, die derartigen Raketenbeschuss bemerken und abwenden könnten.  weiterlesen >>>


Evacuation plan to deal with buried mines. Thousands of residents face being evacuated from their homes after 20 mines were found buried under a former airbase. (Great Britain)

(14.07.2006)

HMS Daedalus in Lee-on-the-Solent is to be taken over by the army as explosive experts remove the Second World War devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Claymore mines found in Sri Lanka city (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2006)

July 14, 2006 (AFP) - Two powerful Claymore mines were found in Sri Lanka's central city of Kandy and were defused by the military, the defence ministry said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


ArmorGroup wins $7m Sudan contract (Sudan)

(13.07.2006)

ARMORGROUP International, the security firm chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Foreign Secretary, has won a United Nations contract to remove unexploded landmines in Sudan.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: INAD Destroys Explosive Devices in Caluapanda (Angola)

(13.07.2006)

Kuito A total of 546 explosive devices were destroyed, on Wednesday, in Caluapanda locality, some six kilometres south of Kuito city, Bié Province, by the National Demining Institute (INAD). weiterlesen >>>


Five Turkish soldiers killed by mine blast (Turkey)

(13.07.2006)

7/14/2006 Reuters ANKARA (Reuters) - Five Turkish soldiers were killed in a mine blast in eastern Turkey's Bitlis province and four other were wounded, the state Anatolian news agency said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in fresh Sri Lanka fighting (Sri Lanka)

(13.07.2006)

Colombo, July 14 (PTI): Two Sri Lankan soldiers and a sailor were killed in attacks by Tamil Tigers today, prompting the Navy to fire mortar bombs at LTTE positions.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia military movements increase as talks near (Somalia)

(13.07.2006)

NAIROBI - Somalia's government has reinforced its militias and ally Ethiopia has sent more troops over the border days before talks with powerful Islamists who threaten its slim authority, experts said today. weiterlesen >>>


South American Defense Ministers meet in Bogotá (Colombia)

(13.07.2006)

Defense Ministers of Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam and Uruguay are to meet beginning Thursday to agree on common strategies to fight illicit drugs, arms traffic and terrorism in the region. weiterlesen >>>


Two policemen killed in Sri Lanka blast (Sri Lanka)

(12.07.2006)

Two policemen were killed Wednesday in a landmine attack by suspected Tamil Tiger guerrillas in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula, defence officials here said. weiterlesen >>>


How to keep peace alive (Sudan)

(12.07.2006)

THE SUDANESE government and Sudan Liberation Army factional leader Minni Arcua Minnawi recently signed a peace agreement to end three years of violence in Darfur. Having participated in the peace negotiations to end the 21-year war between North and South Sudan, I was encouraged by this hopeful step in Darfur. However, in order to maintain peace, the international community must remain actively involved to help ensure implementation of this agreement. weiterlesen >>>


Israelische Armee setzt Angriffe fort (Libanon)

(12.07.2006)

Kampfflugzeuge zerstören Außenministerium der Palästinenserregierung weiterlesen >>>


Cop killed, three wounded in attacks (Afghanistan)

(12.07.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, July 11 (Pajhwok Afghan News): One policeman was killed and three others wounded in separate attacks in Kandahar and Paktia provinces while a trader abducted in Ghazni was freed by Taliban on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


IN AN INTENSIFIED CLAYMORE ATTACK WAVE TAMIL TIGERS KILL TWO CONSTABLES AND INJURE 7 OTHERS IN NALLUR 2 MORE KILLED AND 3 INJURED ELSEWHERE (Sri Lanka)

(12.07.2006)

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) killed two policemen and severely injured seven others including a civilian in one of their latest beefed up wave of claymore bomb attacks in and around Jaffna peninsula. weiterlesen >>>


Gas fields attacked (Pakistan)

(12.07.2006)

QUETTA: Rockets and short-range missiles were fired on Sui and Pir Koh gas fields and nearby security checkposts on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Manual Eradication of Cocaine Brings Results (Colombia)

(12.07.2006)

The price of coca leaves is now higher, thanks to the efforts of manual eradication programs developed in Colombia's La Macarena National Park, one of the country's major cocaine production centers. weiterlesen >>>


Power plant work reenergizes Deloach (Afghanistan)

(12.07.2006)

Most of us are familiar with the struggles facing the people of Afghanistan. Torn apart for years by imperialistic threats from Russia and later by civil war among their own people, Afghani citizens are only now beginning to understand what it is to live as a free society.  weiterlesen >>>


Airport attacked as Israel pressures Lebanon (Lebanon)

(12.07.2006)

Beirut's international airport has come under attack during an Israeli air and sea assault. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals kill CRPF man (India)

(12.07.2006)

Raipur: A CRPF jawan was killed on Wednesday when naxalites attacked a CRPF post in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. weiterlesen >>>


Walking the Earth Safely

(12.07.2006)

The U.S. State Department has released "To Walk the Earth in Safety," a report on U.S. efforts to reduce the impact of unexploded landmines and stem illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


ICBL urges Abkhazia not to lay new mines (Abkhazia)

(12.07.2006)

In response to a recent statement by the de facto President of Abkhazia, suggesting that the border with Georgia might be mined in case Russian peacekeepers were to be withdrawn from the area, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) called on the Abkhaz authorities to refrain from planting new mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Aid workers need safer environments

(11.07.2006)

This is in response to a recent guest column by Adam Bilodeau. Most Canadians have strong feelings about Canada's involvement in Afghanistan; I know I do. weiterlesen >>>


Four Injured in Sirnak Landmine Blast (Turkey)

(11.07.2006)

Four people were injured when a roadside landmine exploded on Tuesday in the Silopi district of the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka attacks kill four, more violence seen (Sri Lanka)

(11.07.2006)

COLOMBO, July 12 (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed two Sri Lankan policemen and a soldier in mine ambushes on Wednesday and shot dead a political rival, officials said, amid fears a dramatic new attack could follow a lull in violence. weiterlesen >>>


VP und BZÖ sollen umfassendem Verbot von Streumunition zustimmen (Österreich)

(11.07.2006)

"Österreich sollte wie beim Engagement gegen Landminen in den 90er Jahren eine Vorreiterrolle für das umfassende Verbot von Streumunition einnehmen," fordert Ulrike Lunacek, aussenpolitische Sprecherin der Grünen, anlässlich der heutigen Enquete 'Initiative für das Verbot von Streubomben und Streumunition',  weiterlesen >>>


New S. Sudan institutions struggling to spend money (Sudan)

(11.07.2006)

Emerging from a crippling 21-year civil war that left approximately 2 million people dead, southern Sudan has one important advantage over most other war-torn countries: it has money. weiterlesen >>>