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Russland/Ukraine: Angeblich Minen verlegt

(09.03.2014)

Laut einem unbestätigten Zeitungsbericht, haben prorussische Kräfte damit begonnen, den Übergang zur Halbinsel zu verminen.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Fortschritte bei der Minenräumung

(09.03.2014)

Lokal Medien in Bosnien-Herzegowina berichten über Fortschritte bei der Minenräumung. 2013 sollen mehr als 2100 Quadratkilometer Land von Minen berfreit worden sein. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Zehn Tote bei Anschlägen

(09.03.2014)

Bei neuen Angriffen der radikalislamischen Taliban sind in Afghanistan mindestens zehn Menschen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Kroatien: Minenräumung beginnt in vier Landesteilen

(09.03.2014)

In den Teilen Kroatian werden mehr als zehn Quadratkilmenter Land von Landminen befreit, kündigt das kroatische Minenbekämpfungszentrum an. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Tellermine in Erlangen gesprengt

(04.03.2014)

Die Polizei hat in Erlangen eine Tellermine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gesprengt. Kinder hatten die Mine gefunden. Der Bereich um die Fundstelle musste nicht evakuiert werden, teilte die Polizei mit. weiterlesen >>>


Philippinien: Sechzehn Menschen bei Landminenanschlag verwundet

(03.03.2014)

In der Provinz Davao del Sur in den Philippinien werden fünf Zivilisten und elf Soldaten bei einem Landminenanschlag verletzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vor 15 Jahren trat das Verbot von Antipersonenminen in Kraft

(01.03.2014)

"Wir geben nicht auf, bevor nicht jedes verminte Gebiet von Minen befreit und der Bevölkerung zur Nutzung übergeben wird", sagt Jean-Baptiste Richardier, Mitbegründer der Kampagne gegen Landminen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen: Tödliche Falle unter der Erde

(01.03.2014)

Das sogenannte Ottawa-Abkommen sollte den Landminen eigentlich ein Ende setzen: Doch auch 15 Jahre später haben viele mächtige Länder nicht unterzeichnet. Aber es gibt auch Positives zu berichten. weiterlesen >>>


ANGOLA - Huambo: French NGO Runs Landmine Risk Awareness Campaigns

(25.06.2006)

Huambo - A total of 3,873 people learned of the risks of landmines and other explosive devices, under a programme ran from January-May this year in Angola's central Huambo province by the French Non-Governmental Organisation, "Handicap International". weiterlesen >>>


Landmine sniffer rats to be used in Great Lakes region: official (KENYA)

(25.06.2006)

Rats trained to sniff out landmines are expected to be presented to a Great Lakes Region summit for adoption of service in member states, local newspaper Daily News reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


The Golan Heights: The other Occupied Territory. A visit with Zochrot (Syria)

(25.06.2006)

The Golan Heights still has landmines from the war that have wounded the civilian population but, despite the demands of the Syrian population in the area, the Army has refused to remove them. Some of them are inside the villages, and we could see one such area in our visit to the town of Majdal Shams.  weiterlesen >>>


Rehabilitation of Kifangondo/Caxito/Uije Road Complete By 2008 (ANGOLA)

(25.06.2006)

Luanda, 06/26 - The rehabilitation of 371 kilometres of the national road connecting the Angolan localities of Kifangondo (Luanda), Caxito (Bengo), Uije and Negage (Uije) is expected complete by June 2008.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada's lack of choppers in AFGHANISTAN heightens peril for troops

(25.06.2006)

As a result, frontline combat troops with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry fighting in the neighbouring province of Kandahar have been re-supplied mostly by convoys that run a daily gauntlet of landmines, improvised explosives and suicide bombers. weiterlesen >>>


MLA's house blasted

(25.06.2006)

VISAKHAPATNAM: Maoists blew up the residence of former MLA of Chintapalli Pasupuleti Balaraju at GK Veedhi in the early hours on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


West Point Cadets Train with Force Protection's Buffalo Vehicle (USA)

(25.06.2006)

WEST POINT, N.Y.--June 26, 2006--Cadets at the United States Military Academy are using Force Protection, Inc.'s Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicle in training exercises for the first time this summer.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine sniffer rats to be used in Great Lakes region: official (KENYA)

(25.06.2006)

Rats trained to sniff out landmines are expected to be presented to a Great Lakes Region summit for adoption of service in member states, local newspaper Daily News reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines and unexploded bombs threaten IRAQIS

(25.06.2006)

VOA -, Iraq - Nearly three million Iraqis are at risk each day from landmines and other unexploded bombs and munitions from conflicts past and present. By some estimates, as many as 20 million landmines are buried across the country. An international demining group is helping Iraqis remove these dangers and improve life in their communities.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada's lack of choppers in AFGHANISTAN heightens peril for troops

(25.06.2006)

As a result, frontline combat troops with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry fighting in the neighbouring province of Kandahar have been re-supplied mostly by convoys that run a daily gauntlet of landmines, improvised explosives and suicide bombers.  weiterlesen >>>


West Point Cadets Train with Force Protection's Buffalo Vehicle (USA)

(25.06.2006)

WEST POINT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2006--Cadets at the United States Military Academy are using Force Protection, Inc.'s (OTCBB:FRPT) Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicle in training exercises for the first time this summer. weiterlesen >>>


MLA's house blasted (INDIA)

(25.06.2006)

VISAKHAPATNAM: Maoists blew up the residence of former MLA of Chintapalli Pasupuleti Balaraju at GK Veedhi in the early hours on Sunday. A group of five Maoists went to the former MLA's residence where his relatives are staying, and blew it up with land mines. Before the police rushed to the spot, the Maoists escaped under cover of darkness.  weiterlesen >>>


ANGOLA - Huambo: French NGO Runs Landmine Risk Awareness Campaigns

(25.06.2006)

Huambo - A total of 3,873 people learned of the risks of landmines and other explosive devices, under a programme ran from January-May this year in Angola's central Huambo province by the French Non-Governmental Organisation, "Handicap International". weiterlesen >>>


The Golan Heights: The other Occupied Territory. A visit with Zochrot (Syria)

(25.06.2006)

The Golan Heights still has landmines from the war that have wounded the civilian population but, despite the demands of the Syrian population in the area, the Army has refused to remove them.  weiterlesen >>>


From minefields to modern farmland (TURKEY)

(24.06.2006)

Millions of square meters of vast land along the Syrian border have been minefields for as long as one can remember. weiterlesen >>>


Balochistan: Resources-rich and volatile (PAKISTAN)

(24.06.2006)

Pakistani security forces in Balochistan are fighting armed tribal separatists who say the province's natural wealth is being plundered.  weiterlesen >>>


From minefields to modern farmland (TURKEY)

(24.06.2006)

Millions of square meters of vast land along the Syrian border have been minefields for as long as one can remember. Now an unimaginable transformation is about to start. This land will be leased to entrepreneurs who will clear the mines and cultivate it. Tenders are open to both domestic and international companies  weiterlesen >>>


Balochistan: Resources-rich and volatile (PAKISTAN)

(24.06.2006)

Pakistani security forces in Balochistan are fighting armed tribal separatists who say the province's natural wealth is being plundered. The BBC's Barbara Plett visits the scene of recent fierce fighting. Colonel Furqan Uddin points his baton at each neatly stacked row and reels off the inventory: rockets, landmines, explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


Fresh violence claims four lives (AFGHANISTAN)

(24.06.2006)

Two suspected Taliban have been arrested for planting landmines in Zabul province while police recovered and defused mines planted by militants in the Naubahar district of the same province.  weiterlesen >>>


Two officers injured in Turkish land mine blast (TURKEY)

(23.06.2006)

ISTANBUL, June 24 (KUNA) -- Two Turkish officers were injured on Saturday when a landmine planted by Kurdish mutineers went off in east Turkey weiterlesen >>>


GERMANY supports demining efforts in JORDAN

(23.06.2006)

Amman, June 24(Petra)--The German Government, along with the international community are supporting Jordan's efforts to become one of the first Arab countries to be declared free of mines by 2009. weiterlesen >>>


GERMANY supports demining efforts in JORDAN

(23.06.2006)

Amman, June 24(Petra)--The German Government, along with the international community are supporting Jordan's efforts to become one of the first Arab countries to be declared free of mines by 2009. In 2005 and 2006 Germany has committed a total amount of 280 000 Euros to mine clearance activities in Jordan.  weiterlesen >>>


Two officers injured in Turkish land mine blast (TURKEY)

(23.06.2006)

ISTANBUL, June 24 (KUNA) -- Two Turkish officers were injured on Saturday when a landmine planted by Kurdish mutineers went off in east Turkey. weiterlesen >>>


WWF, Russian Officials Warn of Environmental Disaster in Chechnya (Chechnya)

(22.06.2006)

Oil spills and pollution from war-ravaged sewer systems are threatening the environment in Chechnya, one of Russia's richest natural habitats, the international environmental group WWF and Russian officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Central African Republic-Chad: Forgotten refugees struggle with epidemics, face food cuts (Chad)

(22.06.2006)

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] GORE, (IRIN) - In the lush malarial forests of southern Chad tens of thousands of forgotten refugees from Central African Republic squat in tattered tents exposed to shrinking food rations and infection from diseases that could easily be prevented with minimal investment. weiterlesen >>>


SLA recovers claymore mine in Chenkalady (Sri Lanka)

(22.06.2006)

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers on a road clearing patrol discovered a claymore mine concealed in the shrub jungle along the Chenkaladi main road near Sellam Theater in Batticaloa Eravur Police division at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, security sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Kurdistan: Birth of a Nation? (Iraq)

(22.06.2006)

Violence and suffering disfigure Iraq on a daily basis. But not everywhere is blighted. The Kurdish region is largely peaceful, and cities are beginning to thrive. So after decades of bloodshed, could its people's goal of self-determination finally be realised? Patrick Cockburn reports on an unexpected consequence of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein  weiterlesen >>>


Die Kunst des Märtyrertods (Iran)

(22.06.2006)

Die Welt fürchtet sich vor Mahmud Ahmadinedschad. Was treibt den iranischen Präsidenten an, was bestimmt sein Denken? Der Politologe Matthias Küntzel analysiert in einer vierteiligen Serie die Rolle seiner wichtigsten Unterstützer: die Bassidsch-Miliz, die für den Märtyrertod wirbt.  weiterlesen >>>


Reckless atrocity charges (Iraq)

(22.06.2006)

Two incidents -- the deaths of 24 Iraqis at Haditha on Nov. 19 and the deaths of seven Palestinian civilians on a Gaza beach on June 9 -- illustrate the difficulties inherent in minimizing civilian casualties while fighting enemies who routinely use civilians as human shields. And the two cases should also serve as important cautionary notes to politicians and journalists about rushing to judge good soldiers guilty of misconduct before the facts are in.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian Army unearths huge arms cache in Kashmir (Kashmir)

(22.06.2006)

New Delhi, (IANS) The Indian Army has uncovered two huge arms caches in Jammu and Kashmir following its redoubled efforts to "unearth the wherewithal of terrorists". weiterlesen >>>


De-mining in Mozambique (Mozambique)

(22.06.2006)

Approximately 250,000 mines were laid in Mozambique during Mozambique's struggle for independence (1964-75) and during the civil war that followed (1975-92)  weiterlesen >>>


Gaza beach - when politics trumps human rights (Palestina)

(22.06.2006)

The debate over the cause of the explosion on a Gaza beach, on June 9 which killed eight Palestinian civilians, has become a cause célèbre among human rights groups, journalists and politicians. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim shooting down Pak Army helicopter

(22.06.2006)

LONDON: Active Local Taliban in the tribal area of Pakistan, North Waziristan has claimed shooting down Pakistan Army helicopter on Wednesday in which four Pakistani army soldiers were killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Die Ruhe gilt als trügerisch (Bosnien Herzegowina)

(22.06.2006)

Verteidigungsminister Jung besucht Eufor-Truppe in Bosnien  weiterlesen >>>


Four Canadian soldiers injured in Kandahar (Afghanistan)

(22.06.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok Afghan News): Four Canadian soldiers were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside landmine in the Shah Walikot district of the southern Kandahar province on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistani army denies Taliban shooting down military helicopter (Pakistan)

(22.06.2006)

The Pakistani army on Thursday denied a claim by local Taliban in the country's restive North Waziristan tribal region that they had shot down an army helicopter, which killed four soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Operation Mountain Thrust: '26 Taliban eliminated' (Afghanistan)

(22.06.2006)

KABUL/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok Afghan News): Afghan and coalition forces in the southern region claimed eliminating 26 Taliban militants in separate attacks on their hideouts. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldiers describe attacks in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(22.06.2006)

Two Canadian soldiers who survived both of Wednesday's bombing attacks in Afghanistan say every time they leave their camp "you roll the dice."  weiterlesen >>>


Security Forces Destroy Two Mortars In Van (Turkey)

(21.06.2006)

VAN/SIRNAK - Security forces destroyed two mortars which were planted on a road in Baskale town of eastern city of Van by PKK terrorists.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists set afire earth movers, tipper (India)

(21.06.2006)

Hyderabad: Maoists today set afire two earth movers and a tipper of a contractor working for a Lift Irrigation scheme in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Kurdish Rebels in Turkey Target Tourism (Turkey)

(21.06.2006)

Fighting in eastern and southeastern Turkey has increased in the last two weeks as the army and police fought a series of small but deadly engagements with PKK guerrillas.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Clearance Enables Families' Return (Afghanistan)

(21.06.2006)

UN-Assisted Mine Clearance Enables 1,000 Afghan Families to Return Home weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan's flourishing arms bazaar (Pakistan)

(21.06.2006)

"There is nothing we cannot copy," grins Haji Munawar Afridi, an arms trader at Darra Adam Khel near Pakistan's northern city of Peshawar weiterlesen >>>


GIVING KNOWLEDGE: International Humanitarian Law

(21.06.2006)

How does Humanitarian Law adapt to new developments and what is the ICRC's role in the process? International humanitarian law is developed by States through codification or State practice. These two processes usually overlap. weiterlesen >>>


Africa: Nobody does it worse (Angola)

(21.06.2006)

Angola provides the perfect mix of oil wealth, poverty and corruption.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan deaths in tribal region (Pakistan)

(21.06.2006)

A Pakistani army helicopter has crashed into a dam in the tribal region of North Waziristan, killing four people on board and injuring three.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Gun Lobby Blasts U.N. Arms Meet

(21.06.2006)

United Nations, 22 June, (IPS): The National Rifle Association (NRA), the most powerful pro-gun lobby in the United States, is leading a campaign to literally flood the Sri Lanka Mission to the United Nations with letters and postcards protesting an upcoming conference on small arms.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Demining essential to assure safe returns in the south (Sudan)

(20.06.2006)

Since the historic signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan in January 2005, displaced people from the south have been returning to their home areas. A safe return home for the millions of displaced people in Sudan, however, is not guaranteed.  weiterlesen >>>


Blindgänger Ursache des Dramas von Gaza? (Palästina)

(20.06.2006)

Human Rights Watch und ein General über den Tod einer Familie weiterlesen >>>


Four Taliban rebels detained in Ghazni (Afghanistan)

(20.06.2006)

GHAZNI CITY: Officials on Monday claimed detaining four Taliban fighters, including one commander in Andaro district of the southern Ghazni. Separately, identified motorcyclist hurled a hand grenade on children playing football in this lawless province and killed two of them while left three others wounded. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan rebels set to defend territory (Sri Lanka)

(20.06.2006)

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka - Every map in Sri Lanka is about one of two fantasies. The official one in the south shows an undivided nation, the picture-postcard tropical paradise of white-sand beaches and Buddhist shrines. weiterlesen >>>


Huambo: Over 4000 explosive devices deactivated (Angola)

(20.06.2006)

Huambo- A total of 4,892 explosive devices placed in various localities of Huambo Province were deactivated by the British demining company, The Hallo Trust, in operations held between 2002-2005.  weiterlesen >>>


Italy renews commitment to humanitarian mine action in Latin America through the OAS

(20.06.2006)

The government of Italy pledged a contribution of more than 282,000 euros (some $355,000) to the Organization of American States (OAS) to support landmine clearance operations and the destruction of explosive remnants of war in Latin America.  weiterlesen >>>


Shots fired at state buildings in Sirnak (Turkey)

(20.06.2006)

In the province of Van, security forces destroyed two mortars found near the town of Baskale. weiterlesen >>>


Three Maoists arrested (India)

(20.06.2006)

VISAKHAPATNAM: The police arrested three Maoists-P Sanyasi Padal, K Govindu and K Sanyasi Rao-at Kannerisalama village in G K Veedhi Mandal of the district and seized two land mines and fuse wire from them. weiterlesen >>>


Hope and hardship lie before Afghan refugees (Afghanistan)

(20.06.2006)

Kabul, June 21 (Xinhua) 'Although I lived in Pakistan for 18 years, I chose to come back. It is Afghanistan that is my motherland,' 30-year-old Abdullah Majeed said at the Kabul encashment centre for refugees.  weiterlesen >>>


Army downplays NPA 'attack' in Lambunao (Philippines)

(20.06.2006)

Saturday's attack of communist-terrorists New People's Army (NPA) in Lambunao, Iloilo was one plain and simple extortion case. With some P1 million in total damage both to property and goods, prime objective of the local terrorists is to instill fear in locals and business community. They are also out to impress to the government with the message that their group supposedly remains a force to reckon with. weiterlesen >>>


Lanka violence: 3 policemen killed (Sri Lanka)

(20.06.2006)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebel attacks killed three policemen and left two soldiers missing on Sunday (June 18), the army said and rebels said they were attacked by government forces as a recent upsurge of violence continued.  weiterlesen >>>


Sonia Gandhi flags off Poonch-Rawalkote bus service (Kashmir)

(19.06.2006)

Jammu, June 20: The bus service between Poonch and Rawalkote in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), another historic measure to facilitate people-to-people contacts across the LoC, was flagged off by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday from Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district.  weiterlesen >>>


Propaganda nach Tod einer Familie in Gaza (Palästina)

(19.06.2006)

Israelis oder Palästinenser - wer trägt die Schuld? weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Clearing Work in Latin America Receives Boost from Italy

(19.06.2006)

U.S.-backed program works to destroy explosive devices weiterlesen >>>


TV: Shrapnel from deadly Gaza beach blast was Israel (Palestine)

(19.06.2006)

Israel's Channel 10 reports shrapnel came from 155-millimeter shell used by Israeli army artillery gunners. weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills one soldier (Afghanistan)

(19.06.2006)

KANDAHAR -- An explosion near a military convoy in southern Afghanistan killed one Romanian soldier today from the Canadian led multi-national brigade.  weiterlesen >>>


Alltag in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(19.06.2006)

Die Rückkehr der Schreckensmänner  weiterlesen >>>


The MAPA clears the Buddha sites (Afghanistan)

(19.06.2006)

The Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) is working to clear minefields in one of most prominent cultural and tourist spots in Afghanistan ' the site of the two giant, 2,000-year-old Buddha statues that were destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001 in Bamyan.  weiterlesen >>>


A second peace bus for Kashmir today (Kashmir)

(19.06.2006)

POONCH: All is set for the launch of a second trans-Kashmir bus service between the border towns of Poonch on the Indian side and Rawalakote in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir tomorrow. weiterlesen >>>


Panay troops step up drive vs. rebels (Philippines)

(19.06.2006)

ILOILO CITY - Government troops on Panay Island have stepped up their counter-insurgency efforts following the burning of a delivery van of a cigaret company by suspected communist rebels in Lambunao town, Iloilo.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO allocates 25 million Euro to help liquidate aging stockpiles (Ukraine)

(19.06.2006)

The member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have allocated 25 million Euros to help Ukraine liquidate its aging Stockpile of Soviet munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Relics of war still quite dangerous

(19.06.2006)

Earlier this year, Cincinnatian John Stuck was cleaning out his house preparing for a move, getting rid of the kinds of things we all accumulate over the years. weiterlesen >>>


Beaten, robbed and exiled: life on the frontline of someone else's war (Afghanistan)

(19.06.2006)

Villagers caught in crossfire between the Taliban and government forces weiterlesen >>>


Rumänischer Soldat stirbt bei Minenexplosion (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.06.2006)

Erneut ist ein Mitglied der internationalen Friedenstruppe in Afghanistan ums Leben gekommen: Ein rumänischer Soldat starb nahe Kandahar durch die Explosion einer Mine. weiterlesen >>>


Central Asia: Are Uzbek-Tajik Relations At A New Low? (Uzbekistan/ Tajikistan)

(19.06.2006)

Relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have rarely been good since those two former Soviet republics gained independence in late 1991. This month has been particularly harsh on mutual ties, with Tajik and Uzbek authorities trading accusations and counteraccusations over security on their common border. RFE/RL looks at what has prompted the diplomatic rancor this month between Tashkent and Dushanbe. weiterlesen >>>


CHILE'S HISTORIC NITRATE MONUMENT STILL BEING PILFERED (Chile)

(18.06.2006)

For decades, foreign companies in Chile scraped nitrate off the desert's skin to fuel massive agricultural development in the northern hemisphere. The mines were integral to the Chilean economy, and their brutal working conditions spawned leftist movements that define, in part, Chilean politics and culture to this day. weiterlesen >>>


Navy diver helps bring Taliban bombing secrets to surface ( Afghanistan )

(18.06.2006)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Petty Officer (first class) John Smith marvels at his good fortune. Trained as a navy clearance diver, the Haligonian says he's having the time of his life working 700 kilometres away from the ocean in what he fondly calls "the sandbox." weiterlesen >>>


Konfliktparteien auf Sri Lanka verschärfen ihre Angriffe (Sri Lanka)

(18.06.2006)

Tamilische Rebellen und Regierungstruppen überziehen das Land mit tödlichen Gefechten und Anschlägen weiterlesen >>>


Magnetic Mines -Sri Lanka police investigate Tigers' limpet style sea mines (Sri Lanka)

(18.06.2006)

Sri Lankan police Sunday were investigating a new type of improvised sea mine developed by Tamil Tiger rebels to target naval craft, police chief Chandra Fernando said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Three perish in mine explosion (Afghanistan)

(18.06.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok Afghan News): Three terrorists Saturday killed while planting landmines in Yakhchal area of Lashkargah, capital of the southern Helmand province, security official said.  weiterlesen >>>


9 killed, scores hurt in ComVal gun battle (Philippines)

(18.06.2006)

BUTUAN CITY - Five communist guerrillas and four soldiers were killed and an undetermined number of other rebels were reportedly seriously wounded when a gunbattle erupted between government forces and the New People's Army (NPA) in a mountainous and forested area in Barangay Casoon, Monkayo town, Compostela Valley (ComVal) province, sketchy reports reaching this city said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Kofi Annan entschuldigt sich für Zweifel an Untersuchung der IDF (UN)

(16.06.2006)

UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan hat sich gestern dafür entschuldigt, dass er die Untersuchung des Vorfalls am Strand von Gaza durch die israelische Armee angezweifelt hatte. Seine Äußerung sei eine "Reaktion auf Pressespekulationen" gewesen, so Annan.  weiterlesen >>>


Four police, 4 others, killed in PAKISTAN violence

(15.06.2006)

In separate incidents on Thursday, a soldier was killed when a roadside bomb hit a military convoy near the Afghan border and two people died in a mine blast in the southwest, where rebels are fighting for control of natural gas. weiterlesen >>>


Killed in Iraq ( Iraq, U.S.A.)

(15.06.2006)

As of yesterday, at least 2,500 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. List of Identifications of soldiers killed in Action; one died from a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Meanwhile in Afghanistan, bad gets worse

(15.06.2006)

This week, the Bush administration has been accentuating the positive in Iraq with Camp David Cabinet sessions, a five-hour presidential drop-by in Baghdad's Green Zone, a rare Bush news conference and Republican moves in Congress to fend off demands for debate on the war and seize a little high ground ahead of the fall election campaigns. weiterlesen >>>


Laos: Secret War Still Killing Thousands Of People

(15.06.2006)

Plain of Jars, Laos. "It is terrible when the bomb kills the cow," says my guide and translator, Mr. Van Lorn, as we are leaving Phonsavan in Plain of Jars, driving east, towards Vietnam. "Cows like to chew on stones. Very often they dig out some old bombie and then it goes off in their mouth, tearing off the entire head of the animal."  weiterlesen >>>


Two de-miners perish in Helmand, Paktika (Afghanistan)

(15.06.2006)

KABUL, June 15 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Two de-miners were killed and three others wounded in two separate incidents in Paktika and Helmand provinces on Thursday. The workers of Organisation for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation (OMAR) were on the way from Herat to Kandahar province when their car was hit a roadside bomb in Shorab area of Greshk district in Helmand.  weiterlesen >>>


Mass burial of 64 victims of claymore mines attack (Sri Lanka)

(15.06.2006)

Funeral Colombo 17 June, (Asiantribune.com): The government sponsored mass burial took place at the Kebithigollewa cemetery yesterday evening for the 64 civilians who were killed in a claymore attack on Thursday morning. weiterlesen >>>


ANAMA disarms antitank mine in Terter thrown by Armenians (Azerbaijan)

(15.06.2006)

The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) officers today disarmed the PM-62 antitank mine that Armenians threw into the Khachin River in Husenly village of Azerbaijan's Terter region.  weiterlesen >>>


WCC meets with weapons inspector Hans Blix -17/06/06

(15.06.2006)

Former top United Nations weapons inspector Dr Hans Blix, now the chair of The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), has presented the WMDC's report at the World Council of Churches (WCC) during a ceremony at the Ecumenical Centre on Thursday 15 June 2006.  weiterlesen >>>


Civilian Casualties, Political Solution, Ethnicity and War: Change the course Sri Lanka

(15.06.2006)

On paper at least, it seems that all political players are for peace, patience, political solutions and safeguarding civilian lives. On the ground, the picture emerging from Sri Lanka, particularly in the north and eastern provinces as well as border areas is quite different. Media reports civilian abductions, disappearances, killings, claymore mines, sniffer fire, and other hardships faced by the people.  weiterlesen >>>


2 killed in mine blast, power line blown up (PAKISTAN)

(15.06.2006)

QUETTA: Two people were killed in a landmine blast in the Nelakh vicinity in Sui on Friday, while unidentified men blew up a main power transmission line in the Harnai area.  weiterlesen >>>


No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (Sri Lanka)

(15.06.2006)

June 16, 2006: Air force bombers attacked LTTE camps again. The LTTE blames the government, and the Norwegian peace negotiators, for the resumption of fighting. Some Sinhalese parties also believe the Norwegians are at fault, especially the Buddhist nationalists, who believe the Norwegians are helping the LTTE. The basic problem is that LTTE hardliners will not give up on partitioning the island, something that is unacceptable to the Sinhalese, who are the majority on the island.  weiterlesen >>>


Unearthing Colombia's disappeared (Colombia)

(15.06.2006)

A map published this year by the Colombian newsmagazine Semana shows the location of 183 known massacre sites around the country. But the magnitude of the paramilitary slaughter in Colombia likely never will be fully documented.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghans lead biggest drive in years (Afghanistan)

(15.06.2006)

10,000 sent to attack Taliban, other rebels in southern provinces weiterlesen >>>


Illegal Armed Groups Detected In Georgian-South Ossetian Conflict Zone

(15.06.2006)

Tbilisi. June 16 (Prime-News) ' Several illegal armed groups were detected in four locations in the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict zone during the joint inspection, goes the Friday statement by the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. weiterlesen >>>


Guns Don't Kill People, Bullets Do

(15.06.2006)

United Nations, 17 June, (IPS): The National Rifle Association, one of the most influential pro-gun lobbies in the United States, has philosophically argued that "guns don't kill people, only people kill people". But Oxfam, the international relief organization based in London, raises that argument to a more realistic level: it's bullets that kill people. "The bullet trade is out of control," says Oxfam, and "it is fuelling conflict and human rights abuses worldwide."  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels Targeted in Sri Lankan Air Strikes for Second Day

(15.06.2006)

COLOMBO, June 16 - The Sri Lankan military resumed air strikes against rebel targets for the second day, in apparent retaliation for a landmine attack on Thursday that killed 64 passengers on a bus in the north of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Anschlag in Sri Lanka: 58 Tote (Sri Lanka)

(14.06.2006)

Bei einem Anschlag auf einen vollbesetzten Bus sind in Sri Lanka 58 Menschen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Grossoffensive in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(14.06.2006)

Die Koalitionstruppen in Afghanistan haben zusammen mit den afghanischen Streitkräften eine Grossoffensive im Süden des Landes gestartet. Der Einsatz wird vermutlich den ganzen Sommer über andauern. Auf einer Schnellstrasse in der Provinz Nimros im Südwesten des Landes explodierte am Donnerstag eine Landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Tote bei Anschlag in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(14.06.2006)

Unter einem voll besetzten Bus in Sri Lanka ist eine Mine explodiert. Dutzende Menschen kamen dabei ums Leben. Die Luftwaffe bombardierte darauf eine Rebellen-Hochburg. weiterlesen >>>