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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 >>>


Kambodscha: Zahl der Landminenopfer steigt

(08.06.2014)

Laut kambodschanischer Minenräumbehörde steigt in Kambodscha die Zahl der Minenopfer in den ersten vier Monaten 2014 stark. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: In Mali wird explosive Munition vernichtet

(04.06.2014)

Die Vereinten Nationen unterstützen im Rahmen von menschlicher Sicherheit die Zerstörung von Munition aus dem "Kalten Krieg". Zum Beispiel in Mali. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Internationale Gemeinschaft unterstützt Minenräumung

(03.06.2014)

Die internationale Gemeinschaft unterstützt Bosnien-Herzegowina, die Landminen zu bergen und unschädlich zu machen, die durch die Flut freigespült sind. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Was die Flut frei legt - Landminen auf dem Balkan

(02.06.2014)

Das Wasser ist zurückgegangen, die Aufräumarbeiten nach Erdrutschen und Überschwemmungen sind in vollem Gange, die Landminen auf dem Balkan aber wurden freigespült oder mit der Strömung mitgerissen: Eine große Gefahr. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan/Afghanistan: Landmine verletzt Zivilist auf dem Weg zur Feldarbeit

(27.05.2014)

Zeenat Hussain ist auf dem Weg zur Feldarbeit im pakistanischen Grenzgebiet zu Afghanistan von einer Landmine schwer verletzt worden. In dem Gebiet kommt es immer wieder zu schweren Landminenexplosionen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Kinder lösen Landmine beim Fussballspiel aus

(27.05.2014)

In Balanbale, einer Stadt im Grenzgebiet zu Äthopien, stirbt ein Kind durch eine Landminenexplosion. Zwei weitere werden ernsthaft verletzt. Die Kinder spielten Fussball. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland hilft bei Minengefahr in Bosnien

(26.05.2014)

Außenminister Steinmeier ist zu Besuch in Sarajevo, spricht dabei auch über die Folgen der Flut. Neben humanitärer Hilfe kündigt er weitere Unterstützung an. Und da muss gehandelt werden, sonst endet es tödlich. weiterlesen >>>


Slovakia to withdraw troops from Iraq (Slovakia/ Iraq)

(30.06.2006)

Robert Fico, chairman of the Smer-Social Democracy Party, said Slovakia would withdraw its soldiers from Iraq after the country's new government was formed, according to reports from Bratislava.  weiterlesen >>>


Awoniyi alleges fresh plot against 2007 polls (Nigeria)

(30.06.2006)

NOTWITHSTANDING that the political space had been opened up following the collapse of the third term agenda, Nigerians have been alerted of another plan being hatched by faceless people against the 2007 elections. weiterlesen >>>


Who's winning? (Philippines)

(30.06.2006)

BY THE Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP's) own count, in the first six months of the year, more soldiers died in encounters with the New People's Army (NPA) than did communist insurgents. Between Jan. 1 and June 27, a total of 104 soldiers perished in clashes with the NPA or in ambushes by the rebel group. The best estimate of the rebel death toll in the same period, however, is 87. weiterlesen >>>


Reclaiming the past in southern Sudan (Sudan)

(30.06.2006)

Fifteen years ago in Bor in southern Sudan, militia allied to the government in far-off Khartoum carried out a massacre killing an estimated 2,000 people, mostly ethnic Dinkas. Now the people who fled the massacre are returning, hoping to reclaim the land of their ancestors.  weiterlesen >>>


Brutal one-legged fanatic who loves the limelight (Afghanistan)

(30.06.2006)

The camera pans in on a black-turbaned mullah, who solemnly signs a slip of paper and hands it to the young fighter sitting beside him. It turns out to be the recipient's own death warrant: the slip identifies him as "Suicide bomber 116". weiterlesen >>>


Four Kids Hurt In Landmine Blast In Kailali (Nepal)

(30.06.2006)

An explosion of landmine that was planted by the Maoists injured four children and completely damaged the house of a civilian in Kailali district of Far Western Nepal yesterday, locals said. weiterlesen >>>


NPAs planting land mines along Maharlika Highway (Philippines)

(30.06.2006)

LEGAZPI CITY - Far from being cowed by the government's all-out war, communist guerrillas in the Bicol region have continued their terror campaign, planting land mines along the Maharlika Highway in Camarines Sur, the military said over the weekend. weiterlesen >>>


Macedonia completes landmine clearance

(28.06.2006)

The United States congratulates the Republic of Macedonia on the successful clearance of landmines from its territory. Macedonia joins the growing number of countries that are no longer significantly affected by landmines leftover from past conflicts. The United States is pleased to have played a role in this success, having contributed over $1.6 million to humanitarian mine action in Macedonia from 2001- 2003 through the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance, thereby enabling matching assistance from other donors. weiterlesen >>>


TOWN FIRM'S STAMP OF APPROVAL (UK)

(27.06.2006)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 - THE GOOD work of one Daventry company has been recognised on an African stamp. weiterlesen >>>


Dispute brings ARGENTINA's Falklands claim to surface

(27.06.2006)

A ROW over fishing licences has reignited Argentinian demands over the Falkland Islands, with the government of president Nestor Kirchner promising to press the nation's claims with new vigour.  weiterlesen >>>


Four explosions rock Indo-Pak border area (INDIA / PAKISTAN)

(27.06.2006)

JAMMU: Four landmine explosions on Wednesday rocked Samba sector along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir without causing any casualty, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


More troops than rebels killed in first half of 2006 (Philippines)

(27.06.2006)

MORE soldiers than communist rebels were killed in encounters and ambuscades during the first half of the year despite the military claims that it is winning the war against the insurgents. weiterlesen >>>


Why Disabled People Are Crucial To Development (INDIA)

(27.06.2006)

Indian researcher and activist Minal Doshi has a mission: to get the world's policymakers to pay attention to disabled people. If they fail to do so, she warns, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, the internationally agreed targets for improving the lives of the majority of the world's population) will also fail.  weiterlesen >>>


SPU in dismay (SRI LANKA)

(27.06.2006)

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) which has been involved in a number of claymore attacks against civilians and members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is said to be in total dismay over the loss of their commander Kulatunga. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA is still burning

(27.06.2006)

Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Odd-job man Krishnaswamy Rajah has spent most of his adult life in a decrepit camp for thousands of ethnic Tamils displaced by Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war, and can see no way out. weiterlesen >>>


Q&A: Army Land Rover row (UK)

(27.06.2006)

The use of Snatch Land Rovers by the British Army has become controversial after several high-profile roadside bomb attacks in Iraq. Now a Snatch in Afghanistan has been attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade, leaving two soldiers dead.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb Makers Captured; InsurgentsBomb AFGHANISTAN Bazaar

(27.06.2006)

(AFPS) Two suspected terrorists were captured in Afghanistan's Paktika province, and a makeshift bomb exploded in a bazaar in Khost province, injuring three civilians, military officials reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Military to spend $1.2-billion on trucks (CANADA)

(27.06.2006)

2,300 vehicles will replace decaying fleet weiterlesen >>>


Cops destroy 7 Maoist camps in Chhattisgarh (INDIA)

(27.06.2006)

RAIPUR: Claiming a major success in wiping out seven Maoist camps in dense jungles of Bijapur in Dantewara district of Chhattisgarh, the police said a major blow had been inflicted on the west guerrilla base of Maoists.  weiterlesen >>>


Studie auf UN-Konferenz vorgelegt : DEUTSCHLAND zählt zu den größten Kleinwaffen-Händlern

(27.06.2006)

Das geht aus einem Bericht des Graduate Institute of International Studies hervor, der am Rande der UN-Kleinwaffen-Konferenz in New York vorgelegt wurde.  weiterlesen >>>


Three killed in road side landmine explosionWednesday June 28, 2006 (0112 PST)

(27.06.2006)

MIRAN SHAH: At least three army personnel were killed due to mine explosion in the area of Mir Ali here on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four LTTE cadres killed in clash with Karuna men (SRI LANKA)

(27.06.2006)

COLOMBO: Four Tamil Tiger fighters were killed in an attack by a rival group of ex-rebels in Sri Lanka early yesterday and a soldier was shot dead overnight, officials said, amid growing fears of renewed civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Electronic Nose for Explosives (USA)

(27.06.2006)

June 28, 2006: A new mine detector has been developed, that can match a trained dog in its capability to detect explosives. Originally developed to detect mines, U.S. troops have found the new FIDO explosives detection system a major lifesaver in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Troops Enter Gaza; Bridges Are Hit

(27.06.2006)

GAZA, Wednesday, June 28 Israel sent troops into southern Gaza and its planes attacked three bridges and a power station early Wednesday, in an effort to prevent militants from moving a wounded Israeli soldier they abducted Sunday, Israeli Army officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Pak militants blow up gas pipelines, landmine kills one (PAKISTAN)

(27.06.2006)

Quetta, June 28: Militants blew up two state-owned gas pipelines in Southwestern Pakistan today, leaving thousands of domestic consumers without natural gas. A nearby landmine blast killed one soldier. weiterlesen >>>


'Stealth radar' catching some attention (USA)

(27.06.2006)

Eric Walton wants his invention to help find land mines before they maim or kill. The Ohio State University scientist said he hopes his advanced radar system also will help doctors find hard-to-detect blood clots and tumors.  weiterlesen >>>


N WAZIRISTAN political agent hopes ceasefire becomes permanent

(27.06.2006)

holding.He said that 18 tribal elders on the group's hit-list had been pardoned. He also said that masked Taliban gunmen would no longer patrol the town. "If anyone sees a masked man on the street, he will not be from the Taliban," he said. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenverdacht in Schallmoos - Bei möglicher Entschärfung große Evakuierung notwendig (Deutschland)

(27.06.2006)

Salzburg-Stadt (SN-reich). Seit zwei Wochen bereiten sich Salzburgs Sicherheitsbehörden unter größter Verschwiegenheit auf eine Evakuierungsaktion in Salzburg-Schallmoos vor. Der Grund: Bei einer Sondierung an der Bayerhamerstraße hat eine Munitionsbergungsfirma ein mögliches Kriegsrelikt entdeckt. weiterlesen >>>


Violence bigot violence, the unheard cries (Sri Lanka)

(27.06.2006)

Recent cycle of violence in Srilanka has brought some vivid memories of the mid eighties. Ever since Srilankan armed forces shot and blew up 75 Tamil civilians with explosives after being herded into a building on May 9, 1985, in the Jaffna coastal town of Valvettiturai in an apparent retaliation for the killing of an [Sri Lankan] Army Major, unarmed civilians have become the pawns of the 'game'.  weiterlesen >>>


Renegade ex-rebels say kill 4 Tamil Tigers : SRI LANKA

(26.06.2006)

A military spokesman said a soldier had been shot dead by suspected Tigers in an incident in the district of Trincomalee. He also said troops had found three fragmentation mines primed for an ambush. weiterlesen >>>


Stichwort: UNIFIL und UNTSO

(26.06.2006)

Hamburg (dpa) - Die Friedenstruppe der Vereinten Nationen UNIFIL hat seit Beginn ihrer Mission 1978 im Süden des Libanons 257 Mitglieder verloren. Die meisten der Blauhelme der «United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon» kamen durch Bombenanschläge, Schusswechsel und Landminen ums Leben.  weiterlesen >>>


Utahns unite to fight grisly global toll of land mines (USA / SUDAN)

(26.06.2006)

Children, civilians among many victims During the 1983-2005 Sudanese civil war, national soldiers and rebel forces planted land mines for tactical purposes: to safeguard themselves and to attack the enemy.  weiterlesen >>>


164 rebel group bunkers overran by Army (PHILIPPINES)

(26.06.2006)

Major General Carduso Luna, Army's 4th Infantry Division commander, said the Philippine Army recovered 120 sticks of explosives and four landmines from the the New People's Army (NPA). weiterlesen >>>


Govt mulling to help victims of landmine: Gyawali (NEPAL)

(26.06.2006)

KATHMANDU, June 25: The concerned sectors held a discussion today on banning landmine in the backdrop that hundreds of people have lost their lives in landmine, and its negative effect in various sectors such as social, economic, health and environment.  weiterlesen >>>


Renegade ex-rebels say kill 4 Tamil Tigers : SRI LANKA

(26.06.2006)

A military spokesman said a soldier had been shot dead by suspected Tigers in an incident in the district of Trincomalee. He also said troops had found three fragmentation mines primed for an ambush. weiterlesen >>>


5 Maoists shot by police in INDIA

(26.06.2006)

RAIPUR: Five Maoist rebels were killed in two separate clashes with Indian security forces over the weekend in the tiny central state of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Govt mulling to help victims of landmine: Gyawali (NEPAL)

(26.06.2006)

KATHMANDU, June 25: The concerned sectors held a discussion today on banning landmine in the backdrop that hundreds of people have lost their lives in landmine, and its negative effect in various sectors such as social, economic, health and environment.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines leave three dead in Sinai Peninsula (EGYPT)

(26.06.2006)

Cairo - Two landmine explosions on Monday killed three Egyptians, including two police officers, and seriously wounded two others in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


2 276 tote Blauhelme

(26.06.2006)

BERLIN. Seit der ersten UN-Friedensoperation im Jahr 1948 hatten die Vereinten Nationen nach offiziellen Angaben den Tod von 2 276 Teilnehmern zu beklagen. Laut Statistik der Uno wurden 683 von ihnen vorsätzlich getötet, 892 starben durch Unfälle, 697 durch Krankheit und andere Umstände.  weiterlesen >>>


164 rebel group bunkers overran by Army (PHILIPPINES)

(26.06.2006)

Major General Carduso Luna, Army's 4th Infantry Division commander, said the Philippine Army recovered 120 sticks of explosives and four landmines from the the New People's Army (NPA). weiterlesen >>>


Explosion in PAKISTANI tribal agency kills over five, wounds many

(26.06.2006)

ISLAMABAD, June 27 (KUNA) -- A roadside bomb explosion in Pakistani North Waziristan tribal agency, bordering Afghanistan, Tuesday killed over five including three soldiers and wounded many others, said officials. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, one injured in PAKISTANI blasts

(26.06.2006)

A security official was killed when he stepped on a landmine near the southwestern Pakistani town of Dera Bugti in Balochistan. weiterlesen >>>


Romantisch, festlich und hilfreich (DEUTSCHLAND)

(26.06.2006)

Zehn Jahre Rotary-Club Kreuzlingen-Konstanz waren zu feiern, mit hochromantischer Kammermusik und zur Förderung eines Anti-Personenminen-Projekts. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, one injured in PAKISTANI blasts

(26.06.2006)

A security official was killed when he stepped on a landmine near the southwestern Pakistani town of Dera Bugti in Balochistan.  weiterlesen >>>


5 Maoists shot by police in INDIA

(26.06.2006)

RAIPUR: Five Maoist rebels were killed in two separate clashes with Indian security forces over the weekend in the tiny central state of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. Four rebels were shot dead by police in Dantewada district in a clash on Saturday, local Police Chief Giridhari Nayak said. The dead included two women while landmines and weapons were recovered from the site of encounter, he added.  weiterlesen >>>


Shock and Awe in GAZA:Israel Poised to Execute Plan to Finish

(26.06.2006)

PalestineReuters is reporting this hour, the Israeli military has moved into the Gaza Strip, tanks and armoured personnel carriers entering through the Kerem Shalom crossing near Rafah.  weiterlesen >>>


Utahns unite to fight grisly global toll of land mines (USA / SUDAN)

(26.06.2006)

Children, civilians among many victims weiterlesen >>>


Landmines leave three dead in Sinai Peninsula (EGYPT)

(26.06.2006)

Cairo - Two landmine explosions on Monday killed three Egyptians, including two police officers, and seriously wounded two others in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. 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 >>>


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. 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 >>>