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»Ein Thema, das mich nicht losläßt«

(07.04.2014)

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


Vermintes Feld - Räumung von Landminen im Sudan

(05.04.2014)

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


Internationaler Landminentag: Bein zeigen - und abrüsten

(04.04.2014)

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


Internationaler Landminentag: Schutz der Zivilbevölkerung gehört an die erste Stelle

(04.04.2014)

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


4. April UN-Landminentag

(04.04.2014)

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


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

(04.04.2014)

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


VIDEO: Ein Tag im Leben der Minenräumerin Betty Augustino

(04.04.2014)

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


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 >>>


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 >>>


Blutverschmierte Granatsplitter belasten Armee (HRW)

(14.06.2006)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) will weitere Hinweise auf einen tödlichen Granatenangriff Israels auf den Strand des Gazastreifens gefunden haben.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebensgefährlich - Frau trägt Sprenggranate selbst zur Polizei (Österreich)

(14.06.2006)

Eine 43-jährige Frau hat die Beamten der Polizeiinspektion Kalsdorf geschockt: Sie hat den Polizisten eine 40 cm lange, torpedoähnliche Sprenggranate auf den Tisch gelegt. Die Frau hatte die Granate in ihrem Garten gefunden und mit dem Auto zur Polizeistation gebracht. Glücklicherweise ging das Kriegsrelikt nicht hoch, die Detonation hätte im Umkreis von 15 Metern ihre Spuren hinterlassen. weiterlesen >>>


Eine schmerzhafte Vergangenheit (Angola)

(12.06.2006)

Die Spieler Angolas und ihr Traum von einem Engagement im Land ihres WM-Gegners Portugal fussball. Das Spiel gegen Portugal ist für Angola ein besonderes. Nicht nur weil es die erste WM-Partie der Afrikaner überhaupt ist, sondern auch weil die beiden Nationen eine schmerzhafte Vergangenheit verbindet.  weiterlesen >>>


Es war keine Granate (Israel, Palestina)

(12.06.2006)

Der Untersuchungsbericht der israelischen Armee hat ergeben, dass die sieben Menschen am Strand von Gaza durch keines ihrer Geschosse starben. weiterlesen >>>


Is Annan Jumping the Gun? Turtle Bay

(11.06.2006)

The secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, was "deeply disturbed," he said in an official statement on Friday, at the killing of women and children picnicking on a Gaza beach, committed "reportedly by Israeli forces." weiterlesen >>>


One killed in attack in SRI LANKA

(11.06.2006)

(Colombo) Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated an anti-personnel mine near the northern town of Vavuniya on Monday, killing one soldier and wounding three civilians. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA Massacres highlight culture of impunity, crimes against humanity - analyst

(11.06.2006)

The recent massacres of a Tamil civilians, including infants and children, brings Sri Lanka's culture of impunity to the fore, according to observers watching the trouble island nation. The worsening violence against civilians, they say, qualifies as crimes against humanity.  weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar army displaces 4,100 more ethnic Karens (MYANMAR)

(11.06.2006)

Attacks last week by Myanmar's army displaced more than 4,000 members of the country's Karen minority, bringing the number of homeless since the end of February to more than 18,000, a refugee relief organization said Sunday. Refugees and aid groups have said the offensive has been accompanied by killings, torture, forced relocations, the planting of land mines and destruction of food supplies. weiterlesen >>>


Tastsinn für Roboterhände (Deutschland)

(11.06.2006)

Roboter können putzen, musizieren oder tanzen, nach Minen suchen, radioaktive Abfälle sichern und obendrein noch Fußball spielen. Die Fähigkeiten der Alleskönner kann man von diesem Mittwoch an in Bremen bestaunen, wo die diesjährige Weltmeisterschaft im Roboterfußball, der Robocup, ausgetragen wird. weiterlesen >>>


Bombenfund vor Suez - Ringo, das "Trüffelschwein" schlägt wieder zu! (Suez-Kanal)

(11.06.2006)

Minenjagdboot FULDA (in See), 12.06.2006, Besatzung Minenjagdboot FULDA. Während der SNMCMG 2 wurde am 8. Juni eine weitere Mine aus dem 2. Weltkrieg gefunden und gesprengt. Entdecker ist der Hauptgefreite Ringo Liesche, der für seine zahlreichen Minenfunde sogar einen Orden erhielt. Das zweite ROUTE SURVEY war wieder ein voller Erfolg.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills soldier in SRI LANKA

(11.06.2006)

(AFP) - One soldier was killed and five civilians wounded Monday in two mine blasts in northern Sri Lanka as troops exchanged fire with Tamil Tiger rebels, the military said. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi wing of Al-Qaeda threatens with new attacks (IRAQ)

(10.06.2006)

Militants attacked a high-ranking representative of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, Maj. Gen. Ali Hussein, in the northern area of Baghdad. A landmine exploded on the way of the general's vehicle. His driver died, and the general was heavily injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Lankan military recovers powerful anti-personnel mine (Sri Lanka)

(10.06.2006)

Colombo (AP): Sri Lanka's military said it averted a deadly strike on its forces on Sunday when a team recovered a powerful anti-personnel mine from a road in the Tamil-majority Jaffna Peninsula that was to be used by a military convoy.  weiterlesen >>>


Lanka rebels warn of attacks (SRI LANKA)

(10.06.2006)

Around 600 people, half of them civilians, have been killed so far this year in what analysts say are apparent tit-for-tat attacks by both sides, and many diplomats fear a low intensity conflict is set to escalate. The violence continued yesterday. The Tigers accused the military of killing four rebels, including one of their senior commanders, in a series of claymore fragmentation mine blasts in the northwestern district of Mannar. weiterlesen >>>


Angola's golden goals

(10.06.2006)

The World Cup adds further momentum to Angola's long struggle to leave its past behind. The country's hard-won independence was followed by a 27-year conflict, between the communist-backed MPLA and the Unita rebel force. More than 1.5million people were killed before the fighting finally ended in 2002. There are more landmines in Angola than in any other country, one for every child. Two million people - one in seven of the population - are threatened by starvation. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb hits Afghan intelligence official's convoy, three killed (AFGHANISTAN)

(10.06.2006)

KABUL: A bomb struck a convoy carrying a top Afghan intelligence official, missing him but killing three men, while three policemen died in separate attacks yesterday in the south of the country, officials said. Meanwhile, two policemen were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine close to the southern city of Kandahar, said Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial governor. weiterlesen >>>


MEMORY REMOVAL IN CHILE CONCENTRATION CAMP FROM PINOCHET ERA - OPERATION CLEANUP (CHILE)

(10.06.2006)

The city planning in Chacabuco is diabolically precise. Founded by a British mining firm looking to pick up slack in the sunset of the Chile nitrate boom, it's a model work camp, an imperial gem with a place for everything, and everything in its place. The remaining evidence of Chacabuco's existence as a concentration camp is the most obvious and absurd. The town is surrounded by displaced landmines, originally put there to keep prisoners from escaping. weiterlesen >>>


Forest fire triggers landmine blasts along LoC (JAMMU)

(10.06.2006)

Jammu, June 11 (PTI): Fifteen landmine explosions took place along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir overnight due to a forest fire, spreading panic in the nearby hamlets but causing no casualties, official sources said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine survivors to get help (CANADA)

(10.06.2006)

WITH about sh1.7b funding from the Canada International development Agency (CIDA), Canadian Physician for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is to support 435 landmine survivors.  weiterlesen >>>


Separatist rebels deny responsibility for attacks on Indian oil, gas pipelines (INDIA)

(10.06.2006)

Four landmines and a grenade were set off in Assam state late Friday, hours after a bomb killed five people and wounded six in Guwahati, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


EU Urges New Approach for Southeast TURKEY

(10.06.2006)

EU members agreed on late Thursday on a 32-page common position paper for Monday's Association Council meeting, the highest institutional body regulating Customs Union and relations between EU and Turkey. Within this draft Turkey is asked to abolish the system of village guards and to take steps to clear the area of landmines. It says situation of internally displaced persons remains difficult, and further encourages Turkey to provide compensations for those who suffered losses resulting from terrorist acts. weiterlesen >>>


Der Sieg ist gewiss (Angola)

(10.06.2006)

Aus Oncocua in Angola berichtet Oliver Lück Für Angola ist es das wichtigste Spiel überhaupt. Wenn das Team morgen seine WM-Premiere ausgerechnet gegen die einstige Kolonialmacht Portugal bestreitet, wird es nicht nur um drei Punkte gehen. Ortsbesuch in einem angolanischen Dorf zwischen Fußball, Minen und Bier.  weiterlesen >>>


Massenhaft Rote Karten schon zum WM-Auftakt (Deutschland)

(09.06.2006)

Kaum ist die Fußball-WM in Gang, hagelt es auch schon Platzverweise. Und das von Schiedsrichtern ohne FIFA-Lizenz. Nach dem Eröffnungsspiel tickerte am Samstag eine überraschende Schlagzeile aus Berlin ein: "Klose zeigt den Landminen die Rote Karte".  weiterlesen >>>


Miroslav Klose zeigt Landminen die Rote Karte.(Deutschland)

(09.06.2006)

Landmine.de Berlin (kobinet) Mit Beginn der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft hat der deutsche Nationalspieler Miroslav Klose zusammen mit dem Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de eine bundesweite Anzeigenkampagne gestartet.  weiterlesen >>>


Peace monitors rap Sri Lanka Government for deteriorating situation and paramilitaries (Sri Lanka)

(09.06.2006)

Although the level of violence decreased drastically after the decision was taken to resume high-level talks, the situation became very tense again following the assassination of the Trincomalee District President of Tamil Peoples Forum on 7 April 2006. The killing triggered a resumption of attacks against the GOSL forces, which began with hand grenade and claymore mine attacks, notably in the East," the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) said. weiterlesen >>>


Militant killed in Kupwara (Pakistan)

(09.06.2006)

A guard of BJP state president Muhammad Yusuf Sofi was injured when a mine-blast occurred near a petrol pump at Semthan crossing Bijbehara in Islamabad district on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


N.J. Lutherans on mission to help kids in BOSNIA

(09.06.2006)

In Bosnia between a half million and 3 million landmines are still in the ground. Every month, children are wounded or killed by the mines. In some schools visited by the team, between 60 percent and 80 percent of the children are orphaned from the war. Many were born in refugee or concentration camps. weiterlesen >>>


Israel Defends Itself from Rocket Attacks, Strikes Gaza Terrorist Training Camp (ISRAEL)

(09.06.2006)

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) have procured its weapons by smuggling them in through underground tunnels on the Gaza/Egypt border as well as purchasing them locally and making them by hand. They include small arms, explosives, mines, hand grenades, anti-tank missiles and mortars. weiterlesen >>>


Dist chief among three killed in blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(09.06.2006)

KABUL, June 10 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Three people, including deputy district chief and a driver were killed in a landmine explosion in Mosahi district of the central capital on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Top LTTE commander responsible for mine attacks killed in explosion (SRI LANKA)

(09.06.2006)

Colombo: A top Tiger guerrilla commander responsible for claymore attacks against the Naval Forces in Manna is killed in a claymore mine explosion in the LTTE controlled areas in Mannar. weiterlesen >>>


M7 invites investors (UGANDA)

(09.06.2006)

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni yesterday invited more international investors, saying Uganda was stable. He caused laughter when he described Libyan President Muamar Gaddafi's bush-war donation of 96 AK47s, bullets, 100 landmines, RPGs and five machineguns as just a few guns. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE Claymore injures a civilian- Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(09.06.2006)

The LTTE terrorists exploded a Claymore mine injuring a civilian in Jaffna at 7.30 this morning (Sunday the 10th of September). weiterlesen >>>


2'Pakistanis' among 26 dead in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(09.06.2006)

On Thursday, three Afghan soldiers were killed when their convoy hit a mine or roadside bomb in eastern Paktia province, said Gen Murad Ali, a regional corps commander. weiterlesen >>>


Angolas neues Landgesetz (Angola)

(09.06.2006)

Bleiben die Kleinbauern auf der Strecke? weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung: Miroslav Klose zeigt Landminen die Rote Karte

(09.06.2006)

(Berlin, 9.6.2006) Mit Beginn der Fußball WM 2006 startet der deutsche Nationalspieler Miroslav Klose zusammen mit dem Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de eine bundesweite Anzeigenaktion. Der aktuelle Bundesliga-Torschützenkönig unterstützt damit nicht nur das Aktionsbündnis in seinem Engagement gegen Landminen und für die Opfer dieser Waffen, sondern fordert auch dazu auf, aktiv gegen Landminen zu protestieren. Miroslav Klose wirbt mit der Anzeigenkampagne auch für die laufende Unterschriftenaktion "1 Million Unterschriften für das Verbot aller Landminen" (www.landmine.de), die bislang schon von 870.000 Bürgerinnen und Bürgern unterstützt wurde.  weiterlesen >>>


Spartan Chassis Secures $45 Million Contract to Supply Components for IRAQI Light Armored Vehicles

(06.06.2006)

Jun 6, 2006: New Vehicle Program Will Help Protect New Iraqi Military from Threat of Explosive Devices  weiterlesen >>>


Rumsfeld Concludes VIETNAM Visit

(06.06.2006)

The head of the Pentagon, Donald Rumsfeld, and th Vietnamese Minister of Defense Pham Van Tra signed important agreements for the Asian country, including military medicine and defusing all mines, aimed at eliminating the effects of the US 1964-1973 invasion. weiterlesen >>>


Tamils die in Sri Lanka blast (different number of victims, same incident)

(06.06.2006)

June 7: At least nine Tamil civilians have been killed in a mine explosion in eastern Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels say.  weiterlesen >>>


Children join (UGANDA)

(06.06.2006)

PADER - Formerly-abducted children have joined the civil society to sensitise residents about getting rid of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


ANGOLA: Reconstructing the breadbasket of Huambo

(06.06.2006)

More than 300 minefields still present one of Angola's biggest challenges to reconstructing its former breadbasket, the central province of Huambo, where villages, farms, water supplies and schools all straddle routes in "suspect areas". weiterlesen >>>


clinic battles epidemic of missing limbs (IRAQ)

(06.06.2006)

Baghdad: Iraqis come from all over country to Artificial Limbs Clinic to get their artificial limbs fixed. weiterlesen >>>


PKK kills two soldiers, attacks school bus (TURKEY)

(06.06.2006)

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded Tuesday in an ambush by separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members, while a remote-controlled landmine targeted a school bus, leaving two more soldiers injured, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


CANADA to spend $3.5-billion on AFGHAN effort

(06.06.2006)

They include measures such as the development of an Afghan army, a police force and a border patrol, a significant reduction in the number of land mines and a targeted increase in female employment. weiterlesen >>>


Arinc wins $10 million Navy anti-mine contract (USA)

(06.06.2006)

Arinc Engineering Services, of Annapolis, Md., has won a five-year, $10 million contract to provide technical, engineering and logistics support for the U.S. Navy's newly developed anti-mine AN/AQS-20A Towed Sonar program.  weiterlesen >>>


Leben bedeutet Überwindung " (MOSAMBIK)

(06.06.2006)

Sportverbände sind im afrikanischen Mosambik einziges Auffangnetz für Minenopfer, Kranke und Behinderte weiterlesen >>>


The long road ahead (AFGHANISTAN)

(06.06.2006)

Landmines, unexploded bombs and artillery shells that litter the ground after 30 years of war must be carefully cleared from routes before work can begin.  weiterlesen >>>


VIETNAM: Three Children Killed, Three Injured By War Era Cluster Bomb

(06.06.2006)

Gia Lai Province, Vietnam -Three children were killed this week and three others injured when they discovered a baseball-sized cluster bomb left over from the US-Vietnam war and played with it as if it were a toy. weiterlesen >>>


AR dedicates rice mill to villagers of Oksu (INDIA)

(06.06.2006)

Arms recovered: Troops of 37th Assam Rifles recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from a hide-out in Chalong on June 5.  weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA Tigers say 5 killed by mine ahead of talks

(06.06.2006)

COLOMBO, June 7 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels accused the government of killing five civilians in a landmine blast in the island's east on Wednesday, the day before talks in Norway, but the military denied the charge. weiterlesen >>>


US assists mine-clearing efforts in northern ALBANIA

(06.06.2006)

Mines and unexploded ordnance left over from the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s still pose a threat in border regions of Albania, affecting livelihoods and development. The United States and other Western countries are helping the government tackle the problem. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Tote in Karachi bei Unruhen nach Anschlag auf Schiiten (Pakistan)

(01.06.2006)

Bei Unruhen nach einem Selbstmordanschlag auf Schiiten in der pakistanischen Hafenstadt Karachi sind mindestens sechs Menschen getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Sayyaf using landmines, says Southcom chief

(01.06.2006)

The Armed Forces's Southern Command disclosed that the Abu Sayyaf group has resorted to land mines to delay the movement of pursuing government troops. weiterlesen >>>


Boy, 12, Killed By Cluster Bomb in Vietnam

(01.06.2006)

Quang Binh Province, Vietnam- A boy has lost his life after discovering a piece of unexploded ordnance in Central Vietnam.  weiterlesen >>>


Four CRPF personnel killed in land-mine blast

(01.06.2006)

Four CRPF personnel were killed and 16 policemen injured in two landmine blasts in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh on Wednesday and an Air Force helicopter has been rushed for rescue operation.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining suspended following bomb attack on deminers

(01.06.2006)

All demining work stopped in southern and western Afghanistan following an insurgent bomb attack, which killed two and injured five deminers on the Kandahar-Herat highway on Wednesday, mine clearance agencies confirmed to IRIN.  weiterlesen >>>


Bodies of Army martyrs arrive

(01.06.2006)

The mortal remains of Naik Haulal Thuam, Ukhrul and Sepoy Sochipem, Churachandpur were received today at Tulihal Airport with full military honours.  weiterlesen >>>


US soldiers find large weapons cache in Iraq (Iraq)

(31.05.2006)

US soldiers found a large weapons cache including rockets, land mines, mortar systems hidden under bags of wheat on a truck north-west of Baghdad, the military said today.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada urgently buys armoured cars for Afghan base (Afghanistan)

(31.05.2006)

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday it was urgently buying 25 more South African armoured patrol vehicles for its military mission in Afghanistan, a move that came shortly after Ottawa pulled its new German-made armored jeeps from the front line. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills Children in NW Pakistan; Two Die by Sui Blast (Pakistan)

(31.05.2006)

KHAR: A land mine exploded in a village in Inayat Qala, a village about 10 kilometres north of Khar Bajaur Agency, killing three young girls who were playing in a field, an official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Three siblings killed by Vietnam War era shell

(31.05.2006)

Three Vietnamese children from the same family were killed when a war-era shell they were playing with exploded, an official said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


OSCE chief proposes replacement of Russia peacekeepers (Moldova)

(31.05.2006)

At present, 1,500 Russian troops stay in the Dniester region guarding the ammunition depots from Soviet times, at which 19,000 tonnes of ammunition are kept, mostly artillery shells, mines and grenades, a major proportion of which are old and subject to scrapping.  weiterlesen >>>


Opposition Hails Technical Solution For Electoral Registration (Angola)

(30.05.2006)

The authors of the system acknowledge that during the registration process they might face some constraints, due to difficulties to identify many national citizens, the Angolan refugees in neighbouring countries, ways of writing national names, logistical assistance for the brigades, problems of movement, having into account the bad state of the roads, due to the existence of land mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Blasts Kill Four in Pakistan (Pakistan)

(30.05.2006)

Quoting sources, the Daily Times, a local newspaper, reported on Wednesday that blasts occurred in Habib Rai, Putikh and Jodi areas. weiterlesen >>>


Westen soll "Karen-Aufstand" unterstützen (Burma)

(30.05.2006)

Zehntausende Karenni sind nach einer Militäroffensive im Osten des Landes auf der Flucht. Die Organisation "Helfen ohne Grenzen" berichtete von einem regelrechten "Völkermord": "Dörfer werden geplündert und niedergebrannt, Frauen vergewaltigt, Männer gefoltert und zu Tode geprügelt oder zu Zwangsträgern und damit zu lebenden Minendetektoren verurteilt. Sie müssen dann dem Tross voranlaufen und riskieren, von den wahllos gelegten Minen getötet oder verstümmelt zu werden". Über 14.000 Vertriebene versteckten sich derzeit im Dschungel entlang der Grenze zu Thailand. weiterlesen >>>


Salwa Judum campaign must be stopped, say activists (India)

(30.05.2006)

'The killings had increased, on both sides. The Maoists were laying land mines and blasting bombs at citizens alleged to be supporters of Salwa Judum. On the other hand, tribals alleged to be sympathetic to the Maoists were having their homes burnt and their throats cut,' says a study by an independent citizens initiative. weiterlesen >>>


Rockets fired on Pakistan security posts (Pakistan)

(30.05.2006)

Officials said two soldiers were injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in a separate incident in Shakai early today. weiterlesen >>>


Kampfjets greifen Wohngebiete im Libanon mit Streubomben an (Libanon)

(30.05.2006)

Die UNO beeilte sich am Montag, Libanon für einen "Erstschlag" auf den südlichen Nachbarn Israel anzuprangern: "Es ist die Verantwortlichkeit der libanesischen Behörden, die (von der UNO markierte) Demarkationslinie zu respektieren und alle mögliche Angriffe darüber hinaus zu verhindern", betonte Milos Strugar, Berater des Kommandeurs der UN-Truppen in Libanon. weiterlesen >>>


Probe into alleged massacre by Tamil Tigers (Sri Lanka)

(30.05.2006)

According to police, the searches and investigations are proceeding slowly from fear of the presence of anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>