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Kambodscha: Zwei Kinder sterben bei Explosionsunfällen

(24.02.2014)

Im Norden Kambodscha fällt ein Kind einer nicht-explodierten Granate zum Opfer, im Westen stirbt ein Kind durch eine Antifahrzeugmine. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Landminenunfall tötet eine Frau

(23.02.2014)

Im Nord-Osten Pakistans trifft ein Fahrzeug mit acht Insassen auf eine Landmine. Eine Frau wurde getötet, die anderen schwer verwundet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Regierung erklärt Hemdayit Region als frei von Minen

(23.02.2014)

Im Osten Sudans wurden geräumte Flächen feierlich der lokalen Bevölkerung übergeben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Tschad: Antipersonenminen töten neun Menschen und verletzen fünfzehn

(20.02.2014)

Am morgen des 10. Februars fährt eine Gruppe von Menschen in ein Antipersonenminenfeld bei Wour. Eine tragische Verkettung der Ereignisse lässt neun Menschen sterben und fünfzehn zum Teil schwer Verletzte zurück. weiterlesen >>>


Landminen und Blindgänger weltweit

(20.02.2014)

Landminen, Streubomben Blindgänger - Jahrzehnte nach dem Ende von Konflikten töten und verstümmeln diese perfiden Waffen immer noch Zivilisten. weiterlesen >>>


Europa/Kroatien: Runder Tisch über Minenaktion

(20.02.2014)

Als Mitglied der Europäischen Union setzt Kroatien humanitäre Minenaktionsprogramme auf die politische Agenda Europas. Im Europäischen Parlament tagt ein Runder Tisch über Minenaktion in Kroatien. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Menschenrechtsorganisation: Syrien setzt stärkere Streubomben ein

(19.02.2014)

HRW verurteilt Angriffe mit "entsetzlicher" Munition weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Berichte über erneuten Streubombeneinsatz

(19.02.2014)

Die US-amerikanische Organisation Human Rights Watch berichtet über erneute Einsätze von Streubomben durch die Regierungstruppen im Norden Syriens. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Wave of insurgent attacks continues in AFGHANISTAN

(23.05.2006)

Several roadside bombs and landmines were defused or exploded without causing casualties on Monday in the north, in Khost and in the neighbouring province of Paktia, Stanizai said. weiterlesen >>>


Black-owned company launches new military vehicle

(23.05.2006)

Black-owned defence company Ivema on Tuesday launched a new military vehicle at the Gerotek test range outside Pretoria. This new generation mine-protected armoured personnel carrier (APC) called Gila is aimed at both the export market and the requirements of the South African forces, which are facing increasing deployments to secure peace and security on the continent. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA mine blasts kill 3 government forces

(23.05.2006)

Two mine blasts in northern Sri Lanka killed three government forces and injured a policeman Wednesday, after the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels ruled out direct talks with the president to prevent a return to full-scale civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Kenro Izu Photographs at the Maine Museum of Art

(23.05.2006)

Izu's photography of Angkor also brought him close to the suffering of Cambodian children whose limbs had been shattered by land mines. He helped establish a free-care hospital for those children, and has supported it with proceeds from the sale of his photographs through an organization he set up called Friends without a Border. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 2 Sri Lanka soldiers, 1 policeman (Sri Lanka)

(23.05.2006)

An anti-personnel mine exploded in a northern Sri Lanka town Wednesday, killing two government soldiers and a policeman, the area's police chief said. weiterlesen >>>


Karsai ordnet Untersuchung von US-Luftangriff an (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.05.2006)

Erneut 15 Tote bei Kämpfen mit Taliban In der Nähe von Kabul fielen vier Mitarbeiter einer örtlichen Hilfsorganisation einem Anschlag zum Opfer. Auf einer häufig von Ausländern benutzten Straße, rund 40 Kilometer westlich der Hauptstadt, explodierte am Montag eine Landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast in Machh town in SW PAKISTAN

(23.05.2006)

The Sui administration has arrested four persons belonging to Kalpar tribe, a sub-section of Bugti tribe, on the charge of planting land-mines between Sui and Dera Bugti towns. Kalpar tribe is considered friendly to the administration and hostile to Nawab Bugti. weiterlesen >>>


BOZENA 4 MINE CLEARANCE FLAIL MACHINE TO BE DELIVERED TO AZERBAIJAN (AZERBAIJAN )

(23.05.2006)

BOZENA 4 mine clearance flail machine (B4 MCFM) of the Way Industry company will be delivered to Azerbaijan May 29, according to press service of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola/Benguela: NGO upgrades teachers on landmines danger

(23.05.2006)

Benguela, 05/23 - The International Humanitarian Organisation (IHO ), promoted on 18-19 of the current month, in Bocoio district, south-western Benguela Province, a training action on danger of land mines and explosive devices, directed to 22 teachers from primary schools.  weiterlesen >>>


Elephant injured by land mine in Thailand (Thailand)

(23.05.2006)

A 29-year-old female elephant who lost most of her left foot when she stepped on a land mine three years ago has been put to sleep because of deteriorating health, a statement said Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Blast hits police patrol in Kashmir

(23.05.2006)

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants set off a landmine as a police patrol passed the home of a hardline Kashmiri separatist on Tuesday, the eve of a visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the region. weiterlesen >>>


Tiger guerrillas kill three security forces personnel as Norwegians strive to save a crumbling truce. (SRI LANKA)

(23.05.2006)

Colombo, 25 May, (Asiantribune.com): Tamil Tiger guerrillas exploded a claymore mine killing three security forces personnel in the North and attacked an army forward defence line in the East as two key Norwegian peace brokers are due in the island to save the ceasefire agreement hit by the worst level of violence since its inception. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan soldiers in Kenya on demining course (Kenya)

(23.05.2006)

A group of soldiers from the Sudanese army and their former southern rebel foes began training together in Kenya on Tuesday to learn how to clear landmines they laid during 21 years of civil war. A member of the Swiss Foundation for Demining (FSD) team surveys an area near Rumbek, January 2005, to retrieve landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka mine blasts kill 3 government forces (Sri Lanka)

(23.05.2006)

Two mine blasts in northern Sri Lanka killed three government forces and injured a policeman Wednesday, after the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels ruled out direct talks with the president to prevent a return to full-scale civil war. The first anti-personnel mine exploded in the government-held town of Vavuniya on the frontier with rebel-held territory. The area's police chief, Gamini Silva, said two soldiers and a policemen were killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Outrage after US strike kills civilians in AFGHANISTAN

(23.05.2006)

Also yesterday, three health workers and their driver were killed by a landmine near the capital, Kabul.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast hits security patrol in Indian KASHMIR

(23.05.2006)

Witnesses had earlier said the target was a police patrol and the blast caused by a landmine. The explosion occurred on the road to the airport, outside the home of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has refused to meet Singh. weiterlesen >>>


Kenro Izu Photographs at the Maine Museum of Art

(23.05.2006)

Izu's photography of Angkor also brought him close to the suffering of Cambodian children whose limbs had been shattered by land mines. He helped establish a free-care hospital for those children, and has supported it with proceeds from the sale of his photographs through an organization he set up called Friends without a Border.  weiterlesen >>>


"Jugendliche beim Jagdausflug durch Landmine getötet" (Sri Lanka)

(23.05.2006)

Am Sonntag wurde ein 15 jähriger Schüler und sein 25 jähriger Begleiter, die in einen von den Befreiungstigern kontrollierten Dschungel in Periya Pandivirichan jagen waren, bei einen Landminenanschlag von einer Untereinheit der Srilankischen Armee SLA getötet. weiterlesen >>>


Karsai ordnet Untersuchung von US-Luftangriff an (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.05.2006)

Erneut 15 Tote bei Kämpfen mit Taliban  weiterlesen >>>


Sudanese Refugee Repatriation Faces New Challenges (SUDAN)

(23.05.2006)

Reports said the autonomous government of South Sudan had set itself a target of repatriating another half million displaced people during the dry seasons of 2006,, but the U.N. has asked authorities to downscale the program in the face of serious logistical problems such as land mines, insecurity and obsolete infrastructure. weiterlesen >>>


Claymore attack on SLA vehicle in Jaffna, policeman wounded

(23.05.2006)

Unidentified attackers exploded a Claymore mine targeting a Sri Lanka Army vehicle on Nallur Temple Road in Jaffna Wednesday afternoon.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine sparks evacuation at dump (AUSTRALIA)

(23.05.2006)

POLICE in Central Queensland have evacuated a rubbish dump following the discovery of an anti-personnel mine. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan soldiers in KENYA on demining course

(23.05.2006)

May 23, 2006, (NAIROBI) - A group of soldiers from the Sudanese army and their former southern rebel foes began training together in Kenya on Tuesday to learn how to clear landmines they laid during 21 years of civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive find (AUSTRALIA)

(23.05.2006)

24.05.2006, TWENTY people were evacuated from the Bayersville dump about 3pm yesterday when a Claymore anti-personnel mine was discovered and reported to police. weiterlesen >>>


Passage to Baghdad (IRAQ)

(23.05.2006)

Death can come around through chance or design, as a result of a bullet, a planted mine, TNT or a hand-grenade. No-one can tell where, why or when someone might be killed. Tens of bombs explode on a daily basis in the streets, shops and public places of Iraq, causing dozens of casualties. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills 2 Sri Lanka soldiers, 1 policeman(SRI LANKA)

(23.05.2006)

An anti-personnel mine exploded in a northern Sri Lanka town Wednesday, killing two government soldiers and a policeman, the area's police chief said. weiterlesen >>>


ALGERIA army out to get gunmen

(23.05.2006)

A source said, the army managed to dismantle bombs and mines planted by the gunmen to prevent the troops' advance and destroyed hideouts for the gunmen in which they seized ammunition and food stuffs.  weiterlesen >>>


Norwegian peace envoys to visit SRI LANKA

(23.05.2006)

The military said Tuesday that they found two powerful anti-personnel mines hidden in bushes in the northern Jaffna peninsula, a traditional ethnic Tamil homeland. The government has blamed the Tamil Tigers for a series of mine explosions that have killed dozens of security personnel since April. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast in Machh town in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(23.05.2006)

The Sui administration has arrested four persons belonging to Kalpar tribe, a sub-section of Bugti tribe, on the charge of planting land-mines between Sui and Dera Bugti towns. Kalpar tribe is considered friendly to the administration and hostile to Nawab Bugti. weiterlesen >>>


Passage to Baghdad (IRAQ)

(23.05.2006)

Death can come around through chance or design, as a result of a bullet, a planted mine, TNT or a hand-grenade. No-one can tell where, why or when someone might be killed. Tens of bombs explode on a daily basis in the streets, shops and public places of Iraq, causing dozens of casualties. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive find (AUSTRALIA)

(23.05.2006)

TWENTY people were evacuated from the Bayersville dump about 3pm yesterday when a Claymore anti-personnel mine was discovered and reported to police.  weiterlesen >>>


Mills to donate settlement cash to landmine charity: Spokesperson

(23.05.2006)

A representative of Heather Mills has said most of any money she wins in a divorce settlement from estranged husband Paul McCartney will be donated to her landmine charity.  weiterlesen >>>


Mills to donate settlement cash to landmine charity: Spokesperson

(23.05.2006)

A representative of Heather Mills has said most of any money she wins in a divorce settlement from estranged husband Paul McCartney will be donated to her landmine charity. weiterlesen >>>


Elephant injured by land mine in THAILAND

(23.05.2006)

A 29-year-old female elephant who lost most of her left foot when she stepped on a land mine three years ago has been put to sleep because of deteriorating health, a statement said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


SOMALILAND: Time for African Union Leadership

(23.05.2006)

Somaliland has made notable progress in building peace, security and constitutional democracy within its de facto borders. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people have returned home, tens of thousands of landmines have been removed and destroyed, and clan militias have been integrated into unified police and military forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudanese Refugee Repatriation Faces New Challenges (SUDAN)

(23.05.2006)

Reports said the autonomous government of South Sudan had set itself a target of repatriating another half million displaced people during the dry seasons of 2006,, but the U.N. has asked authorities to downscale the program in the face of serious logistical problems such as land mines, insecurity and obsolete infrastructure. weiterlesen >>>


Sinai rebel 'received Palestinian training' (EGYPT)

(23.05.2006)

A group, named by the authorities as Tawhid wal Jihad (One God and Jihad), had used explosives from landmines left in the Sinai desert for their bombs, the statement said weiterlesen >>>


Blast hits security patrol in Indian Kashmir (Kashmir)

(23.05.2006)

Witnesses had earlier said the target was a police patrol and the blast caused by a landmine. The explosion occurred on the road to the airport, outside the home of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has refused to meet Singh.Srinagar, India - A suicide bomber blew himself up as an Indian security patrol passed the home of a hardline Kashmiri separatist on Tuesday, the eve of a visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the region, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine sparks evacuation at dump (AUSTRALIA)

(23.05.2006)

POLICE in Central Queensland have evacuated a rubbish dump following the discovery of an anti-personnel mine. weiterlesen >>>


Reebok Honors Four With Human Rights Award (U.S.A.)

(23.05.2006)

Khurram Pervez started out his college education in Kashmir planning to be a journalist. But a landmine placed on a road he was traveling in 2004, while serving as an election monitor, changed those plans. Two friends traveling with him died in the blast. Khurram lost his leg. That was when he became a full time advocate for peace and non-violence in Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Tiger guerrillas kill three security forces personnel as Norwegians strive to save a crumbling truce. (SRI LANKA)

(23.05.2006)

Colombo: Tamil Tiger guerrillas exploded a claymore mine killing three security forces personnel in the North and attacked an army forward defence line in the East as two key Norwegian peace brokers are due in the island to save the ceasefire agreement hit by the worst level of violence since its inception.  weiterlesen >>>


19 killed in Afghan attacks (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.05.2006)

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Tuesday, 23 May 2006,: 17.12 CET) ' Nineteen people have been killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday as a recent upsurge in violence continues, the Associated Press (AP) reports. According to officials, three policemen and 12 Taliban militants were killed in an ambush on a police patrol in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


BOZENA 4 MINE CLEARANCE FLAIL MACHINE TO BE DELIVERED TO AZERBAIJAN

(23.05.2006)

BOZENA 4 mine clearance flail machine (B4 MCFM) of the Way Industry company will be delivered to Azerbaijan May 29, according to press service of the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action.  weiterlesen >>>


Claymore attack on SLA vehicle in Jaffna, policeman wounded

(23.05.2006)

Unidentified attackers exploded a Claymore mine targeting a Sri Lanka Army vehicle on Nallur Temple Road in Jaffna Wednesday afternoon. A policeman was wounded, SLA sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Wave of insurgent attacks continues in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(22.05.2006)

Several roadside bombs and landmines were defused or exploded without causing casualties on Monday in the north, in Khost and in the neighbouring province of Paktia, Stanizai said.  weiterlesen >>>


Sinai rebel 'received Palestinian training' (EGYPT)

(22.05.2006)

A group, named by the authorities as Tawhid wal Jihad (One God and Jihad), had used explosives from landmines left in the Sinai desert for their bombs, the statement said.Cairo - A man named by the Egyptian authorities as a member of a group behind bomb attacks in the Sinai peninsula received weapons and bomb-making training in the Palestinian territories, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Algeria army out to get gunmen (Algeria)

(22.05.2006)

A source said, the army managed to dismantle bombs and mines planted by the gunmen to prevent the troops' advance and destroyed hideouts for the gunmen in which they seized ammunition and food stuffs.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola/Benguela: NGO upgrades teachers on landmines danger

(22.05.2006)

Benguela, 05/23 - The International Humanitarian Organisation (IHO ), promoted on 18-19 of the current month, in Bocoio district, south-western Benguela Province, a training action on danger of land mines and explosive devices, directed to 22 teachers from primary schools. weiterlesen >>>


SOMALILAND: Time for African Union Leadership

(22.05.2006)

Somaliland has made notable progress in building peace, security and constitutional democracy within its de facto borders. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people have returned home, tens of thousands of landmines have been removed and destroyed, and clan militias have been integrated into unified police and military forces. weiterlesen >>>


Reebok Honors Four With Human Rights Award (U.S.A.)

(21.05.2006)

Khurram Pervez started out his college education in Kashmir planning to be a journalist. But a landmine placed on a road he was traveling in 2004, while serving as an election monitor, changed those plans. Two friends traveling with him died in the blast. Khurram lost his leg. That was when he became a full time advocate for peace and non-violence in Kashmir.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine attack kills 2 soldiers, injures 1 in E. SRI LANKA

(16.05.2006)

COLOMBO, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Two soldiers were killed, one was injured Wednesday morning in a Claymore mine attack carried out by suspected Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka's eastern district of Polonnaruwa, said the military.  weiterlesen >>>


GUINEA-BISSAU: UN launches emergency appeal after fighting in north

(16.05.2006)

Dakar, 16 May 2006 (IRIN) - United Nations agencies on Tuesday launched a joint appeal for over US $3.6 m to help some 20,000 people in northern Guinea Bissau made vulnerable by fighting between Guinea Bissau military and rebels from neighbouring Senegal.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines found in Vishakapatanam (INDIA)

(16.05.2006)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 (Vishakapatanam): Police in Vishakapatanam have found up to 50 pressure mines in areas where Naxalite rebel movements are reported. weiterlesen >>>


JF-17 thunders through (PAKISTAN / CHINA)

(16.05.2006)

May 16 (THE NATION): The fourth prototype (PT-4) of the JF-17 Thunder aircraft, jointly produced by China and Pakistan, successfully completed its inaugural flight in Chengdu in China on May 10, 2006, proving its credibility to meet the needs of both the countries.Flights of the earlier prototypes focused on operational flight capabilities; PT-4's trial flight was aimed at testing the aircraft's weapon systems. weiterlesen >>>


Car bombing kills 7 in southern Russia

(16.05.2006)

May 17 2006, 13:01 ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) - A car packed with powerful explosives blew up on a road in southern Russia on Wednesday, killing seven people including a high-level regional police official in what authorities said may have been a suicide bombing. weiterlesen >>>


ASP injured in land mine blasts, Collector, SP escape unhurt (INDIA)

(16.05.2006)

Raipur, May 17: An Additional Superintendent of Police was injured in land mine blasts triggered by Naxalites in Bastar region today, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE MACC Weekly Update 16 May 2006

(16.05.2006)

A Special Report on the activities held at the UNMEE MACC Compound on the MACC Open Day - 5 May 2006 MACC Open Day 5 May 2006  weiterlesen >>>


Suicide attack on car of U.N. Afghan mine agency (AFGHANISTAN)

(16.05.2006)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attacker in Afghanistan rammed a car packed with explosives into a vehicle of a U.N. mine-clearing agency on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding the agency driver, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Obstacles limit return of south SUDAN displaced

(16.05.2006)

May 17, 2006 (KHARTOUM) - A year and a half after Sudan's north-south peace deal, ambitious plans for the return of millions of displaced people are being quashed by a host of physical and financial obstacles. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion rocks Nushki (PAKISTAN)

(16.05.2006)

QUETTA, May 16: Nushki town was rocked by a powerful explosion close to the office of Afghan refugee organisation on Tuesday. A wall of the office was damaged while windowpanes of AFO office and nearby buildings were smashed. However, no casualty was reported. weiterlesen >>>


Fliegerbombe in Sankt Petersburg entdeckt (RUSSLAND)

(16.05.2006)

SANKT PETERSBURG, 16. Mai (RIA Novosti). Auf dem Gelände eines Privatunternehmens in Sankt Petersburg ist gestern bei Erdarbeiten eine 200 Kilogramm-Bombe aus der Zeit des Großen Vaterländischen Krieges entdeckt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Four killed in renewed SRI LANKA violence

(16.05.2006)

17/05/2006 - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated two mines in eastern Sri Lanka today, killing two soldiers and a policeman, the military said, in continuing violence that threatens to push the island nation back into civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Black Market Missiles

(16.05.2006)

May 17, 2006: The monitoring of black market arms deals indicates that some Spanish made C90-CR anti-tank weapons are available.  weiterlesen >>>


Bewährung für falsche Züchter (DEUTSCHLAND / MOSAMBIK)

(16.05.2006)

Die drei verhinderten Geflügelzüchter, die sich in Mosambik auf Kosten der deutschen Steuerzahler eine Hühnerfarm bauen wollten, sind an diesem Dienstag zu Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Gas pipeline blown up in PAKISTAN, three killed

(16.05.2006)

May 17, 2006 QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fighting for more autonomy blew up a natural gas pipeline in Pakistan's troubled southwest on Wednesday, killing a girl and wounding her mother and another relative, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Zwölf Zivilisten bei Angriff im Westen Indiens getötet

(16.05.2006)

Delhi. DPA/SDA/baz. Bei einem Anschlag mutmasslicher maoistischer Rebellen im westindischen Bundesstaat Maharashtra sind am Dienstag mindestens zwölf Zivilisten getötet worden. Nach Angaben eines Polizeichefs waren sie zufällige Opfer. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan schoolgirls attacked, six wounded (AFGHANISTAN)

(16.05.2006)

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suspected Taliban insurgents tossed a crude bomb into an Afghan girls' classroom, wounding a teacher and five students, a headmaster and police said on Tuesday. Taliban have launched numerous attacks on schools as part of an intensified insurgency that has produced some of the worst levels of violence since the end of Taliban rule in 2001. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban hunted after fierce battle (AFGHANISTAN)

(15.05.2006)

A French army engineer was killed during de-mining operations north of the Kabul airport, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Monday. And two Canadian soldiers were wounded when their convoy hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, force spokesman Maj. Quentin Innis said.  weiterlesen >>>


Claymore explosion in Trinco injures SLA soldier (SRI LANKA)

(15.05.2006)

One soldier of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) lost one of his legs in a claymore explosion that took place Tuesday morning around 8.30 a.m. in Puliyankulam area in Uppuveli Police division in Trincomalee district. This incident took place when a group of SLA soldiers were engaged in road clearing patrol, according to Uppuveli Police.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine found in McKinney backyard (USA)

(15.05.2006)

A landmine found in a McKinney family's backyard sent bomb detection crews to the home Monday night. The crew continued working into the night on disposing the landmine safely in the 1100 block of Westmoreland.  weiterlesen >>>


War debris treaty to come into force in November (Switzerland)

(15.05.2006)

GENEVA (Reuters) - A global treaty aimed at cleaning up unexploded munitions -- which kill and maim civilians, aid workers and peacekeepers long after wars end -- will come into force in November, officials said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Explosive experts move mortar bomb to safety (KUWAIT)

(15.05.2006)

KUWAIT CITY: Explosive experts recently rushed to a location in Al-Bida'a and moved to safety a mortar bomb which was discovered by a resident in the area, reports Al-Anba daily.  weiterlesen >>>


KTEN EXCLUSIVE: Local Marine Killed in Iraq (USA)

(15.05.2006)

A local marine serving in Iraq has died. He was a US Marine from Marietta, Oklahoma. The family was notified early Sunday morning that their son was killed when his Hum-vee struck a landmine. KTEN was granted the only interview with the Love County family today...a family trying to cope with their loss.  weiterlesen >>>


Tories want to extend Afghan mission to 2009 (CANADA)

(15.05.2006)

On the day two Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan were wounded in a roadside bomb, there is word the Conservative government is planning to extend Canada's mission in the country by two years. "The Conservative cabinet has been talking about extending the mission until February 2009," said CTV's Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife.  weiterlesen >>>


Sans legs, New Zealander conquers Mt Everest (NEPAL)

(15.05.2006)

Wellington: A New Zealand man whose legs were severed below the knees after suffering frostbite more than two decades ago became the first double amputee to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain. He has been spurred on by the fact the expedition is expected to raise several hundred thousand dollars for a Cambodian centre that provides rehabilitation for landmine amputees, polio victims and others. weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA rebel leader says Tigers are ready for resumption of war

(15.05.2006)

One person was killed and two policemen were injured Tuesday in two anti-personnel mine blasts intended for a Sri Lankan army convoy, the military said. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- A senior Tamil Tiger rebel leader said Tuesday that surging violence in Sri Lanka has turned into a "low-intensity war," and his guerrillas are ready if the nation plunges back into full-scale civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese Foreign Minister: UN draft resolution over Lebanon and Syria should condemn Israeli aggressions (LEBANON)

(15.05.2006)

Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salukh said the new UN draft resolution over Lebanon and Syria should condemn Israeli violations, its continued occupation of Lebanese territories, its detention of Lebanese citizens as hostages, and not cooperating with the United Nations in handing over the maps of the mines the Israeli occupation planted in Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Palästinensischer Waffenschmuggel über den Seeweg leichter als über Land (ÄGYPTEN / ISRAEL)

(15.05.2006)

Zum zweiten Mal innerhalb von zwei Wochen hatte die Marine am Sonntag vor dem Gazastreifen ein palästinensisches Schmuggelschiff gestoppt. An Bord befanden sich unter anderem 450 Kilogramm Sprengstoff. Neben dem TNT hatte es Teile von Minen geladen. weiterlesen >>>


Terrorists Kill Iraqi Civilians; Coalition Kills, Detains More Terrorists (IRAQ)

(15.05.2006)

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2006 ' Terrorists killed 14 Iraqi citizens and injured at least six others in an attack today in western Baghdad. In other news, coalition forces raided a terrorist safe haven near Julaybah yesterday, killing three terrorists and detaining four suspects, officials in Iraq reported today. weiterlesen >>>


INDIA rebels attack wedding group

(15.05.2006)

BOMBAY, May 16 (UPI) -- Twelve wedding party guests were killed Tuesday in central India when their van exploded as it hit a landmine allegedly planted by local Maoist rebels.  weiterlesen >>>


Three electricity towers blown up in Mastong (PAKISTAN)

(14.05.2006)

Security personnel defused seven landmines and 2 rocket launchers planted near by road while recovered seven Kilograms explosive materials in Kot Habib, area of Dera Bugti. weiterlesen >>>


Covering chaos : Journalists struggle to work effectively amidst fighting in MOGADISHU

(14.05.2006)

During the latest fighting by the warring groups in the capital, a landmine was buried on the road leading to the headquarters of NUSOJ. It was removed before anyone could be injured. weiterlesen >>>


Terror toll: 15 children in 10 days (TURKEY)

(14.05.2006)

Before the pain aroused when 11 schoolchildren were injured by a terrorist ambush two weeks ago had a chance to ease, another bomb attack allegedly carried out by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) one day before Mother's Day claimed four more children, giving more sorrow to mothers and bringing unavoidable questions as to whether defenseless children are becoming primary targets of terror.  weiterlesen >>>


Arms cache recovered in Paktika (AFGHANISTAN)

(14.05.2006)

KABUL, May 14: Coalition forces and Afghan National Army (ANA) Sunday claimed recovering weapons cache in Urgon district of the southeastern Paktika province. weiterlesen >>>


Refugees brave mines, malaria to flee MYANMAR junta

(14.05.2006)

NEAR THE SALWEEN RIVER, Myanmar (Reuters) - Ta Kler Too was two weeks old when he had to go through his first minefield. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast near Indo-Pak border in J&K (INDIA)

(14.05.2006)

JAMMU: A landmine blast, on Monday, left one person injured near the Indo-Pak border in Akhnoor, 35km from here, official sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


NEPAL's hidden tragedy: Children caught in the conflict

(14.05.2006)

Caught in the violence that has plagued the country for over 10 years, Nepal's children have become the often-overlooked victims of the ongoing strife, their plight exacerbated by poverty and abuse. Schools in conflict-affected areas have been used for political meetings and enforced indoctrination sessions, have been bombed or attacked, and some have been turned into barracks.  weiterlesen >>>


Militant base destroyed in CHECHNYA

(14.05.2006)

A hand anti-tank grenade launcher, a landmine and hand grenades were seized during the detention. MOSCOW. May 15 (Interfax-AVN) - A militant base has been destroyed in Chechnya's Vedeno district, the Regional Operations Headquarters' press center told Interfax on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four persons injured in mine blast in Samba (INDIA)

(13.05.2006)

Four persons were injured when a landmine exploded in a field of a villager in border area of Samba sector on Saturday, police source said in Jammu.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosion kills two children, wounds another in Pakistani tribal agency (PAKISTAN)

(13.05.2006)

ISLAMABAD, May 13 (KUNA) -- Two minors were killed and another critically wounded Saturday in a landmine explosion in Pakistani tribal agency of Bajaur, bordering Afghanistan, said security officials. weiterlesen >>>


Navy seizes explosives off Gaza shore (EGYPT / ISRAEL)

(13.05.2006)

Navy ship intercepts boat carrying explosives trying to make its way from Egyptian territorial waters to Gaza Strip; 8 sacks containing explosives retrieved from under water. Navy divers retreated eight bags full of explosives and landmines soon after the arrest. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian police launch manhunt for blast suspects (ETHIOPIA)

(13.05.2006)

Addis Ababa had been hit by at least 11 explosions, some attributed to grenades, others to landmines, since January, including five in one day in March that killed one person on a bus and wounded 15. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan police battle Taliban, at least five dead (AFGHANISTAN)

(13.05.2006)

In a separate incident, six people -- three of them policemen -- were wounded in the northern province of Baghlan in a roadside blast. Police said they were trying to clear a landmine found beside a road when a second went off.  weiterlesen >>>


PAKISTAN arrests 22 over police school blasts

(13.05.2006)

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 13, 2006 (AFP) - Twenty-two people have been arrested over the landmine blasts that killed six at a police training school in southwestern Pakistan this week, a senior officer said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


INDIA : 2 govt officials injured in naxalite blast

(12.05.2006)

Jagdalpur, May 13 (UNI) Two government officials were injured in a landmine blast triggered by naxalites at Bijapur Gangalur road in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said today. weiterlesen >>>


Honour peacekeepers with sale (CANADA)

(12.05.2006)

Host a yard or garage sale to honour Canadian peacekeepers. Clear out the basement, clear landmines and get a tax receipt.  weiterlesen >>>


4 Turkish soldiers killed in clash with PKK (TURKEY)

(12.05.2006)

The clash erupted around Kupeli Mountain of the Kurdish-dominated Sirnak province on Friday, one day after a soldier was killed after stepping on a landmine planted by the PKK near border with Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Miscreant abduct 7-member of Missuri Tribe in Dera Bugti (PAKISTAN)

(12.05.2006)

QUETTA: Unknown armed men kidnapped seven members of a Missouri Tribe at gun point in Dera Bugti while security forces have recovered two rocket and a anti-tank landmine in Sangsila area of Dera Bugti Saturday, official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Congregation forced to debate investments (ENGLAND)

(12.05.2006)

OUSU President Emma Norris and the SRI Campaign Co-Chair Richard Ollerhead have criticised the Charter for not protecting against companies which bring about human rights abuses. weiterlesen >>>


Two landmines recovered (INDIA)

(12.05.2006)

VISAKHAPATNAM: A police party, which was conducting combing operations on Friday, recovered two landmines laid on the pathway at Kampamanupakalu village of GK Veedhi mandal.  weiterlesen >>>