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Oman bestätigt Beitritt zum Verbot von Antipersonenminen

(26.03.2014)

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


Minenopfer: Zwei, die mit Prothese leben

(26.03.2014)

Der Hamburger Mario Galla modelt – trotz Handicap. In Kambodscha ermutigte er junge Menschen, die mit ähnlichen Behinderungen leben müssen. weiterlesen >>>


Minenopfer: Zwei, die mit Prothese leben

(21.03.2014)

Der Hamburger Mario Galla modelt – trotz Handicap. In Kambodscha ermutigte er junge Menschen, die mit ähnlichen Behinderungen leben müssen. weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Besuch des norwegischen Königspaar in Vietnam

(21.03.2014)

Haakon und Mette-Marit von Norwegen beim Fussballspiel mit Schulkindern. Die Idylle täuscht. Das Feld, auf dem sich die Royals am Donnerstag aufhalten, ist gerade erst von Blindgängern und Minen geräumt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Oman bestätigt Beitritt zum Verbot von Antipersonenminen

(19.03.2014)

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


Philippinien: Kompensation für Minenopfer

(18.03.2014)

Vertreter der Linken in den Philippinien verprechen Kompensationsleistungen für zivile Opfer eines Landmineangriffes der kommunistischen Rebellen in Davao del Sur. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Niederländische Banken nehmen Abstand von Streumunition-Investor

(18.03.2014)

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


Russland/Ukraine: Berichte über den Einsatz von Landminen

(10.03.2014)

Die Internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen fordert Russland auf, Berichte über den Einsatz von Landminen durch russische Truppen auf der Krim aufzuklären und den Einsatz von Antipersonenminen sofort zu stoppen, falls sich diese Berichte bestätigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indefinite hartal, curfew paralyse Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

(08.05.2006)

An indefinite hartal called by the LTTE's front organisations, and a 16-hour curfew imposed by the district authorities brought life to a standstill in Jaffna on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Al-Qaida Video Purports To Show Attacks

(08.05.2006)

CAIRO, Egypt -- An alleged al-Qaida videotape broadcast Monday on Arab television purported to show roadside bomb attacks on U.S. and Afghan forces in a violent Afghan region bordering Pakistan. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat pooh-poohs Anton Balasingham as an adventurist and immature Chief Negotiator (Sri Lanka)

(08.05.2006)

Civilian populated areas in the North and the East exposing Tamil civilians to extreme danger both in the face of the claymore mine and grenade explosions as well as in any cross-fire between the security forces and the LTTE operatives in the vicinity. weiterlesen >>>


Karen relief worker killed by landmine (Burma)

(08.05.2006)

Karen relief worker and camera man for the Free Burma Rangers Saw Mu was killed after stepping on a landmine in Muthraw district, Karen State last Thursday, according the group. In a statement released today, FBR -- a grassroots relief group operating in Karen State -- said the landmine that killed Saw Mu had been laid by the Burmese military.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine dating to Iraq invasion injures shepherd in Wafra (Kuwait)

(07.05.2006)

KUWAIT: A Bangladeshi expatriate was transferred to the intensive care unit at Adan Hospital after he was seriously injured after a landmine exploded while he was herding cattle in Wafra. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban seek armour buster (Afghanistan)

(07.05.2006)

Frustrated by the inability to destroy Canadian fighting vehicles weiterlesen >>>


Anschläge, Tote, Unruhen (Irak)

(07.05.2006)

In Basra und Bagdad eskaliert erneut die Gewalt. Doch Attentate, ein Hubschrauberabsturz und Angriffe auf britische Soldaten lassen George W. Bush nicht am Krieg zweifelnAuch in Bagdad kamen nach einem Anschlag neun Menschen ums Leben. weiterlesen >>>


Loti gas Pipeline blasted in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(07.05.2006)

QUETTA: The situation in Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts continue to be explosive and the rocket attacks, laying of landmines and the gas pipelines have become daily routine. weiterlesen >>>


Veteran Hizb commander killed in Encounter, Says Police; In Custody, Alleges HM (Kashmir)

(07.05.2006)

Srinagar: Five persons including a prominent commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, two released militants, and two civilians were killed in separate incidents across the state since Saturday evening. One person was injured in the meantime.  weiterlesen >>>


Rats trained for front-line role in landmine search (Colombia)

(07.05.2006)

COLOMBIA, awash with landmines as its civil conflict enters its 43rd year, is developing a new weapon to detect explosives: rats.  weiterlesen >>>


Karzai saddened by copter crash, killing of Italians (Afghanistan)

(07.05.2006)

KABUL- President Hamid Karzai has expressed shock over the helicopter crash in Kunar that resulted in the killing of 10 US soldiers. He also condemned the landmine explosion outside Kabul that killed two Italian peacekeepers and injured four others on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Arakan Rohingya's appeal to UN Security Council to safeguard the Burmese civilians. (Burma)

(07.05.2006)

Arakan, Burma, 08 May: Arakan Rohingya National Organisation has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to take urgent action to stop attacks on civilians by the Burmese Army and provide 'human security' to the people of Burma.  weiterlesen >>>


U of A scientits join war against landmines (USA/ Canada)

(07.05.2006)

OTTAWA -- Researchers working for the Canadian and U.S. militaries, including some in Edmonton, are making progress in developing genetically modified plants that could help people avoid death and injury from landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blasts kill three in Pakistan (Pakistan)

(07.05.2006)

At least three people were killed in separate incidents of landmine blasts in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Sunday, a government official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Hartsdale resident helps protect 19 million refugees

(07.05.2006)

Insurgents have planted land mines along the road from the Moyo refugee camp in Uganda to southern Sudan, where many of the camp's residents hope to return to their villages. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian soldiers face down bombs, suicide attacks in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(07.05.2006)

KANDAHAR AIR BASE: The soldiers saw a man in a vehicle move his hand towards something that looked like a switch. But as the Canadians prepared to open fire, he exploded his car bomb, one soldier remembers. "It was in the middle of Kandahar," capital of the province with the same name, said the soldier with the 12th Canadian Armoured Regiment.  weiterlesen >>>


Crash kills 10 troops (Afghanistan)

(06.05.2006)

Helicopter goes down near Pakistan border  weiterlesen >>>


Two Kashmiris surrender (Kashmir)

(06.05.2006)

Two top militants of pro-Pakistan Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami (HuJI) outfit on Saturday surrendered with arms and ammunition before the security forces in Kishtwar tehsil of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police official said in Jammu.  weiterlesen >>>


Ghazni police chief escapes mine blast (Afghanistan)

(05.05.2006)

GHAZNI CITY: Police chief of the southern Ghazni province Friday escaped a mine blast while on way from the central capital Kabul to the province, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Religious scholar among three killed in Helmand (Afghanistan)

(05.05.2006)

LASHKARGAH- A religious scholar and close relative of a former provincial governor and member of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) was killed along two others in a landmine explosion in the southern Helmand province on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Still haunted by demons (Sri Lanka)

(05.05.2006)

Violence has begun to shake this island once more and there's an air of impending disaster. The Tamil Tigers deny they're behind a recent series of suicide bomb attacks, but that's long been their calling card The guide books say the beach at Uppuveli is the finest on Sri Lanka's east coast. The setting is the stuff of tropical island paradise, a curve of white sand with palm trees and emerald water. weiterlesen >>>


Lanka troops attack Tamil Tiger targets (Sri Lanka)

(05.05.2006)

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's navy and air force hit Tamil Tiger targets on land and sea in the island's northwest yesterday, officials said, while a policeman died in a fragmentation mine attack, further straining a battered 2002 ceasefire. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Remain a Threat (South Asia)

(05.05.2006)

The landmine crisis is one of the most urgent and critical crises facing South Asia today. Landmines continue to jeopardise the security of the people in the region because it has paralyzed the countries. And the most disturbing fact is that majority of landmine victims are civilians and women. weiterlesen >>>


Local authorities investing over £700m in arms trade

(05.05.2006)

Almost all local authorities in Britain hold investments in the world's largest weapons companies, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. weiterlesen >>>


Controversial mayor protests attack on schoolbus (Turkey)

(05.05.2006)

No matter what your political perspective is, attacks against children should be condemned, said controversial Diyarbakir Mayor Osman Baydemir, who on Friday spoke out against the mine blast in Hakkari targeting a service bus full of children.  weiterlesen >>>


LTTE chief snubs Japanese envoy (Sri Lanka)

(05.05.2006)

The top leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels is reported to have turned down a request to meet a Japanese envoy who arrived in the country to try to end spiralling violence that has pushed it back towards civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Aussie soldier wounded in AFGHANISTAN (Afghanistan)

(04.05.2006)

An Australian special forces trooper has been wounded in action in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. helping to coordinate mine-clearing operation in Colombia

(04.05.2006)

Representatives from Brazil, Honduras monitoring work  weiterlesen >>>


CHP goes to Council of State to stop mine tenders (Turkey)

(04.05.2006)

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) took the matter of the government's mine clearance tender decision in the southeast to court yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Clearing Landmines (NEPAL)

(04.05.2006)

AMERA Arega walked gingerly across the cracked earth along the tense border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, searching for unexploded land mines - a legacy of conflicts that have ravaged the Horn of Africa for the past 70 years.  weiterlesen >>>


Lodhi jury sees 'jihad' tape (Australia)

(04.05.2006)

A videotape allegedly seized at the home of Sydney terror suspect Faheem Khalid Lodhi proclaims that "jihad is the best thing that man can ever volunteer to do". weiterlesen >>>


Govt, Maoists Urged to Address Rights Issues (NEPAL)

(04.05.2006)

Human Rights activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar, who was a mediator in talks between the government and the Maoist earlier, on Thursday said both the sides should first address human rights issues before sitting for a new round of talks. weiterlesen >>>


It was no secret that air raid shelters were so dangerous (Northern Ireland)

(04.05.2006)

I was more than surprised to read the article about the air raid shelters in Belfast (Belfast Telegraph, April 21). It was no secret to all our family living in Atlantic Avenue at the time of the Blitz, that all the shelters were in danger of collapse in a close blast! weiterlesen >>>


Spot the rogue (Iran)

(04.05.2006)

The countdown to a massive aerial bombing of Iran, possibly using bunker busting nuclear weapons, has begun.  weiterlesen >>>


Two injured as landmine hits passenger vehicle (AFGHANISTAN)

(04.05.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, May 3 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Two civilians were wounded when their car hit a roadside landmine in the Mezan district of the southern Zabul province. weiterlesen >>>


Malkangiri in the grip of Maoist fear (INDIA)

(04.05.2006)

MALKANGIRI, May 4: People in Malkanagiri town and the suburban areas are panicking after 15 villagers were massacred by the outlawed ultras in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh bordering Malkanagiri.  weiterlesen >>>


Early Warning (USA)

(04.05.2006)

Disassembling, and Talking, Nuclear Junk weiterlesen >>>


BAE under fire from shareholders over Airbus sell-off (UK)

(04.05.2006)

The sale of BAE Systems' 20 per cent stake in Airbus came under attack yesterday as shareholders in the UK defence manufacturer accused it of putting jobs and the future of Britain's civil aircraft industry at risk.  weiterlesen >>>


Villagers flee Burmese offensive (Burma)

(04.05.2006)

Burma Campaign UK UN SECURITY COUNCIL MUST ACT TO STOP ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS IN EASTERN BURMA weiterlesen >>>


Burma Army's atrocities of killing and displacing Karens condemned (Burma)

(04.05.2006)

Bangkok, 05 May, (Asiantribune.com): Eleven thousand people have been displaced in the latest actions of the by Burmese Army in the Western and Northern Karen state. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, Coalition Forces Are Effective Counterterrorism Partners (Afghanistan)

(04.05.2006)

Durbin says attaining Afghan security self-sufficiency will take several years weiterlesen >>>


Red Cross Red Crescent Day pays tribute to volunteers

(04.05.2006)

Every year, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement relies on its unique network of more than 90 million volunteers to provide vital assistance and support to over 275 million people worldwide.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka violence kills nine (Sri Lanka)

(04.05.2006)

Colombo, May 4: At least nine people, including two policemen, were killed today in separate clashes in northern Sri Lanka, where a landmine also exploded without causing any injuries, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


ETHIOPIA, donors step up efforts to rid the country of land mines (Ethiopia)

(04.05.2006)

SHAMBKO, Ethiopia- Amere Arega walked gingerly across the cracked earth along the tense border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, searching for unexploded land mines - a legacy of conflicts that have ravaged the Horn of Africa for the past 70 years. weiterlesen >>>


IHK villagers losing limbs to land mines (Kashmir)

(04.05.2006)

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Batara village near Uri is so richly endowed with natural beauty but its inhabitants are bestowed with endless sufferings.  weiterlesen >>>


Human rights denied in the South of SUDAN

(03.05.2006)

Landmines pose a threat to a large number of people. South Sudan includes sixteen million square meters of mined land. Both the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the SPLA have resisted marking or removing the mines, and local government officials have actively obstructed the UN's de-mining efforts.  weiterlesen >>>


US urges respect for Iraqi sovereignty (IRAQ)

(03.05.2006)

The US government has called on Iraq's neighbours to respect the country's territorial sovereignty as Turkey massed thousands of troops along its border with northern Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Salem Marine dies in IRAQ blast

(03.05.2006)

May 4th, 2006 - Salem ' A Marine was killed this week when a Humvee he was riding in hit a land mine in Iraq, family members said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explosion injures 15 in TURKEY

(03.05.2006)

A total of 15 people were injured as a landmine planted by the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) exploded on a highway in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari yesterday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Japanese envoy to visit Sri Lanka in bid to ease tensions with Tamil rebels (SRI LANKA)

(03.05.2006)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP). An explosion in a northern town killed two neighborhood guards Thursday as officials announced a visit by a Japanese peace envoy aimed at easing tensions that have pushed Sri Lanka to the brink of civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Walking Landmines Lessen Anti-Terrorism Collateral Damage

(03.05.2006)

CyLogic Aerospace's New Smart Bombs Reduce Military Concern About Unintended Casualties weiterlesen >>>


CHAD votes in presidential poll

(03.05.2006)

Human-rights groups say, soldiers have laid mines on the outskirts of the capital to deter a new assault. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion in northern Lanka, 2 killed (SRI LANKA)

(03.05.2006)

Colombo: An explosion in a northern Sri Lankan town killed two neighborhood guards and wounded two others on Thursday, the area's senior police officer said. weiterlesen >>>


Rights Group Urges UN To Halt The Killing Of Ethnic Karens In BURMA

(03.05.2006)

Human Rights Watch says more than 10,000 ethnic Karen villagers have fled since November. The group says the planting of landmines is putting them at risk. weiterlesen >>>


The rise of Naxals brooks no complacency

(03.05.2006)

Answering a question asked by a press reporter recently on the developing Naxal storm and the threat it posed to the national security, India's National Security Advisor, M K Narayanan dismissed the question by averring that it had little common with the elements of insurgency.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian kafirs blown up in southern Chechnya

(03.05.2006)

In Vedeno district of Chechnya Russian military vehicle ran over a mine, as a result of which BMP together with 3 invaders was destroyed.  weiterlesen >>>


Woman speaks of rebuilding effort in Bosnia

(02.05.2006)

Bosnia is still struggling with effects of the war, 11 years after it ended. There's corruption, a lack of education, poverty, refugees, land mines and unexploded bombs. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine blows up Army vehicle in Southwestern PAKISTAN

(02.05.2006)

Quetta, May 03: An Army vehicle hit a land mine on a dirt road in a volatile tribal region in south western Pakistan today, injuring two soldiers, a senior government official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Governor Escapes Blast, But Judge Shot Dead (AFGHANISTAN)

(02.05.2006)

KABUL, May 3, 2006, (RFE/RL) -- The governor of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar today escaped an apparent assassination attempt when a car bomb exploded outside his office.  weiterlesen >>>


EGAT official loses leg in MYANMAR landmine incident

(02.05.2006)

TAK, May 3 (TNA) - A Thai official wounded in a landmine explosion Tuesday in neighbouring Myanmar and hospitalised in a Myanmar Army military hospital in Myawaddy was moved to a Thai hospital in Tak province Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Colombian Refugees Find Hope among the Flower Beds (COLOMBIA)

(02.05.2006)

On the maps of Colombia provided by the National Antipersonnel Landmine Observatory and included along with Shared Responsibility's May 2, 2006 featured story, Nariño stands out as one of the provinces with the highest density of coca crops. weiterlesen >>>


Let's Get Ready to Roomba (U.S.A.)

(02.05.2006)

About 400 PackBots are now being used by the military, Gesuale says, and a recent $26 million order from the U.S. Navy to build another 213 units gives the company some momentum.  weiterlesen >>>


Destruction of stockpiles in Kalemie (DR CONGO)

(02.05.2006)

On 24 and 25 April, DanChurchAid executed demolitions of different explosive ordnance and destroyed more than 5 tons of explosive ordnance, i.e.: - 345 Anti Tank Mines - 9 Anti Personel Mines - 306 UXO weiterlesen >>>


Singing and dancing greets the first South Sudanese refugees to return home from Uganda (SUDAN)

(02.05.2006)

KAJO KEJI, South Sudan, May 3 (UNHCR) ' After a festive welcome by their singing and cheering compatriots, the first Sudanese refugees returning to South Sudan from years of exile in Uganda began arriving in their original villages Wednesday to complete the second leg of their homecoming journey. weiterlesen >>>


CENTCOM chief arrives in Pakistan for talks (AFGHANISTAN)

(02.05.2006)

Commander of the US Central Command General John P Abizaid arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral defense relations and review security along the Pak-Afghan border, TV channels reported.  weiterlesen >>>


IDPs Fear Landmines (UGANDA)

(02.05.2006)

New Vision (Kampala) - LOCAL leaders in northern Uganda have appealed to the Government to clear landmines to enable internally displaced people (IDPs) return home under the decongestion programme. weiterlesen >>>


ANA soldier dead, three wounded in clash (AFGHANISTAN)

(02.05.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, May 2 (Pajhwok Afghan News): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and three others wounded in a firefight with Taliban in the southern Uruzgan province. weiterlesen >>>


Main Electricity transmission line, 3 towers blown up in Sui (PAKISTAN)

(02.05.2006)

QUETTA, May 3 (Online): Unknown miscreants blew up a main transmission line between Sui and Kashmoor and three electricity towers with explosive material resulting in suspension of electricity in Sui on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban warned of more attacks

(02.05.2006)

While accepting responsibility of the suicide attack in Kabul, Taliban on Tuesday warned of more suicide attacks. weiterlesen >>>


Ultras kill civilian in Doda, explosives recovered in Poonch (KASHMIR)

(02.05.2006)

Jammu: Militants in Jammu and Kashmir have killed a civilian in Doda district as a overground worker was arrested, while security forces recovered explosives in Poonch district, official sources said here today.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Blasts Kill 5 In Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

Colombo, Sri Lanka (AHN) - Fragmentation mine explosions kill five people in Sri Lanka, as continuing violence threatens to push the country into a civil war. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka's familiar spiral (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

Juxtaposing these incidents of violence with the time period of their escalation, it is clear that the actors responsible are either emboldened or desperate with Rajapakse's ascension to power, with the support of hardline Sinhala groups like JVP and JHU weiterlesen >>>


Bangladesh delegation in town to promote investments (Kuwait)

(27.04.2006)

KUWAIT: A Bangladeshi investment and trade delegation visited Kuwait from May 24 to 26. The main purpose of the visit was to promote Bangladesh as a good place for investing. The retailers and businessmen who made up the delegation also aimed to promote their products.  weiterlesen >>>


Man killed my mine (Kuwait)

(27.04.2006)

A Kuwaiti man reported to Jahra police that he found the body of a man who died after a landmine exploded in the Jahra desert. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka Stops Air Strikes as Mediators Try to Save Truce (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

In Sri Lanka, the military has stopped air strikes that pounded Tamil rebel bases for the past two days as European peace monitors continued efforts to save the country's four-year truce. But tensions still run high, with reports of mine blasts and violent incidents. The rebels say tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the bombing, while the government blames the rebels for more violence.  weiterlesen >>>


India loathes Tigers, fears impact of Sri Lanka war (India, Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

COLOMBO: No country distrusts the Tamil Tigers more than India but when Sri Lanka began bombing rebel positions this week its giant neighbour got nervous. weiterlesen >>>


Tribesmen, security forces clash (Pakistan)

(27.04.2006)

QUETTA- A heavy exchange of fire was reported between security forces and tribesmen in Lop area, while a convoy of Frontier Corps escaped a powerful bomb explosion in Chamasha area in Dera Bugti on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Caches Seized in North Central Iraq (Iraq)

(27.04.2006)

TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraqi security forces and Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers seized three caches in separate locations throughout north central Iraq April 26. weiterlesen >>>


Solidarity in a lost Sri Lankan community (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

Now, for the women of Alles Garden, leaving their community behind is not an option.  weiterlesen >>>


Bombing ends, but LTTE attacks continue (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

At least two sailors were killed and three STF personnel injured when suspected LTTE cadres exploded two claymore mines targeting the security forces in two separate incidents in Mannar and Jaffna. weiterlesen >>>


Mine (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

Bei einer Minenexplosion auf Sri Lanka wurden drei Soldaten getötet.  weiterlesen >>>


Donated bodies sometimes are sold for personal profit (USA)

(27.04.2006)

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - The embalmed body of a husky, 75-year-old man lies on a metal table at Northern Virginia Community College, his whiskered face covered by a blue towel and his arms at his sides. The top of his chest has been cut off and rests on his legs like an upside down turtle shell. Inside, his liver is horribly swollen by the cancer that likely killed him. weiterlesen >>>


UN Special Rapporteur Calls For Urgent Measures (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Philip Alston, today called on the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to take urgent measures to end political killings and to strengthen protection for human rights as conflict looked set to spiral out of control.  weiterlesen >>>


Light touch (Colombia)

(27.04.2006)

Colombian police have a new ally in the nationwide effort to rid the countryside of hidden landmines. weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR assessing needs of thousands of newly displaced in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(27.04.2006)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (UNHCR) ' The UN refugee agency on Thursday expressed serious concern over the recent displacement of thousands of people in the Trincomalee district of northern Sri Lanka. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia's Meles says Eritrea behind mystery blasts (Ethiopia)

(27.04.2006)

ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Thursday that the material in explosive devices responsible for a string of mystery blasts in the country came from archrival Eritrea.  weiterlesen >>>


India : Draconian Response to Naxalite Violence (India)

(27.04.2006)

The adoption of a draconian law by the Chattisgarh state government to address the Naxalite armed movement and its appointment of a known human rights abuser as security advisor are likely to lead to serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. weiterlesen >>>


Singend über Minenfelder (Iran)

(27.04.2006)

Was 500.000 taiwanische Plastikschlüssel mit dem Regime in Teheran zu tun haben. Und warum Atommacht nicht gleich Atommacht ist: Anmerkungen zur selbstmörderischen Logik der "Basitschi"-Bewegung. weiterlesen >>>


Nine Maoists killed in encounter (India)

(27.04.2006)

Hyderabad, April 28 (PTI): Nine Maoists, including six women, were killed in an encounter in the Pencha forest area between Tirupati and Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh this morning, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Egyptian authorities identify facial features of Sinai bombers (Egypt)

(27.04.2006)

CAIRO- Egyptian security authorities said Thursday that they identified the features of the two suicide bombers who carried out the attack on the Multinational Forces headquarters in Sinai yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Wars Come And Wars Go (NICARAGUA)

(26.04.2006)

In Nicaragua are enduring scars that only a war can leave behind. When the Sandinistas were fighting the Contras, many areas of the country were mined heavily. After the battles officially ended, the slow killing and maiming of civilians by landmines continued. Now the majority of the landmines are gone, but some still endanger people near the border with Honduras and in other remote regions. weiterlesen >>>


Terror im Irak

(26.04.2006)

Bei einem Bombenanschlag im Irak sind drei italienische Soldaten und ein rumänischer Militärangehöriger getötet worden. Minidestens ein italienischer Soldat sei verwundet worden, berichtete das staatliche italienische Fernsehen. Den Angaben zufolge fuhr das Fahrzeug des Soldaten auf eine Mine weiterlesen >>>


TSK completes troop deployment in SE (Turkey)

(26.04.2006)

Military units are reported to have taken control of every inch of Turkey's borders with Iran and Iraq, in line with the state's anti-terrorism operations. Mines laid by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in four different places around Cukurca, Hakkari have been destroyed by the military. weiterlesen >>>


PAKISTAN: Humanitarian situation in parts of Quetta deteriorating (Pakistan)

(26.04.2006)

Shahzada Zulfiqar, a leading political analyst in Balochistan's provincial capital of Quetta, says both the rebels and security forces have mined parts of the districts of Dera Bugti and Kohlu in order to restrict movement. "Landmines have emerged as a major source of civilian deaths and injuries in the two districts." Unconfirmed media reports suggest at least 40 security personnel and more than 50 civilians have been killed in landmine explosions since the start of 2006. weiterlesen >>>


Bangla fishermen in hospital (BANGLADESH)

(26.04.2006)

Two activists of the Liberation Guerrilla Squad, a rebel outfit, were arrested from a forest in the Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri district today. The duo, Gora Suna alias Roja and Telena Kandabalu, was forwarded to a local court. Arms and ammunition, including a rifle, 20 live cartridges, a claymore landmine and two detonators, were recovered from the youths. weiterlesen >>>


AFRL converts Mine Area Clearance Vehicle to remote operation (USA)

(26.04.2006)

The Headquarters Air Combat Command Civil Engineer (HQ ACC/CE) expressed strong interest in being able to remotely employ a vehicle system and remove the man-in-the-seat during explosive ordnance clearance operations. The Hydrema 910 (Mine Clearance Vehicle) MCV-2 Flail System, hereafter referred to as the Mine Area Clearance Vehicle (MACV), was found to be a suitable vehicle for the task. weiterlesen >>>


IHD Launches Anti-Mine Training Drive (Turkey)

(26.04.2006)

IHD draws mine risk map; prepares to educate children and adults on protection. Results to be shared with MPs. General Secretary Tastan says "Mined settlements are being ignored. An Action Plan and Law are required".  weiterlesen >>>


Reporter risks life to reveal Western Sahara abuse (Western Sahara)

(26.04.2006)

A Channel 4 reporter braved landmines and hostile government troops in his journey to reveal allegations of torture and human rights abuses in Western Sahara. weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR says Sudan refugees to leave Uganda for home (Sudan)

(26.04.2006)

KAMPALA- The long delayed return of southern Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighbouring Uganda will start next week after security in some areas improved, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Over 11,000 Displaced, Killed in Latest Burma Attacks (BURMA)

(26.04.2006)

Reports indicate that homes and rice barns have been burned and landmines laid to prevent people from returning to their villages, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide on Apr. 26. Evidence of widespread, systematic rape, forced labor, forced conscription of child soldiers, use of human minesweepers, torture and killings continues to be reported regularly. weiterlesen >>>