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Südsudan: Schnüffler im Räumeinsatz

(12.02.2014)

Hunde im Einsatz für die UN Friedensmission im Südsudan helfen, explosive Munitionsreste zu finden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Letzte Phase der Minenräumung dauert länger

(05.02.2014)

Militärsprecher in Sri Lanka bestätigen, dass die Räumung der verbliebenen Minen bis zu drei Jahre dauern kann. Die Restminen seien besonders schwer zu räumen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


USA: AktivistInnen fordern das Verbot von Antipersonenminen

(03.02.2014)

AktivistInnen der Landminenkampagne in den USA fordern die US-Regierung auf, die lang angekündigte Revision der US-Landminenpolitik abzuschließen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Blindgängergefahr in Dafur

(02.02.2014)

Explosive Überreste von Streumbomben in Dafur gefährden die rückkehrende Bevölkerung. Die Räumung explosiver Munition hat höchste Priorität. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: UN schätzen, Kongo wird in fünf Jahren frei von Minen sein

(27.01.2014)

Der UN-Programmkoordinator, Pascal Simon, berichtet über die Rolle der UN, alle Minen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongos zu beseitigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Weniger Menschen kommen durch Landminen um - nicht genug, meint die Regierung

(23.01.2014)

Trotz Rückgang der Opferzahlen um 28%, betont die kolumbianische Regierung, dass der Kampf gegen Minen weiter gehen muss. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Fünf UNO-Soldaten in Mali verletzt

(21.01.2014)

In Mali sind fünf UNO-Soldaten verletzt worden, als ihr Fahrzeug über eine Landmine gefahren ist. weiterlesen >>>


Volksvermögen für Streubomben

(18.01.2014)

NATIONALBANK ⋅ Die SNB hält Aktien von Unternehmen, die Streumunition herstellen. Die Finanzierung solcher Firmen verstösst gegen Schweizer Recht. Nun will die SNB die heiklen Aktien abstossen. 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 >>>


Missiles Wound 3 Afghan Soldiers (Afghanistan)

(26.04.2006)

Kabul, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Two rockets launched by alleged Taliban rebels Wednesday hit near the general headquarters of the Afghan Rapid Response Force in this capital, wounding three soldiers, military sources revealed. In a separate incident, four Afghan soldiers died and another two were wounded when their vehicle set off a landmine in Choke district, in Kunar southern province. weiterlesen >>>


Press conference on children in Democratic Republic of Congo conflict (DR CONGO)

(26.04.2006)

Watchlist newly released a report entitled "Struggling to Survive: Children in Armed Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo". The Watchlist report also contained updates on the status of refugees and internally displaced persons, disease outbreaks, malnutrition and death rates, education, gender-based violence, trafficking and forced labour, and the use of landmines and small arms in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons stash (Greece)

(26.04.2006)

Police discovered late yesterday a number of disarmed military weapons at an apartment in Korydallos, southwest Athens.  weiterlesen >>>


Land-mine nation (Colombia)

(26.04.2006)

Gustina Roma watches the boys play in a sunlit, upstairs room in a house on a quiet street. Her 8-year-old grandson Jonathan picks up a yellow Lego block with his left hand and snaps it into place with the stump where his right hand used to be.  weiterlesen >>>


"Miss Landmine" in Angola gewählt worden (Angola)

(25.04.2006)

Luanda - Es gibt Schönheitswettbewerbe, da stockt einem der Atem. In Angola ist jetzt die «Miss Landmine» gewählt worden. 18 Frauen, die alle bei der Explosion von Tretminen verkrüppelt wurden, nahmen an dem Wettbewerb teil, der das Bewusstsein der Öffentlichkeit für das Leid der Explosionsopfer schärfen sollte.  weiterlesen >>>


Zehn Tote bei Explosion (Kambodscha)

(25.04.2006)

Bei der Explosion einer Panzermine sind in Kambodscha gestern zehn Menschen getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: Putting the First Tarred Roads "Since Creation" in Place (Sudan)

(24.04.2006)

JOHANNESBURG- For about two decades, aid agencies have been airlifting relief supplies to south Sudan because of the poor condition of the roads in this region -- devastated by more than two decades of civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Lanka army chief hurt in terror attack (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

Colombo: A suicide bomber blew herself up inside Sri Lanka's army headquarters on Tuesday and at least six people were dead at the scene, an army spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Tigers provoking backlash with killings: Sri Lanka

(24.04.2006)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels hacked to death a mother feeding her baby after gunning down six farmers in a killing spree designed to provoke a backlash, the defence ministry said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Kenya: Bandits Take Advantage of Porous Border (Kenya)

(24.04.2006)

The Kenya-Ethiopia border has for long been a security problem for the northern Kenya districts of Marsabit and Moyale since early 1990s. weiterlesen >>>


Al-Qaida im Verdacht (Ägypten)

(24.04.2006)

Die ersten Analysen der Anschläge vom Montagabend deuten auf das Terrornetz Osama bin Ladens hin. Gero von Randow kommentiert das internationale Meinungsbild weiterlesen >>>


4 die in Sri Lankan violence as ethnic fears rise (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

COLOMBO: Four people were shot dead in fresh Sri Lankan violence on Monday, while the killing of six Sinhalese farmers by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels the previous day raised fears of more ethnic riots.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka "fails to protect Tamils" - rights group (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

COLOMBO, April 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. human rights group accused Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday of ignoring attacks on ethnic Tamils, as the army reported more violence and a peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels remained deadlocked.  weiterlesen >>>


Islamic Terror / Egypt's failure (Egypt)

(24.04.2006)

Al-Qaida was behind yesterday's terror attack in Dahab. Despite Egypt's efforts to halt the organization's activity in the Sinai Peninsula, Al-Qaida clearly continues to operate adjacent to the Israeli border, and is smuggling explosive material from the same area. It emerged recently that Al-Qaida also is trying to set up a base in the Gaza Strip in order to infiltrate into Israel to carry out strikes.  weiterlesen >>>


Eight people injured in landmine blast in J&K (India)

(24.04.2006)

Eight persons were injured in a landmine explosion in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, official sources said in Srinagar. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka Tigers say govt to blame for violence (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers called on mediator Norway on Tuesday to pressure the government to accept its conditions for returning to peace talks and said Colombo was fomenting violence by backing paramilitary groups. weiterlesen >>>


2 Maoists held in Pedabayalu mandal (India)

(24.04.2006)

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two Maoists - Kondamavula Tellanna alias Azad (20) and a 15-year-old tribal girl - were arrested by the police near Jamiguda village in Pedabayalu mandal in the district on Monday. A landmine, a claymore mine, two detonators and a camera flash were seized from them. weiterlesen >>>


UN Demining Official Warns of Budget Gap if no New Donors (Afghanistan)

(24.04.2006)

After benefiting from a surge in funding following the fall of the Taliban at the end of 2001 and consequently clearing over half the minefields in Afghanistan, the United Nations Mine Action Programme for the country (MAPA) is currently projecting a funding shortfall in 2006, one of its officials said today. weiterlesen >>>


Tiger mine attacks a headache for army (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) -Small, easy to conceal and lethal in their effect, suspected Tamil Tiger rebel claymore mines are taxing Sri Lanka's military. weiterlesen >>>


Friedensgespräche für Sri Lanka ausgesetzt (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

Tamil-Tiger-Rebellen lassen Genfer Friedensgespräche platzen, um den Druck auf die Regierung zu erhöhen weiterlesen >>>


Norway continues peace efforts in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(24.04.2006)

Norwegian facilitators in Sri Lanka were continuing their efforts to break the current deadlock in the government-Tamil Tiger rebel negotiating process, Sri Lankan officials close to the peace process said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mly vehicle damaged in mine blast (Afghanistan)

(24.04.2006)

KUNDUZ CITY: A roadside bomb in the Khan Abad district of the northern Kunduz province damaged a military vehicle on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines kill or injure 100 monthly in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(24.04.2006)

KABUL- Landmines and unexploded ordnances left over from the past two decades of war kill or injure some 70 to 100 Afghans a month in the post-war central Asian state, a fact sheet issued by Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Turk soldier, 3 Kurdish terrorists killed in clashes (Turkey)

(24.04.2006)

A Turkish soldier and three members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed in a clash in southeastern Turkey, the provincial governor's office said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Weapons Seized from Storage Facility (USA)

(24.04.2006)

Doctor Accused in Insurance Fraud Case weiterlesen >>>


Cops hurt in landmine explosion (INDIA)

(23.04.2006)

The landmines were probably laid by Maoists. weiterlesen >>>


WAYS TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE, DOCUMENT

(23.04.2006)

Extracts from the United Nations World Water Development Report 2, 2006: Rebuilding economies, damaged lives, shattered infrastructure including water and power systems, rebuilding and restoring damaged irrigation systems, removing landmines in post-conflict situations, absorb 27 percent of all Overseas Development Assistance. weiterlesen >>>


Foreign cash still flows to Iran's oilfields

(23.04.2006)

Iran and INPEX have also had to haggle hard over whether the field has been safely cleared of mines, left from the 1980-88 war with Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Civilians view Army's prowess at exhibition

(23.04.2006)

People watch a demonstration of Indian army tanks on the last day of a three day 'Know Your Army' exhibition in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, April 23, 2006. The exhibition was organised with a view to attract more youths into the army. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka violence kills five

(23.04.2006)

Two soldiers were killed and four others were injured in a landmine attack in the north of the island late Saturday, a military official here said.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops, families mourn loss of fallen soldiers (CANADA)

(23.04.2006)

This is an articel from a list of major incidents in Afghanistan involving Canadian forces or other personnel. It includes incidents where Canadians died, were injured, where they engaged insurgents or where they may have inadvertently injured or killed Afghan civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops kill two Tiger suspects amid new tensions (SRI LANKA)

(23.04.2006)

Apr.24 (AFP) - Sri Lankan troops shot dead two men who were trying to set up a Claymore mine Monday intended for security forces in the island's east, a defence official said. weiterlesen >>>


Terrorists Detained, Weapons Caches Uncovered (IRAQ)

(23.04.2006)

One cache consisted of two 55-gallon drums of homemade explosives, two pressure plates, one artillery shell, a homemade rocket launcher, two pipes filled with high-explosive material, a 7-foot missile, a 14.5 mm Dishka heavy artillery machine gun, and six anti-tank mines. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's Battle for Independence

(23.04.2006)

Lebanon's new prime minister, Fouad Siniora, subscribe to Hezbollah's demands: release the detainees and ask the Israelis to provide us with the maps of the land mines that they planted in Lebanon, stop the aerial and sea violation of our airspace and waters. weiterlesen >>>


Zehn Tote bei Minen-Explosion in KAMBODSCHA

(23.04.2006)

Phnom Penh. SDA/AFP/baz. In Kambodscha sind zehn Menschen bei der Explosion einer Mine getötet worden. Ihr Lastwagen sei im Nordwesten des Landes auf den Sprengkörper gefahren, teilte der Gouverneur der Provinz Oddar Meanchey am Sonntag mit. weiterlesen >>>


Police call on the rat pack to sniff out explosive devices (COLUMBIA)

(22.04.2006)

BOGOTA - Watch out, Fido -- your days on the force may be numbered. Out for your job are Lola and Espejo, two whiskered, red-eyed rats that police in Colombia are training to sniff out bombs and land mines. weiterlesen >>>


KENYA: Bandits take advantage of porous border

(22.04.2006)

The Kenya-Ethiopia border has for long been a security problem for the northern Kenya districts of Marsabit and Moyale since early 1990s. Militias and other rebels fighting the Government in Addis Ababa have found a safe haven in Kenya. Cases of attacks by Ethiopian militias at the border have been common place. weiterlesen >>>


Cham charm crumbling away (VIETNAM)

(22.04.2006)

Unexploded bombs and mines remained a threat in My Son valley even after the war. In 1977 a number of engineers were killed by mines while they attempted to clear the bushes and defuse explosives in the area. weiterlesen >>>


Forces claim foiling attack on Sui plant: 11 missiles defused (PAKISTAN)

(22.04.2006)

QUETTA, April 23: The main pipeline supplying gas to the Loti plant was blown up on Sunday while security forces foiled a missile attack at the Sui plant recovering 11 Russian-made missiles. It was the second pipeline in the area that had been blown up in the last 48 hours. The repair work on the pipeline would begin once the area is cleared of landmines planted by militants, officials said. In another incident, two FC men were injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in Sangsilla on Saturday night. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian mine blast kills 10

(22.04.2006)

The incident happened in a northern province. At least 10 Cambodian villagers have been killed after their truck hit an anti-tank mine left over from the country's civil war, police say. weiterlesen >>>


War Affected Nepali Children (NEPAL)

(22.04.2006)

Naturally curious, children are likely to pick up strange objects, such as the infamous toy-like 'butterfly' mines that Maoists spread by the thousands in Nepal. Land mines pose particular dangers for children.  weiterlesen >>>


Albania's Army Destroys Part of Its Arsenal (ALBANIA)

(22.04.2006)

Skopje/Tirana. Albania's Army destroyed all its land mines and announced that by the end of the year it will destroy more of its military arsenal, Macedonian newspaper Dnevnik reads. weiterlesen >>>


Peace talks deadline passes amid S.LANKA violence

(22.04.2006)

COLOMBO, April 23 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops and police came under three separate attacks on Sunday as the deadline for attending peace talks between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels, meant to begin in less than 24 hours, slipped away. After three mine blasts and a grenade attack on Saturday, violence continued throughout the north and east. weiterlesen >>>