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Niederländische Banken nehmen Abstand von Streumunition-Investor

(26.03.2014)

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


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 >>>


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 >>>


Bissau army says chased Senegal rebels over border (GUINEA BISSEAU)

(22.04.2006)

SAO DOMINGOS, Guinea Bissau (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau's army said on Saturday it had chased a group of hardline southern Senegalese separatist rebels off its territory, ending weeks of on-off fighting in the heavily mined border region. weiterlesen >>>


Militant base destroyed in CHECHNYA

(22.04.2006)

GROZNY. April 23 (Interfax) - A militant base, protected by mines along its perimeter, has been destroyed in southern Chechnya.  weiterlesen >>>


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

(22.04.2006)

Rebecca Nyandeng, widow of SPLM/A founder John Garang, was appointed south Sudan's minister of transport and roads when Kiir took over from Garang. Nyandeng's biggest headache will be clearing landmines, a deadly legacy of various north-south conflicts. However, fewer mines were laid in the first war, which erupted in 1955 and ended in 1972, than during the conflict which ended last year. weiterlesen >>>


Six killed in new mystery blasts in ETHIOPIA

(22.04.2006)

ADDIS ABABA -- At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when grenades exploded in towns in eastern and western Ethiopia, the latest in a string of mystery blasts in the country, police said on Thursday. Ethiopia has seen an increase in such incidents in recent months. Since the beginning of the year, Addis Ababa has been hit by at least 11 explosions, some attributed to grenades and others to landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Eight people injured, over 150 arrested in southwestern PAKISTAN

(21.04.2006)

Islamabad - At least eight people were injured and over 150 arrested by Pakistani police in the country's troubled Southwestern Balochistan province on Saturday, officials and witnesses said. On late Friday, local police arrested a suspected militant in Mastung town, some 50 kilometers south of Quetta, and seized 31 anti- tank mines, 31 anti-personnel mines and a huge cache of ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Officials encourges S. Africa investments in SOUTH SUDAN

(21.04.2006)

April 21, 2006 (CAPE TOWN) - Officials in south Sudan are looking for foreign investment to develop the impoverished but oil-rich region that has been devastated by a 21-year conflict which ended last year. Landmines act as a deterrent to investment in south Sudan, as do the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army. This Ugandan rebel group has operated from south Sudan - and achieved infamy for its forced recruitment of children to serve as fighters, and propensity to amputate the lips, limbs and ears of its victims. weiterlesen >>>


Tödliche Gefechte in Sri Lanka

(21.04.2006)

Bei neuen Angriffen tamilischer Rebellen sind in Sri Lanka acht Menschen ums Leben gekommen und 18 weitere verletzt worden. Dies gab das sri-lankische Militär in der Hauptstadt Colombo bekannt.  weiterlesen >>>


A French Army specialist in Tajikistan died as a result of injuries sustained in an uncontrolled mine explosion

(21.04.2006)

The FSD is shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic accident which killed the French Warrant Officer Gilles Sarrazin Wednesday 19 April on a mine field in Panj District. weiterlesen >>>


Four Canadian soldiers killed in AFGHANISTAN

(21.04.2006)

The soldiers were killed in the Gumbad region of Afghanistan, about 75 kilometres north of Kandahar, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device at about 7:30 a.m. local time, said CTV's Sarah Galashan, reporting from Kandahar. weiterlesen >>>


Two landmines defused in Laghman (AFGHANISTAN)

(21.04.2006)

Laid by Talibans to target vehicles of the Afghan and coalition forces. weiterlesen >>>


Two arrested for planting mines in Logar (AFGHANISTAN)

(21.04.2006)

KABUL, Apr 22 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Security officials say they have arrested two miscreants for their involvement in planting improvised explosive devices in the central Logar province.  weiterlesen >>>


SRI LANKA Wants Early Peace Talks With Rebels, End to Violence (Sri Lanka)

(20.04.2006)

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka wants an early rescheduling of peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels on safeguarding their 2002 cease-fire, the head of the government's peace secretariat said. About 50 people have been killed since April 10 in mine explosions that the government blames on the Tamil Tigers, and in violence between the Sinhalese community and ethnic Tamils.  weiterlesen >>>


Check posts attacked in Dera Bugti (PAKISTAN)

(20.04.2006)

Apr 21, 2006, QUETTA: Rockets were fired on security forces check-posts in Sangsela Chashma and Ghori Nullah areas of Dera Bugti areas on Thursday. Meanwhile, a Levies soldier was injured in a landmine blast in the Talango area of Kohlu. weiterlesen >>>


Some 30,000 people need aid in GUINEA-BISSAU

(20.04.2006)

Vatican City, 21 April 2006 ' Caritas Guinea-Bissau is bringing aid to some 30,000 people in the towns of Varela and Suzana, where recent fighting along the country's northern border with Senegal has left local populations completely isolated. weiterlesen >>>


Dogs in olive brave Valley terror (INDIA)

(20.04.2006)

When Sergeant Harry and his fellow officers from the US's famed dog squad hogged headlines during George Bush's visit to India, our dogs in olive sulked: "We do daring stuff like track down landmines and explosives. We don't just go around sniffing at Rajghat. And yet, no one talks of us." weiterlesen >>>


PAKISTAN: militants kill seven security personnel

(20.04.2006)

Islamabad, 21 April, (Asiantribune.com): Seven Pakistani security personnel were killed and twenty-six others injured when miscreants fired at their vehicles on a road in the North Waziristan Agency near the Pak- Afghan border.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected Taliban member killed in mine blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(20.04.2006)

PUL-I-KHUMRI, Apr 19 (Pajhwok Afghan News): An alleged associate of Taliban named Mullah Obaidullah was killed in a mine blast inside his house in the northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Wanted Al-Qaeda man, 8 troopers killed along Pak-Afghan border MIL-2LD-PAKISTAN-AMBUSH-MILITANTS

(20.04.2006)

ISLAMABAD, April 20 (KUNA) -- At least eight troopers, a suspected foreign Al-Qaeda fighter were killed Thursday and 28 troopers were wounded in different incidents in largely lawless tribal region of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, said military spokesman. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF seeks more funds to help children caught in COLOMBIA's civil conflict

(20.04.2006)

Apr 21, 2006: Facing a serious funding shortfall for its activities in Colombia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for more than $4 million to protect former child soldiers and prevent additional recruitment in the country's decades-old civil war, provide life-saving aid to displaced people and increase de-mining. weiterlesen >>>


OSCE Chairman expresses condolences after French expert dies in landmine accident in TAJIKISTAN

(20.04.2006)

Apr 21, 2006: The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, expressed his condolences to the family of a French expert who was killed when a landmine exploded in Tajikistan on 19 April.  weiterlesen >>>


A mortar bomb, 23 landmines detected, defused in Poonch (INDIA)

(20.04.2006)

Jammu: A mortar bomb and 23 landmines were detected and defused by security forces in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir while a militant hideout was smashed in Doda district since yesterday, defence sources said today. weiterlesen >>>


Ratten erschnüffeln Minen (KOLUMBIEN)

(20.04.2006)

Sie sind leicht, schlau und haben einen hervorragenden Geruchssinn. In Kolumbien gelten Ratten deshalb als Hoffnungsträger: Die Tiere sollen helfen, die 100.000 im Land vergrabenen Minen aufzuspüren. weiterlesen >>>


CAMBODIA rejects US request for troops in IRAQ

(20.04.2006)

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia has turned down an U.S. approach on sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals again attack Narayanpur jail (INDIA)

(20.04.2006)

Raipur: Naxalites made a bid to rescue their colleagues lodged in Narayanpur sub-jail in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, triggering three landmines in the second such attack on the prison in six days, police said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Rape probe panel readies for victims' hearing (INDIA)

(20.04.2006)

Imphal/Aizawl, April 20: The Justice S.P. Rajkhowa commission inquiring into the alleged mass rape of tribal women by militants in Manipur's Churachandpur district today left for Parbung, where the panel will record the statements of the alleged victims.  weiterlesen >>>


BEL bags $18B orders (INDIA)

(20.04.2006)

MUMBAI: India's premier Public Sector, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) has bagged $18.1 billion orders from ministry of defence for various ground support high-mobility vehicles. A large part of the supplies would be made in financial year 2006-07 and the rest would be carry-forwarded to the year 2007-08, BEML informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).  weiterlesen >>>


Six Ethiopian killed in new mystery blasts (ETHIOPIA)

(20.04.2006)

April 20, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) - At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when grenades exploded in towns in eastern and western Ethiopia, the latest in a string of mystery blasts in the country, police said Thursday. Since the beginning of the year, Addis Ababa has been hit by at least 11 explosions, some attributed to grenades and others to landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Neue Fahndungserfolge in TSCHETSCHENIEN

(20.04.2006)

MOSKAU, 21. April (RIA Novosti). In den letzten 24 Stunden sind in Tschetschenien drei Untergrundkämpfer gestellt und drei Selbstbausprengsätze sichergestellt worden.  weiterlesen >>>


EXCLUSIVE REVEALED: THE TERROR BOMBERS' HANDBOOK (UK)

(20.04.2006)

EXCLUSIVE Manual is threat to British troops  weiterlesen >>>


Police have a close escape as landmine explodes while defusing (INDIA)

(20.04.2006)

Raipur: A police party had a providential escape today when a landmine planted by naxalites exploded in a school building when it was being defused in Narayanpur police district of Bastar region, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Tahir Tagizadeh: "Armenian FM's statement shows commitment to dialogue" (ARMENIA / TAJIKISTAN)

(20.04.2006)

"This statement is de facto the evidence of commitment to stage-by-stage resolution. It is known that stage-by-stage process stipulates Armenian forces withdrawal from grounds surrounding Nagorno Karabakh. It also includes a mass of accompanying elements like landmines clearing, communications recovery, return of IDPs and ensuring their safety. And second issue is definition of Nagorno Karabakh's status", said a Azeri Foreign Ministry official weiterlesen >>>


The millet is growing again - Germany gives aid to Angola

(19.04.2006)

Bonn, Germany_(dpa) A German aid organization has set up "Accao Agraria Alema" to help Angola's farmers establish themselves  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan Tigers say talks off

(19.04.2006)

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels pulled out of peace talks indefinitely on Thursday, saying the island was heading for war and dashing hopes that a Norwegian peace mission could stem rising violence.  weiterlesen >>>


Free the Children founder awarded Children's Nobel Prize

(19.04.2006)

Craig Kielburger, the 23-year-old Canadian children's rights worker who founded Free the Children at the age of 12, has been awarded the World's Children's Prize. weiterlesen >>>


Ecuador, Peru Demine Border

(19.04.2006)

Quito, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting Tuesday, Ecuadorian and Peruvian military operations will uproot mines along the common border, Quito´s Defense Ministry has said. weiterlesen >>>


25,000 Jharkhand policemen insured (INDIA)

(19.04.2006)

Stepping up its anti-Naxalite drive, Jharkhand government has brought 25,000 police personnel operating in Naxal areas under insurance cover and purchased a new fleet of anti-mine vehicles. weiterlesen >>>


Five arrested with mines, bombs in Paktika (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.04.2006)

GHAZNI CITY, Apr 18 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Afghan National Army (ANA) claimed arresting five people with explosives and remote-controlled mines in the southeastern Paktika province.  weiterlesen >>>


Troubled Dera Bugti town teemed with landmines: DCO Samad Lasi (PAKISTAN)

(19.04.2006)

QUETTA: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Dera Bugti Abdul Samad Lasi on Wednesday cautioned that the whole Dera Bugti town teemed with highly explosive landmines adding rehabilitating the people back in the strife-hit area would put their lives in jeopardy.  weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR Sudan Operations: Sudan/Chad situation update 55, 18 Apr 2006

(19.04.2006)

SOUTH SUDAN Security The overall security situation in Juba remains stable. In Western Equatoria, the situation continues to be tense. The situation in Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal) is also tense due to inter-tribal clashes among SPLA troops, namely between Dinka and Nuer soldiers over the issue of salaries. weiterlesen >>>


Two Canadians hurt by insurgent bomb (AFGHANISTAN)

(19.04.2006)

Newly emboldened rebels target a troop relief convoy with a roadside blast. KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Insurgents who have recently kept a low profile in the volatile Sangin district of southern Afghanistan struck hard yesterday, attacking a Canadian troop relief convoy with a roadside bomb. weiterlesen >>>


French sapper killed in mine accident on Tajik-Afghan border (Tajikistan / Afghanistan)

(19.04.2006)

DUSHANBE, April 19 (RIA Novosti) - A mine killed a French sapper working on the Tajik-Afghan border Wednesday, Tajikistan's center for mine clearing operations said. weiterlesen >>>


Eight Pakistan security personnel killed in ambush

(19.04.2006)

Islamabad, April 20 (PTI): At least eight security personnel were killed today when suspected militants attacked their convoy in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Rats Being Trained To Find Bombs (COLOMBIA)

(19.04.2006)

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - 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 >>>


UGANDA : Mine clearance to precede IDP resettlement

(19.04.2006)

Ugandan authorities have set up a team of experts to locate and remove landmines from areas of the war-affected north before civilians who fled the conflict in the region are allowed to return to their villages, a senior government official has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxals attack cops (INDIA)

(19.04.2006)

NAGPUR: A police constable was killed and 17 others, including a police sub-inspector, were injured when Naxalies triggered a landmine blast and opened indiscriminate firing in Phulbondi forest area in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, the police said.  weiterlesen >>>