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USA: Minensuchgeräte weltweit im Einsatz

(16.02.2014)

Der US-amerkanische Technikhersteller Schonstedt stellt seine Minensuchgeräte bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York vor. Programmmamanger Bob Ebberson erklärt die Idee, ein kommerzielles Produkt in den Dienst der Hilfe für Menschen zu stellen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Zahl der Landminenopfer fällt

(16.02.2014)

Verstärkte Minenräumprogramme tragen dazu bei, dass die Zahl der Landminenopfer in Kambodscha fällt. Aber immer noch sterben landesweit 23 Menschen durch Landminenunfälle, 111 wurden dabei zum Teil ernsthaft verletzt. Mehr Opferhilfe ist nötig. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Besorgniserregender Einsatz von Streumunition im Südsudan

(13.02.2014)

Der UN Mine Action Service hat im Südsudan auf der Straße nach der Hauptstadt Juba nahe der Stadt Bor neue Kontamination durch Streumunition festgestellt. UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-Moon verurteilte den Einsatz von Streumunition im Südsudan in einer gestern veröffentlichten Stellungnahme. Die Cluster Munition Coalition CMC fordert eine sofortige Untersuchung dieses erneuten Einsatzes von Streumunition. weiterlesen >>>


Bad Homburger spenden für Minenräumung in Kroatien

(13.02.2014)

Unbeschwert leben, ohne Angst auf eine Mine zu treten - das ist im Norden Kroatiens leider immer noch nicht selbstverständlich. Die Einwohner von Dubrovnik dagegen können dies schon eine ganze Weile, ihre Gegend ist heute sicher. Als Dank spendete die Partnerstadt Bad Homburgs beim diesjährigen St.-Blasius-Tag nun 200.000 Kuna (etwa 26.000 Euro), um auch anderen Kroaten ein Leben ohne Minengefahr zu ermöglichen. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Schweden besucht Minenräumprojekt

(13.02.2014)

Schwedische Regierungsbeamte prüfen ein Räumprogramm der Danish Demining Group in Afghanistan. Nach Angaben der Gruppe sind bisher 4.000 Hektar Land als minensicher an die lokale Bevölkerung übergeben worden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: AktivistInnen fordern Aufklärung über Streubombeneinsatz

(13.02.2014)

Eine Koalition von Menschenrechtsorganisationen im Südsudan fordern eine unabhängige Untersuchung bezüglich der Vorwürfe, es seien in der Nähe von Juba Streubomben zum Einsatz gekommen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Anti-Minen-Schuhsohle

(12.02.2014)

Ein kolumbianischer Designer entwickelt eine Schuhsohle, die auf Minen im Umkreis von zwei Metern aufmerksam machen soll. weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Schnüffler im Räumeinsatz

(12.02.2014)

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


Calinog ambush suspect arrested by Iloilo police (PHILIPINES)

(19.04.2006)

ILOILO CITY-Police arrested last week a suspected rebel leader believed to be among those involved in last year's ambush in Calinog town in Iloilo, where nine soldiers were killed and 18 were wounded. weiterlesen >>>


Policemen, ex-militants train at army facility (INDIA)

(19.04.2006)

BHALRA, Jammu and Kashmir: A group of over 400 policemen and former militants in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday completed a special training course for counter-insurgency operations at an elite army facility. This was the first time that police personnel were trained at the army's Core Battle School at Bhalra, nestled amid high mountains in a remote part of Doda district. weiterlesen >>>


One killed, 15 hurt in Maharashtra Naxal attack

(18.04.2006)

Nagpur: One police constable was killed and 15 of his colleagues were injured in a landmine blast triggered off by Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli District, about 250 kms from here late on Tuesday night. weiterlesen >>>


Couple killed, 10 outlaws arrested (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.04.2006)

KHOST CITY/GARDEZ, Apr 17 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Afghan National Army (ANA) said they had arrested 10 suspected outlaws, including four Pakistanis and recovered four landmines in the southeastern Paktika province.  weiterlesen >>>


WORLDVIEW DMZ: Korea's Bitter Legacy

(18.04.2006)

A tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Panmunjom on the 38th Parallel dividing the two Koreas was a highlight of a recent visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea).  weiterlesen >>>


Five constables wounded in Kandahar blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(18.04.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, Apr 17 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Five policemen were injured as their vehicle hit a landmine in the fifth police station area of the southern Kandahar province on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Norway's peace envoy to meet Sri Lankan PM (SRI LANKA)

(18.04.2006)

(New Delhi, April 19, IRNA) Norway's new peace envoy to Sri Lanka Jon Hanssen-Bauer, who arrived in Colombo on Tuesday, will meet PM Ratnasiri Wickremanayake in a bid to save the island's troubled peace process amid an upsurge in violence. weiterlesen >>>


South Korean national wounded by LTTE mine (SRI LANKA)

(18.04.2006)

Apr 19, Colombo: A South Korean national was injured when a suspected LTTE mine exploded in Vavuniya this afternoon. weiterlesen >>>


Two blasts as Norway bids to revive Sri Lanka peace talks

(18.04.2006)

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A top Norwegian peace envoy met Sri Lankan government officials on Wednesday to try to secure peace talks, but with two new attacks blamed on the rebels and killings continuing, negotiations looked increasingly unlikely. weiterlesen >>>


3 Naxals gunned down in Deogarh (INDIA)

(18.04.2006)

Wednesday April 19 2006, BHUBANESWAR: Three Naxalites were killed and several injured in an encounter with the police in the jungles of Hilang within Riamal police limits in Deogarh district on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Fresh blasts in SRI LANKA, 4 wounded

(18.04.2006)

Colombo, Apr 19: At least two claymore mines exploded in Northern Sri Lanka today wounding four people as 10 more deaths were reported from the troubled regions, officials and the rebels said. weiterlesen >>>


One policeman killed, 15 injured in blast in INDIA

(18.04.2006)

(New Delhi, April 19, IRNA) One constable was killed and 15 policemen injured, three of them seriously, in a landmine blast triggered by naxals in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra state Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Gas pipeline blown up (PAKISTAN)

(18.04.2006)

QUETTA, April 18: - Gas supply to vast areas of Mastung and Kalat districts was suspended after a gas pipeline was blown up near Mastung, 55km off here, on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Five Tamils killed in northern Lanka; mine explosion wounds sailors (SRI LANKA)

(18.04.2006)

(AP) COLOMBO - The bodies of five slain Tamil civilians were found in northern Sri Lanka Wednesday, while two sailors were wounded when an anti-personnel mine exploded, police and navy officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Three rival militants killed by Tamil rebels in eastern Sri Lanka

(18.04.2006)

Colombo - Tamil rebels killed three rival militants in a gun battle in eastern Sri Lanka as Norwegian peace facilitators arrive to make a fresh effort to end an impasse between the government and the rebels over proposed peace talks. weiterlesen >>>


Human rights group slams arrest of ex-rebel (PHILIPPINES)

(18.04.2006)

Human rights advocate Panay Alliance Karapatan recently condemned the arrest of former New People's Army (NPA) rebel Samuel Lagulao of Roxas City.  weiterlesen >>>


European truce monitor blames rebels for recent attacks (SRI LANKA)

(18.04.2006)

Colombo, Apr 19: The Chief European cease-fire monitor blamed the Tamil tiger rebels for the recent spate of land mine blasts that have killed dozens in Sri Lanka and imperilled a four-year-old, Norwegian-brokered truce.  weiterlesen >>>


Gas pipeline blown up near Mastung (NEPAL)

(18.04.2006)

QUETTA: Militants blew up a main pipeline supplying gas to Qalat and Mangochar in Balochistan on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


One cop killed, 17 hurt in naxal attack (INDIA)

(18.04.2006)

Nagpur, April. 19 (PTI): 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 today, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Three paramilitary cadres killed, one captured - LTTE

(17.04.2006)

The Tigers also captured two claymore mines, one T-56 rifles with 3 magazines, four grenades and a 200 meter long wire from the group.  weiterlesen >>>


No violence, only polling (INDIA)

(17.04.2006)

Voters in 3 Maoist-infested districts of W Bengal defy boycott call Kolkata: This time, West Bengal witnessed an election that was different. Setting to rest all apprehension, the first phase polling covering three districts passed off peacefully, said IG (law & order) Raj Kanojia.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain to double forces in Afghanistan

(17.04.2006)

London: Britain is to double the number of combat troops deployed to Afghanistan later this year. Two 1200-man battle groups from the Royal Marines will replace a single battle group from the Parachute Regiment in October after it completes an initial six-month tour in Helmand province. weiterlesen >>>


EQUILIBRIUM - Turkey's East-West paradigm (TURKEY)

(17.04.2006)

(Turkish Daily News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)Turkey's geography (the famous "bridge-between-the-East-and-the-West" wording) has probably never fit this much to its political positioning: one leg in the East and the other in the West and never setting both on either side. This is more or less how EU-candidate Turkey appeared in the news last week (the list excludes a Greek Cypriot warning that Turkey was heading for a head-on collision with the European Union in its membership talks):  weiterlesen >>>


Baluchistan gas plant damaged in rocket attack (INDIA)

(17.04.2006)

Quetta, Apr 18: Suspected tribal militants fired 19 rockets at security forces stationed in Dera Bugti in troubled Baluchistan province, blowing up the main regulator of a gas plant, according to reports.  weiterlesen >>>


20 kilos of TNT cache found in Dagestan (NORTH CAUCASUS)

(17.04.2006)

...and eight fragmentation landmines weiterlesen >>>


3 security officials injured in landmine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(17.04.2006)

QUETTA: Three security officials were injured in a landmine explosion in Sangsila.  weiterlesen >>>


US-led troops injure six Afghan civilians, kill five militants (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.04.2006)

KHOST, Afghanistan -- US troops injured a newborn baby girl, her mother, a boy of six, and three other Afghan civilians when they fired at vehicles that ignored orders to stop, local police said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals gun down 11 policemen in Chhattisgarh (INDIA)

(16.04.2006)

RAIPUR, APRIL 16, (PTI) - In a major strike since the ban imposed on them by Chhattisgarh government four days ago, heavily armed activists of CPI (Maoist) outfit today attacked a police post in Bijapur district of the State killing 11 policemen, including an officer, and injured seven others, police said. weiterlesen >>>


News for Pessimistic Generals

(16.04.2006)

The media has given an enormous amount of publicity to former generals who are calling for Rumsfeld to resign, and all but ignore those who remain optimistic about our efforts in Iraq. Colonel William Grimsley commanded the brigade that first took control of Baghdad Airport. Three years on he remains optimistic about the country's future...  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Victims Are Nepali (NEPAL)

(16.04.2006)

More than 11 years of the Maoist conflict has left a terrible landmine legacy in Nepal. The landmine crisis is one of the most urgent and critical crises facing Nepal today. Majority of landmine victims are civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Angolan Army Soldiers Receive Demining Training

(16.04.2006)

Hundred and thirty eight Angolan Army (FAA) soldiers from the 1st Military Region sapper brigade and other officials are participating since Saturday, at the first demining course, in Coxa-Londe base, 21 kilometres north of Uge city. weiterlesen >>>


Veranstalter registrieren mehr Zulauf bei Ostermärschen (Deutschland)

(16.04.2006)

Mehr als 10.000 Menschen gegen «Bombodrom» - Warnung vor Iran-Krieg weiterlesen >>>


Attacks in Sri Lanka kill 6, as peace talks are threatened

(16.04.2006)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Landmines exploded in two northern Sri Lankan towns on Monday, killing four soldiers and two Tamil Tiger rebels as spiraling violence pushed the death toll from a week of bloody unrest to at least 50, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Wieder Unruhen im Nordkaukasus

(16.04.2006)

GROSNY, 17. April (RIA Novosti). Trotz der Anstrengungen der regionalen Behörden ist die Lage im Nordkaukasus immer noch unruhig. In Dagestan dauert seit Sonntagabend ein Sondereinsatz gegen eineTerroristengruppe an, erfuhr RIA Novosti am Montag aus der Polizei.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldaten bei Minenexplosion in Sri Lanka getötet

(16.04.2006)

Bei mehreren Bombenanschlägen tamilischer Rebellen im Norden von Sri Lanka sind am Wochenende mehr als zehn Menschen getötet worden. Die Rebellen hatten zuvor ihren Rückzug aus den Friedensgesprächen mit der Regierung angekündigt. weiterlesen >>>


Bissau explains offensive against MFDC rebels (GUINEA-BISSAU / MAURETANIA)

(15.04.2006)

Nouakchott, Mauritania, 04/16 - Visiting President Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea Bissau said government soldiers were fighting to flush out elements of the rebel Movement the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) from his country "because the rebels have violated our borders". weiterlesen >>>


New UNDP official arrives in Bahrain

(15.04.2006)

NEW United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative and UN resident co-ordinator, Sayed Aqa, arrived in Bahrain yesterday to assume his duties. weiterlesen >>>


Explosion rocks Quetta (PAKISTAN)

(15.04.2006)

April 15: A powerful explosion rocked the city on Saturday night.  weiterlesen >>>