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Großbritannien zerstört Streubomben in seinen Militärlagern

(19.12.2013)

Die Internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Streubomben begrüßt die Zerstörung aller Streubomben in britischen Militärlagern fünf Jahre vor dem im Vertrag zum Verbot von Streubomben festgelegten Zeitpunkt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Thema: Streubomben, tödliche Roboter und Abrüstung

(18.12.2013)

Im diesjährigen Frauen-Kolleg anläßlich der Fünf-Jahresfeier des Albright-Instituts, befassen sich vierzig vielversprechende weibliche Führungskräfte mit dem Thema Streubomben, automatische Tötungsroboter und humanitäre Abrüstung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Weltweit Aktionen gegen explosive Investitionen

(12.12.2013)

Laut dem von IKV Pax Christi (Niederlanden) veröffentlichten Bericht 2013 „Worldwide Investments In Cluster Munitions: A Shared Responsibility“, befinden sich noch immer deutsche Finanzinstitute auf der Schwarzen Liste von Unternehmen, die Investitionen in Streubombenhersteller tätigen.  weiterlesen >>>


Neuester Bericht von IKV Pax Christi zu Investitionen in Streubomben

(12.12.2013)

Laut dem von IKV Pax Christi (Niederlanden) veröffentlichten Bericht 2013 „Worldwide Investments In Cluster Munitions: A Shared Responsibility“, befinden sich noch immer deutsche Finanzinstitute auf der Schwarzen Liste von Unternehmen, die Investitionen in Streubombenhersteller tätigen. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Bombengeschäft

(12.12.2013)

Deutsche Bank und Allianz investieren nach wie vor in Herstellerunternehmen verbotener Streumunition. Insgesamt sind die Investitionen aber rückläufig. weiterlesen >>>


Kanada: Regierung ändert Gesetzesentwurf über das Verbot von Streumbomben

(10.12.2013)

Der Auswärtige Ausschuß des kanadischen Parlaments hat einstimmig die von der kanadischen Regierung vorgeschlagenen Streichung des Wortes "Anwendung" aus einem Paragraphen des Gesetzesentwurf angenommen. Kritiker erkennen die Bedeutung dieser Änderung an, betonen jedoch, dass dieses Ergebnis insgesamt enttäuschend bleibt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kanada: Verbesserungen des Gesetzentwurfs für das Streubombenverbot erwartet

(10.12.2013)

Der Auswärtige Ausschuß des kanadischen Parlaments berät über den umstrittenen Gesetzesentwurf für das Verbot von Streubomben. Es wird erwartet, dass die Regierung in Bezug auf gemeinsame Militäraktionen mit Nichtvertragsstaaten des Streubombenverbots Verbesserungen vorschlägt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Landminenexplosionen töten drei Menschen

(09.12.2013)

Ein Mann und zwei Frauen werden in der Shan-Region durch Landminenexplosionen getötet. Die Frauen hinterlassen jeweils vier Kindern. Unfälle dieser Art sind in dieser Region leider nicht selten. in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


At least 4 killed in landmine blast in Pakistan's tribal region

(02.04.2006)

PAKISTAN - At least four people, including a woman, were killed when a passenger pick-up was hit by a roadside mine in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, witnesses said.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan to be cleared of mine within 7 years

(02.04.2006)

KABUL, Apr 3, 2006 -- The post-war and most mine contaminated Afghanistan would be cleared of millions of mines within the next seven years with the support of international community, the country's director of British-based de-mining agency HALO Trust said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


AMERICA'S BRUTAL TACTICS

(02.04.2006)

USA - Naturally enough, few details of what American troops do in Iraq and Afghanistan reach the nation's television screens, the main source of news for most Americans. American television takes the approach of the New York Times when it refers to professional soldiers as GIs, as though they were humble mechanics and bricklayers of America drafted into the titanic struggle against Hitler and Tojo.  weiterlesen >>>


US working to eliminate threat of landmines

(02.04.2006)

Colombo, SRI LANKA, April 3, 2006: The United States joins Sri Lanka in observing the International Day of Mine Awareness and Mine Action on April 4. Sri Lanka has made impressive strides to rid the island of mines. The National Steering Committee for Mine Action, under the Ministry of Nation Building and Development, has set ambitious goals for the future, and the United States has been a partner with Sri Lanka from the beginning of the mine clearing effort. weiterlesen >>>


Opening of second trans-Kashmir road delayed (INDIA)

(01.04.2006)

Jammu: The opening of the Poonch-Rawalakote route connecting the two parts of Kashmir south of the Pir Panjal mountain range has been delayed because Pakistan has not completed removing mines in the portion of the road on its side, according to official sources. weiterlesen >>>


Verletzte wegen Landmine

(01.04.2006)

-zwei Männer im Osten der Türkei verwundet- weiterlesen >>>


Bookreview: Youths brought to death in Somalia

(01.04.2006)

Children have been used in mine clearing, suicide attacks, and general mayhem because they are compliant, have not developed a conscience, or, having done so, fear the grownups who tell them otherwise. weiterlesen >>>


Four injured in Balochistan explosions (PAKISTAN)

(31.03.2006)

QUETTA, April 1: At least four people, including a woman, were injured in a landmine explosion in Pat Feeder area and a hand grenade attack in the provincial capital on Saturday. Rocket attacks on Frontier Corps checkpoints in Dera Bugti were also reported. weiterlesen >>>


JUANES - Ein Gebet, Wetten Dass..., und ein Benefiz-Konzert

(31.03.2006)

Juanes steckt zudem mitten in den Vorbereitungen für sein komplett akustisches "Colombia sin Minas"-Benefizkonzert, um Geld zu sammeln für Kinder, die in Kolumbien Opfer von Landminen geworden sind.  weiterlesen >>>


An Uncivil War (INDIA)

(31.03.2006)

It's 9 pm. At the gates of Salva Judum relief camp on the outskirts of Giddam block, the big orange bulbs burn bright. A small group of taciturn men keeps vigil with bows and arrows. In times of bi-weekly landmine blasts and AK-47 bursts, the irony of defending the citadel with a hopelessly medieval armoury is lost on them. "Come what may, we will fight," says one of them. weiterlesen >>>


Uncle Sam's scientists busy building insect army (U.S.A)

(31.03.2006)

No, it's not an April Fool's joke: Defence research agency creates landmine-sniffing bugs weiterlesen >>>


3 sustain severe injuries in landmine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(31.03.2006)

QUETTA, April 02 (Online): Three passengers sustained critical injuries when a van hit landmine planted by miscreants in Pat Feeder locality of restive Dera Bugti region on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Glenn, Queen Noor, Nichols, Dove and Cooper Win 2006 Common Wealth Awards - Five world-renowned achievers honored for their contributions to society (U.S.A)

(31.03.2006)

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan wins the 2006 Common Wealth Award for Public Service. Queen Noor is internationally recognized for her tireless efforts to address global peace-building, human rights and conflict recovery issues. She has leadership roles with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Landmine Survivors Network. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese peacekeepers arrive in Lebanon on UN mission

(31.03.2006)

The first Chinese peacekeeping troops to serve on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Middle East arrived in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Indiana Marine reserves to return to Iraq

(30.03.2006)

SOUTH BEND - More than 100 members of an Indiana Marine reserve unit are preparing to return to Iraq. First Sgt. Robert Rhodes said 125 members of the Engineer Company B, based in South Bend, will be called to duty on June 15, but the date they depart for Iraq has not been set. The Marines will first train at Camp Pendleton in California. weiterlesen >>>


Top cops, officials to discuss Maoist offensive

(30.03.2006)

NEW DELHI: Police chiefs and chief secretaries of 13 state hit by Maoist violence will meet here on Friday to finetune a strategic response, prompted by unrelenting violence in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar that has left hundreds dead in the last three months.  weiterlesen >>>


Oregon mothers share bond of having sons killed in Iraq

(30.03.2006)

World Photo by Felix Millan Michelle De Ford and Lynn Bradach, of the group Military Families Speak Out, spoke at the Bandon Public Library on Saturday. Both women have lost their sons during the war in Iraq. Sometimes grief can change lives. Such is the case for two Oregon women who both lost sons in the Iraq war. weiterlesen >>>


FC personnel dies in landmine explosion

(30.03.2006)

Quetta: At least one personnel of FC died and several other were injured when a security forces vehicles hit by landmine in Dera Murad Jamali near Chattar.  weiterlesen >>>


Balochistan `militants´ hit power (PAKISTAN)

(30.03.2006)

Suspected tribal militants in Pakistan's Balochistan province have blown up four electricity transmission towers, cutting power to a wide area. A technician sent to repair the damage was then killed in an attack. weiterlesen >>>


Generalized Operation To Bring Landmines To An End

(30.03.2006)

Luanda, 03/31 - Minister Kussumua defends strictness in demining activities to secure safe circulation and good electoral process The National Coordinator of the Executive Commission of Landmines Clearance, João Baptista Kussumua, has predicted the end of landmines with ignition of the "Generalized Humanitarian Land Mines Clearance" which will be the starting point for the countdown of the explosive ordnances planted in the country. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals kill two BJP leaders in Chhattisgarh

(30.03.2006)

Rajnandgaon: CPI (Maoist) group cadres have gunned down two Bharatiya Janata Party leaders here on Thursday night.  weiterlesen >>>


Don't pull troops, local Afghan émigrés warn

(30.03.2006)

Expat Abdul Rahim Parwani is relieved that his wife, Sami, and daughters (left to right) Soraya, Maryam, and Asma don't live under the Taliban's rules. weiterlesen >>>


AIE Image Enhancement Technology Shows Promise in Breast Cancer Screening; U.S. Navy Undersea Mine Detection Technology Used to Augment Digital Mammography Images

(30.03.2006)

March 29, 2006--Radiologists at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts today released findings from a breast cancer research study designed to evaluate the use of Advanced Image Enhancement, Inc.'s (AIE) software for examining Regions Of Interest (ROI) with Hologic's Lorad Selenia(TM) digital mammography system. Leveraging advanced technology for locating and detecting undersea mines, AIE tailored the approach for breast cancer image enhancement. weiterlesen >>>


Thirteen states meet to counter rising Maoist menace

(30.03.2006)

NEW DELHI - Rattled by a wave of Maoist attacks that have left hundreds dead, officials from 13 Indian states will meet on Friday to try to stem a rebellion that is menacing huge swathes of the country's centre, east and south.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed as military overrun NPA hideout in Quezon

(30.03.2006)

GOVERNMENT troops attacked a suspected communist rebel lair in Mauban town, Quezon province, some 160 kilometers southeast of Manila, leaving a soldier killed in an ensuing firefight, a military spokesman said Friday. weiterlesen >>>


BA forms group to talk to tribal chiefs - Soldier killed, four injured in landmine explosion

(30.03.2006)

QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly on Thursday set up a panel of peacebrokers to negotiate with tribal chiefs leading a revolt against the Pakistan military in the resource-rich province of Balochistan, Reuters reported. weiterlesen >>>


2 Policemen Convicted Over Suspect's Death

(30.03.2006)

MOSCOW - A Moscow court on Wednesday convicted two police officers of negligence in the death of detainee Alexander Pumane, who was picked up driving a car rigged with explosives in 2004. The Presnensky District Court convicted Andrei Semigin, former head of the Presnensky district police precinct, and Iosif Smerek, a duty officer at the precinct, for their role in Pumane's death. weiterlesen >>>


Terror accused in T.O. court

(30.03.2006)

TORONTO -- A Canadian accused of supplying weapons to al-Qaida and facing extradition to the U.S. appeared in good spirits yesterday waving to his mom in a brief court appearance.  weiterlesen >>>


Negotiated peace sought to end revolt in SW Pakistan

(30.03.2006)

QUETTA, Pakistan, March 30 (Reuters) - A provincial assembly in southwest Pakistan set up a panel of peacebrokers on Thursday to negotiate with tribal chiefs leading a revolt against the Pakistan military in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan. weiterlesen >>>


LTTE cadres in the Batti-Amparai await being run over by Karuna group.

(30.03.2006)

Colombo, 31 March, (Asiantribune.com): Reports reveal that the situation in the East of Sri Lanka especially in the Batticaloa ' Amparai districts are fastly deteriorating and the high command of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has ordered the Eastern commanders to take adequate precautionary measures to safeguard their cadres from any blitzkrieg by the rival Tamil group. weiterlesen >>>


Iran to hold military exercises from Friday

(30.03.2006)

Tehran, March 30 (IANS) More than 17,000 Iranian soldiers and 500 naval vessels will take part in a weeklong military exercise off the Persian Gulf from Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Generalized operation to bring landmines to an end

(30.03.2006)

Luanda, 03/30 - The National Coordinator of the Executive Commission of Landmines Clearance, João Baptista Kussumua, has predicted the end of landmines with ignition of the "Generalized Humanitarian Mine Clearance" which will be the starting point for the countdown of the explosive ordnances planted in the country. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills soldier

(30.03.2006)

QUETTA, March 30: One soldier was killed and four others were injured in a landmine explosion in a village of the Nasirabad district on Thursday. Sources said a pick-up carrying security personnel hit a landmine while patrolling in Mullah Bakhsh village. weiterlesen >>>


AIIMS option for injured cops

(30.03.2006)

Jamshedpur, March 30: The district police could shift the critically-injured victims of yesterday's rebel ambush to Delhi's All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).  weiterlesen >>>


Rocker Juanes announces 'Colombia Without Mines' concert

(30.03.2006)

Colombian rocker Juanes will join other Latin musicians for a concert in Los Angeles in May to benefit children injured by land mines in his homeland. weiterlesen >>>


Angola hosts SADC's Mine Action Committee meeting

(30.03.2006)

LUANDA, March 30 -- Angola in co-ordination with the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), holds from April 05 to 06, in Luanda, the eighth meeting of the landmines action technical committee. weiterlesen >>>


Thousands Driven from Homes in Guinea-Bissau Need Aid

(30.03.2006)

Vatican City, 29 March 2006 ' Caritas Guinea-Bissau is currently providing for some 5000 people driven from their homes by fighting between government forces and Senegalese rebel groups along the country's northern border, but the organisation is calling on others for help as its limited supplies are running scarce. weiterlesen >>>


Norway Rush-Orders Mine-Resistant Iveco MLVs

(30.03.2006)

DID reader Endre Lunde informs DID that Norway decided on the 24th of March to buy up to 72 IVECO vehicles, which are called the Panther by the UK and will also be fielded by the Belgian Army. The initial order is for 25 be delivered in 2006 (15) and 2007 (10), and there is also an option to buy a further 47 vehicles over a two year period.  weiterlesen >>>


Child rights in SRI LANKA

(30.03.2006)

Thousands and thousands of children in the NorthEast have been affected by the war in Sri Lanka: those who have been displaced, missed their schooling, suffered malnutrition, been traumatised by bombings and shellings, lost their parents, maimed by land-mines, disabled ' all are in Children's homes and receive no government help. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast leaves militant dead

(30.03.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, Mar 29 (Pajhwok Afghan News): A militant was blown up while planting a landmine in the Siori district of the southern Zabul province Tuesday night. Provincial police chief Mohammad Nabi Mulakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News on Wednesday the slain was member of Taliban and was killed while planning to carry out a terrorist attack by planting the explosive device. weiterlesen >>>


Centre urged to set up separate ministry to deal with Naxal-hit areas

(30.03.2006)

New Delhi: The Asian Centre for Human Rights has urged the Central Government to set up a separate a separate ministry for the development of Naxal-hit areas. The appeal has come even as the Union Home Ministry is meeting with chief secretaries and director-generals of police of nine Naxal-hit states. weiterlesen >>>


Military commander scores NPAs for planting landmines

(30.03.2006)

Koronadal City (31 March) -- The commander of the 27th Infantry Battalion based in Barangay Kablon, Tupi, South Cotabato confirmed that a landmine was found by the 25th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Lambunao, Barangay Lasak, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat. weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers retrieve landmine

(30.03.2006)

KIDAPAWAN CITY ' Soldiers belonging to the 27th Infantry Battalion recovered last week an improvised landmine anti-tank while conducting patrol and routine security operations in remote areas in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Inaction will now allow meltdown of Darfur

(30.03.2006)

Are we going to wait for a movie about Darfur - and then wish we did something to help? asks John O'Shea. On the third anniversary since conflict first ripped through Sudan's cursed Darfur region, the United Nations has finally acknowledged the need for a robust military UN-led force. But it's a decision taken three years too late, and caused untold suffering. weiterlesen >>>


NDF still in contact with AFP malcontents (Philippines)

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006 - In the last three months alone, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said, the NPA had killed at least 11 civilians, was responsible for nine incidents of arson, including the burning of six cell site, and five land mine attacks.  weiterlesen >>>


SA firm wins defence-linked UAE contract (SOUTH AFRICA)

(29.03.2006)

A contract to custom-design a new air-conditioning system for BAE Systems' mine-protected personnel carriers destined for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been awarded to Booyco Engineering. weiterlesen >>>


DO survives life attempt in Helmand (AFGHANISTAN)

(29.03.2006)

HELMAND: A District Officer (DO) of Garamser in Helmand province survived life attempt.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Azerbaijani soldiers hit mine, two's leg amputated

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006 - Three soldiers of Azerbaijani Army hit mine at the frontline in the territory of Gadabey region yesterday. APA western region bureau told APA that first, military unit # N soldier hit mine and was wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


Carefully harvesting the fruits of war in CYPRUS

(29.03.2006)

MINEFIELD 2251, Cyprus (Reuters) - Thousands of miles from his home in Mozambique, Ponziane Sebmane Lundo gently tills the earth of Cyprus with a detector and prod to find the cheap hidden killer of choice used by armies worldwide. weiterlesen >>>


Fallen Patriot Fund awards $340,000 to military families (USA)

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006, DALLAS: A Marine blinded by a roadside bomb, a sergeant who's burned and a private and a sergeant who lost legs in a bombing are recipients of donations from the Fallen Patriot Fund. weiterlesen >>>


Suicide Missions (AFGHANISTAN)

(29.03.2006)

March 30, 2006: In Kandahar, a suicide car bomber set off his explosives prematurely as he approached a Canadian army convoy. The bomber was killed, and six nearby civilians were wounded.  weiterlesen >>>


DRDO simplifies bomb disposal; develops robot (India)

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006 - Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed an indigenous remotely operated counter-terrorist robot vehicle, equipped with sensors, which detects and defuses buried mines and improvised explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Militant killed in landmine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006, QUETTA: Unidentified militants attacked security force check-posts at various places in Balochistan and one was killed in a landmine explosion near Dera Murad Jamali on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Sabotage actions of Mujahideen in Chechnya

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006 - According to Russian occupational sources in Vedeno district of CRI, near to Harachoy village, Chechen saboteurs have blown up a group of Russian invaders. As a result of explosion 1 invader was killed and 2 others injured. weiterlesen >>>


Security Tightened in Nepal - Security forces fear Maoists infiltration in upcoming protests

(29.03.2006)

30.03.2006 - NEPAL: It has been reported that armored personnel carriers, ferret cars and mine protected vehicles may be mobilized, while the senior officers of all security wings -- Royal Nepalese Army (RNA), Armed Police Force (APF), Nepal Police and the National Investigation Department -- are meeting regularly. weiterlesen >>>


Kazakhstan To Maintain Troop Levels In Iraq

(29.03.2006)

March 30, 2006 -- Kazakhstan's defense minister, Mukhtar Altynbaev, said on March 29 that the size of the country's military contingent in Iraq will not change. weiterlesen >>>


Chattisgarh readies wish list to fight Maoists (INDIA)

(29.03.2006)

Raipur, March 29 (IANS) Pushed on the back foot by escalating Maoist violence, the Chattisgarh government will ask New Delhi for army engineers to de-mine jungle roads and air force choppers to conduct aerial surveys to detect guerrilla activity.  weiterlesen >>>


Foreigners among five killed in Helmand blast (AFGHANISTAN)

(29.03.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, (Pajhwok Afghan News): Five people, including two foreigners and three Afghans, were killed when a remote-controlled bomb exploded at their vehicle in the Washer district of the southern Helmand province on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


1824 Franken für McCartneys Schuhe

(29.03.2006)

29.03.2006, LONDON ' Prominente geben ihr letztes Hemd, pardon, ihren letzten Schuh für einen guten Zweck. Bei der Benefiz-Versteigerung stehen die Treter von Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney hoch im Kurs.  weiterlesen >>>


Five troops injured by landmine (PAKISTAN)

(23.03.2006)

QUETTA, March 22: Five personnel of security forces were injured seriously in a landmine explosion in Lehri area while a heavy exchange of fire was reported between armed tribesmen and forces on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Bridges to the future

(23.03.2006)

Bridges to Lutembu Village are destroyed and the sourrounding land is contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordenance...  weiterlesen >>>


Pflanzeneinsatz bei Landminenerkennung

(23.03.2006)

Eine unscheinbare Pflanze erhält eine wichtige Mission. weiterlesen >>>


NATO Troops To Destroy 15,000 Landmines in Afghanistan

(23.03.2006)

WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2006 (ENS) - The largest cache of hazardous explosives ever found in Afghanistan - 80 tons of TNT, as well as 15,000 anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines, detonators, and other explosives - have been discovered in old storage bunkers, according to a U.S. State Department report.  weiterlesen >>>


Meeting Analyses Demining Process (ANGOLA)

(23.03.2006)

Luanda, 03/23 - The National Inter-Sectoral Demining and Humanitarian Assistance Commission (CNIDAH) holds on Friday its VII plenary session that will, among other issues, put into perspective the demining process and the education about the dangers of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


NC Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Laid To Rest

(23.03.2006)

The two men were buried just hours apart in their mountain communities. weiterlesen >>>


Hunde, Wildschweine und Fische - Der Zoo der israelischen Armee

(23.03.2006)

Die Kameleinheit der israelischen Armee ist schon vor Jahren aufgelöst und auf geländegängige Jeeps umgestiegen. Doch in Israel dienen immer noch Tiere aller Waffengattungen. Bis in die fünfziger Jahre ersetzten Tauben die moderneren Drohnen der Luftwaffe. Es wurde auch mal über Delphine der Marine berichtet. Doch von denen hört man schon lange nichts mehr.  weiterlesen >>>


BLÄTTER FÄRBEN SICH ROT

(23.03.2006)

Genpflanze spürt Todesminen auf  weiterlesen >>>


Hizb module busted, five arrested (INDIA)

(23.03.2006)

Srinagar, March 20: The State Police today arrested five militants and claimed to have busted a module of pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen, saying they were involved in mine blasts in Srinagar. Meanwhile, two militants were killed and a woman injured in separate incidents of violence across the Valley since Sunday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


BLÄTTER FÄRBEN SICH ROT

(23.03.2006)

Genpflanze spürt Todesminen auf weiterlesen >>>


3,000km ride to raise money (Cambodia)

(23.03.2006)

KOTA BARU: Englishman Adrian Bebbington, 37, plans to travel to Cambodia from Kota Baru, a distance of 3,000km, on a classic scooter.  weiterlesen >>>


Former commander surrenders weapons in Farah (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.03.2006)

FARAH CITY, Mar 21(Pajhwok Afghan News): A former commander handed in Tuesday heavy and light weapons under Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) in the western Farah province.  weiterlesen >>>


Neun Polizisten wurden bei Anschlag in AFGHANISTAN getötet

(17.03.2006)

KABUL: In Afghanistan sind neun Polizisten bei der Bergung der Leichen von vier ermordeten Mazedoniern bei einem Anschlag getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Embargoes on global arms trade have been total failure, says UN

(15.03.2006)

All United Nations arms embargoes have been breached with impunity, with only a handful of the weapons traffickers responsible for the trade in death ever facing prosecution, according to a report.  weiterlesen >>>


Huge weapons cache surrendered (AFGHANISTAN)

(15.03.2006)

Kabul - The largest weapons cache found in war-ravaged Afghanistan was handed over to authorities this week, as part of a government programme to disarm illegal militias, a Nato-led force said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq contractor fights to pull suit from state (U.S.A.)

(15.03.2006)

Blackwater wants wrongful death case heard in federal court -- or preferably not at all  weiterlesen >>>


Historikerin widmet sich Schicksal der österreichischen Kriegsblinden

(15.03.2006)

300 erblindeten im Ersten Weltkrieg - Publikation wird auch als Hörbuch aufgelegt. weiterlesen >>>


Police launch offensive in Gadchiroli district (INDIA)

(15.03.2006)

MUMBAI, MAR 14 (PTI) Police today launched an offensive in Naxal-infested Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra after 25 security personnel, engaged in anti-Naxal operation had a miraculous escape when left-wing ultras triggered a powerful landmine blast and opened fire in the district. weiterlesen >>>


Commission adopts €17.5 million anti-landmine programme (EU)

(15.03.2006)

Brussels, 14 March 2006 - On 9 March 2006, the European Commission has adopted its 2006 Annual Work Programme for antipersonnel landmines with a budget of € 17.5 million. weiterlesen >>>


Four jawans injured in blast (INDIA)

(15.03.2006)

In Nagpur security personnel had a narrow escape from a landmine blast. weiterlesen >>>


South Korea opens new border check points with North

(15.03.2006)

The buildings are bright and modern, but mostly empty, a testament to modern South Korean efficiency and impoverished North Korea's reluctance to embrace its neighbor and the outside world. weiterlesen >>>


Angola; Anti-Personal Mine Stockpile Search Starts Next Year

(15.03.2006)

A process of search and localisation of anti-personal mine stockpile will start in the first quarter of 2006, in response to Article 4 of the Ottawa Convention of which Angola is a signatory. weiterlesen >>>


Human Rights Report on Nepal (released by US State Department)

(15.03.2006)

Following are the excerpts of the Human Rights report on Nepal, released by the State Department on March 8,2006. For complete report, please visit the State Department website for more information. …. weiterlesen >>>


War and Peace:Navigating Afghanistan's Propaganda Minefields

(15.03.2006)

PEJ News - C. L. Cook - An e:mail press release from no less than the irreproachable Canadian Landmine Foundation found its way recently into my in-box, informing: "Canadians Support Canada's Commitment to Afghanistan." Being a Canadian singularly unsupportive of Canada's support of an immoral and illegal invasion and occupation of a once-sovereign nation, I was anxious to discover what changed "my" mind... weiterlesen >>>


Notes from the field: Visiting canal in southern Sudan (SUDAN)

(15.03.2006)

Canal is a small town in southern Sudan. It is bordered by a river and a landmine field. Many people from Khartoum, Ethiopia, and other places have to cross it in order to get home. weiterlesen >>>


High-Tech Solution For Afghan Farmers (U.S.A.)

(15.03.2006)

Mar. 14 - KGO - California is once again preparing to help farmers in Afghanistan with a food crop that could be an alternative to the poppy crops that dominate many of the provinces. weiterlesen >>>


Nepal: Bombs causing hundreds of child casualties (NEPAL)

(15.03.2006)

KATHMANDU, 14 March (IRIN) - Nepal is ranked among the top 10 countries in the world affected by victim-activated bomb explosions, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Military Plans to Make Insect Cyborgs by Shaun Waterman (U.S.A.)

(15.03.2006)

WASHINGTON - Facing problems in its efforts to train insects or build robots that can mimic their flying abilities, the U.S. military now wants to develop "insect cyborgs" that can go where its soldiers cannot. weiterlesen >>>


"Die Wunden sind noch deutlich sichtbar" (AFGHANISTAN)

(15.03.2006)

Der in Deutschland lebende Internist Masaod Roohani unterstützt Kollegen in Afghanistan Afghanistan hat sich noch lange nicht vom Bürgerkrieg erholt. Viele Menschen leben am Rande des Existenzminimums, das Landesinnere ist immer noch mit vielen Minen verseucht. weiterlesen >>>


Eritreans Pay Heavy Price in Conflict (ERITREA)

(15.03.2006)

SENAFE, Eritrea -- Eritrea, struggling to rebuild after decades of conflict, is sinking deeper into poverty amid a simmering border dispute with Ethiopia that already has sparked one war between the longtime Horn of Africa enemies. weiterlesen >>>


Huge arms haul in Bandarban district (BANGLADESH)

(15.03.2006)

Mar 14: A joint team of Army and BDR seized another huge cache of arms and ammunition from Naikkhongchari Upazila in Bandarban during a 36-hour operation in the middle of hilly areas on March 12. weiterlesen >>>


Nine cops hurt in Naxal-planted landmine blast in Gadchiroli (INDIA)

(15.03.2006)

Nagpur, Mar 14 (UNI) Nine policeman engaged in anti-Naxal operations escaped with slight injuries when the ultra leftists triggered a powerful landmine blast near Fulmodi Gatta village in Dhanora taluka of Naxaliites-infested Gadchiroli district last night, police said today. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb explosion outside shop in Pakistan: 8 injured

(15.03.2006)

A bomb concealed in a plastic bag exploded outside a shop in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, wounding eight people, including women and children, police and a doctor said. weiterlesen >>>


Two tribals beheaded in public (INDIA)

(15.03.2006)

BHADRACHALAM: Retaliating against the anti-Naxal vigilante movement Salva Judum, the Maoists, on Tuesday, beheaded two tribals in full view of bus passengers at Erraboru village between Kunta and Dornapal in neighbouring Chattisgarh.  weiterlesen >>>


Salween dams threaten thousands of Karenni: report (BURMA)

(15.03.2006)

Thousands of people in Burma's Karenni State will be forced off their land if the planned construction of hydroelectric dams on the Salween River goes ahead, according to a new report. weiterlesen >>>


National mine risk education plan to be developed (JORDAN)

(15.03.2006)

AMMAN - Suleiman Ghneimat, a former air force pilot who miraculously survived a landmine accident eight years ago, served as a powerful example of the importance of mine risk education at a workshop on the subject Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


EU earmarks 17.5 million Euros for mine sweeping (EUROPE)

(15.03.2006)

The European Commission will assign 17.5 million Euros for its annual antipersonnel mines programs with the purpose of aiding those countries ravaged by this kind of explosives. weiterlesen >>>


New Report Slams Salween Dam Projects (BURMA)

(15.03.2006)

An environmental impact report released on Wednesday has condemned Burma's proposed dam projects on the Salween River, warning that vast tracts of land and thousands of local Karenni villagers would be at risk if the projects were to proceed. weiterlesen >>>


Huge arms, ammunition cache seized, terrorism attempt foiled (PAKISTAN)

(15.03.2006)

KARACHI, March 16 (Online): Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) officials have recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition including landmines and anti-tank rockets, said the spokesman of PCG on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


23 Land Mine Fatalities Last Year (MOZAMBIQUE)

(15.03.2006)

23 people were killed by land mines in Mozambique in 2005, a sharp rise from the three known mine fatalities in 2004, according to the director of the National Demining Institute (IND), Gamiliel Munguambe.  weiterlesen >>>


Security personnel injured in Sui (PAKISTAN)

(15.03.2006)

QUETTA: Three security personnel sustained serious injuries in a landmine blast here in Sui, Chatar Khaleji on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>