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Landminenbericht 2013: Fortschritte durch neue Einsätze geschwächt

(28.11.2013)

Der Landminenbericht stellt für das Jahr 2012 die bisher geringste Zahl an neuen Opfern, die größte Fläche an entminten Gebieten und das bisher höchste Niveau an weltweiter Finanzierung für den Kampf gegen Landminen seit 1999 fest. Aber es gibt auch neue Einsätze von Landminen.  weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Schulkinder finden Mine

(28.11.2013)

Schulkinder finden beim Spiel im Schulgelände eine Landmine. Die Schulleitung informiert den Minenräumdienst. Der Minenräumdienst gibt Entwarnung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminenbericht 2013: Weniger Landminenopfer, aber erneuter Einsatz von Antipersonenminen

(28.11.2013)

Im Vergleich zu 1999 fällt die Zahl der Menschen, die Landminen zum Opfer fallen. Eine Vielzahl von Antiminenprogrammen retten Menschenleben, aber in acht Ländern wie zum Beispiel in Syrien wurden 2012/2013 erneut Antipersonenminen eingesetzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südostasien: Elf Menschen fallen Landminen zum Opfer

(21.11.2013)

In Kambodscha und Burma/Myanmar werden innerhalb einer Woche elf Menschen, darunter ein vierjähriges Kind, durch Landminen verletzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Landminen werden im Süden des Landes geräumt

(21.11.2013)

Die Minenräumorganisation Halo Trust legt Daten über geräumte Landminen in der Provinz Benguela vor. 210 Minen wurden 2006-2010 zerstört. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landmine verwundet französische Soldaten in Mali

(21.11.2013)

Drei französische Soldaten werden im Norden Malis verletzt, als ihr gepanzertes Fahrzeug über eine Landmine fährt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


TV-BEITRAG: Afghanistan bleibt stark von Landminen und Blindgängern belastet

(15.11.2013)

Nach Abzug der NATO-Truppen in Afghanistan verbleibt eine Vielzahl von Blindgängern auf NATO-Übungsplätzen und in ehemaligen Kampfgebieten. Die lokale Bevölkerung fordert, die NATO müsse sich um die Räumung kümmern. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


10 Jahre Kampagne gegen Streubomben (CMC)

(13.11.2013)

Vor 10 Jahren gründeten einige internationale Organisationen, darunter Handicap International, die Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) – die internationale Kampagne gegen Streubomben.  weiterlesen >>>


New grants to reinforce U.S. humanitarian mine action

(08.03.2006)

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has awarded over $1.9 million in grants to non-governmental organizations and UNICEF to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance, teach mine risk education, render assistance to landmine survivors, and encourage more public support for mine action. This is in addition to the over $77 million that the Office is projected to invest in bilateral and multilateral mine action programs around the world in fiscal year 2006.  weiterlesen >>>


India: AI expresses concern over the safety of civilians, including adivasis, caught in escalating conflict in Chattisgarh (India)

(08.03.2006)

Amnesty International expresses grave concern about the recent escalation of violence in a remote forest region of Chattisgarh, central India. On 28 February, suspected Maoists belonging to the People's War Group (PWG) set off a landmine in the Dantewada/Bastar region of the state. As a result, a truck carrying civilians was blown up, killing 26 people and seriously injuring 30 others. weiterlesen >>>


Indian forces using landmines to kill Tribal people of IHK (India, Kashmir)

(08.03.2006)

ORISSA/ISLAMABAD: Indian forces are using landmines for killing people of tribal areas of occupied Kashmir and it has been demanded from Human Right NGOs to investigate the matter. According to a report compiled by two non-government organizations (NGOs), the Jharkhandi's organization for human Rights (JOHAR) and the Jharkhah Mines Area Coordination Committee (JMACO) landmines are being used by Indian forces to kill the indigenous people in Kalinga Nagar in Orissa.  weiterlesen >>>


Besigye won't be tried in Court Martial: Museveni (Uganda)

(08.03.2006)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday said that the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change ( FDC), Kizza Besigye will not be tried by the Court Martial.  weiterlesen >>>


Fear triggers exodus in Maoist badlands (India)

(08.03.2006)

DHARBAGUDA, India (Reuters) - The landmine catapulted him out of the truck. As he lay on the ground in agony, his left leg broken and bleeding, Khurrum Bojji watched Maoist guerrillas move in on the injured. weiterlesen >>>


Witnesses testify as rally protest 'rapes' (India)

(08.03.2006)

Lamka, March 08: A massive protest rally was staged at Churachandpur district headquarters today to denounce the alleged rape of Lungthulien, Parbung and Torbung women folk by cadres of an underground organisation. weiterlesen >>>


Staggering Needs, Insecurity, and Dismal Response for Chechens Living in Fear (Chechnya)

(08.03.2006)

Caught in a stranglehold between Russian Federation forces and Chechen armed groups, traumatized civilians continue to bear the brunt of this conflict of attrition and find they have nowhere to go to be safe.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepal: Impact of the conflict on women (Nepal)

(08.03.2006)

KATHMANDU, 8 March (IRIN) - The United Nations in Nepal said it is concerned at how women are suffering from the Maoist insurgency that has flared up again following a four-month ceasefire. "In the past few weeks, women have been beaten to death, shot at, blown up by landmines and abducted across the country," said Mathew Kahane, UN Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nepal, on the occasion of International Women's Day.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan land mine blast prompts threat to UN team (Sudan)

(08.03.2006)

Mar 9, 2006 (MALAKAL) - A land mine has killed one child and injured four in a south Sudan town, the latest in a string of blasts prompting authorities to threaten U.N. mine clearers with expulsion from the area, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Paramilitary for 3 West Bengal districts (India)

(08.03.2006)

Heavy deployment required in these districts due to presence of Maoists weiterlesen >>>


Karamanlis: Fresh talks on Cyprus 'don't have luxury of failure' (Cyprus)

(08.03.2006)

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said Wednesday that a renewed effort to resolve the political standoff on the divided island of Cyprus doesn't have "the luxury of yet another failure." weiterlesen >>>


Women bear brunt of civil war in Nepal (Nepal)

(08.03.2006)

KATHMANDU: Women are beaten to death, shot at, blown up by landmines and abducted in Nepal in a decade-old conflict between government troops and Maoists that has killed thousands, a UN envoy said. weiterlesen >>>


Major terror attacks in the country since July last year (India)

(08.03.2006)

New Delhi, Mar 08: Following is the list of terrorist attacks that took place since July last year.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist leaders direct cadres to spare civilians (India)

(08.03.2006)

Ranchi: Faced with growing alienation among the masses after last week's explosion that killed more than 40 people in Chhattisgarh, Maoist leaders have directed their cadre not to target buses, schools and hospitals.  weiterlesen >>>


Kenyan companies venture South Sudan (SUDAN)

(08.03.2006)

Prospects for investment in Southern Sudan are getting better by the day with Kenyan companies already undertaking infrastructural development in major towns in spite of challenges still being poses by uncollected landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Gaddafi demand for 'gesture' surprises Italy (LIBYA)

(08.03.2006)

Gaddafi's call for a "major gesture" from Italy to improve relations with Libya marks a new step in recent tensions between the two countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Shield for terror trio (INDIA)

(08.03.2006)

Calcutta: As many as 60,000 central paramilitary personnel might be deployed in Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore to ensure trouble-free elections. weiterlesen >>>


Lubbock Soldier Dies In IRAQ

(08.03.2006)

A Lubbock family is mourning the death of their beloved soldier son/father in Iraq. Ric Salas, Jr., 21, was killed when his convoy ran over a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Armenia, Azerbaijani forces exchange fire (AZERBAIJAN/ARMENIA)

(08.03.2006)

BAKU, Azerbaijan - Azerbaijani and Armenian forces exchanged heavy gunfire and mortars at several points along their border in the most serious fighting in months. weiterlesen >>>


Kremlin takes aim at NGOs (RUSSIA)

(08.03.2006)

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - The Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, a Russian non-governmental organization that has performed humanitarian work in war-racked Chechnya since 2000, has seen its volunteers kidnapped and tortured. weiterlesen >>>


Morocco and the Peace Option (MOROCCO)

(08.03.2006)

One of the repercussions of the cease-fire in the Sahara is that it came about in 1991 when the Moroccan forces were completing the building of the Fortified Wall stretching over 2000 kilometers to the Eastern borders with Algeria, and Southern borders with Mauritania. weiterlesen >>>


A modern army for modern missions (ITALY)

(08.03.2006)

Since the end of conscription last year Italy's army has attracted many more volunteers than it needs. weiterlesen >>>


Anterally, mothers relate ordeals of 'rape victims' (INDIA)

(08.03.2006)

Lamka: A day before their rally in protest against the alleged mass rape of women, the Joint Women Organisation of Churachandpur today recounted the ordeal of the victims to the media fraternity.  weiterlesen >>>


Besigye won`t be tried in Court Martial: Museveni (UGANDA)

(08.03.2006)

KAMPALA, - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday said that the leader of the Forum for Democratic Change ( FDC), Kizza Besigye will not be tried by the Court Martial. weiterlesen >>>


Defusing mines to promote healing (VIETNAM)

(08.03.2006)

Vietnam vets return to Southeast Asia to deliver $20,000 to support dangerous job of clearing ordnance. weiterlesen >>>


24 landmines destroyed in Mazar-i-Sharif ahead of Nawroz (AFGHANISTAN)

(08.03.2006)

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Security officials Monday claimed recovering and subsequently destroying 24 landmines in the northern Balkh province. weiterlesen >>>


Norway clarifies it role as a neutral facilitator. (Sri Lanka)

(06.03.2006)

Colombo, 07 March, (Asiantribune.com): Norway plays a neutral role stressed Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka. This was the reaction of the Ambassador Hans Brattskar following a statement from Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), said to be widely reported in the media in Sri Lanka.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka to be free of land mines by 2008: Govt (Sri Lanka)

(06.03.2006)

Sri Lanka has cleared more than half of the country's estimated 1 million land mines, sown during two decades of civil war, and should be able to complete the task within two years, a government official said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


India Maoist attacks 'kill six' (India)

(06.03.2006)

Police in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh say at least six people were killed and 33 injured in two attacks by the Maoists on Sunday night.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan urges more aid to African force in Darfur as Security Council weighs optio (Sudan)

(06.03.2006)

With tensions persisting in Sudan's Darfur province, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged more resources for the African Union (AU) mission in the region, while the Security Council considered future plans, including a possible United Nations force there.  weiterlesen >>>


Manipur militants use rape to keep villagers under siege (India)

(06.03.2006)

New Delhi: At least 25 rapes have been reported in recent months in Manipur where separatist militants are resorting to rape as a weapon to terrorise villagers in far-flung areas, says a media report.  weiterlesen >>>


Blasts kill two, injure four in Chechnya (Russia)

(06.03.2006)

MOSCOW, March 7 (RIA Novosti) - A woman and a 12-year-old boy died and two men were injured in four separate blasts in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, local law-enforcement agencies said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Senegal: Ten-Year-Old Killed By Landmine (Senegal)

(05.03.2006)

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks Years of secessionist trouble in Senegal's southern Casamance region claimed the life of a 10-year-old boy last week, killed by an anti-tank landmine over a year after the signing of a hard-won peace deal. weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN CURTAILING FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS (Sudan)

(05.03.2006)

The Sudanese security services continue to resort to arbitary detention and torture against opponents and critics, jeopardising basic freedoms, a UN human rights rapporteur said. weiterlesen >>>


Police Brave Naxal Attack in Gaya; Kill Three (India)

(05.03.2006)

At least three Naxalites were killed and several injured in a police encounter when over a thousand Maoist ultras attacked the Dumaria police station in Gaya district to steal arms and ammunition only to be taken aback by the retaliatory actions of the police who opened fire at them in self-defense, the police in Gaya said. weiterlesen >>>


Ugandan martial court summons opposition leader Besigye (Uganda)

(05.03.2006)

KAMPALA,03/06 - Uganda`s General Court Martial ( GCM) has summoned former presidential candidate Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye to appear on March 15 over terrorism and illegal arms charges, local media reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Wanderung endet mit Nacht auf Minenfeld (Israel)

(05.03.2006)

Ein Hubschrauber der Luftwaffe rettete in Israel zwei verirrte Wanderer aus einem Minenfeld. Die beiden Männer mussten zuvor zwischen den Minen die Nacht verbringen. weiterlesen >>>


Strapped by a wire: landmine?

(05.03.2006)

Midnapore, March 5: Spending the night tied to a eucalyptus tree, yards from the blood-soaked body of a comrade, was bad enough for CPM activist Bhim Soren. weiterlesen >>>


UN commander of Ethiopia-Eritrea force voices hope for peace process breakthrough (Ethiopia-Eritrea)

(05.03.2006)

With the situation between the formerly warring countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea still deadlocked, the top United Nations force commander in the region has voiced hope for a breakthrough in the peace process.  weiterlesen >>>


One Person Injured By Land Mine In Kilis (Turkey)

(05.03.2006)

KILIS - One person was injured when he stepped on a land mine in a mine zone in southeastern city of Kilis on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan reiterates commitment to Conventional Weapons Convention (Pakistan)

(05.03.2006)

GENEVA (Switzerland): Pakistan's security doctrine is defence oriented and meant to deter aggression and offence as the country had no offensive ambitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Eight die in twin Maoist strikes

(05.03.2006)

Raipur, March 6: Red fury continued to rage in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, where Maoists killed eight persons and left several injured in twin raids. weiterlesen >>>


"No peace is possible out of the enforcement of the self-determination referendum", the Saharawi Ambassador to Algiers (Morocco)

(05.03.2006)

Algiers, 06/03/2006 (SPS) The Saharawi Ambassador to Algiers, Mohamed Yeslem Beissat, affirmed in a statement to the Algerian Press Service, APS, that "the Saharawi people sent a very strong message to the international community from Tifariti, saying that no peace is possible out of the enforcement of the self-determination referendum", underlining that the festivities of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic was a "great success". weiterlesen >>>


Centre fine-tuning strategy for anti-naxal operations (India)

(04.03.2006)

Central Reserve Police Force to create its own intelligence wing Intelligence-based joint operations to be undertaken Naxals detonated 146 IEDs last year NEW DELHI: Rattled by the recent incidents of naxal violence in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, the Centre is fine-tuning its strategy for intensifying anti-naxal operations in naxal-affected States.  weiterlesen >>>


Mobile police to join drive vs rebels (Philippines)

(04.03.2006)

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recalled all regional and provincial mobile group personnel assigned to guard local government officials and businessmen nationwide. weiterlesen >>>


12 Maoists killed in Bihar encounter (India)

(04.03.2006)

GAYA: Gaya, Mar 5 (UNI) At least 12 proscribed CPI(Maoist) activists were killed in an encounter with police, when they attacked Dumri police station here early on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Miscreants attacks FC post in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(04.03.2006)

QUETTA: Miscreants attacked FC check posts at Pathar nullah, Sangsela and Kohlu with rockets, mortars and blew up a military vehicle by landmine on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


One injured in landmine blast (India)

(03.03.2006)

Jammu: A civilian was injured after stepping on a landmine and setting it off near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today. weiterlesen >>>


Auch Deutsche starben an CSSR-Grenze

(03.03.2006)

Prag - Durch Todesschüsse, Minen oder elektrische Schläge sind an der tschechoslowakischen Grenze zu Deutschland und Österreich zwischen 1948 und 1989 mindestens 70 Ausländer getötet worden.  weiterlesen >>>


UNRIC-PRESSEMITTEILUNG NR. 123 31. MÄRZ 2006

(03.03.2006)

UNO-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan: "Landminen haben in einer zivilisierten Gesellschaft nichts zu suchen" Erklärung zum Internationalen Tag für die Aufklärung über Minengefahr und die Unterstützung von Antiminenprogrammen, 4. April 2006 weiterlesen >>>


Chhattisgarh police seek army help to defuse mines (India)

(03.03.2006)

Raipur: Chhattisgarh police have sought help from the Army Central Command headquarters at Lucknow to de-mine a 150 km stretch in Chhattisgarh. weiterlesen >>>


Sangin district chief killed in terrorist attack (Afghanistan)

(03.03.2006)

KANDAHAR CITY, March 4 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Unidentified assailants gunned down newly-appointed chief of the Sangin district of the insurgency-plague Helmand province, officials said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


10 injured in Rainawari grenade blast (Kashmir)

(03.03.2006)

Srinagar, Mar 4: Two militants were killed and 10 persons, including three policemen and two soldiers, injured in militancy-related incidents across the state since Friday evening. Police said two more militants of Lashker-e-Toiba outfit were killed in the encounter at Sangiot Harni in Poonch. One militant had died when the encounter broke out on Friday evening. Police claimed three AK-47 rifles, ammunition and two wireless sets were recovered from the killed militants.  weiterlesen >>>


Policeman injured in ETA bomb explosion in Vizcaya (SPAIN)

(02.03.2006)

A Basque policeman has been injured in an explosion in a magistrates court in Munguía, in Vizcaya. The only information released about his injuries so far is that he was caught in the expansive wave of the bomb blast, which was planted in one of the courthouse windows.  weiterlesen >>>


Czech soldiers in Iraq to receive mine jammers ' Euro (Iraq/Czech Republic)

(02.03.2006)

PRAGUE, Feb 27 (CTK) - The Czech military contingent in Iraq will receive jammers in March that interrupt the signal that blows up mines at a distance, the internet server Euro On-line reports today.  weiterlesen >>>


IVECO's novel light multirole vehicle offers a 'citadel' for mine blast protection

(02.03.2006)

IVECO's new light vehicle distinguishes itself from its peers through a unique steel skeleton, which defends the crew against hand grenades, armour-piercing bullets and anti-personnel mines, similar to those encountered by NATO forces in the Balkans in the 1990s. The unit is already tapping the European market.  weiterlesen >>>


Rocket attack on Chiltan Express near Sibi in SW PAKISTAN

(02.03.2006)

QUETTA: The miscreants fired several rockets at the running Chiltan Express which left Quetta at 6.30 am Monday. The attack came at about 10.00 am near Abe Gum Railway Station between Mach and Sibi.  weiterlesen >>>


Paramilitary cadre reveals planned claymore attack prior to Geneva Talks (SRI LANKA)

(02.03.2006)

A paramilitary cadre with instructions to eliminate a Brigade Commander of the Liberation Tigers and an Intelligence Wing official in Batticaloa before talks in Geneva, met the press Tuesday morning in LTTE controlled Kokkaddicholai.  weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar's victims flock to a refugee doctor known as 'the Mother Teresa of Burma' (MYANMAR)

(02.03.2006)

MAE SOT, Thailand ' She is branded an enemy by Myanmar's military rulers, but to the thousands who flock to her clinic ' many of them victims of the country's harsh regime ' Dr. Cynthia Maung is the gentle healer in a world of torched villages, squalid refugee camps and sweatshops.  weiterlesen >>>


Iloilo top rebel leaders in justice department's arrest list (PHILIPPINES)

(02.03.2006)

TWO Ilonggos are now in the Department of Justice's list of arrest targets.  weiterlesen >>>


In Afghanistan, emergencies keep Campbell medic flying

(02.03.2006)

Afghans have told the Campbell native they appreciate the U.S. presence.  weiterlesen >>>


CANADA'S ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN - Kandahar, 2002.....Kandahar, 2005

(02.03.2006)

In 2002, Canadian troops landed in the Afghan desert wearing forest-green camouflage fatigues. It was an embarrassment for the Defence Department, as it struggled with badly outdated gear. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan doing all it can in terror war - Musharraf (PAKISTAN)

(02.03.2006)

WASHINGTON - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Monday his country was doing all it could in the U.S.-led war against terrorism and offered to fence and mine its border with Afghanistan to stem Taliban infiltration.  weiterlesen >>>


DefRev Video: Unmanned Mini-Helicopter Gets 'Weaponized' with AA-12 Shotgun

(02.03.2006)

Future Infantry/Soldier Technology DefenseReview.com has received video footage of a weaponized version of the AutoCopter self-stabilized unmanned mini-helicopter being tested for the first time in sunny Huntsville, Alabama (The download link for this video is further down in this article.).  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban attack Indian construction company (AFGHANISTAN)

(02.03.2006)

Kabul: Suspected Taliban militants stormed a camp of Indian road construction company - Border Road Organisation (BRO) - in a western province of Afghanistan, destroying furniture and some vehicles, officials said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Flut weitaus höher als im Jahre 2000 - Tankstellen, Geschäfte und Häuser unter Wasser (NAMIBIA)

(02.03.2006)

Mariental - Vier schwere Militärfahrzeuge des Typs Werwolf der namibischen Streitkräfte (NDF) waren die einzigen Transportmittel, die am Sonntag die Hauptstraße des Ortes durchqueren konnten. weiterlesen >>>


Activist seeks to spread word on terrible toll of landmines (CANADA)

(01.03.2006)

Landmines claim two or three victims each day in Colombia, says Ucros, a 26-year-old member of the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines activist group. weiterlesen >>>


EU condemns Chhattisgarh attack by Vijay Dutt (INDIA/EU)

(01.03.2006)

London: Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), was quick to strongly condemn the landmine attacks in Chhattisgarh, which killed and wounded defenceless civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola's dangerous profession of motherhood (ANGOLA)

(01.03.2006)

While the country may now be enjoying its fourth year of peace, there is still a general lack of basic health facilities. Roads made impassable by potholes or landmines render the few services that do exist inaccessible to many in remote areas. weiterlesen >>>


Jogi demands dismissal of Raman Singh Govt (INDIA)

(01.03.2006)

New Delhi, Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today demanded dismissal of the Raman Singh government in the state holding the Chief Minister responsible for yesterday's killing of 26 tribals by Naxalites in Dantewada district. weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion kills 3 Vietnamese (VIETNAM)

(01.03.2006)

HANOI,-- Two brothers and their fellow- villager died instantly when a mine exploded in Vietnam`s central highlands region, according to local newspaper Labor Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


China sends police dogs to join UN landmine clearance mission in LEBANON

(01.03.2006)

China will send two police dogs to help locate landmines in Lebanon for the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces' (UNPF) mission in the middle of March.  weiterlesen >>>


Thousands owe their lives to an outstanding Canadian (CANADA)

(01.03.2006)

WATERLOO, On Wednesday, Lloyd Axworthy will speak in Waterloo on the seventh anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty to ban anti-personnel landmines, which came into force March 1, 1999.  weiterlesen >>>


32 killed in fierce fighting in NEPAL

(01.03.2006)

At least 32 people, including Maoists and security personnel, were killed in a fierce gunbattle in western Nepal.  weiterlesen >>>


Kadyrov Poised to Become New Prime Minister of Russia's CHECHNYA

(01.03.2006)

Although major offensives in Chechnya ended by mid-2000, insurgents and troops still clash in small skirmishes and the separatists attack Russian troops and law-enforcement officers with booby-traps and land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Reaping the whirlwind (PAKISTAN)

(01.03.2006)

In the conflict in Balochistan, the tribal fighters using a high number of rockets, mortars and mines against government targets.  weiterlesen >>>


Cops caught off guard (INDIA)

(01.03.2006)

Belpahari, Even in this Naxalite stronghold, police had least expected the rebels to ambush them in the precincts of a village far from any forest that could provide cover. weiterlesen >>>


EU funds for de-mining operations in Magallanes (CHILE)

(01.03.2006)

The European Union awarded funds to Chile for mine-clearance operations in the extreme south of the country, announced Chile's Defence minister Jaime Ravinet during the launching of similar operations in the northeast of the country, next to the Argentine border and close to Bolivia.  weiterlesen >>>


Need for joint action plan to tackle Naxalism: Chhattisgarh CM (INDIA)

(01.03.2006)

Raipur (Chattisgarh): Chief Minister Raman Singh today met the victims of the landmine blast triggered by the Maoists at Erraboru village in the Dantewade district of his state.  weiterlesen >>>


Gonubie Eagles have a big point to prove (SOUTH AFRICA)

(01.03.2006)

Niel Rogers` rugby career ended immediately when he stepped on a landmine. Now he coaches a rugby club.  weiterlesen >>>


Pro-govt leader shot dead, pipeline blown up (PAKISTAN)

(01.03.2006)

QUETTA: Gunmen killed a pro-government politician in Balochistan on Wednesday, hours after suspected tribal militants blew up a gas pipeline in the region, officials said. Meanwhile, at least four soldiers were injured when a paramilitary force vehicle struck a landmine in the Mand area. weiterlesen >>>


At least 31 killed in army-Maoist clashes in western NEPAL

(01.03.2006)

Kathmandu - At least 31 people, including 10 soldiers, were killed in two clashes between security forces and Maoist rebels in western Nepal, it was officially stated on Wednesday evening. weiterlesen >>>


Tamil Tigers Say Sri Lankan Government Distorts Geneva Talks (SRI LANKA)

(01.03.2006)

The government blamed the Tamil Tigers for landmine attacks.  weiterlesen >>>


RED TERROR: Govt left them to face Naxal wrath (INDIA)

(01.03.2006)

Dantewada ' Three trucks were ambushed with landmines in Chhattishargh. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist attack in Chattisgarh worst ever (INDIA)

(01.03.2006)

Arabore / Bastar (Chattisgarh): Survivors of a Maoist landmine attack have said they were shot while they tried to rescue the victims.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Treaty Seventh Anniversary

(01.03.2006)

Washington - March 1st is the seventh anniversary of the day the International Landmine Treaty took effect. The treaty was signed in Ottawa, Canada in 1997 and went into force on March first, 1999, after ratification by 40 countries. The United States has not yet joined the treaty.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxal violence: MPs ask Centre to help states (INDIA)

(01.03.2006)

NEW DELHI, The issue of Naxalite violence found an echo in both Houses of Parliament today with members suggesting that the Centre provide more assistance to states in the wake of the landmine blast by Maoists in the Dantewada area of Chhattsigarh yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


PTPI Relief Efforts Realized in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

(01.03.2006)

PTPI became active in supporting Sri Lanka in 2002, creating the Global Landmine Initiative Fund and joining the U.S. Department of State coalition of non-governmental organizations focusing on the removal of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Rape Victims Speaks Out (Thailand)

(01.03.2006)

To thwart any attack from rival organizations and the advancing Indian army, valley-based militants started fortifying themselves by planting landmines in the villages and at all key entry and exit points. However, contrary to their design, it was the innocent villagers who have been stepping on the landmines to get maimed and killed. weiterlesen >>>


Cop posts shut down (India)

(01.03.2006)

In the wake of Sunday's landmine blast at Belpahari that killed four policemen, the Bengal government decided to abolish small police outposts in the remote areas of Maoist-hit districts of Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore today.  weiterlesen >>>


UGANDA: UNHCR PROGRAMME MORE POPULAR THAN EXPECTED (Uganda)

(01.03.2006)

Information on the risks of landmines will be made available to refugees interested in returning home. In addition, the UN agency, the World Food Programme, will provide food aid to returnees for six months. weiterlesen >>>


2 Million USD, a new Japanese donation (Yemen)

(01.03.2006)

The Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Yuichi Ishii, during the Press Conference held on Wednesday 17 March, referred to the volume of Japanese assistance presented to development projects in Yemen in general and donations presented to private projects in particular. weiterlesen >>>


Chechnya's prime minister steps down; feared deputy PM appears on rise (Russia)

(01.03.2006)

GROZNY, Russia -- The Kremlin-backed prime minister of war-battered Chechnya said Tuesday he was stepping down to give way to the widely feared head of a shadowy security service, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Two Maoists killed in Darchula (Nepal)

(01.03.2006)

At least two Maoists were killed in a clash with security forces at Galfai area near Khalanga, the district headquarters of Darchula, in far western Nepal on Wednesday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Solana condemns Maoist rebel attacks in India (India)

(01.03.2006)

EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana has condemned the attacks by Maoist rebels in the Chattisgarh state of India Tuesday in which many people were killed and injured.  weiterlesen >>>


55 Tote bei Maoisten-Anschlag in Indien (Indien)

(01.03.2006)

Bei einem der bislang schwersten Anschläge maoistischer Rebellen im zentralindischen Bundesstaat Chhattisgarh sind bis zu 55 Menschen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


9 Japan helps Laos implement landmine clearance project (LAOS)

(28.02.2006)

The Japanese government has decided to donate 822,000 USD to a project of the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) in order to help clear unexploded ordnances (UXO) in Laos' Xieng Khouang province.  weiterlesen >>>


'We're doing all we can in terror war' (Pakistan)

(28.02.2006)

WASHINGTON: Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said on Monday his country was doing all it could in the US-led war against terrorism and offered to fence and mine its border with Afghanistan to stem Taliban infiltration.  weiterlesen >>>


Rocket attack on Chiltan Express near Sibi in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(28.02.2006)

Four rockets and eight land-mines from Kohan village, the residence of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, recovered. weiterlesen >>>


11-million shortfall threatens UN efforts to feed 3.5 million hungry Afghans (AFGHANISTAN)

(28.02.2006)

With a break in food supplies looming in Afghanistan in March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today called on donors to immediately make up an $11-million shortfall in critical funds to feed 3.5 million vulnerable people.  weiterlesen >>>