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Menschenrechtsorganisation: Syrien setzt stärkere Streubomben ein

(19.02.2014)

HRW verurteilt Angriffe mit "entsetzlicher" Munition weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Berichte über erneuten Streubombeneinsatz

(19.02.2014)

Die US-amerikanische Organisation Human Rights Watch berichtet über erneute Einsätze von Streubomben durch die Regierungstruppen im Norden Syriens. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Schwerer Landminenunfall im Sudan

(19.02.2014)

Ein Landminenunfall in der Region Süd-Kordofan tötet mutmaßlich fünf Menschen und verletzt dreizehn zum Teil ernsthaft . Die UN bestätigt den Tod eines Freiwilligen im Einsatz für das sudanesische Rote Kreuz. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


"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 >>>


Minefield Cleared With Help From Local Man, Near Tikrit (IRAQ)

(28.02.2006)

TIKRIT, - Iraqi and coalition Soldiers cleared a previously unknown minefield Feb. 23 near Tikrit thanks to a tip from a local man. weiterlesen >>>


3 militants killed in Valley (KASHMIR)

(28.02.2006)

Police claimed that troops recovered one UBGL, 12 UBGL grenades, 26 anti-personnel mines, six hand grenades and six kg RDX from Nishat Bagh, Bandipora.  weiterlesen >>>


Spain Blamed for Saharan Situation (WESTERN SAHARA)

(28.02.2006)

Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) On the 30th anniversary of the Democratic Arab Saharan Republic, President Mohamed Abdelaziz blamed Spain for his people's legal and political suffering. weiterlesen >>>


Army, CAFGU repel 2 raids by NPA rebs (Philippines)

(28.02.2006)

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City ' Soldiers backed up by pro-government militia repelled two communist rebel attacks on military camps in Tandag town and Bislig City last Sunday, the Philippine Army and the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO13) in Northeastern Mindanao reported yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


China to send UN peace-keeping battalion for Lebanon mission (LEBANON)

(28.02.2006)

Beijing, Feb 28: China will send an engineering battalion on a UN peace-keeping mission to Lebanon, the state media reported today, quoting military sources.  weiterlesen >>>


War Victims Find Solace in Pastor Childers' Arms (UGANDA/SUDAN)

(28.02.2006)

Childers of the African Ministries, a Christian charity organisation, rescues, traces and rehabilitates children caught in war. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists, cops caught in see-saw battle (INDIA)

(28.02.2006)

The efforts by police and Maoists to outdo each other continues. But these are encounters of a different kind, leaving behind the proverbial cat and mouse chase game in the Naxal-infested tribal areas. weiterlesen >>>


Forensic experts rushed to Maoist ambush scene (INDIA)

(28.02.2006)

KOLKATA: A team of forensic experts on Monday left for Belpahari in West Bengal to collect samples of the powerful landmine explosion triggered by Maoists on a police vehicle that killed four people including three policemen. weiterlesen >>>


Police defenceless in hit zone - Residents blame cops for rebel rampage, officers admit failure (INDIA)

(28.02.2006)

Hatidoba (Belpahari)/Calcutta, Feb. 27: Fear and anger are running hand in hand in Belpahari following yesterday's landmine blast, with residents questioning the role of police as their protectors. weiterlesen >>>


Intellectuals instigating people in Maoist-hit areas: CPI(M) (INDIA)

(28.02.2006)

Kolkata, Feb 27 : Condemning the landmine blast which left four dead in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, the CPI(M) today alleged that some "anti-left intellectuals" were conspiring against the Left Front government and "misguiding" poor people in Maoist-hit districts to resort to violence. weiterlesen >>>


Red alert in Midnapore after landmine blast (INDIA)

(28.02.2006)

Midnapore (WB), Feb 27 : Red alert has been sounded in seven police station areas of West Midnapore district where Maoists blew up a police jeep and killed four persons yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 55 in landmine blast in INDIA

(28.02.2006)

RAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Maoist rebels set off a landmine under a truck on Tuesday in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, killing 55 people and wounding at least 20 who belonged to a government-backed anti-Maoist group, police said. weiterlesen >>>


CLAW targets explosive weapons (AZERBAIJAN/CANADA)

(28.02.2006)

U of A graduate brings attention to Canadian Landmine Awareness Week weiterlesen >>>


Number of gunmen attacks in southern Russia falls in 2005 (RUSSIA)

(27.02.2006)

ROSTOV-NA-DONU, One hundred and seventy-five terrorist attacks were registered in Russia's Southern Federal District in 2005, 30 per cent less than in 2004, Col-Gen Mikhail Pankov, head of the Interior Ministry's department in the district, told a news conference in Rostov-na-Donu on Tuesday [28 February].  weiterlesen >>>


China sets up peace-keeping battalion for Lebanon mission (LEBANON)

(27.02.2006)

KUNMING, -China will send an engineering battalion on a peace-keeping mission to Lebanon, at the request of the United Nations, according to military sources.  weiterlesen >>>


Sonia condemns Chhattisgarh terror strike (INDIA)

(27.02.2006)

NEW DELHI, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday condemned the terror strike in Chhattisgarh that claimed many lives, describing it as a "wanton act of violence".  weiterlesen >>>


War-era explosive device kills three in Kapisa (Afghanistan)

(27.02.2006)

Three members of a family were killed and two others sustained injuries when an old mortar shell exploded in the central Kapisa province, officials said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian embassy staffers wounded in mine blast (Afghanistan)

(27.02.2006)

Two staffers of the Russian embassy were injured in a landmine explosion in the northern city of Hairatan, officials said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Three militants killed in Bandipore (India)

(27.02.2006)

Three militants were killed as security forces foiled a fidayeen attack in Chittibandi, north of Aragam in Bandipore, a defence spokesperson said today. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists blow up police vehicle in West Bengal (India)

(27.02.2006)

Kolkata: Maoist rebels Sunday evening blew up a police jeep carrying five cops, injuring at least two of them, in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. weiterlesen >>>


Chile begins de-mining next to Argentine border (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia)

(27.02.2006)

With the presence of Defence ministers from Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, Chilean authorities will officially begin next Tuesday de-mining operations in the north of country, according to Santiago press reports.  weiterlesen >>>


Ministry requests Iraqi mandate expansion (Iraq)

(27.02.2006)

The Defence Ministry wants the mandate of the unit of Slovak military engineers operating within the US-led Iraqi Freedom operation to be expanded. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Gen. Dostum backs DIAG process (Afghanistan)

(27.02.2006)

The United Nations-backed effort to disband private militias in Afghanistan received a boost in late February when commanders loyal to the legendary General Abdul Rashid Dostum surrendered hundreds of weapons during a ceremony in the northern town of Shiberghan. weiterlesen >>>


Myanmar victims flock to a refugee doctor (Myanmar)

(26.02.2006)

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 >>>


Intelligence official killed, two injured in Farah blast (Afghanistan)

(26.02.2006)

A remote-controlled bomb blast in the western Farah province killed an intelligence operative and injured two others, officials said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia's glimmer of hope (Cambodia)

(26.02.2006)

The Feb. 10 return to Cambodia of opposition leader Sam Rainsy after a year of exile is a ray of hope in that war-scarred, corruption-rife country. The Bush administration quickly welcomed the promising development.  weiterlesen >>>


Balkh police foils sabotage bid, seizes explosives (Pakistan)

(25.02.2006)

MAZAR-E-SHARIF: Balkh police foiled a sabotage bid on Wednesday and seized a motorcar laden with explosive materials in Mazar-e-Sharif, police sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Central Florida contractors take aim at IEDs The companies are answering the Pentagon's call to neutralize the threat of improvised explosive devices (USA)

(25.02.2006)

ORLANDO, Broken glass showered Maj. George Harvey's Army truck as the roadside bomb exploded barely 10 feet in front of him, blasting an armored personnel carrier almost 5 feet into the air.  weiterlesen >>>


Central Florida contractors take aim at IEDs (USA)

(25.02.2006)

The companies are answering the Pentagon's call to neutralize the threat of improvised explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Two cops among four injured in Paktia, Khost (Afghanistan)

(25.02.2006)

GARDEZ, KHOST CITY, Feb 26 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Four people, including two policemen, were injured in two separate incidents in the southeastern Khost and Paktia provinces last night. weiterlesen >>>


Regions to adopt strategies aganist forced displacement (Africa)

(25.02.2006)

"Not only do the conflicts themselves often run across borders, but displacement is in essence a cross-border challenge," UNHCR's Africa Bureau deputy director Oluseyi Bajulaiye told the week-long ministerial conference.  weiterlesen >>>


Three dead by clash, mine blast in SW Pakistan (Pakistan)

(24.02.2006)

QUETTA: A gun-battle in Dera Bugti and a landmine explosion in Pir Koh on Friday left three dead including two members of paramilitary forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Alert keyman averts rail disasterAdd to Clippings (INDIA)

(23.02.2006)

HYDERABAD/KURNOOL: An alert keyman of the South Central Railway (SCR) averted a major disaster by detecting a landmine planted on the tracks between Chelama and Diguvametta stations bordering Kurnool and Prakasam districts in the early hours of Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Australia to send 200 more troops to Afghanistan (AUSTRALIA)

(23.02.2006)

Australia will almost double its number of troops in Afghanistan by sending a 200-member reconstruction team to the country's volatile south, Prime Minister John Howard said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


`Fragging` suspect at Bragg (IRAQ)

(23.02.2006)

A former New York National Guardsman charged with killing two of his superior officers last year in Iraq has been transferred to Fort Bragg to be tried. weiterlesen >>>


Israeli army kills two militants on Gaza border (ISRAEL)

(23.02.2006)

Israeli soldiers shot dead two Palestinian militants as they planted bombs along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel early on Friday, the Israeli army and Palestinian ambulance crews said.  weiterlesen >>>


Poetry in commotion (MUSIC)

(23.02.2006)

The Dust Poets' Corey Ticknor learned everything he needed to know about handguns, hooch and cursing in German from Mennonites - in Paraguay His experiences there have shaped the Dust Poets' serious side. weiterlesen >>>


Rs. 11,500 crore oil bonds to be issued (INDIA)

(23.02.2006)

NEW DELHI : The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to issue oil bonds worth Rs. 11,500 crore in two equal tranches to restore the oil marketing companies' financial health.  weiterlesen >>>


Corporations announce significant support for new Ivy League student invention competition at the Weiss Tech House in Philadelphia, PA (USA)

(23.02.2006)

Since its inception in 2003, the Weiss Tech House has helped launch several profitable products and business ventures, including last year's PennVention winners: a landmine sweeper designed to detonate landmines more safely and cheaply than any existing device, and a long-lasting orthopedic prosthesis for total hip arthroplasty. weiterlesen >>>


Warlord hands over weapons (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.02.2006)

HUNDREDS of machine guns, rocket propelled grenades and anti-tank mines were handed over to the Afghan authorities yesterday in a publicity stunt by former warlord General Rashid Dostum.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE press briefing notes 23 Feb 2006 (ETHOPIA/ERITREA)

(23.02.2006)

A near verbatim transcript of the press briefing held by the Deputy Chief Public Information Office/Deputy Spokesperson, Musi Khumalo, in Asmara, via videoconference linking participants in Asmara and Addis Ababa. weiterlesen >>>


State-owned demining company posts positive results

(23.02.2006)

Lately, State-owned weapons manufacturer Denel has been suffering a period of financial losses and hardship, whereas Mechem ' a division of Denel ' has posted positive results, the demining company's man-ager, AJ Rossouw, tells Engineering News. weiterlesen >>>