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Bosnien-Herzegowina: Im Wald wartet der Minentod

(05.12.2013)

Auch nach dem Kriegsende fordern in Bosnien-Herzegowina Antipersonenminen Todesopfer. Das Holzsammeln kann für Dorfbewohner lebensgefährlich sein. weiterlesen >>>


Genfer Landminenkonferenz − Die USA schwimmen gegen den Strom

(05.12.2013)

Die 13. Konferenz der Vertragsstaaten zum internationalen Minenverbot ist am 5. Dezember zu Ende gegangen. 95 Vertragsstaaten bekräftigten ihren Einsatz gegen Minen und andere explosive Kriegsreste. Die US-amerikanische Delegation enttäuschte. weiterlesen >>>


Menschenrechtsaktivisten: Abkommen für das Verbot von Streubomben rettet Menschenleben

(03.12.2013)

Fünf Jahre nach dem Internationalen Verbot von Streubomben werden laut Aktivisten der Kampagne für das Verbot von Streubomben tausende Menschenleben gerettet. Seit dem Verbotsabkommen sind viele Streumunitions-Lager zerstört und eine große Anzahl von verschossener Munition geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Am 17. Breitengrad bedrohen Blindgänger Kinder und Zivilisten

(01.12.2013)

In Vietnam wurden 1975-2000 100.000 Unfälle mit Blindgängern registriert. 40.000 davon mit tödlichem Ausgang. Heute noch sind entlang der US-Bombenoffensive Kinder und Zivilisten durch Blindgänger gefährdet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: In Dafur verunglücken drei Kinder tödlich durch eine Landmine oder einen Blindgänger

(29.11.2013)

Kinder von vier, fünf und zehn Jahren verunglücken in der Nähe eines Stützpunktes der sudanesischen Armee. Augenzeugen berichten von der Explosion einer Landmine oder eines Blindgängers. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Von Landminen stark betroffen

(29.11.2013)

Als eines der von Landminen am stärksten betroffenen Länder beklagt Burma/Manymar 3349 Landminenopfer. Auch heute werden noch Landminen, darunter die geächteten Antipersonenminen, in Burma produziert und eingesetzt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Experten vermuten eine Million verlegte Landminen in der Türkei

(29.11.2013)

Muteber Ogreten von der Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen in der Türkei weist auf die Minensituation in der Türkei hin. Als Vertragsstaat der Anti-Minen-Konvention ist die Türkei verpflichtet, alle Landminen zu räumen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


When Uncle Sam comes marching in (PHILIPPINES)

(23.02.2006)

SULU, Philippines - About 5,500 US soldiers are coming to the Philippines this month, the latest and reportedly the largest batch in the continuing and uninterrupted deployment of US troops to the country since the "global war on terror" was launched after September 11, 2001.  weiterlesen >>>


Policeman killed in Maoist ambush (NEPAL)

(23.02.2006)

KATHMANDU, One policeman was killed in a Maoist triggered landmine explosion in Dailekh district, Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Turkey: Compensation Law to Internally Displaced (TURKEY)

(23.02.2006)

Press Release: Human Rights Watch Turkey: Call for Urgent Review of Compensation Law Payments to Internally Displaced Families Joint letter to the Deputy Prime Minister weiterlesen >>>


India-Pakistan rail link reunites (INDIA/PAKISTAN)

(23.02.2006)

For the drought-prone Thar region, the end of hostilities and the new train service could also herald a much-needed economic windfall. weiterlesen >>>


Raytheon's JSOW Program receives top Department of Defense Acquisition Award (USA)

(23.02.2006)

Development of a new payload option for the JSOW-A should be complete in 2006. This new version will use a unitary 500-pound BLU-111 (MK-82) warhead and is designated the AGM-154A-1. This unitary variant will eliminate the unexploded ordnance concerns of cluster munitions while maintaining or increasing effectiveness against a broad target set. It is primarily intended for the international market.  weiterlesen >>>


Military gains spur retaliatory NPA raids (PHILIPPINES)

(23.02.2006)

LUCENA CITY-The increased attacks of communist rebels against vulnerable police stations in southern Luzon may be a direct consequence of lawmen's successful campaign against the insurgents in the area, police and military officials claimed yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Series of terror attacks prevented in Chechnya ' minister (CHECHNYA)

(23.02.2006)

GROZNY, February 23 (RIA Novosti) - A series of large-scale terrorist attacks militants planned to make on Fatherland Defenders' Day has been prevented in Chechnya, the North Caucasus republic's interior minister said Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka, Rebels Pledge to Boost Cease-Fire, Prevent Violence (SRI LANKA)

(23.02.2006)

Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels agreed to uphold their 2002 cease-fire and take action to prevent violence that has threatened a return to civil war in the South Asian island nation. weiterlesen >>>


THE PRICE OF WAR - Iraq's costs in blood and treasure (USA/IRAQ)

(23.02.2006)

There are always costs in a war, human costs and hardware costs, and as we draw close to beginning the fourth year of our operations in Iraq it's time to tally those costs one more time. weiterlesen >>>


Rom will mit Tripolis über Entschädigung für Kolonialzeit verhandeln (LIBYEN)

(23.02.2006)

Im Sinne einer Aufarbeitung des "negativen Vermächtnisses" der Kolonialzeit hatte Italien erhebliche Mittel zur Beseitigung der Minenfelder in Libyen zur Verfügung gestellt, die während des Zweiten Weltkrieges angelegt wurden und immer noch Opfer unter der Zivilbevölkerung fordern. weiterlesen >>>


Donors Urged To Force Reform In CAMBODIA

(23.02.2006)

Human rights groups are urging Cambodia's international donors, who contribute over half the annual budget, to step up pressure on the government to tackle widespread corruption and abuse of natural resources, reports Reuters. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists trigger landmine, injure four security men in NEPAL

(23.02.2006)

New Delhi, Nepalese rebels Maoists triggered a landmine, injuring four security personnel in eastern Nepal as two local rebel leaders were arrested from a hospital in the capital Kathmandu.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining Of Negage-Maquela Road Costs Over USD 100,000 (ANGOLA)

(23.02.2006)

Uíje, 02/24 - At least USD 162,000 is the amount estimated for the demining of the Negage-Maquela do Zombo national road, in a 274-kilometre extension. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan troops apprehend More Destructive Claymore Mines, Hand Grenades, Ammunition & Detonators (SRI LANKA)

(20.02.2006)

Constant Surveillance and preventive combined search & clear operations continue to find more and more deadly explosives, arms and ammunition either kept hidden or left behind by terrorist elements operating in the northeast and elsewhere. weiterlesen >>>


Explosives found inside passenger bus in Sri Lanka, police detain 47 people (SRI LANKA)

(20.02.2006)

Police found two powerful anti-personnel mines inside a passenger bus traveling from northern Sri Lanka, which officials said Monday they suspect were being transported to the capital by Tamil Tiger rebels. weiterlesen >>>


Lankan Deep Penetration Unit retreats leaving behind Claymore mine ' LTTE (SRI LANKA)

(20.02.2006)

A team of Sri Lanka Army soldiers who entered LTTE controlled Mahilankulam 25 km southeast of Mannar near Iluppaikulam witdrew from the site when intercepted by an LTTE patrol, Media Coordinator of the Liberation Tigers, Daya Master told media Monday evening. weiterlesen >>>


The Naxalite-affected States (INDIA)

(20.02.2006)

As many as nine Indian states are bearing the brunt of naxalism. Of these, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are worst-affected while Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are partially affected. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan military says "huge" arms cache uncovered in Kohat (PAKISTAN)

(20.02.2006)

PESHAWAR, Security forces, during a successful search operation, have recovered huge quantity of foreign-made heavy arms, ammunition and explosives from "Paya" area located some five kilometres north of Dara Adam Khel, Kohat, on Friday [17 February].  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan asked to clamp down Indian consulates interference in Balochistan

(20.02.2006)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has formally handed over evidences of Indian Secret agency RAWs involvement into affairs of Balochistan and tribal areas to the Afghan president Hamid Karzai during his visit to Pakistan and demanded that RAWs anti Pakistan activities through the Indian consulates in Afghanistan be contained. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka in peace talks with Tamil Tigers (SRI LANKA)

(20.02.2006)

Colombo - Sri Lankan peace envoys flew to Switzerland on Monday for crunch talks with Tamil Tiger rebels aimed at preserving a four-year truce and averting a slide back to civil war, but they played down any hope of a quick fix. weiterlesen >>>


Kenya to become center for de-mining training (KENYA)

(20.02.2006)

Kenya is becoming the regional training center for African military forces taking part in peacekeeping and demining operations. weiterlesen >>>


Starting over (CAMBODIA)

(20.02.2006)

Aki Ra is helping Cambodia's landmine victims learn to live again weiterlesen >>>


Canadian troops exchange fire with Afghan insurgents (AFGHANISTAN)

(20.02.2006)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades attacked fresh Canadian troops manning an outpost in southern Afghanistan on the weekend in a first test of their resolve under fire. weiterlesen >>>


Gas pipeline blown up in Pir Koh (PAKISTAN)

(20.02.2006)

QUETTA, Feb 20: Tribesmen blew up a pipeline in the Pir Koh gas field on Monday, while police in Quetta thwarted an attempt to destroy another pipeline supplying gas to Quetta city, officials said here. weiterlesen >>>


NHRC directs Manipur to report on human right violation (INDIA)

(20.02.2006)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Manipur government to submit an action taken report on the complaints filed by Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Commission (SIPHRO). weiterlesen >>>


Chechnya Clashes Kill Six Russian Soldier: Source (CHECHNYA)

(20.02.2006)

(ANTARA News) - Clashes around the war-torn province of Chechnya left six Russian soldiers dead and 11 wounded over the last 24 hours, a source in the local government said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


From Combat to Columbia (USA)

(20.02.2006)

Over the course of 16 days in spring 2003, Private First Class Garth Stewart and the 26 other men in his platoon killed more than 500 people. No one knows the exact number. weiterlesen >>>


Govt rejects ban on anti-vehicle mines (Australia)

(20.02.2006)

The Australian government has refused to back a global ban on anti-vehicle mines, declaring they have a legitimate military use. Australian forces last laid anti-vehicle minefields during World War II.  weiterlesen >>>


Deadly mines found in Sri Lanka passenger bus (Sri Lanka)

(20.02.2006)

COLOMBO, Feb. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Sri Lankan police said Monday that two claymore mines and a hand grenade and detonator were found on a passenger bus bound to the capital city of Colombo from a northern part of the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan gov't to do everything to bring peace (Sri Lanka)

(20.02.2006)

Sri Lankan Health and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the government delegation would contribute its best at the Geneva talks with Tamil Tiger rebels in an attempt to bring peace to the country, Daily News reported here on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Jaffna: Waiting in hope (Sri Lanka)

(20.02.2006)

On the streets in Jaffna Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard every 10 metres while army convoys pass by at high speed with headlamps flashing even during daytime, as part of their intensified security measures after nearly two months of claymore mine and grenade attacks that rocked the city. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan police recover powerful mines and ammunition in the northern town of Mannar (Sri Lanka)

(20.02.2006)

Sri Lankan police said they seized powerful mines and ammunition Sunday. Three deadly claymore mines were found Sunday morning at Pesalai in the northern town of Mannar. The troops on foot patrol found the mines with two electronic detonators and a manual detonator, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Welcoming heroes who do not seek a hero's welcome (USA-Iraq)

(20.02.2006)

There are roughly 16,000 wounded men and women who deserve as much media attention as the 78-year-old attorney shot by Vice President Dick Cheney. Last week, I spoke to Jim Cruse about one of them: his son, Sgt. Christopher Cruse.  weiterlesen >>>


Polish troops lead the way in demining Bagram base (Afghanistan)

(20.02.2006)

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Before officials expand this base to roughly twice its current size, they'll have to manually evict countless longtime tenants. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier is killed in Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

(20.02.2006)

Former Bostonian felt duty to serve Despite the hardships away from his young family as he willingly served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Alberto D. Montrond Jr., reenlisted in the Army in December, telling his family he felt a duty to continue to serve.  weiterlesen >>>


Streubombenverbot in Belgien trotz Industrielobby (Belgien).

(20.02.2006)

München. Das vom belgischen Parlament beschlossene Verbot von Streubomben wurde heute von Handicap International als großer Erfolg gewürdigt. Als erstes Land weltweit hat Belgien Produktion und Einsatz dieser heimtückischen Waffen beschlossen.  weiterlesen >>>


Zum Verbot von Streubomben durch Belgien (Belgien)

(20.02.2006)

Berlin (ots) - Mögen die Belgier in Turin auch kaum eine sportliche Rolle spielen, ein Platz auf dem abrüstungspolitischen Olymp ist ihnen sicher: Als erster Staat hat das kleine Königreich Streubomben verboten. weiterlesen >>>


The child who had died by explosion of a military object was found guilty! (TURKEY/KURDISTAN)

(18.02.2006)

MARDIN (DIHA) -The reparation demand of the family of 8 year old Ahmet Akin, who had died by a explosion of a military object in his hand when he pastured the animals in the district of Savur, in the context of 5223 named law as ' Meeting of damages caused by terror and stemmed from terror was rejected for the reason that ' The child should not have played'.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures six children in eastern Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(17.02.2006)

GARDEZ - Six children were wounded in a landmine explosion at a returnees' camp in the southeastern Paktia Province on Wednesday [15 February].  weiterlesen >>>


ASIAN LIVES: Myanmar doctor tends wounds from hidden war (BURMA/MYANMAR)

(17.02.2006)

MAE SOT - There's no sign marking Dr Cynthia Maung's clinic, but almost everyone on this stretch of the Thai-Myanmar border knows the way.  weiterlesen >>>


2 civilians, guerrilla killed in violence in Nepal (NEPAL)

(17.02.2006)

KATHMANDU - In fresh instances of violence, two civilians and a guerrilla were killed in parts of Nepal, Ministry of Defense of Nepal said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung - Historische Entscheidung gegen Streumunition

(17.02.2006)

Berlin (17.2.2006) Am 16. Februar 2006 hat das Belgische Parlament Produktion, Lagerung, Handel und Einsatz von Streumunition verboten. Mit der Endscheidung der belgischen Abgeordneten wendet sich erstmals ein Parlament per Gesetz gegen eines der derzeit umstrittensten Waffensysteme. weiterlesen >>>


Iran press: Commander reports on mine-clearing activities in west (IRAN)

(17.02.2006)

TEHRAN - Some 78,939 hectares of mine infested areas in the western and south-western regions of the country have been cleared of mines by the technical and engineering unit of the 16th Armoured Division of Qazvin [Province].  weiterlesen >>>