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Kenja: Junge Neuseeländerin klärt über die Gefahren von Landminen auf

(30.12.2013)

Aslina Steel, 25 Jahre, unterstützt im Auftrag der Vereinten Nationen die Landminengefahrenaufklärung in Kenja. Ein Portrait anlässlich Ihres Heimaturlaubs in Neuseeland. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Irak: USA ziehen positive Bilanz

(26.12.2013)

Laut State Department retten die Programme zur Zerstörung und Räumung von Landminen und nicht-explodierter Munition im Irak Tausenden Menschen das Leben. Insgesamt seien 815 Hektar Land an betroffene Gemeinden minenfrei übergeben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Großbritannien zerstört Streubomben in seinen Militärlagern

(19.12.2013)

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


Thema: Streubomben, tödliche Roboter und Abrüstung

(18.12.2013)

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


Weltweit Aktionen gegen explosive Investitionen

(12.12.2013)

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


Neuester Bericht von IKV Pax Christi zu Investitionen in Streubomben

(12.12.2013)

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


Ein Bombengeschäft

(12.12.2013)

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


Kanada: Regierung ändert Gesetzesentwurf über das Verbot von Streumbomben

(10.12.2013)

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


Ireland pledges 12.8m euros in aid for Africa, Middle East (IRELAND)

(28.12.2005)

Ireland pledged a further 12.8 million euros (15.2 million dollars) in humanitarian and recovery aid on Wednesday to 11 African states, Iraq and the Palestinian territories.  weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam: Seminar discusses measures to support war victims (VIETNAM)

(21.12.2005)

More than 70 representatives from non-governmental organisations and international organisations, namely UNICEF and UNDP, gathered in Hue on Monday to discuss measures to support war victims in the Mekong sub-region.  weiterlesen >>>


Minenräumer klären Lehrer auf

(15.12.2005)

Acht Jahre bereits sind deutsche Experten von der Firma Gerbera in Königs Wusterhausen im Auftrag des Solidaritätsdienstes-international e.V. (SODI) in der Provinz Quang Tri in Vietnam tätig. Sie haben großen Anteil an der Verwirklichung des SODI-Programms zur Minen- und Blindgängerräumung und zum Wiederaufbau von Dörfern, die im Krieg zerstört worden waren. weiterlesen >>>


Police Seize Forged Ballots Headed to Iraq From Iran (USA ' Iraq)

(14.12.2005)

Northwest of Baghdad, four American soldiers were killed when their patrol struck a mine, the American military command said, offering no further details. weiterlesen >>>


European Commission provides €8 million for victims of crises in Northern and Southern Caucasus (EU)

(14.12.2005)

The European Commission has adopted two new humanitarian aid decisions totalling €8 million for victims of the ongoing crises in Chechnya (€6 million) and Georgia (€2 million). In Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan, this decision finances the distribution of basic and supplementary food for the most vulnerable people, supports primary education and vocational training as well as psychological assistance for people, especially children, affected by war-related trauma. It also provides mine-risk education weiterlesen >>>


Four landmines recovered in Malkangiri (India)

(14.12.2005)

The CRPF and the Malkangiri Police today recovered four landmines laid by the Naxalites in between Motu and Kalimela, about 60 kms from here. weiterlesen >>>


Louisiana soldier among latest Iraq casualties (USA ' Iraq)

(14.12.2005)

A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier from Bossier City, La., Sgt. Julia V. Atkins, was killed in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle, the Department of Defense said. weiterlesen >>>


4 killed in communist rebels' attacks (Philippines)

(14.12.2005)

Four soldiers were killed in separate attacks by suspected communist insurgents in the southern Philippines, officials said on Monday. Insurgents also detonated a landmine, destroying a truck transporting soldiers, on a remote village of Mago in the town of Columbio in Sultan Kudarat province Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Iran, Iraq ink deal to remove landmine

(14.12.2005)

Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to remove landmines in infested fields in the two countries. According to the MoU, the two countries will exchange information on sites where landmines have been planted, set up a committee to speed up the clearing of landmines and train technical personnel to do the job.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing three US soldiers in Kandahar. Taliban destroy US military radar in Kunar (Afghanistan)

(14.12.2005)

Taliban claim to have killed three US troops in southern Afghanistan here on today. According to the details the a Taliban spokesman Dr Hanif claim that a US tank was blown up by a remote controlled landmine in Maiwand district of Kandahar Province today that resulted in killing three US troops onboard.  weiterlesen >>>


Humvee Strikes Mine at Bagram Front Gate (Iraq)

(14.12.2005)

A U.S. Army Humvee struck an anti-tank mine 100 meters outside Bagram Airfield front gate Nov. 29. No one was injured in the incident.  weiterlesen >>>


TAJIKISTAN: At least 17 killed by mines in 2005 'TMAC

(14.12.2005)

Some 1,800 anti-personnel mines have been neutralised in Tajikistan this year, the Tajik Mine Action Centre, responsible for the clearance, said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


G-Wagon used in Afghanistan likely saved soldier lives (Afghanistan)

(14.12.2005)

Three Canadian soldiers and a journalist injured by a bomb in Afghanistan may well have been killed had it not been for the light-armoured vehicle they were travelling in, say military experts and the reporter involved in the blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Germany Orders 100 General Dynamics Duro IIIP Vehicles

(14.12.2005)

MOWAG GmbH, a part of General Dynamics European Land Combat Systems, has signed an agreement with the German company Rheinmetall Landsysteme, GmbH, Kassel (RLS) to provide 100 Duro IIIP state-of-the-art 6x6 multi-purpose wheeled armored vehicles to be used by the German Bundeswehr (armed forces).  weiterlesen >>>


OAS AND GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT COMPLETE DEMINING OPERATIONS (Guatemala)

(14.12.2005)

On December 15 the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Guatemala will mark the end of a program to clear antipersonnel landmines and destroy unexploded ordnance that posed a potential danger to the local population. The program located and destroyed 4,127 unexploded artifacts.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-personnel landmines stockpile search starts next year (Angola)

(14.12.2005)

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


SARAJEVO: BiH RED CROSS HANDS OVER DATABASE ON MINE VICTIMS TO BHMAC (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(14.12.2005)

Representatives of the BiH Red Cross Association handed over a database on mine victims to the BH Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) in Sarajevo on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists blast landmine (India)

(14.12.2005)

Maoists blasted a landmine at Rajuluguda village in Bhamani mandal in Srikaulam district this morning. The police personnel had a miraculous escape.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing three US soldiers in Paktia (Afghanistan)

(13.12.2005)

Taliban claimed that they have killed three US soldiers in Southeastern Afghanistan with a remote-controlled landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxal killed in encounter (India)

(13.12.2005)

The police found a gun, claymore mine, flash used to trigger mines, bullets and Maoist literature near the gun at Ramalapuram village in Guntur District. weiterlesen >>>


Claymore attack in East, 2 SLA soldiers wounded (Sri Lanka)

(13.12.2005)

Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were seriously injured when unidentified attackers detonated a claymore mine at a foot patrol of twelve SLA soldiers in Vantharumoolai, 17 km northwest of Batticaloa town. The attack took place Monday morning around 7:30 a.m. near the Eastern University building on Batticaloa - Valaichenai main road, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Subaru tests mine-clearing robot (Japan - Croatia)

(13.12.2005)

Japanese car maker will trial new robot in Croatia next month. Fuji Heavy Industries plans to use a robot to help clear mines in Croatia. The company, best known as the maker of Subaru cars, will begin testing the robot in Croatia at the end of January 2006, the Daily Yomiuri reported this week.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Kills Soldier in Argun (Chechnya)

(13.12.2005)

A homemade mine exploded near a pension payment office in Chechnya guarded by federal soldiers, killing one and wounding another, the Chechen Interior Ministry said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Family: Michigan soldier wounded in Iraq dies (USA ' Iraq)

(13.12.2005)

Sgt. Spencer Akers, 35, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, said Akers' uncle, George Akers, of Manton. He was burned after his vehicle struck a land mine in Habbaniyah. weiterlesen >>>


Japan says wants to host S.Lanka peace talks (Japan ' Sri Lanka)

(13.12.2005)

Japan is willing to host direct talks between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tigers to revive a flagging peace process, a Japanese envoy said on Sunday, as suspected rebels launched several attacks across the island. Two claymore mine attacks on patrols in the northern government-held Jaffna enclave last week killed 14 troops and sent the stock market plunging as fears of a return to war rose. weiterlesen >>>


Two top naxals killed in encounter (India)

(13.12.2005)

In a major blow to the CPI (Maoist), two top naxalites were killed in an alleged encounter with the police at Marrivemula village in Pullalacheruvu mandal in Prakasam district on Saturday morning. The police recovered four rocket launchers, four claymore mines and two single-loaded rifles from the scene of encounter.  weiterlesen >>>


Ugandan rebel LRA accepts Sudanese mediation initiative (Sudan ' Uganda)

(13.12.2005)

According to the SMC news service, Southern Sudan government has announced that four major roads which connect southern Sudan to the neighbouring countries would be cleared of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi defense advisor meets defense minister Tehran (Iran ' Iraq)

(13.12.2005)

A report released by the Publicity Department of the Ministry of Defense said that General al-Emara, heading an Iraqi delegation, is here to discuss joint mine sweeping operations.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Naxal leaders arrested in Patna (India)

(13.12.2005)

Two CPI (Maoist) activists were arrested and satellite phone and weapons seized from them on sunday, police said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Kumar Amar Singh said naxalite literature and a diary in code language were also recovered from their possession, besides some wire used for detonating landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mine deaths (Greece)

(13.12.2005)

Soldiers from the army's land mine clearing division yesterday recovered the corpses of two men who had crossed into a fenced-off minefield in Kastanies, Evros prefecture. The men are believed to have been illegal immigrants. weiterlesen >>>


There will be no investigation, PM says (Denmark)

(13.12.2005)

The prime minister has rejected a demand that he open an investigation into Denmark's participation in the Iraq war. The Socialist People's Party was not amongst the supporters, and its chairman, Willy Søvndal, had requested 'an independent investigation into the entire Iraq coalition's basis for waging war, and the means used by it, including the use of torture, napalm, white phosphor, cluster bombs, sexual abuse, etc., as well as the Iraq war's influence on increased risks of terror'. weiterlesen >>>


12 killed in S Waziristan arms shop blast (Pakistan)

(13.12.2005)

A powerful explosion in an arms and ammunition shop in Jandola, the town located at the entry point to South Waziristan, on Thursday morning killed 12 people and caused injuries to another 45. Eyewitnesses and survivors told The News that the blast at 9:02 am was apparently caused due to mishandling of an anti tank landmine in the shop.  weiterlesen >>>


Four soldiers killed by land mine explosions (Colombia)

(13.12.2005)

Four Colombian soldiers tracking rebels in northwest Colombia were killed after walking into a minefield, which caused a series of explosions, the army said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


IN AZERBAIJAN, LANDMINES GIVE NO CHANCE FOR PEACE

(13.12.2005)

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan have cited mine clearing as an issue that promises to prolong talks for a permanent resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Gazakhlar has had between 12 and 14 incidents with mines and unexploded ordnance since the end of the war with Armenia in 1994. Originally, the village was able to support 500 people; now only about 300 people live here.  weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General recommends another extension of UN force in Golan Heights (Middle East)

(13.12.2005)

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today recommended that the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights be extended for another six months. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) remained available to help the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to promote landmine awareness among the civilians living in the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei illegale Einwanderer in griechischem Minenfeld getötet (Griechenland)

(13.12.2005)

An der griechisch-türkischen Grenze sind zwei Menschen durch Minen ums Leben gekommen. Nach Angaben des griechischen Rundfunks handelt es sich um illegale Einwanderer. Über ihre Nationalität liegen keine Angaben vor.  weiterlesen >>>


B90/Grüne fordern Abrüstungsinitiative zu Kleinwaffen

(13.12.2005)

Meldung der Bundestagsfraktion: Anlässlich des 100. Jahrestages der Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises an Berta von Suttner erklärt Winfried Nachtwei, sicherheits- und abrüstungspolitischer Sprecher: Wir fordern die Bundesregierung auf, sich für ein internationales Abkommen im Bereich der Kleinwaffen einzusetzen. weiterlesen >>>


CDU - Von Wogau fordert Internationales Registrierungssystem für Leicht- und Kleinwaffen (EU)

(13.12.2005)

Meldung der Gruppe im Europäischen Parlament: Im Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel trafen heute führende Vertreter der Europäischen Union mit internationalen Experten zusammen, um über eine Verstärkung der europäischen Aktion zur Nichtverbreitung und Kontrolle von Massenvernichtungswaffen sowie Leicht- und Kleinwaffen zu beraten.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan soldier killed, three other injured in land mine blast in Paktia Province (Afghanistan)

(09.12.2005)

An Afghan soldier was killed and three others including Paktia senior commander General Sanaullah Haq suffered injuries in a land mine blast in Paktia Province.  weiterlesen >>>


Bié: Over 1,900 Explosive Removed (Angola)

(09.12.2005)

A total of 1,907 unexploded ordnances were cleared between January and November this year in Angola`s central Bie province, from an area of 478,318 square metres.  weiterlesen >>>


ZSF to resume agitation from Dec 15 (India)

(09.12.2005)

The government has not taken any action in respect of its commitments for posting of adequate number of teachers in the hill districts, including district council schools, extension of pension benefits to district council employees, installation of 5MVA transformer at Khengjang power house, construction of Guite Road by the BRO, taking of steps to fill backlog ST vacancies, and sanitisation of the entire district of landmines, the student body accused. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier from southern Illinois killed by mine in Iraq (USA ' Iraq)

(09.12.2005)

Spc. Brian Wright of Keensburg died in Ramadi, Iraq on Tuesday when a vehicle he was in struck a mine during combat operations, according to a Thursday statement from the U.S. Department of Defense. weiterlesen >>>


Documentary Film 'Saddam's Legacy' Brings To Light New Evidence (Film)

(09.12.2005)

'Saddam's Legacy', a brave and forceful British documentary during the making of which three people died, was screened at the Frontline Club on Tuesday to foreign correspondents and film makers. A labourer died when he stepped on a land mine while excavating graves near the border with Saudi Arabia.  weiterlesen >>>


Nobel Laureate Pinter Assails Bush, Blair (Sweden)

(09.12.2005)

"We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East,'" Harold Pinter said.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka asks Norway to continue as peace facilitator with Tiger rebels

(08.12.2005)

Norway is "deeply concerned" about the escalating violence in Sri Lanka's north and east, a Norwegian Embassy statement said on Thursday, after Oslo-led peace monitors warned that a recent spike in attacks could re-ignite the tropical island's civil war. The visit follows a spate of attacks in northern Sri Lanka this week that killed 15 soldiers and a civilian and wounded eight others.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxal arms dump unearthed in Medak (India)

(08.12.2005)

A special party of police early on Wednesday morning unearthed an arms dump belonging to the Maoists at Lingapalli village under Koudipalli police station limits. The plastic bag found under the culvert about a kilometre from Lingampally contained 10 kg claymore mine, a landmine, a plastic bucket bomb, a small cylinder bomb, 50 electric detonators, 21 gelatin sticks, 50 metres of electric wire and 5 metres of fuse wire. weiterlesen >>>


Dr Benita Ferrero-Waldner: Non-proliferation and disarmament: what role for the EU? (EU)

(08.12.2005)

"But we clearly need to do more. We need to move from ad-hoc actions to a more comprehensive, long-term approach. The EU has a number of excellent strategy documents, on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Landmines and, I hope after next week's Council, on Small Arms. But we must match these well-thought-out documents with practical responses that live up to our words. We must build on what has been done so far and fill in the current gaps." weiterlesen >>>


4 constables hurt in exchange of fire (India)

(08.12.2005)

Four constables were injured, one of them seriously, as the CPI (Maoist) triggered a landmine blast targeting a police special party combing the Pandavulagutta area in Yellandu mandal on Wednesday evening. Rest of the members of the party had a narrow escape though three land mines were blasted. This resulted in an exchange of fire.  weiterlesen >>>


The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea are using the conflict to suppress internal Dissent

(08.12.2005)

Approximately 200 persons were injured or killed during 1998 in incidents involving unexploded ordinances including land mines. There are an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 land mines in the country, mostly laid by Ethiopia during the 1961-1991 war in which Eritrea fought for independence. weiterlesen >>>


Curbing the roadside bomber

(08.12.2005)

Terrorists first began to make significant use of radio transmitters and other forms of commercially available remote-control (RC) switches to initiate improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the 1980s. Since then the business of countering such initiators has been kept under wraps for understandable operational reasons.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan strongly condemns recent violence in Sri Lanka (UN ' Sri Lanka)

(08.12.2005)

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday strongly condemned the recent violence in Sri Lanka and urged the government and the LTTE to stick to their commitments on the peace process.  weiterlesen >>>


Analysis: U.N. calls for Uzbek openness (UN - Uzbekistan)

(08.12.2005)

A U.N. report warns Uzbekistan that political instability and withdrawal from cooperative efforts with other Central Asian republics could limit the nation's capacity to improve economic and social conditions. Isolationist policies already led the Uzbek government to stretch barbed-wire fences along its frontier with Kazakhstan in 2004 and other borders are periodically closed or blocked by landmines and watchtowers.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb Explodes at Baghdad Coffee Shop; Mine Blast Kills Soldier (USA ' Iraq)

(08.12.2005)

A U.S. soldier died Dec. 6 when his vehicle hit a land mine near Habbaniyah, Iraq, about 70 miles west of Baghdad, officials said. The name of the soldier, who was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Suicide bombers kill 43 at Iraqi police academy (USA ' Iraq)

(08.12.2005)

The US Marines gave their first full account yesterday of how 10 Marines were killed and 11 wounded in a landmine attack on 1 December. Contrary to earlier reports, the men from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment were not on foot patrol. Instead they were inside a mill near Fallujah which they were using as a temporary patrol base. weiterlesen >>>


Lunda-Sul: 5,214 Square Metres Of Land Demined (Angola)

(08.12.2005)

An area of 5,214 square metres, on the banks of Luachimo river, in Angola`s northeastern Lunda-Sul province was surrendered to the local government, after it was cleared of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Junkyard dogs of war (Ukraine)

(08.12.2005)

When we went there last summer, we saw mortar rounds, land mines and artillery shells of all sizes stacked in huge piles and strewn carelessly about. Sold on the black market, these conventional weapons could end up in the hands of terrorists or militant extremists anywhere in the world.  weiterlesen >>>


DE-MINING MINES (Nepal)

(08.12.2005)

Over 1200 people have been killed and 2500 others injured due to landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other explosives since the beginning of the insurgency in 1996, according to the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL).  weiterlesen >>>


UN mission in Sudan reports continued insecurity in troubled Darfur region

(08.12.2005)

The UN Mine Action Service said it has received only 40 per cent of the projected 2005 budget for Sudan, where a 21-year civil war with the south ended in January. Despite budget concerns, the Service has destroyed over 174,000 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), including 522 anti-tank and 695 anti-personnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


For the period January - November 2005 mines in Azerbaijan caused 9 deaths and 47 injuries (Azerbaijan)

(08.12.2005)

ANAMA reports that during November of this year it has cleared 447.651 square meters of territory from mines and unexploded ordnances (UXO).  weiterlesen >>>


US wants to resume military co-op with Guinea-Bissau (USA ' Guinea-Bissau)

(08.12.2005)

The reports said the US military wants to assist Guinea-Bissau's Armed Forces in their patrol of territorial waters and also in the disposal of landmines and other explosive devices still strewnacross the country, said Maj. Deets.  weiterlesen >>>


Angolan Red Cross Holds Landmines Awareness Seminar (Angola)

(08.12.2005)

A seminar about the dangers that land mines and other explosive devices represent in the society was held on Tuesday in Kuito city (southern Bie Province), under the promotion of the Red Cross of Angola (CVA).  weiterlesen >>>


HiEnergy Technologies' Bomb Detection Technology Receives Special Recognition at European Counterterrorism Conference (Press release)

(08.12.2005)

HiEnergy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HIET) today announced the successful showcase of its novel explosive detectors, the robot-borne STARRAY(TM)system and the under-vehicle CarBomb Finder(TM) 3C5. Two other explosive detectors were presented including a landmine detector from E.A.D.S. of France and a ship container control unit from the joint Italy-Croatia laboratory in Zagreb.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. forces launch raid against terrorist ring (Iraq)

(08.12.2005)

Iraqi Police and Coalition Forces launched a raid in east Baghdad Dec. 4. to capture suspected members of a known terrorist ring. During the raid, a patrol from 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry discovered an improvised explosive device. The roadside bomb, a surface laid anti-tank mine, was destroyed by an explosive ordnance disposal team. There were no casualties or damage to equipment. weiterlesen >>>


Eklat zur Nobelpreis-Verleihung. Folter, Streubomben, Elend, Demütigung und Tod

(08.12.2005)

Keine warmen Dankesworte, sondern Frontalangriff: In einer Videobotschaft zur Verleihung des Literaturnobelpreises wirft Preisträger Harold Pinter Bush und Blair organisierten Staatsterrorismus vor. Dem irakischen Volk seien Folter, Streubomben, Elend, Demütigung und Tod gebracht worden, wenngleich behauptet werde, man bringe dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten Freiheit und Demokratie.  weiterlesen >>>


Sieben Soldaten bei Minenexplosion in Sri Lanka getötet

(08.12.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine sind am Dienstag in Sri Lanka sieben Soldaten getötet worden. Die Einheit sei auf einer Routinepatrouille in der Stadt Jaffna im Norden des Landes gewesen, als der Sprengsatz neben ihrem Fahrzeug detonierte, teilte das Militär mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Tatort"-Polizisten helfen Gefängniskindern

(08.12.2005)

Die Kölner "Tatort"-Schauspieler Dietmar Bär und Klaus J. Behrendt, die auch das Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de unterstützen, helfen Straßenkindern auf den Philippinen. weiterlesen >>>


Annan ruft zur Umsetzung der "Internationalen Konvention zum Verbot von Antipersonen-Minen" auf

(08.12.2005)

UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan hat am 29. November auf der 6. Konferenz der Vertragsstaaten der "Konvention zum Verbot von Antipersonen-Minen" dazu aufgerufen, dass sich die internationale Gemeinschaft weiterhin bemühen müsse, um die Landminen weltweit zu beseitigen.  weiterlesen >>>


Car carrying Swiss relief workers hit by land mine blast in Sri Lanka, embassy says. None hurt. (SRI LANKA)

(07.12.2005)

A car carrying three Swiss nationals was hit by the same land mine blast in northern Sri Lanka Tuesday that killed six soldiers, the defense ministry and Swiss Embassy said. They were not injured. weiterlesen >>>


Six soldiers, policeman killed in Chechnya fighting (CHECHNYA)

(07.12.2005)

Four of the soldiers were killed and six injured when their truck hit a landmine near the village of Dargo in southeast Chechnya, the official said on condition of anonymity. weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded ordnance incidents decrease in Chechnya - UNICEF (CHECHNYA)

(07.12.2005)

"In 2003, 41 incidents with landmines occurred in Chechnya, and the number decreased to seven in 2005. But the danger of landmines and unexploded shells continues to affect the everyday life of Chechen children," Karel de Roy said. weiterlesen >>>


Two militants detained in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(07.12.2005)

Two soldiers were killed in a landmine explosion outside the village of Dargo in Chechnya's Vedeno district, a source in the headquarters of the Combined Group of Forces in the North Caucasus told Interfax. In another development, a cache containing a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher, 16 electric detonators, cartridges, and shoulder-straps with inscriptions in Arabic was found. weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers injured by landmine in eastern Turkey (TURKEY)

(07.12.2005)

Two soldiers were injured when a landmine, planted by the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] terrorists, exploded in Aricak township in eastern city of Elazig, it was reported on Tuesday [6 December]. weiterlesen >>>


The 'land mines' of Rene Jarque (PHILIPPINES)

(07.12.2005)

RETIRED PHILIPPINE ARMY (PA) Capt. Jose Rene N. Jarque died at 40, in the prime of life, with so much yet to give to family and country. It is especially sad when the good die young. Rene had a special contribution as a Filipino soldier which was his contribution to the AFP-and consequently government-policy that eventually fed into a ground-breaking international humanitarian ban on anti-personnel land mines (Ottawa Treaty) in October 1997.  weiterlesen >>>


Antipersonnel landmines and other explosives were found in the village Gumurish, Gal region (ABKHAZIA)

(07.12.2005)

A peasant found one antitank mine, six antipersonnel mines, one antitank grenade and some high explosive material in his back garden.  weiterlesen >>>


Munition in Nord- und Ostsee. Explosive Gefahr auf dem Meeresgrund

(05.12.2005)

Seit über 60 Jahren liegen Munitionsreste auf dem Grund der Nord- und Ostsee. Die Behörden glauben, die Gefahr im Griff zu haben. Doch Experten warnen vor einem trügerischen Sicherheitsgefühl: Immer mehr Bomben und Granaten würden durchrosten und ihren Inhalt freigeben.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills seven soldiers (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

At least seven Sri Lankan soldiers were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in the northern Tamil town of Jaffna, military officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Choppers Hit by Enemy Fire in Afghanistan

(05.12.2005)

On Monday, the explosion of a homemade bomb injured a coalition soldier in the Zabul province, coalition spokesman Lt. Mike Cody said, while provincial government spokesman Ali Khail said a mine apparently planted by militants wounded three Afghan soldiers. Zabul is adjacent to both Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka: Deza-Mitarbeiter überleben Explosion unverletzt

(05.12.2005)

Drei Schweizer Staatsangehörige sind am Dienstag im Norden Sri Lankas unverletzt geblieben, als in der Nähe ihres Wagens eine Landmine explodierte. Bei der Explosion wurden sechs Soldaten auf einem Lastwagen getötet, wie das Verteidigungsministerium und die Schweizer Botschaft bestätigten. weiterlesen >>>


Top Naxalite leader arrested in Orissa (India)

(05.12.2005)

A top naxalite leader, Nageswar Rao, carrying Rs two lakh on his head was arrested along with his wife during a combing operation from Padua forest, about 85 km from here late last night.  weiterlesen >>>


Mini mine detection robot to be tested in Croatia

(05.12.2005)

A robot that accurately detects buried mines despite being about half the weight of similar machines will be tested in Croatia from the end of January.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine unearthed by AP police (India)

(05.12.2005)

Police unearthed a huge landmine from R Ummadivaram village in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh today.  weiterlesen >>>


Saakaschwili will Abaschidses Verbrechen bestraft sehen (Georgien)

(05.12.2005)

Saakaschwili sagte, hätten die Landminen, die Abaschidse im Kampf um seine Macht verlegen ließ, mehrere Menschen das Leben gekostet. Dieses und andere Verbrechen könnten ihm nicht vergeben werden, so Saakaschwili.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven Sri Lankan soldiers killed in landmine explosion (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

At least seven Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in a landmine explosion in the northern Tamil town of Jaffna. weiterlesen >>>


Second attack on SLA vehicle in Jaffna, Six dead (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Five Sri Lanka Army soldiers and an SLA official were killed in a Claymore mine attack on a SLA tractor in Irupalai, 5 km North east of Jaffna town Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., police said. At least one soldier was seriously wounded in the attack. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected S.Lanka rebels mount new deadly attack (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed seven Sri Lankan soldiers in a second claymore mine attack in the island's north in three days, the military said on Tuesday, as violence straining a 2002 truce escalates. weiterlesen >>>


Last active bombs, land mines swept out of Tan Lien school (Vietnam)

(05.12.2005)

Students at the Tan Lien primary school can now enjoy a safe and peaceful playtime in their school yard. Since October, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) response team has cleared dozens of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in this and other areas of Huong Hoa District. weiterlesen >>>


Claymore mine survivor dies today (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

A soldier who survived a LTTE landmine attack in Jaffna yesterday succumbed to his injuries today in Colombo.  weiterlesen >>>


Girl killed by land mine inside house (Colombia)

(05.12.2005)

A 13-year-old girl was killed and her 12-year-old brother seriously wounded when a land mine apparently left by a rebel group inside a house in northeastern Colombia exploded, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines found (India)

(05.12.2005)

Chatra police, assisted by CRPF, have recovered five powerful landmines along a riverside under the Huntergunj police station.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgian prosthetics NGO searches for funding

(05.12.2005)

The Georgian Foundation for Prosthetic Orthopedic Rehabilitation (GEFPOR), which has served more then 5,000 vulnerable children and adults in Georgia, is facing financial problems and is looking for new ways to fund its activities. weiterlesen >>>


Dogs of war doing their part to reduce human casualties

(05.12.2005)

Their training is intense, their deployment dangerous. They are sent to barren fields and dusty roads far from home to search for a major threat to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan: land mines and other hidden explosives. weiterlesen >>>


A Pakistani soldier is killed in a land mine blast in a tribal region (Pakistan)

(05.12.2005)

A Pakistani army soldier is dead in an ambush today in the rugged border region with Afghanistan. He was killed by a land-mine blast as militants opened fire on a group of Pakistani soldiers getting water at a stream.  weiterlesen >>>


Lanka urges international community to condemn LTTE attack (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Strongly condemning the claymore mine attack in Jaffna which killed six soldiers, the government of Sri Lanka today urged the international community to condemn such ''provocative acts'' by the LTTE. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected rebels kill six S.Lanka soldiers (Sri Lanka)

(05.12.2005)

Six soldiers were killed in a fragmentation mine attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's war-torn north on Sunday, the military said -- the deadliest in a spate of attacks since a 2002 cease-fire. weiterlesen >>>


Wasps could replace bomb, drug dogs

(05.12.2005)

Trained wasps could someday replace dogs for sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Scientists say that a species of non-stinging wasps can be trained in only five minutes and are just as sensitive to odors as man's best friend, which can require up to six months of training at a cost of about $15,000 per dog. weiterlesen >>>


PKK Mine Kills 3 Security Men Near Van Province (Turkey)

(05.12.2005)

In the Baskale province of Van, a mine planted by terrorist PKK forces yesterday [Dec. 02nd] killed three Turkish soldiers. weiterlesen >>>


Govt, Maoists urged to sign landmine treaty (Nepal)

(05.12.2005)

Stating that the number of landmine victims has gone up sharply of late, an activist working to ban landmines on Saturday urged both warring parties in the country to sign the international landmine treaty that bans the use of landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining in central Nicosia (Cyprus)

(05.12.2005)

THE UNDP-PFF Mine Action Centre will start de-mining operations in three new locations inside the buffer zone on Monday, it was announced yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Conference takes stock of demining work (Croatia)

(05.12.2005)

The fight against landmines is being won, but the battle is far from over, according to a Swiss diplomat at the end of an international conference in Croatia. weiterlesen >>>


Argentina/UK Falklands' de-mining talks "positive"

(05.12.2005)

Argentina and Great Britain agreed last Thursday in London to continue with the feasibility studies for the de-mining of the Falklands/Malvinas, reported Friday the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry.  weiterlesen >>>