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Kanada: Verbesserungen des Gesetzentwurfs für das Streubombenverbot erwartet

(10.12.2013)

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


Burma/Myanmar: Landminenexplosionen töten drei Menschen

(09.12.2013)

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


Libyen: Landesweite Minengefahrenaufklärung

(05.12.2013)

Das libysche Bildungsministerium führt Aufklärungsprogramme von UNICEF fort, in denen bisher 650.000 Kinder und Erwachsene über die Gefahren von Minen und Blindgängern aufgeklärt wurden. (in Engllisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


Sechs Soldaten bei Minenexplosion in Sri Lanka getötet

(05.12.2005)

In Sri Lanka sind am Sonntag sechs Soldaten beim folgenschwersten Angriff mutmasslicher Tamilenrebellen auf Sicherheitskräfte seit mehr als drei Jahren getötet worden. Nach Militärangaben war das Fahrzeug der Soldaten im Norden des Landes durch eine Bombenexplosion zerstört worden.  weiterlesen >>>


Erbe der Khmer (Kambodscha)

(05.12.2005)

Der Alltag in dem immer noch von Millionen tückischer Minen übersäten Kambodscha zeugt von der noch nicht sehr lange zurückliegenden Pol-Pot-Zeit: Überall sind arm- oder beinamputierte Minenopfer oder Veteranen zu sehen, die um etwas Kleingeld betteln. weiterlesen >>>


Kampf gegen Minenplage noch nicht gewonnen (Kroatien)

(05.12.2005)

Der Kampf gegen Landminen macht zwar Fortschritte, aber es gibt noch viel zu tun, wie Schweizer Experten nach der Antiminen-Konferenz in Kroatien feststellten. weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Bomben entschärft (Aachen)

(05.12.2005)

Zwischen B 264 und Hauptstraße suchen Sprengstoffexperten der Firma Röhl den Boden schon seit Tagen ab. Die Fläche ist für mögliche Erweiterungen des Gewerbegebietes vorgesehen. Allein 29 Granaten und Minen zogen die Röhl-Mitarbeiter aus dem Erdreich. Zum Teil wurde die Munition gesprengt.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine blast kills one in eastern Turkey

(02.12.2005)

Landmine explosion killed one person and wounded another in eastern Turkey on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Jharkhand seeks sophisticated tools to counter Maoists (India)

(02.12.2005)

Jharkhand is seeking sophisticated surveillance tools and anti-landmine vehicles from abroad for its anti-Maoist operation. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam stages biggest anti-terrorism rehearsals

(02.12.2005)

Vietnamese police have conducted two anti-terrorism rehearsals, the country's biggest ever of its kind at crowed places in southern Ho Chi Minh City, local newspaper Young People reported Friday. At another rehearsal on Wednesday night, more than 250 people dealt with bombings and mines at a bus station in Binh Thanh district, which houses 800 people, fighting fires, and evacuating passengers, including 70 "injured" ones. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese mine-sweeping experts return home from Thailand (China ' Thailand)

(02.12.2005)

Ten Chinese experts in mine-sweeping returned from Thailand Thursday after spending three months training local technicians there.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus confirms commitment to Ottawa Convention

(02.12.2005)

Belarus confirmed its commitment to the goals of the Ottawa Convention. The statement to this effect was announced at the 6th annual meeting of the parties to the Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of antipersonnel mines and on their destruction, which is underway November 27 until December 2 in Zagreb (Croatia).  weiterlesen >>>


UN Secretary General says UNFICYP presence still necessary in Cyprus

(02.12.2005)

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan continues to believe that only the achievement of a comprehensive settlement will bring an end to the Cyprus problem and that in the absence of such a comprehensive settlement, the presence of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on the island continues to be necessary. Annan adds that "the clearing of mines in the buffer zone continued during the reporting period" and that "the lifting of the restrictions of movement of UNFICYP personnel in the north in May 2005 enabled the Force to effectively restore operations in areas previously restricted." weiterlesen >>>


Two killed in landmine blast (India)

(02.12.2005)

Two teenagers were killed when they accidentally triggered a landmine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, officials said here. weiterlesen >>>


Oil-rich Norway hires philosopher as moral compass

(02.12.2005)

Nine big American and European companies, most of them arms makers, have been booted from the Norwegian government's Petroleum Fund portfolio, one of the world's largest pools of investment capital. They include Alliant Techsystems Inc., General Dynamics Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., all of which the ethics council faulted for involvement in the manufacture of cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. troops remove landmines in Philippine south (Philippines)

(02.12.2005)

U.S. troops on a humanitarian mission on a southwestern Philippine island helped local soldiers clear a minefield left by fleeing Islamic militants with links to al Qaeda, a Philippine military official said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


'Land-mine' issue reaches Parliament (India)

(02.12.2005)

The echoes of frequent landmine (or IED) blasts in the interior parts of Churachandpur district which have so far claimed more than 10 victims has finally reached the Indian Parliament. weiterlesen >>>


French Co-Operation Donates Over USD 700,000 (France ' Angola)

(02.12.2005)

The French co-operation granted last September USD 750,000 for the "Handicap Internacional" NGO to execute socio-economic reintegration actions of disabled people in the central Huambo Province.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnian force heads to Iraq for de-mining operations

(02.12.2005)

A Bosnian force of 25 military experts in mines headed to Iraq on Thursday to take part in de-mining operations within the US-led forces in the war-torn Arab country, said a statement issued by the Bosnian Defense Ministry. weiterlesen >>>


Bilateral agreement between Angola and Switzerland - Finalization of the implementation mechanisms

(02.12.2005)

The programme supports Angola's endeavours in terms of development-oriented humanitarian aid and reconstruction for the most vulnerable people in the country. It encompasses several sectors and levels of intervention, such as Mine Action (mine clearance, mine risk education, social re-insertion of mine victims), Vocational Training and Social Projects. weiterlesen >>>


Uzbekistan doesn't answer to the claims of Kyrgyzstan on compensation of Kyrgyz citizens' damage from mines

(02.12.2005)

Uzbekistan is not answering to the claims of the Kyrgyz side on the compensation of the damages which were done to the Kyrgyz citizens from mines on the border.  weiterlesen >>>


Tod, Zerstörung und die Last der Erinnerung (Bosnien-Herzegowina)

(02.12.2005)

Auch zehn Jahre nach dem Ende des Krieges leidet Bosnien unter den Folgen der Kampfhandlungen, Vertreibungen und Massaker. Die Altlasten des Krieges lauern überall. Noch immer kommen Menschen durch Landminen ums Leben. Nach Einschätzung des Auswärtigen Amtes sind aktuell über 1.300 Gemeinden mit mehr als 1,3 Millionen Einwohnern durch Minen und Blindgänger bedroht. weiterlesen >>>


Bergungsexperten entsorgen Reste von Munition

(02.12.2005)

Selbst 60 Jahre nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges sind in den Wäldern der Ueckermünder Heide noch Munitionsreste zu finden. Aber auch Überbleibsel aus der NVA-Zeit werden immer wieder gefunden und müssen fachgerecht entsorgt werden.  weiterlesen >>>


Lob für Kroatien bei Anti-Minen-Konferenz in Zagreb

(02.12.2005)

In Zagreb findet das 6. Treffen der Ottawa-Konvention statt. Laut Konvention verpflichteten sich rund 150 Staaten vor acht Jahren dazu, Landminen zu verbieten und zu räumen. Nun wird Bilanz über erzielte Erfolge gezogen. weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG: Neue weltweite Initiative gegen Landminen gestartet

(01.12.2005)

(Zagreb, 01.12.2005) Am Rande der Sechsten Vertragstaatenkonferenz der Ottawa-Konvention in Zagreb haben über 40 Nichtregierungsorganisationen aus fünf Kontinenten ein weltweites Verbot aller Minen eingefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Ugandan Landmine Survivor Helps Others Injured by the Weapons (Croatia)

(30.11.2005)

In Zagreb, Croatia, the sixth meeting of states party to the international landmine treaty continues. The treaty was signed in 1997 to ban the use, acquisition, production, transfer and stockpiling of landmines. While much progress has been made, each year it's estimated between 15 and 20 thousand people are killed or maimed by landmines. One of the landmine survivors is Margaret Arach-Orech of Uganda, who lost a leg to a mine in 1998.  weiterlesen >>>


Vier ISAF-Soldaten bei Explosion in Afghanistan verletzt

(30.11.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Norden Afghanistans sind vier schwedische Soldaten verletzt worden, zwei davon schwer.  weiterlesen >>>


Area soldier listed as 'stable' Monday (USA ' Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

Spencer Akers and three other Michigan National Guard soldiers from the Saginaw-based 125th Infantry, Company B, were critically injured when their Humvee hit a landmine on Nov. 21 near al-Habbaniyah, Iraq. Pfc. John Dearing of Hazel Park died instantly in the blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Red attack (India)

(30.11.2005)

The Latehar police had a close shave on Tuesday when a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists missed them by a whisker.  weiterlesen >>>


5 troopers killed in clashes with NPA (Philippines)

(30.11.2005)

Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo yesterday said that at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a team of five Cafgu militiamen led by Army Cpl. John Fellesco in New Dalaguet village, Montevista, Compostela Valley. Two of the militiamen -- Antonio Mahumot and Virgilio Garcia -- were killed while two others, identified as Fernando Aet and Celso Salim, were wounded in the ambush. weiterlesen >>>


Children Reintegration, Demining Financing Contracts Signed (Angola)

(30.11.2005)

The European Union (EU), the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) and the Norwegian NGO Norway People`s Aid (NPA) signed on Tuesday, in Luanda, two financing contracts that aim at supporting the children re-integration process and de-mining actions in the country.  weiterlesen >>>


Flags to be lowered in honor of Michigan soldiers (USA ' Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

Flags should be lowered Friday to honor Army Pfc. John Wilson Dearing, 21, of Hazel Park. He died Nov. 27 when the vehicle he was in struck a land mine in Habbaniyah. Dearing was a gunner assigned to a National Guard unit from Saginaw. weiterlesen >>>


ETHIOPIA: Four soldiers killed in landmine blast

(30.11.2005)

Four Ethiopian soldiers were killed and three wounded last week when their vehicle hit a newly laid landmine near the border with Eritrea, UN officials said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Increasing restrictions on Eritrean-Ethiopian border hampering UN peace mission (Ethiopia ' Eritrea, UN)

(30.11.2005)

UNMEE reported that a mine accident on the Ethiopian side of the border last week was caused by a newly laid anti-tank mine. All organizations using the area have been urged to exercise due care. weiterlesen >>>


Troops Find Car Bombs, Detain Suspects (USA ' Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

Members of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Intervention Force, found two weapons caches north of Dadah on Nov. 28. The first cache contained six 57 mm anti-tank mines, the second cache one anti-tank mine among other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Art Against Land Mines

(30.11.2005)

Despite the international ban on land mines, many countries continue to lay the explosives. A German artist has found a way to use his work for removing them. weiterlesen >>>


President Dos Santos Sets Up Executive De-mining Commission (Angola)

(30.11.2005)

Angolan Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday here set up through a dispatch the Executive De-mining Commission, comprising representatives from the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the National Reconstruction Office and the National De-mining Institute. weiterlesen >>>


Finland drafts proposal for new restrictions on anti-vehicle mines

(30.11.2005)

Anti-vehicle mines are to be restricted more closely than before in an effort to cut down the number of civilian fatalities in war zones. The Finnish ambassador Markku Reimaa acted two years as co-ordinator of the expert conference that was preparing the new regulations in Geneva. weiterlesen >>>


RECENT VIOLENCE THREATENS REOPENING OF GEORGIA-ABKHAZIA RAILWAY (Georgia)

(30.11.2005)

On November 27 a remote-controlled mine detonated on the road between two Gali villages, Tagiloni and Chuburkhinji, and severely wounded Givi Tsulaya, the senior Abkhaz customs officer in Gali, and two Abkhaz militiamen accompanying him.  weiterlesen >>>


SA-built armoured vehicles blaze a trail for battling defence industry (South Africa)

(30.11.2005)

HIDDEN away in a back street of an industrial area in Benoni, Gauteng, is a factory that is defying the South African defence industry's lack of success in winning large contracts in foreign markets. The armoured and mine-protected vehicles made by BAE Land Systems OMC are used in more than 40 countries. weiterlesen >>>


Swedish Peacekeeper Killed in Afghanistan (Sweden ' Afghanistan)

(30.11.2005)

A Swedish soldier with the NATO-led mission in northern Afghanistan died after a mine exploded Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Patrol Uncovers Weapons, Bomb Materials (Iraq)

(30.11.2005)

A routine patrol yielded significant results Nov. 27 when Task Force Baghdad soldiers discovered terrorists' weapons and bomb-making materials. The soldiers found among others 19 rocket-propelled grenades, 16 82 mm mortar round and six anti-tank mines. Troops found a cache north of Sadah, which consisted of one anti-tank mine, 28 122 mm rounds, one 120 mm round, one 100 mm round and other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan congratulates anti-landmine activists, but warns of continuing danger (UN)

(30.11.2005)

Citing remarkable cooperation and progress in reducing landmine use, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today warned that anti-personnel mines still kill, maim and threaten the lives of civilians and he called on governments to fulfil their commitments under the anti-landmine convention. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Shares International Aim of Protecting Civilians from Mines (USA)

(30.11.2005)

But will not send delegation to conference on Ottawa Convention in Croatia weiterlesen >>>


Meeting To Review Land Mine Treaty Opens In Zagreb

(30.11.2005)

Officials and activists met in Zagreb Monday to review progress on the 1997 Ottawa Convention.  weiterlesen >>>


Philippine troops kill 4 militants in the south (Philippines)

(30.11.2005)

Brigadier-General Alexander Aleo said troops had found three abandoned rebel camps in the mountains near Indanan town and seized bomb-making materials and anti-tank projectiles used to make crude mines. weiterlesen >>>


ASEAN Seeks Foreign Investment for Railway

(30.11.2005)

Southeast Asian nations will look for foreign investment for a proposed railway line from Singapore to the Chinese city of Kunming that is expected to bolster regional trade, Malaysia's trade minister said Monday. Rafidah Aziz acknowledged it would not be easy to woo private investment as it will involve clearing land mines in Cambodia and Laos.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine Monitor supports disarmament treaty (ICBL)

(30.11.2005)

The Landmine Monitor is an outstanding verification tool for disarmament, said Hon Marian Hobbs, MP for Wellington Central and former Disarmament Minister, when launching the 2005 edition of the Monitor in Wellington on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing 5 Afghan, 2 US troops in Uruzgan (Afghanistan)

(30.11.2005)

A spokesman of the Taliban, Dr. Hanif, said that a US army tank was blown up with a landmine in Kabul. He however said that report about causalities was not received.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines: ICRC calls for greater efforts to clear anti-personnel mines and help victims (Geneva/Zagreb ' ICRC, press release)

(30.11.2005)

The annual meeting of the 147 States party to the Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines opened today in Zagreb, Croatia with a call from the vice-president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for governments to devote more effort and resources to clearing mined areas and ensuring mine victims have access to the lifelong assistance they need. weiterlesen >>>


Three mines found, defused on Kavkaz highway (Chechnya)

(30.11.2005)

Three landmines were found on the Kavkaz federal highway outside Aklkhan-Kala Sunday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Land mines can be used against AFP, Reds insist (Philippines)

(30.11.2005)

Despite the military's protests, nothing can stop communist rebels from using land mines against government forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Blast Injures Four Soldiers In Sirnak (Turkey)

(30.11.2005)

Four soldiers were wounded as a landmine was detonated by a remote-control by members of the terrorist organization PKK in southeastern city of Sirnak, sources said on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


US, UN concerned about arms trade in Yemen (Yemen ' Somalia)

(30.11.2005)

The UN international monitoring committee said that Somali President Abdullah Yusuf Ahmed had received about 5,000 pieces of personal weapons in 1992. The UN committee said in its last report that Somalia also received self-propelled missiles, heavy automatic machine guns and anti-tank landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier Dies in Roadside Bomb Explosion

(30.11.2005)

A soldier assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in an improvised explosive device attack while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Hit, Iraq, Nov. 25, military officials reported today.  weiterlesen >>>


Thai-Chinese military end joint Cambodian border landmine clearing operations (Thailand ' China)

(30.11.2005)

The Royal Thai Army and the People's Army of China military units have ended their joint landmine clearing operations along the Thai-Cambodian border of Thailand's eastern Chantaburi Province. weiterlesen >>>


Boy killed in landmine blast (India)

(30.11.2005)

One boy was killed and two, including a girl, were seriously wounded when landmines planted by insurgents exploded at Jiribam bordering Assam, a military spokesman said here.  weiterlesen >>>


Hizbullah accuses Israel of using cluster bombs

(30.11.2005)

Al-Jazeera satellite TV said that Hizbullah reported on Friday that it has evidence that Israel used cluster bombs in the confrontations which extended until the Syrian al-Ghajer village located on the border between Lebanon and the occupied Golan. weiterlesen >>>


Hilfen für den Wiederaufbau. Was Deutschland tut, um den Irak zu stabilisieren

(30.11.2005)

Die Bundesregierung gibt Finanzhilfen zum Räumen von Minen. Das Auswärtige Amt stellte mehr als 650.000 Euro bereit, um diese gefährlichen Altlasten, vor allem im Großraum Bagdad, zu beseitigen. Wie der Wiederaufbau der Wasserversorgung wird das meist von Hilfsorganisationen von der jordanischen Hauptstadt Amman aus betreut. weiterlesen >>>


Noch lange kein Leben in sicherer Zeit. "Mein Herz brennt": Aufrüttelnde Ausstellung zeigt Fotos von Opfern des Irak-Kriegs

(30.11.2005)

Dem Irak-Krieg fielen über 100.000 Zivilisten, etwa 10.000 irakische und mehr als 2.000 alliierte Soldaten zum Opfer. Jene, die nach Hause kamen, nachdem sie eine Kugel getroffen oder eine Mine ihre Gliedmaßen zerrissen hatte, fotografierte die New Yorkerin Nina Berman. 20-, 25-jährige Veteranen, die sich auf ein anderes Leben einrichten müssen als sie gedacht hatten. weiterlesen >>>


Wunschtraum "Minenfreie Welt"

(30.11.2005)

Am heutigen Montag, dem 28. November 2005 beginnt in Zagreb die 6. Vertragsstaatenkonferenz zur Ottawa Konvention zum Verbot von Anti-Personen-Minen. Hier wird sich auch Deutschland mit seiner neuen Regierung der Verantwortung stellen müssen.  weiterlesen >>>


Die humanitäre Seite der Abrüstung. Landminenverbot: Bilanz eines österreichischen Vorsitzes

(30.11.2005)

Erfolgsgeschichten der multilateralen Zusammenarbeit sind heutzutage Mangelware. In kaum einem Bereich aber wären Fortschritte so dringend notwendig, ist die Liste der Fehlschläge so lang, wie bei der globalen Sicherheit im Allgemeinen und der Abrüstung im Besonderen. Die erfolgreiche Umsetzung des Totalverbots von Antipersonenminen ist eine der raren Ausnahmen.  weiterlesen >>>


Mit Kunst gegen Landminen

(30.11.2005)

Trotz des Abkommens zur Ächtung von Anti-Personen-Minen geht in vielen Ländern das Minenlegen weiter. Ein Künstler geht jetzt einen ungewöhnlichen Weg, um Geld für die Räumung von Minen zu sammeln. weiterlesen >>>


Chaos of land mine provided clarity; Survivor now helps countless victims (USA)

(29.11.2005)

Ken Rutherford made a deal that December day in 1993 as he lay on the Somalian grassland, mangled from the explosion of a buried land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG - "Minenfreie Welt" bleibt Wunschtraum - Minenkonferenz in Zagreb steht vor großen Herausforderungen

(28.11.2005)

Mehr als 40 Nichtregierungsorganisationen aus 8 Ländern fordern Einhaltung des Minenverbotes - Rückgang von Minenaktionsprogrammen und weiterhin hohe Opferzahl beklagt - Nur Koalitionsvertrag der neuen Bundesregierung ist "minenfrei"  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnia-Herzegovina makes significant progress in demining this year (BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA)

(28.11.2005)

Bosnia-Herzegovina has made significant progress this year in the process of demining and technical reconnaissance, a government minister said at the meeting of Ottawa Convention member states in Zagreb on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


International conference on Ottawa Convention starts in Zagreb (CROATIA)

(28.11.2005)

Grabar Kitarovic said that the report, to be adopted on Friday, the last day of the conference, focused on the progress made since the first review conference on the Ottawa Convention in Nairobi in 2004 and on defining guidelines for future activities.  weiterlesen >>>


Secretary-General urges destruction of mine stockpiles, in message to Sixth Meeting of States Parties to Anti-landmine Convention; Holding talks in Croatia underscores magnitude of long-lasting humanitarian impact of mines, he says (CROATIA)

(28.11.2005)

Yet anti-personnel mines continue to kill, maim and threaten the lives of civilians, and the long-lasting humanitarian impact of these inhuman weapons continues to deny communities the opportunity to rebuild long after the end of the conflicts", said Kofi Annan. weiterlesen >>>


Complacency threatens Balkan land mine clearance: Red Cross (BALKANS)

(28.11.2005)

An unwarranted complacency is threatening efforts to dispose of anti-personnel land mines in the Balkans 10 years after war there ended, the Red Cross said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Supporters of anti-personnel land mine ban gather in Zagreb (CROATIA)

(28.11.2005)

About 600 activists and officials from countries that support the international treaty banning land mines gathered in Zagreb on Monday to review progress in mine clearing and victim care.  weiterlesen >>>


MP demands action over cluster bombs (UK)

(28.11.2005)

Britain's use of deadly cluster bombs in Iraq has outraged a Teesside MP, who fears they could cause thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Stockton North's Labour Member Frank Cook has long campaigned against such weapons, which can lay hidden for years before being found - frequently by a child.  weiterlesen >>>


Russians report attacks, arms finds, rebel arrests across Caucasus (CHECHNYA)

(28.11.2005)

In a separate report filed on the same day Interfax quotes an unspecified source in the police station of Chechnya's Vedenskiy District as saying a federal serviceman was wounded by a landmine explosion near the village of Dyshne-Vedeno. The victim, a deputy commander of a platoon, was taken to a military hospital. An investigation of the incident is said to be under way.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESS RELEASE - Far away from a "mine free world" - The 6th meeting of states parties of the Ottawa Convention faces big challenges

(28.11.2005)

More than 40 non-governmental organisations from 8 countries call for the full implementation of the Ottawa Treaty - Half of the top 20 donors provided less mine action funding in 2004 - Estimated 15,000-20,000 new casualties each year ' Coalition agreement of the new German government remains a "mine free area" weiterlesen >>>


Mine explosion claims two lives in Khost (AFGHANISTAN)

(27.11.2005)

Two boys were killed and as many suffered injuries in a landmine explosion in the Bak district of the southeastern Khost province on Saturday. The victims were grazing their animals in the Kotaki area of the district when one of them hit the old landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Ottawa Convention signatories informed of antimine activity in Croatia (CROATIA)

(27.11.2005)

Several dozen participants in a meeting of states parties to the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction visited Suhovare to see the activity of the Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) on several locations.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines providing bombs to Naxals (INDIA)

(27.11.2005)

Every time there is a landmine blast carried out by Naxalites, security agencies wonder where the ultras got the explosives. Central agencies now know that it is not only smuggled into the country, but is also siphoned off from the stocks of public sector coal mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebels cut power to Colombian towns (COLOMBIA)

(27.11.2005)

Leftist rebels attacked energy towers in Colombia for a third time in a week on Sunday, leaving a major Pacific port and several other towns without electricity, officials said. Guerrillas planted mines on paths leading toward the reservoir, the army's Buenaventura-based 3rd Brigade said in a statement. weiterlesen >>>


CLEARING THE BORDERS: Landmine goal unlikely to be reached (Thailand)

(25.11.2005)

Organisational and funding constraints have threatened to hamper Thailand's goal of clearing its borders of all landmines within the next four years. Landmine clearance work has been moving at a snail's pace and the public has yet to be made aware of the need for humanitarian assistance for the mine survivors, according an annual landmine monitor report released yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia ranks second in mine clearing in world

(25.11.2005)

Cambodia ranked second in the world's 84 countries in clearing land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO according to the latest annual Landmine Monitor Report from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Fallen soldiers' families to receive assistance (Philippines)

(25.11.2005)

The families of the nine soldiers of the Philippine Army's 47th Infantry Battalion, who were killed in the land mine explosion in Barangay Datagan, Calinog, Iloilo will be given the benefits due them, Major Lyndon Sollesta, PA 3ID spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Two Tajik border guards killed on border with Afghanistan (Tajikistan)

(25.11.2005)

Two Tajik border guards were killed by land mines along the border with Afghanistan, a government official said Thursday. The blast occurred Wednesday about 300 kilometers (190 miles) southeast of the capital Dushanbe, said Sabza Sarkorov, deputy chairman of the Border Protection Committee. The two were injured and died later in a hospital, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Three Russian Soldiers, Policeman Killed in Chechnya Fighting

(25.11.2005)

Three Russian soldiers and a policeman have been killed in fighting in Chechnya, a source in the local government told AFP Wednesday. Two soldiers died and three were wounded during attacks by insurgents on military posts, while another died near the mountain village of Itum-Kale in a landmine explosion, the official, who requested anonymity, said by telephone from Grozny. weiterlesen >>>


Yemen Landmine Free by 2009

(25.11.2005)

The Mine Action Centre (MAC) has said that Yemen would be declared landmine-free in time for a March 2009 deadline - but only if MAC receives enough funding for its second five-year plan. weiterlesen >>>


Nation remains committed to int'l demining efforts (China)

(25.11.2005)

China has made significant contributions to resolving the global landmine issue and has vowed to continue committing itself to international demining efforts, a senior Chinese official said here Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Governmental action required to secure the livelihood of people threatened by the existence of anti-personnel landmines and unexploded ordinance in Georgia

(25.11.2005)

Sixth Meeting of States Party in Zagreb, Croatia Opportunity to End the Threat of Anti-Personnel Landmines in Georgia  weiterlesen >>>


More details emerge following soldier's death. Names of injured Michigan soldiers released (USA ' Iraq)

(25.11.2005)

Four soldiers where injured when their Humvee hit a land mine in Iraq. This is the same attack that took the life of 21-year-old Pvt. John Dearing, who grew up in Glennie. weiterlesen >>>


U.S., Iraqi forces launch new 'disruption' effort in Ramadi. Operation Lions focuses on Tamin area of insurgent stronghold (Iraq)

(25.11.2005)

Operation Lions is the latest of a series of raids that began Nov. 16, which U.S. military officials say has resulted in 32 suspected insurgents killed and four weapon caches seized. The weapons included surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds, artillery rounds, hand grenades, land mines, small arms and small-arms ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam Casualty Reports From Leftover Explosives Rose in 2004 (ICBL)

(25.11.2005)

Reports of casualties from unexploded ordnance and land mines in Vietnam increased in 2004, a study found, as Vietnamese economic growth sparks expansion into new areas of the Southeast Asian nation.  weiterlesen >>>


Persistent Presence Creates Secure Environment, Spokesman Says (Iraq)

(25.11.2005)

Operations that have been ongoing in the Iraq's Anbar province since September have had a significant impact nationwide and have limited the ability of terrorists to conduct suicide attacks, a U.S. military spokesman said today in Baghdad. Since operations began, 700 terrorists have been killed and 1,500 have been detained in Anbar, said Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, Multinational Force Iraq spokesman. Also, 243 weapons caches have been found and 440 mines and improvised explosive devices have been found and cleared, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Annan urges governments to ratify instrument against landmines, other explosive devices (UN)

(25.11.2005)

Despite the efforts of the international community, landmines, booby-traps and other explosive devices are victimizing civilians, causing excessive suffering to combatants and hindering the socio-economic reconstruction of societies struggling to emerge from the ravages of war, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today. weiterlesen >>>


Participants in International Conference on Mines stress on supporting victims

(25.11.2005)

Participants in the International Conference on Ani-Personnel Mines on Wednesday stressed the importance of caring for mine victims in accordance with the anti-mines Ottawa Treaty. weiterlesen >>>


20 000 hit by mines annually

(25.11.2005)

Though reports of land mine casualties decreased for the sixth straight year in 2005, land mines and other explosives left over from war kill or maim between 15 000 and 20 000 people annually, according to the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2006.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombia ranks 3rd in world landmine victim list

(25.11.2005)

Colombia has the third largest number of landmine victims in the world, said a UN report released on Wednesday. The report, titled "the Portfolio of Land Mine Action Projects 2006," said antipersonnel mines kill or maim about 15,000 to 20,000 people each year.  weiterlesen >>>


Marines Look Ahead to Routing Insurgents out of Region (Iraq)

(25.11.2005)

Construction of bases for the Iraqi Army and U.S. military's long-term security presence is steadily progressing in Husaybah, Karabilah and Ubaydi. Iraqi Army soldiers and Marines continue patrolling to ensure insurgents do not return. These patrols also involve detailed searches, looking for hidden weapons caches and deadly improvised explosive devices. Approximately 120 bombs and mines have been located over the course of Operation Steel Curtain. weiterlesen >>>


Manipuri rebels' landmines kill Kuki tribesmen in NW Burma

(25.11.2005)

Landmines planted by Manipuri Kathe rebels living inside Burma's Sagaing Division with the consent of Burmese local authorities, have been killing and maiming the native Kuki tribesmen.  weiterlesen >>>


Wahlkampf: Jagdsaison in Tschetschenien

(25.11.2005)

Parlamentswahl. Am Sonntag wird in der Unruhe-Republik eine Volksvertretung gewählt; Ergebnis steht bereits fest. Tag für Tag detonieren Minen, werden Dörfer beschossen, Soldaten und Beamte attackiert, verschwinden Zivilisten. Zwei Leiter lokaler Wahlkommissionen wurden bereits beerdigt. weiterlesen >>>


Einsatz von Landminen weltweit zurückgegangen

(25.11.2005)

Der Einsatz von Landminen ist in diesem Jahr weltweit zurückgegangen. Die tödlichen Minen werden vor allem noch in Russland, Birma und Nepal gelegt.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnian sends new rotation of ordnance experts to Iraq (IRAQ)

(24.11.2005)

A second team of Bosnian ordnance experts left for Iraq on Friday to replace soldiers serving with the U.S.-led force there. The unit comprised of three teams of 10 officers and a command team of six were to be deployed in the West Zone near Fallujah, alongside U.S. troops. Their job is to identify and destroy unexploded ordnance, but they will not be involved in demining.  weiterlesen >>>


Roshan enjoys Afghan mobile demands - Landmines hinder fixed-line services, says Rachel Morajee. (AFGHANISTAN)

(24.11.2005)

Minefields are rarely thought of as a boon for big business. But for Afghanistan's largest telecoms operator Roshan, the country's war-shattered infrastructure has been exactly that.  weiterlesen >>>


Terror act prevented in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(24.11.2005)

Chechen police have prevented a landmine exploding in the village of Samashki in the Achkhoi-Martan district.  weiterlesen >>>


Local project provides prosthetic hands for landmine victims (USA)

(24.11.2005)

Children maimed in land-mine accidents half a world away are literally getting a helping hand from some local residents.  weiterlesen >>>


Four rebels detained, ammunition seized in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(24.11.2005)

Two explosive devices set up by the rebels were found in Chechnya last night, according to the Interfax's source. One self-made bomb found and defused by the police, was composed of landmine, an RGD-5 handgrenade and an electric detonator, and it was set up 10 m off a road on the outskirts of the village of Tsa-Vedeno in Vedenskiy District of Chechnya.  weiterlesen >>>


Police kill two alleged gang members in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(24.11.2005)

In another incident, a soldier was wounded when he stepped on a landmine south of Grozny, the ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>