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Afghanistan: Landminenüberlebene stärken Rechte der Frauen

(03.09.2013)

In Afghanistan engagieren sich Frauen, die eine Landminenexplosion überlebt haben, für die Rechte der Frauen und das Verbot von Landminen und Streubomben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Laos: Streubombe tötet einen Jungen

(29.08.2013)

Ein 13-Jähriger wurde von dem Blindgänger einer Streubombe getötet und fünf weitere Jungen verletzt, als sie versuchten die Munition mit einem Messer zu öffnen. Die Munition stammt aus dem Vietnamkrieg. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Landminen-Kampagne fordert von der US-Regierung, auf den Einsatz von Streubomben in Syrien zu verzichten

(29.08.2013)

Die US-Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen fordert einen Verzicht, Streubomben einzusetzen, da die humanitären Folgen dieser wahllos tötenden Waffen den militärischen Nutzen übersteigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Minenräumung schreitet voran

(27.08.2013)

In Jemen erklären sich fünf Gouvernements und die Stadt Sana'a frei von Landminen. Seit 1999 wurden in Jemen fast 4000 Menschen, darunter 504 Kinder, durch Landminen getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Zahl der Minenopfer sinkt um 36 Prozent

(27.08.2013)

Im Vergleich zu 2012 ist die Zahl der Landminenopfer 2013 von 115 Opfern auf 74 gefallen. Landminen stellen weiterhin ein großes Problem dar. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


(27.08.2013)


Fotoausstellung: Gile Duley portraitiert Landminenüberlebender aus Afghanistan

(26.08.2013)

Der Fotograf Giles Duley, selbst Überlebender einer Landminenexplosion, portraitiert Landminenüberlebende aus Afghanistan. Die Ausstellung ist im House of Commons in London/UK vom 02.-06. September 2013 zu sehen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen- und Streubombenüberlebende erheben ihre Stimme für ihre Rechte

(26.08.2013)

Überlebende von Landminen- und Streubombenexplosionen spielen eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Durchsetzung ihrer Rechte und der vollständigen Umstetzung des Landminen- und Streubombenverbots. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


NEW DEPARTMENT OF STATE - NEWSWEEK WALL MAP CHARTS GLOBAL LANDMINE PROBLEM (USA)

(24.11.2005)

The Newsweek Education Program has published the Second Edition of their popular wall map, "Landmines: Eliminating the Threat." Limited copies of this edition are available at no cost from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, which commissioned it.  weiterlesen >>>


Yemen to attend conference in Ukraine (YEMEN)

(24.11.2005)

The Republic of Yemen will take part in the 6th annual conference of "States party to Ottawa treaty" to be held in Ukraine, 27-29 November.  weiterlesen >>>


Tajik experts leave for Uzbek border to verify mine-clearing process (TAJIKISTAN)

(24.11.2005)

Today staff members of the Tajik Mine Action Centre left for the Tajik-Uzbek border (Tajikistan's western Tursunzoda District) in order to check on the spot the information that the Uzbek side is clearing the border zone of mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Tajik expert to tell Croatia forum about Uzbek border mines (CROATIA)

(24.11.2005)

The head of the Tajik Mine Action Centre, Jonmahmad Rajabov, has left for Croatia, where he is to take part in the fifth conference of the states signatories to the Ottawa convention on prohibition of anti-personnel mines, the centre's coordinator Parviz Mavlonqulov has told Avesta.  weiterlesen >>>


Uzbekistan loath to contact Tajik authorities on demining actions - official (UZBEKISTAN)

(24.11.2005)

"Uzbekistan has not been in contact with the Tajik authorities on the issues of demining the Tajik-Uzbek border, the head of the Tajik Mine Action Centre, Jonmahmad Rajabov, has told Avesta.  weiterlesen >>>


Seeking a safe path through the landmine debate; Clearing anti-personnel weapons is a painstaking job. Would being quicker but less thorough save more lives?

(24.11.2005)

A TEAM of 35 deminers armed with metal detectors had already spent six months combing a relatively flat, grassy area in Cambodia by the time Tim Lardner and his colleagues visited in February 2004. In that time the team had cleared just 40 per cent of the 500 by 700-metre site, and found 30 mines that ran in a straight line between a busy road on one side of the site and a railway track.  weiterlesen >>>


Friedensnobelpreisträger Obama verweigert Landminen-Ächtung

(23.11.2005)

(Washington, 25.11.2009) Für eine atomwaffenfreie Welt zieht der US-Präsident publikumswirksam zu Felde - doch bei der Ächtung der tückischen Sprengfallen stehen die USA abseits. Obama will den Vertrag zum Verbot der Minen nicht unterzeichnen - das erzürnt auch Parteifreunde.  weiterlesen >>>


SMALL-ARMS FIRE CLAIMS SOLDIERS' LIVES; WEAPONS CACHES FOUND (IRAQ)

(22.11.2005)

Iraqi soldiers found a weapons cache and bomb-making supplies while searching a bus in Baghdad Nov. 21, officials reported today. The soldiers found a landmine, a 155 mm round, 300 9 mm rounds, five sub-machine gun magazines, two radios, 29 61 mm mortar rounds, a 105 mm round, 23 rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, two sub-machine guns and 30 hand grenades.  weiterlesen >>>


Gov't must tackle ban on land mines now, says group (PHILIPPINES)

(22.11.2005)

THE COMMUNIST New People's Army ambush using a remote controlled explosive device that killed nine soldiers has revived calls for the enforcement of an international ban on the use of land mines that has reportedly exacted a mounting toll on combatants and civilians in the Philippines.  weiterlesen >>>


Security Forces Kill 3 Accused Of Bombings In Egypt (EGYPT)

(22.11.2005)

Security forces Monday killed a key suspect and two other Islamic militants accused in deadly bombings of tourist resorts in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, the Interior Ministry said. The three opened fire on security forces moving in on them and were killed in the subsequent battle, according to the statement. Three machine guns, grenades, land mines and ammunition were found with the three, it said.  weiterlesen >>>


ARMY UNSURE HOW NEAR DUMP SITE IS TO HAWAII (USA)

(22.11.2005)

A state representative says he has pressed the military to dispose of the chemical weapons. U.S. Rep. Ed Case said the Army told him Thursday that it didn't know whether any of the weapons it dumped in waters off Hawaii decades ago were left near the shoreline.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMIK's Chief Calls for Funds for Mine-Clearance Operations in Kosovo (KOSOVO)

(22.11.2005)

The chief of the U.N. Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Soren Jessen-Petersen, called on Friday for continued donor support for mine-clearance operations in the Serbia' s United Nation-administered province.  weiterlesen >>>


Germans escape harm from mine blast in northern Afghan province (AFGHANISTAN)

(22.11.2005)

Two vehicles of the German-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) escaped a landmine explosion in the northern Konduz Province on Monday, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explosions kill 1, injuring 6 in central Nepal (NEPAL)

(22.11.2005)

At least one security man died and six others were injured in two separate land mine explosions on Sunday in central Nepal, a local police office said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills two Afghan policemen in Ghazni Province (AFGHANISTAN)

(22.11.2005)

Two policemen were killed and one suffered injuries in a landmine explosion in the Andar District of the southern Ghazni Province, officials said on Sunday [20 November].  weiterlesen >>>


NATO to help Azerbaijan with mine clearance (AZERBAIJAN)

(22.11.2005)

The presentation ceremony of the Saloglu project for clearing unexploded ammunition in Agstafa took place today. The Azerbaijani government and NATO's logistics and support division [presumably NAMSA, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency] signed an agreement at the ceremony. The Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action [ANAMA] will perform this work.  weiterlesen >>>


Portugal says one of its soldiers killed, three injured in blast in Afghanistan (AFGHANISTAN)

(22.11.2005)

A Portuguese soldier was killed and three others were injured Friday in an explosion in Afghanistan, the defense minister said.  weiterlesen >>>


WEAPONS CACHE GROWS AS SOLDIERS KEEP DIGGING (IRAQ)

(22.11.2005)

After receiving a tip from a local resident, soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, uncovered what turned out to be a large weapons cache west of Baghdad. As of Nov. 16, the weapons cache consisted of 150,000 7.62 rounds of ammunition, 600 propellant charges, 500 blasting caps, 85 82 mm mortar rounds, 68 60 mm rounds, 50 plastic grenades, 35 anti-tank mines and other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


EC Donates 2.57 Mln Euro for Mine Clearance in Albania (ALBANIA)

(22.11.2005)

The EU executive has donated 2.57 million euro ($3.0 million) to Albania through a United Nations programme to back mine destruction in the country, the delegation of the European Commission in Tirana said.  weiterlesen >>>


General News: Canadian General Tours Vietnam for Landmine Clearance Assistance (VIETNAM)

(22.11.2005)

Canadian General, Maurice Baril leading the Canada's Mine Action Team paid a working visit to Vietnam from November 12-16 for wartime landmine and unexploded explosive (UXO) clearance assistances.  weiterlesen >>>


Burundi: Minister says UN forces still needed in some areas (BURUNDI)

(22.11.2005)

The minister for external relations and international cooperation, Mrs Antoinette Batumubwira, on Friday organized a press conference during which she said 40 per cent of the UN Operation in Burundi would be withdrawn between January and April 2006, Burundi News Agency said on 19 November.  weiterlesen >>>


Singapore urged to give up its landmines (SINGAPORE)

(22.11.2005)

Govt says claim cited at KL seminar of several million in stockpile 'highly exaggerated'. SINGAPORE has been urged to destroy its arsenal of anti-personnel landmines under a global agreement that aims to rid the world of these hidden killers. weiterlesen >>>


One security man killed, 6 injured (Nepal)

(21.11.2005)

One security man was killed and six others injured in two separate landmine explosions, in Dayagaun and Chaukidanda in Phalametar VDC in the district Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's invisible enemy lies in wait. Over half a million mines are yet to be cleared all over country

(21.11.2005)

After decades of war, South Lebanon is now at peace. Yet, the land containing the hopes and dreams of a new Lebanon has been poisoned by an invisible enemy buried under the earth. "Landmines stand-by for a lifetime waiting for their victim," said Jihad Samhat, Quality Assurance Officer at the United Nations Mine Coordination Center (MACC). "They are considered by some as the best soldiers because they never sleep, they don't need food, rest, or water," he added. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 3 in Tumaco (Colombia)

(21.11.2005)

A soldier, a boy and an elderly woman were killed and five other people wounded when a landmine apparently planted by suspected members of the ELN guerrilla group exploded in southwestern Colombia, officials said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Police foil Naxal bid to blow up station (India)

(21.11.2005)

Police in the early hours of Monday foiled a Naxalite attempt to storm a police station in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, sources said. Police officials said a group of 50 Maoists descended on the Koyyur police station and tried to explode two claymore mines.  weiterlesen >>>


9 killed, 18 others injured in Calinog ambush (Philippines)

(21.11.2005)

Nine soldiers belonging to the 47th Infantry Batallion and the First Scout Ranger Batallion of the 3rd Infantry Division Philippine Army were killed in an ambush staged by the New People's Army in Brgy. Catagan, Calinog, Iloilo early evening of November 19, 2005. The soldiers were on board a convoy of two trucks about to return to their camp after patrol operations when a land mine exploded. weiterlesen >>>


So. Leyte is model for insurgency reduction in Region 8 - MGen. Ramos (Philippines)

(21.11.2005)

Lt. Col. Raul Farnacio, 43rd IB Commanding Officer, presented to General Ramos six surrendered and captured NPA cadres. He also presented several items recovered during a firefight which lasted almost an hour between his troops and the NPAs on November 1 at barangay Maslog, Baybay, Leyte. Among the recovered items were 1 claymore mine, 1 US Cal. .22 rifle, 1 Cal. .45 pistol, 1 rifle grenade. weiterlesen >>>


The cluster bomb: How it works (UK ' Iraq)

(21.11.2005)

Britain dropped around 70 RBL755 cluster bombs around Baghdad. The bombs each contain 147 BL755 bomblets, which could devastate an area roughly the size of four football pitches, meaning Britain dropped 10,290 bomblets in total.  weiterlesen >>>


UK's deadly legacy: the cluster bomb (UK ' Iraq)

(21.11.2005)

It is feared that thousands of bomblets lie unexploded in Iraq, capable of maiming or killing innocent civilians. This week, more than two years after they were dropped, Britain is finally being held to account weiterlesen >>>


Top Maoist killed in encounter (India)

(21.11.2005)

The police recovered from the scene of the exchange of fire two magazines of SLR rifle, 12 kitbags and a medicine kitbag and an unspecified number of Claymore mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines turn Manipur farms into deathbeds (India)

(21.11.2005)

Separatist guerrillas from the Manipur Valley have turned farms in the state's Churachandpur district into death beds by planting landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Hoffen auf Europa

(21.11.2005)

Zehn Jahre nach dem Krieg ringt Bosnien-Herzegowina um seine Zukunft. Noch immer sterben Monat für Monat 50 Menschen, weil sie auf eine der etwa 800 000 Landminen treten, die noch nicht entschärft wurden. weiterlesen >>>


15 Russian Soldiers, 2 Police Killed in Chechnya in 24 Hours

(21.11.2005)

One police officer was shot dead and two injured when a man opened fire on a unit carrying out identity checks in the southern Shali region. The second police officer died when his vehicle ran over a mine, triggering an explosion that also wounded a second officer. weiterlesen >>>


Future fighter: Soldier of tomorrow a high-tech weapon

(21.11.2005)

The future of war is being designed in Arizona. Imagine fully networked soldiers on the front lines, electronically mapping enemy troop movements and charting land mines on a virtual map they can share in real-time.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada buys 50 army vehicles from S. Africa

(21.11.2005)

"The vehicle offers a high degree of protection against vehicle mines and small arms," says one supplier, Paramount Group. weiterlesen >>>


First Portuguese soldier killed in Afghanistan

(21.11.2005)

An explosion caused by an old land mine killed a Portuguese soldier and wounded three others serving with NATO-led peacekeepers in Afghanistan on Friday, a spokesman for the mission said. weiterlesen >>>


Kukis call for end to Burmese military help for anti-Indian militants (Burma - India)

(21.11.2005)

According to Kuki groups, the Burmese military has planted land mines around their villages, killing many people. Others are forced to become 'porters' for the army who use the people for forced labour, Luntin Sat, Secretary of the Kuki Students Democratic Front told Mizzima. weiterlesen >>>


Children In Conflict: Need For Rescue

(21.11.2005)

Landmines are a great threat to people, especially children. Children cannot distinguish between landmines and other objects. They may treat landmines as playthings. Many children are killed or maimed due to landmine explosions every year. weiterlesen >>>


Security forces expect stiff resistance from Maoists (India)

(20.11.2005)

The 200 odd Maoist rebels in the jungles of Bihar's Jehanabad area, the scene of a brazen jailbreak five days ago, are expected to pose a tough military challenge to elite forces that are being sent to subdue them. weiterlesen >>>


Struggle for a future. Cambodia still suffers from legacy of Khmer Rouge reign of terror

(20.11.2005)

Standing on a dusty roadside, Mom Noeum gestured at the tangle of tropical overgrowth surrounding his tiny, wood frame house. Aside from a few orange trees, he can grow nothing on his land. "This area is full of mines, but we don't know where they are," he said. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine kills 3 in Somaliland graveyard blast (Somalia)

(20.11.2005)

A landmine in the self-declared republic of Somaliland exploded at a graveyard on Thursday, killing three men and wounding another four in a reminder of past wars that have afflicted the region, witnesses said. weiterlesen >>>


SARAJEVO: 420.000 SQUARE METRES CLEARED OF MINES (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(20.11.2005)

The total of 420.000 square metres have been cleared of mines during the first three phases of UNDP's Direct De-mining Programme.  weiterlesen >>>


Setback to Bihar jail raid probe as Naxal leader dies (India)

(20.11.2005)

The investigation into Sunday night Naxalite onslaught in Jehanabad received a major setback with the death of a self-styled 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI (Maoist) Manoj Kanu on Wednesday morning at Patna Medical College and Hospital. Kanu, who was in-charge of arms and ammunition during the attack, was critically wounded when the landmine they had planned to use at Jehanabad Police Lines accidentally went off.  weiterlesen >>>


IED Kills Marine in Iraq; Three Insurgents Detained in Raid (US DoD, Press release)

(20.11.2005)

Troops from the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team discovered a cache near Logistics Support Area Anaconda and seized more than 40 hand grenades, 40 rockets, 13 rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, 11 land mines and 500 rounds of small-arms ammunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Defrauding Australian Stock Exchange Contained Map of Puntland and Somaliland (Somalia)

(20.11.2005)

The mine problem in Somalia is a result of conflicts that took place over a 30-year period. Because of inter-clan fighting, mines were widely used and-according to some reports-are still being laid in southern Somalia ; this is happening despite many of the warring factions having signed the Geneva Call Protocol. In addition, a large amount of unexploded ordnance (UXO) exists countrywide. weiterlesen >>>


Local Soldier Makes Big Find in Iraq

(20.11.2005)

Army officials say SGT Packer found one of the most significant Iraqi weapons caches to date, including missiles, grenades, rockets, mortars, mines, and small arms ammunitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lankan Tamils Stay Away From Presidential Polls (Update1) (Sri Lanka)

(20.11.2005)

Unidentified gunmen shot dead two police constables in separate incidents in the eastern Batticaloa district where police also found a landmine near a polling station, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unidentified officials.  weiterlesen >>>


Army, IAF plan "Exercise Desert Strike" (India)

(20.11.2005)

The IAF's hardware include, the Mirage-2000 fighter jets, MiG-27s, MiG-21 Bisons, Jaguars, Mi-35 Attack helicopters and An-32 for logistics and para dropping. The IAF is also using a plethora of ammunition in its armoury in the exercise, like Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), cluster bombs, Anti-Tank Missiles (Shtrum) and rockets.  weiterlesen >>>