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Südsudan: UN unterstützt neue Minenaktionsprogramme

(24.09.2013)

Die Vereinten Nationen fördern Programme im Südsudan, die die örtliche Polizei befähigt, Munition, Waffen und Munitionsfunde sicher zu lagern beziehungsweise zu zerstören. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


15 Jahre Integriertes Programm - ein Rückblick

(19.09.2013)

Bereits seit 15 Jahren trägt SODI mit seinem Integrierten Programm, das die Kampfmittelräumung mit Entwicklungsprojekten verbindet, dazu bei, die Langzeitfolgen des Krieges zu überwinden. weiterlesen >>>


Sambia: Überlebende von Bombenexplosionen treten für ihre Rechte ein

(16.09.2013)

Überlebende von Bombenexplosionen erzählen den Delegierten der vierten Vertragsstaatenkonferenz zum Verbot von Streubomben ihre Geschichte und fordern Unterstützung ein. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Sankt Kitts und Nevis verbieten Streubomben

(12.09.2013)

Als 84. Vertragsstaat hinterlegt Sankt Kitts und Nevis seine Ratfizierungsurkunde über das Verbot von Streubomben bei den Vereinten Nationen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aktivisten kristisieren Verkauf von US-Streubomben an Saudi-Arabien

(12.09.2013)

Aktivisten für das Verbot von Streubomben verurteilen den geplanten Verkauf von Streubomben durch die USA an Saudi-Arabien und mahnen den US-Präsidenten, diese inhumanen Waffen zu ächten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Die Bomben bleiben explosiv

(09.09.2013)

Konferenz in Sambia prüft Wirkung des Verbots von Streumunition / Waffenproduzenten suchen Lücken weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munition Monitor 2013: Syrien überschattet eine positive Bilanz

(04.09.2013)

Gemäß dem heute in Genf veröffentlichten Bericht des „Cluster Munition Monitor“ setzte Syrien 2012 und 2013 als einziges Land Streubomben ein. weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>


Marines Killed in Steel Curtain Fighting (Iraq)

(20.11.2005)

Iraqi forces also discovered a minefield southeast of Husaybah, officials said. More than 100 mines and makeshift bombs have been found during the operation. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese camp in Pakistan attacked

(20.11.2005)

Last month, several Chinese engineers escaped a landmine explosion while heading for the camp site on a truck. A vehicle following them happened to crush the landmine buried in the middle of the road, injuring two. weiterlesen >>>


Nepal Maoists abduct 56 students, 5 teachers (Nepal)

(20.11.2005)

Meanwhile, a soldier was killed in a landmine blast in Sorabhanjyang village in Kavre district near Kathmandu on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Anti-tank mine blast kills 14 Cambodians (Cambodia)

(20.11.2005)

At least 14 Cambodian villagers were killed when the truck in which they were travelling hit an anti-tank mine left over from Cambodia's civil war, police said on Wednesday. The vehicle, which was ferrying villagers back from rice fields, hit the mine in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey -- a former stronghold of Pol Pot's ultra-communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas. weiterlesen >>>


2 killed, 40 injured in car bomb explosion in Indian Kashmir's capital (Srinagar, India)

(20.11.2005)

A car bomb exploded Wednesday in the main business district of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu-Kashmir state, killing at least two people and injuring 40, officials said. Deputy Inspector General of Police H.K. Lohia said the bomb was fashioned from a land mine placed in a car.  weiterlesen >>>


64 MINES & UXO DEMOLISHED IN OCTOBER (Azerbaijan)

(20.11.2005)

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) cleared the territory of 875 thousand 372 square km of 64 mines and UXO in October, press service of the Agency said.  weiterlesen >>>


Land-mine Blast In Van: THREE SOLDIERS DIE (Turkey)

(20.11.2005)

An anti-personnel land-mine went off in Baskale town of eastern Turkish city of Van, killing three soldiers, sources told the A.A on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: UNDP Somalia Quartery Update

(20.11.2005)

UNDP Somalia published its quarterly report on the agency's projects in Somalia, including rebuilding the Somali police force, fight against HIV/AIDS, landmine impact surveys and more.  weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan: Helping children play safely

(20.11.2005)

Today the Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan will open newly constructed safe play areas for children from Evoglu and Garadaghly villages near Agdam. In Azerbaijan, large numbers of mines and other explosive remnants of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict continue to prevent a return to normal life for people living along the line of contact and international border.  weiterlesen >>>


Ständige Gefahr: Minen in Tschetschenien

(20.11.2005)

Tschetschenien ist eine der am stärksten verminten Regionen der Welt. Russland beteiligt sich aber an keinen Programmen zur Minenräumung. Dieses Problem diskutierten Experten und Politiker im Kölner Lew Kopelew Forum. Getarnte Minen legen sowohl die russischen föderalen Truppen als auch tschetschenische Separatisten, betonte Thomas Küchenmeister, Leiter des Deutschen Initiativkreises für das Verbot von Landminen. weiterlesen >>>


Türkischer Geheimdienst unter Verdacht: Bombenanschlag führt zu Spannungen in den Kurdengebieten

(20.11.2005)

Vor knapp einer Woche kam es in der Kleinstadt Schemdinli im äußersten Südosten der Türkei zu einem Bomenanschlag gegen eine Buchhandlung. Ein Mann starb, sieben weitere wurden verletzt. Fast täglich sterben Soldaten und Polizisten, zuletzt am vergangenen Mittwoch drei Soldaten durch eine ferngezündete Mine.  weiterlesen >>>


"Wir werden Attentätern nicht weichen". Bundeswehrsoldaten in Afghanistan nehmen Abschied von totem Kameraden - Diskussion über Ausrüstung

(20.11.2005)

Der Parlamentarische Geschäftsführer der FDP-Bundestagsfraktion, Jörg van Essen, verlangte eine umfassende Information des Verteidigungsausschusses des Bundestags über den Anschlag in Kabul. Dabei müsse die Regierung auch die Frage beantworten, welche Folgen der Anschlag gehabt hätte, wenn die Soldaten sich nicht in einem Fahrzeug vom Typ Wolf, sondern in einem Dingo befunden hätten. Der Dingo gilt als das Einsatzfahrzeug mit dem besten Schutz gegen Minen und Anschläge.  weiterlesen >>>


Anschlag: Fünf afghanische Polizisten tot

(20.11.2005)

Die Explosion einer Mine kostete fünf afghanischen Polizisten das Leben. Das Innenministerium in Kabul geht davon aus, dass der Sprengsatz von islamistischen Rebellen gelegt wurde.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei Tote bei Kurden-Protesten in der Türkei

(20.11.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer ferngezündeten Landmine wurden im Osten des Landes drei Soldaten getötet. Der Sprengsatz sei von Mitgliedern der verbotenen Kurdischen Arbeiterpartei PKK gelegt worden, meldete die türkische Nachrichtenagentur Anadolu.  weiterlesen >>>


Use of Landmines and Number of Casualties Decrease But Immense Challenges Remain

(20.11.2005)

ICBL believes that the nunmber of reported new mine and UXO casualties has dropped significantly in some mine-affected countries. But given the lack of reliable records and under-reporting, ICBL also estimates that there are between 15,000 and 20,000 new landmine and UXO casualties each year. weiterlesen >>>


UN agency launches operation to repatriate DR Congo refugees from Tanzania

(18.11.2005)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a new repatriation operations that could see over 150,000 Congolese refugees in Tanzania go home over the next few months. During their stay at the transit centre, the refugees underwent training in mine and HIV/Aids awareness.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada's Retreat from Laws of War. TheTyee.ca. Why do we still collude with torturers? (Canada)

(18.11.2005)

The government of this country-our country, our government-has, since September 11, 2001, repeatedly and cynically disregarded fundamental rules of the laws of war. During operations in Afghanistan, Canadian soldiers were ordered by their American commander to lay anti-personnel landmines around their camp. When the Canadians refused-citing our obligations under the 1997 Landmines Convention -American soldiers, who are not subject to the same restrictions, laid the mines instead. weiterlesen >>>


BAE SYSTEMS' first armoured vehicle sale to UAE Armed Forces (United Arab Emirates)

(18.11.2005)

BAE Systems Land Systems OMC has confirmed a multi-million US$ order from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces for a confirmed initial quantity 28 of RG-31 mine-protected armoured personnel carriers. weiterlesen >>>


2 Marines killed as U.S., Iraqi forces storm town (Iraq)

(18.11.2005)

Two Marines were killed and at least nine injured in ambushes and fierce street battles Monday as about 2,000 American and Iraqi troops stormed Ubaydi, a riverside town near the Syrian border. The Marine-led forces faced steady resistance throughout the day and encountered an array of mines and hidden bombs in the town's houses and dusty streets.  weiterlesen >>>


Investigations on the mines impact in Burundi

(18.11.2005)

The Swiss foundation of mine clearance organizes since April 2005 a national investigation on the impact of the mines in Burundi. weiterlesen >>>


Ledgerland youth are involved in PET project

(18.11.2005)

Personal energy transports or PET are human energy all-terrain wheelchairs that are sent overseas to victims of polio and land mine explosions who have lost the use of their legs. weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: top UN envoy visits south to consolidate January's peace accords (UN)

(18.11.2005)

The senior United Nations envoy in Sudan is in the south of the country for high-level talks with the regional Government of Southern Sudan on the implementation of January's peace agreement. Earlier this month, a humanitarian aid worker was killed near the border with Uganda a week after two workers helping to remove landmines were shot to death in the same area. weiterlesen >>>


Force Protection Industries, Inc. Records Third Quarter Growth; Manufacturer's Year-to-Date Revenue Exceeds $30 Million (USA)

(18.11.2005)

Force Protection announced a contract with the Marine Corps for four Buffalo mine clearance vehicles during the third quarter, marking the first time the vehicle will be used by this branch of the military. The total contract is worth an estimated $3,852,026.  weiterlesen >>>


Security beefed up after Naxalite attack (India)

(18.11.2005)

Naxalites had laid land mines for protection and after the meeting at about 9.00 pm they dispersed. While diffusing the protective land mines spread on approach roads to the venue of the meeting, one went off accidentally killing a Naxalite sympathiser Dula Madhi. Seven others had sustained injuries.  weiterlesen >>>


Africa find tourism reduces poverty

(18.11.2005)

Three years after the end of civil war, Angola is trying to lure foreign tourists to this country where decades of fierce fighting littered the countryside with land mines, left much of it in ruins and decimated the exotic wildlife once abundant in lush national parks. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan, India open 4th Kashmir crossing point

(18.11.2005)

Pakistan and India on Monday opened fourth crossing in their disputed Kashmir region to exchange aid for survivors of the devastating October 8 earthquake, but did not allow any Kashmiri to cross over. The two sides have cleared some two kilometer area of land mines in their respective sides.  weiterlesen >>>


Er ist wieder hier

(18.11.2005)

Westernhagen unterstützt ein bundesweites Bündnis gegen Landminen und Streubomben. "Der Einsatz von Landminen jeglicher Art ist ein barbarischer Akt", erklärte der Musiker. Bei seinen beiden Berlin-Konzerten am vergangenen Sonntag und Montag in der Max-Schmeling-Halle wurden Unterschriften für ein Minenverbot gesammelt. Eine Million Unterschriften will das Bündnis Landmine.de der Bundesregierung übergeben. weiterlesen >>>


Jehanabad Rocked by Naxal Terror, Situation Extremely Volatile (India)

(15.11.2005)

In what is being considered as the biggest ever attack by Naxalites in the history of Bihar, thousands of fatigues-wearing extremists with allegiance to Communist Party of India ' Maoist rocked Jehanabad district on Sunday night with bombs, dynamites and landmines blowing up Jehanabad police line, the jail and other adjacent areas killing over a dozen people including three policemen. weiterlesen >>>


Two suspected Maoists killed in Orissa landmine blast (India)

(15.11.2005)

At least two suspected Maoists were killed and over a dozen injured following a landmine blast in Orissa's Malkangiri district, police said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Sudanese refugees in Cairo start hunger strike, accusing UN of failing them (Sudan)

(15.11.2005)

"We don't want to go to America or Europe," Bahr-Edin Adam, 28, a refugee from the war-torn Darfur region of west Sudan, said. He said the refugees would return to Sudan if the Sudanese government "ended the war in Darfur . . . and cleaned the land of mines . . . We don't want to go back to become victims again."  weiterlesen >>>


Army gearing to open Silikot point (India)

(15.11.2005)

After the opening of Kaman Post, the Army is now gearing up to open the Silikot point in the Uri sector. While the roads are being widened and bridges reconstructed, the biggest challenge is to make it mine-free, which the Army says has been done. "We have made every possible effort to make the point functional," said Col. S. Bhardwaj, Commanding Officer in the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxal strike on Giridih camp leaves 7 dead (India)

(15.11.2005)

Naxalites set off a bomb, triggered a landmine and rained bullets on the personnel, killing six on the spot and injuring 20 others. They then entered the armoury and escaped with a huge cache of arms and ammunition - no less than 183 rifles, three revolvers and more than 3000 bullets in all. In Giridih, Naxalites triggered a landmine near the house of AICC member Sarfaraz Ahmed.  weiterlesen >>>


Plasan Sasa wins US DOD $100m vehicle armor contract

(15.11.2005)

Engineered from composite materials, Plasan's armor was chosen for the high level of all-round protection it provides to both vehicle and crew against Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), mines and other threats.  weiterlesen >>>


Villagers kill 3 'informers' (India)

(15.11.2005)

The three land mines that were recovered yesterday were diffused today by the police, but people were not informed about the blasts that triggered panic among villagers at the weekly haat who had been alarmed that Naxalites had entered the district again.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Sri Lankan soldiers attacked, weapons seized in Tamil-majority north (Sri Lanka)

(15.11.2005)

A land mine killed two timber workers in Sri Lanka on Saturday, a Web site reported, while officials said two motorcycle-borne assailants shot at two army soldiers and wounded one, then seized the soldiers' automatic rifles and fled.  weiterlesen >>>


Casualties due to landmines have reduced substantially: NCBL (Nepal)

(15.11.2005)

A woman was victimized in the accidental blast of the mine planted by the army in Ramechha. According to NCBL, a total of 737 people fell victim to landmine explosions in the country in the first nine months of the year 2005. Of them, 203 lost their lives while 534 survivors have been left badly injured. Of those who died in the explosion, at least 100 were civilians including 31 children. weiterlesen >>>


Most troops are gone, but U.S. still plays role in Bosnia. NATO turns over peacekeeping to European Union (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

(15.11.2005)

Peacekeeping soldiers collected eight rifles, 3,000 rounds of ammunition and one anti-tank mine. weiterlesen >>>


Rostov riot policemen killed in mine blast named (Chechnya)

(15.11.2005)

Policemen Yevgeny Shmagrai and Vitaly Shirokov were killed when their armored personnel carrier hit a remote-controlled mine in the Sunzha district on November 12. Police headquarters chief Dmitry Lekhmanov suffered injuries, law enforcement officials announced.  weiterlesen >>>


Three more troops bound for Afghanistan (Australia)

(15.11.2005)

The Australian contingent will be deployed there for six months initially to take part in mine clearing, operations and logistics, Defence Minister Robert Hill said. weiterlesen >>>


McGill graduate wounded in Iraq

(15.11.2005)

A soldier from Mobile, Capt. Jim Ollinger, who was on his third tour of duty was wounded in Iraq on Thursday when the vehicle he was riding in hit a land mine, according to family.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside Blast Kills 2, Wounds 5 Police Officers in Chechnya

(15.11.2005)

A blast in the Sunzhenski district of Chechnya, which borders with Ingushetia, destroyed an armored personnel vehicle, killing two police officers and injuring five, a local police official said Sunday. The mine was detonated 400 meters from the base of commandos. The wounded include chief of the commandos headquarters, Itar Tass added. weiterlesen >>>


Hardline allies cost Sri Lanka's PM votes in east (Sri Lanka)

(15.11.2005)

Muslims have been caught in the cross-fire of the Tigers' internecine feuding -- two Muslim timber workers who went to a forest near Batticaloa were killed on Saturday when a claymore mine hit their tractor. weiterlesen >>>


Three US troops killed in Iraq

(15.11.2005)

Two US Marines were killed in a roadside mine explosion in Amiriya region in Iraq on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Forward Bloc condemns attack on its J-K Secy (India)

(15.11.2005)

Forward Bloc today condemned the militant attack on its Jammu and Kashmir Secretary Ghulam Mohiuddin Sheikh and three party activists in Handwara town. While an earlier report had said that militants had planted a bomb inside his car, party Secretary G Devarajan said in a statement here that there was a powerful landmine explosion followed immediately by a grenade blast at the spot in the Handwara town in Kupwara district. weiterlesen >>>


Two Muslims killed, four wounded in claymore attack in Vaharai (Sri Lanka)

(15.11.2005)

A Claymore mine exploded Friday midnight at Kirimichchai in Vaharai, 44 km north of Batticaloa, killing two Muslim timber workers, Mr. Mohammed Munas, 28, and Mr. Athambava Mohammed Lebbe, 35. Four persons were rushed to Batticaloa Hospital with wounds, Police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Rote Karte gegen »Cluster Bombs« gefordert

(15.11.2005)

In Genf begannen Verhandlungen über die Ächtung besonders grausamer Waffenarten / Nichtregierungsorganisationen für ein Verbot von Streumunition und Anti-Fahrzeugminen  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEMITTEILUNG: 15.11. BUNDESMINISTERIUM DES INNERN (Bayern)

(15.11.2005)

Auch 60 Jahre nach Kriegsende: Über 20 Tonnen Weltkriegsmunition vernichtet. Beckstein dankt den Bombenräumern. weiterlesen >>>


MIL-AFGHANISTAN-MINE-KILLING. Mine blast in Afghanistan border area kills six family members

(14.11.2005)

Six Afghan civilians were killed and as many wounded when the vehicle, they were traveling in, hit a landmine on the Pakistani side of the border between the two countries. The victims were the residents of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, who were returning to their native town from Pakistan's Baluchistan province.  weiterlesen >>>


What are we doing in Afghanistan? (Canada ' Afghanistan)

(14.11.2005)

Alienated by the seeming injustice on the part of the so-called liberators, through instances such as the illegal detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, by the cluster bombs (250,000 of which were dropped on the country during military operations, with 10 per cent unexploded), which have maimed and killed people throughout the countryside. weiterlesen >>>


Reuniting families in Angola

(14.11.2005)

How do you go about finding someone in a country where in many places there are no telephone lines, no public transport, no postal service, and where the land is littered with millions of landmines? weiterlesen >>>


Georgian peacekeepers in stable condition (Georgia)

(14.11.2005)

The soldiers were injured when their vehicle hit a landmine while patrolling in the city of Baquba late on November 7. weiterlesen >>>


Environment in War in Nepal

(14.11.2005)

6th of Nov is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, celebrated all over the world. It's main objectives is to raise awareness of wars' impacts on the environment. Conflicts create desperate circumstances which almost always lead to a degrading of the environment. The planting of land mines instead of crops is but one glaring example.  weiterlesen >>>


Michael Hammerschlag: An Ounce Of Prevention. Looted Hopes (Iraq)

(14.11.2005)

According to the Pentagon, a breathtaking 250,000 tons of heavy ordnance (out of 650,000 tons total): aircraft bombs, artillery and tank shells, mines, rockets were allowed to be looted by our undermanned army in the 4-30 weeks after invasion through gross negligence at the top- equivalent to 1 million 500 lb bombs. At ten 500 lb. roadside mines or market closeouts a day, that's enough for 274 years of attacks. Insurgent attacks have averaged 60-65 a day. weiterlesen >>>


Burma: The Military Boots Keep Marching in Place

(14.11.2005)

China is the chief beneficiary of the new Burmese openness. The Chinese government sells Burma arms of all sorts but especially cheaply-made land mines which are planted in frontier areas where the ethnic minorities live.  weiterlesen >>>


Govt refuses blanket ban on anti-vehicle landmines (Australia)

(14.11.2005)

The Federal Government says it will not support a total ban on anti-vehicle landmines. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Contractors Work to Destroy, Recycle Munitions in Iraq

(14.11.2005)

Particularly useful for reducing demo pit fragmentation are out-of-date munitions, which can no longer be relied upon, and landmines, which can no longer be used. In addition to the 410,000 mines captured in Iraq, more than 100,000 mines were shipped from the U.S. for use as donor material.  weiterlesen >>>


Georgian Soldiers Injured in Iraq

(14.11.2005)

Four Georgian soldiers were injured, when their vehicle hit a landmine, while patrolling in the Iraqi city of Baquba late on November 7.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan new condition on Iran Azadegan rejected (Iran ' Japan)

(14.11.2005)

Iran has reportedly rejected Japans new financial conditions relating to the giant project to develop the southern Azadegan oilfield. weiterlesen >>>


Scene Points: Iraq's Casualties

(14.11.2005)

My friend Darren died Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Protesters attack southeast Turkey police checkpoint (Turkey)

(14.11.2005)

A Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebel was killed when a mine exploded as he was planting it in countryside in the eastern province of Tunceli, the local governor said. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals not yet a spent force in Andhra Pradesh (India)

(14.11.2005)

At the level of the Central government, it was decided to expedite delivery of 17 mine-proof vehicles from factory at Medak. In Chhattisgarh, the naxalites had undertaken laying of landmines on a large scale in their stronghold of Bastar. CRPF was reported to have unearthed 150 mines over the past one month itself. Deep search mine detectors were being used for more reliability, sources said. weiterlesen >>>


SAS widow calls for landmine ban (Australia)

(14.11.2005)

WAR widow Kylie Russell has pleaded with the Government to ban anti-vehicle mines, which killed her SAS soldier husband in Afghanistan. Anti-vehicle mines are larger than anti-personnel mines, typically containing up to 10kg of explosive and requiring more than 100kg of pressure to set them off. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine death (India)

(14.11.2005)

A 65 year old cultivator identified as Thangzakhup son of late Yangkhochin of Thanlon village died in a land mine explosion yesterday morning at around 9 am at a field at Thanlon of Churchandpur district, a report said. weiterlesen >>>


Thirty Landmine Fields To Be Destroyed in Colombia. Mine removal effort supported by the Organization of American States (OAS ' Colombia)

(14.11.2005)

Some 30 landmine fields scattered across Colombia are being destroyed, starting the week of November 8, in an operation carried out by the Colombian military with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS). weiterlesen >>>


Editorial: Dirty tactics (Philippines)

(14.11.2005)

Thus the use of landmines in skirmishes between the military and rebels is yet something both sides may find hard to swallow--and for us civilians quite hard both to fully appreciate yet hardly ignore--but have to live with as they try to outgun and outmaneuver each other in their attempts to win the war not only in the field but in the hearts and minds of every Filipino.  weiterlesen >>>


US Losing More Soldiers in Iraq

(14.11.2005)

The US Central Command in Iraq confirmed the death of another soldier in action Wednesday in the Iraqi province of Ramadi, west of the capital. The Marine was assigned to the 2nd Expeditionary Force and he died when the vehicle in which he was riding hit a mine. weiterlesen >>>


Large quantity of mines destroyed at the central demolition site of Halo Trust (Afghanistan)

(14.11.2005)

On Wednesday 9 November, over 1,100 will be destroyed at the central demolition site outside of Kabul. This will be the first time in the central region that such a significant number of mines, mostly anti-personnel landmines, will be destroyed. Another 400 mines will be kept for training purposes.  weiterlesen >>>


Aufräumen nach dem Krieg

(14.11.2005)

Kriege beschädigen die Umwelt. Nach ihrem Ende kämpft die Bevölkerung oft viele Jahre mit den Folgen. Hier beginnt die Arbeit des Post-Konflikt-Zentrums im Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen. Henrik Slotte, Leiter des Post-Konflikt-Zentrums, bezeichnet Minen als ein indirektes Umweltproblem. weiterlesen >>>


For the last month ANAMA cleared from mines 875372 square meters of territory (Azerbaijan)

(14.11.2005)

Azerbaijan National Agency of Mine Action (ANAMA) reports that 875372 square meters of territory were cleared from mines and unexploded military supplies (UMS) during the last month. ANAMA states that during October it has found and disarmed 64 mines and UMS.  weiterlesen >>>


Burma's foreign business partners list published

(13.11.2005)

The ICFTU September 2005 report to the ILO describes a practice under which civilians, often clad in army uniforms, are forced to carry ammunition and other loads, marching at the head of army columns in order to draw fire from ethnic insurgent groups and detonate landmines planted by either side to the internal armed conflict, which has raged in this Southeast Asian country for decades.  weiterlesen >>>


IDF allows Jerusalem to clear minefield to build school (Israel)

(13.11.2005)

The Jerusalem municipality has begun removing mines from a field in the village of Tzur Baher, where it plans to build a boys' high school. weiterlesen >>>


Malaysia Can Influence Others To Free Region Of Landmines

(13.11.2005)

Malaysia could use its influential leadership to get others to move towards a region free of anti-personnel landmines, said a Canadian anti-personnel landmines lobbyist Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Israel in talks to give troops for UN peacekeepers

(13.11.2005)

A spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry, Mark Regev, said that the idea of Israeli troops serving as U.N. peacekeepers had been raised in the 1990s but received new momentum recently. Israeli troops, seasoned by several Middle East wars, could be especially useful in areas such as mine-clearing, he said. weiterlesen >>>


Uganda: EU calls for protection of civilians from LRA rebels

(13.11.2005)

On 2 November, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) suspended its operations in areas of southern Sudan after suspected LRA fighters killed two of its de-miners - an Iraqi international team supervisor and his Sudanese colleague. weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: EU EXECUTIVE TO OPEN IN BAGHDAD

(13.11.2005)

External assistance is one the EU delegations' key roles. In Iraq's case, this is likely to include humanitarian assistance, support for democracy and human rights, mine clearance, reconstruction and institutional capacity building.  weiterlesen >>>


Kazakhstan Defense Minister visited regional command "South"

(13.11.2005)

The detachment, led by lieutenant colonel B. Kabylov, has destroyed around 4 mln unexploded ordnances since its stay in Iraq. Kazakhstan peacemakers have conducted practical exercises since March as the instructors for the students of the Iraq Army Academy along with the mine removal. 65 specialists of Iraq Security Services have been already prepared.  weiterlesen >>>


November begins with 27 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq

(13.11.2005)

The U.S. command informed that the latest four soldiers died as a result of a suicide car bomb explosion targeting a control post and that the majority of those fallen so far this month were killed by land mines placed on roads and highways.  weiterlesen >>>


Two more relief posts to open along LoC (Kashmir)

(13.11.2005)

Only two cross-border relief points are scheduled to be opened at Uri-Kaman and Teetwal-Tangdhar on November 9 and November 12 respectively, while the third point will be opened later this month at Uri-Hajipeer sector. Defence spokesman Lt Col Vijay K Batra said that the army is presently clearing the mines in the Uri-Hajipeer sector and they are also working on establishing a bridge in Silikote sector which will take some time. weiterlesen >>>


Angola: INAD destroys over 300 explosive devices in Bié

(13.11.2005)

The destroyed material include 12 anti-tank mines, five anti-personnel landmines and several non detonated explosives, and the source said the ordnances were removed from Kuito airport, and from Kwanza (Kamacupa) and Gango (Andulo) riverbeds, well as from the outskirts of Kunhinga district, in the North of central Bie province.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Broadcast Exclusive - "Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" on the U.S. Use of Napalm-Like White Phosphorus Bombs (Iraq)

(13.11.2005)

Dahr Jamail said: "I have interviewed many refugees over the last week coming out of Fallujah at different times from different locations within the city. (…) Many people are reporting cluster bombs, as well. And these are coming from the camps that I have been to, different people who have emerged from Fallujah anywhere from one week ago up to on through up toward near the very beginning of the siege." weiterlesen >>>


US pursues Iraq border offensive

(13.11.2005)

About 3,500 US and Iraqi troops, backed by tanks and fighter aircraft, moved into Husayba two days ago. There were reports that cluster bombs had been used, and that 4,000 people had fled the area. On Sunday the US said there were 450 civilian evacuees.  weiterlesen >>>


War surgeon describes civilian casualties of combat (Emergency)

(13.11.2005)

"These landmines (Green Parrots) are de-signed specifically to create an army of mutilated children in the country you consider your enemy," war surgeon and pacifist Dr. Gino Strada said. "You can mourn a dead body, but a mutilated child is a burden that the child's family and community have to carry for the next 30 or 40 years." weiterlesen >>>


Roots Of Peace Founder Honored In D.C. (USA ' Afghanistan)

(13.11.2005)

A Bay Area mother was honored last night in Washington, D.C. for her effort to remove deadly landmines in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon Travel Warning (USA - Lebanon)

(13.11.2005)

Dangers posed by landmines and unexploded ordnance throughout south Lebanon are significant and also exist in other areas where civil war fighting was intense.  weiterlesen >>>


Rural roads to counter Maoists (India)

(13.11.2005)

Thanks to Maoists, rural areas in 14 districts of Jharkhand will soon have paved roads. Roads are being planned to facilitate the movement of policemen for carrying out raids on extremist hideouts in inaccessible areas and also to reduce chances of landmine attacks as explosives are easier to plant on unpaved roads.  weiterlesen >>>


Five Guantanamo detainees charged (Cuba - USA)

(13.11.2005)

Toronto-born Omar Khadr, who was 15 when arrested, is charged with murder and attempted murder, for allegedly killing a US medic in Afghanistan with a grenade and planting mines targeting US convoys.  weiterlesen >>>