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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 >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>