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TV-BEITRAG: Afghanistan bleibt stark von Landminen und Blindgängern belastet

(15.11.2013)

Nach Abzug der NATO-Truppen in Afghanistan verbleibt eine Vielzahl von Blindgängern auf NATO-Übungsplätzen und in ehemaligen Kampfgebieten. Die lokale Bevölkerung fordert, die NATO müsse sich um die Räumung kümmern. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


10 Jahre Kampagne gegen Streubomben (CMC)

(13.11.2013)

Vor 10 Jahren gründeten einige internationale Organisationen, darunter Handicap International, die Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) – die internationale Kampagne gegen Streubomben.  weiterlesen >>>


Türkei: Minen und Blindgänger gefährden Menschen in kurdischen Siedlungen

(07.11.2013)

Letzten Monat starb ein Acht-Jähriger durch eine Mine als er die Nutztiere seiner Familie hütete. Die Gesamtzahl registrierter tödlicher Vorfälle mit Landminen und Blindgängern in der Türkei liegt bei 6.360 Menschen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mali: Landmine tötet vier Menschen

(04.11.2013)

Vier Menschen wurden in Mali durch eine Landmine getötet. Sie waren in einem Lastwagen unterwegs. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Simbabwe sucht Geld für Minenräumung

(01.11.2013)

Zusammen mit dem Internationalen Komittee vom Roten Kreuz startet Simbabwe eine Minenräumkampagne in einem Dorf an der Grenze zu Mosambik. Dort sind die Menschen von Landminen bedroht, aber es fehlt das Geld für die Räumung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vereinigte Arabische Emirate finanzieren Minenräumung in Afghanistan

(30.10.2013)

Die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate stellen 35,8 Millionen US-Dollar für Minenräumung und ländliche Entwicklung in der Provinz Kandahar zur Verfügung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Veranstaltungshinweis: 10 Jahre Irakkrieg

(28.10.2013)

Expertinnen und Experten informieren in München über das tödliche Vermächtnis von Landminen, Streubomben und Uranmunition im Irak 10 Jahre nach dem Krieg. weiterlesen >>>


Ländliche Gegenden in Bosnien sind mit Landminen verseucht

(28.10.2013)

Große Flächen in Bosnien-Herzegowina müssen von Landminen und anderen explosiven Rückständen geräumt werden, bevor die Landbevölkerung sich wieder frei bewegen kann. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Gali mine victims in critical condition (Georgia)

(13.11.2005)

After explosion of a mine in Kokhora village in the Gali region, Irakli Cheminava and Valeri Mikelbaia were badly wounded, while the driver of the lorry, Gocha Akhalaia died at the scene. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier gave up his leave so another could go home. Michigan man killed by bomb in Iraq

(13.11.2005)

On Friday, Spec. Timothy D. Brown, 23, of Cedar Springs died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when a land mine detonated during combat operations, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment in Saginaw.  weiterlesen >>>


Despite progress, more funds needed for mine clearance (Yemen)

(13.11.2005)

Yemen will be declared landmine-free in time for a March 2009 deadline, but only if the country's Mine Action Centre (MAC) receives enough support to implement its second five-year plan, the MAC chairman said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Relief centres set up at LoC on Pakistan side (Pakistan, press release)

(13.11.2005)

Relief centres have been established by Pakistan at all five designated LoC crossing points to provide relief to the quake stricken people from the other side.  weiterlesen >>>


Westernhagen unterstützt Kampagne gegen Landminen und Streubomben

(13.11.2005)

Aktionsbündnis Landmine.de startet Kampagneaktion am Rande der beiden Westernhagen-Konzerte in der Berliner Schmeling-Halle (13./14.11.). Der Musiker und Schauspieler Marius Müller-Westernhagen unterstützt seit vielen Jahren deutsche Nichtregierungsorganisationen bei ihrem Kampf gegen Landminen und Streubomben. weiterlesen >>>


Detained militant discloses location of illegal weapons cache (CHECHNYA)

(11.11.2005)

A militant detained in Chechnya's Urus-Martan has disclosed the location of his illegal armed group's weapons cache, the press centre of the Russian Interior Ministry's temporary group in Chechnya told Interfax on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


23. PRESS RELEASE OF THE KAZAKH DEFENSE MINISTRY ON PERFORMANCE OF A BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD IN IRAQ (IRAQ)

(10.11.2005)

Servicemen of the Kazakh bomb disposal squad defused and destroyed over 4million land mines and rounds, press service of the national Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


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

(10.11.2005)

The Federal Government says it will not support a total ban on anti-vehicle landmines. The Uniting Church has released a report listing the 12 countries that now support a global ban. It says there are seven more than last year.  weiterlesen >>>


Canada urges Indonesia to ratify Ottawa Convention (INDONESIA)

(10.11.2005)

A Canadian delegation, led by Gen. (ret) Maurice Baril, a Special Advisor to Canada's Ambassador for Mine Action, is in town to encourage Indonesia to ratify the Ottawa Convention and raise awareness about the dangers of antipersonnel land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast wounds two people near Kabul (AFGHANISTAN)

(10.11.2005)

Two people, including a woman and her son, were injured when an old landmine went off in the Naghlu area of the Sarobi district on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


HEALTH STATE OF THE RESIDENTS OF GALI REGION OF ABKHAZIA BLOWN ON ANTI-TANK MINE IS GRAVE STILL (ABKHAZIA)

(10.11.2005)

Health state of Irakli Cheminava and Valeri Mikelbaia, the residents of Gali region of Abkhazia blown on anti-tank mine on Saturday, is grave still. weiterlesen >>>


Supporting cluster bomb victims (UK)

(10.11.2005)

Every day children and adults in countries such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Vietnam risk their lives going to school or farming because unexploded cluster bombs represent a constant threat.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan security forces seize weapons in northern province (AFGHANISTAN)

(10.11.2005)

The security forces have seized a huge cache of weapons in Sayyad District of Sar-e Pol Province [northern Afghanistan]. The seized weapons have already been taken to the Sar-e Pol Security Department. [Correspondent] weiterlesen >>>


Parts of Paklenica National Park cleaned of mines (CROATIA)

(10.11.2005)

The completion of the removal of mines and explosive devices from three mountain tracks was officially marked by a ceremony in the offices of the management of the Paklenica National Park on the southern foot of Mount Velebit on Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


IEDs to be hallmark of future, Marine commandant says (IRAQ)

(10.11.2005)

U.S. Marines in Iraq are plagued by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) more than any other tactical threat, and the relatively low-key weapon will be the hallmark of future warfare, the commandant of the Marine Corps said Nov.7. Gen. Michael Hagee weiterlesen >>>


Corus working to clear scourge of mines (UK)

(10.11.2005)

Corus may be best known for making steel, but the company is also working hard to rid the world of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi officers begin sapper training course in Seville (SPAIN)

(10.11.2005)

Twenty Iraqi military commanders arrived at the Morón de la Frontera base in Seville on Saturday to begin a three-week course in locating and clearing landmines, the Defense Ministry said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


CANADA CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON HUMANITARIAN WORKERS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN ANDNORTHERN UGANDA (UGANDA)

(10.11.2005)

Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew and International Cooperation Minister Aileen Carroll today condemned the recent killings of humanitarian aid workers in separate attacks in southern Sudan and northern Uganda. weiterlesen >>>


6 killed, 6 injured along Pak-Afghan border (AGHANISTAN)

(10.11.2005)

Six persons were killed and an equal number were injured in land mine explosion along Pak-Afghan border Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


PKK member killed in landmine blast in eastern Turkey (TURKEY)

(10.11.2005)

A member of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) was killed as a landmine went off in his hand in a rural area in Turkey's eastern province of Tunceli, governor of the province Mustafa Erkal said on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


101ST AIRBORNE SOLDIERS FIND LARGE WEAPONS CACHE (IRAQ)

(10.11.2005)

The Multi-National Forces - Iraq issued the following press release: Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division discovered a large weapons cache during combat operations south of Baghdad International Airport Nov. 4. Members of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment discovered the cache around 8 p.m. weiterlesen >>>


Four Georgian soldiers wounded in Iraq (IRAQ)

(10.11.2005)

Four Georgian soldiers were wounded Wednesday in a landmine explosion northeast of Baghdad, the defence ministry announced here. weiterlesen >>>


Fourth Committee approves text urging assistance for mine-affected countries (United Nations)

(10.11.2005)

Recommending april 4 as international day of mine awareness  weiterlesen >>>


Every shoe a limb lost somewhere in world (UK)

(10.11.2005)

A pyramid of shoes - symbolising people killed or injured by landmines ' is to be created in Scunthorpe. The pyramid, on which every one of more than 100 shoes symbolises either a life or a limb lost to a landmine, will be erected at the 20:21 Visual Arts Centre.  weiterlesen >>>


Coalition, Iraqi Forces Discover Multiple Weapons Caches (IRAQ)

(10.11.2005)

Coalition and Iraqi forces have seized or destroyed several weapons caches around Iraq since Nov. 5, officials announced. Coalition air forces conducted an air strike against an al Qaeda weapons cache in the village of Bu Hardan, near Qaim, early today. weiterlesen >>>


30 Jahre frei ' und betrogen. Öl- und Diamanten-Reichtum für Angolas Eliten ' Armut für das Volk

(10.11.2005)

In den ländlichen Regionen, wo immer noch etwa fünf Millionen versteckte Minen aus der Bürgerkriegszeit liegen und die meisten Brücken zerstört sind, ist an einen wirtschaftlichen Neuanfang nicht zu denken.  weiterlesen >>>


Scharfe Nato-Rakete mit fünf Minen lag im Altmetall

(10.11.2005)

Bei einer Altmetallsammlung in Siegen hat ein Händler aus dem mittelhessischen Lahntal ohne sein Wissen eine scharfe Militär-Rakete mitgenommen. Eine Röntgenaufnahme ergab, daß sie noch fünf funktionsfähige Minen enthielt, wie die Polizei berichtete.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei Tote durch Minen in Kurdistan

(10.11.2005)

Immer noch sterben Kurden aufgrund von explosiven Stoffen, die aus dem Iran-Irak-Krieg zurück geblieben sind. Heute verloren drei Arbeiter in der ostkurdischen Stadt Ilam aufgrund der Explosion einer aus dem Krieg verbliebenen Bombe ihr Leben. Ein weiterer wurde schwer verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Kurden setzen Polizeiposten in der Türkei in Brand

(10.11.2005)

Ein mutmasslicher PKK-Kämpfer kam in der Provinz Tunceli ums Leben, als eine von ihm selbst gelegte Mine explodierte. Der Vorfall ereignete sich nach Angaben von Provinzgouverneur Mustafa Erkal in der Ortschaft Cicekli. weiterlesen >>>


Kampagne gegen Streubomben: Spots für ein Verbot

(10.11.2005)

Handicap International lanciert eine Kampagne gegen Streubomben. Mit Fernseh-Spots wirbt die Minenräum-Organisation für ein Verbot der Waffen.  weiterlesen >>>


Minenfeld in der Kreissparkasse (Köln)

(10.11.2005)

In der Schalterhalle der Kreisparkasse Köln am Neumarkt ist ab heute die Bodeninstallation "Das virtuelle Minenfeld" zu sehen. Die mit deutschen und europäischen Designpreisen ausgezeichnete Arbeit des Frankfurter Konzeptkünstlers Peter Zizka bildet Landminen in Originalgröße ab. Ästhetisch wohl geordnet offenbare sich dem Betrachter und Begeher der Installation der Schrecken erst bei näherem Hinsehen.  weiterlesen >>>


UN Security Council envoy says Eritrean-Ethiopia situation requires delicacy (UN, press release)

(09.11.2005)

UNMEE has reported increased restrictions on the movements of its ground patrols in certain areas of Eritrea. Its mandate includes monitoring the cessation of hostilities, monitoring and verifying the positions of the two forces 25 kilometres apart, removing land mines in key areas to support boundary demarcation and providing administrative and logistical support for the Field Offices of the Boundary Commission.  weiterlesen >>>


Nine Killed As Prime Minister's Convoy Ambushed (Somalia, Update)

(09.11.2005)

At least nine people were killed and several others injured on Sunday when a convoy of cars carrying interim Prime Minister Ali Muhammad Gedi was ambushed in a Mogadishu suburb, sources in the Somali capital said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Despite some positive changes, human rights situation of Palestinians still 'dire', Assembly's Special Political Committee told (UN, press release)

(09.11.2005)

The report says that during the Special Committee's visit to Damascus, it received various documents from the Syrian authorities on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan. These included a statement from the Syrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs highlighting the deteriorating human rights situation affecting all aspects of the life of families and communities, caused, among other things, by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Heeling divisions (UK)

(09.11.2005)

A pyramid of shoes, each one representing a person who had lost a limb to an "accidental" cluster bomb explosion, was built at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The pyramid was built by Handicap International UK and Soroptimist International as part of the Leeds Together for Peace festival celebrations and the Ban Cluster Bombs campaign. weiterlesen >>>


"Augenlicht" zieht größere Kreise. Längst geht es der Hilfsorganisation nicht mehr allein um die Straßenkinder in Rumänien (Tschetschenien)

(09.11.2005)

Nachdem im vergangenen Winter erstmals sechs tschetschenische Kinder in einer Moskauer Augenklinik operiert wurden, wird die gleiche Hilfe in den nächsten Wochen zehn weiteren jugendlichen Minenopfern aus dem kaukasischen Krisengebiet zukommen. Noch heute ist das ganze Land mit Minen übersät, deren Opfer zu 80 Prozent Kinder sind. Sofern sie denn überlebt werden, sind die Folgen dieser tragischen Unfälle neben abgerissenen Gliedmaßen auch oft Augenverletzungen.  weiterlesen >>>


Wer kann, verläßt den Irak«

(09.11.2005)

Das US-Militär setzte während der Belagerung von Falludscha Streubomben ein, Munition mit abgereichertem Uran (DU) und weißen Phosphor, eine neue Form von Napalm. Es gibt auch Hinweise, daß neuartige Chemiewaffen eingesetzt wurden", sagt Dahr Jamail, der für verschiedene Medien aus dem Irak berichtet.  weiterlesen >>>


A junkyard solution to IEDs ; Army mechanics have jury-rigged a minesweeper in Afghanistan, where roadside bombs have killed five recently (USA)

(08.11.2005)

The latest thing to come out of the motor pool here at Qalat Forward Operating Base isn't pretty, and it isn't all that easy to steer. But it might just save some lives. weiterlesen >>>


'India must lead the way' (INDIA)

(08.11.2005)

Our involvement in the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention would be a major step towards erasing a blot that has marred innumerable lives, says Satnam Jit Singh.  weiterlesen >>>


India scales back plan to open border: Land mines a danger at crossing points. Snow and freezing weather forecast for areas where thousands remain without shelter (PAKISTAN)

(08.11.2005)

Forecasts of snow in larger towns of northern Pakistan added to the ordeal of quake survivors yesterday as the Indian army said a plan to help Pakistani victims by letting them cross to aid camps in India's territory must be scaled back for now because of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan says Kashmir border opening ready for business (PAKISTAN)

(08.11.2005)

Pakistan's army said Sunday it had finished preparations for opening the first crossing point on the heavily militarised border in Kashmir that will allow vital aid to flow to victims of last month's massive quake. weiterlesen >>>


Iran denies bomb parts coming from its territories (IRAN)

(08.11.2005)

Iran on Sunday denied claims made by a senior British commander that bomb parts and explosives that can pierce armor have crossed into Iraq from neighbouring Iran. weiterlesen >>>


Polisario signs agreement banning use of anti-personnel mines - Algerian TV (WESTERN SAHARA)

(08.11.2005)

The Polisario Front has signed the Geneva agreement which bans the use of anti-personnel mines and will begin to destroy 6,000 anti-personnel mines in its possession, according to a report by the Saharan news agency. weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Dozens dead, thousands displaced in west, doctors say

(07.11.2005)

Dozens of civilians were killed and injured on Saturday when US-led forces launched an offensive on the western Iraqi town of Husaybah, according to local doctors. One doctor in al-Qaim said that the US military's regular use of anti-personnel cluster bombs had left at least 31 dead and 44 wounded, among them women and children. weiterlesen >>>


UN, AU condemn attempt to kill Somali premier (Somalia)

(07.11.2005)

Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Gedi was not hurt by the blast that tore through his convoy on Sunday shortly after he arrived in Mogadishu, a city largely controlled by his foes. Government aides said a landmine caused the explosion. weiterlesen >>>


GPS researchers aim for pinpoint accuracy (Stanford, USA)

(07.11.2005)

The task of finding land mines could become much easier because a metal detector could not only find a metal object accurately, but determine its shape underneath the ground so it can be safely tracked and removed. Per Enge believes the military could create a small robot helicopter with a one-yard rotor span that could fly over unexploded mines and map them for soldiers to see. weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Operation Steel Curtain Update

(07.11.2005)

A combination of six bombs and mines has been discovered. Additionally, a suspected suicide car bomb was destroyed this morning by a Coalition air strike. weiterlesen >>>


First LoC crossing opens today (Kashmir)

(07.11.2005)

An official said that Pakistan had completed preparations on all the five points, entailing heavy work by Pakistan Army engineers, particularly clearing minefields and preparing new roads and tracks. The official said India "has informed that it needs some more time to clear landmines and landslides along the LoC". weiterlesen >>>


Somalia's Prime Minister Escapes Attack (Somalia)

(07.11.2005)

Gunmen threw grenades and a land mine exploded near a convoy carrying Somalia's prime minister on Sunday, but the leader escaped unharmed, officials said. At least two bodyguards were killed and 12 other people wounded in the attack.  weiterlesen >>>


Border forts guard Iraqi-Iranian border (Iraq ' Iran)

(07.11.2005)

All around lie the tell-tale signs of war. There are spider webs of barbed wire, tank pits and trenches, while dozens of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines are sowed across the land. "Four months ago, one of our vehicles hit a mine and one man was injured," says Hamed, a 38-year-old Kurd, who escaped serving in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war by lying about his age.  weiterlesen >>>


'Japanese new demands for Azadegan illogical' (Iran ' Japan)

(07.11.2005)

In addition to clearing up to 90% of Azadegan Oilfield from the landmines left from the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and receiving the required permits from Irans Department of the Environment, the Japanese contractor in charge of development of the oilfield found other new financial pretexts for not continuing its work at the field, noted an informed source at the Oil Ministry.  weiterlesen >>>


Major Offensive Hits Insurgents on Iraqi Border (Iraq)

(07.11.2005)

The American military said Saturday that a marine had been killed Friday after his vehicle hit a mine near the town of Habbaniya.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven suspected militants killed in explosion in Pakistan

(07.11.2005)

Local sources put the fatalities at eight, including four men and four women, and said anti-tank mines were recovered from the house. weiterlesen >>>


Five Key Terrorists Killed in Husaybah Air Strike Identified (Iraq)

(07.11.2005)

Coalition Forces identified five al-Qaida leaders killed by an air strike in Husaybah Oct. 29. One of them was Abu Raghad who was responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing attacks with mines against coalition forces. Abu Usama and Abu Salman procured weapons such as rockets, anti-aircraft missiles and mines for use against coalition forces.  weiterlesen >>>


Five injured in landmine blast (India)

(07.11.2005)

Five passengers of an APSRTC bus were injured when CPI (Maoist) naxals blasted a land mine near Krishnapuram village under Mellacheruvu mandal in Nalgonda district today.  weiterlesen >>>


Geplante Grenzöffnung in Kaschmir verschiebt sich: Bürokratie lähmt schnelle Hilfe

(07.11.2005)

Am Samstag hatte Indien bereits erklärt, wegen Landminen und blockierter Straßen könne zunächst nur ein Kontrollpunkt geöffnet werden. Man arbeite jedoch daran, in der kommenden Woche zwei weitere freigeben zu können.  weiterlesen >>>


Somalia: Anschlag auf Regierungschef

(07.11.2005)

Mindestens fünf Menschen starben bei einem Anschlag auf den somalischen Ministerpräsidenten. Angreifer hätten die Fahrzeugkolonne des Regierungschefs mit Handgranaten beworfen und eine Mine zur Explosion gebracht.  weiterlesen >>>


3 US-Soldaten bei Anschlägen im Irak getötet

(07.11.2005)

Wie die US-Armee heute mitteilte, erlag ein Soldat den schweren Verletzungen, die er bei einer Minen-Explosion 60 Kilometer westlich von Bagdad, erlitt. Ein Soldat wurde durch eine Minenexplosion östlich von Bagdad tödlich verletzt.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: "Zweierlei Maß"

(07.11.2005)

Zur Grenzöffnung an der "Line of Control", die den indischen Teil Kaschmirs vom pakistanischen trennt, gibt es eine Übereinkunft zwischen Indien und Pakistan. Die indische Armee bemüht sich seit zehn Tagen, die Umgebung der Übertrittsstellen von Minen zu säubern. weiterlesen >>>


Bei Bauarbeiten Landminen gefunden (Tüchen, Prignitz)

(07.11.2005)

Donnerstagnachmittag wurden bei Arbeiten zu einer Erdgastrasse bei Tüchen mehrere Landminen russischer Herkunft gefunden.  weiterlesen >>>


A day after, Naxals celebrate 'victory' (India)

(07.11.2005)

After the attack, the ultras took out a procession carrying red flags and banners throughout the villages along the road to Potteru. When Mangal Mistry, a 60-year-old man of a nearby village was running away after seeing the procession, he was gunned down from backside. The presence of landmines in Malkangiri-Potteru road forced the policemen not to venture out during the night.  weiterlesen >>>


Low-Cost Autonomous Attack System (LOCASS) successfully flight tested

(07.11.2005)

The LOCAAS can be dispensed from the Air Force SUU-64 tactical munition dispenser, an internal weapons bay carriage, a munition ejector rack, or external pylons. Each can be dispensed also from a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rocket or an Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile. weiterlesen >>>


Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road reopened (India ' Pakistan)

(07.11.2005)

"On our side, I think it will be ready by November 20. Work is on to make the five points mine-free. I am confident we will meet the November 7 deadline in all respect," said Lt. Gen. Deepak Kapur, General Officer Commanding of the Northern Command. weiterlesen >>>


The Quiet Oil-for-Food Scandal (Iraq)

(07.11.2005)

Giangrandi had made friends among high Ba'ath Party officials during the 1980s, when he "arranged the sale of almost $200m of cluster bombs and other armaments to Mr Hussein's regime" in violation of a weapons ban then in effect, according to the Financial Times. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian survivor brings hope (Cambodia)

(07.11.2005)

According to Loung Ung, 18,000 people per year are injured or killed by land mines. Ung is currently the National Spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-Free World and advocates the removal of land mines from fields throughout the world. weiterlesen >>>