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TV-BEITRAG: In Irak werden noch 16 Millionen Streumunition vermutet

(04.08.2013)

Das Irakische Umweltministerium vermutet bis zu 16 Millionen Streumunition im Irak. Besonders betroffen ist der Süden des Landes nahe der Grenze zum Iran. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südkorea: Ein Mensch stirbt durch eine Landmine, ein weiterer ist verletzt

(01.08.2013)

Südkoreanische Militärs vermuten, zwei Männer haben zwei Landminen aufgehoben, die möglichweise durch heftige Regenfälle angeschwemmt wurden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


1. August: 3 Jahre Streubombenverbot

(01.08.2013)

Am 1. August feiern die Mitglieder der Internationalen Kampagne gegen Streumunition (CMC) weltweit das dreijährige Jubiläum des Inkrafttretens des Übereinkommens über Streumunition – und die damit verbundenen lebensrettenden Erfolge. Gleichzeitig richten sie einen Appell an die Länder, die dem Vertrag noch nicht beigetreten sind, und fordern sie auf, dies umgehend zu tun.  weiterlesen >>>


Nach Metallfund: Falscher Minen-Alarm in der Kita!

(26.07.2013)

In der Kita „Elly & Stoffl“ in Laim finden Kinder beim Spielen ein verdächtiges Metallstück in der Erde – die Leiterin reagiert sofort. weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: 18 Jahre nach Balkan-Krieg - Bienen helfen bei Minenräumung

(23.07.2013)

18 Jahre nach dem Ende der bewaffneten Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den Staaten des ehemaligen Jugoslawiens haben kroatische Wissenschaftler im Kampf gegen explosive Altlasten nun emsige Helfer gefunden. weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: Durch Hochwasser Panzermine angespült

(23.07.2013)

Gefahr auf der Sandbank: Am Montag fand ein Badegast an der Alz eine Panzermine aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Offenbar wurde sie durch das Hochwasser angespült! weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Nichtexplodierte Munition der ISAF gefährden Zivilisten

(21.07.2013)

Laut dem Minenaktionsprogramms der Vereinten Nationen in Afghanistan wurden seit 2008 53 Zivilisten durch Munition verletzt oder getötet, die auf ISAF-Übungsplätzen und in der Nähe von ISAF-Militärbasen liegen geblieben sind. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Dank Minenhunden wird Mosambik 2014 von Minen befreit

(17.07.2013)

Der Einsatz von Minenhunden verfünfacht die Räumleistung der Minenräumteams von Handicap International in Mosambik und ermöglicht, alle bekannten Minenfelder bis 2014 zu räumen. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Naxal dump unearthed in Nalgonda (India)

(07.11.2005)

On Thursday, police found a dump which contained 96 hand grenades, one single barrel gun, 11 empty claymore mines, two water barrels, 1000 electric detonators, 1100 non-electric detonators, 150 m electric fuse fire, 63 empty one litre water bottles, two plastic drums and CPI(Maoist) literature. weiterlesen >>>


In and Around Iraq, Gloom Takes a Holiday. U.S. Casualties and Insurgent Claims Contrast With Festivities Ending Holy Month of Ramadan

(07.11.2005)

In October, 466 Americans were killed or wounded by roadside bombs and land mines; in January, the deadliest month of the war for U.S. troops, such weapons killed and wounded 261. Car bombs wounded or killed 55 last month, compared with 123 in April, the peak so far this year. weiterlesen >>>


Government grants USD 116 million for demining (Angola, press release)

(07.11.2005)

The Angolan Government recently has made available about USD 116 million for the reinforcement of landmines clearance activity and the sensitisation and education of the population on landmines` dangers. Unofficial data indicate that there are throughout the country between six to eight million landmines and 70 to 80,000 victims.  weiterlesen >>>


Imagine the effects of a cluster bomb dropped on Covent Garden… (Handicap International UK)

(07.11.2005)

Cluster bombs have been widely used during conflicts in countries such as Kosovo, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. The results are devastating…  weiterlesen >>>


Leben in ständiger Angst (Deutschland ' Kosovo)

(07.11.2005)

Seit 13 Jahren lebt die Flüchtlingsfamilie Trshani im Siegerland Jetzt soll sie abgeschoben werden, Nachbarn und Freunde kämpfen verzweifelt "Es gibt keine Schule, keine Arbeit. Überall sind Minen", sagt der Vater über den Kosovo. "Die Kinder haben dort keine Zukunft", sagt seine Ehefrau: "Sie sprechen die Sprache nicht, sie sind Deutsche." weiterlesen >>>


Darwin's Nightmare»: Im Herzen der Finsternis (Filmkritik)

(07.11.2005)

In seinem preisgekrönten Dokumentarfilm über Tansania führt der Österreicher Hubert Sauper in hartnäckigen Recherchen den Beweis, dass die Frachtflugzeuge nicht leer nach Tansania kommen. Obwohl sich alle darüber ausschweigen, werden an Bord - neben humanitären Hilfsgütern - Kalashnikovs, Minen und Bomben für die vielen Bürgerkriege auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent transportiert. weiterlesen >>>


In Iraq's wild west

(06.11.2005)

Lindsey Hilsum is travelling with the US marines: On the way to Husaybah, up on the Syrian border, our convoy was delayed as the ordnance disposal team made safe two anti-tank mines buried in the sand at the only crossing place out of the wadi. The point was made: the insurgents are out there, and they know the Americans' weak spots.  weiterlesen >>>


The American Character: Pains of the Father. The death of Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar (Mexico - USA - Iraq)

(06.11.2005)

On March 27, 110 miles south of the Iraqi capital, Jesus Suarez del Solar stepped on what his friends say was a "bomblet" - a cluster-bomb submunition. (The U.S. used nearly 11,000 cluster weapons in the early months of the war, each containing dozens of lethal bomblets, many of which fail to explode on impact.) The official military "Report of Casualty" given to Suarez after his son's death said that Jesus was killed by "Hostile Action [as a] Result of a gunshot wound. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearers halt work in Sudan after ambush (Sudan)

(06.11.2005)

A Swiss-based mine-clearing organisation has suspended operations in southern Sudan after two of its clearance experts were killed in an ambush. weiterlesen >>>


Reasons for deadly metal plant blast disclosed (Azerbaijan)

(06.11.2005)

The violent explosion was a result of activity aimed to collect the unexploded ordnances, UXOs from the former Soviet ammunition warehouses in Agstafa, deliver them to the workshop to burn the explosives out of the shells, and sell the scrap metal. In process of such activity something went wrong and about 100 mortars blew at the same time, totally destroying the workshop, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) said.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxal arms dump seized, two sympathisers held (India)

(06.11.2005)

The district police on Tuesday seized a huge Naxalite arms dump and arrested two Maoist sympathisers, including one Congress party leader, at Tandoor. weiterlesen >>>


Army engineers plot fight against Iraq bombs from Ozarks base (IRAQ)

(06.11.2005)

The U.S. Army Engineer School is part of an expanding effort by the military to staunch losses to what the military calls improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. weiterlesen >>>


Kuehnl decorates members of Czech mission in Afghanistan (PROSTEJOV, South Moravia, CZECH REPUBLIC)

(06.11.2005)

Soldiers who at the end of October returned from Afghanistan have been decorated by Defence Minister Karel Kuehnl. Milan Pavlik, commander of the contingent at the airport, said, that the unit destroyed 400 land mines and a more than 8 tonnes of ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


TWO SOLDIERS INJURED IN MINE BLAST IN DIYARBAKIR (TURKEY)

(06.11.2005)

Two soldiers were wounded as a landmine, earlier planted by terrorists, went off in Dicle town of southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Dicle sub-governor Mustafa Altinpinar said on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. escalates effort to counter Iraqi rebel bombs (IRAQ)

(06.11.2005)

Having failed so far to blunt the deadliest threat posed by Iraq's insurgency, the Pentagon said on Thursday it planned to expand its effort to find better ways to defend against the roadside bombs used by rebels to kill and maim U.S. troops. weiterlesen >>>


About 700,000 Angolans still need aid to survive, authorities say (LUANDA, ANGOLA)

(06.11.2005)

Some 700,000 Angolans remain dependent on aid to survive, more than three years after the country's civil war ended, government officials and foreign aid groups said Thursday.Poor roads and land mines left over from the war have hampered efforts to get farm tools and seeds to rural areas, officials on the Humanitarian Coordination Group said in a report. weiterlesen >>>


ONE STEP BEYOND - THE MINE REVISITED' EXHIBITION OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS ON NOV. 7 (USA) NEW YORK, USA

(06.11.2005)

United Nations press release: The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Goethe-Institut New York, in collaboration with Medico International, present an exhibition entitled "One Step Beyond - The Mine Revisited", which opens on Monday, 7 November at 5 p.m. in the South Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors' Lobby. weiterlesen >>>


Naxal arms dump seized, two sympathisers held (India)

(06.11.2005)

The dump contained 20 gelatin sticks, 70 detonators, Rs 20,000 cash, olive green uniforms, 53 steel containers, 46kg nuts and bolts. The SP said that 53 landmines or clay more mines could be built with the seized material. He announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to the persons who gave reliable information about anti-social elements. weiterlesen >>>


Militants bomb ex-minister's house, killing one in India

(06.11.2005)

Militants have blown up the house of a former minister of east India's Orissa Pradesh killing one civilian, Indo-Asian News Service reported Thursday. After overpowering the eight policemen guarding the house, the militants looted their guns and ammunition and blasted the house by landmine, said the police.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, U.S. Soldiers Find Weapons Cache; Escapee Report Misleading (Afghanistan)

(06.11.2005)

Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), discovered a large cache of weapons, ammunition, mines and documents Nov. 1 in southern Ghazni, in east-central Afghanistan, U.S. military officials reported today.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE MACC weekly update: 2 Nov 2005 (Eritrea)

(06.11.2005)

It has been 28 days since all demining operations have been suspended after the Eritrean Government banned all UNMEE helicopter flights.  weiterlesen >>>


Temporary Army helipad at LoC near Gulpur post ready (Kashmir)

(06.11.2005)

In the Mendhar area, the route is almost ready after clearing the mines adjacent to the Roshani post facing the Khana post of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, sources said and added that some mines were to be cleared near the Gulpur area facing Rawalkote in Poonch. weiterlesen >>>


Dos Santos Seeks to Pass the Buck On Lack of Donor Support (Angola - EU)

(06.11.2005)

The government estimates that at least five million mines remain in Angola.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan Supports National Mine Action Program (Japan ' Yemen)

(06.11.2005)

According to the agreement, the government of Japan has decided to grant up to USD 520,310 to the National Mine Action Program in Yemen. Japan's assistance for mine action has been extended to 31 countries in every part of the world, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq and Yemen.  weiterlesen >>>


Sudan: Minenräumer stellen Arbeit ein

(06.11.2005)

Nach dem Tod zweier Mitarbeiter hat die Schweizerische Stiftung für Minenräumung (FSD) ihre Arbeit im Süden des Sudans vorläufig eingestellt. weiterlesen >>>


One serviceman killed, another wounded in terror attack in Grozny (Chechnya)

(04.11.2005)

An interior troops serviceman was killed and another was wounded when a landmine exploded at about 10 a.m. in Grozny on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Fast work needed for Angola voter registration (Angola)

(04.11.2005)

"A lot of people were in war zones so they are not registered yet. We have to register them and this process takes a long time because we don't know the people, how many there are. There are also landmines which means we cannot easily reach all the areas," a source said, requesting anonymity. weiterlesen >>>


Broward soldier killed in Iraq

(04.11.2005)

Pfc. Kenny D. Rojas, 21, of Pembroke Pines, was killed Saturday on combat patrol near Bayji when a land mine exploded near his Humvee, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Bayji is about 150 miles northwest of Baghdad. weiterlesen >>>


Solo fundraiser ends gruelling 300km trek for landmine victims (Angola)

(04.11.2005)

Anette Grobler, who arrived home last week after completing her walk that raised R45 000 for Angolan landmine victims, said yesterday: "On day six I felt so, so alone. I just wanted someone to talk to, but there was no one.  weiterlesen >>>


Senators target stockpiles of conventional weapons (USA)

(04.11.2005)

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and one of the panel's newest members, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said shoulder-fired missiles, abandoned landmines and other weapons could be as dangerous as a nuclear threat.  weiterlesen >>>


Task Force Baghdad Patrols Stop Bomb Attacks (Iraq)

(04.11.2005)

Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment discovered two roadside bombs during route clearance operations Oct. 30. An EOD team disarmed the bombs and determined the devices were made from four 125-millimeter artillery rounds and two anti-tank mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops Clear Junkyard of Bomb-making Ammo (Iraq)

(04.11.2005)

A scrap-metal junkyard was cleared of unexploded ordnance, which included 1,135 mortar rounds, 632 artillery rounds, 195 rockets, 22 mines and six bombs. weiterlesen >>>


FSD mourns its dead in Sudan

(04.11.2005)

On Monday 31 October, a FSD mine clearance team working in support of the United Nations World Food Programme's road reconstruction and rehabilitation programme was ambushed in South Sudan. In this violent attack, the Iraqi international team supervisor and his Sudanese colleague have been killed, the two government soldiers who as usual accompanied the convoy, were injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebellen töten zwei Minenräumer im Sudan

(04.11.2005)

Zwei Mitarbeiter der Schweizerischen Stiftung für Minenräumung (FSD) sind bei einem Angriff auf ihren Konvoi im Süden Sudans getötet worden. Die beiden Opfer seien ein Iraker und ein Sudanese, sagte ein Sprecher der Organisation.  weiterlesen >>>


Two brothers killed in hand grenade blast in Bosnia (BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA)

(03.11.2005)

Meanwhile, a shepherd was killed by a landmine in southern Bosnia, national television reported. The 42-year-old man activated the mine when he stepped on it in a field near the southern town of Trebinje. weiterlesen >>>


Alpha Oumar Konare, chairperson of the commission of the African Union, hals the surrender of landmines by a Somali leader (ADDIS ABABA)

(03.11.2005)

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Alpha Oumar Konare, welcomes the decision by Hussein Mohamed Aideed, Deputy Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, to surrender three thousand five hundred (3 500) anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, as reported in recent media reports. weiterlesen >>>


Two Mine Clearers Killed in Blast at Afghanistan Airport

(03.11.2005)

Two men clearing mines around the Afghan capital's commercial airport were killed when one of the devices exploded. Police said three others working with them were wounded in the explosion at Kabul International Airport on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Court-Martial Recommended for U.S. Soldier (Iraq)

(03.11.2005)

A U.S. military investigating officer recommended Tuesday that a National Guard soldier be court-martialed for murdering two of his superiors in Iraq in June. Col. Patrick Reinert said he found ``reasonable cause'' to believe that Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez, of Troy, New York, used an anti-personnel mine and three grenades to kill a captain and a lieutenant in a ``personal vendetta.''  weiterlesen >>>


Emergency Life Support for Civilians in War Zones (Emergency)

(03.11.2005)

According to Dr. Gino Strada there are 350 models of anti-personnel mines that are made by or were made by American, Chinese, Italian, and Russian manufacturers. When these mines are activated they "…create an army of mutilated children," Strada explained, because the devices are designed to maim people, not kill them. As a result, the context of war has changed because wars continue into endless wars.  weiterlesen >>>


Deminers Killed in Southern Sudan Ambush. Rebel group from Uganda blamed for the attack (Sudan)

(03.11.2005)

The United Nations in a statement issued Monday condemned the killing of two deminers in southern Sudan. The U.N. envoy to the region said the men where killed as their three vehicle convoys went through the Juba-Nimule road on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Army sets up relief camps on Kashmir border

(03.11.2005)

In Srinagar, VK Singh, Indian Army chief of staff, said military officials from India and Pakistan would talk today (Tuesday) about clearing thousands of mines along Line of Control (LoC) to facilitate earthquake relief operations.  weiterlesen >>>


Terrorists all? How deliciously seditious (Laos)

(03.11.2005)

By various estimates cited in Federal Parliament yesterday, between 500,000 and 3 million pieces of "unexploded ordnance" still litter the tiny country of 6 million people (which, incidentally, remains a communist state). weiterlesen >>>


Nungba appeals (India)

(31.10.2005)

In a statement released by the Chairman of the Authority, it mentioned that one Lamputa Kamei of the village was killed while collecting canes, in a landmine blast on Oct 27. weiterlesen >>>


Another US Soldier Dead in Iraq

(31.10.2005)

The US Central Command in Iraq reported the death of another one of its marines in Fallujah on Monday while the Iraqi police said five locals were wounded in a car bomb attack. According to the Iraqi media, the US marine died from severe wounds caused by the explosion of a mine which hit the American convoy he was travelling in Nasser Wa Salam zone, in the so called Sunni Triangle, on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


One Child Dies Stepping On Mine (Turkey)

(31.10.2005)

One of the three children, who stepped on a mine while trying to proceed to Iranian territory, died in Yuksekova township in southeastern city of Hakkari on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan: Landmine threat along Uzbek border removed

(31.10.2005)

Uzbek security forces have demined the country's eastern border with Kyrgyzstan, with work under way to clear landmines from the Tajik part of the Uzbek border as well, officials said on Monday. Landmines have killed more then 10 people in Kyrgyzstan, while scores more injured over the past few years.  weiterlesen >>>


TAMIL TIGER TERROR TACTICS, EXPLOSIONS AND VIOLENCE CONTINUE UNDETERRED (Sri Lanka)

(31.10.2005)

On Sunday (30) around 12.00 noon, troops in SINNA URANI, BATTICALOA recovered an improvised Tamil Tiger (LTTE) claymore mine, tethered to a branch of a tree that lies on a by-lane in the area.  weiterlesen >>>


Brother of Iraq vice president killed (Iraq)

(30.10.2005)

Three U.S. soldiers died Saturday, authorities said. One of them died after the vehicle he was riding in struck a land mine southwest of Bayji, near Tikrit. Four other Task Force Liberty soldiers were wounded, two of whom returned to their unit. In the Iraq war, 2,014 U.S. service members have died, including 81 this month. weiterlesen >>>


Security alert in Kashmir, one killed (India)

(30.10.2005)

Security forces apprehended a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Baramulla and seized two rocket launchers, two mines and two grenades from him. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier's body cremated (India)

(30.10.2005)

The body of a soldier killed in a landmine blast in Srinagar was cremated with full Government honours at Hudikeri in South Kodagu today. weiterlesen >>>