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Afghanistan: UN verurteilt Einsatz von Sprengfalle gegen Zivilisten

(28.10.2013)

Bei einem Anschlag im Süd-Osten Afghanistan sterben die 19 Insassen eines Mini-Busses. Die UN zeigt sich besorgt über den Anstieg der Zahl ziviler Opfer durch Sprengfallen, die wahllos eingesetzt werden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung

(24.10.2013)

Der Photoreporter Michael Biach berichtet über sechs Überlebende von Landminenexplosionen in Bosnien-Herzegowina. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


NGOs begrüßen Aufruf der Staatengruppe "London 11", keine Streumunition in Syrien einzusetzen

(22.10.2013)

Die internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Streumunition fordert, keine Streumunition in Syrien zu verwenden, und mahnt die Nicht-Beitritt-Staaten, dem Verbotsabkommen über Streumunition beizutreten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Frauen räumen Landminen im Südsudan

(21.10.2013)

Die UN berichtet über die Unterstützung bei der Minenräumen und stellen Minenüberlebene und Minenräumerinnen vor. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Deutschland: Minengefahr auf dem Hochrhöner Wanderweg

(18.10.2013)

Auf einer Strecke von 80 Metern darf die früherer deutsch-deutsche Grenze nicht mehr passiert werden. Der Grund sind mögliche Sprengsätze der NVA-Grenztruppe, die dort noch liegen könnten. weiterlesen >>>


Kolumbien: Sechs Menschen fallen im Monat September Landminen zum Opfer

(18.10.2013)

Die kolumbianische Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen berichtet von sechs Zivilisten, darunter Kinder und Jugendliche, die im Monat September Landminen zum Opfer fallen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Prinz Mired von Jordanien fordert China auf, Antipersonenminen zu verbieten

(17.10.2013)

Zuvor warb Prinz Merid für das Verbot in Laos, der Mongolei, Singapur , Tonga und den USA. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Fünf Menschen sterben durch Blindgänger

(17.10.2013)

Laut einem AFP-Bericht sterben auf einem Markt im Südsudan fünf Menschen, darunter vier Kinder, als ein Blindgänger explodiert . (in Englisch) 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 >>>


TERRORISTS FLEEING ATTACK SCENES NABBED BY U.S. SOLDIERS (Iraq)

(30.10.2005)

On Oct. 26, a U.S. patrol in the al-Doura district in southeast Baghdad found and destroyed an IED which consisted of four 122 mm rounds, a 130 mm round and a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Talented L.I. Marine dies in Fallujah blast (USA ' Iraq)

(30.10.2005)

The blast killed Lance Cpl. Jared Kremm, 24, of Hauppauge, along with a Marine from Ohio, as their unit searched for mines and hidden weapons in Saqlawiyah on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Naxal surrenders, Anantapur police unearth two dumps (India)

(30.10.2005)

Elsewhere, the police parties unearthed two dumps in Ramagiri and Garladinna area in this district. One powerful landmine, nine hand grenades, one .22 revolver, 70 live rounds and literature were recovered, police added. weiterlesen >>>


RDX, bombs, mines seized in Jammu and Kashmir

(30.10.2005)

Security forces seized a huge cache of arms, and ammunition, including RDX, bombs and mines, across Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said today. weiterlesen >>>


Three Taliban, Afghan soldier killed, US service member injured in MIL-AFGHANISTAN-VIOLENCE

(30.10.2005)

The US-led coalition forces said they gunned down one militant and captured two others while planting a landmine by the roadside in the southern Paktika.  weiterlesen >>>


Italien plant Truppenrückzug vor Mitte 2006 aus Irak

(30.10.2005)

Die Zahl der getöteten US-Soldaten stieg auf 2015. Am Samstag kamen drei amerikanische Soldaten ums Leben, zwei bei einem Anschlag in Bagdad, ein weiterer bei der Explosion einer Landmine in Beidschi. Die anhaltende Gewalt kostete ausserdem sechs irakische Polizisten und Soldaten das Leben. weiterlesen >>>


Shepel Says Nephew Shot Maskhadov (Chechnya)

(30.10.2005)

On Friday, a land mine explosion hit a military convoy in downtown Grozny, wounding two servicemen, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing 3 US, 4 Afghan soldiers (Afghanistan)

(30.10.2005)

Spokesman Qari Yusuf of Taliban has reported killing of three Afghan soldiers in south of Afghanistan. Qari Yusuf said that a vehicle of the Afghan forces was blown up through a remote-controlled mine in Kandahar province as a result three Afghan soldiers were killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Plan to construct 205-km-long road in Maoist bastion (India)

(30.10.2005)

"Since the area is commanded by the left wing rebel group Communist Party of India-Maoist who have buried landmines in several areas of Bhopalpattanam in Dantewada district, the BRO sought the government's assurance for safety of its staff and engineers," said one of the officials who attended the meet. weiterlesen >>>


People queue up to seized Maoist weaponry (India)

(30.10.2005)

Rocket launchers, tiffin bombs, landmines and other sophisticated weaponry seized from the Maoists are the hot draw at an exhibition here to celebrate Chhattisgarh's fifth anniversary.  weiterlesen >>>


2 soldiers killed, 4 wounded in rebel attack (Philippines)

(30.10.2005)

Communist insurgents killed two soldiers and wounded four others in an ambush Sunday in Bislig town, Surigao del Sur province, in the southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said New People's Army (NPA) rebels have detonated a landmine, killing the soldiers. Four others were injured in the attack, they said.  weiterlesen >>>


Convicts confirm Abu Sayyaf sanctuary (Philippines)

(30.10.2005)

The testimonies confirmed findings by the intelligence community that the Abu Sayyaf had found sanctuary on Mt. Cararao (spelled Kararao locally) in Lanao del Sur province and that Indonesian Jemaah Islamiyah members had been conducting trainings in the handling of weapons and explosives and in the laying of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Two Russian military servicemen wounded in Chechen capital (Chechnya)

(29.10.2005)

A land mine explosion hit a Russian military convoy in the Chechen capital on Friday, wounding two servicemen, officials said. On Thursday, a federal serviceman was wounded in another land mine explosion that targeted a group of soldiers searching for rebels in the southern Vedeno region, the local Interior Ministry's department said in a statement Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists Trigger Blast in Rautahat, 3 Security Men Hurt (Nepal)

(29.10.2005)

Three security personnel were injured in a Maoist-triggered land mine explosion targeting a patrolling team of the security forces in Rautahat this afternoon. weiterlesen >>>


Three peacekeepers injured in Iraq, Defense Ministry says (Iraq ' Ukraine)

(29.10.2005)

A land mine explosion injured three Ukrainian peacekeepers in Iraq on Oct. 27, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. weiterlesen >>>


Two naxals killed in encounter (India)

(29.10.2005)

Three firearms and four landmines were recovered from the spot which was close to West Godavari border, Superintendent of Police V V Srinivasa Rao said. weiterlesen >>>


INTERVIEW: Burundi war victims deprived of health care-MSF (Burundi)

(29.10.2005)

Two years ago Richard Manirakiza stepped on a landmine near his home in rebel-occupied hills outside Burundi's capital. Both his legs had to be amputated. He was nine years old.  weiterlesen >>>


Remaining landmines said to be obstacle in many countries to humanitarian aid, refugee return, economic progress (UN)

(29.10.2005)

Special Political Committee Completes Debate on Removal Action; Delegates Stress Continuing Problems after Long-Ago Conflicts  weiterlesen >>>


Local NGO Needs USD One Million For Landmine Awareness (Angola)

(29.10.2005)

The Non-Governmental Organisation, Angolan Association For Development (ADC), is in need of one million US dollars to continue with its campaigns of awareness against landmine threats under its rural people conservation project, said today in Luanda its president, Sebastião Luzayadio.  weiterlesen >>>


Lidar Spots Bomb-Sniffing Honeybees

(29.10.2005)

Some 90 countries are littered with buried antipersonnel mines, which claim thousands of lives each year. Trained bees can act as biological detectors of these explosive devices, and lidar is being investigated as a way to pinpoint the location of the insects as they momentarily hover over and thereby mark a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


U.N. names oil companies in Iraq kickback scheme (UN)

(29.10.2005)

Bayoil President David Chalmers and his former business associate, Augusto Giangrandi, used a front company, Italtech, to solicit oil allocations in Iraq, the U.N. report said on Thursday. Chalmers met Giangrandi, who was involved in selling weapons to Iraq, in the late 1980s. Giangrandi secured cluster bombs for Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


In Somalia schwindet die Hoffnung auf Frieden. Nach dem Krieg ist vor dem Krieg (Somalia)

(29.10.2005)

Die UN-Kommission beschuldigt das arabische Yemen, dem somalischen Präsidenten neben Kalaschnikows auch Granatwerfer, Maschinengewehre, Flakgeschütze, Helikopter, Handgranaten und Anti-Panzer-Minen zu liefern. Das von der arabischen Liga gezahlte Geld im Umfang von 26 Millionen Dollar zur Unterstützung Somalias verwendet Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed offenbar nicht zum Wiederaufbau sondern rüstet sich damit für den nächsten Krieg.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen woman hands over explosives to police (Chechnya)

(28.10.2005)

A land mine went off Wednesday in the Chechen district of Itum Kalin killing a federal serviceman. Police are working to identify the perpetrator(s). weiterlesen >>>


Australian legislator praises effectiveness of landmine clearance project (Vietnam)

(28.10.2005)

The project has helped reduce labour accidents and forest fires caused by bomb and mine explosion in the locality, Bruce Billson noted. The project, which has been carried out in five communes in Phong Dien district, cleared bombs and mines on nearly 42 ha of land and destroyed 6,875 explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Summit on whale deaths urged (Australia)

(28.10.2005)

A defence spokesman yesterday confirmed two naval mine hunters were in the vicinity of the latest stranding, but denied their sonar use was related to whale deaths. weiterlesen >>>


Stockpiles gone but landmines a continued threat (Guinea-Bissau)

(28.10.2005)

Guinea-Bissau's government has announced the destruction of its stockpile of roughly 5,000 landmines but disposing of the ones already in the ground is likely to prove far more difficult. A number of areas around the country continue to be plagued by anti-personnel mines and other explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosive remnants of war hinder development, Assistant Secretary-General says as Fourth Committee begins debate on assistance in mine action (UN)

(28.10.2005)

Mines and explosive remnants of war impeded sustainable peace, as well as the long-term development of affected societies, Jane Lute, Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this morning as that body began its consideration of assistance in mine action.  weiterlesen >>>


Kenya dispatches troops to Sudan (Kenya ' Sudan)

(28.10.2005)

President Mwai Kibaki Wednesday said Kenya has began playing an active role in the reconstruction of Sudan, with the dispatching of 820 peace-keeping troops to that country. The contingent which will be in Sudan for one year includes a humanitarian de-mining company with 104 men whose specialized task will be to minimize the suffering of civilians by making their farms, roads and fields mine-free to allow resumption of economic activities.  weiterlesen >>>


Court orders suspect's arrest in former sub officer's death (Russia)

(28.10.2005)

Alexander Pumane was detained in Moscow in September 2004 while driving a car with two mines, electric detonators, a TNT block and a canister with white liquid in it. The next day he died of injuries in the hospital. On September 19, the Moscow Prosecutor's Office launched investigation into his death. weiterlesen >>>


Crack team will take on Red Terror (India)

(28.10.2005)

Alarmed by reports indicating a 15 per cent rise in incidents of violence triggered by Naxalites after 2003 (the deadliest one was when seven policemen and a civilian were killed in a landmine blast on Deori-Chinchgad Road in Gondia in May 2005), mostly concentrated on the eastern fringes of the state bordering Andhra Pradesh, the state government has finally okayed the formation a Special Action Group.  weiterlesen >>>


BSF beats civilians (Srinagar, India)

(28.10.2005)

Eyewitnesses said the troops stopped civilian vehicles including a Sumo, Maruti, Bolero and beat up the passengers who were on board. The incident took place after a landmine explosion took place in the area. "The civilians, who sustained injuries in the explosion, were also beaten by the BSF men with gun-butts," said a photojournalist who had rushed to the spot.  weiterlesen >>>


EU observers to help oversee Sri Lanka election

(28.10.2005)

The island's election commissioner has ruled out having polling booths in rebel-held areas, as in previous elections, and will instead use buses to take voters living in Tiger territory across a border strewn in some areas with landmines. weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE MACC weekly update: 25 Oct 2005

(28.10.2005)

UNHCR is also carrying out a mine-awareness programme in conjunction with Handicap International which seeks to train refugees returning to mine-affected territories in Southern Sudan to be able to manage mine-related risks. Handicap International estimates that more than 5 million landmines have been sown in South Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Police unearth landmines in Vizag Agency (INDIA)

(28.10.2005)

According to the police, seven suitcase-type landmines with about 35 kg explosive the police between Rallagedda and T Gangavaram under Mampa police station limits in Koyyur mandal unearthed material. weiterlesen >>>


Southern Sudanese long for capture of Uganda rebel (Sudan)

(28.10.2005)

But hunting insurgents in the vast bushlands of southern Sudan is a tough challenge, given the distances involved, presence of landmines and the harsh terrain. weiterlesen >>>


Govt to de-mine former war zones (UGANDA)

(28.10.2005)

THE Government has finalised next month's plans of de-mining northern Uganda to de-congest and dissolve internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.  weiterlesen >>>


Ark-La-Tex Commitment to War in Iraq (IRAQ)

(28.10.2005)

On September first, Draughn junior--a national guard sergeant-- died in Baghdad after a mine exploded. His family, and many other Ark-La-Tex families who's sons and daugthers have died in Iraq---are just beginning to grieve their losses. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: U.S. Soldiers find, destroy roadside bombs (IRAQ)

(28.10.2005)

On Oct. 23, another U.S. patrol west of Baghdad found an anti-tank mine wired to batteries in a plastic bag. An EOD team later destroyed the IED. weiterlesen >>>


Somali faction hands over thousands of landmines (SOMALIA)

(28.10.2005)

International pro-landmine ban organization, Geneva Call received about 3500 landmines ranging from anti-personnel to anti-tank from Mogadishu based USC/SNA faction yesterday. Hussein Mohamed Farah Aidid transferred the landmines to Geneva Call representative Mohamed Noor, who on behalf of his organization thanked Hussien Aidid and his organization.  weiterlesen >>>


IEDs Iraq rebels deadly weapon against US troops (IRAQ)

(28.10.2005)

The most powerful military force in the world faces a steady loss of life in Iraq from makeshift bombs planted by or even under the roadside - deadly items soldiers call improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. In the meantime, Iraqi insurgents have access to hand grenades, land mines and mortar rounds, as well as large artillery shells and "dumb" airplane bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Laser-Nadel im Bombenhaufen

(28.10.2005)

Minen zu suchen und unschädlich zu machen, von denen ca.100 Millionen weltweit unter der Erdoberfläche liegen und die monatlich rund 2000 Menschen verstümmeln oder sogar töten, ist ein gefährliches, mühsames Geschäft. Professor Wolfgang Schade und seine Arbeitsgruppe an der TU Clausthal wollen Minen anhand der Zusammensetzung ihrer Gehäuse erkennen, und zwar mittels der so genannten laserinduzierten Plasmaspektroskopie. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan Navy Receives Eight American P3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft Pakistan (PAKISTAN)

(27.10.2005)

The P3Cs are able to launch wide array of weaponry such as American made Harpoon, French Exocet and Chinese C802 anti-ship missiles, can deploy the French-Italian made A244 torpedoes and various other types of rockets, mines, depth bombs, and special weapons. weiterlesen >>>


Searching for arms caches is a risky business (MOZAMBIQUE)

(27.10.2005)

Arms caches are often protected with booby traps, and Captain Engelbert Kiondo's team had to disarm a few landmines. "You have to be careful. Sometimes it is just a piece of wire that looks like a piece of grass, which is connected to a landmine," Kiondo said. weiterlesen >>>


Hotels in Baghdad Rocked by Rockets, Car Bombs (IRAQ)

(27.10.2005)

On Oct. 23, soldiers from 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team), seized a large weapons cache during a search in the Rawah area, near the Euphrates River. The cache included more than 1,000 antitank mines and several timed mines. The weapons were destroyed on the scene.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon: Investment badly needed in the south (LEBANON)

(27.10.2005)

Historically, residents of the area have been farmers, with traditional crops consisting of olives, grapes, figs, pomegranates, wheat and tobacco. With the coming of the Israeli occupation, however, much of the area's arable land was planted with mines, curtailing the viability of the industry. This, in turn, has led to a considerable outflow of the local work force.  weiterlesen >>>


CHINA BASES, A 'STRING OF PEARLS' (CHINA)

(27.10.2005)

The DOD report, as quoted by the Times elaborates on the Chinese strategy, noting that, "China … is looking not only to build a blue-water navy to control the sea lanes, but also to develop undersea mines and missile capabilities to deter the potential disruption of its energy supplies from potential threats, including the U.S. Navy, especially in the case of a conflict with Taiwan."  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Precarious situation in isolated southern province (ANGOLA)

(27.10.2005)

Landmines, food shortages, ruined roads, scant basic services and political intolerance give Kuando Kubango the dubious honour of being one of the worst places to live in Angolaa country with some of the lowest human development indicators in the world. Landmines - a deadly legacy of war - are seriously curbing aid work, despite the efforts of the Halo Trust, a demining NGO, to make key roads safer. "Both Mavinga and Rivungo are ringed with landmines. Just to get to their fields or to water points, people have to cross known mined areas," said Olins of the UN's TCU.  weiterlesen >>>


Warlord hands over landmines (SOMALIA)

(27.10.2005)

A powerful Somali warlord on Monday handed over a stockpile of thousands of landmines to a Swissbased lobby group and urged his colleagues controlling the bulletscarred capital to follow suit.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli Officials Skeptical of P.A. Pledges To Reform Security (MIDDLE EAST)

(27.10.2005)

Undercover commandos killed a wanted terrorist in an exchange of fire at his Tulkarm hideout Sunday. The death came after soldiers killed a Palestinian suspected of planting a mine on a road outside Ramallah on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Portugese navy introduces new EADS satellite terminal

(27.10.2005)

The latest terminal, with an antenna size of 1m, has been optimised for use on smaller ships such as offshore patrol and mine countermeasures vessels, as well as applications on larger support ships.  weiterlesen >>>