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Weltflüchtlingstag 20. Juni: Alarmierender Zustand in Syrien

(19.06.2013)

Mehr als 1,6 Millionen Menschen sind vor den Kämpfen in Syrien geflohen. Es mangelt an Ressourcen für eine angemessene Unterstützung der Flüchtlinge und auch die Auswirkungen auf die Gastländer sind besorgniserregend. weiterlesen >>>


Helden Tag für Tag: Minenaktion in Bosnien-Herzegowina

(19.06.2013)

Mitarbeiter vom Entwicklungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen (UNDP) berichten über den tagtäglichen Kampf gegen die Gefahren von Landminen und nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln in Bosnien-Herzegowina. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Rotes Kreuz und Norwegen kritisieren kanadischen Gesetzentwurf zum Verbot von Streubomben

(17.06.2013)

Das Internationale Komittee vom Roten Kreuz und Norwegen kritisieren den Gesetzentwurf Kanadas über das Verbot von Streumuntion. Der Gesetzentwurf sieht vor, dass sich kanadisches Militär an Militäraktionen beteiligen darf, in den von alliierten Truppen Streumunition eingesetzt wird. (in Englisch + weitere Informationen im TV-Beitrag) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landmine tötet 10-Jährigen und verletzt vier Spielkameraden

(16.06.2013)

Kinder haben beim Spielen in einem Vorort der bosnischen Hauptstadt versehentlich eine Landmine zur Explosion gebracht. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand: Landmine tötet Minenräumer

(14.06.2013)

Während einer Entminungsaktion nahe der thailändischen-kambodschanischen Grenze wurde ein Minenräumer mutmaßlich durch eine Antifahrzeugmine getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Angola kündigt die Übergabe von minengeräumter Fläche an

(12.06.2013)

Laut dem Angolanischen Institut für Minenräumung (INAD) wurde in den letzten zwölf Monaten insgesamt 556 Explosivkörper, 30 Antipersonenminen und 2 Antifahrzeugminen geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aktionen gegen kanadischen Gesetzentwurf zum Streumunitionsverbot

(12.06.2013)

Weltweit rufen Aktivitisten die kanadische Regierung auf, den nationalen Gesetzentwurf über das Verbot von Streumunition zu verbessern. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kampfmittelräumung: Was auf dem Schlachtfeld liegen blieb

(07.06.2013)

Porträt eines in Köln ansässigen Unternehmens, das Detektorsysteme für die Minen- und Kampfmittelräumung entwickelt. weiterlesen >>>


Kyrgyz, Uzbek border districts cleared of mines (UZBEKISTAN/ KYRGYZSTAN)

(13.10.2005)

Two people have been killed and one seriously injured by the mines so far.  weiterlesen >>>


SCIENCE BOARD FINDS PROBLEMS WITH TRACKING MUNITIONS RELIABILITY (USA)

(13.10.2005)

A Defense Science Board task force has found problems in the way munitions reliability is tracked, charging the Defense Department with a "lack of focus" and insufficient research and development funding.  weiterlesen >>>


Village sits halfway between woes and hopes (Thailand - Burma)

(13.10.2005)

With its rows of oranges on wind-swept hills, Bam Mai Yong Hoong , a village in Fang District, is home to some 300 households that consider the village as a half-way point --to yet another village, another job, a better life and home. The health organization also attends to victims of landmine explosion from across the border. In 2004 and 2005, the organization recorded 118 cases, of which 60 percent are old cases. Sam Sai said he knew of three victims who died because they bled profusely. weiterlesen >>>


S.Africa's Mintek seeks to fix Angola corridors

(13.10.2005)

South African minerals and metallurgical group Mintek is seeking to refurbish Angolan transport corridors damaged by war to bolster investment in metals and agriculture, CEO Paul Jourdan said on Wednesday. Many roads, railways and bridges were utterly destroyed or rendered impassable during the war, and landmines still pose a threat to internal travel. Business leaders say the restoration of transport is crucial to catapult the huge, fertile oil-producing country into being one of the region's most important economies. weiterlesen >>>


Socially Responsible Funds a Challenge

(13.10.2005)

Socially responsible funds, and the ideals behind them, are becoming more mainstream, but building a truly diversified portfolio with them remains a challenge.  weiterlesen >>>


Superstrong Polyethylene Fiber Plays Key Role for Armored Vehicles

(13.10.2005)

Tactical vehicle armor protection is a high priority and a new polyethylene fiber is designed to protect cab occupants from direct fire and mine improvised explosive device threats. DSM Dyneema announced that they will play a key role in new armored models of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) manufactured by Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicles, LP (Sealy, Texas).  weiterlesen >>>


United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) MACC weekly update: 11 Oct 2005

(13.10.2005)

HIGHLIGHTS: All MACC demining operations had to be suspended until further notice due to the Eritrean Government's decision to prohibit all UNMEE helicopter flights. This restriction prevents the possibility of a helo medevac (helicopter medical evacuation), which is a mandatory safety requirement for deminers working in the field. The Preliminary Investigation Report (PIR) for the mine incident which occured on October 1, 2005 on the Asmara - Barentu - Bushuka road has been released by the UNMEE MACC. For more information on the accident, please contact the MACC Operations Section.  weiterlesen >>>


Fußball in Mostar: Krieg der Clubs

(13.10.2005)

Heute treffen Bosnien und Serbien in der WM-Qualifikation aufeinander. Es ist ein Spiel voller Brisanz. Mostar erlebt täglich einen ethnischen Konflikt. Die Stadt wurde faktisch geteilt, an Versöhnung glaubt kaum einer. Auch der Fußball kann nicht für Entspannung sorgen. Unzählige Häuser sind in Mostar noch heute zerstört, in den umliegenden Bergen liegen zahlreiche Minen. Die im Krieg zerbombte Brücke, einst Wahrzeichen des friedlichen Zusammenlebens der Kulturen, wurde mit internationaler Finanzhilfe wieder aufgebaut. Doch für immer vergangen scheint Mostars Unbeschwertheit. weiterlesen >>>


Burma: Zwei Elefanten durch Landmine verstümmelt

(13.10.2005)

Zwei junge Elefantenkühe wurden am Dienstag ins Elefantenhospital Lampang in Thailand eingeliefert. Sie hatten am 5. Oktober eine Landmine in Burma ausgelöst. Dorthin waren sie ihrer Mutter gefolgt, die dort Teakholz ziehen sollte. weiterlesen >>>


Burma: Zwei Elefanten durch Landmine verstümmelt

(13.10.2005)

Zwei junge Elefantenkühe wurden am Dienstag ins Elefantenhospital Lampang in Thailand eingeliefert. Sie hatten am 5. Oktober eine Landmine in Burma ausgelöst. Dorthin waren sie ihrer Mutter gefolgt, die dort Teakholz ziehen sollte. weiterlesen >>>


Terror act averted in Ingushetia republic

(12.10.2005)

An explosive device made of landmine was found in the Nazran city in the area of the 105th housing estate not far from a regiment of Interior Troops on Wednesday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Britain accuses Iran of running training camps for bombers

(12.10.2005)

Iran is running international "training camps" for bombers who carry out attacks on British troops in Iraq, according to senior British officials. In the past eight days British, US and Iraqi forces have found more than 50 rockets, 10 mortars and 64 landmines, as well as the infra-red devices. The devices were found on Route Tampa, the main feeder route for British and American troops to Meysan, a province where coalition forces have faced periodic bouts of intense attacks. weiterlesen >>>


PKK kills five soldiers in eastern Turkey

(12.10.2005)

Five Turkish soldiers were killed and one wounded in a clash with the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) members in eastern Turkey, an official statement said on Wednesday. The PKK has intensified landmine and remote-controlled bombing attacks in Turkey over the past few months.  weiterlesen >>>


Giant rats put to work detecting mines

(12.10.2005)

Gambian giant pouch rats are being put to work in Vilancoulos, southern Mozambique, to detect mines planted in the country's 20-year civil war.  weiterlesen >>>


Mystery deepens on the plight of Colonel Bahnu (Sri Lanka)

(12.10.2005)

Mystery deepens on the plight of Colonel Bahnu, as special attempts were taken to cover up the whole sickening episode - the attack and death of the LTTE cadres on Monday night, 10 October at Vavunathievu, nearly 05 kilometers away from Batticalao. Tamil National Force spokesman while describing the attack said that they exploded a claymore mine and had attacked the convoy with small arms completely destroying the Canter and the double cab. weiterlesen >>>


Mine defused in Dagestan

(12.10.2005)

A powerful mine was discovered and defused in Dagestan early on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Army Selects White Paper and Solicits Proposal for HiEnergy's Robot-Borne Explosive Detection System

(12.10.2005)

HiEnergy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HIET), the industry leader in neutron-based diagnostic technology, announced today that the U.S. Army has selected HiEnergy's white paper on a robot-borne detector of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines for submission of a full proposal. weiterlesen >>>


RDX and other explosives recovered from militant hideout (India)

(12.10.2005)

Security forces recovered RDX and other explosive items from a militant hideout at Noorpir near Mandi in Poonch district last night, police said today. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq toll falls heavily on Guard troops

(12.10.2005)

The National Guard and Reserves are suffering a strikingly higher share of U.S. casualties in Iraq, their portion of total American military deaths nearly doubling since last year. The statistic has hit home in Pennsylvania, which has lost 12 Guard soldiers in the war since Aug. 1. One of them, Pfc. Nathaniel Detample, 19, of Morrisville, Bucks County, was a criminal-justice major at Shippensburg University. He was killed Aug. 9 when a mine exploded and insurgents attacked with small-arms fire in Bayji, Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey: 2 people injured in land mine blasts

(12.10.2005)

Two shepherds, including an 11-year-old boy, were injured Tuesday in two separate land mine explosions in southeast Turkey, where Kurdish rebels have been battling Turkish troops for autonomy, the Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Meeting the Naxal challenge (India)

(12.10.2005)

In Chhattisgarh, the Naxals demonstrated their military prowess by blowing up a mine-proof vehicle carrying 24 Central Reserve Police Force personnel with a mine. This sent the vehicle flying 35 feet up in the air till it landed 90 feet away. In Andhra, they killed a Congress MLA on Independence Day. Has the Indian government established at least a degree of control over Naxalite activity? And has it got any wiser about how to contain Naxal-related violence after almost four decades of trying?  weiterlesen >>>


Local Airman Returns From Iraq

(12.10.2005)

A local airman has returned home after almost a year in Iraq. In June, he was hurt when a landmine exploded under his military vehicle. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Department of State and Chicago Coalition for Landmine Action Conference (USA)

(12.10.2005)

Chicago, the "city of big shoulders," was the site of a National Conference for Landmine Action that encouraged civil society to help combat the global landmine problem.  weiterlesen >>>


Santo Domingo Massacre in Colombia. A Testimony

(12.10.2005)

[Note: On December 13, 1998, in what has become one of the most notorious war crimes in Colombia, the hamlet of Santo Domingo was attacked by a U.S. cluster bomb from a Colombian Air Force helicopter. Seventeen civilians, including 7 children, were killed as a result of the bombing.  weiterlesen >>>


BURMESE BORDER / TEAK HAULING; Landmine maims 2 elephants (BURMA)

(12.10.2005)

Two young female elephants, aged six and two years, were admitted to Lampang Elephant Hospital yesterday morning, a week after triggering a landmine in Burma.  weiterlesen >>>


An der Schwelle zum automatischen Krieg

(12.10.2005)

Der Erfolg in dem Roboter-Wettlauf der Darpa ist ein weiterer Schritt auf dem Weg zu autonomen Kampfrobotern. Neben vollautomatischen Panzern, die in einer ersten Angriffswelle vor allem feindliche Panzer und Artillerie ausschalten sollen, wird im Arsenal der Waffenschmiede bereits an weiteren perfiden Kampfrobotern gearbeitet. So gibt es seit langem schon Versuche, Minen intelligenter und auch beweglicher zu machen ( Intelligentes Minennetzwerk (9)). Anstelle dass die Minen einfach abwarten, bis ein Fahrzeug über sie hinweg fährt, sollen sich derartige Roboter-Minen ein Ziel aktiv suchen und es dann auch gleich attackieren. Es gibt bereits erste Prototypen, die wie kleine Insekten krabbeln und einen Aktionsradius von mehreren hundert Metern haben.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist ultras surrender in Chhattisgarh

(11.10.2005)

Maoist rebels dominate eight of the state's 16 districts. Last month, they killed 24 paramilitary personnel in a landmine attack in Dantewada district, prompting the government to impose a ban on the Communist Party of India-Maoist and its affiliate bodies.  weiterlesen >>>


Enterprise Soldier Killed

(11.10.2005)

Lance Corprel Carl Raines Junior of Enterprise died last Thursday from a landmine in a Marine offensive near the Syrian border. weiterlesen >>>


Civilian hurt in mine blast, HM terrorist held in J&K

(11.10.2005)

A civilian was injured in a mine blast near the international border in Kathua district while security forces arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours, official sources said on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq: Task Force Liberty Soldiers sustain Operation Saratoga security operations

(11.10.2005)

Task Force Liberty Soldiers, Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police across North Central Iraq completed more than 175 raids and security missions in their first week of Operation Saratoga. Weapons seizures included five mortar systems, more than 50 mortar rounds, 75 artillery rounds, nearly 70 rockets and 10 anti tank mines. weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures three soldiers in eastern Turkey

(11.10.2005)

Three Turkish soldiers were injured when their vehicle hit a land mine in eastern Turkey on Monday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Al Qaeda Sets Up Base in Sinai

(11.10.2005)

The head of military intelligence, Maj.Gen. Ze'evi Farkash, has told the cabinet that Al Qaeda has set up a base on the Sinai peninsula. weiterlesen >>>


5 soldiers, 3 civilians killed in landmine blast in MisOcc

(11.10.2005)

Five army soldiers and three female relatives were killed while four other soldiers were seriously injured in a landmine blast at around 11:05 a.m. Sunday at Sitio Kalunod, a kilometer away from the military camp in Barangay Bitebot here. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish troops kill 3 in drive against PKK rebels

(11.10.2005)

Turkish troops killed three Kurdish rebels in a big operation in the east of Turkey on Monday, military officials said. Elsewhere in the mainly Kurdish southeast, a 10-year-old boy died after a minibus he was travelling in hit a landmine in the province of Van, a second landmine wounded two soldiers in the province of Bingol and PKK rebels kidnapped a policeman near the town of Cizre, close to the Iraqi and Syrian borders. weiterlesen >>>


One Passenger Dead After Land Mine Blast In Van (Turkey)

(11.10.2005)

One child died in the hospital today after a passenger minibus hit a land mine planted by members of the terrorist organization PKK in Muradiye town of eastern city of Van yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Airman wounded in Iraq gets warm welcome home

(11.10.2005)

A Southside airman has one heck of a war story to tell. 21-year-old David Randolph was injured in Iraq on June 22nd when his humvee hit a land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


One US soldier killed, another wounded in Zabul attack

(11.10.2005)

One US solider was killed and another wounded as Taliban ambushed them in the Shinkay district of the troubled Zabul province, US military said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Hammond mourns soldier

(11.10.2005)

Pfc. Benny S. Franklin, 19, of Hammond, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division who was described by his high school principal as a leader in the school's Jr. ROTC program, died Friday from injuries he sustained while on patrol in Afghanistan. According to information from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., Franklin was critically injured when he stepped on a land mine near the town of Gereshk in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs aus Tausend

(11.10.2005)

Die vom Komitee «1000 Frauen für den Friedensnobelpreis» nominierten Frauen sind leer ausgegangen. Für das Migros-Magazin sind jedoch sie die wahren Gewinnerinnen. Das sind die sechs Schweizerinnen unter den Tausend. Eine dieser Frauen ist Elisabeth Reusse-Decrey: Um nicht staatliche Organisationen zur Vernunft zu bringen, gründete sie 1998 den «Aufruf von Genf», eine kleine, private Organisation, die Untergrundkämpfer dazu bringen soll, Minen zu ächten. Mit Erfolg: Bisher haben sich gegen 30 Bürgerkriegsparteien verpflichtet, auf Minen zu verzichten. weiterlesen >>>


Beutelratten als Sprengstoffschnüffler

(11.10.2005)

In Mosambik werden Beutelratten als Minensuchtiere eingesetzt. Die Ratten werden schon von klein auf an den Geruch von Sprengstoff gewöhnt. weiterlesen >>>


Presseerklärung vom 09. Oktober 2005

(10.10.2005)

Wirkungsvolle Aktionen gegen Streubomben weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills five in southern Afghanistan

(10.10.2005)

In a stepped up insurgency in Afghanistan, another powerful blast killed five people, including a local commander, and wounded as many Monday morning. weiterlesen >>>


JCB Will Add 100 Workers To Build Backhoe for Army

(10.10.2005)

JCB Inc.'s Savannah plant looks to add up to 100 workers to build high-speed backhoe loaders for military engineering tasks. Primary tasks of military JCB machines include the movement and transit of ammunition and weapon loads, digging trenches and disarmament of mines. weiterlesen >>>


US military death toll in Afghanistan hits 200 since 2001 invasion

(10.10.2005)

With 84 casualties, this year has been the deadliest yet for the 21,000-strong US-led coalition force. The number of American troops killed in and around Afghanistan since the Taliban was ousted four years ago rose to 200 over the weekend as the military announced the death of a soldier who stepped on a land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


The gift of mobility: Project provides wheelchairs for people in Third World

(10.10.2005)

A map in the Columbia-based Personal Energy Transportation Project's office labels the 55 countries that the group's hand-cranked wheelchairs are sent to. The wheelchairs are for victims of of polio, leprosy and land mine accidents. weiterlesen >>>


What do aid workers do?

(10.10.2005)

FOREIGN NGOs are present both on the ground in Africa and also in the rich world's corridors of power lobbying for more and better aid. In several states, NGOs are conducting demining projects. weiterlesen >>>


Land mine kills 15 cops in India

(10.10.2005)

Fifteen policemen died when a police vehicle drove over a land mine in eastern India yesterday, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


US soldier injured in Kunar mine blast

(10.10.2005)

One US soldier sustained injuries in a landmine blast in the eastern Kunar province overnight. A police official, on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the military personnel were patrolling the area when their vehicle hit a roadside mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast injures 7 in eastern Turkey

(10.10.2005)

A landmine went off on Sunday ineastern Turkey when a passenger minibus drove over it, injuring seven people, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Bombs and mines in DR Congo

(10.10.2005)

Tens of thousands of unexploded devices are scattered all over the Democratic Republic of Congo, in areas where the two latest conflicts raged.  weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers die in landmine blast

(10.10.2005)

Three soldiers were injured when a military vehicle ran over a landmine, five kilometre west of here (MIRAMSHAH) on Sunday. Unconfirmed reports said that the soldiers succumbed to their injuries in a military hospital in Bannu. weiterlesen >>>


WAR-WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

(10.10.2005)

Battle blogging for profit: AS BLOGS become big business, Internet giants have begun trying to profit from new forms of journalism, including war coverage. The results are not encouraging. "Warblogger" Stuart Hughes documented the amputation of his right leg, after havind stepped on a landmine in Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Man makes explosive find

(10.10.2005)

A collector of old guns and ammo, Bella Vistan Christopher Clark thought he had found a great old piece of ammunition, a mortar round from 1907, pre-World War I.  weiterlesen >>>


Police conduct search for land mines

(10.10.2005)

Police conducted searches on a stretch road between Hanumanthawaka and Simhachalam road, following an alert sounded by the Intelligence-wing that naxalites could plant landmines on some city roads. weiterlesen >>>


ICRC links up with the business world

(10.10.2005)

The Swiss-run International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has launched a corporate support group with leading Swiss businesses. These partners could help in communication and in raising awareness, in a campaign against anti-personnel mines, for example. weiterlesen >>>


Local man killed in mission

(10.10.2005)

"We're good to go," Lance Cpl. Dan McVicker wrote in an e-mail Sunday as he prepared to leave for a combat mission. He had been in Iraq just six weeks, when he was killed when his humvee hit a land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Eritrean flight ban forces UN to halt mine clearance activities

(10.10.2005)

A helicopter flight ban imposed by Eritrea, where 655,000 people are socially and economically affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance, against the United Nations peacekeeping operation (UNMEE) has forced the world body to suspend its lifesaving mine clearance activities in the country. weiterlesen >>>


Auf der Spur der Taliban

(10.10.2005)

Erkundungsflug in den afghanischen Bergen um Kandahar - eine der Hochburgen der radikal-islamischen Taliban. Die Männer der US-Special Forces bereiten eine Säuberungsaktion von Bodentruppen vor. Nur wenige Tage später beginnt der Einsatz. Das Gebiet auf 2000 Metern Höhe ist nur mit Humvee-Geländewagen zugänglich. Die Männer fürchten besonders versteckte Minen. weiterlesen >>>


200. US-Soldat seit Beginn der Afghanistan-Mission getötet

(10.10.2005)

In Afghanistan ist ein US-Soldat durch eine Minen-Explosion ums Leben gekommen.  weiterlesen >>>


Indische Polizisten bei Anschlag getötet

(10.10.2005)

Bei der Explosion einer Mine im Osten Indiens sind am Samstag 15 Polizisten getötet worden. Wie Polizeisprecher Sudarshan Mandal erklärte, waren vermutlich maoistische Rebellen für den Anschlag verantwortlich. weiterlesen >>>


Five injured in Kashmir blast

(07.10.2005)

Five people, including two schoolgirls and a paramilitary trooper, were injured in a grenade explosion in Jammu and Kashmir Friday, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Riviera Lockheed plant lands $30 million Navy deal

(07.10.2005)

Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Maritime Systems and Sensors business in Riviera Beach is expanding after receiving a $30.2 million contract to build unmanned underwater vehicles for the U.S. Navy. The purpose of the new vehicles is to find mines. weiterlesen >>>


Marines patrol perilous Iraqi city

(07.10.2005)

U.S. Marines leading an offensive in western Iraq patrolled the gravel and dirt streets of this riverside city Wednesday, catching the scent of Ramadan holiday meals wafting from homes and eyeing fliers taped to lampposts offering rewards to anyone who kills a U.S. serviceman. U.S. forces found dozens of roadside bombs and mines buried under major streets. weiterlesen >>>


Marines find insurgency's deadly tools in Haditha

(07.10.2005)

While the insurgents in Haditha may have faded away for the time being, they left their mark behind.U.S. Marines and members of Iraqi Special Forces on Thursday uncovered a sizable weapons cache hidden in a shrine and yard adjacent to a mosque in east-central Haditha, close to the Euphrates River, and continued to uncover deadly buried roadside bombs. The city itself is almost literally an improvised explosive device (IED) field. According to Capt. James Kimber, commander of India Company, the route in front of the mosque was being swept for mines when the unit was hit by an IED. weiterlesen >>>


Vladikavkaz resident surrenders 160 kilos of explosive to police

(07.10.2005)

A woman resident of Vladikavkaz (North Ossetia) has voluntarily surrendered to police over 160 kilogrammes of explosive, police sources told Itar-Tass on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Accidental mine blast in Kashmir kills four police personnel

(07.10.2005)

Srinagar: An accidental landmine blast in Kashmir killed four police personnel and injured ten in a police station premises on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


ERITREA: Flight restrictions to affect border monitoring

(07.10.2005)

The decision by the Eritrean government to restrict United Nations helicopter flights will significantly reduce the organisation's ability to monitor the situation on the border with neighbouring Ethiopia, the top UN military commander in the region said. But on 1 October, a bus carrying 61 civilians, including women and children, hit a freshly laid anti-tank mine in the Temporary Security Zone. Six critically injured people, including women aged 23 to 50, were evacuated for treatment by a UNMEE helicopter. weiterlesen >>>


SANTA ROSA: North Bay soldier killed in Iraq convoy

(07.10.2005)

A young soldier from Santa Rosa was killed by a land mine Saturday near the Iraqi town of Bayji in an Army convoy, the U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Hizb commander, NC activist among 5 killed

(07.10.2005)

Three militants including a district commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and a National Conference activist were among five persons killed in State since Wednesday while as in a second explosion in two days, a cashier of State Bank of India (SBI) was killed on the spot and five others, including two security personnel, wounded in a land mine blast at Dooru Islamabad Thursday afternoon.  weiterlesen >>>


NKR STATUS FIRST OF ALL

(07.10.2005)

OSCE PA rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh Goran Lennmarker considers that the determination of Karabakh's status is a priority in the conflict settlement." Nobody knows how many mines lie in the ground and how many people blow up on these mines every day", Mr. Lennmarker noted.  weiterlesen >>>


In einem Kloster, irgendwo in den Alpen bei Grenoble

(07.10.2005)

Sie sitzt auf dem Boden und bettelt. Blauer Tschador, eine Stimme, die Beine seltsam flach vom Körper weggespreizt. Irgendwann steht sie auf, humpelt durch staubige, ockerfarbene Straßen nach Hause. Habiba, das Minenopfer. Als Mädchen hat sie ihr linkes Bein verloren. Jetzt hat sie nachts Alpträume von Skorpionen. weiterlesen >>>


Burda says no to Administration's grant

(06.10.2005)

Malkangiri District Congress Committee President Gangadhar Burda has refused to accept the Red Cross assistance declared by Malkangiri Collector for his medical treatment. Burda was one of the Congress workers who was injured in the landmine blast near Motu recently. weiterlesen >>>


State Bank driver killed in Kashmir blast

(06.10.2005)

The driver of a van of the State Bank of India was killed and two police guards were injured in a landmine explosion in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Valley guardsmen help find cache of weapons in Iraq

(06.10.2005)

A large cache of weapons and an explosives factory was found in an elementary school Tuesday by Iraqi Security Forces and 2nd Brigade Combat Team soldiers. Numerous weapons, anti-tank mines, and a variety of explosives and detonation devices were seized. weiterlesen >>>


In Chile, soldiers brave death to remove a cruel legacy

(06.10.2005)

At 15,321 feet above sea level, the Chilean soldiers face a hellish task removing land mines sown around these Andean peaks a generation ago by a paranoid dictator. weiterlesen >>>


Traffic at Netherlands' Airport Delayed

(06.10.2005)

Traffic was delayed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Thursday after an unexploded British World War II bomb was found in a nearby field, the airport said. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Forces Patrol Troubled City

(06.10.2005)

U.S. Marines leading an offensive in western Iraq patrolled the gravel and dirt streets of this riverside city Wednesday, catching the scent of Ramadan holiday meals wafting from homes and eyeing fliers taped to lampposts offering rewards to anyone who kills a U.S. serviceman. When U.S. forces stormed into Haditha they found dozens of roadside bombs and mines buried under major streets - including one that killed three soldiers in nearby Haqlaniyah. weiterlesen >>>


Emulation is patriotic

(06.10.2005)

Delegates attending the on-going seventh National Role-model Congress on October 5 continued their second working day by joining an exchange entitle "Emulation is patriotic" in the presence of Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and other officials. In the past ten years, mine and bomb clearance soldiers were successful in collecting over 17,500 mines and bombs of different kinds.  weiterlesen >>>


Govt to provide compensation to families of Maoist victims

(06.10.2005)

His Majesty's Government has decided to provide compensation to the 4 families including that of a girl child who was killed accidentally as the bomb she was playing with exploded.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Ongoing Challenges Facing Almost 100,000 Displaced

(06.10.2005)

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks - More than three years after the end of Angola's protracted civil conflict, almost 100,000 displaced people are still unable to return to their homes, according to a recent study. The major impediments to those who wanted to return to their areas of origin but remained displaced were bad roads, lack of transportation and mine infestation. weiterlesen >>>


Brunswick Marine killed by mine in Iraq

(06.10.2005)

A Marine from Brunswick was killed in Iraq when the Humvee he was driving struck a mine, his father said. weiterlesen >>>


Joint patrol finds propaganda material, weapons cache on Tikrit farm

(05.10.2005)

American and Iraqi forces discovered large weapons caches and propaganda after raiding a farm complex they believe was being used as a safe house and for insurgent training, officials said Tuesday. Soldiers seized a suicide bomber vest, two-dozen 57 mm rockets, 18 anti-tank rockets, 16 rocket-propelled grenades, 10 anti-tank mines, 20 mortar rounds and several automatic weapons. weiterlesen >>>


$10m demining project to send rats into Great Lakes

(05.10.2005)

Tanzanian-trained mine detection rats will be deployed in demining operations in the Great lakes region.  weiterlesen >>>


Return of Sudanese refugees threatened by landmines

(05.10.2005)

Unexploded landmines planted during two decades of civil war in southern Sudan are threatening the return of refugees. weiterlesen >>>


No mines for Taiwan, please

(05.10.2005)

The new commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Admiral William Fallon, has begun making subtle but distinctive changes in his command's endeavor to keep the peace in the Taiwan Strait, Asia's most dangerous flashpoint. And the admiral has advised Taiwan to strengthen its defenses with, among others, "land mines," according to a report of Singapore's Straits Times last week. weiterlesen >>>


Fashion Firm Eradicates Landmines

(05.10.2005)

The Wardrobe Workshop Inc. will join Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills McCartney, and many others for the fifth annual Night of a Thousand Dinners(TM), a global event where world leaders, celebrities and caring citizens come together to dine and raise awareness and resources for the international landmine crisis. weiterlesen >>>


Blast targets police post

(05.10.2005)

Maoists blasted an under-construction police outpost with landmines at Gourpara village in Bandwan block of Purulia around 4.30 a.m. today. Police said the extremists fled towards the Jharkhand-Purulia border after the incident. No one was injured.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists blew up proposed police camp in Bengal's Purulia

(05.10.2005)

Suspected Maoist activists today blew up a police camp under construction in Gurukona forest near Bandwan in Purulia district. Police suspected that the Maoists had also planted mines in the site of the camp and had requisitioned bomb disposing squad for detection of explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Task Force Baghdad Responds to Attack; Terror Suspects Captured

(05.10.2005)

A search of the properties yielded two vehicles prepared as improvised explosive devices, one suicide bomber vest, 19 57 mm rockets, 18 SPG 9 anti-tank rockets, 16 rocket-propelled grenades, two launchers, 10 anti-tank mines, 20 mortars, 25 mortar fuses, three machine guns, two AK-47 rifles, and four hand grenades.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers nab 78 Terror Suspects

(05.10.2005)

Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured 78 suspected terrorists and seized eight weapons caches, e.g. 46 anti-personnel mines, during operations throughout the city, from Sept. 28 to 30.  weiterlesen >>>


Militants kill one, another injured in mine blast

(05.10.2005)

Militants killed one person and another was wounded in a mine blast in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said today. weiterlesen >>>


Vilankulam families benefit from housing project

(05.10.2005)

The Danish Refugees Council (DRC) provided assistance to clear the shrub jungles, which covered the residential plots of the village after 1985. The De-Mining Unit of the Sri Lanka Army cleared mines from the village and issued mine clearance certificate to the TRC to commence construction work, sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Hudson Valley company expands product line of razor wire for the military

(05.10.2005)

Cobra Systems, a company that makes razor wire for the US military, yesterday literally rolled out two new products. weiterlesen >>>


"Amber Sea 2005" joint military excise begins in Esthonia

(04.10.2005)

The drill aims to improve the three Baltic nations' cooperation in locating and destroying landmines, and test their capability to carry out maritime rescue operations and combat international terrorism, an Estonian army spokesman said.  weiterlesen >>>


Crossfire War: Al-Qaeda Now Within Striking Distance of Suez Canal

(04.10.2005)

Al Qaeda (Iran) has established a local terror network in Northern Sinai - centering on el Arish and in strongholds in the inaccessible central mountains of the peninsula around Jebel Hillal. Some of the peaks reach 7,500 ft and the paths are barricaded by huge rocks with concealed explosives rigged to set off an avalanche. There are even anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, with the caves used as firing positions that have mortars and heavy machine guns. weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR: Angolan refugees face difficult route home across vast, devastated land

(04.10.2005)

When a country is more than twice the size of France, is littered with mines and has seen its roads disappear during decades of war, getting refugees back to their homes is not an easy task. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. military denies plans for more troop cuts

(04.10.2005)

The border between North and South Korea is one of the world's most heavily fortified area, with 1.7 million troops facing each other along the 38th parallel, which is strewn with land mines and barbed wire.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi, U.S. Forces seize terrorist weapons, bombs

(04.10.2005)

Iraqi Army and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found five weapons caches hidden in north Baghdad Sept. 30. Coalition Forces also found two improvised explosive devices. One of the bombs was an anti-tank mine connected to a radio. weiterlesen >>>


Students combat underage soldiers

(04.10.2005)

As a 14-year-old, he was forced to murder other Ugandan children and to fight for a cause he did not understand. Then he stepped on a land mine in an effort to escape the Army. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier wounded in mine clearance operation

(04.10.2005)

A Chilean soldier was injured when a landmine exploded during a clearing operation in the Chungara base on the border with Bolivia, reported Santiago's La Tercera. weiterlesen >>>