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Cluster Munition Monitor 2013: Syrien überschattet eine positive Bilanz

(04.09.2013)

Gemäß dem heute in Genf veröffentlichten Bericht des „Cluster Munition Monitor“ setzte Syrien 2012 und 2013 als einziges Land Streubomben ein. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Landminenüberlebene stärken Rechte der Frauen

(03.09.2013)

In Afghanistan engagieren sich Frauen, die eine Landminenexplosion überlebt haben, für die Rechte der Frauen und das Verbot von Landminen und Streubomben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Laos: Streubombe tötet einen Jungen

(29.08.2013)

Ein 13-Jähriger wurde von dem Blindgänger einer Streubombe getötet und fünf weitere Jungen verletzt, als sie versuchten die Munition mit einem Messer zu öffnen. Die Munition stammt aus dem Vietnamkrieg. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Anti-Landminen-Kampagne fordert von der US-Regierung, auf den Einsatz von Streubomben in Syrien zu verzichten

(29.08.2013)

Die US-Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen fordert einen Verzicht, Streubomben einzusetzen, da die humanitären Folgen dieser wahllos tötenden Waffen den militärischen Nutzen übersteigen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Jemen: Minenräumung schreitet voran

(27.08.2013)

In Jemen erklären sich fünf Gouvernements und die Stadt Sana'a frei von Landminen. Seit 1999 wurden in Jemen fast 4000 Menschen, darunter 504 Kinder, durch Landminen getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Zahl der Minenopfer sinkt um 36 Prozent

(27.08.2013)

Im Vergleich zu 2012 ist die Zahl der Landminenopfer 2013 von 115 Opfern auf 74 gefallen. Landminen stellen weiterhin ein großes Problem dar. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


(27.08.2013)


Fotoausstellung: Gile Duley portraitiert Landminenüberlebender aus Afghanistan

(26.08.2013)

Der Fotograf Giles Duley, selbst Überlebender einer Landminenexplosion, portraitiert Landminenüberlebende aus Afghanistan. Die Ausstellung ist im House of Commons in London/UK vom 02.-06. September 2013 zu sehen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mine haul blows lid off Bihar plot (India)

(18.10.2005)

Police today stumbled upon 11 powerful landmines, each weighing 30 kg, from a dried up well barely a few kilometres from the site of last Saturday's blast in the Baniadih forest in Chatra district, 200 km from here. Police officials believe the bombs had been hidden by the rebels for use during the Bihar elections.  weiterlesen >>>


Six Traders Killed By Landmine (Kenya)

(18.10.2005)

Six traders were yesterday killed and 10 others are fighting for their lives when their minibus exploded in a landmine. The Kenyan businessmen travelling from Elwak Town in Kenya to Bur Hache in Somalia died when their vehicle drove over a landmine less than five kilometres from the border, said North Eastern police boss Philip Ndwiga.  weiterlesen >>>


Lieber manchmal anecken als immer mutlos sein: Ulrike Folkerts macht sich stark

(18.10.2005)

Die in Berlin lebende Schauspielerin ist ein Mensch mit starkem Gerechtigkeitssinn. Sie setzt sich für Schwache ein, kämpft gegen Landminen, reist in den Kosovo und nach Burundi, zu Kriegswaisen und Kindersoldaten.  weiterlesen >>>


Switzerland makes donation to Slovene-run mine-clearance fund (SWITZERLAND)

(18.10.2005)

The Slovene-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF) received a 160,000-euros donation by Switzerland on Tuesday [18 October]. The funds will be allocated for a demining project in Bosnia-Hercegovina, the ITF said in a press release on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Selling weapons " or selling out? (UK)

(18.10.2005)

Tony Blair promised us 'the toughest arms regulations in the world' back in the dreamy days of 1997. But only last month, in the heart of London, there was an arms fair "paid for with your tax money and mine" offering cluster bombs, stun guns and leg irons for sale. weiterlesen >>>


JTF2 violates spirit of landmine treaty: MP: Commando unit uses explosives that put civilians at risk (CANADA)

(18.10.2005)

Canada's commando force is violating the spirit of the landmine treaty brokered years ago by the Liberal government by using specialized explosives that could maim and kill innocent people on the battlefield, says the Conservatives' defence critic.  weiterlesen >>>


General News: Wartime Landmines Kill & Injure Nearly 10,600 in Central Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(17.10.2005)

Landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from the US War caused serious injuries for 10,597 people in three central provinces of Vietnam from 1975 to 2004, of whom, 4,817 died.  weiterlesen >>>


Several arms caches found in Azerbaijan (AZERBAIJAN)

(17.10.2005)

Two combat grenades, 15 flares and cartridges for Kalashnikov submachine-guns were found by the police on the roadside of the highway going to the international airport of Baku, named after Geidar Aliyev. The ammunition was in a paper bag, sources in the city police told Itar-Tass.  weiterlesen >>>


Morocco warns Algeria over migration, W.Sahara (MOROCCO)

(16.10.2005)

The Polisario, which is headquartered in the Algerian southwestern town of Tindouf, said in a statement on Sunday 92 migrants had been found by its guerrillas in the Sahara desert. It said the migrants have been bussed from northern Morocco and abandoned by Moroccan authorities in a Western Sahara area "planted with ... anti-personnel mines". weiterlesen >>>


SOLDIERS, MARINES DISCOVER WEAPONS CACHES FOLLOWING IRAQI TIP (IRAQ)

(15.10.2005)

The Multi-National Forces - Iraq issued the following press release: Texas Army National Guard Soldiers and Marines from 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward) discovered weapons caches near a primary school slated as a polling site here on Oct. 14.  weiterlesen >>>


PRT vehicle damaged in landmine explosion (AFGHANISTAN)

(15.10.2005)

Two rockets landed near the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan's (UNAMA) regional office in the Logar province while a PRT vehicle was destroyed by a landmine in the northern Baghlan province on Saturday morning. weiterlesen >>>


Troops seize NPA's bomb stash in Rizal (PHILIPPINES)

(15.10.2005)

In Zamboanga City, a senior military official accused the NPA of human rights violations because of their use of landmines. Armed Forces Southern Command chief Lt. Gen. Edilberto Adan said these mines went off during an ambush in Betibot, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Oriental last Oct. 9, killing three women and five soldiers.  weiterlesen >>>


Driver injured in land mine explosion (PAKISTAN)

(15.10.2005)

A driver was slightly injured when a land mine exploded along under construction Turbat-Gwadar road Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


MINE IRAQ'S BORDER? DON'T TAKE THAT STEP, PLEADS JOLIE (USA)

(15.10.2005)

Angelina Jolie is taking a stance against the proposed mining of Iraq's borders.  weiterlesen >>>


ONE SOLDIER WOUNDED IN LAND-MINE BLAST IN LICE (TURKEY)

(14.10.2005)

PKK terrorists detonated a remote-control land mine under a passing military vehicle in southeastern Turkish town of Lice, injuring one soldier.  weiterlesen >>>


Media advisory - National Defence Minister travelling to Ukraine (CANADA)

(14.10.2005)

Ukraine is one of Canada's twenty-five key Development Partners and over the past ten years has been the largest single recipient of Canadian military training assistance. Close cooperation also exists between Canada and Ukraine on the anti-personnel landmine issue.  weiterlesen >>>


Bomb destroys 8 tankers in Afghanistan

(14.10.2005)

A blast destroyed eight fuel tankers Friday outside the U.S.-led coalition's main base in southern Afghanistan. Two drivers were injured in the explosion, which sent thick black clouds billowing over Kandahar Airfield. weiterlesen >>>


African migrants in Sahara lose hope. Migrants allegedly left to their fate in Sahara desert are doomed to die of thirst unless help arrives soon.

(14.10.2005)

African migrants allegedly left to their fate in the Sahara desert are doomed to die of thirst in a remote region surrounded by landmines unless help arrives soon, one of the group said in a hasty mobile phone call Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


WORLD COMMUNITY HAS 'BLIND SPOT' ON GRAVE THREAT FROM GLOBAL TRADE IN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS, DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE TOLD (UNITED NATIONS)

(14.10.2005)

The United Nations issued the following press release: With the preponderant focus on the weapons of mass destruction threat, conventional weapons and the global trade in them were becoming something of a "blind spot", the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) was told, as it concluded its thematic debate today on conventional weapons and heard the introduction of seven related draft texts.  weiterlesen >>>


Joint Commission on 5th Thai-Cambodia Bilateral Cooperation

(14.10.2005)

Foreign Affairs Minister KANTATHI SUPHAMONGKHON has scheduled to attend the Joint Commission on the 5th Bilateral Cooperation between Thailand and Cambodia. The joint commission aims at strengthening the working cooperation between the two countries.  weiterlesen >>>


Mines disposal operations continue

(14.10.2005)

The Mine Action Centre Cyprus (MACC) assisted by UNFICYP will dispose of mines on the 18 of October 2005 from 8am to 4pm, in the UN-patrolled buffer zone 3 kilometres Northeast of Dhenia.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Soldier Killed by IED; Iraqis Thwart Car Bomb Attack

(14.10.2005)

Task Force Liberty soldier died of injuries suffered when a combat patrol struck an improvised explosive device near Dujayl, Iraq, at about 1 p.m. today, military officials reported. The name of the soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In Rawah, Iraqi and Task Force Freedom forces seized a large weapons cache Oct. 11. weiterlesen >>>


Legally binding instrument needed to combat illicit small-arms trade, which fuels conflict, undermines development, First Committee told; Hears introduction of draft texts on tracing small arms, prohibiting use of anti-personnel mines (part 1 of 2) (UNITED NATIONS)

(14.10.2005)

With small arms and light weapons fuelling conflicts, facilitating violent crime and terrorism, impeding post-conflict reconstruction and undermining long-term development, speakers stressed the need for an international, legally binding instrument to combat the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons, as the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) began its thematic debate on conventional weapons and heard the introduction of two related draft resolutions.  weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: SOUTHERN REFUGEES RELUCTANT TO RETURN HOME

(14.10.2005)

Many of the 4 million southern Sudanese displaced during the armed conflict hope to return to their homes soon but are hesitating in the face of the volatile security situation and the absence of solid state structures in the area, despite the Government of National Unity having taken office in the capital Khartoum, a senior United Nations official has said. "Despite the peace (between the former southern rebels and the government), in many areas returnees fear for their safety due to militia activities, armed civilians and land mines," said Walter Kälin, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR Sudan Operations: Sudan/Chad situation update 34,13 Oct 2005

(14.10.2005)

Security: The general security situation in Bahr el Jebel, Eastern and Western Equatoria States(1) has been relatively stable during the reporting period. However, serious incidents continue to occur, but these incidents have not adversely affected UNHCR operations in the region.  weiterlesen >>>


First Group Tests Repatriation Route to DR of Congo From Tanzania, UN Says (DRC)

(14.10.2005)

At Baraka transit centre they underwent training in landmine and HIV/AIDS awareness before setting out today for their villages, where they were to receive a repatriation package, including mattresses, kitchen sets and farming and building tools, UNHCR said.  weiterlesen >>>


Suspected woman terrorist killed in Kashmir blast

(14.10.2005)

Srinagar: A suspected woman terrorist was blown to pieces in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday when a landmine she was carrying accidentally exploded, police said. weiterlesen >>>


RCT-2 'Doc' Experiences a New Iraq

(14.10.2005)

When Seaman Hipolito V. Avitia, 21, from Albuquerque, N.M., deployed to Iraq for the second time at the beginning of this year, he thought it would be exactly the same as he left it in 2004. But now, after his deployment in the Al Anbar province has gone by, the 2000 graduate of Rio Grande High School has seen not only a different part of Iraq, but a difference in Operation Iraqi Freedom. weiterlesen >>>


SOLDIER, WHO WAS INJURED IN MINE BLAST, DIES (TURKEY)

(14.10.2005)

The soldier, who was injured in a mine blast earlier today, died at the hospital, sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Crude tactic, deadly results For Iraqi insurgents, improvised explosives become a weapon of choice (IRAQ)

(14.10.2005)

The insurgents are no longer using simple munitions, said Anthony Cordesman, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Instead, they're using stacked landmines, artillery shells wired together or specialized charges that focus the area of impact and increase force, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


War death touches Guard unit. A battalion assigned to the 29th Brigade loses a soldier in Iraq

(14.10.2005)

Another California soldier, Staff Sgt. Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr, whose unit is affiliated with the Hawaii Army National Guard's 29th Brigade Combat Team was killed in Baghdad on Monday by a car bomb. On July 5, Sgt. Deyson K. Cariaga, 20, of Honolulu, was killed in Al Hammadi when the Humvee in which he was riding struck a land mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Nearly half of landmine victims die of wounds in central Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(14.10.2005)

About half of all landmines victims in central Vietnam die from their injuries, according to a study released Friday by the Vietnamese government and a US war veterans organization. Between 1975 and 2004, 10,597 people in these provinces were victims of landmines and unexploded ordnances, of whom 4,817 had died. weiterlesen >>>


Killings and Atrocities Committed by Terrorists

(14.10.2005)

Figures released today show militants continue to relentlessly kill, kidnap, injure by firing, hurling grenades and exploding bombs in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir. weiterlesen >>>


Hundred kilos of explosive seized from rebel group hideout in northern Philippines (PHILIPPINES)

(14.10.2005)

Last Sunday, the NPA rebels set off landmines in Misamis Occidental province before firing upon soldiers and their dependents, leaving five soldiers and three civilians killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopia-Eritrea: Asmara imposes more restrictions on peacekeepers

(14.10.2005)

The Eritrean government has imposed more restrictions on the movement of United Nations peacekeepers in the country, days after grounding UN helicopter flights, a spokesperson said. Clearing the tens of thousands of landmines that were laid along the border had been stopped because there was no longer any way to evacuate injured workers, Sainte added. On 1 October, a bus carrying 61 civilians, including women and children, hit a freshly laid anti-tank mine in the TSZ. Six critically injured people, including women aged 23 to 50, were evacuated for treatment by a UNMEE helicopter.  weiterlesen >>>


Colombian ex-militiamen being trained as police assistants (COLOMBIA)

(14.10.2005)

In rural areas, the ex-paramilitaries could work "protecting forests, assisting in the removal of land mines, guarding pipelines and manually eradicating illegal crops," said the presidential office, which is responsible for peace talks with the paramilitary umbrella organization United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, or AUC. weiterlesen >>>


Sprenganlage für Fundmunition hat regulären Betrieb aufgenommen

(14.10.2005)

Nach dreijähriger Testphase hat eine vollautomatische Sprenganlage für Fundmunition nahe Hottendorf (Altmarkkreis Salzwedel) ihren regulären Betrieb aufgenommen.  weiterlesen >>>


Seit Jahren Terror im Nordkaukasus

(14.10.2005)

9. Mai 2002: Bei den Feiern zum "Tag des Sieges" explodiert in Kaspijsk (Dagestan) eine Mine. Unter den 45 Toten sind viele Kinder. weiterlesen >>>


More U.S. Troops Die in Iraq Bombings Even as Armoring Improves

(14.10.2005)

Roadside bombs are killing more American troops in Iraq, as the frequency and sophistication of insurgent attacks may be outstripping U.S. efforts to increase protection for soldiers. So-called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, killed 302 U.S. troops between Jan. 1 and Oct. 7, compared with 165 in the same period in 2004, according to Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, an Internet site with statistics based on official U.S. casualty reports. The number of U.S. armored vehicles in Iraq rose during that period to almost 39,600 from 16,548, according to the Army. weiterlesen >>>


SOMALIA: Terrorist militia leader calls for Islamic rule

(14.10.2005)

An influential religious leader and alleged al-Qaida collaborator vowed in an interview Wednesday to establish an Islamic state in Somalia, a lawless Horn of Africa nation the United States fears could grow into a major base for Islamic terrorists. In September, U.N. experts monitoring an arms embargo on Somalia reported that Islamic hard-liners, including Aweys, were importing high explosives, mines, hand and rifle-fired grenades, anti-tank weapons and ammunition and anti-aircraft guns and ammunition. weiterlesen >>>


Iraq blast leaves lasting wounds. Wisconsin Guard member had a traumatic brain injury in 2003

(14.10.2005)

Sgt. Troy Tuschel sits in a chair, facing a window. The sky is blue. It's a nice day. He feels relaxed. He is fishing a notebook from his desert fatigues when the window shatters inward and, in a roar, the room blasts apart. The insurgency's weapons of choice in Iraq are explosives; the war's signature wound is traumatic brain injury. Land mines, improvised bombs and rocket-propelled grenades permit combatants to avoid contact with a well-armed, well-trained foe. And they are morbidly effective, tearing apart arms and legs unprotected by body armor. weiterlesen >>>


Charlie Company fights an invisible enemy. US troops meet friendly villagers, but struggle to get help in routing insurgents (Afghanistan)

(14.10.2005)

For the past three days, the men of the 82nd Airborne's Charlie Company have been chasing ghosts. Every time they fly into a valley in Chinook helicopters, the Taliban flee at the thumping sound of the rotors. But in one village, the men find two powerful antitank mines, the sort that recently killed four American soldiers in a fully armored Humvee near Deh Chopan. 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 >>>