News-Archiv



Schweiz entsorgt ihre Streumunition

(11.07.2013)

Die Schweizer Armee baut ihre Streumunitions-Bestände ab. Seit 2012 ist diese Munition in der Schweiz verboten. weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Frau verliert Bein durch Landmine

(11.07.2013)

Trotz Waffenstillstandabkommens zwischen Zentralregierung und bewaffneten Gruppen der Volksgruppe der Karen bleibt die Zivilbevölkerung von Landminen bedroht. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


EU fördert Minenräummaßnahmen im Südsudan

(10.07.2013)

Die Europäische Kommission, Abteilung für Humanitäre Hilfe (ECHO), hat angekündigt, EUR 1,5 Millionen für Minenräumaktivitäten im Südsudan zur Verfügung zu stellen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Minenräumung wird verzögert

(10.07.2013)

Verteter der Bevölkerunggruppe der Karen erklären, dass Minenräummaßnahmen in der Provinz Karen ausgesetzt sind aufgrund unklarer Waffenstillstandbedingungen der Zentralregierung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mosambik: Weitere Minenräummaßnahmen notwendig

(08.07.2013)

Die mosambikanische Minenräuminstitut IND berichtet, dass trotz weitreichender Minenräummaßnahmen in den vergangenenen Jahren immer noch Flächen von insgesamt 9,7 Millionen Quadratmetern von Minen befreit werden müssen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libyen: Geldmangel gefährdet Minenräumung

(07.07.2013)

Die Zukunft der Minenräumung in Libyen ist laut den Vereinten Nationen gefährdet, weil 18,5 Millionen USD für die Umsetzung der Minenräumprogramme fehlen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: 1.500 Menschen in einer Provinz durch Landminen getötet oder verletzt

(05.07.2013)

Laut einer Studie des Minenräumprogramms in Afghanistan sind in den vergangenen zehn Jahren 1.500 Menschen durch Landminen und nicht-explodierte Munition in der Provinz Badakhshan getötet oder verletzt worden. (in Englisch)  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Mehr als ein Million Quardratmeter Land von Landminen befreit

(05.07.2013)

Das angolanische Sozialministerium erklärt, dass landesweit Flächen von 1,2 Million Quadaratmeter von Landminen befreit wurden. (in Englisch)  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 >>>


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 >>>