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Landminen- und Streubombenüberlebende erheben ihre Stimme für ihre Rechte

(26.08.2013)

Überlebende von Landminen- und Streubombenexplosionen spielen eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Durchsetzung ihrer Rechte und der vollständigen Umstetzung des Landminen- und Streubombenverbots. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Zwei Frauen durch Landmine verletzt

(24.08.2013)

In Bor verletzten sich zwei Frauen durch eine Landminenexplosion. Zum Glück nur leicht. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


USA verkaufen Streubomben an Saudi-Arabien

(20.08.2013)

Die US-amerikanische Rüstungsfirma Textron erhält einen Auftrag, 1.300 Streubomben für Saudi-Arabien herzustellen. Der Konzern rechtfertigt den Waffenverkauf. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Prinz Harry: Engagiert wie seine Mutter Lady Diana

(18.08.2013)

Prinz Harry informierte sich über Minenräumung in Angola, wie einst schon seine Mutter Lady Diana. Er ist Schirmherr der Organisation Halo Trust. weiterlesen >>>


Österreich: Bagger stieß auf Tellermine

(17.08.2013)

Da die Mine nicht scharf gemacht worden war, glauben Experten, dass sie beim Rückzug der Deutschen in Bichlbach entweder entsorgt oder verloren worden war. Minenfunde sind in Tirol bislang kaum bekannt.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Fünf Zivilisten sterben bei Minenunfall

(17.08.2013)

In der südlichen Provinz Helmand ist ein Kleinbus auf eine Mine gefahren. Fünf Menschen wurden getötet, darunter eine Frau und ein Kind.  weiterlesen >>>


Kambodscha: Landmine tötet sechs Bauern

(15.08.2013)

Sechs Bauern fahren mit einem Traktor bei der Rückkehr von ihren Reisfeldern auf eine Antifahrzeugmine und sterben. Die Mine stammt mutmasslich aus dem Bürgerkrieg in den 1980er und 1990er Jahren. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Schweizer Bundesrat schickt Soldaten nach Mali

(14.08.2013)

Schweizer Armee-Angehörige werden sich an der Mission der UNO im westafrikanischen Mali beteiligen. Als unbewaffnete Militärbeobachter sollen sie bei der Minenräumung und Blindgängerbeseitigung helfen. 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 >>>


Braving frostbite, death to destroy land mines

(04.10.2005)

Removing land mines high in Chile's Andes mountains is a hard, cold job that can take the breath away. Last Saturday a corporal's toe was blown off by an anti-personnel mine. weiterlesen >>>


Kamchatka's Explosion Roots in Chukotka

(04.10.2005)

The explosions at the northeastern military supply depots in Elizovo District, Kamchatka Region, ceased only by around 7:00 a.m. Monday. Investigators are denied the access to the place of emergency, as the mine pickers are at work there. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb blast injures four policemen in southeastern Turkey

(04.10.2005)

Four police officers were injured when a bomb exploded late Sunday in southeastern Turkey, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Farmers in Laos risk their lives to unearth scrap metal

(04.10.2005)

After 30 years, there are still around nine million unexploded American bombs. Poverty and hunger prompt farmers to dislodge the ordinances to sell the metal and explosives.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining operations continue in buffer zone

(04.10.2005)

Demining operations continue in Cyprus buffer zone and on Tuesday landmines will be disposed in the area of Barsak, near the church of Panayia Palouriotissa, in Nicosia district.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanese PM arrives to UAE

(04.10.2005)

The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation to the UAE President for his continuing support politically and economically which helped Lebanon in the reconstruction process, underlining in this regard the UAE's overage of the mine removal project cost in the South of Lebanon.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq al-Qaida says two marines killed

(04.10.2005)

Al-Qaida's wing in Iraq says it has killed two US marines seized in western Iraq. Elsewhere in Iraq, an American soldier died of his injuries after a combat patrol struck a mine near Baji on Saturday, the US military said on Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Scientists train rats to screen import cargo

(04.10.2005)

Scientists at the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, in conjunction with Tanzania People's Defence Forces, are training rats to be used in cargo screening, both in airports, seaports and border control posts. The trained rats will also be used in clearing anti-personnel landmines and detection of tuberculosis (TB) in human beings. weiterlesen >>>


One serviceman killed, two wounded in Chechnya

(04.10.2005)

One serviceman was killed and two others were wounded in Chechnya on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Baghdad - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Friday, Oct 1

(04.10.2005)

BAIJI - A U.S. soldier was killed when a patrol hit a mine near the oil refining town of Baiji, 180 km (110 miles) north of the capital, the military said in a separate statement. weiterlesen >>>


Two children killed while playing with grenade

(04.10.2005)

Two young boys playing with a hand grenade they found in a field in rural Colombia were killed when it exploded, police said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine cause takes stage in Chicago

(04.10.2005)

Land mines buried in nearly 60 foreign countries do more than kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians every year. They keep people from leading normal, productive lives. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine explosion wounds one in Southwestern Pakistan

(04.10.2005)

A pickup van Saturday morning hit a landmine in Southwestern Baluchistan province of Pakistan, critically wounding one and damaging the van, said police. weiterlesen >>>


Japan Assists Landmine Victims By Ameen Abduljalil

(04.10.2005)

Under the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects, Japan has granted aid to landmine survivors worth USD 52,800. The grant will be used to purchase a microbus to transport landmine survivors visiting the Yemen Association for Landmine Survivors (YALS).  weiterlesen >>>


4 Iranians get killed in Qasr-e-Shirin mine blast

(04.10.2005)

Commander of Qasr-e-Shirin Border Guards Brigade Colonel Amrollah Mohammadi told IRNA, three members of a family and their guide got killed in mine blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Explosion In Baskale, No Casualties

(04.10.2005)

A land-mine went off near entrance of Rural Services Office in Baskale town of eastern city of Van on Saturday. There are no casualties in the explosion.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine survivors from Cambodia play at volleyball tournament in Regina

(04.10.2005)

It was back in 1990 that Chhoy Kimhorn had his leg blown off below the knee by a landmine. He was fighting in a jungle with the Cambodian government army when he took a wrong step that changed his life forever. Fifteen years later, Kimhorn, now 41, is on a volleyball court at the University of Regina proudly wearing his country's colours again.  weiterlesen >>>


The West supports Georgia in return for driving Russia out of the Caucasus

(04.10.2005)

Driving Russian peacekeepers out of Georgia, Official Tbilisi follows orders from its friends and benefactors in the West. Reconnoitring the part of the Transkam in the environs of the settlement of Itrapisi, sappers of the South Ossetian Defense Ministry discovered twelve antipersonnel mines of British manufacture. Banned by the 1997 Ottawa Convent.  weiterlesen >>>


Danish group declares areas in Kanniya, Thiriyai mine free

(04.10.2005)

About 10,000 square meter area in Kanniya and about 8,000 square meter area in Thiriyai in the Trincomalee district have been declared mine free by the Danish Demining Group (DDG), civil society sources in Trincomalee said.  weiterlesen >>>


Four U.S. service members wounded in Afghanistan bomb blast, U.S. military says (AFGHANISTAN)

(04.10.2005)

An explosion hit a military vehicle in Afghanistan on Friday, wounding four U.S. service members, the U.S. military said.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkish forces defuse bombs, land mines in eastern province (TURKEY)

(04.10.2005)

A disaster was prevented when members of a wedding procession noticed explosives laid by terrorists on the Bingol-Elazig railroad. The bomb was spotted as the wedding procession was passing through the Yolcati region of the Bingol-Elazig road. weiterlesen >>>


FIVE SOLDIERS KILLED IN AR RAMADI (IRAQ)

(04.10.2005)

Five Soldiers assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Ar Ramadi, on Sept. 28.  weiterlesen >>>


Cong MLA escapes unhurt in land-mine blast (INDIA)

(04.10.2005)

Malkangiri Congress MLA Mr Nimain Sarkar had a miraculous escape when suspected Naxalites triggered a land-mine which ripped apart a vehicle which was carrying the MLAs supporters today.  weiterlesen >>>


Gefährliche Altlasten aus dem Krieg

(04.10.2005)

Auch 60 Jahre nach Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges werden in Baden-Württemberg noch jede Menge explosiver Altlasten in den Böden vermutet. Experten gehen von Tausenden von Bomben-Blindgängern aus.  weiterlesen >>>


Interkulturelle Kompetenz: Als "Barfußarzt" in Afghanistan

(04.10.2005)

Dr. Erös berichtet Schülern von seinen Erfahrungen in Afghanistan, ein Land, in dem noch etwa zwölf Millionen Landminen vergraben sind, die im Schnitt täglich elf Opfer fordern. weiterlesen >>>


Gasprom entsorgt beim Bau der Ostsee-Pipeline keine chemischen Kampfstoffe am Meeresboden

(04.10.2005)

Gasprom übernimmt keine Verpflichtung, die am Boden der Ostsee gelagerten chemischen Waffen zu entfernen oder gar zu entsorgen. Auf dem Grund der Ostsee lagern nach Expertenschätzungen 267 000 Tonnen Bomben, Geschosse und Minen. Die Munition enthält mehr als 50 000 Tonnen Kampfstoffe.  weiterlesen >>>


Suche nach Blindgängern mit US-Airforce-Aufnahmen

(04.10.2005)

Auch 60 Jahre nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges gehen von Blindgängern Gefahren für die Bevölkerung aus. Allein in den ersten vier Monaten des Jahres wurde der Kampfmittelbeseitigungsdienst in Sachsen zu 220 Einsatzorten von Fundmunition gerufen.  weiterlesen >>>


Army troopers discover NPA training ground

(30.09.2005)

The army scored big in a 30-minute firefight with a band of about 20 members of the New People's Army (NPA) in the rebel's camp at about 10 a.m. last Tuesday in San Luis, Aurora province. According to Maj. Gen. Jovito S. Palparan Jr., 7th Infantry "Kaugnay" Division (7ID) commanding general, the camp was used in the training of rebel recruits and the manufacture of landmines and other explosive devices for their activities. weiterlesen >>>


Taking politics out of the gun

(30.09.2005)

Today's protests against arms and the arms trade are shot through with childish naivety - and more than a smattering of chauvinism. Guns have been big news this week. First the Irish Republican Army ditched theirs, putting a reported 650 Kalashnikovs, 50 heavy machine guns, 40 rocket launchers, six flame throwers, one surface-to-air missile, three tonnes of Semtex and various other weaponry 'beyond use permanently'. News reporters described it in breathless tones as an 'historic day'. One of the priests selected by the IRA to witness the historic moment said: 'There was silence. We were taking the gun out of Irish politics.' (1) weiterlesen >>>


Maoist blast kills one, injures five in Orissa

(30.09.2005)

One person died and at least five Congress activists were injured when Maoist rebels triggered a landmine blast in Orissa's Malkangiri district Thursday, police said. weiterlesen >>>


Macedonian Opposition Parties Cry Foul Over Government's Handling of Armed Standoff

(30.09.2005)

An armed gang that occupied a Skopje-area village for months eventually stood down as a result of what many suspect was a negotiated deal. Although the government succeeded in resolving the crisis, opposition parties and even President Branko Crvenkovski have criticised what they say is a bad precedent. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Army builds on engineering skills

(30.09.2005)

The Afghan National Army recently graduated 26 engineers from a six-week training course that built upon their engineering skills at Camp Invictia , on the outskirts of Kabul. weiterlesen >>>


Mandali: Iran and Iraq between the wars

(30.09.2005)

The canyon is 25-yards wide with red rock walls of about 30 feet, as beautiful and dramatic as anything in the American west. It is an old river gorge and snakes between Iran and Iraq. In such a craggy landscape the eye lights on the smooth and the regular, which is almost always man-made. First, an upended Iraqi helmet, abandoned 20-years ago during the Iran-Iraq war. Then 10 yards away, the inner lining to an Iranian helmet, with camouflage netting still attached. Once the eye is accustomed, the rest of the canyon's contents scream into view: ancient, but perhaps still potent, munitions. weiterlesen >>>


Activist asks for compassion, end to landmines

(30.09.2005)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights activist Jody Williams told a Campus Center auditorium audience yesterday afternoon that "emotion without action is irrelevant." The University of Massachusetts Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) organized the event and awarded Williams with the center's annual public service award. The CPPA is non-partisan and describes its mission as improving public policy decisions and governance through education and research. weiterlesen >>>


Strike on Afghan army convoy leaves nine dead, 28 injured

(30.09.2005)

SUICIDE BOMBER DROVE MOTORBIKE A suicide bomber on a motorbike drove into a convoy of Afghan National Army soldiers boarding minibuses outside their training base on the edge of Kabul on Wednesday, killing nine people and wounding 28, said the Afghan Defense Ministry's spokesman, Gen. Zaher Azimi. The dead included eight military personnel and one civilian bus driver, he said. The attacker was also killed. weiterlesen >>>


Cong MLA escapes attempt on life

(30.09.2005)

A landmine blast, triggered by Left wing Ultras, killed a Congress worker and injured four others in Tendapalli village under Motu police limits on Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


Local Afghanistan Refugee tells her story

(30.09.2005)

A refugee from Afghanistan was in mid-Michigan. The young woman shared a story of escape from her native land. 17-year-old Farah Ahmedi signed copies of her book at the East Lansing Barnes and Noble.  weiterlesen >>>


War-era shell kills Vietnamese couple

(30.09.2005)

A Vietnamese man and his wife have been killed and their three children seriously injured when a Vietnam War-era shell exploded. weiterlesen >>>


Training für den Auslandseinsatz

(29.09.2005)

Schweriner Soldaten bereiteten Kameraden aus ganz Deutschland auf Kosovo und Bosnien vor. Umgang mit Demonstranten, Minenschutz, Selbstverteidigung ' im Kosovo und in Bosnien warten viele Gefahren auf die dort tätigen Bundeswehrkräfte.  weiterlesen >>>


Robbers kill NGO worker in Parwan

(29.09.2005)

Unidentified gunmen shot dead an Afghan staffer of a non-governmental organistation (NGO) in the Parwan province on Wednesday. A day earlier, a Bangladeshi engineer was wounded in a landmine explosion in the eastern Nangarhar. weiterlesen >>>


Somaliland Gears up for Legislative Poll

(29.09.2005)

Voters in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, go to polls on Thursday to elect 82 Members of Parliament. During electoral violence, anti-tank mines were found. weiterlesen >>>


Detroit council puts brakes on police bid for armored assault vehicle

(29.09.2005)

The Detroit Police Department wants to use $743,000 seized from drug dealers to buy an armored assault vehicle.  weiterlesen >>>


Shoe with six legs would protect from landmines

(29.09.2005)

A new shoe will protect people from landmines, which kill one person in every 22 minutes world over. weiterlesen >>>


Suicide attack on Afghan troops

(29.09.2005)

AT least 12 people were killed and 29 wounded when a suicide bomber dressed in an army uniform rammed a motorcycle into a convoy of buses carrying Afghan army officers in the capital Kabul overnight. Elsewhere today, three people were killed and five wounded in a mine blast. weiterlesen >>>


Michigan native killed in Iraq

(29.09.2005)

Sergeant First Class Casey Howe was part of a convoy headed to join an Iraqi contingent when his patrol hit a land mine on Monday near Baghdad. weiterlesen >>>


United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE): No mine or UXO accident reported in September

(29.09.2005)

The Programme Manager of the Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC) Mr. Phil Lewis returned to the mission area on September 26, 2005 after attending the 8th Mine Action Managers meeting convened by the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Geneva, Switzerland.  weiterlesen >>>


NPA offensive in Mindanao looms

(29.09.2005)

The police and military have tightened their watch over Central Mindanao following reports that communist guerillas are out to launch massive attacks in retaliation to military offensives launched in the triangular boundaries of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. On the other side, an army personnel carrier exploded after running over a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Moscow Police Officers Held In Kidnap Plot Probe (RUSSIA)

(29.09.2005)

Police, prosecutors and security officers on Wednesday detained five suspects, including a group of present and former police officers, on suspicion of attempted kidnapping, the Russian prosecutor-general's office said Wednesday. During searches of apartments, mines were discovered. weiterlesen >>>


Police lack infrastructure

(29.09.2005)

In this region of India, the police has no night vision binoculars or sniffer dogs or land mine or metal detectors or any modern gadgetry. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines recovered at Adigoppula village (INDIA)

(29.09.2005)

The Guntur district police on Tuesday recovered four landmines from Adigoppula village that were planted by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) naxalites during the May 11 attack on the Durgi police station. weiterlesen >>>


Colchester: Bomb scare jams (UK)

(29.09.2005)

Traffic jams hit Colchester rush-hour after a bomb scare. Police shut Shrub End Road yesterday afternoon after a suspected landmine was found in a home. weiterlesen >>>


Army digs out powerful explosives from arterial road in Kashmir (INDIA)

(29.09.2005)

The Indian Army defused powerful explosives planted by suspected militants on an arterial road to target an army convoy.  weiterlesen >>>


OPERATIONS AGAINST PKK TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IN HAKKARI (TURKEY)

(29.09.2005)

Gendarmery teams destroyed 4 landmines which were planted by members of PKK terrorist organization in Cobandagi region of southeastern city of Hakkari, sources said on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Letters to the Editor: Civilians Suffer Land Mines' Horrific Effect (USA)

(29.09.2005)

In response to Mr. Kaylan's commentary, I would say that our global experience has shown that land mines have a horrific effect on the economy and social fabric of the countries where they are buried.  weiterlesen >>>


Zeuge: Waffen in der Schule von Beslan versteckt

(29.09.2005)

Die Terroristen, die im vergangenen September die Schule von Beslan stürmten, hatten offenbar doch vorsorglich ein Waffenlager in dem Gebäude angelegt. Dies sagte eine ehemalige Geisel vor Gericht aus.  weiterlesen >>>


Guter Wille allein reicht nicht

(29.09.2005)

Transnationale Firmen halten Zusagen nicht ein. Bericht zur Wirtschaftspolitik der UN fordert Kontrollmöglichkeiten. DaimlerChrysler arbeitet einerseits als prominentes Mitglied im Global Compact mit, produziert andererseits aber mit einer Tochterfirma die von den UN geächteten Anti-Personen-Minen.  weiterlesen >>>


More land mines ahead (USA)

(28.09.2005)

The United States should be getting out of the use of land mines, but instead it only is redefining the issue.  weiterlesen >>>


Police arrest group suspected of drug abuse, forgery, arms trafficking (CROATIA)

(28.09.2005)

The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County police department held a news conference in Rijeka on Wednesday at which it reported the arrest of an eight-member group suspected of drug abuse, conspiracy to commit crimes, forgery of tax stamps, and illegal possession of anti-personnal mines and other weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Police detain two more al-Qaida suspects in Somalia's breakaway republic (SOMALILAND)

(28.09.2005)

Police in the breakaway republic of Somaliland have detained two more suspected al-Qaida militants, raising the number of terror suspects captured in two days to seven, the regional leader said Saturday. The suspects possessed assault rifles, anti-tank mines, a large cache of ammunition and communication equipment.  weiterlesen >>>