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Kolumbien: Dreizehn Zivilisten fallen im Monat Mai Landminen zum Opfer

(06.06.2013)

Die kolumbianische Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen berichtet von dreizehn Zivilisten, die im Monat Mai Landminen zum Opfer fielen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Tunesien: Zwei Soldaten sterben durch eine Landmine

(06.06.2013)

Zwei Soldaten sterben und zwei weitere Soldaten werden durch eine Landminenexplosion verletzt. Die Soldaten befanden sich auf einer Patrouillenfahrt in den Chambi Bergen nahe der algerischen Grenze. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Leben als Flüchtling im Rollstuhl

(05.06.2013)

Manche Asylsuchende wurden durch Minen schwer verletzt. Die Behinderung kommt zur Ungewissheit der Zukunft in der Schweiz als Belastung hinzu. weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Das Kinderexperiment - Kinder, Bomben und Spielplätze

(04.06.2013)

Ein US-amerikanisches Künstlerteam simuliert die Gefahren, die Kinder in mit Streubomben verseuchten Ländern ausgesetzt sind, auf Spielplätzen in Virginia/USA. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Europa vereint im Kampf gegen Antipersonenminen

(03.06.2013)

Mit dem Inkrafttreten des Verbots von Antipersonenminen am 1. Juni 2013 in Polen sind in allen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten der Einsatz und die Produktion von bzw. der Handel mit Antipersonenminen verboten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Explosives Erbe des Zweiten Weltkriegs

(02.06.2013)

Fast stündlich explodieren in Gefahrengebieten wie Afghanistan und Kambodscha heimtückische Sprengsätze - Minen und Bomben. Auch in Deutschland liegen noch fast 300.000 Tonnen Blindgänger in den Böden - ein explosives Erbe des zweiten Weltkrieges.  weiterlesen >>>


Vor fünf Jahren wurde das internationale Verbot von Streumunition beschlossen

(30.05.2013)

107 Staaten beschlossen am 30. Mai 2008 das Verbot von Streumunition in Dublin. Heute sind es 112 Beitrittstaaten. Davon haben 83 Staaten das Abkommen ratifiziert. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan: Landminenunfall tötet ein Kind und verletzt vier Kinder

(30.05.2013)

Laut offiziellen Angaben ereignete sich der Landminenunfall im Distrikt Dera Bugti. Die Kinder waren in einem Auto unterwegs. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


Three rebels killed, seven policemen injured in Chechnya (CHECHNYA)

(28.09.2005)

Three rebels have been killed by police in Khankalskaya street in Groznyy, RIA news agency reported on 25 September quoting a source in the Chechen capital's Oktyabrskiy district police department. And another man was injured by a landmine. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan-Heavy Arms

(28.09.2005)

Authorities in Pakistan's tribal region on Monday sized huge cache of heavy weapons, including missiles and anti-tank mines, reports said. weiterlesen >>>


FARC is on the run -- for now (Colombia)

(28.09.2005)

The FARC has deployed land mines and trained dozens of snipers to keep large enemy formations at bay until its fighters can withdraw. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir: Peace Round the Corner But Jihad Also Escalating

(28.09.2005)

For the past several years, all movement along major roads in J&K has been preceded by what are called Road-Opening Parties (ROPs), which check routes for mines and improvised explosive devices.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine survivors challenge mine clearers to football match

(28.09.2005)

Hussam Tabaja advances with the ball, goes past his opponent on the court, indifferent to his amputated leg, and scores the first goal in a match that Lebanese society might not be used to seeing.  weiterlesen >>>


Six Stinger missiles seized

(28.09.2005)

The paramilitary Frontier Corps has seized six US-made Stinger missiles and a huge cache of arms and ammunitions dumped in a compound in Mohammad Gath area of Mohmand Agency and arrested an accused. Ant-personnal mines were also found. weiterlesen >>>


Impunity continues to prevail in Sudan says UN special adviser on genocide prevention

(28.09.2005)

The de-mining operations in support of the UN peacekeeping mission said that they were able to open the 2.8 kilometre Juba-Yei Road to allow for Mission deployment and emergency food delivery to Juba, the largest and most developed town in the region.  weiterlesen >>>


Shepherd hurt in mine blast in Rajouri (India)

(28.09.2005)

A shepherd was wounded critically in a landmine blast close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district. weiterlesen >>>


Iranians mull new battlefront

(27.09.2005)

Saddam Hussein expected a quick victory over the fledgling Islamic Republic. He hadn't foreseen the fervour with which many Iranians would heed the battle call. When the war began, Mojtaba Shakeri was a 22-year-old guard for Ayatollah Khomeini. He soon joined the country's new Revolutionary Guard forces and went to western Iran. "In 1981, we were working on a series of mines in [Iranian] Kurdistan," he said. "We wanted to deactivate them. One exploded in my hand. I lost my two hands and became blind, and my teeth were knocked out."  weiterlesen >>>


Two wounded as UN vehicle hits landmine in Nangarhar

(27.09.2005)

A foreign national and his Afghan interpreter were wounded when their car hit a roadside mine in the Batikot district of the eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday. Aimal, a resident of Spin Khwar area of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News they heard the big bang and rushed to the site. He said the explosion had destroyed a UN vehicle while two others were partially damaged.  weiterlesen >>>


First meeting of Turkey's Anti-terror High Council in eight years

(27.09.2005)

The anti-terror high council last met in August 1997. Turkey's Anti-terror High Council convened for the first time in eight years Tuesday, bringing together representatives of all state bodies involved in the fight against terrorism. weiterlesen >>>


Violence in Turkey overshadows EU drive

(27.09.2005)

Anticipation is mounting in Turkey ahead of next week's start of European Union membership talks. Even Kurdish guerrillas have caught the fever. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) commanders holed up in the northern Iraqi mountains have marked the date in their diaries, extending a ceasefire until October 3 and pledging support for a democratic solution to the Kurdish problem. The statistics tell a different story. With rebels armed with Kalashnikovs and road mines pouring into the region from Iraq, southeast Turkey is suffering the biggest upsurge in separatist violence since PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan was captured in 1999. Clashes between the militants and armed forces have killed 123 people in the last three months, compared with 14 deaths in the whole of 2002. Claims of torture have also increased.  weiterlesen >>>


Ethnic groups maneuver for position to claim Kirkuk

(27.09.2005)

Scores of barefoot children run through a fetid swamp of grey, greasy water and garbage. They play on the chassis of old Iraqi army vehicles and live in tumble-down barracks. The children dig up old landmines and bring them to American troops; the previous unit paid them $5 per weapon. The al-Deem family has been living in a refuse-strewn field in northern Kirkuk for one and a half years, lured by a promise from Kurdish political leaders they would be given a house and land by the government.  weiterlesen >>>


Good Morals, Good Returns

(27.09.2005)

New Covenant, a Presbyterian Church-linked fund, frowns on alcohol, weapons, and gambling. That hasn't stopped it from beating the S&P 500. While New Covenant generally bars most stocks of defense and weapons-related companies from the fund, exceptions are sometimes made for those that don't manufacture land mines or nuclear weapons, which kill innocent civilians.  weiterlesen >>>


Army destroys NPA's camps in Mindanao

(27.09.2005)

The Philippine Army said yesterday it has dismantled New People's Army (NPA) camps in the tri-boundary of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Davao del Sur and seized war materials and subversive documents in a three-week operation. NPA rebels planted a landmine on a road used by civilians. weiterlesen >>>


North Korea: This Deal Isn't Done Yet

(27.09.2005)

The country's agreement on principle to give up nuclear weapons is important, but big divisions remain, so the devil will be in the details. Experts aren't sure a lasting formula will be found to resolve the nuclear crisis. "A long, rugged road awaits, and there are so many mines on the way that no one knows when one of them will explode," warns Song Young Dae, a former Unification Vice-Minister in Seoul who had long handled North Korea issues.  weiterlesen >>>


Penguins Find Peace in Falklands War Minefields There's a mating ritual going on in the minefield.

(27.09.2005)

Fortunately the would-be lovers are penguins, too light to detonate the deadly mines laid more than two decades ago during a war on the far-flung Falkland Islands. Thousands of penguins and other feathered and amphibious friends choose to nest and rest in no-go zones. The British estimate that some 25,000 land mines, mostly sown by Argentine forces in the 1982 war with Britain, remain.  weiterlesen >>>


Four die in Afghan landmine blast

(27.09.2005)

Two Afghan policemen and two civilians have been killed in a landmine blast in the southern province of Helmand. Officials say the four were in a police vehicle in Nauvad district when the landmine went off early on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Clear Path International - USA

(27.09.2005)

Clear Path International, the Bainbridge Island-based humanitarian mine action nonprofit, will celebrate its fifth anniversary as an organization at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 with a benefit dinner at the Columbia Tower Club. weiterlesen >>>


ICRC URGES WORLD GOVERNMENTS TO RAISE GUARD FOR BIOLOGICAL ATTACKS

(27.09.2005)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged governments to tighten the regulation of biological weapons programs, saying the risk of attacks was rising as the field advanced rapidly. Previous efforts to strengthen regulations failed because some nations felt proposed they were too intrusive, said Peter Herby, head of the ICRC Mines-Arms Unit. weiterlesen >>>


Conflict disabling people

(27.09.2005)

Many people know the grim statistics that Nepal's bitter nine-year armed conflict has left over 12,000 dead. Yet far fewer are aware of the plight of those who have become disabled due to the violence. Though the exact number of disabilities (PWDs) is unknown, Handicap Inter-national Nepal confirms that the number of cases is steadily increasing.  weiterlesen >>>


Future Minefields

(27.09.2005)

Cheap and deadly, land mines have been the target of a spirited grassroots campaign for abolition for the past 15 years. The largely successful effort resulted in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, also known as the Ottawa Convention. As of July 1, 145 countries had ratified the Mine Ban Treaty and another eight had signed but not yet ratified it. The United States has not been a party to the Mine Ban Treaty but has agreed in principle with the goal of abolition and has not apparently deployed antipersonnel mines since the Gulf War in 1991. Since 1992, the U.S. has had a prohibition on exports of antipersonnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan blasts kill 3, UN worker among 5 hurt

(27.09.2005)

Bomb blasts in Afghanistan killed three people and wounded five, including a Bangladeshi U.N. worker, officials said on Wednesday. Two policemen and a civilian died and four civilians were wounded in a suspected mine blast in the eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday, police said, adding that the device may have been planted by Taliban guerrillas.  weiterlesen >>>


Goals for Sinn Fein lead IRA to lay down weapons

(26.09.2005)

The Irish Republican Army finally played the disarmament card after years of political poker with Great Britain -- its about-face seems driven by electoral ambitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Pair at UBC designs antenna with far wider range than normal

(26.09.2005)

A newly designed antenna resembling a fleur-de-lis could help in everything from finding land mines to discovering rot in trees, its creators say. weiterlesen >>>


IED KILLS MARINE; COALITION, IRAQI FORCES KILL AL QAEDA LEADER

(26.09.2005)

A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed by an improvised explosive device Sept. 24 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, military officials reported today. weiterlesen >>>


Steve Goose's response to Melik Kaylan's op-ed "Why Haven't we Mined Iraq's Borders?"

(26.09.2005)

Melik Kaylan's op-ed ("Why Haven't We Mined Iraq's Borders?" September 17-18, 2005) is irresponsible in recommending a reprehensible course of action.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Iraq's Border (IRAQ)

(26.09.2005)

As the war in Iraq settles into its medium-term attritional slog, most Americans know -- if they know anything -- that the insurrection is daily replenished from outside in manpower and materiel, chiefly from across the Syrian border.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier, tribesman killed in Waziristan mine blasts (PAKISTAN)

(26.09.2005)

A Pakistan Army soldier and a pro-government tribesman were killed and nine others sustained injuries in two landmine explosions in the Shakai area of South Waziristan on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Terror Suspects Detained; IED Cleared in Samarra (IRAQ)

(26.09.2005)

Iraqi troops captured and detained three men after being attacked Sept. 21 in western Fallujah, Iraq, military officials reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Australian parliamentary delegation briefed on UXO (AUSTRALIA)

(26.09.2005)

An Australian parliamentary delegation visiting Vientiane for the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organisation (AIPO) meeting has heard how unexploded ordnance continues to kill and maim civilians in Laos.  weiterlesen >>>


Large cache of arms and explosives seized in Siberia (RUSSIA)

(26.09.2005)

A cache of weapons, explosives and ammunition has been found in the centre of Chita in a garage of the local concert hall, a source in law enforcement agencies of Chita Region told RIA-Novosti news agency on Thursday.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen accused of blasts detained in southern Russia (RUSSIA)

(26.09.2005)

Officials of the law enforcement agencies of Kabarda-Balkaria and Chechnya have detained a 23-year old resident of Groznyy in Nalchik. He has been blowing up vehicles carrying servicemen in Chechnya.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. to Hand Counterfire Command to South Korea (SOUTH KOREA)

(26.09.2005)

South Korea will take back another part of wartime operations command from the U.S. on Oct. 1, when control of counterfire to neutralize any North Korean long-range artillery attacks on Seoul passes from the U.S. Forces Korea to the domestic military.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Soldiers Killed; Iraqi, Coalition Forces Seize Weapons, Suspects (IRAQ)

(26.09.2005)

Two U.S. Army soldiers died in separate incidents in Iraq Sept. 21, military officials announced today. weiterlesen >>>


Two militiamen die in fighting in Colombia (COLOMBIA)

(26.09.2005)

Two right-wing militiamen died in fighting Thursday in a rural area in the southwestern province of Nariño, while army explosives experts deactivated two minefields in southern and eastern Colombia, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Croatian charged in British embassy blast (CROATIA)

(26.09.2005)

Croatian prosecution authorities Thursday indicted a local employee of Britain's embassy in Zagreb for setting off a hand grenade there earlier this week. weiterlesen >>>


Forty injured in Thursday's small bomb blast in downtown Vitebsk (BELARUS)

(26.09.2005)

Forty people were injured in an explosion outside a cafe in central Vitebsk on Thursday night, the second blast caused by an improvised explosive device in the northern city in eight days. weiterlesen >>>


Philippine Communist Rebels Kill 4 Guards In Raid On Farm (PHILIPPINES)

(26.09.2005)

Communist rebels opened fire at security guards patrolling a private farm in the southern Philippines, killing four and wounding two men, then escaped with their rifles, police said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast in Belarussian city injures 30 people (BELARUS)

(26.09.2005)

An improvised explosive device went off in the center of the Belarussian city of Vitebsk late on Thursday, a spokesman for the Belarussian Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish soldier killed, five injured in land mine blast (TURKEY)

(26.09.2005)

One Turkish soldier was killed and five others were wounded in a land mine blast on a road in southeastern Turkey on Friday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>