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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 >>>


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 >>>


SCRAPPING OF ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES WILL COST BELARUS EUR 3.5 MILLION (BELARUS)

(26.09.2005)

The Military engineering corps of the Belarusian Defense Ministry stated that the cost of scrapping of anti-personnel mines may vary depending on the technology of scrapping. Belarus will soon reach agreements with foreign countries concerning financial aid.  weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia to destroy over 4,000 weapons in Sihanoukville

(26.09.2005)

The 43rd Flame of Peace ceremony will be held in southwestern Cambodian port of Sihanoukville on Tuesday, at which at least 4,000 surplus military weapons will be destroyed. weiterlesen >>>


CNIDAH Holds Meeting On Land Mines Risks

(26.09.2005)

The National Inter-Sectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance "CNIDAH" will hold on 26 September, in Luanda, a national methodological meeting on education and awareness about land mines risks. weiterlesen >>>


Six al Qaeda suspects arrested in Somali enclave (SOMALIA)

(26.09.2005)

Authorities in the breakaway enclave of Somaliland arrested six al Qaeda suspects accused of planning attacks in the lead-up to next week's parliamentary poll, officials said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


MINES STILL THREATENING

(26.09.2005)

Watch out, mine clearing" ' this noticeboard is put up in an area of the highway Goris-Yerevan which is separated by special tapes. The mine clearing detachment in Echmiadzin has been working in the Syunik region village Shournukh for the last year. weiterlesen >>>


Up to 10 Ukraine peacekeepers involved in fraud in Lebanon

(26.09.2005)

Up to 10 Ukrainian peacekeepers were involved in the fuel and money fraud in Lebanon, Acting Defence Minister Anatoly Gritsenko told journalists on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Two US soldiers injured in landmine explosion in Afghanistan

(26.09.2005)

Two American soldiers were injured as their vehicle ran over a mine in the troubled Kandahar province Friday, a US military statement said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Six Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya

(26.09.2005)

Six Russian soldiers were killed and 11 others wounded in Chechnya in the past 24 hours, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported early on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodian envoy to Japan on three-point mission

(26.09.2005)

"Hello, hello," Pou Sothirak greets warmly as he enters the reception room of the Cambodian Embassy in Akasaka, central Tokyo.  weiterlesen >>>


3,000 Blown Up On Mines in Chechnya Over 10 Years - UN

(26.09.2005)

More than 3,000 civilians have been blown up on mines and other explosives in Chechnya since 1995, UN officials in Russia told Interfax. weiterlesen >>>


Two more dead in southeast Turkey

(26.09.2005)

Security forces in southeastern Turkey yesterday killed a suspected Kurdish rebel allegedly involved in the shooting of two policemen, while a soldier died in a landmine explosion, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Police escape landmine blast in Jharkhand MEDININAGAR

(26.09.2005)

Naxalites triggered two landmine blasts but the targetted security vehicle, ferrying 20 police personnel, passed the area minutes before the explosions at Poldih village in Palamu district. weiterlesen >>>


Mine Action in Sudan Newsletter Issue 7, Aug/Sep 2005

(26.09.2005)

Demining operations for the UN Peacekeeping Mission support focused on the opening of Juba-Yei Road in order to allow the Mission deployment and emergency food delivery to Juba town by road.  weiterlesen >>>


Two civilians killed as mine goes off in Baghlan

(26.09.2005)

Two civilians were killed and four others critically wounded when a war-era mine went off in a house in the northern Baghlan province on Sunday morning. weiterlesen >>>


MNF arrests 80 suspects in northern Iraq

(26.09.2005)

The Multi-National Force (MNF) on Sunday announced the arrest of more than 80 suspected terrorists and seized a number of weapons caches in northern Iraq. weiterlesen >>>


Eight policemen hurt as Jharkhand minister narrowly escapes Maoist attack

(26.09.2005)

Minister of Rural Development and Transport Enos Ekka narrowly escaped a Maoist landmine attack on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four policemen wounded in Nangarhar car explosion

(26.09.2005)

Four policemen were wounded when their car exploded in Chaparhar district of the eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, witnesses and officials said. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. military Chinook crashes in Afghanistan, killing five crew members

(26.09.2005)

A U.S. military helicopter crashed Sunday in a mountainous area plagued by Taliban violence, killing all five American crew members. The U.S. military said there was no sign it had been shot down. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban claim killing 8 US troops in Kandahar (Radio Tehran)

(26.09.2005)

Taliban spokesman Latifullah Hakimi said that the Taliban blew up two vehicles of the US military with remote-controlled landmine in Arghandab district of Kandahar province last night that resulted in killing eight US soldiers, reports Radio Tehran. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines and unexploded ordnance have killed 38,000 since the end of the war: Ministry

(26.09.2005)

According to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam, more than 38,000 people have been killed and over 65,000 injured by landmines, old bombs and unexploded ordnance (UXO) since the Vietnam War.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmine claims four lives in Afghanistan

(26.09.2005)

A land mine planted by suspected Taliban insurgents blew up a police vehicle in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing all four people inside, officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Troops warned of tough times hunting Taliban

(26.09.2005)

AUSTRALIAN special forces soldiers have been warned they face very grave risks during this campaign. weiterlesen >>>


Canadian delegation to hold conference on landmines in Bishkek

(26.09.2005)

On September 28 Special Envoy of the Canadian Ambassador for Mine Action, General (Retired) Maurice Baril and his delegation will arrive in Bishkek on an official visit. weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ: Coalition, Iraqi Forces Record Successes Against Insurgents

(26.09.2005)

Iraqi and coalition forces have scored several successes against insurgent forces in Iraq in recent days. weiterlesen >>>


Taiwan: US Admiral Urges Taiwan to Arm

(26.09.2005)

The new commander of US forces in Asia and the Pacific, Admiral William Fallon, has begun making subtle but distinctive changes in his command's endeavor to keep the peace between Taiwan and China, widely considered to be potentially the most explosive conflict in Asia.  weiterlesen >>>


New guns, new drive for Taliban

(26.09.2005)

An internal debate within the Taliban - whether to launch increasingly aggressive attacks against the US-led coalition or to allow the insurgency to bleed the Afghan government over time - has been settled this year, according to a rebel commander and Afghan security officials. weiterlesen >>>


"British Council anti-UK" Articles on Council website attack UK, US over Iraq

(26.09.2005)

Parliamentarians are angry with the state-funded British Council for allegedly fuelling anti-British extremism by promoting material strongly critical of the war in Iraq, a report said. weiterlesen >>>


Two Soldiers Injured In Land Mine Explosion In Sason

(26.09.2005)

Two soldiers were injured when a land mine exploded while military vehicle was passing in Sason town of eastern city of Batman on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


Waffensammler starb bei Explosion

(26.09.2005)

Die Polizei nannte den Vorfall einen "nichtnatürlichen Todesfall": Am Donnerstag gegen 22.15 Uhr alarmierte die Mutter von Heiko P. die Rettungskräfte, weil sie in ihrem Einfamilienhaus in Zossen (Teltow-Fläming) ein lautes Geräusch gehört hatte.  weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Tote bei Hubschrauberabsturz in Afghanistan

(26.09.2005)

Beim Absturz eines US-Transporthubschraubers sind am Sonntag in der südafghanischen Unruheprovinz Sabul alle fünf Soldaten an Bord getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Bridge to landmine survivors

(26.09.2005)

MANNINGHAM high school students are prepared to be shocked this weekend when they head to Cambodia to meet children whose lives and bodies have been ripped apart by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


YES, a More Peaceful Brazil is Possible

(23.09.2005)

When the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) was launched in 1992, even the most optimistic among us did not think it likely that we would remove landmines from the world's arsenals. Because their use was so longstanding and so widespread, the vision of a ban seemed far from reality. weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaijan: Mine action integrated in state socio-economic development plan

(23.09.2005)

The Ministry of Economic Development elaborated a plan for socio-economic development of regions of Azerbaijan for the period 2006-2008 with involvement of a number of institutions.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Army garrison opens in Herat

(23.09.2005)

Afghan Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak cut the ribbon of the new Afghan National Army garrison in Herat recently, opening its doors for use by the ANA's 207th Corps. weiterlesen >>>


The New Generation of Landmines

(23.09.2005)

Cheap and deadly, landmines have been the targets of a spirited grassroots campaign for abolition for the past 15 years. Will U.S. derail 15 years of international abolition efforts? weiterlesen >>>


TERRORISM: Wittering is ready to tackle bomb threats

(23.09.2005)

THE awareness of a possible terrorist attack has raised since the July 7 London bombings, with the public reporting more suspect packages. weiterlesen >>>


Fast-Acting Mines

(23.09.2005)

South Ossetia breaks off relations with Georgia. Russian peacekeepers stated that there were four shots fired, but only three of the mines exploded weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE MACC weekly update: 22 Sep 2005

(23.09.2005)

The UNMEE MACC hosted a visit for students from a local school on September 16, 2005. The event was held to commemorate the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2005. The Programme Manager of the MACC Mr. Phil Lewis gave an opening speech to kick off the activities of the day.The students were later briefed on the dangers of mines and UXO by the MACC Mine Risk Education (MRE) teams. weiterlesen >>>


Ecuador says it destroyed Colombian rebel camp

(23.09.2005)

Ecuador destroyed a camp probably used by leftist Colombian rebels, Ecuador's Defense Ministry said on Thursday, adding to evidence that the guerrillas regularly cross from the neighboring country to seek refuge. weiterlesen >>>


Vigil to focus on arms trade issue

(23.09.2005)

The plight of hundreds of children maimed or killed by landmines each year will come under the spotlight this week during a silent candle light vigil focusing on the impact of the International Arms Trade. weiterlesen >>>


Cambodia to hold '05 Angkor Wat International Half Marathon race

(23.09.2005)

The 2005 Angkor Wat International Half Marathon and Angkor Wat Walking will be held at the Angkor Wat area on November 19-20. The main purpose of this event is for the fund-support to the landmine-victims after the long-term civil war, according to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).  weiterlesen >>>


NGOs pool resources to help Cambodians

(23.09.2005)

Several Taiwanese non-governmental organizations have come together to form a foreign-aid commission that will provide multiple services to Cambodians between September 25 and September 30.  weiterlesen >>>


Australian solider wounded in Afghanistan clash

(23.09.2005)

An Australian soldier has been wounded and an Afghan soldier killed in a clash with insurgents in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


Seven Turkish soldiers wounded by mines presumably set by Kurdish rebels

(23.09.2005)

Seven soldiers were wounded Friday when two military vehicles struck mines believed set by Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, authorities said.  weiterlesen >>>


Firms help build bomb disposal robots

(22.09.2005)

Two Norfolk businesses are working together to help make the world a safer place. weiterlesen >>>


A Plan for the Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Nepal

(22.09.2005)

As the king, politicians, and Maoists fiddle, Nepal is rapidly becoming a failed state. An even-bloodier phase looms ahead in the conflict, which has claimed more than 12,000 lives to date.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. to Hand Counterfire Command to South Korea

(22.09.2005)

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 >>>


Turkey decides to remove mines from border with Syria

(22.09.2005)

Turkish authorities have decided to remove mines planted along the border with Syria in the southeast of the country to use these regions in agricultural projects. weiterlesen >>>


Algerian land mine kills two

(22.09.2005)

Two members of Algeria's security services were killed and five injured when a mine went off as an army patrol passed by, said reports on Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Two Russian soldiers, four policemen killed in Chechnya

(22.09.2005)

Two Russian soldiers have been killed and five more injured in the past 24 hours, according to a toll given to Agence France-Presse by a member of Chechnya's pro-Russian government. weiterlesen >>>


Landmines Kill Pakistani Soldiers, Tribal Leaders

(22.09.2005)

According to source, an explosion occurred in the Landi Noor area of Shakai when an army vehicle hit a landmine killing one soldiers and injuring several.  weiterlesen >>>


Humvee couldn't protect 1st. Lt. Dooley

(22.09.2005)

1st Lt. Mark Dooley was in the most fortified, strongest Humvee his National Guard unit had when he went on patrol Monday in Iraq, a National Guard officer said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


STF closes nets on Dalam leader

(22.09.2005)

Karnataka Special Task Force sleuths have arrested Gopi alias Kondaiah, a self-styled naxalite leader of the Chitravati Dalam recently. weiterlesen >>>


Three mines recovered in J&K, tragedies averted

(22.09.2005)

The Border Security Force today averted major tragedies by recovering three anti-personnel mines near Indo-Pak border, 40 km from here, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Chechnya

(22.09.2005)

The conflict between Russians and Chechens has been going on for the last two and a half centuries. The Chechen struggle is the expression of a people's indomitable urge for freedom.  weiterlesen >>>


Merabischwili forderte russische Truppen zur Mitarbeit auf

(22.09.2005)

Georgiens Innenminister Wano Merabischwili hat das Hauptquartier der russischen Truppen im Transkaukasus zur Mitarbeit bei den Ermittlungen gegen einen ihrer Offiziere aufgefordert.  weiterlesen >>>


Kroatien Sicherheitshinweise

(22.09.2005)

In den bis 1995 umkämpften Gebieten besteht weiterhin eine erhebliche Gefährdung durch Landminen. Dies gilt insbesondere für die damaligen Frontlinien. weiterlesen >>>


Publicis: Kampagne zur Minen-Problematik

(22.09.2005)

Man stelle sich vor, den Blick immer auf den Boden heften und jeden Tritt sorgfältig setzen zu müssen. Traurige Wahrheit: alle 20 Minuten wird irgendwo auf der Welt ein Mensch Opfer einer Mine, weil er eine Sekunde nicht aufgepasst hat.  weiterlesen >>>


Spuren im Sand (I)

(22.09.2005)

Thomas, den alle Tomtom nennen, weil er auf so ziemlich alle Utensilien im Takt schlägt, die ihm in die Hände geraten, Tomtom ist ein Reisejunkie. Da ihm zum Reisen aber das nötige Kleingeld fehlt, ist er so eine Art legaler Beschaffungskrimineller. weiterlesen >>>


Spuren im Sand (II)

(22.09.2005)

Die drei Reisenden und ihr Fahrer, inzwischen routiniert im zügigen Packen, machten sich auf Richtung Süden. weiterlesen >>>


Spuren im Sand (III)

(22.09.2005)

Das Piepen der Minensuchgeräte, die auch gerne von Schatzsuchern eingesetzt werden, klang monoton in der Mittagshitze. 50 Grad im Schatten; wie lächerlich! Welcher Schatten? weiterlesen >>>


Rheinmetall: 151 Mio.-EUR-Auftrag über gepanzerte Fahrzeuge für die Bundeswehr ' umfassender Schutz für die Soldaten

(22.09.2005)

Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH, Kiel, ist mit der Lieferung von Einsatzfahrzeugen im Wert von 151 Mio. Euro an die Bundeswehr beauftragt worden. weiterlesen >>>


Ein Hoffnungsschimmer in Afghanistan

(22.09.2005)

Für 5000 afghanische Frauen und Mädchen hat die Zukunft begonnen - mit Hilfe von Spenden aus Ostbayern werden sie in einer neu errichteten Schule erstmals unterrichtet. weiterlesen >>>


Munitions cache found in Russia's southern republic (RUSSIA)

(22.09.2005)

Police found "a well-hidden cache" in the vicinity of the Temiraul village in Khasavyurtovskiy District of Dagestan on 5 September, the press service of the Interior Ministry of Dagestan has said.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway divests shares in arms manufacturers (NORWAY)

(22.09.2005)

The Norwegian government, citing ethical reasons, said yesterday it had withdrawn its investments from eight international companies involved in the production of harmful weapons, such as antipersonnel mines and cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Norway divests shares in arms manufacturers (NORWAY)

(22.09.2005)

The Norwegian government, citing ethical reasons, said yesterday it had withdrawn its investments from eight international companies involved in the production of harmful weapons, such as antipersonnel mines and cluster bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


Rockets Strike Jalalabad Cultural Center, Afghan Home

(21.09.2005)

Two enemy rockets struck a cultural center in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, today, injuring an Afghan girl and an Afghan National Police officer.  weiterlesen >>>


Israeli firm tossed out of UK fair

(21.09.2005)

In the shadow of threats against retired Israeli generals over war crimes, organizers of one of the world's largest international arms fairs in London tossed out an Israeli company for offering stun guns, leg irons and other "weapons of torture." weiterlesen >>>


Banking on small businesses as Angola recovers

(21.09.2005)

Bibiana Ndona struggled to make ends meet after her husband died, leaving her with five children and a pharmacy to run in Rocha Pinto, a poor market area near the airport in Angola's capital Luanda. weiterlesen >>>