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Die Bomben bleiben explosiv

(09.09.2013)

Konferenz in Sambia prüft Wirkung des Verbots von Streumunition / Waffenproduzenten suchen Lücken weiterlesen >>>


Cluster Munition Monitor 2013: Syrien überschattet eine positive Bilanz

(04.09.2013)

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


Afghanistan: Landminenüberlebene stärken Rechte der Frauen

(03.09.2013)

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


Laos: Streubombe tötet einen Jungen

(29.08.2013)

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


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

(29.08.2013)

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


Jemen: Minenräumung schreitet voran

(27.08.2013)

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


Kambodscha: Zahl der Minenopfer sinkt um 36 Prozent

(27.08.2013)

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


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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 >>>


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 >>>