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Afghanistan: Vier Kinder durch Landmine getötet

(04.07.2013)

Laut der Provinzregierung starben in der Provinz Helmad vier Mädchen durch eine Landmine, als sie Wasser an einem Fluss holen wollten. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Israelis und Palistinänser räumen gemeinsam Landminen

(04.07.2013)

Auf Initiative eines Jungen, der einen Unfall mit einer Landminen überlebte, werden nun Landminen gemeinsam von Israelis und Palistinänser geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Neue Wege, den Einsatz von Streubomben nachzuweisen

(02.07.2013)

Weil der Zugang zu den Konfliktgebieten in Syrien erschwert ist, wertet die Organisation Human Rigths Watch Satellitenphotos und Zeugenaussagen aus, um den Einsatz von Streubomben nachzuweisen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ein Vorbild: Lynn Bradach

(02.07.2013)

Seit zehn Jahren kämpft Lynn Bradach für das Verbot von Streumunition. Ihr ältester Sohn, Travis, ein US-Marine, wurde im Irak durch eine Streubombe getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libyen: Training für Aktivisten für das Verbot von Landminen und Streumunition

(25.06.2013)

Mitglieder von zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen in Libyen informierten sich auf Einladung von Handicap International über das Verbot von Landminen und Streubomben und Möglichkeiten, dafür aktiv zu werden. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Laos bittet Kanada um Unterstützung bei der Streubombenräumung

(24.06.2013)

Jahrzehnte nach dem Krieg liegen immer noch unzählige nicht-explodierte Munition von Streubomben im Boden Laos. Laos plant, die Räumaktivitäten zu verstärken, und bittet Kanada um Unterstützung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Weltflüchtlingstag: Flüchtlinge weltweit werden von nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln bedroht

(20.06.2013)

Anlässlich des heutigen Weltflüchtlingstag veröffentlichen Aktivisten für das Verbot von Landminen und Streumunition ein Hintergrundpapier, das auf die Gefahren von nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln hinweist, die das Leben und die Gesundheit von Flüchtlingen weltweit bedrohen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Weltflüchtlingstag 20. Juni: Alarmierender Zustand in Syrien

(19.06.2013)

Mehr als 1,6 Millionen Menschen sind vor den Kämpfen in Syrien geflohen. Es mangelt an Ressourcen für eine angemessene Unterstützung der Flüchtlinge und auch die Auswirkungen auf die Gastländer sind besorgniserregend. weiterlesen >>>


List of Ohio casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

(21.09.2005)

David Ford, 20, of Ironton, died in Baghdad when a bomb exploded near the tank he was riding in.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldier among two dead in Shakai valley blasts

(21.09.2005)

A soldier and a tribal elder were killed and eight others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in the remote valley of Shakai in South Waziristan Agency, officials said here. weiterlesen >>>


Wallkill High grad killed in Iraq, 1st Lt. Mark Dooley led his Ranger patrol

(21.09.2005)

A 1997 Wallkill High School graduate on duty in Iraq with the Vermont Army National Guard was killed Monday by an improvised bomb.  weiterlesen >>>


Ministry appeals to Russia to investigate arms sales

(21.09.2005)

Claiming they have identified one of several employees at Russian military installations involved in illicit weapon sales, the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs detained a Georgian citizen on Monday, September 19.  weiterlesen >>>


Naxal Commander Gopi Nabbed by Police at Tumkur

(21.09.2005)

The police achieved a major breakthrough in curbing the Naxal movement in the state when they arrested a deputy commander of Naxalites at Tumkur.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. to Hand Counterfire Command to South Korea

(21.09.2005)

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 >>>


Korea to Develop Combat Robots

(21.09.2005)

The War of the Machines imagined in many a dystopian fiction came a little closer on Tuesday at the government's 10th annual meeting of science and technology ministers.  weiterlesen >>>


Unholy Allies; The Taliban haven't quit, and some are getting help

(20.09.2005)

At sundown, the most- wanted man in Ghazni province comes roaring down a country road astride his motorcycle. Mohammed Daud, 35, commands the biggest Taliban force in this area roughly 100 miles southwest of Kabul. But today he travels with just one bodyguard.  weiterlesen >>>


Stanford University Launches New Center for Position, Navigation and Time

(20.09.2005)

Stanford University today announced a unique new research center dedicated to advancing the Global Positioning System (GPS) to provide position information with centimeter accuracy, anywhere, anytime.  weiterlesen >>>


New hope for landmine detection

(20.09.2005)

The first steps in a new method of detecting landmines by determining the presence of tiny quantities of the explosive TNT (trinitrotoluene) are described in research published today. weiterlesen >>>


Drive For Robot Autonomy Key Trend In Global Emerging Robotics Technology

(20.09.2005)

Autonomy is the latest buzzword in the field of emerging robotics technologies. Researchers world over are directing their efforts toward incorporating greater autonomy to enable robots to make more coherent decisions independently. weiterlesen >>>


Defence Company Sued

(20.09.2005)

A NAMIBIAN company has been doing a thriving business in supplying its armoured Werewolf vehicle to American forces in Iraq, it has emerged from newly filed court documents. weiterlesen >>>


Police Starts Search for Landmines in Vacated Colonies

(20.09.2005)

The Palestinian police has launched on Monday a landmine detection campaign in the areas close to the evacuated colonies in the Gaza Strip. weiterlesen >>>


Bleak future for Angola's children

(20.09.2005)

The children of Angola are paying a heavy price for under-funded humanitarian operations across the country, where high malnutrition rates and preventable diseases are taking their toll on the weakest, WFP has warned.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Forces seize weapons, capture terror suspects

(20.09.2005)

Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncovered two weapons caches and arrested two terror suspects Sept. 17, denying terrorists an opportunity to conduct attacks against Coalition Forces and innocent Iraqi civilians. weiterlesen >>>


Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle Replaces Hummer?

(20.09.2005)

The boys at Georgia Tech have been working on a fun project called the "Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle".  weiterlesen >>>


Reservist re-enlists to keep peace in Kosovo

(20.09.2005)

Before going there he learnt how to avoid being killed in mine fields, how to work with interpreters and how to interact with the non-English speaking people of Kosovo. The military estimates the country has a million land mines unaccounted for, he said.  weiterlesen >>>


Horses, mules and dogs to counter Jharkhand Maoists

(20.09.2005)

Not sophisticated weapons or more trained personnel, but an army of horses, mules and dogs has been commissioned by Jharkhand Police to help them in the battle against Maoists. weiterlesen >>>


Two killed by blasts in Pakistan's tribal belt

(20.09.2005)

A Pakistani soldier and a tribal elder were killed on Tuesday by two blasts in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, security sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Georgia Wants Russian Troops to Help Probe into Arms Trade Case

(20.09.2005)

Georgian Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili urged the Tbilisi-based Headquarters of the Russian Troops in the Trans Caucasus (GRVZ) to help in investigation into cases of illegal arms trade, which, according to Merabishvili, are taking place on Russian military bases stationed in Georgia. weiterlesen >>>


OAS LAUNCHES LANDMINE-CLEARING COURSE IN COLOMBIA

(20.09.2005)

The Organization of American States (OAS) will begin, in Bogotá, Colombia, a course for 30 soldiers specialized in humanitarian landmine-clearing operations in that country. weiterlesen >>>


Foster-Miller wins $133m Navy contract extension

(20.09.2005)

Foster-Miller Inc. of Waltham said it has been awarded a $133 million military contract to supply spare parts and services for its Talon line of robots, which are used for mine-clearing and surveillance work in Iraq and elsewhere.  weiterlesen >>>


Terror bid foiled in Khost, rockets hit Kunar, Paktia

(20.09.2005)

Officials in the southeastern Khost said they had foiled a terrorist bid to spread widespread devastation by recovering huge quantity of explosives on Tuesday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Hilfsappell für Angola: Hälfte der Kinder unterernährt

(20.09.2005)

Zur Bekämpfung des Hungers in Angola hat das UN-Welternährungsprogramm (WFP) am Montag 30 Millionen Dollar gefordert. Fast die Hälfte der Kinder in dem südwestafrikanischen Land sei unternährt und von Krankheiten bedroht, erklärte das WFP in Luanda.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. military says five soldiers killed in 3 bombings, death toll at 1904

(19.09.2005)

American authorities Tuesday reported the deaths of nine Americans -- five soldiers, a Diplomatic Security Agent and three private security guards. The soldiers' deaths raised the number of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq since the start of the war to 1,904.  weiterlesen >>>


Four law-enforcers injured in Chechnya - Russian report

(19.09.2005)

Two policemen and a Federal Security Service officer have been injured in an explosion in Chechnya, RIA news agency said on 20 September. The incident took place on 19 September near the village of Shali as an UAZ vehicle carrying the officers hit a land mine. The explosive device was equivalent to 1 kg of TNT.  weiterlesen >>>


Roadside bomb, land mine explosion kill Pakistani soldier, tribal

(19.09.2005)

A roadside bomb exploded as an army patrol passed by, killing one soldier in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan, and a tribal elder died in a separate land mine blast in the same area on Tuesday, army and intelligence officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran suspected as militias step up attacks in Basra

(19.09.2005)

Tehran may be behind sharp rise in attacks by Shia Muslim militias active in southern Iraq, reports Richard Beeston  weiterlesen >>>


State to get ten armoured vehicles

(19.09.2005)

Chief Minister unveils two-pronged strategy against naxals at panel meeting  weiterlesen >>>


Banned stun guns and leg irons advertised at arms fair

(19.09.2005)

Leg irons, stun guns, and stun batons - banned for export under British law - are being advertised in catalogues at the international arms fair in London's Docklands. The instruments feature in the catalogues of an Israeli company, TAR Ideal, which describes itself as world leader in supplying riot control gear. weiterlesen >>>


Asia/ An explosive situation in Afghanistan

(19.09.2005)

Hoping to replace the laborious and highly risky dogs-and-demining approach to clearing anti-personnel land mines in Afghanistan, a Japanese company has developed the world's first anti-mine vehicle system.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan nomads place hope in poll

(19.09.2005)

Parwin Mohmand Talwasa, running in Sunday's Afghan elections, is an unusual member of her nomadic Kuchi community. The lives of the nomads have been influenced negatively through landmines in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Old Israeli bomb injures two in Lebanon

(19.09.2005)

Lebanese security sources said Saturday a left-over Israeli cluster bomb in southern Lebanon exploded and injured two people. weiterlesen >>>


Ghazni mine blast leaves three civilians dead

(19.09.2005)

Three civilians were killed as a mine went off in the Maqur district of the southern Ghazni province on Friday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


One-time aide to late Chechen rebel leader Maskhadov reported poisoned at 15:05 on September 17, 2005

(19.09.2005)

A one-time aide to the late Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov was killed in Chechnya, a top official in the pro-Kremlin Chechen administration said Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Maoist mine kills 2 cops

(19.09.2005)

Two policemen of the Armed Police Force died on the spot in a Maoist-planted landmine explosion at Kusma, the headquarters of Parbat district, on Saturday. The incident occured at 1:15 in the afternoon when the duo was inspecting the landmine.  weiterlesen >>>


Platoon commander killed in mine blast Chechnya

(19.09.2005)

A platoon commander was wounded and later died on the way to a hospital after an armored personnel carrier hit a mine in Chechnya's Shali district, local police sources told Interfax by phone.  weiterlesen >>>


Chechen interior ministry denies heavy casualties in shooting attacks

(19.09.2005)

The Chechen Interior Ministry on Sunday denied reports that a series of shooting attacks had been made on federal military bases and Chechen police posts over the past 24 hours.  weiterlesen >>>


Nepal says talks only after Maoists surrender arms

(19.09.2005)

The Nepal government has ruled out peace talks with the Maoist rebels, who have called a three-month ceasefire, saying there can be no dialogue unless the outlaws lay down arms.  weiterlesen >>>


Four killed in Kashmir

(19.09.2005)

Four persons, including three militants, were killed in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, an official spokesman said here today. weiterlesen >>>


1 killed, 5 injured in landmine blast in east Afghanistan

(19.09.2005)

One soldier was killed and five others wounded when their vehicle ran over a landmine in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nooristan Sunday morning, Deputy Defense Minister Yusuf Nooristani told Xinhua.  weiterlesen >>>


Four US troops reported killed in midday bombing in Khan Darri

(19.09.2005)

An Iraqi Resistance land mine exploded by a US military patrol in the Khan Darri area on the main road linking Baghdad with Abu Ghurayb at 1pm local time Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


One US soldier reported killed, another wounded by land mine Saturday morning

(19.09.2005)

An Iraqi Resistance land mine that had been planted by the side of a farm road west of al-Hawijah, southwest of Kirkuk blew up by an American armored column at 10am local time Saturday morning. weiterlesen >>>


French soldier killed in Afghanistan blast

(19.09.2005)

One French soldier was killed and another seriously wounded by a remote-controlled land mine in Afghanistan on the eve of legislative elections, the French Defence Ministry said on Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Militant killed, mines unearthed in polling stations

(19.09.2005)

A militant was killed and an Afghan soldier sustained injuries as suspected Taliban stormed three polling stations in the Andar district of Ghazni, while security officials recovered anti-personnel mines planted in the vicinity of polling stations in Khost and Kandahar provinces.  weiterlesen >>>


3 militants among 4 killed, 3 students wounded in J& K

(19.09.2005)

Three militants, including a foreigner and a civilian, were killed while as many students wounded in a mine blast in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, an official spokesman said today. weiterlesen >>>


Soldier killed in Caucasus attack

(19.09.2005)

A RUSSIAN interior ministry soldier was killed overnight by automatic arms fire in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic in the North Caucasus. weiterlesen >>>


India considering steps to crack down on Maoists

(19.09.2005)

Indian authorities are holding a high-level security meeting this week to combat Maoist rebels following a step-up in attacks and reports that they were linking up with guerrillas in neighbouring Nepal.  weiterlesen >>>


11 Soldaten in Tschetschenien getötet

(19.09.2005)

Wie die pro-russische Regierung in Grosny mitteilte, wurden drei russische Soldaten bei Überfällen auf ihre Posten erschossen. Zwei weitere kamen demnach ums Leben, als ihr Jeep in der Hauptstadt Grosny auf eine Mine auffuhr.  weiterlesen >>>


Französischer Soldat bei Minenexplosion in Afghanistan getötet

(19.09.2005)

In Afghanistan ist ein französischer Soldat bei einer Minenexplosion ums Leben gekommen. Bei dem Vorfall am Vorabend der Wahl sei ein weiterer Soldat verletzt worden, teilte das französische Verteidigungsministerium am Sonntag mit.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast kills one person in eastern Turkey

(18.09.2005)

A landmine went off in Genc town of eastern Turkish province of Bingol, killing one person and injuring two others, semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Russian soldier shot and killed as violence spreads in southern

(18.09.2005)

Unidentified assailants killed a Russian soldier Monday in the capital of the Kabardino-Balkariya region, officials said, as violence wracked the nearby Dagestan and Ingushetia provinces in a sign of spreading instability along Russia's volatile southern flank.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. Agency Appeals for Aid for Angola

(18.09.2005)

Almost half of Angola's children are severely malnourished and at risk from preventable diseases, but a shortage of funds is hindering efforts to expand food deliveries, a U.N. aid agency said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghans ignore Taliban threats to go to the polls: Illiteracy poses

(18.09.2005)

Braving threats of violence and sabotage from the Taliban, millions of Afghans went to the polls yesterday for a landmark election marked by calm, confusion and a cautious sense of optimism.  weiterlesen >>>


Landmines kill two children in Afghanistan

(18.09.2005)

Two children were killed when they stepped on landmines planted by militants in restive southern Afghanistan, a district governor said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine Iraq's Border

(18.09.2005)

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 >>>


Croatia to host international conference on landmines ban in November

(18.09.2005)

The sixth meeting of countries which have signed the Ottawa Convention Banning Landmines will take place in Zagreb from 28 November to 3 December, an adviser to the Croatian foreign minister, Diana Plestina, said earlier this week. weiterlesen >>>


2 policemen killed in landmine explosion in western Nepal

(17.09.2005)

Two Armed Police Force personnel were killed in a guerrillas-planted landmine explosion in western Nepal, local police office said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Russian military vehicle blown up in Chechnya, officer killed

(17.09.2005)

An armoured vehicle hit a land mine in Shalinskiy District of Chechnya, the local police station told Interfax news agency.  weiterlesen >>>


Young war victims find hope in new limbs; COLOMBIA:Four decades of war between guerrillas and the government take a heavy toll among

(17.09.2005)

Deison Rincon is a romantic. The 17-year-old sings ballads in the shower, in the car, and at the computer while he surfs the Internet. He dreams of studying law and, of course, music.  weiterlesen >>>


1 killed, 5 injured in landmine explosion in east Afghanistan

(17.09.2005)

One soldier was killed and five others wounded when their vehicle ran over a landmine in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nooristan Sunday morning, Deputy Defense Minister Yusuf Nooristani told Xinhua. weiterlesen >>>


RAIDS IN IRAQ NET SUSPECTED TERRORISTS, WEAPONS

(16.09.2005)

The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Information Service issued the following press release: Early morning raids today resulted in the detention of five suspected terrorists and the confiscation or destruction of multiple weapons caches, military officials in Iraq reported.  weiterlesen >>>


Eleven soldiers killed and 12 wounded in Chechnya

(16.09.2005)

Eleven soldiers were killed and 12 wounded in the latest violence in Chechnya, an official with the pro-Russian Chechen government said on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Nepal's highways to hell

(16.09.2005)

As Maoist guerrillas battle security forces for control of strategic areas in this tiny kingdom in South Asia, traveling by road is becoming increasingly dangerous, fraught with blockades, ambushes, and mine explosions. weiterlesen >>>


Angola's railway lifeline

(16.09.2005)

Angola's Benguela Railway, which opened up Africa's interior nearly a century ago, is getting back on track.  weiterlesen >>>


What Afghanistan Has To Teach

(16.09.2005)

"People everywhere, under very different conditions, are asking themselves - where are we? The question is historical not geographical. What are we living through? Where are we being taken? What have we lost? How to continue without a plausible vision of the future? Why have we lost any view of what is beyond a lifetime?" - John Berger, "Written in the Night" (2002, before the US invasion of Iraq) weiterlesen >>>


Angolan families threatened with famine

(16.09.2005)

About 2000 families in five Angolan provinces are facing famine with malnutrition affecting up to 60% of the population, according to a recent study by the United Nations World Food Programme. weiterlesen >>>


Bloody Clash In Kashtwar Kills 2 Indian Soldiers, 5 Mujahideen Martyred

(16.09.2005)

In Kashtwar, a bloody clash took place between Indian soldiers and Mujahideen that sent two Indian soldiers to hell. Four Mujahideen together with a Hizb commander also claim to have been martyred.  weiterlesen >>>


Goods train derailed by explosion in Russia

(16.09.2005)

A blast on a railway line in Russia's turbulent Caucasus region derailed three wagons of a goods train on Friday in what the interior ministry said may have been a botched attempt to attack a busy passenger train. weiterlesen >>>


Toll nears 200 dead in spate of attacks

(16.09.2005)

Insurgents believed to be allied to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group al Qaeda in Iraq kept up bombings in the capital Thursday, launching strikes that brought the two-day death toll here to nearly 200. weiterlesen >>>


Explosions rock Russia

(16.09.2005)

A homemade explosive detonated outside an apartment building in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia on Friday, and another explosive caused a locomotive and three cars of a cargo train to derail along the border with the neighbouring region of North Ossetia, the interior ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan to provide USD 32 million to help Sudanese refugees

(16.09.2005)

Japan will provide about USD 32.1 million in additional emergency grants to Sudan for reconstruction work after a cease-fire in a decades-long civil conflict, the Foreign Ministry said. weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR: Circus act triggers mine awareness in Ethiopia

(16.09.2005)

A crowd of more than 500 Sudanese refugees waits in anticipation as 19-year-old Dawit tries to light a temperamental firework backstage. Meanwhile, James, 22, wanders onto the stage, imitating a community elder and drawing laughter and attention. BANG! Dawit is successful. On cue, James hurls himself into the air and the circus has begun. weiterlesen >>>


Mosque Imam killed in Baghdad

(16.09.2005)

Unknown gunmen killed on Friday the Imam of Ali bin Abi Talab Mosque, Sheikh Fadhel Allami, in Qanat Street to the east of Baghdad.  weiterlesen >>>


130 000 Soldaten aus In- und Ausland sichern die Wahl

(16.09.2005)

Neben mehr als 30 000 internationalen Soldaten werden zur Sicherung der Parlamentswahl in Afghanistan auch rund 100 000 afghanische Sicherheitskräfte eingesetzt. Sie bestünden vor allem aus Polizisten und Soldaten der neuen Nationalarmee, sagte Innenminister Ali Ahmed Dschalali am Donnerstag in Kabul.  weiterlesen >>>


Russischer Zug entgleist - Anschlagsversuch nicht ausgeschlossen

(16.09.2005)

Nach einer Explosion sind am Freitag in der russischen Kaukasusregion drei Wagen eines Güterzugs entgleist. Das Innenministerium schloss einen fehlgeschlagenen terroristischen Anschlag gegen einen Passagierzug nicht aus.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei Soldaten bei Explosion in Südosttürkei getötet

(16.09.2005)

Seit Wochen Gefechte zwischen Armee und Kurden - Militärfahrzeug fuhr über Sprengladung weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine: Geschosse aus der Kriegszeit im Schrott entdeckt

(16.09.2005)

In einer Abteilung des Hüttenwerkes Kriworoschstal im Gebiet Dnepropetrowsk in der Ukraine wurden am Mittwoch 90 Artilleriegeschosse aus der Zeit des Großen Vaterländischen Krieges im Schrott entdeckt. weiterlesen >>>


Transport, landmines hamper Angola farm recovery

(16.09.2005)

Destroyed or impassable roads and railways are crippling attempts to help Angola's war-shattered farm sector recover, while landmines are also restricting growth and endangering unwary farmers, experts say. In the southeastern province of Cuando Cubango, there are so many landmines that elephants have abandoned their ancestral routes north from Botswana and Namibia.  weiterlesen >>>


Kurd rebel landmine kills two Turk soldiers

(16.09.2005)

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and six wounded on Thursday when their vehicle hit a mine in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast near the borders of Iraq and Iran, security sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


SA firm hawks 'reviled' bomb in London

(16.09.2005)

Cluster bombs are being offered for sale at an arms fair in London, it has been revealed, despite assurances by organisers that the weapon would not be marketed at the event.  weiterlesen >>>


Six Killed in Southern Afghan Province

(16.09.2005)

The provincial governor says six people were killed in attacks by suspected Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province. Two women and a man were killed when their vehicle hit a mine on a road. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan nomads question benefits of democracy

(16.09.2005)

The Kuchi have one of the highest illiteracy rates in a country where half of all men and eight in 10 women are illiterate. They also have a high rate of amputees from landmines from their wanderings over strategic plains.  weiterlesen >>>


ISR Police: "20 Gaza arrested attempted to enter Israel from Sinai"

(16.09.2005)

Israeli border policemen and soldiers arrested, on Thursday morning, 20 Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip attempting to enter Israel through the border with Egypt, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. The arrested residents said that they left the Gaza Strip through the Philadilphi Route, along the border with Egypt. Members surrounded their training base with landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


GadShaananDESIGN Selected for Museum of Modern Art Exhibit

(16.09.2005)

Although GadShaananDESIGN created the concept of the Spider Boot to protect soldiers, peacekeepers and civilians against land mines in difficult terrain, its next mission will be in a far more urban location: New York City. weiterlesen >>>


Azadegan Oilfield moves at slow pace, Japanese are blamed

(16.09.2005)

Azadegan Oilfield development plan is behind schedule due to what Japanese contractor company claims as delayed landmine sweeping operations, executive director of Iran's Oil Engineering and Development Company (OEDC) Abulhassan Khamushi vehemently announced yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Freiwillige Rückführung von angolanischen Flüchtlingen aus dem Kongo und Sambia durch den UNHCR

(16.09.2005)

Der letzte Konvoi mit dreihundert angolanischen Flüchtlingen ist aus der südkongolesischen Region Kiesenge gestern am 30. Mai 2005 in Angola angekommen. Damit endet eine weitere Etappe im Rückkehrprogramm des UNHCR für angolanische Flüchtlinge, die bereits seit zwanzig Jahren im Exil leben. Auch aus Sambia erfolgen Flüchtlingsrückführungen. Bisher sind seit dem Friedensabkommen aus dem Jahre 2002 bereits 310.000 Flüchtlinge nach Angola zurückgekehrt. weiterlesen >>>


UNICEF-SUPPORTED SUMMER CAMP ACTIVITIES COMPLETED

(16.09.2005)

UNICEF-supported summer camp activities completed this week in Goranboy district of Azerbaijan, bringing recreational and play activities to some 120 boys and girls. Summer camp participants were child mine survivors and children from mine-survivor families that also include IDPs from the mine contaminated area along the front line. UNICEF-supported summer camp activities completed this week in Goranboy district of Azerbaijan, bringing recreational and play activities to some 120 boys and girls. Summer camp participants were child mine survivors and children from mine-survivor families that also include IDPs from the mine contaminated area along the front line.  weiterlesen >>>


Tioga County soldier killed by Iraqi mine

(16.09.2005)

A Tioga County soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Sunday, the Pentagon said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Hamas blows hole in Gaza barrier

(16.09.2005)

Hamas militants blew a gaping hole on Wednesday in a concrete barrier on the Gaza Strip's southern border with landmines, enabling Palestinians to continue surging into Egypt despite pledges to restore order.  weiterlesen >>>


Uncertain Angola refugees face return deadline

(16.09.2005)

Refugees returning to Angola decades after they fled a civil war may fear an uncertain future, but the United Nations wants as many as possible back home before reparation funding runs out at the end of this year.  weiterlesen >>>


CMs of nine Naxalite-affected states to meet on September 19

(16.09.2005)

Concerned over the recent killings by suspected Naxalites in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, Centre has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of states affected by left-wing extremism here on September 19 to chalk out a new action plan to deal with the problem. The Jharkhand attack by suspected Naxalites had taken place within a week of a landmine blast near Bijapur in Chhattisgarh killing 24 policemen including 22 from CRPF.  weiterlesen >>>


Chhattisgarh wants ISRO help to identify Maoist bases

(16.09.2005)

Chhattisgarh wants the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to do satellite mapping of its dense jungles to help identify Maoist guerrilla training camps and arms caches, many of which were of Chinese origin and indicated links with militant outfits in Nepal and Sri Lanka. On Sep 3, rebels of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) set off a landmine in Dantewada, killing 24 CRPF personnel. The incident prompted the government to ban the outfit and its local affiliates.  weiterlesen >>>


Troops nab militants, find unmanned drone

(16.09.2005)

Pakistani forces recovered an unmanned drone aircraft and seized 21 militants in a raid on suspected Al Qaeda hideouts in the tribal areas near Afghanistan, a top commander said yesterday. Additionally they uncovered a cache of weapons including 17 machine guns, 29 rockets, 51 grenades, eight improvised bombs and 10 landmines, he added. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban Control Of 48 Afghan Villages, South Waziristan; 8 Americans Killed

(16.09.2005)

Latif Hakimi, said that the American military convoy of 60 tanks, traveling under air support had been attacked by Taliban Mujahideen of the Emirate in Helmand province. Eight American soldiers were killed and two of their tanks destroyed during the attack. After the attack, 38 residents of Kala-Gaz village who had vacated their houses were detained under a pretext of participating with Taliban forces. weiterlesen >>>


Cluster bombs on offer at arms fair despite sales ban

(16.09.2005)

Cluster bombs are being offered for sale at an arms fair in London, The Independent has discovered, despite assurances by the organisers, that the weapon would not be marketed at the event.  weiterlesen >>>


French IFV development picks up pace

(16.09.2005)

After a delay of several years due to changes of policy, steady progress is now being made in the development for the French Army of a new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), the VBCI (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d'Infanterie). Its development is being carried out by Giat Industries in collaboration with Renault Trucks Défense and has advanced to the stage of the construction of several prototypes.  weiterlesen >>>


Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support Maritime Surveillance Systems for Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare

(16.09.2005)

Orincon was awarded a $30 million contract by the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) support to the Program Executive Office, Littoral Mine Warfare (LMW).  weiterlesen >>>


Four US contractors killed in Basra

(16.09.2005)

A roadside bomb hit Wednesday a convoy of American security guards in south Basra, killing four US contractors.  weiterlesen >>>


TURKISH DRIVER VICTIM OF MINE

(16.09.2005)

Haci Huseyin Ozturk, 66, married with seven children, lost his life when his truck hit into a mine planted on the road.  weiterlesen >>>