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VIDEO: Minengefahrenaufklärung im Senegal

(16.05.2013)

Handicap International (UK) veröffentlicht ein Video über das Gefahrenaufklärungsprogramm im Senegal. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Zahl der Landminenopfer steigt

(15.05.2013)

Laut Nichtregierungsorganisationen sind 381 Landminenunfälle in der Provinz Kachin belegt. Die Dunkelziffer liegt wahrscheinlich um ein Vielfachers höher. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Irak ächtet Streumunition

(15.05.2013)

Irak hat seine Ratifizierungsurkunde über das Verbot von Streumunion bei den Vereinten Nationen hinterlegt und ist nun 83. Vertragsstaat des Verbotsabkommens. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Libyen: Minengefahrenaufklärung an Schulen wird gestärkt

(12.05.2013)

Kinder in Libyen werden immer noch von gefährlichen Blindgängern und Minen bedroht. Vierzehn Libyer wurden nun von UNICEF und MAG als Trainer für die Gefahrenaufklärung in Schulen ausgebildet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: Elf Minenräumer entführt

(11.05.2013)

Minenräumer, die für das von den Vereinten Nationen geführten Minenräumprogramm arbeiten, wurden laut afghanischen Quellen in der Provinz Nangarhar entführt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Minen gefährden Schifffahrt in Kieler Bucht

(08.05.2013)

Der Fund explosiver Altlasten aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg hat für eine Routenänderung in der Kieler Bucht gesorgt. weiterlesen >>>


Bolivien ratifiziert das Verbot von Streubomben

(03.05.2013)

Als 82. Staat hinterlegt Bolvien seine Ratifizierungsurkunde bei den Vereinten Nationen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Kosovo: Schweden unterstützt Minenräumung

(30.04.2013)

Im Kosovo beginnt die Räumung von Minen im Germia Park in Pristina mit der Unterstützung von Schweden. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


S Leone's war amputees 'ignored'

(15.09.2005)

Amputees of Sierra Leone's civil war say they are being neglected by the government and want a $3,000 monthly payment each to start immediately. Justice Minister Frederick Carew said this amount was unreasonable, but other benefits were being considered.  weiterlesen >>>


EXPLOSION KILLS AFGHAN INTERPRETER, WOUNDS TWO GIS

(15.09.2005)

An Afghan interpreter was killed and two U.S. servicemembers were wounded Sept. 15 when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, military officials announced today. Both servicemembers were taken to Kandahar Airfield and were reported to be in stable condition.  weiterlesen >>>


Washington stellt sich quer

(15.09.2005)

USA beharren auf 500 Änderungen. Nein zu einem Ende der Atomtests, zu einem internationalen Vertrag gegen Landminen, zu weiterer Abrüstung; Nein auch zur verbindlichen Erhöhung der Entwicklungshilfemittel, zu Klimaschutzmaßnahmen, zu den Zeitvorgaben bei der Erreichung der Milleniumsentwicklungsziele  weiterlesen >>>


CACI Awarded $188 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Mine Countermeasure Programs Award Continues

(15.09.2005)

CACI Support for Current and Next-Generation Systems CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $188 million prime contract to support the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command's Program Executive Office for Littoral and Mine Warfare.  weiterlesen >>>


UN REFORM: HARD FOUGHT BATTLES OVER DISARMAMENT AND NON-PROLIFERATION

(15.09.2005)

The draft final declaration of the United Nations summit taking place in New York from 14-16 September dedicates ample space to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation - among the thorniest items on the summit discussion table. The language of the draft was agreed upon only after months of incessant negotiations, conflict and compromise at UN headquarters. The new US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, also insisted that the draft should make no mention of a moratorium on nuclear testing (which the US opposes), and the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention outlawing the use of landmines (which the US has never signed).  weiterlesen >>>


Over 20 kilograms of explosives seized in Chechnya

(15.09.2005)

A cache with 20.6 kilograms of explosives has been found in Chechnya's Nozhai-Yurt region, Itar-Tass learnt at the law enforcement bodies of the republic on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


New Design Options for Military Combat Vehicles

(15.09.2005)

A concept vehicle designed to illustrate potential technology options for improving survivability and mobility in future military combat vehicles will be shown publicly for the first time Sept. 13-15 at a military technology meeting in Virginia. The concept vehicle, known as the ULTRA AP (Armored Patrol), was built to help the U.S. military evaluate multiple science and technology options ' including ballistic and mine protection ' that could benefit future vehicle design. weiterlesen >>>


India to buy six Scorpene submarines from France

(15.09.2005)

In a major defence deal, India on Monday decided to acquire six highly advanced French Scorpene submarines worth three billion US Dollars (about Rs 13,000 crore), days after placing an order for 43 Airbus aircraft at a cost of about 2.4 billion USD (nearly Rs 9,800 crore) from an European consortium that includes France. The submarines also offer advanced capabilities for mine warfare, intelligence gathering and special operations. weiterlesen >>>


Philippines explosions wound at least 107

(15.09.2005)

Huge blasts at a suburban Manila police ammunition dump injured at least 107 people, damaged several buildings and homes and set off security jitters in a capital long wary of possible terror attacks or a coup, officials said. Police ruled out sabotage or terrorism. Police Supt. Warlito Tubon, explosives and ordnance disposal chief, said the destroyed munitions bunker had contained 30 110-pound bags of ammonium nitrate, 420 mines, some C-4 explosives plus anti-tank ammunition.  weiterlesen >>>


Uganda - Juba Road Re-Opened

(15.09.2005)

The Sudanese People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) have re-opened Yei-Juba Road linking Uganda to Southern Sudan. The road was only accessible up to Lainya in the Equatorial region, a distance of about 60km (about 140km from the Uganda border) due to landmines planted in the two decade-year-old civil war between the SPLM/A and Khartoum administration headed by Field Marshal Omar El Bashir.  weiterlesen >>>


Bust cop patrol: Naxal manuals in AP tell how

(15.09.2005)

The CRPF has, for the first time, stumbled on operational manuals that give tactical details on planting landmines and attacking security forces, among other things, to Left-wing extremist cadre.  weiterlesen >>>


Moldovan, Ukrainian servicemen take part in joint exercises

(15.09.2005)

During the five-day exercises, a total of 125 servicemen will deal with clearing mines, patrolling and rendering first medical assistance. weiterlesen >>>


Half Angola's children are malnourished - UN

(15.09.2005)

Three years after the end of one of Africa's longest wars, the United Nations says half of Angola's children are malnourished and in some areas the growth of over 50 percent is seriously stunted. In the hospital in Huambo, one of the areas most affected by two and a half decades of fighting, children lie listless in the malnutrition recovery unit and nearby tuberculosis sanitorium -- hunger having left them vulnerable to disease.  weiterlesen >>>


Eastern firms help to counter dangers of landmines

(15.09.2005)

Two East Anglican companies are helping to counter the hidden terror of landmines, which have claimed more than a million lives in the last 30 years.  weiterlesen >>>


Lexus to Donate Custom Paul McCartney-Themed RX Hybrid to Adopt-A-Minefield

(14.09.2005)

Paul McCartney Signature Edition RX 400h Will Be Awarded by Adopt-A-Minefield to Winner of Online Fundraising Sweepstakes; Proceeds to Benefit Organization's Efforts to Resolve Global Landmine Crisis  weiterlesen >>>


Nigeria destroys more than 6,000 illegal firearms in past year

(14.09.2005)

The Nigerian government has destroyed 6,348 firearms, 9,844 rounds of ammunition and explosives in the past one year in different parts of the west African country, a government statement said Thursday. weiterlesen >>>


World Roundup

(14.09.2005)

Arms caches spur fear of attacks near Kabul SHOMALI PLAINS, Afghanistan - Militants killed seven Afghans carrying voter ID cards, while hundreds of rockets and other weapons were found yesterday buried in the desert near Kabul, raising fears of attacks on the capital with landmark elections just days away. weiterlesen >>>


Belarus to get $200,000 for disposal of TNT-containing landmines

(13.09.2005)

Belarus will receive about $200 million rubels from donor countries to destroy TNT-containing anti-personnel landmines (APL) stockpiles under the Ottawa mine ban treaty, said the press office of the Belarusian defense ministry.  weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan deploys 5,000 additional troops along Afghan border

(13.09.2005)

Corps Commander Peshawar Lt-Gen Safdar Hussain on Tuesday [13 September] ordered deployment of 5,000 additional troops along the Pak-Afghan border to ensure holding of peaceful parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Iraq attack kills 73, injures 162; U.S. forces widen operations

(13.09.2005)

At least 73 people were killed and 162 wounded early today when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a group of construction workers in a Shiite district in northern Baghdad, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Teacher training program on mine risk launched

(13.09.2005)

Within the framework of the training program for Lebanese school teachers on mine risk education launched by the Norwegian People's Aid humanitarian organization (NPA), the opening ceremony of the program in Beirut was held yesterday, in the presence of several Lebanese figures and representatives of civil associations. weiterlesen >>>


It's a minefield

(13.09.2005)

What does Mongolia have to do with landmines? It's a question that Satnam Jit Singh, Diplomatic Adviser to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), is used to hearing.  weiterlesen >>>


Belarus needs technical and financial aid to destroy its stocks of

(13.09.2005)

According to him, "Belarus does not have spare funds to destroy mines quickly and efficiently". A big number of problems arise in this sphere, especially ecological ones, as most of mines have liquid filling. In this conjunction Belarus counts on the assistance of the international community to settle all these issues, Viktor Gaisenok underlined. weiterlesen >>>


Security Council extends mission in Ethiopia-Eritrea until 15 March

(13.09.2005)

Noting with deep concern the continuing high concentration of troops in the areas adjacent to the Temporary Security Zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission there (UNMEE) until 15 March 2006 and approved a reconfiguration of its military component, including an increase by 10 of the number of military observers. weiterlesen >>>


Probleme im norwegischen Staatshaushalt

(13.09.2005)

Diskussionen ums Geld waren auch im norwegischen Wahlkampf an der Tagesordnung, und auch hier ging es um Milliardenbeträge. Im Mittelpunkt der Auseinandersetzungen stand allerdings nicht Frage nach Einsparungen - sondern die Frage, was mit all den Überschüssen passieren soll.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. military considering whether to produce new generation of landmines

(13.09.2005)

The Pentagon is close to deciding whether to produce a new generation of landmines, but the system is drawing fire from critics who say the United States military is ignoring international sentiment against such weapons.  weiterlesen >>>


Maoist rebels kill 20 in Indian village

(13.09.2005)

Maoist rebels stormed a village in eastern India before dawn on Monday, dragged villagers out of their homes and shot 20 of them dead, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Heather Mills-McCartney Leads Fur Protest

(13.09.2005)

MILLS-McCARTNEY LEADS J CREW FUR PROTEST: SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's activist wife HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY is urging the fashion conscious to boycott J CREW stores in America after discovering the company buys fur from China, where animals are skinned alive.  weiterlesen >>>


Ultras kill father-son in Rajouri district

(13.09.2005)

TWO civilians were killed by militants at Dhok Plani, Rajouri while a police constable was injured critically in different militancy related incidents across Jammu. Militants barged into the house of Master Mir Hussain at Manjakore in Dhok Plani, Rajouri and killed him and his son Mohd Irshad.  weiterlesen >>>


De-mining operation in Cyprus continues

(13.09.2005)

The Mine Action Centre in Nicosia started today a de-mining operation in a new minefield in Kaimakli area, in Nicosia.  weiterlesen >>>


New Land Mines: Networked Munitions

(13.09.2005)

Defense officials say the weapons are still designed to kill people who cross forbidden territory, but the system would be activated or shut off by human operators.  weiterlesen >>>