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Abschlußveranstaltung der US-Kampagne "Stimmen aus Laos" gegen Streubomben

(30.04.2013)

Am Jahrestag des Kriegsendes in Vietnam veranstalten die Träger der Kampagne "Stimmen aus Laos" den Abschluß in Washinton/DC. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Vietnam sucht Unterstützung bei der Minenräumung

(30.04.2013)

Vietnam wirbt um weitere internationale Unterstützungen bei der Minenräumung. weiterlesen >>>


Armenien: Landminenunfall tötet zwei Kinder

(25.04.2013)

Der Tod zweier Kinder durch eine Landmine, die auf einem Übungsgelände der russischen Armee plaziert war, erzürnt die Familien der angrenzenden Dörfer. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Südsudan: Minengefahrenaufklärungsteam startet

(25.04.2013)

Die dänische Organisation Danish Church Aid klärt die Bevölkerung im Südsudan über die Gefahren von Minen und Blindgängern auf. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


AUDIO: Mennoniten setzen sich für das Verbot von Streubomben ein

(23.04.2013)

Ron Janzen, Geschäftsführer des Mennonite Central Committee in Manitoba/Kanada berichtet über seine Projektreise nach Laos. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Azerbaidschan: Landminen töten Zivilisten

(16.04.2013)

Am 2. und 15. April 2013 sterben zwei Menschen durch Landminen, die an der Konfliktlinie zwischen Azerbaidschan und Berg-Karabach verlegt sind. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Gezielte Angriffe auf Zivilisten

(11.04.2013)

Seit Juli seien mehr als 4.300 syrische Zivilisten getötet worden, vermutet „Human Rights Watch“. Allein am Mittwoch starben mindestens 45 Menschen. weiterlesen >>>


Andorra wird 81. Vertragsstaat des Verbots von Streumunition

(10.04.2013)

Andorra hat die Ratifizierungsurkunde über das Verbot von Streumuntion bei den Vereeinten Nationen hinterlegt und wird ab dem 01.10.2013 Vertragsstaat. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Japan grants 1.8 mln USD to clear landmines in Sri Lanka

(13.09.2005)

The Japanese government has granted 1.8 million US dollars to five international non- governmental organizations to accelerate landmine clearance in Sri Lanka's north and east, a local internet newspaper said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


15 kg RDX seized from hideout in J&K

(13.09.2005)

A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 15 kg of RDX, were recovered from a terrorist hideout in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


230 million square meters cleared of land mines

(13.09.2005)

The National De-mining Program has announced that during the last three months 230 million m² have been cleared, Saba news reports.  weiterlesen >>>


KASHMIR-AMBUSH

(13.09.2005)

A police constable was injured critically in an ambush by militants in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir early today, official sources said.  weiterlesen >>>


Three die in Russia clashes

(13.09.2005)

Two Russian soldiers and a Chechen police officer were killed and eight others injured in clashes with separatist fighters in Chechnya, an official from the pro-Russian administration said yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosions Reported In Ingushetia, Chechnya

(13.09.2005)

Two powerful explosions were reported today near a police station in the Ingush town of Malgobek.  weiterlesen >>>


Kazakhstan finishes rotation of peace mission in Iraq

(13.09.2005)

Kazakhstan finished at the end of August the latest rotation of its peacekeeping troops in Iraq, the country's Defense Minister Mukhtar Altynbayev told a press conference here on Saturday. This has been the fourth troop rotation since Kazakhstan first sent a peace mission to the war-battered country in 2003, said Altynbayev.  weiterlesen >>>


More arms recovered from deep forest in Bandarban

(13.09.2005)

A joint force of Army and BDR in another drive recovered huge arms and ammunition, including AK-47 assault rifles, from the deep forest of Naikhyongchhari in the hill district at small hours Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Unexploded mines continue to claim lives

(13.09.2005)

Ho Van Hoa's family in the Khe Sanh Region in the central province of Quang Tri will never forget the time when he and his uncle were injured by a mine. The two men came upon it while farming. Hoa is one of many whose lives have been scarred by mines left over from the war years.  weiterlesen >>>


The Helsinki Process proceeds from dialogue to action

(13.09.2005)

The Helsinki Process is now moving from dialogue to a more action-oriented approach, said Secretary General Pauliina Arola at the Helsinki Conference press event on Thursday, 8 September. One milestone of the three-year Helsinki Process has been reached and a highly diverse range of actors from all over the globe has been brought together round the same table.  weiterlesen >>>


French IFV development picks up pace

(13.09.2005)

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 >>>


TAJIKISTAN: Demining expands to east

(13.09.2005)

Demining work is set to expand in Tajikistan, with two demining teams, newly trained by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD), joining the mountainous Central Asian nation's mine action body.  weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: AFRICAN UNION TO INCREASE SECURITY FOR AID WORKERS

(13.09.2005)

After several instances of armed men looting humanitarian assistance in troubled western Sudan, the African Union (AU) has agreed that its peacekeeping forces will increase security in designated areas, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said.  weiterlesen >>>


Face Naxals with uniform strategy: CRPF DG

(13.09.2005)

Calling for a uniform strategy to tackle the Naxalite menace, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) J K Sinha said on Wednesday that Left-wing extremism had created a "war-like situation'' in Chhattisgarh where 24 CRPF men were killed in a landmine blast on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Interior Ministry Promotes Militants Postmortem

(13.09.2005)

Russian Interior Ministry reported September 7, 2005 complete liquidation of a big gang of militants in Chechnya, saying exactly that gang had attacked Roshni-Chu village in August. But in reality, roughly a third of the gang was destroyed, moreover, the gang's leader Albek Bugaev is apparently in good health and fancy-free.  weiterlesen >>>


Posers on mine-busters

(13.09.2005)

Saturday's landmine blast in Chhattisgarh and the resultant devastation has prompted the government to review its purchase decision.  weiterlesen >>>


Rebel war plan plea

(13.09.2005)

CRPF director-general J.K. Sinha today called for a national policy to fight Naxalites, terming the Chhattisgarh attack that killed 25 of his colleagues the worst ever suffered by the force.  weiterlesen >>>


Security shield for Bihar

(13.09.2005)

The Central Reserve Police Force presence in Bihar will go up eightfold during the elections to tackle the Naxalite threat and party goons.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Department of Defense: Navy Contract

(13.09.2005)

Northrop Grumman Corp., Airborne Ground Surveillance and Battle Management Systems, Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $124,500,000 firm-fixed-price/incentives letter contract for three Low-Rate Initial Production units of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS).  weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi Army Takes Control of Najaf; U. S. Soldier Killed by IED

(13.09.2005)

A ceremony celebrating the transfer of authority of Forward Operating Base Hotel in Najaf, Iraq, and the anniversary of the end of hostile activities in Najaf was held at the base Sept. 6, military officials reported.  weiterlesen >>>


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

(13.09.2005)

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 >>>


ANP, Coalition forces find caches, IEDs across Afghanistan

(13.09.2005)

Afghan and Coalition forces had collected a number of weapons caches and disarmed several improvised explosive devices Tuesday across the southern and eastern parts of Afghanistan .  weiterlesen >>>


China Helps Thailand Train Landmine Clearance Personnel

(13.09.2005)

"The aid to Thailand is one of China's contribution to international humanitarian de-mining efforts," said Senior Colonel An Zuoshan, Defence Attache of Chinese Embassy in Thailand.  weiterlesen >>>


US, UK groups pledge US$5 mln for clearing landmines in Vietnam

(13.09.2005)

The US Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the UK Mines Advisory Group (MAG) have pledged further assistance of US$5.35 million for the war-torn central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri.  weiterlesen >>>


Face Naxals with uniform strategy: CRPF DG

(13.09.2005)

Calling for a uniform strategy to tackle the Naxalite menace, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) J K Sinha said on Wednesday that Left-wing extremism had created a ``war-like situation'' in Chhattisgarh where 24 CRPF men were killed in a landmine blast on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


EC promises to continue supporting Afghanistan

(13.09.2005)

Describing the September 18 legislative elections as a step toward bringing democracy to the war-ravaged country, European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner hoped the EC and other donors would not withdraw their support from Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service to be turned weekly: Ansari

(13.09.2005)

A senior leader in Hurriyat Conference (A) Maulana Abbas Ansari said that New Delhi has assured the Hurriyat leaders that Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service will be turned into a weekly service.  weiterlesen >>>


20 MINES & UXO DEMOLISHED IN AUGUST

(13.09.2005)

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action /ANAMA/ cleared the territory of 516 thousand 468 square km of 20 mines and UXO in August, AzerTAc correspondent learnt from ANAMA.  weiterlesen >>>


IRAQ, ITALIAN TROOPS IN NASIRIYAH, 'ARIETE' REPLACES 'FOLGORE'

(13.09.2005)

Brig.Gen. Piero Costantino, Commander of the Paratroopers Brigade 'Folgore' handed over the command of the Italian Joint Task Force Iraq to Brig.Gen Roberto Ranucci, Commander of the 'Ariete' Armoured Brigade. The handing over ceremony at Camp Mittica transferred responsibility to General Fabrizio Castagnetti, Commander of the Interforze Command.  weiterlesen >>>


First export customer for US Army's rocket system

(13.09.2005)

The UK together with other EU countries have elected not to procure the DPICM warhead. Despite the DPICMs having self-destruct mechanisms, the UK opted against them since it was still felt there might be a possibility that hazardous dud bomblets could be left on the battlefield, which could injure both troops and civilians. weiterlesen >>>


TWO TERRORISTS KILLED EMPLACING IED

(12.09.2005)

Task Force Liberty Soldiers killed two terrorists who were trying to emplace an improvised explosive device in Samarra at about 2: 30 p.m. Sept. 12.  weiterlesen >>>


Soldiers, dogs sweep booby-trapped airfield: Prior to turnover,

(12.09.2005)

Like a farmer restoring a neglected field, Sgt. 1st Class Blake Isaacson ventures out every morning with his tractors and implements, nine hired dogs and a work crew to clear the weeds. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. SOLDIERS, IRAQI POLICE DISCOVER VEHICLE-BORNE IED

(12.09.2005)

U.S. Soldiers and Iraqi Police discovered and defused a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device near Sha Lanei, southwest of Musayyib, on Sept 10th. weiterlesen >>>


Dynamite stash found on southern border

(12.09.2005)

More than 16 kilos of dynamite were found at the Thai-Malay border yesterday morning in a "ready-to-use" state as violence continued to rock the shattered South. weiterlesen >>>


Afghanistan: How EU support is making a real difference

(12.09.2005)

Since the fall of the Taliban, the stabilisation of Afghanistan has been a major external priority for the European Union. The European Union (EU) has been a key supporter of Afghanistan's transition, providing substantial political, military and humanitarian and reconstruction aid.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinians raise flags in Gaza settlements

(11.09.2005)

Palestinian security forces began taking control of the Gaza Strip settlements Monday after the Israeli army lowered its flag over the territory to mark the end of its 38-year occupation.  weiterlesen >>>


Thai police find 16 kg of dynamite Malaysian border

(11.09.2005)

More than 16 kilos of dynamite were found at the Thai-Malay border yesterday morning in a "ready-to-use" state as violence continued to rock the shattered South.  weiterlesen >>>


More than 150 insurgents killed in Tal Afar offensive, many militants flee through tunnels

(10.09.2005)

Insurgents staged a classic guerrilla retreat from their Tal Afar stronghold Sunday, melting into the countryside through a network of tunnels, but the massive Iraqi-U.S. force that stormed the militant bastion for the second time in less than a year said it killed about 150 enemy fighters.  weiterlesen >>>


Three ammunition caches found in Chechnya

(10.09.2005)

An ammunition cache containing 35 122-mm artillery shells, commonly used by rebels for making improvised bombs, was found by police and FSB operatives on the outskirts of the Mesker-Yurt village in Chechnya's Shalinskiy District at about 1200 gmt 10 September. weiterlesen >>>


Iraqi defence minister says 18 arms caches found in Tall Afar

(10.09.2005)

Text of recorded statement by Iraqi Defence Minister Sa'dun al-Dulaymi on developments in the northern Iraqi town of Tall Afar, broadcast by Iraqi Al-Sharqiyah TV on 11 September  weiterlesen >>>


Asia to get Australian sniffer dogs

(10.09.2005)

AUSTRALIA'S world-class customs service dogs are to be exported to China and Indonesia.  weiterlesen >>>


Hizb-ul-Mojahedin commander reportedly surrenders in Kashmir

(09.09.2005)

Army and police today averted a major tragedy when they recovered a 30 kg improvised explosive device (IED) fitted with detonators and concealed in a milk container from Sharekhi near Bhaderwah while a "section commander" of Hizb-ul-Mojahedin surrendered before police and security forces in Doda.  weiterlesen >>>


Three servicemen wounded in explosion near Chechen village

(09.09.2005)

Three Russian servicemen were injured in a land mine explosion near the village of Aleroi in Chechnya on Friday, local law-enforcement authorities' source told Itar-Tass on Saturday. weiterlesen >>>


Pakistan "terrorists" nabbed in South Waziristan

(09.09.2005)

Security forces have arrested seven terrorists in Mana and Borzu areas of Shawal valley of South Waziristan.  weiterlesen >>>


Taiwan News: Chen supports anti-landmine global drive

(08.09.2005)

Chen Mei-yu and Miss Wheelchair America 2005 Kristen Connors at their respective offices yesterday.  weiterlesen >>>


NPA's arms cache seized in Zambo cave by troops

(08.09.2005)

- ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Armed Forces' Southern Command presented to media last Wednesday assorted firearms, ammunition, explosive devices and other war materials that troops seized in a cave at South Napolan, Barangay Tinuyop, Leon Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte.  weiterlesen >>>


President vows to remove mines

(08.09.2005)

President Chen Shui-bian and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Chen yesterday signed an anti-landmine statement, pledging that the government stood firmly against the use of landmines while standing in favor of defending human rights.  weiterlesen >>>


UK defence secretary pledges support for Bosnia's defence modernization

(08.09.2005)

The newly-appointed UK Defence Secretary John Reid promised today, in talks with members of the Bosnia-Hercegovina [BiH] Presidency, full material assistance and British support in the modernization of the defence system and mine clearance process in BiH.  weiterlesen >>>


Taiwan foreign minister signs anti-landmine statement

(07.09.2005)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tan Sun Chen on Thursday [8 September] signed an anti-landmine statement to show the government is opposed to the use of landmines and is determined to uphold human rights.  weiterlesen >>>


DynCorp Tapped by Dept. of State to Destroy Land Mines in Afghanistan

(07.09.2005)

The U. S. Department of State has awarded DynCorp International LLC a task-order contract to remove and destroy land mines, light weapons, portable air-defense systems, and unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan.  weiterlesen >>>


Campaign official visits for talks on landmines

(07.09.2005)

Ambassador Satnam Jit Singh, Diplomatic Advisor of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), will visit Ulaanbaatar on September 7-10. He is due to meet with senior government officials to discuss Mongolia's move towards signing the agreement to ban antipersonnel landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Burundi group threatens legal action against Swiss NGO over donor funds

(07.09.2005)

The president of the Independent Centre of Research and Initiative for Dialogue (CIRID), Mr Deo Hakizimana, said today in Bujumbura that he will take legal action against the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) for not respecting its contractual engagements with his organization.  weiterlesen >>>


Explosives seized from hideout in Pakistan's North Waziristan

(07.09.2005)

The Pakistan Army has recovered a huge quantity of arms, ammunition and other equipment used for terrorist activities during a search operation in the remote Shawal valley of North Waziristan. weiterlesen >>>


Moldova to send another group of servicemen to Iraq (MOLDOVA)

(07.09.2005)

Moldova will soon send another group of servicemen to Iraq, Defense Minister Valeriu Plesca told a Friday press conference on the Moldovan army anniversary.  weiterlesen >>>


Joint force recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition in Bandarban (BANGLADESH)

(07.09.2005)

A joint force of Army, BDR and RAB seized a huge cache of sophisticated arms and ammunition, including AK-47 rifles, in a dense hill forest in Naikhyongchhari upazila of Bandarban district in an overnight combing operation till Friday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Japan to host 1st int'l confab on African peace later this year (JAPAN)

(07.09.2005)

Japan will host an international conference as early as this year to promote consolidation of peace in Africa, government officials said Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


LAND MINE BLAST JOLTS BAJRAM CURRI (ALBANIA)

(07.09.2005)

Land mine blast jolted Bajram Curri City on Friday at 21:00 hrs. The information sources from local police reported no casualties or damages in buildings, even though the soccer field, where the blast occurred, is located near some blocks of flats. weiterlesen >>>


Coalition Soldiers Capture Insurgents, Destroy Weapons Caches (IRAQ)

(07.09.2005)

Acting on multiple intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, multinational forces raided a suspected terrorist location east of Al-Amiriyah, Iraq, capturing several terror suspects and destroying a weapons cache Sept. 2, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia TV shows arms cache discovered in Chechen capital (CHECHNYA)

(07.09.2005)

An arms cache has been found on the outskirts of Groznyy. Servicemen from military intelligence units have seized several assault rifles and pistols, grenade launchers, land mines, a large amount of ammunition as well as improvised bombs.  weiterlesen >>>


2nd Marine Division finds success with Quick Strike in Western Iraq (IRAQ)

(07.09.2005)

Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2, Iraqi Special Operations Forces and the Iraqi Army concluded Operation Quick Strike, an operation to interdict and disrupt insurgent and foreign terrorist activities in Western Iraq, Aug. 10. weiterlesen >>>


Bangladesh forces "clueless" about arms cache in hill district (BANGLADESH)

(07.09.2005)

The security forces and intelligence agencies are clueless about arms cache in Naikhangchhari from where they are repeatedly recovering huge number of sophisticated arms, ammunition and explosives. weiterlesen >>>


Macedonian police track down additional arms cache near Kondovo (MACEDONIA)

(07.09.2005)

Macedonian police tracked down another weapons and ammunition cache near the village of Kondovo during last Sunday's [4 September] raid, Interior Ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>


SADC Police Train in Weapon Destruction, Border Operations (SOUTH AFRICA)

(07.09.2005)

At least 20 Southern African Development Community [SADC] police are attending a four-week training course here on weapon destruction techniques as well as planning and execution of cross border operations. weiterlesen >>>


Albanian finds arms cache in his farmland (ALBANIA)

(07.09.2005)

An Albanian farmer found a cache of weapons and ammunition while he was plowing his land near the border with Montenegro, police said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Sabotage by suspected rebels leaves 2.3 million Colombians without electricity (COLOMBIA)

(07.09.2005)

Suspected rebels dynamited six energy pylons, leaving more than 2.3 million people in southwestern Colombia without electricity, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


Five killed in Chechnya fighting (CHECHNYA)

(07.09.2005)

Five Russian soldiers were killed and eight injured in violence in Chechnya, an official from the Moscow-backed government there said Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


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

(07.09.2005)

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


Islander's nephew injured in Iraq

(07.09.2005)

Minnie Knych's nephew, Sgt. Richard (Buzz) Robertson, is in intensive care at Walter Reed hospital after he was wounded in Iraq last week. He had shrapnel in his liver and stomach. The worst of his injuries is a lacerated spinal cord.  weiterlesen >>>


Big weapons cache seized in Kandahar City

(07.09.2005)

Security officials seized an arms cache including landmines, missiles, hand grenades and other explosive materials in the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday. weiterlesen >>>


RUSSIA-TURKEY: MOSCOW SEEKS ANKARA'S HELP IN COMBATING TERROR

(07.09.2005)

Russia and Turkey should pool their resources to fight terrorism including the sharing of intelligence information and the staging of joint combat exercises, Russia's defence minister Sergei Ivanov said in an interview with a Turkish newspaper on Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


CCpur villagers ask Cm for protection from UGs

(07.09.2005)

As many as seven village chiefs of Parbung, Thanlon and Hengle sub-divisions bordering Mizoram in Churachandpur district have urged the chief minister to come to the rescue of the helpless villagers. weiterlesen >>>


10 Naxalites killed in Chhattisgarh's special operation

(07.09.2005)

Adopting a policy of hot-pursuit against Left wing extremists, the Chhattisgarh police has carried out a massive combing operation, killing ten Naxalites and destroying their more than a dozen hideouts in the dense forests of in south Bastar, bordering Andhra Pradesh. weiterlesen >>>


Chinese experts to help landmine sweeping in Thailand

(07.09.2005)

A team of 10 Chinese experts left here by aircraft Tuesday for Thailand at the invitation of the Thai government to help with landmine clearance in that tropical country, according to military sources.  weiterlesen >>>


Six LTTE cadres killed, ten injured by rebel commander in East

(07.09.2005)

At least six LTTE cadres were killed and ten injured this morning when a group of suspected loyalists of the renegade Eastern rebel commander, 'Colonel' Karuna, mounted an attack on one of their sentry points in rebel-held Vaharai area of Eastern Batticaloa district, official sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Demining Equipment Analysed At Seminar

(07.09.2005)

Representatives from the country`s 18 provinces, who are participating in a seminar about "Provincial Co-ordination of Mine Action" since Monday, will analyse this morning, in the capital, the modern techniques of demining equipment. weiterlesen >>>


TURKISH DRIVER VICTIM OF MINE

(07.09.2005)

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


Naxals: cops run for cover, LIC sells 26,600 policies in Gadcharoli

(07.09.2005)

Compelled by service regulations, cops may have been forced to live under the shadow of the gun in naxal-infested Gadchiroli district of Vidarbha, but they don't want their kin to suffer, in case they don't make it back. Their fear for life shows in the insurance policies they have taken out from the public sector, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), which just can't stop beaming.  weiterlesen >>>


Ukraine wants to keep troops in Lebanon despite UN accusation

(07.09.2005)

The Ukrainian government announced it wants to keep its peacekeepers in Lebanon despite a UN demand that the troops pull out over allegations of financial abuse. The United Nations asked Ukraine to withdraw its 200 stationed peacekeepers from Lebanon specializing in mine clearance, accusing them of "significant financial misconduct by Ukrainian military personnel, including the commanding officer, who served with the mission," said the official statement released on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Got it wrong on anti-mine vehicle: Home

(07.09.2005)

Three days after a landmine blast by Naxalites in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh left 24 CRPF personnel dead, the Union Home Ministry said it had "overestimated" the strength of the newly-procured "Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV)".  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists breached truce: RNA

(07.09.2005)

Security forces Tuesday claimed that despite the announcement of truce by Maoists, they have not stopped violence. weiterlesen >>>


ANAMA: HEAVY MACHINE TO LIGHTEN MINE CLEARANCE

(07.09.2005)

RHINO Mechanical Demining Machine delivered to Azerbaijan is now located at ANAMA Regional Base in Horadiz, Fizuli district, reported AzerTAj refers on the press service of ANAMA.  weiterlesen >>>


Pfeifen, wo einst gebombt wurde

(07.09.2005)

Sitzvolleyball: Marktoberdorfer Anton Probst Schiedsrichter beim Weltcup in Sarajevo. Dass Behinderten-Volleyball in Bosnien ein "Volkssport" ist, liegt indirekt im Jugoslawien-Krieg begründet: Nicht zuletzt durch Minen-Explosionen verloren viele ihre Beine.  weiterlesen >>>


Das Lachen aus dem Hindukusch

(07.09.2005)

"Ein Koffer voller Lachen" verspricht der afghanische Kinderzirkus, der gerade durch Deutschland tourt. Das Programm bildet aber auch afghanische Wirklichkeit ab: mit Sketchen über Malaria, Durchfall und Landminen.  weiterlesen >>>


Türkei: Zwei Soldaten durch Mine getötet

(07.09.2005)

Zwei türkische Soldaten sind im Südosten der Türkei durch eine Minenexplosion ums Leben gekommen, zwei weitere wurden verletzt. weiterlesen >>>


Cause of Russian training range blast unexplained - TV

(06.09.2005)

There has been another extraordinary accident in the Russian army. An explosion occurred today during an exercise at a military training range outside Stavropol, killing one soldier and injuring seven more.  weiterlesen >>>


The Statesman (India): 'Study time' for Naxalites.

(06.09.2005)

With the de-notification of the panchayat elections in Jharkhand, Naxalite activites across the state have become a major law and order worry for the police . weiterlesen >>>


Maths formula can be used to locate mines

(06.09.2005)

Mathematics: The link between maths and land mines may not be immediately apparent to most people.  weiterlesen >>>


Blast kills ministry engineer in Russia's Dagestan

(06.09.2005)

An engineer with Russia's interior ministry forces died in a landmine explosion in the unstable North Caucasus province of Dagestan on Wednesday, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency said, quoting an interior ministry spokesman in the province.  weiterlesen >>>


CORDON AND SEARCH NETS LANDMINE IN KIRKUK

(06.09.2005)

The Multi-National Security Transition Command issued the following press release:  weiterlesen >>>


Tajik mine centre checks Afghan border (TAJIKISTAN)

(06.09.2005)

The Tajik Mine Action Centre has started the implementation of a large-scale programme to inspect the state of minefields in southern sections of the Tajik-Afghan border after the withdrawal of Russian border guards.  weiterlesen >>>


Banned NATO landmines found in South Ossetia (RUSSIA)

(06.09.2005)

During road reconstruction near the village of Itrapisi (South Ossetia) two M-6 landmines made in Great Britain were found (the landmines were banned by the Ottawa convention in 1997), REGNUM was told in South Ossetia security forces.  weiterlesen >>>


RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPERS FOUND AND NEUTRALIZED M-6 MINES IN THE ZONE OF

(06.09.2005)

Russian peacekeepers found and neutralized several M-6 mines in the zone of Georgian-Ossetic conflict. The mines of English production could have been laid by representatives of the Georgian party. Journalists were told it by a representative of military administration of de facto South Ossetia.  weiterlesen >>>


UN PEACEKEEPERS IN CÔTE D'IVOIRE TEACH HOW TO AVOID UNEXPLODED MUNITIONS (CÔTE D'IVOIRE)

(06.09.2005)

United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire have launched a campaign to help teach children to recognize and avoid unexploded ordnance, after two children were killed in an accident in a central district as the West African country emerges from civil strife. weiterlesen >>>


China's Endeavors for Arms Control (CHINA)

(06.09.2005)

China supports the important role played by the UN and other multilateral institutions in addressing missile and related issues. China advocates the establishment of a fair and non-discriminatory multilateral mechanism universally accepted by the international community in the field of missile non-proliferation.  weiterlesen >>>


Germany donates 450,000 euros to Slovene-run mine clearing body (GERMANY)

(06.09.2005)

Germany has donated 450,000 euros to the Slovene-run International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF), the country's fourth donation to the ITF this year and the 17th to date.  weiterlesen >>>


U.N. asks Ukraine to pull peacekeepers out of Lebanon amid allegations of financial abuse (LEBANON)

(06.09.2005)

The United Nations has asked Ukraine to pull its peacekeepers out of Lebanon amid allegations of financial abuse, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Mine blast wounds five Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

(06.09.2005)

A military vehicle in a convoy hit a land mine in a remote northwestern tribal region of Pakistan on Friday in a blast that left five soldiers wounded, two of them critically, an official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Macedonian police found large store of weapons and ammunition

(06.09.2005)

Macedonian police seized a large cache of weapons and ammunition, including a light artillery piece, in two weekend raids in the north of the country, authorities said Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Virginia team works on sailboat of the future

(06.09.2005)

In a metal shed at Fairview Beach Marina, Payne Kilbourn and Lee Hasell work on a sail for a boat they are building. But this is no ordinary sail, and in the annals of sailing, no ordinary boat. Military and Coast Guard applications might include reconnaissance, mine detection and port security. weiterlesen >>>


Campaigners gear up for world's largest arms fair

(06.09.2005)

As local government, London Mayor Ken Livingstone and even the Metropolitan Police speak out against Europe's largest arms fair, to be held in London's Docklands from 13-16 September, Christians and others are gearing up for a week of protests and events during the fair.  weiterlesen >>>