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Afghanistan: Nichtexplodierte Munition der ISAF gefährden Zivilisten

(21.07.2013)

Laut dem Minenaktionsprogramms der Vereinten Nationen in Afghanistan wurden seit 2008 53 Zivilisten durch Munition verletzt oder getötet, die auf ISAF-Übungsplätzen und in der Nähe von ISAF-Militärbasen liegen geblieben sind. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Dank Minenhunden wird Mosambik 2014 von Minen befreit

(17.07.2013)

Der Einsatz von Minenhunden verfünfacht die Räumleistung der Minenräumteams von Handicap International in Mosambik und ermöglicht, alle bekannten Minenfelder bis 2014 zu räumen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen in Burma/Myanmar: Politisch explosiv

(13.07.2013)

Maßnahmen der Minenräumung und Minenopferhilfe in Burma/Myanmar schreiten nur sehr langsam voran. Die Asienausgabe der Zeitung "The Econimist" berichtet über die Hintergründe. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Schweiz entsorgt ihre Streumunition

(11.07.2013)

Die Schweizer Armee baut ihre Streumunitions-Bestände ab. Seit 2012 ist diese Munition in der Schweiz verboten. weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Frau verliert Bein durch Landmine

(11.07.2013)

Trotz Waffenstillstandabkommens zwischen Zentralregierung und bewaffneten Gruppen der Volksgruppe der Karen bleibt die Zivilbevölkerung von Landminen bedroht. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


EU fördert Minenräummaßnahmen im Südsudan

(10.07.2013)

Die Europäische Kommission, Abteilung für Humanitäre Hilfe (ECHO), hat angekündigt, EUR 1,5 Millionen für Minenräumaktivitäten im Südsudan zur Verfügung zu stellen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Minenräumung wird verzögert

(10.07.2013)

Verteter der Bevölkerunggruppe der Karen erklären, dass Minenräummaßnahmen in der Provinz Karen ausgesetzt sind aufgrund unklarer Waffenstillstandbedingungen der Zentralregierung. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Mosambik: Weitere Minenräummaßnahmen notwendig

(08.07.2013)

Die mosambikanische Minenräuminstitut IND berichtet, dass trotz weitreichender Minenräummaßnahmen in den vergangenenen Jahren immer noch Flächen von insgesamt 9,7 Millionen Quadratmetern von Minen befreit werden müssen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


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 >>>


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 >>>