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Factsheet: Stand der Zerstörung von gelagerter Streumunition

(10.04.2013)

Der Landmine Monitor veröffentlicht den aktuellen Stand der Zerstörung von gelagerter Streumunition. Elf der 81 Vertragsstaaten erklären, ihre Lager zerstört zu haben. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Liberia erklärt sich als frei von Minen

(05.04.2013)

Laut Angaben der Afrikanischen Union gilt damit die westafrikanische Region als frei von der Minengefahr. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Irak: Ein Million Kinder sind von Landminen und Streubomben betroffen

(05.04.2013)

Laut den Vereinten Nationen sind bis zu ein Million Kinder im Irak von Landminen und Streumunition betroffen. Hunderte wurden seit 1991 von diesen Kriegshinterlassenschaften verletzt oder getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Gefahren durch Landminen und nicht-explodierte Kampfmittel

(04.04.2013)

Handicap International ruft dazu auf, die Bevölkerung in Syrien über die Gefahren von Landminen aufzuklären und die Minen zu räumen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Achtung, Minen! - Lebensgefahr

(04.04.2013)

Gedenktag: Millionen explosiver Kriegsrelikte liegen in den Böden Afrikas und Asiens - Ratten als Räumspezialisten weiterlesen >>>


TV-Beitrag: Internationaler Anti-Minen-Tag

(04.04.2013)

Die Kriege mögen beendet sein, doch Landminen töten und verstümmeln jährlich weiterhin Tausende. weiterlesen >>>


Es gibt noch viel zu tun!

(04.04.2013)

Anlässlich des Internationalen Anti-Minen-Tages erinnern die UN an die Gefahr durch Minen. Die Leser des Greenpeace Magazins haben bereits einiges bewegt. weiterlesen >>>


Großes Kampagnenfinale von „Zeig dein Bein für eine Welt ohne Minen“

(04.04.2013)

Fast 50.000 Menschen unterstützen mit Petition Forderung nach Beitritt der USA zum Minenverbot. 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 >>>


6 months before big bang - dantewada blast result of experiments with explosives

(06.09.2005)

The groundwork for Saturday evening's Maoist attack in Dantewada district had begun more than six months ago. And the result could not have been more devastating for the authorities - in terms of both men and material. weiterlesen >>>


Panic in Lucknow as al-Qaeda letter sends police into tizzy

(06.09.2005)

Security was tightened at the Lucknow railway stations on Monday after a letter, purportedly from Al-Qaeda, claimed that mines and other explosives have been planted at one of the stations, a top official said.  weiterlesen >>>


Parliamentary Delegation Participates in Meetings of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly

(06.09.2005)

A parliamentary delegation, headed by Senator Zeid Zreiqat, will participate in meetings of the Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, scheduled to start in Brussels on Sep. 20.  weiterlesen >>>


Bosnia's neglected cave seeks U.N. recognition

(06.09.2005)

Legend says fairies used to dance in the large chambers of the Vjetrenica cave, in southern Bosnia. The dancers were beautiful, but traces on the ground betrayed their cloven feet, the story goes. Visitors who wish to see the cave must keep watch for landmines along the run-down road leading to Vjetrenica. weiterlesen >>>


Twelve suspected militants killed in raids in Afghanistan

(06.09.2005)

Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces killed 12 suspected militants in raids on their hide-outs in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Day after, Home asks: How did mine damage anti-mine vehicle

(06.09.2005)

A day after a Naxal-planted landmine killed 24 CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh's Bijapur district, the Home Ministry has asked the Army Ordnance Factory in Medak to probe why the Mine-Protected Vehicle (MPV) the securitymen were travelling in, failed to withstand the blast.  weiterlesen >>>


Two soldiers killed in mine blast in SE Turkey

(06.09.2005)

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others injured on Tuesday when a landmine laid by Kurdish guerrillas exploded, security sources said. weiterlesen >>>


Rot-Grün« ist passé

(06.09.2005)

Bundesausschuß Friedensratschlag ruft indirekt zur Wahl der Linkspartei auf. Aktions- und Kampagnenfahrplan der Friedensbewegung für den Herbst verabschiedet.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola: Reintegration assistance for demobilised soldiers

(05.09.2005)

Thousands of demobilized former UNITA soldiers and their dependents struggling to survive in one of the poorest countries in the world, will be assisted through a pilot IOM programme under an agreement just signed with the Angolan government.  weiterlesen >>>


A Further Eight Companies Excluded from the Petroleum Fund

(05.09.2005)

The Ministry of Finance has excluded a further eight companies from the Petroleum Fund pursuant to the Fund's ethical guidelines. "According to the Petroleum Fund's Advisory Council on Ethics, these companies manufacture key components for cluster bombs," says Minister of Finance Per-Kristian Foss.  weiterlesen >>>


HiEnergy Technologies Announces Termination of Investigation By S.E.C. Staff

(05.09.2005)

nc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HIET) (the "Company" or "HiEnergy") announced today that it was notified by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission that the formal investigation of HiEnergy has been terminated with no enforcement action. One of the next products it attempts to launch is an anti-tank landmine detector. weiterlesen >>>


College welcomes counsellor home from Afghanistan

(05.09.2005)

People at New River Community College seemed almost as glad as Ben Kramer was that he was home after nearly a year-and-a-half in Afghanistan. weiterlesen >>>


European countries hold military exercise on mine search

(05.09.2005)

Twelve European countries started Friday a joint military exercise off the shores of Latvia to promote their cooperation in searching and destroying underwater mines and enhance shipping security. weiterlesen >>>


Kazakh president says not to withdraw troops from Iraq

(05.09.2005)

Kazakhsant would not withdraw its troops from Iraq, President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev said Friday at a parliamentary session in Astana. Kazakhstan has been maintaining a contingent of 27 sappers in Iraq since August 2003 to help clear land mines there, the president said, adding that the country currently has no plan to pull them out of Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Lebanon's Hezbollahi FM and the loss of credibility

(05.09.2005)

Numerous Lebanese leaders, politicians and intellectuals, cried foul while Mr. Fouad Siniora was in the process of forming Lebanon's first Cabinet in the aftermath of the 28 years of Syrian occupation.  weiterlesen >>>


DO YOU YAHOO? AL QAEDA DOES (AGAIN!)

(05.09.2005)

With only a handful of members, the recently formed Yahoo group Al Neda Cell doesn't look like it will be capable of causing much trouble. However, its very existence is still a reminder of the incendiary, anti-American Islamic material that circulates on the Internet'especially troubling as Yahoo is an American company and appears to freely allow this material. weiterlesen >>>


Mangled childhoods

(05.09.2005)

Deison Rincón 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 >>>


Taliban commander, U.S. soldier die

(05.09.2005)

U.S. and Afghan forces killed a regional Taliban commander in a battle that also left an American soldier and an Afghan interpreter dead, the military said Friday as violence spiraled ahead of this month's landmark elections.  weiterlesen >>>


19 Taliban fighters killed in Uruzgan and Zabul

(05.09.2005)

Sixteen Taliban were killed in a military operation in the Sar Tangi area of Uruzgan while three insurgents died when their car hit a roadside landmine in the Deh Afghanan district of Zabul, Defence Ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two top rebel leaders killed in Kashmir

(05.09.2005)

Two top members of Jammu and Kashmir's most powerful rebel group, Hizbul Mujahedin, were among five people killed in the latest bout of violence in the state, police said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Guam sailors honoured for work in war zone

(05.09.2005)

Members of Guam-based Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 were honoured Friday morning for their achievements in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war on terrorism. weiterlesen >>>


EUROPEAN COMMISSION DONATES DE-MINING EQUIPMENT TO ENTITY CIVIL PROTECTION ADMINISTRATIONS

(05.09.2005)

The Head of Delegation of the European Commission in BiH, Michael Humphreys, on Monday will present the directors of the FBiH and RS civil protection administrations, Alija Tihic and Dragan Tupajic, with a donation in de-mining equipment. The equipment ensured for the Entity civil protection administrations is worth approx. 220.000 euros.  weiterlesen >>>


Hope lures Sudan returnees

(05.09.2005)

Wearing a bright orange jersey and baggy jeans, Riang Thian, 27, sauntered into a thatch-roofed bar and made a request in his acquired Tennessee twang. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Maoists kill 24 as mine rips vehicle apart

(05.09.2005)

Maoists rebels set off a land mine under a security vehicle, blowing it high into the air and killing at least 23 policemen and a civilian in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, officials said on Sunday. Three policemen were wounded in the blast, one critically. weiterlesen >>>


Candidate killed

(05.09.2005)

A candidate in Afghanistan's Sept. 18 elections was killed yesterday when he stepped on a landmine outside his home, the second candidate to die violently in two days, police said.  weiterlesen >>>


Threat from infiltrated arms

(05.09.2005)

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) deserve to be congratulated for their current series of operations in the remote and inaccessible parts of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region. Such operations have led to the seizure of huge quantities of arms and ammunition over the last two months.  weiterlesen >>>


US Senator Gets Highest Slovenian Honour

(05.09.2005)

The Democrat senator, who is of Slovenian descent, has been awarded for promoting Slovenia on the international scene. Among others, Harkin praised Slovenia for its role in clearing land mines around SE Europe and helping mine victims. weiterlesen >>>


Sympathie« für Linkspartei

(05.09.2005)

Friedensbewegung beging Weltfriedenstag mit mehr als 160 Veranstaltungen. Abzug der Bundeswehr aus Afghanistan gefordert. weiterlesen >>>


Mozambique: Fast allein im Paradies

(05.09.2005)

Mozambique ist aus den Schlagzeilen verschwunden und taucht immer öfter in Reisemagazinen auf. Der Grund: 2500 Kilometer unverbaute Sandstrände, wenige Hotels und Inseln, die man die neuen Malediven nennt. Allerdings werden noch eine Million Landminen in Mozambique vermutet.  weiterlesen >>>


Potsdam: Bund muss für Munitionsberäumung mehr zahlen

(05.09.2005)

Brandenburgs Innenminister Jörg Schönbohm (CDU) hat eine stärkere Beteiligung des Bundes an den Kosten für die Räumung von Kriegsmunition gefordert.  weiterlesen >>>


Bundeswehr hält an Streumunition fest

(05.09.2005)

Das deutsche Verteidigungsministerium glaubt daran, dass sich sichere Streumunition entwickeln lässt. Dabei haben selbst die Nato-Partner USA und Großbritannien ein entsprechendes Rüstungsprojekt wegen technischer Probleme fallen gelassen. weiterlesen >>>


INDIEN: Mindestens 23 Tote bei Minenexplosion

(05.09.2005)

Bei einer Minenexplosion im Osten Indiens sind mindestens 23 Soldaten getötet worden. Die Explosion ereignete sich im Bundesstaat Chhattisgarh, als ein Militärtransporter auf den Sprengsatz fuhr. weiterlesen >>>


Chhatisgarh seeks central help to combat naxal violence

(04.09.2005)

In wake of the naxalite attack which claimed lives of 24 security personnel in Bastar region, Chhattisgarh government has sought more sophisticated weapons from the Centre to tackle the menace and called an emergency cabinet meeting today to consider a ban on naxalite outfits.  weiterlesen >>>


24 CRPF men perish in Maoist ambush (INDIA)

(04.09.2005)

A massive landmine blast that left 24 CRPF jawans dead in Chhattisgarh has exposed a serious fact: 13,225 square miles of the Bastar region is infested with landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


24 CRPF JAWANS (SOLDIERS) KILLED IN C'GARH NEXAL LANDMINE BLAST

(04.09.2005)

At least 24 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel belonging to the 87th Battalion were feared killed and many more of injured in a powerful landmine blast triggered by Naxals (Maoist) near village Pojar about 12 kms from Bijapur in Dantwwada district late Saturday evening.  weiterlesen >>>


Twenty-three soldiers killed in bomb attack in east India

(03.09.2005)

Twenty-three paramilitary soldiers were killed Sunday in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Maoist rebels in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, federal and state officials said Sunday. weiterlesen >>>


Naxals kill 22 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh (INDIA)

(03.09.2005)

THE DEATH toll in the devastating landmine ambush by Naxalites in the remote forest hamlet of Pojar in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh rose to 24, with four more CRPF men succumbing to their injuries on Sunday.  weiterlesen >>>


USA torpedieren UN-Reform - Abrüstung wird gestrichen - Gegen Landminen-Verbot, gegen Aids-Bekämpfung, gegen Klimaschutz

(02.09.2005)

Die USA wollen jeglichen Verweis auf Abrüstung aus dem UN-Reformentwurf streichen. Stattdessen soll die Weitergabe von Atomwaffen deutlicher angesprochen werden. weiterlesen >>>


Palestinians prepare to take over Jewish settlements in Gaza

(01.09.2005)

In a frenzy of activity, Palestinians are preparing to take over abandoned Jewish settlements in Gaza -- drawing up plans to replace single-story villas with high-rise apartments, debating whether to name evacuated towns after deceased leaders or historical events, handing out fliers warning Gazans against swarming into the settlements.  weiterlesen >>>


China destroys hundreds of thousands of old, obsolete landmines: White Paper

(01.09.2005)

A white paper issued Thursday by the Information Office of the State Council says that to date, China has destroyed hundreds of thousands of old or obsolete landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


Facts and figures: China's arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation

(01.09.2005)

The following are some figures and facts in the white paper titled "China's Endeavors for Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation," issued Thursday by the Information Office of China's State Council, or the cabinet:  weiterlesen >>>


Brit Kidnapped In Afghanistan; Attack On Convoy Leaves Several Dead

(01.09.2005)

A British engineer was kidnapped after Taliban Mujahideen attacked a convoy in western Afghanistan and killed three police escorts. The Taliban said they carried out the Wednesday night attack that took place on the road between Kandahar and Herat.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia, Sweden complete mine-clearing on island in Gulf of Finland

(01.09.2005)

Bomb disposal experts from the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency have completed a mine-clearing effort on Russia's Bolshoi Tuters Island in the Gulf of Finland, the Russian ministry said.  weiterlesen >>>


Rats are on the scent of Africa's landmines

(01.09.2005)

Cases of the human race being helped by rats are few - and to date have been confined to laboratories, or sieges when everything else has been eaten. All that may be about to change, however, because scientists now believe the rodent could answer the needs of people in countries blighted by landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


U.S. Death Toll In August Is Third Highest

(01.09.2005)

U.S. forces in Iraq suffered at least 74 combat deaths in August, more than in any month since November and the third-highest total for any month of the war, according to Pentagon figures.  weiterlesen >>>


Fly-by-night defence contractors exploit gaps

(01.09.2005)

FLY-by-night defence contractors are damaging SA's reputation abroad, industry and diplomatic sources say. The contractors stand accused of exporting poorly upgraded second-hand mine-resistant vehicles, usually without adequate spares and manuals.  weiterlesen >>>


Zodhia crossing opens - Finger-pointing between both sides continues ahead of pilgrimage

(01.09.2005)

THE ZODHIA crossing in Cyprus' west opened yesterday at 12.30pm without incident, ending months of speculation and political wrangling over when and if it would happen. Officials said that all mines have been removed.  weiterlesen >>>


Antikriegstag: Gewerkschaftsbund legt Forderungen für eine Anti-Kriegs-Politik vor

(01.09.2005)

Anlässlich des bevorstehenden Anti-Kriegstages am 1. September rief der Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB) zu einer "präventiven Friedenspolitik" als eine "Kernaufgabe der Vereinten Nationen" auf. Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland müsse innerhalb der internationalen Staatengemeinschaft die Ächtung aller Massenvernichtungswaffen - von Landminen bis zur Atomtechnologie - durchsetzen.  weiterlesen >>>


UNO plant nach Sudan-Friedenspakt gewaltige Rückführung

(01.09.2005)

Die Vereinten Nationen wollen nach dem Friedensabkommen für den Südsudan noch in diesem Jahr eine der grössten Rückführungen von Flüchtlingen starten. Minenräumaktionen gehören zu den Voraussetzungen dafür, dass Flüchtlinge zurück kehren können.  weiterlesen >>>


Wenn wir gingen, kämen die Taliban zurück"

(01.09.2005)

Verteidigungsminister Struck spricht sich für verstärkte Präsenz deutscher Soldaten in Afghanistan aus - Verlegung in den Norden angestrebt. Immer wieder finden die deutschen Soldaten Waffen, darunter auch Minen.  weiterlesen >>>


Palästinenser bereiten Übernahme des Gaza-Streifens vor

(01.09.2005)

Die palästinensische Autonomiebehörde will die von Israel geräumten Siedlungen im Gaza-Streifen bis Mitte des Monats übernehmen. Palästinensische Sicherheitskräfte werden dann erste Kontrollen in dem Gebiet durchführen und nach Minen oder Sprengstoff suchen.  weiterlesen >>>


Country Profile for Burma (Myanmar) for Traveling Canadians

(31.08.2005)

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs Canada advises against all travel to the region(s) specified below. You are advised against all travel to border areas with Thailand or neighbouring areas where rebel groups may be active due to ongoing insurgency, banditry, and risk of landmines. Border crossing points may close without notice. weiterlesen >>>


Maoists may contest polls 'tactically'

(31.08.2005)

Maoist extremists operating in Jharkhand have devised a new way to make their presence felt in the rural bases of the state. And this time, and probably for the first time, they have decided to participate in the direct democratic process.  weiterlesen >>>


US Allocates $2 Million to Help Ukraine Destroy Obsolete Weapons

(31.08.2005)

The U.S. Congress has allocated more than $2 million to help Ukraine destroy thousands of tons of obsolete weapons and air defense launchers. NATO supports the safe destruction of stockpiled antipersonnel mines. weiterlesen >>>


Former Princeton resident wounded in Afghanistan

(31.08.2005)

Mark Reinhardt had been flirting with death long before his Humvee was hit by Taliban insurgents in early August. Lt. Reinhardt was hit by a road mine explosion. weiterlesen >>>


Ethiopian IDPs return to shelterless villages

(31.08.2005)

UNICEF would dispatch 210 rolls of plastic sheeting and 800 blankets to shelter Ethiopian families who recently returned to villages near the Eritrean border, after the area had been cleant off from landmines. weiterlesen >>>


USD 211 Million To Be Invested On Luanda/Uige Road Restoration

(31.08.2005)

Two hundred and eleven million dollars will be invested in the definitive rehabilitation of the 371/kms Kifangondo/Úcua/Uíge/Negage road, in the framework of the implementation of the program of rehabilitation of roadway infrastructures in the country. Landmine removal actions have to be carried out first. weiterlesen >>>


Bosnia landmines remain a danger

(31.08.2005)

Foreign Affairs Canada warns visitors to Bosnia that landmines remain a serious danger, especially outside of Sarajevo. The vast majority of mined areas in the country are not marked in any way. weiterlesen >>>


Bringing law to the world's most lawless capital city

(31.08.2005)

United Nations staff undergo a week of intensive security training in the Jordanian capital, Amman, before going into Iraq. They are taught to identify mines and explosives, advised what to do if they're taken hostage and learn first aid.  weiterlesen >>>


Investigation into Sharm El Sheikh bombings completed - minister

(31.08.2005)

Egypt's interior minister told the government that the investigation into the bomb attacks on Sharm El Sheikh was fully completed, cabinet spokesman Magdi Radi said after a closed session Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Special shark senses studied for Navy

(31.08.2005)

Could technology duplicate the innate ability sharks and stingrays possess to detect electrical fields generated by other creatures in the ocean? Mines could be detected like that. weiterlesen >>>


Pro-LTTE journalists attacked in Colombo. LTTE cadres killed in the east

(31.08.2005)

Increasing violence in the city of Colombo and the east indicate that the LTTE monopoly of violence has been challenged by rival Col. Karuna's group. The LTTE cadres fell into a trap after the LTTE tractor ran over a claymore mine.  weiterlesen >>>


National Oil Fund linked to US land mine development

(31.08.2005)

The Norwegian National Oil Fund has invested NOk 250 million in three US companies which are engaged in developing the next generation of anti-personnel land mines. weiterlesen >>>


Russian Officers to Face New Trial in Chechen Deaths

(31.08.2005)

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial of four military officers who twice have been acquitted of murder charges despite admitting that they killed civilians in war-torn Chechnya. Their murder should look like a mine accident. weiterlesen >>>


Guardsmen learn how to avoid deadly bombs

(31.08.2005)

Halfway down the rutted gravel road, a 155-millimeter artillery round was strapped to the trunk of a tree. When land mines are loaded with a harmless CO2 Canister. weiterlesen >>>


Three Russian Soldiers Reportedly Killed In Chechnya

(31.08.2005)

An official from the pro-Moscow Chechen administration said today that land mines killed a Russian bomb expert, while a soldier and a member of the federal forces were shot dead in an attack by Chechen militants. weiterlesen >>>


Taliban commander killed in Afghan clash

(30.08.2005)

U.S. forces have killed a senior Taliban commander responsible for a spate of attacks in southern Afghanistan , the U.S. military said on Monday.  weiterlesen >>>


Horn of Africa: Serious funding shortfall to feed refugees in east, south - WFP

(30.08.2005)

Some 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees living in eastern Sudan could go hungry unless more money is found to fill a 47-percent funding gap in a feeding programme for them, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.  weiterlesen >>>


Afghan Army Leads Demining Operation

(30.08.2005)

The mission highlighted not only the expanding military capabilities of the ANA, but the government's commitment to achieve a mine-free Afghanistan for the future. weiterlesen >>>


Four landmines recovered in Paktia

(30.08.2005)

Security officials in the southern Paktia province unearthed and defused four landmines planted by the roadside near a market in the Samkani district, officials said.  weiterlesen >>>


No 8 Ventures Secures Stake in Technology Firm

(30.08.2005)

VENTURE capital firm No 8 Ventures has made its first investment in Wellington, paying $2 million for a minority stake in technology firm Surveylab, which appears poised to win large contracts with the United States military.  weiterlesen >>>


World War I ammunition washed up on beach

(30.08.2005)

Bomb disposal experts were called to a Co Kerry beach today after ancient ammunition dating back to World War I washed up on the sands. weiterlesen >>>


General Dynamics gets $30 million contract to take weapons apart

(30.08.2005)

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of military contractor General Dynamics, has been awarded a $30 million contract from the US Army to dismantle munitions.  weiterlesen >>>


Dyncorp names division president

(30.08.2005)

DynCorp International said Monday that it has named Robert B. Rosenkranz president of its International Technical Services division. The company is among others responsible for landmine removal. weiterlesen >>>


17 killed, wounded in Chechnya - AFP

(30.08.2005)

Six Russian invaders were killed and six wounded in a 24 hour period of last Sunday to Monday in Chechnya, an AFP source inside the pro-Moscow puppet administration reported. weiterlesen >>>


EGYPT: Unrest Brews in Sinai

(30.08.2005)

Recent violence in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has gone from the multiple car bomb attacks in Sharm El-Sheikh in July to attacks on the Egyptian police and the international peacekeeping contingent by the border with Israel. weiterlesen >>>


Weapons recovered in Khost; pillion riding to be banned

(30.08.2005)

Afghan police and coalition forces captured huge quantity of weapons following a joint operation in the Tanai district of the southeastern Khost province the other day.  weiterlesen >>>


PNS Commander: Israel Hands over the Evacuated Settlements Gradually

(30.08.2005)

The colonel Jamal Kayed, the commander of the national security services, south Gaza Strip asserted that Israel agreed to hand over gradually the evacuated Israeli settlement, illegally built in the Strip, after the removal of the rubbles of demolished facilities and buildings, which were agreed upon. weiterlesen >>>


Mass grave found in Croatia

(30.08.2005)

Forensic experts on Monday exhumed ten bodies believed to be those of Croat civilians executed during the 1991 war with rebel minority Serbs, local news agencies reported. There could be two more mass graves, but exhumations could not be carried out because the area had not been cleared of mines. weiterlesen >>>


UNHCR Chief appeals for more aid to meet South Sudan's basic needs

(30.08.2005)

Speaking underneath a huge shade tree in a South Sudanese village, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres promised on Sunday to "tell the chiefs of the rich people" in the world that they must do more to improve the lives of Africa's people. He drew a clear link between development aid, economic growth and peace for a long-tortured region where even today landmines still deface the landscape and claim lives. weiterlesen >>>


Ernste Hilfe

(30.08.2005)

Verteidigungsminister Peter Struck (SPD) hat die Lage für die Bundeswehr in Afghanistan als "bedrohlich" bezeichnet. Wie sollen die deutschen Soldaten dort in Zukunft geschützt werden? Gegen Minen und Sprengfallen helfen Vorsicht und Routine - gegen Anschläge aus dem Hinterhalt und Granatenangriffe lässt sich in den meisten Fällen wenig ausrichten. weiterlesen >>>


Schwierige Rückkehr aus Pakistan

(30.08.2005)

Seit mehr als 20 Jahren leben Millionen von afghanischen Flüchtlinge in Pakistan. Das UN-Flüchtlingswerk versucht die Menschen zur Rückkehr zu bewegen. Doch bislang wollen nur wenige in ihre alte Heimat. Ein Grund für die zögerliche Rückkehr ist die starke Verminung. weiterlesen >>>


Coda Octopus Completes Successful

(29.08.2005)

Echoscope Trials with NATO in Europe Revolutionary Real-Time 3D Sonar System Detects and Verifies Potential Threats Entering Ports and Harbors. weiterlesen >>>


Fighting unseen enemy creates psychological pressure on troops

(29.08.2005)

The inability of U.S. forces to hold ground in Anbar province in western Iraq, and the cat and mouse chase that ensues, has put the Marines and soldiers there under intense physical and psychological pressure. weiterlesen >>>


Suspected militants use land mines in new tactic target police on Sinai

(29.08.2005)

Suspected Islamic militants hiding in rugged mountains of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and under intense pressure from 5,000 security forces sweeping through the region have begun mining the approaches to their hideouts, authorities said.  weiterlesen >>>


Navy changes course with smaller, faster vessel

(29.08.2005)

Sea Fighter's first battle will be convincing the critics of its worth. Like a slender runner in a roomful of weightlifters, the Sea Fighter stands out among ever-bigger warships the Navy is building. The Sea Fighter can be used for each job — anti-submarine, mine detection, humanitarian missions. weiterlesen >>>


Four security personnel injured in naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

(29.08.2005)

Four security personnel were injured following a naxal attack by Maoists on a police camp at Bal Ashram in Padeda village of south Bastar in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when the Suspected CPI (Maoists) extremists launched a landmine blast and hurled bombs at the security personnel executing anti-naxal operation.  weiterlesen >>>


Weapons: A Trillion-Dollar Trade

(29.08.2005)

Armaments remain a big business worldwide. On June 7 the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released its annual report on the arms industry. According to the "SIPRI Yearbook 2005: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security," world military expenditure in 2004 is estimated to have been $1.03 trillion in current dollars.  weiterlesen >>>


Land Mine Blast Kills 6 in Nepal

(29.08.2005)

A land mine explosion in Nepal Saturday killed at least six bus passengers and injured several others. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka's Tamils fear return to civil war

(29.08.2005)

Displaced four times by Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war with the Tamil Tigers, 22-year-old Nirmalashanthi Vijayakanth is ecstatic to finally settle into the first home she can call her own. The town's colonial Dutch fort is still off-limits, strewn with landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Andhra Pradesh to upgrade security cover around VIPs

(29.08.2005)

The Andhra Pradesh Government is strengthening the security for leaders and police officials in view of the reimposition of the ban on the Maoist Naxalites in the state. The government has placed an order for about 50 bullet-proof vehicles and two mine-proof vehicles which, however, will take some months to be delivered since the vehicles have to be sent to the Ordnance Factory at Medak for bullet-proofing. weiterlesen >>>


War's young victims

(29.08.2005)

Maimed in Colombia's relentless conflicts, young people receive new limbs -- and new hope weiterlesen >>>


Egypt: Ghazal says his program incorporates detailed plans to benefit from the desert

(29.08.2005)

The Egypt 2000 Party presidential candidate Fawzy Ghazal said his election program incorporates detailed plans to cultivate the desert and build residential compounds in the desert. He told a rally in Tanta that he would demand the United Nations to remove mines from the western desert. weiterlesen >>>


17 can bombs recovered from Bokaro: DIG

(29.08.2005)

In a huge seizure of arms and ammunition from Jhumra hills in Bokaro district, police today recovered 17 can bombs each weighing 25 kg.  weiterlesen >>>


Five Terror Suspects Captured; Iraqi Soldiers Discover Weapons Cache

(29.08.2005)

Iraqi army soldiers and coalition forces planned a targeted raid in search of insurgents in Balad, Iraq, Aug. 27, according to a multinational forces report.  weiterlesen >>>


Concern Over US Attempts to Rewrite Development Goals

(29.08.2005)

The Bush Administration is going back on commitments made at the recent G8 summit to fight against poverty and disease in the developing world. The draft revision removes paragraph 63 that urges the banning of anti-personnel mines.  weiterlesen >>>


Zomi human rights body

(29.08.2005)

The Zomi Human Rights Foundation, Delhi Cell has said that it "takes serious note of the urgent appeal made by the secretariat, Zomi Human Rights Foundation with regard to sanitization of landmines planted and laid by militants in the interior areas of the Churachandpur" district of Manipur. weiterlesen >>>


BOSNIA: Making waves, not war

(29.08.2005)

A decade after the end of the devastating war, many Bosnians now get a rush of adrenalin rafting down their country's meandering rivers, which are yet to be discovered by foreign tourists. A large territory is still contaminated with mines, with some of them carried by melting snow into the rivers. weiterlesen >>>


U.S. ambassador congratulates Lebanese troops

(29.08.2005)

Feltman praises forces for completing underwater demining program: U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman congratulated Lebanese soldiers who had recently completed the first phase of a multi-phase project on underwater unexploded ordnance removal and disposal. weiterlesen >>>