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Weltflüchtlingstag: Flüchtlinge weltweit werden von nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln bedroht

(20.06.2013)

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


Weltflüchtlingstag 20. Juni: Alarmierender Zustand in Syrien

(19.06.2013)

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


Helden Tag für Tag: Minenaktion in Bosnien-Herzegowina

(19.06.2013)

Mitarbeiter vom Entwicklungsprogramm der Vereinten Nationen (UNDP) berichten über den tagtäglichen Kampf gegen die Gefahren von Landminen und nicht-explodierten Kampfmitteln in Bosnien-Herzegowina. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Rotes Kreuz und Norwegen kritisieren kanadischen Gesetzentwurf zum Verbot von Streubomben

(17.06.2013)

Das Internationale Komittee vom Roten Kreuz und Norwegen kritisieren den Gesetzentwurf Kanadas über das Verbot von Streumuntion. Der Gesetzentwurf sieht vor, dass sich kanadisches Militär an Militäraktionen beteiligen darf, in den von alliierten Truppen Streumunition eingesetzt wird. (in Englisch + weitere Informationen im TV-Beitrag) weiterlesen >>>


Bosnien-Herzegowina: Landmine tötet 10-Jährigen und verletzt vier Spielkameraden

(16.06.2013)

Kinder haben beim Spielen in einem Vorort der bosnischen Hauptstadt versehentlich eine Landmine zur Explosion gebracht. weiterlesen >>>


Thailand: Landmine tötet Minenräumer

(14.06.2013)

Während einer Entminungsaktion nahe der thailändischen-kambodschanischen Grenze wurde ein Minenräumer mutmaßlich durch eine Antifahrzeugmine getötet. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Angola kündigt die Übergabe von minengeräumter Fläche an

(12.06.2013)

Laut dem Angolanischen Institut für Minenräumung (INAD) wurde in den letzten zwölf Monaten insgesamt 556 Explosivkörper, 30 Antipersonenminen und 2 Antifahrzeugminen geräumt. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Aktionen gegen kanadischen Gesetzentwurf zum Streumunitionsverbot

(12.06.2013)

Weltweit rufen Aktivitisten die kanadische Regierung auf, den nationalen Gesetzentwurf über das Verbot von Streumunition zu verbessern. (in Englisch) 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 >>>


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 >>>