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Südsudan: Minen auf einem Marktplatz geräumt

(28.05.2013)

Die dänische Minenräumorganisation Danish Demining Group räumt zwei Minen auf einem Marktplatz in der Nähe eines Flüchtlingslager mit mehr als 45.000 Flüchtlingen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Internationale Kampagne für das Verbot von Landminen fordert Aufklärung über den Einsatz von Minen in Jemen

(27.05.2013)

Laut der Internationalen Kampagne existieren glaubhafte Berichte über den Einsatz von Antipersonenminen in Jemen in 2011. Jemen ist seit 1999 Vertragsstaat des Verbots von Antipersonenminen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Syrien: Menschenrechtler kritisieren die Regierung wegen des Einsatzes von Streumunition

(27.05.2013)

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation "Human Rights Watch" hat am Dienstag berichtet, dass am Sonntag Streubomben über einem Spielplatz bei Damaskus abgeworfen worden seien. weiterlesen >>>


Die USA testet neue Streumunition

(24.05.2013)

Die USA testet neue Streumunition, deren Blindgängerrate geringer sein soll als die Blindgägnerrate von bisher verwendeter Streumunition. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Landminen: Menschenrechtler setzen Türkei unter Druck

(24.05.2013)

Die Türkei sollte ihre Landminen bis zum Frühjahr 2014 vollständig räumen. Jetzt verlangt das Land jedoch mehr Zeit. Menschrechtler sind in höchster Sorge. weiterlesen >>>


Soldat im Golan durch Mine getötet

(22.05.2013)

Ein Soldat der Israelischen Verteidigungsstreitkräfte (ZAHAL) ist am Dienstag auf den Golan-Höhen durch eine Mine getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Golanhöhen: Landmine tötet israelischen Soldaten

(21.05.2013)

Ein 19-jährige Soldat nahm an einer Minenräumübung teil, als eine Antifahrzeugmine explodierte und ihn tötete. Laut Militärexperten sollen solche Minen nur auf Fahrzeuge und Panzer ansprechen. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


VIDEO: Minengefahrenaufklärung im Senegal

(16.05.2013)

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


US navy warship leaves Bahrain

(29.08.2005)

US Navy ship, USS Dextrous has left Mina Salman after a four-month maintenance stopover in Bahrain, the navy said yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


US Military Taking Delivery of Advanced Combat Helmets

(29.08.2005)

The U.S. Army Robert Morris Acquisition Center in Natick, MA has just paid 3 delivery orders for the Advanced Combat Helmet worth a total of $63.2 million, as part of $270.7 million in firm-fixed-price contracts for the First Article Test Lot of Advanced Combat Helmets and Spare Parts Kits. Mine Safety Appliances Co. in Newport, VT received a delivery order amount of $27.9 million. weiterlesen >>>


SUDAN: UPGRADED AIRPORT HANDED OVER TO SOUTHERN SUDAN

(29.08.2005)

With an eight-month old peace deal signed between the Sudanese government and southern rebels holding steady, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over a refurbished airport to the local government in South Sudan's interim capital of Rumbek to provide greater access to the war-wracked region. The airport rehabilitation is part of WFP's special operation for emergency road repairs and mine clearance of key transport routes in southern Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Reservist faces change on new 'Expedition'

(29.08.2005)

There have been subtle changes in his family during the four months William Coan has been serving in Afghanistan, but the biggest shock when he got home on leave was the Ford Expedition. On the expedition, specialized mine-seeking units from South Africa were used.  weiterlesen >>>


Two wanted persons arrested in Sinai by Egyptian authorities

(29.08.2005)

Two wanted persons, due to their involvement in recent blasts, were arrested in Sinai by Egyptian authorities, said Monday press reports. The report on the injury of three police officers due to a land mine was denied. weiterlesen >>>


Menschenpyramiden, Zauberei und Drahtseilakt

(29.08.2005)

Drei Tage wurden beim Zirkusprojekt in der Gartenstraße fleißig Kunststücke einstudiert. Unterstützt von den Profis vom Circus Radieschen durften die Nachwuchsakrobaten dann für die Premiere endlich in die Manege. Ein Teil des Erlöses kommt einem Kinderzirkus aus Kabul zu Gute. weiterlesen >>>


Kickl: Afghanistan: Österreichische Soldaten unverzüglich abziehen

(29.08.2005)

Den sofortigen Abzug der 93 österreichischen Soldaten aus Afghanistan forderte heute FPÖ-Generalsekretär Herbert Kickl. Abseits der Hauptstraßen bestehe ein beträchtliches Risiko durch Minen und nicht detonierte Munition. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Tote bei Minenexplosion

(29.08.2005)

Im Westen Nepals sind am Samstag bei der Explosion einer Mine sechs Menschen getötet worden. Vermutlich hätten maoistische Rebellen die Mine an einer Straßensperre gezündet, welche ein Bus passieren wollte, teilte ein Militärsprecher mit. weiterlesen >>>


Nach Amputation: Elefant erhält Prothese

(29.08.2005)

Als der 44-jährige Motola vor ein paar Jahren wegen einer Landmine seinen Fuß verlor, hätte niemand geglaubt, dass der Elefant jemals wieder gehen können würde. Jetzt bekam Motola in Thailand eine Prothese.  weiterlesen >>>


Zwei ägyptische Polizisten bei Fahndung nach Attentätern getötet

(26.08.2005)

Bei der Suche nach den Verantwortlichen für den Anschlag von Scharm el Scheich sind am Donnerstag zwei ägyptische Polizisten durch Minen getötet worden. weiterlesen >>>


Russische und schwedische Pioniere entschärften Munition aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

(26.08.2005)

Pioniere des Zivilschutzministeriums Russlands haben gemeinsam mit Spezialisten der Schwedischen Agentur für Rettungsdienste die erste Etappe der Untersuchung des Territoriums der Insel Bolschoi Tjuters im Finnischen Meerbusen (Ostsee) abgeschlossen, wo es noch viel Munition aus dem Großen Vaterländischen Krieg gibt. weiterlesen >>>


Assassination attempt wounds 3 in Russia

(26.08.2005)

Two bombs exploded Thursday on a roadside in Ingushetia, wounding the southern Russian republic's prime minister in an apparent assassination attempt, officials said - the latest sign of growing violence across the heavily Muslim North Caucasus region. weiterlesen >>>


Army personnel killed in Surankote attack

(26.08.2005)

An Army personnel of 45 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was killed in an encounter with the Kashmiri freedom fighters at Upper Sailan in Surankote area in Poonch district.  weiterlesen >>>


UNMEE media briefing notes 25 Aug 2005

(26.08.2005)

A near verbatim transcript of the press briefing held by the Deputy Chief of Public Information, Musi Khumalo, in Asmara, via videoconference linking participants in Asmara and Addis Ababa. Also present at the briefing in Asmara was UNMEE Chief-of-Staff Colonel Samuel Nandwa.  weiterlesen >>>


NATO Mine-Destruction Facility Opens in Serbia

(26.08.2005)

NATO has opened a dedicated site in Serbia for the destruction of land mines, the alliance announced Aug. 24.  weiterlesen >>>


The perils of keeping peace

(26.08.2005)

President Hosni Mubarak has just inspected Egyptian troops bound for south Sudan where they will assume peace-keeping tasks under the mandate of UN Security Council Resolution 1590. weiterlesen >>>


Mine ban education in South Sudan

(26.08.2005)

In collaboration with Geneva Call and the Kenya Coalition Against Landmines, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a signatory of the "Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines and for Cooperation in Mine Action" (Deed of Commitment), started a series of regional mine ban education workshops in south Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


Ban on landmine production, use stressed

(26.08.2005)

The use of landmines that has been taking increasing number of human lives in the country should be stopped immediately, said speakers at a programme organised here Wednesday. weiterlesen >>>


Capt. Rene Jarque & the Landmines Ban

(26.08.2005)

Philippine Army (PA) Captain Jose Rene N. Jarque dead at 40, in the prime of life, with so much yet to give to family and country. It is both shocking and especially sad when the good die young unexpectedly.  weiterlesen >>>


Two security men injured in landmine explosion in western Nepal

(26.08.2005)

Two security personnel were seriously injured when a landmine planted by the anti-government guerrillas went off in western Nepal early Friday morning, local police office said.  weiterlesen >>>


OFW slain in ambush on outskirts of Baghdad

(26.08.2005)

A Filipino engineer was killed while two of his compatriots were injured in an ambush on the outskirts of Baghdad Wednesday night (Manila time), prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs to reiterate its call for all OFWs to leave Iraq immediately.  weiterlesen >>>


2 Egypt police officers killed in militant search

(26.08.2005)

Two senior Egyptian police officers were killed yesterday by land mines possibly rigged to explode during a search of the Sinai Peninsula's rugged mountains for terror suspects linked to recent tourist resort bombings, security officials said. weiterlesen >>>


Japan decides to send civilian to join UN mission in Sudan

(26.08.2005)

Japan will send a civilian official to join the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Sudan next month, the government decided on Friday. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Army opens artificial limb centre in Kashmir's border district (INDIA)

(25.08.2005)

The Indian Army has recently inaugurated in Kashmir's border Poonch district, a one of its kind artificial limb repair centre to help hundreds of people who have lost their limbs in the crossfire and militancy related incidents.  weiterlesen >>>


Indian Express: Manipur town tense after police firing (INDIA)

(25.08.2005)

Three days after "defensive" firing by the deputy commissioner that injured three students, situation in Churachandpur town remained tense but under control. The night curfew will remain in force till August 25.  weiterlesen >>>


Students unite to ban landmines (AUSTRALIA)

(25.08.2005)

STUDENTS from Corpus Christie College at Nundah have helped support an ongoing campaign to ban landmines by learning about the Melbourne school-based Bombs Begone Project.  weiterlesen >>>


Loan or war reparations: Kabul, Moscow lock horns

(25.08.2005)

Moscow's call for the repayment of $10 billion debt by Kabul has drawn ire from Afghan officials and analysts, who in turn asked Russia to pay their country war reparations. Landmines are a problem. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb Kills Father of Five in Vietnam

(25.08.2005)

Nguyen Duy Khanh, a father of five children was killed by a US-Vietnam War era shell on August 23rd, 2005 in Gio Linh district of Quang Tri province, Vietnam.  weiterlesen >>>


B-1B Lancers Receive Weapons Upgrades

(25.08.2005)

The 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base has been working with the USA's B-1B Lancer heavy bomber to upgrade their weapons carrying abilities. Cluster bomb dropped in support of Sinking Exercise East. weiterlesen >>>


Six Egypt policemen wounded in Sinai blast

(25.08.2005)

Six Egyptian policemen were wounded in a blast Wednesday as they hunted for bombing suspects in the Sinai peninsula, security sources said. weiterlesen >>>


More wheels for Diggers in Afghanistan

(25.08.2005)

AUSTRALIA'S latest military deployment to Afghanistan will be bolstered in coming months with extra land transport and possibly helicopters. weiterlesen >>>


LRA's crimes against children

(25.08.2005)

Standing on the edge of this northern Uganda town, one will see flocks of children walking against the quickly setting sun. Carrying siblings and sleeping mats they walk up to 15 kilometers to escape nightmares that could easily become reality. LRA trained recruits in using landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Sri Lanka insists on truce talks at home, not Oslo

(25.08.2005)

Sri Lanka's government on Thursday rejected a Tamil Tiger request to hold emergency talks aimed at preserving a 3-1/2-year ceasefire in Oslo, insisting they should take place at home on the island. The island's north is still strewn with landmines.  weiterlesen >>>


ZSF suspends agitation, signs MoU with state government

(25.08.2005)

The Zomi Student Federation, (ZSF) suspended its agitation today following a understanding reached with the government of Manipur during a meeting at the guest house at the Khuga Dam, when the chief minister arrived at the Dam site to inspect the progress of construction works there. The ZSF has been demanding compensation for those injured in land-mine bomb blasts. weiterlesen >>>


Military fights to take back beaches

(25.08.2005)

A "sense of urgency" has arisen surrounding the ongoing cleanup of discarded and possibly live ammunition on Ottawa River beaches lining CFB Petawawa, says area MP Cheryl Gallant. weiterlesen >>>


Russian and Swedish specialists search for WWII mines

(25.08.2005)

Russian and Swedish specialists have completed the first stage of planned mines sweeps on Bolshoy Tyuters Island in the Finish Gulf, where numerous explosive devices were left during WWII. weiterlesen >>>


Afghan, US troops kill 16 suspected Taliban militants

(25.08.2005)

Afghan and US troops in a series of joint operations conducted in southern provinces have killed 16 suspected Taliban over the past couple of days, a US military statement said Thursday. Two anti-tank mines were captured from the militants. weiterlesen >>>


Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen on Finnish security policy, the EU and trans-Atlantic relations

(25.08.2005)

During the summer, there were two interesting and contradicting initiatives to open a debate about the Finnish security policy.  weiterlesen >>>


Russia blasts, 'Regional PM hurt'

(25.08.2005)

Two powerful explosions have hit the city of Nazran in southern Russian on causing an unspecified number of casualties, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. weiterlesen >>>


Schüler entdecken Panzerminen

(25.08.2005)

Die Schüler einer Schule in Klde in der Region Achalziche haben am Mittwoch drei Panzerminen gefunden, die auf dem Gelände der Schule vergraben waren.  weiterlesen >>>


"Das kann ich tun: reden, reden, reden"

(25.08.2005)

"Tagesthemen"-Moderatorin Anne Will lernt den Südsudan kennen, und der Südsudan lernt, was eine Fernsehmoderatorin ist. Eindrücke von einer Reise der Sonderbotschafterin der Hilfsaktion "Gemeinsam für Afrika" in Afrikas ärmstem Krisengebiet. weiterlesen >>>


Sechs Polizisten bei Fahndung nach Terroristen in Ägypten verletzt

(25.08.2005)

Sechs ägyptische Polizisten sind bei der Fahndung nach mutmaßlichen Terroristen auf der Sinai-Halbinsel verletzt worden. Wie aus Sicherheitskreisen bekannt wurde, fuhr ein gepanzertes Fahrzeug über eine Mine.  weiterlesen >>>


U.K. Places First Export Order for Guided MLRS

(25.08.2005)

Britain has dropped plans to purchase a bomblet-equipped version of Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS). Instead, the Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) here said that the rockets being delivered under a $55 million order, recently placed with the U.S. government, would carry a unitary warhead.  weiterlesen >>>


PRESSEERKLÄRUNG - Großbritannien und USA verzichten auf Beschaffung von umstrittener Streumunition

(25.08.2005)

Rüstungsindustrie scheitert beim Versuch zuverlässige Zünder herzustellen - Auch neue Bundeswehr-Streumunition betroffen - Technische Lösung zum Schutz der Zivilbevölkerung in Kriegsgebieten offensichtlich nicht möglich - Nichtregierungsorganisationen bekräftigen Forderung nach vollständigem Verzicht auf Streuwaffen weiterlesen >>>


Combat support roles ahead for Australian women

(24.08.2005)

Women in the Australian military can serve in support roles on the front-line, but will still be excluded from actual combat and serving in the elite Special Air Services (SAS) regiment, Defence Personnel Minister De-Anne Kelly said yesterday. Women are not allowed to work in mine clearance in the navy. weiterlesen >>>


Area soldiers find huge weapons cache in Iraq

(24.08.2005)

Local soldiers bearing sledgehammers, bolt cutters and mine detectors set out for their first mission to search an industrial zone last month in Iraq.  weiterlesen >>>


Anteon Gets Navy Minesweeper Contract

(24.08.2005)

Anteon International Corp., an information technology and engineering services company, said Tuesday it received a Navy contract worth up to $25.7 million to service mine-clearing ships.  weiterlesen >>>


UN refugee agency chief in Sudan on first stop of 10-day mission

(24.08.2005)

The Head of the United Nations refugee agency began a 10-day mission to Sudan, Chad, and Kenya today with a visit to Khartoum to meet with Sudanese government ministers and to consult with UN officials on the state of refugee work in the war-torn region.  weiterlesen >>>


Tajikistan: Half a million dollars needed for demining dogs

(24.08.2005)

The Tajik national demining body needs at least half a million US dollars in funding in order to establish a dog demining centre. The centre would form an important part of Tajikistan's efforts to clear millions of mines in the former Soviet republic by 2010.  weiterlesen >>>


The States Of Denial

(24.08.2005)

The wheel has turned full circle for the Naxalites and the Andhra Pradesh state government. But the Andhra 'experiment' affects other states as well. A false peace yields a bitter harvest, and when you add politics of votes to it, well… weiterlesen >>>


MPs, cabinet nominees continue wrangling - Iran

(24.08.2005)

The confirmation hearings continued for a third day on Tuesday as lawmakers assessed the competence and plans of the proposed ministers. The parliament is expected to vote on the cabinet nominees today. Mohammad-Najar announced the clearing of land mines. weiterlesen >>>


"Security obstacles" reason behind deteriorating Sudan, Eritrea ties

(24.08.2005)

The minister of foreign affairs, Dr Mustafa Uthman Isma'il, has described the ties between Sudan and Eritrea as unique because, according to Sudanese policies, these ties are supposed to be special neighbourly ties. However, there remained security obstacles obstructing these ties. Borders should not be used for planting land mines. weiterlesen >>>


3 mines found on Georgian school premises

(24.08.2005)

Six-form pupils in southern Georgia found three anti-tank mines on the premises of a local school. The incident occurred in the village of Klde, Akhaltsikhe district.  weiterlesen >>>


Angola to Destroy Anti-Personnel Landmine Stocks

(24.08.2005)

Angola has plans under way to destroy all its stock of anti-personnel land mines by 2007, fulfilling its commitment under the Ottawa Convention. weiterlesen >>>


Koreans discuss POWs, abductees

(24.08.2005)

Red Cross societies from the divided Koreas on Tuesday began three days of talks expected to focus on hundreds of South Korean prisoners of war and abductees believed held in North Korea. weiterlesen >>>


Cyprus mine clearing continues in Ayios Dometios/Kermia area

(24.08.2005)

30 minefields in Nicosia. The European Union-funded Mine Action Centre started the second phase of its landmines and ordnances clearance with de-mining operations in the areas of Nicosia's Ayios Dometios and Kermia checkpoints on Monday morning.  weiterlesen >>>


Als Soldat in Afghanistan - Österreich

(24.08.2005)

Wenn am 18. September die Afghanen zu ihren ersten freien Parlamentswahlen seit Jahrzehnten schreiten, dann sorgt das österreichische Bundesheer dafür, dass diese Wahlen auch ordnungsgemäß stattfinden können. Minen zählen zu den größten Gefahren, denen die österreichischen Truppen in Afghanistan ausgesetzt sind. weiterlesen >>>


Indian Army opens artificial limb centre in Kashmirs border district

(23.08.2005)

The Indian Army has recently inaugurated in Kashmir's border Poonch district, a one of its kind artificial limb repair centre to help hundreds of people who have lost their limbs in the crossfire and militancy related incidents.  weiterlesen >>>


Fünf Tote bei Landminen-Explosion in Nepal

(23.08.2005)

Vier Polizisten und ein Zivilist sind am Montag bei der Explosion einer Landmine im Südwesten Nepals ums Leben gekommen. Das berichtete die Online-Ausgabe der englischsprachigen Tageszeitung "Himalayan Times" unter Berufung auf die Polizei. weiterlesen >>>


Uruzgan mine blast leaves 8 policemen injured (AFGHANISTAN)

(23.08.2005)

Eight policemen were wounded as their vehicle hit a landmine in the Chori district of the southern Uruzgan province, officials said Wednesday.  weiterlesen >>>


Palestinian radio on three injured in landmine blast, Israeli closures, arrests (WEST BANK)

(23.08.2005)

A citizen and his two children were wounded in an explosion of a landmine left by the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Yatta in Hebron Governorate [in the West Bank].  weiterlesen >>>


SCG and NATO on a joint assignment: Mine Destruction

(23.08.2005)

The goal of the Anti-personnel Mines Destruction Project is related to the security climate and global peace in the region and stands as the acknowledgment of good relations between SCG and NATO. weiterlesen >>>


UN Refugee Agency Chief Will Make 10-Day Visit to Sudan, Chad And Kenya

(23.08.2005)

The United Nations refugee agency chief will make a 10-day visit to Sudan, Chad and Kenya, starting next Monday, visiting some of the camps which now house hundreds of thousands of the more than 6 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) who fled Sudan's civil strife, and meeting with senior Government officials. He will also have a look at the land removal activities in Sudan. weiterlesen >>>


General News: UNICEF to Fund $8.2Mln for Landmine Clearance in Vietnam (VIETNAM)

(23.08.2005)

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) will assist $8.2 million for a project on preventing children from injuries and deaths caused by wartime landmines in Vietnam in the 2006-2010 period, the National Committee for Population, Family and Children said on August 18.  weiterlesen >>>


Turkey: Train hits land mine in southeast

(23.08.2005)

While on its Mersin-Islahiye service, a passenger train hit a land mine in Antep's [Gaziantep] Islahiye District. Nobody was hurt.  weiterlesen >>>


Bamyan mine blast leaves teenager dead

(23.08.2005)

A teenager was killed while his younger brother wounded when a land mine went off in the central Bamyan province on Saturday.  weiterlesen >>>


Four troops injured as APC hits landmine in Chechnya

(23.08.2005)

A total of four servicemen were injured in Chechnya as a result of a landmine explosion on the motorway leading from Groznyy to the Chervlennaya village.  weiterlesen >>>


"Huge quantity" of explosives found near highway in southern Afghan province

(23.08.2005)

Two policemen were killed and two other injured as a result of a mine explosion in the Shenkay District of Zabol Province [south] yesterday [21 August].  weiterlesen >>>


One killed in blast outside Nazran hospital

(23.08.2005)

One man is reported to have been killed and another three sustained injuries when a radio-controlled explosive device went off outside a hospital in Ingushetia's capital of Nazran on Monday, the press service of the southern regional center of the Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax.  weiterlesen >>>


Benguela: Red Cross Upgrades Activists On Landmine Risks

(23.08.2005)

About four activists have been upgraded at the weekend on the risks of landmines by the Angolan Red Cross (CVA) at Chongoroi municipality, 150 km of Benguela city. weiterlesen >>>