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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 >>>


Deutschland stellt 20 Millionen Euro für Minenräumung bereit

(04.04.2013)

Die von Minen und Streumunition ausgehende Gefahr in vielen Teilen der Erde ist nach Angaben der Bundesregierung immer noch beträchtlich.  weiterlesen >>>


Versteckter Feind - Landminen in Afghanistan

(04.04.2013)

Seit mehr als 30 Jahren herrscht in Afghanistan Krieg. Nahezu alle Provinzen sind von Landminen verseucht. Die Leidtragenden sind Zivilisten, vor allem Kinder. weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Minengefahrenaufklärung in Flüchtlingslagern

(04.04.2013)

Mehr als 127.000 Menschen leben in Flüchtlingslagern und warten auf die Möglichkeit der Rückkehr nach Hause. Dort lauern Gerfahren durch Landminen und nicht-explodierte Kampfmittel. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Indien: Landmine verletzt zwei Kinder

(03.04.2013)

Zwei Kinder werden an der Grenze zu Pakistan durch eine Landmine verletzt. Sie finden die Minen beim Hüten der Kühe. (In Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Burma/Myanmar: Minen bedrohen rückkehrende Gemeinden

(03.04.2013)

Rückkehrwillige müssen warten. Bevor nicht alle Landminen und andere Explosivkörper sicher abgesperrt und geräumt sind, gibt es keine aktive Rückkehrempfehlung durch das UNHCR. (in Englisch) weiterlesen >>>


Ostermärsche gegen Drohnen und Waffenexporte

(02.04.2013)

Der Protest richtet sich gegen Panzer für die Saudis, "Killerdrohnen" für die Bundeswehr und der Krieg in Syrien. An den Märschen nahmen weniger Menschen teil als früher. weiterlesen >>>


Bein zeigen vor dem Rathaus

(01.04.2013)

Am UN-Landminentag am 4. April kommen Doris Dörrie, Hep Monatzeder, Minenräumer und eine riesige Hose auf den Marienplatz. OB Ude schliesst sich den Forderungen an. 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 >>>


Three jawans hurt in mine blast

(23.08.2005)

At least three jawans sustained injuries when a patrol party of 19 Rajput Rifles (North India) was trapped in a mine bomb reportedly planted by suspected undergrounds at a spot on the side of the footpath in a jungle at Henglep early this morning, a reliable report said. weiterlesen >>>


Turkish Cypriots, UN peacekeepers start mineclearing operation

(23.08.2005)

The mine-clearing around Metehan border crossing in [self-declared] Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has been started. The mines are cleared by TRNC Security Forces in cooperation with the UN Peace Force, the operation centre executives said.  weiterlesen >>>


Two California soldiers die in Iraq

(23.08.2005)

A pair of California soldiers were killed last week in Iraq when an explosive detonated near their vehicle. weiterlesen >>>


Arlington soldier killed in Iraq

(23.08.2005)

A north Florida soldier died in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during a mission assessing mines, the Department of Defense said Monday. weiterlesen >>>


Army Gears Up to Use Northrop Robot

(23.08.2005)

The autonomous, unmanned vehicle will be deployed in Iraq in the fourth quarter. weiterlesen >>>


Rebel blast kills 4 cops in Nepal

(23.08.2005)

Riot police throw brickbats at protesting students during a demonstration against King Gyanendra in Katmandu, Nepal yesterday. weiterlesen >>>


Kevlar Saves Pakistani Officer from Tank Mine

(23.08.2005)

Pakistan is emphasizing opportunities for growth and delivering new and varied applications to the personal protection market. Recently, flooring made of DuPont™ Kevlar® saved the life of a senior Pakistani army officer when his Jeep was suddenly struck by a tank mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Demining efforts need speeding up

(22.08.2005)

Although landmines are outlawed by the Ottawa Convention because of their barbarity, Burma, Nepal, Russia and Georgia have continued to use them. But their nationals are not the only ones getting killed.  weiterlesen >>>


Nkurunziza: from near death to Burundi presidency

(22.08.2005)

Former rebel leader Pierre Nkurunziza's path to Burundi's presidency began a decade ago when he narrowly escaped death at the hands of Tutsi soldiers who came to his university to kill Hutus. In former times, he was laying landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Chad signs peace deal with northern rebels

(22.08.2005)

Chad's government has signed its third peace deal in three years with northern rebels in an effort to end a seven-year-old conflict in the region. Both sides agreed to de-mine the region. weiterlesen >>>


Kashmir-Disabled-Army

(22.08.2005)

In a novel gesture, Army has opened a a limb repair centre in Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir for civilians and security personnel under its 'Operation Sadbhavana' programme. The centres serves mine blast victims. weiterlesen >>>


Mine clearance in Ayios Dhometios

(22.08.2005)

The United Nations yesterday announced the start of de-mining operations in the Ayios Dhometios area in the framework of the second phase of the landmine clearance programme undertaken by the Mine Action Centre. weiterlesen >>>


War fears palpable in Sri Lanka's ravaged north

(22.08.2005)

Buildings lie in ruins, signs warn of landmines, people watch heavily-armed army patrols with suspicion: the scars of war have yet to heal in Sri Lanka's ravaged north and fears it will re-ignite are palpable. weiterlesen >>>


ZANGANA: Chewing On Meaningless Words

(22.08.2005)

A prominent group of Iraqi women who backed the US-British invasion recently met the American ambassador in an effort to pressure the politicians drawing up Iraq's constitution not to limit women's rights. The suffering of their sisters in cities showered with cluster bombs shall empower women for leadership and democracy.  weiterlesen >>>


Seven invaders and collaborators killed, wounded in Dagestan

(22.08.2005)

Two invader "policemen" from the gang of Stavropol Department of Internal Affairs, who were "attached" to Dagestan for carrying out of terrorist activity, have been destroyed on the spot as a result of car explosion which has happened on Saturday in center of Shamilkala (former Makhachkala).  weiterlesen >>>


Maoists' Barbaric Acts Are Threat to Nepali People

(22.08.2005)

Nepal's Maoists have been attacking innocent civilians. Recently, at least 38 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a crowded bus detonated a land mine planted by Maoists.  weiterlesen >>>


Mothers in mourning: Anti-war

(22.08.2005)

Lynn Bradach vows to go to Iraq someday, to place her boots on the soil where her son's blood flowed as his life ebbed away after he was hit by a mine.  weiterlesen >>>


Iran seeks missing soldiers in Iraq

(22.08.2005)

Iranian Commander of the committee in charge of searching for those missing in action (MiAs) Brigadier General Mir Feisal Baqerzadeh today called for coordination with occupation troops of allied countries in Iraq to proceed with serach operations in Iraqi territory for remains of Iranian soldiers left behind from eight-year Iraqi-imposed war. Mine-sweeping choppers are used for search operations. weiterlesen >>>


Two U.S. soldiers die while in Afghanistan

(22.08.2005)

Two soldiers from Fort Lewis died in Afghanistan when their Humvee struck a land mine. weiterlesen >>>


Bomb makers share recipes on the Web

(22.08.2005)

Chris makes his own bombs with instructions he gets off the Internet. He says he does it for the rush. The ingredients are just lying around the house. Gasoline. Aluminum foil. Ammonia. Bleach. PVC pipe. Match heads. Chris has even gotten water to explode. Instructions for landmines are also available. weiterlesen >>>


Jihadists turn cyberspace into base of operations

(22.08.2005)

In the snow-draped mountains near Jalalabad in November 2001, as the Taliban collapsed and al-Qaida lost its Afghan sanctuary, Osama bin Laden biographer Hamid Mir watched "every second al-Qaida member carrying a laptop computer along with a Kalashnikov'' as they prepared to scatter into hiding and exile. Instructions for using landmines are available online. weiterlesen >>>


Three soldiers injured in mine blast in Kuwait -- Kuwait army

(22.08.2005)

Three soldiers were injured in a mine explosion in Kuwait on Monday, the Kuwaiti army said. weiterlesen >>>


4 Security Men Killed in Landmine Explosion in Rupandehi

(22.08.2005)

Four security personnel were killed on the spot and four others injured in a Maoist triggered landmine explosion on Monday morning, according to DSP Maya Kumar Shah at District police office Rupandehi. weiterlesen >>>


Surveylab tipped for No 8 funding

(22.08.2005)

Wellington hi-tech firm Surveylab is tipped to receive venture capital funding from investment firm No 8 Ventures later this month. The technology is being used by the US military to record the position of landmines. weiterlesen >>>


Under US noses, brutal insurgents rule Sunni citadel

(22.08.2005)

Guardian gains rare access to Iraqi town and finds it fully in control of 'mujahideen'. Soldiers again die because of landmine explosions. weiterlesen >>>


Landmine detected near Jammu, defused

(22.08.2005)

A landmine was detected by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the border village of Nikowal in R S Pura sub-sector near here today. weiterlesen >>>


"We go on because we know people need us and rely on us"

(22.08.2005)

Martin Amacher the Head of International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen. The ICRC also assists in the field of orthopedic treatment to land mine victims and other patients. weiterlesen >>>


President needs to tell truth about war

(22.08.2005)

Some people believe that President Bush is being truthful and that only liberals and Democrats challenge this. The United States were bombing Iraq with cluster bombs. weiterlesen >>>


They call him Lion Heart - boy who picked up a bomb and lived

(22.08.2005)

Saleh Khalaf's face tells you everything you need to know about collateral damage. The boy's left eyeball is missing, his teeth smashed, his skull slightly swollen.  weiterlesen >>>


Drei irakische Soldaten bei Anschlag getötet

(19.08.2005)

Nördlich von Bagdad ist eine weitere Person bei der Entschärfung einer Mine ums Leben gekommen. weiterlesen >>>


Lebensretter mit feinen Nasen

(19.08.2005)

Eine belgische Organisation bildet Ratten für die Minensuche aus. Die ersten haben kürzlich die UNO-Zulassungstests bestanden und sind jetzt in Mosambik im Einsatz. Etwa 20.000 Menschen werden jedes Jahr Opfer von Minen. weiterlesen >>>