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But across Colombia, land mines killed or injured more than 11,500 people during a decades-long war between the government and the ... Upon catching a whiff of an explosive, the dog sits—and for now, its handler must be close enough to see it, making for slow progress when land mine density is low, ...
Iran's Top Diplomat Says 'All Options Are On The Table' If U.S. Pulls Out Of Nuclear Deal. “If the decision comes from President Trump to officially withdraw from the deal, then Iran will take decisions that have been provided for under the [agreement] ... as the United States has a habit of saying, 'all options ...

Basra (Iraqinews.com) – An Iraqi civilian was killed Monday as a landmine left over from the anti-terror war exploded at a border area in Basra governorate, a provincial official was quoted as saying. Jabar al-Saadi, the head of the security committee at the Basra provincial council, told the SNG news ...
Trump response to DNC lawsuit 'very similar' to Nixon response to Watergate: DNC chair; Remembering former First Lady - and First Mom - Barbara Bush. Continue Reading. This Week with George Stephanopoulos · 04/22/18: President Trump Faces Legal Land Mines · company info · contact ...
Well here is something new! A drone called the Seeker drone from RadioPlane that can be outfitted with a metal detector. It can then autonomously fly low over the ground and help clear areas of landmines, which are still a problem in many parts of the world. To be clear, this is the main goal of the company ...
GOP lawmaker once made a joke about Saudi women stepping on land mines. By Rebecca Savransky - 04/17/18 ... once appeared to joke about women in Saudi Arabia stepping on land mines. McSally in 2003 gave a ... "And she said, 'land mines,' " McSally said, to laughter. McSally said she realized the ...

KwaZulu-Natal, the epicentre of the internecine violence that almost scuppered the 1994 settlement, is again proving to be a problem child for the new South Africa. This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers. A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content. Already ...
SA KAEO: A man was seriously wounded after stepping on a landmine while collecting plants in a forest near the Thai-Cambodian border in Ta Phraya district, Sa Kaeo, on Saturday morning. Surasak Promsu, 44, a resident of tambon Thap Thai of Ta Phraya district, sustained severe injuries to his right ...
A man's right foot was blown off when he stepped on a landmine at the Thai-Cambodian border in Sa Kaew's Ta Phraya district on Saturday morning, police ... Pol Captain Watcharapong Chinwong, commander of the border patrol company in the tambon, said the man stepped on the landmine about 20 ...
Three men have died after their pick-up truck ran over an unexploded landmine near their Arsal farm, a security source said Saturday, with the incident prompting residents to demand the removal of remaining landmines. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of ...
MEDIA reports on 2 April stated that 10 civilians had been killed when a landmine, emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting civilians travelling in a donkey-cart in Bulo Burde town in Somalia's Hiiraan region on an earlier unspecified date, Radio Risala reported. No group immediately claimed ...
Myanmar has said it will consider a European Union (EU) proposal to assist with landmine removal and public education. The EU has asked the government to ... of landmine casualties. Yearly land mine causalities total 300 in Myanmar, according to the figures of the Myanmar mine threat prevention group.
Moved to expose the consequences of Bosnian war-era land mines, Mr. Rorandelli, a founder of Terra Project, an Italian photography collective, traveled through Croatia, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. His project, “Mineland — The Endless War,” includes portraits of land mine survivors, aerial ...
In mid-February, an Israeli military jeep went over a land mine buried in the sand here; seven soldiers were injured. The blackened hulk of the vehicle is visible from the road lined with danger signs. The churches and compounds of eight denominations built around the 1930s in the area were abandoned ...
QASR EL-YAHUD, West Bank (AP) — A new project is underway to rid the area surrounding Jesus' baptism site in the West Bank of land mines. Workers will carefully remove the last relics of war that have blemished the sacred place for nearly five decades. The effort, which started earlier this month, ...
“To see a site that is visited by over half a million pilgrims and tourists each year and for them to come in their buses and be so close to land mines is very ... John Paul II's visit in 2000 and pilgrims for years had to coordinate their visits with the Israeli military, because of security and land mine concerns.
The United Nations' International Day for Mine Awareness (and Assistance in Mine Action) is this Wednesday, April 4. For many of us, it was Diana, the Princess of Wales, whose aid work first brought awareness of the damage done by land mines, long after war ends. That work continues through various ...

Experts have begun clearing thousands of landmines from the area believed to be the site of Jesus's baptism. They're hoping a safe zone could be ready in time for next Easter for the 500,000 people that regularly make the pilgrimage to the site. Churches near the River Jordan have been inaccessible due ...
Its war of independence (1961-74) and subsequent civil war (1975-2002) left the country one of the most landmine-contaminated in the world. By the time a peace agreement was signed in 2002, nearly 1,000 square kilometres of land were thought to have been soiled by scores of mine varieties from nearly ...
Experts have condemned the use of IEDs and Landmine blasts in the state. Journalist Rajendra Vajpayee said, "This is a repetition of the recent ambush by the Maoists in Burkapal and Kistaram, but it is because of the intelligence of the army and the alert received that the attack did not get much hype.
YEREVAN: Three employees of a UK-based demining group died in a landmine explosion in the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh on Thursday, the organisation and separatist authorities said. Karabakh is one of the most heavily mined regions in the former Soviet Union. Mines were laid by ...
... operations in India, according to the Office of Directorate General of Mines Safety, Ministry of Labour and Employment. “The inspiration struck when I was watching television and learned that a large number of soldiers succumb to injuries sustained due to landmine blasts while defusing them manually,” ...
Once a Turkish reporter described Turkish-U.S. relations as a political roller coaster, as it has had so many ups and downs in the past couple of years. For the last three months, regional experts have been discussing and speculating the possibility of an actual armed confrontation between Turkish and U.S. ...
Officially known as Qasr Al Yahud (literally, "Castle of the Jews"), the supposed site of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River Valley is surrounded by some 3,000 active land mines, booby traps and unexploded bombs — but not for long. According to the Associated Press, a massive, interfaith project was ...
"To see a site that is visited by over half a million pilgrims and tourists each year and for them to come in their buses and be so close to land mines is very ... John Paul II's visit in 2000 and pilgrims for years had to coordinate their visits with the Israeli military, because of security and land mine concerns.
A landmine exploded today near the Artsakh town of Martakert, killing three and injuring two employees of HALO Trust, the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance organization. Artsakh presidential press secretary Davit Babayan told Hetq that an investigation has been launched. A HALO Trust press ...
A British landmine charity has begun clearing thousands of explosives from the supposed site of Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan. The occupied West Bank site where John the Baptist is believed to have immersed Jesus into the water is the third holiest spot in Christianity after his birthplace in Bethlehem ...
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – Four Iraqi servicemen were killed and injured Sunday in a landmine explosion in Anbar province, a source from the Anbar Operations Command was quoted as saying. Speaking to Basnews website, the source said, “Iraqi troops were on patrol in al-Sakan area in al-Qa'im district, ...
Yet, 30 years on, Cuito Cuanavale is one of the most landmine-contaminated locations in the world. This month a tender opened for mine action charities clearing Angola's minefields to bid for funding from £100m committed by the Department for International Development for landmine clearance globally.
This Camel in Saudi Arabia had lost half it's body when it unfortunately wondered onto a land mine. After losing the back portion of its body, surgeons worked tirelessly arranging the internal organs into a functioning system. They also created the Camel a new functioning Anus. The Camel has made new ...
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines kill and injure thousands of Afghans every year in Afghanistan. One of its victims is 12-year-old Noorzya, a resident of eastern Nangarhar province, who stepped on an IED and lost her legs. It has not been determined who planted the mine that exploded ...
Security personnel today unearthed a powerful landmine planted underneath a pucca road in Barajamda police station area of naxal-affected West Singhbhum district, a police officer said. Personnel of the CRPF and district police stumbled upon the 80 kg landmine below the Barajamada-Kiriburu road in ...
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and land mines kill and injure thousands of Afghans every yea. One of the victims is 12-year-old Noorzya, from the Nangarhar province, who stepped on an IED and lost her legs. It has not been determined who planted the explosive, but Islamic State and Taliban ...
Jakarta: An Australian man and a Cambodian man were killed when a landmine detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police say. Three others were injured, including a second Australian, though his injuries are said not to be serious. He has been treated at a ...
An Australian and a Cambodian were killed and a second Australian injured when a landmine was accidentally detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh, police say. The Australians were military trainers and another two Cambodian soldiers were also wounded in Kampong Speu, ...
A land mine exploded accidently during clearance training at a military base in western Cambodia, killing two people, including an Australian trainer, and ... Prime Minister Hun Sen said last year that land mines continue to kill or maim nearly 100 people per year, and the country needs more than $400 ...
ROURKELA: Close on the heels of the landmine blast in Chhattisgarh, a powerful landmine was recovered from below a paved road which passes through the Maoist-infested Saranda forest in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, close to Sundargarh district border on Thursday.As per reports, a foot ...
RAIPUR:Tuesday's Sukma blast is not the first time that Mine-Protected Vehicles (MPVs) have been blown to smithereens by the Maoists in their strongholds in Chhattisgarh.Counter-insurgency experts are unanimous that the anti-landmine vehicle turns out to be “ineffective” in Maoist strongholds where the ...
People showed up in force at the Old Noyac Schoolhouse on Friday to hear the results of groundwater tests that were conducted at the Sand Land mine on the Noyac-Bridgehampton border. Among those speaking at the meeting, which was hosted by the Noyac Civic Council, were Robert DeLuca, ...
A Syrian boy was injured after accidentally setting off a land mine on the outskirts of east Lebanon's Baalbeck, the state-run National News Agency reported Sunday. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now ...
Last month, everyone was convinced that an upside CPI surprise might spell deep trouble for a market still reeling from early February selloff. Well don't look now, but CPI is coming up again and this time around, no one seems to be paying much attention. Here's what I think you should know. Remember ...
Kolbar are semi-legal cross-border porters carrying goods across the Kurdistan Region-Iran border. Photo: Rudaw TV. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A kolbar was killed by a landmine after coming under fire from Iranian border guards. In a separate incident in recent days, another kolbar fell and was injured ...
Bamako - Four Mali soldiers were killed on Friday when their vehicle ran over a road mine in the central town of Dialloube as they returned from an operation against jihadists, military sources told AFP. "Returning from a successful military operation against the jihadists' main base in Dialloube, where ten ...
The plan, running from 2018-2025, aims to mobilise local and international support to ensure the country is land mine free by 2025. After becoming a state party to the anti-personnel landmine ban convention in 1999, Zimbabwe failed to meet the deadline to clear all land mines within 10 years, and has ...
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) South Sudan has confirmed that a deminer working for a contracting partner suffered serious injuries while working at a demolition site and later died in hospital. 09 March 2018. By Charles Kay MELUT, 09 March 2018 [Gurtong]-A second deminer received minor injuries ...
The plan, running from 2018-2025, aims to mobilise local and international support to ensure the country is land mine free by 2025. After becoming a state party to the anti-personnel landmine ban convention in 1999, Zimbabwe failed to meet the deadline to clear all land mines within 10 years, and has ...
Finland's ratification has come under criticism from some Finns who argue that land mines could be effective in defending the country's long borders. Finland shares a 1,340-kilometer (833-mile) border and a difficult history with Russia, and since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014, it has stepped up military ...
Last year, Human Rights Watch called on the Houthis to stop using land mines and observe the 1997 Ottawa Convention ban on anti-personnel mines, which took effect in 1999 . Massoudi said the military wing of the hospital was treating civilian land-mine victims also. ... Related Articles. Outside Yemen's ...
A member of the UAE armed forces gets ready before searching for land mines in Al-Mokha, Yemen. ... The results of land mine use can be seen in the hallways of the hospital in Al-Mokha town, located not far north of the strategic Bab Al-Mandab strait, which were crowded with victims and visitors on a ...
Niinisto, who considers the ratification of the Ottawa convention to have been a mistake, also said that Finland could relinquish the landmine ban during a crisis where "all agreements have become meaningless papers". Finland has compulsory military service for all men and it is one of six members of the EU that have not ...


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MAG is an international not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organisation that assists people affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO - bombs, mortars, grenades). MAG clears and destroys the landmines and left-over weapons that make areas unsafe after war.
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