Falkland Islands cleared of landmines 38 years after conflict ends

Global News published this video item, entitled “Falkland Islands cleared of landmines 38 years after conflict ends” – below is their description. Weapons of war are often left tragically behind to kill civilians long after conflicts have ended. The final landmines on the Falkland Islands have been cleared, Britain said on Tuesday, nearly 40 years … Read more Falkland Islands cleared of landmines 38 years after conflict ends

Falkland Islands landmine free almost 40 years after end of the war | ITV News

ITV News published this video item, entitled “Falkland Islands landmine free almost 40 years after end of the war | ITV News” – below is their description. The Falklands have been declared free of landmines almost 40 years after the 1982 conflict between the UK and Argentina over the South Atlantic islands ended. A UK-funded … Read more Falkland Islands landmine free almost 40 years after end of the war | ITV News

Rat wins gold medal for detecting landmines in Cambodia

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Rat wins gold medal for detecting landmines in Cambodia” – below is their description. A rat called Magawa has been awarded the animal equivalent of Britain’s highest civilian honour for bravery. Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia in … Read more Rat wins gold medal for detecting landmines in Cambodia

Landmine-sniffing ‘hero’ rat awarded gold medal

Reuters published this video item, entitled “Landmine-sniffing ‘hero’ rat awarded gold medal” – below is their description. A rat named Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career as a mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia, earning him a gold medal from UK veterinary charity. Reuters YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave … Read more Landmine-sniffing ‘hero’ rat awarded gold medal

Rat gets gold medal for discovering mines in Cambodia

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Rat gets gold medal for discovering mines in Cambodia” – below is their description. A rat in Cambodia has been awarded a gold medal for spotting 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance since receiving training by a local charity. For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video CGTN YouTube Channel Got a … Read more Rat gets gold medal for discovering mines in Cambodia

The Yazidi women who clear ‘IS’ landmines from Iraq’s Sinjar | DW News

When the ‘Islamic State’ attacked the Yazidi community in Sinjar in northwestern Iraq in 2014, it planted hundreds of thousands of landmines and other explosive devices in homes, buildings and fields that remained when the ‘IS’ was pushed out of Sinjar in 2017. The documentary ‘Into the Fire’ shines light on a group of Yazidi … Read more The Yazidi women who clear ‘IS’ landmines from Iraq’s Sinjar | DW News

Libya first responder recounts indiscriminate civilian killings

In Libya, where renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has been accused of indiscriminately targeting civilians during his attempt to capture Tripoli, doctors, healthcare workers and ambulance drivers have spoken of the terror of landmines left behind as Haftar’s forces retreated. Hamza Alashaal, a first responder, tells Al Jazeera about what he has seen. – Subscribe … Read more Libya first responder recounts indiscriminate civilian killings

Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli

Dozens of returning homeowners in Tripoli have been killed or maimed by landmines, left behind by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar after he failed to capture the city. Turkish troops are now helping their Libyan allies to clear the mines planted in houses around the capital. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports. – … Read more Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli

Haftar forces accused of planting landmines in residential areas

The 14-month battle for the Libyan capital may finally be over, but the threat to civilian life remains. Landmines have killed dozens of people and there are warnings of more casualties as evacuees start to return home. The UN-recognised government has accused forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar of committing war crimes by … Read more Haftar forces accused of planting landmines in residential areas

Libya offensive: Government-backed forces push into city of Sirte

A Turkish team has arrived in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to help dismantle landmines left behind by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. Turkish military support has been key to recent territorial gains made by the UN-recognised government. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports from Misrata, Libya. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Libya offensive: Government-backed forces push into city of Sirte

Housing market stays firm, as Australian dollar jumps | Finance Report

Property prices fell in most capital cities in May, but it’s not cause for concern… yet. With unemployment rising and immigration falling, there are landmines out there, but low interest rates are sparing home owners a lot of pain. Meanwhile, the Australian Dollar rose to its highest mark since February. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-01/asx-drops-qantas-accc-investigation-competition/12306688?section=business For … Read more Housing market stays firm, as Australian dollar jumps | Finance Report

Outrage as US rolls back landmine ban

The US has rolled-back restrictions on the use of landmines, which have been banned by more than 100 countries. Arms control proponents have been quick to criticise the move, which will allow the use of anti-personnel landmines in “exceptional circumstances”. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Outrage as US rolls back landmine ban

Trump reverses restrictions on landmines

President Donald Trump is rolling back Obama-era restrictions on the use of landmines, which have been banned by more than 100 countries. Trump said the policy, which was implemented in 2014, had put American troops at a “severe disadvantage”. Arms control proponents have been quick to criticise the move, which will allow the use of … Read more Trump reverses restrictions on landmines

When will landmines be cleared? I Inside Story

They are the dormant legacy of war until, of course, they’re triggered. Landmines continue to affect the lives of so many people even decades after conflicts end, as it is with leftovers from the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Iraq is one of the world’s most affected countries with thousands of landmines planted close to … Read more When will landmines be cleared? I Inside Story

On the International Day of Peace, United States Marks 20 Years of Promoting Peace and Security through U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs

Tom Kelly serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in the United States Department of State. As the world observes the International Day of Peace on September 21, the United States commemorates an important investment in international peace and security with this week’s release of the 12th Edition of our annual report, … Read more On the International Day of Peace, United States Marks 20 Years of Promoting Peace and Security through U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs