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2012-12-08 05:02:00

The U.S. is the only member of NATO that is not a States Party to the Mine Ban Treaty, and the only country in the Western Hemisphere, aside from Cuba, that has not joined. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 At the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, the United States observer delegation stated that the U.S. will be announcing the outcome of its three-year review of its landmine policy–and whether or not it will join the...

2009-02-27 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the tenth anniversary of the treaty banning antipersonnel landmines, the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines calls on President Barack Obama to work for Senate ratification of the treaty this year. "U.S. accession to the Mine Ban Treaty would be a low-cost gesture of diplomatic goodwill with both humanitarian and practical benefits," said Lora Lumpe, coordinator of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines. "This treaty has saved thousands of lives and...

2008-12-03 08:46:00

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 countries - including most U.S. allies in NATO - began signing a treaty banning cluster bombs in Oslo, Norway today. The U.S. government is not there and the Bush administration has refused to join the majority of the world's nations in stopping the use of these weapons, which kill or maim mostly civilians and children. President-Elect Barack Obama has said he supports initiatives to minimize civilian casualties from conventional...

2008-07-22 09:00:55

More than 6.5 million square meters land of Afghanistan cleaned up from explosive devices: officials KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The UN-backed de-mining agency Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) has cleaned up more than 6.5 million square meters of land from explosive devices over the past six months in Afghanistan, director of the agency Haider Reza said Monday. "In the past six months from January to June 2008 MAPA has cleared 65,361,363 square meters land from explosive devices...

2008-07-16 15:00:45

Text of report by Muhammad Jamal headlined: "There are more than 2,407 landmine fields in Sulaymaniyah and only 972 of them have been cleared", published by Iraqi Kurdistan Islamic Group weekly newspaper Komal on 5 July; subheadings as published "Landmine Awareness Directorate communication officer" Landmines are the hazard that has claimed the life of many Kurdish citizens and it is a theme that needs to be discussed. Therefore, Komal newspaper has arranged an interview with the landmine...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'