Latest Land mines News

Pandemic pushes Oregon’s public defender system to the brink

May. 10, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s public defender system has shown cracks for years, but a post-pandemic glut of delayed cases has exposed shocking constitutional landmines impacting defendants and crime victims alike in a state with a national reputation for progressive social justice. ...

'A huge demand': Ukrainian women train to clear landmines

Apr. 30, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

PEJA, Kosovo (AP) — Learning to identify and defuse explosives is something Anastasiia Minchukova never thought she would have to do as an English teacher in Ukraine. Yet there she was wearing a face shield, armed with a landmine detector and venturing into a field dotted with danger warnings. ...

Head of Human Rights Watch to resign after nearly 3 decades

Apr. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime leader of Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday he will step down this summer as executive director after nearly three decades at the helm of one of the world's leading advocacy organizations. Kenneth Roth ran the New York-based group as it shared a...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 04, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — A top official in the global campaign against the use of land mines is urging Russia to halt the use in Ukraine of these weapons that too often kill and maim civilians. Alicia Arango Olmos, Colombia’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and this year’s...

Russia urged to stop using land mines in its war in Ukraine

Apr. 04, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A top official in the global campaign against the use of land mines urged Russia on Monday to stop its troops in Ukraine from laying the weapons that too often kill and maim civilians. Alicia Arango Olmos, Colombia’s ambassador to the United Nations in...

Colombian landmine victims demand probe of rebel groups

Apr. 04, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Victims of landmine explosions rallied outside Colombia’s peace tribunal Monday to demand an investigation of rebel groups that have placed the explosives around the country, injuring thousands of civilians and troops. The small group of victims was led by...

Sister Janice Ryan, ex-college president, activist, dies

Apr. 04, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

A Vermont nun who served as a college president, worked in Washington to ban land mines and served as a deputy commissioner of the state Department of Corrections has died. Sister Janice Ryan died at a residential care facility in Winooski on March 30. She was 85. ...

Philippines: 7 militants killed, bombs seized in recent raid

Mar. 03, 2022 06:09 AM EST

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed at least seven Muslim insurgents aligned with the Islamic State group in a recent offensive in the south and recovered 45 heavy firearms and several bombs and land mines that were to be used in future attacks, military officials said Thursday. ...