Latest Land mines News

South Sudan struggles to clear mines after decades of war as people start returning home

May. 31, 2023 03:22 AM EDT

MAGWI COUNTY, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing South Sudan's civil war eight years ago, Jacob Wani returned home excited to rebuild his life. But when the 45-year-old farmer tried to access his land in Eastern Equatoria state's Magwi County, he was banned, told...

For turning 'mines to vines,' founder of Roots of Peace wins World Food Prize

May. 11, 2023 10:37 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A California peace activist who has worked to remove land mines from war-torn regions and replace them with grape vines, fruit trees and vegetables was named the 2023 World Food Prize laureate Thursday at a ceremony in Washington. The Des Moines, Iowa-based...

Reports: IS land mine kills at least 6 civilians in Syria

Apr. 09, 2023 15:05 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A deadly land mine explosion in Syria killed at least six people on Sunday, according to state media. News agency SANA said the explosion hit civilians who were foraging for truffles in the countryside, and blamed the incident on a land mine planted by the Islamic...