Showing posts with label weapons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weapons. Show all posts

Monday, March 15, 2021

Report: Middle East Sees Biggest Import of Arms in Last 5 Years - FARS

Middle East Sees Biggest Import of Arms

 International arms sales and purchases have levelled off after years of sharp growth, with deliveries of major weapons staying at the same level between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020, according to a leading defence think-tank.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Italian officials & German firm face lawsuit over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Italian officials & German firm face lawsuit over arms sales to Saudi Arabia
A complaint has been filed by a coalition of human rights groups against Italian government officials and a major European arms manufacturer over their alleged involvement in the aerial bombing of Yemen.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Iran condemns US arms flow to Middle East

US arms flow to Middle East
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US arms sales to the Middle East for fueling conflicts, the state TV reported Thursday.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

One year of turbulence leaves Europe-US relations in question

Europe-US relations
Once one of the most privileged relationships, the ties between Europe and the United States saw a turbulent 2017 with the election of Donald Trump as US president.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Amnesty urges Greece to scrap Saudi arms sale as war in Yemen continues

weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen
Amnesty International is urging the Greek government to scrap a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, saying the weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen, AP reports.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ottawa probes claims Saudi Arabia used Canadian-made weapons against own citizens

Shia-dominated Awamiya
Ottawa said it is investigating local media reports claiming that Saudi Arabia deployed Canadian-made combat hardware against its own civilians. Opposition and human rights groups are calling on the government to suspend arms exports to Riyadh.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Campaign groups and legal experts have called on the UK to end arm sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies, warning that continuing to do so may be in violation of international law.

Colombia FARC rebels complete handing over of weapons

The municipality of Mesetas in the department of Meta saw the final act on Tuesday of the disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), formerly Colombia's largest guerrilla group.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

US, Saudi Arabia ink deals worth blns USD

The United States and Saudi Arabia signed on Saturday defense and business deals worth billions of US dollars as part of the US President Donald Trump's visit.

Friday, April 28, 2017

South Koreans shout 'THAAD Out, Peace In'

South Korean people and religious figures gathered in central Seoul, where millions of people had demanded the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) from their territory and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Germany Sells Arms to UAE despite Saudi's Ongoing War on Yemen

Germany has approved more major weapons deals with the UAE, including deliveries of high-caliber ammunition, which is helping the Saudi regime in its ongoing war on Yemen.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

EU's Syrian Strategy to Fail Unless Arms Supplies Stopped: Iraqi FM

The strategy of the European Union in Syria could only be successful in case deliveries of weapons to Syria stop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Ibrahim Jaafari said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DNA Study Finds Aboriginal Australians are Oldest Civilization in the World

Australia has one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation outside Africa. But who exactly were the first people to settle there? Such a question has obvious political implications and has been hotly debated for decades.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

EU states sell arms to Egypt despite embargo: Amnesty

Almost half of the European Union member states have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Egypt, risking complicity in a wave of unlawful killings, enforced disappearances and torture, according to Amnesty International.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Journalists and Academics on Trial in Turkish Free Speech Cases

Journalists and Academics on Trial in Turkish Free Speech Cases
Four academics and two journalists are on trial in Turkey Friday in separate cases related to increasingly restricted free speech in the country under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Friday, January 15, 2016

UN chief warns Syrian starvation a war crime

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the use of starvation as a weapon in Syria amounts to a war crime after the second international convoy arrived to the famine-struck town of Madaya to deliver humanitarian aid.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Protesters in Canada oppose $10.5bn deal with Saudi Arabia

 Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of the Canadian capital demanding that the government cancel a multibillion arms deal with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the execution of 47 prisoners, including a Shia religious leader.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

UK's Hammond Backs More Saudi Arms Sales, Says They Create 'British Jobs'

UK Foreign secretary Philip Hammond has been criticized for suggesting that Britain should sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia, despite Riyadh's military offensive in Yemen, which has led to allegations of Saudi war crimes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk warn of artificial intelligence (AI) robot war

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and more than 1,000 other artificial intelligence experts published a letter Monday warning of the deadly consequences of an “autonomous weapons” arms race is sparked.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.