Arms Trafficking

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:26
The United Arab Emirates was shipping weapons to favored belligerents in Libya over the summer in violation of an international arms embargo while simultaneously offering a highly paid job to the United Nations diplomat drafting a peace accord there, leaked Emirati emails show.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 06:23
The president of Burundi's five-day ultimatum for people to hand over illegal firearms or be treated as enemies of the state may spark extensive bloodshed in the coming days, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:53
A United Nations panel of experts says both sides in South Sudan's conflict are expanding their weapons stockpiles and violating a peace deal. But the U.N. Security Council is not moving forward with the arms embargo and sanctions it has repeatedly threatened for such actions.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 07:06
A London School of Economics analyst discusses the weaknesses of Burundi President Nkurunziza's ultimatum on illegal arms and President Obama's threat of sanctions.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:22
A recent report reveals 60 percent of all confiscated weapons in Mexico are seized in the three states of Tamaulipas, Guerrero, and Jalisco, with 7 out of 10 weapons confiscated coming from the United States.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:10
An officer in El Salvador’s army has been arrested for selling firearms to an alleged gang member, highlighting how the country’s military is fueling a widespread illegal market for weapons.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:03
The demand for illicit weapons in El Salvador has surged to such an extent that it has impacted the black market in neighboring Guatemala. Raul Mijango, perhaps the last supporter of a dialogue between the government and gangs as a tool for stopping the rising violence in El Salvador, has stepped aside.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 07:17
Kuwait authorities seized a huge arms cache smuggled from Iraq and hidden beneath houses near the border, arresting three suspected members of a militant cell that was plotting to destabilize the country, local media said.
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:05
Researchers say the non-U.S.-made weapons flowing across the border into Mexico may account for at least a quarter of the illegal guns in Mexico, and maybe more than half. They also see a way for President Obama to stop the gun-runners without having to deal with Congress.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:46

While guns trafficked into Mexico from U.S. stores and gun shows continue to be a blight on Mexico’s security landscape, the news about dozens of German assault rifles found near a major crime scene in Mexico last September highlight another way U.S. firearms could be fueling bloodshed in Mexico.