Arms Sales

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:13
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday voted to end sanctions and an arms embargo on Liberia, citing the West African country's successful stabilization more than a decade after a 14-year civil war that killed nearly 250,000 people.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:08
The U.S. is responsible for nearly 33% of worldwide exports -- by far the top arms exporter on the planet -- but which countries does the U.S. sell the most weapons to?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:30
Almost half of European Union (EU) 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, Amnesty International reports.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:04
The UK government has sought fresh assurances from Saudi Arabia that British-made cluster bombs have not been used in the conflict in Yemen. Amnesty International said it had documented the use of the weapons, manufactured in the 1970s.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:01
Seth Binder, program manager and research associate for Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor, which tracks U.S. security and defense assistance programs worldwide, pointed out, the U.S. has been “providing arms sales to Vietnam for quite some time.”
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 07:21
The United States is on track to spend more than $600 billion on the military this year -- more, that is, than was spent at the height of President Ronald Reagan’s Cold War military buildup, and more than the military budgets of at least the next seven nations in the world combined.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:26
Human rights groups say Saudi-led coalition warplanes improperly used U.S.-made cluster bombs in Yemen, posing a danger to civilians two months after a cease-fire was reached in the country's civil war.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:22
On 12 May Egypt received the first shipment of armoured vehicles from the US. Thursday’s delivery was “the first batch of a total of 762 MRAP vehicles that the United States is transferring to Egypt,” the U.S. Embassy in Cairo reported.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:28
United Kingdom defence and security companies are keen to do business in South Africa and are seeking local partnerships. This was the general consensus of the UK Trade and Investment Defence & Security Organisation Security Trade Mission to South Africa between 16 and 20 May.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:16
Libyan diplomats are urging caution over an evolving U.S. plan to arm and train the country's militias again to battle the growing Islamic State threat, fearing a repeat of the abysmal Pentagon-led program that ended with only a few hundred trained fighters and U.S. weapons in the hands of Islamist militias in Libya.