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Arms Control

Friday, July 22, 2016 – 06:15

Human rights groups urged the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 – 06:46

Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash. Along with official and media reports that some soldiers and police even sell weapons and ammunition to the Taliban, the issue illustrates a problem for commanders trying to improve controls on vital supplies like fuel and ammunition.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – 06:21

Frustrated by a growing death toll, the White House has quietly placed a hold on the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia as the Sunni ally continues its bloody war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials tell Foreign Policy.

Friday, May 27, 2016 – 06:11

It is in Britain’s interest to support the new national unity government in Libya, David Cameron has insisted, as he confirmed the Royal Navy is preparing to deploy another warship to the region.

Friday, May 27, 2016 – 06:09

The U.K. plans to deploy a navy warship to the Mediterranean to counter arms smuggling in Libya and a team to assist in training the country’s coast guard, Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday, in the latest sign of a step toward military involvement in the country.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 07:20

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry will introduce military attaches of foreign embassies accredited in Azerbaijan to the fact of usage of banned incendiary weapons by Armenia against the Azerbaijani population.

Friday, April 1, 2016 – 08:33

Panel One

  1. The Honorable Rose E. Gottemoeller

    Undersecretary For Arms Control And International Security

    U.S. Department of State

    Washington , D.C.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 06:25

Almost 60,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2014, most with guns. While some Latin American countries have higher per capita murder rates, in absolute numbers, Brazil is the deadliest place in the world outside Syria.

Monday, March 7, 2016 – 07:19

An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on Monday, exposing a possible violation of a U.N. Security Council arms embargo.

Monday, February 29, 2016 – 06:11

Angola said on Friday it has proposed that the United Nations Security Council impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, where more than 10,000 people have been killed in a two year civil war sparked by a political dispute between the country’s leaders.

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