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  1. News - World - ARMS

    Governments to sign landmark UN treaty regulating global trade in arms

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Signing of landmark UN arms trade treaty Governments were yesterday due to sign the world's first internationally binding agreement to regulate the trade in conventional weapons. Adopted by the UN in April after a vote of 154 to three, the treaty seeks to control the global trade in arms and ammunition. The treaty, which will regulate sales of battle tanks, ...

  2. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN adopts landmark treaty on global arms trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:46am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first UN treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade yesterday, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep ... arms trade. The Australian ambassador, Peter Woolcott, who chaired the negotiations, said the treaty would "make an important difference by reducing human suffering and saving lives". ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Asia's arms purchases are small relative to GDP

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep arms sales in perspective A big rise in defence spending by China's neighbours could easily be interpreted as an arms race to counter Beijing's military ... that the new aircraft and vessels being acquired threaten stability. The threats and distrust that exist are long-standing, North Korea's arms proliferation being the most apparent. What has ...

  4. News - China

    China says UN arms treaty lacks consensus

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:29pm by AFP

    ... There is no consensus on an international arms trade treaty, major weapons exporter China said on Wednesday, after it abstained as the UN General Assembly passed the measure by 154 votes to three. The only votes against the first treaty on the conventional arms trade were from Syria, North Korea and Iran. The 23 countries abstaining included Russia and China, ranked respectively ...

  5. News - Asia - ARMS TRADE

    Chinese delegates attend India aviation trade show for first time

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Visit to aviation trade event is a first, and follows agreement to resume joint military exercises Chinese delegation at India air show India, the world's leading importer of weaponry, opened one of Asia's biggest aviation trade shows on Wednesday, with Western suppliers eyeing lucrative deals and a Chinese delegation attending ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan set to sell US-2 plane to India, first sale of hardware used by military

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Keith Zhai

    ... are set to firm up plans for Delhi to purchase the US-2, a domestically developed aircraft used by Japan's armed forces. The sale, reported by the Nikkei business daily, would be the first ... the aircraft must be classified for civilian use if it is to comply with Japan's 1967 ban on arms exports, part of the post-war anti-militarist drive. The US-2, developed by ShinMaywa Industries, ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US blacklists Myanmar general over North Korea arms deals

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:11am by AFP

    ... on the US sanctions blacklist for arms deals with North Korea. “This action specifically targets Thein Htay, who is involved in the illicit trade of North Korean arms to Burma,” the US Treasury said ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States placed a Myanmar general on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday for arms deals with North Korea that violated a UN Security Council ...

  8. News - World - ARMS TRADE

    US signs treaty regulating global arms trading

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press Treaty will not come into effect until 50 nations ratify it, and US Senate has doubts US signs treaty on global arms trading The United States, the world's largest arms dealer, has joined more than 90 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading- but there is strong resistance in the Senate, which must ratify it. Secretary of State ...

  9. News - World

    More than 60 countries sign new UN arms trade treaty

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 09:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Russia and China are expected to stay out of the accord More than 60 countries on Monday signed a landmark conventional arms trade treaty, but the United ... large-calibre artillery, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile launchers, as well as the vast trade in small arms. Countries that ratify the treaty would have to evaluate ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Customs seize HK$2.7m weapons haul bound for India

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Phila Siu and Jennifer Ngo HK$2.7m haul of weaponsfrom boat Customs officers have seized a stash of weapons and suspected fake items worth HK$2.7 million bound for India from a vessel entering Hong Kong from the mainland. A department spokesman said that ...




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