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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 - World - RUSSIA

    Russia, Iraq eye new partnership on PM’s visit

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 06:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... on a mega arms deal and harmony over the Syria crisis. The conflict ripping Syria apart threatens to ultimately unseat Moscow’s sole unwavering Middle East ally President Bashar al-Assad and makes ... of a US$4.3 billion arms deal that would make Russia Iraq’s biggest supplier of weapons after the United States. Russia was also likely to find Maliki offering a ready ear for its policy of strongly ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. The arms trade delivers to Lebanon

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... arms trade, and the destabilising impact of weapons that are not effectively controlled by national regulation or international treaties and agreements. Both China and Iran watched ... With the armed wing of Hezbollah threatening to strike ever deeper into Israel, it's worth asking how the C-802 anti-ship cruise missile got into their hands. The supply trail runs from China ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain will look into claims ex-officers offered to lobby illicitly for arms firms

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on behalf of arms firms. It follows a newspaper sting on several high-ranking figures. The Sunday Times said a three-month investigation had revealed that four men were prepared to breach official rules in helping arms companies access their high-level contacts in exchange for hundreds of thousands of pounds. Military officers may take on private sector work after they leave the service, ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia, Iraq forming common stance to outside pressure on Syria

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia, Iraq in rare unity on arms deal and Syria Russia is eyeing a record arms deal and rare agreement over Syria as it hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ... arms deal that makes Russia Iraq's biggest supplier after the United States. But that contract and talks about new energy tie-ups were likely to create only the background to a strong ...




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