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Arm-less crime: Chinese man caught with brother's limbs

Shanghai - A Chinese man was detained after a bus station security scanner revealed that he had his brother's severed arms in his luggage, state media reported, but police said he was unlikely to face criminal charges.

French ex-premier charged over alleged kickbacks in arms deal

Paris - Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur was charged on Tuesday over alleged kickbacks in an arms deal suspected of having partly funded his failed 1995 presidential bid, a judicial source said.

US-Saudi arms mega deal looks to counter Iran

Washington - Washington has announced a bumper arms deal with Saudi Arabia, heralding the package as a major boost to long-standing security ties and a way to further isolate Iran.

US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House

Riyadh - Washington has agreed arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, a White House official said Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump's visit to the traditional US ally.

Global arms trade highest since Cold War: study

Stockholm - Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday.

Fears of chemical arms use against IS-held area in Syria

Den Haag - A global watchdog raised fears Tuesday that chemical weapons may have been used in air strikes by Syrian regime loyalists near Palmyra, in an area controlled by the Islamic State group.

Syria calls chemical arms accusations 'campaign of lies'

Den Haag - Syria launched a blistering verbal attack Monday on "Western" countries that have accused it of using chemical weapons in its deadly five-year conflict, calling the allegations "a campaign of lies".

Watchdog accepts Russia offer to aid Aleppo chemical attacks probe

Den Haag - A global watchdog probing chemical arms attacks in Aleppo Tuesday took Russia up on an offer to provide some possible evidence saying it "may be of use" to their investigation.

IS jihadists likely made mustard gas used in Syria: OPCW chief

Den Haag - Jihadists belonging to the so-called Islamic State group may have manufactured sulphur mustard gas used in attacks in Syria and Iraq themselves, the head of a global watchdog told AFP Friday.

Watchdog probing over 20 reports of alleged Syria chemical attacks

Den Haag - The global watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons is probing more than 20 reports of the alleged use of toxic arms in Syria since August, its chief told AFP Friday.

UN demands South Sudan cooperate on regional force

New York - The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged South Sudan's government to take immediate steps to allow a new regional force to deploy in Juba as it weighed imposing an arms embargo.

Guns, not roses: Conflicts fire up Bulgaria arms trade

Bulgaria - Spiralling conflicts in Syria and the Middle East have sparked a flurry of activity in Bulgarian arms factories not seen since the collapse of communism.The small EU member specialises in the production of affordable, lightweight Soviet-style weapons.

EU seeks UN backing to enforce Libya arms embargo

New York - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked the UN Security Council Monday to authorize the EU naval force in the Mediterranean to enforce the arms embargo on Libya.

Dutch F-35 jets touch down for European air show debut

Leeuwarden - Two US-assembled F-35A fighter jets destined for the Dutch air force have landed for the first time in northern Europe, ahead of the stealth plane's continental air show debut over the summer.

Obama weighs lifting Vietnam arms embargo

Washington - The White House is considering lifting a decades-old arms embargo against Vietnam in time for President Barack Obama's visit to the booming Southeast Asian nation this month.

South Africa inquiry clears officials of arms deal graft

Cape Town - A South African judicial inquiry has cleared all government officials of long-standing charges of corruption in a multi-billion dollar arms deal, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

EU lawmakers urge Saudi arms embargo

Brussels - European lawmakers on Thursday called for an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia over its military campaign in conflict-torn Yemen which has caused "thousands of deaths.

U.S. dominates arms trade as Asia, Mid-East boost imports

Stockholm - The global transfer of major arms has risen in recent years, with the United States increasing its dominance of the trade while the flow of weaponry to Africa, Asia and the Middle East has increased, a new study published Monday showed.

China summons US envoy over warship sales to Taiwan

Bejing - China has summoned the US envoy to protest Washington's sale of warships to Taiwan, as part of a massive $1.8 billion arms package, Beijing said on Thursday.

US plans to sell warships to Taiwan

Washington - The US State Department informed Congress on Wednesday of a proposed sale of two warships to Taiwan as part of a $1.8 billion arms deal already angrily denounced by China.

UAE armed Libya factions, wooed envoy with job offer: report

New York - The United Arab Emirates shipped weapons to Libyan factions fighting Islamists while offering a $50,000-month job to the UN envoy negotiating a peace deal for Libya, according to leaked emails reported by the New York Times.

U.S. says Russia 'arming, bankrolling, and fighting' alongside Ukraine rebels

Kiev - Washington's UN envoy accused Russia on Thursday of "training, arming, bankrolling, and fighting alongside" pro-Moscow insurgents fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine.

Russia's sale of missile defence to Iran could help secure nuclear deal

Paris - Russia's decision to supply Iran with the S-300 missile air defence system was seen by critics in Israel and the United States as proof this month's framework nuclear agreement was already making Tehran more of a threat.

Iran vows 'irreversible steps' on nuclear programme if matched by West

Madrid - Iran will resume talks with world powers on a final nuclear agreement on April 21 and is ready to take "irreversible steps" if the West does the same, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday in Spain.

Iran says Russia could deliver missiles this year

Moscow - A senior Iranian official said Tuesday that Russia could deliver sophisticated missile systems to Tehran this year after Moscow lifted a ban on supplying the weapons.

Israel slams Russia decision to lift Iran missile ban

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday denounced Russia's decision to lift a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems as proof of Tehran's newfound "legitimacy" following nuclear talks.

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems after Tehran's landmark framework deal with the West over its nuclear programme.

NASA announces next steps on its ARM mission for Journey to Mars

On Wednesday, NASA announced additional details for future human expeditions into deep space, which will include going to Mars. The mission is ARM, or Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will test new astronaut capabilities by the mid-2020s.

Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia

Ginebra - Russia has acquired high-tech camouflage netting from Switzerland for a record 85 million euros, having placed the order before Bern imposed sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict, reports said Sunday.

Egypt urges lifting embargo to arm Libya forces

Cairo - Egypt called Wednesday on the United Nations to lift an arms embargo on Libya as Cairo pushes for greater international efforts to combat jihadists in its war-torn neighbour.
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