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Russia slams Germany for halting arms deal over Crimea

Moscow - Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov on Sunday said Germany's decision to halt a major arms deal over Moscow's takeover of Crimea was "unconstructive" and taken under pressure from the United States.Berlin on Wednesday blocked German defenc...
In the Media by AFP

Germany halts major arms deal with Russia

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday halted a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces, saying any arms trading with Moscow was currently "indefensible".Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced the suspension of the Rheinmetall project as...
In the Media by AFP

Indian arms imports almost triple China, Pakistan: study

Delhi - India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt seeking advanced Russian S-300 air defense missiles

The Egyptian government is reportedly seeking to purchase advanced S-300 mobile air-defense missile systems from Russia along with new jets and anti- tanks weapons.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Saudi 'seeking Pakistan arms for Syrian rebels'

Dubai - Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, a Saudi source said Sunday.The United States has long opposed arming the...
In the Media by AFP

General Dynamics gets $10 billion Saudi arms order

Ottawa - The Canadian subsidiary of US arms maker General Dynamics has won a $10 billion order for armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia, Canada's Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Friday.The deal comes as Saudi Arabia is accumulating weapons at a rapid pace and ami...
In the Media by Michel Comte (AFP) - 1 comment

General Dynamics gets $10 billion Saudi arms order

Ottawa - The Canadian subsidiary of US arms maker General Dynamics has won a $10 billion order for armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia, Canada's Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Friday.The vehicles will be produced by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS) i...
In the Media by AFP

Russian lawmaker: Increase arms sales to Iran if U.S. hits Syria

If the U.S. were to order a military strike on the Assad regime in Syria, Russia may increase arms sales to Iran and may also review its cooperation with the U.S. in Afghanistan.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Don’t cancel ‘Arms Deal’ Admiral tells commission

Pretoria - Following calls to cancel the multi-million dollar Strategic Defence Procurement Package, that many have claimed is causing South Africa’s growing rich and poor divide, top naval officers argued for continued ability to keep sea-lanes safe.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Public hearings on S. African ‘arms deal’ started today

The Seriti judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Strategic Defence Procurement Package (SDPP) known simply as the “Arms Deal” in South Africa has begun hearing public testimony.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Syrian Opposition receives batch of heavy weaponry

According to sources within Syria, rebels have now attained advanced anti-tank missile launchers, delivered by Saudi Arabia.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 1 comment

U.N. Secretary General: No arming in Syria

Ban Ki-Moon has strongly opposed the decision to arm either side of the Syrian conflict, adding that it would lead to the 'disintegration' of the Arab country.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 1 comment

US considering arming Syrian rebels

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has affirmed that the Obama administration is rethinking it's policy on arming Syrian rebels.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Final preparations for Israeli strike on Iran

While US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Israel today, offering refueling tankers as part of a large arms deal, Israel's National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror is in Turkey to discuss stationing Israeli fighter jets in an airbase near Ankara.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 11 comments

Qatar and Germany in arms deal worth $2.5 billion

The German defense technology group Krauss-Maffei has won a $2.5 billion contract with Qatar. The Gulf nation is seeking to buy artillery systems and tanks.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Global spending on arms drops for the first time since 1998

According to an annual survey by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute spending on arms fell in 2012. In fact their figures show that global spending on weapons fell for the first time since 1998.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Man uses saw to cut both arms in Home Depot

On Wednesday a man entered a Home Depot store located in West Covina, California, and used saws to cut both of his arms.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

France ready to arm Syrian rebels

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has stated that France is ready to arm the Syrian rebels, even without consent from the EU.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart calls out gun control opponents

On last night's The Daily Show, comedian Jon Stewart went serious to attack opponents of gun control and stressed the importance of debating this issue to help keep Americans safe.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 24 comments

The 'boyfriend pillow' has arms to hug you

The Boyfriend Pillow is fashioned after a man's arm and it is filled with micro-beads. The pillow is described as the perfect 'drama free' companion.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Video: Tisha Unarmed shows how she gets dressed, with no arms

Tisha, 25, shows in this inspirational video how she gets dressed with no arms. Watch this video and marvel at this young woman's demonstration of her indomitable spirit.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Video: Teen born without arms sinks half-court basketball shot

Ramseur - Anybody who has ever tried to sink a half-court basketball shot knows it isn't easy. Now imagine trying to do it without using your arms.
In the Media by Darren Weir

Op-Ed: Arms trafficking operations grow in Syria

Iranian weapons are being smuggled to the Assad regime by passenger planes, while Israel considers military interception options. Opposition forces cannot overthrow the Assad regime.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Putin plans Russian military modernization

During his political campaign, Putin says he will spend billions to build up Russia’s military as a safeguard against the current international uncertainty. This one issue appears to find agreement among all Russians.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Owning a gun is not a basic civil right

Trayvon Martin's death is drawing attention to the gun laws in the United States. These gun laws hamper the freedoms of people that want to live in country where they don't know who has a gun or a neighbor that might use a gun on them for no good reason.
In the Media by John Bichler - 18 comments

US to Israel — Don't attack Iran, we'll give you latest weapons

The US is offering to give Israel the most advanced weaponry, but only if they hold back on attacking Iran until after the presidential elections.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Libya Ex-Islamic terrorist leader heads Tripoli Military Council

The leader of the newly established Tripoli Military Council is Abdelhakim Belhadj, the former head of the terrorist Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which was banned internationally as a terrorist organization after the 9/11 attacks.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 8 comments

$1.2 trillion budget request for US Military for 2011

US Federal spending on arms and defence related industries accounted for 28% of the estimated tax revenues of the US for 2010.
In the Media by Andre C James

BBC apologizes for suggesting Band Aid cash paid for weapons

The BBC has been forced to apologize after it suggested that money raised by the famine charity Band Aid had been used to buy weapons.
In the Media by Andrew John

Global recession drives down arms sales to lowest since 2005

The amount of deals in the international arms market has dropped drastically in the aftermath of the financial crisis. A new report has concluded that the value of worldwide arms deals in 2009 was $57.5 billion, a drop of 8.5 percent from 2008.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 2 comments
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A Russian tank and several long barrel field artillery guns outside a cafe in Belarus.Russia was a distant second in worldwide weapons sales in 2009, concluding $10.4 billion in arms deals, followed by France, with $7.4 billion in contracts.
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The biggest arms dealer is the US. For 2009, the United States signed arms deals worth $22.6 billion ― a dominating 39 percent of the worldwide market. Even so, that sales figure was down from $38.1 billion in 2008.
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Weaponry and Ammunition Found on Palestinian Boat in the Dead Sea
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