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From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez

Ibb - Once overflowing with handicrafts, the old Al-Shinayni market in Yemen's third city of Taez is now bursting with Kalashnikovs and bullets as traders scramble to scratch out a living in the war-wracked country.

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Bejing - China demanded Tuesday that the United States "immediately cancel" a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles, adding fuel to tensions between the two powers.

US State Dept approves potential $2.2 bn arms sale to Taiwan

Washington - The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday.

US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales, UK suspends licenses

Washington - Saudi Arabia's controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump's arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales.

Defying Trump, US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

Washington - The Republican-led Senate voted Thursday to block $8.1 billion in US arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, as legislators outraged with the kingdom delivered a symbolic rebuke to President Donald Trump.

Britain suspends new Saudi arms licences linked to Yemen

London - Britain on Thursday temporarily suspended approving new Saudi arms export licenses that might contribute towards the Gulf kingdom's four-year bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen.

UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons.

Putin says Russia prepared to drop START treaty

Sanktpeterburg - President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was prepared to drop a nuclear weapons agreement treaty with the US and warned of "global catastrophe" if Washington keeps dismantling a global arms control regime.

South Sudan says renewing arms embargo is 'anti-peace'

Juba - The UN Security Council's decision to renew an arms embargo on South Sudan was "anti-peace" and will weaken the government's fight against rebels, a senior minister told AFP on Friday.

Armed and Dangerous: Myanmar's military goes shopping

Yangon - Myanmar's military has lavished tens of millions of dollars on the latest lethal hardware, leaning on allies as part of a strategy to become a first-class fighting force.

Flow of arms into Libya risks proxy war

Tripoli - Despite a UN embargo, weapons are still flowing into Libya where an assault on the capital by strongman Khalifa Haftar threatens to escalate into a proxy war between regional powers.

Amid security worries, gun sales thrive in Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - Hunting rifles, pistols and towers of ammunition magazines: new gun shops are popping up in Iraq's Mosul, where residents are keen to own personal firearms in the unpredictable aftermath of jihadist rule.

Turkey hopeful US will extend waiver on Iran sanctions

Washington - Turkey voiced hope Tuesday that the United States will extend an exemption in sanctions to allow it to keep buying oil from Iran, despite tensions between the allies on multiple fronts.

Pentagon expects Turkey to buy US missile system

Washington - US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday he was confident that Turkey would drop its plan to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system and buy the US Patriot system instead.

Pentagon expects Turkey will buy US missile system

Washington - US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday he was confident that Turkey would drop its plan to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system and buy the US Patriot system instead.

US suspends F-35 program deliveries to Turkey over Russian arms

Washington - The United States said Monday it was halting all deliveries and joint work with Turkey on the F-35 fighter jet program after the NATO ally insisted on a major arms purchase from Russia.

US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over Russian arms

Washington - The United States said Monday it was halting all deliveries and joint work with Turkey on the F-35 fighter jet program after the NATO ally insisted on a major purchase from Russia.

Iran in 'successful test' of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary

Tehran - Iran announced the "successful test" of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres on Saturday, coinciding with celebrations for the country's 1979 Islamic revolution.

Nuclear arms treaty faces collapse after failed US-Russia talks

Geneva - The survival of a key nuclear arms control treaty was cast further in doubt Tuesday after the US and Russia blamed each other for pushing the agreement to the brink of collapse.

Russia in 'material breach' of key nuclear treaty: US

Geneva - Russia remains "in material breach" of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the US said Tuesday, raising the prospect that Washington will follow through on threats to ditch the agreement over alleged violations by Moscow.

Putin lays out plans to develop missiles if US leaves treaty

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday laid out plans for Moscow to develop mid-range missiles banned under a Cold War treaty with the United States if Washington abandons the deal.

Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

Kiev - Russia retains a heightened military presence on Ukraine's border, having pulled back "less than 10 percent" of its forces since tensions between the countries peaked in November, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday.

Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles banned by US-Russia treaty

Moscow - A defiant Vladimir Putin on Wednesday threatened to develop nuclear missiles banned under a treaty with the United States after Washington gave Moscow a deadline to comply with the key arms control agreement.

Save US-Russia nuclear treaty, EU urges

Apo - EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday urged Russia and the US to save a Cold War arms control treaty after Washington issued a 60-day ultimatum to Moscow.

US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

Apo - The United States warned Russia on Tuesday it will withdraw from a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms if Moscow does not dismantle missiles that Washington says breach it within 60 days.

EU 'extremely worried' about fate of nuclear treaty

Apo - The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said Tuesday she was "extremely worried" about the fate of a major US-Russia nuclear missile control treaty, warning the security of Europe could be at risk.

Norway freezes defence export licences to Saudi

Oslo - Norway said Friday it was freezing all defence material export licences to Saudi Arabia over recent developments in the country and the war in Yemen.

'No plans' for new US missiles in Europe despite treaty pullout

Apo - The US has "no plans" to deploy new missiles to Europe, a senior official said Thursday, despite announcing it will pull out of a landmark nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.

Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi

Bratislava - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off pressure to halt lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying such calls were "pure demagoguery".

No German arms to Saudi until Khashoggi case is clarified: Merkel

Prague - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia until the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is clarified, a stance French President Emmanuel Macron dubbed "pure demagoguery".
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