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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.

Japan opens up to exporting weapons worldwide

Japan, which for 70 years since the end of World War 2, has restrained itself from aggression or building a full-scale army, has now changed its policy and is willing to sell weapons to certain countries.

Man uses only his mind to control two prosthetic arms

A man from Colorado, who lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, has succeeded in controlling two prosthetic arms using only his mind.

US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defense

Washington - In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defenses in the tense South China Sea.

Rights groups call for S. Sudan arms embargo to end 'atrocities'

Addis Ababa - South Sudanese rights groups demanded Thursday an international arms embargo for their conflict-wracked nation, as millions of dollars worth of newly-bought weapons fuel an almost nine-month long civil war.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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