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US military spending up for first time in 7 years: SIPRI

Stockholm - US military spending has risen for the first time in seven years, reflecting Trump administration policy, according to a new report released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.Worldwide military spending also rose by 2.

Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending: study

Stockholm - Russia's military spending fell sharply in 2017 for the first time since 1998 as a slew of Western economic sanctions hit government coffers hard, a closely followed review said Wednesday.

War, conflict fuel arms imports to Middle East, Asia: study

Stockholm - Weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have boomed over the past five years, fuelled by war and tensions in those regions, a new study showed on Monday.

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.

Military spending rises again in 2015

Stockholm - Rising tensions worldwide helped push up military expenditure in 2015, the first increase after four years of declining spending, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report published on Tuesday.

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.

Global military spending drops, led by US: SIPRI

Stockholm - World military expenditure fell in 2013 as the United States and other Western countries cut back, but spending in emerging economies grew, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.The 1.9 percent global decline followed a 0.

Op-Ed: Swedish Institute estimates Israel has 80 nuclear weapons

Jerusalem - The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, in a new report, estimates that Israel has around 80 "strategic" level nuclear weapons

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