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France, Britain, US put UN hold on Chinese arms deliveries to C. Africa

New York - France, Britain and the United States on Thursday put a hold on a request from the Central African Republic for UN Security Council approval of Chinese weapons deliveries for its national forces.

Banned weapons stoke deadly violence in Nigeria

Kano - A flood of illegal small arms has swamped Nigeria, bringing with it a surge of violence that has left hundreds dead.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

Latest shooting revives US arms control debate

Washington - The shooting at a Texas high school has revived the perennial hot-button issue of arms control in the United States, and the ease with which weapons can be purchased.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

The relentless cycle of school shootings in the United States

Santa Fe - The United States is the only developed country in the world that suffers from a relentless cycle of school shootings, such as the rampage that took yet more lives at a Texas high school on Friday.

'Obvious' that Syria didn't eradicate chemical arsenal: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday an alleged toxic gas attack blamed on Damascus showed that President Bashar al-Assad's regime failed to eradicate its chemical arsenal, but she ruled out joining any military action against Syria."We...

Rights groups target France over weapons link to Yemen war

Paris - France may have broken international law by providing weapons and technical help to Saudi Arabia and the UAE which are fighting Huthi rebels in Yemen, a report commissioned by rights groups said Tuesday.

Moscow claims Syria rebels plan to 'stage' chemical attack

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday claimed that Syrian rebels were planning to stage a chemical attack to give the US-led coalition a pretext to strike Damascus.

10 years after massacre, Norway to ban semi-automatic weapons

Oslo - Norway plans to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, a decade after right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's mass shooting that left 69 people dead, a Norwegian lawmaker said Tuesday.

Pro-Iranian militia used US Abrams tanks in Syria: Pentagon

Washington - US Abrams tanks sold to Iraq have been used by a pro-Iranian paramilitary group in fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.

Iran president rules out negotiations over missiles

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that negotiations on the country's missile programme were out of the question.

US to Russia: respect nuclear limits under New START Treaty

Washington - The United States, which unveiled a new aggressive nuclear strategy, has met the limits set on its arsenal under the New START Treaty, which enters a new phase Monday, and reminded Russia to uphold its commitments.

Fear and diplomacy fuel Qatar's military spending

Doha - Since the Qatar diplomatic crisis started, one response by the emirate has become increasingly clear -- Doha is using its extraordinary wealth to fund a massive push in defence spending.

Russia asks UN for green light to send arms to C. Africa

New York - Russia has asked the UN Security Council for permission to supply light arms and ammunition to the struggling armed forces of the Central African Republic beginning next week, according to a request obtained by AFP on Tuesday.

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Ottawa - The general in command of US nuclear forces said Saturday that he would resist any "illegal" presidential order for a strike and work to find an alternative.

A grieving father takes aim at the US gun lobby

Collinsville - A teddy bear on the bed, a pair of dance shoes, a university diploma: Alison Parker's brutally shortened life is summed up in her bedroom, which her parents keep as a memorial.

N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace: watchdog

Den Haag - North Korea's chemical weapons stockpile is a "concern for peace and stability" on the Korean peninsula and beyond, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday.

US destroys old chemical weapons left in Panama

Panama - The United States has started destroying a stock of old, World War II-era chemical weapons it left in Panama decades ago, the foreign ministry said.

Russia to destroy 'last chemical weapons', Putin says

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia was destroying its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a "historic event" and accusing the United States of not following suit.

Holiday weekend leaves more than 100 gunfire victims in Chicago

Washington - The United States celebrated Independence Day with a long weekend of barbecues and fireworks, but in violence-plagued Chicago more than 101 were hit by gunfire, with 14 dying of their wounds, the Chicago Tribune said on Wednesday.

US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey

Washington - A country armed with nearly one pistol, rifle or shotgun for every citizen, the United States has a worldwide reputation for being gun-crazy.

Weapons stash found at Champs-Elysees attacker's home: probe source

Paris - Investigators have found a stash of weapons at the home of a man killed while ramming a car loaded with guns and a gas canister into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees, a source close to the probe said Tuesday.

Anti-IS fighters near Raqa delight in American weaponry

Ak - Chorche was like a kid in a candy store in front of crates packed with US weapons to help an Arab-Kurdish alliance take the Islamic State group's Syria bastion Raqa.

Miami guns hidden in Rio airport shipment: police

Rio De Janeiro - Talk about landing in hot water: 60 assault rifles were hidden in a shipment of swimming pool heating equipment delivered to Rio de Janeiro from Miami, Brazilian police said Thursday.

Nations urged to 'banish evil of chemical arms'

Den Haag - World leaders on Wednesday urged all nations to help "banish forever the evil of chemical weapons," as the global watchdog warned decades of progress towards eliminating them was under threat.

Weapons found as France arrests two plotting attack: sources

Paris - French authorities found guns and bomb-making materials Tuesday after the arrest of two men suspected of plotting an "imminent" attack just days before presidential polls, sources close to the probe said.

Assad says army 'gave up' all chemical weapons

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government handed over all its chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013 and could not have been behind last week's suspected sarin attack.

US manhunt underway for alleged gun thief who wrote manifesto to Trump

Chicago - A massive manhunt was underway in search of a "highly-dangerous" Wisconsin man who US authorities said robbed a gun shop and sent a lengthy manifesto to President Donald Trump.

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

Washington - A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies.
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Selection of the weapons available for firing.
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Map locating the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen where a weapons bazaar was targeted in a deadly bomb attack
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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 new theme park has raised the ire of gun opponants.
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