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Report points to Iran arms 'pipeline' to Yemen

Riyadh - International investigators have found a suspected "weapon pipeline" from Iran through Somalia to Yemen where Shiite rebels are battling the government, according to a report released on Wednesday.

After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws

Chicago - On a recent evening on Chicago's southwest side, an all-too-familiar scene unfolds: within sight of the Windy City's iconic downtown high-rises, dozens of police officers swarm. A 21-year-old man has been shot outside his home.

US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan

New York - The United States on Thursday launched a bid at the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan following UN warnings that the war-torn country could descend into genocide.

Balkan weapons trafficked west still a 'major problem'

Belgrade - A year after jihadists used weapons manufactured in Serbia to gun down victims in Paris, Balkan countries are struggling to end the scourge of illegal arms trafficking.

Serbia PM moved to safety after weapons found near home

Belgrade - Serbia's pro-European Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was moved to a safe location Saturday after an arsenal of weapons, including a rocket-launcher, was found close to his house near Belgrade, which a minister said was "preparation for assassination"....

Russia to sign S-400 air defence deal with India

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will seal a deal with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an upcoming visit to deliver Moscow's most advanced air defence system, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Moscow says Syria campaign shows 'reliability' of Russian arms

Moscow - Moscow's year-long bombing campaign in Syria has showcased the "reliability" of Russian weaponry, as the Kremlin has helped stabilise the war-ravaged country, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.

States agree to clear cluster bombs worldwide by 2030

Geneva - More than 100 countries pledged Wednesday to clear unexploded cluster munitions used in conflict zones worldwide by 2030, a new step in the unfinished battle to prevent deaths by the weapons.

Russia using cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners say

Geneva - Evidence is growing that Russia is behind a significant increase in the use of cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners said Thursday.

Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

Los Angeles - Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police.

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

Ottawa - A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding tourists about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.

Los Angeles police fatally shoot 14-year-old

Los Angeles - Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday were investigating the fatal shooting by police of an armed 14-year-old boy amid growing public concern over the use of deadly force by US law enforcement.

Syria, Russia cluster munition use 'relentless': HRW

Birut - Human Rights Watch accused the Syrian regime and its ally Russia on Thursday of extensively using banned cluster munitions in their offensive against rebels in the war-torn country.

Guns cheaper than smartphones in Pakistani tribal town

- Gunfire echoes through a dusty northwest tribal town, the soundtrack to Pakistan's biggest arms black market, where Kalashnikovs welded from scrap metal are cheaper than smartphones and sold on an industrial scale.

France to supply artillery to Iraqi army: Hollande

Paris - France will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the country.

Jordanian officials 'sold CIA-supplied weapons to arms dealers'

Washington - Jordanian intelligence officials stole millions of dollars of weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia had supplied for Syrian rebels, then sold them on the black market, The New York Times and Al Jazeera reported.

U.S. House Democrats stage sit-in to demand action on guns

Washington - In one of the most extraordinary scenes in years on the US House floor, Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in Wednesday, demanding that the Republican-led Congress address gun violence following the Orlando nightclub massacre.

Pope hits out at 'brazen' free circulation of arms

Rome - Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the "brazen" free circulation of arms worldwide, a day after a gunman used an assault rifle to kill 50 people in an Orlando gay nightclub.

Pope hits out at 'brazen' free circulation of arms

Rome - Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the 'brazen' free circulation of arms around the world, comparing it unfavourably to the bureaucratic obstacles put in the way of humanitarian aid.

U.S., Russia cutting nuke arsenals, but modernising: Study

Stockholm - The world's biggest nuclear powers, the US and Russia, are slowly reducing their nuclear arsenals but are modernising their capacities, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday.

Weapons, ammo found in car ahead of LA gay pride parade

Los Angeles - Police in California found weapons, ammunition and bomb-making material in a car belonging to a man who told them he was planning to attend Gay Pride festivities on Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Nicosia - Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday.

EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

Nicosia - Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union's members of fuelling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday.

U.S. ready to loosen Libya arms embargo: U.S. official

Washington - The US government is ready to loosen a ban on arms exports to Libya, in a bid to help the country's fledgling unity government fight the Islamic State group, officials and diplomats told AFP.

UN chief urges end to 'madness' of nuclear weapons testing

Vienna - UN chief Ban Ki-moon called Wednesday for the US, China and other nuclear-armed states to end the "madness" of atomic testing by finally ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which turns 20 this year.

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.

Families of Dunblane massacre victims cling to gun control legacy

London - As Britain marks the 20th anniversary of a school massacre on Sunday, survivors and victims' families cling to tighter gun control as a positive legacy as the issue swirls in the United States.

Coalition bombs IS chemical sites after snaring 'emir'

Washington - The US-led coalition has carried out the first air strikes on Islamic State chemical weapons sites, the Pentagon said Thursday, acting on information from a senior operative described as the extremists' top chemical expert.

Paris police to be equipped with assault rifles

Paris - Parisian police will be given assault rifles and Kalashnikov-resistant shields in a first for the French capital's officers nearly four months after a devastating terror attack killed 130 people, the interior minister said Monday.

U.S. firearms industry marketing to children: Report

Washington - The American firearms industry is targeting children as young as six with brightly colored guns and encouraging parents to let children take up shooting at an early age, according to a new report.
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