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Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law

Montreal - Aviation officials called for better dissemination of flight risks and a UN law restricting anti-aircraft weapons use, at an emergency meeting Tuesday on the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.
In the Media by AFP

US urges Russia to get rid of 'prohibited' arms

Washington - The United States on Tuesday urged Russia to destroy all weapons banned under a series of pacts, warning that Moscow is in "violation of its obligations" under a 1987 treaty.
In the Media by AFP

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

Washington - A federal judge has ruled that a ban on citizens carrying handguns in public in the US capital Washington DC is unconstitutional.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

Washington - A federal judge ruled that the ban on citizens carrying handguns in public in the US capital is unconstitutional.
In the Media by AFP

Did a missile down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

Washington - If a Malaysian airliner was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday as alleged by Kiev, military analysts say a medium-range missile was the most likely culprit.
In the Media by Dan De Luce (AFP)

Syrian chemical weapons transferred to US ship

Gioia Tauro - The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, with the stockpile being loaded onto a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
In the Media by Giovanni Grezzi with Ella Ide in Rome (AFP)

Panama judge acquits North Korean crew over arms row

Panama City - A Panamanian judge acquitted and ordered the immediate release of three North Koreans detained last year for trying to transport undeclared Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal.
In the Media by AFP

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The Hague - The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The Hague - The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said on Monday.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

World's nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

Stockholm - The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Former UN envoy warns Syria becoming 'another Somalia'

Berlin - Former UN envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that the war-torn country was heading toward becoming "another Somalia" ruled by warlords, in an interview published in a German weekly this weekend.
In the Media by AFP

Obama advisor hints at 'lethal' aid to Syrian opposition

Surrain - President Barack Obama's top foreign policy advisor Susan Rice on Friday said Washington was providing "lethal and non-lethal" support to select members of the Syrian opposition, offering more detail than usual on US assistance.
In the Media by AFP

'Raw data' suggest chlorine used in Syria: Kerry

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he had seen "raw data" that suggests that chlorine has been used in the Syrian conflict, supporting accusations made by France against the regime."I have seen evidence ... it's not verified yet...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. plans nearly $1 billion arms deal with Iraq

Washington - The United States plans to sell nearly $1 billion worth of warplanes, armored vehicles and surveillance aerostats to Iraq.The deal includes 24 AT-6C Texan II light-attack aircraft, a turboprop plane manufactured by Beechcraft that has .
In the Media by AFP

Syria used chemical arms 14 times since October: Fabius

Washington - The Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons including chlorine in 14 attacks since late 2013, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Syria used chemical arms 14 times since October: Fabius

Washington - The Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons including chlorine in 14 attacks since late 2013, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

UN talks take aim at 'killer robots'

Geneva - Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

UN talks to target 'killer robots'

Geneva - Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

North Korea ship in Cuba arms row crosses Panama Canal

Panama City - A North Korean ship that was stopped in Panama last year for carrying undeclared Cuban weaponry, was crossing the Panama Canal again on Wednesday after a clean inspection.
In the Media by AFP

N. Korea says nuclear test is still an option

Seoul - North Korea said Tuesday it would strengthen its nuclear deterrent following President Barack Obama's "dangerous" Asian tour, and would not rule out another atomic test.
In the Media by AFP

Racism taints U.S. rancher in folk hero standoff

Los Angeles - A Nevada cattle rancher has become the unlikely ring-leader of an armed right-wing militia, billing himself as a people's hero locked in a showdown with U.S. federal authorities.
In the Media by Michael Thurston (AFP) - 3 comments

Pentagon chief headed to Mexico, Guatemala

Washington - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will depart Wednesday for Mexico City to hold talks with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico aimed at bolstering Washington's security ties to its neighbors.
In the Media by AFP

France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: Hollande

Paris - France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

Eighteen countries ratify UN treaty on arms trade

New York - A total of 18 countries filed documents Wednesday ratifying a UN treaty to regulate the $80-billion-a-year conventional arms trade.One year after the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted by the General Assembly, 31 countries have ratified it.
In the Media by AFP

Turkish Airlines allegedly ships arms to Nigeria, tape reveals

Istanbul - Turkish Airlines allegedly shipped weapons to unknown groups in Nigeria, which has been ravaged by violence between the army and Boko Haram militants, a new incriminating phone call revealed on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. presses Iraq on reports of arms deal with Iran

Washington - The United States pressed Iraq to explain media reports that it had signed a contract to buy arms from Iran, a move forbidden under a United Nations embargo."We've certainly seen those reports.
In the Media by AFP

From gas to submarines, WW1 was crucible for deadly innovation

Paris - Fighter aircraft, tanks, submarines, heavy artillery: the horrors of warfare between 1914 and 1918 were a crucible for deadly technological innovation, including the poison gas that came to symbolise the barbarity of the conflict.When World War I broke...
In the Media by Dominique Chabrol and Eric Randolph (AFP)

UN-OPCW urges Syria to speed up destruction of chemical arms

- The head of a mission overseeing the dismantling of Syria's chemical arsenal has urged Damascus to speed up operations, amid Western concerns the regime is deliberately dragging its feet.Sigrid Kaag, in an interview with AFP late Tuesday, was confident...
In the Media by Roueida Mabardi (AFP)

Iran sets 'red lines' ahead of fresh nuclear talks

Tehran - Iran laid out "red lines" Monday related to its ballistic missile programme, nuclear sites and uranium enrichment ahead of fresh nuclear talks with world powers.
In the Media by Siavosh Ghazi (AFP)
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