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New Zealand massacre puts focus on semi-automatic weapons

Washington - The horrific death toll in the New Zealand mosque massacre has put the spotlight on the lethality of the semi-automatic weapons used by the Christchurch gunman and in numerous attacks in the United States.

Chemical weapons probe team to start in 'weeks'

Den Haag - A new chemical weapons investigation team with the power to assign blame for attacks such as those in Syria will start work in weeks, the head of the world's toxic arms organisation said.

Syria govt rejects watchdog report on deadly chlorine attack

Damascus - The Syrian regime on Thursday rejected a report by the world's chemical weapons watchdog confirming chlorine was used in an attack against the Syrian town of Douma in April 2018.

US House votes for background checks in almost all gun sales

Washington - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed its first major gun safety measure in a quarter century, a landmark bill that would expand background checks to virtually all firearm sales.

Germany firm on Saudi arms ban despite British warning

Berlin - Germany said Wednesday it would hold firm on its decision to halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, shrugging off British warnings that the embargo could hurt European credibility and efforts to bring peace in Yemen.

Russia to replace legendary Makarov with new pistol

Moscow - Russia will replace the legendary Soviet-era Makarov pistols used by its police and army with a new model that can work in extreme temperatures and rip through body armour, its maker said Friday.

UN reports more suspected Iranian missiles found in Yemen

New York - More suspected Iranian-made weapons have been found in Yemen, the UN says in a report that will be discussed Wednesday by the Security Council.

UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

New York - The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said.

US calls for EU sanctions on Iranian ballistic program

Washington - The United States urged the European Union on Monday to apply sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program, calling it a "grave and escalating threat.

US faces deadline for new Russia sanctions over nerve attack

Washington - The United States faces a deadline Tuesday that could lead to fresh sanctions on Russia over an attempted assassination with a lethal nerve agent of a former spy in Britain.

Austria calls for EU embargo on weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Vienna - Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl called in an interview with a German newspaper Friday for an EU embargo on weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia.

EU adopts new chemical weapons sanctions

Luxembourg - The EU set up a new sanctions mechanism targeting those who use and develop chemical weapons on Monday, as part of a crackdown in the wake of the Skripal attack.

Thousands evacuated as explosions spark fire at Ukraine arms depot

Kiev - More than 12,000 people were evacuated after ammunition stored at an arms depot in northern Ukraine began exploding early on Tuesday sparking a huge fire, authorities said.

Fire and explosions erupt at Ukraine arms depot

Kiev - Some 12,000 people were evacuated after a fire and a series of explosions at an arms depot containing thousands of tonnes of ammunition in the north of Ukraine early Tuesday, authorities said.

Dutch government denies it will register gun owners' race, religion

Den Haag - The Dutch government rowed back Thursday after an uproar over reported plans to register the race and religion of gun owners following a string of European terror attacks.

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

Bejing - China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

Bejing - China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.

China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

Moscow - Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.

US hits Chinese unit with sanctions for buying Russian jets, missiles

Washington - The United States hit a Chinese military organization with punishing financial sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles as it stepped up pressure on Moscow over its "malign activities.

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Washington - A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.

'Good people' back Brazil pro-gun stab victim presidential candidate

Rio De Janeiro - Armando Piccinini's father was gunned down outside a bank 16 years ago, but now the 53-year-old is a gun-ownership advocate who says weapons are self-defense necessities in crime-ridden Brazil.

Microwave weapon suspected in mystery attacks on US diplomats: report

Washington - Doctors and scientists increasingly suspect attacks with unconventional microwave weapons as the cause of the mysterious ailments that have stricken more than three dozen American diplomats and their families in Cuba and China, The New York Times repor...

Stolen Paraguayan police rifles replaced with toy guns

Asunci - Paraguayan police are investigating the theft of 42 rifles from a depot that were replaced with toy ones, Minister of the Interior, Ernesto Villamayor said on Monday. The air rifles were replaced with replicas made from plastic or wood.

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...
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