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UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo 

New York - Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.

UN report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo 

New York - Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have regularly violated the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, according to a confidential report by UN experts seen Thursday by AFP.

Republican threatens Beto O'Rourke over gun confiscation pledge

Washington - A Republican lawmaker from Texas issued a barely veiled threat against Beto O'Rourke after the Democrat presidential hopeful said he would seize assault rifles behind many mass shootings in the country.

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre

Wellington - New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only "fit and proper" people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Shrugging off Trump, FBI tackles right-wing extremists

Washington - One man had three assault rifles, extra-large magazines and a gas mask. Another had over 18 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns, AR-15s, and a grenade launcher. Earlier this year, the two might not have drawn the attention of US law enforcement.

Cambodia buying 'tens of thousands' of Chinese weapons: PM

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has purchased "tens of thousands" of weapons from China, premier Hun Sen said Monday, providing rare details of arms deals with Beijing just days after denying a secret agreement to allow Chinese warships to use a local naval base.

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

Wellington - New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

Christchurch - Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Wellington - New Zealand opened a gun buyback scheme Thursday aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons similar to those used in the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Bolsonaro revises decree, bans Brazilians carrying assault weapons

Bras - Brazilians will no longer be permitted to carry assault weapons on the street after pro-gun President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday revised an order that enabled millions of civilians to be armed in public.

Brazil gun maker's shares rise as Bolsonaro decree fires up demand

Rio De Janeiro - Shares in Brazilian arms maker Taurus soared Tuesday after the company said it had received 2,000 orders for a high-powered assault weapon now available to the public under President Jair Bolsonaro's relaxed gun laws.

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Geneva - The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations: early results

Geneva - The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the move could have threatened relations with the bloc, early results showed.

Swiss to vote on tightening gun laws, with EU relations in the balance

Geneva - The Swiss will vote Sunday on whether to bring the country's gun laws in line with EU legislation, with the government warning a 'no' could threaten relations with the bloc.

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

Rio De Janeiro - A Supreme Court judge has given Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the justice ministry five days to explain his decree granting millions of citizens the right to carry loaded weapons in public, which critics say is unconstitutional.

Bolsonaro's decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns

Rio De Janeiro - Truckers, lawyers and politicians are among millions of Brazilians eligible to carry loaded weapons in public under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's decree relaxing gun laws that experts say is unconstitutional and will fuel deadly violence.

Brazil's Bolsonaro eases rules for gun enthusiasts

Bras - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Tuesday making it easier for gun enthusiasts to own, carry and import weapons in one of the world's deadliest countries.

Libya air strikes point to possible UAE involvement: UN report

New York - United Nations experts are investigating missile strikes near Libya's capital that were fired likely using Chinese-made drones and point to possible involvement by the United Arab Emirates, a confidential report shows.

Inquiry opens into leaked classified 'French weaponry in Yemen' note: sources

Paris - French authorities have opened an investigation into the leaking of a classified military note which revealed French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, sources told AFP on Wednesday.

Kentucky hills ring with machine gun fire at Knob Creek Gun Shoot

West Point - Paul Winters has been coming to the Knob Creek Gun Shoot since 1992 to blast away at targets with machine gun rounds.

Classified note confirms French weaponry in Yemen: report

Paris - French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, according to a classified military note revealed on Monday which contradicts public statements from France's government.

Classified note confirms French weaponry in Yemen: report

Paris - French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, according to a classified note revealed by French media on Monday which contradicts the claims of France's government.

Erdogan says Russia missile deal to go ahead after US suspension

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to go ahead with a deal to purchase Russian missiles despite Washington's suspension of Turkey's participation in a US jet programme because of security concerns over Russian deal.

Turkish FM says no turning back from Russia arms deal

Washington - Turkey will not turn back from a major arms deal with Russia despite the US suspension of Ankara from the F-35 fighter-jet program, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.

Hanson suggests Australia's worst gun massacre was a conspiracy

Sydney - Australia's hard-right One Nation Party faced outrage and risked voters' ire Thursday after its leader Pauline Hanson was captured on camera suggesting the county's worst gun massacre was a conspiracy.

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.
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