149 people have been arrested as part of a new Interpol-led operation targeting the illicit trafficking of weapons from countries in eastern Europe and the Balkans.
The import and export of major weapons is at its highest global level since the end of the Cold War, a new report has claimed.
Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities
The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.
The state of Texas is to allow people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses, including classrooms.
German police said that they thwarted an attack by the 36-year-old, known only as Halil D, in April last year. He has been jailed for weapons offences.
US Democrats have staged a “sit-in” on the lower house of Congress (House of Representatives) to demand that the chamber remain in session until Republicans agree to a vote on gun control…
Dozens of peace campaigners have disrupted the first day of Eurosatory, a major global arms fair in Paris.
Eagles of Death Metal front man Jesse Hughes has been slammed for claiming the ISIL attack on a Paris theatre last November was part of a Muslim…
Fresh controversy is surrounding the UK over its selling of arms to Saudi Arabia and their role in the war in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been
A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. Data published by
The head of NATO has said the organisation will not be forced into a new arms race with Russia. But Jens Stoltenberg said what he called Moscow’s
Amid renewed debate over gun crime and weapon ownership in America, there have been two more shootings. In Detroit, one man was killed and nine other
The legendary US gunmaker, Colt is filing for bankruptcy. The Conneticut based firm, which has been making weapons for 160 years, has been
France said on Wednesday it could cancel and refund a 1.2 billion euro military contract with Russia that’s been frozen for months. Paris suspended
The United Nations Security Council has voted to impose an embargo on supplying arms to Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen. Council members voted in favour
Saudi Arabia replaced India last year to become the biggest arms importer in the world, according to a new report on international defence spending
US National Guard troops have been deployed in the riot-hit town of Ferguson, Missouri in an attempt to restore calm following the shooting of an
Another day of tense demonstrations led to a second night of curfew in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday. Leading up to the midnight deadline
Moldovan mafia is selling Russian army weapons to separatists in Ukraine, it’s been claimed. The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
A ship seized by the Israeli navy on suspicion of smuggling arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip has docked in Israel. The Panamanian-flagged “Klos C”
Come drink our coffee but leave your guns at home! That is the message from Starbucks after the US chain found itself becoming a reluctant hero of
A five-year-old boy in the southern US state of Kentucky has accidentally shot dead his two-year-old sister at the family home. He had received the
There has been another tragedy involving children and guns in the US. In Kentucky a five-year-old boy took a rifle he was given for his birthday and
Saturday April 20, 2013 marks the fourteenth anniversay of one of the most traumatising shootings in American history. On that day teenage
Just four months ago feelings were high following yet another mass shooting, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Emotions were still
The US Senate has cleared the way for a debate on gun control proposals. The majority backed a move to consider legislation that would expand
US President Barack Obama is trying re-ignite the Congress debate on gun-control legislation, pushing for background checks on all gun buyers. He
President Obama is attempting to rally public support for background checks on all gun buyers. Obama is desperate to rejuvenate the stalled gun
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou ordered on Saturday two new vessels to beef up patrol in a group of disputed islands in the East China The