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Arms sales at their highest level since the end of the Cold War

The global economy is doing quite nicely and growth is nearly uniform over all sectors, but one in particular is booming times: the global arms trade, which accounts for…

The global economy is doing quite nicely and growth is nearly uniform over all sectors, but one in particular is booming times: the global arms trade, which accounts for…

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Scores arrested in Interpol-led firearms operation

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.

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.

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Amid calls for inquiry, Syria again denies chemical attack

Images from the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Thursday showed men collecting evidence from the site of the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people including…

Images from the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Thursday showed men collecting evidence from the site of the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people including…

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Spanish weapons in the international market

Homsec is an exhibition of the Defence and Security sectors attended by more than 15,000 visitors from 40 countries and 195 exhibitors in the city of Madrid during the month of…

Homsec is an exhibition of the Defence and Security sectors attended by more than 15,000 visitors from 40 countries and 195 exhibitors in the city of Madrid during the month of…

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Anti-militarism groups clash in Madrid over defence exhibition

Homsec is an exhibition held in Madrid for the defence and security sectors, attended by more than 15,000 visitors from 40 countries and 195 exhibitors.

Homsec is an exhibition held in Madrid for the defence and security sectors, attended by more than 15,000 visitors from 40 countries and 195 exhibitors.

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Ankara reacts angrily to German arms export restrictions

An angry reaction from Ankara to German restrictions on military exports has further stoked tensions between the NATO allies.

An angry reaction from Ankara to German restrictions on military exports has further stoked tensions between the NATO allies.

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Ukraine: Mass evacuations after weapons depot blast

Some 20,000 people were being evacuated on Thursday after explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine, in what is being treated as an act of sabotage.

Some 20,000 people were being evacuated on Thursday after explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine, in what is being treated as an act of sabotage.

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Flows of major weapons 'highest since Cold War'

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.

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.

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Police in Poland smash massive weapons ring

Police in Poland have seized a massive weapons haul after a two-year investigation. 340 firearms were recovered after the two-year investigation, along with tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Police in Poland have seized a massive weapons haul after a two-year investigation. 340 firearms were recovered after the two-year investigation, along with tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition.

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Gun disguised as iPhone alarms authorities

Belgian authorities issue a warning to police officers in the country about the possible arrival of a handgun designed to look like a smart phone

Belgian authorities issue a warning to police officers in the country about the possible arrival of a handgun designed to look like a smart phone

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British military seeks laser gun

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a £30m contract to a defence consortium to produce a prototype laser weapon.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a £30m contract to a defence consortium to produce a prototype laser weapon.

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Uganda: Man nabbed in fake $120m arms deal

Uganda's police said on Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus $120m arms deal.

Uganda's police said on Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus $120m arms deal.

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Lithuania defends itself over M14 rifles sale

Lithuania has blamed “miscommunication” for the illegal sale of valuable M14 rifles donated by the US to its army in 1999.

Lithuania has blamed “miscommunication” for the illegal sale of valuable M14 rifles donated by the US to its army in 1999.

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Kenya burns illegal firearms

Kenya destroyed some 5,250 illegal firearms by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from…

Kenya destroyed some 5,250 illegal firearms by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from…

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Dozens ill after alleged Syrian government chlorine attack on Aleppo

An alleged chlorine gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo is said to have led to dozens of people including children being treated in hospital for suffocation.

An alleged chlorine gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo is said to have led to dozens of people including children being treated in hospital for suffocation.

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Gas allegedly used by Syrian government forces in latest Aleppo bombing

Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…

Medical sources in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo say that President Assad’s forces may have again used chlorine bombs in a gas attack on a rebel-held residential…

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US election: Trump denies urging supporters to kill Clinton

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has denied accusations that he incited gun owners’ to kill his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary…

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has denied accusations that he incited gun owners’ to kill his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary…

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North Korea fires another missile towards Japan

North Korea has test fired another ballistic missile which landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launches.

North Korea has test fired another ballistic missile which landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launches.