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The government has been urged to cancel an international arms fair in the wake of public outrage over UK arms sales to the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
Following protests over British arms sales to Libya, the police have warned government departments to be prepared for further demonstrations.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sparked sharp criticism with his defence of his government's role in selling arms to the Middle East.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the government's reaction to revelations about UK arms exports to Bahrain and Libya.
There has been an outraged response to news that the UK has licensed sales of crowd control weapons to regimes that are violently suppressing peaceful protests.
The Green Party has opposed a boycott of the census, which is partly run by an arms company, despite disagreement within the Greens' own ranks.
European Union (EU) countries including the UK are facing criticism for their arms sales to the Mubarak regime in Egypt.
Peace campaigners have expressed their sadness at the death of Alun Morinan, Co-ordinator of the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) Christian Network.
Christian activist Chris Cole has been sent to prison for 30 days following a nonviolent protest against the arms trade.
BAE Systems look set to once again become the focus of legal proceedings with the news that part of its plea bargain with the Serious Fraud Office is facing a fresh challenge.