Category - arms

  • April 19, 2018

    Protesters will be gather at HSBC's AGM to say 'Stop Arming Israel'.

  • December 5, 2017

    Oxfam says, “escalated violence is impeding our life saving operations as our staff take shelter from shelling. The international community urgently needs to put pressure all sides to end this horror in Yemen and bring immediate relief."

  • December 9, 2015

    Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal, says a new report from Amnesty International.

  • December 22, 2014

    On 24 December 2014 an international law to regulate the global trade in armaments and ammunition enters into force.

  • July 11, 2013

    Amnesty International has issued a strong warning about the dangers of arming opposition groups in Syria ahead of a debate in parliament on the issue today (11 July).

  • June 5, 2013

    As in the case of Palestine, and unless the international community oversteps its most prurient interests and comes together to help Syria emerge from its current violence, we could well end up with a failed state that is not too distant from the Somali experience, says regional expert and observer Dr Harry Hagopian. We could indeed witness the fragmentation of the country, as many Syrians currently claim is slowly, inexorably happening. Yet there is still room for manoeuvre and hope.

  • March 29, 2013

    We have recently passed the two-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising. What started as a series of peaceful demonstrations against a vicious dictatorship has been turned into a bloody war of Scud missiles and cluster bombs by the Assad regime against their opponents.

  • December 17, 2012

    Grassroots civic and faith groups, relatives of victims, and activists are joining mayors and other politicians to press US President Obama for effective gun controls.

  • October 1, 2009

    Seventeen years after the war ended in Mozambique, churches are still collecting and destroying weapons and cleaning up areas of unexploded ordnance so the land can be farmed, says Juan Michel. It shows how hope can be built out of destruction.

  • July 7, 2009

    There has been a widespread welcome for the announcement by the US and Russian Presidents that they have reached a new agreement over a reduction in nuclear weapons.