• November 21, 2017

    Reports of the use of incendiary weapons in Syria mean there is an urgent need to strengthen the international law governing these exceptionally cruel weapons, says Human Rights Watch.

  • November 13, 2017

    Arms sales from the UK to Saudi Arabia in the first two years of the bombing of Yemen reached £4.6 billion. This amounts to a 170 per cent increase in the value of sales since the bombing began.

  • November 25, 2012

    The struggle against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons "is critical for peace and security in Africa,” a churches' consultation has heard.

  • September 16, 2010

    The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, has risen sharply over the last decade, says Amy Hailwood. The growing use of robotic weapons is taking us down a dark trajectory, and yet it is happening with almost no public debate.

  • January 17, 2009

    Following reports that the headquarters of the UN aid agency in Gaza have been hit by white phosphorous fired by Israeli forces, the UK government is being asked to push for an explanation.

  • April 2, 2008

    The Bush administration is writing blank checks for weapons systems that are hundreds of billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule while cutting funds that help real people at home and abroad

  • February 14, 2008

    The High Court will today hear the judicial review of the Serious Fraud Office's decision to end its investigation into alleged corruption by BAE Systems in recent Saudi arms deals. Campaigners want to bring the arms giant to account.

  • January 30, 2008

    The giant arms company BAE Systems is so far over budget with two of its latest projects that they will cost UK taxpayers £2.2 billion more than expected, a government report acknowledges. Peace campaigners say it is a scandal.

  • February 3, 2007

    The large numbers of Christians who will be joining the anti-Trident nuclear weapons demonstration in London on 24 February 2007 are being invited to an ecumenical service beforehand. Hinde Street Methodist Church - just north of the famous Oxford Street shopping centre - will host the gathering for worship at 10.30 AM.