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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.
The government’s arms trade policy is in confusion today, following reports that the new trade minister has ethical concerns about promoting arms exports.
In a groundbreaking development, a judge in London has insisted that arms giant BAE Systems appears to have benefited from corrupt payments in Tanzania.
In a shock development, a deal between BAE Systems and the Serious Fraud Office has been challenged by the very judge who was expected to rubber-stamp it.
Protests are expected when arms giant BAE Systems comes to court on Monday to agree a “plea bargain” with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The Duke of York has been urged to resign from his position as a UK “trade ambassador” after he appeared to defend corruption in the arms industry.
A crucial court hearing involving multinational arms firm BAE Systems will be held just before Christmas, raising fears it will allow BAE to “bury bad news”.