• 22 Dec 2014

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

  • 11 Jul 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).

  • 5 Jun 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.

  • 29 Mar 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.

  • 17 Dec 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.

  • 1 Oct 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.

  • 7 Jul 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.

  • 6 Jul 2009

    As the US President Barack Obama arrived in Moscow this morning, there were predictions of a significant agreement between the Russian and US governments over a reduction in nuclear warheads.

  • 3 Jul 2009

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has pointed to nationwide protests against the arms industry as evidence of “public revulsion". Such feelings are expected to increase ahead of the London arms fair in September.

  • 27 Mar 2009

    The Charity Commission, which has the responsible for overseeing charities in Britain, has launched a formal inquiry into alleged UK links to an arms haul in Bangladesh.