Sunday 24 June 2018
Arms Treaty

US to stop making anti-personnel landmines

The US said it would no longer make or buy anti-personnel landmines and that it would strive to eventually join the global treaty banning the weapons, but it stopped short of agreeing to destroy its stockpile of 3 million mines. T


Iran, N.Korea, Syria block UN arms trade treaty

Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, complaining that it was flawed and failed to ban weapons sales to rebel groups.


UN backs talks on global arms trade treaty

UN members on Friday overwhelmingly backed negotiations on a global treaty to regulate the world's $55 billion weapons trade, but two big arms suppliers, Russia and China, refused to support the measure. Most top arms suppliers -- the

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