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The UK has been accused of continued arms sales to the Kingdom despite a court ruling to district the trade.

As Yemen's brutal conflict approaches its fifth year, Berlin on Monday extended an arms export ban to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition fighting rebels in the country.

Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis

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Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis

The Swiss foreign ministry said at the time that the conduct of Pilatus in Saudi Arabia and UAE was 'incompatible with the federal government's foreign policy objectives'.

Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

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Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

The Sudanese Elite Brigades relinquished control to Yemen’s Joint Forces and left via the port of Mokha.

European arms companies 'complicit' in Yemen war crimes

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European arms companies 'complicit' in Yemen war crimes

A group of human rights organisations have filed a complaint to the ICC, accusing European arms companies of being complicit in war crimes in ...

Ali Bakeer

Why Turkey will not buy the Russian fighter jets

Despite showing interest in Russia's Su-35 and Su-57, Ankara will not rush into buying any of those fighter jets, writes Ali Bakeer.

James Reinl

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

Analysis: On June 5, 2017, things looked bleak for Qatar as Riyadh and its allies imposed a blockade on Doha. Two years later, Qatar has proven ...

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UK supplying fighter jets to Riyadh despite arms ban

The British government negotiated an exemption from a German arms export ban to Saudi Arabia in order to continue selling planes to Riyadh for ...

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis attack Saudi oil amid unrest

This week we take a look at tensions in the Gulf exacerbated by attacks on oil tankers and Houthi strikes on Saudi's pipeline, the rebel ...

BAE 'working with UK government to supply' Saudi arms

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BAE 'working with UK government to supply' Saudi arms

UK weapons giant BAE said it is working with the UK government to supply arms to Saudi Arabia, despite a German ban on exports and widespread ...

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UK claims IS airstrikes killed just one civilian

RAF airstrikes in Syria and Iraq killed just one civilian, according to the UK ministry of defence, a figure that is being challenged by ...

German opposition party seeks extension of Saudi arms ban

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German opposition party seeks extension of Saudi arms ban

Social Democratic Party (SPD) politicians in the German ruling coalition will seek to extend a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, despite ...

Angry UK 'pressures' Germany to resume Saudi arms sales

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Angry UK 'pressures' Germany to resume Saudi arms sales

In a two-page letter to his German counterpart Heiko Maas, Jeremy Hunt said the ban on exports to Saudi Arabia posed risks to both the British ...

Chairman of Saudi Arabia's top arms supplier criticises Riyadh

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Chairman of Saudi Arabia's top arms supplier criticises Riyadh

From the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to its handling of the war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia's recent scandals have prompted even its biggest suppliers ...

Arms dealers to host UK politicians for black-tie dinner

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Arms dealers to host UK politicians for black-tie dinner

The annual dinner hosted by the Aerospace, Defence & Security Group's (ADS) will see a number of British politicians, including MPs, attending ...

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UK to withdraw RAF fighter jets operating in Syria

The UK is reducing its air fleet in Iraq, which has been used in air strikes in Syria.

Paul Iddon

Have Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia peaked?

Analysis: The outrage over weapons deals to serial human rights abusers may finally be making an impact, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

East of Suez: Britain's new Gulf military build-up

Analysis: A formidable British presence in the region will likely help London secure further lucrative arms sales with the Arab Gulf states, ...

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already ...

Cyclone Luban forms in Arabian Sea off Oman

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Cyclone Luban forms in Arabian Sea off Oman

A tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Sea off Oman, forecasters have said.

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Qatar and UK form joint fighter jet squadron

The UK's ministry of defence has announced the formation of a new joint Typhoon squadron with Qatar that will begin flying in 2020.

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

Qatar to raise billions for European <em>Typhoon</em> jets purchase

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Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

The island-nation agreed to purchase 24 Typhoon combat jets from British defence group BAE systems in December.

UK arms sales to Saudi faces renewed legal challenge

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UK arms sales to Saudi faces renewed legal challenge

UK rights groups will mount a fresh legal challenge aiming to block UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia which it alleges are being used in the ...

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