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The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

Saudi Arabia is working with China on the development of its civilian nuclear power programme.

China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

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China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

China is the latest player in Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme.

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

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Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

The White House announced that President Donald Trump had approved a move to diverge partly from the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime.

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

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UK 'improperly' selling spyware to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The UK has sold nearly $100 million worth of spyware to authoritarian governments despite rules preventing security exports to countries that ...

Courtney Freer

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating ...

Sana Uqba

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms <em>sales</em>

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Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

There is growing opposition to US arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

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UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international humanitarian law in ...

US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

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US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

The US has issued a warrant to seize the cargoes of four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela.

Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms <em>sales</em>

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Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms sales

Donald Trump may put an end to a decades-long practise of reviewing arms sales to foreign governments over humanitarian concerns.

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian ...

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UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

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

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

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Spain vetoed handcuff, security gear sales to Israel

A Spanish government report on 2019 exports has revealed that human rights concerns led to the blocking of at least three sales to ...

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Riyadh continues buying up arms despite harsh austerity measures

Saudi Arabia shows no signs of halting arms purchases despite austerity measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

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US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

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Pompeo aid tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog

A department official and close friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the former inspector general to halt an investigation ...

UK urged to ban riot gear <em>sales</em> to US

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UK urged to ban riot gear sales to US

There are growing calls for the UK to ban sales of riot gear to the US.

Iran will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

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Iran will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

Iran has disregarded warning from US and has vowed to continue developing nuclear activities.

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi <em>weapons</em> deal

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons ...

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