arms trade

Revealed: how UK technology fuelled Turkey's rise to global drone power

Revealed: how UK technology fuelled Turkey's rise to global drone power

UK-based manufacturer supplied crucial missile component to Turkish drone-maker during development stageTurkey was able to circumvent a US export ban on killer drones with the help of a missile
RAF Museum in row over children’s exhibition’s link to arms giant

RAF Museum in row over children’s exhibition’s link to arms giant

Critics claim interactive maths show promotes missile manufacturerOne of the country’s most prestigious military museums is at the centre of a row over its decision to host an exhibition for young
Egypt ordered North Korean arms—and tried to cover it up—while on the UN Security Council

Egypt ordered North Korean arms—and tried to cover it up—while on the UN Security Council

Government documents reportedly show Egyptian officials scrambling for damage control.
UK must do more to end Yemen conflict | Letters

UK must do more to end Yemen conflict | Letters

Oxfam’s Ruth Tanner and Gary Bennett on Britain’s indirect involvement in the war in Yemen and its breaches of a court order barring the sale of weapons to Saudi ArabiaBethan McKernan’s recent reports
'Now it's just ghosts': Yemenis living under the shadow of death by airstrike

'Now it's just ghosts': Yemenis living under the shadow of death by airstrike

Four years of war has not brought Saudi Arabia any closer to victory, but all over Yemen ordinary people are sufferingIt has started to rain and the angry sky is threatening thunder, but a lone figure
Truss admits UK broke ban on Saudi arms sales three times

Truss admits UK broke ban on Saudi arms sales three times

Trade secretary admits further breach and says ‘it is possible more cases will come to light’The international trade secretary admitted the UK had breached for a third time a court order banning the
Attacks Expose Flaws in Saudi Arabia’s Expensive Military

Attacks Expose Flaws in Saudi Arabia’s Expensive Military

The Saudi military could not protect a prized asset — oil installations — from an attack by low-flying cruise missiles that caused a significant spike in crude oil prices.
Attacks Expose Flaws in Saudi Arabia’s Expensive Military

Attacks Expose Flaws in Saudi Arabia’s Expensive Military

The Saudi military could not protect a prized asset — oil installations — from an attack by low-flying cruise missiles that caused a significant spike in crude oil prices.
Liz Truss should resign over illegal Saudi arms sales, say MPs

Liz Truss should resign over illegal Saudi arms sales, say MPs

Government granted licences in breach of court ruling, admits trade minister The international trade secretary, Liz Truss, is facing calls to resign after admitting the government breached a court
Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

President Putin said he was “ready to provide appropriate assistance” to the Saudis after attacks on their oil installations, suggesting Riyadh should buy Russian surface-to-air missiles.
Hong Kong activist to Germany: stop selling riot control kit to city

Hong Kong activist to Germany: stop selling riot control kit to city

Joshua Wong urges Berlin to halt export of equipment such as water cannon used against protestersThe activist Joshua Wong has called for Germany to stop the export of riot control weapons and
The London arms fair is an inexcusable disgrace – it’s a stain on the nation | Simon Jenkins

The London arms fair is an inexcusable disgrace – it’s a stain on the nation | Simon Jenkins

British-made weapons fuel violence around the world – much of it perpetrated by repressive regimes. It must stopThis week’s London arms market – decorously called a “fair” – is a national disgrace and
Money from arms sales dwarfs aid for Yemen

Money from arms sales dwarfs aid for Yemen

UK aid to the war-ravaged country is dwarfed by arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition responsible for the devastationBritain has earned eight times more from arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other
Britain is facilitating the slaughter in Yemen. Where is our outrage? | David Wearing

Britain is facilitating the slaughter in Yemen. Where is our outrage? | David Wearing

British planes and British bombs are spearheading the killings. Politicians and the media must raise their voices in oppositionNothing can diminish the threat of a disorderly Brexit, or the
Hong Kong withdraws delegation from DSEI arms fair in London

Hong Kong withdraws delegation from DSEI arms fair in London

Teargas canisters made in the UK have previously been used on protesters in the territoryHong Kong is no longer sending a delegation to next week’s DSEI arms fair in London, a month after it emerged
UN experts discover British-made bomb parts in Yemen

UN experts discover British-made bomb parts in Yemen

Guidance unit for ‘high explosive bomb’ found at site in Yemen capitalA United Nations panel of experts has uncovered fragments of British-made laser guidance missile systems at an air raid site in
Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan

Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan

The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in many years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war.
Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan

Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan

The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in many years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war.
UK receives report documenting Saudi cover-up of unlawful Yemen airstrikes

UK receives report documenting Saudi cover-up of unlawful Yemen airstrikes

Comprehensive independent analysis will add pressure after June ruling that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawfulAn international law group has submitted new evidence to the UK government
Brendan Nelson to step down as head of Australian War Memorial

Brendan Nelson to step down as head of Australian War Memorial

Former minister will not stay beyond his current seven-year term, in which he was criticised for accepting donations from arms companiesThe head of the Australian War Memorial, Brendan Nelson, will