Arms trade

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UK's 'headlong rush into abandoning human rights' rebuked by Amnesty
Covid failings, crackdown on protest, police discrimination and resumed arms trade with Saudi Arabia all listed in annual report

Kate Hodal

07, Apr, 2021 @5:01 AM

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This is a defence of white elephants, not the realm | Letters
Letters: Richard Norton-Taylor, Fawzi Ibrahim and Margaret Owen on the government’s security, defence and foreign policy review


18, Mar, 2021 @6:05 PM

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French court acquits former PM Édouard Balladur of corruption
Balladur was accused over arms deal kickbacks, but ex-defence minister receives suspended jail term

Kim Willsher in Paris

04, Mar, 2021 @1:28 PM

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Italian judge extends inquiry into Yemen deaths
Fragments of bomb that killed family of six in air raid in 2016 were traced back to RWM Italia

Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent

03, Mar, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Keir Starmer attacks 'unconscionable' cut in aid to Yemen
Boris Johnson responds to criticism by accusing Labour leader of prioritising Arab country over UK

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

03, Mar, 2021 @1:02 PM

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The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: on Khashoggi and Yemen, the west too must answer
Editorial: Mohammed bin Salman is stained by the murder of a journalist and a devastating war. The US response remains limited – and the UK’s is worse


02, Mar, 2021 @7:01 PM

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War and famine could wipe out the next generation of Yemenis
After years of violence half the population is going hungry and 400,000 under fives are at risk of dying from malnutrition

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

01, Mar, 2021 @7:36 PM

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UK urged to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia following Khashoggi report
Campaigners say relationship with Riyadh needs a rethink after US concludes crown prince approved murder of journalist

Dan Sabbagh

26, Feb, 2021 @9:16 PM

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British arms sales prolonging Saudi war in Yemen, says Oxfam
UK exports including air-to-air refuelling equipment will prolong conflict, say campaigners

Dan Sabbagh

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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US lawmakers urge UK to help end complicity in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen
Question mark over far Biden administration will go to push allies to end arms sales

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

12, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK authorised £1.4bn of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after exports resumed
Campaigners accuse ministers of ‘putting profit before Yemeni lives’ as figures revealed

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

09, Feb, 2021 @12:19 PM

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UK declines to follow US in suspending Saudi arms sales over Yemen
Foreign minister says Britain will continue to assess issue according to ‘strict licensing criteria’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

08, Feb, 2021 @5:55 PM

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