Arms trade

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Iraq was Donald Rumsfeld’s war. It will forever be his legacy | Andrew Cockburn
The late defence secretary’s micromanagement style helped ensure the disastrous outcome, says the journalist and author Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn

05, Jul, 2021 @12:30 PM

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£17bn of UK arms sold to rights’ abusers
Weapons licensed for export to two-thirds of states on ‘not free’ register, including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

Mark Townsend, Home Affairs editor

27, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Protesters who blockaded London arms fair have convictions quashed
Supreme court ruling on disruption at ExCeL Centre in 2017 is hailed as an affirmation of right to protest

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @3:09 PM

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On International Widows’ Day, Boris Johnson must add action to his words | Letter
Letter: Margaret Owen urges the government to end the silence on the plight of widows worldwide and help them gain basic rights and dignity


22, Jun, 2021 @4:51 PM

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British backing for Israel helps to sustain the unbearable status quo | Rafeef Ziadah
Diplomatic and military support – and a thriving arms trade – make the UK complicit, says Rafeef Ziadeh, lecturer at Soas University of London

Rafeef Ziadah

13, Jun, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Hard power: Europe’s military drift causes alarm
Critics are asking why, if the EU’s mission is to promote peace, it wants to use public money to fund the supply of weapons to foreign armies

Zach Campbell, Caitlin Chandler and Chris Jones

19, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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High court to hear legal battle over UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Campaign Against Arms Trade claims UK-made weapons have been used in airstrikes in Yemen that breach humanitarian law

Dan Sabbagh

22, Apr, 2021 @5:07 PM

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US-made guns are ripping Central America apart and driving migration north | Ioan Grillo
An iron river of illegal guns flows from the US to Mexico, Central America, and across the hemisphere

Ioan Grillo

16, Apr, 2021 @10:23 AM

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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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