Arms trade

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‘They are buying something’: the cash, gifts and arms cementing the Qatari-UK relationship
The gas-rich state’s influence in Britain reaches to the heart of government, and has been cultivated over decades

Rob Davies and Joseph Smith

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Row brews in Iran over use of its drones in Ukraine war by Russia
Conservative cleric and a newspaper editor openly critical of government’s stance on weapons it supplied to Moscow

Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor

07, Nov, 2022 @2:11 PM

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‘A joke that went out of control’: crowdfunding weapons for Ukraine’s war
In just nine hours, the Prytula Foundation raised $5.5m from private donors to buy 50 FV103 Spartans used by the British Army

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

03, Nov, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Ukraine arms manufacturer charged with treason over bugged phone calls
Vyacheslav Boguslaev allegedly said he ‘completely understands’ why factory was bombed by Russia

Isobel Koshiw

25, Oct, 2022 @10:43 AM

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US has increased arms sales abroad despite Biden election pledge
Report by Quincy Institute says ‘current US arms policy and practice too often fuel war rather than deterring it’

Maya Yang

20, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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BAE Systems in middle of dogfight between Saudis and Biden over oil
As the row between the US president and the Gulf kingdom over increasing oil production escalates, the UK arms industry giant may have to choose which of its two lucrative customers to side with

Alex Lawson

15, Oct, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Arms dealer ‘100% sure’ Russian agents behind blast at Bulgarian depot
Emilian Gebrev says explosion on Sunday is latest of repeated attacks against him by GRU operatives

Shaun Walker

01, Aug, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Germany lends more support to Ukraine forces with tanks pledge
Announcement of 16 bridge-layer tanks adds to news of howitzer sale authorisation

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, Jul, 2022 @12:18 PM

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Putin due in Tehran as US says Iran to supply drones to Russia
White House says US has evidence Tehran is going to supply Moscow with weapons-capable drones

Pjotr Sauer

12, Jul, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Erdoğan gains from lifting Sweden and Finland Nato veto with US fighter jet promise
Analysis: deal between Biden and Erdoğan is sealed in Madrid after Nordic countries vow to control support for Kurdish terrorism

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

29, Jun, 2022 @6:59 PM

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Zelenskiy calls on G7 leaders to help end war in Ukraine by winter
President speaks on video link, as leaders discuss economic measures and US confirms plans to send air defence system

Patrick Wintour in Elmau

27, Jun, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Arms sent to Ukraine will end up in criminal hands, says Interpol chief
Jürgen Stock urges members to cooperate on arms tracing as weapons will flood hidden economy when war ends

Kim Willsher

02, Jun, 2022 @1:36 PM

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