Arms trade

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French ex-PM Édouard Balladur goes on trial over alleged kickbacks
Politician, 91, accused of financing failed 1995 presidential campaign with illegal kickbacks in ‘Karachi affair’

Kim Willsher in Paris

19, Jan, 2021 @2:47 PM

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Approval of Australian military exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE condemned by human rights groups
Military goods to Turkey were also approved despite Syrian incursions ‘causing great civilian suffering’

Daniel Hurst

18, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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UK trained military of 15 countries with poor human rights records
Campaigners seek inquiry into whether skills gained in UK were used to commit abuses in countries such as Bahrain, China and Saudi Arabia

Diane Taylor

17, Jan, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Lethal airstrikes in Yemen ‘left off’ confidential UK record
Ministers under pressure to say why attacks involving civilian casualties have been excluded from log of alleged humanitarian breaches

Jamie Doward

03, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘They’re culpable’: the countries supplying the guns that kill Mexico’s journalists
Many of the weapons used in the murders of 119 journalists were imported – and Mexico’s laws and culture make tracing them impossible

Phineas Rueckert from Forbidden Stories and Nina Lakhani

11, Dec, 2020 @9:23 PM

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Secretive licensing system allows UK weapons to reach ‘repressive regimes’
Campaign Against Arms Trade calls for reform of export regime that makes scrutiny difficult

Mark Townsend

29, Nov, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Nicolas Sarkozy corruption trial: co-defendant wants Covid postponement
Former French president is accused of corruption and influence peddling

Kim Willsher in Paris

23, Nov, 2020 @9:12 AM

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UK faces new legal challenge over arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Campaigners seek judicial review of renewal of sales after court ruled them unlawful

Jessica Murray

27, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Fair to give MPs a furlough wage cut | Brief letters
Brief letters: Patriotism and arms sales | Politicians’ incomes | The Biscuitmen | Accents at school | Michael Gove’s honesty


22, Oct, 2020 @4:43 PM

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Airbus to operate drones searching for migrants crossing the Mediterranean
European aerospace giant and two Israeli arms firms win EU contracts totalling €100m

Jasper Jolly

20, Oct, 2020 @5:49 PM

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Iran hails lifting of 13-year UN arms embargo as 'momentous day'
Immediate shopping spree is unlikely after end to military sanctions despite US protests

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, Oct, 2020 @11:12 AM

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: both sides accused of using cluster bombs
Indiscriminate weapons banned under treaty not signed by Armenia or Azerbaijan

Peter Beaumont and Michael Safi

08, Oct, 2020 @3:37 PM

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