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Consolidate or become obsolete, German official tells European arms makers

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European weapons makers to consolidate, the German government's armaments director said on Wednesday, and warned that failing to reduce the continent's fragmented...

US Navy seizes 2 521 AK-47s in Gulf of Aden

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The guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham seized an illicit weapons shipment containing 2 521 AK-47 rifles on 28 August in the...

U.S. Navy seizes hundreds of weapons from boat in Gulf of...

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The U.S. Navy seized hundreds of small arms, including AK-47s, from an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. defence...

Arms influx fuelling CAR violence – UN

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Deliveries of Russian weapons to Central African Republic's security forces this year pushed rebel groups to bolster own stockpiles as they consolidate...

SARS denies weapons on board flight to Cuba

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has refuted media reports that customs officials discovered R4 and R5 rifles, 7.62mm light machine guns...

Stolen Somali weapons for sale on open market

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At least 600 weapons stolen from a former United Arab Emirates-run training centre in Mogadishu are for sale in the city, weapons...

US welcomes Libya’s destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

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The White House congratulated Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile and called on Syria to eliminate its chemical weapons programme....

ISS: Are West Africa’s gunsmiths making violence cheap?

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The trafficking and illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons are often discussed in the context of fuelling instability and insecurity...

Over 2 000 weapons stolen from SA Police armouries

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More than 500 firearms a year have been stolen from SA Police Service armouries over the last four years. This means two thousand...

Somalia’s Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

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Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday's early hours, the regional maritime police chief...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...