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New Libyan leaders confirm they will not honour Russian arms contracts

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The new Libyan authorities are not planning to buy Russian weaponry, according to National Transitional Council chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil. "Libya will...

Chinese arms firms offered weapons to Gaddafi’s forces – reports

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Chinese arms firms offered to sell weapons worth about US$200 million to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's beleaguered forces in July, two newspapers...

UN says Libya weapons a major concern

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The proliferation of weapons in Libya is a major concern and the new rulers need to establish a proper police force and...

Former Malian rebel, linked to Libyan arms, killed

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An influential former Malian rebel, believed to have been involved in the trade of looted weapons from Libya, has been killed in...

Russia: arming Libya rebels is “crude violation”

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Russia accused France of committing a "crude violation" of a UN weapons embargo by arming Libyan rebels, a stance which could also...

Small arms sales heading underground in Yemen

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The government has started imposing tough new restrictions on arms dealers in local markets, but this is merely pushing the trade underground,...

Arms flowing to South Sudan a major concern

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The United States is worried about the flow of arms into semi-autonomous southern Sudan, some of it heavy weapons, ahead of a...

Mali probes wreckage of suspected Boeing 727 drugs plane

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Malian authorities have launched an investigation into whether a Boeing 727 cargo plane, thought to have been carrying a large amount of...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...