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Between 2008-2012 and 2013-2017, Israel increased its arms exports by 55 percent — the largest increase in the world. ... Israel continued exporting weapons to Turkey in 2010, but by 2011 came another drop in sales, following the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla, which led to the killing of eight Turkish ...
A Swiss court has ruled that the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) must reverse its opposition to releasing information about arms exports to a ... after SECO had refused to accede to the request of a journalist from the weekly Woz magazine concerning applications for arms exports in 2014.

Romania's arms exports increased in 2017 compared to the year before, according to official statistics released by the government. A report by the Foreign Ministry said the value of arms exports in 2017 amounted to almost 187 million euros. Bucharest also sold 263 million euros worth of licenses. In 2016 ...
This included African nations, which received an array of equipment from fighter jets to ballistic missiles – Africa accounted for 13% of Russian arms sales over the last five years. An article published by our partner defenceWeb on March 14, 2018 looked at the question of Russian arms exports to Africa.
In 2016, U.S. government arms exports totaled $38 billion, more than a third of the $100 billion global arms trade. That includes only government-to-government foreign military sales, approved by the Defense Department. It doesn't include the billions sold in direct commercial sales in which Lockheed ...
The Trump Administration is putting the final touches on a plan to speed up arms sales to allies, and play catchup to China and Israel in selling armed drones. By Paul McLeary on March 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM. 6 Comments. Shares42. Call it, Sell American. The Trump administration's National Security Council is readying a ...

Paris: Seventy-five percent of French people want President Emmanuel Macron to suspend arms' exports to countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, involved in the Yemeni war, a YouGov poll showed on Monday. Pressure has been mounting on Macron to scale back military ...
Paris: Seventy-five percent of French people want President Emmanuel Macron to suspend arms' exports to countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, involved in the Yemeni war, a YouGov poll showed on Monday. Pressure has been mounting on Macron to scale back military ...
A RAM armoured vehicle. Israeli arms sales to African countries are growing steadily, with defence exports increasing 70% between 2015 and 2016 to reach $275 million. 2017 numbers are not yet available, but Israeli ministry of defence sources say that last year the numbers were even higher. The Israeli ...
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has said that Israel was the world's eighth largest arms exporter, a 55 percent increase in weapons exports in the past five years. The report of Swedish-based SIPRI said India imports 49 percent of Israel's arms. Arms imports in the Middle East ...
Nearly half of US arms exports over the past five years have gone to the war-stricken Middle East, with Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world's second biggest importer, a report has shown. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said on Monday that global transfer of major ...
SEOUL, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 09th Mar, 2018 ):South Korea aims to increase its arms exports to US$5 billion in the next five years by fostering smaller firms' trade and diversifying markets, a government agency said Friday. The defense industry of Asia's key economy has grown largely on ...
SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea aims to increase its arms exports to US$5 billion in the next five years by fostering smaller firms' trade and diversifying markets, a government agency said Friday. The defense industry of Asia's key economy has grown largely on domestic demand for products ...
SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), March 7 (SeeNews) – Bosnia and Herzegovina exported arms and ammunition worth 193.9 million marka ($123.2 million/99.1 million euro) in 2017, up 13.3% on the year, the country's foreign trade chamber said. Bosnia's biggest export market for arms and ...
Russian agricultural exports exceed arms exports in money value and are a fantastic result, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. The domestic grain harvest above 134 mln tonnes "is the figure beyond thought even for the Soviet Union," the president said. "We have become the world's first by wheat ...
KALININGRAD, March 2. /TASS/. Russian agricultural exports exceed arms exports in money value and are a fantastic result, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. Read also. Russia's grain export close to record-breaking 50 mln tonnes — expert. The domestic grain harvest above 134 mln tonnes "is the ...
030518 gehrke putin syria ads-pic "Russia will be actively developing military-technical cooperation with all interested countries, including in most high-tech segments — on those armaments for aviation, air defense, land troops and the navy that have demonstrated their utmost efficiency during the ...

Reacting to the figures, Amnesty International Switzerland called on the government to not ease arms exports controls, as currently demanded by the weapons industry. “Given the arms exports to countries that are known for conflict and serious human rights violations, any further loosening would be cynical ...
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir questioned on Friday the German government's decision to bar weapons exports to countries that are involved in the war in Yemen. He said: “We do not rely on German exports and we therefore do not need their arms.” “We can get them from some where else,” he told ...
MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russia has delivered weapons worth more than $2.5 billion to Indonesia over the past 25 years, the press office of the state arms seller Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. "Overall, the deliveries of military products to Indonesia have totaled more than $2.5 billion since ...
Nonetheless, she informed the committee that the government has added a “substantial risk clause” to Bill C-47 to prevent future arms exports to countries were there is a “substantial risk” of rights violations. But there is one caveat: “Canada will honour, to the greatest extent possible, pre-existing contracts.”.
Nonetheless, she informed the committee that the government has added a "substantial risk clause" to Bill C-47 to prevent future arms exports to countries were there is a "substantial risk" of rights violations. But there is one caveat: "Canada will honour, to the greatest extent possible, pre-existing contracts.".
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Vietnam Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich during a visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, on Jan. 24, 2018. (Sgt. Amber I. Smith/U.S. Defense Department). SINGAPORE — The U.S. State Department wants to see Vietnam distance itself from Russian arms deals ...
In 2017, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) rejected 48 export applications for war materiel. The exports were destined for 21 countries, including Turkey, Mexico, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A spokesperson for the Federal Department of Economic Affairs confirmed ...
Canada's minister of international development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launches Canada's new Feminist International Assistance Policy during an event in Ottawa in June 2017. Canada is set to announce a feminist foreign policy soon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld ...
The recent boost in Russian agriculture has made food sales abroad much more profitable for the country than exports of military weapons, according to President Vladimir Putin. “Today, agriculture exports exceed arms sales by more than a third. $28.8 billion from agricultural sector, $15.6 billion from the ...
France and Germany are among the five biggest exporters in the world, placing third and fourth with 6.7% and 5.8%, respectively, of total arms exports, behind the US and Russia. Spain is seventh with 2.9%, a 12% increase compared to the 2008-2012 period, after exploiting export markets mainly in ...
TEHRAN: Iran on Monday rejected Western claims that it was arming Huthi rebels in Yemen, saying the conflict was instead the result of British and US arm supplies to Saudi Arabia. "The Islamic republic of Iran wants an end to the aggression in Yemen by Saudi Arabia," said foreign ministry spokesman ...
TEHRAN - Iran on Monday rejected Western claims that it was arming Huthi rebels in Yemen, saying the conflict was instead the result of British and US arm supplies to Saudi Arabia. "The Islamic republic of Iran wants an end to the aggression in Yemen by Saudi Arabia," said foreign ministry spokesman ...
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir questioned on Friday the German government's decision to bar weapons exports to countries that are involved in the war in Yemen. He said: “We do not rely on German exports and we therefore do not need their arms.” “We can get them from some where else,” he told ...
The United Kingdom has responsibility for the current crisis in Yemen after exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman has said. The Yemeni Nobel Laureate has called on a number of countries, including the US and Iran, to stop supplying both the Saudis and the rebel ...
It was quite something: in the final paper agreed by the CDU/CSU and the SPD at the end of exploratory talks to form a coalition government, the wording of the section on arms exports was crystal clear: "With immediate effect, the Federal Government shall not approve exports to countries that are involved ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Vietnam Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich during a visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, on Jan. 24, 2018. (Sgt. Amber I. Smith/U.S. Defense Department). SINGAPORE — The U.S. State Department wants to see Vietnam distance itself from Russian arms deals ...
The world's largest economy boasted the largest international presence at this year's Singapore Airshow as President Donald Trump makes a push to increase his country's global arms exports. The Singapore event is billed as "Asia's largest aerospace and defense event," so participation is one indication ...
A little-known government agency will move from focusing on financing Australian business exports such as wine, mining and obscure products such as "stoned crystals," sheep placenta and kangaroo essence, to dealing with some of the world's largest arms manufacturers as it funds the next generation of ...
The government of North Korea earned $200 million in 2017 making prohibited arms sales to Syria and Myanmar, a confidential United Nations document reports. The exports were made in violation of U.N. sanctions, the report says, and with the knowledge of other countries including China, Russia, and Malaysia, none of ...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The United States is imposing restrictions on the export of defense articles and services to South Sudan,U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Friday. The United States is "appalled by the continuing violence in South Sudan," she said in a statement, ...
Comment: The Australian government is exporting death and doom to the Middle East while keeping its citizens in the dark about the nature of its dirty business, writes CJ Werleman. Tags: Australia, arms, export, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, US. Australia, a land located tens of thousands of miles from the ...
A number of German politicians are calling on the government to cease arms exports to Turkey, following reports that Turkish forces used German-made tanks in an offensive against Kurdish groups, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Turkish forces began an offensive Saturday in the Afrin region of northern ...
Germany's current government has approved massive arms exports to countries in conflict areas, according to a new report. The CDU-SPD cabinet also set new ... Ahead of the 2013 coalition agreement, the SPD had pledged to impose strict rules on exporting weapons. The deal also placed the SPD's ...
Flemish arms exports to non-European countries more than doubled last year, jumping from 29.9 million euros to 69.9 million euros and setting a new record, De Tijd newspaper reported on Friday, quoting monthly reports by the Foreign Affairs Department. The new record, which was slightly higher than ...
The Minister of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Yavar Jamalov held a press conference, on December 17, to discuss the outcomes of 2017 for the country's defense industry sector. The minister pointed out that this past year, two additional military-production factories were built in Azerbaijan. Thus, the total ...
Germany will stop all arms exports to countries involved in the ongoing war in Yemen, a government spokesperson has announced. The decision, announced on Friday by a spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comes as political parties including Merkel's Christian Democratic Union ...
A range of rounds of ammunition by the “Sniper Extreme” munitions company are displayed at the DSEI event at the ExCel centre in September 2017. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images). Yasmin Alibhai-Brown 13 hours Tuesday January 16th 2018. On Monday, this newspaper reported that Britain has “dramatically ...
Slobodan Tesic, who spent nearly a decade on the United Nations Travel Ban List for violating UN sanctions against arms exports to Liberia, was included on a 'malign actors' list issued by the US government last month. US President Donald Trump's Executive Order – 'Blocking the Property of Persons ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats plan tax relief for citizens of 10 billion euros over the three years to 2021 as well as extra spending on home-building, education and research, a draft agreement showed. The draft document seen by Reuters, which is subject to ...
Britain has dramatically increased the value of weaponry and defence equipment it sells to the world's most repressive regimes since vows by senior ministers to expand arms exports after the Brexit vote. Figures seen by i show that the Government cleared export licences worth £2.9bn in the 12 months ...
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is set to boost arms exports with policies in the coming weeks, which among other things will reduce red tape and turn diplomats and military attaches abroad into salesmen for American weapons. "It's a White House led initiative to roll out a new conventional arms ...
It is a central policy governing arms exports since 1976 and has not been fully revamped in more than three decades. This expanded government effort on behalf of American arms makers, together with looser restrictions on weapons exports and more favourable treatment of sales to non-NATO allies and ...
Fighters loyal to Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi raise their weapons in Yemen's third city of Taez, after clashes with Shiite Houthi rebels on Nov. 28, 2015. (Ahman al-Basha//AFP via Getty Images). COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway said Wednesday it has suspended exports of munitions ...


 

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