October 18, 2009 |
West African leaders said Saturday that they are imposing an arms embargo on Guinea over the killing of pro-democracy demonstrators by soldiers and will try to stop Guinea's military ruler from running in January's presidential election. Regional leaders attended an emergency meeting Saturday of ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, and said at a news conference afterward that they would step up pressure on members of the military government, which took power in a coup in December, not to seek office.
August 29, 2009 |
The United Arab Emirates this month seized a cargo ship bound for Iran with a cache of banned arms from North Korea, the first such seizure since sanctions against North Korea were ramped up, diplomats and officials said Friday. The seizure was carried out in accordance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Diplomats identified the ship as a Bahamian-flagged cargo vessel, the ANL Australia, and said it was carrying rocket-propelled grenades and other arms.
February 23, 2009 |
Israel's political rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni met for the first time since an indecisive Feb. 10 election to talk about a future government. Netanyahu, hawkish leader of the right-wing Likud party, is trying to persuade Livni, the foreign minister, to be part of a joint government. Meanwhile, Amnesty International called today for a global arms embargo against Israel, accusing it of using white phosphorous and other weapons supplied by the United States to commit war crimes in the Gaza Strip.
November 24, 2006 |
A sporting goods store in a small northern Pennsylvania town is the unlikely focus of a federal investigation into the suspected reemergence of the global arms transport network controlled by Russian businessman Victor Bout. Federal officials said this week that a recent search of the store near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., sought to learn whether a Bulgarian firm in Bout's business empire was being used to purchase restricted paramilitary items for a company tied to Russia's intelligence agency.
June 20, 2006
Re "Sudan War Spills Into Chad," June 19 Instead of waiting for permission from the criminal Sudanese government for an invitation to send in peacekeepers, the United Nations should organize an immediate and total arms and ammunition blockade of Sudan. Presumably all of Sudan's neighbors would cooperate. This would stop the killing, and then the prosecution of crimes against humanity could proceed. It's incredible how impoverished nations can always find the money to buy arms. ALEX MURRAY Altadena
March 23, 2005 |
Plans by Europe to lift an arms embargo against China this year are in doubt because of rising U.S. pressure and unease on the continent resulting from Beijing's recent warnings to Taiwan, diplomats said Tuesday. European Union officials have characterized ending the ban, in place since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, as a step toward normalizing trade relations with China, and have said that they would not inaugurate arms sales to the Chinese.