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Iran, N Korea and Syria block UN arms treaty
Move prevents adoption of first-ever international treaty to regulate the $70bn global conventional weapons trade.
Last updated: 29 Mar 2013 06:05 GMT
UN set to pass historic arms trade treaty
Despite potential opposition from Syria, Iran and India, world body says agreement on $70bn trade likely to be passed.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 09:34 GMT
Can a global arms trade treaty save lives?
Negotiators from 150 countries are trying to reach a deal to halt the uncontrolled flow of weapons and ammunition.
Last updated: 19 Mar 2013 13:47 GMT
UN makes last stand on arms treaty
In the middle of an intense debate on gun control, the UN will meet in March aiming to finalise an arms trade treaty.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2012 10:42 GMT
Deadline looms for UN small arms treaty
Negotiators scramble to reach consensus on treaty cracking down on the $60bn business of illicit trading in small arms.
Last updated: 27 Jul 2012 19:45 GMT
Rights group condemns US arms sales to Egypt
Shipments of tear gas, bullets and cartridges have continued, even as security forces used them against protesters.
Last updated: 07 Dec 2011 23:25 GMT
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Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
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