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# Arms

This year
Zelenskyy thanks Germany for weapons pledge as Ukraine captures outskirts of Bakhmut
Germany unveiled a new military package for Kyiv worth €2.7 billion, as Zelenskyy made his first visit to Germany since Russia’s invasion.
Last year
Tom Clonan: The Kremlin’s war aims are slowly revealing themselves - here's what we know
The security analyst says that it would appear at this point that the Russians are seeking to cut Ukraine in two.
All time
EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.
China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs
“We’re exploring the possibilities of providing arms,” the Chinese ambassador to Manila said.
People are comparing their kids to bread rolls and it's strangely adorable
We can hardly tell them apart.
An American gunmaker put a Bible verse on a 'Christian' assault rifle so that no 'Muslim terrorist' can use it
It features a psalm and a cross.
Warning of retaliation after Somalian rebel leader is killed in US air strike
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the death was “a chance for members of Al-Shebab to embrace peace.”
Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile, says US
Tension is already high between the two countries due to the crisis in Ukraine.
Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.
Syria has destroyed all of its chemical weapons equipment: watchdog
Syria had been given a deadline of tomorrow to get rid of all of its production and assembly facilities for chemical weapons.
Irishman Michael Campbell released after Real IRA arms conviction overturned
The Lithuanian appeals court cited Britain and Ireland’s refusal to cooperate with prosecutors as a reason for the lack of evidence in linking Campbell with the Real IRA.
Why gun owners claim they need to bring firearms to Starbucks
After the coffee chain’s CEO asked customers to leave guns at home, this was their response…
Russia 'offers four-step plan for Syria arms handover'
The plan was given to the American side on Tuesday, but only announced by Russia yesterday evening.
'Every hour counts' for UN chemical arms probe
Meanwhile, Bashar al-Assed has said claims that his regime used chemical weapons were an “insult to common sense”.
"Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty
The organisation has said that the arms are being used to kill protesters, so deliveries
Column: Why is the US still providing Egypt's military with weapons?
The Egyptian military has shocked the world in recent weeks over force used against protesters – but yet the United States has not cancelled military aid to the country, writes Neil Walsh.
Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.
Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech
The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.
Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels
Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.
What?! Did NBA star Tim Duncan only just discover his arms?
Dude, you’ve been playing basketball ALL YOUR LIFE.
Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria
Transferring more weapons to Syria can only “exacerbate a hellish scenario for civilians” says Oxfam, who say extending the embargo would avoid fuelling an arms race.
Iran, Syria and North Korea block adoption of global arms treaty
The draft proposals could be put to a vote in the General Assembly as soon as Tuesday, however.
Turkey confiscates 'suspected arms' from Syrian plane
Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane from Moscow to land in Ankara, reportedly suspecting it was carrying weapons. It was allowed leave some hours later.
Arms found on Isle of Wight may have links to the 'Troubles'
The UK’s South East Counter Terrorism Unit is liaising with the PSNI about the discovery.
India set to test first nuclear submarine
Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.
UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty
Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.
Burma 'halting arms purchases' from North Korea
Burma’s president has confirmed that his country has bought weapons from North Korea over the past 20 years and assured his South Korean counterpart that it will no longer do so.
Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?
This summer, Ireland will join other UN states to discuss how to improve the “poorly regulated” trade of conventional weapons – and ways to stop military equipment falling into the wrong hands.
Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives
The country’s embassy in Athens has given a large stash of Gaddafi-era weaponry up to authorities.
Three arrested as arms and pipe bombs seized in Kilkenny
Gardaí say the operation was part of an ongoing investigation into a number of robberies and aggravated burglaries in the area.
Two arrested over Co Wicklow firearms
Two guns were discovered in a car searched at a garda checkpoint in Ashford yesterday.
Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 of the world’s wealthier nations for areas including aid, technology, trade, investment and migration.
Verdict due in Lithuanian Real IRA arms smuggling trial
Michael Campbell denies the charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Irishman alleged to have smuggled arms for Real IRA 'was framed'
Michael Campbell is on trial in Lithuania for his alleged involvement in smuggling weapons for the Real IRA.
Lithuanian prosecutor calls for lengthy term for Irishman
Michael Campbell was arrested in Lithuania in 2008 and stands accused of attempting to obtain and smuggle arms for the Real IRA.
Gardaí continue to question five men over organised crime
Five men arrested in Co Kildare yesterday remain in Garda custody, as investigations continue into an organised crime ring.
Man charged over arms find