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Japan may lift arms export ban for international groups

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:33

Japan may allow exports of defence equipment to international organisations such as those involved in UN peacekeeping operations on condition they do not take sides in conflicts, Kyodo News reported on Tuesday.

Still a way to go in Iran nuke probe: UN

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 18:39

UN inspectors looking into allegations Iran worked on nuclear arms cautioned that their long-stalled probe still had a long way to go to determine whether such suspicions are valid.

289 semi-finished pistols seized in Bihar, one arrested

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 16:03

An alleged arms supplier has been arrested and 289 semi-finished pistols have been recovered from his possession at Mubarakchak in Bihar`s Munger district, police said.

Bangladesh arms haul case: Jamaat defers nationwide strike

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 21:43

The fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday deferred to Thursday a planned strike to protest the death sentence given to its chief along with ULFA leader Paresh Barua because of an annual congregation of Muslims and Saraswati Puja.

Bangladesh arms haul case: Jamaat calls nationwide strike

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 17:49

Jamaat-e-Islami called a nationwide general strike in Bangladesh on Monday to protest the death sentence given to its chief along with ULFA leader Paresh Barua in an arms smuggling case.

Global arms sales fall, Russia sales rise sharply in 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 07:20

Russian firms increased weapons sales sharply in 2012 helped largely by a Kremlin armaments program, while global sales of arms and military services by private companies fell for a second straight year, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute showed.

Illegal arms factory unearthed, three arrested

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 13:04

An illegal arms manufacturing factory was unearthed by police and three persons were arrested in Sikri village under Bhopa police station in the district.

Large arms, contraband haul from truck

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 16:48

Nine persons were arrested after a large haul of arms were recovered from a truck bearing a fake registration number of a paramilitary force at Phulbari in Siliguri on Thursday.

Nine held, huge amount of ganja, arms recovered in Bengal

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 15:24

Nine people were arrested and ganja worth over Rs.5 crore, besides arms and ammunition including an AK 47 rifle, were seized in West Bengal`s Darjeeling district, police said Thursday.

Syria has shipped less than 5% of chemical arms: Sources

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 02:19

Less than five percent of the most dangerous chemicals in Syria`s arsenal have left the country and Damascus will be pressured to move faster, sources close to the world`s chemical watchdog said.

LeT operative gets seven-yr RI in 2010 arms recovery case

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 19:26

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq was Wednesday sentenced to seven-year rigorous imprisonment by a local court in connection with a 2010 case of recovery of weapons from him.

More Syrian chemical arms toxins shipped out: Inspectors

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 03:21

More Syrian chemical weapons materials were loaded onto ships and transferred out of Syria on Monday, a joint inspection mission run by the United Nations and the global chemical arms watchdog said.